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Fandom: Supernatural
Character: Castiel
Rating: PG and gen
Author's Notes: Written for the spn_drabble prompt "first aid", and supernatural100 prompt #190, "angel". I think of this as a missing scene from 'On the Head of a Pin', but it doesn't contain any spoilers or require any knowledge of the episode. Thanks to my beta, panther_kitten.
Length: 100 words
Summary: So little is permitted.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.
ETA: This drabble's been nominated for an award over at wicked_awards, in the 'Out of Time' category. I'm quite delighted!

The hospital was a cacophony of prayer: desperate, sincere, and angry. One stood out above the others.

‘Please, Lord. How can I help her understand, when I don’t understand it myself? Please. Please.’

The woman was pain and raging grief, wrapped in a battered body and newly empty womb. The Man of God beside her was sorrow edged with despair.

So little is permitted these days.

Castiel allowed his control to slip, just enough so they could feel the warmth of God’s Love.

The man’s shoulders eased. The woman sank into an exhausted slumber. Castiel returned to Dean Winchester’s side.

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
orehime
Aug. 24th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
OHOH! This is LOVELY!
keerawa
Aug. 24th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
Why thank you!
bold_seer
Aug. 25th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
This is sort of heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time!
keerawa
Aug. 25th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
*nods* Not terribly satisfying for anyone, but better than nothing. Thank you, bold seer!
labseraph
Aug. 27th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Sweet, a little bleak but utterly lovely.

In just 100 words.

Genius.
keerawa
Aug. 27th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, labseraph! Drabble-writing's a precise and delicate craft.
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