"I don't understand why I can't go?" Jesse asked as he followed Cara though the house, "I can help and you know I can. Please Cara."
"I know you think you can but you are safer if you just stay here and let us take care of this." Cara said throwing extra ammo into her bag that was on the kitchen table.
"You don't trust me so you?" Jesse asked.
"No... I don't trust them. There is a big difference. There are lots of demons out there that would love to get their hands on you and I am not going to let that happen. Please just do what I am asking and stay here and be good for Bobby." Cara begged him. They had to leave in a few minutes and Jesse was making this harder on her.
"Fine." Jesse said and stormed out of the room.
Ellen stood there with her cup off coffee and watched as Jesse stormed out of the room, "I don't miss this age. Jo was a handful just like Jesse."
"Oh yeah? Well please tell me how you go through it. I feel like I am about to go crazy. He doesn't listen." Cara sighed and took a seat.
"I know. He won't ever listen. He wants to do what he wants to. Nothing you say is going to make him change is mind. Right now he is probably going to try to talk Dean into letting him go." Ellen smiled.
Cara got up and looked out the window. Sure enough Jesse was outside with Dean and she knew he was begging as he helped Dean load the car. "He better not." Cara said and lifted the window, "Dean, I told him no!"
"You have to tell me these things!" Dean said.
"Well I figured you would know!"
"I never know what you are thinking!" Dean yelled back.
Cara rolled her eyes and slammed the window, "At this rate we are never going to get out of here. Maybe I should just stay behind with Jesse."
"No sweetie if you do that then you will be giving into him for the rest of your life. Stay strong. You're doing just fine I promise." Ellen said.
"Thanks. I really needed to hear that right now." Cara said.
Dean walked into the house and Cara turned just in time to see Jesse run up the stairs. Dean huffed and walked into the kitchen, "Kids."
"Aw daddy Dean getting a run for his money?" Jo joked as she walked in behind him.
"Ha Ha. You try dealing with him."
"No thank you. I wouldn't tell him no at all. The kids strong and you guys know it." Jo said.
"But he's a kid, Jo." Cara said, "I don't want him out there trying to be the hero and getting taken or killed."
"You don't know that is what's going to happen."
"Let's just say I have a bad feeling. This mission scares the shit out of me already." Cara said, "I just want it over with."
"Then what are we waiting for? Let's get to it." Dean said.
"Fine. Just go wait out at the car while I go say good bye to Jesse." Cara said and walked out of the room and up the stairs. She walked up to Jesse's door and turned the knob but it was locked, "Jesse, sweetie, please talk to me." She said but Jesse never said a word, "Don't be mad at me. We won't be gone long. I just want to keep you safe. I love you Jesse. I'll call you when I can."
Cara sighed and turned away from the door unknown that Jesse didn't hear a word she had just said.
Jesse lay in back of Ellen's car. He knew that would be the one place they probably would see him. He was determined to go and help. He knew he could take out the devil and safe them all. It was time for them to trust him.
As they drove down the street Cara saw missing persons posters tacked to a telephone pole, "Looks like we missed the party." She said as Dean drove on with his phone out the window.
"You getting a signal?" Sam asked.
"No, nothing. Nice and spooky." Dean said.
"Just the way I like it." Cara said and sat back in the seat.
Dean waves the car following them up and Ellen pulled up next to him, "Place seem a little empty to you?" asked Ellen.
"We're gonna go check out the PD. You guys stay here, see if you can find anybody." Dean said.
Dean drove off and Ellen parked the car. Jesse remained quiet as he listened to them get out of the car. He knew if he came out now they would send him back home.
Castiel was standing outside the ca looking around, "What is it, Cas?" Ellen asked.
"This town's not empty. Reapers."
"Reapers? As in more than one?" Ellen asked.
"They only gather like this at times of great catastrophe. Chicago Fire, San Francisco Quake, Pompeii. Excuse me; I need to find out why they're here." Castiel said and walked off.
Jo and Ellen looked at each other and got back in the car.
They drove for a little ways and look a look around until they came up to Dean, Sam, and Cara then stopped, "Station's empty." Dean said.
"So is everything else." Jo told them.
"Have you seen Cas?" Ellen asked.
"What? He was with you." Sam asked her.
"Nope. He went after the reapers."
"He saw reapers? Where?"
"Well, kind of everywhere." Jo said and Dean looked over at Sam. That was never a good thing.
"Why would reapers be here?" Cara asked.
"I don't know and I'm not sure I want to find out." Dean said.
The five of them were walking the town, shotguns in hands and looking around for anything that could help them, "Well, this is great, been in town twenty minutes and already lost the angel up our sleeve." Dean said.
"You think, uh, you think Lucifer got him?" Sam asked.
"I don't know what else to think."
"There you are." A voice said and everyone turned around to see Meg standing there with a smile on her face, "Shouldn't have come here, boys."
"Hell, I could say the same thing for you." Dean said and aimed the Colt at her.
"Didn't come here alone, Deano."
Something splashed in the puddle next to Meg's feet and growled, "Hellhounds." Dean said and tried to pretend he wasn't afraid.
"Yeah, Dean. Your favorite. Come on, boys. My father wants to see you."
"I think we'll pass, thanks." Sam said.
"Your call. You can make this easy or you can make it really, really hard." Meg said.
Dean looked back at the group and they gave him a nod. Dean turned back to Meg and said, "When have you known us to ever make anything easy?" Dean turned the gun away from Meg and fired at the puddle next to her and all they saw was blood splatter.
