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Shadow Lane: A Winchester Obsession
Drabble: Balancing Act 
13th-Sep-2008 10:22 am
Jared/Jensen 2
Title: Balancing Act
Characters: Bobby, Sam, mentions of John and Dean
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: 3.16 No Rest for the Wicked
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: Don't own - just playing in somebody else's sandbox.
Summary: Bobby reflects on the balancing act he never should have played with John in regards to the boys.

A/N: Written for spn_drabble, prompt used was Tightrope.

 

Bobby knows he always walked a tightrope between supportive and disgust with the way John raised the boys.  Kept his mouth shut when he shouldn’t have, fist clenched in silent disapproval at many things John said or did.

Watching Sam struggle to awaken his dormant demon powers in the hopes that somehow this will get Dean out of hell, Bobby wishes he had done things different.  Wishes he had pulled that trigger, taken John’s head clean off and raised the boys right.

Had he, Dean wouldn’t be in hell and Sam wouldn’t be balancing on his own tightrope right now.
 
Comments 
13th-Sep-2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Dang, that's dark, but a great use of the prompt.

Wow.

Bonus points on it being Bobby-centric. He is a great character.
16th-Sep-2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
*slides in* Sorry! Sorry I'm responding so late but I'm here...finally.

Thanks, glad you liked it. Really though I should be thanking you and virtualpersonal for coming up with the great prompts!

Whoohoo bonus points! I really like Bobby so if I can work him in I can't help but do so.

16th-Sep-2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
I just wrote Bobby for the first time in a one shot fic. He has as large a part as Dean and Sam do. I loved writing him. He is awesome.
13th-Sep-2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I lovez Bobby!!1! *ahem* That said, I like this. What would the boys have been like raised by Bobby?? *ponders* Nice job!
16th-Sep-2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
I know I love him too. Hmmm if Bobby had raised the boys, well I'd like to think Dean would have had a better sense of self worth...damn John.

Anyway thanks, glad you liked it.

And thank you for reading and commenting.
14th-Sep-2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Wow. This is wonderful. I love the anger and compassion all mixed together.
16th-Sep-2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, glad you liked it.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
15th-Sep-2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Lovely and dark. Makes me definitely want to know more about what Bobby ascribes as the cause of the boys' current destiny, and how he could have changed it. Follow up drabble? :)
16th-Sep-2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hmmm good question...for which I have no answer for. *g*

I have been trying to come up with a follow up but everything is way too long but we'll see.

Thanks for reading and commenting and glad you liked it.
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