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Arctic Radar
Supernatural; Sam and Dean; pg; 990 words
Sam knew there were lots of things he still didn't know about Dean. The past two and a half years had been full of startling revelations, and this was possibly the most startling of all.

All mousapelli's fault. Thanks to laurificus for betaing. For the West Wing title project.

~*~

Arctic Radar

The thing about hunting was that there was a lot of downtime, a lot of hurry-up and wait--for the sun to set, for the moon to be in the seventh house, for the people in the apartment to leave so they could break in--and over the years, they'd each developed their own ways to combat the boredom of sitting around and waiting to kill things: Sam generally chose reading, and Dean generally chose disrupting Sam's reading.

So as they sat in the car, waiting for the Farbers to leave so they could take care of the poltergeist that had been haunting the house, Sam tried to concentrate on the biography of John Adams he'd been trying to read for the past two years, but part of his attention was always given to keeping an eye on Dean and bracing for whatever distraction he'd come up with next.

Dean fidgeted a little--he was never good at sitting still when their lives weren't actually on the line, especially in enclosed spaces--and then muttered, "Ah, fuck it," and reached over the back of the front seat to rummage around underneath. He came up with a black tote bag and settled it on the seat in between them; reaching inside, he drew out a pair of knitting needles and a long, orange and yellow striped scarf.

"Don't say a word, Sammy."

"Dean--"

Dean glared at him. "Not a word."

Sam knew there were lots of things he still didn't know about Dean. The past two and a half years had been full of startling revelations, and this was possibly the most startling of all.

"But, Dean--"

"Her name was Lupe Garza," Dean said, "and she was hot." As if that ended the conversation. Well, for Dean it probably did.

Sam turned back to his book, the oddly comforting click-click of the needles fading into the background.

*

Dean had always been good with his hands, and easily bored, so knitting was a godsend, as far as Sam was concerned. It kept him occupied and out of Sam's hair. He knitted gun cozies for their weapons, scarves and hats for Bobby and Ellen, and, for one memorable three month period, a blanket for the front seat, so that they didn't get mud or blood all over the upholstery (and to keep the seat warm on cold nights, but Dean didn't mention that, and Sam liked it enough not to point it out, just in case Dean decided to stop using it in a fit of overblown manliness).

*

Sam thought Dean's knitting habit was adorable, and he never let an opportunity to needle him pass. Dean, of course, found his own freaky method of revenge.

The scarf was first. He presented it to Sam with such sincere glee that Sam couldn't do anything but wrap (and wrap and wrap--the thing was as tall as he was) it around his neck. The orange and yellow stripes made him feel like Ronald McDonald, but the scarf was surprisingly soft and it kept him warm, so he wore it with a smile.

The hat was next. Sam wasn't generally a hat kind of guy, but then, he'd never guessed Dean was a knitting kind of guy, so he could make an exception. He didn't even cut the orange and white pompom off the top of the ski cap, because Dean looked so proud when he figured out how to attach it.

He wondered, sometimes, when he saw Dean picking out skeins of yarn at Wal-Mart, if Dean were actually colorblind, but when he pointed out that green and purple was kind of a weird combination, Dean looked at him like he was the crazy one.

"Dude, the Joker wears green and purple."

"Yeah, but I don't think we're supposed to be using him as a fashion model."

"Pfft. Whatever, man. If it's good enough for Jack, it's good enough for you."

Which was how he wound up with the green and purple striped sweater. He pulled it on and forced a smile, and Dean clapped him on the shoulder, laughing.

"Looks good, Sammy. Like the Incredible Hulk, except this yarn is stretchy enough that it wouldn't shred if you happened to sprout a few muscles."

*

Sam was grateful for the warm weather, because it meant he didn't have to wear any of the collection of garishly colored sweaters, scarves or hats he was rapidly accumulating.

But summer inevitably gave way to fall, and Dean started asking things like, "Where's your hat? It's cold, Sam, and you know you lose ninety percent of your body heat through your head." So Sam had to pull on the orange hat and the striped scarf and bear looking like an idiot.

On a particularly chilly October morning, Dean produced a pair of yellow mittens with a vomit-green stripe around the second knuckle, and tossed them at Sam as they left the motel room. It was the last straw.

"Okay, Dean, I appreciate the mittens, I really do, but I'm a big boy now, and I think I'm allowed to have fingers for my gloves."

Dean gave him a look that was both hurt and superior. He took the mittens back and shoved his hands into them, then fiddled with the palms. Sam heard the sound of Velcro pulling apart, and then the top of the mitten flipped back, revealing fingerless gloves.

"They're glomitts," Dean said, as if that explained everything, "but if you don't want them...."

"No, no, I do," Sam said, and he wasn't even sure he was lying. He snatched the gloves off Dean's hands and pulled them onto his own. They were warm and functional.

"Awesome. And see this little loop here?" Dean said, pointing to a small yellow loop on the inside of Sam's wrist. "We can attach them to your coat so you don't lose them."

Sam sighed and resigned himself to his fate.

end

~*~

Feedback is hugged and squeezed and called George.

~*~

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marinarusalka
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
This is the best thing ever.

Now I want to see Dean meet Emerson Cod, so they can sit and knit together.
whiteotter
Jan. 3rd, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
The idea of Dean and Emerson meeting, much less KNITTING TOGETHER, is a perfect purl of genius.
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macteague
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
LOL I really enjoyed Dean's knitting. *grin* And that Sam couldn't bring himself not to wear it. Also, if I knew anyone who carried a gun, they would so be getting a gun cozy next Christmas - Just so I could say the phrase "gun cozy".
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

And that Sam couldn't bring himself not to wear it.

