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17 April 2019 @ 02:53 pm
Drabble Fic - The Winchester Motto (14.16)  
Title: The Winchester Motto
Summary: 14.16 Drabble. "When we were kids, how many times did we tell Dad that we were fine, just to make him happy?"
Rating: PG13
Genre/Spoilers: Gen. Season 14 spoilers.
Warnings: Unbeta'd.
Word Count: 300.
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural that privilege belongs to CW, Kripke and Co, I'm simply borrowing them for a while. I'm not making a profit, this is just for fun and all the standard disclaimers apply.

The Winchester Motto

Dad has a big duffel bag, and Sam knows that means he's staying away longer than he usually does.

“Watch out for your brother, Dean.”

Sam thinks Dean looks scared for minute, but he must be wrong because then Dean's smiling big and wide.

“We'll be fine. How much trouble can this little squirt get into anyway?!”

“We're fine, Sir. OK. Yes. We'll see you in a few days.” Dean hangs up the phone, and pours a bowl of cereal for Sam.

“Don't you want any?” Sam says, shoveling an overflowing spoonful into his mouth, milk dribbling down his chin.

Dean shakes him head. “I'm fine, Sammy.”

Sam's never seen Dad drive this fast before. “You OK, son?”

Sam can't push down on the old flannel shirt covering Dean’s leg any harder, and blood is still bubbling through his fingers.

Dean looks so pale, his eyes barely open. “I'm fine. It's just a little scrape.”

“What did the school say?”

Even from behind the closed bedroom door where Sam's been bed-ridden for the last few days, he can tell that Dad's mad; even if he's trying not to be.

“It's fine. I took care of it.”


“I told them that he fell out of tree, and they bought it. So, don't worry about it. Everything's fine.”

They skip town that night.

“You got something to say to me, Sam?”

Yes, Sam's got plenty to say. Dean still has a concussion, Sam's doing well at school; even has a few friends, and the place they're staying in is actually nice. He doesn't want to leave.

But then Dean flicks his gaze at Sam, his face still black and blue, and Sam doesn't even think. The words just flow right out of him.

“No, Sir. Everything's fine.”

A/N: I'm so far behind with my watching and my drabbles, but I'm determined to catch up. After the run of stunning episodes, this fell a little flat for me, but there were still lots of moments to enjoy. As soon as I heard Sam say this line in the episode, I knew I had to drabble it! As always I'd love to hear your thoughts too; on the episode, on the drabble, on everything (just no spoilers please). Take care :)
ellerkay: Sam and Dean walkingellerkay on April 17th, 2019 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oh MAN this hurt so good. I could absolutely see all of these happening on Show. The one where Dean's leg is bleeding hit especially hard. Well done!

I didn't love that episode either, though I was charmed by the Jack parts until things started to go wrong. (I knew they would, but still, it was nice to see him with some friends!)
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 18th, 2019 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you for kind words! For some reason that line really stuck with me and I just knew I had to drabble it. These poor boys!!!

It felt flat to me, but I guess coming from a string of strong episodes, that high couldn't last forever! Thank you for stopping by :)
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on April 17th, 2019 08:09 pm (UTC)
I love this - a brilliant exploration of what really is the Winchester Motto; 'I'm fine', even when it's blatantly obvious that you're not!
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 18th, 2019 08:40 am (UTC)
They do say it all the time, and hearing Sam vocalise it, rally struck me, and I just had to explore it a little further. I liked the idea that Dean sort of started it, and then Sam followed suit; like it was just what he was supposed to do. Thank you for stopping by :)
casey: spn s/d big hugcasey28 on April 24th, 2019 08:34 pm (UTC)
I love the way you explored how things were "fine", but not really!

In the episode, evven after saying what they did in that quote, they still accepted when Jack said things were fine, which didn't make sense to me.

Edited at 2019-04-24 08:34 pm (UTC)
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 25th, 2019 09:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! As soon as I heard the line I knew I had to drabble this :)