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Title: Time to Let Go
Author: zubeneschamali
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: mention of suicide
Word count: 3,110
Spoilers: through S9 mid-season hiatus
Summary: Sam's only been himself again for a few months when an old enemy threatens to end his life for good. Can he trust Dean to save him, or is it better to just let go?

A/N: Written for the ohsam prompt (full version here) of post-Gadreel Sam not trusting Dean even though his life is at stake. Also filling the "twenty-four hours to live" square on my trope_bingo card, which makes it a blackout bingo! \o/

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Jan. 11th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
NICE! Makes you hope Show understands a fraction of how important agency is...
Jan. 11th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm keeping my expectations low for the rest of the season...
Jan. 12th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
Seriously awesome. This is how Sam deserves to be mad at Dean and I like how he pointed out that it was about Dean not Sam. It always is. Great Job.
Jan. 12th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. :)
Jan. 12th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Great story. Very true, what Sam said, about Dean and his choices/actions.
Jan. 12th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 12th, 2014 04:27 am (UTC)
Oh man, you had me in tears...Totally understand Sam's POV...and Dean's acceptance that he has to let Sam decide is exactly what he needs to do but you broke my heart with his loyalty...Wish we'd get something like this for real...


I just reread it because I figured I missed some of the nuances reading through my tears...and then I got here and starting tearing up again:

"I'm going to walk away, and I'm not coming back. So when I don't hear from you again, I can pretend that you're still out there somewhere, being pissed at me and never wanting to see me again. I won't know, and that's fine."

Followed by full-out bawling here:

"It can't be the best of anything if you're not there."

Thank god that Sam realized Dean really needs him!

Edited at 2014-01-12 04:39 am (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
*hands you a tissue* I wish we'd get something like this, too, but we'll have to wait and see...
Jan. 12th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
Writers of the show should read this so that they would be able to get Sam and Dean right! You're so spot on!

Jan. 15th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you!
Apr. 2nd, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
This was wonderful. If only we could get something like this...soon.
Apr. 12th, 2014 10:16 am (UTC)
I wish we would! But thanks for the comment. :)
Apr. 14th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 20th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm crying my eyes out ow... thanks


This was very cathartic to read..

my feels are all twisty now because of how things are REALLY going on in Season 9 right now..

*pouty face*

I wish that Dean would actually get why what he did was wrong and I wish he would actually apologize for pretty much taking away Sam's Free Will for weeks just so 'Ezekiel' (Gadreel) could fully "heal" him...

Ugh... Season 9 has been the most emotionally frustrating Season EVER.. I want the Sam and Dean that WE all know and love back!!

May. 13th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, I think!

I figure we're not going to get what we want out of this season, but that's what fanfic is for, right?
Apr. 20th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
If this happened in the show I would be very happy, great work ^^
May. 13th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Apr. 24th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
Wow, this was powerful. If only Dean would understand the need to give Sam the choice. Very well done.
May. 13th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
I wish that so hard but I doubt we'll ever get it. :( Still, that's why we have fic, right?
May. 26th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. ♥
Jun. 15th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
May. 27th, 2014 11:04 am (UTC)
That was awesome.

That is all.
Jun. 15th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
That will do. ;)
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