Chapter 9: The Battle
Dean and John were currently in their assigned location as they waited for the precise moment to strike, but Dean was getting impatient. Everytime he attempted to go in John stopped him. That only made Dean dislike him more.
"It's got to be time now, right?" Dean asked impatiently as he fidgeted with his favorite sidearm which was a Colt M1911A1.
"Any minute now mate," Constantine replied as he checked to see that his holy water, cross, and silver steak was on hand, "We don't want to go in too hasty. That would mean the death us, besides I have learned not to be so stupid when dealing with a monster as fierce as the one we'll face this day."
"You're speaking from experience," Dean said as he looked at John's face, "Aren't you."
"Aye," Constantine replied before looking down at his watch before he added, "Now, it's time.
Several years ago in another reality…
John Constantine, Anne Marie, and a few others were gathered outside of a mansion which gave off a foreboding vibe. Anne Marie was to John's left, but to his right was a bearded American who wore a leather jacket who's name was Chaz. To Chaz's right was a skinny man that had track marks on his right forearm. His name was Gary "Gaz" Lester. To Anne's left was a white haired scholarly man and his name was Ritchie.
"Let's go deal with this beastie," Constantine said with a cocky expression as he headed towards the front door of the mansion, "We have no more time to waste."
"Be careful John," Anne said with concern not for him, but what he might do. She then followed him alongside the others.
Once they were inside Constantine pulled out an object which looked like half of a necklace, and when he hung it by one end the other end began flicking about till it pointed straight and taught in one direction. That caused Constantine to smirk, which concerned Anne even more.
"Okay," Chaz said, "Everyone remember their roles?"
"Yes," Anne, Ritchie, and Gaz said in unison.
"Good," Chaz said as he and the others made their way to their assigned positions, "Now keep quiet. We don't want to alert the creature to our presence."
Ritchie and Anne went into a closet while Chaz and Gaz hurried up to follow Constantine. Ritchie was to use his arcane knowledge to look up anything he had to in order to help Constantine should he ask for it and Anne was to use her astral projection to convey the information to Constantine as well as be the distraction. When Constantine, Gaz, and Chaz arrived in the basement they saw a man preparing to plunge a knife into a young african american girl's stomach.
"Constantine," Chaz said as he grabbed him when Constantine made to move, "wait for Anne to do her thing."
"We don't have time," Constantine hissed as he shrugged Chaz off and barged out of the room.
His sudden appearance made the cultists stare up in shock. Their shock was short-lived, however, as they quickly pulled out daggers and ran at him. Fortunately for John, he had brought back up in the form of his ever-loyal friend Chaz who ran into the fray punching, kicking, and headbutting. In the meantime Constantine was making his way towards the head cultist.
"Let the girl go," Constantine growled, "I won't warn you again Faust."
"Constantine," Faust said, "I have been expecting you. Just stay there, and I'll be with you in a moment."
"I don't think so mate," Constantine said, "You see, I was expecting you to be expecting me. So let's see who's the most prepared."
"Yes. Let's," Faust said. Then both he and Constantine began saying a spell at the same time, "I invoke you, ye holy one! Regal and majestic! Glorious splendour! Mighty arch-daimon! Denizen of chaos and Erebus, and of the unfathomable abyss! Haunter of sky-depths! Murk enwrapped, scanning mystery, and guardian of cults! Flame-fanning terror darter! Heart-crushing despot! Satanachia of daimons! Invincible Lucifer!"
"Domine deus meus in te speravi conlitebor tibi domine in toto corde meo quem ad modum desiderat cervus ad fantes aquarum," Constantine and Faust continued, "Ouver! Chameron! Aliseon! Mandousin! Premy! Oriet! Mayorus! Esmony! Estiot! Dumosson! Danochar! Casmiel! Sadirno! Eparinesant! domine meus Lucifer!"
"I conjure thee spirit to come and show thyself in fair and comely shape without guile or deformity by the name of Casmiel!" they still continued, "By the name of beloved Lucifer! By the dread day of final judgement! By the omen! By the changing sea of glass! By those beasts having eyes before and behind, and having one hundred hands!"
"Je renonce à tous les biens tant spirituels que corporels qui me pourraient estre conferez de la part de Dieu!" they concluded, "De la vierge Marie! Et de tous les, oui, les saincts du Paradis! Pareillement de mon patron saint Jean Baptiste! Saint Paul! Saint Pierre! Et Saint François! Et de me donner de corps aaaaaaaaaaaa Lucifer!"
