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let me hear your voice tonight ([personal profile] alexseanchai) wrote2010-05-17 01:53 am

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No, this is not the first part of the Epic Supernatural Bechdel Fixit Project. (Which has a name now! Take Me For What I Am.) This is a [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets, prompt 32.

Title: Think I'll Lose My Mind
Rating: G
Summary: Metal has weight. Ink, not so much. Coda to 2x14 "Born Under a Bad Sign".
Pairings: None.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 226

The charms Bobby gives them have a modified devil's trap on them. It's probably the symbol that actually prevents the possession, not the charms themselves.

The charm knocks against Sam's sternum every time he moves, though. The weight of it is a millstone crushing him when he lies down; the cord strangles him when he stands. There's a man dead in Iowa, possibly more Sam doesn't know about, and what he almost did to Jo—

Out, damned spot! But Sam knows better: will all great Neptune's oceans wash this blood clean from my hand?

Dean wears the charm like he doesn't even notice it. It comes off for showers, though. Dean's amulet doesn't. The amulet has no actual protective value that Sam knows of, and it isn't actually feasible to lay salt lines inside the pipes into the bathroom.

Sam takes a pen to his forearm one day, carefully copying the design from the charm, and when it's done he takes a breath and yanks the charm off his neck.

For the first time in weeks, Sam feels free.

Dean comes out of the bathroom, hair wet from a shower, and glances at Sam, then double-takes. "Where's your charm?"

"Where's yours?" Sam retorts. Dean grabs it off the counter and holds it up. Sam shows him his artwork.

They find a tattoo artist the next day.
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[personal profile] somnolentblue 2010-05-18 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
I liked this, and Sam quoting Macbeth is awesome.

Dean wears the charm like he doesn't even notice it. It comes off for showers, though. Dean's amulet doesn't. The amulet has no actual protective value that Sam knows of I love this detail. Dean! And his amulet!
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[personal profile] later_tuesday 2010-05-19 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm always amused by the inconsistency of their tattoos-I think the SPN staff forget about them sometimes. This is a nice piece of behind the scenes. I can definitly see this happening.