Characters: Sam, Dean
Spoilers: Virtual Season story; VS 2, episode 6
Summary: Sam's painful, overpowering visions of a ritualistic murder send him into the arms of a fiesty witness, while Dean fights to determine if their foe is demon or human. The answer forces Sam to make an impossible choice.
Disclaimer: They're not mine. More's the pity.
The Supernatural Virtual Seasons is an AU storyline that was imagined by kittsbud in 2006 when Supernatural’s first season ended with such a harrowing cliffhanger. Partnering with a rotating group of several talented writers, kittsbud created the Virtual Seasons team, bringing to life a plotline that has now completed three seasons.
Devil Game aired as Episode Six during Virtual Season 2. It is a “stand-alone” episode, meaning not pivotal to the central VS2 story arc, but there are some things you need to know in order for this story to make sense.
1. John is alive, though not always a central character. His relationship with the boys—especially when this story takes place—is very similar to how he was in the real Season 1.
2. In the VS, the YED was called “Haris” after a particular demon that is pivotal to later stories.
3. At the beginning of VS2, Dean was possessed by one of Haris’ minions, but because of his amulet, the demon never truly took him over. It would, however, have killed him, so Sam made a deal. By his next birthday, Sam would give Haris his powers (and, presumably, his life) in exchange for Haris releasing Dean from the demon’s hold.
Devil Game picks up after Dean has been ‘freed,’ though for the course of this story, he doesn’t know how or why. I haven’t edited or changed this story from when it was posted on supernatural.tv’s Virtual Seasons site back in May of 2007. I hope you enjoy!
Devil Game, Parts 1-4