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12 December 2006 @ 01:50 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabbles: Silent Sentinel  
Title: Silent Sentinel
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam and Dean (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: 2x100 drabbles on "Trees" for supernatural100.

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Greener Pastures
They stayed on their uncle's farm for three weeks once, eating fruit off bushes and helping out with the chores. All that nothingness was refreshing compared to moving around the country and watching Dad worry.

Dean made crop circles on a sheep, but Sam didn't buy it. Sam tried to pass off chicken crap as ectoplasm, but Dean cuffed him on the head.

Finally, Sam treed Dean in the orchard, sitting below with an apple and enjoying the day.

"I can wait here pretty much forever," he taunted.

That lasted ten seconds before Dean won by pelting him with pears.


Not Unnoticed
When Sam was little, Dad sometimes took them to the forest.

Sam stayed with Dean near the car, while Dad went further into the forest alone. He wondered what Dad did then, with the weapons and the bag of supplies. But Dad said it was dangerous—they couldn't follow him. They'd be safe as long as they stayed put.

Sam waited in sunlight, rain and snowfall, always keeping close to Dean. The forest unnerved him, and he watched it carefully. It was like the trees were listening.

Years later, when he hunted with Dean, Sam realized that he'd been right.



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Steph: legsssssssweill on December 12th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
It was like the trees were listening.

Years later, when he hunted with Dean, Sam realized that he'd been right.


SO wonderful, this.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 12th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That was the first thing that came to me with that prompt-- the spooky nature of the forest, and how children can feel vulnerable, as if the forest is somehow alive. And as Sam comes to find later, it actually IS. Brrrr.
Steph: legsssssssweill on December 12th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Children perceive things we adults have long since forgotten how to know... which is cool/sad/creepy, yes?

And we -know- how Sam is.

Just read your Pirate!fic, too. The Black Angel one. You do have a way with language. =]
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 12th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Oh, the Pirate!Fics... this is what happens when you let comms assign random prompts to you. It's funny that I wrote two of them when I didn't want to even write one. But they definitely liven up the fandom. :0
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh, the first one was so much fun. I always hope they had those moments to carry them through the rest of their diligent, focused days. Kids need to climb trees and goof off, even if they're ghostbusters. :)
kaly: sam_1kalyw on December 12th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Love the first one, they're just so adorkable when they're younger. :)

And poor Sam in the second one - if it's not clowns, it's trees! ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
:D Thank you, Kaly! God, every kid should have a chance to just be a dork for awhile-- especially ones who have such serious little lives.

And the second one... yipes. How creepy to finally be able to hear all those things you always suspected... :0
getting the chocolate in the peanut butter: weewinchesterpicdotfic on December 13th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Love the first one, how they're so easy with each other, and using pranks with a supernatural background, interesting. I laughed. :)

The second one is lovely, really haunting, I like the imagery. Especially that last line.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
using pranks with a supernatural background, interesting. I laughed. :)
Funny how I didn't even notice that that was kind of offbeat, to an outsider. I guess I'm too far into Sam and Dean's weird little world!

The second one is lovely, really haunting, I like the imagery. Especially that last line.
Thank you so much, Dot! The concept of trees "listening" really struck me, especially with the idea that they really might be, and one day Sam would be able to listen back. Eeee!
bluesister on December 13th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Ooo, I love the 2nd one. Yes, they were, Sammy.

And the first contains the most delightful image I've seen in awhile:
Dean made crop circles on a sheep, but Sam didn't buy it
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
And the first contains the most delightful image I've seen in awhile:
Dean made crop circles on a sheep, but Sam didn't buy it

:D I'm glad you noticed that-- I can just see Dean doing it, and trying to get Sam all worked up over it ("Ooooooh! Oooooooh! Look, Sammy-- ooooooh!") and totally failing. ;)
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on December 13th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
That last line made me shiver.

And I love the first one. So adorable.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
That last line made me shiver.
Yay! I'm trying to up my "creepy quotient" over time, in my SPN writing. :)

And I love the first one. So adorable.
I never thought I'd love kid!Fic as much as I do now, but the wee!Winchester are just irresistible. :)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much, Dawnie! I SO love hearing that any of my SPN writing comes off as spooky-- I'm trying to flesh that area out a little over time. :)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 14th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Rinne!

That poor sheep never knew what hit it. And I can so see Dean trying to persuade Sammy that something sinister is going on there, and Sammy being all, "Whatever, dumbass."

Glad you liked these. Quite a contrast, eh?
iamstealthyoneiamstealthyone on December 14th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
The forest unnerved him, and he watched it carefully. It was like the trees were listening.

Years later, when he hunted with Dean, Sam realized that he'd been right.


Love this ending.

Nicely done!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 14th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm thrilled to hear that the spooky aspect is working for so many people. :D Secretly evil treeees...
cindy: the dean show - dean and samtsuki_no_bara on December 16th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
the first one is adorable (crop circles on a sheep! dean getting treed! heee) and the second is kind of creepy and really, uh, atmospherically canon. really nicely done.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 17th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
With the kind of weird lives they have, it seems fitting that their fun would be slightly weird too. :)

really, uh, atmospherically canon.
Eeeee! *is thrilled by this comment* Thank you!
tyrical: AP_aJolietyrical on January 29th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Nature

She is her own entity.
She can be forgiving but always tough.
Disrespect her at your own risk.

At least Sam was paying attention.