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Written for the "five things" meme, from [livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c's prompt.

1)
If Sam had been the older brother, he would have been way wiser in the ways to help raise little Dean.

Take food, for example. Food as in everything other than what Dean spent a lifetime feeding him: poptarts and cheerios and too much coffee before he was even nine. No, really, too much coffee. He’s got the addiction to cafeine to show for it.

Given the chance, Sam would make sure Dean learned to eat and drink healthy. And no coffee before the age of sixteen at least.

Coffee’s not for kids, everybody knows it stunts your growth.




2)
Sam would have rebelled. Oh yeah. He’d have put his fist down over a number of issues, he’d have told dad to shove it long before being done with highschool, he’d have applied himself to his homework and then applied for grants to all the good colleges around the country. He’d have gotten one, too, and he’d have gone for it, behind dad’s back even, up until the last minute when everything would have been settled and he’d have been ready to go.

So dad would have been mad, sure, and he would have told Sam to stay gone if he was so adamant to leave. But that wouldn’t have stopped Sam, oh no. He’d have rebelled strong and hard and all the way and gotten to wherever, Stanford or something, and he’d have gotten a couple of jobs to make up for what the grant couldn’t cover. He’d have been working hard at it and proving himself to whomever (not that dad would have cared, really) and he would have gone for pre-law and applied to law school, and he would have met someone probably, moved in with them, been happy... he’d have had the life John Winchester never gave his sons.

But most of all? He wouldn’t have gone alone.



3)
Seriously, why are they still driving around in that stupid old car? Why? Because dude, talk about a bottomless pit. The amount of gaz that car burns for each mile... ridiculous. Now that’s something Sam would have done differently. Sure, it’s a pretty car, they’ve got history together, etc. But, not practical. Not practical at all. Not to mention the two important words: cassette tapes.

Now if Sam had been the older brother, he’d have inherited the car instead of Dean. And if that had happened? He’d have sold it for a good price and gotten something a little bit more sensible. Like Dad’s truck for example. Or maybe not a truck but some other car, something that doesn’t belong in a museum, something he doesn’t have to worry about when they’re chasing a werewolf down backway trails. Something with a CD player instead of that antiquated radio.

And anyway, what’s with Dean’s obsession with the thing? And be careful of the paint, and don’t slam the door too hard, and no eating or drinking inside because of the seats, yadayadayada. You’d think the car was more precious to him than anything else. It’s just a car for Pete’s sake, a little scratch doesn’t...

Wait. What the... what’s that on the door? Is that... That is! Oh, bloody hell. That’s a SCRATCH! ON THE FREAKING PAINT! MOTHERFUCKING WEREWOLF WAIT TILL I CATCH YOU YOU FUCKER! YOU ARE SO DEAD!




4)
Choose hunting. Choose guns. Choose knives. Choose gutting demons and spending time with Jose. Choose meaningless encounters. Choose a fucking big car, with a fucking big trunk and a complete collection of classic rock. Choose cassette tapes and hustling pool........ Choose bad health, high cholesterol and no dental insurance. Choose credit card scams. Choose a life of motel rooms. Choose yourself over your friends. Choose hangovers and wondering who the fuck you are on sunday mornings. Choose hunting a demon you’ve never even seen , spirit-crushing nightmares, stuffing junk food into your mouth. Choose losing a limb, and eye, your life in the claws of a devil. Choose no future. Choose the family business. But why would Sam want to do a thing like that?

In Dean’s place? Sam would have chosen not to choose that life. He’d have made the choice for the both of them, he’d have chosen not to choose that life: he’d have chosen something else. And the reasons? There are many reasons.

But who needs reasons when you've got common sense?




5)
If Sam had been in Dean’s shoes that night, if Sam had been the older one, the one holding baby Dean in his arms as the flames devoured the house and their mother... he wouldn’t have stopped running. He’d have taken his baby brother and he would have run, and run, and kept on running until everything was different.

Everything.

Date: 2006-09-11 11:01 pm (UTC)
ext_230: a tiny green frog on a very red leaf (coulda been a darn ninja)
From: [identity profile] anatsuno.livejournal.com
hehehehehehe. now i ma picturing a freakishly tall wee!Sam carrying wee!Dean swaddled in a blanket and running through fields and fields and fields.

well done!

Date: 2006-09-12 11:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Hahahaha! Yeah, well. I suppose maybe when he was four he wasn't so freakishly tall. But dude, that's a funny mental image, lol.

And thanks! Thanks for the ideas, too! ;-)

Date: 2006-09-12 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlmostlikely.livejournal.com
#4 = SO. MUCH. LOVE.

I love love LOVE you Perrine! *hugs and twirls you*

Date: 2006-09-12 11:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Hehehehe. You a Trainspotting fan then? ;-)

And heeee! *blushes* Thank you. You are way too kind to me. *smooch*

Date: 2006-09-13 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlmostlikely.livejournal.com
I liked Trainspotting okay, but the opening monologue was the highlight for me, fo' sho'.

I am, however, a huge, huge, HUGE Ewan McGregor fan, and HEE. Reading #4, I was totally hearing it in HIS voice, which was really, really weird and surreal, but also brilliant! *g*

GOD. What you did was just so very, very COOL, babycakes!

♥'s on you like whoa.

