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16 April 2006 @ 03:29 pm
Prison Break Fanfiction: Down Home (Supernatural Crossover)  
Title: Down Home
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Prison Break/Supernatural Crossover
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 500
Summary: T-Bag’s POV, inexecusable crossover story. You can never really go home again…
Disclaimer: Neither the characters nor universes of Supernatural or Prison Break belong to me.
Author’s Notes: Written for the pbreak_drabbles “Crossover” Challenge.

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When they finally got out—what a rambling piece of work that had been—T-Bag did exactly what an escaped convict should never do.

He went home.

He picked through fields and back roads, bleached-out hair and clean-shaven face his best effort at looking like someone else. Some folks in these parts didn’t even have television, thank heaven.

He snuck through the outskirts of town to the dirt road leading to the house. Through the brush he went, dew and cobwebs marking his jacket until the dark shape of the house loomed ahead.

T-Bag approached the porch sideways then. Not creeping up on it (might set them off), but allowing time to listen and intuit the atmosphere.

It was surprisingly quiet. No smoke from the chimney—and they used the wood stove for cooking half the time. No answer to his knock on the front door.

The door wasn’t locked—never was—so he went on in. Bloodstains in the kitchen, and he wondered why they weren’t using the fields for slaughter. Messy, filthy business—not what you want inside the house. He checked the bedrooms, all of them vacant and as shabby as ever, and finally went down to the basement.

Good lord, the smell! It was absolutely wretched down there, and the room was crowded full of cages and what-not. What had they gotten up to while he was gone all these years? Hell if that wasn’t blood on the floor again.

He crept closer, sleeve over his nose and mouth against the flies and the smell. Blood, no bodies, no people. What on earth?

He heard lightweight steps overhead. Not a man. Mama, maybe. He stole back up the stairs quietly, opening the door to a faceful of twelve-gauge.

“Now wait a minute there, Missy! Y’all put that down this instant. This is my family’s house.”

The eyes in that wild-haired face were downright scary. She was just a girl, rough-looking and scrawny, but clearly dangerous. A feral child?

“I’m Teddy,” he said. “And who might you be?”

“I’m Sissy,” she said. “This is my house, now that Daddy’s gone.”

“Beg pardon?”

“Daddy. Those people done killed him. Bobby Lang, too. I got away.”

“My Daddy?”

“Guess so.”

Impossible. “Mama didn’t have any more children.”

“That’s where you’re wrong.”

“Where is Mama then?”

“Daddy hunted her years ago. She weren’t no better’n an animal, anyway. Easy prey, Daddy said. He got better targets after that.”

“What?”

“That make you my big brother? Heard I had one.”

“Y’all killed Mama?”

“You mighty quick to judge. You been gone a long time.”

Dear lord. “Now easy, there. Shotgun makes me nervous.”

“We got our way of doin’ things. You ain’t gonna fit in.”

“Whoa now!”

“You look pretty fast, though. Give you a five-second start, but then I’m comin’.”

“What?”

“One… two…”

Goddamn!

He lit off through the woods like a rabbit, dodging and weaving.

Crazy family. Makes me look sane.

Faster now, Faster.


He could hear her coming...



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Are we back to hos over bros?: deanlissa_bear on April 16th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
Crazy family. Makes me look sane.


Heh! Yeah, they sure do. Sissy creeps me out! Love the first sentence, for some reason.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Heh! Yeah, they sure do. Sissy creeps me out!
Me.Too. It's a fair contest, which brand of psycho is actually weirder. T-Bag's or The Benders? I actually think the Benders are less... ordinary pieces of evil than T-Bag.

Love the first sentence, for some reason.
Hah! I'm fairly sure that whatever it turns out to be, T-Bag will find it entirely too random and risky and convoluted even if it WAS what Michael originally planned. And chances are now that it won't be.

