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08 July 2007 @ 05:51 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: In Dependence  
Title: In Dependence
Author: HalfshellVenus
Character: Dean (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Drabble on "Independence" for supernatural100—a different viewpoint.

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Dean's never been on his own, not really.

There were isolated moments—those hunting trips without Dad, a few days for Sam to cool off after a fight.

The worse was that Hell-on-earth period where Sam was dead. Bobby was there in the background for most of it, but it didn't make any difference, not to Dean. Thank god Sam's here now.

Being alone is the same as being without love to Dean, and he's lost too much already.

He doesn't want that, no matter what other people think is important. So he asks himself, is that honestly so bad?


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The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 9th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
*wibbles*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on July 9th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
It's such a different perspective from most of us, but you can see why he really doesn't get it and doesn't want it. It would be like losing what little he still has left. :(
bluesister on July 9th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
It all seems so obvious to Dean, huh? Clever title!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on July 9th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
What's funny is that it's reasonable to him, and exactly backwards from the way most people think (or regard as healthy thinking). And yet I can't blame him. :(

I struggled with a title, until this came to me-- the obverse of the idea itself, just like the fic!
she said mysteriously: hurt!Deanresounding_echo on July 9th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Beautiful. The ending is striking.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on July 9th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jules! It's so interesting tackling a reverse viewpoint like this one. You wind up persuading yourself that for this character, the choice is the right one.
layne: dean i dont want to be alonelayne67 on July 9th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Oh Dean. This says so much about him.
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on July 9th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Very nice. You've summed up Dean perfectly in so few words.
ErinRua: heavyerinrua on July 9th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Being alone is the same as being without love

That's Dean in a nutshell. That's why Sam was able to go off to college - a perfectly normal thing to do - while Dean simply ... can't be alone. Sam threw that at him at least once or twice, but it's true. Alone is without love, because for Dean, the only love he has is his family. He tried once, with Cassie, to connect with someone else but he sees clearly that's not for him. Dad and Sam were everything, and now it's only Sam.

Truly the antithises of most people, who want or would give anything to stand on their own. Excellent title, so much in so few words. :-)
Cheers ~

Erin
The Beauty and the Mess: Sad Deanlynzibell on July 9th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
This is sad, but truthful for Dean. You don't realize he's never been by himself and never wants to be. And he doesn't understand why others don't get it. It explains how Sam and John could've lived without Dean, but why Dean can't live without them. They're all he knows. Thanks for writing this!
tabaqui: deanroadbywell_playedtabaqui on July 9th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Being alone is the same as being without love to Dean, and he's lost too much already.

You're gonna get that quoted at you a lot, i bet.

And it's exactly right.
*pets him*
cindy: spn - dean looks away (by oxoniensis)tsuki_no_bara on July 10th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
there's a difference between being alone because your brother's at college and your dad is off on his own hunt, and being alone because the only people you love are dead. i think the worst thing that could happen to dean is the second kind of alone - i think the worst thing you could do to him is leave him - so this makes perfect sense to me. i mean, of course he'd bring sam back any way he could. there's no way he'd ever be happy outliving his brother.