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SPN Fic: Shadow Play
Title: Shadow Play
Warnings: SPOILERS FOR 5.22. Stop reading now if you are still concerned about any spoilers for 5.22.
Rating: GEN, PG-13
Word Count: 760
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Characters: Sam, Adam, Lucifer, Michael
Summary: Things to do in Hell when you're bored.
A/N: So very random. Also crackish, semi-pointless and bland, and never happened at all ever, but if I don't post something I'm gonna freaking explode. [LJ Only]



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Shadow Play
by CaffieneKitty
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They were all falling, and then they weren't. They hadn't landed, gravity just ceased to be relevant. Lucifer and Michael shot out of their vessels into their true forms as soon as the gate closed. For a while for Sam and Adam it was a little like being at the junction point where two lightsabers were clashing.

Sam regained sense first, grabbed Adam by the collar and pulled him off to a side, seeking an edge to the formless space they were in.

"You okay?" he asked when Adam started to wriggle.

After a long self-assessing pause Adam spoke. "Yeah."

"You sure?"

"That... that wasn't what I thought it would be."

"Never is," said Sam, towing Adam grimly away from the light.

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"It's kind of like a really lame rave," Adam said after a while, leaning back on his hands.

Neither of them were sure how or when they had gotten to it, but they were seated on a rocky outcrop from a cave wall. They watched Lucifer and Michael clash in strobes of brilliant light.

Sam snorted. "Yeah, I guess. Hey," he swatted Adam's arm. "What's this?"

Adam turned away from the combat.

Sam held his hands up, palms towards the fighting angels, thumbs linked. The shadow they cast flickered on the wall behind them.

Raising both eyebrows, Adam looked at Sam.

"Come on, this is an easy one." He flexed his fingers and the shadow flapped as Sam trilled, making cooing noises.

"...You're insane."

"C'mon. Guess."

Adam shrugged. "It's a dove."

"Right!" Sam grinned. "Now you do one."

"Shadow puppets in Hell? Seriously?"

"You got anything better to do?"

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Time passed.

"Bunny? Come on! It's obviously a python."

"It looks like a bunny doing a faceplant," said Adam.

Neither of them had noticed that their light source had stopped strobing.

{What are you doing?}

Adam froze and squinted into the light behind Sam

Sam didn't look up and continued making shadow-puppets in the bright angel-light. He shrugged with one shoulder. "Making shadow puppets."

}We are fighting for the fate of your world. You might want to pay attention.{

That was Lucifer; his voice still echoed down Sam's spine. "Nah," said Sam, then addressed Adam. "Now see, this is a bunny doing a face-plant."

As his half-brother and the two angels watched, Sam made a fist with two fingers sticking straight up, hopped it across the wall a few feet then tipped it over forward with a small 'whoops!' noise.

Eyes wide, Adam looked from Sam to the angels behind them. "Uh. Yeah, okay, I see the difference now."

{You have strange priorities, where entertaining yourselves has more importance than-}

"Than what?" Sam frowned at his bunny-shadow. "Sitting around watching you two squabble while we work on our angel-light tans?"

{Yes} said Michael. {Sort of.}

"We are all in an escape-proof cage in Hell, and you two are fighting each other. What use is that? Does it even matter who wins? The winner's still stuck in the cage, and until it gets opened again -- which it never will, God willing -- no one is ever going to know who won. There is no point to you fighting."

{But Lucifer disobeyed-}

}Michael's an insufferable prat-{

"Stop." Sam snapped, not looking from the shadows he was making on the wall. "It doesn't matter. You're stuck, we're stuck. Trust me, I know a lot about being stuck in close quarters with family members who annoy the crap out of you. Not you, Adam."

Adam blinked.

Sam continued. "You must see that fighting each other is pointless."

The indescribable sensation of two powerful disembodied entities sulking washed over Sam and he felt a sudden empathy for his father. "Okay, look. Go run some laps, or spar if you really have to let off steam, but find something better to do with your time, because that's all we've got here."

The angels hung behind Sam and Adam for a while as Sam worked on perfecting his python shadow-puppet and ignored them. Adam seemed frozen in incredulity, staring off into the neutral distance, swallowing.

