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10 September 2008 @ 06:38 am
Day Thirty-Three of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  

Today's is kind of the flip side of yesterday's, so I guess a Kleenex warning should apply ... Here's my contribution to day 33 of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration.  (It's a lucky thing I'm doing these 100-word drabbles, by the way; they're helping to preserve my sanity as the deadlines at work surge out of control. I frankly don't have time for meta, so Supernatural University is suffering, but I can tuck thoughts about 100 words into little nooks and crannies in the day.)


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Embodiment

He tried to listen to her. Dean had always listened to her, every time he started the engine. But no matter how hard he listened, he couldn’t hear whatever it was she’d conveyed to Dean. He just heard an engine, powerful and steady, an echo of Dean’s heartbeat, Dean’s voice, Dean’s laugh. Her solid frame was a ghost of Dean’s strength, the back of her seat the support of Dean’s arm. But he couldn’t feel what Dean had felt when he’d caressed her wheel.

He never realized that Dean had felt his father’s strength, his mother’s love: his own ghosts.

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I think we know what the Impala will mean to Sam. She's all he has left of his brother in a tangible form ...
 


 
 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: "Bookends" by Simon and Garfunkel
 
 
 
rieyllrieyll on September 10th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
*wibbles*

I think all these post-S3 fics involving Metallicar will bring on the waterworks.
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 11th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Some of them have been doing me in, heaven knows ...
mimblexwimblemimblexwimble on September 10th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Even if it were possible that Sam could ever hear the Impala like Dean, I don't think he'd register it - there's way too much Dean in her already, and Dean was always more important to Sam. :( Now I'm sad. When's the 18th?! Lovely writing.
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 11th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks. I think Sam would always hear Dean in the Impala ...

Just a hair more than one week to wait!
raputathebuta: EmoSamraputathebuta on September 10th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh Sammy!!!!!!!!

He just heard an engine, powerful and steady, an echo of Dean’s heartbeat, Dean’s voice, Dean’s laugh. *weeps*
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 11th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Uh, yeah. I'm right with you there ...
rodyssey on September 10th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
That was freakin' beautiful, Prof!
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 11th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank you, Rod! I appreciate the comment more than you know! (Have you read my Last Rites fic? It was my way of getting ready for season four by dealing with the end of season three ...)
zofia27zofia27 on September 11th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
*sniffle*
*grabs Kleenex*
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 11th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
*hugs*