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Title: On Behalf of an Ungrateful Nation
Rating: PG, gen
Character: Sam
Length: 100 words
Spoilers: General for seasons 1-3.
Summary: Dad deserved a military funeral.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

They were sitting in the Impala, waiting for sundown. Sam flinched at a three-volley salute. ‘Taps’ drifted across the graveyard. Sam reached for the radio.

“Don’t,” Dean said harshly.

Sam got out of the car, slammed the door, and stalked away.

Dad deserved a military funeral. He’d earned it when he was 19. After another thirty years of war, he’d earned a salted funeral pyre. Dean has one grave as an unmourned serial killer, and a four-month countdown to another.

Ash. Pastor Jim. Caleb. Isaac. Steve Wadell. Even Gordon-fucking-Walker.

Hunters deserve more than a mention in the local police blotter.

Comments

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mizface
May. 30th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Wow. That was a *lot* to put into 100 words. Gorgeous and painful.

Oh, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your SPN fic when I get to see s5 (just finished 4).
keerawa
May. 30th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you, mizface. Oooh, isn't SPN great! Season 5 ramps up the angst to 11 - I look forward to you catching up!
dante_s_hell
May. 30th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Nicely done.
keerawa
May. 30th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you, dante_s_hell.
tifaching
May. 30th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
"Hunters deserve more than a mention in the local police blotter." That they do. Love that it's Sam that's thinking this.
keerawa
May. 30th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
*nods* They do. And the fact that Sam killed the last two himself makes it just that bit more poignant.
amonitrate
May. 30th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
AH, that "don't" is killer.
keerawa
May. 30th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for catching that, amonitrate!
counteragent
May. 30th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Nice!
keerawa
May. 30th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Thank you for the comment!
december21st
May. 30th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Very nice. Well-drabbled.
keerawa
May. 31st, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, december21st, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
labseraph
May. 31st, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Touching. Beatiful. Heartbreaking.

Lovely.
keerawa
May. 31st, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you, labseraph.
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