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SPN drabble: 'Talisman'

Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG
Characters: Zachariah, Gabriel
Length: 100 words
Spoilers: For 5x16.
Author's Notes: Written for the April Madness Contest: Dean's Amulet at spn_drabble. Possibly an AU, depending on your interpretation.
Summary: Certain things cannot be taken, only given away.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

Zachariah knows Joshua lied. After all this time, God wouldn’t suddenly take an interest in two humans.

An unexpected shift in potentials. The talisman has been abandoned, open to whoever claims it. Zachariah is on Earth before he finishes the thought, in a dingy motel room that stinks of death.

A man kneels by the trash can, gripping the talisman in his hand tight enough to draw blood.

“Give it to me,” Zachariah thunders.

A sense of power unfurls in the room, like flying too close to the sun.

Gabriel looks up and shows his teeth. “I don’t think so.”

Comments

( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
tifaching
Apr. 18th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I am so impressed by how different your drabbles are. You always go to the place no one else does and it's awesome! Go ahead Zachariah, order the archangel around. Hee! This was great.
keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
I am a unique snowflake! Yeah, somehow I don't think that's going to go well for Zachariah. Thanks, tifaching!
devon99
Apr. 18th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oooh, fabulous!! I love Gabriel, this would be so awesome. As always, nicely done my dear.
keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
I really would love to see Gabriel get involved again. Thanks, devon99!
tahirire
Apr. 18th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
OOOH. Very cool. I can't wait to see if Gabriel shows up again. I also love the 'unexpected shift in potentials' line - so very Zachariah. ♥
keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC)
*crosses her fingers and hopes for Gabriel to jump in the game* I suspect that both angels and demons perceive reality quite differently than humans, which makes them tricky to write. I'm glad that bit came across as in-character.
ficwriter1966
Apr. 18th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Everybody's saying "OOH!" so I'll add mine to the chorus.

Loved it. :)
keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
Choral responses? Nifty! Thanks, ficwriter1966!
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keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:35 am (UTC)
Agreed, I'd love to see that. Thanks dixiehellcat! (Also, your username ROCKS.)
labseraph
Apr. 19th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Tres interessant.

Will there be moar?
keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:39 am (UTC)
I'm not really a prick tease. Oh, wait ...
Will there be moar?
No moar anti-apocalyptic epic with Gabriel helping the boys save the world through the use of an ancient object of power for YOU! Unless you happen to write it. *winks*
lynzibell
Apr. 19th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I like this idea!! I think you got them both amazingly!
thanks for sharing!
keerawa
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)
I am mesmerized by your icon! Thanks, Gabriel is such an interesting chracter, it's hard to capture him in a a few words.
sheron
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
Me likes :)
keerawa
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, sheron!
maerhys
Apr. 11th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats! ☆ Your fic is recced here at sawedoff_recs.
keerawa
Apr. 11th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you! What a delightful surprise!
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