What is the Distance Between a Bullet and a Gun
A Supernatural/Paranormal Activity/Surprise Fandom Crossover
by Laurel (Sailorhathor)

Chapters: Alternate Ending
Fandom: Supernatural/Paranormal Activity/Surprise Fandom X-over
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 20,434 total
Time Period: Happens after SPN "5.04 The End." The time period of PA had to be AU'ed to 2009 to accommodate this (I desperately wanted to include Castiel in the story, heh). The ending of PA was also changed to make a need for the SPN characters to swoop in.
Summary: Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat have been terrorized by a demon in their home for the last twenty days. In step Dean and Sam Winchester and the angel on their shoulder, Castiel, to solve the problem. But what they find is that Katie's past is linked to theirs in ways they never anticipated, and the demon they are dealing with has some very powerful friends.
Warnings: Bad language. Violence. Attempted non-con. Burning of an animal. Character death. Spoilers for SPN up to 5.04 "The End" and all of Paranormal Activity. Told in transcription/script style.
Beta: Beta'ed by moonlitxmelody. Thank you Sammie!
Author's Notes: Will be at the end of the story because they're numerous. Story title comes from the Bon Jovi song "Bullet."

(The last recording was taken on NOVEMBER 21, 2009. Micah comes to the door, filming the arrival of a woman with reddish-brown hair and wearing a black leather jacket.)

"JENN CHIKANE"
(She is carrying a basket of muffins.)
You got the camera like I asked.

MICAH
Yeah... why did I do that?

"JENN CHIKANE"
We're just having a pleasant conversation. No reason to be alarmed. Don't these muffins smell incredible?

MICAH
They do... do smell good.

"JENN CHIKANE"
Are there wards under the welcome mat? (She kicks the mat.)

MICAH
Yes.

"JENN CHIKANE"
Get rid of them.

(Micah lifts the mat and disturbs two lines of powder, one of salt, and one of a substance that looks like red brick dust. When he brings the camera back up, the woman is grinning, satisfied.)

Is Katie home yet?

MICAH
She'll be home any minute.

"JENN CHIKANE"
I'll come in and wait, then.

SCENE CHANGE

(The camera comes back on when Katie walks in the front door.)

KATIE
What's that smell? (She notices the woman sitting on the couch.) You're Jenn Chikane.

"JENN CHIKANE"
You have a good memory.

KATIE
We should call Sam and Dean.

"JENN CHIKANE"
No, no. No reason to disturb them. I'll let them know about our visit.

KATIE
But... they said... (She seems to be just as disoriented as Micah.)

"JENN CHIKANE"
Don't worry about them. Come over here and have a seat.

(Katie tentatively takes a seat on the couch next to her.)

Isn't this nice?

KATIE
What do you want from us?

"JENN CHIKANE"
Now, that's not very nice. I just wanted to talk with you.

KATIE
Why can't I control my own body? They said you were dangerous.

"JENN CHIKANE"
Now why do you think that is?

KATIE
I don't know, Jenn.

"JENN CHIKANE"
I never said my name was Jenn.

KATIE
You didn't?

"JENN CHIKANE"
No.

KATIE
Then what did you say?

"JENN CHIKANE"
I said Gem.

KATIE
Gem.

"JENN CHIKANE"
Yes. G-E-M. (She pauses for a long time, looking at them both and grinning, wrapping her hair around her finger.) Do you know what Gem spelled backwards is?

SCENE CHANGE

(In the next scene, the camera is on the floor, leaning to one side. All that can be seen of Micah is his blood-streaked hand, moving aimlessly in frame. He's making choked sounds of pain. Katie can be heard screaming and crying in the kitchen while "Gem" yells at her. Neither woman is in frame.)

"JENN CHIKANE/GEM"
Did you really think this would work? Did you think I wouldn't find it?

(Katie screams in pain.)

KATIE
Please, no, stop! Please stop!

"JENN CHIKANE/GEM"
But I'm not finished yet.

(Micah fights to pull himself toward his cell phone, which is sitting open on the floor nearby. He gets his hand on it and tries to concentrate on dialing a number. He gets it wrong two times and has to start over.)

Ugh, don't you move, or I'll cut his head off and throw it in the pool. And it'll bob there, just staring at you, all dead.

