Straight Outta the Cage

Chapter 2

When I finally came to again I opened my eyes and sat up. I was in some cheap motel room. Well didn't this feel familiar...

"Oh good, you're awake. Here I grabbed you some food. You like burgers, right?" I looked towards the door just in time to catch a paper bag flying at my head.

"Woah. Watch it." I told the guy. It was the same man who'd saved me from Michael and Lucifer.

"So where are we and who are you?" I asked.

"We're in Binghamton New York. And you can call me Gabriel." he replied.

"Where?" I rose an eyebrow.

"Exactly. No one will think to look for you here." Gabriel winked at me.

"Wait... Gabriel. Like the angel Gabriel."

"Ding, ding, ding hot shot." Gabriel answered. settling down in one of the chairs.

"Why'd you come to save me?" I questioned. Angels weren't exactly my best friends any longer. Before the angel could reply, another appeared, this one younger.

"Because we thought it was time for some of us to return and fight." he said. I made a face.

"Fight what? The devil's in his box may I remind you. Or did you angels forget that?"

"We aren't sure yet..." He told me.

And we aren't exactly angels." Gabriel added.

"What do you mean you aren't exactly angels? You came into the cage and zapped me out of there. That seems like a pretty supernatural feat, don't you think?" I said.

"We're newly risen and we aren't going to have the juice to do anything much longer... even just, as you humans put it 'zapping' places." the younger one informed me.

"Newly risen? Sorry, you gotta stop speaking Godly Warrior. And who are you?" I rolled my eyes.

"I am Samandriel. I am your guardian angel. And we were dead. We were revived by... well of that we are not sure. Perhaps God."

"Samandriel, you know Daddy is no where to be found." Gabriel muttered.

"Wait, wait. You're my guardian angel? Wow... thanks. You were really there when I needed you."

"We were dead you idiot!" Gabriel snapped. I turned to him.

"Well, still. Why was it you who rescued me and not my 'guardian'?" I said sarcastically, jabbing a thumb at the other angel. Gabriel shrugged.

"Lag?" he offered. Again, I rolled my eyes.

"Okay, well let's say you two are gonna lose your powers. What are you two gonna do without them?"

"We are going to lose them, there's no question. All the angels have lost there powers because we have all fallen." Samandriel sighed.

"Fallen? Like you lost your stuff? Everything? You're mortals now?" I must have missed a lot while I was gone.

"Basically, yes." Gabriel answered.

"Well great. Without your powers and with your lack of human understanding, you guys are pretty much useless." I mumbled. Gabriel grabbed my shoulders and pulled me off of the bed. I couldn't stop him from pushing me into the wall.

"We aren't useless. And trust me, Samandriel may not get humans, but I do. I'll teach him all about you."

"Gabriel enough." Samandriel said. Gabriel looked at the other angel.

"Don't go ordering me around little bro, you know I'm above you."

"Soon we will all be equals, Gabriel. Isn't that the human way?"

Gabriel snorted and looked back at me.

"That's what they say." He looked at me more intently. "You know this looks really familiar."

"What are you talking about?" I winced.

"This isn't the first time I've cornered a Winchester. You're as annoying as your oldest brother."

"Dean and Sam. Where are they?" I asked. Gabriel released me and shrugged.

"We don't know where those two mutton-heads are. Ever since their angel pal killed Samandriel and broke Heaven, we haven't been able to find them. Honestly we haven't had much time to look." he said.

"So you were killed by my brother's angel? I thought he was good?"

"Yes. He is, he was just confused." Samandriel replied.

"So how do we find them?" I asked.

"I am going to go search for them before our powers run out." Samandriel said, and with that he was gone. I looked over at Gabriel.

"What do I do?"

"Just sit and wait and don't do anything stupid."

"Wow... thanks."

"Sorry, I feel like I have to tell you that. You're a Winchester." Gabriel laughed.

"So how do you know my brothers?" I questioned.

"Had a few run-ins with them and played pranks on them."

"And now? You were dead. Both you and Samandriel. Do they know that?"

"Yep. Let's just say, they will be very surprised to see both of us again. You too I'm sure." Gabriel chuckled.

"So Samandriel's my guardian angel, and I'm guessing Cas is Dean's. So are you Sam's?" I put two and two together.

"Guilty. That one will also surprise those yahoos."

"Do we have a battle plan?"

"Nope." Gabriel answered simply.

"Do we at least know what we're up against?"

"Nope."

"Then how do we know there's a battle ahead?" I asked in an irritated voice.

"With Heaven screwed up and your brothers trying to lock the gates of Hell, there is definitely a battle on it's way."

"Dean and Sam were trying to lock Hell?" I asked.

"Yep."

This hit me harder than I thought it would.

"But they knew I was still in Lucifer's Cage."

"Yep."

"If they locked Hell... they wouldn't have been able to get me out of there."

"Nope."

"So they just... didn't care?" I looked at Gabriel, trying not to let him see the pain in my eyes. The angel shrugged.

"Well kid, probably saw ya as a small price to pay for slamming that door shut."

"But they got Sam's soul out of there... And they didn't think to get me out?" The pain built up, a lump forming in my throat.

"Hey kid... Don't feel so bad. I think you should talk that one out with your brothers when we find them." Gabriel said softly.

"They were always closer. Why wouldn't they be? They grew up together... they didn't even know I existed. They said we were family, but it sure doesn't seem like it." My hurt turned to anger.

"They were just getting used to having another brother... trust me, having a lot isn't easy." Gabriel tried to calm me.

"They didn't even try to come and rescue me! Once Dean got Sam all the way out, he was happy. They gave up on me! No one even cared about me!"

"Kid relax. It's-"

"My name is Adam!" I yelled. "ADAM!"

Gabriel recoiled.

"Okay... okay. Whatever chills you out Adam."

I turned away from Gabriel so he wouldn't see the one tear I couldn't stop from sliding down my cheek. I went back to the bed and laid down, facing away from the angel.

"Hey k- Adam. You gonna eat?" I didn't reply when he asked this. He seemed to get the message because there was a rush of air and when I looked back at where he'd been standing, he was gone.

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