Chapter Eleven: The Darkest Hours

The Halliwell sisters and the Winchester brothers stood face to face with the yellow eyed demon. This was the end and Phoebe knew it these was exactly how her premonition had played out.

"Its over, we win" Paige yelled.

"Its not over" he smirked "Not until you're all dead!"

"Sorry buddy" Piper said angrly "But the one dying here is you!"

The yellow eyed demom just laughed at her. Suddenly all five of them were thrown againts the wall of the attic.

"You lose."

The five of them all struggled to get of the wall but they're effort was in vain. They were pinned and not getting out of it. Paige turned to face Sam "I love you Sam."

"I love you too Paige" he replied.

Phoebe turned to Dean, it was clear that she loved Dean and even more clear that he loved her. The look in Dean's eyes said 'I love you' and that's all she needed.

"I love you too."

12 hours earlier

The sun shone through the front doors of the beautiful Halliwell manor. This house had so much history and so much had gone on within these walls. Love had blossemed and love had died.And right now love was most diffinately blooming within the manor.

And even though some of them were trying to pretend that it wasn't there, fate had a way of changing things. But fate could be cruel and the people within these walls knew that better than anyone.

"WE DID IT!!!" Phoebe yelled loud enough for the whole street to hear.

"Did what?" Piper asked walking down the stairs.

"Found and got the colt back" she said pointing to herself and Dean "Aren't we great?"

"You got the colt back?" Sam asked walking down to them.

"Oh yeah! We sure did" Dean said happily.

"Thats great!" Sam said with a smile.

"How?" Piper asked.

"We just tortured a few demons until they told is where it was" Phoebe said scratching the back of her neck.

"If there is a mess in the attic you're cleaning it up" Piper scowled "Oh and this time don't let demons steal the colt."

"This is going somewhere safe" Phoebe said holding the gun out to show Piper.

"I've seen it" she walked off to the kitchen.

The second Piper was gone, a demon shimmered into the room.

"ah... ah Dean."

Dean shut his eyes and in seconds the demon was screaming in pain as fire covered his body. And like so many demons before him he went poof.

"That was easy" Dean said giving Phoebe his famous grin.

"Too easy." Phoebe said with a serious tone.

Then on queue another demon shimmered into the room but he had his hands up, covering his face and he screamed "Please don't kill me! I have a message for you, from James."

Piper ran into the room "Tell us."

He put he's hands down and looked up at Piper "James said Draygin is on the move."

"What do you mean" Sam asked.

"James said, Draygin said he's sick of demons failing and he's going to do it himself."

"Wait! Draygin is coming to kill us?" Phoebe exclaimed.

"Basically yeah" the demon said sighing with relief. "Can I go now?"

"Tell James thanks and if he finds out anything else to let us know, ok." Piper added.

"Can do" he then shimmered off.

Piper turned to face Phoebe and Dean "Its a good thing you got the colt back." Piper turned to Sam "Go tell Paige what's going on" she then turned back to face Phoebe and Dean "I'll go let Leo know." she then walked off.

Phoebe looked up at Dean "This is far more scarier then I could of ever imagined."

"The premonition is playing over and over in your head, isn't it?"

"Yes" Phoebe took a deep breath to try and calm her nerves "but that's not going to happen, we're going to stop him and then we're going to have nice normal lives with no demons and-"

"Phoebe." Dean cut in "breathe."


Paige sat at the small table with the spell to vanquish Draygin in her hands. She wondered if Sam's premonition would come true, would this be the last demon she fought. Her thoughts were interrupted by Sam walking into the room.

"Sam" she said looking up at him, and she saw worry on his face. "What's wrong?"

Sam walked over to her and sat down beside her. "He's coming" was the first thing he said "Draygin is coming."

"How do you know?"

"Remember James?"

"Yeah why?"

"He sent a demon to tell us that Draygin was coming." he saw worry on Paige's face "I won't let him hurt you Paige" he pressed a kiss to her forehead "No one is going to take you away from me... especially not him." he pulled her into an embrace and whispered "I love you."

"I love you too Sam" she whispered back. "So much."


James walked through Magic School and he spotted the demon who had been sent to the Halliwell manor. "Did they get the message?" James asked.


