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Deadline on Love

When Jared goes on his usual summer vacation with his family to their beach house, he thinks it’s going to be the best summer ever.  In some ways he’s right, in others he’s wrong.  When he meets troubled youth, Jensen, his world is turned upside-down.  I’ve messed with their ages. Jared is just turned 16 and Jensen is nearly 17. 

Five Times Two

We all know that, because of the writer’s strike, the season three of Supernatural consists of 16 episodes when originally, 22 episodes were ordered. But what we don’t know is that the season number was actually supposed to be 20 episodes. Something happened. Jensen calls it The Event. Jared doesn’t have a word for it, but he has feelings, nightmares… and bruises.
The confession of Jared and Jensen’s love for each other is the result of a terrible and cruel moment. Let’s divide it in five parts. Times two. And in reverse.

Wrong Side, Right Choice

Jensen is a paycheck to paycheck working class single father, Jared is a rich kid from the other side of town that hasn’t done a hard days work in his life, but is surprisingly down to earth and not a snob. Sparks fly when they meet, the attraction is immediate and mutual…but can they weather their friends, families and different worlds? 

Lips Are Sealed :

Marketing assistant Jensen Ackles hates flying and one particular flight means that he blurts all his secrets to the stranger next to him. But that stranger has a bigger connection with Jensen than he thinks.

Spin the Light to Gold

It’s Jared’s first summer as a junior counselor at an idyllic summer camp, and he’s looking forward to as much sun and fun as he can handle.  But things don’t turn out exactly as he plans, and his summer takes an interesting turn when he finds himself falling for a hot older counselor.  Featuring Chad, crafts, hordes of kids, and all the summer camp cliches imaginable.

Money Makes the World Go Round :

Jensen robs a bank in Manhattan. Jared works as a Special Agent at the FBI and tries to stop him

My Fave J2 Fics

The Play Nice Proviso  
Word Count: 70,000
“It was unfortunate then that no one had ever told Jensen what happened when an immovable object met an irresistible force; no one had ever thought to mention that there was a thin line between hate and love; and nothing, absolutely nothing, could have possibly prepared him for Playing Nice with Jared Padalecki” - Set at the beginning of SPN. The boys don’t hit it off from the jump and things get pretty tense.

Happy Little Trees -
Word Count: 19,000
“Jensen is unemployed and spends his days watching tv. He finds a show called Painting with Jared and becomes obsessed.” - Hot and Genuinely funny. Smile plastered across my face the entire time I was reading this.

Premium Cable
Word Count: 3,243
The show is on HBO. Sam and Dean are incestuous. Jared and Jensen film rough sex scenes together, turns out they kind of like it. Hot, boy sex ensues.

Royally Complicated
Word Count: 52.200
”Jensen’s completely sick of his completely dull life; despite a great apartment, a job he loves, and well-intentioned friends who want nothing but the best for him, he’s bored out of his skull. When those well-intentioned friends drunkenly book him a trip to beautiful and exotic Los Roques, Venezuela, Jensen figures he’ll make the best of it, and if that happens to include a fling with a handsome and mysterious stranger he never expects to see again, so much the better.” - Wow. This is one of my favorite fics EVER. So beautiful. And insanely hot.

Who Watches Over Me
Word Count: 96.7k
”Jensen Ackles is an ex-Navy SEAL turned civilian bodyguard with a mysterious past. Jared Padalecki is a flamboyant Hollywood star known for his action movies who’s been receiving death threats. The case sounds like Jensen’s idea of a nightmare, and he takes it on against his better judgment. Jared drags him to clubs and parties and award ceremonies without any care for how difficult he’s making Jensen’s job, and to his complete lack of surprise, they hate each other. But when hate changes into passion, it begins to reveal something deeper between them, and Jensen realizes he’s in over his head. Can he still do his job and keep Jared safe? Or will he fall prey to his greatest fear and fail someone… again?”

