E/O Challenge Word:

file /fīl/ n. – a folder for holding loose papers that are typically arranged in a particular order for easy reference.

Spoilers/Warnings: I see this set in Season One. Otherwise, just a little language...

Disclaimer: Not mine

Word Count: Triple drabble

I'd fight for you. ~ Jason DeRulo

The moonlight filtered through the thin curtain as Sam sat at the small table by the motel room's window, flipping through the latest file in the case they were working and cringing at the photos within.

"Wow. Poor guy..." Dean commented as he handed another beer to his brother and lingered behind Sam, looking over the kid's shoulder at the photographic evidence of the bloody, gruesome remains of the unfortunate hiker.

"Yeah," Sam agreed, shaking his head as he took a swig of beer.

"And they said a bear did this?" Dean skeptically clarified as he crossed to the opposite side of the table.

Sam nodded.


Sam snorted at the blunt understatement and nodded again.

There was a beat of silence.

"You know...I'd fight a bear for you."

Sam blinked at the unexpected, indirect declaration of brotherly love and glanced up as Dean sat across from him.


"You heard me," Dean returned as he resumed his seat behind the laptop but then repeated himself anyway. "I'd fight a bear for you."

Sam arched an eyebrow, not quite sure how to respond. "Um...thanks."

"Hey. Don't mention it," Dean dismissed, swigging from his own beer and then setting it on the table. "I mean...I wouldn't fight a grizzly. Or a brown bear or a black bear...or a polar bear or a panda bear or even a koala bear."

Sam said nothing as Dean rambled but tilted his head and narrowed his eyes suspiciously as he waited for wherever this conversation was leading.

"But maybe, like, a Care Bear..." Dean concluded and then nodded. "Yeah. A Care Bear. Or the Snuggles Bear. I'd fight one of those sonabitches for you."

Sam snorted at the punch line. "Wow, man. Thanks."

Dean grinned. "That's what I'm here for, Sammy – to protect you no matter what."

Sam smiled and nodded.

Because they both knew Dean wasn't joking about that.