Disclaimer: I do not own Supernatural


"There, all packed," I said in satisfaction, lugging down the last suitcase. Three suitcases and one carry bag were stacked neatly by the door, while the rest was already waiting in the car. I took a second to survey the house. Pictures hung on the walls, but it was the disorganized clutter of books and old papers that really hit home for me. I was leaving.

"All set?" Bobby asked, leaning against the doorframe. Disappointment shone in his eyes and his tone, and I lowered my gaze. I didn't want to see it, even though I deserved it. I was abandoning the only family I knew for a normal life, leaving them to fight off the supernatural world themselves.

"If things don't work out, you can always come back here," Bobby said, giving me a hug. I blinked. He usually wasn't like this. Where was the gruff personality that I was used to all my life?

"And don't be an idjit!" Bobby added, scowling at me. Ah. There it was.

"I won't," I responded, sticking my tongue out at him. "I'll study hard, get good grades, live a normal life, blah blah blah."

"Good. Now, let's get going. I need to be on call for the Winchesters." We picked up the suitcases and made our way to the car.

"What case are they working right now?" I asked curiously.

Bobby grunted, throwing the bags into the trunk of my car. "They're investigating some beheadings and some cattle mutilations in Montana."

"Fun," I replied, closing the trunk and climbing into the drivers seat. While Bobby climbed into the passenger seat, I mentally readied myself for the long 15 hour drive from Sioux Falls all the way to Ohio. That was probably something that I didn't like at all; the waiting. So long drives like this I didn't like at all. Except with Sam and Dean. They were the best when the three of us are together.

About halfway there, after switching drivers, I got a call from Dean. "Hello?"

"Hey, Avery. Where's Bobby?"

"He's with me." I glanced at Bobby, who was looking at me curiously.

"Where are you guys? At the store or something, or are you just working a job?" Dean's voice crackled on the other end. "We're at the house right now. Turns out it was vampires. Who would've known?"

I exhaled. I wasn't exactly looking forward to this part. "No, we're not at the store. Bobby's, um, kind of dropping me off at college?"

Dead silence. "What?" Dean asked sharply. "Avery, you can't be serious. You know what creatures are out there, and there's already so few of hunters to-"

"Dean!" I cut him off. "I know! I just want to find out what it's like to actually live a normal life for once, rather than be constantly on the road. I need some time for myself, to find out if I actually want this life."

"None of us want this life, Avery," Dean said angrily. "Do you think I would have chosen to be a hunter if I had my way? No! It's something-"

"Dean, let me talk to her-"

"Sam, shove off-"

There was a crackling on the other end, before Sam said, "Avery? Have fun at college."

I breathed a sigh of relief. Good ol' Sam. "Thanks. I'll be back for Christmas."

"Bye."

"Bye." I clicked the end button and looked at Bobby. "I didn't think that Dean would be overjoyed at my decision, but I guess that I can see why he acted the way he did."

"Yeah." Silence stretched between us, before I leaned down and turned on the radio. ACDC's Highway to Hell blasted through the radio, and I idly wondered how appropriately the song fit my life at the moment.

I just hoped the next convenience store we stopped at has pie.


A/N

Well, it's about time that I made a Supernatural fanfic! ^.^ Hopefully off to a good start. But you'll review and tell me what you think, right? :)

~Eva Sirico~