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11 April 2009 @ 09:10 pm
Hurt/Comfort-Meme  
A while ago, I promised you a comment-fic-meme as soon as we reached 100 members. And here it is!

Teh Rulez
01. Comment to this post with your prompt and desired pairing(s). Be as specific or unspecific as you like.
For example: "Sam, Dean (gen): hypothermia" or "Jared/Jensen: Jared gets hurt on set, Rating: at least R" or "Dean/Castiel: Castiel comforts Dean after a nightmare"
If you are unsure about a certain pairing or prompt, please go to our profile and read the general rules or ask in our FAQs
02. Post as many prompts as you like - but one prompt per comment only, please!
03. If you find a prompt that strikes your fancy, jump in and write some comment fic for the prompt poster
04. More than one comment fic response to a prompt is absolutely acceptable. (There is no such thing as too much hurt/comfort!)
05. Tell your friends to tell their friends to come and join the fun, add a prompt, write a fic and leave some love for the authors! ^___^
06. Play nice - no flames, no bashing is allowed here! If I see a rude comment to a prompt or a fic repsonse, I'll delete it without further warning.
07. Please no spam-comments and please don't ask questions about the meme here - use the FAQs-post. =)

And most important of all: Have lots of fun - make them bleed, make them cry, make them argue and most of all: let them hug and cuddle to make it all better! ;)


