My Soul Dreams
AN: M'kay, I skipped Wishing Well. So moving right along to 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. Btw, I hate Anna. Just so ya know.
"One more round. I have a feeling my luck might change. What do ya say boys?" Buffy asked flirtaciously, her voice slightly slurred.
"Why not, pretty lady? Let's rack em' up." A dark haired man said.
Dean watched from across the bar as Buffy hustled a group of guys. She played as well as he and Sam and the fact that she was hot as hell never worked against her, so it was way easier for her to make money at the pool tables than them. And she was damn good at it.
Dean smirked as ten minutes later a large blond man handed over a wad of cash. It had to be at least 500 bucks, but the man didn't look too upset about it. Of course that might have had something to do with the fact that he'd been staring down Buffy's shirt for the past hour. Men seemed to get a lot less pissy about losing their shirt if they had something nice to look at. Whatever, they could look if they wanted while his girl was taking their money, but if they ever tried to touch, Dean had a .45 on him that'd have something to say about that.
"Tell Buffy to wrap it up." Sam said shortly, and walked to the other side of the bar.
"What the hell? Why? She's on a roll."
Sam ignored his and walked over to a woman on the other side of the room. Ruby.
"Son. Of. A. Bitch." Dean growled. He made his way over to the pool table where Buffy was. He walked up behind her as she was bent over to take a shot and smacked her ass. "Say goodnight babe."
"Goodnight babe." Buffy replied mockingly.
"Ruby's here." Dean said lowly.
Buffy's eyes narrowed and she adjusted her pool cue, lining up a different shot and sunk the 8 ball. "Sorry boys, have to wrap this up."
The men groaned and dropped their money onto the table. Buffy picked it up with a smirk and followed Dean over to where Sam was.
"The fuck do you want, demon bitch?" Buffy snapped, hopping up onto a stool opposite Ruby.
"Nice to see you again, Slayer." Ruby said with a knowing smile.
Buffy shrugged. "So you figured it out. Am I supposed to be impressed or something? Cause honestly, I mostly just wanna rip your throat out and run you through with Dean's pretty blade." Buffy said smiling sweetly.
Ruby rolled her eyes and looked at Dean. "She's as charming as you are. You two morons were made for each other."
"Only moron here is you, bitch. If you had half a brain you'd be smart enough to stay the hell away." Dean said coldly.
"What are you doing here Ruby?" Sam asked, hoping to end the verbal sparring match.
"I have some info."
"What is it?"
"I've been hearing whispers." The demon said.
"Ooh great! Demon whispers. That's reliable." Dean bit out, his words dripping with scarcasm, his anger evident.
"A girl named Anna Milton escaped from a locked ward yesterday. Demons seem pretty keen on finding her. Apparently some real heavy hitters turned out for the Easter egg hunt. "
"Why, who is she?" Sam asked.
"No idea. But I'm thinking that she's important," Ruby replied. "Cause the order's to capture her alive. I just figure that whatever the deal is, you may want to find this girl before the demons do."
Buffy scoffed. "Show of hands, who thinks this is a trap?"
Buffy and Dean raised their hands.
"Look, maybe we should check it out." Sam said.
Buffy looked at Dean. "Is this a younger sibling thing? Falling into obvious traps? Like in those cartoons 'Oh look a yummy sandwich… that just happens to be placed under an anvil. La la la, going to go eat the yummy sandwich.' And the next thing you know SPLAT!" She looked at Sam. "I don't feel like going splat today, Sam."
Dean chuckled. "Besides, we're working a case. But thanks anyway."
"What case?" Ruby asked dubiously.
"Uh, we've got leads." Dean said.
"Big leads." Buffy agreed.
"Sounds dangerous." Ruby said sarcastically.
"Yeah well it sure ain't goose-chasing after some chick who for all we know doesn't even exist, just because you say she's important." Dean snapped.
"I'm just delivering the news. You can do whatever you want with it." Ruby said, rolling her eyes. "Far as I'm concerned, I told you, I'm done." She stood up from her seat at the bar and turned to leave.
