Jensen loooooooves ‘Welcome to Night Vale’. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened since the last best thing (which happened to be catching Max and gaining a measure of safety, so you know he’s serious)
The catch? (with Jensen, there’s always a catch)
Jensen now has Cecil saying ‘<3 CARRRRLOOOS<3’ in that adorable way Cecil has as his text notification.
“You have to get in character,” Jensen explained. “You have to live the role. You have to - no, this is serious, I’ve read up on this - you have to sell it. Everything you wear, everything you say, everything you do has to sell the part.” Cougar just watched him, unimpressed, so Jensen had to spell it out. “That hat isn’t gay,” he said.”—This Side of Paradise - Anonymous (via teapotsahoy)
Jensen stopped typing, head cocked to the side, staring at the little folded slip of paper that just appeared on his keyboard. “Very funny.” He mutters, before brushing it to the side, going back to his algorithm.
Again, another slip of paper sails between his head and the monitor, landing on the keyboard, again, he brushes it to the side, and continues to work.
The next one hits the back of his neck, and he can hear Cougar breathing while he aims the fourth.
Sure enough, somehow a slip of paper manages to land ON his glasses.
“Fine, fine, I was trying to get something figured out while it’s quiet, but lets see what’s so important.”
Jensen unfolds the first slip -‘te amo’ it says.
Then the second ‘te echo’ it says. “I’m right here.” He replies, not looking up.
The third, well ‘ven a la cama’ it says.
And the fourth- ‘estoy desnudo’.
Jensen falls backward off of his chair in his rush.
Jensen likes Qatar. His team thinks he’s nuts but he likes it. The barracks are clean, they’re far enough away that no one is bombing them. He can relax and it’s hot. It’s like Texas without the rednecks and rodeos.
He doesn’t even have to get out of bed and put on pants which makes it even better. He knows this is all a set up, treat the team of crazies well before dumping them into the middle of a the most dangerous province in Afghanistan. Jensen has no problem with being treated on someone else’s dime.
The sound of the water running stops and the door to the bathroom opens and Cougar’s there, still damp from the shower, only a single towel wrapped around his hips.
Jensen smirks and throws the blanket covering him aside. Cougar’s eyes run over his body, lingering at the line of his hips.
“Just showered,” he says.
“Since when has that ever stopped us? Come on. We finally don’t have sand in really awkward places and there are sheets. I really like sheets.”
Cougar takes a few steps forward, close enough that he can touch Jensen’s knee. “You like sheets?” He murmurs, his voice dropping, become rougher.
Jensen swallows hard and spreads his legs wider. “They’re very smooth, soft. Well not these ones, these ones are kinda cheap but-” Cougar squeezes his knee and he makes a choking sound. “Like you more.” Cougar smirks and kneels between Jensen’s legs, his hand trailing up Jensen’s thigh to his hip. Jensen smirks. “Like you a lot more, softer then any sheets, come here.” He reaches up and grabs the towel with both hands, using it to yank Cougar down on top of him.
Cougar lets out a huff against Jensen’s lips and then they’re kissing and Jensen has his legs around Cougar and yea, Jensen likes Qatar.
Explicit - Words: 5,884 - oneshot D/s, shaving Under orders not to use his right hand until it heals, Jensen is quickly frustrated by the inconvenience of functioning with only one thumb. It’s a good thing Cougar is there to help him out with little things, and big things too.
Mature for violence and disturbing imagery - Words: 85,478 Warnings for violence, child abuse, and harsh angst. Please read the warnings the author gives at the bottom of each fic. Part of this series, and is a sequel to We Aspire To Be Reasonably Sane People
Cougar keeps popping up next to Jensen after that. And much like Jensen’s sudden influx of facial hair, Jensen decides to keep him.
This is possibly my favorite fic of the fandom. This series is wonderful, with fabulous OCs, intriguing and well-built backstories, and since it takes place (so far) before the comic or movie it’s all new territory. The warnings might be off-putting for some people; I am sensitive to a lot of what the authors warns for, and while the warnings are definitely needed the story told is so good that everything the fic puts you through, all the emotion it wrings out of you, is completely worth it.