E/O Challenge: Punish

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Nerves of steel – chapter 11

All was quiet, save for the rhythmic-bleeping of the monitor as it sounded out Dean's heart-beat. Sam stared at the livid bruising on his brother's chest, each one caused by the defibrillator's paddles. He remembered each frantic placement; each jolt of energy as paramedics fought to save his life; the punishing minutes of anguish and despair.

And then the feeling of utter relief once they'd gotten Dean back.

Instantly they'd whisked him off, desperate to patch up torn flesh; splint broken-bone; start blood transfusions.

Newly returned from surgery Sam sat beside his bed. He was still there when Dean awoke.