E/O Challenge: Soft

For KKBelvis's Birthday some Sam angst for ya – hope you like it!

100 words exactly

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Letting Go

Days of rain had softened the ground. I was thankful for that as I shovelled out the last of the sodden earth.

Sam sat beneath the trees, his brother cradled in his arms, tear streaked face nestling against Dean's blood matted hair.

Moments later I knelt beside them, resting my hand on Sam's shoulder. "You have to let him go boy," I murmured softly.

"Please ... not yet," he sobbed, clinging desperately to his brother. "Bobby ... I can't."

Slowly I nodded my understanding.

"I can't either," I whispered, as I lifted Dean's lifeless hand to my lips and wept.