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02 May 2010 @ 04:18 am
Special rec post: Big Bang 2009  
Since Big Bang is really really close (writers deadline for the drafts was today, artist sign-ups are next week), we figured this would be good opportunity to reminisce about last year's fics. So, here it is: the ultimate Big Bang 2009 fics rec post.



Title: A Certain Smile
Author: elise_509
Pairing: Jared/Jensen,
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 57,000
Summary: It's 1958. Jared is the high school superstar: all-around athlete, straight-A student, and one half of the most popular couple in town. Jensen is the teen rebel, all motorcycles, hot rods, and rock ‘n’ roll. When Jared’s life veers closer to the edge, he finds Jensen waiting for him there. The collision is inevitable.

Title: A Complicated Love and Affection Between Two Men
Author: aleia
Pairing: Jensen/Jared with a side of Mike/Tom, Chris/Steve
Rating: R
Word Count: 28,924
Summary: Thanks to his idiot friends, Jensen gets signed up to compete for Jared Padalecki's friendship on the second season of MTV's Bromance. Can he beat out seven other guys to be Jared's new best friend...or maybe more?

Title: A Devil to Help Me Get Things Right
Author: _doodle
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen (with Jared/Sandy and past Jensen/Danneel)
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 72,000
Summary: It was in moments like this that Jensen knew that they would be together forever. Nothing would or could break them apart. Jensen was wrong. At 19 he was in love with Jared, full of plans and hopes for their future. He didn’t count on dropping out of college and driving Jared away with cheating and drinking being part of them. At 30 Jensen wakes up with retrograde amnesia, his last memories of being 19 and happy. As he struggles to regain his memory and find out who he is, Jensen has to face the harsh truths of who he became and how he treated Jared. Determined not to make the same mistakes again, Jensen starts to get his life back on track and try to win an engaged and angry Jared back.

Title: A Lake Inside My Ocean
Author: ignited
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~48,000
Summary: Life as a marine mammal trainer at SeaWorld San Antonio is going pretty well for Jared Padalecki. When an injured dolphin arrives at the park and soon becomes the top attraction under Jared's care and guidance, no one, least of all his trainer, expects the dolphin to turn out to be a prince of the ocean named Jensen. Thanks to one magical wish granting turtle, Jensen is given the chance to become the very creature he's taken a sabbatical from his kingdom to observe: a human. With the chance to learn a thing or two about each other's cultures, Jared and Jensen take to the challenge, all the while trying to ride out the emotions that keep bubbling up for each other. Featuring a cast of trainers and just about every animal under the sea, including one hungry Orca.

Title: A Place in This World
Author: elless18
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 31,000
Summary: Popular sci-fi author J Ross, a.k.a. Jensen Ackles, escapes from the noise and pressures of NYC to the suburbs of Northeast Ohio after the passing of his grandmother. When he meets his neighbor, speech therapist Jared Padalecki, and Jared’s little girl Kara, Jensen’s carefully controlled and ordered world gets turned upside down.

Title: Ain't No Sunshine
Author: allie_quixotic
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jared/Sandy, Jensen/Other
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 53,093
Summary: Jared and Jensen have been punishing each other for a mistake made long ago. How far will one bend and the other break? Can they fix what’s been broken for so long and finally find happiness with each other before it’s too late? Set in the year 2017 in the tropical paradise of Hawaii and the city of Los Angeles, Jared and Jensen struggle to find themselves and their way back to each other.

Title: All of those abiding here
Author: marlowe6468
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen, Chris/Steve, Jeff/Samantha, brief mention of past Jensen/OMC, Jensen/Michael Weatherly, Jensen/David Boreanaz, and Jared/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,037
Summary: Jensen Ackles was the first journalist in fifty years to be jailed for refusing to name his source. A year later he's out of jail and has to deal with a murder case, a new intern called Jared - who may have secrets of his own - and re-adjusting to life after jail. But the past is never far behind and what will happen when it starts to catch up with him?

