Calls Me Home @daddyslilheartbreaker
Born Under A Bad Sign

Title: Calls Me Home

Summary: A journey through fifteen seasons of Supernatural through the eyes of two Winchesters and a Singer.

Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Ruby Singer, Bobby Singer, John Winchester, and a whole ton of others.

Disclaimer: Everything you see here belongs to Eric Kripke and Co. The title belongs to the song "Calls Me Home" by Shannon LaBrie.

Author's Note:

Chapter Thirty Five

After leaving the motel, Dean drove them out of the state of Rhode Island. Ruby was adamant about them taking a break after the last case. She knew the Winchesters wouldn't give in that easily so she gave them a compromise in the form of a trip to visit Ellen at the Roadhouse. It wasn't much of a break, but it was enough to allow them to regroup both mentally and emotionally. Ash still hadn't discovered anything new on the demon front though they knew he would have called them if he had. It was Ruby that discovered the case down in West Texas. The hunt turned out to be a simple salt and burn which she thought was a perfect way to ease them back into hunting. The blonde couldn't shake the feeling that something was off as they finished the hunt though. They stayed in their motel room after the hunt was finished with plans to leave town the next day. At least that was the plan until they awoke the next day to discover that Sam was missing.

"The car is still here so he didn't go to get food. What.. what if this is like Ava?" Dean paced around looking a bit panicked.

Ruby touched his arm making him stop and look at her. "It's not like Ava. We searched the room and outside. There's no blood or sulfur. There's got to be a reasonable explanation."

"Yeah I know. You're right. I just.. I'm supposed to look out for him, Ruby." He shook his head.

She smiled softly at him. "I know, Dean, but he is a grown man. Your brother is just as capable as you are of taking care of himself. We'll find him."

"Alright. You call Bobby and I'll check with Ellen." Dean kissed her head and moved to grab his phone.

No one had seen Sam, but promises were made to look out for him. Dean and Ruby continued their search for him. They even drove up to Peoria just in case. It was a little over a week later when Dean's cell phone rang. He saw Sam's name on the phone and froze. The look of concern on Ruby's face snapped him out of it and he answered the phone.

"Sammy? Hey, hey, hey, calm down. Where are you? Alright don't move. We're on our way." Dean spoke to his brother then hung up. "He's in Minnesota."

The blonde gave him a look of surprise. "Minnesota?"

"Yeah I don't get it either. He sounded upset, but at least he's alive you know? At least we know where he is at the moment." He looked at the bright side of things.

Ruby nodded her head relieved that Sam was okay, but still worried about what had happened to him. They reached the motel that Sam told Dean he was at and she followed Dean as he looked for room number 109. Finding it, he knocked at the door then tried the handle which he surprisingly found to be unlocked.

"Sam? Sammy? It's us." Dean called out gently as he opened the door walking inside.

Ruby shut the door behind her and followed him only to sigh in relief when she saw him. "Sam."

"Hi." Sam gave her a slight smile as he sat there covered in blood.

"What happened? Are you hurt?" Dean looked concerned as he checked Sam over for any wounds.

"No. I don't think it's mine. I tried to wash it off." He looked at his crimson stained hands. "I don't know what the hell happened. Dean, I don't remember anything."

She frowned clearly concerned as well. "Okay it's not that bad. We just.. we have to retrace your steps. But first we need to get you out of those bloody clothes."

Dean was slightly hesitant to leave her alone with Sam, but she pushed him out the door anyway. While Sam showered, Ruby soaked his bloodstained clothes in bleach then threw them into a nearby dumpster. He was in fresh clothes and looking calmer when Dean returned to the room.

"Alright so you checked in two days. Everything has been quiet. No one saw you or noticed anything unusual." Dean filled them in.

"You mean like me walking around soaked with blood?"

"Yeah that." He nodded his head.

Ruby sighed running her fingers through her hair. "Alright, it's going to be okay. We just need to retrace your steps and figure out what is going on."

"This might help." Dean held up a receipt for gas.

The gas station wasn't too far from the motel. No one was around at the moment aside from the attendant. Dean filled up the Impala's tank while Ruby bought some snacks and drinks for the road. As she finished paying, Sam walked in and the attendant grew pale and angry. He grabbed the phone and Ruby's eyes widened.

"If you don't leave in five seconds, I will call the police." He pointed at Sam.

