jane_elliot (jane_elliot) wrote in epic_recs,

Lingering in the Golden Gleam by katjad (NC-17)

From Mei:

Title: Lingering in the Golden Gleam
Fandom: Supernatural RPS
Pairing: Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles
Category: harlequin, romance, AU, future!fic, kid!fic
Length: long
Warnings: sort of AU-futuristic established-relationship but not really

Author on LJ: causeways
Author's website: none

Author's Summary: On New Year's Eve ten years after the end of Supernatural, Jared goes to sleep in Los Angeles and wakes up in Vancouver, in bed with Jensen Ackles. And they've got kids.

The Supernatural RPS fandom is like harlequin central of the slash fandoms; I'm not sure why, but it probably has something to do with Jared and Jensen's dreamy good looks.

This story is based on The Family Man (but with way hotter main characters). Jared landed on some big roles after the end of supernatural and is now now on the Hollywood A-list. Jensen decided to go Broadway. The two once-best-friends gradually drifted apart over the years. Jared accepts a drink from a stripper (didn't your mama tell you never ever accept drinks from strippers!) at a party and wakes up married to Jensen. He slowly learns to play the role of a married man and a good father (which are way harder than any role he's ever played and he's got an Oscar nomination goddamnit).

There were moments in the story where I was totally thinking, No way, I can't believe Jensen hasn't noticed this isn't his Jared. However, this is a harlequin romance, where logic can pretty much be tossed out of the window.

Lingering in the Golden Gleam (index post)
Tags: fandom: supernatural rps, genre: au, genre: future, genre: harlequin, genre: kids, genre: romance, length: long, pairing: jared/jensen, recs by meishali

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