E/O Challenge: Rock

Sorry this is late – real life has taken over big time!

A brotherly love drabble for Katydid43 – hope this cheers you up hun!

A Brother's Love

He's only been asleep awhile but I know the nightmares have already started, his pained whimpering a testament to hell's torment.

As it worsens I can't ignore it. I scoot over to his bed, pull him into my arms. I know he'll hate me in the morning but right now I have to do this.

"Shh ... it's okay, I gotcha," I sooth, rocking him as he sobs, gripping my shirt, holding onto me as if his life depends on it.

Gradually the sobs subside, he stills, drifts back into a fitful sleep.

And I'll hold him until he wakes.