Chapter 20

"Listen to your heart,

when he's calling for you.

Listen to your heart,

there's nothing else you can do.

I don't know where you're going

and I don't know why,

but listen to your heart,

before you tell him goodbye."

DHT- Listen to Your Heart.

A couple of hours later, Emma was sitting on the bed in her bedroom. She laid on her back and sighed as she thought about the long night they all just had. After Dean killed the skin-walker, they had went upstairs to check on Bobby, who except for a bump on his head, was doing fine. While Sam and Dean disposed of the body, she filled Bobby in on everything that had happened in the basement.

Once everything was over and done with, Emma excused herself to go lay down when she suddenly felt tired, but now here she laid as she willed herself to fall asleep.

After realizing sleep wasn't going to come, she stood up from the bed and walked out of the room to make her way downstairs. She walked into the kitchen and saw Dean and Bobby leaning against the counter drinking a beer.

"Hey." She said, as she walked further into the room.

"Hey, you doing ok?" Bobby asked her with a concern look.

"Yeah, I'm just tried but having a hard time falling asleep." She answered.

"After what you went through, I'm not surprised." Dean said, as he took a sip of his beer.

"Yeah i guess so." She agreed with him, then asked Bobby,"how's your head?"

"I'll live." He answered with a shrug.

She gave him a small smile, then glanced around the room and asked,"so where's Sam?"

"He's upstairs getting a few hours of sleep before we have to leave in the morning." Dean answered.

"You're leaving already?" She asked with a shocked look on her face.

"Yeah, he found a new case." Dean answered sadly.

"Oh." Emma whispered.

Dean felt his heart break when he saw the sad look on her face, he hated leaving her again, but he had a job to do, people to save. Unless he didn't leave her, unless she came with him.

"You could come with us." Dean suggested to her.

"Really?" She asked smiling.

Bobby glanced at Dean then he looked at Emma, he cleared his throat and said,"listen, i know i said i accept your relationship. But i have to be honest, I don't want you in this life EJ, i don't want you traveling around and putting yourself in danger. I know you would rather be with Dean, but i would like for you to stay here with me."

"Don't you think it's up to Emma to decide that." Dean pointed out.

"Don't push it boy." Bobby said to him.

"Look, Bobby, I'm not trying to fight with you. I'm just saying, she's a adult and can make her own decisions." Dean said.

"And I'm just saying that i don't want her to get hurt." Bobby argued.

"Can i talk now?" Emma asked, interrupting their arguing.

"Of course, go ahead." Bobby answered.

Emma looked at the hopeful look on both Dean and Bobby's faces and become confused on what to decide. On one hand, she wanted to go with Dean, but Bobby was always like a father to her and the last time she wanted to do was disappoint him.

Finally making a decision, she took a step toward Dean and said,"you know i love you and i want nothing more then to go with you."

"But?" Dean asked.

"But, maybe i should stay here, at least for a little bit."

"Ok, if that's what you want." Dean said, as he tried to hide his disappointment.

"Well, I'm going to go try to catch some shut eye." Bobby said, as he sat his empty beer bottle on the counter.

"Night." Dean mumbled.

Bobby hugged Emma then whispered in her ear,"I'm really glad you're staying."

"Me too." She lied, then added,"night Uncle Bobby."

Dean waited till Bobby was gone, then he held out the beer bottle and said,"here, after tonight, you deserve this."

"Thanks." She said, as she took the beer from him and took a small sip.

"Are you mad?" She asked him.

"Nah, it's cool." He said with a shrug, like it was no big deal.

"Dean, i really do want to go, but i don't want to disappoint Uncle Bobby."

"Hey, it's ok. I understand." He said with a small smile.

"You'll call me everyday right?"

"Everyday." He promised.

Dean looked at her then said,"I'm sorry by the way."

"For what?" She asked, confused.

"For locking you in the panic room."

"It's ok." She said, then added,"I mean yeah, i was pissed at the time, but i understand why you did it. You did it to protect me."

Dean nodded his head in agreement, then said,"and i always will."

She gave him a sweet smile, then yawned which caused her to chuckle quietly to herself.

"I think I'm going to go try to get some sleep now." She said, as she handed the beer bottle back to Dean.

