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Fandom: Supernatural
Character: Sam
Rating: PG and gen
Author's Notes: Written for the spn_drabble prompt "invisible wounds". Spoilers for 3x05, 'Bedtime Stories.' Thanks to my writing group for the beta.
Length: 100 words
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.
Summary: Their lives had always been more Grimm than Disney.

Ebon locks and ruby lips, the princess lay in a hospital bed.

No blood, no bruises, no signs of decay. Just a pale, still girl; victim of a stepmother’s malice and a bottle of bleach. Callie was kept alive by modern medicine and the guttering flame of her father’s hope. The man still read a story to her every day.

Sam wished he could wake Callie with a kiss. But their lives had always been more Grimm than Disney, and these days it seemed he couldn’t save anyone. All he could do was convince Callie’s father to let her go.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 25th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh Sammy!!

Thanks for sharing!!
Oct. 26th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Thank you lynzibell!
Oct. 25th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
their lives had always been more Grimm than Disney I loved this line - how to speak volumes in very few words.
Oct. 26th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
The Winchesters just never seem to catch a break. Possibly because Kripke's even more of an angst queen than I am. Which is saying something.

Thanks callistosh65!
Nov. 1st, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, you summarized the grim truths of the episode and Sams feeling in beautiful, though heartbreaking images.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, podfic_lover! I was a touch worried that I hadn't gone any farther with it than the episode, so I'm glad that the imagery was effective for you.
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