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13 September 2008 @ 11:22 am
Day Thirty-Six of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
Here's my contribution to day 36 of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration.

Chick Magnet

“Is that your car? Nice!” Bright blue eyes in a pert face framed by a tumble of blonde curls caressed the car, and then returned to him, assessing and approving. In another minute, they’d be offering.

He’d seen it happen a thousand times. Okay, bit of exaggeration there. Lots of women were blind to cars, but those that weren’t found the Impala an irresistible part of the package, right up there with tall, strong, and handsome. He wasn’t sure what it said, but he knew where it led.

Where he didn’t want to go.

“No,” he said. “It’s my brother’s.”


I know, I'm evil and in league with the makers of Kleenex ... although you can change the mood on this one entirely by simply varying the time you imagine it happening. Imagine it during seasons one and two, and it reads totally differently than if you think of it as post-season three ...


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mimblexwimblemimblexwimble on September 13th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Well, as long as you know it's true. It could have been Dean at the very beginning - up to the second paragraph. Then I knew you were going with Sam and it was going to hurt. Great job - I don't know how many times I can say it before it starts becoming meaningless - but really, great job. :)
bardicvoice: Metallicar by JessicaRaebardicvoice on September 13th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Doing these has been enormously satisfying, especially when I sit down and go, "What could I possibly write that I haven't already said about the car?" and then just type the first thing that comes to mind only to watch as it turns into an idea and then a story. Some are better than others, but I'm pretty happy with all of them.

It's been an interesting exercise in discipline, I can say that! And I'm very, very happy that people have been enjoying them.
zofia27zofia27 on September 13th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Heh...I actually laughed when I read it the first time. I could just see Sammy with his lost shoe face. But then I realized Dean wasn't there. *sniffle*
bardicvoice: Metallicar by JessicaRaebardicvoice on September 13th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
This one played three ways in my head. The first, and intentional one, was Sam in the absence of Dean ... at which point, you could read it for a funny if you thought of it happening earlier in the series, or for a grief if it happened after Dean died.

The third way, which didn't occur to me until afterward, was ... there could have been something about the pert blonde that was a real turnoff even for Dean, in which case ... Dean might have used the sneaky way out! And that would have been funny all on its own, except that we all know there's no way Dean would ever cop to anyone else owning his baby!
whimsywinx: SN-ImpalaRescuewhimsywinx on September 15th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
This post S3? *wibble*
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 15th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
You can definitely read it that way, which is why the Kleenex.

Or, if you want to cheer yourself up a little, think of it happening earlier, with Sam just not wanting to get tarred with Dean's behavioral brush!
whimsywinx: SN-JohnGigglewhimsywinx on September 15th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
I was thinking it was earlier until I saw the Kleenex.
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 15th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
I love doing the ambiguous ones!
originalcindyroriginalcindyr on September 15th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, Mary! You're getting way to good at this.

Of course my mind flashed immediately to a post 3.16 and I sniffled with sadness for poor Sammy.

Then I thought briefly of the vault scene in Nightshifter ... "he's so brave" ... and I giggled with glee for Sammy's longsuffering.
bardicvoice: DeanImpala by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 16th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Isn't it amazing, how the timeframe of our perspective changes what we perceive?

This was a psychological trip for me!