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SPN Fanfic: Adaptation - CaffieneKittySpace
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SPN Fanfic: Adaptation
Title: Adaptation
Rating: GEN, PG
Word Count: 700
Warnings: Crack AU - Effanineffible verse
Disclaimer: Not mine
Summary: Icon-Meme Fic #2 - Everyone has their ways of adapting to unusual circumstances.
A/N: Takes place a month or two after this and a while before this.

by CaffieneKitty

Sam sat on the bed wearing nothing but a towel and an epic bitchface. "This sucks."

Dean finished salting the windows. "Yeah, well, until we can figure out which of the rituals in Dad's journal is the one that suppresses your little problem, we're stuck with it."

"What do you mean, 'we' Dean?" Sam crossed his arms. "I don't see you turning into anything."

"Yeah, but I gotta deal with your fuzzy butt all night, don't I?"

"...I don't- I don't remember what happens when I change." Sam eyed Dean suspiciously. "You aren't lying to me, are you? I don't turn into something dangerous, do I?"

Dean snorted. "No! Hell no. You've seen the pictures."

"You could have taken those to cover your story. It's not-" Sam waved a hand around, "-not like it's something hard to find."

"I didn't. It's inconvenient, and a pain in the ass, but you aren't dangerous." The exact opposite, really. He looked around the room again to make sure everything was secure. Locked and salted.

Sam huffed.

"You good to go?" Dean glanced at the clock. It was almost moonrise.

Sam grimaced. "I've eaten, I've used the john, and I've showered."

Dean raised an eyebrow. "Seems like a lot of fuss."

"I don't want to eat anything weird while I'm changed, I don't want to use that...thing" Sam pointed at the box in the corner, "and I do not ever want to feel the need to lick myself."

Dean nodded in consideration. "Fair enough."

Sam shifted on the bed, adjusting his towel. "How does this even work? I'm six foot four. When I- when it happens, I'm not. Am I really dense?"

Dean smirked.

"Shut up. I mean, when I change, is all of me just-" he brought his hands together, "-compressed down into the new shape? Is that form heavy enough to contain all of my mass?"

"Nope." Dean shook his head. "Normal weight for a-"

"Don't say it."

Dean rolled his eyes. "For what you turn into."

"It's against the laws of physics," Sam grumped.

"And your point is? It's magic, Sam. A curse. Physics don't apply."

Sam glared at the box in the corner of the room again.

"One night a month, Sammy. It could be worse."


"You might change any time you got stressed out. You could be a were-wolf, or a were-bear. Or a were-shark. That would suck."

"Were-sharks are only in Hawaii and Australia, Dean."

Dean shrugged. "Still, it'd suck. You'd have to stay in the bathtub from moonrise to moonset."

Sam glanced over at the clock between the beds. "Hey! It's two minutes past moonrise!"

Dean lifted the edge of the hotel room curtain to see the full moon peeking out from behind the local mountain range.

"Maybe it's over! Maybe-" Sam's voice cut off with a slight 'shoof' noise as air rushed in to take up the space he'd been taking up.

Dean lifted the hotel towel off the ginger kitten now sitting on the bed. "Nope. Not over." The kitten blinked and batted at the towel. Dean rubbed the fur between his brother's ears making Sam purr, a tiny fluttering rumble.

It was nerve-wracking for Dean, having his brother turn into something so tiny and non-threatening. Last month had been a nightmare. Every noise that passed the hotel room had set Dean on alert.

When Sam had first been cursed, back when Sam was nine, it was different. He spent what seemed like ages as a ginger tabby kitten while Dad researched the felinthropy suppression ritual they had been unable to find so far. Back then, Dad had been there to guard. Now that it was just Dean and Sam, having a brother that purred and weighed less than some of their weapons was frightening. But the room was secure and Sam was indoors and safe.

Not that Sam's problem didn't also have it's cool side. Dean turned and rummaged deep in his bag, keeping an eye on Sam, who was peering over the edge of the bed down at the floor.

"Sammy! Here Sammy." Dean made squeaky noises and dangled a feathery green mouse on a rubber string in front of Sam's nose.

Sam crouched low and wiggled his tail before pouncing on the mouse, rolling over and over on the bed, kicking the toy with his feet, half-growling, half-purring.

Dean grinned. "Yeah, it's probably a good thing you don't remember anything about being a kitten."

- - -
(that's it for this one, back to the drabble meme)

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Current Mood: amused amused

28 comments or Leave a comment
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: August 25th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww that's sooooo frakkin' cute!!! Dean playing with a kitten would be adorable in itself, but with a Sam-kitten?? And a GINGER Sam-kitten? I say again: Awwwwwww!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 26th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
The first of the two other stories in this 'verse has a little cartoon picture at the bottom ;-)
blackcat333_99 From: blackcat333_99 Date: August 25th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww! Also, I'm unreasonably amused by the phrase "epic bitchface".
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 26th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I believe this would be the first (and possibly only) time I've used the term bitchface in fic after three and a third years of writing in this fandom. Mark your calender. ;-D
anniehow From: anniehow Date: August 25th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Killed by cute. Also: BWAHAHA
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 26th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: August 25th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 26th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
*grins back*
brigid_tanner From: brigid_tanner Date: August 26th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
That's cute ;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 26th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: August 26th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! It's the return of were-kitten! SO adorable. Someone needs to illustrate this. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 26th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, there's only the dollmaker thing on the first one. Art is beyond me. :-/
labseraph From: labseraph Date: August 27th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
*dangles catnip over kitty!Sam*

Here, kitty kitty ...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 27th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: August 27th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. This makes me happy. :)

Also, this line:
"Maybe it's over! Maybe-" Sam's voice cut off with a slight 'shoof' noise as air rushed in to take up the space he'd been taking up

makes me grin, and has brightened my day considerably.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 28th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to have brightened your day.
teithiwr From: teithiwr Date: August 30th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwww, that's adorable! KITTY!SAM. YES.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for picking this one, it gave me motivation to revisit that AU 'verse. :-D
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: August 31st, 2009 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
"Were-sharks are only in Hawaii and Australia, Dean."

Oh no! I was keeping my Australian were-shark-ness a deep and dark secret!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 31st, 2009 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Accept what you are and be true to yourself. If people don't like you the way you are, then bite them. ;-D
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: September 18th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
awwwwwwwwww :D sneaky, sneaky Dean :D

Dean posts Sam-being-cute pics all over the internet and we just don't know, doesn't he? ;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 19th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh indeed. :-)
lolaann1 From: lolaann1 Date: February 18th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Good times :D Although, I really think Dean should have gotten were-Sammy hopped up on the nip and had him chase a laser light ;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2013 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
It's still early days in this, he hasn't had a chance to build up a stash of kitty toys.
auntmo9 From: auntmo9 Date: February 18th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)

All I can think of is Remus Lupin and his "fury little problem"
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2013 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
His is a bit bigger and furrier that Sam's I think! XD
peepingdru From: peepingdru Date: February 18th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
soooooooo adorable::DDDDDD
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2013 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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