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Fic: Letter of Acceptance

Title: Letter of Acceptance
Category: gen
Characters: Sam Winchester , John Winchester
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Words: 454
Pairings: None
Summary: Reading between the lines.
preseries/stanford-era/angst/short


“Dammit Sam! It’s past 5 am! Get your lazy ass up already!“
Dear Mr. Winchester,

“I hope you’re happy, Sam. I don’t get why having a high school diploma was so important to you, but you’ve got one, your school days are over, and I am done with you trying to weasel out of training just because you have a book report or debate practice or whatever the hell excuses you’ve been coming up with. It’s time for you to get with the program.“
On behalf of Stanford University I am pleased to congratulate you on your acceptance into our undergraduate program for the fall 2002 semester.

“Maybe now that you won’t be wasting time with school bullshit, we’ll finally be able to turn you into a half-decent hunter.“
We were very impressed by your academic record and believe that you will prove that our confidence in you is not unfounded.

“Don’t forget to lay down some Raid when you do the salt lines. I think we got rid of all the bedbugs from the last motel, but we’d better make sure.“
Enclosed with this letter, please find the necessary enrollment form for you to fill out and return by July 15, 2002. A timely response can increase your chances of finding accommodations on campus.

“This looks like an easy salt and burn that the two of you can deal with on your own, so I’ll head up to Montana to take care of that werewolf, and we can meet up later, maybe somewhere in the South if those zombie rumors pan out. I need to focus on the hunt, so I don’t want to hear from you unless it’s an emergency."
You will be contacted upon receipt of the form by our student advisor, who will give you all further details regarding scheduling. If you have any questions regarding this letter, please feel free to contact us at the admissions office by phone at (650)723-2091 or email at admissions@stanford.edu. We look forward to hearing back from you.

“Stop complaining, Sam. When I was your age, I was in the Marines! You don’t know how good you have it. What did I do to deserve a sorry whiner like you for a son?“
We at Stanford University are pleased to welcome you and feel that you will make a great addition to our student body.

“The only thing that matters is finding and killing the thing that killed Mary.“
We wish you the very best in success in your future and hope that you will find all of your needs satisfactorily met here. Thank you for your prompt attention and for choosing Stanford University.

“If you walk out that door . . .”



Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
safiyabat
Oct. 24th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
This is lovely, and it's so incredibly clear.
ithuriel788
Oct. 25th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
Thank you. It seems to me that the most obvious dysfunction of John and Dean is that they can't even fathom why Sam might want to leave.
fanspired
Oct. 25th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Moving, and very cleverly constructed..
ithuriel788
Oct. 25th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. I've had the idea for this "story" for a while, but only just realized it was better shown than described.
fanspired
Oct. 25th, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
Always :)
borgmama1of5
Oct. 25th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Such a telling juxtaposition!
ithuriel788
Oct. 25th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting me know it worked!
chellexxx
Oct. 25th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
Great parallel story telling, really enjoyed it

xxx
ithuriel788
Oct. 25th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you - I never know if I'm getting too heavy-handed with this kind of thing.
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