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Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Future!Dean, Future!Castiel
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: Written for the Sam and Dean Drabble-a-thon, prompt: Future!Dean, cell phone. Thanks to elementalv and Steven for the beta.
Spoilers: Spoilers for 5x04.
Length: 100 words
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

We’re all a little nuts. Survivor’s guilt and PTSD. Bed wetters, cutters, and binge drinkers. Blank stares, night terrors, little voices in your head – nobody cares so long as you can shoot a rifle and do your share of the chores.

But Cas’ cell phone thing freaks everybody out. On bad days he pulls out his broken old phone and dials random numbers. Face blank and urgent, almost like the old days, he corners people and makes them listen to the dead air.

“I’m trying to reach my Father,” Cas says. “Is He there?”

“No, Cas, he’s still not answering.”

Comments

( 31 comments — Leave a comment )
huntress69
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh geez, that hurt me, it so did. I wanna cry now. Thanks for writing it. And you should post it over at spn_drabble where the fics have to be 100 words.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
*hugs and offers a nice cup of tea* Thank you for letting me know how it affected you, huntress69! I just posted it over at spn_drabble.
mulder200
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
Ouch!
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, mulder200.
calembours
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
oh my god

^^ that's all I've got. This is stunning.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, rosivan.
not_refined
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
*swallows the lump in her throat* Oh, gosh. This. I love it. And it's devastating.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
The worst part, to my mind, is Cas making other people listen to the phone because he's convinced God doesn't want to speak to him. Thanks so much, not_refined.
strangeandcharm
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Whoa. What a great idea.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
What a perfect icon! Thank you for the comment, strangeandcharm. (Is your name anything to do with quarks, btw?)
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spacefragments
Nov. 7th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
fuckdamnouch.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
*nods ferverently* Thanks, spacefragments.
mystic_majestic
Nov. 7th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
*sniff* Poor Cas. It must have be his only way to cope with everything that happened. I just want to give him a hug here.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, me too. Thanks, mystic_majestic!
mikes_grrl
Nov. 7th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
So simple and yet so utterly devestating...brilliant job. It's hard not to just quote the whole thing, but I was struck dumb by this line:
Face blank and urgent, almost like the old days, he corners people and makes them listen to the dead air.

Ouch, oh, so very ouch.
keerawa
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Cas raised Dean from Perdition. He believes it was his job to prevent this. And he failed. That's a lot of pain and guilt. On good days, booze and orgies take the edge off. On bad days ... no.

Thanks for the feedback, mikes_grrl!
drowningcass
Nov. 8th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Wow,this is surprisingly powerful. I...I want to hug Cas, I want to kick that irresponsible daddy's ass, and I want to cry. Which one should I do first? ;_;, it's so painful.
keerawa
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
It is! Ugh, poor Cas' father reminds me of parents who leave their little ones alone while they run off to enjoy a weekend in Vegas. Thanks for the feedback, drowningcass.
springwoof
Nov. 8th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
simple, yet incredibly painful.
keerawa
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, springwoof, I appreciate you letting me know how it affected you.
another_lily
Nov. 12th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Woah. I just...ouch. So simple, yet powerful.
keerawa
Nov. 12th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, another_lily. 'The End' had such a bleak view of the future.
cassandra_leeds
Nov. 12th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
I pout to myself... So sad! Lovely.
keerawa
Nov. 12th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting me know how it affected you, cassandra!
kiagou
Nov. 15th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
That broke me. Oh Cas! *hugs*
keerawa
Nov. 15th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
*hugs him, too* So much despair, underneath it all, in 'The End.'
searingidolatry
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Poor Cas, what a terribly sad (and not to mention creepy) moment that is nonetheless v. believable.
keerawa
Nov. 16th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
*nods* All of them a bit broken, in that future.

THank you for the feedback, searingidolatry!
twasadark
Nov. 19th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! This is wonderfully twisted. Great job!
keerawa
Nov. 20th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, twasdark. Having an incredibly crummy day (though not by apocalyptic standards), and positive feedback helps.
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