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12 September 2008 @ 07:30 am
Day Thirty-Five of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
How could I not be in a melancholy mood, after yesterday and last night?  Here is my contribution to day 35 of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration ...


Her tires sang mournfully on wet pavement. He’d never noticed that before.

He was familiar with a lot of things about her. The way she always smelled of leather and gun oil, with echoes of blood and sweat and fast food and gasoline. The way her engine growled and the power of it made her whole frame tremble. The way the rolled upholstery of her seats creased his cheek when he slept.

He’d grown up with all those things, but in the grim silence of the present, stripped of music and voices, for the first time, he heard her grieve.


And we have less than a week to go!

Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Current Music: "Adiemus" by Adiemus
raputathebuta: brothers gotta hugraputathebuta on September 12th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)

The way the rolled upholstery of her seats creased his cheek when he slept.

The first few nights after Dean being gone, I can picture Sammy sleeping (squooshed) in the Impala, curled up in Dean's leather jacket.
bardicvoice: Hug closer by <lj user=katysam>bardicvoice on September 12th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I could see that too ... I wonder if, as the season progresses, we might get a flashback or two to those first lonely days and nights ...
mimblexwimblemimblexwimble on September 12th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
You're evil.
bardicvoice: Pointing by <lj user=janglyjewels>bardicvoice on September 12th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Ooooh - does that mean that Sam and Dean might hunt me down?
zofia27zofia27 on September 12th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Darn you.
*goes for the Kleenex*
bardicvoice: BrotherHug by <lj user=katysam>bardicvoice on September 13th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'd apologize, but you'd know I was lying ...
koosh2012 on September 13th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
This one's my favorite (of the recent melancholy). I think it has to do (in part) with your concise use of descriptive language. Less is always better. But then, I also just love the concept of the car grieving. *hugs*
bardicvoice: Lonely Impala by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 13th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, koosh! Someone else in the 41 Days of Metallicar fun is contributing regular ficlets from the POV of the Impala. I haven't chosen to speak in her voice, but I love the way Dean always treated her as if she was a feeling being, and I like the thought of Sam thinking that she reciprocates ...
originalcindyr: Metallicaroriginalcindyr on September 15th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
"Take care of my wheels."

Sam may not alway understand what she's saying, but in the silence they share the grief.
bardicvoice: Lonely Impala by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 16th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)