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12 May 2006 @ 11:53 pm
Drabble Results  
The drabbles are complete, covering Supernatural, Millenium, John Doe, Prison Break, and a surprise crossover below.

I wrote two (!) for Smidgy, because I forgot the prompt on the first try, and was half-way through a second one before I realized I could force that prompt in. And Clex, I really struggled with yours. I hope it isn't just garbage. :(

Drabbles under the cuts. :)


Revelation (for maygra. Slash Sam/Dean, Prompt: “Sacred”)

The hunt defines his purpose, but Sam’s touch defines his soul.

Dean knows killing, knows waiting ‘til the time is right. He keeps his game face on, struts his confidence and ‘casual’ for the world. It’s real, this façade, when his soldier-half’s in charge.

But when Sam finds him underneath that surface, Dean is transmuted by a love he’s never known. Sam’s lips offer benediction for Dean’s driven-down desires. Sam’s hands form a sacrament of trust.

Dean never knew his love would be returned once released from darkness. So profane—so unworthy—but Sam takes it and renders it pure


Built On ‘Now’ (for poisontaster. Sam/Dean smut)

“Harder, Dean!”

Sam’s voice is hoarse, a push of unfocused desire. He is a taut expanse of skin underneath Dean’s belly, pulling him inside and against and closer with each shove of his hand on Dean’s hip.

Surely he must want this, the way he urges Dean to just take him. Dean’s never sure but when Sam asks, how can he say No? Dean’s heart is hope, his body promise…

He wants it now, Dean thinks. That’s all he can count on. Sam’s kiss makes the skin prickle along Dean’s back, and Dean thinks Yes and just thrusts on home.


Defiance (for wenchpixie. Post-Shadows Dean/Sam smut with aggressive broken!Dean)

Sam climbs in before the lights are off, pressing close as Dean turns away.

“Don’t do this to me, Sam.”

“You’re still thinking about what I said before.”

“Everything I have—- every fucking thing I am-— is yours, and you have never even cared.”

“You’re my brother, Dean. My life.”

“I’m the one you’ll always leave.”

“But I’m still yours.” Sam’s hand flows knowingly across Dean’s chest. “Make me feel it,” Sam murmurs into a kiss.

So Dean pushes—forces-- his mark inside Sam. Anger and anxiety spur him harder/faster/deeper, and he finishes in an explosion of heartache and revenge.


Soaring (for particlesofgale. Sam/Dean, first time sweetness, Prompt: “nape”)

Sam is seventeen the first time he kisses Dean-- tall enough to take without asking.

His mouth is sweetly soft against Dean’s shaking lips, so sure and telling that Dean wonders if it’s real. The arms around him are strong, one hand brushing so lovingly across the nape of his neck. Dean unfolds along every hinge, pulling Sam down to lie beside him.

In the grass Sam leans above him, fingers gently slipping through Dean’s hair. He coaxes and caresses as his kisses explain themselves. Then Dean opens inside and out, with his brother soaring down unexpectedly to meet him.


Finding Stillness (for deirdre_c. Sam/Dean, Prompt: “skinny-dipping”)

“Why are we out here in the middle of the night when we’re not chasing anything?”

“I like the moonlight. Outdoors isn’t always about work.”

“There’s a lake,” Dean says thoughtfully.

“And no-one else,” Sam finishes up.

They leave their clothes on the shore, the water glistening through the heavy, humid air. Diving, pushing, rough-housing together they swim and float and watch the distant stars. Sam sits awhile half-submerged, until Dean rises up before him sleek and gleaming under the moon.

Sam reaches, pulls him down, and they love each other to completion with no wind to steal their sounds.


Urgency (for jetpants. Jared/Jensen, Slash, Prompt: “Chair”)

In the press of the galley kitchen, Jared’s heat across his back makes Jensen forget why he came to the sink. Hands enfold him, moving nipple-sweep hip-crotch fast as Jared’s mouth claims his earlobe and Jensen’s knees waver tellingly beneath him.

