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Ficlet: Book Club

This was supposed to be a drabble but I needed to add a couple words so it`s now more like a double-drabble. Sue me. :) Anyways, it is - literally - a dream I had last night. Don`t judge me, we all have weird dreams. Just a little humourous piece. Brownie points for those who can tell me the name of the novel in question. *g*

Title: Book Club
Author: astri13
Genre/Rating: Gen, PG, Humour
Word Count: 600
Summary: Sometimes, Dean has a unique perspective on things. Sometimes, Sam wants to bang his head into a wall because of it.
Disclaimer: None of it belongs to me.



Book Club

The bespectacled guy in his mid-forties clears his throat. “As I was saying, the two sisters—“

Dean huffs unhappily, and Sam tries to resist giving his brother a good jab with the elbow. They both agreed on speaking up as little as possible, so as not to blow their cover as the nice, new neighbours prematurely.

A plan that had been fine with Dean, because infiltrating a book club that covered ´chick novels´, as Dean had so charmingly put it, hadn't been something his brother had looked forward to. Sam, on the other hand, had. It had reminded him a bit of College.

Glasses fixes Dean with a stern glare. “You have something to say, young man?”

Dean huffs again. “I just don't know why everybody is making such a fuzz about the older ones. There are three more, you know.”

Sam narrows his eyes. He can't believe Dean actually read the book. Even Sam only did it as a class requirement.

Now Glasses frowns. “What do you mean by that?”

“Well,” Dean grabs another canapé and pops it in his mouth, chewing luxuriously. “Obviously the older one is supposed to be like uber-pretty or something, and I'm not gonna lie, men appreciate a pretty face. And the second one is all spunky which is also good.” Here, Dean smiles to himself wistfully.

From the corner of his eyes Sam notices two women leaning forward with obvious interest.

“But,” Dean goes on, “The other three are hot, too.”

A balding guy, wearing an ill-fitting sweater, scratches his head and looks at Dean dubiously. “Hot?”

The woman next to him, Sam assumes her to be his wife, gives him the stink eye before she turns back to Dean with a bright smile. “You really think so?”

Dean nods enthusiastically. “Sure. The youngest one? I don't know why everybody is so down on her. She just wanted to have fun. Run a bit on the wild side.”

A muttered “hell yeah” can be heard from Sam's left. He risks a glance at the source of origin and encounters a matronly woman, looking to be in her early sixties. Sam can't recall her name from the earlier round of introductions, but she looks as far from running on the wild side as you can be.

Oblivious, Dean continues. “And the other two? I mean one plays the piano all the time.” His eyes widen for dramatic effort. “Can you imagine how sensitive her hands must be?”

The lady of the house – incidentally the owner of a piano herself, at least if the rusty old thing, they passed on their way in and which looks like it hasn't been played since World War I, can be called a piano - beams at Dean in unadulterated adoration.

Another guy has adopted a thoughtful expression. Sam just prays he can keep himself from barfing on the expensive carpet.

For his part, Dean still hasn't noticed his captive audience, as he seems to be on a roll. “And why is everybody so down on the geeky one, huh? Let me tell you, I met my fair share of totally hot geeks.”

Sam isn't a hundred percent sure, but he'd swear there are tears clinging to lashes of one woman as she clutches her copy of the novel to her chest, looking at Dean like he belongs on the canapé table.

He slumps down further in his chair. Book club sucks. They should have just waited till nightfall, broken in and looked for the damn statue like Dean wanted to do in the first place.

- The End -

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legoline
Aug. 9th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥

I think it's so adorable Dean's actually read the book. I bet he secretly stayed up all night with a flashlight and read under the blanket while Sam was asleep :D

(Oh, my guess is "Pride & Prejudice." Actually it occured to me that if you look at it the way Dean does, "Little Women" isn't far off from the character-constellation. But there are only four daughters :D )
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
I bet he secretly stayed up all night with a flashlight and read under the blanket while Sam was asleep :D

Very true. :D

It is "Pride and Prejudice", of course. I thought if Dean ever was forced to read it, that would be a reaction he came away with. *g*
Thanks. :)
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astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
.but why would they be doing Little Women in a book club.

Oh, I think they could but I was going with "Pride and Prejudice". And the girls in Little Women come up one short, they were only four. :)

Thanks for reading.
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astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Dean apparently watches a lot of TV. He probably saw one of the mini-series. :-)

Hehe. Very possible. :)

Thanks.
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tahirire
Aug. 9th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Why is it that every time we see Dean enjoying himself, I end up thinking 'Poor Sam!' :-)

Too funny. I bet Dean gets jumped in the driveway when they leave. *cougars, rawr*
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Why is it that every time we see Dean enjoying himself, I end up thinking 'Poor Sam!' :-)

*whistles innocently* I don`know.

I bet Dean gets jumped in the driveway when they leave. *cougars, rawr*

I`m not sure they`ll even let him leave. *g*

Thank you.
lynlee_g
Aug. 9th, 2008 10:02 am (UTC)
Hehe! This was great. :D
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, glad you liked. :)
randomstasis
Aug. 9th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
not sure if I deserve cookies, since I couldn't remember how many girls were in either LW or P&P, but I was sure it was one of them!
Poor Sam, and Dean, always with the completely unconscious supportive feminine ego boosting, thinks it's his flirting technique that works so well, because of course he's not in touch with his feminine side at all, LOL
Could there be more? I'd love to see Dean's reaction when he figures it out- or Sam tells him what he's just done!
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
not sure if I deserve cookies, since I couldn't remember how many girls were in either LW or P&P, but I was sure it was one of them!

