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17 September 2013 @ 12:41 am
Supernatural Gen Drabble: "Reprieve" (PG)  
Title: Reprieve
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Dean, Sam (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary (Season 4): This had to be a trick…
Author's Notes: For Day 4 of the 8 Days challenge at samdean_otp, and for the writerverse prompt of "Angst."


It had to be a trick, just another cruel game in a series Dean had played since his time in Hell began.

But his skin still burned from the angel's touch, and the smell of earth was stronger than the brimstone memories of before. Maybe this reprieve was real.

Where was Sam, and how would Dean ever find him?

He'd look forever, if he had to. Finding Sam would prove this wasn't just some tantalizing reminder of everything he'd sacrificed.

For Sammy, I'd do it all again, Dean thought.

Sam's death was still the worst Hell Dean had ever known.

----- fin -----

mdlawmdlaw on September 18th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
Oh....so much love and pain...... m. :/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on September 24th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. Oh, how I miss those earlier seasons!
cindy: spn - dean looks away (by oxoniensis)tsuki_no_bara on September 18th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
aw, dean. *snif* (i love that at first he doesn't trust that he's been resurrected back into reality, but rather that he's still in hell.)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 24th, 2013 06:52 am (UTC)
That made perfect sense to me, too. One of the cruelest tricks you could play on someone in Hell would be to plant false hope again and again.

Fortunately, the escape was actually true!
I'm Mulder, She's Scullyrunedgirl on September 18th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
That last line? SO true. Lovely drabble :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on September 24th, 2013 06:54 am (UTC)
There was a lot of that vibe in S4, too-- that as awful as Dean's experience had been, he tried to hide that from Sam so that Sam would never doubt that Dean felt he'd made the right choice. Sniffle-- those were the days!
heliokleia: DEAN IC - face porn (Sammy implied)heliokleia on September 19th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the little trip back down memory lane, my dear Mme Venus; sentences of yours like
"For Sammy, I'd do it all again"
are still able to send shivers down my spine.

"Sam's death was still the worst Hell Dean had ever known."
- Yeah, can't let that happen again; right, big bro? ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on September 24th, 2013 06:56 am (UTC)
It says so much about Dean that, even though he was in Hell and without Sam, it was still a more appealing choice than having Sam be dead because Dean had somehow failed to save him.

Only Dean would see it that way, but we can't help love that he does.
Silver M: e-fencepeekmaldeluxx on October 13th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)
Oh, the (delicious but painful) hurt... loved it :) Perfection.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! This fandom so easily brings out that combination of delicious and painful. It's built into almost every episode!