Sleepless in Chesterfield

E/O Drabble Challenge, word: long.

Set: Season 6

Summary: Sam is back. Flesh and soul. So Dean should be happy, shouldn't he.


He lay there on the sagging mattress, the sound of drunken laughter from the nearby bar mixing with his brothers fitful sleep.

How he'd longed for this familiar routine while living the apple-pie-life Sam had wished for him.

How he'd craved for hunting, steering his baby from nightmare to nightmare, losing some, yeah, but saving others, saving Sam.

Then why didn't he feel whole again?

Why was it that sometimes he ached for the solace Lisa had wrapped around him with her body, her home, her family?

He closed his eyes, finally finding peace in the lullaby of Sam's snoring.