The light on the wall in front of Sam dimmed.

"What are they doing?" he whispered, letting his python-shadow drop but not looking back.

"Uh. They're uh. Doing laps. I think. Orbiting, anyway." The light flashed. "And maybe shoving each other a bit."

Sam's shoulders relaxed. "It's a start."

"Start of what?" asked Adam, watching the angels' progress.

"Brothers are brothers. Maybe if we can get them to realize that and stop trying to kill each other, there'll never be an Apocalypse."

Adam laughed. "You don't think small, do you?"

"It's something to do that might be useful." Sam grinned. "Your turn to make a shadow. Unless you've got a deck of cards stashed somewhere?"

"Nope," said Adam, turning his back to the slowly looping angels and folding his hands into a wolf.

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(that's all.)

Post A/N: Occasioned by the mental image of Sam and Adam making shadow puppets in Hell, (which turned out a lot less funny than I thought it might) and encouraged by "shadow, light, wall and cave". So that poll had an effect after all.

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irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: June 16th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a relief from the "Sam gets tortured in Hell much worse than Dean did because he's SAM" fics going around! And shadow puppets! Yay!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't read a lot of fic lately, but it seemed to me that Lucifer's cage would be the single most boring place in Hell. :-)
aescu From: aescu Date: June 16th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, *I* think it was funny :)
If there is a person able to talk sense into those two angels, it is Sam.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oddly not as funny as I thought it would be, considering 'shadow-puppets in Hell' kind of screams solid crack. But it wanted a point, so it got a sort of point.

If there is a person able to talk sense into those two angels, it is Sam.

He did want to be a lawyer after all.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: June 16th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can so totally see Sam doing this.... :D

particularly love The indescribable sensation of two powerful disembodied entities sulking washed over Sam and he felt a sudden empathy for his father :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Sam never really had the peacemaker role in the Winchester family, but maybe he's picked something up from Dean.
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: June 17th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
elliemurasaki From: elliemurasaki Date: June 17th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
You're nuts.

But it's a good nuts.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Thanks.
erinrua From: erinrua Date: June 17th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll just ... die laughing. Okay? Because the Apocalypse really should be this cute. *g*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't die! That wouldn't be good!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: June 17th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Aha the mysterious poll..lol It is a start indeed, they need the time I figure:)Falling bunny is fantastic btw;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I almost had Sam hopping the bunny along the wall and going ' boing, boing, boing' but it wound up too awkward and confusing.
borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: June 17th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is certainly a refreshing break from all the ter-inducing post 'Swan Song' fics out...Thanks for the smile! (Loved Adam's incredulousness at Sam's blase-ness.)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't had much chance to read fics lately, but I keep hearing there's been a bit of an angst-fest. I've got my own addition to that too, I think, but 'shadow-puppets in Hell' kept poking at me. :-)
kwhiteshark From: kwhiteshark Date: June 17th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is awesome!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :-D
idioticonion From: idioticonion Date: June 17th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
as Sam worked on perfecting his python shadow-puppet

I swear that sounds far more dirty than you probably intended. :-)

Excellent stuff as always.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Curse those naughty pythons.
rieyll From: rieyll Date: June 17th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is my favourite post-5.22 fic yet. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you!
sandymg From: sandymg Date: June 17th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never underestimate the Power of a the Shadow Puppet.

I'm just sayin'.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 17th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Absolutely.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: June 18th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The mental image of them racing and shoving each other a bit is SO FUNNY. I loved this and I loved Sam and everything he said and Adam's obvious discomfort. Great great great!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 18th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Adam is still new at being a WInchester, so a little boggling at the weird is to be expected.
sams1ra From: sams1ra Date: June 20th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Sam. ♥
LOVED this fic SO MUCH!!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 20th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks :-)
darkamber From: darkamber Date: July 8th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heee! This is great!
"face-plant bunny" - bwahahaha!

So much better than the fics where Sam's getting tortured in Hell, when in canon there's no connection between Hell and the Cage.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 8th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I haven't had much chance to read fic lately, but it sounds like there's quite a 'whump Sam in Hell' movement going on.
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