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02 February 2013 @ 05:47 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: "Detonation" (G)  
Title: Detonation
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Dean, Sam, John (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: G
Summary (Pre-Series): Dean knew about the letter…
Author's Notes: A writerverse entry for the prompt of "Just Before The Battle."

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Dean knew about the letter from Stanford, but it was an offer, not a decision. For a while, he could cling to a thin sliver of hope.

But then Sam said it, the words aimed like an attack at eighteen years of Winchester tradition: "I'm going away to college."

The air nearly crackled with static as their father's face darkened with anger. Then shouting exploded through the kitchen, the inevitable lead-up to bitter words too damaging to take back.

Dean stood frozen and silent, lost to the buzzing in his head that signaled the utter destruction of everything he loved.


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a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Teen!!Winchestersembroiderama on February 3rd, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh DEAN. D: I love this.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
I still remember that S1 episode where the family had hardly reunited and Sam and John started going at it again, and Dean just looked so trapped.
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Sam & Johnembroiderama on February 3rd, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Yes. And like Dean had been kind of idealizing what having all three of them together again would be like--and the ideal fell apart.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
That's it-- the icon right there! God, what a powerful moment in the family dynamic that was-- it showed so much history in just those few seconds.
Jas Massonjasmasson on February 3rd, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
Back in the day I would have killed killed for the scene when Sam broke that news on the show.

This is perfect. <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, me too. We know what the aftermath of that was-- with "If you leave, don't come back!" and the terrible estrangement.

But given who he is, Sam would have to leave.

I just so miss the early seasons and that sharp distinction of the characters. The family drama of those divergent personalities was so rich, all by itself!
passing_through: sam and dean golden brownpassing_through on February 3rd, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, that last line is like a shot to the heart. I never thought about Dean seeing the letter as just an offer. This is very intense and heart breaking and I love when 100 words pack such an emotional punch!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

That prompt fit that moment so well-- I could just see Dean standing there and knowing that his whole world was unraveling. It would never be quite as bad for John OR Sam as it was for him.
ficwriter1966ficwriter1966 on February 4th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, DEAN...

(Lovely, if heartbreaking, piece. Thanks for sharing!)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Hard as the rift between Sam and John was, I think it hurt Dean most off all. He was never able to put his family back together again, but it never stopped him from wanting it. :(

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
roxymissrose: sunflowersroxymissrose on February 4th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
oh gosh, that's wonderful--heartbreaking, but perfect.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
That broken triangle was really destined never to be repaired, and I think Dean had a sense of the hopelessness of it all even back then.

Thanks for reading!