Author's Note: Hi everyone! I thought I would thank you all for all the kind words about this story and let you all know that I'm working on a sequel. The first chapter will be up tomorrow, but I thought I would give you guys a sneak peak. So, here's a little preview of the next story in this universe, "The Hardest Choice." Please enjoy!
A phone ringing in the dead of night is usually an indicator that something terrible had happened. A phone call at 2:30 AM usually meant that someone had been hurt or died. Normal people dreaded these phone calls. For Bobby Singer; however, phone calls at such an early hour were not an odd occurrence. He knew hunters who lived in different time zones; hell some of them lived in different countries! So, he hadn't been worried when he had answered the phone with a gruff, "Singer."
"Bobby?" It was a young woman's voice, timid and scared. The older hunter racked his mind to try and place the voice on the other end of the phone, but found he could come up with nothing.
"Who the hell is this?" He growled, because if he had woken up because of a wrong number, someone was going to pay.
"Nadine," The voice answered. "Nadine Young. We met two months ago after you helped me out on some research?" Bobby nodded as an image of young woman filled his mind. Nadine was new to hunting solo, but she had grown up in a family of hunters. She was experienced for a hunter of just 21 years old, but her research skills were sorely lacking; however, she was extremely polite and Bobby had been almost glad to help out. She had even bought him a drink afterward.
"Right," Bobby murmured. "Something wrong?"
"Listen, I was wondering if you could give me some information on another hunter." Bobby forced himself to rise from his bed and flicked on the lights to the hall as he shuffled to desk where he kept his contact info.
"Sure," He told her. "Name?"
His blood ran cold. It had been almost a month since John had vanished after trying to kill Sam and he had literally fallen off the radar. No one had seen him and no one could seem to find him—Bobby included. So, what was John doing now that he had exposed himself?
"Where are you?" He forced his tone to remain calm so as to not frighten her. Last thing he wanted was for her to hang up on him.
"Dallas, Texas," She replied. "I was in this bar, checking up on some things and he came over to me. Told me he knew I was a hunter. He said he wanted my help on something."
"On what?" Bobby pressed, fearing the response.
"Said he was hunting a demon that hadn't fully possessed someone. He was hoping that I could track down the host and let him know where it was."
"And what did you tell him?" He hissed, because dammit John was still hunting Sam and was now recruiting other hunters!
"I said no," Nadine replied. "There was something . . . off about him, Bobby."
"Like he wasn't really all there, you know?" Nadine supplied and Bobby sighed. He knew. Ghost possessions did that to people.
"Listen to me," Bobby ordered. "He's dangerous. Stay away from him, Nadine."
"Why? What's wrong with him?"
"I don't have time to explain," He told her as he frantically grabbed his keys. "If he talks to you anymore, call me right away."
"I got to go." He hung up and cursed loudly before practically sprinting to his truck.
Sam and Dean were in Austin on a hunt and if John was in the area . . . An image of Sam, bleeding and broken filled his mind. For the few split seconds that they had arrived at that desolate field, Bobby had thought Sam had died. Seeing Dean's anguish at finding his brother like that had broken his heart. They had been lucky that time—Sam had lived.
But would he survive another encounter with his father, especially if John had help?
Bobby couldn't risk it—those boys were just as much his as they were John's and he would risk life and limb for them.
He floored it and prayed that he would make it in time.
Author's Note: So, there's your sneak peak! The first chapter will go up tomorrow! Thanks for all the continued support!