KATIE
No! Leave Micah alone!

(The viewer can see the woman's boots as she charges toward Micah. She gets about halfway and stops as if she's just hit an invisible wall. It's disorienting for her, and when she tries to walk forward again, she hits the invisible wall once more.)

"JENN CHIKANE/GEM"
What the fuck did you do?

(Katie comes out of the kitchen with a Bowie knife in both hands. The back of her shirt, near the small of her back, is stained with blood. She's livid. Katie points to the rug under the woman's feet.)

KATIE
Devil's Trap, bitch. (Just as the woman turns, Katie stabs her in the upper chest. Yellowish light comes out of the woman's eyes, mouth, and the knife wound as she grunts in pain. The light flashes three times like an electrical circuit surging in and out before Katie pulls the knife out and the woman collapses to the floor, dead.)

Sam and Dean told me it was probably you, Meg. We were ready.

MICAH
This is ready?

(Katie goes to him.)

KATIE
Hold on, baby, I'm gonna call an ambulance for you. It looks like your leg is broken. Don't move.

MICAH
I'm not goin' anywhere. (Small laugh) You kicked ass, babe. I like it.

KATIE
Bitch pissed me off. Comes in here and hurts my fiance, then carves up my new tattoo... I just wasn't going to take it anymore. (Dials her phone, waits) Yes, can you please send an ambulance to 1497 Casa Grande Way... an intruder broke into my home and assaulted my fiance. ...The intruder? I killed her.

END OF ALL RECORDINGS

Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston had their wedding, which took place in JANUARY 2010, professionally recorded.

POSSIBLE CONCLUSIONS:

Scenario #1
Dean and Sam Winchester and James Novak's Castiel persona engineered the entire operation with the suspect "Gem/Meg." This would explain how much of it was accomplished and is in line with the profile compiled of them by the FBI.

However, it seems that if they wanted to kill Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston, they would have simply done it when they had ample opportunity, unless they wanted to use "Gem/Meg" as a scapegoat.

Scenario #2
Sam and Dean Winchester and James Novak's Castiel persona had nothing to do with the attempted murder of Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat, and were honestly trying to help. In some ways, this scenario is more frightening, because it could mean that they are locked in a holy war with the forces of evil that could eventually involve countless numbers of people. Many clues leading to this conclusion were dropped during the time the Winchesters spent in Micah Sloat's home.

In my recommendation, the best course of action we can take is to prepare for this scenario. If there is a holy war brewing, the Post-Initiative should assuredly be there to meet our adversary, whomever he may be.

Transcribed by SPECIAL AGENT RILEY FINN, FBI, Occult Crimes Division

LONGASS AUTHOR'S NOTES: The future I've implied for Riley here contradicts the Buffy comics. The reason that I included the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" crossover is because I wanted someone who knew a little something about the paranormal to be the one to transcribe the recordings. I had a dream while writing the story that it was Riley, so what the hell. :D
The character death ending of this story is partially based on the alternate ending of PA (Katie slitting her throat).
I just made up a name for Meg's new meatsuit, but I'm not even really considering it the character's real name. It was just, on her part, a joke on the name Meg. And "Chikane" means 'Replacement' in Japanese. ;)
When I thought of crossing over SPN and PA, it seemed natural that the fire that burned down Katie's childhood home would be a great connection to make between the two fandoms. I mean, it's perfect, right? I would, however, like to write a non-show-mythology-heavy version of this story one day. There are many possibilities.
I just made up Micah and Katie's address for story purposes. Same goes for Brittany, Katie's sister - never existed in the movie.
Taco Pagoda is a joke restaurant I made up years ago; I needed the name of a Mexican restaurant in Japan. Harhar.
I also made up Sin Root.
"Farmville" was created by Zynga Games. I cheated a bit with having the guys feed Cas's chickens - you couldn't really do that in the game until early 2010.
Title of the story comes from the Bon Jovi song "Bullet." It plays off the theme of guilt and responsibility, something both Katie and Sam are dealing with here.
Thanks to Sammie for the great beta and for being into my work enough to pornable me into writing a porn version of this story sometime in the future. I started craving Sam/Katie in some form after writing this, and she really likes Sam, so we both decided it would be awesome to get him laid repeatedly, even if it probably will cause mega-angst.