Suddenly, the whole room began to shake as a crack in the ground opened and a demon that looked like it was neither alive nor dead crawled out of the ground and just stood there stinking up the place.
"So which one of us will it serve," Constantine inquired.
"Let's put it to the test shall we," Faust sneered before turning to the demon and ordered, "Kill them all!"
"Kill," hissed the demon through it's atrophied esophagus, "Kill."
It then reached out to Faust and then clenched it's hand causing Faust's head to explode before it turned to Constantine and then shambled towards him as it hissed "kill" over and over.
"Return from whence you came," ordered Constantine, but to his shock and horror it only sped at him. Before he could do anything it reached him and opened its mouth revealing rotten pointed teeth. Before it could bite him something knocked it back, and when John looked back he saw that Chaz had fired a shotgun at it.
"Get out of the way John!" Chaz yelled as he continued firing at the demon. While Chaz had the demon occupied he hurried up to free the girl, but as soon as she was free the girl's eyes opened and they were nothing but balls of flame.
"John Constantine," the girl said with a demonic voice as she grabbed him, "It is time that you joined me in the fires of perdition."
"I don't think so mate," Constantine said, "I'm sending you back to hell. Regna-"
"No!" the demon interrupted by squeezing his throat, "I'll not be going alone. If I'm to go back, then you are coming with me."
"I've got a counter offer," Constantine choked as he ceased trying to pry it's hands from his throat and pulled out a flask of holy water, "How about a little bit of holy water you demon bitch?!"
Constantine then splashed it with the holy water causing it to steam which freed him from her grasp and allowed Constantint to back off as he massaged his throat.
"Regna terrae," Constantine chanted as soon as he and Chaz held it down now that Chaz had finished off the demonic zombie, "cantata Deo, psallite Cernunnos, Regna terrae, cantata Dea psallite Aradia."
The demon then screamed an unnatural scream, but that only made constantine more convicted of his chosen path. John then continued, "Caeli Deus, Deus terrae, Humiliter majestati gloriae tuae supplicamus Ut ab omni infernalium spirituum potestate, Laqueo, and deceptione nequitia, Omnis fallaciae, libera nos, dominates. Exorcizamus you omnis immundus spiritus Omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio, Infernalis adversarii, omnis legio, Omnis and congregatio secta diabolica."
This time the demon tried to trick Constantine by pretending it was the girl as it said with it's now normal human eyes, "Please stop sir. You're hurting me."
Constantine only got angered by that so he continued with more force in his will, "Ab insidiis diaboli, libera nos, dominates, Ut coven tuam secura tibi libertate servire facias, Te rogamus, audi nos!"
"Hahahahaha!" the demon cackled, "You have no idea what you're doing! If you send me back that zombie demon will go after the youngest person in the room and treat it like a hamburger for an eternity after it drags it to hell!"
That made constantine falter as he suddenly became unsure if he was doing the right thing but at a look from Chaz he concluded, "Ut inimicos sanctae circulae humiliare digneris, Te rogamus, audi nos! Terribilis Deus Sanctuario suo, Cernunnos ipse truderit virtutem plebi Suae, Aradia ipse fortitudinem plebi Suae. Benedictus Deus, Gloria Patri, Benedictus Dea, Matri gloria!"
"I can't wait till you get to Hell," the demon said as it strained to stay in the body a bit longer, "We're going to have LOTS of fun when you do. Hahahaha!"
The demon the screamed as black smoke left her mouth and vanished elsewhere. However, to his dismay the zombie demon was up and shambling again and threw both Constantine and Chaz to the walls on either side. John watched in horror as the zombie demon punctured its boney fingers through the girl and clenched as it made its way to the crack in the floor as the girl cried out in pain and fear.
Back in the present…
Dracula and Sam currently stood on the top of Castle Dracula as they overlooked the city, and Dracula was in his battle armor with a helmet that covered his face as well. Dracula was furiously clenching his fists as he used his vampiric-hearing to listen to the whole town. What he was hearing was pissing him off.
"Go," Dracula ordered to Sam, "go kill your brother and that annoying Hellblazer."
"Don't have to tell me twice," Sam said before he vanished into thin air, "I've been waiting to do this."
Dracula then grew two huge bat-like wings and flew up into the sky very fast before angling towards a specific area and then dive-bombed towards it.
"Regina," Gold said as he formed some alchemical tools out of nothing, "Constantine's plan will not work. What you need to do is prepare for Dracula to come here alone as he will undoubtedly send his thrall to deal with Constantine and Winchester."
