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21 August 2007 @ 11:48 am
Supernatural Slash Drabble: Where The Path Leads Back  
Title: Where The Path Leads Back
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Sam/Dean (Wincest, Angst)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Drabble on "The Devil You Know" for 100_ghosts.
Author's Notes: Happy late birthday to obeetaybee! Hope your day was special. :)

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Sam's options are surprisingly limited.

The world is crowded with pretty girls— some with the liquid-eyed sweetness Sam wishes he wanted, others all boldness or sexy sassiness he can't resist.

He sees them in grocery stores and bars, even on cases they work. But he can't stay long enough to start anything up, and after Jess… he honestly wouldn't dare.

At the end of each day, there's Dean instead. It's fast and intense with Dean, both deep-down wrong and here-in-this-moment right. Sam should say No, but he rarely does. Dean loves him, steadily, imperfectly… always.

That has to be enough.


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scarlett_o: only kinky the first timescarlett_o on August 21st, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
*loves* This is great. I love angst between them and that whole dirtybadwrongbutohsoright gets me every single time.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
and that whole dirtybadwrongbutohsoright gets me every single time.
Oh, me too! I hate to admit that I find it very hot. :0

And doesn't your icon just say it all, then? :)
Deadbeat Nymph: dean lip curldeadbeat_nymph on August 21st, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! New fic! And you just got home, too. It's great to have you back. :)

You know, the thing I love about your drabbles is that they really do evoke something tangible. The language constraints - since I know you write 'true' drabbles only - work well for you. Vivid illustrations in a hundred words. That trumps the thousand word pictures, I'd say.

I really like how the title works here. I love how the common expression is laden with extra meaning - the invocation of 'devil' in this context suggests a religious interpretation of 'know'. As in, 'the devil you know biblically'. Mwhahaha... :D
Deadbeat Nymph: dean attackdeadbeat_nymph on August 21st, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oops! I totally misread the title! Crap me! Sorry. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you, Nymph! And I owe you a reply on a M/L comment too-- a wonderfully in depth comment. How I love those. :)

And even though you mistook the prompt for the title, I think the meaning is the same-- twofold, even threefold in this case. ;) That's exactly why this one was Wincest. :0

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! I do hope for a "happier" ending for them, one of mutual love and choice and not anything like 'settling' or convenience. But once in awhile, you've got to go the angsty route...
never trust a big butt and a smile: boys will be boysobeetaybee on August 21st, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was beautiful! I love the way you can pack such a punch in so few words!

AND it's FOR ME!!!

Thank you so much sweets!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Whee-- I'm so glad you liked it, angst and all! Happy belated! :)
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on August 22nd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
*glee* Beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Eeee! Thank you!
Man Writing Slashwrite_light on August 22nd, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
[that] Sam wishes he wanted

Brilliant phrasing!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
*bounces* I love that you noticed that tiny detail!

I got to thinking about what kind of women Jess and Madison actually were, compared to who Sam is, and I suddenly saw a pattern.

Nice icon. :)
Man Writing Slashwrite_light on August 22nd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! I am such a newbie I have no idea who Madison is (and I can fake a knowledge of Jess), but even so, the line is clear. I love subtle, brief, and to the point, and that was.
shaitanah: pb_michaelshaitanah on August 22nd, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
That's so angsty and beautiful!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Shaitanah!

I like doing different takes on their relationship, and this one is so angsty. It's a believable possibility, in all the ways I wish things weren't for them...
sauvageonne on August 22nd, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
I liked this duality within Sam ...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Me too. I prefer the "happy ending" type of relationship between them, but what an interesting take on Sam knowing Dean loves him more and having to try to settle for what he can have. Ouch!
willa_writes on August 22nd, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
*purrrr* Very, very nice.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Willa! :)
Rachel_sin_attract on September 21st, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh angst! You write it so well!

I'm so sorry I've missed a lot of your stories over the past month! But it was fun getting all caught up this afternoon and having some great fics to read. And I'll get them added to the site hopefully tonight! :)