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Drabble: Birds of a Freaking Feather

For brutti_ma_buoni, who requested Dean/Faith in the Fall Fandom Free For All. Here's an angsty little thing about them.

Birds of a Freaking Feather
They’re so much alike, Dean thinks maybe only the differences matter. Faith’s got superpowers, and not just of persuasion. No one ever warned her off about identifying marks, tattoos. The girl she loves, loathes, orients herself around the way he does Sam, she didn’t meet until she was seventeen. She loved the hunt more than even he’s ever dared; now her passion’s more cautious than his has ever been. When she got caught, it was by choice.

But the real stuff? Booze, sex, food, the kill? (Guilt, regret, loss?) When they finally shatter, it’s what’s the same that’ll break them.

Original entry posted at Dreamwidth. Feel free to reply here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)

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penny_lane_42
Oct. 24th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
YES.
snickfic
Oct. 25th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
:)
rebcake
Oct. 24th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Too alike? Possibly. I wish both of them could see hemselves reflected in someone they can admire, though. (And not in the "Hey, lookin' good" sense, either. Though that's nice, too.) One of the issues they share is thinking that they are alone in their defectiveness.

Is my comment now just as long as your drabble?
snickfic
Oct. 25th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
I have seen fics that made them work for me - I really liked the bit of Faith/Dean in nwhepcat's fic Living on a Prayer, where Faith gives post-hell Dean a little counseling, which I think is kind of the sort of thing you're talking about.

One of the issues they share is thinking that they are alone in their defectiveness.

Yes.
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 24th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Nummy! Thanks so much.

I really like the parallel of Sam and Buffy, as resented role models (not quite the right phrase. Compass points?) you can't shake off, however they came into your life. Neither of these two operates alone, though their motives are quite different.

The obvious downs, and the hidden downs, are all too real for them both.
snickfic
Oct. 25th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
You're so welcome! It occurred to me after I posted this that it's awfully an angsty drabble to write for a shippy prompt. Sorry about that. But I'm glad you enjoyed anyway.

Neither of these two operates alone, though their motives are quite different.

Yep yep. I think Dean's feelings about Sam are, across the board, slightly more positive than Faith's feelings towards Buffy, but Sam and Buffy still function, as you say, as compass points. *nod*
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