2 Works in Misha Collins/Julie McNiven
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, against the edge of the churning Nantahala, there lives a pride of creatures called the ailure -- ailuranthropes, cats with the ability to take the shape of a man. Their alpha, Jensen, has suffered a great loss, and is losing his sense of self and his direction. Not too far from them, another werecat, a human-raised runaway named Jared, is still trying to understand who, and what, he is. Grief has the ability to tear us apart, tear us down, but the ability to climb our way back out is always there, and the desire to leave behind our burdens is more than merely human.
- Part 1 of Dawnbringer!verse
Jared is a bit of a party-boy and Jensen's had a pretty sheltered life. Jared is out, and he's attracted to Jensen from the moment they meet face-to-face. Jensen's straight – at least, he thought he was before Jared came along. They barely know each other, but it soon becomes obvious that there's something between them.