Word Count: 1931
Characters: Iker Casillas/Xavi Hernández, Sergio Ramos
Disclaimer: While inspired by real-life persons and events, this is a work of fiction.
Summary: Spain's captains comfort each other in the wake of their humiliating defeat by the Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup. Catharsis fic.
( The final whistle found Iker sinking to his knees in the soaked grass as the stadium erupted around him. )