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19 May 2008 @ 12:32 am
Supernatural Slash Drabble: "The Sheltering Sea," PG-13  
Title: The Sheltering Sea
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Post- S3 finale, the impossible is only what hasn't happened yet.
Author's Notes: For girlmostlikely, who wanted some happily-ever-after. Happy Birthday, Ginger! I hope this does the trick.
Also for supernatural100, this is "Alive."

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How Dean survived, they do not know.

Gashed and gone, Limbo-lost, some thread of salvation—of Sam—pulled him back. Healing hands did the rest.

The ocean flows and crashes outside, soothing, eternal. Nothing has come, afraid of Sam or the salt-lines he laid.

"Can you fix those ribs I cracked last year?"

"Probably not," Sam murmurs, "But I'll make you forget them." His kiss is a promise.

"Could stay here forever," Dean finally breathes.

"That means a week," Sam smiles, "before you're stir crazy."

"Trouble can wait."

Dean pulls him closer, unhurried and content.

Everything he wants is here…



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Cass E. Pants: SPN - dean sleepycass404 on May 19th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
You saved him!

I'm not even ready for the happy fic yet but I can't resist yours and this made me smile.

Dean! Alive! Undamned! Making out with his brother! Um... my happy may not be everyone's happy.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm not even ready for the happy fic yet but I can't resist yours and this made me smile.
Thank you for braving it. :) I was asked for "Happily ever after," and I couldn't thing of circumventing the canon here, just... moving on through it.

Dean! Alive! Undamned! Making out with his brother! Um... my happy may not be everyone's happy.
It's definitely a lot of people's happy, mine included. ;)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It was a challenge, thinking past the finale and finding an ending that was happy after all, but definitely worth it.

I feel better already, personally, and I hope you do too now.

Happy birthday! :)
michelle: Sam and Dean - hand on chestcertainthings on May 19th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
Beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Smidgy! Boy, I needed something happy after that cliffhanger laid us all out. *sigh*
JJ: dean sunnyjolietjones on May 19th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
The ocean flows and crashes outside, soothing, eternal. Nothing has come, afraid of Sam or the salt-lines he laid.

That is such a comforting, soothing and relaxing line. Like he's finally safe.

I like this.


The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
That is such a comforting, soothing and relaxing line. Like he's finally safe.
That was definitely the feeling I wanted to create with those words. It's over, he's safe, and he and Sam are together.

In the end, everything's all right (and I hope Kripke finds that space for us all in the coming year).
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Finally, a salve for my wounded heart.
Mine too. *sigh* I need this as much as Ginger did, I have to say!
fiery_fox2fiery_fox2 on May 19th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
Dean saved? Hmmm...I'm not so sure...but I like this little drabble anyway. :)
Your takes always make me feel better, and this was a nice way to make the day better considering I'm a little sick today (stomach bug and whatnot). Thanks for the effort you always put into eveything you write---it shows beautifully.
*hugs ya*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Dean saved? Hmmm...I'm not so sure...but I like this little drabble anyway. :)
Ginger wanted a "happily ever after," and Dean coming out of everything okay was the ending I definitely wanted.

Took a lot of the drabble just to make sure that got conveyed coherently-- the idea that Dean might never have even made it to Hell (because we can't be sure, with that S3 ending), and that Sam perhaps has more powers than he's shown before (if Lilith's fear of him and Ruby's hints prove to be true). My fingers are definitely crossed for canon to be something kinder rather than harsher!

and this was a nice way to make the day better considering I'm a little sick today (stomach bug and whatnot).
Hope this made your spirits better, if not the body as well. Stomach bugs are the worst. :( *hugs and sends flat 7-up*

Edited at 2008-05-19 09:24 pm (UTC)
saavikam77: Dean Sam - There for yousaavikam77 on May 19th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Awwww!!! *cries a little*

I love that Dean wondered if Sam could fix his ribs, too. :)

Bravo!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
I love that Dean wondered if Sam could fix his ribs, too. :)
If you're going to have special healing powers patch you up, might as well work on some of those past injuries too - if it's possible.

But I think Sam's love and Dean being back is enough to make Dean feel new again. :)
(Anonymous) on May 19th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Better your ending than the one we got stuck with.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
*sigh* I know the feeling.

I'm holding onto the hope (or is it denial?) that since the ending was vague, Dean might be lost inside his own head (or in Purgatory/Limbo) and not actually in Hell. And we know Sam's got a little extra something special even he isn't aware of, so might as well turn that to advantage!

If only Kripke were this kind...
sylvanwitchsylvanwitch on May 20th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Gods, yes. Thanks for the balm to our raw and wounded souls. *sighs* This is lovely, particularly the alliteration of limbo-lost, gashed-gone, and salvation-Sam. Nice aural connection between what saves Dean and who. As usual, vibrant prose!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
:D *is gleeful that you liked the alliteration, which I often can't resist*

Finding a happy-ever-after situation was a real challenge here, and fitting it into 100 words with more going on than just plot was even harder. But I hope that restful, schmoopy feeling won out. :)
layne: spn i've got youlayne67 on May 20th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Dean is whole and alive and Sam is there for the healing process. What more could a girl want?

*loves*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 22nd, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
What more could a girl want?
Oh, I'm ready for it to happen right now!

Which would be kinder than letting it ache over the summer...
Eponin: supernatural samdean moveablehistoryeponin10 on May 20th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on May 22nd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Joy. I'm glad you liked it. :)
sadelyrate: happy. gleesadelyrate on May 21st, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
Happily ever after... *sighs contentedly*

Yes. This is what will happen. Sam and Dean, together. Brothers and lovers and soul-mates...

Thank You.
This made me feel so much better. *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 22nd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Yes. This is what will happen. Sam and Dean, together.
This is definitely how I'd like to see it- and soon!

This made me feel so much better. *hugs*
Oh, I'm so glad! I know Ginger and I weren't the only ones who wanted "happily ever after" to counteract that finale. ♥
tyricaltyrical on May 23rd, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I feel unqualified to comment on this seeing as I didn't watch S2 or S3. Yet I agree with the sentiment. A happily ever after is much needed for Dean and Sam.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 23rd, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
That's right, you mentioned that you haven't seen the other two seasons yet. Between Netflix and/or a local video store (and torrent!) I'll bet you've got some summer viewing lined up. :)

A happily ever after is much needed for Dean and Sam.
Always needed, and thus far denied! Thank goodness fanfiction allows us to fix things that torture us too long. :)