Title: Lessons

Author: Letting The Rain In

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

Challenge Phrase: Keen.

Word Count: 100 - although it seems like a lot more!

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A/N: Eh. I really can't decide if I hate this or not ...

When John offers one-on-one sparring lessons, Sam's overjoyed.

Remembering the taunts, the teasing, the gloating …

They enable him to win. Dean's on the ground. One arm circles his ribcage, blood runs from his lip.

and the fact that Dean pulls every one of his punches …

Wordless, Dean's eyes speak volumes. Sam's drowning.

that he's never hurt Sam …

"Sammy's prepared to do what it takes to bring you down, Dean." John observes. "Learn from it."

he realises he's the weakness in Dean's defences.

The lessons weren't for Sam's benefit. He's not keen to find out what that means.