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12 August 2008 @ 06:30 am
Day Four of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
 Here's my contribution to Day Four of 41 Days of Metallicar. All of today's fun is over here!

Once again, it's a 100-word drabble. This one has a title!

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Eighteen

He sat behind the wheel, taking a quiet minute alone. There were memories all around him, more than he usually let himself recall. Feeling them unfold, he was surprised to realize how many of them were good ones, moments of laughter and music and even peace. There were ghosts present, but none that needed salt or fire; these blessed him with rare grace, and he closed his fingers around the keys. He knew he’d made the right choice, the perfect choice, of present for his son.
 
“Take good care of him, girl. He loves you more than I ever did.”

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This was much more gentle than Last Rites, but I hope you check that one out, too.

Enjoy!

 
 
 
Current Music: "Crazy Circles" by Bad Company
 
 
 
soydolcelatte: Metallicar is lonelysoydolcelatte on August 12th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
You're killing me here...you know that right? *sniffles*
bardicvoice: Daddy by <lj user=oh_mcgee>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Lot of that going around in my blog today ... sorry about that!
lady_bee_ilady_bee_i on August 12th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
wow... them always feel like sucker punch to the gut... everytime... miss John so much! :) Thanx for writing these... so awsome.
bardicvoice: Daddy by <lj user=oh_mcgee>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
I miss John too! I always enjoy meeting him again; he carried so much love, and seemingly found it hard to display openly after Mary died. Gifting Dean with the Impala always struck me as one of his most powerful and transparent gestures.
originalcindyr: JDM Half Smileoriginalcindyr on August 12th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh Mary! *claps hands* Still gave me a tear but this one is a happy tear. My beloved BDW is beautifully captured in this little drabble just the way I like to think of him. He may be gruff and tough, but in those quiet moments ... he so loved his sons!!! Wonderful way to start my day. (And I PROMISE, I WILL read Last Rites. I just need to wait a bit still.)
bardicvoice: WWJD by <lj user=oh_mcgee>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad I could share John this way with you! (Umm, he's in Last Rites, too, some ...)

Trust me, I understand your need to wait on Last Rites. I couldn't have written it any earlier than I did; it hurt too much. It still hurts too much, but now I can share it, and that helps.

In the meantime, we'll see what I can come up with tomorrow ...
whimsywinx: SN-HappyEndwhimsywinx on August 12th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
John's gooey cookie center! *sob*
bardicvoice: Daddy by <lj user=oh_mcgee>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
It's a Winchester family trait!!
raputathebuta: The Comedianraputathebuta on August 12th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
*cries* I miss Big Daddy!!!!!!!!
bardicvoice: Daddy by <lj user=oh_mcgee>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
*sobs* So do I!
frenchlady_ca on August 12th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
This drabble made me feel John Winchester love for Dean. Thanks Mary, we often talk about how John did wrong by Dean. It's nice to see that he loved him too.
bardicvoice: JohnDean Hug by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
John was so humanly flawed, but he never failed of his love for his sons. And I never fail of my love or John!
zofia27zofia27 on August 12th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Heh...definitely more gentle than Last Rites!!
bardicvoice: JohnDean Hug by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 13th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
It would be hard to get tougher than Last Rites; I think that is the single darkest story I've ever written.