Chapter Seventeen

"Louis, I think this is the end of a beautiful friendship."

The motel room door opened and Dean ducked inside, shutting it securely behind him.

"Guess what I found in that whole five blocks of warehouses? Oh, yeah, that's right, nothing."

Sam and Grace had looked up at his entrance, but gave no reaction to his sarcastic outburst, Sam returning to his research with only a slight roll of his eyes and Grace flicking her gaze back to the TV screen.

It seemed that Dean hadn't expected much more as he accepted their silence with equanimity, pausing only to leave the car keys on the table and shrug off his jacket, before dropping down on the bed next to Grace.

"What are we watching?" he asked, stretching out his legs and crossing them at the ankle, folding his arms across his chest.

"Not entirely sure," Grace paused as the screen switched from showing a powerful looking car sweeping along mountainous roads to three men in a studio surrounded by an audience. "It's some British show about cars."

"Huh."

There was silence between them as they watched the presenters make sarcastic comments about each other.

"What the hell is a star in a reasonably priced car?" Dean asked after a moment, disgust in his tone.

"I have no clue, this show is completely mental, before they were – "

"Brian Johnson, you're kidding!"

Dean had sat bolt upright at the announcement of the guest and his eyes were wide as he stared at the screen, watching his hero walk onto the set. This awe and excitement that belonged to a small boy, was quickly replaced by irritation mounting on anger.

"What do you mean no one's ever heard of him?" he demanded of the presenter, leaning back against the headboard in discontentment.

There was silence for a few minutes, punctuated only by the impatient noises Dean made whenever the presenter dared speak, as Brian Johnson gave his interview.

Grace laughed at the sight of the lead singer of ACDC practically bouncing up and down in excitement. "He's so cute."

"He what?"

Surprised at the venom in Dean's tone, Grace looked up from where she was sitting next to him on the bed, legs curled to her chest. He was frowning heavily and all but glaring at her.

"He looks really cute." She repeated, raising her eyebrows as if to request an explanation of his reaction.

"He is not cute. Not in any way."

"He is, he's all over excited and bouncy – "

"That man is a legend and one of the best lead singers of one of the best bands. He is not cute."

"But look at him, he's only little and he's got that sweet hat – "

"Grace!"

"What?"

"He's not cute, ok? Drop it!"

Dean grabbed the remote from her hand and abruptly switched of the television, sitting next to her quietly seething for a moment before getting to his feet and slamming out of the room.

Grace looked after him in shock before turning to meet Sam's eyes.

"What did I do?" she asked.

He grinned at her. "Oh, you are in so much trouble."

She groaned and leaned back on the bed. "He's never going to forgive me, is he?"

Sam smiled more widely still. "Nope," he replied, looking entirely too pleased. As the younger brother, it was nice for someone to be irritating Dean for a change.

A/N: Fair warning, this'll be an A/N of epic proportions.

Firstly, I am a bad person who neglects their stories. I'm sorry it has been ages since I posted a chapter, I've been mental busy and when I haven't been I haven't been in the mood for writing and what I have written has been appalling. Basically I've written the next chapter so many times and it has been good none of those times.

Decided to post this little interlude-y one shot to tide you over and to get me back into posting again.

Doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but the show mentioned is 'Top Gear' and I was watching it the other day and Brian Johnson was on it and he was completely cute and this situation immediately popped into my head and had to be written. And 'Top Gear' is definitely shown in America because my uncle and cousins watch it. The title quote is a slightly reworked version of the last line of 'Casablanca' if anyones counting.

The next chapter should also be an original story, much longer than this, featuring plot and character progression and what not. I will try and finish it as soon as I possibly can and my writing skills let me, but until then, huge apologies again and... There's no way for me to make it up, just watch lots of Season 5, it is amazing so far and I can't wait for some of the episodes they are trailing at the moment - Dean and Sammy as hospital drama doctors - YAY!

Anyway review :)

Oh yeah, one very very last thing - not sure what Dean would think but I hear rumours that Brian Johnson isn't exactly considered the best singer AC/DC have had by some - personally, I'm not bothered and not entirely sure who is singing on the versions of the songs that I have. I just like the music. And it had to be him for the purposes of this story, so please don't angry with me for Dean loving him.