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10 January 2010 @ 03:23 pm
SPN Gen Drabble: "Introductions" (Jess, Sam, G)  
Title: Introductions
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Jess, Sam (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: G
Summary: Jess has seen him before, but maybe it's time for a closer look.
Author's Notes: A birthday drabble for roguebitch, who wanted Jess' first impressions of Sam.
Also for supernatural100, this is "Evaluation."

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"Who's that guy who keeps looking at you?"

Jess glanced over where Trish was pointing, and there he was—probably embarrassed now. He smiled and nodded.

"Oh. He's in Modern Lit."

"He's cute."

Sure is, Jess realized.

He'd asked questions in class, and his voice was deep, different—not flat or exactly twangy, but not East Coast or Californian. She couldn't place it.

"I don't know his name." She almost felt guilty. "Maybe when we're done, I'll introduce myself."

"Forget maybe. Try now."

Jess stood and made her way over. "Hi, I'm Jess."

He smiled, sunshine-bright and breathtaking.

"I'm Sam."


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sothereyougo: JP Megawatt Smilesothereyougo on January 11th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Everybody else has covered it perfectly - the voice and the smile are my personal kryptonite! ;) I also really like your point you made in a reply to another commenter, that Jess was vaguely aware of him from before but that this moment does capture the universal idea of a "first impression," being the one that has the power to form our inner concept of that other person. It makes me think of how good Sam would have gotten at trying to blend into the woodwork over the years from moving constantly from place to place and school to school. It's probably second nature for him at this point in his life at Stanford, and it also accounts for another point of Sam characterization that I adore to bits: how he used to seem genuinely surprised when a girl or woman noticed him (he does seem to be a little more used to it starting around S4). Perhaps my even more favorite part of that is how he could be both surprised and yet retain a certain quiet self-confidence when interacting with the opposite sex. *swoon material for sure* Thank you for sharing. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Samhalfshellvenus on January 14th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
It makes me think of how good Sam would have gotten at trying to blend into the woodwork over the years from moving constantly from place to place and school to school. It's probably second nature for him at this point in his life at Stanford
Exactly-- don't call negative attention to yourself, and move along like you've always been there. It carries the least potential for friction, but it's also the most comfortable mantel to assume if you're doing it repeatedly.

and it also accounts for another point of Sam characterization that I adore to bits: how he used to seem genuinely surprised when a girl or woman noticed him (he does seem to be a little more used to it starting around S4). Perhaps my even more favorite part of that is how he could be both surprised and yet retain a certain quiet self-confidence when interacting with the opposite sex.
That's one of the things that's always made him so appealing. With a gorgeous, aggressive older brother like Dean, he get used to being overlooked (first because he was just a kid, and second because Dean reaches out and grabs all the attention away). It's made Sam humble in a way that Dean is not, and it would take some getting used to the fact that you've finally grown into your own. Let alone that some women really do not like the aggressive approach. ;)

But Sam's confidence in who he is (which helped him escape the future John and Dean laid out for him) makes him intriguing instead of a nice-guy-doormat that women usually DO overlook.

So glad you enjoyed this-- and that you found every piece of subtlety that was in those 100 words!