A/N: don't own don't sue

Full Summary: Returning from studying in England, Jessica's sister doesn't buy the story she's fed about her sister's death and she tracks down Sam to find out what really happened. Sam welcomes the help but she's not the kind of girl Dean's used to….

Pairings: DeanOFC SamJess

Rating: M for language and eventual sex scenes

Chapter Summary: Meetings

Lyrics at the beginning from 'Stronger' by Sugababes

Hell Hath No Fury

Chapter One – Stronger

I'll make it through the rainy days
I'll be the one who stands here longer than the rest
When my landscape changes, re-arranges
I'll be stronger than I've ever been
No more stillness, more sunlight
Everything's gonna be all right
I know that there's gonna be a change
Better find your way out of your fear
If you wanna come with me
Then that's the way it's gotta be
I'm all alone
And finally I'm getting stronger
You'll come to see
Just what I can be
I'm getting stronger
Sometimes I feel so down and out
Like emotion that's been captured in a maze
I had my ups and downs
Trials and tribulations
I overcome it day by day
Feeling good and almost powerful
A new me, that's what I'm looking for
I know that there's gonna be a change
Better find your way out of your fear
If you wanna come with me
Then that's the way it's gotta be
I'm all alone
And finally I'm getting stronger
You'll come to see
Just what I can be
I'm getting stronger

She cast a shadow on the grave as she approached it, the new stone standing out against the others and the sunlight glinting off the engraved words. She knelt down gracefully and leant back on her heels. She leant forward and gently placed a bunch of daffodils before the headstone.

"They were your favourites when we were kids. Remember… I got you one every year for your birthday."

She smiled and raised a hand, pushing her sunglasses up into her hair to hold it back against the breeze behind her. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a bunch of flowers killed by the heat and she smiled; Sam.

"Don't worry, Jess. I know Sam didn't believe that shit either… that's why he took off. And I'm gonna find him."

She kissed her fingertips and pressed them to the picture encased in the stone, running her fingers lightly over the name before getting to her feet in one fluid motion. Turning she made her way over to a nearby motorbike gleaming in the sun and she lowered her glasses, swinging one leg over and kicking the bike into gear.


"So you don't like cheeseburgers, you don't like chilli-dogs and you don't like kebabs… what the hell do you like?"

"Pizza… with extra anchovies and triple pineapple."

Sam jerked his head around; his eyes caught sight of a tall girl leaning against Dean's car with her arms crossed and her head tilted back so the sun caught on her dark glasses.

"Maddy? Madelaine Rose is that you?"

She snapped her head towards him and scowled; "I thought I told you never to call me that."

He grinned at her and she eventually smiled back, holding out her arms to hug him. She eyed Dean over his shoulder; he was watching them both curiously. Pulling back Sam saw his brother reflected in her glasses for a moment and he turned around, one hand still on her elbow.

"Maddy this is my brother, Dean. Dean… this is Maddy." He paused for a moment. "Jess's sister."

Maddy held out a hand for him and Dean shook it, eyeing her appreciatively as she pushed her glasses into her hair. The sun caught in her blonde and red locks and flashed red, thick dark blood red strands shimmered as she reached up and tied her hair in a loose knot at the back of her head.

"Maddy… what the hell are you doing here? I thought you were in England studying."

She nodded; "I was… I'm meant to be in Egypt doing some digging work at the moment but I thought I'd take a detour over here."

"Why?"

"Besides the fact my sister's dead?" Sam flinched. "I want to find out what happened to her."

Dean shot a look at Sam who was studying Maddy as closely as she was watching him.

"Can I talk to you for a minute?"

Dean smiled at Maddy and grabbed Sam's arm, not really giving him a choice as he dragged him back into the shop they'd just exited.

"What are you going to tell her?"

Sam glanced at her out of the window, watching as she stripped her jacket and leant back against the car, raising her face to the sun. Dean ran an appreciative eye over her as her white t-shirt rode up a little exposing her stomach.

"The truth…"

Dean snapped his gaze back to Sam; "What are you crazy? How are you gonna go about explaining the fact she was stuck to the ceiling to her?"

Sam glowered at him; "You don't know her, Dean. She won't stop till she digs up the truth."

"What makes you think she'll believe the truth if you told it to her?"

They both turned to look at her again; she was staring straight at them both through the window. They waved awkwardly and turned to face each other again.

"She's an Ancient Mythology and Theology student… she's spent the last three years studying things people haven't ever been able to fully explain. Trust me; if anyone's open to the idea of the supernatural… it's her."

Dean stared at him and Sam stared defiantly back.

"So have you two decided what to do with me yet?"

Startled they turned to look at Maddy standing besides them, one hand hooked into the lapel of her jacket swung over her shoulder and the other clutching an apple she had just taken a bite out of.

"Sweetheart… there are lots of things I'm considering doing to you, and none of them involve Sammy here."

She raised her eyebrows and bit into her apple again; "You're trying to tell me those cheesy lines actually work?"

Sam hastily coughed to cover his laughter; it didn't faze Dean who continued to watch her.

"We think whatever killed Jessica was the same thing that killed our mother."

"Thing?"

Sam shot a look at Dean who rolled his eyes at him; "This is gonna sound ridiculous." He muttered.

