It had been less than twenty four hours since Lucifer had been out of the cage. Sam and Dean stood in the hospital as nurses told Bobby he may never walk again. Bobby being Bobby didn't take then news very well at all but they still had to figure out where to go from here. "So, let me ask the million-dollar question. What do we do now?" Sam asked as he stood against the wall.
"Well... We save as many as we can for as long as we can, I guess. It's bad. Whoever wins, heaven or hell, we're boned." Bobby answered him.
Dean wasn't on either side. He was against Heaven and Hell at this point. "What if we win?" he asked and Bobby and Sam just looked at him with a bit of confusion. "I'm serious. I mean, screw the angels and the demons and their crap apocalypse. Hell, they want to fight a war, they can find their own planet. This one's ours, and I say they get the hell off it. We take them all on. We kill the devil. Hell, we even kill Michael if we have to. But we do it our own damn selves!" Dean said full of confidence as always.
"And how are we supposed to do all this, genius?" Bobby asked him.
"I got no idea but what I do have is a GED and a give-'em-hell attitude, and I'll figure it out." Dean replied to him.
"You are nine kinds of crazy, boy."
"It's been said." Dean shrugged.
"Well…..we are going to need a lot of help. While I am stuck in this bed I guess I can make some phone call and see who I can get." Bobby said and one name came to him mind but he didn't want to say anything in front of Dean just yet.
"Alright Bobby, listen, you stay on the mend. We'll see you in a bit."
Once Sam and Dean had left, Bobby grabbed his phone and dialed one of the best hunter he knew of or at least she use to be the best. She had been out of the game for a little over five years and had lost touch with him after she tried to live a normal life. He just hoped that she would answer and be willing to help them out.
Cara Wilkes walked into the formal banquet hall with her boyfriend Eric and they took their seats. It was his company's annual end of the quarter party and they were both looking sharp. They had been together almost a year and she never told him what kind of world she came from and she wanted to keep it that way. Just because she given up hunting didn't mean she didn't noticed the way the world was changing around her. She tried to ignore it but things seemed to be getting worse.
While Eric's boss was giving his speech, Cara sat at the table in her evening gown running her index finger around the top of the wine glass. She hated getting dressed up for these things but it was just part of it. This is what normal people did. "Is everything alright with you tonight Cara?" Eric whispered into her ear.
Cara turned and gave him a smile, "Everything is perfect." She said and gave him a kiss on the cheek. "I am going to sneak over there and grab some more wine." She said quietly.
"You may just want to get the whole bottle. He may be awhile." Eric winked at her. He really was a great guy and Cara loved being with him. He treated her great and he was very good looking. He was everything anyone would want in a future husband but to Cara he seemed to be missing something. Maybe it was his lack of adventure? But she wanted normal and that's just what she got.
She walked over to the bar and took a seat, "Can I get a beer please?" she asked the bartender. She had never been a fan of wine but Eric loved it so she pretended to love it also.
"Coming right up." The bartender said. "I am guessing this isn't your type of thing?"
"Not really but what are you going to do?" she smiled. "How much do I owe you?"
"This one is on the house. Enjoy your evening." He winked at her. Cara smiled and got up and walked into the lobby.
By the time she finished her beer and was about to head back inside with Erin, she felt her phone buzzing inside her handbag. That was another thing, whoever thought that she would be carrying a handbag? For twenty one year of her life everything she owned was kept inside of an old army duffle that was once her father. She reached in and pulled out her phone and saw a very weird number. "Hello?"
"Cara? Is that you?" the man on the other end asked.
"That depends on who is asking."
"It's you alright. It's Bobby."
Cara was a bit shocked. She had not heard from Bobby in years. "Uh, hey Bobby. It's been a long time."
"Yeah it has. How have you been girl?"
"I can't complain. What about you? Still hunting I guess."
"Well...I was. Listen I didn't really call to catch up. We need your help."
"What is this about?" Cara asked him.
"I think you know Cara. Things are about to get really bad and we really need all hands on deck for this one. That is why I am calling you."
"Bobby, I would love to help you out but I have been out for several years now."
"I know that and I really want to respect your decision but right now I can't do that. We need you with us."
Cara could hear in his voice that something was wrong. "Ok, first why don't you just tell me what's going on before I sign up for anything."
"Are you alone?"
"Alight. This is going to be hard to take in and there is only so much I can say right now but, "Bobby sighed, "Lucifer has been let out of his cage and we have to get him back in."
Cara couldn't believe what she was hearing, "Have you been drinking again Bobby?"
"I wish and that's the first thing I am going to do when I get the hell out of here but no I am not drunk at the moment. I'm serious and if you take a second to look around you, you will know that I am telling you the truth. Things are bad out there Cara and they are only going to get worse."
As much as Cara wasn't crazy about going back into her old life, she knew she couldn't sit this battle out. If Bobby was calling her he must really be in a bind. "Alright, I'm in. Give me forty eight hours and I will meet you at your place. I need to take care of a few things first."
"Anytime Bobby." Cara said and hung up the phone. She knew leaving wasn't going to be easy so needed to think of something believable to tell Eric.
She headed back into the banquet hall and took her seat, "Hey baby, I don't know how to say this but I need to leave town for a few days."
"Is everything ok?" Eric asked her.
