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20 March 2007 @ 08:43 am
Supernatural Gen Drabbles: Ways To Get It Wrong  
Title: Ways To Get It Wrong
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Dean, John (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Sometimes the answers are not so obvious.
Author's Notes: For the "Tests" challenge on supernatural100.

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Different Rules
For Dean, there was no Kindergarten.

Too much moving around and looking for answers-- no time for school just then. John taught the basics after work. Dean practiced the capital letters and numbers from the telephone display.

First grade started in Baton Rouge, and Dean was ready. "Curious George" was easy to read by then, and Dean had checked the supplies long enough quantify and add.

"Story concepts" was what threw him, after everything had gone so well.

"Are ghosts and witches real or pretend?"

Dean spoke up: "Real!"

How could he know that nobody else had ever seen them?


Conflicts
"This is a family, not a democracy."

John swore he'd never say that-- kids were entitled to their questions. Just not every decision every single time. Where had that come from? Sammy'd been such a happy boy, and now he never knew when to quit.

"Because I've got a new lead, that's why we're going."

Same discussion every time, same result with Sam storming out of the house or off to his room.

"You leave, you don't come back." And Sam hadn't.

Was walking out failing the test, or did Sam living on his own now mean he'd passed it?



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cindy: the dean show - spn love overwhelmstsuki_no_bara on March 20th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
the first one is really cute. i can picture an earnest wee!dean insisting that ghosts are real because he honestly doesn't know that most people have never seen them, because he hasn't quite figured out that most people don't live like he does. and the second one is kind of sad, but i really like the last line - does sam fail at family or succeed in self-reliance? i think both would be important to john.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on March 20th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
because he hasn't quite figured out that most people don't live like he does.
And this is so typical for little people. I think finding out that different kids have different bedtimes is a revelation to them. :0

i really like the last line - does sam fail at family or succeed in self-reliance? i think both would be important to john.
I do too, which is why he asks himself that. Sam left the family, in John's eyes, but he became self-sufficient and did so at a young age-- which is a basic mark of success for any adult (and parent).

It's not easy being a Winchester! :)