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25 November 2013 @ 12:19 am
Supernatural Gen Drabble: "Hollow"  
Title: Hollow
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary (Season 4): Dean is gone again.
Author's Notes: A late birthday drabble for tsuki_no_bara!
Also for the writerverse prompt of "Nightmare," and my 5_prompts table ("this was all a trick")
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Dean is gone again.

The screams and blood were the proof, and Sam saw it all—including the part where Dean's life just vanished. That was months ago, empty months of darkness where simply existing just felt like a lie.

It should have been Sam.

Dean would have wanted him to keep hunting, so Sam acts the world's savior with the weight of a wooden heart. He can't stop remembering what should've been, even now barely noticing the familiar knock at the door. He jumps up to answer it—

and wakes.

It is morning, another hopeless morning…

Dean is gone.


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a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Dean & Sam - all I fearembroiderama on November 25th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
Ooooouch! This is great.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on November 26th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! Such a heartbreaking part of canon, it's impossible not to revisit it again and again.
cindy: spn - emo sammy (by nyaubaby)tsuki_no_bara on November 26th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
ok, first, i was totally not expecting a birthday drabble, so thank you. ^_^ but second, poor sammy! break my heart, why don't you. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 26th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I miss the days when I used to write birthday drabbles right and left, but it's been harder with where canon has gone.

But you were most worthy! Of being tortured, perhaps. ;)
tifachingtifaching on November 27th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
:(. Poor Sam. That time just hurts.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on November 30th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
It's such a long desperate period, and yet we just got a glimpse of it. It's impossible not to keep turning back to it.
roxymissrose: heart on fireroxymissrose on November 28th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh no, oh my heart! That was so sad!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 30th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
So much of Supernatural seems to be, "It hurts so good!"

Thanks so much for reading. :)
Awesomely creepy: Jo Harvelleagirlnamedluna on December 1st, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Poor Sam :( he was so tortured (well I guess he still is) back then, that I sort of understand why he gave up on hunting when Dean was in Purgatory ... but at the same time, I never really quite understood. Here, he kept running in circles to find him, and he was never there, while in Purgatory, he could have found him, I guess. Still, this captures the old Sam very well :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 1st, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the recent seasons, so I don't really know what happened there.

But I think at this point in canon, Sam simply can't adjust to Dean being gone (even though he had the threat of it in "Mystery Spot"), and part of him keeps hoping-- so impossibly-- that it isn't real. But Dean being gone isn't the dream, it's that Dean is still living. :(

Such a sad time in the series, but wonderful for all of that.