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11 February 2010 @ 11:57 am
SPN Slash Drabble: "Where The Sun Calls Home" (Sam/Dean, PG-13)  
Title: Where The Sun Calls Home
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sam glows with the heat of the sun…
Author's Notes: A drabble meme offering for devon99, who asked for Sam/Dean and "sunkissed skin."
Also for supernatural100, this is "Summer."

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Warm grass beneath Dean's back, the world is river-bright and huckleberry-bush high, cloud fingers stretching through the blue while Sam marks Dean with his mouth and the sound of his own name.

Strong and tan, Sam glows with the heat of the sun, his skin brushing against Dean and blanketing him as the breeze from the rushing water flows past.

This space is open, private, and remote. Roads cannot find it.

"Dean," Sam whispers—shaking, urgent—and Dean lets go of everything but the shape of Sam against him, knowing he can always find his way back from the sky.


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devon99 on February 11th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Sweetie!! Thank you, its perfect. I kinda did something just like this a long time ago, but nowhere near as good. It's beautifully written, as always ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 11th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yay-- I'm so glad you like it!

And I hope it warmed you up a little, in the middle of what probably seems like an endless winter. :)
devon99 on February 11th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Endless winter is right. It has been snowing here this week again in England, so your timing was perfect ♥
Greta: Dean loves Samgretazreta on February 11th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
I love this. It's really beautiful and poetic and urgent and great. <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 11th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been trying to write this prompt for weeks, and it came to me at about 10 minutes before midnight last night. I thought about trying to rework the language to be straightforward, but decided instead to let the poetic side of the brain do the work and let the words unfold on their own.

I'm glad it came out well!
gunznammo2gunznammo2 on February 11th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. I can feel the warmth and the urgency. Heady and lovely. Thanks, hon.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 12th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked this one. :)
brigid_tanner: boys-together wholebrigid_tanner on February 12th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Lovely and warm and peaceful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 12th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
I liked the setting for this very much-- vivid, and a little different from other things I've written-- and the feeling too.
Celtic_Forestceltic_forest on February 12th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
So very beautiful!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I haven't forgotten yours, but it didn't stay a drabble, and it's been a real challenge (oh who am I kidding-- these were all hard, and usually they're a snap!)

Watch this space...
shang_yietshang_yiet on February 12th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
I like the summery peace you painted, the quiet moment the guys were able to find and the beauty of the words.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm sure it doesn't feel like winter everywhere, but in many parts of the world this setting is a welcome distraction. As are the boys, together. :)
Pix: [SPN] Sam & Dean sun lapspixel_0 on February 12th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
This is so gorgeous. I feel like I'm actually there with them in the warm sunshine.

This phrase, especially, is just lovely: Warm grass beneath Dean's back, the world is river-bright and huckleberry-bush high...

:)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! And that opening sentence, which came out that way immediately and I decided to just let drive the direction of this rather than force it into more traditional language. :)
Deadbeat Nymph: sammy nosedeadbeat_nymph on February 12th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh my, this is so lovely! The imagery and diction are amazing. Between the world is river-bright and Sam marking Dean with the sound of his own name, I'm floored.

Our boys need this! Lots of it! There should be a sixth season just to have this in every episode. *smishes*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
The opening has such a feeling of warmth and beauty and promise, doesn't it? And then passion and togetherness, all of it so rare for the boys for many years now.

It makes ME happy to think of them having moments like these, where it's all about the two of them and the now, and in that moment everything is perfect.
auroramama on February 13th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Say what you feel
Joy. Peace. Bliss.
Thank you!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
Re: Say what you feel
Those are all the moods I'd hoped readers would take from this story. Thank you for commenting with them! :)
charmedstrange1charmedstrange1 on February 13th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
This whole piece is so gorgeously atmospheric, but I found these two bits--

Roads cannot find it.

and-

..knowing he can always find his way back from the sky.

to be absolutely beautiful. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean OTPhalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Both of those lines convey a certain sense of being able to "lose" oneself in someplace safe-- where no-one else can find you, and where you'll never really get too far away.

And that is a rare situation for both of the boys, especially now.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Wow. Thank you! :D
Mandy: spn!both!against the worldscoopchick on February 13th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm always so envious of how much you can fit into 100 words and how beautifully your words flow together. Creating an atmosphere in that small space is HARD (I know, I try to do it everyday), but you always manage to capture the perfect, complete moment.

Fabulous!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
It can have its effect on longer stories, definitely, because I get too bogged down in word choices sometimes instead of letting stuff flow out. But on the other hand, it really forces you to say what you mean-- and economically, too!
jjinmo_356jjinmo_356 on February 14th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Just a few moments of happiness for the boys, very nice
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
And they're SO few and far in between. These last three drabbles have been very welcome for me-- all different, but all some glimpse of intimacy and love and happiness in the lives of two very tortured men.
fiery_fox2fiery_fox2 on February 18th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
*gasps*
Oh, how poetic! *applauds*
*saves your work yet again*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! And "memming" is the ultimate love!