Turn Back The Clock

Pure White Feather

Sam's blood turned to ice as he heard the beeping continue, it was like when he was with Dean and their father had just died. Nikki called a doctor. "Heart failure due to loss of blood."

Doctor James came running in, he didn't even notice Sam in the room. Nikki looked at Sam sympathetically before putting all her energy into trying to stabilize Dean. As Sam watched Nikki, it was almost like she glowed as she worked. The doctor finally got the beeping to slow down and Dean's heart to begin beating again, but only just. Only when Dean's heart began to beat again, Sam's did as well.

He let the breath out that he had been holding, Dean was still alive. It was a few moments after Dean was stabilized that the doctor took notice of Sam and he did not look happy about it. "Who brought this patient in here?"

Nikki bit her lip before stepping forward. "I did Dr James."

Dr James looked at her disapprovingly, then held out his hand. "His clipboard please."

Nikki sent a glare at Sam before handing the doctor his clipboard. The doctor looked at the papers, then looked furious. "Severe head trauma! And you let him out of his room! This is most unorthodox."

Nikki sunk down a little bit, Sam felt bad that he had gotten her in so much trouble. "Nikki, you know better then this, you should have used your better judgement."

Sam definitely wanted to interrupt. "Is my brother alright?"

The doctor broke off from his rant and looked at Sam. "One: You are in no condition to be out of your bed, much less in a wheelchair. Two: I cannot disclose that information at this moment in time."

Sam got pissed. "Bullshit, just tell me if he will be alright."

The doctor looked surprised, while Nikki tried to hide her smile. She looked at the doctor. "See what I have had to put up with?"

"Please take the young man to his room and do not let him out of there, you are to stay in there with him until I say so." He turned his back on her and began to monitor Dean, then he turned as she began to wheel Sam out. "We will talk about the disciplinary actions once your shift is over."

Nikki groaned as she wheeled Sam out of the room. Nikki stopped once they were out of the room and smiled. "Doctor James tends to talk loud, let's see what is up with your brother, shall we."

Sam grinned, this nurse was awesome. They listened carefully, what they heard was not good.

"Doctor, does this young man have a chance?"

"A very slim chance, he has lost so much blood, a blood transfusion won't be coming until tomorrow, which brings his chances way down."

"Should we tell the brother?"

"Not just yet, I don't say anything right now. We will see his condition in a few hours."

Sam felt like he had been punched in the gut, his very breath had been stolen. His brother didn't have much of a chance, what was he going to do?

Nikki seemed almost confused as they walked back to his room. She kept mumbling to herself, which confused Sam. Once they finally got to his room, she helped him into his bed and smiled. "You aren't going to make me get the straps are you?"

Sam smirked and shook his head, Dean would have come up with some sexual comment, but not Sam. As much as he would have loved to flirt with her more, he was too worried about Dean.

"Well, I guess I am stuck in here with you until my shift is over." Sam laughed. "What's so bad about that?"

"My shift just started." She smiled and sat on the edge of his bed. She was such a comforting presence to be around. "Don't worry so much Sam, Dean will be fine."

"The doctor didn't sound so sure." Was this the way to end the time loop or would Dean wake up the next morning reliving the day over again or would Sam go through the time loop?

He was so deep in thought that he didn't notice Nikki trying to get his attention. So she flicked his ear. He jumped and looked at her. "What?"

She laughed and brushed her hair out of her face. "You are thinking too much, it will give you a worse headache then you already have."

Sam looked up at her. "How did you know I had a headache?"

She tilted her head and grinned. "You just suffered a traumatic head injury, a headache is a definite possibility."

"Are you making fun of me?"

She smiled innocently. "Nope, I'm a total angel."

Suddenly a nurse went running by, Nikki ran out and caught her by the arm. "Jinnie, what's going on?"

"The man with the gun shot wound has gotten into heart failure again, Doctor Butts doesn't think he is going to make it." She leaned in close and whispered in Nikki's ear. "We could really use your healing touch over there."

Nikki turned and looked in on Sam, he was trying to listen to what they were saying. She turned back to Jinnie. "Doctor James won't let me anywhere near there to do that, plus there are too many people there."

"You know as well as I do that Dean Winchester isn't supposed to die Nikki." Jinnie looked over and smiled. "And you need to stop flirting with Sam, it's against the rules." With that she ran down the hall.

Nikki walked back into the room. She sat on the edge of the bed, Sam's eyes where closed and it seemed like he was finally resting. That gave her some time to think. Was the time loop over? If Dean died, would Sam be forced to live it out, until the wrong was righted?

There was so much about this case that she didn't know about and Jinnie was right, flirting with Sam was not the right way to go about things. It just messed with her head.

"How do we right this wrong..?" She realized too late that she had said that out loud.

Sam sat up quickly, causing Nikki to fall off the edge of the bed. Sam looked down at her and smiled, had he heard right or was she talking about something else?

"Are you ok?"

"Yeah, no thanks to you, geez you scared the hell out of me." She stood back up rubbing her back. "I think I broke my tail bone."

"Oh you're fine." She sat beside Sam instead of on the edge of the bed. Sam sighed and laid back, his head still hurt but more then ever he just wanted Dean there by his bedside like he had whenever Sam had eve been in the hospital.

It was Sam's fault that Dean was lying possibly dying. He felt like bawling, but knew it would do no good, he didn't give up on Dean before, he wouldn't this time.

He noticed Nikki looking at him. "What?"

"Stop worrying Sam, your brother will be fine, You Winchesters are hard to kill."

Sam sat straight up. "How did you know that?"

"Shit." She mumbled under her breath, she was possibly trapped. "I um..."

"Are you a spirit?"

"Yeah Sam, sure I'm a spirit, the nurses saw you being pushed in a wheelchair by an invisible person and just waved."

Sam smiled. She was way too sarcastic for a spirit, she would give Dean a run for his money in the sarcasm department.

"Alright, you aren't a spirit, but you aren't human, what are you?" Suddenly his hopes went up, he remembered the faith healer, maybe Nikki could save Dean.

"Are you a faith healer?"

Nikki shook her head. "No, what makes you think I am a healer?"

"You were glowing earlier, when Dean went flatline. I saw it, though I thought I was seeing things."

She sighed and stood up, walking around the room, her arms folded over her chest. "Alright, you caught me, no, I'm not 'completely' human."

"Then what are you?" This was getting so weird.

She held a pure white feather in front of Sam's face and smiled. "You're the hunter, you tell me."


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