Six: Have No Fear
The late afternoon sun bathed the Vermont forest in
a soft amber glow, casting shadows all around the young
couple as they hiked through the dense forest. It was
the perfect time of year to be one with nature, even
though the air was pretty chilly, but right now Lauren
Miller could care less. It probably had something to
do with the fact Trevor, her boyfriend of two years,
had led them in circles for the past hour or so, though
he insisted they were heading back to the car. Yeah,
and apparently he parked the car at the top of the mountain…who
small-framed brunette tightened the straps of her backpack
as she glared daggers at the back of Trevor’s
head. “Trevor, I don’t get why you won’t
admit we’re lost.”
barely turned to look at her. “I told you, Lauren,
we’re not lost. I’ve been trekking through
these woods forever. I think I know where I’m
how about you try saying that again, this time a little
more convincingly,” she muttered as she stepped
over a root protruding from the ground, but not before
stumbling over it.
stopped and turned to face her. “You know what
would really help me out right now? If you would quit
bitching at me every five minutes.”
wouldn’t have to bitch if you could get your head
out of your ass long enough to actually learn how to
read a map.”
held the map out to her. “Here, you think you
can do any better? You take the damn thing and find
a way out of here.”
stared at the map in his hand before letting out a long
sigh. “I don’t want the map, Trevor.”
knew she wasn’t really angry at Trevor—it
was mostly exhaustion and the fact they really hadn’t
had anything decent to eat since breakfast earlier that
morning. They didn’t pack a heavy lunch, mostly
snacks, simply because Trevor assured her they’d
be out of there by lunch time. The only thing she really
wanted at the moment was to take a hot shower, followed
by a fatty diet consisting of pizza and double-fudge
brownies. A little extreme, yes, but after today she
figured she deserved it.
I think I found out where we are.” Trevor was
looking down at the map, his brows drawn together in
concentration. He pointed to an area of the map before
looking up at her. “I remember seeing a mile marker
a few yards back, so if we just cut through to our left,
it should bring us back to the trail.”
you sure?” She shivered slightly against the cold
wind and pulled her jacket tighter around her tiny frame.
think so.” Trevor folded the map and slipped it
into his pocket before cupping her face in his hands
and giving her a kiss. “I know today hasn’t
been the best, but I promise when we get back home,
I’ll make it up to you.”
smiled coyly. “What exactly did you have in mind?”
arched a brow before flashing his own coy smile. “I
guess you’ll just have to wait and find out.”
Taking her hand, he led the way and after a few minutes
they finally emerged onto the trail. “See, told
you we’d find our way back.”
still not home free yet, you know,” she said,
continuing to follow him down the marked trail.
on, Lauren, what happened to having a little bit of
sighed. “I’m not going to fight about this
again, Trevor.” She rubbed her arms as the chill
seemed to get colder. “Let’s just hurry,
okay? It’s really starting to get dark out here.”
continued their trek in relative silence, with nothing
but the soft serenade of crickets keeping them company.
The soothing lullaby did nothing to chase away the fear
she suddenly felt creeping down her spine. She didn’t
know if she could explain it, but she had a feeling
something was off. Almost as if someone—or something—was
watching them. She knew the wilderness around her was
plentiful with bears, mountain lions, deer, and other
species and she figured that must be what she felt—some
wild animal in search of food. Still, it did nothing
to alleviate her fear.
are you okay?” Trevor gave her hand a gentle squeeze
as he looked down at her in concern.
nodded shakily. “Yeah, I think I’m starting
to let my imagination play with me, that’s all.”
smiled. “We should be at the car soon, okay?”
nodded again at the same time a wild cackle echoed all
around them. She didn’t bother to stifle her squeal
of terror as she clutched tighter to Trevor. “Did
you hear that?”
frowned. “It was probably just a coyote.”
He squeezed her hand again as he pulled her along, the
cackle still echoing all around. “Come on, we
should get out of here.”
barely took three steps before something leapt out of
the air and landed right in front of them. Lauren screamed
as Trevor quickly pushed her behind him, both their
eyes widening in horror at the sight before them. She
continued to scream as the being merely smiled at them
before exhaling a blast of what appeared to be blue
flame. Trevor took the blast head-on as he blindly pushed
Lauren down to the ground behind him.
get out of here!” he yelled as he clutched at
tried to get her body to obey, to get up and run like
Trevor was telling her to do, but her brain was having
a hard time getting the rest of her body to comply.
The only thing she could do was crawl backwards as the
being stepped over Trevor and took slow deliberate steps
towards her. The brunette couldn’t stop the sob
from escaping as her back collided with a tree, stopping
her frantic escape.
away from her!” Trevor yelled from his position
on the ground.
being ignored Trevor’s order and took another
step towards Lauren. Her eyes grew to the size of saucers
as the blue flame once again shot out of his mouth,
this time hitting her. There was a burning sensation,
almost as if soap had been poured in her eyes. She clawed
at them, trying to alleviate the blinding pain. She
opened her eyes trying to see where the creature was,
but it was almost as if someone had taken a paintbrush
and painted over her eyes. She couldn’t see anything
through the cloud blanketing her pupils.
next thing she knew, she was being picked up and carried
off into the night, Trevor’s screams for her fading
further and further away.
“I don’t get you, Dean. How can you say
going to sit there and honestly tell me you think Led
Zeppelin is the greatest rock band ever?”
Winchester tapped his index finger against his chin
thoughtfully, acting as if he was giving the question
serious consideration. “That’s what you
heard me say isn’t it?”
Cameron shook her head. “You are so delusional,
you know that?”
sat back in his chair, crossing his arms over his chest.
“Okay, so you obviously disagree with me. Tell
me—who do you think is the greatest rock band
of all time?”
narrowed her eyes. “You don’t agree?”
get me wrong—AC/DC is a kick ass band but no way
are they even comparable to Zeppelin. I mean, where
else do you find a drumming god like John Bonham?”
where else do you find anyone who can play guitar like
I get you anything else?” A waitress suddenly
appeared at their table, a coffee carafe in her hand,
and Sam Winchester swore right then and there she was
a gift from God himself.
the young hunter said, an almost pleading look in his
gray-haired woman smiled in confusion. “I’m
shook his head. “Forget the earplugs. Do you have
a skillet lying nearby I can knock myself out with?”
The waitress glanced away, looking uncomfortable. “I
think another table’s needing me.” She hurried
away before Sam could say anything else to her.
what the hell was that?”
turned back towards Dean, seeing the amusement on his
brother’s face. “Apparently a lame ass attempt
at a joke,” he muttered.
was that crack about earplugs? You getting tired of
hearing our voices?”
your voices are fine, Dean. It’s the fact the
two of you are carrying on like an old married couple
that’s getting on my nerves.”
Dean turned his attention back to Mia. “And what
do you mean no one plays the guitar like Angus Young?”
rolled his eyes, trying to reassure himself the pounding
in his head had to do with the country music blaring
over the diner’s speakers and not Dean and Mia.
They’d been arguing about anything and everything
under the sun since leaving Oklahoma and Sam gathered
it was in part to drive him crazy as Dean now had a
verbal sparring partner as stubborn as he was. Not that
Sam wasn’t stubborn himself and couldn’t
argue with the best of them—after all, it was
in the Winchester Code of Rules—all men born under
the Winchester name were required to be as stubborn
as an old mule.
though Dean and Mia argued like they did, it didn’t
take an idiot to see the attraction between the two
of them. Sam noticed it as soon as they’d gotten
her to Kyle’s—after she tried to flatten
them with the roof of the local police station, that
is—and the younger Winchester had to admit it
was a welcome change in Dean, instead of watching him
chase every skirt in sight. Dean tried to shrug it off,
of course, but Sam knew his brother; he knew Dean more
than anyone ever would, maybe even Dean himself. It
was that outsider looking in thing, he supposed.
a long sip of his orange juice, Sam tried to drown out
Dean and Mia’s voices and focus on his task at
hand. He had his laptop open in front of him, seeking
out their next hunt. After the fiasco with Mia and her
many possessions, he was hoping he could find them something
relatively easy in order to relieve some of the stress
they’d been carrying around like heavy luggage.
