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26 January 2006 @ 11:52 pm
Supernatural Fic: Pitch Black  
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Title: Pitch Black
Pairing/Characters: Dean, Sam
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: None
Summary: Sam goes off on his own and it's up to Dean to save him
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


The interior of the barn is pitch black and too late Dean realizes he would have been better off with the shotgun.

All his instincts tell him not to go in there, but he has to. His brother is in there and alive or dead, Dean's not leaving without him.

He slips inside noiselessly and waits for his eyes to adjust to the lack of light. They don't - it's that dark.

He searches with his ears, straining to hear the same breathing he listens to at night in their motel rooms in nameless faceless towns they'll never return to. He wants so desperately to believe that Sam is still alive that he fears he's imagining the quiet breath he hears about a dozen feet away.

A match is suddenly struck and Dean aims his handgun at the figure holding the sputtering flame over a bone dry bale of hay - a convenient tinderbox that will set the whole barn alight in a matter of seconds.

The man's eyes - or rather the eyes of the thing inhabiting what once was a man - are so cold and soulless a lesser man than Dean would flinch under their unblinking gaze.

He's holding Sam in front of him as a shield, only peeking out over Sam's shoulder so he can see Dean's reaction as he drops the match.

There's a small flash as the match begins its journey downward and a bigger flash as Dean fires in the darkness it leaves behind. He hears a body fall just as the bale goes up, illuminating a stunned Sam with its golden licking flames.

He seems unable to move on his own, despite the rapidly spreading fire right beside him. Dean quickly closes the distance, grabs his brother by the arm and drags him outside as the rest of the hay filled barn fills with ravenous flames and life choking smoke.

They get clear just in time and run for the car as the barn behind them is consumed whole, taking with it the monster that had killed six people.

They pile in and Dean floors it, trying to put as much distance between them and the questions the townsfolk are going to have once they spot the burning structure and discover their neighbor's car parked nearby.

"You'd have been number seven," Dean says sternly.

Sam hears the unspoken 'you could have been killed' subtext and feels bad for putting his brother through this.

"I'm sorry. I shouldn't have gone off by myself like that."

"Damn straight."

There's silence between them for a while until Dean breaks it, his tone uncharacteristically soft. "You okay?"

"Yeah, although it may take a while for my ear on that side to stop ringing."

"Hey, it was that or..."

"I know... I'm just really glad you're a good shot."

"I'm a great shot."

Sam grins. "Yeah, well let's hope you don't get too many chances to prove that to me, okay?"

Dean pulls into a roadside motel just far enough from the town they left behind to feel safe. When he shuts off the ignition, he turns to his brother with a mirroring grin on his own face. "Deal."

Sam gets them a room while Dean grabs their gear out of the trunk.

They settle in for the night, but when it comes time to turn off the dim lamp on the nightstand between them neither reaches for it.

"We can leave it on," Dean says finally, his voice less full of bravado than normal. "You know me, I can sleep through anything."

"Yeah," Sam says. "I know you."

They both reposition themselves in their respective beds, winding up facing away from each other.

Minutes pass and Sam's not sure if Dean's asleep or not when he finally speaks.

"Thanks."

"Anytime, Sammy."

Finally able to put the day behind them, they both fall asleep.

As soon as they do, they shift positions in bed again.

And wind up turned towards each other, as always.

~
 
 
 
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 27th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
Confession
This is my first published Supernatural fic!

I blame asemic and a few more of my Numb3rs fic readers who dragged me into the fandom, even though I refused to watch the show when it first came on the air. (I hate horror movies and since this was billed as a horror TV show, I had no interest. Okay, I confess I couldn't stand Jensen on Smallville, but he's finally growing on me.)

I hope, as I watch more episodes, I can get the characters' voices down, but for now I hope folks are gentle with me since I'm such a new author in the fandom.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
Finntallisen on January 27th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
Love it!! :)
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 28th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. /hands tallisen a snickerdoodle/
Finn: SN- Dean and Sam Personal Spacetallisen on January 28th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
*nibbles* Thankies! :D
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 28th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Just a small thanks for supporting a new Supernatural fic author!
Finn: SN- Dean and Sam Lovetallisen on January 28th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
You need to write more and more, too! :D
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 28th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
I am!

Keep an eye out for the Prey series (Prey, Captured, Caged) and A Good Man is Hard to Kill which is a Numb3rs/Supernatural crossover.

I posted One Shot last night and I should be posting Ghost in the Machine in the next few days, so keep an eye on my LJ for much more SN fic in the future!

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
One Part Exuberance; Two Parts Obsession: brotherly bondagepenguingal on January 27th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Sam grins. "Yeah, well let's hope you don't get too many chances to prove that to me, okay?"

Dean pulls into a roadside motel just far enough from the town they left behind to feel safe. When he shuts off the ignition, he turns to his brother with a mirroring grin on his own face. "Deal."


I think personally you''ve got a really good handle on their voices. Especially Sam's there, though you might not want to take it from me as I've only seen a few episodes myself. It's good to see so many of my Numb3rs friends getting into Supernatural, too. :D
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 28th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Agreed! I was surprised to see so many Numb3rs fans with Supernatural icons, but I guess the attraction to brothers transcends network boundaries. ;-)

I'm glad you think I'm getting the hang of their voices. Dean's has been a bit easier, but I'm glad you think I've got something going for Sam as well. He's the greater challenge IMHO, but I enjoy writing both of them.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais