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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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CaffieneKitty: deanpromocaffienekitty on April 13th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Dean, Sam, possibly notabastard!John (gen, probably pre-series): 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. Possibly delusions, maybe passing out in some anonymous stretch of bush. Sam or John finds Dean after a frantic search and comfort is hidden within gentle Sammy snark and/or concerned John quasi-orders.

(sorry, rambled)
You bitches best be cryin’ me some havoc: dean hospitalsinnerforhire on April 17th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
Part 1
I'll try to get in as much as I can!

Dean's done some pretty stupid things before. The underage waitress in Kenosha, for one. And the syphilitic stripper in Lincoln, the horny English teacher in Portland whose father-in-law happened to be the county sheriff...let's just say, the list goes on.

But this? This might be the stupidest thing Dean's ever done.

Lightning flashes, lighting up the forest in front of him. The thunder booms a second later. There's a tornado warning half the reason Dean's traipsing through the dense forest in the dead of night in the middle of the worst storm to hit Potter County since '89--the other half being that he's just plain pissed they left without him. Never mind the part where he's hacking like a lifelong chain-smoker with emphysema. Or the part where he might have actually broken a rib from all the coughing. He doesn't have freaking pneumonia, no matter what Dad says. He would know if he had pneumonia, and he doesn't. It's a bad cold. Okay, maybe the worst cold he's ever had in his 19 years on this planet, but a cold nonetheless.

God, where the fuck is this stupid lake?

More lightning, and a loud cracking followed by a muted thump. Dean shifts the flashlight to the right and sees the slightly charred corpse of a maple tree blocking the trail. Great.

He takes a step off the trail and sinks up to his ankle in the thick mud. He pulls his foot back with a loud squelch. So much for that idea. He considers the downed tree, decides to just climb over it instead. It's not that big around, but it's not lying flat on the ground; there's about a foot of clearance underneath. He bends down to set the shotgun on the ground beneath the tree and the change in position makes him cough. He tries to straighten up but dizziness overtakes him and he pitches forward. There's a sharp pain in his head, then blackness.
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean (sleeping)rei17 on April 17th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Re: Part 1
Eeep! You wrote something! *___*
(Didn't I tell you? Torturing Dean works like a charm!)
But hey - you can't stop there! No really ...! No way!
What's happening with Dean? *angsts* I want John and Sammy to find him! ;__;
Re: Part 1 - sinnerforhire on April 17th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
You bitches best be cryin’ me some havoc: dean hospitalsinnerforhire on April 17th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
Part 2
"Dad, look," Sam says, pointing. "The car's gone."

John looks at the empty parking space illuminated by the truck's headlights. Raindrops splash in the large puddle that covers half the painted boundary line. The storm's dying down, but the rain isn't letting up much. John pulls into the vacant space and digs the motel key out of his pocket. "Go inside and check if his guns are gone."

Sam nods and jumps out of the truck. He's back a minute later. "He took the sawed-off and the Glock."

John grits his teeth. Dean, you fucking idiot. He waits for Sam to buckle his seat belt, then throws the gearshift into reverse and points the car north to the state game lands.

"There," Sam says, indicating a dark shape on the side of the road. It's the Impala, all right.

John shakes his head. "I'm gonna kill that kid," he mutters. He parks behind the car and kills the headlights. "Grab your stuff. I'm gonna drive down the other way, see if he managed to make it all the way to the lake."

"Okay," Sam replies, opening the door. The rain is still steady but it's a little lighter than before. It's still pitch-black outside; dawn isn't for another few hours. Sam climbs down and turns on his flashlight. John watches as Sam disappears into the brush, the light bobbing up and down, illuminating the trail.

*~*~*~*~*

It's cold, and wet, and dark, and Sam's older brother is possibly the stupidest person in the world. Sam brushes his soaking wet hair out of his eyes (maybe Dad's right, it is time for a haircut) and steps over a thick branch. There are branches down everywhere, huge ones that must have come off hundred-year-old trees. He's been walking for almost half an hour. He hopes to God he finds Dean soon. He's pretty sure Dean didn't make it to the lake. Hell, he's pretty sure Dean wouldn't have recognized the lake even if he did, Dean's that sick.

His flashlight beam falls on a downed tree blocking the trail. As he swings the flashlight around to look for an alternate path, a glint of reflected light catches his eye. It's Dean's handgun. Thank God. Shifting the light to the left reveals a heap of wet denim and leather. Sam runs forward. "Dean!"

