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Fandom: SPN
Character: Bobby Singer
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Spoilers for 4x21, "When the Levee Breaks"
Author's Notes: Thanks to ithildyn and Steven, my betas. My first SPN fic, and feedback would be most appreciated.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

The echo of Sam’s scream hangs in the sudden silence. I lean forward and splash another two fingers of bourbon into Dean’s glass. He doesn’t react, doesn’t look up at me. I warn the boy not to let my good liquor go to waste. He gulps it down. With a little luck, we’ll have time to catch our breath before Sam starts up again.

Everything’s got a cycle. Natural, supernatural – don’t matter.

Werewolves feel the pull of the full moon. Spirits fade at sunrise. Curses crest with the solstice.

It takes nine months to create a human life, but just three seconds to end one, last time I had occasion to try. Twenty-one years for a babe in arms to grow to a man out for vengeance.

Twenty-one days to form a habit. Four days to break one, if demon blood’s anything like heroin.

Who knows if we’ve got that kind of time?

The Christians thought our time was up at the millennium. The Mayans called it for 2012. Maybe we’ve just split the difference. World’s full of signs and portents; demons and angels showing up in my kitchen like Jehovah’s Witnesses, only harder to chase off with a shotgun.

Could be something’s slouching towards Bethlehem to be born. Bethlehem – not Lawrence, Kansas, no matter what that idiot Gordon had to say.

Sam starts screaming, wordless, hopeless, like he’s being ripped apart. It’s a little slice of hell. Dean drops his glass, stares down at it shattered on the floor. He’s stretched tight, can’t take much more of this. I used to be able to blackjack a man without causing too much damage. If Sam keeps it up - maybe I’ll see if I’ve still got the knack.

Comments

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mistressace
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Wow
Excellent voice for Bobby. I can hear him speaking as I read this.

Great job!
keerawa
Jun. 18th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Re: Wow
Thank you, Mistressace! I'm glad he rang true.
greenwoman
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
This fits. Thank you very much.
keerawa
Jun. 18th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
*smiles* Thank you for commenting.
idontlikegravy
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Wow.

Came via a rec from ithildyn and I am very glad that I did.

This was fantastic. I could hear Bobby throughout and you've captured the tension and emotion of that episode brilliantly. Bravo.
keerawa
Jun. 18th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Bobby was talking to me loud and clear on this one.
labseraph
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Laconic, dry and resonant with depth of feeling. Sounds like Bobby's head all right.

Lovely work.
keerawa
Jun. 19th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you, labseraph!
akuni
Jun. 18th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh owch - I feel all their pain so clearly in so few words. Wonderfully done. You've done a great Bobby. :)
keerawa
Jun. 19th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
*nods* Dean and Bobby do not have an easy time of it, trying to get Sam through that detox. Thank you, akuni!
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