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24 September 2011 @ 11:33 pm
Supernatural Slash Drabble: "After Midnight" (Sam/Dean, PG-13)  
Title: After Midnight
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam/Dean (Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Late at night, defenses came down…
Author's Notes: For violet_eyes, and for supernatural100 ("Truth").

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Words were always easier in the dark, even the ones they never said.

After midnight, the evening's hunts faded into memories and aching limbs. In the privacy of motel rooms, they traced each other's wounds and would-be injuries in a ritual of reassurance.

Secrets spilled from their fingertips, whole histories of Don't leave and I'm here and Just you and me, Sammy.

Some nights were slow and tender. Others were marked by the roughness and urgency of knowing they'd survived and that neither of them was fragile.

Darkness always came, kinder than daylight, and the truth was easier to find.


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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 25th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I hope it's the kind of thing you were looking for.

The idea came right away, but wrestling the words out took much longer!
dont_hate_me01dont_hate_me01 on September 25th, 2011 09:15 am (UTC)
Short, but powerful! Loved it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 26th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
tifachingtifaching on September 25th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
That's lovely. Talking, especially about feelings and vulnerability isn't something they do. Letting their actions talk for them? That they can do.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 26th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
The words get held in too long, or mangled on the way out so often.

But the gestures and touches that escape are much more reliable, and often deeper. *happy sigh*
Amberamberdreams on September 25th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
Lovely. Very powerful and evocative.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 26th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Thank you!
legion11legion11 on September 25th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Very, very nice. So strong.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading!
mdlawmdlaw on September 25th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Midnight
Sigh.....m :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Midnight
I miss those early years, when it always felt like this could be happening behind the scenes-- even should be.

I've always liked your leaping cat icon. We have two cats, one who is old and stiff and doesn't so much leap as "baloop". And the other is powerful and enormous, so all of his leaps end in "thud!". :0
brigid_tanner: Boys-merging facesbrigid_tanner on September 25th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Lovely. I'm always amazed at how much emotion and imagery you can pack into 100 words.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Oh, but it's been awhile. These used to be so easy...

I like your dual-sided icon. Never seen it before!
I'm Mulder, She's Scullyrunedgirl on September 25th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, beautiful language. Thanks for sharing :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you. ♥
heliokleia: DEAN & SAM IC - ANIM - Evrything I wanteheliokleia on September 25th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
You are always able to make me smile, my dear Mme Venus.
So thank you very much for this tender snapshot of The Boys' motelroom; it's like your words are straight whispering to me...
Simply beautiful.
*huggles* ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean OTPhalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Oh, what a wonderful icon. I could watch that kiss forever!
dearpeterxonealdearpeterxoneal on September 26th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
The boy's vulnerability is captured pefectly here. Thank you
for sharing!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it. Oh, how I miss those days of closeness between them. *sigh*
Blackrabbit42blackrabbit42 on September 26th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
"Secrets spilled from their fingertips, whole histories of Don't leave and I'm here and Just you and me, Sammy. "

Sob. So perfect.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
It's all that's ever really mattered between them, isn't it?

zenamydogzenamydog on September 26th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
Sigh... Just lovely.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Silver M: davethinkmaldeluxx on September 26th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
I love this fic, the mood is really well done :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 27th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Such kind words. Thank you!
roxashasboxersroxashasboxers on September 28th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Confessions in the dark are one of my kinks ;)

Beautiful!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 29th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Looks like they must be one of mine too-- this is a theme I can't resist!
Celtic_Forestceltic_forest on September 28th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
Beautiful! So delicate, even if neither of them is.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 29th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I'm glad you felt that the style and subject held up under that constrast. :)