Title: Resolve

Author: Letting The Rain In

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

Challenge Word: Control

Word Count: 100

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

It's all about control.

Dean stops himself shaking, halting tremors before they reach his hand, forcing numb fingers to tighten around the bottle. Ignoring the pain, the way he always ignores the things that don't go his way, Dean tells himself he's strong enough. He almost believes it.

Jo tugs the bullet from his shoulder and white lightening spikes across his vision.

Moments later, Dean's standing and Jo's denied access to the gentleness he possesses. He's hard, unyielding. Distant. Desire dries her mouth. He frightens her.

Dean's determination feels like winter to Jo. Winchester will; the coldest steel ever forged.