“I—have to sit,” he gasps out, tempted to sink down and just let Jared ravage him. He is steered toward a chair, guided in, but the view before him brings his strength right back. He pulls Jared’s hips closer, bites over the detail under the denim. Unzipping and taking Jared wantonly, his own name is a litany overhead.


Waiting (for thelana. Prison Break, character Maricruz, Prompt: “Peanut” (baby))

The sickness has passed, and now the waiting begins. Who will come to her five months from now?

Girl or boy? Long fingers like her brother Ramone, or the chubby cheeks from the pictures on Mrs. Sucre’s living room shelf? Will it be good-hearted like her Fernando, or serious the way Hector has been since the cradle? Will it be smart enough for college like people on TV? Or make mistakes like hers and settle for what’s left?

A secret swims inside her, and she can hardly wait to meet it.

Its love is hers. Of that, she is sure.


Factual Explosion (for certainthings. John Doe/Millenium Crossover #1, hint of slash, Prompt: “glass”)

Frank Black has noticed beauty, but beauty rarely notices him.

This man before him—dark hair, black lashes over vulnerable eyes, lips worthy of a sculpture—is an archetype of beauty.

His name is a cipher, a lie from an honest man. “John Doe” is too ordinary for someone so wounded, so incredibly lost.

“Find out what he knows,” Watts had said, but it turns out John knows everything. They are scattershot factoids—light made prism by glass--offering no clues about John or why he knows this.

But he is human, not other-worldly. Frank moves on, as always... alone.


Touched (for certainthings as above. John Doe/Millenium Crossover #2)

Frank Black has sensed the touch of the Underworld and has seen the evils of man. He knows one, but not the other. He fears them both.

Their dark love of destruction seeps and swarms through his mind, his nightmares, his being.

His soul is glass, transparent and waiting to be shattered. It is visible to everyone, to every Thing, and he drags across each day half-expecting the greet the Abyss.

It could be a demon with a lust for abandoned hearts.

Or this man with the amazing mind and perfect face, whose beauty has already broken through Frank’s shell.


Cthulhu (for clex_monkie89. John Doe, Prompt: “Cthulhu”)

“Lovecraft’s mythical god,” John offers in response to a symbol from a warehouse.

He surveys the slide-show evidence, matching it with last night’s random thoughts. The visions/memories/fugue-states that plague him have brought him to the police before. This coincidence seems significant; facts are waiting inside his mind.

“Why would this symbol be here?” Hayes wonders.

“Could be a cult trying to raise him up. If they succeed, he’ll destroy everything in his path.”

“It’s a character from a fictional book!” Avery protests.

“Belief doesn’t require realism.”

His own words haunt him: John believes in a past he may not find.


Standoff (for tyrical: House/24 Crossover, Gen)

“I’ve got a man who needs immediate attention,” a voice calls out. Heads turn and the room goes still.

“Yeah, well—guns tend to dampen my cooperation,” House responds. “Use the E.R. like everyone else.”

“This is a national emergency!” the man says earnestly. His eyes are bloodshot, his body sagging with fatigue. He has pre-symptomatic hair, if such a thing exists.

“Psych ward’s next door.” House checks the last patient off the list.

“Now!” the man yells, dragging his burden right on up.

“Well, since you’ve asked so nicely.”

House opens an office …but makes the gunman wait outside.





 
 
aliquid stat pro aliquomaygra on May 12th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
Ohh...honey, it's beautiful. I love the image of Dean waitin,a lways ready and yet unprepared for this.

Perfectly beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slashhalfshellvenus on May 12th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
I love the image of Dean waitin,a lways ready and yet unprepared for this.
Dean gives the name to Vigilance, and he is always ready for everything except the one thing that would matter most to him. That it could ever find him-- and not flee in utter disgust-- is the most unbelievable part of his world.

*Sigh* Which is why we love him so-- the Dean underneath-- and hope that Sam will come to claim him with open arms.

So glad you liked it. :) There are so many powerful ideas behind this prompt that it's hard to make sure the drabble is fleshing them out.

