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03 November 2007 @ 02:15 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: The Unopened Door (John)  
Title: The Unopened Door
Author: HalfshellVenus
Character: John (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: For 100_ghosts "Skeletons in the closet" challenge.


In a library in Tallahassee, John notices for the first time in years that a woman's pretty. He'd forgotten what that was like.

Her eyes are silver, almost eerie beneath raven hair. But the effect becomes beauty when she smiles at his stack of books. "That's a lot of reading."

"Just browsing through."

They get to talking about the weather and other chit-chat, and she's bold enough to show her interest: "I'm Tessa and I'm single. How 'bout you?"

My wife burned to death on the ceiling, and I'm hunting whatever killed her. "Widowed," he says darkly.

The conversation's over.

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on November 3rd, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
before his life intrudes again.
Wonderfully phrased, and for John especially I think his personal reality would never be far enough away to let him enjoy even the simplest things other people take for granted.
oxoniensis: fandom: spn on a clear day you can seeoxoniensis on November 3rd, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yes - I think what I particularly liked was the feeling of guilt underlying, just for taking those simple moments.