Characters: Sam, Dean (Gen)
Summary: 2x100 drabbles on “Acceptance” for supernatural100.
Half The Battle
When Sam got The Letter, it was more than he could have hoped for. “Accepted to Stanford”—with a four-year scholarship. He couldn’t believe they’d picked him, despite his revolving-door list of past schools, and the fact that he had a Post Office Box instead of a real address.
But he had a spot now and the means to pay for it. Everything was perfect, for the first time ever.
The thrill lasted fifteen minutes before he realized the scholarship was actually the easy part. Because explaining this whole thing to Dad… was where it all could still break down.
He’d known it back at the hospital, to be honest. Dean could feel it through his endless post-coma haze.
So tempting to deny it, to let hope remain. Even standing beside the pyre, flames licking over that silent shell, he’d still wondered if Maybe, somehow… some way. They trafficked in the Supernatural, with false appearances and ways to cheat death. Why couldn’t Dad have finally figured one out for himself?
But as time went by, Dean had to settle for the obvious no matter the hurt.
Dad was gone, and nothing could change that.
Accept it… and keep on going.
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