Sam grabbed her arm. "Wait wait wait, this hospital Anna escaped from? Got a name?"
"I am not loving this plan." Dean muttered as he shrugged on his suit jacket.
"Yeah well, what Ruby said checks out. Might as well find out what's going on." Buffy said as she tied his tie.
"If I get killed because this was a set up… I am so gonna haunt his ass!"
"I don't see how that'd be possible, ya know since chances are I'd be dead too." Sam said from the bathroom.
"Then I'll settle for kicking your ghosty ass." Dean shot back.
"Let's just go find out about Anna Milton and why the demons want her."
"What are you gonna do?" Dean asked Buffy.
"I'm gonna look around, get a feel for the area, see if I hear anything. And I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of Ruby. Maybe I'll get lucky." Buffy said with a grin, holding up the demon killing blade.
Sam sighed, rubbing the bridge of his nose. "Can we go?"
"Yeah yeah." Dean pecked Buffy on the lips. "I'll call you if we find out anything. Or ya know, get ambushed."
Buffy met the brothers outside of the church they had seen in the picture. Dean handed her a gun and they went inside.
"Dean." Sam whispered and gestured to the silhouette of a girl behind a pane of stained glass. He put his gun away and she and Dean did the same.
"Anna? We're not gonna hurt you, we're here to help. My name is Sam, this is my brother, Dean and his girlfriend Buffy."
"Not Sam Winchester?" The girl asked.
"Uh, yeah." Sam confirms, exchanging a look with Dean.
"And you're Dean. The Dean?" Anna said with awe.
"Well, yeah. The Dean, I guess." Dean said smiling slightly. Sam and Buffy rolled their eyes.
"Buffy… are you Buffy Summers? Well of course, you'd have to be. It can't just be a coincidence your with them." Anna babbled. "You're not supposed to be here."
Buffy frowned. "What?"
"I'm sorry I don't mean it that way. I mean you were with the angels and now you're not. That wasn't supposed to happen. But they think you can help so they're leaving you down here. I don't know if that's good or bad."
"It's of the good." Buffy said. "But how do you know all this?"
"The angels talk about you." She looked at Dean again. "You were in Hell, but Castiel pulled you out, and some of them think you can help save us." She looked at Sam. "And… some of them don't like you at all. They only started talking about you, Buffy, recently. They talk about you three all the time lately. I feel like I know you."
"So you talk to angels?" Dean asked.
"Uh, no, no way. Um, they probably don't even know I exist. I just kind of… overhear them." Anna explained.
"Overhear them?" Sam questioned.
"Yeah, they talk, and sometimes I just hear them in my head."
"Do you hear them right now?" Buffy asked.
"Not right this second. But a lot. And I can't shut them out, there's so many of them."
"Yeah I can relate. Hearing people in your head isn't what I'd call fun." Buffy said, frowning at the memory of when she could hear thoughts.
"Have I heard that story?" Dean asked, raising an eyebrow at his girlfriend.
"Okay." Dean turned his attention back to Anna. "So they lock you up with a case of the crazies, when really you're just tuned into angel radio." Dean said.
She nodded. "Yes. Thank you."
"Anna, when did the voices start? Do you remember?" Sam asked.
"September 18th." Anna said firmly.
"The day I got out of hell." Dean said.
"The first words I heard, clear as a bell, 'Dean Winchester is saved'."
Buffy, Dean, and Sam exchanged shocked looks.
Dean looked at Sam. "What do you think?"
"This is above my paygrade, man." Sam said with a shake of his head.
"Any ideas?" He asked Buffy.
"Not a clue. I mean I could hear the angels when I was dead but that was because I was up there. This doesn't exactly make a whole lots of sense. And I apparently speak angel." Buffy said.
"Yeah so if it was something being broadcasted you'd pick it up too." Dean said, confused.
Dean looked at Anna. "Well at least now we know why the demons want you so bad. They get a hold of you, they can hear everything the other side's cooking."
