*builds a fortress around sam winchester and hisses protectively* YOU DON’T GET TO TOUCH HIM ANYMORE
If I try hard enough do you think I could punch Dean through my computer screen?
Person Of Interest 3x21 “Beta” Promo
This isn’t the first time Sam has decided correcting Dean isn’t worth pursuing at this moment. The first time they have a breather in which Sam could say something to Dean about any of the stuff that’s happening, he chooses to focus on what he thinks maybe the Mark is doing to Dean, because he’s worried about Dean. Correcting Dean about a thing Dean is going to cling to whether Sam clarifies it or not (because let’s face it, we all know, Sam included, that if Dean has made his mind up about something, there’s no changing it). I think Sam sees that in the aftermath of Jodi and Alex, he will have time and opportunity to address exactly one issue related to the events of this case, and he chooses Dean. Dean is the one in danger from some Mark they don’t fully understand yet. Dean is the one in peril and acting not like himself. Sam is afraid of losing him.
In order to choose to bring up the “wouldn’t save me” thing, Sam would have to decide to make himself feel better by getting himself heard over trying to make sure Dean is okay, and that’s just not Sam. Aside from the points above, Sam is already doing more than he has in the recent few years to safeguard himself and make boundaries, and that shit is exhausting. I think he thinks he’s doing enough, and doing any more will just be unproductive on top of shifting energy to himself when Dean is the one who is really in trouble.
(because neither of these boys actually considers emotional or psychological injury to be a real thing, all of their collective evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.)
OKAY guys! This is a prompt!
So, because of this thread, I am now accepting as many fills as possible for any 9x19 tag that deals in any way (ANY way) with Sam’s incredible blood loss (“this keg’s tapped out”) and his ability to keep himself going. Or maybe he doesn’t succeed fully to keep himself upright. WHATEVER.
I’m going to add this to the big list of prompts, here, and as usual, you will get a comment if it’s posted to ao3, lj, or ff.net, and of course I will reblog your fic to all my (7) followers.
ETA: These fics can be submitted to bittersamgirlclub's may prompt via the submit box. I recommend submitting the first paragraph with a fake readmore that leads to the post on your own blog, so that reblogs and likes all link to the same post.
Signal boosting because this prompt needs to be filled.
That Dean is a serious threat to Sam. He is paralleled with a woman who kidnapped, terrorized and tried to kill a child.
The same child who agreed to her own death because she couldn’t stand to disappoint her mom again. Ring any bells? (see also: s8 finale)