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SPN drabble: 'Contacts' [PG] Dean, Sam

Title: Contacts
Characters: Dean, Sam
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: Coda for 6.08, with general spoilers for season 6. Written for supernatural100 challenge #246: gear. Unbeta'd, but thanks to Steven for the original brainstorm.
Length: 100 words
Disclaimer: The boys belong to the CW.
Summary: Once upon a time, Sam messing with my phone would've been the opening shot in an epic prank war. Now?

When I get out of the shower, he’s messing with my cell phone.

“Hey,” I yell, grabbing it away from him and then feeling awkward standing there in just a towel. Maybe I should start changing in the bathroom. “What were you doing?”

I don’t even want to think about him calling Lisa.

“Clearing out your contacts list,” he says blandly. “Did you know most of the people in your phone are dead?”

“Yeah, I know. Just … don’t fuck with my stuff,” Sam, I should say but can’t. Sam would understand why I need to see those names there.

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dragonlit
Nov. 14th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Lots packed in here. Dean feeling uncomfortable in only his towel, the potential of a call to Lisa, the lack of his Sam occupying his brother's body - lots of painful bits. Very effective.
keerawa
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Having this uncaring stranger in his brother's place is really messing with Dean's head. Thanks, dragonlit!
whitereflection
Nov. 14th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, nicely done. That last couple lines especially really say it all.
keerawa
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, whitereflection. The image in 6.08 of Dean in bed, fully clothed and with his hand under the pillow on his knife, waking up to 'Sam' in the room, creeped me out.
jennytork
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
That's amazing. The last paragraph says it all.

And I couldn't get over Dean sleeping fully clothed, either.
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, jennytork!
borgmama1of5
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, ouch!

This really gets so much of where they are across in so few words!
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, borgmama1of5! Canon's really bringing the manpain for Dean, so all I had to do was surf the wave.
kymericl
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Aaw, poor Dean. This version of Sam freaks everybody out. Hopefully, we'll get the 'real' Sam back before the end of the season & all will be well again.

I really loved the last lines.
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, kymericl! The search for Sam's soul is definitely the season arc, so I don't expect we'll see that resolved right away.
mrscastielftw
Nov. 14th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
This is an amazing coda.

It is just so perfect and you captured the emotions perfectly.

Edited at 2010-11-14 08:09 pm (UTC)
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, mrscastielftw!
copper_on_mars
Nov. 14th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
This drabble has a lot to think about in such a small space.

I love how you wrote that this Sam would delete Dean's contacts.

Well done!
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Drabbles are fun like that. Thanks for the feedback!
tifaching
Nov. 14th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yup, Dean slept with his clothes on from the time he got out of hell til some point in his life with Lisa. Hurts to see him go back to that.

And Sam deleting Dean's contacts. Wonder if he deleted John. This Sam is playing with Dean's head whether he means to or not (and I think he does).

This stranger in his brother's body is killing Dean and it's (for the most part)killing us. Excellent look at how much Sam doesn't get his brother.
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
True, although I kept getting the impression he'd been drinking in bed and just happened to pass out in his clothes. This time, I think Dean doesn't want to be that vulnerable in front of this version of Sam.

I'm sure he WOULD delete John from the phone. Interesting point about whether Sam's actions are clueless, or malicious. I'd assumed the former, especially since Sam believes having Dean around will improve his chances of acheiving his goals, and I think he does, in his own way, LIKE having Dean around. But I could certainly be convinced that it's intentional.

Thanks, tifaching!
feliciakw
Nov. 14th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
This is an intriguing little snippet. I noticed that Dean still had Christian and Marc in his contact list. I found it interesting that they were there to begin with, and that he kept them.

And I totally get Dean's not wanting to "delete" them. Every time I go through my own contact list, thinking I'm going to clear it out, I see old names, and I can't really bring myself to do it.

And this stranger that looks like Sam . . . It intrigues and makes me hurt at the same time.
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
*nods* It's those little canonical moments that get us thinking, and writing. It's not as if Dean has many way to memorialize those he's lost. Soulless Sam has the same effect on me, can't wait to see what happens!
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keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
It is. It really, really is. Thanks, samidha!
mizra
Nov. 15th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I read this earlier on my phone, but couldn't comment. So.... perfect. Just... *cries*
keerawa
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
Thank you, mizra. Canon's so angsty right now, it's easy to channel it.
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