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07 March 2007 @ 04:55 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: Someone Else's War  
Title: Someone Else's War
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Sam doesn't love it like they do…
Author's notes: Drabble for the "Third Wheel" challenge at 100_ghosts.


Sam doesn't love it like they do.

He's good at it— skilled and diligent—but sitting around diners or motel rooms with Dad and Dean, listening to them get all worked up about "this angle" or "that time when I was cornered"… he knows it's not the same.

He does it because he's here, with them— because this is his life as dictated by one John Winchester.

They don't bother to include him anymore in the conversation— his attitude spoils the comraderie that keeps them going.

He's an outsider to the Winchester army.

They'll hardly miss him when he's gone.

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Samhalfshellvenus on March 16th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
I wonder if that reluctance made him a better soldier in a way.
This is an excellent question-- because the reluctance forces him to be sure that he's really killing the right things, or handling a situation in the right way. Such as letting Lenore go, because although she was a vampire she had chosen not to be evil (in fact, she was in a position to convert others to her way of thinking). And Gordon, whom Sam did NOT kill, but instead took the path of letting the police deal with him instead. Sam's hands are clean with that choice, Gordon (who was ready to kill Dean several times over, and Sam for what he might become) is punished but not killed, and the man will have some lengthy prison time to ponder his own philosophies.

The hardest part is that what would make Sam a better soldier would also make the job so much harder for him to be. The irony in that is so very, very bitter.

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments. :)