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over the face of the waters 
14th-Aug-2007 12:12 am
title. over the face of the waters (or, five times Dean touched the ocean)
rating. PG
pairing. Implied Sam/Dean
notes. Half for drvsilla (informal meme yay), and half for fan_this - the water!birthday!ficmix I promised. 350 words. :))

zip. [download]
Matthew Good Band - Hello Time Bomb (Acoustic) [download]
Faultline - Your Love Means Everything [download]
String Quartet Tribute: Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism [download]
Moby - God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters [download]
Clint Mansell - Together We Will Live Forever [download]


1 + hello time bomb (acoustic).
Dean doesn't remember that when he was two, his mom and dad drove from Lawrence, Kansas, to Charleston, South Carolina. He doesn't remember his dad joking about a second honeymoon while his mom joked about finally getting a first. He doesn't remember the ocean: not still, not raging.

2 + your love means everything
Dean stood guard at the entrance of his sand castle, keeping a close eye on Sam. Dean built a little moat around it, with a little bridge, and the sand walls were falling down but Sam was safe inside.

John's voice was clear and as soon as Dean heard it, he snapped to attention. He grabbed Sam's pudgy little hand and helped him up, then yelled back, saying coming, daddy.

3 + transatlanticism
Sam wandered off halfway down the beach, not to be cajoled or ordered back. Dean caught his father's attention and rolled his eyes, but John didn't grin.

Dean could see the clothes too tight on Sam's body; he was growing so fast and Dean knew it had to hurt like a bitch. Shoes too tight, jeans too short, John always caught between stocking up on ammo and new clothes when the next card comes in, okay Sammy?

Sam frowned, said Don't call me Sammy.

4 + god moving over the face of the waters
Dean stood still, water sloshing around his boots. He was sinking, slowly, and the ocean was getting his socks wet.

He looked at his cell phone, waited, then put the phone back in his pocket. He looked at the horizon again. A seagull picked at a half-empty big mac container.

Dean kicked at the water, made it splash. He decided not to call, decided to see Sam in person.

5 + together we will live forever.
Sam smiled bigger than Dean had expected. He was brown all over, tanned, his shorts were low on his hips and not covering much of anything at all.

The shore was rocky and Dean knew the water was cold but Sam was right there, and warm, and beckoning, and Dean couldn't do anything but follow.

14th-Aug-2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Oooh, that's lovely. I'm downloading the mix, too :-D
15th-Aug-2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I hope you enjoy the mix. :))
14th-Aug-2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Your descriptions are always so tangible, your words gorgegous. Love this from the start but the last two just make my heart swell. ♥
15th-Aug-2007 10:02 pm (UTC)

I'm so glad you liked this! And I know, I was afraid the last time was a little schmoopy but I couldn't help it. ♥
14th-Aug-2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
It's like looking at photographs and remembering taking them, everything that went along with them, the ups and downs and colours and sounds. Mmm.
15th-Aug-2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
You know how haikus are supposed to be like single moments in time - not narratives - all imagery or sensation? That's what I was going for here, and I'm so glad it came across that way. ♥
15th-Aug-2007 12:11 am (UTC)
how excited am i to hear an acoustic version of "Hello Time Bomb"? very!

i'm a big fan of the ocean, myself, (although i don't think i knew i was until i saw the ocean in Florida. here in New York it's not so inviting.) so this makes me happy. i love the way this works really well both in individual pieces (i like rei_c's thought about photographs, that makes sense to me.) and all together, as something with a definite timeline and narrative thread. your last sentences on the last two drabbles are lovely, i'm especially all smitten with the way this reads: but Sam was right there, and warm, and beckoning, and Dean couldn't do anything but follow.
15th-Aug-2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
I loved the original so, and an acoustic version made me feel gleeful, truly. :))

I figured as much, with regards to atlantic ocean farther north. I went swimming off PEI a couple of times, and oomph! Cold.

So glad this works together and apart, and thank you kindly. ♥!
16th-Aug-2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
The thought of Dean building a sand castle with Sam inside is one of the cutest, dearest things I've ever read. I really enjoyed this.
17th-Aug-2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
The image kind of made me smile wide, I admit. :))

And I'm so glad you liked this!
29th-Aug-2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, these are all really awesome drabbles, and each of the songs fit perfectly! The way you wrote just a taste of John and Mary together is so bittersweet! And Dean building a castle to protect Sam is so precious! And I admit, I absolutely loved the schmoopy ending ♥
5th-Nov-2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Sorry for the long delay in commenting! I'm so glad you enjoyed this and mmmm, schmoop. :D :D
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