"Night Em." He said, as he watched her walk toward the doorway leading to the stairs.

"Hey Dean?" She said, as she stopped walking then turned to look at him.


"Will you lay with me?"

Dean smiled and nodded his head, as he sat the bottle down on the counter and walked toward her. He grabbed her hand and led her upstairs, where he held her close for the rest of the night.

The next morning, Emma stood in front of the car as Dean and Sam put their bags in the trunk. She bit her bottom lip and took a deep breath as she tried to keep the tears away when Dean shut the trunk then turned to look at her.

"I can't believe you two are leaving already." Emma said to Dean and Sam, then added,"I'm going to miss you both."

"I'm going to miss you too." Sam said, as he gave her a hug, then said,"take care of yourself Em."

"I will." She promised him.

Bobby shook the brothers hands then took a few steps toward the house to give Emma time with them before they left. Sam gave her one last hug and a light kiss on top of her head, then he sat down in the car, leaving Dean and Emma alone to say 'good-bye'.

Emma looked up at Dean and felt her tears finally fall from her eyes as she whispered,"i don't want you to go."

"Hey, come here." Dean said softly, as he wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her body close to his.

"What if i never see you again?" She asked quietly.

He gently pushed her back to look at her face then said,"it's different this time Em, I'm not leaving you for good and I'll call you all the time."

"I know, but I'm going to miss you so much."

"I'll miss you too." He said, as he softly kissed her lips.

He wiped the tears off of her face and gave her a small smile as he kissed her forehead, he kept his lips pressed against her skin and took a deep breath as he thought about how hard it was to leave her for a second time. But he meant what he said before, this time was different, this time he was determined to keep her in his life.

"Bye, I love you." She whispered, as he slowly walked toward the driver side door.

"I love you too Em." He said, as he sadly opened the car door and looked at her one last time.

Bobby picked up a small duffel bag from the ground then walked toward Emma, standing beside her. He looked at the sad look on her face and knew what he had to do.

"You know you're like a daughter to me right?" Bobby asked her, as he wrapped a arm around her shoulder.

Emma leaned against him before answering,"yes, i know."

"This life, the hunting life, i never wanted you to be a part of it. I never wanted you to fall for a hunter and get mixed up in all of this." Bobby said sadly.

"What are you trying to say Uncle Bobby?" Emma asked, as she looked him.

Bobby sighed as he handed her the duffel bag he was holding, then said,"I'm saying, you can't help who you fall in love with."

"So you mean i should..." She begin to say with a smile.

"Yes, you should go with him. Go be with the man you love."

"Thank you Uncle Bobby." She said, as she wrapped her arms around him for a big hug.

"You're welcome, but you better call me often, like every hour." Bobby said, as he hugged her back.

"I will." She promised.

After the hug, she quickly grabbed her bag and called out Dean's name happily.

Dean paused from sitting down in the driver seat then slowly turned around to look at her, before he can say a word, Emma dropped her bag and jumped into his arms, her feet dangling above the ground.

Dean glanced at her bag on the ground then looked at her and asked,"does this mean you're coming with us?"

"I'm coming with you." She said with a big smile.

Dean smiled back before leaning forward and pressing his lips against her. After the kiss, he rest his forehead against hers and said,"thank God, cause i was not ready to leave you again. "

"Don't worry, we'll never be apart again." She promised.

Dean couldn't stop the huge grin on his face as he leaned forward to kiss her again. Six years ago, he had met the woman of his dreams then sadly had to leave her, but luck was on his side, he had a second chance with her, it took a long time, but she was his once again and he vowed to never let her go again.

The End

a/n- so there it is, the end. I hope all of you enjoyed the last chapter and the whole story. I'm really going to miss Emma and Dean, but at least they are together :) I know i usually don't post song lyrics at the beginning of a story, but not to long after i thought up this story, i was listening to that song and i could picture Emma and Dean saying 'good-bye' then her running into his arms and leaving with him, so i wanted to include the lyrics but couldn't find a good place in the chapter to add it so i just posted it at the top to set the mood. I want to think everyone who read, added or reviewed, so thank you thank you thank you! Happy reading :)