E/O Challenge: "Alarm"

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Spoilers: The Rapture. Companion fic to my drabble Lost and the second chapter of Solitude. Read them, I am reasonably proud of them!


"I'm scaring myself," Sam murmurs. He gazes into the darkness, the words fading into empty silence like a shadow into a shadow.

An honest confession, but it sets off alarm bells in Dean's head. Maybe the shield of blank expressions and meaningless words is finally cracking, because for a moment there the Sam he knew was shining through. Whether it was a cry for help, a hint of truth, or something he wasn't meant to hear, Dean wasn't sure. But he had heard it, and now maybe there was something, anything he could do to take away his brother's fear.