EO Challenge: WOW Snow and Ymp's extra "end-of-the-world" challenge. Our word = figure.

A 3 x100 word triabble by Amberdreams, Dizzo and Edina Clouds (not necessarily in that order)

Sorry I haven't been around much lately – wasn't very well for a long time; lost my way a bit (let the world get on top of me). Glad to be back!

A very Happy Supernatural Christmas to you all and congratulations to Onyx on the birth of her baby girl.

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Getting to be a habit

"Holy crap, dude!"

Turning away from their room's antique TV set and its snow-flecked screen, Dean glanced across at Sam, hunched, as usual, over his laptop.

"What?"

"Oh heck!"

Dean kneaded his temples; "WHAT?" he repeated.

"That giant bat we've been tracking," Sam explained.

"Yeah," grunted Dean; "probably a vamp."

"No," Sam gasped; "Bobby's emailed; he's figured it out,"

"and?" Dean prompted impatiently.

"and," replied Sam; "It's Camazotz, the Mayan God of Death."

"Mayan…?"

"Yeah, Mayan; you know, 21st December 2012, end of the world... ring any bells?"

Dean gaped helplessly.

"Yeah, we've got 'til Friday to save the world."

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When Sam had said the giant bat-thing was Camisole or whatever, Dean hadn't expected this.

This being strung upside-down by his feet, ice storm outside, while he swung gently in the night-breeze in a smelly cave full of freaking bats. Go figure.

Somewhere beneath him he could hear the Mayan End-of-the-World cult crazies chanting Snowpocalypse mumbo-jumbo to their Death God.

He sucked in a breath and tried desperately to fight the urge to throw up that came from the whole being bashed on the head and strung up like a half-plucked game bird.

Next time, Sam could be the bait.

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He was awoken by an explosion. But within seconds of opening his eyes he'd closed them again, blinded by the intense snow-white light that filled the cave, exposing the Bat-God and his followers.

Moments later the Mayan's screams echoed off the cave walls as he shrivelled and died.

"Nice...timing," Dean croaked as Sam reached up to lift him down. "Looks like we prevented another Apocalypse."

"Getting to be a habit."

"You know ... I figure there's a downside to this," Dean murmured.

"What's that?"

"I'll have to buy you a present now ... find me a gas station would ya?"

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FYI - In Maya mythology, Camazotz (alternate spellings Cama-Zotz, Sotz, Zotz) was a bat god. Camazotz means "death bat" in the K'iche' language. In Mesoamerica the bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice.