|A Friend In Need
Author: gidgetgal9 PM
Summary- Sixteen year old Sam’s new friendship seems perfect, but things aren’t always as they seem. To complicate things, John is on a hunt that involves missing teens. Will Sam be next?Rated: Fiction M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Sam W. & Dean W. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,862 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 04-20-08 - Published: 04-18-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4204374
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A Friend In Need
Summary- Sixteen year old Sam's new friendship seems perfect, but things aren't always as they seem.
Based on a plot bunny given to me by my friend Amy. Hope she likes what I did with it!
Warning- Rated M- for sexual situations.
Sam was ecstatic. His relationship with Angel was perfect, well as perfect as it could be. He knew that it was only a matter of time and he'd have to leave his friend, but he was determined to enjoy every moment until then.
Sam wasn't even upset when Dad came back, harping on them about finding something out to help with the hunt. Sam had Angel so nothing else mattered.
Dean had been surprisingly supportive. He picked on Sam but not nearly as bad as Sam would've expected. Life was good.
It had been a month since Sam had met Angel and he finally felt like the time was right to finally lose his virginity. He had always felt that he'd wait until he was in love but as Angel pointed out, with his life style that was never going to happen. She convinced him that they needed to live in the moment and enjoy life for all it's worth. She'd brought it up on numerous occasions and her arguments for having sex had finally swayed him.
Every since they'd first started discussing having sex, Sam had being researching. He wanted to have some idea of how the mechanics of sex worked. When he was younger, Dean had "taught" him about sex by showing him some porno mags and videos but that didn't leave Sam with a lot of confidence. Sam was a research kind of guy so he'd researched on how to make things just right for the girl. The only problem was that even with his research, he still had questions and that left one option- Dean.
As much as Sam didn't want to talk to Dean about it, he knew that Dean was the only one he could talk to about it. So he waited for a night when Dean wasn't working late and approached him.
"Um Dean, could I talk to you for a minute?" Sam went to sit down in the living room on the couch next to Dean.
"Sure Sammy, what's bothering you? You've been acting all weird for the last few days." Dean smirked but gave Sam a reassuring nudge to the leg.
"Well, you know I've been dating Angel for awhile now and we want to take it to the next stage." Sam had trouble giving Dean eye contact and found it hard to sit still as he spoke.
"Oh, so my little brother is finally ready to pop his cherry. And I'm assuming that Angel is also a virgin?" Dean's tone was teasing but supportive. Sam couldn't speak and just nodded.
"So, you've got some questions little brother? That's what big brother's are for, especially handsome big brothers with lots of experience." Dean winked and Sam couldn't help but smile.
"I understand the mechanics of how it all works, and I have the supplies…" But before Sam could continue Dean butted in.
"What kind of supplies Sam?" Dean's tone was still light but his expression serious.
Sam didn't want to go into details but he knew that it was important to reassure his brother that he was going to be careful. "Condoms and lube." Sam stated matter of a fact.
"Condoms break, is she on the pill?" Dean continued with the serious expression.
Sam swallowed hard feeling like he was being interrogated "She is. We've been talking about this for a few weeks. I'm not going into this blind Dean. I've done research."
Dean smiled. "I figured you did Sam, but this sort of thing you have to be sure of. A mistake can be devastating." Dean smiled at Sam and then continued on. "So are you in love with this girl?"
Sam wasn't expecting that question from his brother, the king of casual sex. "Um, we started as good friends and I care about her a lot. And she wanted to take this to the next level. She said that life is too short to wait, that we should experience as much as we can now."
Dean shook his head. "You know Sammy, this is really none of my business, and with my womanizing history I feel weird even saying anything. It's just you always said you wanted to wait until it was right. That you wanted to be in love, and I respect that man. It's cool that you've changed your mind. I just don't want hormones and this girl pressuring you into doing something you might regret."
Sam was a little taken aback by the statement and went on the defensive. "Dean, I'm a big boy and Angel is not pressuring me into anything. I want to do this."
Dean raised his hands in mock defense. "Settle down there lover boy, it's all good. I just wanted to make sure you were sure. So what's the big question you had for the love expert?" Dean smirked.
