Here's a gorgeous, Regency-set story with dashing alpha Lord Jared & innocent, adorable omega Lord Jensen. ♥
The Proper Omega by keep_waking_up
Authour's summary: Omegas are not meant to feel or express sexual desire. Young Lord Jensen Ackles, just starting his first season in society, is having a hard time with that rule, especially around one Alpha... Lord Jared Padalecki.
I just have to rec The Courtship of Jensen’s Co-Star by qblackheart
Somewhere in the time between a handshake and a hug, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki went from being reel-life brothers to real-life best friends, and complete strangers to cosmic soul mates, no rhyme or reason to it that either of them could ever see. Jared was everything Jensen was not: friendly, funny, and full of life; one in six-point-whatever billion the Earth’s population currently stood at. Life was awesome. Work was amazing. Everything was fine until Jared kissed Jensen. Everything was peachy until Jensen fell in love. With desperate times unexpectedly calling for desperate measures, Jensen called Chad Michael Murray for relationship advice – because being in love led to temporary insanity obviously – so it really didn't surprise him that he couldn’t seem to win when it came to wooing Jared. Still, Pisces must’ve been in a really good place in the night sky or something because suddenly, right smack dab in the middle of the miserable courtship of his co-star, Jensen discovered that maybe loving Jared was all he needed to do to win his heart. And luckily for Jensen, loving Jared was also the one thing he did best.
It's probably the best J2 that I've ever read, & it's a nonAU story (& I normally prefer my J2 to be AU so that shows just how awesome this story is.)
It's long ( 112K+!) & quite a slow burn because it follows the boys from the moment they first meet.
It's all from Jensen's POV & my heart just about broke along with his as he realised that he'd fallen in love with Jared & that his love was never going to be returned in the way that he wanted.*
It's extremely well written & has beautiful artwork, too (it was a Big Bang story.) There's romance & schmoop & angst (& incredibly hot sex!)
Here's a little trailer for the story made by the artist, switch842:
*Spoiler - only it totally was because Jared loved him, too, & it's a fabulous, romantic happy ending & these boys belong together forever! ♥
I completely lost myself in it & finished it in one sitting.
I don't usually like anything interfering with my OTP of choice, but trust me - this really, really works. <3
Here's the link & info from AO3:
One Small Step (37386 words) by sandymg
Fandom: Supernatural RPF, CW Network RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles/Tom Welling, Jensen Ackles/OMC
Characters: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Sandra McCoy, Tom Welling
Jared has had a secret crush for months. But it’s not like publishing genius and gay activist Jensen Ackles is going to notice the tall, weird guy pushing the mail cart. So when Jared’s best friend and Jensen’s assistant, Sandy, tells him that Jensen is getting married in one month to a fellow activist -- something about being the first gay couple to get married in the state -- Jared knows some things just aren't meant to be. And now Sandy is insisting that Jared help her plan the wedding. She thinks it’s a good idea. Jared thinks she’s nuts. Because the only thing this could lead to is heartbreak. Right?
If you enjoy it, please leave feedback for the author. Hitting the kudos button after enjoying nearly 40,000 words just doesn't seem enough to me. It's also on lj here, if you prefer to read/comment there. Plus it has some lovely artwork. :)
The new boiler is all done & wow, you can really tell the difference - the house feels so much warmer & it's lovely to have limitless hot water on tap. Bud made friends with the plumbers (a father & son team who also have a black Lab!) & so got lots of fuss & snuggles. :)
So, I thought I'd share a few other things that are very happy-making:
+ This song vid by elandrialore ! It's just the most perfect Steve&Dannyaresomarried vid ever!
+ It's In His Kiss by munibunny It's a fabulous J2 version of Pretty Woman with billionairre!Jensen & hooker!Jared. It made me go all warm inside - it's so lovely. ♥
+ A Tiny Piece of You by crackedbuthappy It's a beautifully romantic J2 version of Return to Me. *happy sigh*
+ Top This by leonidaslion Wow - just a very, very hot Dean/Sam pwp with bottom!Dean. Yowza!
I've also watched Ten Inch Hero with Jensen & absolutely loved it! (I'll upload it when I have a sec & will have more of a squee then. *g*)
Happy Monday, all!