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Title: The Persistence of Memory
Author: Jen, [livejournal.com profile] jenniebellie
Rating: GEN
Wordcount: 382
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Summary: Castiel remembers...simple as that.
Spoilers: Up to end of 4.02
Beta: The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] niennah

When he closed his eyes, he could remember how it felt.

The reassuring weight of the hilt against his hip; the gentle sway of the blade as he walked, like a reminder of its importance. The weight of the world, of humanity, contained within; the power an invisible shift and surge beneath its gleaming surface. Its sound as it slid out of its sheath, both sharp and dull; the hum and pitch that accompanied its freedom: a sound to set teeth on edge. The feel of the gilded hilt in his hand; the ease at which it cut its swath, as if it were an extension of him, bending to his will. The fiery wake it left as it cleft the very air in two.

He opened his eyes and cast his gaze around the dark room, across murky shapes barely defined by weak moonlight, to the figures supine in the other room. Soon, he thought. He would no longer have to remember, he would know its vengeful weight in his hand, indifferent in cutting down the righteous and damned alike: whoever got in the way of the ultimate goal.

He shifted his weight, his true form cramped inside his mortal casing. Muscle and bone ached against the very idea of him, the corporeal straining to restrain that which it could not comprehend, the intangible within. The vessel he had acquired had proven useful so far, but he was aware of the frailty of his taken form. His initial meeting with humanity had been quite...eventful, but it was to be expected. The injuries did little to hinder him, but he was aware of the other consciousness that resided with him. It was beginning to have an impact on him, to shape his view of the world, of other people. With a pang of what he knew to be guilt and regret, he knew that when the time came, he would shed this form, delivering this consciousness to his maker.

First, he would have to set the boy upon his path. His eyes lingered a beat on the dark shape huddled on the floor, a dark and silent word forming in his mind; a command that emanated across the room. WAKE.

Dean opened his eyes to the sound of feathers fluttering in the kitchen.

Date: 2008-10-08 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abydosww.livejournal.com
Cool, I love it! If I could draw all graphic novel stylee it would make some awesome imagery. Brilliant doll!

Date: 2008-10-09 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Heh, thanks love! It's been a whole YEAR since I've written something...weird.

Man, if only I could draw I'd do this as a graphic novel LOL

Date: 2008-10-08 11:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-10-09 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Why thank you :)

Date: 2008-10-08 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twasadark.livejournal.com
Very nice!

Date: 2008-10-09 08:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-10-08 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eilan.livejournal.com
Oh, Jen, that was beautiful & kinda haunting..
I love the visual images it conjured in my head...

Date: 2008-10-09 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Aw thank you my love, thanks for reading it!

Well, I love your head so win/win :D Hhahahahaaaaaaa

Date: 2008-10-08 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raputathebuta.livejournal.com
Lovely. Just beautiful & simple, yet quite powerful.

Date: 2008-10-09 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Oh thank you, thanks for reading!

Date: 2008-10-09 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devohoneybee.livejournal.com
"WAKE" *shiver*
that's... that's gooooooooood.

Date: 2008-10-09 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Heh, thank you :)

Date: 2008-10-09 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] philomel.livejournal.com
Wonderful, powerful ending. Love this perspective from Castiel-as-warrior. :)

Date: 2008-10-09 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I would love to see that aspect of Castiel on the show, or his "brothers" that he talked about.

Thanks for reading :)

Date: 2008-10-09 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evo-spider.livejournal.com
"His initial meeting with humanity had been quite...eventful, but it was to be expected."<---this line made me smile because it somehow seems like a humorous understatement. :)

This was cool Castiel moment.

Date: 2008-10-10 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Ah haaaa good! Because I was totally going for that! I think he'd have this really dry sense of humour, completely deadpan and stoic.

Thanks for reading :)

Date: 2008-10-12 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rogueslayer452.livejournal.com
This was absolutely fantastic. I loved the detailed descriptions and imagery, the flow of the writing and the concept of warrior!Castiel, which I love to pieces.

The last sentence was haunting and just lovely. Lovely job with this. ♥

Date: 2008-10-15 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Oh thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it! Wow, this had made me smile ♥ :D

The idea of warrior!Castiel in THAT body is just mind-boggling. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Date: 2008-10-13 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isaysquee.livejournal.com
Very nicely written. It's got the same "overwhelming amount of power" effect as the show. ♥

Date: 2008-10-15 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenniebellie.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, that's quite a compliment *blushes*

Thanks for reading :D

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