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15 January 2010 @ 09:40 am
SPN Gen Drabble: "Deadly Waters" (Lucas, Dean, G)  
Title: Deadly Waters
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Lucas, Dean (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: G
Summary: Some secrets are too scary to say out loud.
Author's Notes: Drabble meme offering for lickerdysplit, who wanted a Gen outsider POV of Dean.
Also for 100_ghosts ("Dead In The Water") and spn_drabble ("Trust").

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When Dean first spoke to him, Lucas noticed his green, green eyes. Those eyes didn't pass over him or pin him suffocatingly flat. They saw him, and Dean hoped and waited before letting it rest.

Lucas drew the answer on paper instead.

The next time, Dean talked about his own pain and loss. He didn't ask but Lucas knew, and drew a picture of what he couldn't say.

Later, when the lake punished him for tattling, Dean saved him.

It's all right.

Dean listened, just like Mommy. When Lucas finally had the words, he knew exactly who'd brought them back.


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lickerdysplitlickerdysplit on January 15th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yay!
Ooh. Love Lucas, fab choice. You've pinpointed a lovely moment...Thank you v. much! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 16th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
You're welcome! Thanks for the inspiration! :D
alleysweeperalleysweeper on January 15th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
&hearts

*nods* Lucas listens and see, too.

I just watched this episode on TNT the other day. I so miss the early days of Show.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 16th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
I miss them too-- I haven't enjoyed where things went after S2, and really wish we weren't heading for showdown Kripke has planned this season.

I really liked "Dead in the Water," for so many reasons. I liked Lucas' mother calmly shooting Dean down, the way he so often deserves. I loved Dean's rapport with Lucas, and I really wish the show had done more with that idea in later episodes. Dean pretty much raised Sam, and the idea that he understands kids makes a lot of sense to me. Lucas brought out one of Dean's better sides, and we usually only see that in relation to his own family.
orehime: scissorsorehime on January 16th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 16th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you!
brigid_tanner: Dean-hero-dead in the waterbrigid_tanner on January 16th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Lovely. "Dead in the Water" is one of my favorite eps, cause of Dean and Lucas. Loved this look into Lucas' head.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 16th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
One of my favorites too, for exactly the same reason. Both for the insight into Dean, and for how he helped heal Lucas simply be reaching out to him without pushing.

And there's also your icon, and what a powerful moment that was!
layne: spn fight the good fightlayne67 on January 16th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
One of my favourite episodes. And that scene was one where I begun to glimpse the other side of Dean. I love Lucas's POV that you did here :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 16th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
And that scene was one where I begun to glimpse the other side of Dean.
Me too-- which is part of why it's one of my favorites too.

Prior to this, we mostly saw the asshole/bravado side of Dean. With this episode, we saw a little of the softer (more real) side of him, not to mention what his role in Sam's life had been (opening up whole new ideas regarding both characters).

And we saw how he managed to help transform a little boy and "save" him in a way apart from the Supernatural issue, which was huge.
Lurker on the runlita_of_jupiter on January 16th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
I love Lucas, and especially how he interacted with Dean very nice to see a fic about it especially from his pov
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
It's funny, but for an Gen outsider POV of Dean, Lucas was absolutely the first person who occurred to me. Dean helped him transform back into himself, using human patience rather than anything new or magical.

I loved what we learned about Dean in that episode, and only wish we'd seen more of it over time.
Lurker on the runlita_of_jupiter on January 18th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
yeah, i miss some of the realness of the first season before the deals and the demons how much it seemed the boys touched people's lives and not only saved them
tabaqui: deanmombyinyourpants_tabaqui on January 16th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Awwww, yes. Yes.
*sniffle*

:)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Oh, what an episode. I miss those early days!
tabaqui: s&db&wwallbyfugly_graphicstabaqui on January 17th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
I do, too, but...i'm so in love with Show. It's just gotten better and better, to me.
labseraphlabseraph on March 13th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
You got into Lucas' head so beautifully here; a lovely revisit to one of the more stellar episodes.

Thank you.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on March 15th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked this! There were a lot of little things I liked about this episode, including the hints of the boys' pasts, the female character, and Lucas himself (and how Dean unexpectedly got through to him).
win_mcdowellwin_mcdowell on October 27th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on October 27th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! That episode is a favorite of mine, because despite how Sam teases Dean about not knowing anything about kids... Dean raised him.

And his interactions with Lucas-- including knowing when NOT to push-- show the kind of intuition that I wish we'd seen more of over the years.
win_mcdowellwin_mcdowell on October 27th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with you.
Dean is a natural dad... and a supernatural, too. :)