A step back? No no, that wouldn't work. "You need me. To finish this. If I step back now I look weak, you look weak. There's only a few more, like you said. I can do this." she told him, flinching slightly as he started to clean away the blood at her face. What did he think she was? She needed this, needed something to focus on until she had Sam again.
The others weren't good enough. They weren't her and they wouldn't get the job done in quite the way she would, more to the point they both knew it. He was treating her like a damn invilid. She just had to be more careful, she had to find a way not to get lost in it all over again.
Of course then he mentioned an idea and all other thoughts left her head.
"An idea, what idea?"
Her hopes were up, there was no other way to put it. Emily would have her father back and Ruby would have her husband, because usually when Crowley wanted something he got it.