Characters: Dean (Gen, Drabble)
Summary (Season Four): Dean is still a specter in the life he once called his own.
Author's Notes: For the supernatural100 "Ghost" challenge.
Dean still checks mirrors and windows four months later, even six. It's still unreal.
Pain and sorrow bled him dry, followed him right down into Hell. The monster he became didn't deserve second chances, and the emptiness inside him knows it.
Everything's insubstantial (meaningless), giving no weight to Dean's faint presence here on earth. He drifts out of caring, of being, the larger battle too big to win and day-to-day living too distant to ground him.
If not for the look in Sam's eyes, he'd be certain. Caught in limbo, Dean's as dead as when the hellhounds took him down.
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