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comment_fic 125-130: Supernatural

Title: go rest high on that mountain
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: not my characters; title from Vince Gill.
Warnings: future!fic; spoilers for everything aired
Pairings: none
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 370
Point of view: third
Prompt: Lucifer and Michael, the final act of the war is one of forgiveness


The battlefield of the last war is scoured clean by fire and blood. The ground sizzles where Michael is bleeding, wings limp and limbs quivering.

Never has the fight been so hard, or Lucifer so powerful. Even when he was Sammael, Michael's elder brother, beloved Star of Morning, his strength was equal to Michael's own.

But now—for so long Lucifer had been locked away. Fought no one, expended no energy. He had been gathering his anger and his hatred for this battle, and Michael—Michael is so tired.

Lucifer’s sword is at his neck, eyes golden and green and the color of the first dawn. “What do you have to say now, Michael?” Lucifer hisses, as the world pauses, creation holding its breath. “Now, at the end of things—what sermons do you offer me?”

Michael looks at him, looks past him, to the sun.

“Meet my eyes, God’s Sword,” Lucifer demands, slamming a fist into Michael’s chest. “Meet my gaze and tell me how forgiving our Father is.”

Michael does, and he hears Dean Winchester whisper, Let me talk to him.

When he speaks, Dean says, “Heya, Sammy,” and Lucifer shudders.

“D-Dean?” Lucifer’s eyes blink and are only green when he looks again. “Dean.”

“Sammy,” Dean says again. “You gotta stop. Seriously, you wanna be alone with someone who burns the world just ‘cause he wasn’t Daddy’s favorite?”

Sam’s eyes flare golden and Lucifer is in control again, slicing the sword downward into Dean’s neck.

Michael flings a wave of energy out, stopping the sword and throwing Lucifer back. You can’t beat him, Dean says. You won’t join him. And Sammy’s trying his best, but—

Standing, Michael gazes at his brother. Lucifer had been the most glorious of them all, the Light-Bringer. Before the Son and before Man, Lucifer had been their Father’s favorite. His crowning achievement. Lucifer had been so beautiful.

“You will never be happy,” Michael tells him. “Even when you are alone in the cosmos, the last thing living, you will not be happy.” He gracefully falls to his knees, head bowed. “I forgive you, brother,” Michael murmurs. “Now do what you must.”

Sammy, Dean whispers.

Creation takes a breath and Michael hears Lucifer’s sword sing.

: the lament of Jocasta
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: not my characters
Warnings: spoilers for everything aired
Pairings: John/Mary
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 190
Point of view: third
Prompt: author's choice, "Never forgive me, never forget me."
Notes: title refers to Greek mythology


She would ask his forgiveness, if she could. She'd wrap her arms around his neck and breathe in his scent, would clutch him close and pray for morning to never come, because when he's dreaming, she can hold him again. But when he wakes, when his eyes open and he looks at the disgusting motel ceiling, he knows that she's dead, gone, burnt up days and weeks and months and years ago, a lifetime lost in flames, and then he's grown, getting dressed and brushing his teeth, yelling "Up and at 'em," and she's nothing anymore.

She’s nothing but a ghost he’d hunt, and he’s not her little boy anymore. He’s the soldier she never wanted him to be, and his brother (oh, he’d been so little the last time she held him) is miles taller than that baby she remembers kissing, and John, dear sweet Johnny—

She would ask forgiveness of them all, for doing this. For causing this.

She would ask, but none of them would forgive her, because she knows they don’t think she did anything wrong in dealing with Azazel.

They’ve all done the same.


Title: this is how it ends
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: not my characters
Warnings: spoilers for 5.4
Pairings: none stated
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 185
Point of view: third
Prompt: Future!Sam, He wishes he could be forgiven for saying "Yes."


Late at night, when Lucifer stretches out on a worn blanket and pulls a beat-up leather coat over himself, Sam shares his memories.

They dream of flying through the cosmos, one of thousands, full and complete and legion. They dream of lucky charms and thundercats and a big brother who was cool and perfect.

One day, Lucifer always tells Sam, as they rest together deep in Sam's mind. One day, he will come back to you and beg you for absolution. He will realize he has been wrong and will crawl to you, so very sorry.

