E/O Challenge Word:

hold /hōld/ v. – held, past participle; keep or sustain in a specified position.

Spoilers/Warnings: none, just continuation of general dark topic

Disclaimer: Not mine

Word Count: 120

You better be careful what you do. I wouldn't wanna be in your shoes if they ever found you out. ~ Miranda Lambert

Sam held himself completely still; as if he would just fade into the night if he didn't move; as if Dean would forget what he had just seen, would forget the crimson-colored clue to Sam's well-kept secret.

Lucifer chuckled from where he continued to stand beside the youngest Winchester. "I think he still sees you," he whispered into Sam's ear.

Sam blinked across the hood of the Impala as Dean continued to stare at him; his brother's gaze flickering between Sam's face and the blood staining his sleeve.

"Sam..." Dean called quietly, seeming to suddenly sense that Sam was fragile; that Sam was seconds away from either bolting or collapsing...and that even Sam didn't know which he would do yet.