Title: Apocalypse: Cancelled
Author: jeyhawk
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 28,000+
Summary: July 7, 2008 at 2 a.m. in the morning a comet will hit Earth, destroying all human life. Humanity gets 54 hours to prepare and chaos ensues. A chance encounter has straight architect Jared Padalecki saving the life of deeply closeted movie star Jensen Ackles. The unlikely couple cling to each other during what they think will be their last days on earth, but what happens to the relationship they built when the world doesn't end after all?

Title: As Everything We Know Fades to Black
Author: engel82
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jensen/Chris, Steve/Sandy, mentions of Chad/Jared,
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~27 530
Summary: Meet Jensen Ackles; 22, disowned by his family when he fell in love with Christian Kane, and Jared Padalecki; 19, not so invincible freshman, busy partying with his high school boyfriend Chad. Their worlds violently crash together the night that Jensen and Chris are rushed to the hospital forcing Jared to reconsider if fighting for his own life against Leukemia again is worth the pain his family go through when they stand by him.

Title: As We Fall
Author: lasvegas_lights
Pairing: Jared/Jensen,
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 47,700
Summary: Jared Padalecki is a high class business man, Jensen Ackles is a high class prostitute. But this is no Pretty Woman remake; when Jensen's diagnosed with cancer, Jared decides he has to look after Jensen, even if Jensen doesn't want to be looked after by his former client and it's not long before their strictly business relationship becomes very complicated.

Title: Between Miles And A Stone’s Throw
Author: alasse (formerly arlad)
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 44,000
Summary: Non-AU. After season four ends, many things change. Jensen’s relationship with Danneel gets stuck in a rut, and they break up, and Jensen and Jared’s friendship solidifies even more. Season five is the last one, and everything becomes more intense. Jared and Jensen act on their feelings, start something that’s a lot like a relationship, but both of them refuse to talk about it, to put themselves on the line and risk getting hurt. Will they figure out what they mean to each other and a way to be together, despite time, distance, and mistakes?

Title: Close to Home
Author: smidirini
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 48,000
Summary: Jared Padalecki is a Journalist and Jensen Ackles is a homicide detective with a serial murder investigation on his hands. The murders bear a striking resemblance to the case that tore their relationship apart five years ago. Could this new investigation be the catalyst they needed to reconnect?

Title: Counting the Steps to the Door of Your Heart
Author: annella
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 44,500
Summary: Jensen's life isn't perfect, but he's happy enough. He has friends (well, one friend and one roommate), a prospective career (if he can pass this stupid, stupid test which requires him to be able to talk to people), a sex life of sorts (with guys who are total jerkfaces and think Jensen is a dork, which is actually true), and a life-size Dalek costume with a voice modulator which lets him EXTERMINATE things (like the toaster). Then, out of nowhere, he also has Jared (gorgeous, wonderful, socially retarded, and already taken), and his life turns upside down in the blink of an eye. For the first time, Jensen has found what he wants, but how is he going to get it?

Title: Deadsville
Author: unreckless
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jared/Genevieve, Jensen/Danneel
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 28,000
Summary: The whole mess started in med school, but they never talked about it. And then they kept not talking about it through internships and residencies, through wives and kids, years and years of not talking about it. It was stupid, but they never talked about it. But eventually all that silence fills you up and something breaks. Maybe everything breaks. Brokeback Mountain with scalpels.

Title: Doves of St. John's
Author: monica_catch22
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Sophia Bush/Misha Collins, implied past Steve Carlson/Sophia Bush, Chris Kane/Emmanuelle Vaugier, Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Michael Rosenbaum, Tom Welling, Jim Beaver, Samantha Ferris, and a few others who make appearances.
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 23,646
Summary: In the ashes of 20th century America a ragtag group fights for the right to live against the night crawlers, once-people now affected by a deadly virus that deadens moral judgment and increases a lust for blood. Within this group Jensen, a man disillusioned from the tragic death of his family, finds himself drawn to a certain night crawler who appears different than the others. But can he be trusted?

Title: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Author: laulan
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~31,000
Summary: A practical carpenter, Jensen doesn’t believe in magic or fairytales--but when a messenger appears from thin air looking for him, he finds himself drawn into a quest to rescue a man he has no memory of, who just happens to be trapped in a place no one knows how to get to. No pressure, right? Set in modern times with fantasy elements.

