Sam and Dean hurried to Cas and picked him up from the floor. They each threw an arm around their shoulders and carried him to the bed.
“Ehm” Meg started nervous. “Ehm…why don’t you guys stay here for half an hour? I’ll just wait outside” Without waiting for a reply, Meg walked to the door and left the room, leaving Sam and Dean alone with Cas.
Sam pulled a chair and Dean sank down on the bed. He caressed Cas’ cheek and Cas opened his eyes. Dean cast him an affectionate smile, but Cas widened his eyes and sat up, keeping away from Dean.
“Get out” he said shaking.
“What?” Dean asked confused and hurt.
“Leave me alone” Cas continued sharp. He enclosed the knife and held it against his chest, the point aimed at Dean.
“Cas, what are you doing?” Dean hissed confused. Cas looked at him with an expression he only preserved for Lucifer. Fright. “Cas, I didn’t mean to do…that, it was the spell. You know I would never hurt you like that”
But Cas closed his eyes and folded his hands. He mumbled a prayer as if then Dean would magically disappear.
“Dean” Sam started careful. “Maybe you should wait outside”
“No” Dean snarled. “I’ve been given thirty minutes, I’m not leaving any sooner” He grabbed Cas’ shoulders, causing the latter to scream. “I’m sorry” Dean startled and he let go of Cas. “Listen to me, Cas, please. In less than an hour Lucifer will wake up and start tormenting you again. I know you’re hurting and fighting Lucifer is hard, but you have to try. You have to try to banish him out of your body. Withdraw your permission. Anything. I promise I’ll help you through it”
Cas stared ahead of him, trying to release his hand from Dean’s grip, but it was too tight.