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Masterlist of fics:
lissa_ann : [Dean, Sam (gen): Teen!Sam gets roofied, big brother Dean to the rescue]
shadowofcastiel : [Dean/Castiel (slash, PG-13): Castiel hugs an agitated, distressed Dean]
9_of_clubs : [Dean/Castiel. Castiel gets punished for bending the rules to help Dean]
sinnerforhire : [Sam, Dean: Chickenpox]
authoressnebula : [Sam, Dean (gen), Post 4.18, Sam falls apart and tries to kill himself because of the events of the last few months]
tahirire : [Sam, Dean (gen): Teen!Sam spends some time at a camp while Dean and John are on a hunting trip. One night, exhausted!hurt!Dean sneaks into the camp to check on his little brother]
indigominstrels :  [JDM/Jensen/Jared: Jensen gets a very bad news from his family and won't eat for days. Jared and JDM get worried and don't want Jensen to be sick on top of it all]
persuna : [Gen. Sam gets hurt trying to save one of the seals. Protective!Dean and protective!Castiel]
blualbino : [Dean/Fallen!Castiel: Castiel gets his first dose of human illness and Dean has to take care of him]
maychorian : [Dean, Castiel (gen) - Little!Dean gets hurt somehow and his "guardian angel" Castiel comforts him]
blualbino [Sam, Dean (gen): After 4.18 TMATEOTS Dean reads Chuck's Mystery Spot book and finally gets the full story]
tahirire : [Sam, Pamela: AU of 4.01 or other S4 episode. Pamela can see Sam's strife and comforts Sam.]
charlie_d_blue : [Gen: A demon has a grudge against Castiel (maybe for his role in getting Dean saved, or in killing Alistair). Sam and Dean arrive in time to save their angel, but there's repair & comfort needed, of course]
sinnerforhire : [Dean, Sam (gen) - Dean gets hurt (breaks leg) and Sam has to carry him, much to Dean's dismay]
Anonymous
: [Sam, Dean (gen): Post BUaBS. Sam wakes up, middle of the road, middle of the night, middle of nowhere. Dean's run the tank bone dry]
atimi : [Jared/Jensen: Jensen + sunstroke + worried!Jared]
schwarze_elster : [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean falls down a hole in a cemetery. Sammy helps his big brother]
fhionnuiscetine :   [Sam (gen): what happened to Sam while Dean was in hell]
violet_eyes : [J2: Somehow the boys end up in the middle of a bank robbery and being taken hostage. Jared gets shot. Lots of angst ensues]
autumn_lilacs : [Bobby, Dean, gen. In early Season 2, the Impala is still in terrible shape. The car, she is hurt. The car, she needs comfort. Dean and Bobby provide]
rei17 :   [Dean, Sam (gen) - Dean gets hurt (breaks leg?) and Sam has to carry him, much to Dean's dismay]
parislove27 : [Sam, Dean (gen) - Dean passes out of the wheel of the Impala]
i_speak_tongue : [Dean, Sam (Gen): Dean saves a cat from a flooded storm water drain. Gets cold, wet and scratched up for his troubles; Sam tries not to laugh whilst patching him up]
hope_calaris : [Sam, Dean (gen): One of the guys has a health scare, the other worries and comforts]
ginzai :  [Sam, Dean, Bobby (gen): Bobby is severely injured helping the boys, the boys have to figure out how to save him for once. Bonus points for extremely protective boys]
blualbino :  [J2 or Sam, Dean: During workout/sports/training/messing around one of the boys accidentally hurts the other.]
blueeyedliz : [Jared/Jensen: Jared gets attacked by a stranger and Jensen finds him afterwards]
fhionnuiscetine : [Sam experiences extreme emotional distress after discovering that their fangirls think he's a necropheliac. Dean confronts this problem with his Righteous Brotherly Rage(TM)]
tahirire : [Sam, Dean (gen) - Sam comforts Dean for a change, making sure he knows he's worth it]
tripoli : [Sam (gen): what happened to Sam while Dean was in hell]
ginzai : [Dean, John (gen): Stanford-era, Sam is gone and Dean sleeps too little and eats too little and John doesn't realize how much he suffers until Dean gets sick/hurt]
tahirire : [Sam, Dean (gen): Unhinged, tied up Sam with a side order of badass protective Dean please]
i_speak_tongue : [Sam, Dean, John (Gen): Dean stops eating for days on end for reasons unknown and Sam has to get his big bro to eat again]
tir_synni :  [J2: Jensen gets bitten by a (poisonous) snake, location unimportant. Jared to the rescue!]
maychorian : [Wee!Dean, John, Mary: Dean vs Wasps]
blualbino : [Dean/Fallen!Castiel: Castiel gets his first dose of human illness and Dean has to take care of him]
blue_icy_rose : [Sam and Dean (Gen) - Season 4. The boys wind up in trouble on a case (doesn't matter how). Sam saves Dean at the cost of his own chance to get away, and winds up in danger. Dean comes to the rescue]
tahirire : [Sam, Dean (gen): Sam and Dean get accidentally trapped somewhere (on set or during a hunt) and one of the guys freaks out and gets a panic attack]
hope_calaris : [Sam (gen): what happened to Sam while Dean was in hell]
a_starfish : [Sam and Dean or Sam/Dean, immediately pre-Stanford. Dean can't really take this. He's falling apart thinking about what's about to happen to his family. Enter Sam]
sinnerforhire : [Sam, Dean, Jess: Sam as a modern Cassandra--sane or insane, real or imagined.]
maychorian : [Stanford era Dean and Bobby, gen. Dean gets injured (I ain't particular on this) and Bobby's the one who has to patch him up]
fhionnuiscetine : [S1, please, with Sam cleaning Dean up and badgering him about the scars received while he was at Stanford?]
blualbino : [Sam and Dean or Sam/Dean. Sam's first attempt at losing his virginity (to either gender) goes drastically wrong. Dean makes it better]
woodsbaile_02 : [Jared/Jensen: Jensen + sunstroke + worried!Jared] [Part 2], [Part 3], [Part 4]
blueeyedliz : [J2: Jared suffers from a chronic illness (asthma, diabetes ... ). Worried!Jensen ensues]
tahirire : [Sam, Dean(gen): Set sometime in season four. Sam has a fever and Dean is taking care of him. Sam also tells his brother he thinks Dean doesn't love him anymore, and Dean convinces him otherwise]
tir_synni : [Kripke, Jensen (gen): sick!Jensen and worried!Kripke, who gives top priority to his star's well-being.]
tir_synni : [Dean, John(gen): Both Dean and his father are injured on a hunt, and Dean tends to the other first and neglects his own wounds, causing complications later]
roque_clasique : [Sam, Dean - Sam gets a bad haircut. Dean to the rescue. Sam only ever lets Dean cut his hair from then on]
roque_clasique : [Sam, Dean (gen): Post BUaBS. Sam wakes up, middle of the road, middle of the night, middle of nowhere. Dean's run the tank bone dry]
roque_clasique : [John,Dean,Sam(Gen):Dean hurts his shoulder]
Anonymous: [Sam, Dean(gen): A curse stops Sam from sleeping, ever.]
embroiderama : [Sam/Jess: Sam gets hurt at Stanford for some reason when he's with his friends, far from a doctor, and he stitches himself up/sets his own bones, and his friends are all WOAH SAM HOW'D YOU GET SO BADASS and he's all *SHRUG*]
roque_clasique :  [Dean, Sam (gen or wincest): Set in S2, Sam passes out during a vision]
rosestoo : [Sam and Dean (Gen). A curse stops Sam from sleeping, ever]
maychorian : [Sam, Dean (Gen) Dean goes missing during a hunt, Sam find him days later dazed and confused]
roque_clasique : [Jensen, Jared (Gen) : Jensen takes Jared's dogs for a walk, and Harley/Sadie gets attacked by another dog. Jensen gets bitten pulling them apart. Jared yells at him for doing something so stupid, but is also super grateful to him for saving his dog]
