Lilly opened her eyes to find herself in a dark hall.
"Dean?" She called out, her voice echoing off of the dark walls.
"Lilly." She heard a deep voice say.
She looked around the hall but couldn't see anyone.
"Dean?!" She called more frantically.
"Why do you want him?" The voice said again. Lilly frowned as the voice was familiar to her.
She realised who the voice belonged to just as he appeared.
"Lilly? Why do you want him?" He was wearing a scowl on his face and Lilly's stomach lurched.
"It was.. The first name I thought of." Lilly lied.
"Oh, Lilly. You were always such a bad liar, weren't you?" Zach said, quietly chuckling as he began walking towards her.
For every step forward he took Lilly took one back.
"What do you want, Zach?" She asked, trying to keep the fear from her voice.
"No, Lilly. What do you want? I know about you and Dean." Zach's voice was calm. It frightened Lilly more than it would've if he had shouted.
"What about me and Dean?" Lilly pretended not to know.
"Oh I think you know." He said, his eyes narrowed dangerously.
"Why are you even here?" Lilly asked, her whole body trembled as Zach was only a few steps away and she had just backed into the wall- there was no escape.
"Don't you love me anymore, Lilly? Am I not strong enough for you? Am I not as rough around the edges as Dean? Is that what you want?" Zach taunted.
"Dean!" Lilly screamed but Zach shoved his elbow into her windpipe, cutting off her scream.
"Are you scared, Lilly?" Zach asked.
"Yes." Lilly croaked out.
"Not nearly enough." He chucked.
Zach's left forearm slammed into Lilly's stomach.
"Dean!" Lilly bellowed as loud as she could.
"Dean's not here to help you now." Zach snarled.
Lilly woke with a jolt drenched in sweat and looked around frantically. She was still in the room of requirement.
Her stomach dropped as she felt arms tighten around her.
"Lilly?" A deep voice asked.
"Dean?" She asked frantically.
"I'm here, baby." Dean replied.
"Good." Lilly rolled over and nuzzled into Dean's neck urgently, tears spilling from her eyes.
"What's wrong?" Dean asked, caressing Lilly's cheek.
"I... Had a nightmare." Lilly said, blushing bright red, tears still falling.
"Are you okay? What was it about?" Dean brushed a piece if hair off of Lilly's forehead.
"Zach... And he knew. About us. And he was...." She began to sob into Dean's chest.
"It's okay. It's going to be okay." Dean placed a gentle kiss on her forehead.
"It was so real Dean." Lilly cried into Dean's shirt.
"But it wasn't. It wasn't real. This is real and you're okay." Dean said quietly.
Lilly tried to steady her breaths.
"I'm okay." She said, mostly to herself.
"Yes you are." Dean said, rubbing circles on her arms to comfort her.
"Wait! What's the time?!" Lilly panicked.
"Uhh...." Dean checked his watch. "1am."
"Oh. I thought... Never mind." She sighed and lay her head back down on Dean's chest.
"Dean?" She asked quietly.
"What're we going to do about Zach?" She flinched when she said his name but hoped Dean didn't see it. He acted like he hadn't noticed.
"Well. He's not going to hurt you anymore. I won't let that happen. I promise." He traced a finger over the purplish bruise on Lilly's eye, before trailing down her cheek. She closed her eyes and leant into his touch, craving the safety Dean's touch brings.
"How do you know that?" She whispered.
"Because as long as you love me I'll be here, if that's what you want."
"Okay." Lilly whispered.
"Okay?" Dean asked. Lilly could still hear the worry in his voice.