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05 September 2006 @ 12:12 am
Supernatural Slash "Sight" Drabbles: Unforseen  
Title: Unforseen
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Slash, Drabble set)
Rating: PG-13 (Subject matter)
Summary: The ache of melancholy is eased by one thing only...
Author's Notes: A 5x100 Slash-drabble arc for supernatural100’s “Sight” challenge.

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Spellbound
They’ve driven through two states since leaving Stanford, too little said or acknowledged along the way. Grief denied cannot be comforted. That both of them hurt may be obvious— or a lie.

Sam’s anguish bleeds from his face; his broken spirit barely keeps him alive.

When Sam dreams, Dean sees his torment in the cast-off light from the world beyond their room.

He longs to slip in beside Sam the way he always did before.

But would his touch heal, or betray them both?

Transfixed by his dilemna, Dean watches and does nothing rather than risk what he’s got left.



Illumination
It’s quiet now—still so oddly quiet between them. Sam feels more present, but he’s still half-hearted about their mission… about life.

Here on a picnic bench, Dean hopes this Indian Summer can melt Sam’s mood.

The sight of Sam, sitting in the sunlight with the light glinting off his hair and long fingers resting on the table in front of him, is something Dean hasn’t seen for years.

How can something so simple leave him breathless and aching?

A promise flutters long abandoned at the corner of his memory. Can it— will it— finally find the light as well?



Gaze
Sam has rarely seen Dean blush, and it’s terribly cute. Who knew a kiss from the sheriff’s daughter could bring Dean down?

“I can feel your eyes,” Dean says suddenly. “I don’t need you staring while I’m trying to drive.”

“I’m sorry about the sheriff,” Sam offers quietly. “We did the best we could, but I wish we’d had more options.”

“Yeah,” Dean says gruffly. He knows Sam understands. “What else?” Because Sam’s being weird.

“If I’d known you’d blush like that, I’d’ve kissed you myself.”

The heat in Dean’s eyes isn’t anger. Sam’s frozen wondering what he just unleashed.



Home
Dean is silent, his eyes bleak and hidden as they leave Lawrence behind.

Sam’s not sure why. It was dangerous, but it’s not the first time that’s happened. There was Mom— and they haven’t talked about it and maybe never will.

But Dean was like this before— afraid to go back there, and that clearly hasn’t changed.

Sam reaches over and grasps Dean’s hand. “I’ll drive,” he says softly.

When they pull over to switch sides, Sam gathers Dean in close— pushing past the token protests.

Dean’s the only home he has left. It’s time to let him know that.



Threshold
The moon climbs higher as Dean’s head rests on Sam’s shoulder. The sharp edge of grief dulls under Sam’s fingers as they stroke Dean’s weary face.

Dean’s head moves slightly as Sam’s hand continues along its path. Just a small change in position, but Sam’s fingers brush Dean’s lips and feel a push back against them in response.

Sam’s mouth follows before he knows it’s happened, kissing reassurance where only questions ought to be.

But this is Dean, and he owes him everything. And the hand slipping behind his shoulder to pull him close says this might just be enough.



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I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: sammissyjack on September 5th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
Beautiful, poignant, poetic.

Thankyou.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 5th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, missyjack. These didn't get anywhere as porny as I thought they would, but once a forward arc got started I had to follow where it led.

Love.That.Icon. It's Sam/Dean perfection. :)
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: sammissyjack on September 5th, 2006 07:50 am (UTC)
Glad you didn't let yourself be distracted by the search for porn!

But seriously ;) the intimacy here has a tactile quality to it that *sigh* I just have no words to describe how it moves me.
mooyoo: Dean/Sam - Dean&Sammooyoo on September 5th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Sam’s anguish bleeds from his face

Yum. (I have no idea where that came from, but it was my first thought when I read that part. I love that line so much I want to eat it up)

I really liked the piece leaving Lawrence. I like Dean's edginess - wish we'd seen more of that throughout the episode - and Sam doing what he's able to and what Dean will (grudgingly) allow to offer comfort.

Very nice overall.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about wanting to eat certain lines up. It makes more subconscious sense than analytical sense, I think-- and I work on both levels!

I really liked the piece leaving Lawrence. I like Dean's edginess - wish we'd seen more of that throughout the episode - and Sam doing what he's able to and what Dean will (grudgingly) allow to offer comfort.
That's one of those episodes that just feels 'broken' at the end. There's so much pain-- mainly for Dean, who was scared going in and devastated coming out-- and it just hangs there unfixed when the episode ends.

Those tempt me like no other-- to bring resolution where it's needed, instead of letting it slide while the chasm grows even wider.

Thank you for your lovely comments, Rachel. :)
Csenya: supernat Dyingsuperman by Carmendovecrimsonsenya on September 5th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
Incredibly lovely and intimate. Beautiful images tinted with sorrow and tenderness.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Incredibly lovely and intimate.

