Disclaimer: Lucy is mine. The man in white is mine. Everything else isn't mine, including N Sync (which I have been trying to make mine for the past eight years, but so far, no luck.)
Author's Note: So here's the sequel to The Greatest Sacrafice, whether you like it or not. You really need to read Greatest Sacrifice before this one to understand.I honestly don't know why I didn't post the first story in chapters. Normally I do chapters, but it wasa lapse in judgement. So this story is, in fact, chapters. Still AU. Still part of my Lucy Universe. And I'm not sure how Limbo really works, so I kind of made it up. Enjoy!
The Shadow, the thing that had killed Mary and Jessica had taken Lucy's life as well. Sam had been able to destroy it, but not without great sacrifice. Dean thought that it was all over and that their baby sister was lost to them forever. However, proof that that was not the case stood directly in front of him.
"Limbo?" Dean finally said.
"Yeah. Limbo," Lucy replied. "You know, the place where souls go when it hasn't been decided where they should end up? That whole deal?"
"I know what limbo is. But why?"
"Why are you there? Why can we see you?" Dean just couldn't quite get a grasp on this.
"Well, I'm not quite sure," she confessed. "Usually it means unfinished business, but I did what I was supposed to do."
"Wait. What you were supposed to do?"
"Kill Meg, stop the father of all evil from killing you, you know, the usual."
"How do you know that that's what you were supposed to do?" Dean was completely baffled.
"A lot of your questions get answered when you die. Like, for example, what really happened to my N Sync CD's, Dean." She gave her eldest brother a look. Dean looked embarrassed.
"Although apparently not all of them are answered," Sam spoke up.
"All this is happening way too fast," Dean said suddenly. "I mean, how do we even know that you're a spirit? Maybe your some shape shifter sent here to toy with us." Lucy stepped forward and attempted to smack Dean upside the head, but she went straight through.
"Man, that's gonna be hard to get used to. But do you believe me now?"
"Okay, fine, you're a spirit. But what do we do now? I don't want you to be stuck like this forever."
"Lucy," a male voice came from behind her. She whirled around to face a blonde, tall man about Dean's age, in a crisp, white suit. She stared at him for a moment.
"I know you," she said.
"You should," he said, taking a step towards the siblings. "You saw me right before you died."
"I remember," Lucy said softly.
"Who are you?" Dean spoke up for the first time.
"You were not supposed to die," the man said, ignoring Dean. "The Shadow was trying to take you back to hell with him, but I was able to grab you before you were taken."
"So why am I still here and not in Heaven or whatever?"
"Once you go to Heaven, you can't leave. Instead of being gone forever, we want to give you a chance to return to life."