"Gold," Regina said, "Emma is the only one who can take him down, you know Constantine is right about that."
"There's more than one way to skin a cat dearie," Gold said as he got to work on making the cure, "We cure Dracula, and then you can blast him to smithereens if you wish."
"This isn't going to work," Regina said skeptically, "I really think we should go with Constantine's plan."
Back with Dean…
Dean suddenly felt the feeling of being watched and so promptly turned around. When he did he saw Sam standing there with a sneer on his face. Constantine turned around as well and narrowed his eyes at Sam while pulling out a cigarette.
"So you're Sam winchester," Constantine said as he lit the cigarette, "I have to say. I imagined you to be a little smaller."
"You must be John Constantine," Sam addressed John calmly as he made a step towards them, "I'll give you a minute to pray to your god. After that I'll rip your throat out."
"Sam," Dean urged, "You can fight this!"
"Sam's not at home right now," Sam said snarkily, "Tell you what Dean, I'll give you one free kill-shot. If you miss, I'll squish your balls with my heel."
"Fight it Sam!" Dean yelled completely ignoring what demon-Sam said.
At that Sam snarled before speeding at Dean and grabbing him by the throat so he could squeeze the light out of him.
"Think fast mate!" Constantine yelled as he threw an object at Sam who instinctively caught it with his left hand. Suddenly, Sam doubled over in pain and began coughing out black goo and before he fell unconscious his eyes flickered yellow once.
"What did you do to him?!" Dean demanded angrily as he whirled on John.
"I used a hand of God that was designed specifically to kill demons," Constantine replied as he breathed in once on the cigarette, "Fastest way to kill a demon and save the host."
"He was a thrall," Dean said in confusion, "He wasn't a demon…"
"I know a demon when I see one mate," Constantine replied, "I sensed the demon blood that was running through his veins. It just so happens that when his version of vampires attempts to turn anyone that has demon blood in them causes the demon blood to gain precedence over the normal human blood. You should be thanking me."
"Right," Dean grunted, "You can handle Dracula on your own?"
"Aye," Constantine replied, "You go ahead and head on home."
Meanwhile, with Gold…
Gold had almost found a cure when something burst through the ceiling, and when Gold looked towards it he saw Dracula standing there with his wings furling back into his back.
"Vlad," Gold said calmly as he stood up.
"Imp," Dracula snarled, "It is time for you to receive your comeuppance!"
"I don't think so," said Emma as she and Constantine materialized out of white smoke.
Dracula stared in surprise at the sight but quickly recovered as he turned into a swarm of bats and flew at them. However he was unconfortable as Constantine pulled out a small hourglass and threw it onto the floor which caused it to shatter. As it shattered, time itself shattered into pieces which allowed Constantine to see the best next course of action. The best course of action was for him to do nothing as Emma used her light magic on him. However, that would turn her dark as her doing so would kill Dracula. Constantine suspected that she'd become an even worse threat if she went dark. So, as soon as time fixed itself he pulled out a cursed painter's parchment and held it out as Dracula arrived at them. However, to everyone but Constantine's surprise the swarm coalesced into Dracula once more. This time Dracula was stuck inside of a prison that nobody could get out of, unless some idiot shredded the parchment.
"What the heck just happened?" Emma asked in confusion.
"I used the cursed parchment of Michelangelo which trapped Dracula inside of it," Constantine replied as he rolled up the parchment before sticking it into his long coat.
"What was the cost for such magic?" Gold asked as he narrowed his eyes.
"I just reduced my lifespan by forty years more than likely," Constantine replied before he turned around and started to leave.
"What will you do if he escapes his prison?" Gold asked.
"I'll come up with something," Constantine replied vaguely before he continued his way.
THE END… FOR NOW
Storybrooke will return in Once Upon a time: The Beginning of the End
I know. not much of a battle, but to be honest... i couldn't figure out how to do a battle for this type of villain. in any case if you have any questions at all pls do pm me about them and i'll answer them if i remember what i was intending for certain stuff or something like that. i'll answer one right now. the little thing about Storybrooke at the end? consider that a teaser. the story may or may not happen though i'm hoping it will, but it all depends on if i manage not to antagonize my collab colleague for Sherlock: The Impossible Case before we get to do the story i'm teasing. you supernatural fans. you should check out Sherlock: The Impossible Case. i won't say why, but it is obvious as to the why. you can also find that story on Ao3 aka Archive of Our Own.