sexynarwhal : [Dean, Sam (gen): Dean is de-aged and for some reason they can't change him back for awhile. Meanwhile a nasty gets wind of Dean's vulnerability, and he is kidnapped and moderately mistreated + PTSD!Dean]
i_speak_tongue : [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean gets sick during a hunt but keeps insisting he is fine. Only he is ... not]
roque_clasique : [Dean, Sam (gen): Dean on strong painkillers gets loopy and clingy, telling the nurses how much he loves his brother and not wanting Sammy to ever leave him, stuff like that - and yes, Sam is totally allowed to make fun of him afterwards]
cream_fudge : [Dean, Sam, gen, S1-4: Dean hurts his hands or his arms and can't use them and Sam has to feed him and shave him and tuck him in and tie his sneakers and button up his little flannel shirts]
sinnerforhire : [Dean, Sam, John (gen): Dean is hiding that a lingering cold has turned into pneumonia to go on a hunt in the middle of a howling storm]
tcs1121 : [Dean can sense the tension in the months before Sam leaves for Stanford, and he starts smoking heavily. Heh. Sam tries to get him to quit]
maychorian : [Teen!chesters -- Dean is badly injured on a hunt (broken leg/s a huge bonus) but still has to go to high school 'cause he's a senior and needs to graduate, and Sam keeps an eye out for him...]
uhzoomzip : [Jensen/jared - Jensen has appendicitis and collapses in the middle of a scene]
july_july_july : [Dean, John (gen): Teen!Dean is allowed to accompany John and another hunter on a hunt. The hunter keeps putting Dean down. In the end he is careless and does something stupid, so Dean gets hurt himself while protecting him. Featuring angry!scary!badass!John who rips the hunter a new one for putting his sons life in danger]
rei17 :  [Sam, Dean (gen): Narcoleptic!Dean], [Part 2+3]
momentine : [Teen!Dean drops acid (accidentally or on purpose) and has a bad trip, and Sammy has to talk him down off the roof of their house/apartment...]
hope_calaris : [J2: First time is a disaster (every possible accident is fine but nothing remotely non-con or dub-con, please!)]
deluweil : [J2: Jared realizes something's wrong with Jensen when Harley and Sadie wake him up in the middle of the night ...]
Maxine: [J2- in the middle of a scene jensen is stabbed in the stomach with a real knife instead of a prop]             
a_starfish : [Erratically driving the impala crazy/concussed Sam, with pursuing in another car Dean]
roque_clasique : [Teen!Dean drops acid (accidentally or on purpose) and has a bad trip, and Sammy has to talk him down off the roof of their house/apartment...]
iniq : [Stanford era Dean and Bobby, gen. Dean gets injured (I ain't particular on this) and Bobby's the one who has to patch him up], [Part 2 (slash!) ]
sinnerforhire : [Sam, Dean (gen) - Dean has a seizure]
july_july_july : [Sam/Jess. Sam gets homesick at Stanford. He can't tell Jess any details, but he's hurt and she's comforting]
ariadnes_string : [J2: Jared is off doing promo work for Friday the 13th while Jensen stays behind to film. Extra long days and no Jared means no sleep for Jensen and he gets sick]
Anonymous: [Sam, Dean (Gen or Wincest) - S4. Sam starts to sleep way more than usual. Cue worried Dean]
audleyssecret : [J2: Jensen has a very strong headache while filming a scene of Supernatural. He almost faints so the Director tells him to go take a nap in his trailer. Jared takes care of him]
july_july_july : [Dean, Sam, John (gen): Dean is hiding that a lingering cold has turned into pneumonia to go on a hunt (possibly following Sam and/or John without them knowing?) in the middle of a howling storm]
bellatemple : [Narcoleptic!Dean], [Part 2], [Part 3], [Part 4]
lissa_ann :   [Sam, Dean (gen): Post 4.18, Sam falls apart and tries to kill himself because of the events of the last few months. He doesn't want to go darkside, and believes he will because of Dean's comment about it], [Part 2], [Part 3]
sinnerforhire : [J2: Jensen's in a car accident. Jared tries to make him feel better]
saberivojo : [Sam, Dean (gen): Teen!Sam spends some time at a camp while Dean and John are on a hunting trip. One night, exhausted!hungry!(maybe even hurt)Dean sneaks into the camp to check on his little brother], [Part 2], [Part 3]
july_july_july : [Dean, Sam, Castiel; PTSD!Castiel or traumatized!Castiel, maybe as a result of torture, rape, I dunno. Taken in and cared for]
saralikeme : [RPS - Jared or Jensen gets a bad stomach bug and tries to keep it a secret so shooting doesn't get delayed]
tir_synni : [Dean, Sam, John: AU after first season's car crash. The YED is dead, John didn't make the deal. But after Dean wakes up from the coma he's not the same as before (might be PTSD, physical or mental disabilities or he's in need of constant treatmeant due to some injuries, stuff like that). I'd love to read something where Sam, Dean and John settle down somewhere and try to find a way back into a normal life]
fhionnuiscetine : [Sam, Dean (gen): Set sometime in season four. Sam has a fever and Dean is taking care of him. Sam also tells his brother he thinks Dean doesn't love him anymore, and Dean convinces him otherwise]
dodger_winslow : [Bobby and John, gen. John is injured on a hunt and Bobby knows that he has to get him back to his boys]
fhionnuiscetine : [Sam, Dean, Jess (gen, het): AU (obviously), Jess gets hit on rather aggressively. Protective!Sam&Dean, please]
riverbella : [Dean, Sam, John (gen): Dean loses an eye and has to re-learn hunting stuff with his new, altered depth perception]
embroiderama : [John, Dean, Sam (gen): John gets a call from school, that one of his boys got hurt/passed out during class ...], [Part 2], [Part 3], [Part 4]
maychorian : [Dean, John (gen): Teen!Dean (16-18-ish) is allowed to accompany John and another hunter on a hunt. The hunter keeps putting Dean down. In the end the other dude is careless and does something stupid, so Dean gets hurt himself while protecting him. I really want angry!scary!badass!John who rips the hunter a new one for putting his sons life in danger]
i_speak_tongue : [Dean, Sam, gen, S1-4: Dean hurts his hands or his arms and can't use them and Sam has to feed him and shave him and tuck him in and tie his sneakers and button up his little flannel shirts], [Part 2]. [Part 3]. [Part 4a]. [Part 4b]
Maxine: [Dean is de-aged (physically) but even though his mind is still his, his body is a kid’s and he needs a nap. Sam attempts to convince him of this; Dean is NOT impressed. But in the end he falls asleep on Sam's shoulder anyway]
sinnerforhire : [J2: Feverish Jensen, Nightmare Jensen, Jared comforts him]
ariadnes_string : [Dean, Sam, Castiel (gen): Dean has a fever or a concussion and thinks he's back in hell. Sam and Castiel have to look after him and try and talk him through it]
deluweil : [J2: Jensen and Jared are in a bar to see Chris and Steve on stage, when a fight starts not very far from Jensen and he gets caught in it and gets hurt]
audleyssecret : [J2: Jensen and Jared are in a bar to see Chris and Steve on stage, when a fight starts not very far from Jensen and he gets caught in it and gets hurt]
tir_synni : [Dean, John (gen): Dean loses an eye and has to re-learn hunting stuff with his new, altered depth perception], [Part 2], [Part 3]
Maxine:  [J2:Jensen has a punctured or collapsed lung]
iniq : [J2: Asthmatic!Jensen]
rosestoo : [Sam, Dean (Gen): If your sister or your brother were stumbling on their last mile ~ in a self-inflicted exile]
