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25 January 2010 @ 12:10 am
SPN Slash Drabble: "In The Night" (Sam/Dean, PG-13)  
Title: In The Night
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG-13
Summary (Season One): Just this once, Dean was in no kind of hurry.
Author's Notes: A drabble meme offering for gunznammo2, who asked for Sam/Dean and "listen."
Also for supernatural100, this is "Reflection."

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In a field washed with moonlight, Dean lay next to Sam and let the night-sounds rise around them.

Cicadas and crickets, smooth and steady, rode the rhythm of Sam's breathing until it went from labored to lazy. Big-rigs shuddered on the highway, and vibrations from a distant train rolled through the earth in waves so strong they made Dean dizzy.

Out here in the night—the peaceful night—nothing threatened in the shadows. No monster or mission waited.

Dean ran his hand along Sam's arm, thinking.

"Again?" Sam asked.

"Yeah."

For a little longer, Dean could pretend this was forever.


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Trini: future will be whatever we make ittrinipedia on January 25th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
*clenches hands against chest*

oh.
so beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 25th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it!

I never quite know what's going to come of some of the prompts. This one came out more poetic and romantic/bittersweet than I expected, by far.

:)
brigid_tanner: boys-together wholebrigid_tanner on January 25th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
Love how peaceful it is. They deserve more moments like this.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 25th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
I'd sure like to see more of them-- it's wearying, watching them be endlessly tortured. :0
gunznammo2gunznammo2 on January 25th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes... beautiful and breathtaking. Sam and Dean and breathing synchronized with the sounds surrounding them. Lovely. And this:
"Again?" Sam asked. "Yeah." Oh, dear boys. *sigh* Thank you, hon. :) This was perfect.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 26th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like how this turned out. It was a great prompt, and it was more a question of doing it justice!
devon99 on January 25th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Quite, quite lovely my dear. If only they could have that forever.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 26th, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
Oh, if only. I so wish they could find some lasting happiness, and yet I don't think that's Kripke's plan for them at all.

Love that icon! Talk about peaceful...
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 26th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! This one went off in the atmospheric direction, but the secondary prompt brought out the bittersweet truth that is behind every part of the Winchester's lives. And how it hurts, knowing that they can't escape it. Only in fanfiction do they really get to keep any happiness they find.
shaitanah: redshaitanah on January 25th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
So peaceful and heartfelt. <3 Simply beautiful!)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! Peace is so rare for these two, but so welcome for viewers and readers.
Maramara_snh on January 25th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Again and again. They've earned it, no? That was some awesome poetry, right there. Beautiful. Thank you!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, they've earned it and then some. So why won't Kripke give that to them?

So glad you enjoyed the language as well as the mood. :)
मारिलु: Sam - Battledcrimson_antics on January 25th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was so adorable.
I swear, you're making me like drabbles.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked this one too!

A good drabble can be a great read, so I'm always happy to persuade people of their appeal. :)

A bad drabble usually just makes you go, "Huh?"
auroramama on January 25th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, so sweet. They're always going to have that dramatic backdrop of World On Fire that makes the quietest moments sing.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
They're always going to have that dramatic backdrop of World On Fire that makes the quietest moments sing.

Yes-- that impending ache and angst and danger is always there, and the quiet moments are rare but all the more heartfelt.
scarlett_oscarlett_o on January 26th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Lovely. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
the joyful existenceyourkidney on January 26th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Boys and their epic, endless love. <3

I liked big-rigs shuddered on the highway Dean ran his hand along Sam's arm, thinking.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Hee-- I'm glad you liked both of those lines. :D
I'm Mulder, She's Scully: bigbangrunedgirl on January 26th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, beautiful, with a hint of sadness underneath.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 29th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
There's always that ache, isn't there, of knowing that it's never going to be easy-- whether it's S1 or all the harder times afterward.
layne: spn fight the good fightlayne67 on January 26th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
That's a wonderful imagery, Sam and Dean lying there under the moonlight with the sounds of the night creatures around them, and I could almost feel the rumble of the trucks and the train!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
There's a certain feeling of privacy despite the surrounding noise, and the thought that at least for now, they're just enjoying each other instead of running to or from the next dark, dangerous thing.

How I wish they had more of that!
jespretenderjespretender on January 26th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Beautiful as always.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I wish they had a little more peace in their lives, especially these last few seasons.