Tags: War AU, Soldiers, Canon Divergence
Rating: R for now
It's a dumb thing, to be estranged from family in the middle of a war. Maybe once Dean would have tried to pretend he didn't need his family, or didn't care that they didn't need him, but that kind of act is stripped away pretty quickly when you might die and leave it all behind at any given moment. And maybe Dean's a little fucked in the head that he only gains that kind of clarity after becoming a grunt, but, really, he's been setting his personal parameters by the measure of blood and fire long ago.
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