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fiend hid in a cloud - SN fic - PG

Title: fiend hid in a cloud
Fandom: “Supernatural”
Disclaimer: not my characters; just for fun. Title from “Infant Sorrow” by William Blake.
Warnings: spoilers for “All Hell Breaks Loose”
Pairings: *giggles* Dean/Layla
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 500
Point of view: third
            It happens in his sleep, gently, a soft easing away. He doesn’t even realize it, at first—in his dream, he’s riding a giant black stallion and they’re loping toward the sunset, wind in his hair and on his face, stealing away his laughter. It’s perfect, the best he’s felt in a long time, completely in-tuned with the horse.
            There’s a beach in the distance, a little boat waiting for him, Layla standing beside it. He urges the stallion faster.
            Dean slides down, leaning into the horse for a moment. He nuzzles at Dean’s side, whuffling his hair. “Good boy,” Dean murmurs, patting the stallion’s shoulder before backing up. “Head on, now. Your part’s done.” 
            (wake up, wake up, something’s wrong, can’t you see?)
            “Dean,” Layla says, stepping out of the water, her face gentle in a welcoming smile. “It’s so good to see you.”
            She’s beautiful, ethereal, whole and healthy, and he lightly touches her cheek, traces his finger along her jaw. “I thought you couldn’t be healed?” he asks.
            Layla smiles again, knowingly. “I wasn’t.”
            (wake up, this isn’t right—wake up, damn you!)
            He tilts his head, studies her. “Well, you look good,” he says and she laughs.
            “Thank you,” she answers, reaching up to cup his face. “Come with me, Dean.”
            He stares down at her, into her eyes, and there’s something he should be remembering. “Where?”
            She takes his hand, raises it to her lips, kisses his knuckles. “Away. Does it matter?”
            He thinks for a moment, then shakes his head. “No, guess not.”
            (wake up, damnit, can’t you feel how wrong this is?)
            He grips her hand and follows her to the boat, pushes it down through the water, away from the sand, towards the sun. Layla laughs when water sprays up at her. Far down the beach, the stallion rears; Dean swears the horse is laughing with joy.
            It’s easy, so easy, to let go, to float out into the ocean with Layla, to leave the land behind. They chuckle and talk, share stories.
            —there’s something he should be remembering—
            The sun sets and rises. He’s not hungry or thirsty, and beneath the warm sky, he and Layla make love. She fits with him, perfectly, and he holds her, far more contented than he can recall from ever before.
            They sail on; dolphins dance around their boat, and whales sing, and Dean points out shapes in the cloud. Layla scoffs and shows him different ones.
            He’s happy, really he is, but
            —something’s missing—
            Layla kisses him as they sail off the edge of the world.
            (wake up, damn you, please)
            They beat the crossroad’s demon at her own game and Sam goes to sleep ecstatic. He wakes late the next morning; Dean’s still in bed. Sam thinks nothing of it—he’d want to sleep in on the morning after he should have died, too. 
            It’s only when he comes out of the bathroom that he realizes there’s the sound of one person breathing.


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Aug. 13th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Aug. 13th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Aug. 13th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not surprised you killed off Dean --AGAIN --- but you do it so damn well, and the visuals are amazing, so I gotta say I really liked this, even though you killed off Dean --- AGAIN --- hey, wait a minute, I already said that, right?

Okay. I'm gonna go now.
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Poor Sam. But I'm glad it turned out so gentle and right for Dean.
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Aug. 13th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Dean's perfect place includes a horse - you're forgiven killing Dean (again!) for that reason!. Nice to see Layla again too - I've always thought that not being able to save her has probably been playing on Dean's mind ever since.

Poor Sammy's never going to recover though....
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Well, of course there's a horse! They're awesome.

Thank you for reading!
Aug. 13th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs the poor boys*
You're the master at creating conflicted emotions, you know? Because, no, no, no. Dean's not allowed to die, damn it. But then... it's too bloody beautiful and nice to think he might go like that.
And Layla... she was one of the greater Women of the Week the show's seen. Thank you for implementing her here. :)
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thank _you_ for reading!
Aug. 13th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Lovely and sad. Great job creating a dreamy, content feel. I'm glad that if Dean had to go, it was in his sleep, and feeling warm and loved. I ache for Sam, though. hugs lonely!Sam*
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
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Aug. 14th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Aug. 14th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh Dean. OH SAMMY. *cries*

You get a zillion cookies for writing Dean/Layla though. She's definitely my favorite of the girls that Dean's been linked with throughout the series. Wonderful job :)
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Aug. 14th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
loved it.
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad!
Aug. 14th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
oh i loved that, i like dean and layla together so much, poor sam though when he relizes dean is gone
Aug. 14th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Aug. 14th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
This was absolutely lovely. I'm a sucker for Dean/Layla, I just love them together, so I'm really happy that you've chosen Layla as part of Dean's perfect afterlife... :-)
Aug. 14th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Aug. 14th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
And here's a little something for you (it's wallpaper size):

Aug. 14th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's pretty. Thank you!
Aug. 17th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
I absolutely love this! It's so so beautiful, but poor Sam.

Recc'd in crack_impala in this post.
Aug. 20th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Aug. 17th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Very nice.
Aug. 20th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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