Chapter 8

It is so peaceful here. It was a peace Evie hadn't felt in a millennium. She was lying in a garden, more beautiful than she could have remembered. She could feel the warmth of the sun's rays on her face and running along the length of her nude body. Her long chestnut-colored hair billowed around her, surrounding her head like a dark halo. The air was perfumed with an array of flowers whose scent was intoxicating.

She looked to her side and smiled at the man lying beside her. His hair a mass of dark curls on his head. His body long and lean and nude like she was. He gazed tenderly at her with large brown eyes that spoke the volumes of his adoration.

She was safe here. There were no thoughts of death or pain or even fear. Everything was so beautiful and new and wonderful. There was no evil…

Evie woke up with a small gasp. She blinked several times as her eyes adjusted to the dimly lit room as she struggled to remember where she was.

The convention… the demon… Sam and Dean Winchester… the prophecy…

Oh yeah.

She realized she was lying on one of the motel room's double beds. She turned her head to the left and saw Dean sprawled out on the other bed, snoring softly. She turned to her right and saw Sam sitting at a small table. He was sound asleep in front of his open laptop, a small lamp providing the only light in the room besides the glow of the laptop's screen.

Evie gingerly sat up and swung her legs over the side of the bed. Nature was urgently calling and there was no way she could not answer.

After finishing her business she washed her hands in the small ceramic sink and gazed at her reflection in the cracked bathroom mirror.

So this is really real. I really am Eve, the first woman ever. And Sam and Dean Winchester are real. And angels are real. This is really happening.

She was surprised to find that the thought didn't freak her out quite like it had earlier that day. In fact, it almost felt like a relief. It certainly explained a lot of what had happened to her.

She made her way back out into the main motel room and found Sam waking up. He was stretching his arms when he saw her and gave her a small smile.

"Hey, Evie, how are you feeling?" he asked gently.

Evie gave him a shy smile back. "Better, thank you."

Sam gestured towards an empty seat at the table. "Have a seat. You want something to drink?"

He stood up and opened the ancient motel fridge and looked inside.

"We… uh… well, there's beer… or I could get you something out of the soda machine. It's just outside."

Evie nodded. "A Sprite would be great. Thank you."

Sam gave her a quick nod and a smile before slipping out the door. He was back several minutes later and he passed her the drink while setting down the one he had purchased for himself.

"Hungry? We've got some leftover pizza. It's a little cold though."

"Cold pizza is fine. I kinda like it that way."

Sam put a couple pieces on a plate and set it down in front of her before settling himself back in front of his laptop.

"So… how are you feeling?" Evie could hear the concern in Sam's voice.

She gave him a small shrug as she began picking at the pizza. "I'm OK… I mean… as OK as I can be… better than I was earlier…"

Sam nodded. "It's a lot to take in. You have the right to be freaked out."

Evie smiled ruefully. "Yeah… never would have expected anything like this… I mean… the whole crazy demon-thing was unbelievable… but... a prophecy… who I really am…"

Sam nodded. "Do you remember any of it?"

She took a deep breath and nodded. "I… I think so… when I was sleeping I was dreaming about this place… a garden… and… it was just so familiar… like I had been there a million times…"

She chuckled quietly and shook her head.

"It just sounds so weird… that I'm Eve."

He grinned back. "Yeah, but after everything I've seen over the years, that actually doesn't sound so weird to me."

Evie couldn't help but chuckle at that and took a sip of her soda. "I guess you of all people know what it's like to find out there's more to you than you could have ever imagined."

Sam smiled ruefully. "Yeah, you got that right. I mean… I at least had some warning… it's not like my life was exactly ordinary."

Evie sighed. "My life wasn't really what you'd call 'ordinary,' but it wasn't awful."

"What were you're parents like?"

She shrugged. "Never met them. I was left in front of a fire station with a note pinned to my blanket. It said that my name was Evelyn and that was it. I wound up on foster care, bounced from house to house. It wasn't that bad, though, not like how some kids have it. No one ever bothered me really. I just… I just kind of blended in. No one really paid much attention to me."

She paused for a moment to take another drink.

"So I got through the system, finished high school, and got the job at the nursing home. Got my own place. And… well… that's about it. Like I said, pretty uneventful."

She gave Sam a shy glance she realized she now understood what she had always wondered about when reading her books. She had always wondered how Sam could get complete strangers to basically spill their guts to him without a second thought. But now, sitting in the man's presence, she got it. While he was unnervingly handsome, he was also incredible kind and had a way about him that made one feel like they were the most important person in the room when he was talking to them.

"You're easy to talk to," she said with a shy laugh.

Sam smiled. "Thanks, but why do you say that."

"I really don't talk to guys that much… actually… I don't really talk to anyone that much…"

He smiled gently. "Well, you'll be getting used to talking to us, that's for sure. You'll be staying with us for a while… at least until we know we can get you somewhere safe."

Evie nodded her smile fading as she remembered the whole prophecy. She picked absentmindedly at her food. "Do you have a plan?"

Sam shook his head. "Not yet. But, hey, don't worry, alright? I promise we'll help you."

She glanced back up at Sam gave him a small smile. She knew he was right. After all, she was with the Winchesters. If they couldn't protect her, no one could.

Author's Note: Holy crap I finished a chapter! Lol! I have to give all of you a HUGE thank you for all your reviews and support. If it wasn't for you guys I can honestly say that this story would continue to just run rampant in my head and never see the light of day! So, thank you so much! I can't promise regular updates, but I will certainly try my best!