A/U: So this is the flashback where Sam dies and Dean makes the deal with the crossroads demon to save his baby brother. This is set in season 3, two months before his deal is up. The whole story's summary will be written on the top of chapter 2, since this is the flashback scene.

Please understand that this story and my Sunny-Verse series (Her Blood Splattered Past and The Gift) are completely different from each other. Totally different situations and time-lines. Though Sunny is the same person in both fics, her introduction to the Winchesters is different. I hope this doesn't confuse you in any way! Just think of it as TWO Sunny's, one Canon and one AU, if that's simpler for you. =] Her history won't be mentioned much in this story so I can keep the focus on our boys and their storyline.

Supernatural S3,

Canon/AU Mash-Up

10 Months Earlier

Sam turned to his older brother, Dean, as he held the iron bar above his head. Below him was Jake, laying unconscious as Sam had knocked him out with it after an on-going fight for survival. Dean and Bobby rushed toward Sam just as Jake opened his eyes and lunged at him with a blade. The blade slid into his back and was twisted to further the injury, severing Sam's spine.

With a sharp gasp, Sam fell to his knees, bleeding profusely. Dean slid against the dirt and grabbed his brother, holding him up.

"Sam!" Dean cried, holding his young brother's face up to look at him.

His hazel eyes rolled around and his eyelids felt heavy. Blood trickled from his mouth and dripped off his chin as he fell into Dean's shoulder.

"Whoa, whoa- Sam, come here...let me look at ya." he stammered, pressing his fingers around the wounded area.

He checked his hand and saw that his whole palm was drenched in blood. His eyes widened, in horror, and he began to panic.

"Hey, look at me. It's not even that bad. It's not even that bad, all right?" he smiled, nervously, "Sammy? Sam! Hey, listen to me. We're gonna patch you up, okay? You're gonna be good as new. I'm gonna take care of you. I'm gonna take you care of you. I've got you. That's my job, right? Watch out for my pain-in-the-ass little brother? Sam? Sam! Sammy!"

Sam remained unresponsive to his brother's promises as he bled to death in his arms. Finally, his eyes fell closed and his body went limp, drained of all his energy and life.

"No." Dean gasped, "No, no, no, no. Oh, God."

He held his baby brother, tightly, in his arms and rocked him as he cried. Rain fell unto the brothers in heavy sheets.

"Sam!" he cried, screaming.

2 Hours Later...

Dean drove to the crossroads and summoned the demon to make it a deal. His soul for his brother's life...

"I should send you straight back to hell." Dean snarled at the beautiful demon woman.

"Oh, you should..." she countered, "...but you won't. And I know why."

"Oh yeah?" he challenged, though anything with eyes could see what he was planning to do.

"Yeah." she smiled, checking him out, "Following in Daddy's footsteps. You wanna make a deal. Little Sammy back from the dead, and-let me guess- you're offering up your own soul?"

"There are a hundred other demons who'd love to get their hands on it." he bragged, "And it's all yours. All you gotta do is bring Sam back. And give me ten years- ten years, and then you come for me." he wagered.

The demon chuckled, softly, and narrowed her eyes at him.

"You must be joking."

Dean shifted his eyes, confused, and shrugged.

"That's the same deal you give everybody else." he said.

"You're not everybody else." she pointed out, leaning towards his ear. "Why would I want to give you anything? Keep your gutter soul, it's too tarnished anyway."

"Nine years." he tried again and she denied him again.

"Eight." he continued, determined to get what he wanted.

"You keep going, I'll keep saying no." she laughed, crossing her arms.

"Okay, five years. Five years, and my bill comes due." he negotiated, "That's my last offer- five years or no deal."

The demon seemingly leaned in to kiss him but dodged his lips and went for his ear.

"Then no deal."

"Fine." he shrugged, hiding his disappointment.

"Fine." she echoed, walking away. "Make sure you bury Sam before he starts stinking up the joint."

That was the straw that broke the camel's back, or in this case, Dean's will.

"Wait." he called her back.

"It's a fire sale, and everything must go." she told him, softly.

"What do I have to do?" he asked, sighing in exasperation.

"First of all, quit groveling. Needy guys are such a turnoff." she replied, sighing. "Look... Look, I shouldn't be doing this. I could get in a lot of trouble. But what can I say? I got a blind spot for you, Dean. You're like a... puppy. You're just too fun to play with."