Sam knows that won't happen. He knows that, if anything, he will crawl to Dean and sob at his feet.

And he knows that Dean will forgive him. Knows that Lucifer will take advantage of that, because Dean's is the last outpost of resistance in the world.

Forgive me, he whispers, trying to forget what his weakness has done. Dean, forgive me.

(He's not awake when Lucifer kills his brother, but he still feels it, and he buries himself completely in dreams of what they once had been.)


Title: the keeper of the stars
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: not my characters
Warnings: future!fic
Pairings: implied Dean/Castiel
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 185
Point of view: third
Prompt: Castiel, God, "I forgive you"


It ends with a supernova, when Castiel takes everything he is and everything he has, sacrificing himself for a second time.

Dean lives, Michael utilizing Lucifer's distraction to end him, and the last thing Castiel ever sees of the earth is Dean cradling his brother's still form—but Sam breathes and that is what matters, and Castiel smiles as he is enveloped by an explosion of light he cannot control.

My child, a voice deeper than the stars and louder than time says, wrapping around him, in him, through him. My child, you have done well. Rest now.

Father, Castiel says, feels, thinks. Father, forgive me for doubting. For falling.

No, Castiel, the creator of existence murmurs. There is nothing to forgive. You fell because of love, not ambition or jealousy. You fell for the same reason My Son died.

Castiel sighs, surrendering all he is and all he has, one final thought for the human he chose above God.

Yes, his Father tells him, cradling him close, singing him back into the stars’ tapestry. You will see that man again, when he at last comes home.


Title: the sound of silence screaming
Fandom:  Supernatural
Disclaimer: not my characters
Warnings: takes place during season 1
Pairings: none stated
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 205
Point of view: third
Prompt: Sam & Dean (or Sam/Dean), even now Dean still can't forgive Sam for choosing Stanford over him


He knows that one day Sam will grow tired of this crusade, even if Sam won't admit it. He knows that Sam will go back to Stanford, pick right up where he left off, and be that perfect normal student again.

Sam hasn't apologized once. Hasn't asked Dean to forgive him for leaving, for abandoning them both, him and Dad. Sam doesn’t think he did anything wrong.

And maybe he’s right, Dean admits, watching Sam search through endless webpages for the one that’ll break the case wide open. Maybe leaving was what was best for Sammy at the time. Maybe he needed to try something new.

Dean knows he’s never getting out of hunting. Really, neither of them are. But he knows that Sam will try again, and then maybe a third time. For being a near-genius, Sam is blindingly stupid sometimes.

Sam hasn’t apologized once. Dean doesn’t ever expect him to. He’ll just brush it off if the kid ever tries, because Sam won’t really mean it. He can’t.

And Sam would say that it doesn’t matter, but they both know that it does. Just like they both know that even if Dean could utter the words I forgive you for leaving he wouldn’t mean it, either.



( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 29th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Totally awesome. I liked these series of drabbles and one-shots. I liked that you wrote a forgiving loving God with the Castiel snippet.
Dec. 30th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
love all of these!
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Dec. 30th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
Very cool. Sensing a theme, there. :-)
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
*hee* I didn't even notice that.

Thank you for reading!
Dec. 30th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
The last one is so very, very painful.
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Dec. 30th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ok, the second one nearly made me cry! Too sweet. I love that Cas learned to do the right thing and think for himself and he did it out of love! [sob~w/joy]

The last one made me think of their situation now and how Sam isn't sorry for teaming up with Ruby and that's why he hasn't apologized to Dean and I'm not sure Dean wants empty words anyhow.

Great job in capturing who they are.
Dec. 31st, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Dec. 31st, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Oh, these hurt. But were so great. But huurrtt so good.
Dec. 31st, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Jan. 1st, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
The Castiel one actually made me teary-eyed. DAMN YOU.
Jan. 1st, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm sorry.

Thank you for reading!
Jan. 6th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
The last one is brilliant, and the one with Castiel has actually left me feeling oddly happy. Which is nice because I'm rather ill at the moment.

Your style's lovely and succinct. Thanks for these.
Jan. 6th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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