Sam smiled at Dean and took a breath before answering. "So I've done the research but is there anyway to make it not hurt for the girl?" Sam knew he was bright red and sounded like a dork but he hoped that Dean would take pity on him.
"Well Sammy, I'm afraid that there is no getting away from that part of it. The thing is, you got to make her feel really good before hand. Take your time, don't rush it. Have you used your hands on her before?" Dean paused and Sam blushed and nodded his head yes. "Cool, so you bring her to climax before you do the deed . Then afterwards, be very supportive. Tell her how wonderful she was, and don't worry Sam, being a virgin you won't last long." Dean nudged Sam in the arm after that.
Sam was embarrassed but did feel better. "Thanks Dean."
"Sure Sam, anytime. So when is the big day?"
"I think tomorrow night." Sam replied quietly.
Dean made loud sniffling noise and spoke. "I can't believe my little Sammy is going to be a man after tomorrow night."
Dean was stuck working the three to eleven shift at the Stop and Go. He couldn't wait to get home tonight so he could get all the details on Sam's night. He hoped it was special for his little brother.
The part he hated about working the three to eleven shift was all the punk teenagers he had to put up with loitering around after school. Dean was sweeping the front when a group of geek kids came in to get their caffeine fix.
One of the little pocket protectors approached him shuffling his feet and trying hard to get Dean's attention. Dean sighed and looked up from his broom.
"Can I help you kid?" Dean tried to keep the frustration out his voice, he could tell the kid was skittish.
"Um, are you Sam Winchester's brother?" The voice was very quiet, but Dean perked up when he heard Sam's name.
"Yeah, I am, what's it to ya?" Dean's curiosity was peaked..
"I just wanted to tell you that Angel, she isn't a good person for him to hang out with." The kid was staring at his shoes and Dean still hadn't got a good look at him. Glasses, tall, and lanky with sandy blond hair, but he had yet to see the kids face.
"Oh his Goth girlfriend, she's harmless. You know she's the type wears scary stuff and acts weird to be cool." Dean was feeling foolish for letting Poindexter upset him.
The boy huffed in frustration and finally gave Dean eye contact. His eyes were wide with fear. "You don't understand she's dangerous. If she gets upset with Sam, he could be in danger."
The kid had Dean's undivided attention and now he was trying to walk away. Dean was having none of that. You can't drop a bomb like that about his brother and just walk away. He quickly grabbed nerd boys arm and yelled to the back of the store that he needed to take a break. The girl behind the counter nodded and Dean pulled Poindexter outside and sat him down on a bench.
"Okay, listen up kid. I need you to tell me in detail why Sam is in danger hanging out with Angel and I don't want you to leave anything out, do you understand." Dean could tell he was scaring the kid but at that moment he didn't care.
"Y-you won't believe me." The kid was back to staring at his feet.
"Listen, spill and let me be the judge of whether I believe you are not, okay?" Dean tried to keep the panic out of his voice.
"You know about the missing kids right?" Poindexter looked up and Dean nodded. "Well, she killed them."
"What? How?" A cold chill went down Dean's back at the thought of his brother being alone with this chick.
"Well, I'm not sure she killed the others, but she killed my friend Ralph. We were walking home after chess club and he spotted Angel sitting under a tree. Ralph had a big crush on her and decided that catching her alone would be the perfect opportunity to proclaim his love. So he told me to wait but to stay out of site so I wouldn't cramp his style and he approached her." The kid looked up and Dean nodded for him to continue.
"I was too far away to hear what was said, but her voice became loud like she didn't like what he said, and then Ralph put his hands on her shoulder like he was trying to calm her and she pushed him away. The next thing I know, Ralph is on fire. On fire, and screaming. I started to go and help but he burned so quickly, and I knew he'd be dead before I reached him. So I stayed hidden behind the tree and once Angel was gone I ran home." The kid had tears streaming down his face and part of Dean wanted to comfort him but he knew they didn't have time for that. Sam was out with Angel and could be in danger.