"Run!" Sam yelled.
They all turned and took off running. A hellhound tackled Dean. Both Jo and Cara froze and turned around, "Dean!" they both yelled.
"Stay back!" Dean yelled but they didn't listen.
Jo began to fire, not paying any attention to what she was doing, "Jo look out!" Cara yelled.
Jo turned around just as a hellhound jumped up and tackled her to the ground, "No!" Ellen screamed as Jo cried out.
Cara was out of ammo and had no choice. She snapped her fingers causing the hellhound to explode.
Everyone was in shock but they had no time to think. They had to get Jo out of the streets. Dean jump up and ran over to her and lifted her into his arms and carried her into a hardware stood, a trail of blood following them.
Dean placed Jo against the counter; she's whimpering on pain as Ellen got next to her, "Okay, okay, breathe now." Ellen said. Sam and Cara chained the door and began to pour salt down, "Boys, need some help here!"
Ellen peeled Jo's hand away from the injury and it spurts out blood. Sam, Cara, and Dean stared and Ellen looks over her shoulder at them, horrified.
Dean saw a radio on the shelf and ran over to contact Bobby to fill him in on everything that is going on and check on Jesse. "K C 5 Fox Delta Oscar, come in."
"K C 5 Fox Delta Oscar, go ahead."
"Bobby, it's Dean. We got problems."
"It's okay, boy. That's why I'm here. Is everyone all right?" Bobby asked.
"No. It's...it's Jo. Bobby, it's pretty bad." Dean said with a fear tears in his eyes.
"Okay. Copy that. So now we figure out what we do next."
"Bobby, I don't think she's…" Dean broke off trying to keep it together.
"I said, what do we do next, Dean?"
Cara hold the bandage to Jo's wound and ran her fingers through her hair, "Its going to be ok. Just try and hang in there for me ok." She said trying her best to make Jo feel better but the truth was it wasn't looking good at all. The wound was deep and the blood was pouring out of her.
"You-You should really ge-get out of here." Jo stuttered out.
"No without you. Just stay with me." Cara said.
Jesse slowly walked from the back and over to where Cara was kneeling next to Jo, "Is she going to be ok?" he asked.
Cara snapped around and stood up, "Jesse? What are you doing here?" she asked. Jesse could tell that she was pissed.
"I had to come with you."
"I told you to stay back! Why didn't you listen to me? Do you have any idea how dangerous this is?"
Dean turned around where he heard Cara yelling. When he saw Jesse he gritted his teeth, "Bobby, anything you want to tell me real fast."
"Not that I can think of. Why what's going on?"
"Oh nothing just looking at Jesse."
"Jesse? But I just check on him ten minutes ago."
Ellen tapped Dean on the shoulder with one bloody hand. "Go on." She said and took over, "Bobby, it's Ellen. The way he was looking, the number of places Castiel's eyes went, I'd say we're talking over a dozen reapers, probably more."
"I don't like the sound of that. It sounds like death, son. I think Satan's in town to work a ritual. I think he's planning to unleash Death."
Dean walked over and stood next to Cara and looked down at Jesse, "What do you think you're doing?" he asked.
"I came to help you guys. You said I was strong." Jesse said.
"Apparently you arent the only one." Dean said and glared over at Cara, "And we are going to talk about that little trick you pulled."
"Can we do this later? I think we have a bigger issue here." She said and turned back to Jesse, "You need to get back to Bobby's and now."
"No. I want to help. You once said I could stop him so let me try." Jesse begged.
"There is no try here, Jesse! It's live or die!" Dean yelled, "No get back!"
"No! I'm not going to lose you guys." He said as tear sprang from his eyes, "I can't lose you too. I want to stay. Please let me stay."
"Dean you need to get over here." Ellen called out.
Dean sighed and looked at Jesse, "Don't move!.' He said and walked back over to the radio, "What'd ya got Bobby?'"
"Death. The horseman. The pale rider in the flesh. The angel of death. Big daddy reaper. They keep this guy chained in a box six hundred feet under. Last time they hauled him up, Noah was building a boat. That's why the place is crawling with reapers. They're waiting on the big boss to show."
"You have any other good news?"
"In a manner of speaking. I been researching Carthage since you've been gone, trying to suss out what the devil might want there. What you just said drops the last piece of the puzzle in place. The angel of death must be brought into this world at midnight through a place of awful carnage. Now, back during the Civil War, there was a battle in Carthage. A battle so intense the soldiers called it the Battle of Hellhole."
"Where'd the massacre go down?"
"On the land of William Jasper's farm."
"Thanks Bobby. We'll be in touch." Dean said and turned off the radio.
Jesse looked down at Jo and his heart broke. "Is she going to die?" he asked.
"We don't know." Cara asked.
Jesse walked around Cara and over to Jo, "H-Hi Jesse." Jo said.
"Baby you should see this." Ellen said.
Jesse got on his knees next to Jo and took her hand. "What is he doing?" Ellen asked and looked up at Cara.
"I don't know." Cara said, "Jesse honey what are you doing?"
"Wishing she was ok." He said with his eyes still closed.
The room was silent. Could he really pull something like this off?
*Will Jesse be able to save Jo? This chapter is when things really begin to go my own way. I like that better lol Ok so sorry I made you wait so long but here you go. I hope you liked it. Please review. Thanks!