tripoverhercats : [Dean, Bobby (gen): Pre series : Dean is hunting solo. Sam is at school, not returning his calls, Dad has gone off the grid as well. A big bad gets Dean in the forest, and he knows he is dying -- it's a dangerous gig, but he calls Bobby because he doesn't want to check out alone]
tir_synni : [J2 : Jensen has some kind of ailment that ends up being exacerbated by plane travel. Bring on the in-air hurt/comfort]
woodsbaile_02 : [J2: ared realizes something's wrong with Jensen when Harley and Sadie wake him up in the middle of the night ...], [Part 2], [Part 3], [Part 4]
sg2009: [Dean, Sam (gen): Dean is de-aged and for some reason they can't change him back for awhile. Meanwhile a nasty gets wind of Dean's vulnerability, and he is kidnapped and moderately mistreated, PTSD!Dean]
theditor : [J2: Jensen has an allergic reaction to something on set & goes into anaphylactic shock & almost dies in Jared's arms]
faye_dartmouth : [Sam, John, Pastor Jim (gen): Ten-year-old Sammy wakes up in the backseat of the Impala to find the car in the ditch; John trapped, bloody and out-of-his-head-confused in the front seat; and the passenger door hanging open with Dean nowhere to be found]
no_apologies_86 : [Sam, Dean (gen): After 4.18 TMATEOTS Dean reads Chuck's Mystery Spot book and finally gets the full story. Because it's never too late for surprise!Mystery Spot codas], [Part 2]
tir_synni : [Sam, Dean (gen) : Weechesters. A training session ends badly when Sam gets hurt trying to meet John's expectations]
geminigrl11 : [Dean, Sam, Castiel (gen): Apocalypse/War timeframe. Dean and Sam have been separated (by choice, Angelic intervention, what-have-you) for weeks when Dean, seemingly randomly, finds Sam in an abandoned church, bloody and half-insane from trauma]
rei17 : [Sam, Dean (gen): girl!Dean, Sam Sam's sister gets hurt and it's the first time he realizes just how fragile his sister really is]
Anonymous: [Sam, Dean (gen):Weechesters - Sam is poisoned by a bite he receives from a supernatural creature during a hunt. Dean to the rescue]    
katriel1987 : [Sam, Dean (gen): Exhausted-to-the-point-of collapse Dean]
uhzoomzip : [Dean, Sam, post 4.16: Dean’s in the hospital and not getting better as fast as he should be due to medical complications/a way overdue emotional breakdown/whatever, and Sam is kind of scarily protective of him and intimidates all the staff/pretty angels]
roque_clasique : [Dean, John, (gen): Dean in traction. Multiple broken bones. Surgery. Weird scary external fixators]
mad_server : [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean is sick and wears one of Sam's hoodies]
a_starfish : [Sam, Bobby, Dean (gen): Sam's S4 powers make him ill]
selene_13 : [Sam, Dean (gen): Sam and Dean are in a car accident and Dean is more worried about the damage to the car than the damage to himself, even though he's actually quite badly hurt]
kiscinca : [Sam, Dean (gen): S4, dealing with Sam's drinking whilst Dean was gone], [Part 2], [Part 3], [Part 4]
Maxine:  [Dean, Sam, Bobby (gen): I need a story where Dean has been de-aged (physically &mentally).Sam takes him to Bobby's & they both look after the little guy until they can get big Dean back]
iniq : [J2: For some reason, Jared thinks Jensen did something and is mad at him/ yells at him. Turns out, Jensen didn't do anything, and is pretty hurt Jared could think he'd do something like that . ]
Anonymous: [Sam, Dean, (Gen): S4, Dean has an especially effed up relationship with pain now, Sam finds out/realises]
hope_calaris : [J2: Jensen wet and in Jared's clothes]
tir_synni : [Sam, Dean (gen):  Dean falls in a lake in the middle of winter. Hypothermic!Dean]
tir_synni : [Sam,  Dean (gen)  : Dean gets a pretty nasty scar that cuts across his lips (but it's actually extremely hot and badass he just doesn't realize it) and he's really self-conscious about laughing or smiling or anything to do with his mouth, maybe stops talking or something. Sam comforts him]
saralikeme : [John, Sam (gen): Dean is gone for a few days for some reason and when Sam falls sick, it falls to John to do the things that Dean usually does for his little brother]
woodsbaile_02 : [Chris, Jensen (gen): Jensen gets hit on rather aggressively by a stranger in a bar]
sg2009:  [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean has sneeze syncope (faints for a short time after sneezing)]
mad_server : [Sam, Dean (gen): Due to his "rehymenated" body not coming with all the resistance to things his old body had built up, Dean keeps getting sick]
july_july_july : [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean shows up at Stanford Sam's freshman year with a through-and-through bullet wound in his leg (or somewhere else, if you must), and Sam patches him up as his roommate quietly freaks out]
a_starfish : [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean gets a pretty nasty scar that cuts across his lips (but it's actually extremely hot and badass he just doesn't realize it) and he's really self-conscious about laughing or smiling or anything to do with his mouth, maybe stops talking or something. Sam comforts him]
legoline : [Sam, Dean gen): Dean with a limp]
tir_synni : [Sam, dean (gen): Dean has broken up with his boyfriend and is moping - but doesn't dare tell Sam the real reason in case they freak]
kiscinca : [Sam, Dean (gen): Set after "Metamorphosis". Sam has his third cold in two months, and Dean takes care of him]
innocentculprit : [Sam, Dean (gen): Dean has a concussion and a fever and is confused and headachy and tired and sad and sleepy]
Anonymous: [Sam, Dean (AU): Sam is a doctor now,one night Dean shows up at his hospital...] inspired by this graphic (@animotus )
iniq : [Sam, Dean (AU): Sam is a doctor now, one night Dean shows up at the hospital ....] inspired by this graphic (@animotus )
iniq : [J2: Jensen limps and Jared worries]
twasadark : [Sam, Dean (gen): Set sometime in season four. Sam has a fever and Dean is taking care of him]
sinnerforhire : [J2 + Misha: Misha feels like a bit of an outsider when he joins the SPN cast, because Jared and Jensen are so close. He gets hurt on set somehow and finally gets accepted as 'one of the boys']
sinnerforhire : [Jared, Jensen, Misha (RPF) - The three of them are hanging out in the free time, someone starts having heart trouble]
sinnerforhire [J2: One of the boys get sick with the flu and the other takes care of him]
deadmandarcie : [Dean, Castiel (gen) - Little!Dean gets hurt somehow and his "guardian angel" Castiel comforts him.], [Part 2], [Part 3]
weesta : [Jensen, Misha (gen): Jensen and Misha are running lines together when Misha collapses. Worried!Jensen ensues]
deadmandarcie : [Sam and Dean (Gen). A curse stops Sam from sleeping, ever.]
tir_synni : [Sam, Dean (wincesty): Hurt of your choice, but Dean is unconscious or out of it in some way so that Sam has to undress him. Dean is wearing girl panties.]
sinnerforhire : [J2: After some long and exhausting shoots, (bruised/hurty!)Jensen falls asleep on the couch while they're watching a movie together - with an ice pack on his shoulder]
i_speak_tongue : [Sam, Dean (gen): Outsider POV from someone in Dean's junior year ceramics class -- Dean busts one of his arms/shoulder and can't spin the clay on the wheel, so he's stuck making coil pots one-handed. Sam's in the woodworking class down the hall and sometimes he stops by to mock his brother.]



