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Fic: Most Wanted (NCIS; Supernatural)

Title: Most Wanted
Author: kaylashay
Rating: FR13
Fandoms: NCIS; Supernatural
Disclaimer: I'm not Kripke, the CW, Bellesario or CBS, so I don't claim to own them.
Timeline: Season Five for NCIS; Season Three for Supernatural
Challenge: spn_twisted; 1:1 Robots and/or Technology
Beta: azraelz_angel & satyrnfive
Word Count: 1,970

Crossposted: ncis_haven; ncisfanfic; tonydinozzo; sn_crossovers; spn_twisted

Summary: From the most wanted car stereo to the FBI's most wanted list, Tony tries to solve the puzzle that is Dean Winchester.

“Now the most wanted model available is not only a CD player, but it also has a docking station for your iPod.”

Tony turned his head as he heard an exasperated sound from the man who was speaking to the sales clerk. “I’m not wanting a damn CD player or iHookup,” the voice ground out. “Just give me a cassette tape deck that works.”

“But cassette tapes are obsolete,” the younger sales clerk said.

Tony chose that moment to step up with an offer, if it would work. “What’d’ya drive?”

Tony watched as calculating eyes turned to size him up. It made him feel like he was a potential suspect being interrogated by Gibbs. Then just abruptly as the threat assessment started, it was gone and he had green eyes giving him a somewhat welcoming look.

“A ’67 Impala,” he said with pride showing through his voice. Then he turned back on the sales clerk, “And I’m not ruining her by putting any of that new crap in her. She’s done just fine with cassettes and I want to keep it that way.”

“But we don’t have anything like that in stock, sir,” the sales clerk said. “We might be able to special order something, but it would take weeks.”

“I don’t have weeks,” the man replied and Tony noticed that he eyes carried an almost pained expression. “Do you know of anybody that has one?”

Before the sales clerk could respond again, Tony butted in once more. “Would the cassette deck you’re taking out of my Mustang fit his Impala?”

Dean turned to him once again. “You drive a Mustang? Must be a sweet ride.”

“It is, or it will be,” Tony clarified. “Just bought it a week ago. My other car-- well, it was in an accident. Figured I would upgrade this one with one of those iPod hookups you turned down.”

“So you actually have one of those? My brother’s always telling me to at least get CDs, but I figured tapes have worked this long, that they’ll do until I don’t need them anymore.”

“Yeah, I friend gave me one,” Tony said. “Works for tuning out the boss sometimes, too.”

“Bet that goes over well,” the man said with a smile.

Tony absently reached up to rub the back of his head. “You have no idea. Tony by the way,” he greeted as he reached out a hand.

“Dean,” the man said as he took the offered hand. “So, you have plans for that cassette deck they’re removing?”

“Not really, was just going to leave it with them. But if it will work,” Tony trailed off as he looked back at the forgotten sales clerk.

“It should work,” he said looking at Dean. “But it will cost extra for us to install it.”

“Don’t need you to install it. I’m the only one that works on my car. I just need the equipment and looks like I can go through Tony here to get that.”

“But--" the sales clerk started to argue, but was cut off by Tony.

“Don’t worry about it, Troy,” Tony said, glancing at the nametag. “Just give me the cassette deck when you’re done and I’ll take care of Dean for you.” He gave the kid a shove towards the counter and then walked to the waiting area with Dean.

“So you do all the work on your car,” Tony said longingly. “Wish I had the time for that. Been a long time since I’ve been able to do some work on one.”

“Had to rebuild her just over a year ago,” Dean said as he leaned back in his chair. “Took forever to find all the parts.”

“I bet. How long you had her?”

Tony watched as Dean’s eyes glazed over in remembrance. “Belonged to my dad. He gave her to me when I turned eighteen. Of course I was working with him on it for years before that, so I already knew what made her tick.”

Tony got a half smile as he listened to Dean talk about his father. He had wondered one too many times what it would be like to have memories like those. “I got my first car when my mother’s uncle passed away. Left me a Corvette.”

“That had to be a sweet ride,” Dean said with a whistle. “What happened to it?”

“Stolen and wrecked in a high speed chase on national television. Let me tell you that insurance doesn’t even begin to cover that the way one would hope.”

“Ouch. That why you got this one?” Dean asked.

“Nah, replaced it with a different Mustang. I just lost it a few months ago. Took this long to find a good replacement.”

“Yeah, they don’t make cars like they used to,” Dean said with a sigh. “Been trying to teach Sammy that, but don’t know if he’ll ever learn.”

“Your brother?” Tony asked, recalling Dean’s earlier comment.

“Yeah. He doesn’t know the fuel pump from the dipstick, but he’s learning.”

Tony continued a lengthy conversation with Dean that ranged from cars to women to Saturday morning cartoons. They were arguing over who the better James Bond was (Tony went with Connery, while Dean was making his argument for Brosnan) when the sales clerk interrupted them.

“Your car will be ready in another thirty minutes Mr. DiNozzo, but here’s the cassette deck we removed.”

