Fandom: Real Person Fic: CW
Characters/Pairings: Jared/Jensen, Jensen/Matt Cohen, past Jensen/Mark Pellegrino, Jensen/Danneel, Jared/Sandy, Jared/Katie Cassidy, and Jared/a ton of random people from Supernatural, attempted Jared/Sebastian Roché, and background Genevieve/Misha
Rating: NC-17 for Explicit sexual content (Alpha!Jared/Omega!Jensen knotting), references to past sexual assault of a minor, past character death (bad people), dub- and noncon, past suicidal thoughts, slavefic and mistreatment of slaves, violence, really fucked up legal systems that are distressingly based on actual slave laws, alcohol use, and language.
Word Count: 50,240
Author's Note: This is my spn_j2_bigbang for 2012! After missing one posting date because of my general failure as a human being and another because of a power outage just as I was preparing to post. I am sitting in a restaurant bumming internet just to get this done, but I finally made it! Title was taken from a Josh Ritter song because that's just how I do. I apologize in advance for anyone who tries to read this story—no, I don't know what I was thinking. Please, anyone who gets the (un)subtle 1776/Thomas Jefferson reference I slipped in here, think I'm really funny and do not judge me.
Summary: AU: Born into slavery, Jared has been trained and used as a pleasure slave ever since he was a teenager. Rare and coveted because of his Alpha status, Jared has always sold to the richest and often cruelest of masters.
His new master, the young but ruthless CEO of TradeMark Entertainment, Jensen Ackles, seems no different. At least, not until Jared stops to wonder what a consummate Alpha male like Ackles would want with another Alpha as his pleasure slave.
Things only get more confusing when Jared arrives at his new master's home and finds that there are no other slaves. He soon learns that Ackles freed all of his father's slaves when he inherited them and has been a vocal supporter and patron of anti-slavery groups since. Jared doesn't know how to reconcile this knowledge with his master's outward coldness, but the more he learns about Ackles, the less he seems to fit into the assumptions that Jared has made about him.
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Thank yous go first and forever to my beta, wutendeskind. Now, I don't want to sell the amount I usually abuse her kindness short, but I was even more abusive than usual with this story. I just finished it a few hours ago, already late, and she got it even later. The amount to which she is willing to put up with my being awful and still love me is kind of disturbing but deeply appreciated. I guess in our way I am her master and she is my pleasure slave, though I am nowhere near as benevolent or as pretty as Jensen is.
I must also thank my artist, flitter_and_fly, who chose this crazy bastard child of a fic of mine and was all the warmth and encouragement in the world, even as I was horribly late and terrible to work with (she still has not read the entire fic at the time I am writing this, she is running on blind faith and god bless her for it). She even agreed to interrupt her busy, bread-eating schedule in France to accommodate our new posting date when I—like a failure—did not finish in time to post on our original date and then didn't punch me in the face when I had to email her and be like, "LOL, JK, MY POWER IS OUT." For all these things, and because she made me DIVIDERS YEEESSS (ask me how I feel about dividers), I cherish her. Please go look at the lovely art she slaved (har har, get it?) away on HERE.
Thank you to a professor at my school who will remain nameless in case she vanity googles (we suspect she does) for giving me a piece of reading on slavery for my thesis that ended up helping me plot this exploitative homoerotic fanfiction. Let me tell you, this was not something she would be proud to have been a part of, and that makes me happy.
In conclusion, I need to thank the beautiful, glorious, merciful spn_j2_bigbang