How could he refuse? Poor Sam. Maybe he should have a laundry accident and have to dye everything black.

Just so I could say the phrase "gun cozy"

It's an awesome phrase! I totally cribbed it from "Pushing Daisies," where Emerson knits cozies for his guns.
vickita
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
"We can attach them to your coat so you don't lose them."

::laughs until breathless::

HEE!
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
*g*
miss_pryss
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
My Id just exploded.
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Hee!
amberlynne
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
GUN COZIES!!

"We can attach them to your coat so you don't lose them."

Oh, Dean. I love him *so* much. But not as much as I love yooooooooooooou. *smish*
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
*smishes back*

I want Dean to make glomitts for ME! I would totally attach them to my coat.
nomelon
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
THIS IS THE GREATEST FIC I HAVE EVER READ.

I was grinning into my fist the whole way through, and then you hit me with:

"They're glomitts," Dean said, as if that explained everything, "but if you don't want them...."

I think I'm in love. With the glomitts. With Dean. With you. With Sam for wanting the glomitts in spite of himself. I'm not sure, but there's a whole lot of love. Thank you :D
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much!
writingpathways
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
BWAH

"Awesome. And see this little loop here?" Dean said, pointing to a small yellow loop on the inside of Sam's wrist. "We can attach them to your coat so you don't lose them."

Dean is such a Mom!

Also, are you soon going to write the Dean and Emerson Cod crossover where they meet and discuss knitting gun cozies?
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Dean is such a Mom!

he really, really is.

Also, are you soon going to write the Dean and Emerson Cod crossover where they meet and discuss knitting gun cozies?

Probably not, but someone should.
kestrelsan
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hee! I love this. Dean would so knit *g*.
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And he would! It's useful, and it keeps his fingers nimble!
leighm
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
This is the cutest and sweetest thing EVER.

I love the horrible combinations of colors and Sam being unable to resist wearing them:)

Gun cozies and glomitts FTW:D
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! And how could Sam resist! Could you resist Dean if he made you fuzzy scarves and sweaters?
such_heights
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwww. Just what I needed on this cold, cold day! I do believe knitting!Dean might just have entered my personal canon. :D
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
newredshoes
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
EPIC WIN.
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
\o/
teand
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Gun cozies?

Bwahahahahahaha! Okay, I totally HAVE to find a pattern for gun cozies...

Oh Dean... ::loves::
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
tsuki_no_bara
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
gun cozies! that's so... odd. (not that dean knitting isn't odd, but does a shotgun really need a sweater?) is dean a firefly fan? because next on his list should be a copy of jayne's ugly orange hat for sam. heee. the whole fic, actually, is one big "HEEE!"
charis_kalos
Jan. 3rd, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
is dean a firefly fan? because next on his list should be a copy of jayne's ugly orange hat for sam.

YES! Presented with the quote (can't remember the exact words): "Man wears that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything".
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trinity_clare
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
YES.

he never let an opportunity to needle him pass

NEEDLE. *giggles*
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
\o/

I'm so glad someone picked up on that. It made me giggle.
tigriswolf
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is just adorable!
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
sadcypress
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Dear Christ on a STICK this is AWESOME. I don't know where your brain came from, but I love it. XD!!!
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you!
aliaseverus
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I maintain that knitting is indeed very manly. And good for increasing manual dexterity - which is good for a variety of purposes that are very manly
=}
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Exactly! That's what Dean would say, anyway. Glad you enjoyed it.
tenillypo
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Dean, the Sekrit Knitter, may possibly be the most adorable thing ever.
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you!
melayneseahawk
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Cutest. Thing. Ever.

Best line: "Awesome. And see this little loop here?" Dean said, pointing to a small yellow loop on the inside of Sam's wrist. "We can attach them to your coat so you don't lose them."
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
shadow_of_doubt
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
This is awesome! I want Dean to knit me a hat with a pom pom on it, and a pair of glomitts! I've linked to this at bobbyslibrary. I hope that's ok.
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, both for reading and commenting, and for linking.
wendy
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what I love more...Dean knitting GUN COZIES, or him making jacket loops so Sammy doesn't lose his mittens. ADORABLE.
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
se_parsons
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
I would put Dean down for a psychotically complicated Fair Isle and Norweigian ski sweaters kind of guy. Because if you're doing complicated color-switching and cables, it's less boring.

Not that I knitted all my own sweaters through college or anything..
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he likes a challenge. And also forcing Sam to wear all sorts of wacky patterned things.
embroiderama
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
That is so freaking awesome that I just don't know what to do with myself. ;)
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you!
cranberry_crash
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Sam thought Dean's knitting habit was adorable, and he never let an opportunity to needle him pass. Nice!

This is great; I love Dean's slightly manic mother-hen routine (90% of your body heat is lost through your head! the mittens attach to your coat!) and how Sam is possibly interested in the mittens again when he learns that they're glomitts. (Because boys are easily distracted by Velcro, and by things that turn into other things.)
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

how Sam is possibly interested in the mittens again when he learns that they're glomitts. (Because boys are easily distracted by Velcro, and by things that turn into other things.)

Seriously, how are glomitts not cool? I want a pair myself, preferably with jacket loops. Though not, it must be said, in ugly green and yellow. *g*
umadoshi
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
!!! *dies* That was awesome. And far too cute. Poor Sam!
musesfool
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And I don't feel so bad for Sam. He's getting glomitts out of the deal. *G*
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