Title: Fin de siècle
Author: thegreyking
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 24,000
Summary: At the turn of the twentieth century, Jared and his dearest friend Sandy agree to wed in order to maintain social and financial security. Soon after, Sandy’s cousin Jensen moves to the city and takes up residence with the Padaleckis. In an effort to get to know him better, Jared enlists Jensen as his tutor, and in the process of learning French, discovers the complications of a marriage of convenience.

Title: Given and Taken in Ink
Author: marishna
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count: 30,793
Summary: Author Jared Padalecki has created a sheltered existence for himself, believing that he's happy half-living his safe life. He hides behind his pen name so few people know the real Jared, as he protects himself from others finding out his books aren't 100% fiction. His new neighbour, Jensen Ackles, knows there's something different about Jared and pushes until he has no choice but to let Jensen in. When Jared's carefully constructed life collapses around him will Jensen even care who Jared really is or will Jared's worries become reality?

Title: I Crave the Stain of Almost Too Much Love
Author: akintay
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 31,000
Summary: Classes he enjoys, a job where he gets free coffee and cookies, and finding friends in Chad and Sophia - college life starts perfectly for Jared. And then there's Jensen. After seeing him in the hallway on his first day at school, Jared can't get him out of his mind, and the friendship that forms between them quickly turns into something more. It seems like it's too good to be true, and maybe it is, because Jared can't stop wondering exactly how serious Jensen is about their relationship.

Title: If You're Out There
Author: magicletters
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~25,000
Summary: How do you fight back when you can't seem to find your voice? Jensen is doing his best to get by in an abusive household while protecting his younger sister, but as the bruises continue to grow deeper he doesn’t know how much more he can take. Jared is doing his best to hold them all together, until Jensen takes matters into his own hands. Suddenly thrust upon unexpected journeys, Jared and Jensen will both have to walk alone in order to discover themselves and a way back.

Title: In Harm's Way
Author: asteroidbuckle
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen, very brief Jared/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~85,000
Summary: Jared Padalecki is living a quiet life in San Antonio until one day he is snatched off the street by two men. Enter Tom Delaney, CIA spy. Only that's not his real name. His real name is Jensen Ackles, and he needs Jared's help. Jensen and his team have been tracking a man named Alain Laurent, a terrorist disguised as a legitimate businessman. Only, they haven't been able to get close enough to him to gather any useful intelligence. They know that Laurent and his partner, Rafiq Abdul-Aziz, are planning something big -- and possibly explosive. They just don't know what and they don't know when. But they know that time is running out. That's where Jared comes in. With a little manipulation, Jensen convinces Jared to help. To use himself as bait to lure Laurent into revealing his secrets. But nothing is ever that simple. As Jensen and Jared become more than just professional colleagues, the stakes become even higher. And when their mission takes an unexpected turn, Jensen must decide between love and duty, with devastating consequences.

Title: In retrospect (I’d rather have been a poet. Or a farmer)
Author: jasmasson
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 23,000
Summary:
“It’s in the car,” Jared said, slightly sheepishly.
Jensen’s look spoke volumes.
“What? It was just an errand.” Jared said, shrugging. “You shouldn’t need automatic weapons just to go to the bank. And anyway. You always do the shooting. I do the talking. The planning. The charming.”
Jensen snorted indelicately. “Thank you, 007.”


Title: Just So You Know (Beautiful Soul)
Author: lostt1
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 23,935
Summary: Jensen has been in love with Jared for years. The problem: Jared is his best friend's little brother. The solution: Jensen moves to California and writes songs for popular pop artists. Every song is about Jared. But what happens when Jensen finds himself living with Jared after six years apart? Will the balance he's found fall apart or will he finally get the one thing he's always wanted?

Title: Know Your Damn Constituents
Author: bekkis
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen, Past Jensen/Joanna and Background Danneel/Misha
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 28,000
Summary: Jensen Ackles was a rising star in politics when he suddenly picked up and left D.C. to work back home in the private sector. He swore he was done with politics. But when his ex shows up with the perfect opportunity, Jensen finds he's not ready to give up on politics after all. A dream candidate and the chance to gain back his reputation, Jensen's ready to get back into the game. Except Jensen has to convince Jared Padalecki, his old political rival, that he's right for the job, and Jared is the last person Jensen can go to for a favor.