It was still managing to take its toll on the two hunters,
especially since they never quite figured out who or
what was possessing Mia and why. He’d been searching
for the last half hour or so but he’d come up
empty after scouring the reports in Colorado, Ohio,
Nebraska, and Wyoming. He was beginning to wonder if
the supernatural was taking a break when a newspaper
article out of Vermont caught his eye. Clicking on the
link for the Bennington Banner, he took a couple
of minutes to scan the story.
I think I found us something,” Sam said without
looking up from the screen.
a great guitar riff,” Dean was saying.
threw her hands up in the air in exasperation. “I
never said it didn’t. What I said was nothing
could beat Freebird.”
Sam tried again, but either they weren’t listening
to him or they were conveniently ignoring him.
unbelievable, you know that?”
that and countless other things too, Dean,” Mia
and she’s full of herself, too.”
one to talk!”
doesn’t make me full of myself, sweetheart.”
does that make you then?”
smirked. “Wouldn’t you like to know?”
a complete ass—“
both jumped as a shrill whistle pierced through the
diner. A few patrons even stopped eating to see who
had caused the disruption. Sam slightly blushed at the
unwanted attention, but quickly shrugged it off as it
got the desired reaction—Dean and Mia finally
shut up long enough so he could speak.
I finally got your attention.”
Sammy, you got everyone’s attention with that.
You could have just asked for us to stop, you know.
There was no need to get all dramatic.”
tried—” Sam closed his eyes and let out
a deep sigh, refusing to be baited by Dean. “Never
gonna tell us what was so important you felt the need
to create a fuss like that?” Dean asked, trying
to cover up his smile.
not going to do it. “I think I may have found
our next gig.”
Dean took a sip of his coffee. “Where’s
smiled. “Vermont? Hell, Sammy, the state’s
barely a speck on the map and you managed to find us
a job there?”
Sam and Mia said at the same time.
Dean looked back and forth between the two of them.
barely a speck on the map, Dean.” Sam said. “It’s
the smallest state in the U.S.”
excuse me Rand-McNally. Any other geography lesson you
two want to give me?”
found his patience with Dean growing very thin. “Can
I just tell you what I found?”
Dean leaned back in his chair like a scolded child,
causing Mia to snicker. “What the hell are you
Sam said through clenched teeth.
scowled. “Hey, she’s a part of this, too.”
help me, I will leave the two of you here…”
looked at Mia, a triumphant smile on his face. “We
better behave before Samantha blows a gasket.”
Turning his head to be met by Sam’s glare, he
said, “Okay, let’s have it. What’s
waiting for us in Vermont?”
turned the laptop towards his brother, grateful to finally
be on track. “A couple of days ago, a young woman,
Lauren Miller, goes missing while on a hike with her
shrugged. “Sounds like your garden variety missing
persons case to me.”
did as he was told, his brows furrowing as he continued
to peruse the article. “‘The thing leapt
out of the air at us and a bright blue flame shot out
of its mouth, blinding me,’ said Trevor Gregory.
‘When I could finally see again, it was gone along
with Lauren.’” Dean pushed the computer
back towards Sam. “This guy could be imagining
the entire thing, Sam. You know, spending too much time
flying high and getting the munchies.”
if he isn’t?” Sam shrugged. “Look,
it can’t hurt to check out his story, can it?”
finished the last of his coffee and signaled the waitress
for the bill. “No, I guess not. But I’m
telling you one thing right now, Sammy. This thing turns
out to be a bust, you’ll be washing and detailing
the Impala for a month.”
later, Dean pulled into the small town of Bennington.
It was charming to say the least, with a two-way street
running through the major part of town. Stores lined
both sides of the street, with people crowding the sidewalks,
talking, shopping, and getting on with their daily lives.
