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02 January 2008 @ 10:29 am
Supernatural Gen Drabble: A Roadside Wonderland  
Title: A Roadside Wonderland
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam and Dean (Gen)
Rating: G
Summary: "White Christmas" drabble for pheebs1.
Author's Notes: Set in Season 1, where the angst was comparatively manageable.

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"I thought you hated snow," Sam said.

"I do. Mostly." Dean fiddled with the car's heater. "Except at Christmas."

Since when? "You hate Christmas too."

"I never said that!"

No he hadn't, but wasn't it obvious? Christmas was the worst unfulfilled holiday of their childhood, trod underfoot by disappointment and neglect, or worse— guilt. Being a Winchester was dangerous where conventions were concerned.

"So you don't?"

"No." Dean sounded sincere. The highway curved toward a grove of white-dusted trees. "See? It's perfect."

Up ahead, a café glowed brightly in the night. Sam could practically taste hot chocolate.

"Yeah." It is.


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Shaitanah: chrisistne_pieklo on January 2nd, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
It's lovely! And I absolutely love the title.
~ Shaitanah
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Shaitanah! This is definitely how I'd rather see the boys at Christmas, before that angst-bomb of S3's last episode. Always a little bit persuaded by the season in spite of themselves. ;)
cindy: spn - shoulder nudge (by carmendove)tsuki_no_bara on January 2nd, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
man, i remember season 1, when the boys were still trying to get to know each other.... sounds like sam is projecting his christmas disappointment a little bit onto his brother, tho. but i like that he can accept the winter wonderland. plus which, hot chocolate makes everything better.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
man, i remember season 1, when the boys were still trying to get to know each other...
And while there was deadGirlfriend and suckyLife angst, there was no deadFather angst or doomedDean angst. Sad to think that S1 was the light season so far. :0

sounds like sam is projecting his christmas disappointment a little bit onto his brother, tho.
Now that we know he has issues with the holiday, which I really wasn't expecting prior to that S3 episode. Boy, what a downer that one was for me. :(

but i like that he can accept the winter wonderland. plus which, hot chocolate makes everything better.
Sometimes, atmosphere wins over everything else! :)
sadelyrate: happy. gleesadelyrate on January 2nd, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
This is one of the best Christmas-fics I've read.
Oh, boys.
That's all.

Thank You.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I love that happy kitten icon!

And I'm very glad you liked this little story. :)
brigid_tanner: brothers-huntersbrigid_tanner on January 2nd, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Christmas was the worst unfulfilled holiday of their childhood, trod underfoot by disappointment and neglect, or worse— guilt. Damn, Sam...projecting your feelings on your brother, aren't you? Nice view of the boys. Hot chocolate would be *so* good right now!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
Damn, Sam...projecting your feelings on your brother, aren't you?
I don't think he can help it-- imagine having it ignored by your father when it's one of the two most important days of the year to any kid. And then (because you know this had to finally come, with a father like John) being made to feel bad because it mattered to you. :0

Hot chocolate would be *so* good right now!
It's the perfect thing to take the chill out of you and create that "homey" feel, isn't it? A little bit of happiness in a mug. :)
Pheebs1: Christmas: Treepheebs1 on January 3rd, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Aw this is lovely, thank you! I can practically taste the hot chocolate too! I adore it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! Didn't help with the Christmas stories getting finished, but at least it's a little something for the holiday. Should probably post it at the comm, in fact.

Merry late Christmas, pheebs! :)
Pheebs1pheebs1 on January 4th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Yes definitely post on over at the comm ;) Merry late Christmas to you!
happybug on January 3rd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
:) how peaceful.
i like the line about hot chocolate. now i want some =D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
:D I think a spontaneous rush to the microwave was launched just by that one line. It's that cozy little image of hope and comfort down the road-- who doesn't want that? :)
ErinRua: Christmaserinrua on January 3rd, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
Mm. I'll just be over here, soaking in a warm cuddly wrap of your lovely words. :-)

Got Irish cream rather than hot chocolate in my cup, but I'll take either. *g*
Cheers ~

Erin

Edited at 2008-01-03 06:46 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
Got Irish cream rather than hot chocolate in my cup, but I'll take either. *g*
So long as it makes you feel like you're at home, in the best possible way.

That icon is perfect for this story. :)
ErinRua: winter lakeerinrua on January 3rd, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)

And yup, hubby got the Irish cream for me as a special treat, so it's warm and fuzzy for the soul. :-)
Cheers ~

Erin
layne: spn pain needlayne67 on January 3rd, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
And this? Is perfect.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 4th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Layne! I hope this gave you a warm, cozy feeling. :)
tyrical: xmas_Merry Christmastyrical on January 5th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Even in the Winchester household there can be innocence.
Even if it's innocence remembered.

Hope the holidays were festive. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Even if it's innocence remembered.
And I'm not sure Dean has any of those memories, but he remembers the feeling-- which I think was why he tried to hard to guard that for Sam, because Dean remembers when that feeling was lost.

And life will never bring them perfection. But perfect moments are another thing altogether. :)

Hope your holidays were good too!
iamstealthyoneiamstealthyone on January 10th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
"See? It's perfect."

Up ahead, a café glowed brightly in the night. Sam could practically taste hot chocolate.

"Yeah." It is.


Aww. :) *squishes them*

Nicely done. Good to see a "warm" snowy moment in the boys' past. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It felt good to write something like this, after the S3 Xmas episode killed me and all my muses.

Plus, toasty for the readers. :D
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 12th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! It felt good to put the "White Christmas" prompt to good use, especially in a non-angsty setting *kicks S3 canon*. :)
     Mandy: Bring Some Piea_phoenixdragon on June 18th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
THIS is perfect..

*hugs*