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18 May 2009 @ 11:32 pm
Supernatural Slash Drabble: "The Future Can Wait" (Sam/Dean, PG-13)  
Title: The Future Can Wait
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Drabble, Slash)
Rating: PG-13
Summary (4x22, "Lucifer Rising" Coda) : Understanding, apologies, and a moment to breathe…
Author's Notes: Happy birthday to girlmostlikely! Sorry this is late, but I wanted to make sure it felt like it was yours. :)
Also for 100_ghosts, this is "Make Up."

x-x-x-x-x

They hide, not in the dark but in the light. The angels are angry, Lucifer risen, and worse is coming. They need a plan.

Tomorrow they'll leave for the slim protection of Bobby's silo, but now they cling and whisper, trading heartfelt apologies though they won't forgive themselves.

Sam's wrongs sprang from gullibility (stepchild of innocence), while Dean's protectiveness got so stifling it drove Sam away. They both understand.

They love each other then—gently, fiercely, everything in between—making up for lost time.

This could be the closest to heaven they'll hold, now or ever.

The future can wait.


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JJ: jared and jensenjolietjones on May 19th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
OMG that's beautiful! *sniff*

Did you like the finale? It was a heavy week for SPN and PB fans! I loved SPN though - I need to watch it again.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
I did like the finale-- mainly because Ruby's side was finally revealed (and she was done with), and because we did NOT end with the boys split apart. I was so afraid that last part was going to happen, and it would have put such a damper on the summer!
Aylaaylarouge on May 19th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
oh man, beautiful.
The final totally broke me and this just helped fix it a little.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!

The finale was hard, and yet the fact that the boys were together at the end (especially after the season we've had) felt like such a reprieve-- even with what's coming.
layne: spn artylayne67 on May 19th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
I like the way you put things - Sam's gullibility and Dean's over-protectiveness.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Sam's innocence was really what led him astray, when you think about it-- it's one of the reasons we love him, that eternal desire to see the best in people. And Dean, well... overprotectiveness becomes controlling, and while we understand WHY he was so desperate for Sam to stay away from the Demon blood, Sam still wanted what he wanted and got tired of Dean not listening.
jeza_jezaro: hugjeza_jezaro on May 19th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
"The future can wait."

I wish it could! This was the perfect thing to ease my day. (I just finished one exam and have another in 5 min)

But that was beautiful. Wish I could stay and enjoy it for longer, but got to run.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to comment! Hope it reduced your stress a little, and that the exams went all the better for it. :)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
You're so welcome! I'd hoped this would offer the degree of Sam/Dean love instead of just Sam&Dean love that you were looking for.

And this setting... if ever they needed that love, it's now.

Many happy returns to very special you!
Marcia Elena: dean sammarciaelena on May 19th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
Beautiful. So much said with so few words.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! I would so love to see a moment of respite like this in S5, before everything starts blowing apart again. Some time together (in a Gen sense) without fighting before the heavy-duty angst kicks in for us all.
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on May 19th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
I love that now they understand and still love each other. Beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you, Brigid! There are things they'll need to say to each other, but I hope we'll see them move beyond their S4 mistakes in S5. And that it will be more than just them half-drowning while trying to kick Lucifer's butt.

Your icon-- hee!
tyricaltyrical on May 19th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Heart breaky.
Sad now.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Sorry! I'd hoped this would lift some spirits instead-- sink into the good parts of what they've got, where the show tends to lean so heavily on the bad. *hugs*
Trinitrinipedia on May 19th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
perfect.*le sigh*
so perfect.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
:D Thank you, Matty!
Maerhys: √ smith & wessonmaerhys on May 19th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, and this needs to happen. ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
I would pay actual money, even for a Gen version of it where the love is back in full force and they both know it. :)
Maerhysmaerhys on May 20th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
You and me both; I'd set up a PayPal now if it could happen.
Fledge: needshugsfledge on May 20th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful, I love 'stepchild of innocence' and the way you explain everything in just one line (!) - though I think Sam had a good deal of plain old stubborn pride besides gullibility - and the second-and-third to last lines. It's a fantastic drabble, I just wish it were longer, I'm in serious need of s4 fanfic with slash goggles! (This is your chance to link me if you've written something else *g*)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 21st, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed this-- and thanks for mentioning your favorite lines in particular!

I do have some longer S4 slash stories, and they all arrive at a happy ending:

Holding Up The Sky (NC-17) is a PWP set in S4. Not terribly angsty, very porny.
The Barest Whisper Of A Bone-Dry Soul (R) is very much a mid-S4 story, and I think you'll like it.

There are a few other S4 drabbles, but I like this one quite a bit: A Weapon Against The Darkness (PG-13).

S4 has been kind of hard for a lot of people to work with-- even more than S3! I miss the earlier seasons, when things weren't quite so complicated (or doomed).
Fledge: impalagreasefledge on May 21st, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for those, I'll read them when I get a chance! I found a few more of your recent drabbles and really enjoyed them, but am definitely on the prowl for something 'meatier' *g*

Yes I think you're right, s4 has upped the angst and conflict to incredibly difficult levels, and we're probably all hoping for some kind of resolution, whether in fic or canon! I have this image in my mind of all the new Castiel (/Dean) fans going wheeeeeee! and all the old-guard Sam/Dean fans hiding behind their couches biting their nails and waiting for the DOOM to strike... I've just been rewatching old seasons as a kind of comforter while waiting!
zenamydogzenamydog on May 21st, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
Heartbreaking and beautiful!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on May 21st, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Zena! :)
Deadbeat Nymph: sam dean bleeding angstdeadbeat_nymph on May 21st, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Guh! That was perfect! It's exactly what I imagined for them after "Lucifer Rising", and probably what all of fandom is wishing for. However, the way you've told it, summed it up so simply but so beautifully, and so thoroughly despite the brevity, takes it beyond all of our wishes and fantasies into a realm of poetry.

That's really how I feel about all of your drabbles: They're poems in prose, and always incredibly satisfying in that way. =D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
What lovely feedback! Poems in prose... mmmmm! To me, that's always a good thing, especially if the results is evocative and beautiful inside the reader's mind.

I would SO love this kind of mood of togetherness for the boys. S4 was so very hard on us all. *sigh*