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13 November 2005 @ 10:24 pm
Supernatural FanFiction Drabbles: Windows, Time, Shadows  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Supernatural Drabbles-- Genfic
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine. Wish they were.
Archive: Ask first

Author’s Note: I suggested two of these topics to WitchOfTheDogs, which inspired me to write them instead.

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Windows

The Impala is their protected space, roaring across the country to another adventure. The real world flies by the windows, from the safety of the car. Danger cannot touch them so long as they are moving.

Through windows, Sam has seen glimpses of other lives. Families. Fireplaces. Dinners around the kitchen table. Outside looking in, more than glass separates him from the normal life he craves.

He wants to get out, take part in the innocence and joy that ignorance brings.

But they are always moving too quickly.

When he gets finally the chance… he knows that he will run.

~*~*~

Time

Sam’s boyhood seems like yesterday. Dean remembers tugging hands, a laugh like sunshine, eyes that warmed him when they smiled. Sam’s universe was Dean, their father’s mission a distraction.

The car was home when houses faded. A stuffed bunny in the back seat sat through training, trips and hunting. Each day Sam claimed it gladly, holding childhood like The Grail.

Biking, teasing, running, laughing—these returned each time they settled. Sam would seek them out like Truth. Dean’s heart would lift again.

Now it’s over, dead and distant. Sam is grown and unforgiving.

Four years is forever… but Dean waits.

~*~*~

Shadows

Danger rarely walks in sunlight. It comes from darkness, death, and stillness. In the shadows, danger hides.

Watching shadows, Sam is wary. He stands apart and waits.

Dean strides forward, seeks to conquer. Into darkness Sam must follow. Fear for Dean outweighs his caution-- he must guard him at all costs.

After Jess, the shadows own him. His heart is leaden, dreams are nightmares. He forgets the lure of sunlight, feels his future slip away.

Dean sees sadness in Sam’s shoulders, in his face, in every sigh.

Sam sees darkness in Dean’s eyes, and knows he placed it there himself.

 
 
 
Dragonsinger: Winchester Brothers -- Carmen Dovedragonsinger on November 15th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
All three are beautifully written. I enjoyed them.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Icon by Cathybites: Sam and Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 15th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I really struggled with the last two. "Shadows," in particular, turned out more like a poem than like prose. It has its own meter, which became trouble to work with.

Sometimes, they just don't come out the way you expect.
Dragonsingerdragonsinger on November 15th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
That's true. But sometimes that makes for the best stories. :)
tyrical: SPN_Asylum_S_spenttyrical on February 10th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
Windows

I am guessing that this is Sam's point of view. I'm interested in knowing what point of time is this from. Is it before Sam left or after Sam picked up the hunt again?

Time

Once again proving that time is a harsh task master. She waits on no one and works at her own pace. Leaving us all struggling along, trying either to keep up or not get left too far behind. All the while trying to hold ourselves together.

Shadows

This one chilled me. It got right to the essence of what I see in Sam. I a man who knows he is hunted. A man who knows that the ones he loves are going to be the ones who suffer for what ever it is that hunts him. Whatever it is wants him whole and relatively untouched.

In this drabble I see that stark truth of who and possibly what Sam is and that Sam sees it too and chooses not to share it with anyone. This is one burden he will bare alone. Feeling that this is the least he can do because in the end the price that will be paid will not be paid by him but by the ones he loves.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Windows: I am guessing that this is Sam's point of view. I'm interested in knowing what point of time is this from. Is it before Sam left?
Yes-- it's his childhood, spent outside looking in at what he wanted but couldn't have.

"Time" is all about regret-- all the things that brightened Dean's life and that he no longer has, now that Sam is gone. And because Sam is grown... will never have back in quite the same way. It's the sadness of a "parent" and of an abandoned friend all at once.

Feeling that this is the least he can do because in the end the price that will be paid will not be paid by him but by the ones he loves.
Exactly. Worse than the cost to himself is the cost to those around him.