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Chapter 16

"Little Girl, I can't come with you. I will get in so much trouble, but I want to help you. Let me call my brothers, Sam and Dean. They will know what to do. My name is Kellie; what's your name?"

The little girl just continued to stare at Kellie. Finally, she repeated, "Help me! I'm all alone! I am so afraid, please come help me! Please! I'm scared! Don't leave me. Please come with me."

"I told you that I can't come with you, but I won't leave you alone. I promise. Let me get my brothers."

"Help me! I'm all alone! I am so afraid, please come help me! Please! I'm scared! Don't leave me. Please come with me."

"Wait right here. I'll be right back", said Kellie as she began turning toward the door. She ran outside and began calling for Dean and Sam.

"Sam! Dean! Come quick! She's here! The girl in the yellow dress is here in our kitchen!"

Sam and Dean scrambled down the ladder as quickly as possible. "What? Kellie, did you say that she's in the kitchen?" asked Dean.

"Yes. Come quickly!"

The Winchesters ran quickly in the front door. However, once they arrived, there was no one there.

"Where did she go? Hello, Little Girl?" Kellie ran all around the cabin looking for the missing child. "She was here, Dean. I swear that she was! She was standing in the kitchen asking me to come with her. I'm telling you the truth."

Dean looked at Kellie intently. Finally, he said, "I know that you are, Sweetie. I don't think you would lie about something like this. However, I think we need to call Dad about this."

"Dean, do you have to? He'll be so mad! He's expects better of me."

"You're right. He does expect better of you and so do we. You should never have followed this girl, whoever she is, in the first place. Who knows the trouble that she may end up causing us, but dad will be even angrier if we don't let him know what's happening."

"I know. I'm sorry, Dean. Please don't be mad at me too." A small tear began to roll down Kellie's face.

Dean hated to see his sister cry. He squatted in front of her and put his arm around her waist. "Honey, I'm not mad at you. I'm just concerned about what is happening. Please don't cry."

"Ok, Dean. Are you sure that you're not mad?"

"Yeah, I'm sure. How could I ever be mad at you?"

Dean looked at Sam and said, "I think we've got to call dad, don't you?"

"Probably. He's not going to be happy that we are interrupting his case, but I think he will be unhappier if we don't. I don't think we really have a choice."

All three kids looked worriedly at each other and then nodded their heads. They swallowed deeply, and then Dean took out his cell phone and began to make the call to their dad. Finally John Winchester answered.

"Hello, Dean. What's wrong?"

"Hey, Dad. There's nothing really wrong, but there is something going on that I thought you needed to know about."

"Dean, this better be important."

"Yes, Sir. I think that it is. You see, Kellie saw this girl earlier this morning."

"Dean, you're calling me about a little girl? Really?"

"Yes, Sir. Well, Kellie has seen her twice, but she keeps disappearing."

"What do you mean, disappearing?"

"Well, Sam and I have yet to see her. Every time we get near she isn't there."

"Dean, are you sure that Kellie is telling you the truth? It sounds like a child's imagination to me."

"Yes, Sir. I'm pretty sure that she's telling the truth. She knew that you were going to be mad at her, but she agreed that we needed to call you."

"Why would I be mad at her?"

"Well, she followed this girl out of the yard and down to the river. She tried to cross the river and almost drowned. Sam and I found her just in time."

"Dean! Where were you and Sam in the first place? You know that she's your responsibility when I'm on a job!"

"Yes, Sir. I know, but we were trying to fix the roof. We thought she was playing in the back yard." Dean displayed a grimace on his face as he looked at his brother and sister.

"Let me talk to her! Now!"

"Yes, Sir. She's right here." Dean handed the phone to Kellie.

"Hello, Daddy," said Kellie nervously.

"Kellie Anne Winchester! What were you thinking?"

"I don't know, but Daddy, she seemed so lost and scared. I'm so sorry. I just wanted to help her. Please don't be mad, Daddy. Please, don't be mad."

"Are you telling your brothers the absolute truth? Did you really see this girl and then she disappears?"

"Yes, Sir. This morning I followed her to the river, and then she went across. I tried to follow her, but I slipped on the rock and fell. When I looked for her to come and help me she was gone. Then this afternoon, I woke up from a bad dream, and she was staring at me from the kitchen. I told her I was going to get Dean and Sam to help her, but when I came back inside with them, she was gone again. Daddy, I swear, I'm telling the truth."

"Ok, Kellie, I believe you. We have quite a bit to talk about when I get home. You are not to leave the house without Dean or Sam until I get home. Do you understand?"

"Yes, Sir, I understand. Daddy, I'm really sorry."

"I know you are. We'll deal with all of that later. I love you, Kellie."

"I love you too, Daddy."

"Ok, let me talk to Dean."

"Yes, Sir." Kellie handed the phone to Dean. She walked slowly toward the house knowing that she had really disappointed her dad. She heard Dean say, "Yes, Sir. I understand. Yes, Sir. We will. Ok, we'll see you tonight, Dad. Yes, Sir. Drive safely. Bye."

Kellie ran into the house and up to the loft. She lay on her mat and buried her face in her arms. She knew that she had caused all kinds of trouble, and now her dad had to leave a job. That meant that someone may die because her dad wouldn't be there to save them. She knew that her brothers may get in trouble too because of her carelessness and disobedience. "I'm so stupid" she thought. "They'd be better off without me."

Before she even realized what she was doing, Kellie had packed a small bag with some clothes and a few snacks. She slowly eased out of the back door and across the field she ran.