Word Count: 23,536
Warnings/Spoilers: Language, Angst, Spoilers for Season 4 (Lazarus Rising [4x1], I Know What You Did Last Summer [4x9], and Heaven and Hell [4x10])
Summary: Season 4 AU. With the Devil's Gate only open for a moment, a demon slips out with one purpose: find Sam Winchester. The best laid plans turn sour, and Dean finds that another demon is tracking him, with nefarious purposes. With the help of Ruby, Dean finds Sam only to learn that his brother has engaged his powers while grieving and his only goal is to track and kill Lilith. While keeping his identity a secret, Dean, Ruby and Sam stand-off with Lilith but not before she tells Sam everything, leaving both Winchesters to deal with a fall-out neither of them expected.
Notes: Written for spn_j2_bigbang 2009. Title and end lyrics from "St. Lawrence River" by David Usher.
The Devil's Gate is only open for a minute. One minute. Sixty seconds - ten minutes in Hell's time.
A minute is enough.
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