Title: Motels Challenge
Author: ezgal
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG
Summary: Drabble.


"You ever wonder why they hang so many pictures of houses on motel walls?"

Dean was field-stripping his Beretta and wouldn't look at Sam. "What? No." Cleaning patches, brass rods, brushes, were arrayed before him on the table: a quiet, comforting ritual.

"You're not even listening to me, are you?"

Dean grunted, dipped a toothbrush in solvent, and went to work on the barrel.

Later, watching Sam fall asleep -- afternoon sun through the drapes turning the room orange, a stripe of light on the back of his brother's hand -- Dean whispered, "Just so you know what you're missing, I guess."