When I think of Chester, I see his face, which was always smiling. I think about his heart, which he wore on his sleeve. I think how kindly he treated me, my brother, Tomo, our band. I think about his wife and his six, six incredible children. I think about his family. I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice. At once ferocious and delicate, that voice will live forever. -Jared Leto’s tribute to Chester Bennington (MTV VMA 2017) [8/?]
“Chester was my friend. As he was to so many. And witnessing his life taught me important things. Especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams, and being kind and caring while doing it. When I think about him, Chester, I see his face. Which was always smiling. I think about his heart. Which he wore on his sleeve. I think how kindly he treated me, my brother, Tomo, our band. I think about his wife and his six, six incredible children. I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers, and I remember his voice. At once ferocious and delicate, that voice will live forever.” - Jared Leto on Chester Bennington. (VMAs 2017)
The one (only?) good thing to come out of Trump getting elected? The amount of people who have gotten utterly exposed: “Hey, I don’t mind if America has become a racist corrupt Russian puppet state as long as I get lower taxes, guns and liberals and brown people lost.”
Summary: You explain everything to Kathryn after faking your way through the rest of the convention. Back in Vancouver, you and Jared have to have a serious talk about the future of your pregnancy Jared x Reader (mentioned Jared x Gen, Jared x Reader x Gen), Jensen, Kathryn Newton Words: 4.6k Warnings: pregnancy, angst, smut Beta: @blacksiren
Despite the popularity of The Connor Project, Jared is still seen as the weird one in all of his friend groups. The kid everyone roles their eyes at when they think he isn’t looking.
Jared is fully aware of where he stands with his peers, but continues forward full speed ahead, because somehow he is going to make it through High School, and he is going to have friends, even if they secretly hate him.
He jokes to hide his loneliness. He truly cares for Evan as a friend, after all, they grew up together. (Jared loves nature and is totally the reason Evan likes trees, but Jared has moved on to better things, like girls and capture the flag) But Evan hurt him, and he finds that hard to forgive.
So shortly after the events of Words Fail and So Big/So Small, Evan and Jared are still distant. One day Evan shows up at Jared’s house.
“I’m only letting you in so my mom won’t take away my phone”
Jared realizes that Evan is crying and retorts:
“What, did you fall out of a tree again”
At this point Evan starts sobbing and eventually confesses to Jared about what really happened that day at the park. He let go.
Jared doesn’t know what to do so he just sits there a while as Evan cries until he puts his arm around him and reassures him that everything will be alright.
Jared’s mom interrupts them, which causes Evan to panic slightly and insist on leaving.
After Evan is gone, Jared cries.
How could he have not seem the pain Evan was going through?
What is Evan had succeeded?
What if Evan had died, and Connor had lived, and Jared was left with no one?
Why had he pushed away the only person that actually genuinely liked him?
Jared now better understands Evan’s motivation behind the Connor Project, I.e. Evan was trying to give Connor what he would have wanted.
Jared never calls Evan a “Family Friend” again. Instead he calls him buddy(I just murdered my heart)
Jared is never condescending towards Evan, never makes him feel like less of a person, or weak because of the attempt.
That doesn’t mean Jared still isn’t Jared. He picks on Evan till, just never about that. And also in a friendly way, kinda like you see in the show. He’s still Jared.
Jared worked at the pottery barn, and that’s how Evan got the job
“It’ll be good for you! The people are super nice, and most the customers are old and will forget about the whole experience before even making it out the door!”
Jared went out of state for college, but called Evan every weekend to check on his buddy, because he worries about him. Jared cries sometimes after hanging up partly because he misses Evan and partly because he’s afraid that Evan is lonely. He also calls the pottery barn to check up on him too.
When ever Jared is in town the boys hand out and have a blast. They go to the park and talk about trees. Jared is salty when Evan knows tree facts that he doesn’t. Jared takes Evan to play paintball. That was an experience. Evan kicked ass due to his ability to blend in and disappear. Jared got shot multiple times and was very grumpy about it.
Evan is the only person that Jared talks to from High School besides Alana, who he sees occasionally around campus (they both received scholarships for their work on The Connor Project).
Jared can rant to Evan about anything and Evan listens and gives top notch advice.
Jared becomes the friend Evan needed, but Evan is also the friend Jared needed.
I Know Your Wife (She Wouldn’t Mind) - Part Eleven
Summary: Danneel calms you down after your panic about becoming a mother. You, Jared, and Gen explain your relationship to Tom and Shep before you fly out for Asylum. Words: 5k Jared x Reader x Gen, Danneel, Tom, Shep, JJ, Arrow, Zep, Jensen Warnings: uncomfortable conversations, fluff Beta: @blacksiren
I can't even explain how much it meant to me what Jared said. (Please Read This)
My depression has been horrific for the past two months. There isn’t an honest to God day where suicide doesn’t cross my mind. My moms trying everything. Doctors too. Nothing is working and I’m about at my ends reach.
I told Jared on his Facebook live video how much the AlwaysKeepFighting campaign meant to me. That I battle depression daily and this is a true inspiration to me. Nothing could have prepared me for what he said.
He said these words with a genuine touch that really made me cry my damn eyes out. Telling me that “you are a brave, powerful soul. I’m sorry for your battles, but I’m proud of you that you’re battling daily and you’re still here. You’re stronger than I will ever me.” His words quite literally shook me to my core. As if having somebody that you look up to notice you, but to say what he did….
It’s the simple sweet things that this man does on a daily basis that really and truly helps people get the courage to keep on fighting. I admire Jared. I look up to him. I strive to be half of the amazing and kind man that he is, to make a difference in this world. He is my hero along with many others. He’s my superman. And hearing MY HERO tell me that I’m stronger than he will ever be, and that I’m a brave and powerful soul, I was at a loss for words. I still am.
There isn’t a single word I can say to describe how I feel. Never in my life (no matter how short) did I ever EVER imagine Jared Padalecki telling me these words. For him to share his love and support to my daily fight. MINE. It’s an unrealistic thing. It doesn’t feel real.
If you took the time to read this, then I hope in some way that this amazing man has somehow touched your heart as he has touched mine. Please remember, taking even a minute of your day to spread some love can really effect people as it has for me.
While his words didn’t cure my mental illness, it did do something else. It gave me hope.