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a subtle sort of brilliance ([personal profile] theladyscribe) wrote in [community profile] avandell2009-03-26 03:30 pm

Untitled double-drabble

Characters: Anna, Castiel, Dean
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Summary: She watches him sleep.
Notes: The results of a 15-minute Write-or-Die exercise.


She watches him sleep, tubes spilling from his insides, rasp of breath from his throat. He hasn't seen her yet; she doesn't plan to let him see her at all. Castiel doesn't understand it, but Anna can't let him. Dean thinks she is gone, that wherever she is, she's in a better place. It's not true, not at all, but it is better that he believes it.

Castiel stares at her as she watches Dean.

"Why are you here?" he asks wearily.

"Absolution," she answers. Whether it's his or hers, she doesn't know.

"Absolution," he repeats, like it's something utterly foreign. "Whatever for?"

Anna smiles sadly back at him. "Castiel, if you have to ask..." She trails off, but he merely gives her a puzzled look. She forgets that he doesn't know some of the things she does, that the price of her Falling is knowledge outside the realm of her siblings.

"If you have to ask," she says again, "then you won't understand the answer."

"I want to."

She snorts in amusement. Even without Falling, he has always been a stubborn one.

"Do you truly want to understand?" she asks, for once not sure of the answer.

"I... yes."
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[personal profile] lark_ascends 2009-03-26 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's intriguing.

[identity profile] petiii.livejournal.com 2009-03-26 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I love how this shows Castiel's slow path to feeling the emotions he knows he shouldn't feel but wants to feel now.

[identity profile] petiii.livejournal.com 2009-03-26 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Me too! I can't wait for the next episode. Your fic is like a teaser for what will come next. :)

[identity profile] quiet-rebel.livejournal.com 2009-03-26 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Nice! I do hope we get some Anna and Dean interaction soon. I really liked how you subtly put in Castiel's growing doubt and curiosity.
ext_11786: (angsty Dean in b&w)

[identity profile] dotfic.livejournal.com 2009-03-26 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I wondered about Anna and Dean in that ep. This feels so believable to me.

[identity profile] cordeliadelayne.livejournal.com 2009-03-26 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, very nicely done :D

[identity profile] rodlox.livejournal.com 2009-03-27 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
one step closer to Anna/Castiel. yay!!

super drabble. I could hear their voices very well.

[identity profile] labseraph.livejournal.com 2009-03-27 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
Nicely done. I'm ambivalent about Anna, but this is interesting.

*rubs chin thoughtfully*

[identity profile] joans23.livejournal.com 2009-03-27 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
And it has Castiel!! You = awesome!

This Write-or-Die thing is very interesting ... I think I should try it sometime.