Secrets wear on you all the time, slowly building stress until eventually something has to break. Jared and Jensen live in a world where their entire relationship is considered impossible--members of the same sex don't mate with each other according to the Church and the government--and they hide in plain sight. Working within the underground community of same-sex pairs, Jared comes up with an idea and presents it to a friend who decides to roll with it . . .
- Part 2 of Life Mates
When Jared headed off to college he thought he was going to get an education and eventually mate with a nice girl his Mama would be proud to call her daughter. He never expected to lock eyes with Jensen Ackles and have his whole world turned upside down.
After spending a week with his family, mourning the passing of his grandparents, the last thing Jensen expected was to come home to his roommate in the throes of a mating fever. Taking the high road, he moved out. Unable to find an apartment at such short notice he found himself moving back into the dorms and rooming with a freshman named Jared.
- Part 1 of Life Mates