A/N: I'm posting early because I'm leaving town.

A/N #2: There are a lot of us in the E/O Challenge. You can go to either Enkidu07's or Onyx Moonbeam's profile pages for the list of the usual suspects. As far as I know, none of us have been indicted by law enforcement officials anywhere. At least, not YET, anyway.

Word Count: 100 on the nose.

Summary: E/O CHALLENGE. Drabble Word: Wall. Dean surprises Sam sometimes.

Disclaimer: I don't own the boys, or Supernatural. This is for entertainment only, not for profit.


Dean Winchester doesn't do emo.

Yeah. Riight.

"I saw something bad the night my mom died," Dean murmured softly to Lucas.

Huh. Sam looked surprised.

Another time: "Yeah, Dad put you in my arms and told me to take you outside. What? Figured you knew that already."

Dean's face softens whenever he sees a group of kids playing together. It's little glimpses, brief flashes here and there. Sam ignores Dean's gunfighter strut, the leather, the stubble and the snark.

Sam tries not to smirk, doesn't want to give it away.

Another chink in the armor. Another brick from the wall.

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