 
 
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Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean (sleeping)rei17 on April 15th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Dean gets sick during a hunt but keeps insisting he is fine. Only he is ... not.
If Sam would end up taking care of him, it would be absolutely awesome, but John, Bobby or Castiel would be lovely, too. ;)
i_speak_tonguei_speak_tongue on April 17th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Beholden


Dean’s not walking it off. He said he’d walk it off.

They’re crouched behind the wheel of a huge combine outside a barn in Roscoe, Illinois, and this cold is walking Dean off. No, it’s pushing him off a damn cliff, and dragging Sam along for the ride.

They need to be quiet. And when your lungs are filled with so much fluid that you can barely breathe, that becomes a problem. Because coughing up phlegm, aside from being nasty, also tends to be loud.

Sam stares at his brother in the dim light of the crescent moon, and tries to will Dean not to cough with his mind. He has no idea if he has the ability to do that, but it’s worth a try.

Dean claimed this morning that it was just a tickle in his throat. By the time they were geared up and on their way out the door, it had turned into a hacking cough, along with whatever Dean is more adept at hiding.

And speaking of hiding, if they can’t stay hidden from this Chupacabra long enough to get in a good shot, then Sam’s going to be back here again tomorrow night, crouched awkwardly behind this rusty old thresher. Fun times.

It’s getting hard to stay mad at Dean, though. He’s trying hard to make a go of it, his rifle still propped up on the rim of the combine’s front blades, his eye still focused on the barn doors, his trigger finger at the ready.

He’s trying really hard not to screw this up. But every time Sam takes a quick glance at him, he sees another bead of sweat drip down his forehead, sees his steadying hand do a crap job of just that. He looks like he’s about to pass out, and he’s shivering.