Dean finally spoke. "Hey kid do you think you could take me to the spot where Ralph died?" The kid nodded. "Okay, stay here. My dad is the FBI agent investigating the disappearances so we'll head by the library and grab him and then you will show us where it happened okay?"
The kid's eyes were wide but he nodded yes. Dean quickly let his co-workers know he had to leave due to a family emergency and then he headed out to grab his dad. He wanted to grab Sam, but wasn't sure where to find him. He knew that Sam had special plans that included taking Angel out.
Luck was on Dean's side, because his dad was still at the library. He grabbed John and the kid, Connor. Connor retold his story to John as Dean drove them to the woods. Once they reached the woods, Connor took them straight to the spot his friend had died. The earth was scorched and most of the ash had blown away but there was still a small amount on the ground.
Dean looked at his dad as he rose from the scorched spot.
"Dean, I think the girl is a fire starter. It fits. The three cars had small engine fires and that part had pointed to the supernatural. Now we know for sure. I need to call Caleb, he has dealt with this problem before and has a binding spell to keep the fire starter from using their power. Do we know where Sam is? And are you sure he is with this girl?" John's voice was business like but Dean could see the fear in his eyes.
"Yeah, he had a special date planned, but I'm not sure what that meant. He probably took her out to eat and the movies, and if he did that , they probably took the bus to Alma." Dean felt his stomach clinch at the prospect of Sam being hurt by this girl.
John nodded in thought. "Well, if they did that, then at least they're in public and I think Sam is safe while they are. We'll drive this kid home and then go by the girl's house to make sure their not there and then we'll wait. I'll call Caleb on the way." John grabbed his phone and started dialing as they approached the Impala.
Angel was having a wonderful time. Sam had finally asked her out on a real date and they had taken the bus to Alma and had a great meal at the Mexican Restaurant there. He had wanted to take her to the movies but she talked him into a walk in the park instead. Holding hands and talking was far more appealing to her.
"So Sam, today has been great. I feel so lucky that you moved into town." Angel gave his hand a squeeze as they walked hand in hand.
"I'm glad you're having a good time. I was thinking that with it being Friday night, and my brother and Dad won't mind if I stay out later, that we could spend some quality time back at your place." Sam smiled brightly and there was a slight blush to his cheeks.
Angel felt her heart catch in her throat. For weeks she had tried to get Sam to consider moving their relationship forward and he had been dragging his feet. She had hoped that by being intimate with each other, he'd realize the love that they shared. She knew he wanted to be blind to it because he'd have to leave soon. Angel had hoped to convince him of their love before he left so that they could reunite as soon as they turned eighteen. Now she could tell that he was finally ready to take that step.
"Sure Sam that sounds great. I love spending time with you." Angel pulled herself closer to Sam, feeling warm in the fact that Sam would soon be hers.
Angel deserved Sam, she deserved to be happy. Her life up to this point had been crap, right down to her conception and then she discovered her powers.
When Angel had turned fifteen she discovered she had developed a power. She could start fires with her mind. Angel had worked hard for six months honing her skill and last year had decided to finally use it to make her life better.
Her first victim had been an accident. Dirk was always cornering her making unwanted passes when others weren't around and spreading rumors about how easy she was. Angel just wanted him to stop, and she thought by showing him how powerful she was he would leave her alone. It hadn't worked out that way. Before she could show Dirk her new powers that day in the woods, he had attacked her and in a fit of anger she had set him on fire. He burned so quickly it almost didn't seem real and when it was all over he was just a bit of ash at her feet.
Life had gotten so much easier after that. She no longer had to worry about being caught in hallways alone afraid of Dirk cornering her. Things were looking up until Sally had decided to start spreading rumors about how Angel was the reason her mom committed suicide. Sally was telling people that Angel's mom couldn't stand the sight of her and that had driven her to take her life.
Angel was furious and one day as she sat in the woods, she watched as Sally's car moved down the road and before she was consciously aware, she had made it stop just like Dirks. She had called Sally over and confronted her on the rumor and all Sally could do was laugh and call her a freak. In a fit of anger, Angel lost control. It was over so quickly.