"Well… whatever did it… wasn't human."

Maddy chewed her piece of apple calmly and swallowed.

"Told ya."

Sam scowled at Dean who shrugged and turned to stare out of the window.

"OK… so where do I find it?"

"What?"

Even Dean turned to look at her.

"Where do I find what killed my baby sister?"

Sam watched the fire flickering in her eyes and he felt the need for revenge burning inside him again. He turned to look at Dean who slanted his gaze at him.

"That's what we're trying to find out."

Maddy creased her brow; "When I rang Jess last she said you were looking for your father."

"Yeah… we think he's looking for the same as us."

"And leaving a trail for us to follow." Dean chipped in.

"Then I'm coming with you."

Sam shook his head and Dean raised an eyebrow at her.

"Look… she was my sister. And I may not have a lot of experience with things like this but I know a hell of a lot more than you'd think about the theories which can be more helpful then you realise. I'm going."

Sam sighed and shoved his hands into his pocket in defeat.

"Your bike better fit in the back." Dean muttered.

She beamed and threw her arms around his neck. They were heading out the door when Dean grabbed Sam's arm.

"Dude… anchovies and pineapple?"

"Shut up."


"If that thing ruins the leather I'm dumping it on the road."

Maddy rolled her eyes and ran a caressing hand over the bike balanced precariously over her across the backseat.

"If you didn't drive so slow I'd ride behind you."

Sam grinned out of the side window as Dean narrowed his eyes at her in the rear-view mirror. She blew him a kiss and returned to looking out of the window at the passing scenery. Dean glanced at the map on the dashboard before grudgingly pressing down a little harder on the gas.

"Whoa… stop!"

Dean slammed on the brakes nearly sending a startled Sam through the windshield. They squealed to a halt leaving tire marks along the highway. Before either brother could ask Maddy had climbed over her bike and wriggled past Sam out of the car.

"Don't tell me she just wrecked my tires cos she needed the little girl's room?"

Sam shot Dean a look and shifted out of the car, following Maddy to where she was knelt among the long grass in a field they had been passing.

"Maddy?"

Sam took a step closer to her, peering around her shoulders to catch a glimpse of what she was staring intently at. He jumped when Dean dropped a hand on his shoulder, glaring at him he moved towards her again until they could see what she was knelt besides. A pretty little girl with her curled dark hair tied back in pig tails was sat cross-legged staring up at her curiously.

As they watched her she cocked her head to the side and lifted her eyes up to meet theirs, they were a bright blue like chips of ice and a shiver passed through Maddy as she watched the girl's impassive face. She got slowly to her feet and backed away from her, stopping when she felt Dean's hand at her elbow. Sam took Maddy's place kneeling before the little girl who slowly dropped her head to look at him.

"What's your name?"

She continued to stare at him blankly and Maddy wondered how she could go so long without blinking.

"Riverden."

Her voice sent chills down Maddy's spine and she shuddered again, backing up further until she stepped on Dean's foot. Glancing up at him she found his gaze fixed entirely on the little girl and his brother.

"Riverden? Is that your name?"

She cocked her head to the side again; "Riverden."

Sam glanced briefly at Maddy and Dean over his shoulder before turning his attention back to the girl.

"Do you live near here?"

His gaze flickered over her cold eyes as she continued to watch his every move.

"Where's your house?"

She leaned forward confidingly and Maddy felt Dean tense next to her, she watched as the muscles in Sam's body tightened as though afraid the girl would lunge at him. Leaning forward a little Maddy strained to hear the girl's words.

"You're going to die." She lifted her slender arm and pointed over Sam's shoulder. "They're going to die." She dropped her arm again and smiled sweetly up at Sam. "We're all going to die."

Overwhelmed with a cold feeling of dread Maddy moved towards Sam and grabbed his arm, pulling him up.

"Come on… let's get out of here." Sam continued to stare at the little girl whose smile had turned disturbingly sinister as she stared up at them.

"Sam I don't like this… let's go!"

Finally succeeding in tugging him to his feet Maddy backed away from the girl, grabbing the front of Dean's shirt as she passed him and directing them towards the car. As the three of them manoeuvred over the fence separating the field from the road Maddy glanced back over her shoulder but she couldn't find the girl anywhere.

They clambered into the car and sped off in a cloud of dust, Maddy in the front seat besides Sam and suddenly cold.

"You OK?"

She looked across at Sam who had a hand on her arm; surprisingly cold to the touch.

"Yeah she just freaked me out that's all."

"You get used to it."

They both turned to look at Dean who was focused on the road again, shaking herself Maddy fixed her gaze on the windscreen.

"Dean, stop the car."

The car braked again and they all jerked back into their seats at the abrupt halt.

"Dude you have got to stop doing that… if this car gets wrecked…"

Dean paused mid-rant when he saw his companions' faces, they were both staring at a road-sign nearly hidden behind a practically dead tree; Riverden 10 miles.

"Well."

"Since we're heading in that direction anyway…"

Maddy sighed as Dean swung the car back into gear grazing her thigh as he did so. She glared at him and he grinned at her. Sam shook his head at the two of them and turned to look back out of his window wishing he was back in the field with the homicidal schoolgirl.