Title: A Hunter's Pathway

Summary: The Winchester Boys are about to meet their match when they run into hunter/salvager Katherine Price. Can they work together to save Dean from his crossroads deal before its too late?

Rating: T/PG-13

Spoilers: seasons 1-3 , since the story takes place after The Magnificent Seven and picks up during Bad Day at Black Rock

Disclaimer: I don't own anything, all rights belong to Eric Kripke and the WB/CW although the character of Katherine Price belongs to me.

Author's Note: This is my first Supernatural fic, so I hope I do well.

Chapter One

The techno beat of The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E. was pulsing through the club while its patrons moved across the small dance floor with the smell of smoke in the crisp air.

Colors of blue, purple, and red swept from the lights hanging above in the rafters flashed down on the dancers and created a hypnotic beat alongside the DJ who appeared to be having fun himself.

Amongst the busy club scene, sat a woman in her early twenties with dirty blonde hair and the most intoxicating blue eyes that stood out through the smoky atmosphere but they held no desire in watching the frat boys trying to score with the twins dancing together or the old man grabbing the waitress's ass every time she brought him a drink.

Instead her eyes were trained on the slightly muscular man in the booth across from her, his age was close to late thirties with jet black hair and gray eyes which were focused on his intended victim with a devilish smile, the smile may have told someone he was trying to seduce her but the look in his eyes was killer.

The girl in his company who looked to be underage but hot enough to sneak into a club was oblivious towards the look in his eyes and just let out a girlish giggle when the man in the booth whispered nothing but sweetness in her ear.

All it took was once glance from the man to send him climbing over the booth table which left his date in shock and caused the woman at the bar to push her way across the dance floor, several people called out to her and several tried to dance with her but she moved swiftly until she ended up in the rain soaked alleyway which stretched the length of a football field and ended with a caged dead end.

The man got barely within ten feet before he felt the barrel of a gun pressed against his skull, "Didn't your daddy teach you not to play with guns?" the man says with a teasing tone that caused the woman to pull back the hammer of the Colt 1911 Gold Cup National Match edition with nickel plating.

She smirked with her reply, "My dad taught me a lot of things," she leans in to whisper, "Like how to spot a demon."

The man's eyes went pitch black with no signs of humanity within the human vessel, just an empty abyss of evil.

The demon's devilish smirk never went away and he quickly grabbed the huntress by the sleeve of her oversized jean jacket in order to throw her into the brick wall which caused the gun in her hand to skid towards the demon.

He bent down to pick it up and smirk when he aimed the barrel straight between the eyes, "It was nice to meet the daughter of Arthur Price, its too bad you couldn't live up to your daddy's legacy."

She groaned from the pain of being thrown towards the wall and paused at the sight of her father's gun staring back at her along with the devilish smirk on the demons face, "I'll be sure to send my regards to Bobby Singer when I rip his throat out."

The demon grew puzzled when she started laughing, "You honestly think that a piece of shit demon like you can kill me?" she says with confidence that sent the demon reeling with questions.

But before he could voice the questions in his mind, a metal pipe bashed against the back of bushy head where he was rendered unconscious by Bobby Singer who just looked towards the huntress saying, "You alright Katherine?"

The hunter known as Katherine just grabbed her gun and slid back into it holster hidden by her jacket, "Thanks for showing up when you did, how did you know I'd be here?"

Bobby just picked up the demons legs and proceeded to drag him towards his truck saying, "Not all of us hunt demons like you do Kat, but your very predictable. I saw the news clippings of young teenage girls being killed and I took a chance…"

While Bobby bonded the demon's hands and feet, Kat was busy brushing off bits and pieces of trash off the concrete floor to reveal a devil's trap in the center of the alleyway, the strokes of a paintbrush could be seen in the sign and appeared to be resistant to the water that it was submerged in.

"What would your father think if he saw you now? His little Katy slaughtering demons like they were cattle?"

"My father would be proud of what I'm doing. Most hunters drink or screw themselves into a stupor, I hunt these evil bastards with no second thoughts." She pauses with her gaze focused on the Devil's trap but soon turned her attention back towards Bobby and began to walk towards him with such determination that it brought back memories of her old man.

Kat continued saying, "There's a war starting and if your gonna lecture me every time I decide to hunt, then I suggest you get the hell out of my face." the cold stare in her eyes surprised Bobby but when she proceeded to drag the demon towards the trap, he called out.