Dean doesn't stir. Sam drops to his knees beside him, not caring how wet the ground is. "Dean, wake up," he says, gently shaking Dean's shoulder.

Dean's eyes flutter and he coughs, wet and painful-sounding. "S'mmy?" he murmurs.

"Yeah, it's me," Sam replies. "We've gotta get out of here. Can you get up?"

Dean groans softly and pushes himself up. His right temple is scratched and bloody and he's got the beginnings of a black eye. Sam carefully pulls Dean up to standing and slings Dean's arm over his shoulder to support him. He digs Dean's cell phone out of his pocket and dials Dad, who answers on the first ring. "I found him," says Sam.

"How is he? Where are you?"

"Not too good, and about three-quarters of the way to the lake. Trail's blocked, but I think we can get around it."

"Okay. good." Dad sounds a little relieved, but still worried. "Come this way, I'll meet up with you on the trail."

"Okay," Sam agrees. He disconnects the call and puts the phone in his own pocket. He turns his attention back to Dean. "Dad's coming. We gotta get around this tree."

"Over." Dean coughs. "Over this tree."

"Yeah." Sam shifts Dean to lean against the tree trunk. "I'll go over, then I'll help you." Sam clambers easily over the tree and leans across to take hold of Dean. He manages to haul Dean up and over the tree but has to manhandle him quite a bit to keep him from falling once he's on the other side. Even that little bit of exertion sends Dean into a paroxysm of harsh, rattling coughs. Sam can't help but notice the way Dean braces his ribs when he coughs and the deep lines of pain that are etched into his forehead and around his mouth. Dean should be in a hospital, not traipsing around the woods in the pouring rain.

Sam puts his arm around Dean and nudges him forward. "Come on, let's go."



Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean John (Father&Son)rei17 on April 17th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 2
Dean you're such a dumbass. *smishes him* óò
Worried!Sam and gruffy!but really worried!John are sooo sweet. I have a huge thing for not!bastard!John. Oh and I totally imagine him motherhenning Dean marine-style. ;)
I'm looking forward to more.

PS: I'm at work right now XD (and I suck.)
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Part 3
John's relieved when the boys stumble into his line of sight, but that only lasts until he gets a good look at Dean. Dean's hunched over, one arm over Sam's shoulder, the other clutching his chest. His face is a pale, sickly gray except for the bright red flush on both cheeks and the drying blood on his forehead. He wants to be angry at Dean for being so fucking stupid but that can wait until Dean's safely in the hospital with oxygen and a shitload of antibiotics.

When Dean trips over a fallen branch, John rushes forward and grabs him before he can hit the forest floor. Dean coughs miserably and John shifts him into a more upright position. Dean slumps against him, not even trying to hold his own weight. Sam adjusts his grip on Dean and shoots John a worried look over Dean's shoulder. "He's getting worse. He can't take much more of this."

"I'm aware of that, thank you," John snaps without thinking. Sam's eyes darken but he says nothing. Dean starts coughing, a deep, rough hacking that sounds like it's tearing him apart, and the conflict is quickly forgotten. John makes an executive decision. "Carrying him's gonna be faster. Grab his legs." Sam immediately complies. Dean groans weakly. John can't tell if it's pain or embarrassment. Six of one, half dozen of the other, probably.

Fortunately, the trail slopes gently downward from this point forward, so it doesn't take them as long to get to the lake as it could have. Sam heaves a sigh of relief when he sees the truck parked atop the boat ramp. "Thank God. We're almost there, Dean."

They set Dean on his feet next to the passenger door. Dean's barely conscious and Sam struggles to keep him standing. John starts the truck, turns the heat on full blast, then slides across the bench seat and opens the door. Together they wrestle Dean onto the seat; he's dead weight in their arms. He starts coughing and John stares in horror at the bright red speckles that appear on Dean's lips. The closest hospital is in Coudersport, 40 miles away. With the rain still falling steadily, it'll take about an hour to get there. He's just got to keep Dean warm, dry, and, oh yeah, breathing.
CaffieneKitty: gleecaffienekitty on April 17th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 3
*flails all over you* You responded to my prompt! Thank you! Poor, poor Dean. I feel kind of bad for asking for Dean to be put through all that. :-)
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Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean John (baby boy)rei17 on April 17th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 3
You really LOVE to hurt the poor guy. *hugs Dean* óò Enthusiastic "YAY!!" for worried!John though, who wants to tan his hide but is way too worried to actually do it.