She stared at him for a moment before sighing, deeply.

"I'll do it." she finally gave in.

"You'll bring him back?" he asked, hopefully.

"I will." she confirmed, nodding. "And because I'm such a saint, I'll give you one year and one year only. But here's the thing, If you try and welch or weasel your way out then the deal is off. Sam drops dead, he's back to rotten meat in no time. So... it's a better deal than your dad ever got. What do you say?"

Dean looked away, thoughtfully, for a moment but decided not to think about consequences or what if's. Instead, he grabbed her and smashed his lips against hers, sealing the deal.

Present Day

Two Months Left

Sam and Dean drove on a dark, deserted road through Indiana. They had wrapped up a previous case a few hours ago were headed for Bobby's for a little break. Sam found out about Dean's deal just days after he came back to life and ever since he'd been searching for way to get his brother out of the deal. Along the way, he met a demon named Ruby who claimed she could help him but it turned out she lied so he would talk to her. She had been helping them during their search for Dean's contract holder, an uber-demon bitch named Lilith. But they had no leads to where she was or how to get close enough to kill her, since she enjoyed possessing young girls and always had a swarm of demons guarding her. She was also very powerful and could kill a human with just a flick of her wrist.

Fortunately, the demon named Ruby, who swore she was on Sam and Dean's side, possessed a very powerful weapon; a blade that could kill demons. Despite, the demons help with finding Lilith and offering to help kill her, Dean was skeptical of her and didn't trust her. They would often get into arguments and threaten each other, Dean knew better than to trust anything without a soul and hailed from the deep trenches of hell. For now, he only dealt with her for Sam's sake. He wanted so desperately to find his older brother a way out of his deal and so far they had nothing, with only two months left.

"Sam, just forget about it, okay?" Dean begged his baby brother.

"Dean, I can't just forget about it..." Sam argued, shaking his head. "You're going to Hell in two months!"

"You don't think I know that?" Dean snapped, "You don't think that's haunting me right now- every day?"

Sam sighed and nodded, slowly.

"Just leave it alone...please." the older brother said, softly.

"I'm sorry, Dean...I can't." Sam shrugged.

"Do you know what'll happen if we mess with this deal? Try to get out of it?" Dean asked his dark haired brother.

Sam shook his head and pouted, thoughtfully.

"You'll die." Dean simply put it. "And I'll have gone through all this...for nothing, I'll have gone to Hell for nothing."

Sam stayed quiet and looked down to the floor, kicking at the floor mat.

"Please...Sammy." Dean begged, "Just give it a rest."

"Fine...yeah, fine. Okay...whatever you say, Dean." the younger hunter replied, quietly.

But he wasn't about to give up so easily. If Dean thought he could talk him out of it this easily, he was sadly mistaken. Dean was his brother, and he would do anything for him- just like Dean would do anything for his little brother. Even go to Hell for him.

Dean glanced over at Sam and realized how upset he was about the whole thing, so he tried to cheer him up.

"Hey, c'mon, Sammy!" he said, loudly, ruffling his brother's shaggy hair.

Sam smiled, chuckling, as he tried to swipe his older brother's hand away. As he looked up, he noticed a dark figure scurry from the bushes on the side of the road and make its way to the middle of the street, right in front of the speeding Impala.

"Dean, look out!" he cried, pointing in front of him to the road.

Dean looked back to the road and saw the form before his headlights landed on it, and slammed on the brakes. The car came to a screeching halt, stopping barely an inch away from the figure in the street. The brothers looked over the hood of the car to see what it was and realized it was a young woman.

Both men jumped out of the car and rushed to the front, where the woman was kneeling on one knee- her other foot planted firmly on the gravel road. Her chest heaved, rapidly, up and down as she caught her breath, her breast swelling through the low cut tank top she was wearing. Her light eyes were wide as they stared into the grill of the Impala.

"Miss, are you alright?" Sam was the first to approach her.

He crouched down to her side and noticed she was covered in bloody scratches and cuts. Her rusty red, shoulder length hair dripped blood, as well. She slowly turned to her face to his and let out a long, shuddering whimper.

"Am I alright?" she demanded, squeakily. "You almost plowed me over with this shiny, beautiful...BEAST!"

Dean couldn't help but smile at that. He joined Sam on the ground and she quickly turned to face him.

