A.N.: E/O Challenge, WOW: Shelter, trying my hand at Lisa this time around, spoilers for up to S6, hope all who read enjoy.

Disclaimer: Not mine.

She pulls him into the shelter of her arms, soothing his sweat soaked hair with a hushed whisper.

He trembles slightly, unable to bury his emotions in the wake of his nightmares, his voice quivering as he apologizes for his perceived weakness.

She tells him that it's not weakness, but unconditional love that causes his heart to break, but the words go unheard as he slips out of bed and back into his solitude.

She watches his shoulders heave with an unspoken burden, bowing the man under an unthinkable weight, before he disappears into the bathroom and Lisa grieves alone.