Word Count: 1566
Summary: Jared meets the man of his dreams while helping out his best friend Chad. Unfortunately for him, Jensen is being haunted by his past in more ways than one. Can Jared convince the spirit of Jensen’s not so dearly departed boyfriend to move on, or will make good on his promise to make Jensen his forever.
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jensen/OMC
Warnings: Mentions of domestic abuse, and non-con that happens off camera.
Jared had been true to his word and very soon the two men were dating. There were trips to the movies, nights in watching DVDs and all the while Jared was trying his hardest to be the complete opposite of Matt. In the end, Jensen had told him to stop trying so hard and just be himself. After that particular conversation things had gone much smoother.
Matt still cast a shadow over him; there were nights when he woke up tangled in the sheets of Jared’s bed bathed in a cold sweat. But Jared was always there holding him, whispering “It’s alright, Jen; he’s gone, he won’t be coming back.” At first there more of those nights than peaceful ones, but now, gradually, those nights were becoming the exception rather than the rule.
Jensen finally knew he was breaking free of Matt when he and Jared had their first fight. It had been pretty spectacular. Like most fights it was over something stupid and Jensen had really lost his temper. There had been shouting, arm waving, and language that would’ve made Kane blush. Jared was giving as good as he got.
Suddenly Jared went quiet and Jensen froze. Shit! Had he gone too far? He should’ve remembered his place. He steeled himself in preparation for the first blow to land. Jared just looked at him, “Dear God! Do you know just how fucking hot you are when you get angry? Jen, I’m sorry for whatever I said. Now I think we should go and have hot, sweaty, frantic, make-up sex right now.”
“Excuse me? Jay, I’m in the wrong here. Dude, don’t apologize.” He started to grin at Jared who was still staring at him.
“Do I look as if I care if I was right? Can we please get to the hot and sweaty make-up sex now?” With that, Jared had taken his hand and pulled him to the bedroom, taking off his clothes off as they went. Jensen had to admit that he occasionally started a fight just for the make-up sex but he’d never tell Jared that.
Then there was moving in with Jared. They had been drifting along quite happily, with Jensen spending most of his time at Jared’s. Finally one weekend the shop door opened and Kane walked in. Jensen was supposed to be round at his, helping him with his book work, but he’d forgotten and was helping Jared instead. The moment the door had opened, Jared had found Jensen wrapped round his ankles while he squeaked, “Oh shit! Hide me.”
Jared had leant forward, trying for an air of nonchalance but the effect was spoiled by the tense expression on his face. “Hi there, Kane, can I help you with something?”
Kane stood on the other side of the counter, “No, I’ve just come looking for my friend, Jensen. You know, the hot vet who works for Jim, spends all his spare time hiding here. I don‘t suppose you’ve seen him today.” Kane smiled sweetly. Jared shook his head furiously, not trusting himself to speak.
Kane just stepped closer to the counter, bent over it and looked down at Jensen, “Listen Ackles, why don’t ya just move in with the guy? You spend all of your damn time here. You know that hiding place didn’t work the first time you tried it. You’re over six foot tall, dude, and no matter how big Sasquatch is I can still see ya. Oh and Jared, we really need to have a little chat.” With that, he turned round and walked out.
Jensen stood up slowly and watched his friend leave. He looked over at Jared who had gone green and patted him on the arm “Don’t worry, Jay. Me an’ the guys won’t let Kane maul you too badly. So can I move in with you? Or should I just keep pretending to go home every once in a while for the sake of appearances.” Jensen helped Jared out of the shop so he could lie down until he stopped whimpering.
“What I don’t get is you faced down a homicidal ghost for me, and Kane scares the crap out of you.” Jensen said as he fed him another gummi bear later that night.
Jared chewed the piece of candy, “What can I say? Ghosts are easy to deal with. You just need to convince them to let go, or in Matt’s case give them a push. Somehow, I don’t think I’ll ever convince Kane to let go of protecting you. And besides, if I ever hurt you I think Aldis and Misha will help him dismember and then dispose of my body. And I kinda like my body in one piece, thank you.”
The day Jensen moved in, Jared was never left alone for more than thirty seconds with Kane. Either he, Misha, or Aldis got between them. They were just bringing in the last of the boxes, when Kane stood in front of Jared with an evil grin on his face. “Ok kid, you’ve gotten away with it for long enough. It’s time for the chat.”
Jared stood rooted to the spot, a look of terror in his eyes. From behind Kane came Misha’s voice. “Hey Jen, have you got any popcorn? It’s been a long time since I watched Kane threaten someone.”
Kane went to open his mouth again when Aldis started to speak, “Kane, can you move to your left? I want to film this so I can upload it to YouTube. “ Kane turned to glare at the three men.
Satisfied there would be no more interruptions he went to begin his patented if you hurt Jensen speech when Jared stepped forward.
“Listen Kane. I know I’m supposed to be scared of you right about now, but I need help, dude! I mean, he might look like an angel but seriously, he’s driving me up the wall. First of all, why didn’t you tell me about the singing? All he does is sing; in the shower; when he’s cooking; it’s just constant. Plus, he keeps changing the tune. Just when I think I’ve got it he switches songs.
That’s not all! He keeps putting his feet on me when we’re in bed together, and fuck, they’re freezing. Just as I’m going to sleep he puts his feet on me. It’s like sleeping with a corpse. Speaking of being in bed together - he hogs all the covers and cocoons himself in them. I have to wrestle even the tiniest scrap of cover off him.....Oh, and when we’re making ....”
Jared never got chance to finish what he was saying. Kane held up his hand, his face a mask of horror. He turned and took the box out of Jensen’s arms. “Well, come on. We ain’t got all day. I’m sure those two have got plenty to talk about.” He walked away slowly, trying not to run.
Misha and Aldis followed him, both men were grinning. As they disappeared Jared heard Aldis say “Man, I wish I’d filmed Kane’s face when Jared started to talk about them in bed. It was priceless.”
Jensen moved forward and hugged Jared. He sagged in Jensen’s arms, “I really thought he was going to kill me, Jen. By the way, brilliant idea to start talking about us like that. How did you know it was going to work?”
“Simple. Kane loves me like a brother, and like a brother he really can’t handle any details of what happens in my bedroom. See. I told you I’d protect you from the big bad Kane. Come on, let’s go and finish unpacking.”
Jensen looked around Geeks R Us; it was a busy Saturday afternoon and he was helping out. He loved working in the shop with Jared when he had the chance, and at the moment he watched as Jared was having a very animated conversation with someone. Jensen was lost in thought as he watched the man he loved.
He’d gotten used to such scenes over the past few months and hardly paid attention to it anymore. There were times when Jared had needed his help with his unseen visitors and Jensen had been swept along helping with research and was very happy he could help. He became aware of a customer trying to attract Jared’s attention. He walked over to the man, “Good afternoon, can I help you with something?”
The man turned to him, he was holding a DVD, “I was just wondering how much this was, please?”
Jensen took the DVD off him, “I’ll just go and find out for you....”He noticed the man was looking at Jared as Jared appeared to be talking to thin air. Jensen guided the man away with a smile, “You’ll have to excuse my partner. He’s just helping someone else at the moment.”
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