Look at the way Sam slumps against Dean, like for a few seconds he doesn’t even have the physical strength to keep himself upright anymore and he just falls against Dean’s chest, his chin coming to rest on Dean’s strong shoulder while strong arms wrap around him, securing him, comforting him, just plain holding him for the sake of holding him. And slowly Sam finds the strength to return the hug and his arms cover his brother’s back. Sam’s exhausted beyond any exhaustion he’s felt before but he uses the last ounces of strength he has to hold onto Dean for dear life.
“Do you want to know what I confessed in there? What my greatest sin was? It was how many times I let you down. I can’t do that again. What happens when you decide that I can’t be trusted again? Who are you going to turn to next time instead of me? Another angel? Another vampire?”
#my soul hurts #but it’s about time Dean realizes that putting Sam down actually has an impact on how he feels #i.e. you can’t just say shit w/the intention of hurting him and then act surprised when he goes on a suicide mission to seek your approval #and because he thinks it’s just penance for all his ”mistakes”