Title: Life in a Cubicle: A Guide to Dating a Co-Worker
Author: villiageidiot
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13ish
Word Count: 37,700+
Summary: There are ten rules about interoffice dating and Jared Padalecki pretty much fails at all of them. It happens like this: Jared works in a cubicle. Jensen is the oblivious engineer. Jared meets Jensen. Jared falls in love with Jensen. Jensen… needs a little coaxing.

Title: Like Tipping an Hourglass
Author: _leafy
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen, Jensen/Steve
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~23,000
Summary: Working at the hospital ER can be stressful. Patients are being wheeled in left and right, the hours are long and the coffee is stale. Still, Jared Padalecki is a doctor who enjoys his job. He even enjoys spending time with his sometimes annoying coworkers, even if they tease him about his crush on a certain physical therapist called Jensen Ackles, who just happens to work at the same hospital. Jensen is a guy who likes to keep his personal life private, but that's okay because Jared's pretty sure Jensen isn't even gay, and being friends with him is more than enough. But what happens when one day the patient you are treating turns out to be the boyfriend of your not-so-secret crush?

Jared is forced to face his true feelings while Jensen struggles to decide what to do with his life. Should he stay with the man who needs him, even though their relationship had already been over before the accident? Or should he move on with his life and pursue his own happiness instead?

Title: Live & on Stage
Author: allamboy
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 22,850
Summary: It’s Summer Tour 2009 for Jared Padalecki and the rest of the Mickey Mouse Club. They’re opening for Disney boy band sensation 5X Everything, and when Jared gets to know “shy one” Jensen Ackles it just might be love.

Title: Live To This
Author: truelyesoteric
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 56,000
Summary: When they first meet they’re just two screwed up people looking for something. It’s only supposed to be a one night stand, but they just can’t shake what they found in the dark.

But everything between them blew up in their short time together. Years later they’re even more screwed up and they’ve stopped looking for anything. But what was once there is still there. And it can't be denied.

Title: Lost and Found
Author: mediaville
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 47,000
Summary: Jensen Ackles is a shy, overweight songwriter whose body issues have prevented him from forming any real personal connections, and at thirty, he’s still unsure of his sexuality, and still a virgin. But when he signs up for an experimental obesity research program, he meets Jared Padalecki, a stunningly sexy fitness guru who slowly but surely changes Jensen’s life.

Title: Mildred: A College AU
Author: causeways & walkawayslowly
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 62,131
Summary: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jared in possession of his heterosexuality will immediately switch teams upon enrollment in college and first contact with Jensen Ackles.

Title: Mirror, Mirror
Author: candygramme
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 29,477
Summary: Jensen Ackles is a well-respected photographer, courted by the media and the shiny people of Tinseltown. Sadly, he's getting bored with success and beginning to become self destructive. In an attempt to break Jensen out of his ennui, his friend, Steve Carlson, offers him a challenge. "Take the first person we meet when we leave the party and make them into a star before the year is over..."

Title: Mismanaged
Author: macbyrne
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, also some Jared/OFC and Jared/OMC
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 58,000
Summary: Jared has a secret that he hides from everyone. The only family he has left, his manager has been manipulating him, forcing him to audition the old-fashioned way: on his knees. When he meets Jensen, he knows his secret is in jeopardy. When Jensen finds out, will he listen or will he break Jared's heart?

Title: My Name is Trouble
Author: poor_choices
Pairing: : Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles (main), Jared Padalecki/OMC, Jensen Ackles/Michael Rosenbaum, Jared Padalecki/Danneel Harris
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 22,000
Summary:Six years after Supernatural ends, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki find themselves in completely separate lives after a falling out. It's possible neither of them has ever really recovered from the other. But an unexpected turn in Jensen's life brings them back together to sort themselves out again.

