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13 November 2009 @ 06:55 pm
Supernatural Slash Drabble: "Ghost Images To Fill Empty Hands" (Sam/Dean, PG-13)  
Title: Ghost Images To Fill Empty Hands
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Dean clung to those moments over four desperate years…
Author's Notes: A belated birthday gift for gretazreta, who wanted Sam/Dean. Hope you like it!
Also for supernatural100, this is "Memory."

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The moon gleamed over Sam's skin, marking hollows and gangly limbs. Dean mapped every inch, gathering memories against Sam leaving in two short days.

Dad was hunting, but they'd still have risked it with so little time left.

Dean clung to those moments over four desperate years. Secret glimpses showed Sam taller (happier), until it hurt so much Dean didn't want to know anymore.

He didn't go back until Dad was missing. Suddenly Sam was a tangle of sharp edges underneath him, intensely vivid against the ghost-images he'd carried around.

"Easy, tiger."

No damn way Dean was losing him again.


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never trust a big butt and a smile: dean sam kissobeetaybee on November 14th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Oh, boys.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
You're like the Dynamic Avenger on posts-- barely hit the button, and you've already commented! \o/
never trust a big butt and a smileobeetaybee on November 14th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
That's because it's Friday night and I ain't got nobody...

No, really. Because as soon as I see one of your drabble posts I'm all over it. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Hee! That makes me all kinds of happy!

Plus, you know you can finish them in < 1 minute. That's my kind of reading, these days! :D
Gretagretazreta on November 14th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Oh I just love this!
Dean Dean Dean Dean Dean.
THE END. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Yay-- I'm so glad you liked it! Took me a few days to get a handle on the details (I had the prompt picked out and everything), but it finally came to me.

Poor Dean. So much heartache, so much to hide away.
Celtic_Forestceltic_forest on November 14th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
So rich and beautiful - I loved it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
the key of the day and the lock of the night: WeeSamDean2B&Wlocknkey on November 14th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
God, your drabbles always hit me so hard.

Such emotive power in so few words!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I really try to get as much story or mood in there as possible-- this one was 149 words at first draft, and it's a challenge to remove words without removing story!
Yo: SPN:  Sam BW for prettydreamlittleyo on November 14th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, beautiful!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! :D
keerawakeerawa on November 14th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Wow, you maanged to evoke Dean's yearning in 3 different time periods in just 100 words! Sam was a tangle of sharp edges underneath him, intensely vivid against the ghost-images he'd carried around.Masterful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
What an awesome comment-- and you're right, it's three different points in Dean's life, starting with the impending loss that drives him to guard those memories so intensely.

And still, they're just whispers compared to the real thing, once he finds it again.
Trill Gutterbugtrill_gutterbug on November 14th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
*Sob* Aw, Dean. :'( You're an awesometastic writer!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

I can never quite let go of how hard those Stanford years must have been for Dean. Oh, the ache!
Sarah: flexible evan bourneyaoifangirl16 on November 14th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
Nice little drabble! I love it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! :D
Jas Masson: gods angelsjasmasson on November 14th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
Really, you know, your drabbles are one of the key things still keeping me happy with SPN. It's all how I like it to be.

Thanks!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think it's true for me too-- I'm writing what I wish was happening (or the things that captivated me so, in earlier seasons) instead of the direction things may or may not be headed now.

My love for the show hinges on making my own perspective!
Cherry flavoured deviationsdevienta on November 14th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
oh this has such a sweet ache to it, I Love It! You write so beautifully.

LO
VE

Edited at 2009-11-14 10:21 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! That ache still runs under the show for me-- amazing to think that back in S1 I thought the boys might get "over" that Stanford separation and all of Sam's growing-up issues, and while they did... new ones just keep creeping in to torture us all.
Trini: *_* castieltrinipedia on November 14th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
*shiny eyes*

oh, my boys.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Trini!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! *beams*
aegean_letheaegean_lethe on November 15th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
just beautiful and heartbreaking as always
oh Dean *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Poor boys-- loving each other (heck, growing up Winchesters) just seems destined to bring the heartache even while it's the one thing they could never really give up.
seerargentseerargent on November 15th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Oh. Just oh. Darn it, now I'm sad :(

More???
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Each of these are vignettes, and with this one Dean thinks he's found the answer (and we watch him chase it, all through S1, whether Sam's right there next to him or threatening to run away again). *sigh*