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08 June 2006 @ 10:20 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabbles: Always Moving On  
Title: Always Moving On
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam and Dean (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: 3x100 “moving” drabbles, written for the supernatural100 challenge.

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There (Yesterday)
Going to Stanford had been harder than he’d thought. Leaving Dad and Dean behind—even though he’d had to—was disorienting after a lifetime of never being alone.

Living toe-to-toe with a stranger was even odder. The space that had always held Dean was suddenly occupied by a party-boy doofus who slept all day and never took his headphones off. Actually, some parts of it weren’t that different.

Getting an apartment with Jess— “That’s all you have? Really?”— was worth all of it. Sam moved toward something for once, a place that was his. Neither roaming nor running, just… staying.


Bodies in Motion (Today)
Ghosts, demons, maelstroms of evil— these had dominion over the heavy, physical world.

Flying chairs—murderous knives—could attack without warning on any job. It wore on a man, always watching out for non-living hazards while hunting the actual prey.

Dean was used to dodging, though he always hated the distraction.

Sam was every bit as practiced, though Dean wondered if it was only a matter of time. Sam could duck and catch and roll… but what if someday he stood his ground instead? In time—with luck or training— would Sam learn to still the chaos with his mind?


Where We Land (Tomorrow)
In the end, they were what was left.

Battle-scarred, talking without words, they knew the ins and outs of everything, including each other. When it was time, they knew that too.

They’d trained others for years, laying the groundwork toward a future where they would be too slow to carry a job out—too damaged to have a decent chance at winning.

A house on a hill with a clear view to all sides and enough land to grow their own food— that was their safe haven. It was both an idea and a destination… this finale of moving on.


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The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on June 9th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
*rocks back and forth in corner, hands over eyes*

SheonlywritesWincestsheonlywritesWincestsheonlywritesWincestsheonlywritesWincestsheonlywritesWincestsheonlywritesWincest....

*cracks open eyes*

Damn.

Yeah, you know what I'm gonna say. I wish I could do half the things with words that you do. And it's poignant and powerful and just insert whatever compliments you like here, mmmkay?

FIRST AGAIN, HA!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 9th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Are you saying I should only write Wincest? Or just wondering where your Gen muse has gone? :p

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Are you saying I <i>should</i> only write Wincest? Or just wondering where your Gen muse has gone? :p

<i.And it's poignant and powerful and just insert whatever compliments you like here, mmmkay?</i>
Hee! Those work just fine.

And you ARE first again. U RAvvK, BBkeks!

Say, did you miss the *cough* bad limericks earlier today? There's a chance to foist some of your own back on me. Really-- it would be the perfect revenge. :0
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on June 9th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm saying you should only write Wincest. Gen hurts me. No, not really.</small. I...missed the limericks. I will catch those later, most definitely. :D
poisontaster on June 9th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
I like the way that the drabbles are independent entitities and yet have overall arc between them...much like the Winchesters themselves. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on June 9th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
independent entitities and yet have overall arc between them
Yeah-- they don't usually work out that way for me (they're usually wholly independent), but for this one serendipity won out.

And I have to admit, much like your "Heart" 'verse, it's nice where there IS an end and they're both still there. We aren't guaranteed of that at all...
poisontaster on June 9th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yes. I don't want an unwarranted and unrealistic happy ending; I want them to bleed and suffer for it, because we all DO, but I still want the happy ending. Totally.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 9th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Randomly, did you ever read "We Were Soldiers Once?" Or just... no reaction?

Took me forever to figure out what was going on in this icon!
kaly: sam&dean_3kalyw on June 9th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
Very cool - I like the arc spanning the brothers across time. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 9th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, kaly!

The Sam=>college one is a given for this challenge, because it's the first thing most of us think of. But I liked the challenge of coming up with other possibilities (stretching the prompt, I guess). I wasn't able to get much out of last week's one.

I like your icon very much. :)
belleimani on June 12th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
I really like these snippets. Nice look at their life in stages.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 13th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you. :) I was surprised to have them form an arc, but that sure seemed to work well.

Still hoping for that ending in the last one... *sigh*
belleimani on June 13th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
You're welcoma and it'll come to you!