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Chapter summary: "Sometimes stories don't turn out the way you want and that's just life so you suck it up and you deal with it. The end."
Saturday April 27
Did Cas's phone break or something?
Doubt it. Why?
It won't let me connect to him.
Damn. I thought that was a joke.
….Thought what was a joke?
He said he blocked your number. I thought there was no way in hell he would do that.
Well this is a lovely plot twist.
Touchy, aren't we? I'll see what I can do.
Just. . . don't make him do anything he doesn't want to do. I owe him that much.
If I said that Dean wanted to talk to you, what would you do?
I would say that you are a liar, and that I don't want to talk to him.
Yes you do. Maybe he finally had some sense knocked into him.
Did he suffer a head injury?
Probably as a child.
Regardless of his current state of mind, I have no desire to be friends with him.
I understand your hesitancy, and I can't believe I'm getting so close to begging, but can't you give him another chance?
No. I can't. I'm not going to put myself out there again just to get shut out again the next time he gets drunk.
No doubt he wants to apologize for that.
I don't need an apology from him. I honestly don't care what he has to say.
Alright. But what if he needs to give it?
I don't care what he needs.
You can be such a stubborn ass sometimes.
Monday April 29
Can I cover part of your shift tomorrow?
Sure, I could use some free time. Why?
Bobby and Ellen both gave me the day off.
So take the day off you idiot!
I don't want to.
Umm, why the hell not?
Because I need the work. I wish they'd stop trying to force me to relax or whatever.
Maybe they'd stop trying to force you if you'd actually take it easy once in a while.
I can't afford to take it easy right now.
I don't know what to tell you man. You've been offered help, but you're too stubborn to take it.
I'll come up with the money somehow. I just know that if I sit around at home doing nothing, I'll probably do something stupid.
Whatever, Jo. Have fun at work.
Thursday May 2
Happy Birthday Sam!
Thanks man! Are you going to come over after school?
Of course! I'm stopping at home first, though. Castiel has a present he wants me to give to you.
Okay cool. :) So.. I got a bunch of admissions letters yesterday.
The ones that came yesterday were from Brown, Texas Tech, Columbia, BYU, and Stanford.
Wow, congrats! Which is your first choice?
Stanford. But there's no way I'm going.
Why not? They have a great pre-law program.
Because I'm not willing to leave Dean right now. He's working himself to death trying to pay for our day to day life and he would work even harder trying to help me pay for school.
Oh. Right. What about scholarships?
I've got a few, but it's just not enough. And if you add in moving expenses and out of state tuition, it's just not reasonable.
But that's terrible. There's got to be some way...
Besides, I'd be a really shitty brother if I just left Dean alone right now.
Yeah, okay. I'm sorry Sam. Maybe in a few years?
Definitely. Just don't tell Dean, okay?
Sure. Because keeping secrets from each other always seems to work out great in this family.
"Hey Castiel. Um, how are you doing?"
"Just peachy. How are you? Are you enjoying your birthday?"
"Oh yeah. It's been great...and um, thanks for the presents...but I can't accept them."
"Can I ask why not?"
"Well, they're really expensive. I mean, Adam told me that you have an online shopping problem, but really. I can't let you give me an iPad AND a Kindle."
"Yes you can. They were gifts. And I do not have a 'problem'."
"But...Cas these are really nice. Are you sure?"
"I'm positive. It's the least I can do."
"Okay. Then thanks! A lot. They're really fantastic."
"You're welcome. If you ever need anything, anything at all, just let me know. I care about you Sam, and I do worry about you sometimes."
"Same goes for you. For both things."
"Thanks Sam. I do in fact have a small problem that I hoping you can help me with."
"Oh yeah? I'm up for it, whatever it is."
"I don't know if Adam told you or not, but we're having a pool put in."
"Uh, no. Failed to mention that. What about it?"
"I realized shortly after I hired the contractors, that neither of us really enjoy swimming… So would you like to come over and use our pool occasionally? You're more than welcome to invite your friends."
"Um...okay? Why are you building a pool if you don't like swimming?"