Title: Neon Showman
Author: bertee
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count: 24,000
Summary: The love story of Jared and Jensen as observed by one Chad Michael Murray. While Jared experiences a journey of self-discovery in which he realizes he's gay, lands a role on Supernatural and falls for his new co-star, Chad names his penis, chairs the Eric Brady fanclub and develops an unhealthy fascination with fraternal incest.

Title: Next Man Up
Author: rhythmsextion
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jared/Sandy
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 97,500
Summary: Armed with strength, size and instinctive talent, Jared Padalecki is the first round draft pick for the faltering Dallas Cowboys. Quickly granted a multi-million dollar contract and heralded as the hopeful future franchise quarterback, Jared is thrilled to be a part of the team he grew up idolizing and is all too eager to take the next step in what should be a long and promising career. However, Jared soon realizes he has a much tougher road ahead than anticipated when he meets the prickly Jensen Ackles, the team's veteran QB and Jared's number one competitor for the starting roster spot.

In a league ruled by money, celebrity and ego, where the roster changes week to week and injuries aren't so much a risk as a fact of life, Jared must prove himself capable of leading one of the NFL's most glamorous and controversial teams back to glory. And in the process, must deal with his teammates' potentially career-ending secrets and his own burgeoning, confusing relationship with Ackles.

Title: Painted Skies
Author: sablier_bloque
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 24,000
Summary: Jared Padalecki, Pre-Vet student, receives a summer internship to work at the Ackles' Quarter Horse Ranch. Jared isn't quite sure that he and the owners' 23-year-old son, Jensen, are going to hit it off. Yet after Jared sticks up for Jensen in an arbitrary bar fight, Jensen starts showing Jared the ropes of the ranch. As their friendship grows, their attraction to one another does as well, despite Jensen's struggles with his sexuality. Jared and Jensen learn each other and about the hardships of life and love all under the blistering heat of the Texas sun.

Title: Public masks and Private battles
Author: cala_jane
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen, Jensen/Steve
Rating: PG-13
Word Count:
Summary: When the slavery system was introduced as a way to relief the overcrowded prisons, Jensen didn't hesitate to join the Rebellion that was already fighting against the Empire. Years later he was found out, he was sentenced to spend his life as a slave. From that moment, his life was a constant war, with battles he knew he had to win. After he's bought by Gerald Padalecki, to protect his youngest son, all those battles are limited to three most important ones. First: Keep Jared Padalecki alive. Second: Earn freedom by keeping Jared Padalecki alive. And third: Keep his feelings in check while keeping Jared Padalecki alive. Jensen soon realizes he might be able to win only one of those battles.

Title: QueensGuard
Author: aramuin
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count:
Summary: "The fifth season of Supernatural, CW's paranormal drama, is scheduled for a return to our screens in autumn. Show creator Eric Kripke is reported to be "thrilled" with the news that show stars, Jared Padelecki and Jensen Ackles, have confirmed they'll be returning as brothers Dean and Sam Winchester. CW sources confirm that shooting is due to start soon with the first episode due to air on September 20th, 2012."

It's been nearly three years since the war against the alien race known as the Others changed the world and nearly four months since they were beaten back by Earth's natural superweapons, the dragons. Jared's looking forward to reconnecting with his best friend and picking up life where he left off. It doesn't seem much to ask but after three years, how much has really changed? And are the secrets Jensen's hiding better left alone?

Title: Retribution
Author: myhyperbole
Pairing: Jared/Jensen,
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 21,431
Summary: When tragedy strikes, Jared is determined to seek revenge. What he doesn't realize is how much his revenge will hurt his own life…and his new relationship with Jensen.

Title: Say You’re Mine
Author: belyste
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 56,600
Summary: It takes his two best friends getting engaged to make Jared realize what’s missing in his own life, but once he figures it out, he’s a man on a mission: find true love or die trying. He’s not asking for much – just the perfect soul mate to spend blissful eternity with – so when a chance meeting drops Jensen into his life (and his lap), it seems like fate. But either Jensen missed that memo or fate seems to have other ideas, because nothing works out the way Jared planned. Based loosely on S1 of How I Met Your Mother, but you don't need to have seen that to know what's going on.