Please to be writing more, darling girl. *nods*

Date: 2006-09-15 04:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
*blushes insanely*

I don't think I quite deserve such praise but heeee! Thank you. *smooch* And I am desperately trying to write more (there is a bunny slowly eating my brain away at the moment) but it's proving as difficult and painful as getting my teeth pulled, really. *sigh*

Date: 2006-09-12 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untappedbeauty.livejournal.com
Awesome. Nos. 4 & 5 are my favorites; I'd love to see how different things would have been if Sam had been older. Great job on these!

Date: 2006-09-12 11:51 am (UTC)
crazybutsound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Thanks. :-) Number 4 was an amusing experiment, lol. And number 5 is more like Sam's angsty wishful thinking, eh? I'd really like to see what would have changed too... if I'd had the stamina and inspiration, I'm sure there could have been a real fic in there, but...

Date: 2006-09-12 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burntcopper.livejournal.com
1, 2, and 3.
1, the last line just gives me the giggles. 'stunts your growth' indeed.
2, awww.
3, ahahahahaha. Because he knows dean will be very upset.

Date: 2006-09-12 08:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Hehehe, well it's true. At least it's true that they say coffee stunts your growth, lol. Which of course is why Sam is such a short guy. :-D

I know. I indulged in a little angsty fluff there. Couldn't resist. :-)

Well, yes, Dean will be upset. But methinks that our Sammy also kind of doesn't completely dislike the Metallicar, you know? :-D

Thank you for reading!

Date: 2006-09-12 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deirdre-c.livejournal.com
Now I'm gonna have to go watch Trainspotting, just to get all the references! :)

Awesome job, hon! So fun! *applause*

Date: 2006-09-12 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
You've never seen Trainspotting? Awwwww! It's such an awesome movie. It's not to everybody's liking though, lol. But yes. And it's fun to plagiarise the opening monologue. :-D

And heee! Thanks! And thanks for the prompt! :-)

Date: 2006-09-12 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tsuki-no-bara.livejournal.com
>>Coffee’s not for kids, everybody knows it stunts your growth. <<

bwahahahahaha! that's priceless. :D #5 made me sniffle, and #2? some things wouldn't have changed at all.

Date: 2006-09-12 09:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Hehehehe, yay! Glad I could make you laugh. :-) And sniffle. And well, I don't know that some things wouldn't have changed at all, but that's certainly what Sam seems to believe in that one. :-) Methinks he's probably completely off. Not that we'll ever know, of course. :-D

Date: 2006-09-12 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bittersweet_art.livejournal.com
Coffee’s not for kids, everybody knows it stunts your growth.

LMAO!!! Oh yes, you sure got short didn't you Sam?

Date: 2006-09-12 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
He sure did! *giggles* Could have gone for those couple extra inches. :-D

And hee! Thanks for reading!

Date: 2006-09-12 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xtinethepirate.livejournal.com
OMG. *lauuughs* Number 4 needs to be iconified. "Winchester Spotting" or something. That was great. I loved all of them (the "coffe stunts your growth" line made me snerk at Giganti-Sam, lol) but that one was my favourite. ^_^

Date: 2006-09-12 09:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
*blushes* Thank you. :-) It was just... it struck me as something fun and that would totally go well with this prompt, lol. Shameless self indulgence. :-D And hehehe, yeah, Giganti-Sam all right. ♥ But I couldn't resist that one, lol.

Date: 2006-09-12 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Okay, massive props for the Trainspotting tie in! Renton meet Sam and Dean! I loved that!

Date: 2006-09-12 09:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Thanks! :-D I couldn't resist it, shameless but so much fun to do. :-D

Date: 2006-09-15 09:07 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You know I really love this. I think you've got a great grasp on how truly different and much harder in a different way that things would have been for our little Winchester clan if Sam was older. I haven't seen one AU story where Sam was born older. Is there anyway, anyway at all I could beg and plead (I know you can't see it but I'm on my knees here) for you to consider taking this idea further? What would Sam be like as the born protector? What would Dean be like still being Dean but in his new role as baby of the family? How would John deal without killing them both? Oh come on this would be great!!! There have been some stories, which I've loved, where Dean is turned young and an unskilled at being the protector Sam has to try it on for a while. But he usually lets the kid get hit by a car.

Date: 2006-09-15 04:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazybutsound
Wow, thank you for the lovely comment. :-) It really was an interesting concept, and as we discussed it with a friend of mine, it seemed more and more obvious that there were two ways to do this: either speculate on what it truly would be like if Sam were the older brother, or try and figure out what Sam would think would be different if he were the older brother. I chose to go with number 2 because it was easier for me to image what Sam would (most likely mistakenly) believe would have happened differently.

The idea of exploring the concept following the first possibility though is very interesting. I have no plans to do so at the moment because I'm battling a bunny that won't leave me a lone and yet, is refusing to be put on paper, lol. But I'll definitely keep the idea in mind and see if I can do something with it. Not promising anything though (particularly not any time soon I'm afraid). But maybe we'll get lucky and somebody else will grab the idea?

Also...

There have been some stories, which I've loved, where Dean is turned young and an unskilled at being the protector Sam has to try it on for a while. But he usually lets the kid get hit by a car.

Really? Lol! Now I want to read those! *goes looking*

And thanks for stopping by! :-)

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