"When your dad passed away, I raised you as my own daughter and I don't want to see you end up like him." Bobby hoped to see some sign of remorse towards the way she was treating him but all he saw was her back turned against him but what he didn't know was that Kat considered Bobby Singer as a better father to her then her own father ever was, but it was like her father always said, 'This job changes people, makes them different from who they once were.'

When the demon finally awoke, he found himself encased in the trap and just started laughing despite the worry the flooded him, "You think that you can just exorcise me back to hell?"

Kat just squatted down in front of him saying, "I wont exorcise you just yet, not until I get some information from you."

The demon laughed in remark, "All you hunters are the same, trap us then torture us for the information in our demonic minds. Your no better then any other demon doing the same to a human."

For the sinister remark, Kat pulled out a tattered old journal with the initials A.K. engraved on the top corner as it was bound by one brown tie.

She pulled the string away and opened the pages where she began to recite the exorcism in Latin; "Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus, omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio infernalis adversarii, omnis legio, omnis congregatio et secta diabolica." she pauses at the sight of the demon struggling against the ropes, his hands turning red from the lack of circulation but she continued onwards despite his begging, "Ergo draco maledicte et omnis legio diabolica adjuramus te. cessa decipere humanas creaturas, eisque aeternae Perditionis venenum propinare."

The demon cried out from the fiery feelings coursing through out his human body, the flames of hell felt all to real and caused the demon's eyes to turn back to their original form as he cried out in a weak but scared voice, "I'll tell you anything that you want to know, just don't send me back to the pits."

Kat just smirked, "That's a good little demon…" she leans towards him saying with that constant determination in her voice, "I want you to tell me where my grandfather's dagger is and who has it."

The demon just shook his head negatively, "I don't know anything about a dagger."

Kat made a displeased face and replied, "That's really bad for you because you'll be joining your demon pals real soon if I don't get my dagger."

She looked back down at the handwritten text and continued reciting, "Vade, Satana, inventor et magister omnis fallaciae, hostis humanae salutis. Humiliare sub potenti manu dei, contremisce et effuge, invocato a nobis sancto et terribili nomine, quem inferi tremunt."

The demon's life above the surface was nearing its end and Katherine was growing impatient, but before she could continue onwards the demon cried out one name "John Winchester."

Katherine looked at him surprised and immediately reach towards the scalp of the demon to jerk his head up and towards her, "Is that suppose to be a joke? John Winchester died a couple months, why would he be in possession of my property?"

The demon just replied, "There was talk in the pits that your father had given him the dagger before his death for safe keeping and John locked it away in a curse box so that no demon or hunter could get their hands on it. Rumor has it that the dagger was one of two crafted to destroy the forces of evil."

Bobby stepped forward saying, "How come I've never heard of these daggers?"

The demon just laughed and his eyes drifted towards Bobby, "The man who made the knives realized their power and kept them a secret from the world until one of them was stolen…" he paused with his eyes back on Kat, "The one your looking for was entrusted to a hunter but he died during a fight with a Witch, the dagger supposedly found its way into your families hands. Why do you think a demon killed your father?"

Kat punches him in the face and prepares to finish the rest of her exorcism when the demon speaks again, "Azazel was right about you. The mind and body of a hunter but the makings of demon." he pauses tempting to get closer so he can whisper, "All those innocents you couldn't save because you got too reckless with your work, the pleasure you get from killings creatures like me."

"Shut Up!" Kat hits him again and recites the rest of the ritual causing the demon to convulse and cry out in pain until the black smoke spews from the vessels mouth and disappears.

Bobby just watched as Katherine slipped the book in her jacket pocket, anger flaring in her eyes like a torch in the darkness.

The demon's taunts echo in her mind until they disappear like the presence of the demon from its skin, her piercing eyes trail towards the unconscious man then back to Bobby saying "Make sure that he's okay when you get him to the hospital. I don't want him ranting about me or demons to the doctors."

She turns to head back down the dark alleyway, but Bobby's voice calls out "What are you going to do?"

Katherine looked back at Bobby one last time, "I'm gonna get what's mine."

She walked off into the night leaving Bobby to clean up the mess while his thoughts rang out, 'That girl's gonna get herself killed one of these days.'

TBC…

So, How did I do?

I'm the type of person that likes to put a face with my characters and it was kind of hard cause I couldnt choose from Michelle Ryan from the new Bionic Woman or Hilarie Burton from One Tree Hill but after I saw some fan vids of Dean/Peyton on youtube, I decided that Hilarie Burton would be the face of Katherine Price (if anyone was interested)

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