Thanks for the prompt! ♥
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on May 12th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, look. There's my dead body over there. Because you killed me.

And I liked it. A lot. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slashhalfshellvenus on May 12th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! Athena, you are such Le Riot! :D

Keep checking back... there's a few more Sam/Deans to be written yet. ;)
michelle: Dominic 1certainthings on May 12th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Two for me! *is special*

And thank you for them.

--Frank Black has noticed beauty, but beauty rarely notices him.--
  • I like the sadness and loneliness in that line.


  • --“John Doe” is too ordinary for someone so wounded, so incredibly lost.--
  • Poor John Doe. This sentence - it makes me want to listen to Amazing Grace.


  • --Their dark love of destruction seeps and swarms through his mind, his nightmares, his being.--
  • Beautiful and haunting


  • ......

    --Dean’s driven-down desires--
  • I love the alliteration


  • --but Sam takes it and renders it pure--
  • Effing lovely, that line is


  • --He pulls Jared’s hips closer, bites over the detail under the denim.--
  • The image of that is mmmmnnngh



  • The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
    Two for me! *is special*
    You absolutely are. :D I didn't know I had a Frank Black muse, let alone two drabbles worth. He was such a moving, tortured character. Rather like the Winchesters, in some ways. He does this thing he is amazingly good at, he does it for the greater good. And yet it destroys him one little piece at a time.

    Glad you liked so many of the lines in all the drabbles (and they have friends now, since I finished all of them).

    He pulls Jared’s hips closer, bites over the detail under the denim.
    I don't know where the smuttyMuse comes from for these things-- I can't ever see myself saying them out loud! But... gotta go with what works. ;)
    poisontaster on May 13th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
    I barely remember Millenium, but I loved this line: His soul is glass, transparent and waiting to be shattered. It's gorgeous imagery, it's intelligent and it winds around in the mind like a poem.

    Revelation There's no one phrase I can pick out here and say: this one. On the other hand, the weight of the idea behind it is just...oh, it makes my throat close up.

    Built on'Now'
    He is a taut expanse of skin underneath Dean’s belly This is again, such a visual image and so erotic.

    Surely he must want this, the way he urges Dean to just take him. Guh.

    Defiance Just kills me. The whole thing. Every phrase is a razor and wielded with precision. I don't dislike Sam; I love him, in fact, but quite often for Dean's sake, I resent how much power he has over Dean and how often he's able to get his own way because of it, regardless of what it's costing Dean to give it.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slashhalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
    It's gorgeous imagery, it's intelligent and it winds around in the mind like a poem.
    :D And it's really him. I was noting above-- Frank Black is somewhat like the Winchesters. He is called by his talents to do a job that he is good at, that the world needs-- but which slowly eats away at his soul. His character was the most interesting part of the show (and not so much the mythArc stuff that Chris Carter is so desperately fond of).

    Oh, glad you liked "Revelation." That was a nice theme from maygra, and it's the kind she tends to use in her own fics.

    This is again, such a visual image and so erotic.
    I'm glad you liked the smut in this one, since you asked for smut and I had to taint it with angst! Tricksy muse... However... there are a few more Sam/Deans up here now, and some are actually angst-free! Imagine. :0

    Defiance Just kills me.
    This was such an interesting request from wenchpixie, because I know what she means about that part of Dean, and this resulted in an angrier fic than I've written for him before. And the first angrySex I've ever done.

    I love him, in fact, but quite often for Dean's sake, I resent how much power he has over Dean and how often he's able to get his own way because of it, regardless of what it's costing Dean to give it.
    Absolute word to every part of this. He controls Dean's happiness, though not through either of their intent. But having that power... I would like him to be more aware of it, and wield it gently and sparingly. :(
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    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
    :D Glad you liked these Debbie! I think you'll like the others that got added on later (especially yours). :)

    Defiance is every desperate feeling Dean has ever had, pushed to the brink until he can't hide it anymore.
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    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slashhalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
    Thank you - that was just absolutely perfect.
    :D Clearly, your setting really inspired me. It's a different scenario than I've written for Sam and Dean before, but so much a part of who they are.

