It's not a love at first sight sort of thing with them. // A series of connected ficlets about Jared and Jensen and their love of both baseball and each other (set pre-Glory Days).
- Part 1 of Glory Days
Eight years after a career-ending knee injury, former All-Star Jensen Ackles finds himself coaching the inept Los Angeles Angels. Things are going relatively well until he learns that the front office has just traded the star slugger for prospects and a veteran pitcher - Jared Padalecki, Jensen's former teammate and one-time lover. By the time the All-Star break rolls around, the Angels are dead last in the Major Leagues, Jensen and Jared still don't speak to each other, and Jensen is in danger of losing his job. Can the season be salvaged? Will Jensen and Jared ever be on speaking terms again? Will Jensen be able to keep his job? It'll take a miracle.
- Part 2 of Glory Days
"You sign that contract, you're signing your life away, Jen," Teddy warns him. "You can't go out with anyone, because somebody - a teammate, an opponent, a fan - will see you. You can't go to clubs or bars or pick up random screws for the same reason. You'll have to go out with women just to cover any questions. It's pretty fucking miserable, but if your heart's set on ball, you don't have much choice."
- Part 3 of Glory Days