Sam’s not too hot or cold. It’s a beautiful night.

What the hell is taking this Chupacabra so long? There’s a barn full of innocent little sheep over there just waiting to be snacked on. Come and get it, Choopie.

There’s a rustling of the trees over on the other side of the barn, and Sam hears the thumping of what sounds like an obese bunny rabbit.

He follows the sound with the sight of his rifle, and hopes that Dean is still cogent enough to do the same.

It jumps into sight at the edge of the barn wall, as big as a black bear, and not nearly as cuddly looking, with dark gator-like skin and a spiked back. It looks almost Triassic.

A shot is fired, and the thing slams into the closed barn doors. It struggles to right itself, and Sam aims and pegs it with a lucky shot to the scull. It hits the dirt, and doesn’t move.

Sam watches it through his sight for another thirty seconds, just to be sure, then turns to his brother.

Dean’s coughing up a lung on the other side of the combine, his rifle and his ass already on the ground, his head thrown back against the wide bar which spans the width of the menacing looking rotating blades.

“You okay?” Sam asks.

Dean nods mid-cough, shoos Sam away with a wave of his hand.

Sam takes a quick, apprehensive look at the kill. It’s one of the ugliest things he’s ever laid eyes on. And it looks like it would be both a bitch to bury, considering how heavy it looks, or to burn, considering how rank it smells.

Sam needs a second opinion, but when he returns to his brother, he realizes there are more pressing matters than disposing of a dead Chupacabra. Namely, getting Dean’s ass into bed.


tbc...

Edited at 2009-04-17 05:51 am (UTC)
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean (sleeping)rei17 on April 17th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Re: Beholden
EEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!
You took my prompt!
Re: Beholden - i_speak_tongue on April 17th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Beholden - rei17 on April 17th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Beholden - i_speak_tongue on April 17th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
i_speak_tongue: DA Alex/bricksi_speak_tongue on April 17th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Beholden (part 2)
“Let’s get out of here. I can handle clean-up in the morning,” Sam says, bending down to grab Deans rifle and swing it over his back along with his own. He gets a closer look at Dean’s face while he’s down there, makes a mental note of how flushed his cheeks are.

“No. Just gimme a minute,” Dean insists, rubbing at his eyes as if his only problem was a little morning grogginess. “I’ll get the shovel from the trunk.”

Sam takes Dean unawares, slams the palm of his hand onto his sickly brother’s forehead. He’s definitely running a fever.

“Yeah, no. I don’t think so.”

“Piss off, Sam…” Dean says, with less verve than the words are usually accompanied by.

“You have the flu, Dean. You need to be in bed sleeping. Not digging a hole in the ground for a freakin’ Chupacabra.”

Dean starts to lever himself up onto his feet, and Sam watches critically with his arms crossed, glaring at Dean disapprovingly.

“I don’t have the flu.”

“You do have the flu.”

Finally standing upright, Dean squeezes his eyes shut and opens them wide again, like he’s about to black out or something. Sam grips him firmly by the shoulders.

“Jesus Christ,” Dean grumbles, like he’s really disappointed in himself for not being immune to all manner of disease and illness.

“You think you can make it to the car?” Sam asks, regretting the question almost instantly as the wrath of Dean’s stink eye is exacted upon him.

“I’m not crippled, Sam. I have the flu.”

“You have what now?”

“I… crap,” Dean sighs, followed by a deep, ragged cough. He peers up at his brother from the bent-over, just-ran-a-marathon position it’s forced him into, with wide, red-rimmed eyes. “I have the flu?”

Sam smiles. “Congratulations. Admitting you have it is the first step.”

“What’s the second?”

“Letting your brother drive.”

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They don’t quite make it back to the impala. The lights are still on inside the small stone farmhouse, and Dean decides they really need to let Old Mrs. MacMillan know they got the job done. Hunter’s widows appreciate that kind of thing. Hell, anyone with a Chupacabra eating up their livestock would appreciate it. There’s probably a reason she’s still up at 1 am, after all.

“If she knows it’s dead, we’ll all sleep better,” Dean says. He’s not wrong. So despite the fact that Dean’s body is giving Sam the distinct impression that it’s about to crumple to the ground like a badly stacked Jenga game, they head towards the house.

She answers Sam’s knock so fast that he wonders if she’s just been sitting in her rocking chair all night, waiting for them. Knitting or whatever old lady’s do when they’re nervous. Baking cookies maybe?

“Did you get the bugger?” she asks, starring past them out into the dark yard.

“Yes Ma’am,” Dean replies. “Just though you’d wanna know.”

“That’s very kind of you boys. My sheep are eternally grateful,” she says, tightening the rope around her long quilted house coat. A pair of pink crocheted slippers peek out from beneath it, toes curled in, one foot scratching the other. She’s short and slightly stocky, and she looks hearty and healthy for a woman well into her seventies. She still tends to the sheep herself, her muddy boots lying right there by the door as evidence.

“If you don’t mind,” Sam says, “I’ll come back in the morning to clean up the uh…” He searches his brain for the polite old lady word for monster carcass. “Mess.”