Easy enough to criticize when you weren't the one with the breakout plan. ;)
BEWARE OF JENMAR.: PB - Sergeant Sodomyclex_monkie89 on April 16th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Hee! Awesome! Love it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
She's not his mother after all (but I bet she bears a striking resemblance). She's the alter-Evil: Teddy vs. Sissy!
(no subject) - clex_monkie89 on April 17th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - clex_monkie89 on April 17th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
mooyoomooyoo on April 16th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Heh, nice.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, somehow when the idea of doing a PrisonBreak/Supernatural crossover comes up... this isn't exactly what we think of, now is it? Sometimes it's fun to go for the less obvious idea, though. And The Benders have to be the strangest people Sam and Dean have met... so far. ;)
(no subject) - mooyoo on April 17th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
NoraNora!: Who are you?angelrose493 on April 16th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
I love this and I love that T-Bag is normal compared to them, and that Sissy.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
I love that T-Bag is normal compared to them, and that Sissy.
Isn't that the funniest?

Normal...-er than Sissy. But all of them twisted. ;)
(no subject) - angelrose493 on April 17th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
alazysod on April 16th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hehe, what a great idea. :D I love the first line, and this: Crazy family. Makes me look sane.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Crazy family. Makes me look sane.
It's true!

He's sick, but he's not even quite John Wayne Gacy or Jeffrey Dahmer crazy. And The Benders were even weirder than those guys :0

Relative normalcy... it's the New Sane. :D
search for jet pantsjetpants on April 16th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Dude. DUDE. A friend and I were just rewatching The Benders yesterday and making endless jokes about them being T-Bag's family and how there needs to be some serious SPN/PB crossover fic involving T-Bag and now you come out with this and, yeah. *gives you a million cookies* You win. I love this hard.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
making endless jokes about them being T-Bag's family
Oh, god-- doesn't it all just make a sick sort of sense?

*gives you a million cookies* You win. I love this hard.
Yes! Cookies!

Glad you liked it, in all its twisty glory. :D
40 Acres & a Strip Club: Scofieldpoisontaster on April 17th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
Hee! It all makes sense now!

The door wasn’t locked—never was—so he went on in. Bloodstains in the kitchen, and he wondered why they weren’t using the fields for slaughter. Messy, filthy business—not what you want inside the house. He checked the bedrooms, all of them vacant and as shabby as ever, and finally went down to the basement.

Good lord, the smell! It was absolutely wretched down there, and the room was crowded full of cages and what-not. What had they gotten up to while he was gone all these years? Hell if that wasn’t blood on the floor again.


Your T-bag voice is so spot on here. Just...perfect.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Hee! It all makes sense now!
It does! And... it's not the kind of logic normal people use, that's for sure.

Your T-bag voice is so spot on here. Just...perfect.
Thank you! I really strive to hear him-- his dialect, his way of choosing words. He has a slightly refined tone to his dialogue that Sissy, for example, lacks.

I love the idea that his family outdid him in twistedness while he was gone, and he never even knew about it :0
(no subject) - poisontaster on April 17th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: big smile happy sarathelana on April 17th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Gah, this one made me laugh so hard. And I certainly didn't see that one coming :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 17th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
Gah, this one made me laugh so hard. And I certainly didn't see that one coming :D
Heh!

I can't tell whether this one's purely Crossover, or mainly CrackFic :0

At least T-Bag found out that it was possible to be scarier than HE is. ;)
tyrical: PB_T_creepytyrical on April 18th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
Now I've seen everything a little pipsqueak of a girl makin' T-bag run. Well I'll be.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 18th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
Now I've seen everything a little pipsqueak of a girl makin' T-bag run. Well I'll be.
She DID have a shotgun. And a clear love of using it. :0
Ferryn - you know, that weird chick: t-baglisteningferrynheit on April 18th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
Bravo!

I haven't seen a single episode of Supernatural, but this is awesome! It's like all those horror movies with crazy killer locals. Like Texas Chainsaw or Deliverance or that terrible, terrible movie Wrong Turn.

I love the first line as well. And the descriptions of all the blood and the smell downstairs. And that girl is creeeeepy. Little kids should not own shotguns. I'd be running too.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 18th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's like all those horror movies with crazy killer locals. Like Texas Chainsaw or Deliverance or that terrible, terrible movie Wrong Turn.
Oh, man. I don't do horror movies, so "Deliverance" is the only one I've seen.