While a small part of Dean wished he and Sam could have
a normal life like that, a bigger part of him was glad
they didn’t. Dean needed the constant action hunting
gave him almost as much as he depended on the air he
so tell me where this guy lives,” Dean said as
he braked for a group of teens crossing the street.
Gregory,” Sam answered as he pulled a piece of
paper from his jacket pocket and unfolded it. “1216
stopping to ask a local for directions to Jefferson
Street, Dean turned the Impala off the main road, steering
towards the residential area of the town. Honestly,
he didn’t even want to talk to this guy right
now, preferring to find a motel room and some decent
grub instead of going on what could potentially be a
wild goose chase, but dammit if Sam didn’t flash
those puppy dog eyes of his. Dean was seriously going
to have to look into a way to become immune to it, because
too many times it landed him in some serious trouble.
wasn’t that Dean didn’t want to find out
what happened to the missing girl, it was just they
had problems of their own, namely the one sitting in
the backseat. They needed to find out why demons were
gunning for Mia before it ended up getting her killed.
He had to admit, he liked having her around if for nothing
more than to break the monotony between him and Sam.
She was a very intriguing woman and though Dean denied
it to Sam, he felt himself liking her more and more,
even though she was more challenging than any woman
he’d ever known.
think this is it,” Sam said, breaking through
slowed as a little, one story brick home came into view.
Killing the engine, he noticed a small navy Chevy S-10
sitting in the driveway. “Looks like someone’s
home. Let’s go see if it’s our guy.”
you coming in with us?” Sam asked, turning around
to look at the petite brunette.
shrugged as Dean got out of the car. “Sure. There
isn’t much to look at out here anyway.”
She got out, following Dean up to the door, Sam taking
up the rear.
rang the doorbell and it was soon answered by a disheveled
looking young man with unkempt dirty blond hair and
dressed in a T-shirt and sweat pants. “What do
you want?” he asked, squinting at them.
Gregory?” Dean asked.
produced a badge from his pocket. “My name is
Dean Young and this is my partner Sam Rudd,” he
said, hitching a thumb back at Sam. “We’re
with the State Police. We’d like to ask you a
few questions if that’s okay.”
nodded at Mia. “Who’s she?”
with the Park Service—she’s helping with
the investigation,” Dean answered smoothly.
guys, I’ve been talking to reporters and police
for the past two days and I’ve been getting nothing
but flack. I’m not in the mood to be ridiculed
any further.” He made to close the door but Sam
stepped forward and stopped it.
Mr. Gregory—I know this has been hard for you,
but we’d really like to know what you saw.”
we have to do this now? Can’t you come back later?”
wait until later we may never find Lauren,” Dean
said and he saw Trevor flinch as if he’d hit him.
“Please, Mr. Gregory.”
nodded as he opened the door to let them in. They followed
him into the living room and settled onto a worn black
leather sofa as he took a seat in the small La-Z-Boy
can you tell us about that night?” Dean asked
as he and Sam pulled out small notepads and pens from
took a deep breath. “Lauren and I were out for
a hike near the Glastenbury Mountains when we got lost.
We were both becoming frustrated and…it took us
a while to find our way back to the marked trail. When
we finally did, we heard this cackle all around us.”
What, you mean like a coyote?”
shrugged. “That’s what I told Lauren it
was, but mostly to calm her down.”
it wasn’t a coyote?” Sam asked, frowning.
don’t know what the hell it was. It was deeper
than how a coyote would sound.” Trevor shrugged.
“Anyway, I told her we should hurry and all of
a sudden this thing leapt out in front of us.”
you describe it?”
I didn’t get much of a look at it before it sprayed
some kind of crap in my face.”
you told the Banner it was a blue flame,”
Dean said. “Is that correct?”
don’t know what the hell it was. It burned, sure,
but not like a fire would. All I know is as soon as
it hit me, I couldn’t see.”
pushed her down out of the way.” Trevor began
to wring his hands together and he swallowed hard. “I
heard her screaming and I told her to run away. I could
hear her trying to get away, but then she was struggling,
and then nothing.”
long was it before you could see again?”
shrugged. “A couple of hours, I think.”
