Challenge Word: Side

Happy Birthday to LaedieDuske, who wanted the focus to be on Dean's stomach. Did I mention I can't hit the broad side of a barn?

100 words (per MS word counter) No spoilers.

Sideswiped

by Swellison

Dean heard the growl before Sam did. He jumped in front of Sam as a black dog leaped towards them, jaws open. Dean's raised arms protected his face, but the creature bit his exposed side as they toppled over.

"DEAN!" Sam yelled, firing point-blank at the black dog. He pushed the dead dog away from Dean with his boot, then knelt by his brother. "Y'okay?" Sam yanked open Dean's bloodied jacket.

"M'fine."

Sam extracted a field bandage from the medi-kit in the weapons bag he'd been toting. "You will be," Sam bandaged Dean's wound, then patted his stomach. "Let's go."

A/N: Taking a small step towards my New Year's resolution to organize things. From now on, my drabbles will be posted by chapter under one title: Drabbles 101. (This is, not coincidentally, my 101st story posted here.) The Stanford drabbles will continue to be posted under A Door Opens, whenever the challenge word fits;)