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02 May 2009 @ 04:20 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: "The Last Straw" (Sam, Dean, PG)  
Title: The Last Straw
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam, Dean (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary (2x04, "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" Coda): Some days, even Sam runs out of patience…
Author's Notes: Happy Birthday to girlguidejones, who wanted some Sam/Dean Gen schmoop (tricky!) Hope this hits the spot. :)
Also for supernatural100, this is "Family."

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They'd killed the golem, and spent three hours at the hospital getting Sam's arm fixed. Finally, they were back at the motel.

Sam came out of the bathroom, scowling. "Man, this sucks!"

"Your pants are open."

"Zipper's on the wrong side now." Sam yanked some sweatpants out of his duffel bag.

"Thought I burned those..."

"Thankfully, no."

Sam wrestled through changing and started researching for a new case.

"You groaned?" Dean asked, five minutes later.

"I can't—stupid cast!"

Dean sat next to him. "It's okay. I'll take notes for you."

"Thanks."

"No problem, Sammy. That's what brothers are for."


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Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_Salt&Burnguardian_chaos on May 2nd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Aaaaw, that's very cute. I like that the writing is vague, yet what is actually happening is so very clear. Sam's hurt, so Dean helps Sam out with the little things to help offset the difficulties Sam's being hurt presents them with.

The sweatpants part made me grin. I can totally see Dean burning those in some backdrop, out-of-the-way wooded area, thinking Sammy won't see what evil deed he's committing. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Often in a plotty drabble, you kind of get an implied outline of the action-- which is sort of what's happening here. Glad it's clear what's happening!

I can so easily see Dean thinking that sweatpants are some form of modern evil that needs to be salted and burned into oblivion. :0
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_Salt&Burnguardian_chaos on May 3rd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
In case you might have misinterpreted my comment, I want to make it clear that I like the vagueness. ;)

My first instinct would be to agree with him! But then, I suppose even they have their place in this world. Hee!
girlguidejonesgirlguidejones on May 3rd, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Awwwww. It is perfectly schmoopy! And a dollop of H/C to go with! I envision Sam pausing, wondering if he's using a 4-star word, and smart!Dean just whizzing along with no problems whatsoever despite Sam's Stanford edumacation. And Sam's all admiring and hero-worshipping of his extremely intelligent big brother. Hee!

Thank you so much! :)
layne: spn worklayne67 on May 3rd, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Happy Birtday! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
I love the glimpses of smart!Dean in the show (Vonnegut references, homemade EMF meters), and I think he'd be able to keep up with Sam's vocabulary better than Sam expects. :)

I'm glad it felt schmoopy, and that the H/C made it through- I was hoping it would!

Many happy returns, and I hope you're having a day off now for some latent celebrating. :D
harriganharrigan on May 3rd, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Didn't know you could fit h/c in a drabble! Sweet!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
It was a challenge, but I'm glad it came off clearly. :)

I wish we saw more of this on the show-- little glimpses of kindness despite the day-to-day bickering. I think we could all use some of that by now!
layne: dean writeslayne67 on May 3rd, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Awww, how sweet, Dean taking notes for Sam. I wonder, have we ever been shown what Dean's handwriting looks like on the show? Because I'm picturing it to be like, this chicken scrawl, and Sam having a hard time reading what Dean had written :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
We saw some of it in "The Usual Suspects" (S2), and if I remember it was on the big side and not all that sloppy (Sam was able to read the "passed note" from Dean that the lawyer gave him with no trouble).

However, I love the idea of Dean's helpfulness becoming more of a burden than a benefit later on, in a universe where NO-one could read Dean's handwriting. That would be funny!
cindy: spn - shoulder nudge (by carmendove)tsuki_no_bara on May 3rd, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
poor sammy. :( good thing he's got such a good brother. ("you groaned", heee.)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Thank goodness Dean's having one of his compassionate moments here instead of his "suck it up" moments. But I think he tends to come through pretty consistently when the need is real. ;)
Maerhys: √ weechesters hurtmaerhys on May 3rd, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Awwwww BOYS! <3 Adorable!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And oh, what a perfect icon for the occasion. So cute!
devon99 on May 3rd, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Fab stuff.

I literally said Awwww, out loud at the screen, so I gotta say my dear, that this one really did hit the spot!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh-- best compliment ever! Thank you, Devon! :D
blackcat333_99blackcat333_99 on May 3rd, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Yes.

More of this. And it doesn't even need to be longer, if that makes any sense. The matter-of-fact h/c is my favorite brand, because Dean's not gonna baby Sam, but he will always take care of him.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 4th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked this, and I know what you mean about length being unnecessary. It's the fact of the H/C and not the details, in a sense.

Though you might like this drabble set on that theme for the same reasons, assuming you haven't already read it. :)
labseraphlabseraph on May 5th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Man, how OCD could he be to do research on a new case with his arm in a fresh cast? *admires Sam's tenacity*

Ratty!Sweatpants!burning!Dean is, as always, a most awesome big brother!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
:D Research is at least distracting, and it wards off Dean finding something new first. Just in case THAT doesn't always go well. :0

Somehow, I can imagine Dean thinking that being seen with Sam while Sam's wearing sweatpants is too humiliating to bear! There's no room for sweatpants in the Winchester world! Burning is the best thing for them. :0

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
tyrical: RPS_Jensen_sexy lipstyrical on May 5th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Some days just suck. Poor Sammy.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Any day that ends in a major injury is bad enough, but for something like this the repercussions keep on coming to drive you nuts.

Brushing his teeth and eating soup with the wrong hand aren't going to be fun either. ;)
cutedevil666cutedevil666 on May 5th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thats too cute. Love the brotherly love there!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 6th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it! :D