April 2nd, 2008

epic_recs

Behold and See by Annella (NC-17)

From Mei:

Title: Behold and See
Fandom: SPN RSP
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Category: AU, romance
Length: very long
Warnings: none

Author on LJ: annella
Author's website: n/a

Author's Summary:
Jared's a conductor, in charge of his first big performance. Jensen has reluctantly come home to take part, and has brought a whole lot of baggage with him.

Review:
OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG! I've found Messiah slash with piano sex!!! SQUEE!!! I started reading this story right before choir rehearsal and almost got there late.

The story is quite simple: Handel's Messiah brings Jared and Jensen (the tenor soloist) together, and there is instant attraction between the two. There is some light angst toward the end, but our two boys figure things out and mange to stay (happily) together.

I have to admit the Nessun Dorma threw me off a little. Urm...not very sexy, but the piano sex that follows immediately after more than enough makes up for that. I guess I pictured Jensen more of a Baroque-style tenor (singing Purcell and Campra) rather than a Classical/Romantic operatic style tenor (singing Puccini and Wagner). However, if Jensen indeed has the tone of a Baroque-style tenor, his Nessun Dorma may sound very different from the popular recordings of this song, and thus infinitely sexier. AND, sorry, but Nessun Dorma is just totally heterosexual. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please ignore this paragraph completely and get on with reading this amazing story.

Great story, interesting characters, and superb music choices. I'd love to see Jared and Jensen performing one of Bach's Passions together. Highly recommended for all music and romance lovers.

Behold and See (index post)