E/O Challenge: "Tense"

Disclaimer: Nothing belongs to me, of course.

Warnings: Spoilers for Abandon All Hope and a quote from No Exit.

Light a Fire

Sam's goodbye is brief...hand on her shoulder, not even looking in Jo's eyes, a curt nod, he stands up again. He can't do this again, he just...

He watches Dean, now. Lips on her pale forehead, their faces tense, waiting...for Dean to move downward, a light touch. Then relaxing into the kiss, knowing from her eyes that it means everything, both holding back tears, dreams, pain...

Then Ellen. He remembers. I won't lose you. I just won't.

Sam knows. God, he knows. And he has to turn away, until all that's left is flames and he forces himself to look.