Buffy's head snapped up suddenly. "Dean, we got a demon coming in fast." Buffy said urgently.
Dean drew his gun and pointed it at the door. A moment later Ruby ran in.
"You got the girl? Good, let's go."
"Her face!" Anna screamed in horror.
"No, no it's okay. She's here to help." Sam said quickly.
"Don't be so sure." Dean muttered.
"Dean… Ruby's not what I'm sensing. Something's coming." Buffy said seriously.
"There is something coming. That's why we have to go now. We can fight later Dean!" Ruby insisted.
"Well that's pretty convenient! Showing up right when we find the girl with some big-wig on your tail?" Dean argued.
"I didn't bring him here, you did. He followed you from the girl's house, we gotta go now!"
"Dean." Sam said, pointing to the statue of the Virgin Mary now crying blood.
"He's here." Buffy told them, the tingling in her gut intensifying tenfold. "Hide Anna."
Sam grabbed Anna and led her into a closet. "Stay in here. Don't move."
She nodded, closing the closet door.
Sam came back out and pulled out a flask of holy water.
"No Sam. You have to pull that demon right away. We don't have time for that!" Ruby insisted.
"Woah hold on a sec." Dean said.
"Now is not the time to bellyache about Sam going darkside, okay? Either he exorcises that demon or we die."
"We'll see about that." Buffy said, twirling Dean's knife in her hand.
"Are you really willing to risk them?" Ruby asked Buffy.
Buffy faltered for a moment, looking at Dean. When Dean said nothing Sam stepped forward.
A moment later the door burst open and a demonic presence filled the room that was so strong, Buffy felt like she was choking on it.
"Sam… this might not be such a good idea." Buffy said quietly.
Sam stretched out his hand and tried to exorcise the demon. The demon's eyes went white and he coughed.
"That tickles." He said with a smirk. "You don't have the juice to take me on, Sam."
Suddenly Sam was thrown across the room and down the stairs and the fight was on.
"Ready? On three. One…" Crack!
"GAH! I knew you were gonna do that." Dean groaned as Buffy popped his shoulder back in place. "You almost done over there, Sam?"
"Going as fast as I can." Sam muttered through clenched teeth as he stitched up the large gash on his arm.
"We need to stitch up that gash on your back." Dean said, eyeing the large bloodstained area on her shirt.
"Slayer, Dean. I'll be fine." Buffy said.
"Humor me." Dean took a swig from a wine bottle then tossed it to Sam. "So one of you wanna tell me how we lost the magic knife?"
Buffy rolled her eyes. "Oh I don't know. I think it happened somewhere between me getting thrown into a pillar and Sam saving your ass."
Dean sighed. "We gotta find Anna."
"Ruby's got her. I'm sure she's okay."
Dean and Buffy exchanged a look.
"Why do you trust her so much?" Dean asked Sam seriously.
"Um… I'm gonna go find a vending machine." Buffy said, feeling uncomfortable.
"Buffy that's not a great idea. That demon could still be watching us." Sam pointed out.
"If he steps foot in the building, believe me, I'll know." Buffy said firmly, and left the room.
"What she said to me, it's what you would have said." Sam said.
Dean looked at him, trying to understand, trying to come to grips with what that demon had done for his brother.
Suddenly Buffy burst into the room, pulling a maid behind her by her hair, looking pissed.
"Sorry to break up the brotherly bonding, but look who I found hiding in a maid." Buffy ground out, tossing the woman to the floor.
"God, take a Midol, bitch."
"Not smart to piss off a Slayer, Ruby. I'll have fun teaching you that the hard way. Now where's Anna?" Buffy demanded.
"Wait, Ruby?" Sam asked, surprised.
"Yeah, okay so I'm possessing this maid for a hot minute. Sue me." She handed Sam a piece of paper. "I'm at this address. Go now. Go through the bathroom window. Don't stop, don't take your car. Do not pass go. There are demons in the hall way, or there were before Buffy took them out, and there are demons in the parking lot."
