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The first June ficlet!

Today's random dice through selected first that I would use on of the prompts you guys provided, and second that the prompt I used would be [livejournal.com profile] borgmama1of5's prompt.

Prompt: Something cracky where the boys figure out that they've lost 2 years and it should be 2016...but it isn't :)

I'm not sure if I made it cracky enough, but I tried!

Angels Aren't Good At Time
Words: 678

“Dean,” Sam called from the library in an odd tone of voice.

“Yeah?” Dean walked into the room, finding Sam glancing back and forth between two open journals , brow furrowed.

“Dean... did we... did we live 2010 twice?”


“I’ve got... I was indexing our personal journals for the library, and uh... I have, I have two journals for 2010 and... and it doesn’t make sense, because they’re different- and both versions happened. I think, anyway, I mean, I was soulless, but I got those memories back and I-“

“Let me see,” Dean demanded, eyeing Sam in concern. The last thing they needed was for Sam to be losing his mind... again.

Sam handed over the journals, and Dean glanced at them... sure enough, there were two entries on the same date, one where a soulless Sam was hunting with Samuel in Rhode Island, and another around the same date when Dean wrote about Death returning Sam’s soul to him.

“This... this doesn’t make any sense,” Dean muttered. He began flipping through the journal, realizing that there were hunts recorded where he knew that he had also been at Ben’s soccer game that day, or celebrating Lisa’s birthday... “

“Shit, Dean,” Sam declared from the other side of the table, where he had yet another journal open. “It happens again – look at this, we’re hunting Djinn with Charlie, right, but I know, I KNOW that that’s also the year that Amelia took me to the park for my birthday – she had a cake, I remember... there was the dog, Amelia, and the cake –“

“What the hell?”

“I don’t know.”

“No, seriously, what the hell?”

Sam just threw up his hands.

“I’m calling Cas,” Dean declared. “This has gotta be... this can’t be anything good!”

Cas arrived and listened as Sam and Dean showed him the journals and recounted their own conflicting memories.

“Oh, that,” Cas said, once they were done explaining. “Don’t worry about that. Most people don’t notice.”

“What? What do you mean don’t worry about it?! Something is messing with time, Cas!”

“It’s just routine adjustments,” Cas explained.

“Adjustments?!” Sam asked in disbelief, “adjustments to WHAT?”

“How do I explain this....” Cas muttered, then nodded to himself. “You’re aware that the earth’s rotation around its axis is slowing down in extremely small increments over time, yes?”

Sam and Dean both nodded.

“So, eventually, in order to sync up your clocks correctly, you’ll have to add an extra second to a day,” Cas continued. “Sort of... sort of like turning your clocks back an hour in the autumn, only it will be universally applied.”

“But that’s a second, Cas, we’re talking whole years here!” Dean argued.

“You also must know that earth is moving around the sun at 30 kilometers per second, and around the centre of the galaxy at approximately 220 kilometers per second. And angels live a very long time-”

“What are you trying to say here?” Sam asked.

“I’m saying that in the mind of an angel, or in the mind of God, a year can sometimes feel like a second. When they add a second to adjust time on earth, you wouldn’t really notice.”

“Are you saying-“ Sam started.

“-This is your version of daylight savings time?!” Dean finished.

“That’s not the best interpretation, but if that’s something you feel you understand,” Cas replied. “It’s just a minor adjustment, to compensate for rotation speeds and gravitational pulls-“

“How often does this happen?!” Sam asked.

“I don’t know,” Cas said. “That’s not really my department. And things have been in a bit of disarray lately, which is probably why they had to do it twice so close together – and also probably why you noticed.  Usually people don’t notice.”

“So... it’s supposed to be...two years from now?” Sam asked.

“No, it’s supposed to be now,” Cas said, looking at Sam as though he were a particularly stupid child. “That’s why they adjusted the calendars.”

“This is, by far, the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” Dean decided.

Cas shrugged. "You're the one that didn't even notice."

The End.

Well, that was a fun one to kick off my ficlets month. :P

If you want to leave a prompt in the prompt post and haven't yet, you still can. I'm basically just leaving it open for new prompts for the month, so there's no time-limit. I do roll dice to select prompts though, so there's no guarantees that I'll get to yours.

Date: 2014-06-01 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borgmama1of5.livejournal.com

I KNEW you could explain it! This is EXACTLY what happened!!!

Date: 2014-06-01 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Hahaha, I'm glad you like it. ;)

Date: 2014-06-01 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandymg.livejournal.com
Much love for this. I hardly ever wish TPTB read a fanfic. In this case, I kinda wish they did. So subversively snarky. ;)

Date: 2014-06-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
"subversively snarky" - I love that. I'd be proud if that were my epitaph.


