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16 August 2008 @ 02:51 pm
Day Eight of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
 Inspired by an event during the Ride Home (see my motorcycle diaries elsewhere in my LJ), here is yet another 100-word drabble for today's 41 Days of Metallicar post.

And I don't care WHAT idiotic MS Word says:  an ellipsis (that's the "..." thingie) does NOT count as a word in my book!

“What could it hurt, John?”
“No offense, Padre, but I’m not much of a believer. Not any more.”
Jim just smiled. They’d stayed with him for a week while John learned more about the evils that hid beneath the surface of the world. The peace Jim exuded affected them all; Sammy was sleeping better, and while Dean was still silent, his eyes had regained a little sparkle. For the first time since Mary died, John felt less … stretched. He sighed.
“Go ahead.”
Jim sprinkled the hood with holy water.
“Oh Lord, bless this car and those who ride in her …”


Current Music: "Drive"by Incubus
raputathebuta: Emo!Deanraputathebuta on August 17th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Pastor Jim! Pastor Jim! *flails*

Kripke should never have killed him. Seriously.

This drabble is great. You know why? Because...people have their homes blessed, right? Well...the Metallicar IS home to the Winchesters. It just makes perfect sense that Jim would bless her.

*sigh* Even though we didn't really get to know him, I miss Pastor Jim.

I blame Ridley & her AU Brotherhood stories for this. *grin*
bardicvoice: Winchester Family by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on August 17th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
You know that I agree with you on the Impala as home, Rap!

And I miss Pastor Jim too. We never got much of him, but he definitely left an impression behind! (And I haven't read those AU stories, so I can't attribute my sense of loss to anything more than the show itself ...)
raputathebuta: Distance (MM)raputathebuta on August 17th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Even though they're AU, they follow the timeline of the show & she manages to tie together her stories with what we see happen each episode...they're like the missing puzzle pieces between episodes.

She's got some that take place "pre-show" when SamnDean are young & stay with Pastor Jim & they really flesh out the character.

Ooooh! Wouldn't it be great to see Pastor Jim in a flashback?! Then they'd have an excuse to bring Ridge Canipe & Colin Ford back!