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18 February 2009 @ 04:02 pm
Dollhouse/Supernatural Fic: Romeo Haunted  
Written for dollhousefics Challenge #001 – Ghost
Crossposted to dollhouseflash and sn_crossovers

Title: Romeo Haunted
Pairing/Characters: Echo, Adelle, Withheld
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Ghost (Dollhouse), Pilot (Supernatural)
Summary: Echo looks forward to meeting the new friend they promised her
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Echo catches a glimpse of the new friend they promised her coming out of his first treatment.

He's tall with fair hair and tawny honey-tanned skin.

He's very pretty, she thinks.

She waits at the bottom of the stairs, excited to meet her new Romeo.


"A clean slate - your criminal record erased."

"And I'll forget all of it? The hell I've been through?"

Adelle leaned in as she pushed the paper and pen across the table.

"You'll even forget you once had a brother."

The man's calloused hand took the pen and signed his name without hesitation: Dean Winchester.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on February 19th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
New fandom!

That's not the surprise - what the surprise is is that I wrote for another comm instead of my new Dollhouse fic comm dollhouseflash.

I did get the bunny for my comm's fic first, but I've been working on it in my head so sadly this one - which I woke up with in my head this morning - gets the distinction of being my first *published* Dollhouse fic. Not happy about that, but I don't want to rush the fic I really like and this? It was just too easy, you know?

I confess I'm upset that the headers of this fic will ruin it for many people who read it. They'll see the headers, start to read and realize it's Dean, thus ruining the whole fic. /grumbles/ Still, it's the fic I got and it must go up regardless.

BTW I'm aware that I could have put much more spoilers on for SPN, but I figured I don't really give away anything. I do recognize that people who are up on the latest season will read more into the fic than those who haven't seen through Season 4.

Not that anyone cares or it matters, but when it came time to choose fandom specific chapter markers/story ending marks for this fandom I had a tough time. I really wanted to mimic the five points of the doll's beds, but an asterisk is six. Still, since I use standard punctuation, not many symbols to choose from and this being my 17th fandom to publish, I'm near out of ideas. I ended up stealing a bit from Blood Ties (which is ** for vampire puncture marks) and making the chapter markers * (most like the five points) and the end five asterisks because when Eliza was Faith on Buffy, her catchphrase was "Five by Five". This actually ties in nicely since five by five is a phrase used in radio communications, same as the Actives' names, which come from the alphabet used to facilitate radio communications (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie...).

FWIW Romeo fits that alphabet naming convention and fits Dean - the former lothario now pictured as having lost his brother for good and being haunted by all the horrors and loss in his life, not to mention his status in society. If Dean had nothing left to live for? The idea of being fully taken care of, forgetting the hell he's been through and winding up with a chance at a fresh start in life after five years? Yeah, I think he might take it.


Emma DeMarais
Zubeneschamali: savemezubeneschamali on February 19th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Congratulations, yours is the first Dollhouse fic I've come across! And it was brilliant, of course. I noticed the dual appropriateness of his name, too. Looking forward to more!
Re: Confession - emmademarais on February 19th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Confession - jensenlover89 on February 19th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Re: Confession - jensenlover89 on February 20th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Confession - emmademarais on February 20th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Confession - jensenlover89 on February 20th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Confession - izhilzha on February 19th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Confession - emmademarais on February 19th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dani: Dean pen grinumbralillium on February 19th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Awww, Dean. *pets* Heh, Romeo is rather apt for Dean. *G* Can't wait to read more Dollhouse fic from you, m'dear. ^__^
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 19th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)

If all goes well I might have the longer flash fic one tomorrow. /crosses fingers/

And yeah, Dean's SO a Romeo! Hee!
Erinstarlettmalfoy on February 19th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
/dances around and claps/ New fandom!! Yay!!

Oh this is wonderful. I adore it. <3 <3 <3 More?! :D
Erinstarlettmalfoy on February 19th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Lol, more Dollhouse fics, that is. XP
(no subject) - emmademarais on February 19th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
catko: dollhouse 001catko on February 19th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Great crossover! Will this be a series? I hope so; seems like there's a lot more that could be said about this pairing!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 19th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hadn't planned on it, but to me this Dean makes an ideal active: great looking, in great shape, has a life he really wants to not be stuck with. Take away his Sammy and really? I don't think Bobby's enough to keep him hunting. So one never knows! If anything I'd be kind of interested in a prequel...
Meredith: Dean - leatherxfirefly9x on February 20th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Oooh, I love this!! ♥
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 20th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)

Amusingly the one thing I thought of? Damn, Dean's not going to want to give up that leather jacket!
juliet316: Willowjuliet316 on February 20th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Wonderfull crossover. Makes me wonder what other characters from other fandoms might make interesting actives.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 20th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I know, huh?

Of course Buffy (duh!), but what about Summer Glau's character from Terminator? Eliot and Parker from Leverage would be great. Sydney and Vaughn from Alias kind of already were Actives - just without the mind wiping. /grins/ Oh, now I want to see Derek Morgan of Criminal Minds!

I'd better stop now before I find one I have to write right now. LOL
(no subject) - juliet316 on February 21st, 2009 04:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on February 20th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Nice story!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 20th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)

Yay for Dollhouse!
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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 21st, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)

I am now sorely tempted to make this a verse, because the more I think about it the more I like Dean as an Active.

I see this as being after Sam dies and Lilith is stopped. Dean has nothing left to go on for so he considers this a sort of heaven - he forgets hell *and* Sam and someone else takes care of him for a while. Bonus, he'll no longer be on the run from the cops after he gets out. A true clean slate...
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on February 21st, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Oooh! Compelling!
davincis_girldavincis_girl on February 23rd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Well done. Romeo is a good name for Dean.
alexceasaralexceasar on March 13th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
OMG! Can I just say how totally evil you are! Do you have any idea how many plotbunnies are running aroud mating in my head after reading this! I totally love the idea of it. I have to join the bandwagon supporting your making this the beginning of your own little crossover verse with many, many chpters to come. :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on March 13th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! I tell you, the plot bunnies went *nuts* with the idea of Dean as Active. Honestly I hope other people write it even if I do as well. I'd love to see someone else's take on the concept. It's just teeming with possibilities.
noybusiness on December 13th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Dean in the Dollhouse is a great idea. Doll!Dean, Thief!Dean, Rich Lady's Romantic Scenario!Dean...