"Whoa whoa, calm down. There seems to be a misunderstanding." Dean stood between them trying to calm things down.

"There's no misunderstanding. That guy was here last night. He bought gas and then he robbed me."

Her blue eyes narrowed slightly at the attendant. "Excuse me?"

"He stole two forties and was chain smoking like a chimney." The man scoffed.

"Him? Wow. Are you sure?" Dean asked him in shock.

"Of course I'm sure. Now get out of here before I call the cops."

"Sure." Dean placed the money for the drinks Sam stole on the counter then walked out. "Seriously? Forties? Chain smoking? That sounds way more like me than it does you, Sam. What the hell is going on?"

The blonde placed the snacks in the car then looked at them. "Calm down. We're still trying to figure this all out, remember?"

"Yeah I remember. I'm just worried." The elder Winchester sibling shook his head and got into the car.

Leaving the gas station, they continued down the road heading west.

"Wait. That road right there to the left. I remember it. Go that way." Sam spoke up pointing out the dirt road.

Dean made the left and drove down the dirt road. A feeling of dread overcame Ruby though she tried not to show it. There was a house not far down that Sam seemed to recognize. Dean parked the car and they got out cautiously assessing their surroundings. Things seemed pretty normal on the outside aside from the front door being ajar. The three of them stepped inside of the house making sure not to touch anything. They could see drops of dried blood and followed the trail until they found signs of a struggle. A man's body laid eerily still on the ground. There was a lot of blood and his belongings seemed to be scattered around. Sam grew really distressed as he took in the scene around them. The more they looked around, the more apparent it became to them that the dead man was a hunter. A button was pressed revealing a whole armory of weapons along with notes and maps pinned up in a spacious closet. It was Ruby who found the security footage and they watched in horror as Sam killed the man in cold blood. She glanced away from the screen only for her face to pale when she saw the framed photograph. The late hunter was a father to a daughter who was probably about to be heartbroken. Ruby swallowed hard as she thought of her own father. Dean immediately destroyed the footage and the hard drive that it was stored on.

"I killed him. I killed this hunter. What if this was what Dad was trying to warn you about?" Sam grew upset looking over at his brother.

"No. Quit it. You're not... that's not what is happening." Dean huffed as he began to walk around wiping away any trace of his brother that had been left behind.

The three of them got back into the Impala making sure they weren't seen then Dean drove off. He drove for a few hours wanting to put enough distance between them and that place. By the time he pulled into the parking lot of a motel, Ruby had fallen asleep in the backseat. Dean checked them into the motel then carried Ruby into their room setting her down on one of the beds. Sam paced around the room clearly still distressed. When Dean approached, Sam handed his brother a gun.

"You promised Dad, Dean. So just do it. Get it over with. Please." He pleaded with his brother.

"Sam, no. What the hell? I'm not going to kill you. I know I promised, but I can't do it. I'm sure there is some reasonable explanation for what is going on." Dean sighed shaking his head.

"Yeah it's called I'm going to the dark side just like Dad warned you about."

"No Sam, you're not evil. I'm not going to kill you." Dean insisted.

"You're going to regret that." Sam took the gun smacking Dean hard across the face with it.

Dean crumpled to the ground knocked out. Satisfied, Sam walked over to the bed carefully picking up Ruby. She stirred a bit then relaxed in his arms. He carried her out to the car then set her in the backseat. Sam got into the driver's seat and smirked taking off. When Dean came to, he was confused for a few moments until he remembered what happened. His heart sank when he looked toward the bed only to not see Ruby. He knew there was no way she would have just left with him laying there on the ground. Snapping out of it, Dean started to track her and Sam's phones. It was a little while later that he discovered that they were in Duluth, Minnesota.

Ruby had woken up only to be startled by the fact that she was being tied up beside Jo in what appeared to be a bar. She struggled against Sam, but it was no use. Her blue eyes glared at him as he taunted Jo about her late father. He couldn't possibly have known what had actually gone down the day that William Harvelle died. It wasn't written down in John's journal and she knew there was no way he told the boys what happened.

"My daddy shot your daddy in the head." It taunted Jo singing lightly.

The older blonde glared at it angrily. "Leave her alone."

"No. You two are bait." It sneered at her.

"Sam!" Dean's voice called out as he entered the bar.

