Title: Journey

Author: Letting The Rain In

Disclaimer: As always, sadly, I only own the order that the words are written in.

Challenge Phrase: Skin

Word Count: 100, dead on! Even though fanfiction has it down as 102!!!

Fellow Players: Including, but not limited to: PADavis, Mad Server, Onyx Moonbeam, Iheartsam7, Orange Autumn, NC Girl, Nana56, Muffy Morrigan, mahtalie, Sherry Darling, supernaturalsammy67, TCB 0.5, twinchaosblade, InSecret, vanessa sgroi, Supernoodle, moonlight80, Chailyn, Dream Painter, Enkidu07.

A/N: I'm a newbie to the whole drabble thing, so go easy on me? Nah, I can take it! Go on, be honest!

The skin on Dad's hands used to be gentle, although never soft. Those hands used to be slow, smooth, steady, they knew how to embrace and held healing powers, pain vanquished with a touch.

The skin became rough, the warmth replaced by fire. It blistered, calloused, the hands no longer held up, but pushed. Cracks appeared, dirt ingrained. Skin aged beyond its years and so did Dean.

Eventually, ice faded the skin, a stillness Dean didn't recognise lay in the hands, strength he'd known all his life absent. Later, flames licked dry skin and Dean turned from his brother's touch.