Title - Retreat

Author - sholot

Disclaimer - Kripke owns the Winchester boys, not me.

E/O Challenge word - ashen

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His face was ashen, green eyes dull and blank. Only the movement of a small chest revealed life.

John scrubbed a hand over his face, the other resting on his son's limp one, laying on the hospital sheets. He couldn't stand the thought of their family shattering further.

A murmur from his other son, caught in exhausted sleep. The child wouldn't recover if they couldn't draw his brother back from the mental depths he had retreated to

Gently brushing a lock of hair out of the staring eyes of his catatonic son, John whispered.

"Come back, Dean. Please come back."

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