Angel was amazed again at how taking one person out of the equation, made her life so much easier. After a brief mourning period, people feel back into life as usual. Sally's best friend Sarah quickly replaced her as the queen bee and life went on. Angel was happier until Sarah decided to take on her best friend's quest of making her life miserable. Well, Angel decided what was good for the goose was good for the gander and with relative ease the Sarah problem was taken care of.
Life truly was good. People at school were finally leaving her alone. Angel was almost happy, at least content enough to ride things out until she could escape this hell hole of a town. And then Ralph decided he needed a girlfriend.
He had always been nice to her and she half heartedly returned his attention, and then one day after school Ralph decide to take things up a notch and made a pass at Angel. She told him no but he was persistent and grabbed Angel by the shoulders trying to make his case. Unfortunately for dear old Ralph he triggered bad memories of Dirk and before Angel knew it he had met the same fate of the long lost jock.
Angel sighed, it had been hard getting over the guilt of what had happened to Ralph, and she had been depressed ever since. That was until the day that Sam Winchester walked into her life. Now her life was finally happy and after tonight, she'd have Sam in her life forever.
Dean went to Angel's house and quickly asked her Aunt and Uncle if Sam was there. He was told that Sam had indeed taken Angel to Alma for a date and that they were not back yet. Dean settled in the car with his dad, staking out Angel's house. John had written the binding ritual down and was memorizing it as they waited.
Dean was full of nervous energy and had decided to pace the sidewalk to get rid of some of his energy until he started getting strange looks from Angel's neighbors. He finally settled in the car.
Dean cleared his throat and looked at his dad. He wanted to warn John that Sam had "plans" for the night and they might be walking in on something embarrassing but he did know how to bring it up. He decided to just go for it.
"Uh, Dad, I just wanted to let you know that this isn't a normal date for Sam. It's a special date." Dean shuffled around trying to avoid eye contact with his dad.
"A special date huh? What do you mean by that Dean?" John's tone was curious.
"He wanted to become a man tonight." Dean finally looked up at his dad afraid of what expression he would find.
He was shocked to see amusement on John's face. "So I trust that he's well prepared and informed?"
Dean turned beat red. "Yes sir."
"Good boy, Dean. I'm glad that Sam feels comfortable talking to you about that stuff." John's smile faded. "But this going to make things so much more complicated when it comes to Sam's feelings about the girl."
Dean nodded. "So Dad how do you think this should go down?"
"Dean, I think the best way to do this is for me to go in and grab the girl as a FBI agent needing to question her. You'll be in charge of getting Sam caught up with what is going on, while I perform the ritual. When we see Sam and Angel return, I'll approach the Aunt and Uncle and let them know that we think Angel is a reluctant witness to the missing teens and then I'll get permission to take her somewhere quiet to question her. If that doesn't work, we grab Sam and then grab the girl later tonight, perform the ritual and get out of town. Oh and Dean do you know the last name on this family?" John's voice was to the point but Dean could tell he was nervous. They both were afraid of how Sam would react, but neither spoke of their fear.
"Williams., I just wish we didn't have to involve her family. It could get messy." Dean gave his dad a nervous smile.
"Yeah, I'm afraid this won't go down smoothly, but don't see many options here."
Dean was about to respond when he spotted his tall brother cutting through the backyard of Angel's house with Angel right behind him. They both quickly disappeared in the white shed out back.
"Did you…" But before Dean could finish, his dad responded.
"I saw them. So we'll go ahead and get permission from the Aunt and Uncle and then head approach the kids."
Dean nodded and they both got out of the car.
Sam was nervous. Forget that he was terrified and feeling that he had made a mistake. After his talk with Dean he had really started considering his decision to do this He liked Angel. He liked her a lot but he didn't love Angel. So he knew that his motives for tonight had been totally hormonal. It wasn't fair to him and it wasn't fair to her. In fact, even though she kept telling him otherwise, Sam wasn't sure that her feelings for him weren't more serious. The night had started off pleasantly but the closer he got to her house the more he felt that he needed to change his plans.
