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08 February 2006 @ 10:09 pm
Rituals And Celebrations: "Holiday" Slash Drabbles  
Title: Rituals and Celebrations (Five “Holidays” Slash Drabbles)
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Sam/Dean (Wincest Slash)
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Notes: Written for the supernatural100 “Holidays” challenge. These are the slash drabbles. The Genfic drabbles are here.

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Watching Over (Halloween)

On All Saints’ Eve the two worlds meet: Here and After, Otherworld and Human. It is dangerous for any mortal, and the Winchesters like being prepared.

They are readying for the hunt, weapons out and plan in place. Both are shirtless, standing in the bathroom as they use charcoal and ink to draw wards on each other. Across the shoulders and above the waist, then around and over the heart. Dean’s fingers brush his work, and his mouth follows before he can stop it.

Later, unsettled and spent, they sprawl together. Dean wonders if the symbols went on in time.


Waiting (Valentine’s Day)

The holiday may be hearts and flowers, but Sam needs only chocolate and a candle. The chocolate is for sharing, for slipping between their lips and tasting from each other.

The candle casts a vision. Its warm light is enough for Sam to see his brother— the curves and planes of his chest and belly, the exquisite cut of his chin, and those perfect, perfect lips. He sees only Dean, never their surroundings, and there is no fumbling in the dark, no glare from the bedside lamp. By candlelight there is only Dean, waiting to be discovered all over again.


Soy el Partido (Cinco de Mayo)

People are everywhere, milling through downtown Sacramento like an endless block party.

What is it?” Dean has to yell to be heard over the music.

“Mexican Independence Day,” Sam shouts back.

“But this is America.”

“Hey, I don’t make the holidays. I just enjoy them.” Sam helps himself to some chips. “Dos Equis or Margarita?”

“What the hell— Margarita.” Dean pours them each a huge cup. “Drink up, baby brother. We’ve got some celebrating to do.” He leans against Sam. “After you’re good and drunk, we’ll go back to the motel. Then we can wave the flag our own way.”


The Living Sky (Fourth of July)

There is enough warmth at the edge of the Arizona desert to keep them comfortable on the blanket. These barren surroundings hold no home for evil, caught here between the city and the wild. It’s as safe as any hideaway, but with a better view of the night sky.

The fireworks are intermittent at first, then cascading through the darkness. They explode like the heat Dean gives his brother as they shift and move together under the sea of stars.

The lights flash over Sam’s face, his passion coming in waves. Dean keeps going, loving every minute of the show.


Simple Pleasures (Christmas)

One year it was mistletoe that Dean found in a city park. They put it to good use in the motel and in the car.

A Santa hat the next year fueled some lively bedroom antics. Laughter and sex should not work so well together, but Sam thinks that hat was worth it even now.

This time Sam returned to eggnog with rum, and he doesn’t remember much of how the rest of Christmas went.

But he woke up warm and sated, and Dean’s arms were strong and welcome. He was happy and he was Dean’s. The details didn’t matter.


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Sorrel, the artist formerly known as goddessleilasorrelchestnut on February 9th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Oh, so sweet. I especially love the Valentine's Day one, but that may be because of all the big V-day plans I've been hearing from all my friends. Your version sounds so much better.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think Dean and Sam have a bigger Valentine's day planned than I do right now. (need to work on that).
(no subject) - sorrelchestnut on February 9th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Courtneyaldrea7 on February 9th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
Arizona! Represent! I mean, *claps politely* Well done fic. But still squeeing over the Arizona. We almost got Supernatural love, but then they had to help Little Becky *sigh*. Okay, this summer I am sooo going Wincest hunting in the desert with a flashlight. No, the flashlight would give me away... Oh, right, sorry. This really was brilliant. And hott. This fic is love, I dunno, it's just great.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
Arizona! Represent! I mean, *claps politely* Well done fic. But still squeeing over the Arizona.

About time it got its due, eh? I picked it because it seemed as if there was a chance that it wouldn't be miserably cold at the edge of the desert in July. BUT... I still maintain that cactuses and blacktop attract less evil than deep, dark forests :-P

Glad you liked these. They were fairly romantic, all things considered...
(no subject) - aldrea7 on February 9th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
Are we back to hos over bros?: hot ass jensenlissa_bear on February 9th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
He was happy and he was Dean’s. The details didn’t matter.
Aww!

And Sam and Dean with the body painting? Guh, hot! Makes me think of Christian Kane in season 5 Angel.

