Banner By: StaceyTitle: Something to Love
Pairing: Dean-Centric implied Sam/Ruby
Word Count: 350
Prompt: “Try to find something to love in everyone..even something small.” written for week # of Fandom_Fridays
There weren’t many people in the world that Dean Winchester hated. Quite a few he disliked, but not a whole lot that made rage burn inside him to the point of physical violence. But Ruby was that person for him.
He hated her. It wasn’t the annoyance a person felt when someone’s bad habits got to you, or even the anger that forced a person to shout and curse. No, this was something entirely different. It was deep seeded, rooted into his very soul, a scar against his heart.
Whenever he saw her, feelings of resentment, anguish, and betrayal welled inside of him propelling him to come up with new and creative ways to torture and kill her…
But every time the darkness inside tried to take over and cloud his judgment, he would think of Sam. His brother, possibly the one person he loved more than anyone else in the world with the exception of maybe Jo.
And Sam looked at Ruby the way Dean looked at Jo. Like the sun rose and set with her and all that crazy bullshit in between. His brother would die for that black-eyed bitch and Dean just didn’t understand it. He didn’t understand how Sam could love someone who wasn’t even human…
When he was a kid before his world was turned upside down by the things that go bump in the night, his Mother used to say, “Dean you should always try to find something to love in everyone…even something little because hate…it only bogs you down. Keep you from living.”
He hadn’t understood her words then, but he understood them now. Dean hated Ruby…but he loved the way that evil bitch could get his brother to smile. He hadn’t seen Sam smile like that since they were kids. He hadn’t been this happy in a long time.
And so Dean fought the daily urge to impale Ruby with any and all sharp implements that were handy because he finally found something to love about her. And even though it didn’t seem like much, Sam’s happiness meant the world to him.