"How'd they react?"

"Piper seemed calm and Phoebe seemed to be a bite scared."

"Lets hope they can do it."

"Um... what happens if they fail?"

"We fight."

"I was afraid you were going to say that."


Sam sat on the front porch, his mind racing. Could this finally be over? Could they all go back to having normal lives? Or would they fail? He pushed that thought to the back of his mind. He needed to stay focused, he needed to be prepared.

He felt a hand on his shoulder and he turned around to see Phoebe. She took a seat beside him and handed him a cup of coffee. "Here, I think you'll need it."

"Thanks." He said taking the cup.

"Draygin's not going to kill Paige, Sam" Phoebe assured "He's not going to kill any of us."

Sam nodded his head then he stood up and walked inside. As he walked in Dean walked out and he sat next to Phoebe.

"Are you alright?"

"I don't know" she admitted "I'm scared, but I'm more than ready to have a normal life."

"Yeah me too" Dean kissed Phoebe lightly on the forehead.


"Are you sure you want to do this?" a female demon with shoulder length blonde hair asked Draygin.

"Demon after demon has failed" he replied "I'm not wasting any more time."

"Let me try."

"Sharna, you will only end up with the same fate as the others ."

"Let me try." she said firmly.

"Fine." he replied. "Go to the manor at sundown."

"I won't fail you."


The Halliwell sisters and the Winchester brothers sat in the conservatory working out a plan. The Book Of Shadows sat on the table in front of them along with the spell to vanquish Draygin.

"So Piper, you freeze him and then we read the spell." Phoebe said.

"What if he doesn't freeze?" Piper asked.

"Then I kick and then we chant."

"I think we need a better plan than freeze, kick, chant" Paige added.

"We need bait" Sam said.

"No!" everyone exclaimed.

"What! I can control my powers and he wants me the most."

"No its not happening" Dean spat.


"Its to dangerous" Dean added "so forget it."

"No Dean! Its not to dangerous and I think it will work."

"Maybe Sam's right" Paige chimed in. "Maybe we should just let him."

"No! no way." Dean yelled.

"To bad, I'm going to."

"No, your not."

"Dean you're not Dad! I'm not taking orders from you."

"I'm trying to protect you!"

"I'm not a child Dean, I don't need protecting."

"Guys stop it!" Phoebe yelled. "Just stop."

Sam and Dean shut up straight away and they turned their attention to Phoebe.

"Dean you need to trust Sam" she said softly "Sam you need to understand why Dean wants to protect you. And you both need to calm down and talk about it not yell about it." Phoebe paused "Sam if you're willing to, then you can use yourself to lure him-"

"What!" Dean exclaimed.

"Let me finish. We won't be far if you need us. Now lets get a plan."


The sun was starting to set and darkness started to creep over San Francisco. To the rest of the city this was just another night, but to the Charmed ones and the Winchester brothers it was an endless night.

Sam walked through the conservatory, he stopped to look out the window. He watched as the sun disappeared and darkness took over. He sighed heavily and he turned around to see a woman with short shoulder length blonde hair and dark blue eyes.

"Hi Sam" she said as she stabbed a knife into his stomach.

Sam fell to his knees and he placed his hand over the wound. "I thought-"

"Draygin was coming" she said bending down to his height "He is, I'm just delivering a message."

"And that would be."

"That it ends tonight." she whispered in his ear "The power of five is not enough."

"You'd be surprised." Sam squinted his eye and she was sent flying into a old shelf. Sam struggled to get to his feet and he lent against the table for support.

The Halliwell sisters and Dean ran into the room. Dean noticed straight away that Sam was hurt and he ran over to him.


"I'm fine Dean" he said through breaths "We'll get Leo to heal me."

Piper, Phoebe and Paige stood in front of the unconscious demon.

"Should we kill her?" Paige asked.

"Yep" Piper smirked, she raised her hands and in a matter of seconds the demon on the floor was no more than a pile of ash. She then walked over to Dean and she noticed the blood on Sam's stomach. "Leo, Sam needs you."

Paige heard Piper and she rushed over to Sam. "Oh my god!"

"Leo" Piper called again, then he appeared beside Piper. Piper turned to face Leo "Sam. Heal."