Every since he'd mentioned spending quality time tonight, Angel had been all over him. He knew he needed to set her straight and fast. They had entered her shed and gotten comfortable on the couch and she had moved in to kiss him. Sam pulled away.
"Angel, I really want to talk to you before we do anything else okay?" Sam hated himself at this moment. He knew he was going to hurt Angel's feelings but he would rather do it now before things had gotten to serious.
"Sure Sam, we've the whole night, there is plenty of time to talk." Angel started to say something else when there was a knock at the shed's door. Angel rolled her eyes and got up to answer it.
Sam was shocked to see Dean and his Dad standing in the door way with Angel's Aunt and Uncle.
Angel's Aunt spoke first. "Sweetie, uh Sam's dad needs to speak to you about what happened to the missing teens. He thinks that maybe you could help him figure out what happened."
Sam was truly puzzled. Angel had already told them everything she knew.
Angel should've known it was too good to be true. Her life had never worked out right before, so why now. She could tell by the stern expression, that Sam's dad had somehow figured out her secret and her life was ruined. They would lock her up and take Sam away from her.
Well, she was tired of rolling over and letting life kick her to the curb. If she couldn't have her happiness then maybe she could find it with Sam elsewhere. She believed in an afterlife and just maybe her happy ever after would happen then.
"Don't worry Sam, I'm not going to let them separate us. Our love can not be stopped. We'll spend eternity together and there is nothing they can do to stop it." Angel concentrated all of her power and started a ring of fire around herself and Sam. She could see the fear in his eyes and she knew that he probably didn't understand that this was for the best but he would.
John had be prepared for things to go south fast with this one, but Angel turning her powers on Sam wasn't something he had considered Luckily he had thought to spray his and Dean's clothes with fire repellant. They had also discussed a fire situation, and that Dean was in charge of getting Sam to safety.
If they faced a fire they knew from talking to Connor that they'd have to work fast in order to rescue anyone. So without thought, John watched his oldest son brave the fire ring to grab his brother. As soon as Dean started for the ring, John wasn't far behind, grabbing the girl and pulling her out with him.
The fire was hot and he knew that the girl probably had some burns and smoke inhalation but he needed to act quickly before she could do anymore harm. He quickly laid her down on the ground and started the binding ritual. She screamed and bucked through it but he was able to get the job done.
He quickly turned to see how his boys were fairing. Sam looked pale and was coughing with Dean by his side. Dean caught his dad's attention on them and nodded in affirmation that they were okay.
Turning to the William's family he noticed that Mr. Williams was busy trying to put the fire out while Mrs. Williams was on the phone with 911.
As soon as the fire department and paramedics showed up. John took charge as the FBI agent on sight.
He told the paramedics that Angel had had a psychotic break and had tried to kill herself and his son by setting a fire. He then pulled the William's aside to talk to them.
"I know that what you witnessed Angel do is hard to believe, and the problem is no one is going to believe she did it. That's okay, we'll just stick to the story that she set the fire. She had poured accelerant and once she had Sam in the center of the circle she dropped a match. They'll believe that and she'll get the help she needs." John could tell that the William's were struggling to deal with what had happened but seemed to agree to his plan.
In a quiet voice Mr. Williams spoke. "Mr. Winchester, will Angel hurt someone else with this power of hers?"
"No sir. I've dealt with this sort of thing before and I bound her powers. She'll never be able to use them again. I promise. Just stick to this story, and everything will be okay." John patted Mr. Williams on the back.
"Thank you." Mr. Williams answered and John nodded in reply heading over to check on his boys.
Everything had happened so fast. Sam was still in shock. Things were okay one minute and then…
Angel proclaimed her undying love and tried to kill him with fire. Fire that she was able to produce with her mind. Time had froze at that moment and Sam had been at a loss as to what to do.
He then felt familiar strong hands on him, tugging him away from the blaze.
They had rolled away from the blaze and Sam found it hard to breathe. Evidently the smoke had been pretty heavy in the center of the fire. His eyes stung from the smoke and then he started to panic.
