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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.

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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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cindy: spn - ouija handstsuki_no_bara on November 4th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
aww, john. i love that he's surprised he notices that this woman happens to be pretty - because he just hasn't been able to see women that way - and i love that he cuts her off when she acts interested in him. he can admire this stranger's beauty but his heart still belongs to mary.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
he can admire this stranger's beauty but his heart still belongs to mary.
Even if he got beyond that later, finally, I think those first several years would have been awful. As soon as the question of whether he was single came up, whammo-- he'd be instantly transported right back to that tragedy that nearly destroyed his family and him with it. Ouch.