"Yeah I think so. See my…..uncle called and he isn't doing well so I need to go and help take care of him for a little while."
"I hope it's nothing serious."
"I am sure he will be just fine."
"I have never heard you mention an uncle before."
"I know and that's because we were never really close but I am all he has so I need to do this."
"Should I come with you? I can take off a few days."
"No. It's fine. You have so much work to do. I will be just fine and I will call you everyday."
"Ok but be safe and I am going to miss you."
"I am going to miss you too Eric." Cara said and gave him a soft kiss on his lips. "I'll call you when I get there."
"Have a safe trip."
"I will." She smiled. Cara walked out of the room and straight to the parking lot. She climbed in her car and sat there for a second. Luckily she had her old army duffle hidden in the trunk for emergencies. Cara looked in the rear view mirror and sighed. She had a feeling she wasn't going to be back anytime soon.
Two days later, Bobby was released from the hospital and Dean and Sam took him home. They sat there in the den thinking about what their next move should be. "Did you get in touch with anyone Bobby?" Dean asked.
"I got in touch with one person and that's about it. Everyone else seems to be up in their ass in demons at the moment."
"One is better than none at this point. Who did you get?"
Bobby avoided eyes contact with Dean and wheeled over to the liquor cabinet, "Want a drink?" Bobby asked.
"Sure but you didn't answer my question." Dean said and walked over to him.
Bobby knew he had to tell Dean sooner or later and it looked like it was going to be sooner, "I called Cara."
Dean's eyes widened, "You did what? Bobby, you shouldn't have done that."
"Dean, she is all we got."
"There has to be someone else. She left this life and we should respect that." Dean said and shook his head, "No, call her back and say that she should stay at home."
"But Dean she is good and she could really help us out here." Sam spoke up.
"Damn it! No Sam! Just…..no." Dean said and looked away. He had not seen Cara in a little over five years. They dated for two years until one day it became clear to them that they wanted different things in life. She wanted a normal relationship and to one day get married and he wasn't willing to give up hunting just yet so on good terms, they parted ways. He has regretted that day ever since. Maybe if he would have spoke up and said those three little words she wanted to hear from him maybe she would have changed her mind.
"Dean? Dean you ok man?" Sam asked, drawing Dean out of his memories.
He cleared his throat and turned back to them, "Yeah. Bobby, just call her back. She doesn't want this life and just because some of us screwed up we cant going calling her in." Dean said. Sam knew he was still a little bitter at the fact that he was the one to free Lucifer.
"Too late." Bobby said and wheeled over to the window. "She's already here."
All three men stood there as they watched as she climbed out of an orange saleen mustang convertible. She was still in her evening wear and Dean for one was shocked to see her dressed that way. She must have went as normal as she could get.
As soon as Cara grabbed her bag from the trunk, she closed it and looked to her left to see a familiar 1967 black Chevy impala. "Oh boy." She said to herself. She had not seen Dean in years and she was nervous as hell to see him again. She just had to keep it in her mind that she was here to do a job and that was all.
Cara threw her bag over her shoulder and walked toward the house, her heart beating faster with each step she took. Just as she reached the front door it sung open and she saw Bobby sitting there in a wheel chair, "Cara."
"Bobby? Oh my god! What happened to you?" she said, "Wait, that didn't come out right."
"It's ok. It's a long story. Get over here and give me hug." He said and she gave him a smiled before hugging his neck, "It's good to see you girl."
"I have missed you too Bobby."
When Cara pulled away from him, he wheeled back and let her inside. "Man, this place hasn't changes one bit." She said and sat her bag down.
"Wish I could say the same for you. What are you wearing anyways?"
"I know I look like a girl but I had something going on and I will be so ready to get out of this thing."
"You look beautiful." Cara heard someone say. She turned around and saw Dean standing there. "Hey Cara." He smiled at sexy smile that made her melt.
'Eric, Eric, Eric' she said over and over in her mind, "Hey Dean." She smiled and walked over to him. "It's good to see you." Cara was hesitant at first but she moved in close and wrapped her arms around Dean. She closed her eyes as she took in that familiar scent. God she missed his smell. Even after five years she had never forgotten one thing about him.
After a few seconds, Cara and Dean pulled apart and just looked at each other, "So uh, I guess we should fill you in on everything that is going on." Dean said as he scratched the back of his head. Just being around her made him a little nervous. She was the first and only girl he ever loved. Too bad she never knew that and never would.
"Cara, why don't you go change into something a little less… formal and meet us in the den? We have a lot to talk about." Bobby said.
"Sounds good. Just give me half an hour and I will be right back." She said. Cara gave Dean one more look and walked up the stairs and Dean watched her with every step she took. This was going to be hard but they had to stay on mission. Now was not the time to walk down memory lane. What they had was great but that was the past and they had to worry about saving not only theirs but everyone future."
A/N I hope you all had a great Christmas. So this is a first for me. Dean had an Ex and they don't hate each other lol. There will be some flirting, teasing and stuff like that between the two and also some drama. It's the end of the world after all. Bobby is not really Cara's uncle. She lied. This will be during season 5 but will not follow all of it so not a lot of spoilers. So anyway, please review for me guys : ) That's the only way I will know if I should go on. Thank you!