September 2nd, 2015


Ficlet: Down the chimney [SPN]

For lindahoyland's prompt "SPN: Chimney, anxiety, rescue".


Sam's distrust of fireplaces could be traced pretty directly to a 13-year-old Dean's rendition of The Three Little Pigs, which had rapidly turned into a thorough and gruesome lesson on siege warfare and how every weakness can be turned into a tactical advantage if you're sneaky and inventive enough. As an adult, Sam could look back and be impressed by Dean's innovative pedagogy, but at the age of 9, he'd been so utterly horrified by the idea of unexpectedly boiling to death that he'd taken cold showers for almost a month and refused to eat or drink anything hot enough to produce steam.

That laid the foundation for his distrust, but all the times they'd had to squat in older abandoned buildings had built a pretty expansive edificeCollapse )