Dean gives Sam that look that asks how are we even related, then Mrs. MacMillan says, “You mean the dead Chupacabra in my yard,” and seems totally okay with it.

Right. She was hunter’s wife.

“First thing. Promise. It’s just my brother here isn’t feeling so--” And then Sam gets a punch in the shoulder that probably would have hurt a lot more, if Dean wasn’t ready to keel over.

“It’s nothing. Just a--” an uncontrollable hacking cough that interrupts him mid-sentence. Oh, and a fever of god knows what.

“Oh, you need to come on in here right this instant,” Mrs. MacMillan says, flustered with worry, as she snatches up Dean’s hand, patting it as she pulls him gently into her home.

tbc...

Edited at 2009-04-17 03:57 am (UTC)
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Sam Dean [looking at you]rei17 on April 17th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 2)
Sam smiles. “Congratulations. Admitting you have it is the first step.”

“What’s the second?”

“Letting your brother drive.”

Awwww, Sammy you rock. ;)
Poor Dean! *hugs him* He wins at everything in life but he FAILS big time at taking care of himself.
Superhypertesseract: spn drivingmad_server on April 21st, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 2)
Yay, you wrote sick Dean!!

I love him squeezing his eye shut and then opening them wide like he's about to black out. And badly stacked Jenga game. And the disappointed/incredulous "Jesus Christ." And the bossiness of Sam.
Re: Beholden (part 2) - i_speak_tongue on April 22nd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
i_speak_tongue: breathei_speak_tongue on April 17th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Beholden (part 3)
Sam stands stunned in the doorway as Dean twists his head around to silently word out an exaggerated “what the hell?” to him. But by the time Sam’s taken one step inside, Mrs. MacMillan already has Dean sitting at the square pine table that stands in the kitchen just beyond the coats and umbrellas and gardening tools.

“I want you boys to stay here tonight.”

Sam expects immediate protest from his brother, but Dean’s too preoccupied with the phlegm in his lungs to answer.

“We’ll be fine” Sam insists, with a little less conviction than if he didn’t think it might be a good idea to let a nice old lady take care of his sick brother in her cozy little farmhouse instead of going back to some crap roadside motel where the water runs rusty and the bed springs dig into your back. “Really. Our motel’s not 10 miles from here and I can--”

“Now, now,” she says, rummaging through the little white cupboards over her sink. “I owe you boys a favor. It’s only fair. You wouldn’t want me to feel beholden to you, would you?”

“Well… no ma’am,” Sam says, glancing helplessly between her and his brother, whose head has found a make-shift bed on the kitchen table.

“Louisa. Call me Louisa, sweetie,” She says, shaking some pills out of a bottle of aspirin.

“Dean? Are you okay with that, man?” Sam asks, crouching down next to him, tapping a fisted hand on his knee.

”Huh? We home yet Sammy?” Dean mumbles into the crook of his elbow.

“So… yes, then.”

Sam hitches Dean’s arm over his shoulder, lets Louisa guide them over to a little bedroom at the top of a narrow staircase. It’s crammed with baskets of wool, and a spinning wheel sits in the corner, dark green yarn spilling off it onto the hardwood floor. It smells a little like the barn, mothballs, and fireplace. It’s nice.

She sets a tall glass of water on the little bookshelf next to the bed, along with a couple aspirin, and stands aside, letting Sam guide his brother into bed.

Dean manages to fumble his boots off while Sam tugs the covers back, and vaguely wonders where he’s gonna sleep. This bed is pretty damn narrow.

Once Dean’s got himself under the covers, Louisa coaxes Sam into the doorway and whispers to him, “make sure he drinks all that. Fluids are what he needs. And rest. Poor thing looks like he’s been on his last legs for days. No wonder he’s taken ill…” she says, shaking her head sorrowfully. And Sam can suddenly think only of Crossroad Deals and Demon Plagues and Psycho Hunters. Jesus. Dean’s been on his last legs for weeks, not days. Even told Sam as much. He’s tired. He’d said he was so tired…

And then he went and got fucking kidnapped. That had to help.

Part of Sam—the not so good, selfish teenager part—wishes that Louisa would offer to watch over him and get him to drink his water and take his medicine. Because Sam is tired too, damn it. He’s tired of thinking so much. Thinking about what his dad said, what Gordon Walker said. Tired of second guessing his… his goddamn life.

“He’ll be better in the morning, Sam,” Louisa reassures him, rubs the side of his shoulder, under the false impression that Sam’s stress lines on his forehead are from concern and not exhaustion.

“I know. I’m just… He hasn’t been sick since we were kids,” Sam says, because it’s true, even if it’s not the reason. But something about this lady makes even a white lie put a knot in Sam’s stomach.

“You mean you aren’t kids anymore?” she smiles.

Sam lets out a breath of soft laughter, but doesn’t answer. God. Standing here in this kind old lady’s cozy farmhouse, watching his big brother curl in on himself in that tiny bed, and wishing his dad were here and maybe wishing for the briefest moment that Louisa was their grandma… yeah, he does feel like a kid. He feels very much like one.


tbc...
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Sam Dean (brothers)rei17 on April 17th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 3)
Gah ... that part made me sad. ._. Sam is so exhausted and tired and Dean is too. They're both so young and in desperate need of a break.
And I really love Louisa - you totally know my weird kink now about elderly woman taking care of Dean - somehow that guy makes me totally motherly (and I'm like even younger than he is!).
Re: Beholden (part 3) - i_speak_tongue on April 22nd, 2009 04:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
laedieduske: Faithlaedieduske on February 4th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 3)
"watching his big brother curl in on himself " - Erf, I've come undone. Poor sick Dean. *snuggles him* Love this.
i_speak_tongue: john worriesi_speak_tongue on April 17th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Beholden (part 4)
Suddenly Sam gets this strange urge to be alone with his brother.