Oooh. *faints dead away from the gorgeousness of that comment*

*revives* I wasn't sure what I was going to get out of this one. I had some different ideas in mind for "H" and "T", but the image for "Illuminated" was written first and it took over the tone for the entire piece.

I had it in mind to write something majorly porny, but the emotional side crept up instead.

So very glad you enjoyed them. :) *cuddles your comments*
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
Good drabbles.I'm hyper and happy because I just found out my grandma got the DVDs for me.It's only 7:00 in the morning here.Yay!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's some grandma you have there. And she knows how to start the day off right, too!

Thank you. :D
dc_longwing on September 5th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. Achingly lovely.
Thanks so much for these and the other drabbles you've been posting lately. I've enjoyed them all.
DC
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you, DC. :) I think this set is the only one that becomes really right in the end-- though the ache is definitely there along the way.

It's just take me forever to catch up on those prompts, because of the vacation. But I'm finally there! And I like the results, even though most of them were 'late.' :)

Good to hear from you again. :D
Cody: SPNmercurybard on September 5th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
Lovely, lovely, lovely as always. Some of my favorite lines:

Dean hopes this Indian Summer can melt Sam’s mood.

The heat in Dean’s eyes isn’t anger. Sam’s frozen wondering what he just unleashed.

I love the slow build towards intimacy. The hesitancy of it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love the slow build towards intimacy. The hesitancy of it.
It's definitely driven by these scenes-- the pain of missing, of feeling disconnected, and then that bittersweet encounter (especially for Dean) with their mother.

The path to healing is slow and unexpected, but they have finally glimpsed it and named it by the end.

So glad you enjoyed this one. And gorgeous icon of Alex there (looking happy instead of devious for a change). :)
Cody: SPNmercurybard on September 6th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
And gorgeous icon of Alec there (looking happy instead of devious for a change). :)

I do believe that's right after Max shot him down, right after they first met. So that's probably more "hot girl just shot me down--un-bee-leeve-able" than happy.
dawnstarrising: Jensen Fricking Hotdawnstarrising on September 5th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
Honey, you kill me everytime. These are beautiful and full of emotion.

*mwwwaahhhh* Wonderful

Dawn xx
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
These are beautiful and full of emotion.
"Full of emotion" is always what I'm going for-- I'm glad it came through here. :)

Haven't heard from you in ages! Good summer? :D
dawnstarrising: Sky Shotdawnstarrising on September 6th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
You always manage to give so much to a story, be it 100 words long or a 1000. That is a true talent.

Haven't heard from you in ages! Good summer?

I've been around, but I haven't really been on the PB sites much. I missed the first few episodes of S2 so I haven't seen any and will get the boxset when it comes out to catch up. Also I've had surgery and I'm still recovering at the moment, so my summer has been a bit crappy.

How has your summer been?

Dawn xx
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Also I've had surgery and I'm still recovering at the moment, so my summer has been a bit crappy.
Ow ow ow ow ow! *hugs and offers chocolate*

That's a terrible way to spend the summer. :( Hope you're better off for it when the recovery is done.

My summer has been SO busy with fic-- a lot of it for Supernatural (because I picked up two spn_50states challenges and a super_summer challenge, and all of those have deadlines). Also some recent L/M blow-the-socks-off porn (some of it rather dark-- at least to me. Apparently not so much to other people).

We've had a lot of family activities, the vacation up to Oregon, and back in July a 12-day spell of heat around 105-112 degrees everyday. :0 Our summer weather here is dreadful.

Hope the recovery continues well! Good television will definitely help that. :D
dawnstarrising: Jensen On Beddawnstarrising on September 6th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
*returns hug and takes chocolate gratefully*

Hope eerything is ok as well. This is my 2nd month off, and I'm starting to go stir crazy. I've read all the fics and wait impatiently for new ones! *laugh*

Oh, I'll have to keep an eye out for the new fics of yours then.

I haven't really read any PB recently, I want to wait until I get to catch up with the series. Mind you I don't think I can resist Supernatural when the new fics start! And may I remind you whose fault me getting into SPN fic it is??????? *points at you* *g*

Wow it sounds like you had a really full summer. Don't know how you coped with that kind of temperature. I live in England and we have had some hot weather, but only up to the 90's and that was bad enough!

I'm glad you had a good holiday and summer.

Dawn xx
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 7th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
And may I remind you whose fault me getting into SPN fic it is??????? *points at you* *g*
You aren't the only one I've steered over toward this fandom. ;) Strangely, getting the SPN folks to consider Prison Break is far less successful. :0

The Prison Break fics I've posted have nothing beyond Season 1 in them. And most of them don't cover the end of Season 1 (except "Flown" and "A Tapestry Of Music"). Some of them are post-escape speculation, but that appears to be speculation at least one more year down the road as it is. ;)

Hope you're resting up well. Be good to yourself! *hugs*
Rachel_sin_attract on September 5th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
Wow! No one drabbles like you drabble. I just love how you give us SO much with only 100 words. Wonderful!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Rachel! Glad I haven't lost my drabbling touch!

