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Chapter 8

"So, what do you think?" Dean asked as they calmed down from seeing Castiel and Uriel flung away like that.

"I think Anna's getting more interesting by the second." Sam admitted.

"Yeah, I agree. And what did they mean by "she's not innocent"?"

"It seems like they want her bad, and not just 'cause of the angel radio thing. I mean, that blood spell - Some serious crap, man."

"Something's going on with her. See what you can find out. Maybe see if Hariel's willing to drop a few hints."

"What are you gonna do?"

"Anna may have sent the angels to the outfield, but, sooner or later, they're gonna be back. We got to get ourselves safe now."


"Hariel." Sam whispered and a few seconds later he heard the familiar flutter of wings.

"Hello Sam." The hybrid greeted and Sam smiled back, taking a half step closer but then he stopped and Hariel smiled, moving closer to hug Sam. "Are you okay?"

"Not bad. No shakes yet." Sam held out his steady hands and the archangel nodded, leaning against the fence beside Sam.

"So you called?"

"Yeah. Ruby showed up with info, she doesn't seem to realise things have changed. We followed the info and found this girl, Anna. Somehow….she hears angels. This demon showed up for her, knew Dean from hell, and kicked our asses. We got out, Ruby took Anna…..when we met up with them Uriel and Cas showed up…to kill her. Anna drew this symbol in blood and they were sent away….." Sam trailed off and Hariel frowned.

"I honestly don't know Sam; I'll talk with Cas and Michael then come see you." Hariel answered and Sam nodded. The angel moved closer and kissed him before vanishing and Sam blinked, touching his lips before smiling softly. It no longer felt at all weird when Hariel kissed or touched him, it made Sam feel safer than he had in years and he liked it.


"We're here!" Dean called as he walked down the stairs to the panic room.

"Pamela hey!" Sam smiled as he saw the woman.

"Sam?" She asked, blindly looking around.

"It's me. it's Sam."

"SAM?"

"Yeah." He answered again.

"Sam, is that you?" She asked and Sam shook his head, knowing she was teasing him.

"I'm right here."

"Oh. Know how I can tell?" She grabbed Sam's ass and he jumped. "That perky little ass of yours. You could bounce a nickel off that thing. Of course I know it's you, grumpy. Same way I know that's a demon, and that poor girl's Anna and that you've been eyeing my rack. Don't sweat it, kiddo. I still got more senses than most got it." She teased and Sam blushed, happy she couldn't see it. "Just like I know who you've been sleeping with." She whispered so only Sam could hear. "Hey, Anna How are you? I'm Pamela."

"Hi."

"Dean told me what's been going on. I'm excited to help."

"Oh. That's nice of you."

"Oh, well, not really. Any chance I can dick over an angel, I'm taking it."

"Why?" Anna asked curiously.

"They stole something from me." She took off her sunglasses to reveal white eyes. "Demon-y, I know. But they're just plastic. Good for business. Makes me look extra-psychic, don't you think?
Now...how about you tell me what your deal is? Hmm? Don't you worry."


"Hey Sam." A familiar voice whispered and Sam smiled.

"I'm dreaming aren't I?" Sam asked only to hear a warm chuckle and then familiar arms wrapped around him.

"Yeah, didn't want to risk appearing with the demon there. Anna…she was an angel."

"We know, she remembered." Sam turned to look at Hariel who's face fell and the angel sighed. "Harry?" Sam whispered, using Harry's mortal name.

"Then there is nothing I can do."

"I don't understand." Sam shook his head and Hariel sighed.

"As long as she didn't remember being an angel Michael agreed to let her live. Now that she remembers…..the punishment will be carried out. I'm sorry Sam."

"What? No Hariel…."

"There's nothing I can do Sam. Besides she deserves it."

"Deserves it? But…..what's so wrong with wanting to be human?"

"What?" It was Hariel's turn to be confused. "Sam what did she tell you?" Hariel asked and Sam stared at him. Had Anna lied? Or was Hariel? But Hariel had only ever helped him, hadn't he?

"She said she ripped her Grace out because she wanted to be human and that's why the came to kill her."

"Sam that isn't the reason. Yes, she would be punished for that but not with death. What she did…..is a million times worse."

"She lied to us?" Sam asked and Hariel nodded. "But why? Not like we know what's punishable by death for angels."

"Sympathy. If you thought it was just because she became human you would defend her."

"What did she do that was so bad?" Sam asked and Hariel looked away. "Hariel please."

"She killed several angels, very young angels…." Hariel whispered and Sam froze.

"Tell me you don't mean the angelic equivalent of kids." Sam begged but Hariel remained silent. Sam moved then, hugging the hybrid and Hariel hugged him back. "I'll explain it to Dean and then we'll figure it out from there." Sam promised.


"This….it feels wrong to be leading her to her death like this." Dean admitted and Sam nodded.

"But Hariel's never lied to us. Michael was willing to let her live if she never remembered."

"So it's our fault she's gonna be killed, great."

"You didn't know Dean, you were trying to help." Sam tried to reassure him but Dean just shrugged it off and Sam sighed. They fell silent as Anna joined them, looking nervous and both brothers hid what they were really feeling behind sympathetic masks. Both knew what was coming but they couldn't give her a chance to run. They all turned as the doors burst open to reveal Castiel and Uriel.

"Hello, Anna. It's good to see you." Castiel greeted her softly.

"How? How did you find us? Dean?" Sam played his part well. It had actually been Hariel who had given Castiel their location but no one could know that.

"I'm sorry." Dean answered, playing his part as well.

"Why?"

"Because they gave him a choice. They either kill me... or kill you. I know how their minds work." Anna kissed Dean who fought not to pull back in disgust. "You did the best you could. I forgive you." She whispered to him and then turned to face Castiel firmly. "Okay. No more tricks. No more running. I'm ready."

"I'm sorry." Castiel told her as he stepped closer.

"No. you're not. Not really. You don't know the feeling."

"Still, we have a history. It's just –"

"Orders are orders. I know. Just make it quick." She asked and he nodded, drawing his sword he plunged it into her heart and Anna gasped before her eyes slid shut and she slumped to the ground, dead.

"Nice to see you can follow orders." Uriel sneered before leaving.

"Cas you okay?" Dean asked and the angel nodded, still staring at her body.

"What happens to angels when they die?" Sam asked softly.

"We return to nothingness. Anna….I do not know if she will or if her soul will move to heaven or hell."

"She didn't have a human soul." Hariel answered as he joined them. "You need to leave, demons are coming." The brothers nodded and headed back to the Impala. "You did the right thing Castiel." Hariel gripped the older angels shoulder in an offer of comfort. "Come, Michael wishes to see you."

When Ruby led Alistair into the building it was empty, not even Anna's body left for them to dissect.

TBC….