Sorry it's late! E/O Challenge word: Shudder.

Spoilers: Death Takes a Holiday, Season 4 in general

Disclaimer: Not mine!

They both should be asleep, it's been a long hard day, but Sam can't lie down and close his eyes on the bed where Pamela just died. Dean is tossing and turning a few feet away, a few feet that seem like miles when he adds on the lies, and how much they've both changed.

Sam steps forward, closes the rift, laying a hand on his brother's shoulder.

Unconsciously, Dean barely suppresses a shudder, and Sam pulls back as if burned. He looks up at the ceiling for a sign and thinks that maybe, maybe he can feel the flames.