This episode of "Supernatural" involves disappearing people, who as it turns out are being stolen by a scary hillbilly family back in the woods. They keep them caged for a few days, and then... they release them outside the house and hunt them down (like "The Most Dangerous Game," which is a famous short story). The family... always comes out on top. Then they butcher their prey (in the kitched, apparently), eating what they can and making stuff out of pieces and parts (chandeliers, what-have-you).

Really, really sick and gross. Actually sicker than a murdering pedophile/rapist who tortures his victims, if you can believe that! T-Bag is _ordinary_ evil compared to these folks.

And Sissy... she must have been 11-13 or so, and she turned out to be every bit as twisted as the rest of her family. As far as we know, she survived after Sam and Dean and the local police officer were done with that family. :0

Sounds like the creepiness came through even without the background. Yay for that!
belleimani on April 23rd, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Holy crap!
That's awesome!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 23rd, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
Heh. It's even more bizarre if you know that the Prison Break T-Bag character is a serial rapist/murderer rumored to have engaged in necrophilia and pedophilia. But... his evil looks almost ordinary compared to the folks in "Benders." :0
(no subject) - belleimani on April 23rd, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
D: wentworth is dangerous to your healthquincykat on April 26th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha! Run T-Bag, run!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on April 26th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Run T-Bag, run!
Faster now, son-- faster!

I swear, this story is SO much funnier to Prison Break folks than to Supernatural folks. It really helps to envision T-Bag finding himself at the mercy of someone else-- someone more dangerous than he is. :0
Cody: PrisonBreakmercurybard on July 12th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hell if that wasn’t blood on the floor again.
Well, you've got T-bag's voice down pat.

Crazy family. Makes me look sane.
Sweet. T-bag got out-eviled by a little girl!

First Godzilla, and now this. You're making me laugh so hard!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on July 13th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
Well, you've got T-bag's voice down pat.
I really enjoy writing dialogue/introspection for him. His voice is very vivid. But there are limits to how much of his sociopathic personality I want to channel most of the time. :0

T-bag got out-eviled by a little girl!
And a scary, soulless creature she was, too. She's a real part of that "Supernatural" episode, and though her whole family is creepy, the malice under that meek first impression is really a shock.

:D Glad these are making you laugh, though! I don't write humor very often, but I really enjoy it when I do. Maybe there's a lesson there? *ponders*
Sarsargraf on July 20th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
Ooooohhh... Oh, that was great. Damn, I hadn't really felt fangirly about PB in so long, and you just brought it all back. He's my favorite character, you know. Not favorite in the sense that I'm rooting for him, heh, but... well. ;) His voice was just spot-on. Marvelous!

And I loved your concept. It would make such sense that he could come from a family capable of what they do, and that they would produce a child capable of what he is. And it's sort of tragic in that way, both he and his cousin-sister are so screwed up, and in part due to some choices they made, but also... how strong would they have to be to fight this sort of twisted upbringing?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on July 20th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
:D Glad you liked it! I know you were expecting Dean and Sam, but this winds up being my only SPN fic of any kind that has no Winchesters in it!

T-Bag as a character scares me, but his "voice" is just so vivid to me. And that combination of charm and wiles and persistence is just too hard to resist.

It would make such sense that he could come from a family capable of what they do, and that they would produce a child capable of what he is.
He really seems rather scarily at home there, doesn't he? Plus, his parents were apparently siblings-- and don't the Benders just look like they keep it in the family? (because I'm sure they shoot and eat everyone else :0).

how strong would they have to be to fight this sort of twisted upbringing?
Once you've been indoctrinated into it, almost no-one can shake it. It becomes your version of Normal, and if you're good and isolated in your upbringing, your questions will die before you meet anyone who can answer them.

Thanks for reading this one! :D
daybrightdaybright on October 18th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
wow, incredible crossover friending you after reading just this story.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on October 18th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you so much, daybright. Are you mostly a PB fan, or a Supernatural fan?
(no subject) - daybright on October 18th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)