When you’ve been conditioned to not say “I love you,” what do you do?

You prove it in other ways.

You do anything to get them back when they are taken.

1X15 Never do that
(1.15 "The Benders")






You speak around it.

And they just know.

Love 2.15 Sorry Tall Tales
(2.15 "Tall Tales")






You give them Christmas.

Because it makes them happy.

Even when it breaks your heart. 

Love 3.08 AVSC
(3.08 "A Very Supernatural Christmas")






You hug them back.

Because they need it.

Even when you’re not exactly sure what’s going on.

Love 3.11 Tuesdays
(3.11 "Mystery Spot")





You silence their apology with a hug of gratitude.

              Love 8.20 Hug                
(8.20 "Pac-Man Fever")






You use your dying breath to say how proud you are of the both of you.

9x23ProudOfUs
(9.23 "Do You Believe in Miracles")






You tell them how much you need them,

How important they are to you.

Love 10x12 Cant Lose You 
(10.12 "About a Boy"; 10.18 "The Book of the Damned")






You’re always there for them to talk to

You have your own secret code.

Love 10.16 Next To You  
(10.16 "Paint It Black" & 11.04 "Baby")







You demand promises,

And make promises
,
That you don’t know can be kept.

And seal them with nicknames.

Love 12.22 Come Back
(12.22 "Who We Are")







When all else fails,

You say the words.

Just not those.

Love Dont Get Dead
(13.08 "Scorpion and the Frog")





As the old adage says,

"Actions speak louder than words"

And the Winchesters are masters of that.  




Narrative by Cat Dean (@Pathryn34 on Twitter). 
Gif set by Out In The Open on Tumblr
First appeared on Twitter September 2, 2018. 

Please share reactions, questions and additional examples of the brothers' love below!


Enjoy Pathryn's Picture Poetry Essays on the Brothers:

What Makes a Hero?
It Must Be Hard Being Sam Winchester
14 years of Broments: Supernatural's Epic Story Told through Sam's Hugs, and through Dean's Hugs
and  Supernatural Characters Regressions: Dean!