Date: 2014-06-02 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] percysowner.livejournal.com
This is great! Finally an explanation for the time discrepancies. Are you going to post this to AO3?

Date: 2014-06-02 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com

I usually don't bother posting drabbles and ficlets on A03. Actually, I don't even index them on my masterlist of fic... I tend to just let them get lost. Maybe I should stop doing that... I'll think on it.

Date: 2014-06-02 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] percysowner.livejournal.com
Okay. I'll tell you I'm reccing this on my Tumblr account.

Date: 2014-06-02 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks! :)

Date: 2014-06-02 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ramblin-rosie.livejournal.com
"You're the one who didn't even notice." Oh, Cas. :D

Date: 2014-06-02 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
:) Glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 2014-06-02 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-astreiks-x.livejournal.com
This just made me really happy. :D

Date: 2014-06-02 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Then my work here is done. ;)

June ficlets are off to a good start! Yay!

Date: 2014-06-02 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
This is so very "you" with your timelines and discrepancies!!

Loved it!

Date: 2014-06-02 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Yes, borgmama1of5 knows just what type of thing to request. :P

Glad you liked it! :)

Date: 2014-06-02 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immortal-jedi.livejournal.com
LOL! It would be you who wrote this. It's great!

Date: 2014-06-02 04:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-02 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cappy712.livejournal.com

Well now that explains it....

you didn't even notice - well now they did!!!! Too funny! Thank you for sharing.

Date: 2014-06-02 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it. ;)

Date: 2014-06-02 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] claudiapriscus.livejournal.com
Awesome! Ha, I love it. (and man, now I've got WIP guilt over my "Rory broke time" fic)

Date: 2014-06-02 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com

And, hey, no need for WIP guilt!

Date: 2014-06-03 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] franztastisch.livejournal.com
Haha that's hilarious. :D

Date: 2014-06-03 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
I do my best. ;)

Date: 2014-06-05 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borgmama1of5.livejournal.com
I recced this on rocksalt_recs because I love it so much! :)

Date: 2014-06-05 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you! :)

Date: 2014-06-05 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
It's wonderful to get an explanation for the discrepancy and I love your Cas voice. This wonderfully in voice phrase made me smile: That’s not the best interpretation, but if that’s something you feel you understand...

Usually people don't notice but fans certainly do.

Date: 2014-06-05 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write. :)

Date: 2014-06-05 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grasshopr-molly.livejournal.com
I'm dyin' here.

Date: 2014-06-05 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
:) Heehee, thanks.

Date: 2014-06-17 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlemissnovel.livejournal.com
This was fun to read and I loved Cas explanation on everything :D

Date: 2014-06-17 04:57 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-06 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvit.livejournal.com
May I please translate it into Russian?

I've been in love with your timeline metas for some time already - and then this pretty story. And now I catch myself thinking about it ))) A neat explanation. I wish script writers were as precise as fans. )) So, please?..

Date: 2014-07-06 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Certainly! I don't mind at all. :)

Date: 2014-07-06 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvit.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'll bring you the link. :)

Date: 2014-07-06 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Awesome! I'll do a little post about it when you're done. :)

Date: 2014-07-09 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvit.livejournal.com
This is it: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1924938

Date: 2014-07-07 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] metallidean-grl.livejournal.com
Very cute explanation as to the difference in years. An interesting thought about living the same year twice. Just think what we could do with our lives if we had that chance. Very interesting indeed.

Date: 2014-07-07 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com

And yeah, it'd be interesting... but if it actually happened the way it does in SPN, then different things would happen and it wouldn't actually be the same year at all. :P

Date: 2015-10-13 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shinybiancachu.livejournal.com
Very cute.
Good explanation.
"You're the one who didn't even notice" is awesome, but is it meant to adress just Dean or both Sam and Dean? Sorry to bother you.

Date: 2015-10-13 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
It's no bother! And it can be addressed to whomever you like... technically though, Sam DID notice. So, most likely, it's addressed solely to Dean.

Though, they both didn't notice at the time that it happened, so it could be addressed to both of them. Ah, the ambiguity of language.

Glad you found it cute. ;)

Date: 2015-12-27 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ferlonda.livejournal.com
“So... it’s supposed to be...two years from now?” Sam asked.

“No, it’s supposed to be now,” Cas said, looking at Sam as though he were a particularly stupid child. “That’s why they adjusted the calendars.”

“This is, by far, the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” Dean decided.

Cas shrugged. "You're the one that didn't even notice."

LOLOL!!! Fabulous! :D Works just fine for me. :)

Date: 2015-12-27 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lon-dubh.livejournal.com
Found this through your Christmas post and I love it.

Date: 2015-12-27 10:59 pm (UTC)


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