Characters: Zachariah, Gabriel
Length: 100 words
Spoilers: For 5x16.
Author's Notes: Written for the April Madness Contest: Dean's Amulet at spn_drabble. Possibly an AU, depending on your interpretation.
Summary: Certain things cannot be taken, only given away.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.
Zachariah knows Joshua lied. After all this time, God wouldn’t suddenly take an interest in two humans.
An unexpected shift in potentials. The talisman has been abandoned, open to whoever claims it. Zachariah is on Earth before he finishes the thought, in a dingy motel room that stinks of death.
A man kneels by the trash can, gripping the talisman in his hand tight enough to draw blood.
“Give it to me,” Zachariah thunders.
A sense of power unfurls in the room, like flying too close to the sun.
Gabriel looks up and shows his teeth. “I don’t think so.”