Title: See:Life
Author: silentpoetry1
Pairing: Jared/Jensen,
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 42, 000
Summary: Jensen, did you do your homework? Good. Do you have your definition?
See: life.
I see.

At the orders of his psychiatrist, Jensen is forced to leave the city and move in with his aunt in a remote and laid back country town. Out amongst the endless horizons and suffocating world, his Bipolar Disorder, questionable love of psychedelics, broken past, and his strange fear of and infatuation with them seems out of place. He is out of place. But all this may change when he meets a boy named Jared with startling jackal eyes, the type of person he never looked for, but perhaps he always needed. Jensen just needs to get out of his wrecked head first.

Title: Somebody made you smile into their lens
Author: the_milky_way
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~36,068
Summary: Jared Padalecki loves to spend his time buried in books. Jensen Ackles is the photographer everybody wants to hire. They are polar opposites but neither of them can help being drawn to one another whenever they meet - and Jensen doesn't even believe in fate. So Jensen doesn’t really get why fate insist on throwing them together over and over again when it’s not him being crazy over the geek but Chris.

Title: Sound Perception
Author: rocketbalm
Pairing: Jared/Jensen,
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 53,795
Summary: Jared’s life has never been complicated. He flies by the seat of his pants and makes the best of whatever he gets. Jensen lives a reclusive and controlled life. Not by choice, but borne out of necessity. When their worlds collide, it isn’t pretty but somehow they make it work. When Jensen’s past catches up with him, nothing is certain anymore. With the odds stacked against them, can they find their way back to one another or did they even know who each other really was to begin with?

Title: Stained Glass Masquerade
Author: splashpink
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, (mentions of Jensen/other)
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 42,000
Summary: When his life takes a turn for the worse, the offer of a job with the exclusive Mayfair Group seems like a sign that the fates are finally finding in Jared’s favor. In return for an impressive paycheck, all he is required to do is look after Charlie, who, when not Imprinted with serial killers (or serial daters) happens to be the most likable guy in the world. It’s perfectly easy to ignore the darker aspects of his job, that is until Charlie is Imprinted with his own personality and the line between reality and illusion is eradicated from the equation. Dollhouse AU.

Title: Start All Over
Author: indigo_blind
Pairing: Jared/Jensen,
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 26,000
Summary: It's the start of Jared Padalecki's senior year and he's bracing himself for a year just like all those before, but then school IT boy Jensen Ackles returns from his mysterious year long absence and things start to get a little bit more interesting, particularly when Jensen starts to take an interest in Jared. Just what does upper class Jensen want with scholarship Jared and how will they take their budding friendship to the next step. (Loosely, and I mean loosely, based upon Gossip Girl.)

Title: Suburban Cape Cod Blues (You Can Find Anything At Wal-Mart)
Author: sophie_448
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 24,529
Summary: Country music superstar Jensen Ackles has a secret. Or he did until the tabloids got a hold of pictures of him in a compromising position with another man. Now his agent has shipped him off to some tiny town in Massachusetts where they've never heard of country music to lay low until the scandal dies down. Everything is going according to plan until Jensen meets Jared, an English Professor at the local university. Jared devotes all his free time to LGBT awareness and issues while Jensen would rather just not talk about it. Nonetheless he finds himself falling for Jared. Eventually, though, Jensen has to choose between his multi-million dollar music career-- the life he always thought he wanted-- and true love.

Title: Taking Turns (Holding This World)
Author: felisblanco
Pairing: : Jensen/Jared, Chris/Steve
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 56.000
Summary:When rich boy Jensen Ackles decided to get out from under his father's thumb and run away from home he didn't expect to be robbed in broad daylight, mistaken for a hooker, beaten up by a tattooed maniac and have his life saved by a really cute street kid. All in one day.
Jared Padalecki on the other hand didn't expect to be thrown in jail for his trouble.
As love stories go, this one didn't exactly have the best beginning.

