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27 February 2009 @ 01:35 pm
Supernatural Slash Drabble: "The Softest Truth" (Sam/Dean, PG-13  
Title: The Softest Truth
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Wincest, Drabble)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the darkness, Dean is different...
Author's Notes: A birthday gift for the lovely sadelyrate. I hope you like it. :)
Also for spn_drabble, this is "Whisper."

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In the darkness, Dean is different—softer and quieter, driven by touch. His fingers trace the truth of Sam's body along every contour, remembering and cherishing all the forbidden moments that bring solace to the lives he and Sam lead.

So much lies between them, that unspoken history of passion and loss, fierceness and regret, blood-tinged kisses and faded scars. It surfaces unpredictably, splintering everything for too-long hours—days—before it's gone.

In the darkness, Sam whispers things he knows Dean's afraid to rely on: God, I missed you and Always.

Softest of all is, Yes—this time I'm staying.


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sadelyrate: livessadelyrate on February 27th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love the mood of this piece. The shadows it evokes, the fragility of the boys' relationship, of this far too brittle for daylight...

Thank You. So, so much. *cherishes the drabble*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 27th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yes-- there's a certain romance to the mood of being grateful for what you have, while at the same time a sense of constantly struggling against the world and sometimes each other.

In the dark, truths can be revealed that would not stand the light of day.

I'm so glad you liked this-- and many happy returns! *hugs*
Deadbeat Nymph: dean nosedeadbeat_nymph on February 27th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
I've been really sad lately, and one might think that reading sad stories would be a bad idea during such times, but it's good to have something that pushes me over the edge into tears.

Thank you for doing that so beautifully. :'( + :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you've been so sad lately, but I understand the cathartic feeling of releasing some of it. I'm glad this helped, and that your mood lifts soon.
saavikam77: Sam/Dean Hug 2saavikam77 on February 27th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was so beautifully bittersweet. Just gorgeous.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, saavikam-- and the bittersweetness is so true. Even with things be as good as they can be in the now, all the echoes of harder times and what could easily be lost can still be felt.
Yo: SPN:  Dean hopeful  :Ddreamlittleyo on February 27th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
*loves*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you!
I do not think it means what you think it means.tcs1121 on February 28th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
So much said in so few words. Really well done.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
This one is such a microcosm of a longterm set of issues and solutions between them, and I'm glad it seemed complete just as it was. :)
I'm Mulder, She's Scully: bigbangrunedgirl on February 28th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
The first line of this drabble is just gorgeous. So evocative, something about the combination of rhythm and language. Mmmm.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you felt that way about it-- that line almost speaks more to the subconscious than the conscious for me, appealing on a level that almost seems below the words. :)
realpestilence: pic#85539263realpestilence on February 28th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
I love how the dark means safety, surety, comfort-enabling them to bare themselves to each other in ways that would be too difficult in the harsher light of day. It feels like a warm, soft blanket wrapped around the fic. :)


Usually, this feeling is expressed in most fics with frantic sex, and displays of possessiveness (after bar fights and whatnot); but you established the same feeling of deep need with gentleness and a memory of their long history together. All in a drabble! \0/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
It feels like a warm, soft blanket wrapped around the fic. :)
Yes! That was utterly the mood I was going for, as well as the reverse of how darkness usually is for bad things rather than the good. But for these two, it allows them to be more vulnerable with each other in a way they usually wouldn't.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, too. Whoo!
Sna, oh the Stressed: supernaturalstrssna on February 28th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Oh, so beautiful ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much-- I'm glad you liked it! :)
space_raider182 on February 28th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
Dude, your last lines always kill me.
Wonderful bit of sweetness. I love how soft it feels.
xoxo
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The softness of the mood was something I really wanted. It carries a sense of romance, and how to create that w/o making the story seem OOC is always a challenge.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
quiet: thief whore liarwoodwind on March 7th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
That was really beautiful and unexpected. It has a softness that is really rare - it's so hard to define and write it without making it seem out of character. One of the comments really put it perfectly when it said the darkness was their safety and they felt comfortable with themselves and each other in it. Lovely.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on March 29th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for such thoughtful comments! You caught the exact challenge of this, which was the idea of the two of them believably becoming more open and tender with each other in the dark, where they feel somehow concealed enough that they no longer hide even from each other.

How I long for that kind of peace and reassurance to find them, especially this season where there is so little love and hope to be found.
Greta: Blast from the pastgretazreta on April 25th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
Hi, just a note to say that this drabble was recced in this week's "Blast from the Past" edition of crack_impala. Thank you!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on April 26th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
I was so surprised and thrilled when I saw the email for this comment. Thank you so much! ♥