Angel was in the fire and he wanted to go back for her but Dean's arms held him down. He'd fought Dean until he caught sight of Angel being held down outside the fire ring by his father.
Only she didn't look like Angel. Her eyes were wide and feral and she was fighting John hard. Screaming.
It took Sam a moment to realize that she was screaming for him.
"Sam, I love you! Don't let them separate us! Sam I need you!" Her screams were primal in nature and they scared Sam.
Sam realized that another voice was trying to catch his attention. "Sammy, are you okay?" Dean's voice was calling him.
Turning towards his brother he could tell that he was worried. Sam's voice was rough, but he was able to answer. "Yeah, I'm okay. What's wrong with Angel?"
He hoped Dean had the answers because Sam really didn't understand how such a sweet girl could turn in a matter of moments into the homicidal female that was screaming his name.
Dean gave him a sympathetic smile. "One of the missing kids, Ralph, wasn't alone when he was attacked. His friend Connor came to me today and told me that Angel had set him on fire and burned him to death. That with the fact that the other victim's cars had had a small fire in the engine, we realized that Angel was a Fire Starter. Dad was performing a binding ritual on her just now when he had her on the ground. She won't be able to hurt anyone else." Dean sighed and patted Sam on the back.
As the two watched paramedics were loading Angel into the ambulance. They had given her something to calm her because instead of screams for Sam she was now sobbing for him.
Dean patted Sam on the leg. "I'm so sorry Sam."
"Me too Dean, me too."
John approached. "You boys okay?"
Sam was able to nod but couldn't take his eyes off of Angel.
It had been three days since the fire and Sam was doing better physically. His throat was still a bit sore, but otherwise he was good. Mentally, he was still pretty shaken.
He knew that his family was pretty worried about him. John had declared that they would take another week or so off from hunting and Sam knew it was so he could get his head together.
Sam was trying to do just that when his Dad approached him on the back porch.
"Hey Sam, how's it going?" John asked as he sat next to Sam on the top step.
"Okay." Sam tried to give his dad a slight smile.
"You know, Angel is getting the help she needs at the hospital, and maybe someday she can have a normal life." John shifted around next to Sam and he knew that his dad wasn't real comfortable with their conversation but felt it needed to be said.
"Yeah, I hope she'll be okay." Sam watched as his dad shifted uncomfortably next to him.
"You know Sam that day we learned that Angel was dangerous, well in preparation to uh get Angel that night, Dean shared with me what your ah … plans had been. But, before you get upset, I just wanted to say, it's okay. You're old enough to make that kind of decision and I'm proud of you for talking to Dean about it first. The only reason I even bring it up is, I know because of how special that night was going to be, this really has to be hard to deal with." John let out a sigh and gave Sam a smile.
Sam knew he was beet red. He would have to kill Dean later. But it was nice to know that his dad trusted his judgment and was sympathetic to Sam's feelings towards Angel.
"Yeah, well actually, I'd changed my mind and was going to tell her, but you showed up. I'm glad you showed up when you did now that I know how unstable she is. Woman's scorn and all." Sam returned his dad's smile.
"Really son? Yeah, a normal upset woman is hard enough to handle, this would have been…"
"Explosive?" Sam grinned and they both had a chuckle.
Dean stepped out on the porch catching the explosive part. "What did I miss, are we going to blow something up?"
John winked and headed inside.
"Really Sam, what are we going to blow up?"
Sam grinned at Dean. "Your car if you ever share my sex plans with Dad again!"
Dean rolled his eyes. "Like there is anything to talk about virgin boy."
Sam sighed. Angel was right they weren't normal, but unlike Angel, Sam he had the support and love of his family and in the end that was all that mattered.
A/N: Thanks so much to everyone who has reviewed! I want to thank my beta Sendinthclowns for her beta work, story ideas and support! I want to thank Floralia for all her support- both of those girls rock. Amy- thanks for the wonderful plot bunny.
Sendintheclowns and I are still working on the sequel to Every Breath You Take- so more psychic vampire action coming soon. I'm also working on the sequel to The Last Night and I have an amnesia Sam story coming along too. Thanks for reading! GG9