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04 September 2008 @ 05:50 am
Day Twenty-Seven of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
Another new POV for me to explore. Here's my contribution to day 27 of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration.

Memories were time machines that sometimes lied.
Her first glimpse of the brothers hadn’t triggered the reflex. In the moment before she realized who they were, they were just young men, just themselves. But when their names sparked the association, Dean’s old leather jacket with its turned-up collar laid a sudden image of John over his face. When she saw Dean behind the wheel of John’s unmistakable car, that image locked solidly into place, and she heard John’s voice in Dean’s.
She didn’t realize her mistake until after Dean died. He’d only had John’s look.
Someone else inherited his obsession.

Is it September 18 yet?

Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "Sole Survivor" by Blue Oyster Cult
labseraphlabseraph on September 4th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
You. Killed. Dean.


Sorry, but at 1.25 am, brain is kinda sludgy. Is this character an OC? Cause I wracked my brain and couldn't figure her to match anyone from the show. Oh, wait ... upon third reading .... Ellen?

Anyhow, the fic, short as it is, is redolent with emotion, wafting like the scent of the best wines.
bardicvoice: Death Star by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 4th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
It wasn't me! Really, it wasn't me! Blame Kripke!!!

Your third read wins the prize; this is indeed Ellen. To me, she always seemed cooler toward Dean than toward Sam, at least after Dean so brusquely rebuffed her effort to express compassion over John's death. Knowing how much Dean appears like John on the surface, it made sense to me that Ellen would be chillier toward him when we learned why she snapped at him in that phone conversation in No Exit, about having heard empty reassurances from a Winchester before.

Thank you very much for appreciating the bouquet of my vintage!

Edited at 2008-09-04 11:19 pm (UTC)
raputathebuta: Emo!Deanraputathebuta on September 4th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)

Is it the 18th YET?!?!?!?!?!?!

*plays with mini!Impala*
bardicvoice: Death Star by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 4th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Two weeks, we can make it for two weeks ...


And thanks ... :)
zofia27zofia27 on September 4th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
So sad....*sniffle*
bardicvoice: Death Star by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 4th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
*offers Kleenex -- again*

Sorry about that ...
zofia27zofia27 on September 4th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
No...*sniffle*...you're not...*sniffle*
mimblexwimblemimblexwimble on September 5th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
:( That's sad. I can see why Ellen would see John in Dean - it's such a human reaction too, to judge people by their family. The last line means Sam, doesn't it? Beautiful stuff, girl.
bardicvoice: JohnDean Hug by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 6th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I set up poor Sam with that last shot ...

I love what Show has done with these boys. Through most of the first season, we all thought that Dean was a chip off of John's block; how deceptive appearances can be!
koosh2012 on September 7th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
That scene in AHBL2 where Dean hugs Ellen is one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for paying tribute to her... :):):)
bardicvoice: Hug closer by <lj user=katysam>bardicvoice on September 7th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I loved that too! She'd become someone he cared about, someone he thought he'd lost; he held nothing back in that embrace, and his desperate need for people came across loud and clear. I always appreciated Ellen.
koosh2012 on September 7th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Me too! It's always nice when there's a synergy allowing character (Dean) to express audience (me) emotion.
originalcindyr: BDW - Lonely Roadoriginalcindyr on September 7th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
*catches heart in throat*

Oh! POV from one who knew all three, so awesomely done Mary. I always had a harder time with Ellen than others did - her attitude towards Dean was always so much harsher than with Sam in my mind's eye. I know he rebuffed her but still ... This is so beautifully done and in a short piece says soooo much.

Plus you know that anything with a hint of my beloved BDW always strikes a chord in my heart!
bardicvoice: Hug closer by <lj user=katysam>bardicvoice on September 7th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, Cindy! I always thought that Ellen was harsher with Dean precisely because, on the surface, he reminded her forcibly of John, and her feelings for John had to be so much of a mix, given the circumstances. On casual association, Sam just came off as young and innocent and overstressed; it took getting close to realize which of them was more like Dad.