Title: There's Something in the Dark
Summary: Set sometime between 6x09 "Clap Your Hands if You Believe" and 6x10 "Caged Heat". Bobby sends the boys to check out a small town that might inhabit a mythological creature. Turns out it's a whole lot more in this town then what they first believed.
Note: There's Limp!Soulless Sam for once! Wooh! But always big bro Dean of course! And I just really wanted to write a story with more interaction between Dean and his soulless brother! The story will be well past 8 chapters ;)
Danielle just barely ducked down in time, throwing herself flat down on the bridge and covered her head with her hands.
"Damnit!" Dean cursed and ran past her on the bridge, eyes roaming the surrounding forest. Sam grabbed her arm and pulled her up roughly. The shadow had smoothly avoided the bullet before backing away and blending in with the shadows of the trees.
"Where'd it go?" he asked. Sam didn't answer, just looked around as well, shotgun at ready in his hands, Danielle clutching to the back of his jacket.
"What was that?" Danielle asked quietly, looking up at the tall stranger in front of her. Before either Sam or Dean could answer, Sam spotted something moving behind Dean.
"Dean!" he shouted and trained his gun at the Chupacabra rushing through the bushes towards Dean. The oldest Winchester twisted around just in time to grab the creature as they fell down in a chaos of limbs and fur. Sam ran to Dean and spun the shotgun around in his hands before putting all his weight behind it as he hit the Chupacabra over the head with the butt of the shotgun. It would have instantly killed a normal dog, but this one just yelped in pain and jumped off Dean and went for Danielle instead since she was unarmed. It pounced on Danielle so they crashed to the ground as well.
"Hey!" Sam shouted over Danielle's screaming and the Chupacabra stopped, turning it's head long enough for Sam to put a bullet in it's brain. The creature dropped dead and Danielle pushed it over the edge of the bridge and into the water.
"Wow," she let go of the breath she had been holding and looked up at Sam,
"You saved me."
Sam just shrugged it off and helped Dean to his feet,
"You good?" he asked and Dean just waved him off.
"Just a scratch," Dean said and gave Sam a pat on the chest as he headed over to Danielle who was bleeding from the collar,
"You okay?" he asked her.
"Yeah I'll be fine," she nodded and pressed the sleeve of her jacket against the cut,
"It didn't get a bite out of me," she actually smiled.
"Okay let's continue," Sam said and continued on before anyone could say anything,
"I think I see some police tape up there," he told them and headed up to the yellow band with "Crime scene do not cross" that was closing off a small area in the middle of the forest.
"Oh right, the other death Officer Barnes told me about earlier," Dean said out loud as he came up beside Sam,
"Apparently whoever was killed here died about the same time as Dr. Sheltzer."
They looked through the crime scene and although the body was gone, there was still blood there. The blood was all mostly in one place so they could rule out whatever had killed the doctor. They decided to head back to the town as the sun was going down and Danielle eagerly headed ahead of them.
"Come to think of it. Officer Barnes said he had never seen anything like the Doctor's death before, but there has already been a similar death here," Dean told Sam as they wound their way down the tiny path through the forest.
"Maybe he wasn't there, Dean," Sam said casually, watching Danielle's backside and her long legs as they followed her. He kept a hand pressed to his chest as they walked, the broken ribs feeling a bit uncomfortable as they walked.
"We shouldn't rule him out though," Dean said, nudging Sam in the side to get his attention,
"But you're probably right. My bet's on that shadow we saw. Maybe it was at the other crime scenes as well? Danielle saw it before her brother was killed, we saw it now right before the Chupa attacked."
"If so, it was probably there when the kelpie attacked me. It's going to be close to impossible seeing it in the dark though," Sam said just as the reached the parking lot.
"Why don't you go do some more research, geek boy while I'll talk to the officer and check out the other body?" Dean suggested and Sam agreed to that.
"Danielle. Thanks for the help," Dean told her,
"You should get that checked."
Danielle pulled her hand away from the bleeding wound and grimaced,
"Yeah I guess. I don't think it's too bad though. Anyway I hoped it helped some going out there. You did catch that… thing."
"Chupacabra," Sam told her as he passed them on the way to the Impala.
"Sam!" Dean hissed.
"What? She might as well know now that she's seen it," Sam said innocently.
"Chupacabra? I've heard of that before," she frowned, leaning against her car. Dean and Sam shared a look while waiting for her to continue.
"Yeah! From "Red Dead Redemption!" she grinned.
"Red Dead what?" Dean questioned.
"Oh this badass game," she told him. Tilting her head to the side she seemed to realize something else too,
"I thought they were a myth... Oh well," she shook her shoulders before getting into her car.
"So you're sure there was a shadow there? Not just a trick of the eye?" Bobby asked on the other line. Sam leaned back in the chair, stuck in their motel room and finding nothing on their mysterious shadow fella' online.
"I'm sure, Bobby. It didn't flicker and vanish you know. It seemed almost solid for moment until we shot at it. Then it just avoided it like a pro and vanished into the shadows," Sam explained. He ran a hand through his hair and just waited while Bobby looked through some books. Then there was a knock on the door. Sam stood up and opened it only to find Danielle standing there.
"Hey Bobby can you call me up when you find something?" Sam asked.
"Yeah sure. This might take a while anyway," Bobby informed and hung up.
"Danielle. What's up?" Sam asked and she handed him some papers. He looked at them for a moment before letting her in.
"I got something that might help your case."