I love the epilogue. I couldn't wait. Hope you've enjoyed the story! Please review! Want a sequel? :)
Life was very different for the Winchester boys after that. Bobby took them in, happy to help, furious with John, supportive of Sam. Considering the last time they had seen Bobby was with him pointing a shotgun at their father and yelling at him, they figured he was a safe person to rely on to help protect them from him.
Dean knew it was only a matter of time before they had to deal with their father. He was one of the best hunters in the world and he was stubborn as #$%.
Yet, somehow, Dean wasn't afraid.
Knowing about Sam's powers seemed to unite the brothers like they never had been before.
They watched each other's backs, learned to rely on each other in a way they never had before.
"Sam!" Dean's cry rang through the house, worry blasting through Sam as he ran towards his big brother.
Training coming in handy, Sam was reacting before he really understood what he was seeing.
He threw a hand up, freezing the werewolf in its tracks, not letting go even as it struggled. Dean slid out of the corner it had backed him into, walking towards his baby brother.
"My hero!" he cried, throwing his arms up like he was about to wrap them around Sam's neck.
"Touch me and die, jerk."
"Fine be that way, #$%^."
Dean tried to compromise with Sam, give him good memories to cover up the bad, easing up on the training that had continued even in the absence of their father since it was obvious Sam wasn't as unprepared to defend himself as they had once thought.
"Have fun on your date, Sam." Bobby nodded in Sam's direction as the young boy walked towards the door, dressed in the nicest clothes he had.
Dean was leaning against the Impala outside, waiting for his baby brother. As Sam walked up to him, Dean's hand appeared in front of him, dangling the...
"No. No, seriously? Dean! Crap, you're my friggin' hero man!"
It was with a grin that Dean handed the Impala's keys to Sam.
"Just don't forget what I told you, Sammy."
"I'm not making out on the first date, Dean."
"I really don't understand how we're related."
"It's okay, Dean. I love you, no matter how many issues you have."
It became a priority to teach Sam how to use his powers better, because his baby brother in pain was something Dean could never, and would never, tolerate.
Dean and Sam became very close as Dean tried to understand, to appreciate, his baby brother in a way he never had before.
Dean took a careful step forward, struggling not to give his position away because of all the dead leaves and small twigs on the ground.
A flash of white and he was on the ground, a cry of frustration and surprise falling from his lips.
The pure white wolf that was sitting on top of him grinned. Grinned.
"Darn you, Sammy. You and your stupid wolf stealth. And quit grinning that's really freakin' creepy."
Their differences became a source of pride rather than a source of contention. Mostly.
"Dang it, Sam! Using your telekinesis during a water fight is cheating!"
Dean was pretty sure Sam couldn't hear him.
The hystical laughter was ridiculously loud.
"It wasn't that funny."
"Oh, I think it was pretty funny. Look at you, you're soaked."
"You're dead. Oh, you are so dead. SAM! Don't you d-"
Nothing could defeat the Winchesters when they were united.
Sam came to a startling revelation about six months after the encounter with the witch.
I'm happy. I'm actually...happy.
It was something that for a long time he had been sure he would never have.
It was energizing, refreshing, gratifying, to know that he did have it.
I guess Castiel was right after all. I never will be alone. I will always have the strength I need to face evil because I can face anything with my family by my side.
Together, the Winchesters can save the world.
Dean and Sam.
Warriors of Heaven.
Has a nice ring to it.
"Head in the game, Sam. You think we can beat this #$ of a #$%^?"
Sam flashed Dean his brightest smile.
"Yeah. Yeah, I do."
"When I'm lost in the rain
In your eyes I know I'll find the light
To light my way,
When I'm scared,
When my world is going crazy
you can turn it all around
And when I'm down
you're there pushing me to the top
You're always there giving me all you've got
For a shield from the storm,
For a friend,
For a love to keep me safe and warm,
I turn to you.
For the strength to be strong,
For the will to carry on,
For everything you do,
For everything that's true,
I turn to you."