Title: Talking Points
Author: winterlive
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 24,400
Summary: Texas state senator Jensen Ackles (D-16) is a dyed-in-the-wool idealist, a squeaky-clean boy scout, and a notorious press-dodger. His star is on the rise, and it's worth a career to get the scoop on him. The L.A. Times' star reporter Jared Padalecki might just make it to the Washington Post before his 30th birthday, if he can get the story - he'll have to go undercover and join Jensen's team. But it isn't long before the lie starts to feel like a betrayal, and Jared never expected to like his subject as much as he does.

Title: Tell Them We're Like Magnets
Author: _mournthewicked
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 83,000
Summary: The story of Jared and Jensen's life together reads sort of like a fairytale. Come on, childhood friends growing up and falling in love? It doesn't get much sweeter than that. But now their perfect summer has ended, and it's time to go off to college. They're more than ready to tackle this new chapter of their lives together, but deadlines, scheduling conflicts, and epic misunderstandings threaten to make the journey harder, and the outcome uncertain. The boys soon learn that not everything comes easy, that sometimes just being in love isn't enough, and they find themselves struggling to keep their grip on what matters most - each other. (Fifth installment in the reinventing love 'verse. Previous reading is highly recommended.)

Title: The Empty Room
Author: germanjj
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 22,850
Summary: Jared’s life felt like it was slowly falling into pieces, slipping right through his fingers and he didn’t even know why. What he did know was that there had to be a reason why he would always find his dogs scratching at the door to the empty room in his house. Why he would hesitate so many times before driving off to set simply because it felt wrong somehow to go alone. Why he would dream of this one guy he’d never met, but who, in his dreams, felt like a man he had spent a lifetime with. Why he couldn’t shake the feeling that there was something, someone, he’d forgotten.

Title: The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn
Author: zephyrocity
Pairing: Jared/Jensen (with Jensen/OMC, Chad/Sophia, and Tom/Mike)
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 54,000
Summary: When his best friend promises Hollywood fame and fortune, aspiring writer Jared Padalecki moves from the comfort of his home in San Antonio to the dark streets of Los Angeles. Outfitted only with his brother's hand-me-down laptop and the '99 edition of Microsoft Word, Jared finds himself sorely unprepared for his new life. But with a movie to write and a crew of crazy new friends relying on him, including the gorgeous and mysterious Jensen Ackles, he has no choice but to go along for the ride. A modern Moulin Rouge!, J² style.

Title: The Protocols of Friendship
Author: lizzywinks
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count: 35,092
Summary: Jared loves Jensen. Just not like that. He has a huge house and a best friend who's practically homeless, so asking him to move in makes perfect sense and isn't weird at all. Jensen loves Jared. Most definitely like that, but after apparently misreading all the signs and jeopardizing their friendship and the show, he isn't about to trust his instincts where Jared is concerned ever again. But when Jensen starts pulling away, Jared discovers that maybe there's no like that, only them, and he might have realized it far too late.

Title: The United States of Jensen
Author: takobella
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jared/Sandy, Jensen/Danneel, Jensen/Brock Kelly
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~ 50,000
Summary: Jared needs a new place to live, and fast. Salvation comes in the form of a cute redhead named Danneel in his English class. Living in a huge spacious house with four other roommates seems like an ideal solution, but trouble has always found itself around Jared Padalecki, and this time is no different. He's had his whole live planned since he started University, but it looks like all it's going take is one man to knock it all down.

Jensen Ackles has been trying to fit in with everybody else for as long as he could remember. Broken from actions so horrible that he's blocked them from his mind, he lives in a world where the broken pieces of his self fight for control. He's managed to keep everybody he loves at a distance for all his life, but all that's about to change.

Title: This Temporary Life
Author: finn21
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word Count: 35,900
Summary: In the year 2025, Jared Padalecki gathers his daughter and son to tell them the story of how he met their father. Rewind back twenty years to the past, Jensen and Jared are best friends making a living in Hollywood. Through their tight knit group of friends and some difficult stumbling blocks on the way, Jared and Jensen learn to laugh at life, themselves and most importantly Chad. Everything seems perfect on the surface until feelings get involved.

