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FIC: Thawing Distance (10/10)

  • Sep. 7th, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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Thawing Distance
By Simarillion

Fandom: Supernatural RPS
Universe: Alternative Universe
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki, others
Warnings: slash, M/M
Word Count: 1,210 (30,162 total)
Summary: Tell it like it is. (Of settling and living)
Disclaimer: None of the herein presented happenings and events are true. Everything is 100% fiction and that includes the sexuality of the characters. I don’t claim to be in the know about their relations and private affairs, and I don’t make any money with the creation of this story.

Author’s Note: I changed the age of Jensen and Jared, they are the same age now. The plot wouldn’t really work otherwise.

This is part 6 of the Glaciology! ‘verse. Jensen is a scientist in the field of glaciology and he spends most of his time surrounded by ice, whereas Jared is a Hollywood movie star. Prequel to this story are Invisible Glaciers, Iceberg Anatomy, Avalanches Approaching, Crevasse Rescue, and Shelf Ice Meander.


Part Ten

It’s not really surprising after the great start they had, that Thanksgiving is a hit with everyone. Three mums (two flesh and blood and one surrogate), lots of siblings and two and a half dads make a big and boisterous family. On Thanksgiving day Jared’s villa is for the first time ever almost bursting with all the people that are bustling around and preparing for the feast.

Girlfriends join in and even Chad shows up in the afternoon, uncharacteristically polite to the mum’s and charming the younger sisters.

After all the excitement and the chaos it takes almost three days before things are back to normal and Jensen heads back to San Francisco, Dean whining pitifully in his kennel, complaining about the loss of his two partners in crime.

A week after Jensen’s return home, he leaves his canine house mate in the care of Tom and Mike and flies to Alberta where Danneel brings him up to date on all the gossip and drama he missed out on since their last phone call. It amuses him to no small extent that even though they are not hunted by paparazzi and watched by the public, the scientific staff of the university manages to live through more drama and scheming than all of Hollywood combined

His guest lecture lasts for four days and he makes sure to meet up with Dr. Kripke who is more than a little interested in Jensen’s work for the establishment of a glaciology and polar environment sub department of the EESS. David’s and AE’s involvement in the whole project and course work is an additional bonus. With the cooperation of UA and the Scott’s institute in Britain, Jensen is sure that he will be able to win over other universities as well, helping the new department with the possibility of working on international projects and offering the student the possibility to spend some time abroad.

When Jared is waiting for him at the arrivals Jensen is more than a little surprised but he’s too happy about Jared’s presence to wonder about the reason for it in the first place. Things get clearer once they are home and Jared proudly tells him about the academy nomination for “The Worst Journey”. The biggest surprise is a certain request though.

“I want you to come to the show with me.” Jensen just stares at him numbly until the words actually make sense in his head.

“You want me to do what?” The idea is so surreal he has a hard time convincing himself that Jared really said the words he did.

His answer is a bright smile and an amused twinkle in Jared’s eyes. There are small signs of Jared’s excitement in the way he stops his movements once they get too wide and his gestures are becoming more expressive. It’s hard, almost impossible, for him to reign himself in. Jensen knows that Jared would prefer to hug him and squeeze the daylights out of him, but with all the strangers around and the definite possibility of paparazzi lurking behind some corner; he does his best to act all cool and calm.

Well, as cool and calm as Jared can be.

“Jared, you can’t be serious. At the last public event you took me too I drank too much and turned into a gay yenta.” The mere thought of what might happen on the red carpet of the biggest and most important event of the film industry has him feeling queasy. With his luck Vanessa Hudgens will hunt him down and tear him a new one. In front of dozens of cameras.

“It was awesome and the academy awards will be even better. Just think about all the hobnobbing you’ll be able to do with Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Nicole Kidman and many others.” The way he beams at Jensen one would think that Jared not Jensen had never met any of those people before.

“Hobnobbing?” He just raises his eyebrow and leaves it at that.

But Jared is not phased at all. He grabs Jensen’s shirt and pulls him closer, grinning mischievously at him. His tongue flicks out and licks over his lips. It’s just a second but Jensen has been missing him the last couple of days and as he leans forward his lips brushing against the smiling mouth he wonders how he was able to live without this dork in his life.

As cheesy at it made him sound, he wouldn’t want to miss Jared for anything. All the heartbreak and misunderstandings were worth what he had now. As far as his life goes, it’s damn near perfect.

“So, you going to come with me to the show?” The words are spoken low and the breath ghosts over Jensen’s lips. It sends a chill down his spine.

He actually has to swallow before he can reply. His eyes flicking up he sees the glee in Jared’s. Jensen is well aware that his feelings and reactions are known and sometimes shamelessly exploited. But as long as he profits from it in the end, he doesn’t really mind.

“Will Chad be there?” If some of the people he knows in Hollywood are going to be there, he will at least be able to talk to someone when Jared is busy giving speeches after he wins his award.

“Hell yea, and Hayden and Zac and most of the people that went to boot camp with me.” The thoughts of the science station in Alaska has Jensen smile and he thinks that they should do some get together with all the people that worked there. He hasn’t seen or talked to most of them and even though sometimes personalities had been clashing, the team had been great to live and work with.

“Hey,” Jared is cupping his neck and looking into his eyes. “What has you so quiet?”

“Sometimes, for a second, I miss live at the science station.” It’s true. It doesn’t happen often and it’s over before he even realizes what it is, but there are moments when he wonders what he would be doing now if Jared and his colleagues hadn’t been sent to Alaska on a boot camp for their upcoming movie.

“D’you regret leaving the North and settling here?” Jensen doesn’t have to look at Jared’s face to know that sometimes Jared worries that Jensen is going to regret his decision to settle down in here in California.

With a bright smile he thumps his hand against Jared’s chest. “And miss out on all this? The whining and the mess and the lurking reporters?”

“Ass.” But just like that the shadow that has been lurking in Jared’s eyes is gone and they are laughing about the sappiness that has recently started to take them over. “So?”

“So?” He knows that he’s being deliberately obtuse but he enjoys teasing Jared too much.

“Are you going to come with?” The question is accompanied by an eyeroll.

After letting him squirm for another couple of seconds, Jensen presses a kiss against Jared’s jaw and nods. “Of course I will, Mister Movie Star.” They will have to call their families and friends, celebrate the great news but right now they are not willing to move from where they are.

conclude in: Permafrost Beach


(Anonymous) wrote:
Sep. 8th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
ooh i was sooo excited to see an update!!1 (again over from livejournal username z3s_keep_going) i loove this verse!
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[personal profile] simarillion wrote:
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Well, Permafrost Beach is posted (only one chapter) and the Epilogue will be added and then the journey is over. ;)

It was great fun to write!


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