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12 June 2006 @ 04:22 am
'Swings and Roundabouts', 4/7, Sam/Dean
Author: darkhavens
Title: Swings and Roundabouts, 4/7
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 for now
Words: 460
Warnings: Non-graphic acceptance of Wincest by a third party
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Sam needs focus to control his gift. Missouri has a suggestion.
Notes: Written for stagesoflove 2006, Round 3, 'Seven Deadly Sins' and 'Seven Heavenly Virtues', #4 - Anger // Prudence.
#1 Pride // Faith, #2 Gluttony // Temperance, #3 Envy // Justice.


Anger // Prudence

They've been staying at Missouri's for almost three weeks when Sam finally loses his temper. It's been a long time coming.

Dean isn't too happy being the tool Missouri's using to prod his brother, but she wields a mean spoon and she claims to know what she's doing. Dean hopes she's right. To that end, he's been obnoxious much more often than not, getting in Sam's way all day and hogging the covers all night. It's a hard job, but one he's eminently qualified for. He's had years of practice.

Sam's explosion, in the end, is quite magnificent, sending up a fountain of razor sharp cellulose-coated Tarot cards to form a mini tornado just below the ceiling.

Missouri lets it whip around the room for a minute or two, to take the edge off, and then smacks Sam across the back of his head with her open hand.

"Boy, you break anything and you're in trouble, hear me? I'm not doing this for my health!"

The expression on Sam's face is priceless as the cards rain down, assisted only by gravity now that his wave of rage has gone. He's stunned.

"Did I really…?"

Missouri nods.

"Wow." He studies the cards scattered randomly at his feet and tries to pick up just one with the power of his freaky mind. It doesn't move. Frustrated, he stretches out a long bare toe and flicks it away and then slumps, dejected, back into the sofa.

"Why can't I do this unless I'm angry? I want to get a handle on this - I need to - but it's just not happening. Nothing I do makes any difference and we're just wasting time going over and over the same old lessons."

Missouri nods in complete agreement, and smiles serenely.

"You need focus, Sam. You need to narrow your world down to just one thing - one perfect thing - and let everything else just slip away. Once you've got that, and you can keep it going, even if the world tries to intrude, you can use it. You'll be able to reach out with your mind and pick up anything you need - a feeling, a thought, energy, or one of these cards. But you need that perfect thing, Sam, that one moment when the world no longer exists outside that tight, focussed beam of concentration."

She stands, scoops up the tea tray and motions to the scattered cards decorating her carpet.

"Tidy that mess and then get your skinny ass upstairs. Your brother's wishing you were in his shower. Maybe once you stop holding back and getting all frustrated out of misplaced discretion - you do recall I'm a psychic? - you might be able to find that focus you've been missing."


Lust // Hope



 
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on June 12th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
Hee.

Yep, that's our Missouri.

Awesome job, yay!
darkhavens: sn wincest [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think Missouri is my favourite secondary character and I really hope we get to see her again in S2. Somebody needs to help Sam learn how to use his superpowers. ;)

(I just figured out what's going on in your icon. BWAH!)
Someday you'll need to stand tall again: Supernatural - BoysLookUptoYouemella on June 12th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
Bwahaha! Love this, Missouri is great and you rock. :D
darkhavens: sn phone [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! I <3 Missouri. She takes loves our boys just like we do. :D
tabaqui: s&dkinkbyliteratitabaqui on June 12th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
*la la la*
:)
*bounce*

I like the Spoon of Doom!!!
Heeee!
darkhavens: sn pretty when bruised [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
The Spoon of Doom is a fearsome thing and Dean has the bruises to prove it. You'd think he'd learn, after the squillionth time, not to try and steal cookies off the baking tray while Missouri is standing right there. *g*
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darkhavens: sn eyefuck [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love Missouri so much I made my own. :D

Part 6 is up now! Only one left. o.O
MF Ludermf_luder_xf on June 12th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Sam's explosion, in the end, is quite magnificent, sending up a fountain of razor sharp cellulose-coated Tarot cards to form a mini tornado just below the ceiling.

What a cool image. I love it.

Tidy that mess and then get your skinny ass upstairs. Your brother's wishing you were in his shower.

Hahahha!! OMG priceless, Missouri.

Loved tbhis section. Told so much.
darkhavens: sn eyefuck [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I pictured Sam totally losing it after the buildup of all that tension (and sexual frustration *g*) and figured Missouri would have tarot lying around and, even angry, Sam would instinctively go for the non-lethal and non-breakable choice for his tantrum. *g*

I love the idea that Missouri knows. This is twice now that I've used it and I'm sure I'll do it again. It works for me on so many levels. :D
MF Luder: SPN Sammy suitmf_luder_xf on June 26th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Oh, indeed. I love it when Missouri knows. I hate it when she doesn't cause she's, you know, psychic? lol

I haven't decided though if she would bless or curse their relationship though, were it to actually happen. I've read abunch where she knows and I like that. But then I've read one by poisontaster that has Missouri knowing and thinking it's sick and I wonder if that isn't more likely. I know personally, in one ofmy fics, she's going to approve...but I like her not too, sometimes.

Anyway, again, love it!!
darkhavens: sn KAZ2Y5 [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
In my head, Missouri understands that they really don't have anyone else to turn to, and that they're stronger together than they would ever be apart. I could probably read her not approving, but I don't think I could write it. (Missouri-Sue much? *g*)
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable womenmissyjack on June 12th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
this rocks - more Missouri please!
darkhavens: sn phone [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I love Missouri, so there will definitely be more. :D
Skywalker-Winchester: supernatural_brothers05  jsie_iconsanakin415 on June 12th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
This is why we love Missouri.

keep it coming keep coming.
darkhavens: sn no hugging [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I <3 Missouri so much I don't think I'll ever stop playing with her. She's a wonderful character. :D
katbcollkatbcoll on June 12th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
sending up a fountain of razor sharp cellulose-coated Tarot cards to form a mini tornado just below the ceiling.
Oooooo coooooooool!

Maybe once you stop holding back and getting all frustrated out of misplaced discretion - you do recall I'm a psychic? - you might be able to find that focus you've been missing."
*falls over laughing*

Love it! *cackles* True, Dean is perfect for the job of annoying brother.
darkhavens: sn strip [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Dean could teach 'How To Annoy Your Brother' at PhD level. *g*
kitty_poker1: kali_sama-brothers-smilekitty_poker1 on June 14th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
"Misplaced discretion" indeed! Silly Sammy - he's had the means of focussing perfectly all along and I'm sure Dean will help him with that. In the shower...in bed... *g*

Love it, as always. :D
darkhavens: sn wincest [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Thankee!

Sam will have no trouble finding something to focus on once Dean gets hold of him. *g*
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on June 15th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
Yes!! Whaqt a neat idea!! And yes, Sammy needs to keep his thoughts close and his lust closer to get around Missouri!! *Laughs...*

*Hugs...*
darkhavens: sn blues bros [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! Missouri sees all! ;)
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; lpb [me]literati on July 15th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm surprised it didn't wilt after her little speech. :P

Nicely done!
darkhavens: sn kink [literati]darkhavens on July 15th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Hee! Sam is discovering heretofore unknown kinks. ;)

Thanks!