Characters: Sam and Dean (Gen)
Summary: AHBL2 drabble for the 100_ghosts challenge on "Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't."
It's several days before the reality is inescapable— that it's hopeless to dream of Sam not being dead, or of Dean's own future not being booze and self-destruction until the day he finally stops running from whatever just wants to take him.
The silence and the stillness conspire to destroy Dean. He cannot take for a single second more this emptiness staring back at him in the form of everything he's lost.
Living without Sam is one form of Hell. Bargaining himself away for Sam's life means an eternity that promises to be worse.
Damned regardless… Dean makes his choice.
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