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Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: Written for the spn_drabble prompt: 'space to breath'. Dedicated to devon99, who requested a series of AU drabbles.
Length: 100 words
Series: Let's call them Neverweres.
Spoilers: The Pilot, gone AU.
Summary: Dean's had one job, his whole life.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

Dean’s cell rings.

“Dad! Hey, you in town?”

“Palo Alto?” Dad’s voice is ashes.

Dean hasn’t heard him sound like that in years. Stomach tight, he pulls off onto the shoulder. “No, Blackwater Ridge. I followed your coordinates.”

Dean’d left Sam in Palo Alto last night, ignoring the instinct that would’ve sent him crawling back. Left Sammy to his interview, and his girl, and his nice normal life.

“Dean …” The line crackles with quiet static. “There was a fire.”

Take your brother outside as fast as you can! Don’t look back! Now Dean, go!

Dean hangs up the phone.


Mar. 3rd, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Ahh! I love alternate scenarios. God, if Dean hadn't gone back. If Sam hadn't been pulled out. Great drabble!
Mar. 3rd, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
And the thing is, there is absolutely no rational reason for Dean to say goodbye to his brother, drive off, and then show up at his door a couple minutes later to drag him out of that fire.

Thanks for commenting, tifaching!
Mar. 3rd, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Ohhh, that IS chilling. Makes you go hmmmm.

See, when Dean came back to rescue Sam from the flames, I always chalked it up to the deleted scene from the Pilot: he drops Sam off and drives off, casually looks at the clock in the Impala and notes the date and the time, gets a bad "deja vu" feeling about the anniversary of it, and turns around just to drive by again... when he sees the smoke. There's no dialog and it's no longer than 30 seconds, if I remember, but it sure explained a lot. On the other hand, maybe it has something to do with that secret of Dean's from Bloody Mary that he's never talked about. *shrug*

Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Man, I need to get my hands on that deleted scene. Thanks for reading, blacklid!
Mar. 3rd, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
If you have the season one DVDs, I believe that deleted scene is in the special feature extras somewhere.

Yes, I really liked this -- what if scenarios are fun right now -- I'll try to snag a read of the rest of them when I get a second.