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09 November 2009 @ 11:20 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: "Free Wheeling" (Sam, Dean, PG)  
Title: Free Wheeling
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam, Dean (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary (5x08 Interlude): Operating this vehicle definitely requires co-operation.
Author's Notes: for littleone87's drabble meme, where strgazr04 requested "The tandem bicycle!"

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"I don't even get why we're doing this—where'd they find this thing, anyway?"

"Beats me. But you heard what the Trickster said, Dean, so let's roll with it."

"All right. We'll just—Sam. Sam! Jesus Christ, push off or something, you're like an elephant back there!"

"Fine—but how come you're in front, when I'm taller?"

"'Cause I'm the driver. Push already."

"One… two…"

"Awesome! Whoo-hoo, Sammy, we're flying!"

"Yeah!"

"Uh-oh. Jesus, we're picking up speed—"

"Curb! Curb! Grab the handlebars!"

"Crap, this thing steers like a barge. Look ouuuuut!"

"…"

"No more bike…"

"Free bread, though."

"Dean!"


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IsaacSapphire: Readingisaacsapphire on November 10th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
"No more bike…"

"Free bread, though."

Ah, that's Dean, focused on the important things in life :) *wishes for a loaf of bread*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 10th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Ah, that's Dean, focused on the important things in life :)

Mmmmm, bakery baguette! Probably just bounced a little too, hardly even damaged. ;)
(no subject) - isaacsapphire on November 10th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
happy is as happy does: LMAO - SPNhappywriter06 on November 10th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, but why he is the driver?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 10th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
EXACTLY! He takes it for granted, like it's always supposed to be that way!

Not before S2, it wasn't.

It seems unfair that the shorter person should have to ride behind (what a great view! The other person's back!), but those things really are impossible to steer! The bigger, stronger person needs to be in front.
(no subject) - happywriter06 on November 14th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
layne: spn bikelayne67 on November 10th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
Perfect!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 10th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
Hee! Icon love!

I seriously have no idea how Sam even fits on the back of that bike. :0
getting the chocolate in the peanut butter: spn:sam&dean:rockpaperscissorsdotfic on November 10th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 11th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Who knew bicycles could be so cumbersome? Or dangerous? :D
shaitanah: dexter/brianshaitanah on November 10th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh God, poor guys)))))
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 11th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
:D It really is a serious mistake to put someone of Sam/Jared's size in the back. It's almost impossible to steer those things, but they get harder to maneuver with more weight in the rear. :0
jeza_jezaro: hugjeza_jezaro on November 10th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so slow today -.-'
I had to see layne67 icon to understand the drabble.
Good one though :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 11th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Hee! I was trying not to be too spoilery with the summary or the cut-tag, even though the Author's Notes say what it's about.

I can see how the all-dialogue part might make this worse, though!

How was the birthday? I was serious about the drabble offer, and I've got to make that mini_nanowrimo word-limit each day. Thoughts? Prompts?
(no subject) - jeza_jezaro on November 11th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on November 12th, 2009 07:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Luthien Ar-Feiniel: RP - [J2] - LOLluthien_af on November 10th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
*giggles*

This is so cute!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 11th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. :D

It's all fun and games in the part of the clip was saw in the "credits" for the fake show, but the before and after? Ulp!
ErinRua: Dancinerinrua on November 11th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
"Crap, this thing steers like a barge."

ROTFLMAO!!!

You know, I did wonder how this went for Jensen and Jared, but what a HILARIOUS take on Sam and Dean! Hee!

I is grinning, yaz. *g*

BTW, was there a bouquet of flowers in the basket along with the completely pointless french bread? Hee!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 11th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
"Crap, this thing steers like a barge."
And sometimes they really do! HalfshellHusband and I floated the tandem thought years ago (still might do it someday), but the one law of tandems is that the heaver/stronger person has to be in front because they do NOT steer well and the more weight you put in the back, the scarier it gets. :0

BTW, was there a bouquet of flowers in the basket along with the completely pointless french bread? Hee!
There really was! That particular fake show had such a bizarre combination of romance, cheap humor, and kitsch that I couldn't quite decide what it was trying to emulate. I'll admit that I half-expected Sam to say, "You got some 'splainin' to do, Dean" when he came through the door. :0
brigid_tanner: boys-wheebrigid_tanner on November 11th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
LOL!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 11th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Hahaha! I need that icon!

My god, HOW is Jared actually pedalling on the back of that thing? I'm surprised his knees aren't smacking the handlebars. Though I do see that he's sitting waaaaay back on that seat, to make the bike even heaver get more leg room.
(no subject) - brigid_tanner on November 11th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
labseraphlabseraph on November 11th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHA ... I was wondering what put those demented grins on their faces on the tandem bike. Whee!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
First the struggle, then the victory, then the punishing reality of uneven surfaces. Aaaugh!

And yet... :D
Captain Kate Macabrecaptkatemacabre on November 16th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
hahaha- this fic was really awesome. bikes built for two absolutely suck, though they look awesome. I had the displeasue of riding one over this last summer. They totally do steer like a barge, and any turning attempt turns into a suicide attempt.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked it!

bikes built for two absolutely suck, though they look awesome.

The weight/mechanics distribution doesn't quite work on those things. When it's one person on a regular bike, everything pivots around that person's mass. When it's two... the steering mechanism is way out in front of where the mid-point of the weight is, and considering how much you "tilt and lean" into a turn in normal circumstances... the wheelbase is too long for that to work on a tandem!

It's funny, when people put "piccolos" on the back of their bike (for a little kid to ride on), the connection is on a swivel, which takes care of most of that problem (and the rear weight is a "midget" and not a "giant"). I can't decide whether a hinge in the middle of a tandem would improve the situation, or just make it even scarier. :0

In short form... I see you understand this issue completely!
Searingidolatry: Supernaturalsearingidolatry on November 16th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
*gigglesnort* nice job :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! It all looks so easy in that clip, rolling down the driveway (or whatever it was), but the before and after? Ulp!

Just think of the gravitational acceleration. :0
i dream of colors that have never been seenetoile444 on December 13th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
That was funny! Having been on one of those things I can say it is totally scary! Being in back you feel you have no control of the situation, which is likely how Sam feels about his life right now. And Dean driving! You bet! He'd never see it any other way.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on December 13th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed this!

Having been on one of those things I can say it is totally scary! Being in back you feel you have no control of the situation, which is likely how Sam feels about his life right now.
Boy, is that ever true! And I'm sure it doesn't make Sam feel a whole lot better to know that DEAN isn't that in control of the steering either. :0

And Dean driving! You bet! He'd never see it any other way.
Even when it's not his own car, he still expects to be in charge. Oh, those bossy older siblings!