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Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: R, gen
Length: 100 words
Spoilers/Warnings: Season 4 spoilers. Violent and dark, as befits a horror meme. Unbeta'd.
Challenge: Written for the sharp_teeth Horror Comment-fic challenge for khakigrrl's prompt about Dean, Sam, and the panic room. This isn't quite what she asked for, but might satisfy the craving.
Summary: Dean wasn't sure, at first, why Bobby's panic room felt so familiar.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

When Sam first started screaming, Dean just felt that same old impulse to help. But then …

rich scent of blood, pain, terror, sulfur
Sam must’ve been sweating it out through his skin
they pin him down on the bed, restrain him, writhing frantically under their hands
Dean can see the fault lines; see where that strong body and mind would
with just a little pressure
felt his knife slide through meat with Alastair, but this would be different, real,

When Dean closes the door behind him, he knows they’re locking the wrong monster in that room.


( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 21st, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Ooooh, I like it!
*thinks that angsty dark!dean is sexy*
Mar. 21st, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
*grins* Me too. Also terrifying. Thanks spiceblueeyes!
Mar. 21st, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Awesome!!!! Love how Dean KNOWS just how to break Sam. The familiar smells. Just beautifully dark.
Mar. 21st, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Dean would know, if anyone would. And with that extra 30 years of experience? Yeah. And smells evoke memories more than any other sense. Thanks for the comment, tifaching!
Mar. 21st, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
You are like Dean's knife, except with words and my brain. I keep re-reading this and reminding myself to breathe properly.
Mar. 21st, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
What a gorgeous comment, thank you chicifrieza!
Mar. 21st, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
Okay, is it weird that I love the way you've formatted this? It looks like a poem, it reads like a poem and it's wonderful.

I so love anything that hints back at torturer!Dean's time in Hell and how he enjoyed it down there. Sometimes, between the angst and the single-manpain-tear, people forget that.

Mar. 21st, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Also, it quacks like a duck. *smiles* I was trying to differentiate between these aspects of Dean. So when his super-ego's in control, you get sentences. And when that Hell-trained id surges up - poetry.

Dean doesn'r like to talk about the enjoyment part. Doesn't like to tHINK about it. So it's easy to miss.

Thank you, stangerine88!
Mar. 21st, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)



Thank you...
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
*raises you from the dead* Thanks, a_pheonixdragon!
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Drive by icon LOVE!
is it snaggable?
Mar. 21st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Indeed! You'll find the creds for it in my user pics!! Have at love!!

Mar. 21st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Mar. 21st, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Anytime, sweetie!

Mar. 21st, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
Jesus, this is harsh. Stunning.
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, nightporters. It's ... pretty dark, even for me.
Mar. 21st, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh *shivers*. I wasn't really expecting that and it packed a great punch!
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
It really hadn't occurred to me until I saw khakigrrl's prompt, but that scene in the panic room was bound to bring up some memories for Dean.
Mar. 21st, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
Wow. That is a whole lot of chilling packed into a very small space. Fabulous stuff.
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sophip! Drabbles are so much fun to write!
Mar. 21st, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oooh ... I do like the little flip you made here about the real monster Winchester. The "better" just gave me chills like you wouldn't believe.

*off to hide under blankie*
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
The "better" just gave me chills like you wouldn't believe. Ooh, thank you, then I know I did it right. Because of course Dean would never hurt Sam. But in that moment a part of him really, really wants to. And he's even more horrified by that then we are.

It also completely changes my reading of the next scene, when Dean tells Bobby he would rather let Sam die than see him turn into a monster.
Mar. 23rd, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
That is wonderful! I shall save it in my memories underneath my favorite fics. :)

And perhaps it is okay if I stalk friend your journal? ;)
Mar. 23rd, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, blood_ecstacy! I'm proud of this one. Feel free to friend, de-freidn when the mood strikes you, I don't take it personally.
Mar. 23rd, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh - this is hurty and excellent! ♥
Mar. 23rd, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks orehime!
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