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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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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
but when she tries to take a step forward and initiate something with him, it's too much for him.
It's like he never saw that next part coming, the question about his background-- and where his mind immediately goes when his marital status comes up. He might get over the harshness of that reaction as the years go by, but I think it would really take awhile. :(