Gregory, do you think you could show us approximately
where you were when you were attacked?” Sam asked.
I have a map right here.” Trevor got up from the
chair and grabbed a small map from a stack of newspapers
in the corner of the room. He unfolded it and spread
it out across the small coffee table in front of the
sofa. He pointed to a spot on the map. “We were
you mind if we take this?”
not at all.”
gathered up the map and stood up, Dean and Mia following
suit. “I think that’s all we need, Mr. Gregory.”
followed them to the door. “I have to know, detectives—do
you think you’ll find Lauren?”
turned back to look at Trevor. “We’re going
to try our best, Mr. Gregory.”
brothers and Mia walked back to the Impala in silence.
Even as they climbed inside, Dean made no move to start
what do you think?” Sam asked.
not sure, Sammy. I’m still thinking this could
heard what he said, Dean.” Sam sighed. “How
he was talking: that was a man in serious denial and
grief. No matter what we think, we should get out there
and see if we can find anything.”
I know.” Dean turned the engine over and pulled
Abandoned hunting lodge
Miller came to with a startled gasp and in a world of
pain. Her arms felt like they could give at a moment’s
notice, but that wasn’t what was causing her the
pain, even though she was currently hanging by her wrists
from a beam in the ceiling. No, the pain was in her
head—it was relentless, almost as if a Battle
of the Bands were vying for the championship title up
there. What she wouldn’t give for a few ibuprofens
at that moment, but she knew it wasn’t going to
happen—not in this lifetime, anyway.
wasn’t sure how long she’d been here, or
where “here” even was. It appeared to be
a hunting lodge of some sort, made apparent by the fact
several deer head, along with several other species
of game, were mounted on the walls. The place didn’t
look like it had been used in years, which didn’t
bode well for her. It meant no one would be coming to
save her any time soon, if they even knew the place
existed at all.
her predicament was enough to scare the hell out of
any normal person, her greatest fear through all of
this was Trevor. Lauren had no idea if he was okay,
or if he was even alive for that matter. She’d
asked time and time again, but the man—as far
as she could tell it was a man—wouldn’t
tell her anything. He would just smile and she would
go back to the place so full of pain and fear, a place
she so desperately wanted to find escape from.
me,” she croaked, but even those few words caused
great strain to her parched throat. She knew full well
the plea would fall on deaf ears. No one would help
behind her made a tsk sound, causing her to jump in
dear, sweet girl…” the man crooned as he
stepped out of the shadows and stopped in front of her
so she could see his piercing red eyes. “No one
can hear you.”
do you want from me?” A single tear ran down her
cheek and she immediately hated herself for it. She
hated this vile thing to see her as weak.
brought a clawed hand up to her face and wiped the tear
away. Bringing the finger to his lips, he licked the
salty liquid off, a wicked smile forming. “That
fear…it tastes so…sweet.”
do you want?” Lauren demanded again, louder this
time. She didn’t care if it made her throat worse.
She wanted answers and she wanted them now.
want to taste your fear.”
this guy is definitely off his meds. “Where’s
wouldn’t worry about him.” He walked in
a slow circle around her. “But tell me something—is
that your greatest fear, hmm? Afraid of losing that
boy of yours?”
take that as a yes.” He chuckled. “Oh, I
don’t have to do anything to him. You see, what
I want,” he stopped in front of her once again
and placed a finger on her forehead, “is right
tried to move away from him but with her feet barely
touching the ground, it proved difficult. “Stay
away from me.”
went on as if he didn’t hear her. “Let’s
see what you have in there for me, shall we?”
