1. He squeezes off a shot, more out of reflex than anything else, and plugs Castiel square between the eyes.
3. He knew, when the Locater Charm failed in the middle of a Cabinet meeting, that his son was dead.
4. Andromeda is married at midsummer, by a man wearing a bedsheet.
5. Shortly after the war ended, they passed a law prohibiting former Death Eaters from purchasing property, from running for office, and from employing wizards, house elves, goblins, and centaurs.
6. (Without Gaius Baltar, of course, there was no New Caprica.)
7. They think of themselves as decent men, they think of this as an act of war: she is a woman and she knows better.
9. She is angry with her husband, deeply and bitterly angry for things she knows are as much her fault as his, things that she will end by forgiving him, because she loves him.
10. He calls you Crawford, this old comrade-in-arms of your father’s, and he looks at you as if he meant to eat you, in the way that sometimes you have seen your father look at the woman you both pretend is your mother.
11. Two days after his birthday, John drags him to the post office to register for the draft.
1. Is not quite as sensible as he is given credit for being--except by comparison. There was that time with two of the Queen Dowager's ladies-in-waiting, and he earned his reputation as a swordsman as much by dueling as on the battlefield.
2. Knew what his father was, and loved him anyway.
3. Has always known who Francis and Eloise's father was, since Gavin told him when he was eight, but was always afraid to bring it up for fear of driving Francis completely mad. Feels guilty about the title, but knows Francis would be a disaster as a peer.
1. Came to admire Francis Crawford, but loved his brother Richard, who was steady and kind and very nearly as intelligent, and had a great deal more bottom with it.
2. Lived long enough to be grateful he had not married Christian Stewart, though he would never have admitted it even to himself.
3. Would never have given Philippa the message about Joleta to carry, if he'd known that she would end by loving Lymond.
1. Is an expert on addiction, in every form; she recognizes it in Francis, in Jerott, because there was no drink or drug or fuck she hasn't tried.
2. Married Jerott because he loved Lymond, not despite it.
3. Foresaw her own death, and rode to it anyway.
1. Didn't accept Lucius's first two marriage proposals, and wouldn't have accepted the third, if he hadn't been going away to war. She didn't sleep with him until their wedding night, either, even though she hadn't been a virgin in years.
2. Sort of had a thing for Snape in school, and was disappointed he never seemed to notice her. I t was only later that she noticed he was in love with her husband.
3. Writes and publishes best-selling self help books, under her maiden name.
1. Isn't so much gay as he is opportunistic. This is a fairly Slytherin characteristic, actually.
2. Made enough money to buy his first racing broom when he was ten, by operating a pumpkin juice stand in the lobby of the Ministry, and suggesting to potential customers that his father would appreciate their support.
3. Was disappointed by the Revel:Torture ratio when he joined the Death Eaters. Feels that nothing less than 5:1 is acceptable.
1. Sort of has a thing for guns. And weapons in general. He hates Muggles, don't get me wrong, but it's sort of a wistful, they-can't be-so-bad-if-they-invented-the-AK-47 type hatred.
2. Met Narcissa in a nightclub during the war, and fell in love with her from across the room, even though he could only see her back and her umarked arms. It took him three weeks to work up the nerve to approach her, though, because she was Bellatrix's sister.
3. Once mistook Regulus Black for Snape and grabbed his ass at a Death Eater meeting. Regulus screamed like a girl and the Dark Lord was incredibly shirty about the whole thing.
1. Never knew his father, and was separated from his mother and siblings at a young age, when a garbage can raid resulted in his capture.
2. Secretly wishes Hermione was the kind of girl who would buy him diamond studded collars and pink leather leads.
3. Has used up seven of his nine lives, five of them on Mrs. Norris and/or Minerva McGonagall
1. Has two grown children who don't speak to him because they think he's crazy. He's mostly philosophical about it.
2. Was a roadie for the Country Joe and the Fish, way back in...'67, maybe. Did a lot of drugs, and protested against Vietnam, which is something John Winchester never let him live down.
3. Loves John's boys like they were his own.
1. Once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. Not really. But he's been tempted. When he was in the Marines his temper was legendary, and later, sometimes it was all he could do not to take it out on his kids. And sometimes, with Sam, he still lost it.
2. Slept with Ellen and Billy Harvelle. At the same time. More than once. May or not be Jo's father, which is something he doesn't think about if he can help it. It was the 80's; everyone did it.
3. Spent a couple of nights after Mary died sitting in the front seat of Impala with a gun in his mouth, praying for the strength or the courage or the cowardice to pull the trigger.
1. Went to an all-girls Catholic school for twelve years before Stanford, and spent the whole time sneaking cigarettes in the parking lot and shortening her uniform skirt with tape.
2. Thought she was a lesbian second semester of freshman year, and had this deeply passionate, completely screwed up thing with an Asian math major named Steph.
3. Was eight days late when she died, even though she was never, ever late, even when she had mono.
2. Isn't nearly as blind to or accepting of his father and brother's faults as he pretends to be, but learned a long time ago that some things aren't worth fighting about.
3. Doesn't actually remember his mother, or anything that happened before he was six or so, but has lied to Sam about it so many times the stories he made up feel true.
Summary: "She's the belle of the ball of the insurgency." (The Decemberists, "Bandit Queen")
Character(s): Rebecca Warren
Disclaimer: Used without permission.
Original story: The Rebel Kind, by unperfectwolf
Notes: Spoilers for Season 1 only.
( Good Girls Don't )
"Well, he said Jack Kennedy was different, that's all. He said he would draw, but only if someone weaker needed him to draw, and only if there was nothing else to do. He said Kennedy was savvy enough to know that sometimes talking don't do no good. He said Kennedy knew if it's foaming at the mouth you have to shoot it."--Stephen King, The Drawing of the Three
Title: ( The Last Gunslinger )
Summary: A funeral, and words that need to be said.
Spoilers through 2:01
x-posted to supernaturalfic, papawinchester
Author's notes: Spoilers for S1 of Supernatural. Dubious consent. Um, don't try this at home.
Latest in the House of the Rising Sun-verse. Marksman, High Magic, and The Rapture. (All you have to know is that Lucius and Snape are making a living as mercernaries. And Lucius has kind of a thing for guns.)
( Killing In the Name Of )
Three hours on the road, and he hasn't seen another car since he turned on to the highway. The world narrows down to what he can see in the Impala's headlights. North Dakota, straight and flat and open and empty: at a hundred miles an hour it all looks the same anyway. He can't hear the radio, can't hear the growl of the engine; he can't hear anything but the wind. He could be the only one left in the world, and he wouldn't even know. This isn't precisely happiness, but it's as close as Dean Winchester comes these days.