“I’m so sorry,” he says as kindheartedly as possible. “We’ve kept you up way too late. You should go to bed. We’ll be fine.”

Luisa nods and looks in on Dean one last time.

“There’s blankets on the sofa downstairs, whenever you’re ready. I’m sorry I can’t do better than that,” she sighs.

Sam shakes his head and holds up a hand of protest “Don’t be sorry. Please. I mean this is… You’re very generous.”

“Oh, you are good boys,” She says quietly, like it’s something to be sad about, and Sam wonders what she could be thinking that would make it so.

They say goodnight, and Sam goes to Dean’s bedside, finds him still half-awake, unsettled by the fever. With only moonlight filtering in from the window he helps Dean swallow the pills and drink the water, then stumbles through the house to find the bathroom and a cool facecloth. On the bathroom sink there is a brass razor and badger brush collecting dust. It has to have been Mr. MacMillan’s.

Sam remembers the day Dad heard the hunter died. But only because of how upset Dean had been. He hadn’t even met the man, and at the time, Sam thought Dean was stupid for even caring. He hadn’t said anything because he knew Dean hardly ever cried. But he’d never understood.

Now that he’s standing here, thinking about it again for the first time in over 10 years, he knows. Because up until that point, in Dean’s head, hunters had been invincible superheroes. Sure, maybe they got banged up a bit. But they always got back up. They always pulled through. And so to hear of a hunter’s death, any hunter’s death, was to be faced with the grim fact that their father could also die.

A fact that Sam still hasn’t come to terms with. And he suspects his brother hasn’t either.

Dean’s belly down with the blankets all twisted at his feet when Sam gets back, and mutters against his pillow, “cold. ‘S cold, Sammy…”

“Dean, you have a fever. You aren’t cold,” Sam insists gently, working to untwist the covers and replace them on his brother’s goose bumped body.

He stays with Dean far longer than is necessary, waits for the fever to abate and tries to expedite the process with a cold rag pressed to the back of Dean’s neck.

In the morning, Dean’s cogent. Slow getting out of bed, but well enough to eat with Louisa and Sam at the kitchen table before they leave. Sam can tell he feels indebted to her for her hospitality—especially since there are pancakes—because he keeps finding things to compliment her on. Her cooking, the sweater she knitted herself, the light fixtures. You name it.

She takes each one gracefully, and when they’re finally on their way out the door with two full bellies and a box of Kleenex, Dean is vehement.

“If there’s anything we can do for you. Ever. Call us. I mean it. Seriously,” he says.

Louisa MacMillan shakes her head and sighs.

“There’s only one thing, honey. Don’t either of you marry a girl and break her heart.”

And Sam and Dean never say it, but they both know exactly what she means by that.


fin
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Sam Dean (brothers)rei17 on April 17th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 4)
That was sooooo bittersweet and beautiful and saaaad. ;__; *whimpers*
And I love how you tied it all together with Johns death and their whole lifestyle and the weariness and exhaustion of the second season - and it all comes down to Dean being down with a flu and Sam taking care of him.
Dean was so sweet complimenting Louisa on everything. He might be a tough badass hunter with no manners on the outside but on the inside he's totally a gentleman. Love him so much.
Thanks for writing my prompt. *__*
Re: Beholden (part 4) - i_speak_tongue on April 22nd, 2009 04:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
maychorian: Sam light flaremaychorian on April 17th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 4)
Awww. This was lovely for the delicious, delicious Dean comfort, but also for the look into Sam's head, his sadness and weariness and understanding that he wishes he didn't have. And Louisa was fantastic. I love Dean tried to thank her by complimenting random things. So like him--sweet in his own way but a little socially awkward. Great story.
Re: Beholden (part 4) - i_speak_tongue on April 22nd, 2009 04:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
chemm80: DeanSleepchemm80 on April 17th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 4)
I really loved this so much. I really think there should be more fic about hunters' wives, families and widows. You know there have to be a lot of them out there. On the other hand, they could be really Mary-Sue annoying, too. This one isn't though.

I especially liked this line, made me want to hug Dean.

Sam can tell he feels indebted to her for her hospitality—especially since there are pancakes—because he keeps finding things to compliment her on. Her cooking, the sweater she knitted herself, the light fixtures. You name it.
Re: Beholden (part 4) - i_speak_tongue on April 22nd, 2009 04:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
d0kt0ravalanched0kt0ravalanche on April 19th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 4)
Awww! So sweet!!!
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean John (baby boy)rei17 on April 20th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
Re: Beholden (part 4)
Hey sweetie! =)
We've been just talking about you ... *coughs*

http://community.livejournal.com/spn_hurtcomfort/5443.html?thread=443715#t443715

Just in case you were interested. ^___^
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