Title: Delayed Reaction
Rating: PG-13 (a few naughty words)
Category: Angst, H/C, hurt!Sam, angsty!Dean
Spoilers: 7x18 and 7x19
Word Count: ~5,000 (I know, it was gonna be a short tag, but I got a little carried away with the angst)
Summary: Sam's hurt, but neither he nor Dean notices -- there's just too many other things for them to think about. (tag to 7x19)
A/N: There's no beta for this, so I apologize ahead of time for all of the grammar mistakes you are about to read.
For khakigrrl who wrote this awesome prompt at ohsam:
Finally got to see 7.19 tonight, and I'm wondering where's the hurt/comfort missing scene fic about the consequences of the evil ghost guy reaching into Sam's chest and squeezing? The filming red shirts only took a second or two of that punishment longer to die.
I'm thinking Sam's admittedly-high pain tolerance comes from his centuries in the cage. Yes, Cas did take Hallucifer onto himself, but he couldn't cure Sam, and I think all those memories are still there bubbling under the surface. Sam tries not to think about it, so he hasn't yet realized that unless he's in all-consuming pain, he doesn't really notice injuries.
Something like slowly bleeding to death in the hours after the attack doesn't really register, what with the thoughts in his head about Bobby still being around and about how Dean's coping. At least, not until he starts coughing up blood.
( Delayed Reaction )