"What happened to you?" he asked her, narrowing his eyes. "What's you name?"

"My name is Sunny and I was attacked by man eating demons." she replied, matter-of-factly.

She couldn't care less if they didn't believe her. The guys widened their eyes then glanced at each other.

"Where?" they demanded simultaneously.

Sunny led them to the small town she had ran from, staying hidden behind the bushes as the demons wandered around. There were at least 10 people in the street walking around, countless lay on the ground dead. The ones who walked were possessed, blood dripping from their mouths and their eyes looked like inky, black, pits of evil and despair. This town used to be Sunny's home, where she was born and raised her whole life...as a hunter.

"I couldn't take them all by myself...they're stronger than they look." she explained. "But I was able to trap one in my basement...he's still alive."

"Take us to it." Dean ordered and she hesitantly obliged, leading the way.

She usually never let another person, especially a man, order her around so easily but she knew if they were going to help her save her hometown, she should probably just let it go...for now.

Keeping themselves out of sight and silent, they followed her to a small, two story house and quickly entered through the backdoor. With the power down in the whole city, the house remained dark and creepy as Sunny made her way to her basement door, leading the guys down the stairs with a single flashlight. Sam closed the door behind him, allowing Sunny to throw the light switch on. The bright, white light washed over the hunters, blinding them momentarily, and the demon sitting inside a complete drawing of a devil's trap.

"Hey! Wake-y wake-y, strange and flaky- we got company." Sunny sang to the glowering demon.

He looked up with his black eyes exposed and a creepy smile forming at her. His long, dark hair covered most of his face but his facial expression were still visible.

"Did you hear that from somewhere or did you just make that up?" he asked, coyly.

She smirked at him and crossed her arms, her silver eyes darting down at him as he sat Indian style on the floor. The demon looked up at the brothers and literally scoffed, rolling his eyes in exasperation.

"Look who found...the Winchesters." he said, glumly, looking to the side. "Only you, Sunshine..."

"It knows you." she told them, arching a brow in surprise.

"Yeah, I don't think there's a demon who doesn't know who we are." Sam sighed, wearily.

"Should I be...worried?" she asked, looking them over again.

Dean was cute. No, scratch that, he was fucking gorgeous. His short, dark hair gelled up in front spikes and his light eyes looking back at hers as she checked him out. He was shorter than his younger brother but she wasn't into tall guys anyway. Sam had shaggy, dark hair that hung over his eyes, slightly and curved up at the sides. Normally, she dug guys with hair like that but something about Dean just made her bite her lip and spread a cocky smile.

"No, not at all..." Sam replied, chuckling sheepishly. "We've just been through a lot of, um, demonic situations. Enough so, that we made a name for ourselves in the demon community."

Dean caught her checking him out and nodded upward at her, wiggling his eyebrows.

"We've even stopped apocalypses from happening once or twice..." Dean threw in, smugly.

Sunny's eyes widened at the realization that she, too, had heard of them.

"Oh, my God! I've heard of you guys! You're the ones who killed that demon, the demon that killed my parents." her excitement fell short at the end of the sentence. "You, uh, saved me the trouble of...of doing it myself." she chuckled, softly.

The demon curled his lip in disgust and boredom and loudly cleared his throat.

"Uhh, helloooo?" he called, "Is there gonna be any coffee and donuts during this interrogation?" he asked, sarcastically. "I'm getting hungry."

"Donuts, huh?" Dean snorted, "Funny, I thought I heard something about...demons eating people around here?"

He crouched down in front of the devil's trap and tilted his head.

"Or are you guys into the whole, blood-filled donuts instead of jelly?"

The demon snickered at him then lunged forward, just barely touching the line.

"When I get out of here, I'm gonna personally serve you to Lilith." he rasped, "A la Blood."

A/N: Oh, creepy demons and their kookiness...so that was chapter one of my newest creation...the canon/AU of SPN seasons 4-5, with a little bit of 3 in the beginning. Hope you enjoyed it so far! I was hoping the first chapter would be exciting but I guess that'll happen in part 2? I would've made this longer but I'm still working on the ending of The Gift, I'm a little stuck on the storyline. Another case of, knowing where it's going but not HOW to get there...I just don't know how to stop myself from jumping too far ahead! Anywayyy, leave a review and tell me what you think. Give me some advice! Idk, say something!