    I'm very distracted by Defiance (*pets and reads for the 15th time*)
    Yay! That makes it worthy in the extreme :)

    Boy, my f-list definitely comes through on these challenges. I always find myself writing things I would never have thought to write on my own. :D

    Your "Always Leaving Me" icon is just perfect for this drabble.
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    (no subject) - halfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
    Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN brothers this love manipdeirdre_c on May 13th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
    Oh, darlin' thank you for my Finding Stillness. Sometimes I just need them to be happy and at peace. We (fangirls and Kripke) put them through so much agony, I simply want them to have a rest. Soaring gives me that, too. (I notice there seems to be more oppotunities for joy in the pre-series fics, before Sam's "abandonment"). And it has this absolutely wonderful line:
    Dean unfolds along every hinge, pulling Sam down to lie beside him.

    All of them are lovely. Thanks so much!
    Entendre? Make mine a double.: Beauty Samdeirdre_c on May 13th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
    Oops, I meant Sam abandoning Dean, which would be Dean's abandonment. :)

    Also, from up-thread:
    I don't dislike Sam; I love him, in fact, but quite often for Dean's sake
    Funny, I feel the same way about Dean. But I know that I'm in quite a tiny minority on that.
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    tyrical: Action_smiletyrical on May 13th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
    Thank you very kindly.

    I just loved the possibilty of what could happen between two very alpha males in a situation where the situation is forcing the others hand.

    It's like which alpha will remain supreme?

    House's usual self or Jack's usual self.

    I loved House's concession that Jack has to wait outside.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
    I just loved the possibilty of what could happen between two very alpha males in a situation where the situation is forcing the others hand.
    And House is so delightfully, irritatingly unflappable at times like this. To be Jack Bauer-- with your half-dead witness or whatever-- and run into "Yeah, yeah. Find someone who cares" would be so aggravating.

    Which, of course, I love. :D
    tyrical: AP_aJolietyrical on May 13th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
    All the other drabbles were fantastic I really liked the John Doe/Millienium drabbles. As usual the Supernatural drabbles damn near broke my heart.

    :sigh:
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slashhalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
    really liked the John Doe/Millienium drabbles.
    It's hard to work the slash into that, since it's going to tend to be really one-sided. The glimpses of Frank Black alone were surprisingly fun to write. I miss that show.

    As usual the Supernatural drabbles damn near broke my heart.
    Those boys. Dean has it so bad, and yet you know why he can't let go. :(
    BEWARE OF JENMAR.: PB - Evil - Lincclex_monkie89 on May 13th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
    DUDE! These totally rocked. And mine was so not crap; it was perfect. You totally rock at writing.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
    And mine was so not crap; it was perfect.
    Well thank goodness! It's hard to capture the whole of John's personality/background in a drabble. I mean, if I let him go nuts, his factoids alone could fill the entire drabble!

    Glad you liked these. :D Hope the Dean fic is going well...
    (no subject) - clex_monkie89 on May 13th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
    ivy_x3 on May 14th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
    .............. i stopped by your journal to see what you were up to and only planned to drop a quick comment, read a fic or two and move on. i didn't even get to this entry and already an hour as past.

    you take up too much of my time =DDD. hehe. i love it!!

    look at all these drabbles. wow, if only my mind worked as efficiently as you. you must be BUSYYY all the time. take a break, kick up your feet and have a prison break or SPN marathon (yeah, cause your plot bunnies need anymore food) haha.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean slashhalfshellvenus on May 14th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
    I hope you finished some of them.:D "Beneath The Silence" and "Footprints" are definitely worth reading if you haven't already. :D

    you must be BUSYYY all the time.
    I kind of am-- the writing is addictive, and there are SO many bunnies to be written. There are bunnies in the storerooms waiting while other fics get finished ahead of them (and who knows why that happens-- usually some challenge thingy like this). And every now and then, I open up the storeroom and take one out and finally write it up. It's the two fandoms, that's what it is-- get writer's block for one, and usually the other one opens up. Plus those irresistible drabble challenges. It must be the word-parallel to Sudoku puzzles, because I can't leave either of them alone.

