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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.


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?

"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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Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN Johndeirdre_c on March 20th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh John!! Parenting alone must be the hardest thing on earth. Does Sam walking out mean John passes or fails the parenting test?

Both are lovely, hon. ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on March 20th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Does Sam walking out mean John passes or fails the parenting test?
That's the interesting question. Did John drive Sam away (a little bit, yes) or did he raise a son who was able to strike out on his own and take care of himself (a basic requirement for successful parenting)?

It's a little bit of both, and I wonder if John ever grudgingly admitted that?