Challenge Word: Idiom – will be revealed in author's notes, JIC. Birthday drabble for LivingForTV, thanks for all the thoughtful reviews;-)

100 words (per MS word counter)

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

By Swellison

"Shit!" Sam braced himself against the dashboard as a deer sprang into the road, barely visible in the swirling flakes of the blizzard.

Dean braked, sending the Impala skidding off the road and fishtailing 180 degrees. She stopped, facing the wrong way, mostly on the shoulder, wheels half-buried in the accumulated snow.

Dean cursed and turned the ignition.

Cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-gunk, she sputtered.

"Dammit!"

Cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-gunk.

"C'mon, baby."

Cha-cha-cha-cha-VROOM, VROOM! The Impala's engine roared to life as Sam and Dean exchanged relieved grins.

"Third time's the charm." Dean mentally promised his baby a berth in Bobby's heated garage as they resumed their journey.

A/N: Happy birthday LivingForTV. Hope you liked this, and if you did and want to read more about Sam, Dean, and the Impala feel free to check out my story, Driven. The idiom was "third time's the charm" but I think the title qualifies, too.;-)