    So, sorry for the long layover here. Hey, I hope you enjoyed your stay at least. :D
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brother hugthelana on May 14th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
    Wheeeee!

    I think I actually love smidgy's first one best. It's just gorgeous. I was never a really fanatic Millenium fan, but this really made me yearn for the series. Sigh, darn, you should write a fullblown Millenium crossover piece (with PB or JD or whatever). Even if probably nobody other than smidgy and me will be able to understand/love it :(
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 14th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
    I think I actually love smidgy's first one best. It's just gorgeous.
    :0 Thank you!

    was never a really fanatic Millenium fan, but this really made me yearn for the series.
    What I really loved about it was first, Season 1 (creepy/spooky with tortured main character), and then at the end his new partner Emma (_loved_ their balanced dynamic, and there was one episode in particular that showed her entire life's history and motivation in an incredible series of flashbacks. At the time, I remember thinking, "That is REALLY good writing."). I liked Terry Quinn (he's just virile and sexy to me for no damn good reason), but I hated the whole mythArc "Roosters and Owls" bullshit. Leave out the conspiracy crap, let the show just be the creep and the psychic pain and the crime solving. Chris Carter dampened two good shows with the conspiracy crap, in my book.

    Sigh, darn, you should write a fullblown Millenium crossover piece (with PB or JD or whatever). Even if probably nobody other than smidgy and me will be able to understand/love it :(
    :D. Actually, the thing is that it would work so much better as a Supernatural crossover, and would be a much more intriguing story. To me, PB/Millenium is just one step short of crackFic, except it would be the unfunny kind. ;)

    It's funny that two people took the list of what I would write, and asked for crossovers between them instead of individual genres. Why didn't I see that one coming? :0 Totally didn't!

    On another note... I found at that a line in a song of "I'm not black like Barry White, but I am white like Frank Black is" does NOT appear to refer to the Millenium character as I'd hoped. Apparently Frank Black is some singer or other. :( Google brings me important facts, but on some days it crushes my lyric love. Rats!
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    search for jet pants: Dean bloody guhjetpants on May 16th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
    Nnnnnnguh, delicious image, thank you so much :D There can never be enough j2 in the world.

    I love all of the Sam/Dean ones too, especially the post-Shadow one. That episode makes me want Sam/Dean fic like no other episode because of that scene, god. Dean breaks me into a million fucking pieces there. FLAIL.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
    thank you so much :D There can never be enough j2 in the world.
    You're welcome. :) And that last part-- more true than I should ever admit. J2 is more addictive than anything. :0 If I can find it anymore, amongst all the Jensen/Chris and Jared/CMM stuff.

    That episode makes me want Sam/Dean fic like no other episode because of that scene, god. Dean breaks me into a million fucking pieces there. FLAIL.
    The hurt from that scene (you meant the show, right?) just never stops for me. It's a deciding moment in their relationship that we haven't yet seen an antidote for. :(
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    mercurybard on July 12th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
    "Dean unfolds along every hinge"--squee! (and I don't even watch this show...)

    Oh, you wrote a Maricruz drabble. So sweet.

    And House just...rules. He would so tell a gunman to wait outside. he's just that ornery. ;)
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 13th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
    (and I don't even watch this show...)
    It's totally worth it! *tempt-tempt*

    Oh, you wrote a Maricruz drabble. So sweet.
    Still can't be sure if that one's any good. I liked the prompt, but not the "Peanut" label for it!

    He would so tell a gunman to wait outside. he's just that ornery. ;)
    He really IS. In a faceoff between House and Jack Bauer, I think House would either win, or Jack would shoot himself out of annoyance. :0

    Thanks for reading these and commenting! :)