The Doors of Time:
Word Count: 186,000
It’s not like he doesn’t try to fit in and make friends, he really does. It just seems like nothing he does is good enough for them. If he smiles they blink. If he speaks they stare. And whenever they see him coming they get this panicked look in their eyes like they want to run away and they don’t even know why.
Jensen knows why. It’s the same thing that makes his dad worry and his mom cry. That makes Nana tell his parents he’s going to Hell, not even caring that he can hear her.
It’s what makes him ‘weird’.

Word Count: 85,984
Jared’s eighteen and in his senior year at a private school in San Francisco. He’s coasting pretty on his parents generous school donations—until his seventh period Physics teacher gets replaced with the maddening, infuriating, gorgeous Mr. Ackles. Jared’s gotten by all his life on his money and his charm, but Mr. Ackles seems to think he needs some… lessons in self-control. The journey their relationship eventually takes them on turns out to be far more than either of them ever bargained for. Toppy!Teacher!Jensen in glasses and Student!Jared in private school uniform included! *The hottest fic EVER

Relax, It’s Just Sex:
Word Count:29,654
JDM.com is an amateur porn website specializing in the “gay education” of straight college guys. Jared’s best friend Chad talks him into doing a couple solo videos to help pay his college tuition. What’s a little gay porn in the grand scheme of things? And then Jared meets Jensen and everything changes.

Love Lies Burning:
Word Count: 95,077
Jared Padalecki heads up one of the largest companies in the mix and bake market. He is ruthless, devious and successful. His personal assistant, Alona, will tell you that he’s an asshole. His best friend Misha will agree. When a Padalecki factory burns down, killing the homeless squatters inside, Jared finds out he has a stalker and his life starts to spiral out of control.
Jen knows he’s wrong, he’s never been right. He stays quiet and watches from the shadows, until the night a fire illuminates his presence. He suddenly finds himself having to face a reality he’s been avoiding for years.

Perfect Disasters and Ever Afters:
Word Count: 46,600
Jared doesn’t know it at the time, but breaking up with Sandy changes him and breaking up with Genevieve just makes it worse. It pushes him closer to the best friend he’s had for more than three years but has just never really noticed before. When Jensen rents a cabin in Montana for a week, for just the two of them and the dogs, a night filled with stars and too much whiskey spins Jared’s life completely out of control in a way that neither he or Jensen are prepared to handle.

Rattling Your Locks:
Word Count: 50,240
Born into slavery, Jared has been trained and used as a pleasure slave ever since he was a teenager. Rare and coveted because of his Alpha status, Jared has always sold to the richest and often cruelest of masters.
His new master, the young but ruthless CEO of TradeMark Entertainment, Jensen Ackles, seems no different. At least, not until Jared stops to wonder what a consummate Alpha male like Ackles would want with another Alpha as his pleasure slave.
Things only get more confusing when Jared arrives at his new master’s home and finds that there are no other slaves. He soon learns that Ackles freed all of his father’s slaves when he inherited them and has been a vocal supporter and patron of anti-slavery groups since. Jared doesn’t know how to reconcile this knowledge with his master’s outward coldness, but the more he learns about Ackles, the less he seems to fit into the assumptions that Jared has made about him.

1/1,095 Days:
Word Count: 25,000
Renowned chemist Jensen Ackles used to be a fun guy. He used to be witty, charming, and would love to go to parties.
For the past three years, he’s been different. He can’t sleep without waking up feeling like he’d done something unforgivable. Sometimes he goes nights without sleeping because it’s better than having nightmares he can’t remember. It’s been going on for so long it’s become normal.
It all comes to a head when a semi-blind date goes horribly wrong. Jared, a man he’s never met, hates him down to his core. The problem is, Jensen’s never met Jared in his life.