Leo walked over to Sam and he placed his hand a few inches above Sam's wound and in no time it was healed. Sam sat down on the chair and Paige took a seat next to him.

"Are you ok?" she asked placing a hand on his shoulder.

"I'm fine."

Leo turned to Piper and Phoebe "I can't come again."

"What do you mean?" Piper asked.

"The Elders won't let me."

"Screw them" Phoebe snapped.

"No, they're right" Piper sighed "We can't risk Leo getting hurt."

"What about us?" Dean exclaimed.

"I'm sorry" Leo apologized. He turned to face Piper, he kissed her passionately then spoke "I love you."

"I love you too."

He then orbed off.

Phoebe looked at Piper with sympathy and she embraced her in a quick hug. "You will see him again."

"I know" Piper said.

"Now what?" Paige asked suddenly.

"We wait." Sam added.


The Halliwell sisters and the Winchester brothers waited patiently for Draygin to attack. It was only two strokes away from midnight and they were growing tired, the last few months finally catching up to them.

All five of them paced around nervously, too afraid to sit down, too afraid to stand in one spot. The clock struck twelve, and Draygin shimmered into the room.

The Charmed ones and the Winchester brothers spun around to face him. None of them had ever seen his face and they were quite surprised to see that he looked pretty normal. His yellow eyes stood out and the scars on his left cheek were hard to miss.

"Its nice to see you lot again" he smirked.

The Charmed ones and the Winchester brothers formed a straight line. It was finally happening, they would have to face Draygin right now or die trying.

"Yeah we've missed you" Dean smirked back.

"Are you just going to stand there?" he asked.

They didn't reply.

Draygin's smirk grew wider "This is to easy." a fireball appeared in his hand and he threw it at Phoebe but it went straight through her.

"Looks like we're one step ahead." Paige grinned.


The five of them disappeared in a dark red light.

Draygin growled with anger. He hadn't excepted them to use astral projection. He went to turn around but before he could he was sent flying into a wall. He got up and turned to face Paige and Sam.

"Nice trick" he hissed.

"Thanks" Paige said firmly "Wanna see the next one?"

He felt something hit his back and he turned around to see Piper with her hands raised and a smirk on her face. "Did that hurt?"

"Your powers aren't strong enough to vanquish me."

"I don't know, you'd be surprised" Dean grinned.

Suddenly Dean was pinned to the wall. Piper, Paige and Sam went to help him but they to were pinned to the wall by an invisible force.

"You think you're so smart?"

"No Sam's the smart one."

"Do you remember what happened the last time you pissed me off?"

"Do tell."

Before Draygin could open his mouth he felt something hit the back of his head. He stumbled over and Piper, Paige, Sam and Dean were released and they fell to the floor.

They quickly stood and ran over to Phoebe. Draygin stood up and turned to face them. He closed his eyes and suddenly they were surrounded by flames.

"Piper freeze the fire" Phoebe yelled.

Piper froze the fire and she turned to Phoebe "Now what?"

"Upstairs, upstairs."

The five of them ran up the stairs and to the attic.

"Remember the drill" Piper said catching her breath.

Phoebe's heart was racing, she realized that the attic was where they had been killed in her premonition. She took a deep breath and pushed that thought to the back of her mind. Draygin was the only one dying.

He shimmered into the room and he glared at the Charmed ones and the Winchester brothers.

"Its over we win" Paige yelled.

No no no no Phoebe thought. This isn't going to end this way.

"Its not over" he smirked "Not until you're all dead!"

This isn't happening Phoebe screamed in her mind

"Sorry buddy" Piper said angrly "But the one dying here is you!"

No our destiny is not to die!

Draygin just laughed at Piper. Suddenly all five of them were thrown against the the attic wall.

"You lose."

No we don't!

The five of them all struggled to get of the wall but they're effort was in vain. They were pinned and not getting out of it. Paige turned to face Sam "I love you Sam."

"I love you too Paige" he replied.

Phoebe turned to Dean, she might as well tell him. She was about to die. Dean looked Phoebe in the eye, he smiled warmly at her then he spoke "I love you."

