: Glittering Prizes and Endless CompromisesArt
: Done by the amazingly talented amber1960
, who worked under a crazy tight deadline and made some absolutely beautiful pieces. Go on over to her art post
and show her some love!Pairing
: Jensen/Jared, Jensen/Others (both graphic and implied, include: Jensen/Misha, Jensen/JDM, Jensen/Jake Abel, Jensen/Mark Sheppard, Jensen/Lauren Cohan)Rating
: AdultWord Count
: Jared's in love with Jensen. The only problem is, Jensen's a hooker and Jared can't really afford him. It's a good thing he's so darn cute, because despite Jared's meagre finances, they strike up a business relationship that was only ever an excuse to become more than that. They're head over heels for each other, so it should be their happily ever after, right? Turns out it's harder than Jared expected, having a hooker for a boyfriend. Jensen on the other hand, saw this coming.
Takes place in 1998 (in case you were wondering why the characters have VCRs and landlines).
A/N: This fic is a direct sequel
to a story that I wrote several years ago. It was a fully completed one-shot that I'd been planning on expanding to something longer since about a week after I wrote it and I finally got around to it :) Anyway, it's not strictly necessary
to read that one first, but you'll probably want to (it's short), so I'm going to link it as a part of the story.
Thank you: To masja_17
for reading this over. You're the best! And of course, as always a huge thank you to thecouchcarrot
for making me cry. Anything still wrong with this story is entirely my fault.
And the fault of Home Depot contractors for choosing the 2 weeks before my posting date to finally action the work we ordered.
And THANK YOU to the mods over at spn_j2_bigbang
for working so hard so that we can all have fun :)
A/N 2: Last year, for my BB I wrote a sort-of love triangle between Jensen and Jared and Misha where Jensen ends up with Jared. And this year I didn't quite write that, but there is some Jensen/Misha and it is definitely a J2 fic. That does not mean I don't like Misha, it doesn't mean I want to send flying monkeys after him or toss him into a volcano and I sure as hell
don't have some kind of whacked out agenda to get him written off the show. So please, please crazy Misha fans*, please don't get even crazier than normal and passive aggressively ask me why J2 fans hate Misha, or tell me that I'm psychotic and delusional because I think Jensen and Jared are fucking
when clearly it's Jensen and Misha who are
. We all know - hopefully
we all know – that this is fiction.
*I do not think ALL Misha fans are crazy. Most of them are lovely, reasonable, delightful people. Heck, I'm one of them and... okay, bad example :P
A/N 3: Like I said, I started this fic four years ago and it was back then that I started to map things out in my head, how I wanted this to shape up. So all my kinks/tropes are nearly half a decade out of date and this can basically be read as a kink fic without really very much of the kink. There's also kind of a weird blending of my writing style back then (MORE SEX PLEASE) with my writing style these days (EMOTIONAL TURMOIL PLEASE), so. Don't go looking for some deeper meaning here; this is petty much just id, folks, with some slight plot and emotional arc creeping around the edges. There's a lot I would fix/change if I had more time, because there's definitely something missing from this one. But hopefully it's fun!