E/O Challenge: Use a day of the week in your drabble.
Spoilers/Warnings: None, pre-series
Disclaimer: Not mine
Word Count: Double Drabble
When I awoke, you were standing there. ~ The Avett Brothers
It was decided on Thursday; that 12-year old Sam would join them on their next hunt.
It was announced on Friday; John returning Dean's heated glare and sharp words at the unexpected news; Sam saying nothing...because his wide-eyed expression said it all.
It happened on Saturday; Dean's worst nightmare.
It was touch-and-go on Sunday; Sam out of his second surgery and in ICU.
It was the same on Monday; Sam still in critical condition.
It was strained on Tuesday; the silence awkward and accusing as Dean held Sam's hand and stared at John while their youngest slept between them; the 12-year old impossibly small and fragile as he lay motionless in the hospital bed.
It improved slightly on Wednesday; John finally leaving at Dean's nonverbal demand; the older brother not even watching their dad exit the room as he kept his focus on Sam.
It was even better on Thursday; Sam off the ventilator and breathing on his own.
It was an encouraging Friday; Sam beginning to respond whenever Dean gently squeezed his hand.
It was the most awesome Saturday Dean had ever known; Sam opening his eyes and drowsily staring right at him.
The big brother smiled. "Hey, kiddo..." he warmly greeted; blinking against happy, thankful tears as he affectionately tousled his little brother's floppy hair.
Sam twitched a smile in return.