P&P it is. *hands over cookie*

Dean, always with the completely unconscious supportive feminine ego boosting, thinks it's his flirting technique that works so well, because of course he's not in touch with his feminine side at all, LOL

Hee. Yeah. It`s so funny because he doesn`t even know he does it.

Could there be more? I'd love to see Dean's reaction when he figures it out- or Sam tells him what he's just done!

Hm, I hadn`t thought about it. *mulls it over*

Thank you muchly. Glad you liked. :)
bellasianna
Aug. 9th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
Ha - this is great! I can see the look on Sam's face and Dean all enthusiastic! Thank you for writing and sharing :)
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
No, thank you. I`m glad you enjoyed it. Dean`s enthusiasm on the subject was the funniest thing for me. :)
tularia
Aug. 9th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
I would have to guess "Pride & Prejudice".
Love that Dean was the nerd who read the book this time! Dean having the upper hand in a conversation of an intelligent nature is so rare, and it's wonderful to see it brought out.
Nicely done!
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
I would have to guess "Pride & Prejudice".

Absolutely right. *hands out cookie*

Love that Dean was the nerd who read the book this time! Dean having the upper hand in a conversation of an intelligent nature is so rare, and it's wonderful to see it brought out.

Yay. Thank you. I love each and all incarnations of Smart!Dean.
Glad you liked too.
just_ruth
Aug. 9th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
Great job! Dean certainly has a neat perspective on things. Very enjoyable.
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
Dean certainly has a neat perspective on things.

Very much so. :) Thank you muchly. I`m glad you liked it.
ewanspotter
Aug. 9th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
LMAO. Oh, Deanie. *pinches his little cheeks*

(I've never read the book, but I just saw the "Pride and Prejudice" movie for the first time a few days ago. Good timing. Heh.)
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
LMAO. Oh, Deanie. *pinches his little cheeks*

Awww. Also Hee.

I've never read the book, but I just saw the "Pride and Prejudice" movie for the first time a few days ago. Good timing. Heh.

Heh. How fitting. Thank you, glad you liked. :)

iamstealthyone
Aug. 9th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
*snickers* Poor Sam, feeling a wee bit left out here as Dean wins everyone over.

*pets poor Sam*

I do love that Dean's actually read the book, and has an opinion.

Favorite line:

he'd swear there are tears clinging to lashes of one woman as she clutches her copy of the novel to her chest, looking at Dean like he belongs on the canapé table.

*g*
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
*snickers* Poor Sam, feeling a wee bit left out here as Dean wins everyone over.

Yeah, he probably picture the evening going a lot differently than that. :D

I do love that Dean's actually read the book, and has an opinion.

I figured, if he was ever to read it, that would be an outlook he could really come to. *g*

Thanks muchly.
dreambrother89
Aug. 9th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Five sisters? Piano. Pretty. Spuky. Wild?

Gotta be Pride and Prejudice. Right?

LOL, Dean having read P&P - interesting image ;)
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
Gotta be Pride and Prejudice. Right?

Yup, right on the money.

LOL, Dean having read P&P - interesting image ;)

Ain`t it just? :) Thank you so much. Glad you liked.
1aquaesulis76
Aug. 9th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
I guessed this was P&P the moment I counted the five sisters - and how Dean complains about how everyone goes on about the oldest two. Wonderful, wonderful, scene! Sam hiding, Dean holding court, everyone else in rapt attention - I'm still giggling. And yeah, Dean knows enough about people - especially of the female variety - to understand the uniqueness of each of the characters (even the 'three silliest girls' in literature).

Now I can have fun imagining Dean actually *reading* the thing - which somehow metamorphed in Dean in breeches and a wet shirt......
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Sam hiding, Dean holding court, everyone else in rapt attention - I'm still giggling.

Yay for the giggles. *g*

And yeah, Dean knows enough about people - especially of the female variety - to understand the uniqueness of each of the characters (even the 'three silliest girls' in literature).

Heh. Very true, he is completely unbiased when it comes to women. :)

Now I can have fun imagining Dean actually *reading* the thing - which somehow metamorphed in Dean in breeches and a wet shirt......

Um...I...*drools*...where was I?

Thank you muchly. Glad you liked.
trishabooms
Aug. 9th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! Very, very good!!
astri13
Aug. 9th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. :)
theladyscribe
Aug. 9th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Dean makes me think of Hugh Dancy's character in the Jane Austen Book Club (cannot for the life of me remember the dude's name, but oh well). So earnest in his opinions and you know that the men want to hit him and the women want to shag him. Hee!

This was marvelous! :D

Edited at 2008-08-10 02:26 am (UTC)
astri13
Aug. 10th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Dean makes me think of Hugh Dancy's character in the Jane Austen Book Club (cannot for the life of me remember the dude's name, but oh well). So earnest in his opinions and you know that the men want to hit him and the women want to shag him. Hee!

Heh. Great comparism. Thank you muchly. Glad you liked. :)
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