Lauren sat in the dark corners of hell and she covered her ears to block out the sound. She could hear the screams of the souls that were being ripped apart from the inside out. All she wanted was the screams and the pain to go away. How could she have made such a deal like that? To spend her life in a place like this for someone who walked away from her. No man was worth this much pain, "Lauren! Lauren, get over here now!" Alastair yelled for her to come to him.
Lauren stood up and walked over to him, shaking, "W-What's wrong sir?" she asked in fear. Alistair smirked and slapped her across the face and Lauren hit the ground hard. She knew he was angry about something and she wasn't sure what yet but she knew it wasn't good. Anytime he was upset, she was the first person he came looking for any kind of… satisfaction. She was his for eternity and nothing could ever change that.
Alistair got on his knees beside her and grabbed her chin hard, forcing her to look at him. "I have a job for you my child." He said and wiped the blood from her mouth with his thumb and licked it off, "Something was taken from me today and I want it back and you are going to get it for me."
"Just tell me what I need to do." She said. Lauren had learned to never question anything he said or asked her to do. She always did what he asked no matter how degrading and horrible it may be. "I will do anything for you."
He cupped her face and smiled at her, "That's my good girl. I have thought you well. You are the perfect little pet." He said and kissed her on the lips. Lauren just squeezed her eyes shut and tried not to get sick. She hated him touching her but after 50 years in hell; she was use to it by now.
He pulled away from her and looked her in the eyes, "I am sending you up there to retrieve this asset of mine and you better not fail me or you know the consequences."
"What…..what do I have to do?" she asked. Lauren was excited to get out of hell but she knew that she would soon have to return.
"I want you to bring back someone who is very important."
"Who is it?"
"Dean Winchester" he said and shivers went up her spine.
"D….Dean?" She was terrified of Dean. He became feared in hell once he began torturing souls and Alastair's best student. In her eyes he was just as evil as Alistair.
"Yes, he was taken today and I want him back before it's too late and you are going to fetch him for me."
"I can't do that. He knows me. He will just kill me." Lauren said. She knew Dean would kill her if he saw her again.
"He won't remember you. Get close to him. Make him trust you." Alistair said as he stroked her cheek.
"I-I don't think I can do that sir."
"You can and you will. If you fail me I will make these last 50 yrs we have had together seem like heaven do you understand?" Alistair warned.
"Yes sir but I…."
"I will give you something else to give you a little extra motivation." He smiled at her with that evil smile she hated so much.
"And what is that?" she was afraid to even ask.
"If you bring him to me, I will set you free."
Lauren looked up at him and wasn't sure if he was telling the truth or not, "Do…. do you mean it?"
"Yes I do my child but first you need to find out any information that the Winchester may have that can help me. Something is going on and I need to know what." Lauren looked down for a moment and prayed that if she got out of this that God would have mercy on her soul, "Do we have a deal?" he asked her.
She looked up at him and gave him a simple smile, "Yes" she said and she knew how to seal this deal. The same way she had to when she sold her soul to save the man she one loved only to have him leave her the next day.
Lauren removed her shirt and lay on the cold ground. Nothing was going to stand in her way of being free from Alastair. Not even Dean Winchester.
Dean and Sam were walking back toward the car when they heard a young woman screaming from the woods behind them, "What was that?" Sam asked Dean.
"Sound like a damsel in distress. I got it." He winked at Sam and took off into the wood. Sam just shook his head and popped the trunk open.
As Dean walked through the wood, everything went quiet; "Hello?" he called out but heard nothing.
He was about to head back to the car when he saw a young woman running toward him, "Please, help me." She said and ran into his arms.
"Whoa... calm down and tell me what's going on." Dean said and held her tight.
Lauren tried to catch her breath and looked up at him. It was a face she hadn't seen it what seem in awhile but it still put fear in her, "Umm there is….there is someone after me." She breathed heavily.
"Where did they go?" Dean asked. As soon as the words came from Deans lips, he looked up and saw a man running at them. He looked down at the scared girl in his arms, "Listen to me, run. There is a guy just outside the wood that will help you, hurry!" He said and Lauren took off running and was thinking to her self that this is never going to work.
Dean pulled out the knife as the demon approached him, "Long time no see Winchester." He said.
"Sorry we don't have time to catch up." Dean said.
"We will have our chance. You will be back in hell very soon." The demon said.
Dean grabbed him and stuck the knife into his side. "I don't think so and either way, you won't be there." He said and watched as the demon flashed and the body fell to the ground.
When Lauren got to the edge of the wood, she saw Sam standing beside the car looking at her. She had heard so much about Sam from the other demons and she was a little afraid. He began to move toward her and she ran to him, "Are you ok?" he asked her.
"I….I don't know. I was just out for a walk when this man tried to kill me." She said in a panic voice.
"Did you see my brother?" Sam asked.
"Yeah he…he is still in there." She said and Sam looked up to see Dean walking over to him, "Look at me." He said and she began to cry. She knew that even if she did get out of her deal she was going to hell, "You are going to be ok." He assured her.
