Straight Outta the Cage

Chapter 20

P.O.V. Of Dean

As soon as Adam said the whole "turn Michael into the devil" thing, everyone went crazy.

"That's foolish!" said an angel.

"He's our family!" said another.

"Yeah well that didn't stop you from letting Lucifer rot!" hissed a demon.

"Yeah! He's your family too!" added another.

"But Lucifer wasn't listening to Father!" An angel put his face in the demon's.

"Michael isn't listening to your Father now!" the demon snapped.

"Father doesn't say anything anymore, none of us know what to do!"

"STOP IT!" my youngest brother yowled. Everyone looked back at him.

"Perhaps it is war that will return God to us. We must stop Michael." Adam said. I stepped up beside him.

"But, Adam... don't you think throwing Michael down in Hell and getting Luci promoted is... oh I don't know. A bad idea?!"

"Dean... what is a good idea right now? We've got no choice." Adam said. I huffed and walked away as Chief Milligan-Winchester continued rallying his troops.

"Where are you going?" Cas popped up in front of me, startling me.

"CAS! Don't do that." I spat.

"My apologies, Dean." Cas stated.

"I'm just... going for a walk, Cas. I... I need some air." I tried to push past him, but Cas put a hand on my shoulder. He turned me around to face him again. I looked into his blue eyes. They seemed to be processing some thought.

"What is it, Cas?" I asked. He kissed me. Warmth crawled through me.

"Be safe, Dean. If you aren't back within the hour, I'm coming to find you." he said. I pulled him into a hug.

"Okay Cas." I said over his shoulder. "I'll be back. I promise."

Cas pulled away from me and smiled.

"Don't ever change..."

I smiled back when he said this.

"Stealing lines now, are we?"

"I know something you've never said. I can use that." Cas replied.

"Oh yeah, what's that?" I asked.

"I love you." When Cas said this, I froze.

"I... I'm gonna go now." I turned and walked away.

My mind raced as I walked on my own. Cas had said he loved me... He's an angel! Does he even know what love is? Is he able to feel it? Do I love Cas...? Before I could decide the answers to any of these questions I was blinded by a bright light.

P.O.V. Of Sam

I was overseeing the training of the angels and demons with Cas when he let out a sharp cry and grabbed his forehead.

"What is it Cas?" I asked, looking at him.

"It's Dean... he's..."

"He's what, Cas?"

"No..." Cas murmured.

"Cas what's going-" But my brother's angel disappeared before I could even finish my sentence. I sighed, annoyed that Cas ignored me and worried for my brother. I looked back at the crowd of angels and demons. Lucifer stuck out at me.

"Lucifer." I called. He looked up at me and I waved him over.

"Yes, Sam?" he jogged over to me.

"Come here." I took him by the wrist and led him to a more private part of the field where no one could see us.

"What is it, Sam? He asked, obviously concerned.

"Something's wrong with Dean and Cas won't tell me. He just got some pain and disappeared. Probably went to go find Dean. Will you go looking for them?" I asked.

"Anything for you, Sam." Lucifer said.

"Thank you." I paused for a second, then hugged him awkwardly. "Uh... thanks. For everything you've done. I know we've been on weird terms for a while."

"The hug isn't helping either. I can't read your emotions." Lucifer gave a soft chuckle, causing his warm breath to puff out across the back of my neck. This gave me shivers all the way down my spine. I shook them off though and pulled away from Lucifer.

"No need to worry, Sam. I'll try my best to find your brother. I'll be back. Hopefully with answers."

"Thanks. I'll work with the angels and demons." I told him.

"See you soon, Sam." And with that I watched as Lucifer disappeared. My angel...

P.O.V. Of Adam

I practiced hand to hand combat with Samandriel in the middle of the other fighting angels and demons. I was giving orders to Samandriel to help him respond correctly to the things I did.

"Duck, block, punch!" I called out, Samandriel doing as I said. I ducked his fist and stopped for a minute to catch my breath.

"Impressive." I told him.

"Thank you. I have a good teacher." Samandriel complimented me. I laughed, not sure if my face was hot with exertion or embarrassment.

"Ah, it's nothing."

"Not bad for a dorky angel and an ex-pre med student." The voice of Kevin rose up and I stood to look in the direction. The Asian prophet was coming towards us.

"Here, catch." he tossed me a water bottle and I drank some.

"Thanks." I said graciously.

"No problem. Your moves are pretty good."

"Well I am a Winchester." I snickered.

"Yeah, yeah. All hail the mighty Winchesters." Kevin rolled his eyes and shoved me teasingly.

"Hey, where's Gabriel. I must talk to him about something." Samandriel asked Kevin.

"We just finished our sparring. He should be in the bunker somewhere." Kevin answered.

"Thank you." and my angel walked away.

"So... what's it like to have your own angel?" Kevin asked. I shrugged.

"I dunno. Weird. Kinda cool I guess. You were supposed to have one right?"

"Yeah, supposed to have an archangel. Perks of being a prophet."

"Sounds like a lame book." I laughed.

"What? Perks of Being a Prophet? Hah. Yeah I guess so."

"Perks of Being a Prophet: Journaling your way through prophet problems, reading Godly literature, saving the world, and teenaged angst."

This made Kevin laugh so hard he choked on his water.

"I don't have to deal with much teenaged angst anymore, thank God."

"Well I'd rather go back to dealing with that crap than have to worry about the battle of the millennium."

Kevin sort of shrugged and nodded at the same time.

"I suppose so. But we're just special."

"Yep, you and me man." I pulled the smaller guy into a headlock and tussled his hair.

"Ugh, come on. Cut it out." Kevin coughed out.

"Adam... where is Gabriel?" Samandriel returned.

"I dunno Samandriel. I haven't seen him." I said, releasing Kevin.

"That's weird. I just saw him... I have no idea where he could have gone." Kevin rubbed his throat.

"Weird..." I added.

"Yes..." Samandriel seemed confused as well.

"Well he's bound to show up eventually. Let's not worry too much." I decided. The other two nodded.

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