Bringing both hands to her face, he placed them on her
cheeks as he closed his eyes, sighing in what could
only be described as ecstasy.
jerked under his touch, feeling as though she was being
electrocuted, and then it went away as her eyes rolled
back in her head and her mind drew her into a dark abyss.
stood across the street, a bright smile on his handsome
face when he caught sight of her. She lifted her hand
in an exuberant wave, a smile of her own gracing her
face as she let out a relieved sigh. Everything before
had been nothing but a nightmare—she was back
with Trevor again. Everything was going to be okay now.
watched as Trevor stepped off the sidewalk and started
to make his way across the street towards her. She wanted
nothing more than to wrap herself in his arms and escape
in his warm embrace.
tried to take a step and frowned in confusion when she
couldn’t. She looked down at her feet but no matter
how hard she tried, she couldn’t move them. She
glanced back up to see Trevor still walking towards
her, but now it was almost as if he was walking in slow
motion, even though everything else remained at a normal
speed. She tried once again to take a step to no avail.
of a sudden, a loud horn shattered the silence and Lauren
looked up in horror as a truck sped out of control down
the street narrowly missing scrambling pedestrians.
She turned her head to see Trevor was no longer moving.
He seemed to be stuck just as she was and when he sought
her out, there was terror written all over his face.
she screamed. She tried to will her body to move, to
do anything, but it stubbornly refused to comply.
it was at all possible, time seemed to slow even more,
but Lauren knew it would do nothing to change the outcome.
She closed her eyes tightly, refusing to watch. Instead,
she heard with sickening clarity as Trevor’s body
slammed against the truck, followed by the loud screech
of brakes. She heard a piercing scream and it took her
a second to realize it came from her and not a bystander.
Just as she heard Trevor’s body hitting the pavement
with a resonant thud…
was no longer there.
sucked in a deep breath as she felt the hands move away
from her face. She opened her eyes to see she was once
again in the lodge and for a second, she honestly didn’t
know which was worse—watching Trevor die or still
being stuck in this living nightmare. She watched wearily
as the man moved away from her, his gaze now directed
towards the window, almost as if he sensed something—or
let it be someone…
couldn’t stop the whimper escaping her lips as
he turned to back to look at her, a cruel smile on his
lips. She felt her eyes growing heavy and before she
slipped into the wonderful bliss of unconsciousness
she heard him say something.
worry, love. Looks like you’re going to have some
looks like we’re going to have to walk it from
here,” Sam said, his flashlight illuminating the
map spread out across his lap. He knew it was the last
thing Dean wanted to hear, mainly because the woods
plus the Winchesters never equaled anything good. That
was made apparent by Dean’s loud sigh as he brought
the Impala to a stop, jerking the gear into park in
so don’t want to do this,” Dean muttered
as he glanced out of the windshield at the trail ahead,
its path lit by the faint glow of the moonlight.
smiled despite himself as Dean stepped out of the car
and walked back to their cache of weapons in the trunk.
His brother could protest about it all he wanted, but
Sam knew in the end Dean would do what needed to be
done. Sam pushed out of the car and joined Dean where
he was loading salt rounds into their sawed-off shotguns.
you think we should take anything else?” Sam asked
as he pocketed additional rounds and grabbed a couple
shrugged. “We don’t know what’s out
there, if there even is anything. This should do for
now,” he added as he shut the trunk and pocketed
the keys. He handed one of the guns to Sam. “Let’s
grab Mia and get going.”
really think that’s a good idea, Dean? We bring
her out there with us she’ll be out in the open.
It makes it that much easier for a demon to get to her.”
we leave her here, Sammy, she’s just as vulnerable.
At least out there, I can keep my eyes on her.”
frowned, then grinned as an idea struck him. “Maybe
ignored him as he opened the car and rummaged through
the glove compartment. A few seconds later, he re-emerged
holding a thin, white pencil.
that what I think it is?”
will keep her safe, Dean,” Sam said as he began
to dust the roof off. Would it actually kill Dean
to wash the car every now and then?
no way in hell am I letting you draw on my car again.
I had a hard enough time getting that crap off the last
time you went Crayola on me.”
going on out here?” Mia asked as she rolled down
the window. “You two are carrying on like children.”