Laughter and sex should not work so well together
For some reason, that line made me smile. It's such a great image. And to be so comfortable with someone that you can laugh and be silly during sex is the best thing in the world!

Much love to you, as always.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked all of these, both the steamy parts and the more romantic/human parts.

Must.Write.More.Long.SN.Slash.

Why aren't the muses cooperating?
(no subject) - lissa_bear on February 9th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on February 9th, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
Here I am again, "Chock-Full-O'-Vague-Compliments". :D

Mainly, all I'm thinking is: HOT.

It amazes me how well you capture their voices, and they're banter.

Laughter and sex should not work so well together
Oh, Sam, honey. Laughter and sex should always work together. To be that comfortable with someone? *is suddenly desperately lonely*

Anyway. These, as always, are splendid. Beautiful. Stunning. Brilliant. :D Those vague enough for you? :D:D:D:D:D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Here I am again, "Chock-Full-O'-Vague-Compliments". :D

Welcome! Heh. They only get vague near the end. They're always nice and specific at the beginning.

Mainly, all I'm thinking is: HOT.

Word. Several of these were just-- Guh. Too short to build a longer fic around, but Damn! Some nice imagery and feeling.

These, as always, are splendid. Beautiful. Stunning. Brilliant.

Not vague at all! The vague ones are usual "Other fun things" or "Random happy praises" kinds of statements. Which always crack me up.

I'll take all forms of feedback short of abuse :)
(no subject) - acostilow on February 10th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
Skywalker-Winchester: mumbly_mumpyanakin415 on February 9th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
i needed chocolate after that one...... yum
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
i needed chocolate after that one...... yum

Yeah-- I'm thinking that needs to part of MY Valentine's Day celebration.

It was moreso before I had to cut some words out :-0 Sometimes 100 words is not quite enough.
Never store shuriken in your underwear: Bunny slippersporntestpilot on February 9th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Now I REALLY want to write Steak and Blowjobs Day.

These were all fantastic. !!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
But eep! Maybe a different name. Beef and Special Sauce Day? :-) Covers BBq AND Blowjobs :-0

Would that be a personal holiday Sam and Dean celebrate? I could definitely see that happening. In fact, I want to see that happening. Can you help? ;)

Glad you liked them all. More spicy than my slash drabbles usually get. Mmmmmmmm.
(no subject) - porntestpilot on February 9th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - porntestpilot on February 9th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Unsupervised children will be used as bait.: Animated Dean rain icon by nevcolleildhvana on February 9th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh, darlin', these were breathtaking! Such vivid imagery--I'm so enamored with all of them, I don't know where to begin. I like the uncertainty in the Halloween one (and the extreme heat of it portrayed in so few words). I like the use of light in the Valentine one, the banter in Cinco de Mayo, this line in the Christmas one But he woke up warm and sated, and Dean’s arms were strong and welcome., but my absolute favorite is the Fourth of July. That one is just pure poetry from the title to the very last line. Those last two paragraphs especially are especially beautiful--some of the most intense imagery I've seen. Wonderfully done! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
OOh, it's nice to have you back. I've missed you.

I like the uncertainty in the Halloween one (and the extreme heat of it portrayed in so few words).
Yes, that was supposed to be the one that kicked off this turn in their relationship-- and the fear that possibly something else was behind it. But that feeling of "irresistible" should lure the reader like it lured Dean. *Self-fanning*

I like the use of light in the Valentine one,
Mmmmm. And the romance and anticipation?

the banter in Cinco de Mayo,
The other side of the boy's relationship, which I think hits a lot of different areas. I can see it having equal parts of romance, intensity, goofiness, playfulness, hotness.

but my absolute favorite is the Fourth of July. That one is just pure poetry from the title to the very last line.

Thank you so much! I like the language of that one a lot too. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to write that holiday, but I got caught up in the imagery and sense of beauty, the calm within chaos, and the glimpses of revealed passion. Plus the title-- whoa! The only title in this bunch I truly love.

Glad you liked all of these. And your comments are so luscious that ::cries:: I wish you were getting to some of my other fics.

Oh, and I expect to hit your latest today. Looking forward to it!


(no subject) - dhvana on February 9th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kunju: rumpledinnie_darling on February 9th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
By candlelight there is only Dean, waiting to be discovered all over again. What a beautiful line. Nice job!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you-- glad you liked it!