"What" Phoebe gasped. She looked at Draygin he was clearly enjoying the sight of the Charmed ones and the Winchester brothers pinned to a wall. The power of three is going to die by his hands. Phoebe thought bitterly then a voice echoed through her head 'the power of five.'

Phoebe looked at Dean "I love you too" she then looked at Draygin "The power of five will set us free."

"The power of five will set us free" Paige mused.

"The power of five will set us free" the three sisters chanted then Sam and Dean joined in. "The power of five will set us free, The power of five will set us free, The power of five will set us free ."

Draygin's powers grew weak and the sisters and Sam and Dean fell on the ground. They quickly stood up and Sam used his telekinesis power to bring the colt to him. With the colt firmly in his grip he fired it at Draygin. Suddenly everything felt like it was in slow motion, if Sam had been off by a bit their chance of a normal life would go down the drain. The bullet hit Draygin in the heart and he screamed as fire started to comsume his body.

Sam pulled the spell out of his pocket and the five of them chanted "Sisters three, brothers two, call on the power of the witches to vanquish this evil." Bright lights started to fill the room and Draygin screamed louder. "Let the power of the witches rise as we vanquish this evil."

He screamed in pain as fire comsumed his whole body. With one last scream he blew up leaving nothing behind but painful memories.

"Its over" Sam said with relief. "Its really over."

The next day

Paige and Sam sat on the top of the Golden gate bridge. It had become their favourite spot. The sun was starting to set, casting a shadow over the busy city. Paige rested her head against Sam's shoulder, and he rested his head againts hers.

They had found peace, at last. The demon that had took so many lives was gone forever. The power of five was no more and it was back to being the power of three.

"Hey Sam."


"There's something I need to tell you." she said sitting up straight and facing him.


"Well even though Draygin is dead... I'm going to keep fighting."


"Sam... I'm half Whitelighter and I have charges to look after."

"So I won't see you any more."

"Sam... I'm not leaving you, I'm just saying that I have other responsabilities." she kissed him passionately "I love you." she kissed him again "so so much.

Sam smiled at Paige and he pulled a box out of his pocket and placed it in front of her, he opened it up and there was a gold ring inside. "Do you love me so much that you'll marry me?"

Paige's eyes opened wide with surprise and a huge smile spread across her face.

"Is that a yes?"

"Yes" she pulled him into an embrace and kissed him passionately "Yes I'll marry you."

Sam smiled not having any words to say. So he took the ring out of the box and slid it onto Paige's finger.

Paige looked down at the ring then back at Sam. She grabbed the colar of his shirt and pulled him in for another kiss. "I love you."

"I love you too Paige."


Phoebe walked out the front door to see Dean sitting on the stairs. She sat down beside him and gave him a soft smile.


"Hey Phoebe."

"Are you mortal again?"

He just nodded his head in reply.

"So I guess you're really giving up hunting huh?"

"Yep, no more huntin for me."

"Are you ok?" she asked in her sweet voice.

"I'm fine" he said turning to face Phoebe.

"Are you really fine?"

Dean sighed heavily. He had never been the one to talk about how he felt but with Phoebe he felt as though he could, he felt that he didn't need to keep the tough guy act up.

"I just can't believe that this all over. I can have a normal life. Sam can have a normal life." he looked Phoebe straight in the eye "We can have a normal life."

"Dean... what you said in the attic... d... did you mean it?"

"Yeah I did" he kissed Phoebe's forehead lightly "You've stolen my heart Phoebe."

Phoebe pulled Dean in for a passionate kiss. After a long while they broke apart and stared into each others eyes.

"I love you Dean Winchester."

"I love you too Phoebe Halliwell."


Piper and Leo sat on the couch huddled together as they watched Wyatt and Chris play with their toys.

"Are you going to miss being a Whitelighter?"

"No" he said hugging Piper tighter "Not at all."

"I love you Leo."

"I love you so much Piper" he kissed her forehead softly. "Just think, we can finally have normal lives."

"Yeah" Piper said looking Leo in the eye "I guess there really is a happy ever after."

The End

I hope you enjoyed the last chapter of The Power Within. Anyway please R&R. And hopefully I'll have a knew Supernatural story up soon and maybe a sequel ;)