Spontaneous Combustion

Chapter 17

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Spontaneous Combustion

Chapter Seventeen

They were sitting at a table in the diner, Sam, Dean, Jennifer and her uncle. Dean's nose was bandaged and Sam's head stitched up. In fact, they all looked pretty worn out.

"How am I going to explain this to the sheriff?" Devearux asked Dean.

"Don't." he replied. "There's no need to, the deaths will stop now."

"Yeah, but the others…"

"When they can't find anything and when no other deaths occur, they'll all be considered natural deaths and the cases will be closed."

"But their families should know what you guys did. They should know that the thing that killed them has been destroyed."

Dean didn't tell him it wasn't destroyed, just returned to hell. Instead he said, "No, that's the last thing we want."


It was Sam who replied, "Because if they knew what was really out there it would change them, like it changed you and Jennifer. You're both always going to know what's really out there." He said sadly.

"Sam," Jennifer said, "I have always know there was evil out there in the world. Maybe I wasn't thinking in terms of Demons, but it's still the same." She smiled at him then continued, "But you know, there is good out there too working hard to balance the scales."

"Well, I haven't seen any of the good," Sam said.

She laughed at him. "You don't get it do you Sam?" She asked.

He tilted his head and looked at her quizzically, "Get what?"

"It's you. You and your brother are part of the good out there. As long as there are people like you fighting those things then I know its going to be okay." She paused for minute then added, "Jessica was right about you, more so then she ever imagined. You really are an angel Sam."

Dean looked at his brother a smirk on his face. He was about to say something when Jennifer looked at him and said, "You both are."

"Trust me honey, I'm no angel," he replied.

"Well, you were both just what this town needed." Devearux said. "There's no telling how many people would have died if guys hadn't come and stopped it."

Dean looked at Devearux and replied, "You would have found a way, you knew, all along it wasn't something natural. You just needed a nudge in the right direction."

"I still wouldn't have known how to stop it," he said. "You may not receive the gratitude of the people of this town, but you have mine. If you ever need anything, you call me and I'll do what I can." He stood up shook their hands and said. "I've got to go now, I'm still on duty."

"Hang on, I'll walk you out." Dean said to him. Then he turned to Jennifer smiled at her and said, "You, don't go breaking anymore noses!"

They all laughed. Dean's nose while swollen and sore was going to be fine.

"I'll be in the car Sam." Dean told his brother and walked out with Devearux.

"Jennifer," Sam said taking her hand. "I wanted to thank you."

"For what?"

"For reminding me about the good times I had with Jessica. I was so… focused on her death that I forgot her life. I forgot all the little things that I loved so much about her. You brought them all back and nothing I can say or do will ever be enough to repay you for that priceless gift."

"Sam, you just remember one thing."

"What's that?"

"Jessica would want you to live. She'd want you to be happy. Don't forget to be happy Sam."

Sam smiled at her and kissed her cheek. "I have to go."

"Come back and visit sometime Sam."

"I will," he said and walked out the door.

Dean was waiting in the car the engine already running and the music playing at a reasonable volume when Sam got in the passenger seat.

"We could stay for a while," his brother told him.

Sam shook his head, "No, but maybe we can come back sometime."

Dean nodded and put the car in gear and headed the car out of the small town of Oakridge, Oregon. It was going to be a quiet little town again now that the evil that had been plaguing it was gone.

"Hey Dean," Sam said.

"Yeah?" he brother asked.

"I been meaning to ask you, how did you manage to control the demon long enough to tell Jennifer what to do?"

Dean smiled, "The damn thing was annoying me, so I just did the same thing I do to you when you start to annoy me."

Sam stared at his brother a very confused look on his face, "What's that?"

Dean reached for the volume control on the radio, "I just turned up the music and ignored it," he said and turned up the volume.

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