Fandom: Real Person Fic: CW
Characters/Pairings: Jared/Jensen, past Jared/Genevieve and Jensen/Danneel
Rating: NC-17 for explicit sexual content, genderbending (Jared is transgender [ETA: I think gender fluid might be a better way to put this], he does sometimes identify as female and the sexual content is written as het rather than slash), crossdressing, off-screen divorces, infertility leading to one of the divorces (off-screen), alcohol use, and language.
Word Count: 32,000
Author’s Note: GOOD LORD, THIS FIC. The Fic That Ate My Life. It was supposed to be a <10K fun little thing I would write between deadlines to congratulate wutendeskind on completing TFA Institute (now as a more heartfelt congratulations on quitting TFA!). That was in July. This story just kept growing and feeding me more about the characters and the world, and I could not stop working on it. I don't remember the last time I was so possessed by a story, or the last time I gave myself so many feelings writing something. This is definitely in my top 5 most emotionally draining stories to write, so I'm hoping and praying just a few people can get even a fraction of the love out of it that I put in. Anyway, my point is: after failing to keep this brief until finally it had spiraled out of control into big bang length, I'm finally letting this story see the light of day as my rpf_big_bang. Title came from Angels in America and is probably not all that appropriate to the fic itself in context, but I went with it anyway because of the layers upon layers of inside jokes. I was super nervous writing this topic, so I really hope I have done a decent job representing it. I certainly did my best and apologize if I unintentionally offend anyone. Oh, also—I have never been to Vancouver or The Cobalt and so my take on the club may not be entirely accurate. I chose The Cobalt because they are a club in Vancouver with a weekly drag show and it suited my purposes. That is literally all I know about the place. If you have been there and I am completely off-base, I ask you to repress this knowledge in your brain and tell no one. Other things you should repress: a working knowledge of the timeline for Oscar nominees. I took creative license by a couple of months to make that better fit my story. I also want to apologize for how self-indulgent I got toward the end of this fic. I went ahead and made it everything I ever wanted (lol, shaving!kink, what up?). In other words: yes, I know everything in the end about American politics is wildly improbable, but screw logic, it's my fic. \o/
Summary: Non-AU: Supernatural has been over for three years, and, despite his best efforts, Jensen can't help feeling like his and Jared's friendship ended with the show's wrap. Now a successful film director, Jensen travels back to Vancouver to try and convince Jared to star in his next big project. Before meeting with his former co-star, Jensen visits a gay club with a former member of the Supernatural crew and discovers a whole life Jared has been hiding from him—one in which Jared is one of the star performers at The Cobalt's weekly drag show.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, clex_monkie89 not only for claiming me in desperate times but also for getting almost as geekishly excited over drawing Anita as I was to see her be drawn. There were times I thought she might fall over dead of exhaustion from how hard she was working on this art, and that was okay with me because I GOT ANITA AND SHE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FUCKING THING, OMG.
Thank you so much to zubeneschamali for the ridiculously good beta she gave me on a ridiculously tight schedule. She identified exactly what I was worried was wrong so I knew I had to fix it, and, it was a pain in the ass, but I'm really happy for it in the end, because now I am really super proud of what I'm putting out.
Finally, both thanks and apologies to all of Chat for how often you had to listen to me going on about this story and how patiently you sat through me and Clex squeeing at each other throughout the art process. I would have punched me. ♥
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