"I know you like him, Jo, but you're not the blonde he wants." It taunted again.

"Are you insane?" Dean raised his gun pointing it at his little brother.

"I killed a hunter, kidnapped Ruby, and held these two captive. Go ahead, Dean. Shoot me." It taunted him with a smirk.

"No." He looked like he wanted to, but then he lowered his gun with a sigh.

"Why not? Are you that scared of being alone that you won't kill me?" It continued as it stalked toward me.

"No. You're just not Sam." Dean suddenly splashed its face with Holy water.

It yelled as smoke billowed from its face and ran off jumping out of the window. Dean freed the two women making sure they were alright before chasing it. Ruby and Jo followed him onto the docks beside the bar. They could hear the two of them talking. Suddenly a gunshot rang out seemingly echoing around them. It was eerily silent as the two blondes kept looking around. Ruby pulled out her phone calling Dean. Hearing his ringtone, they followed it until they found him laying on the dock damp from the water. There was a gunshot wound in his shoulder. The two women helped him up and walked him back into the bar. They sat him down and Jo patched his wound up.

"It's going after hunters. The closest one that I know of is in South Dakota." Dean admitted and glanced over at Ruby.

Her face paled knowing he meant her father. "Well it's in for one hell of a fight."

"Alright you're done." Jo told him and cleaned up the mess.

"Thanks." He smiled softly and got ready to leave.

Ruby hugged her and sighed. "Go see your mother or call her at least. Believe me, I get it. I fought with my dad about hunting too, but he was just trying to protect me. That's what Aunt Ellen is doing, Jo. She doesn't want you to end up like your dad."

"I'll think about it. No promises." She returned the hug smiling slightly.

She nodded her head as she pulled away. "That's good enough for me. I'll call you later."

Dean led Ruby out of the bar and out to where the Impala was waiting. They got in and made a beeline for Bobby's house. The closer they got, the more anxious Ruby became. Dean reached over taking her hand squeezing it reassuringly. It calmed her a little, but she was still worried. When they arrived, Dean discovered that the phone line had been cut. Panicking, Ruby rushed inside only to sigh in relief when she saw that her father was safe and sound. He tested them with Holy water then gave Ruby a hug.

Ruby hugged him back feeling herself calm down. "I was so worried."

He rubbed her back gently and pulled away. "I'm fine, sweetheart. So is Sam. Got him tied up right in there."

Sam sat tied to a chair in the middle of the parlor. Above him painted onto the ceiling was a Devil's trap. Despite how angry she was at this demon for what it did to the people she cared about, Ruby also didn't want to cause any damage to Sam. So she stood there glaring at it while her father started reciting the words to exorcise it from Sam's body. His green eyes turned to deep pools of black as he laughed. Ruby frowned at it.

"I'm going to kill all three of you and every hunter I could find. You should have finished the job last time, Dean." It sneered at them.

"Meg..." He trailed off frowning.

The ceiling cracked breaking the painted seal above them. This allowed the demon to break free from the chair that it was tied to and it began to attack Dean. He was punched repeatedly and the demon then squeezed the elder Winchester's injured shoulder. Ruby threw Holy water at the demon making it scream as the clear liquid burned them. That was when Bobby noticed the mark etched into Sam's forearm. He got a iron rod making sure the end was burning hot and walked over grabbing Sam's arm. He pressed the red hot end of the rod against the mark on Sam's skin burning it. That broke the seal that was keeping the demon inside of Sam. His head tilted back and black smoke poured out going through the ceiling. Once the demon was gone, Sam fell back sitting on the floor.

"What'd I miss?" Sam looked at them innocently only to get punched by Dean.

Bobby finished patching Dean up and poured him a glass of whiskey. "You're going to be alright, kid."

"I love her. I love Ruby." He blurted out taking the drink that was offered to him.

The older man sighed pouring himself a drink. "Tell me something I don't know. That's been obvious for a while now."

"The demon already took mom and Jessica. I can't let it take her too." Dean admitted with a frown and took a sip of his drink.

Bobby frowned at that. "My little girl is stubborn as hell. Getting her to stay away from you boys is damn near impossible."

"Once we get rid of it, I'm going to tell her how I feel."

He sipped his drink and sighed. "Just take care of my daughter. If she comes home pregnant or heartbroken, I will kill you."

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