"Meg talked me into it. She said it would help liven things up around here, and I also wanted to help support a local business."
"Good luck with that. I guess I can come over sometimes. Bring people. Friends…family."
"Seeing as how your family doesn't know about Adam's relation to you yet, I would recommend that you hold off on bringing them over."
"Not the family I was talking about."
"... He's welcome to come over, but don't expect me to be around."
"Cas, it's- he's really beating himself up over this."
"I'm not going to have this conversation. Happy Birthday Sam. I hope you'll enjoy your presents. Goodbye. "
Saturday May 18
I might have done something crazy and it's your fault.
It's not my fault you worship me and try to model your life after my teachings. What did you do?
Well, you know I've been writing...
Did you finally send in a script to your favorite porn company?
You know, I could stop talking now and leave you to stew in your curiosity. That would easily drive you insane.
Why does everybody assume that I'll go crazy if they withhold information from me?
Anyways, what did you do?
Dean tell me what you did.
I'm sorry I teased you. Please tell me.
Deannnnnnnnn tell me.
:P Are you going to tell me or not?
First off, I was not writing porn. Why does your mind always jump to that? I was writing a book. Sort of.
Because of reasons. I inspired you to write a book? Cool.
The hell? You inspired nothing. I've been writing this for a few months now.
What's it about?
Just stuff. Point is I was cleaning out some old school stuff during my day off and found a paper my English teacher gave me with the names of a bunch of different publishers. So yeah. I did something crazy.
You sent in your book?
I emailed them a copy yeah. One of them liked it. I just got the email.
Thats actually really cool! What happens next?
I don't really know. I mean, it's not a huge company, but it's not small either. They want to meet with me and stuff and they said they're willing to pay a lot for it under the condition that I re-write my ending.
Do you want to re-write it though?
Oh sure. The ending is shit and I know it. I just don't know how to change it.
Well if you told me what it was about, maybe I could help.
How long does it take you to read? Would you say that you're at least a fourth grade level?
I read faster than you do, dickwad.
I don't really want to talk about it, but I'll send it to you if you want. I'm just not sure if I should actually let them publish it...
Whether or not you send it in is entirely up to you.
Just….don't judge me, okay?
Dude, I may give you shit for stuff, but that's because we're family and I love you. I'm not gonna judge you for your book. I promise.
Even if it was porn?
Especially if it was porn.
You're a great friend.
Monday May 20
"Hey, Jo. What's up?
"Your ending sucks."
"Well hello to you, too. Thanks for that because, trust me. I know."
"It sucks because YOUR ending sucks."
"Did you miss the part where you basically just wrote out your relationship with Castiel?"
"Wow. I must've completely missed that AS I WAS WRITING IT. You're probably just reading into subtext too much. Yes, Jo. I know what my own book is about. God."
"Screw you. The point I was trying to make was that the ending is shitty because you and Castiel aren't together. Hell, you aren't even friends anymore."
"I don't HAVE another ending, Jo! That's it! This is how it ends! Sometimes stories don't turn out the way you want and that's just life so you suck it up and you deal with it. The end."
"So freaking write a new ending! This is a situation that you actually could fix if you tried. But you stopped trying. He tried to fight for you, and you pushed him away. It's YOUR turn to fight for HIM."
"He doesn't want me to. Sam said he won't even talk about me anymore. Besides, he's probably better off without me anyway."
"Oh whatever. You want him, and he wants you. You just have to try! Dean... Please.. Just try.. I-I hate seeing you like this. You're miserable without him. Everybody can see it. Sam's said that Castiel feels the same way as you. He's depressed and angry and he's shut everybody out. You hurt him, but you can fix it. He just needs to know that you still care about him."
"...Fine. I'll try. I really will…. Damn it, Jo. I've hated not being able to talk to him, knowing that this is all my fault and he probably hates me. But if he tells me that he wants nothing to do with me anymore, then I'm going to respect that. That's how it'll end."
"Okay. That's your choice. But if you're only going to try once, then make sure you don't do it half-assed. Go all out."
"I'm not renting a marching band or anything. But...I'll do something."
