AN: What can I say I was watching "The Real Ghostbusters" and this came to me.
0. A Literary Surprise
Finland wasn't sure what possessed him to buy the book. He was usually terribly picky about what he read. The cover itself would usually put him off. It had the trashy romance novel air about it complete with a shirtless man with long flowing hair. So ridiculous he hadn't been able to repress a giggle when he'd picked it up during a quick lunch. What was more it was a book sold in an airport bargain shelf, not exactly the hotbed for good literature. But after picking it up he hadn't put it down. It was a long flight back home and Berwald had been forced to take an early flight to deal with an emergency. Finland was sure the boys were fine. Berwald had sounded more put out about having to book a surprise flight than worried about Sealand and Ladonia. It left Finland with a long boring way home.
Sitting on the plane he still wasn't sure whether or not he really wanted to read it. Besides the ridiculous cover, it was an American novel. Not that Finland hated all American literature, but he was a bit wary of it after the incident with Twilight at the 2005 World Conference meeting in New York. After wasting the Conference reading it, Sweden had been busy, Finland had vowed to never take reading suggestions from America again.
Finland flipped the book over to read the back. Along a lonely California highway, a mysterious Woman in White lures men to their death...a terrifying phenomenon that may be Sam and Dean's first clue to their father's whereabouts. So not some raunchy love story. Finland found him self slightly intrigued, maybe, with some luck, it wouldn't be too awful. Looking around his flight, a crowded one, and Finland opened the book and began reading.
"Take your brother outside as fast as you can!"
"I love the smurfs." Was the flirtatious response to Jess's appearance.
"Dad's on a hunting trip, and he hasn't been home in a few days." Sam went still realizing all at once the seriousness of what his brother was saying.
"When I told Dad I was scared of the thing in my closet he gave me a .45."
"Are you gonna just live some normal, apple-pie life?" Dean said looking a little bemused at the idea.
"House rules Sammy-driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole."
Dean starred at his brother barely containing himself as he spoke. "Don't talk about her like that."
"You smell like a toilet." Sam told his brother after a brief pause.
"She's a Woman in White."
"No chick-flick moments."
Dean 35-111 the paper said, large and bold, causing the first true bit of doubt to enter Dean's mind. What was going on he wondered.
Sam dropped the phone hitting the breaks an instinctual fear of harming others welling in him at the sight of the woman suddenly in front of the Impala.
Dean didn't hesitate as he unloaded his gun into the ghost digging into his brother.
"That's why she could never go home." Sam said thoughtfully, realizing abruptly the weakness they'd been looking for. "She was too scared to face them."
"If you screwed up my car I'll kill you."
"Okay this is where Dad went. It's called Blackbottle Ridge, Colorado."
Smiling to himself at the sound of Jessica's shower running, Sam laid back on the bed content with the normality of the moment after being with his brother and back in the Life.
"Jess." Sam gasped seeing the love of his life pinned just like his mother had been. Then the fire started.
Looking at his little brother Dean saw all the heartbreak Sam was trying to contain. In a moment he instantly understood what his brother's decision would be.
"We got work to do."
Finland jerked startled at the touch on his shoulder and looked up, stiff necked and slightly dazed to find the stewardess looking at him with concern. Blinking, he gathered himself and realized, with some embarrassment, that the plane was empty. Looking back at the woman he smiled sheepishly.
"Sorry," he muttered feeling some heat gather towards his face as he quickly stood to grab his overhead bag. The woman stepped back to give him some room and when he looked back at her she looked more amused than anything.
"Good book?" she questioned curious, an amused tilt to her smile.
Finland paused considering and smiled a little surprised at his answer.