Title: Longer than Necessary
Challenge Word: Relax
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: I do not own the Winchester family, their property, their friends or their enemies. If you recognise something, it's probably not mine.
A/N: For Sammygirl1963. Happy birthday.
Infections can be a bitch, John thinks as he tenderly wipes the sweat off Sam's brow.
Sam stirs under his touch and his eyes fly open, darting around the room, totally unfocussed.
"Dean!" he cries, bolting upright, fisting a hand in John's shirt.
"It's okay, Sam," he tells him. "Dean's fine," and he gently unwinds Sam's fingers from the fabric.
The words are like balsam to Sam's confused mind and as his father's face comes into focus he relaxes, falling forwards into safety of his arms.
And, because nobody's there to see, the moment lasts a little longer than necessary.