Title: Perception

Author: Letting The Rain In

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

Challenge Phrase: Raw

Word Count: 100.

Fellow Players: Too many to name, but you know who you are! Also, there's a list. Just in case.

Dean draws a breath, chokes on the tube and Sam's unfrozen, hurrying forward because his brother's never been a fan of hospitals.

Dean's panicking, tears welling in eyes that are a deeper green than Sam remembers and locked on his, frightened and imploring. His pain is raw, his soul exposed and Sam stumbles reaching for the curtain. Shielding this Dean from the world is somehow important. He wonders if Dean knows just how vulnerable he really is.

His brother grasps his hand and Sam's voice breaks over the words lodged in his throat. Dean's exhausted, his gaze unguarded and trusting.