E/O Challenge Word:

treat /trēt/ v. – Behave toward or deal with in a certain way.

Spoilers/Warnings: 7.03

Disclaimer: Not mine

Word Count: 110

My dad does, too. You don't want to see him when he's drinking. ~ Young Sam talking about John's temper in 7.03

It all happened so fast.

One minute they were arguing – as they always seemed to do these days – and the next...

"Sam, I'm..."

John's voice faded, words failing him as Dean roughly shoved him back.

John blinked at his oldest, instantly sober at the realization of what he had just done.

Because drunk or not, John did not treat his sons like this.

Sam stared up at his father from the motel room floor, his cheek throbbing from the sudden impact of John's fist. He was vaguely aware of heated words being exchanged between his father and brother before Dean carefully lifted him up, and John wordlessly left the room.