“Thanks,” Tony said in dismissal and then he handed the deck over to Dean. “Just hope it works for you, man.”

“What do I owe yah?” Dean asked taking out his wallet.

“Nothing,” Tony said. “Consider it helping a fellow car enthusiast out.”

“You sure?” Dean asked with uncertainty.

“Yeah,” Tony said with a smile. “Let’s just say some people owed me, so this car and all the fix-me-ups I’m doing are covered.”

Dean looked down at the deck in his hands. “Thanks dude,” he said with sincerity. “I can’t say it’s a lifesaver, but at least the car will be fixed up right,” he added quietly.

“Good luck with that,” Tony said as he pulled out one of his cards. “If you find yourself needing an extra hand and you’re in the area, give me a call.”

Dean looked down at the card he had taken and his posture stiffened. “I’ll be sure to do that,” he said through a smile that seemed to be forced. “Catch yah later.”

Before Tony could respond to the abrupt change in behavior, Dean was gone and he was left waiting on his car.

Later that night, Tony sat in the dim lighting of the bullpen going over some miscellaneous paper work. Out of habit, he brought up the FBI’s most wanted page on the computer and was clicking through the mug shots and descriptions as he waited for a case report to print.

He was about to get up from the desk when a picture appeared on the screen that froze him in his chair. Staring back from the screen was the man he met at the shop just hours before. He clicked on the details regarding the man. Apparently his name was Dean Winchester and he was wanted in multiple states on murder charges as well as a lengthy list of crimes ranging from credit card fraud to grave desecration. He learned that the man had a known accomplice in his younger brother Sam Winchester.

Tony’s stomach churned as he brought up more details regarding the wanted man; the man he had chatted amicably with over cars and women. He was having a difficult time picturing the Dean who lovingly talked about his Impala as the murderer the FBI listed him as.

Once he had clicked through all the available information regarding Dean, Tony leaned back in his chair and stared at the mug shot for several minutes. He was duty bound to report the sighting to the FBI. Whether it would help them catch the wanted man or not, Tony didn’t know, but it would give the feebs a place to look.

However, there was a small part of Tony that didn’t want to follow protocol. That little niggling that told him the other man was not what the FBI said he was. Tony knew first hand that evidence could be wrong. Although, he still had the occasional dream about a knife blade sliding against his throat that reminded him that seemingly innocent people could be cold-blooded killers.

“Damn,” he grumbled out loud as he stared at the face on the screen. “There’s got to be more to this.”

The night went by in a haze as Tony read police report after police report. They all came to one conclusion; there really was no conclusion. Hell, the St. Louis report said that Dean Winchester was dead and had the DNA to prove it. The further back Tony looked the more confusing it became.

He finally reached what he considered the beginning for the Winchester family with the report on the house fire that killed Mary Winchester, Dean’s mother. The kid was only four and his younger brother just six months when the fire took their mom away. Tony did a double take when he realized the dates of the fire that killed Mary and Jessica Moore, Sam Winchester’s girlfriend, were identical save the twenty-two year gap. As Abby would say, there was definitely something hinky with the Winchester case, but Tony couldn’t put his finger on what the answer was.

On a whim, he pulled up John Winchester’s service records. He was surprised to find a record that could match Gibbs’; right down to the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Nothing in the man’s record gave any indication of what the FBI thought of the man. If anything, Tony could draw some striking similarities between him and Gibbs.

Then an idea dawned on Tony. He brought up the records from the original fire and looked at any statements that were made by John Winchester. In all the early reports, Winchester mentioned a man being in the house just before the fire. The man was never identified and it was later noted that Winchester withdrew his claim stating that he was under the stress of losing his wife at the time.

Perhaps there was something greater at work in the whole tangled mess. If someone had targeted the family, why had they waited twenty-two years before targeting them again? Tony knew that if Winchester was anything like Gibbs, as the service record indicated, then he wouldn’t rest until the man who attacked his family was taken down. Could all the cases involving the Winchester family be tied to that one event in 1983?

Sitting back in his chair with a sigh, Tony glanced at the clock on his computer and rubbed a hand over his face. It was 5am and Gibbs would be arriving soon. Most of the time he didn’t mind Gibbs finding him sitting in his chair going over files. That morning however, he didn’t really want to be seen. Gibbs knew that there were no open cases and Tony didn’t want his boss prying into what he had obviously been researching all night long. Just telling him it was a cold case wouldn’t satisfy Gibbs when he was looking for an answer.

He began closing search windows, careful to clear his history. As the pointer hovered over the last window containing the mug shot of Dean Winchester and the number for the tip hotline, Tony allowed himself one thought: ‘What would Gibbs do?’

Moments later there was an audible mouse click in the otherwise silent bullpen as Tony closed the window. Then he leaned back in his chair with a small smile, “Just hope they can’t trace that cassette player back to me if they catch you man.”

Comments

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donutsweeper
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Oh, what an excellent way for the two to meet! Of course they would bond over their cars!
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
I've been wanting to write a Dean/Tony car bonding (not bondage, that's a kink of a different color) fic for quite awhile now. This seemed like the perfect chance to do it.