Lauren nodded and turned around to see Dean closing in on them, "Are you ok?" he asked her and she began to shake.
"I think….I think…" she said and let her eyes roll back into her head.
Dean caught her before she hit the ground, "We need to get her out of here Dean." Sam said to him.
"Why don't we just drop her off at a hospital? We don't really have time to baby sit some chick a demon was after for who knows what reason. We have enough going on."
"That is exactly why we need to wait for her to wake up and see what's going on." Sam said. "Maybe the reason the demon was after her has something to do with what's going on.
Dean rolled his eyes and lifted her into his arms, "Fine but don't say I didn't warn you." He said and put her in the back seat of the car. He smiled to himself before looking over at Sam, "At least she's hot." He winked and licked his lips.
"I don't think now is the best time for you to try to get laid Dean." Sam said getting into the passenger seat. "Like you said, who knows what's wrong with her."
"You're such a prude." Dean said and they headed to the nearest motel.
After lying there on the motel bed long enough to hear Dean and Sam's conversation about her, Lauren finally opened her eye. She was ready to get this over with and move on with her life or at least that was the plan.
"Hey Dean, she's awake." Sam said and the two men walked over to her, "How are you feeling?" Sam asked her and handed her a glass of water.
"A little confused I guess." Lauren asked and took the glass, "Thanks."
Sam and Dean exchanged looks before Dean sat down on the bed, "Do you have any idea who was after you and why?"
"I don't know who he was," she lied. He was nothing but a lower level demon trying to make it on top, "I was just out for a walk in the park when the man jumped out and attacked me. As soon as I got away I started running and that's when I ran into you." She was so afraid he was going to be able to tell she was lying and if he could tell she feared what she would do to her. Not to mention what Alistair would do when he got her back.
"Well I hate to tell you this sweetheart but that was a demon after you." Dean said.
"Dean!" Sam said.
"What? She needed to know." Dean said.
Lauren just took at him blankly, "A what? Are you telling me demons are real?"
"Yeah and for some reason one was after you and we need to know why." Dean said.
They were asking a lot more questions that she ever imagined but she had to think of something, "I don't know why that man or…. or demon as you say was after me." She began to rub her hand together which was something she always did when she got nervous, "I'm just so confused right now and I just want to go home." She said and cried even harder.
Sam gave Dean a look like he needs to say or do something but Dean was good in emotional situation like this. He put his arm around her and she tensed up, "Its ok I am not going to hurt you. Why don't you tell us your name?"
"L-Lauren…My name is Lauren."
"Hi Lauren…I am Dean and that's my brother Sam. We will help you but you need to trust us and tell us everything you know."
Lauren knew she had to think of something and hoped that she said the right thing, "I do know about Demons than I said." She said and they both looked at her.
"So you lied to us?" Dean asked. "Great way to start a friendship."
"I wasn't going to tell someone I had never met that demons were out there. How crazy do you think I am?"
"Jury is still out on that one sister." Dean said and Sam glared at him.
"Anyways one night I was walking like always and overheard a conversation I was never supposed to hear. I heard two men talking about…." She paused.
"What were they talking about?" Sam asked her.
Lauren just looked at them as a tear rolled down her cheek, "The end of the world." She said, "That's why I think they want me dead. Maybe they are afraid I will ruin their plan or something. I really don't know. They have been after me ever since."
"What else did they say?" Dean asked.
"I don't know ok! I heard that and I ran. I thought they were crazy. I mean…wouldn't you?"
"Well how did you get away then? Demons are hard to get away from." Dean said.
Lauren was trying to think of and then she felt something around her neck. It was the necklace Alistair had put on her when she got to hell. She pulled it out and looked at Dean, "They saw this and ran."
Dean knew that symbol all too well, "Where did you get that?" he asked and Lauren knew exactly what he was thinking. Personally she liked seeing him a little afraid.
"It was my fathers. I found it when he passed away. It's all I have left of him."
Dean knew she may be more important then they ever thought and the problem was he couldn't tell Sam much of anything without saying he remembered a little hell, "Listen Lauren, we are going to keep you safe ok. Don't worry about anything."
Lauren gave them a soft smiled before standing up, "Thank you so much but I cant impose.
"It's no trouble." Dean said.
Lauren smiled, "Can….Can I maybe go take a shower?"
"Yeah sure go ahead." Dean said and she walked passed them and into the bathroom.
"Dean what's going on? What the hell was that?" Sam asked him when he heard the shower turn on.
"I ….I don't know but I have a feeling that the demons want it back or her back either one." Dean said and looked at the bathroom door. Who was this girl and why was he drawn to her for some reason. There was something about her when he looked into her eye that made him feel strange. He couldn't let her go until he figure out what it was.
Lauren stood in the bathroom and took the necklace off. She grabbed a small knife from her pocket and sliced her palm, letting the blood drop on the amulet, "Sir…I'm in." she said and a smile spread across her face. She would be free soon enough.
** So what do you think? Lauren isn't really a demon. She was in hell one month longer than Dean. Review and let me know what ya think : )**