When Dean trips over a fallen branch, John rushes forward and grabs him before he can hit the forest floor.
That made me squeee. Yes, I'm shameless like that and I LOVE it when John has to show how much he cares. ;P
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samalander_dawnsamalander_dawn on April 17th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 3
wow....I'm really liking this (poor Dean :D) and hoping that there might be another part coming? :D

but ya, really, really liking this :)
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maychorian: John W - cold-hearted bastardmaychorian on April 17th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 3
So great. I am LOVING all of the worried, protective Sam and John.
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You bitches best be cryin’ me some havoc: dean hospitalsinnerforhire on April 17th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Part 4
("You Shook Me All Night Long" is on the radio and it's kind of killing the mood, haha.)

Sam wraps the woolen blanket around Dean's shoulders. He doesn't see what good it's going to do when Dean's clothes are soaked through, but he keeps his mouth shut. Dean shivers spastically under his hands and Sam can see his teeth chattering even though he can't hear it over the roar of the heater that's currently blowing cold air.

"Try to keep him awake," says Dad as they start down the poor excuse for a road that leads out of the park.

Sam gently taps Dean's cheek, surprised at how warm his skin still is despite spending hours in the cold rain. That can't be a good sign. "Hey, man, you still with us?"

"'f I...hafta be," Dean rasps, barely audible. He coughs wetly and Sam pushes him up as straight as he can. "Hurts."

Sam swallows past the sudden lump in his throat. "I know," he says softly. "But you can take it. You're tough, right? Tougher than me, you're always saying."

One corner of Dean's mouth turns up slightly. "Whiny...li'l bitch," he murmurs.

Sam grins. "Yeah, that's right. So you gotta show me how it's done. You can do it. Just stay awake a little longer. Keep me company. You know how it is, driving on these back roads--boring as shit."

"Not th'way...Dad's drivin'."

John chuckles, but it sounds forced. Sam appreciates the effort all the same. "Yeah, Dad's always had a lead foot. Remember that time he got pulled over in Ohio?"

Dean coughs. "I tot'ly...saved his ass."

"Yeah, that was a stroke of genius," Sam replies with a smile. Dean had come up with the idea of yanking out one of his barely loose teeth so it would bleed all over the place. He'd done it in school a couple of times to get out of language arts period. It worked like a charm, too--instead of talking his way out of a ticket, Dad had ended up talking his way out of taking Dean to the hospital. Dad took them out for ice cream last night, and although he claimed the two things weren't related, Sam had later figured out that they totally were. Dad always obeyed the speed limits in Ohio after that.

Dean coughs so hard that blood spatters on Sam's arm. "Dad!" he shouts, alarmed.

Dad doesn't look up. "Calm down, Sammy. Panicking's not gonna help your brother." He lays a hand on Dean's knee. "Hang in there, kiddo," he says quietly. "We're gonna get you help. You just gotta keep up your end of the bargain and breathe, all right?"

"'m tryin..." Dean gasps. "Can't...'t hurts."

"Shallow breaths, Dean," barks Dad, and now they're back on familiar ground. "Sam, count seconds. In on odds, out on evens. You can do this, son. Listen to your brother." He nods at Sam.

Sam takes a deep breath and starts counting. He's up to 56 when another car comes around the bend. The approaching headlights give him an opportunity to really look at Dean, and what he sees makes him shudder. Dean's lips are blue where they're not covered in dried blood and his cheeks are so red they look burned. He lays a hand on Dean's forehead; it's completely dry and practically blistering hot. Sam draws his hand back, feeling nauseous. "Dad, he's not--he can't--"

"He will," Dad insists, voice dangerously low. Sam falls back against the seat as Dad pushes the accelerator to the floor.
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You bitches best be cryin’ me some havoc: dean hospitalsinnerforhire on April 18th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I am an evil, evil person. And y'all love it. :P

Sam could swear that an hour has passed, but when he glances at the clock he sees it's only been five minutes. He has no clue where they are, has to take it on faith that Dad knows where he's going. Dean's unconscious and fading fast. His head lolls on Sam's shoulder, his desperately weak breaths barely tickling Sam's neck. He knows Dad's pushing the truck to its limits, but he has the horrible feeling it's not going to be enough.

