one more time before i fall
Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader
Summary: This weird tension between you and Dean had to come to a head sometime, and what better time than when you’re trapped in the Impala with him for a long trip?
Author’s Note: Hi. This drabble is brought to you by Jensen Ackles’ jaw line.
The last thing you remember before getting knocked over the head was calling Sam and Dean for help. You knew they would kick your ass for trying to take on this hunt by yourself, but you needed some space, and needed to blow off some steam.
You crack one eyelid open, squinting in the bright sunlight and register the low hum of the Impala. Cool, you think, had to get rescued like some teenager. You must make a noise as you struggle to sit up right, because Dean’s head turns to face you.
He doesn’t look happy. “Stop trying to move.” He says. “You have a concussion.”
“Why’d you let me sleep, then?” You ask, figuring if he’s already mad at you, you might as well really go for gold, here.
“You were unconscious when I found you, smartass. What the hell were you thinking?” The muscle on the side of his jaw jumps.
“I was thinking there was a ghoul eating people kind of close to where we live, so I should probably kill it.”
Dean grinds his teeth together, looking like he’s trying really hard not to say something he’ll regret. “That was stupid.” He says calmly. “You should have told us. We would have gone with you.”
“Needed some air.” You say quietly, and he makes a incredulous face.
“You serious? What - are we smothering you? In the bunker?” He looks back at the road, eyes dark.
“I just– I’m not used to…” You trail off, “I’m not used to having people around all the time. I needed to get away for a bit.”
Not totally a lie.
You aren’t used to having people around all the time; much more comfortable to have your own space and do things on your own. It’s not what’s been bothering you so much, though. You can feel yourself starting to develop feelings for Dean and you know if you let yourself, you’ll be head over heels for the guy. It’s better to get away now, before you make things awkward. Besides that, you can’t help feeling that you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Do you really get to have this? Friends who care about you? A kick ass place to live? It seems impossible that this could last.
Dean shakes his head. “Whatever. Look, I’m not going to tell you what to do. You’re a grown ass woman. But that was dumb.”
You roll your eyes, turning to watch the scenery out the window. It’s going to be a long trip.