Character: John (Gen)
Summary: Drabble written for 100_ghosts challenge on "The Harder They Fall."
John Winchester was not a man who believed in death by degrees.
He didn't give pieces of himself up to the battle. Parts were stolen—almost the entirety of his future taken in a single flame-spawned night—but they were not offered, not conceded.
He survived scars, skirmishes, and near-death, but he refused to die for lesser things—not when victory and revenge still waited to become his.
Making his bargain in the close, dark air of that hospital basement, he was surprised to find that in trading his life for Dean's, he was dying for that everything after all...
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