He sees light in the distance. They're approaching civilization, thank God. Dad eases off the accelerator, drops his speed from three digits to two. "Hold on," Sam whispers. "We're almost there. Keep fighting." He feels pressure on his shoulder; for a second he thinks Dean heard him and nodded. But Dean's body jerks and his head snaps back and Sam comes to the sickening realization that Dean's having a fucking seizure.

"He's seizing!" Sam slides one hand behind Dean's head and uses the other to push his upper body back against the seat. The convulsions last another 30 seconds or so and then Dean crumples sideways towards Dad. Sam pulls him back to lean against his side. "Dad, hurry," Sam gasps.

Dad drives triple the speed limit and runs every red light. Finally, after what seems like years, they pull into the hospital parking lot. Dad brings the truck to a screeching halt in front of the emergency entrance and gathers Dean into his arms without a word. He's through the sliding glass doors before Sam can even get out of the passenger seat. By the time he gets inside, Dad and Dean have disappeared.

*~*~*~*~*

By the time they let Sam into the ICU to see Dean, two hours have passed. The nurse, an apple-cheeked brunette about Dad's age, tells him that he'll have 15 minutes and then she's kicking them both out to get dry clothes, food and sleep. He's suddenly aware of how long it's been since he had any of those things.

They round the corner and Sam gets his first glimpse of Dean. The ventilator tube is the first thing that draws his eye. He's not surprised, not really, but it's still upsetting. Dean looks so small, so fragile beneath the wires and tubes and tape. Dean's the least fragile person Sam knows. He blinks back hot, unwelcome tears.

The nurse walks briskly into the cubicle and picks up Dean's chart. She writes down the numbers on the monitors and checks the IV line in Dean's left hand. Dad's dozing in a chair on the other side of the bed. Sam reaches out and takes Dean's hand. "Hey," he says softly, not wanting to wake Dad. "You did it, man. Hardest part's over. All you gotta do now is get better. You can handle that, right? You against a bunch of tiny little germs--that's barely a fair fight. You can totally take 'em. You just gotta fight, that's all. Kick ass and take names, just like you always do. Okay?" He squeezes Dean's hand. His skin is still so blazing hot. "They're gonna kick us out soon, but we'll be back after sunrise. Dad and I...man, we look like drowned rats. Probably smell like it too. No wonder they wanna get rid of us." Sam smiles a little, shakes his head. "It's gonna be okay. You're gonna be okay. I promise."

Sam's never broken a promise, not once. He certainly doesn't intend to start now.

THE END
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Terminal Burrowing (1/2)
John had never raised a hand to his boys in anger. Sparring, sure, he'd clipped both of them. But always, always only hard enough to make his point. He'd put Dean over his knee once, when he was maybe six, after finding him playing with a box of powder. If he scared Dean half as much as Dean scared him, they were square. But now, right now, John thought maybe he was just angry enough to hit Dean in earnest, give him something to think about.

Just as soon as he could find him.

John had already killed the damn thing, a local spirit with a taste for dogs. The dead Ponderosa pine was salted, burned, and spat on. Disgusted, but satisfied, he'd driven back to the motel, where his son was supposed to be waiting. Lying low. Taking it easy. Putting his feet up. Trying not to hack up a lung.

But no, no apparently that was too much to ask from Dean. John clenched and unclenched his fists, pushed on the gas. He just didn't get what the problem was. They went to Palo Alto, pretty regular now. So he didn't call them, wouldn't call them. That was what it was. Dean just needed to make his peace with it. John thought he had.

He almost passed the Impala, parked on the side of of the I-90 access road. The truck fishtailed for a few exciting seconds before John got control back. He parked, pulled the hand brake, and checked his phone: no service. The wind was kicking up, and it smelled like snow. On second thought, he grabbed his toque before he got out of the truck. The are had seen a lot of snow this winter, but none in the last week.

Dean couldn't be far. That was all John allowed himself to think about, as the promised snow arrived, disguising his son's tracks. But Dean couldn't be far. John checked his watch. He didn't know when Dean left the motel, but he was looking at up to three hours of exposure here. But Dean couldn't be that far. And he wasn't really that sick. Just needed to put his feet up for a while.

John growled and dug his hands deeper into his pockets. The snow was falling faster now, and the wind was pushing along behind it. The clock was ticking. The tracks were getting more confused now. At one point, they turned back on themselves in a circle, before continuing on. John filed away that information, made it useful before he could really think about it. And then the tracks stopped.

