Characters: (Past) Dean, John, Bobby; (Present) Dean, Sam, Bobby, Castiel
Genre: Gen, Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
End Word Count: ~17,400
Summary: When Dean suffers a relapse of a debilitating supernatural illness he once had several years earlier, Bobby must bury his feelings of helplessness and inadequacy if he's to help Sam find a way to save Dean without reliving the mistakes of the past.
Notes/Disclaimers: Not mine; no profit. Takes place after Season 5 episode I Believe the Children Our Are Future
A/N: Thanks again to my beta meg_tdj whom I often forget to thank. And yet again another disclaimer in that I don't hate any of these characters, but I do see them as characters with deep flaws who make questionable decisions, but who do love each other. That was one of my aims for this fic and I hope no one reads that as character bashing.
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