Open Door: Dean was an invisible elephant in the room. You can take the boy out of the hunt but you can't take the hunt out of the boy. I especially loved the beds being equidistant from the door.
Another Door: I haven't read Olympic Moments but it sounds good. I hadn't thought of Sam having a someone pre-Jessica. I like that!
Pool Party: I luuuuuuvvvv it!! I can so see Sam hustling pool for a friend in need.
Study Break: LOL! Migrant workers? Unfortunately, the Winchesters do live that life.
You did a great job capturing the tension and awkwardness of staying at school during the holidays when everyone else is going home. So glad Zach took good care of him.
Hey, Batter: "Winchesters play to win." That's so true. They have to when their lives depended on it most of the time. I'll bet Sam was great at sports. he has the strength, agility and a keen eye.
The Little things: Ooohhh! This really tugged at my heart. I could almost feel myself going back in time to relive Sam's memory. The items on the grocery list were exactly what I would have expected them to buy before a hunt. And seeing Dean's handwriting... when my grandparents passed away I kept something each of them had written.
Parking Lot Hero: Yay! And cool that the kid he saved was named Dean. Lots of layers in that one!
The Sniff Test: Perfect! How many times have we seen Sam or Dean do smell their clothes to decide clean enough or past ripe?
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my Stanford drabbles. I love your description of Dean as the invisible elephant in the room. Even tho we know from canon that Sam and Dean had little contact during the Stanford years, you cannot live in someone's backpocket for years and then drop them completely from your thoughts. Even if Sam hardly ever mentions Dean, I figure he has to think about him, a lot.
These drabbles are my attempt to understand Sam, take out the hunting, and what's left?
Thanks so much for the awesome reivews! Sue