So much delicious anticipation in that line. And appreciation as well.
Sylph: SN_dreaming2sylph_ironlight on February 9th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Aaaaw. I'd pick my favourite, but, well, I can't decide. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Loving them all makes me very happy too!

I like each individual image, and the collective flow of the relationship as you move from one to the next.

Hope to be writing more SN Slash, if I can lay those PrisonBreak bunnies aside for a bit. :)
(no subject) - sylph_ironlight on February 9th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sylph_ironlight on February 9th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Pixpixel_0 on February 9th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
The only word I can think of is "sweet," but that just sounds like such an understatement. These are all so touching, and there's a real beautiful quality about the love between the brothers here. Thank you for sharing!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!

These are all so touching,
That tells me that the feelings and love and enjoyment of each other, in all their many aspects, came through-- which is exactly what I was hoping for.

Thank you for your comments!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you, afrikate. :-D

I think the 4th of July is my favorite too, because of the whole tone and imagery and Dean watching Sam like he's the show as you said. The idea of Sam being more captivating than fireworks, especially in the context of what they're doing, has such nice subtext.
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on February 10th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Lots of fun :)

Dean wonders if the symbols went on in time.

LOL. Fun concept.

He sees only Dean, never their surroundings, and there is no fumbling in the dark,

Really like this sentence :)

Love the Mexian Independence one, very creative and untraditional pick :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Dean wonders if the symbols went on in time.
LOL. Fun concept.


Yes :-D Captivated? Or... possessed?

Glad you liked the Valentine's one. Very sensual.

Love the Mexian Independence one, very creative and untraditional pick :)
Yeah, I don't expect to see many people thinking of that one off the bat. When I first moved to California, I had NO idea what it was or why on earth people would celebrate it in the U.S. Everyone in California assumes that it's celebrated nationally, and... no. Not in Oregon or Illinois, at least. Probably not a lot of other places either, although it may be spreading (like St. Patrick's Day, which I also don't celebrate because... not Irish).
But hey-- a party's a party, especially when there are BIG margaritas. Mmmm.
tyrical: SPN_IconicChic_SD_embracetyrical on February 10th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Well look at that!

No angst. All love and laughter and special moments.
I likey muchly. All the love.
Hit on a few of my favorite things. Chocolate. Tequila. Fireworks. Santa Sex.
I'm all a squee!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Well look at that!
No angst. All love and laughter and special moments.

Yes, considering you've been reading all my SN stuff today-- lots of angst! But only a tinge here in the first one, and the rest make it clear that they stopped worrying about where things between them started. :-D

Hit on a few of my favorite things. Chocolate. Tequila. Fireworks. Santa Sex. I'm all a squee!

Hee! Glad you liked these :) Although Santa Sex just sounds so wrong :-0
(no subject) - tyrical on February 10th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the only blowup doll bobblehead on the internetimpertinence on February 11th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
*sniffles and melts* Aww...these were just so sweet. I love the Wincest angst, but these little snapshots are so wonderful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 11th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Aww...these were just so sweet. I love the Wincest angst, but these little snapshots are so wonderful.

Thank you, selene :) I love the Wincest angst too, and that is usually what I'm writing.

But oddly enough, all of these were softer. Not carefree, but just... moments of happiness and peaceful enjoyment. So glad you liked them!
la_folle_allure on February 11th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Damn... I love these boys! And dude them celebrating their own way = hottest thing ever. Sam rediscovering Dean = me dead. Dean enjoying the show = my heart fluttering. Christmas hat = me thinking of Jake Gyllenhaal = me thinking of Jake and Jared and Jensen = DED

*loves you*

Seriously, do you have any sensual requests for your little ficlet? This deserves a reward.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slash: icon by Nevcolleilhalfshellvenus on February 11th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
*loves you*
Love you back :) Finally some unmarked happiness for the boys. They usually have to earn it through some angst first, in my stuff :)

Seriously, do you have any sensual requests for your little ficlet? This deserves a reward.
Whoo! ::Files away under Outstanding Compliment::

How about forest sex, if you can settle the dangers out of the picture. Mmmm. I swear, in writing these things, it is hard for the Winchesters to enjoy themselves without caution unless they are (usually) in a motel or in the Impala. Because they know what lurks in forests, caves, old buildings, the water. For them, the world is a place of unending danger.

I'd love to read that, where I don't have to work to make their environment safe. And they then can be free to just enjoy each other, without being vigilant. :-D

Plz?
(no subject) - la_folle_allure on February 13th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 13th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)