“You dislocated his shoulder!”
The shouts might as well have fallen on deaf ears for all the good they did. Dean glared out the bars of the cage he and Sam were trapped in, wanting nothing more than to sink his silver dagger into something.
But no. They stayed stuck, with no way out and no way to find help. The woman whose rough handling had injured Sam casually thumbed through a magazine, waiting with her captives and ignoring them as though they didn’t exist.
Dean supposed he should be grateful they still even had their knives. After escaping that hexbag and finding their way to other humans, the brothers had tried to find help to reunite them with their father. Instead, they’d found capture. It had happened so fast that he never got a chance to draw his blade before he was tossed in a cage next to Sam.
Sam, who was out cold, one arm hanging unnaturally.
“Okay, Sammy,” Dean said, lowering his voice and trying to hide his desperation. “I’m gonna take care of this for you. Nice and easy, just like dad always says, right?”
Sam didn’t respond, his breathing ragged. Dean prayed the woman hadn’t hurt his brother when grabbing him from the ground. She was so big. There was no telling what kind of damage she could do to them.
Dean took hold of Sam’s arm and said a quick prayer under his breath. “One, two–“
Before saying “Three,” he quickly pulled, the arm shifting back into the socket. Sam shrieked, the ten year old’s body writhing in place as the arm took its rightful place. Dean wrapped his arms around Sam, trying to comfort the younger child while glaring at the woman outside, tears clinging to his eyelashes.
In that moment, he made a promise to Sam.
One way or the other, they’d find a way out.
Sam and Dean are caught good, and Sam's shoulder got dislocated. Dean not only has to take care of his baby brother now, but also deal with giants that seem to have decided they're pets.
These little BC shorts will give a good deal of background for the upcoming series, backstory that not even John and Sherlock will know (might not even know some of it ever, depending on how things go).
Stories in the pre-Brothers Consulted series:
A New Haul
A New Flat
Not Where He Left It
Brothers Consulted is cowritten with Zepheera221b, give her all the love for such a wonderful portrayal of Sherlock and John! Sam and Dean, as always, are done by me.
This specific prompt is from the 100 (G/t) Themes Challenge, created by nightmares06, PL1, kimstaticchild, LaEscritora and Zepheera221b! If you're feeling up to the challenge, I recommend taking it on!
Dean + desperation from an anonymous reader
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PL1 is the beta reader of this AU, and she's doing a great job!