Title: Three Grams
Author: frostian
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R for language and violence
Word Count: 37,000+
Summary: Jared Padalecki’s closest friend is Jensen, a hybrid doll he rescued as a child. As they grow up, Jensen takes on the role of tutor and mentor, preparing Jared for the arduous task of entering a prestigious tech in order to continue his father’s tremendous legacy. But the greatest lesson is one that can only be learned, not taught, as Jared realizes that just because a creature isn't made of flesh and blood does not mean it can't have a soul.

Title: Topspin
Author: lazy_daze
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~50,000
Summary: Defending Wimbledon champion and world No. 1 tennis player Jensen Ackles is determined to hang on to his title, no matter how good Jared Padalecki, rising star on the tennis scene, thinks he is. With Padalecki's new reckless style, explosive power and natural grace pitted against Jensen's own beautifully strategic, strong and watertight game - all that's for sure is that this is going to be one Wimbledon final match not to be missed. With a media-painted rivalry turning into a mutual dislike that's almost as explosive as the badly-hidden attraction sparking in the air, there's more than a tennis ball flying between them.

When tension explodes into more, and more becomes again and again, how will this unexpected connection affect them, their games, their careers? Will they be able to put aside everything that's against them and make something real out of what was never meant to happen in the first place? And as emotions get stronger and the competitions fiercer and Wimbledon's upon them again, history will repeat; and under the English July sun, new history will be made.

Title: What Happens To Us
Author: hunters_retreat
Pairing:: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~37,000
Summary: All Jensen Ackles wants is to find a nanny for his 5 year old autistic son. Jared Padalecki is an out of work OT trying to find something more in life. It’s a perfect match in more ways than one if only the two men can work past their own insecurities to see it.

Title: Winchester & Colt
Author: raths_kitten
Pairing: : Jensen/Jared
Rating: R
Word Count: 26,183
Summary: Jensen Ackles, wealthy head of Ackles, Inc., orphan, raised by his uncle Jeffrey Morgan. What nobody knows is that by night he dresses up in black and keeps the streets safe as the vigilante they call Winchester. Jared is Winchester’s biggest fan and he wants to be a hero just like his idol, so he assumes the personality of Sam Colt, hoping to one day receive training from Winchester himself. But Jared might have put himself into more danger than he bargained for when Jensen’s criminal uncle returns.

Title: With You Under A Cold, Bright Sky
Author: arabia764
Pairing: Jensen/Jared, Chris/Steve
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~120,000
Summary:At seventeen, Jensen thought he knew what his future would be; a life spent in the circus, and so he didn't see much point in attending a sports camp for gifted athletes. Until he met a brilliant young gymnast called Jared. Together, all their hopes and dreams were just within reach when one split second of carelessness shattered everything, tearing them apart for years.

Back together as grown men, they try to create a new future, with new dreams, on a cold mountainside on the other side of the world.

 
 
 
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woman_of_woman_of_ on May 2nd, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
My pleasure, I'm glad you liked the story as well!
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
which one is yours? I don't recognize your name. :)
woman_of_: Jared and Jensenwoman_of_ on May 2nd, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry no, I didn't write a story, just one of the ones I reced made the list as well!
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see.
sarahk_63sarahk_63 on May 2nd, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Oh my god!

It's the rec list from hell!!! No, seriously, you must have read my mind...I've been hanging out for some excellent J2 recs! *Squees*
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
*lol* Uhm sorry?

You're welcome :) Mindreading is our middle name. *g*
sarahk_63sarahk_63 on May 3rd, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
:D just one of your many talents, I'm sure :D
My Addiction.........this doorway to fanfictionjosieb1 on May 2nd, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for this, its gone in my bookmarks.
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :)
Callisto: Dean reading is sexy?callistosh65 on May 2nd, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Well isn't that just the perfect rec list - much appreciated:-))
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :)
My name is Ancastaancastar on May 2nd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
This is awesome! I can't believe I missed some of these.
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
There were a lot of fics last year. It was easy to miss some of them. That's what we're here for. I'm fearing this year already. *lol*
azabeth1azabeth1 on May 2nd, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this- there are a few here that i'd missed and i can't wait to work my way through them. Always love your rec's ladies <3
Marionfaith_mars on May 2nd, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
The missing was bound to happen. There were so many of them last year. Enjoy, hon'!
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