There was nobody here.

"Dean!" John screamed, turning in a circle. This was sparsely wooded area, trees but not enough to hide a man. He kept yelling, though, until he decided it wasn't working. Time to get smarter, Winchester. Inside his gloves, he cracked his knuckles. They popped slower in the colder weather, but louder.

Reminded of something one of the field docs had told him one time, while they sewed his leg back together. Guy was an old, crusty chain smoker, had seen a lot of duty. Guy said in Korea, in the winter, it got so cold that the ground froze to depth of the land mines, contracting, and setting them off. Guy said you had to keep an eye on your buddies in that kind of cold. A GI could wander off, and get cold enough that...

The tracks stopped here. John straightened up, looking not at the trees, but at the ground. He lunged towards the nearest tree well, pulling away snow and frosted brush. Nothing. The next three wells went the same way. John found his son in the fifth. He had him out in a minute, on the outside.
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ROTFLMFAO @ notabastard!John
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You bitches best be cryin’ me some havoc: dean hospitalsinnerforhire on April 19th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Part 6
The first thing Dean sees is bright, pristine whiteness. He blinks once, twice, three times; it's still there, unceasing, unchanged. Oh, shit...am I dead?

Then he hears a high-pitched beep. And another. And voices.

"I think he's awake."

"About fucking time."

Dean turns his head towards the voices and the oxygen cannula pulls at his nostril. "Wha's go'n on?"

"You're in the hospital," says Dad. "Because you're a complete fucking idiot."

"Dad!" Sam shouts, indignant, but Dad isn't fazed.

"Well, you are. Jesus Christ, kid, you scared the shit out of us. What the hell were you thinking?"

It's coming back to him now, bits and pieces. Cold. Wet. Tree. Lightning. Fear. Pain.

"I'm sorry," Dean tries to say, but his throat is so raw and sore and dry that no discernible words come out. Then Sam's beside him, holding a spoonful of ice chips. Dean takes it gratefully, relishes the cold on his abused throat. He tries again. "'m sorry, Dad."

"Haven't I taught you anything? There's a line between brave and reckless and you were about five miles past it. You ever pull a stunt like this again and a tube down your throat's gonna be the least of your problems, you hear me?"

"Yes, sir." Dean swallows another couple of ice chips, ducks his head to avoid his father's scowl.

"He said he was sorry, leave him alone," says Sam, glaring at Dad over his shoulder.

Dad's eyes narrow and he opens his mouth to say something, but he's interrupted by the arrival of a gorgeous redhead in bright pink scrubs. She grins saucily and picks up his chart from the end of the bed. "Well, look who finally decided to join the party."

"Hey, Michelle," says Sam. Dean raises an eyebrow. Sam is definitely not the Winchester who's supposed to be on a first-name basis with hot nurses.

"Michelle" checks his vital signs and his IV line and smiles at him. "Looking good there, handsome. How do you feel?"

Not that great, actually, now that he thinks about it. His throat feels like someone rubbed it with sandpaper, his muscles ache, his chest feels tight and heavy and his head feels fuzzy, like there's a layer of cotton between his senses and the world. He doesn't think he can pull off that many words in a row, so he just says, "Kinda crappy."

"I'll bet," she replies as she writes on his chart. "Bacterial pneumonia's a bitch. Does your chest hurt?"

"No, just kinda tight." He's out of breath by the last word. This sucks. Maybe he is as stupid as Dad says.

She nods. "That'll last for a while, unfortunately. Respiratory therapy will help with that, but the doctor wants you to have a little more recovery time before you start on the tough stuff."

Respiratory therapy? Jesus Christ. He's gotta get strong enough for Dad to sign him out AMA, 'cause he's not putting up with that shit. No way.

She sets his chart back in the holder. "Anything else you want to tell me? Anything that doesn't feel right?"

"His throat hurts," says Sam before Dean's sluggish brain can process the question. "Can you get him more ice chips?"

She smiles, first at Sam and then at Dean. "Sure thing, hon. I'll be right back."

As soon as she's out of the room, Dean reaches out with his free hand and smacks Sam's knee. "Quit flirtin' with the--" Christ, it's hard to talk. "--cute nurse, you perv."

Sam's face lights up and he grins, wide and true. "Dude, she flirted with me first."

"She's usin' you...to get to me."

"Whatever helps you sleep at night."








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