FIC: three's a crowd

Dec 25, 2015 16:56

Title: three's a crowd
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Tamara, Sam
Words / Rating: 1200 words / PG-13 for language
Era: futurefic, but with spoilers through S4, I guess
Content / Warnings: canon-level violence, general creepiness
Summary: Tamara hasn't seen Sam Winchester in twenty years. She's not sure she's happy to see him now.

A/N: For de_nugis. I ( Read more... )

length: one-shot, ch: tamara (spn), pairing: gen, entry: fic, fest: spn_j2_xmas, ch: sam, tv: spn

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de_nugis December 26 2015, 02:19:45 UTC
Eee, this is so great, thank you so much. I love the creepiness and ambiguousness of it. When I got to

“Well.” He shrugs shoulders only a little thinner after all these years. “Me and myself.”

“And I?” she finishes.

“Nah.” He hands her a cold bottle. “Three’s a crowd, you know.”I was thinking that Sam was living as a warded hermit because of his fears of possession, of their maybe being something else in him, but by the end and Tamara noticing the dog-that-isn't-there and not asking about Dean, I started to wonder if Dean was still around somehow. Or it could be both! Anyway, Tamara deciding not to get deeper in to whatever it is makes all the sense. I always enjoy characters who have the good sense to be wary of Sam and Dean, and self-preservation is an admirable response, and all the more human in your Tamara because she knows that there's irrational leftover anger as well as rational caution and, probably, her equal entrenchment in her own loner life, the kind of life that eventually does end in whatever monster it is that ( ... )

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snickfic December 29 2015, 02:01:52 UTC
Yaaay, I am so glad you enjoyed it! I had much higher aspirations for your gift fic, to be honest - I got my assignment and said, "Oh, this will be great! I know just what kids of things de_nugis likes!" But then I got frozen by own my own high expectations, I think, and so you ended up with this, which isn't as complete a story as I would like ( ... )

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quickreaver December 28 2015, 07:13:37 UTC
ONLY ONE COMMENT? Pfft, people have no taste. ;)

I really loved this. Subtle, ominous, and de_nugis spelled it all out in exactly all the ways I enjoyed this fic. So many teasing possibilities as to what happened to Sam...where is Dean...mystery upon mystery.

Just wonderful!

Happily holidays, snick.

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snickfic December 29 2015, 02:03:41 UTC
Ah well, Tamara-centric genfic is a niche taste at the best of times, I think, and the middle of the Christmas holidays are not really the best of times, in terms of fic audience. :)

Anyway, I am so glad you enjoyed it! I was definitely aiming for ominous, and I myself don't know the answers to most of the mysteries - I figure the Winchesters have likely gotten into all kinds of weird trouble in the twenty years since Tamara last saw them, and some of it has surely stuck.

Thank you so much for the lovely comment, and happy holidays to you as well. <3

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stripytights December 30 2015, 21:03:59 UTC
This was marvelously creepy and understated, you built such a great vibe with it. It kicked off with a bang with she spares an instant to find some relief in that: it’s not a demon. She’ll not fall to one of them. Never which really roots your Tamara, and then all that underplay about three's a crowd, the missing dog, and Dan Winchester, and it just gave me a delightful shiver all told. Thanks for this glimpse at a future for Tamara, and the Winchesters.

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snickfic January 17 2016, 04:39:06 UTC
Thank you so much! I love Tamara so much, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed her here. I think she really has no idea what she's walking into, and very aware of that fact. And I'm glad you liked the vibe. :)

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caranfindel January 1 2016, 02:35:59 UTC
Wow. This is really cool. So many unanswered questions, so much untold story hiding between the lines.

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snickfic January 17 2016, 04:38:09 UTC
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I am not even sure of the answer to most of those questions. :D

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jagfanlj January 2 2016, 00:48:25 UTC
A very unnerving little fic. It whispers of Poe's unsettling tales of beating hearts and rare wines.

eta: Not sure who or which comm led me to you, but I'm definitely friending you so I don't miss out on anything!

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snickfic January 17 2016, 04:35:31 UTC
Thank you so much! And you are welcome to friend, although honestly I don't write a lot of SPN fic anymore. :(

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jagfanlj January 17 2016, 06:36:42 UTC
No worries. I friend based on writing skill as well as shared fandoms.

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