Cas reads the label and turns the tape over in his hands. “I don’t have a cassette player,” he concludes as he holds the cassette back out to Dean.

Dean gets up from the kitchen table and pushes it back toward Cas until it’s right up against his chest. “I’ve been in that truck. There’s a cassette player.”

“Well, I don’t know how to–”

“Cas,” Dean says, leveling him with a glare. “Take the damn tape.”

Cas flips it over in his hands once again, looking down at it studiously. When he looks back up to thank Dean, he finds himself alone. He looks around the kitchen, but Dean is gone.

He tucks the cassette into the inner pocket of his coat and pats it once to feel the solid weight against his chest.


“What’s that?” Sam asks jovially as he joins Cas in the library. 

Cas tucks the cassette away quickly and clears his throat. “Dean gave it to me. It’s a cassette.”

Sam looks up quickly from his computer, a shocked and amused expression on his face. “A cassette? He gave you a cassette?” 

Castiel squints at him. “Yes?”

Sam looks down at his keyboard, huffs a short laugh, straightens up a bit in his seat. “What’s on it?”

“It says his top 13 Led Zeppelin traxx, ‘tracks’ with two x’s,” Cas recites from memory.

“You haven’t listened to it yet?”

“I…no, I haven’t.”

Sam nods as he says, “Well, uh, you should. Dean doesn’t just–he doesn’t even let anybody touch his tapes, man. That’s…a really big deal that he gave you one.”

Cas presses his hand to his chest. “I’m not sure he meant for it to be a big deal.”

“Yeah, well.” Sam shrugs. “Listen to it, at least.”


Cas is sitting in his truck, holding the tape in his hand, staring at the radio and wondering where to put the damn thing.

The passenger door creaks open and shuts. Castiel doesn’t look over.

“Oh fuck, I was wrong,” Dean says with a small laugh. “There’s no cassette player in here. C’mon.” He doesn’t wait before getting right back out and heading over to where the Impala is parked on the other end of the garage.

After a moment, Cas follows him. He hesitantly gets in on the passenger side and hands the tape over to Dean.

A couple of seconds of silence pass before the music quietly pours through the Impala’s speakers. Dean leans his head back against the seat and puts his arm up on the backrest of the bench. His fingertips brush lightly against Cas’ shoulder.


Cas can’t quite hear all the lyrics, but he knows it’s something about being lonely and missing someone and he wants to ask Dean when he made this tape, who he had in mind when he made this tape, who this was really meant for, but the words get stuck in his throat.

As the music washes over him, he closes his eyes and leans his head back as well. After a minute, a hand brushes through his hair and Dean begins to hum.

Cas opens his eyes and looks over, and Dean’s head lolls to the side as he gives him a lazy grin. 

“You like it?” Dean asks, his hand still carding through Cas’ hair.

Cas prefers his own music, but maybe he could get used to this as well. “I like it,” he concedes.

“Good,” Dean replies, his head falling back against the seat once more. “I could sit here all day.”

Cas scoots a little bit closer to the driver’s side. “I could, too.”


I got this AU idea, Hogwarts AU.
So basicly, the plot and characters are the same, only Wizards:)
I’m not really sure about the characters being British. So maybe after all the Harry Potter Craze, Hogwarts started to get students all over the world. Mostly from America and that’s where @smokeplanet
End up in England.

Me and my friend, @pondwriter1300,
Had discussed that Jonas and Sidney are foster kids who didn’t know that they were wizards until the letters came. Dean and Sue are already their foster parents and they thought that the letter was a hoax and ignored them. Until it became a problem for them like the Druslies. So they gave up and allowed the twins go to Wizard school.

Then there’s Mitch, me and @pondwriter1300 talked that he is a pure blood, and refused to go to Wizard school when he was 11 cause of his brothers death. Almost giving up at the idea of studying to be a wizard so he can avoid going to the American Wizard school that his brother went. When next year, he got an option to go to Hogwarts. With the help of Henrietta, Mitch went to Hogwarts.

It would be cool if u guys can think of some Hogwarts AU!Long Exposure head canons, I like to see how this would work.

Creator: @smokeplanet
fanblogs: @longexposurestuff

listen no offense but i would kill at least two (2) of you guys for a scene where dean is sad and angsty sitting on the edge of his bed and cas walks up to him and looks at him and dean won’t look up at him so cas takes dean’s hand gently in his own and lifts it to his lips and places the barest of kisses against his bruised knuckles and dean looks up at him with hope in his eyes and then the series fuckin ends


And here she is now!! I redid the twists on the side the best I could but left the one at the top off so she could wear the sunglasses the fashion scene set came with. I’m sad she laid a lot of hair but I’m happy with how it looks now, it’s so full and bouncy and nothing like the matted hunk it was… Her face looks a lot better too!

I’m still not 100% on this outfit but who knows maybe swapping the socks and sandals out for boots would look better? The sweat pant trouser things have grown on me with their 60s vibe.

listen to me. listen. jensen ackles is so hot. the only singular thought in my head when he’s on screen is “hot.” I’ve been staring at his fucking face for the past four years of my life and still it’s just. hot. you’d think I’d get used to it? get over it? grow weary of it? my tired eyes cannot take this much longer. he’s so hot. why am I like this. hot.