"Coma girl? Slowly rotting on the floor back at the cabin with Anna, so I gotta hurry. This would have been easier if blondie over there hadn't insisted on dragging me here by my hair. But anyway, hurry." And Ruby left the room.
Buffy, Dean, and Sam were left confused and slightly disturbed.
"Glad you could make it." Ruby said dryly.
"Yeah, thanks." Sam said as he, Dean, and Buffy entered the cabin. "Anna, are you okay?"
"Yeah, I think so. Ruby's not like other demons. She saved my life." Anna said with a smile.
"Yeah I hear she does that." Dean said.
Buffy gave him an odd look. Whatever 'life-saving' crap Ruby was selling, the Slayer wasn't buying. What Dean said next however had Buffy reaching for the holy water.
"I guess I uh…ya know."
Ruby looked at him. "What?"
"I guess.. I owe you, for Sam. And I just wanted…um ya know?" Dean muttered, uncomfortably.
"Don't strain yourself." Ruby said flatly.
"Okay then, is the moment over? Good cause that was awkward." He looked at Buffy and saw the flak of holy water in her hand. "I'm not possessed! I just… learned some things. Alright?"
Buffy looked at him carefully for a moment before putting the holy water back in her pocket. "Whatever. That was weird."
"You're tellin me."
"Hey Sam, do you think it'd be safe to make a quick call? Just to tell my parents I'm okay. They must be completely freaked."
"Um…" Sam hesistated.
Sam sighed and took a seat next to her. "Anna, your parents…"
"What about them?" Anna asked, dread showing clear on her face.
"I'm sorry Anna."
"No! They're not…"
Anna sobbed brokenly, her head in her hands. "Why is this happening to me?"
"I don't know." Sam said, placing a comforting hand on her shoulder.
Suddenly her head snapped up. "They're coming." She whispered.
They looked around as the lights began to flicker.
"Back room!" Dean said.
Sam took Anna to the back room while Dean grabbed guns. He tossed one to Buffy and then Sam when he came back out. Ruby rummaged through the weapons bag and looked up.
"Where's the knife?"
Dean looked at Sam. "Uh… about that…"
"Hey don't look at me."
Sam shot Dean a look. "Thanks a lot."
Dean just grinned.
"Great. Just peachy. Impeccable timing guys, really!"
"Um… guys. Something's wrong." Buffy said, looking around the room as if she was searching for something.
Dean's eyes shot to her, worriedly. "What is it?"
"The only demon I sense is Ruby. This is something else."
Before Dean could reply, a rushing noise came from the back door. Suddenly the door flew open.
"Not a demon!" Buffy shouted.
A second later Castiel and Uriel appeared.
"Well I called that one." Buffy said, the feeling of dread in her gut not dissipating. Something wasn't right.
"Please tell me you're here to help. We've been having demon issues all day." Dean said.
Uriel scoffed. "I can see that. Would you like to explain why you have that stain in the room?" Uriel fixed his gaze on Buffy. "I'm disappointed in you Miss Summers. But I suppose you'd follow this one anywhere." He said, nodding his head at Dean.
"Even into hell had anyone bothered to tell me he was there." Buffy said coolly.
"We're here for Anna." Castiel said.
Dean looked slightly confused and more than a bit wary. "Here for her like… here for her?"
"Stop talking." Uriel snapped. "Give her to us."
"Are you gonna help her?" Sam asked, though he had a sinking feeling he already knew the answer.
"No." Castiel said. "She has to die."
Alrighty, sorry for the wait people. Broken computer and all that. Next up 'Heaven and Hell'. Let me be honest, I sooooo don't wanna write that episode. Because I HATE Anna. And the whole sex with Dean thing is just a little more than I can stand, and write the episode means watching the episode. Not a happy camper. I'm not promising I'm not going to rage-quit half way through. If I do though, I'll make up something that half explains what happens and makes it very very clear that Dean in no way, shape or form screws Anna.