Banner By: 800bs
Title: Combat Barbie and Psychick
Pairing: Jo, Ava
Word Count: 530
Prompt: “Road tripping with a psychic wasn’t what she expected?” from Astralavator
Road tripping with a psychic wasn’t what Jo had expected. For starters Ava was too normal. All the supernatural stuff freaked her out, which Jo didn’t understand one bit. How can you be a psychic and be afraid of otherworldly things at the same time?
“How much longer until we’re there?”
Jo shrugged. “A few more hours, maybe three or four.”
Ava let out a loud sigh and Jo tried to ignore it. Being on the road with her reminded Jo of when she was in college and her roommate used to drag her to frat parties where she’d have to make small talk with some of the most annoying people on the planet.
Not that she didn’t like Ava, she liked her just fine she just wasn’t Jo’s first choice of a companion for a road trip. When the young brunette sighed again Jo glanced in her direction briefly. “Everything okay Ava?”
She shrugged. “I guess. I just…I don’t understand any of this. One minute I’m dead and the next I’m not. And you don’t even know like…how horrible I was before that guy killed me. All the people I hurt…Oh god I think I’m freaking out!”
Jo could hear the panic in Ava’s voice and she placed her hand lightly on the other woman’s arm.
“Take a deep breath and calm down. You heard what Gabriel said. That wasn’t you; it was some evil son of a bitch controlling your body. Right now we need to focus on your vision. Can you tell me about it again?”
Ava swallowed hard and nodded. She was grateful to have Jo with her. When they first met, the tiny blonde had scared the crap out of her, but now…well she considered Jo a good friend. Ava cleared her throat and spoke softly. “It wasn’t very clear just that we needed to go to this address in California.”
Jo nodded. “Good thing we were in between hunts when you got the vision. Have you heard anything from Anna?”
“Nope. She took off with Gabriel, something about going to see someone named Cas or something.”
Jo’s lips twitched into a smile at the memory of Castiel and her mother doing shots. She may have only known him for a short amount of time, but he’d grown on her.
She wished Anna would have said something. She would have liked to see him as well. Ava’s voice pulled her from her thoughts. “I think she likes him.”
Jo chuckled. “Anything’s possible. How’s your head?”
“The pounding stopped. It’s mostly just a dull throb now.”
Jo nodded and reached out toward the radio, popped in the cassette tape and smiled as REO Speedwagon blared softly through the speakers. “Why don’t you get some rest? I’ll let you know when we’re there.”
Ava gave Jo a warm smile and settled back into the seat. “Thanks Jo.”
Ava closed her eyes and Jo let out a deep breath, the empty road stretched out before them. Road tripping with a psychic wasn’t what Jo had expected, but it was good to know that every once in a while there were still some good surprises lurking around every corner.