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22 May 2006 @ 04:58 am
"Swings and Roundabouts", 1/7, Dean/Sam
Author: darkhavens
Title: Swings and Roundabouts, 1/7
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 for now
Words: 407
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: Written for stagesoflove 2006, Round 3, 'Seven Deadly Sins' and 'Seven Heavenly Virtues', #1 Pride // Faith.
Also posted here.


Pride // Faith

Everything's going great - until the second black dog appears out of nowhere.

With one swipe of a paw the size of a dinner plate, it knocks Dean into the corner of a badly crumbling crypt.

Dean feels a wrenching pop as his arm is tugged free of its socket. His shotgun, still fully loaded with rock salt, falls to the ground from suddenly slack, nerveless fingers.

"Dean! Stay down!"

And Dean does. He doesn't even think about disobeying that voice, for all that Sam's only been doing this on a regular basis again for a few short months.

"I can do it, Dean!"

Sam is adamant - not that Dean is arguing, but Sam's still relearning how to trust himself in situations like this - and if the gun wobbles, it's only for an instant. Then it's steady as a rock again, cocked and ready, aimed square between the glowing eyes of the fast approaching hound.

Dean cradles his dislocated arm to his chest and watches the massive beast bound ever closer to his brother.

He sees the hours - the years - of regular practice in Sam's almost perfect stance. Remembers tapping knees and elbows into position with his father's training stick; tugging shoulders back and down until Sammy stopped curling himself around the weapon of the moment, setting himself up to suffer the bone-deep bruises of uncontrolled recoil. Happy times.

The sound of a second shot merges with the first, so close together they almost sound like one. But the dog jerks twice before it drops like a stone, just one short stride away from Dean's own earlier kill.

Dean feels the warm glow of pride for a job well done, though he's unsure whether it's for the death of the dogs or the extra hours he spent on Sam's training after Dad threw up his hands in disgust.

He decides it's both.

"Dude, nice shooting! I knew you could do it. Hell, you were trained by the best."

And if Sam isn't quite as gentle as he might have been, helping to put Dean's shoulder back into place, Dean doesn't mention it. He's still revelling in the heated look he'd got for his teasing, and the muttered threats of retribution Sam is tossing his way as he salts and burns the twin bloated canine corpses.

It sounds to Dean like corporal punishment is on this evening's playtime agenda. He can live with that.


Gluttony // Temperance



 
exitosus on May 22nd, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Nice start. Can't wait for more [:
darkhavens: sn bed guh [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope the others live up to expectations. :D

Only one left to go now!
katbcollkatbcoll on May 22nd, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
It sounds to Dean like corporal punishment is on this evening's playtime agenda.
*snickers* Someone's getting a spanking!

Great job! I was wondering how you were going to deal with both the sins and the virtues. Cool stuff!
darkhavens: sn bed guh [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Does that mean I get a spanking off Sammy too? *g*)

To be honest, I meant to write the sins and virtues as separate sets, and then one of the insane gremlins masquerading as muses in my head whispered that it would be much more of a challenge to pair the sins and virtues up and write one piece for each pair. *headdesk* :D

Thank you!
katbcollkatbcoll on June 26th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
and that insane gremlin/muse gets a cookie!

So so late catching up on feedback. Does that mean I get a spanking off Sammy too?
*laughs* I'm sure he'd love it as much as you, sweetie.
darkhavens: sn feral [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Don't encourage the gremlins! I'm trying to corral them into synchronised musing right now. I have a crossover due for a ficathon on Friday and less than 1000 words written so far. *flails*

Why do my muses wait until the deadline is this -> <- close before getting to work? They live to torture me!

*waits for Sammy to appear*
*hopes he knows he can bring Dean too...*
tabaqui: s&doutsidebygigglingkattabaqui on May 22nd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Whaaahuh?
Corporal...punishment....
Yis.
*ahem*
Wheee!
darkhavens: sn damaged [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Profuse apologies!)

Corporal punishment between consenting adults is always... sumfinksumfink. *brain melts* :D

Thanks!
Skywalker-Winchester: Supernatural fandom inyourpants_.anakin415 on May 22nd, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
salavating, need more
darkhavens: sn eyefuck [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Profuse apologies!)

Thank you! I hope the later parts have fed your appetite for more. ;)
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darkhavens: sn damaged [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Profuse apologies!)

Thank you! :D

Wrote more today too. *bounces*
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darkhavens: sn kink [literati]darkhavens on July 3rd, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
DAYS? *trembles at the thought*

Welcome back to the World of Slash! *g*
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darkhavensdarkhavens on July 3rd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
It should have been finished last night, but stuff happened. But it's on its way later today! :D
The Kk: droolyppl- SPNkk_d on May 23rd, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Me likes... Yiss me does!

MWA

Kk
darkhavens: sn feral [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Profuse apologies!)

Thank you, sweetie! *smooch*

*watches icon for an hour*

Yeah, I watch for the... plot too. ;)
MF Ludermf_luder_xf on May 25th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
Heh. *evil grin*

Yay for more SPN fics from you. I love them so much.
darkhavens: sn eyefuck [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Profuse apologies!)

Thank you! I love writing them. Only one more to go in this series. *sniffles* Whatever will I do next? ;)
MF Luder: SPN evil!Sammf_luder_xf on June 26th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
Write more Wincest, of course!! *VBG*
darkhavens: sn feral [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Now there's an idea worthy of merit! *g*
kitty_poker1: kali_sama-dean-plotkitty_poker1 on May 28th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
Happy times.

And more on the way, by the sounds of it. Lucky Dean. ;)
darkhavens: sn feral [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
(So so late catching up on feedback. Profuse apologies!)

Plenty plenty more! They're both lucky boys - look who they get to spend all that time with! *g*

Thank you, sweetie! *smooch*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: sn; three [me]literati on May 31st, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
It sounds to Dean like corporal punishment is on this evening's playtime agenda.

YAY! ::gets the popcorn::
darkhavens: sn phone [literati]darkhavens on June 26th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Hee! h0r! *misses and smishes you*