“Daddy?” Jensen shouts as he pushes open the front door of their palatial mansion, tossing his bookbag onto the white leather couch and toeing off his brown loafers. “Have you seen my black Prada boots?”
There’s a thump-thump and a clatter and then – oh, frig – Jared appears in the doorway. He’s wearing a grey hoodie and sweatpants, the sweatpants hanging low on his hips, and his hair’s all tousled.
Jensen thinks he hears really whiny Seth Cohen-type music coming from somewhere, and God, when is this boy going to learn he’s not welcome here?
“You’re not my daddy,” Jensen says, annoyed.
Jared’s eyes flick up and down Jensen’s body. “Damn right I’m not.”
Jared thinks he's looking at a dreary, boring time in Kentucky's finest lodging for convicted criminals, but then he sees him and everything changes
- Part 1 of Hard Times 'verse
Jensen is a shy 32 year-old virgin and Jared is the "player" who spots him and decides he wants to pursue him.
Ex- detective Jensen moves to a new city, to escape the nightmare of his recent past. His new apartment has an assortment of neighbors, including his landlord, Jared Padalecki and immediate next door neighbor, Caitlin. Jared is good looking, wealthy and successful, but he's keeping dark secrets. Caitlin bakes a lot and hides. She's also, by her own admission, batshit crazy, but is she is dangerous as local detective Misha Collins believes?
For J2 it's lust at first sight but it's not going to be easy. Jared has issues with commitment and Jensen just has issues,including his ex-partner Chad Michael Murray trying to pull him back onto the case that devastated his life.
When their past collides can they make a new future for themselves?
- Part 1 of House of Broken Souls
AU: Jared is a passenger on a ship to America when a storm forces them to take refuge on the first spit of dry land they find. There, Jared finds Jensen, a man who has been stranded alone on the island for years.
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12 Mar 2018