Characters: Sam, Dean (Gen or Slash, Drabble)
Summary (early S1): Dean can't stop checking to make sure Sam is there.
Author's Notes: A very late birthday present for pixel_0, angstier than I'd intended (so I can try again, if you'd like)!
Also, for supernatural100, this is "Secrets."
Months later, Dean can't stop checking, touching, listening to make sure Sam is there.
Stanford's still a fresh wound. Dean spent four years telling himself he was fine (had to be, it wasn't a choice), but it never took. The façade fell apart as soon as Sam came back, Dean's every atom primed to cling and keep history from repeating itself.
He falls asleep to Sam's breathing every night, wakes up in Sam's bed and creeps back to his own before Sam finds out.
He's kept that desperation a secret for so long.
Every day, it just keeps getting harder.
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