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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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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on March 21st, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
This brings up a good point, which is at what age did both boys figure out they really couldn’t talk about the supernatural stuff in front of other people, that the supernatural stuff (and them, by extension) was not normal?
I've often wondered that myself. And then there's what you teach them, and what they actually adhere to in public. :0

That’s probably one of the hardest things about parenting is when the kids go out on their own. On the one hand, that’s the whole point: You raise your kids to be self-sufficient, to think for themselves, to be their own person. But when they leave, it’s bittersweet
This is really a universal situation for any parent, as you say-- and harder for a man who honestly never expected his children to leave at all-- yet helped precipitate it.
iamstealthyoneiamstealthyone on March 21st, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
And then there's what you teach them, and what they actually adhere to in public. :0

Word!