Thursday May 23
Why did you send me this?
If this is about that chain email, that was an accident.
I was referring to the box with a manuscript inside of it detailing my relationship with Dean. Did you think it would be funny?
There was a box on my front porch. Instead of it being something I actually wanted, it was a manuscript entitled "Your Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed" and it's centered around the events that occurred when Dean and I were friends.
Well that certainly is juicy. Does it get into the dirty details?
I don't know. I only read the first few pages before I realized what it was.
Well it wasn't me. How did you know? Does it say your name?
No. But it was obvious. I want to know who the hell wrote this.
Might I suggest reading the rest of it?
I don't want to…
Well then. How about process of elimination? Who knows the entirety of the relationship between you and Dean? Let's see. There's you. And there's Dean. So if it wasn't you...
I'm not going to read it.
If it was him, then he's reaching out to you. Just read it. You don't have to do anything but that.
If I run out of things to do, I'll consider it.
Please. You haven't done anything for the past two months besides sulk.
I read it. You were right, it was from Dean.
I'm always right. How was it?
The ending was terrible.
Of course it was.
There was also a letter enclosed.
Please tell me you read it.
I did. He apologized and said that he hoped this would explain his side of the story, and help me to understand his actions.
I don't know how to feel right now.
That's reasonable. So, did it?
Yes. As a side note, I really don't appreciate you sharing my personal history with him.
Ah. Yes. That was in there? Sorry. I understand that I should have asked you first, but I felt it was needed.
It probably was. I'm going to sleep now.
Friday May 24
I've just got to say that I'm sorry. I've been kind of a dick the last couple of times you've come over and you didn't deserve it. You're actually a really great guy and I'm glad that you're part of this family. I'm sorry I didn't say it before. And I'm not apologizing to manipulate you, but I need your help with something. Do you think you could meet me for lunch tomorrow?
Sure thing. But can you pick me up?
Yeah. Where will you be?
I can do that.
Thanks. I sure hope this is about what I think it's about.
Monday May 27
"Oh! Cas, good. Um, are you doing anything right now?"
"Nothing important. Why do you ask?"
"Great! I just- I need a book for one of my classes today and I COMPLETELY forgot to grab it last time I was at the library. Do you think you could get if for me?"
"I'll go over there right now. What's the name of the book?"
"Urg, sorry I- I uh have to run something to- someone. I'll call you in like ten minutes. Be at the library."
"What's the name of the book?"
"Your Call Cannot Be Completed as Dialed."
"Please don't hang up."
"Why do you have Adam's phone?"
"He gave it to me. I wanted to talk to you and you have my number blocked…. so I'm kind of making this up as I go along."
"...What do you want?"
"To apologize. I'm an idiot and I'm sorry. I overreacted and I lashed out when you didn't deserve it. These past two months were awful knowing that I couldn't text you or talk to you or anything but the worst part is I don't even know how I can start trying to make it up to you because I'm always going to be an idiot. I'm always going to make stupid mistakes but I sure as hell know I don't want one of those to be giving up on this. So….I'm sorry."
"What do you want from me? You're obviously sorry, but what I am supposed to do with that? You hurt me Dean. You were my best friend and I would've done anything for you. I messed up one time, and you didn't even give me a chance to explain myself before you cut me out of your life."
"I know! That was the stupidest thing I've ever done! And you didn't even mess up, I just didn't know...Cas, I'm not asking you to forgive me, but I want to know if we can try again. Differently, this time."
"... Did you mean what you wrote?"
"Your ending was terrible."
"I know… Want to help me write a new one?"
"What do you mean?"
"When I asked if you wanted to do this differently, I meant it."
"How would we do that?"
"Hypothetically, if we had the chance to meet in person and ...just... talk-get to know each other for real-would you want to do that?"
"I would actually like that.. A lot. But our last attempt to meet in person didn't end very well."
"What if I had a fool-proof plan?"
"Like you actually look really good in a trench coat."
"Cas. Turn around."
"Oh... Hello Dean."
" I'm gonna hang up... Now."