Your icon... *boggles* all those flirty and almost-kissing moments.... Hummina! I love it. :D
kendermousekendermouse on September 5th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
absolutely BEAUTIFUL, hon. Tender, poignant, and so quietly intimate. Watching the slow unfolding of the potential between them made the final "connection" so much sweeter... and so much more believable/inevitable. They complete each other.

So much said in so few words. I am in awe of your skill.

thank you SO much for sharing these.

peace,
the kendermouse
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Watching the slow unfolding of the potential between them made the final "connection" so much sweeter...
Oh, I do so love buildup and crossing-over in fics. And making it believable is the biggest part of it all-- sweeping the reader up along in the story and not dropping them along the way.

They complete each other.
They do, if only they (Sam) knew it. *Sigh*

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, kendermouse. If those were the only comments I ever got on this piece, they would still have made writing it entirely worthwhile. They were perfect. ♥
moveablehistory on September 5th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
When they pull over to switch sides, Sam gathers Dean in close—pushing past the token protests.

I love how you pack so much into so few words, hinting at us instead of flat-out saying. Thank you. ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
hinting at us instead of flat-out saying.
I've really come to love drabbles, and I never thought I would.

But the word limit forces such economy of thought and mood, that you really more have to direct the reader rather than spell it all out. Which as you say-- has such an appeal of its own! As I understand it, you write drabbles too, so you know. :)

I see evidence of PB-love in your icon... It's my other fandom, although I'm a Lincoln/Michael and Gen shipper and almost everyone I run into (even the Sam/Dean slashers) that loves Supernatural is an M/S shipper! I live on the road less-travelled, clearly. ;)
moveablehistory on September 6th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, I think I prefer writing drabbles and short fiction much more than longer fics, even though they don't get the same readership.

word limit forces such economy of thought and mood - I love this aspect of writing drabbles. :)

I've only ever watched PB, but it's one of my few appointment tv shows. It's the only show where I'm a gen shipper - you're right, it does seem like most people are M/S and while I wouldn't object (I wouldn't object to L/M, either, heh), I don't think I'd like to see it be a focus.

Also, I'm going to friend you, if that's alright. I can't believe I haven't before. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
(I wouldn't object to L/M, either, heh), I don't think I'd like to see it be a focus.
:D Yes, I don't want Michael/Sara to be the focus of the show at all, and it often feels like The Powers That Be are heading that way. As if they don't know how to handle women in this show without romantically connecting them to the male leads. And I liked Sara so much better before she became all moony over Michael (and "damaged" and stuff).

Also, I'm going to friend you, if that's alright. I can't believe I haven't before. :)
Please! I'll friend you right back.

I love that icon. "Fear me! I'll slash your fandom six ways from Sunday!" :D
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on September 5th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
*wraps around self like a big blanket*

Beautiful. So beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you Athena. Oh, I could cuddle up in this imagery for hours. And I'd pay real money to see it on TV, that's for certain. *happy sigh*
Nimenic: nimnimenic on September 5th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Such beautiful and angsty drabbles.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. :) The pain between these two is so much more beautiful when it finally finds the answer that lays it to rest. That the show doesn't do it for us just makes me want to fix it all the more...
MF Luder: Wicked friendmf_luder_xf on September 6th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm already in this terribly sappy romantic mood and so...yeah, tears. *hides in shame*

Lovely.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Awww. Tears are like silent love letters, when you've written something like this. *hugs you and offers tissues*

Kronette: I heart halfshellvenuskronette on September 6th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
I know it's part of my normal hormonal response, but WAAAAH! and YAH! and about a dozen other emotions all clamoring for attention. For me? It's about time Sam realizes that for Dean, Sam is everything. He is home.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
I know it's part of my normal hormonal response, but WAAAAH! and YAH! and about a dozen other emotions all clamoring for attention.
Oh, but I love that about you! It's no fun writing for people who are never moved. :)

It's about time Sam realizes that for Dean, Sam is everything. He is home.
It's so incredibly, painfully overdue. Even if Dean isn't Sam's everything, then at least know that the reverse is true.

And offer a little understanding once in awhile, please. *Sigh*

Thank you kronette. ♥
(Anonymous) on September 6th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
Dean’s the only home he has left. It’s time to let him know that.

That really says it all. *loves* : )
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's the answer, if only Sam could see it. *Sigh*
GirlOnFiresacrilicious on September 6th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Pure poetry. Just beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 6th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh. Thank you so much. *heart flutters happily* :)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Thank you, wenchpixie. They're so spare and simple in form, but somehow you can get all the truths out in just a few sentences sometimes.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 7th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Virginia!

Oh, I'm so woefully late in replying to this, and I'm sorry for that.

together with the progression works wonderfully
I really haven't done very many drabble "arcs" where it's a connected story, and I should try it more often. There's this one, a J-squared one, and one for Christmas that I just wrote-- and that's it. But I kind of like how these work out. :)