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20 August 2006 @ 09:45 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: Vestige D'Amour  
Title: Vestige D’Amour
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam and Dean, Other (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Belatedly written for supernatural100’s Sibling Rivalry challenge. I took another tack on this idea.

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The house was old, set back in the trees off Maison-Letreux road. For years it had slipped farther into the swell of kudzu and Spanish moss.

Now the family wanted it sold.

A meeting with a priest led to a phone call, and the brothers were here.

“He only ever looked at me, you know,” the malicious whisper said.

“He was mine until you led him into the swamp,” came the answer. Voices slipped through the walls and continued on—restless… endless.

“Rock salt and Latin,” Dean decided, and so it was.

The sisters faded, taking their argument with them.



 
 
 
Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on August 21st, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Nice. And glad to have you back.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, Elissa. Nice to be back. :D Though I feel like I'm stuck on sledgehammer-through-fog right now. :0
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on August 21st, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm not sure whether to laugh or scratch my head. It's an interesting look at exactly how far rivalry will go, and not a good sign for our boys, is it? :)

And I almost wrote internesting, what the hell?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
I picked this tactic because I just wasn't motivated to write about the extra cookie, or the deeper issues between them (I see those mostly as John's doing, not between the brothers per se). Finally I hit on something that fit the prompt that actually appealed to me-- and in kind of a spooky way.

"Internesting" should go up there with "teh" and all my other inside-out words typos. Can't think of any right now, but there are a TON of words that regularly come out wrong for me. And when I'm really tired (like now), the homonyms arrive (nearly typed "write" for "write" up there). It's like the hearing part of the brain is bleeding over into the written language part. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
(nearly typed "write" for "write" up there).
Gah! You see? It's happening. I meant (concentrate) "write" for "right."
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on August 21st, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
*hugs*
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on August 21st, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
John is a bad man. I think most of their issues are because of him, too. Probably him pushing Sam to be just as good as Dean, stuff like that.

You mean..."right" for "write"? :D
bluesister on August 21st, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
Ha, clever!

Damn, I hope my sisters don't fight as ghosts 'cause I don't know if rocksalt and Latin would be enough.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Damn, I hope my sisters don't fight as ghosts 'cause I don't know if rocksalt and Latin would be enough.
:D Glad we're past this stage in my family, though my oldest sister estranged herself for about 10 years from me (and mostly, my younger sister). Still don't know why, but there is mental illness involved.

My younger sister and I fought constantly, until she outgrew the whole pest-like/contrary behavior. Mostly yelling and occasional scratching and hairpulling. My older brother and sister were more into the chasing each other around the yard with hoes/rakes/pitchforks and punching holes in doors. I must say, my problems with my younger sister looked TAME compared to that. And now, that brother and sister are amazingly close. Glad they survived each other long enough to get to that point!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
(more in keeping with canon, which is always splendid).
Except for that extra cookie comment, there doesn't seem to be that much rivalry between Sam and Dean. Their father regards them differently, but they also have different goals-- and they know it. It's more that they're fighting JOHN for his attention, not each other.

So much fun to do a ghostly take on this, because I rarely write the actual "Supernatural" part of this fandom. :0
cindy: the dean show - dean and samtsuki_no_bara on August 21st, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
a different look at the prompt (i'm guessing most people would write about sam and dean...) and a neat contrast between the dead sisters and the living winchesters.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
i'm guessing most people would write about sam and dean...
They did, and I didn't see anything there I wanted to work with (and not much in canon to support it either). I was sorely tempted to invent a brother for John, and tackle HIS childhood, but I resisted. ;)

Glad you liked it. :D
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Debbie! Sad to think of that obsession-- that battle-- consuming the afterlife now that it can never be laid to rest.
Skywalker-Winchester: dean carmendoveanakin415 on August 22nd, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
hey you welcome back ::huggies::

nice little piece and love the whole Dean bit "Rock salt and Latin"
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Anakin. :) Still trying to finish the other drabbles, including yours. The Wincest ones kind of stymied me this time around-- should have demanded prompts. :0
Skywalker-Winchesteranakin415 on August 23rd, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
I am in no hurry take your time
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on August 22nd, 2006 07:50 am (UTC)
Uhhhh!!!! Beautiful!!! *Squeals and squishes you*

So simple - but oh, so marvelous!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Phoenix! I think it's nicely atmospheric, even though it's the usual 100-word limit. Finally someone besides the Winchesters are fighting. ;)
Pix: Dawnpixel_0 on August 23rd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
I don't think I said it on my other review, but welcome back. I hope your vacation went well. I saw that you posted about it, but I haven't gotten a chance to go over and read. :)

I do have a question, does the title of the drabble, "Vestige D’Amour" mean anything? I think amour is French--yes? Lover? I don't know French very well, so I'm just curious.

I also like the twist you took on this one that it wasn't sibling rivalry now so much, but between people who had already passed. I also like the setting. New Orleans? Perhaps?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Thank you-- it's nice to be back. :)

The title could be translated as "Vestige of Love." And it is-- both the love the sisters (might) have had for each other, and the boy or man the two of them continue to fight about. Both the sweet and the sad possibilities there.

New Orleans IS the implied setting-- so atmospheric. And I couldn't resist doing someone else's sibling rivalry, especially because I don't see rivalry as being so much a real problem for Sam and Dean (they have other issues, most of them dealing with two different ideas of John and what they want from him). And using ghosts? Too irresistible! :D
tyrical: SPN_Deantyrical on August 27th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Sam: You were always Dad's favorite!
Dean: Clearly your head was up your ass as well as the books if that's what you really think!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Hey, that's a different drabble!

Though completely true. :0 And I'm afraid I agree with Dean on this one...

Or let's just say... John doesn't know from "unconditional love." And neither son got what he needed.
tyrical: AP_aJolietyrical on August 28th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
John doesn't know from "unconditional love."

So very true! When the demon in the finale called that out right on the table. No need to lie when the truth is just as effective.
B: brothers - snstrifechaos on September 9th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
*giggles* and continued on—restless… endless.

It's rings so true of sisterly sniping. You have such an extraordinary grasp on the interactions of siblings.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
You have such an extraordinary grasp on the interactions of siblings.
For better or worse, I am one. And as much as my sister and I fought, we did not get anywhere close to the homicidal levels of fighting my older brother and sister did!

And with my own kids, of course, I've watched the progression from "I'm going to marry my sister" (age 1-4) to "I want to kill my sister." (everything after age 4) :0