Of course I know nothing about cars... so... why did I want to write this? :-)
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tassosss
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
Yay! This was wonderful. Cars and cassette players! I really liked this because of course they would bond over cars.
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
It was either cars or women and the cars fit the challenge, because Tony, Dean and robot women was a place that my mind was not going. ;-)

Thanks!

And Team NCIS has two points! Go us!! :-)

Now to write another before the challenge ends. Maybe I can keep this one near the 500 words that is all we need to pass inspection.
gestaltrose
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
Oh yes!!! Just.. Yes!
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
matt51
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
A real good read. I'm not into Supernatural but I know of the characters and this was a perfect little fic to get these two particular guys together. The scenario was highly believable, as was the dialogue, and, like DiNozzo, I wonder if a connection will be made somewhere down the line because of the cassette player. The FBI would sure be pissed as hell for not being contacted but, you know, I think you've showed what a good judge of character DiNozzo is for others. Nicely done-

Matt
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been wanting to do a car bonding fic with those two for some time and this finally gave me the opportunity to do it. I would like to think that DiNozzo would take time and look into someone before he made that decision and as a cop he has to know things weren't adding up with Dean's case.

Perhaps Sacks will show up one day in the future to question Tony. Although I don't think there would be any way for them to trace it back to him unless they found a finger print or something.

If you another awesome NCIS/SPN fic that focuses more on the NCIS people (Abby specifically) and has a great Gibbs moment, check out NCIS and the Haunted Computer by tassosss.

http://tassosss.livejournal.com/50239.html
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kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
NCIS is an awesome, awesome show... I've fallen hard for it and the characters.
dharkapparition
Jan. 22nd, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Much love for this. I've recently become very fond of dear Tony and I love how you wrote him.
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
It's so easy to become fond of Tony. There's so much to him that's never shown. Love writing him!

:-)
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lyl_devil
Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Wonderful. I can totally see Tony and Dean bonding over cars and women. Any chance of another 'chance' meeting between them?
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
I've actually got a slash series planned out with them that will have them initially meeting in Peoria when Tony's still a rookie cop.

But I had to have them bond over cars, just couldn't pass up the chance.
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nevcolleil
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
OMG, I love you in so many ways for this ;D I adore the whole idea and the details that tie this fic into both fandoms - Dean's love for the Impala and the details of his case, mentions of the explosion at the beginning of this season of NCIS and of Jeffrey White. I love that Tony's instincts lead him in the right direction at the end and I hope you write more like this sometime!
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I couldn't pass up the chance. Tony was in a tough spot because he had trusted someone who seemed innocent but was really a killer and then he had also been falsely accused when all the evidence pointed to him. So he's seen both sides and it made it harder to see what side Dean was really on.

Thanks again!
courtberger
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
I love it! You always rock my world! I love how they meet, absolutely perfect!

Court
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
:-)

Yay! Thanks!
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kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I had fun writing it!

:-)
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kaylashay
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Thanks!
aerynvala
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
this was really, really terrific! they were both very much in character and I totally believe Tony wouldn't just buy the FBI explanation without thinking. very cool
kaylashay
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Tony is a good cop... he's also not inclined to trust the FBI much either. Of course he will dig deeper.

:-)
dolimir_k
Jan. 23rd, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
What a great crossover! I really enjoyed this!
kaylashay
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know!
kelly_girl
Jan. 27th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)
Nice fic. I like the bonding and Tony looking deeper into the files on Dean. It showed the Tony we see on the show, one capable of seeing below the surface. And yes, I think Gibbs too would not have called the tipline.
kaylashay
Jan. 29th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing! I've got a sequel roughly started to this fic that will involve a few FBI agents from both shows, so it should get fun.

:-)
jedi_diplomat
Jan. 27th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Ooooho, I liked that! That was most excellent! Especially the part with Dean whining about not needing the ipod hook up.
taste_of_water
Jan. 28th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
totally random, but your icon is made of love! makes me wish for an AU with this premise *sighs*
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pyrokitten77
Jan. 8th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Aw, this was so awesome! It was totally believable too. Love the ending. Fantastic! :D
mangacat201
Sep. 28th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
HA... as if.. no, I think tony's quite secure on that one (exept if they actually get as far as disassembling the car to get to his fingerprints.. and that would mean bloody murder on a whole different level..) but yeah, the case really is kinda wonky... one wonders why they didn't notice that.
Cat
calamuse
Oct. 17th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
oh its kinda perfect! Could so see that going down. perhaps even a run in at a crime scene. Oh to see an Dean and Gibbs face off. *heaven*
faithintheboys
Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
That was awesome. Thanks!
mf_luder_xf
Apr. 4th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
This was a lovely little crossover! I can totally see these two bonding over cars and Dean's bitching about the cassette tape and DiNozzo doing going with his gut after some research are so spot on. I really enjoyed this!
casiedearestfic
May. 31st, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Boy am I late to this one! Two years isn't so bad... lol.

ANYWAY, this made me ridiculously happy! Best random encounter ever.
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