The Missing Piece:
Word Count: 59.257
Jared’s life is good; his family might call him “loser” but he has everything he dreams of: more money than he can spend, cool friends to hang out with, and chicks to bang whenever he wants to. It could go on like this, but then Jared’s life takes an unexpected turn when his grandma leaves him her old, long abandoned apple farm in Vermont. Because the inheritance is made with the proviso that only Jared can rebuild the farm, he fulfills his grandmother’s wish and moves to the tiny town of River’s End, where everyone but Sam, the owner of the local inn, holds a grudge against Jared’s family. On the night Jared arrives, a homeless man collapses in front of the inn. John, the town vagrant, can’t remember anything of his life prior to when he woke up in a field, only clad with a cloak, and a single, torn and stained page of a mysterious book in its pocket. Even though Jared is repulsed by John’s state and doesn’t want to have anything to do with the tramp, he helps Sam to take care of him. Soon enough, Jared learns that there is a sad, mysterious story and a kind heart beneath all those layers of dirt. Jared and John become friends, and help each other to see the best in themselves. As their friendship strengthens, John begins to fall in love with Jared. Jared also starts to develop confusing feelings for his friend. All he wants to do is protect his John and help him find his true name. Can they make it and find the missing pieces in their lives?

Alpha Falling:
Word Count: 40,000
Alphas Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have fought for control of the construction industry in Dallas with dirty deals and underhanded actions throughout their twenties. Theirs is a world where aggression and dominance are valued above all else, and in fear of losing his position as head of his company, one of them will bring down his foe with a single ruthless act that tears both their lives apart and forever binds them together.

True Colors:
Word Count: 32,300
Jared is a mentally challenged young man with a very special gift. Jensen is an executive with nothing in his life but work. They meet by accident and discover a connection that defies explanation.

Word Count: 36,414
Jared is a makeup artist and is hired for a new movie based in Vancouver. Jensen plays the part of a hardcore, punk-rock star, but he has a real-life attitude problem. Unfortunately, Jared can’t figure out why and still finds Jensen attractive. They have to work alone together; long hours and long days, in small quarters of the makeup trailer. During that time, Jared discovers the actor’s secret and wants nothing more than to break away the protective mask Jensen hides behind.

The Billionaire’s Reluctant Husband:
Word Count:  101,497
Billionaire Jensen is a playboy and he needs a husband pronto if he wants to keep his company and his inheritance. After a chance meeting with quiet and hardworking Jared, Jensen decides that he’s found the perfect candidate. The arrogant Jensen thinks he’s got Jared in the bag, but when his new husband refuses to sleep with him and doesn’t really even seem to like him, Jensen convinces himself that he’s happy with his open marriage lifestyle. But Jensen becomes increasingly obsessed with his new husband and discovers the truth behind Jared’s dark past.

Smile For The Camera:
Word Count: 71,286
AU story about Jared and Jensen who are two straight men posing for a gay magazine. Can they stand the heat? Or will things become not so straight anymore…

Man In The Water:
Word Count: 17.5k
“Jared has taken to waking up really early in the morning so that he can get a prime spot - every morning he spies on Jensen who swims/baths in the lake in forest. Jared thinks that Jensen is beautiful, but he, Jared, is too shy to talk to him. Jared has taken to leaving little tokens for Jensen to find - a carving, flowers, a fluffy towel - anything he can think of to get Jensen to smile.”

Word Count: 80k
Jared was passionate about the work he did with the animal shelter. Between that and living with Sandy, life was satisfactory. Until the cold night that the filthy, homeless man hidden in an oversized hoodie was dumped at the shelter and Jared couldn’t just turn him out. Even if the man roared and called himself ‘Beast.’ Because under the hood, Jared was sure he caught a glimpse of a prince in those green eyes.

In From The Cold:
Word Count:  54,414
One thing about working in a free clinic, Jared thinks, is that work is never boring. You never know what’ll come in from the cold on a night like this.  Homeless!Jensen

Grin and Bare It:
Word Count: 32,700
Jensen Ackles is a physical therapist with an attitude problem. Jared Padalecki is the headlining stripper at the notorious club Ziegfeld’s/Secrets, dancing his way through grad school. After a misunderstanding brings them together only to shove them violently apart, the two of them nurse confusing feelings of animosity and lust. Will their differences bring them together, or end up tearing them apart?

Eat You Alive
Word Count: 96,283
Jensen is a werewolf. Jared is the boy who sits next to him in English class.

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