Sammy and I are just having a minor disagreement.”
Dean never took his eyes off of Sam.
rolled his eyes. “Dean, you know I’m right.
Quit being such a baby about the Impala—it will
wash off. Hell, I’ll wash it off for you.”
the hell is this about?” Mia asked, looking between
the two of them.
stepped back to peer in at Mia. “We’re trying
to figure out a way that would be safer for you while
we go investigate the attack site. I vote to leave you
here under the protection of a Devil’s Trap, but
Dean seems to think you’ll be better off with
I get a say in this?”
the brothers said in unison.
time I checked I was a big girl who could take care
of herself,” Mia said glaring at them.
the last time I checked, Moses called us to watch over
your ass because you weren’t doing such a great
job,” Dean said, finally looking at her.
demons? Kind of hard to look after your own ass when
they can make you go stark raving mad in the blink of
still don’t get a vote on this. We were asked
to keep you safe and that’s what we’re gonna
do.” He shot a look at Sam. “Draw your damn
Devil’s Trap. No way am I going to listen to her
bitching the entire time.”
isn’t fair, Dean.” Mia fixed her glare on
one said I had to be fair, sweetheart.”
handed his gun over to Dean and leaned down to talk
to Mia quietly. “If you stay in here, you’ll
be safe. Demons can’t get through one of these.
We’ll try to be back as soon as we can.”
said nothing, instead staring out ahead into the forest.
Sam straightened himself up and proceeded to draw a
large Devil’s Trap on the roof of the Impala.
After double-checking to make sure it was precise and
unbroken, he pocketed the pencil and followed Dean up
pissed,” Sam commented as soon as they were out
of earshot of Mia.
not the first person to get pissed at me, Sammy.”
He flashed a grin at Sam. “Hell, I haven’t
even begun to reach my quota for the day.”
pretty sad, Dean, considering it’s only a couple
of hours until midnight.” Sam chuckled and they
continued their trek towards the site of the attack.
It took about ten minutes to find it and when they finally
got there and began to comb the area, Sam had to wonder
if maybe the attack was imagined after all. There were
no signs of a struggle, no signs that anything had happened
at all. Sam knew not all supernatural creatures left
evidence behind, but there should still be a little
something. Maybe this was a domestic problem, an argument
that got out of hand and Trevor did something to Lauren.
It wasn’t that far-fetched; people did some pretty
amazing things to stay out of the eyes of the law.
not finding anything out here, Sammy. This is nothing
but a search for a needle in a stack of needles,”
Dean said, breaking Sam from his thoughts.
sighed. “Yeah, I know.” He didn’t
want to admit Dean was right about this but it was looking
more and more like he was.
say we cut our losses, grab us a bite to eat, and find
us a motel for the night.”
nodded, casting one more look around. “I still
can’t help but think there’s something to
his story, Dean.”
there is, but we’re not going to find it tonight,
dude.” He glanced down at his watch. “Let’s
head back to the Impala and make sure Mia’s okay.”
He didn’t wait for Sam as he began to lead the
just want to make sure she’s not mad at you anymore,”
Sam said, smiling.
can you blame me? There is nothing worse in the world
than having a chick pissed at you.”
even demons or the other things we hunt on a daily basis?”
Dean repeated. “I’d take any demon any day
of the week than a pissed off woman.”
knows you’ve left a trail of those in your wake,”
Sam muttered loud enough so Dean could hear.
shot him a look over his shoulder and was about to retort
when a loud cackle filled the air. Both brothers stopped,
bringing their weapons up, eyes alert for any sudden
right about one thing,” Dean said softly, his
eyes never stopping its constant search of the forest.
ain’t a damn coyote.”
scoffed. “Yeah, I kind of figured that.”
cackle sounded once again and Dean let out an irritated
sigh. “It sure is annoying as hell though.”
He glanced over at Sam. “You see anything?”
Sam answered just as a dark figure leapt from the sky
to land right in front of the brothers.
brought his gun up and shot Sam a look. “You were
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