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04 March 2009 @ 10:04 am
Supernatural Gen Drabble: "Where Shades Of Gray Now Bleed" (Dean, Ruby, PG)  
Title: Where Shades Of Gray Now Bleed
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Dean and Ruby (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary (Season 3): Dean knows how demons are, or at least he used to.
Author's Notes: Happy Birthday to sierra_fox, who tried to kill me by asking for Dean's conflicted feelings about himself and Ruby after she saves his life in Malleus Maleficarum. :)
Also for supernatural100, this is "Reversal."


She actually saved them, but why? Their options were gone. Why not let the demon side win?

Ruby—her name is Ruby. The word burns at the edges of his mind, a name too earthbound for a demon, like Janice or Daniel or Bob.

Or even Dean.

"I remember what it's like," she'd said, "being human," and God, he didn't—couldn't have—why did she have to tell him?

A year ago, all demons were evil and Dean killed them without thinking twice.

Today he learned there are layers and degrees, and worse yet: someday, the demon could be him.

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shaitanah: castielshaitanah on March 4th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember Dean's terror at the thought that he could turn into a demon one day... It was so palpable. And considering what we've learnt from Season 4, very understandable.
Wonderful drabble! I actually love Ruby and her dynamics with Dean)))
LOL, now I imagine a demon named Bob! That's gotta scary)))
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on March 4th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember Dean's terror at the thought that he could turn into a demon one day... It was so palpable.
That was the most shocking-- and fascinating-- revelation of that episode. It had such awful implications for Dean (unwillingly becoming what he hates, and then also the question of how many others he might have killed who never chose to be evil). I even wrote a backstory for Ruby because of that episode.

LOL, now I imagine a demon named Bob!
It seems so wrong, doesn't it? Nothing villainous should ever be named "Bob."

This also brings to mind something that I personally find a little weird, which is when pets have "people" names. I read a book years ago where someone named his cat Bobby Seal, and I knew a guy in high school whose family cat was named Martha. I've known actual Marthas-- that's just wrong!
cindy: jeffrey the footstool dog (by cicirossi)tsuki_no_bara on March 4th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
did you ever watch dead like me? there was one episode set partly in a vet's office, and one of the guys waiting had brought his rabbit, whose name was eddie. eddie rabbit. heh.

i don't think giving your pet a person's name is that weird, altho, like, wrenlet's name is casey, and i absolutely cannot call her that because my parents' dog is named casey and it's wrong. they're even both blonde. but the family dog when i was growing up was named max, and that seemed perfectly normal to me. the dog in my icon is named jeffrey.

(and now i'm going to leave a comment for the drabble like a normal person.)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on March 4th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
I loved Dead Like Me! Terrific show.

the dog in my icon is named jeffrey.
?!? When I was growing up, pets were named things like "Tigger" (one of our cats has that name now) or "Ginger" (color) or "Fluffy/Spot/Lady/Duke/Rex," or some kind of attribute.

Not so much with the "Martha" or "Jeffrey" or the "Lily the cat" I once knew.

Of course, my husband's father's cat was named "Kitty." :0
cindytsuki_no_bara on March 4th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
my most recent roommate's cat was named kitty too. altho the roommate before her, her cat was named ernestine. (we called her ernie for short.)