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Today's dice told me to choose a prompt from yalumesse's list. The prompt the dice chose was #26, which became my...

Prompt #1: in a tense you don't often use

Of course, the problem with me is that I need prompts that tell me what to write ABOUT, not how to write. Also, technically I already did that this month, because The Time Traveler is written in the present tense which I rarely use (I pretty much always stick to past tense, I'm not sure if you've noticed). So, at first I was just going to take the day off - but I have a pretty good record for writing every day so far... so I didn't really want to ruin that (though I'm sure it's only a matter of time).

So, I decided that since I'm in charge around here, what I would do would be to scroll through the prompting post and see if anyone left a prompt that would be good to write in a weird tense that wasn't past or present. And lo and behold...

Prompt #2: We saw Dean fishing and peaceful in a dream, why is that his happy place? ([livejournal.com profile] sylvia_locust)

And so...

The Future
Words: 317

After this is all over, and if Dean isn’t dead – and who is he trying to kid, he’ll probably be dead – Dean will retire to the country. Sam will have his life somewhere nearby and Dean will get himself a house by a lake. He’ll get himself a house by the lake and he will build a dock. Every day that the sun is shining, and maybe even when it’s not, he will sit at the end of his dock with a fishing pole and just listen to the water. He’ll listen to the wind rustle the leaves on the trees. He might bait the hook some days.

But the only sound will be the water and Dean will be the only sentient life for miles – and that is how he’ll spend his days. It won’t matter if he’s a monster. It won’t matter what he’s done. The wind and the water won’t care. The fish won’t care. And Sam, in his house somewhere nearby, with his wife and his kids and his dog – because Dean has decided that Sam will get everything – Sam won’t care either. Sam will drop by and talk to him, tell him about how wonderful his life is, how happy he is... and Dean will be happy because Sam is happy. Dean will be happy because he gets to be in the quiet and he will not care about the world beyond the end of his dock and the lake. He will not care about the world beyond Sam’s house that is somewhere nearby. They will keep an eye on each other, have each other’s backs.

When this is all over, Dean will retire to the country and Sam will buy him one of those ‘Gone Fishing’ signs and Dean will put it on the door and sit down at the end of his dock. On bad days, he’ll bait the hook.

The End.
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