Last updated: 3/4/13 (US date format)
Original commentary: In case you haven't noticed me adding to my Audio Fic list recently, I've discovered a new fandom. All derived from tired eyes and refusing to stare at a screen for any more hours than necessary, and H/D isn't terribly flush in the way of audio fic. Didn't have any clue what the fandom was when I started listening to it, which is just the way I like my fanfic. They're in the order I've read them in...So, the fics. All Jared/Jensen. And I'm trying to stick to AU on this list.
Things I learned my Freshman Year of College, by aleia. Really cute, and my favorite so far. Jared enters college and decides he may need to steal all his roommate's socks (sock on the door means do not enter). Spends a lot of time hanging out in other people's rooms. Including the RA's room down the hall. This is the core of the College 'Verse fic. There is also College 'verse from Jensen's POV, Summer 'verse, and Second 'verse (which I've only just located! yes!) and several other ficlets associated with the original 'verse. I shall organize and link better later. College 'Verse and Summer 'Verse come in audio format. For links to Audio, please see my Audio Fic list.
In From the Cold, by ladyjanelly. Jared works in a free clinic. One day he meets Jensen, a remarkable, damaged young man who lives on the street.
The Doors of Time by felisblanco. It’s not like he doesn’t try to fit in and make friends, he really does. It just seems like nothing he does is good enough for them. If he smiles they blink. If he speaks they stare. And whenever they see him coming they get this panicked look in their eyes like they want to run away and they don’t even know why. Jensen knows why. It’s the same thing that makes his dad worry and his mom cry. That makes Nana tell his parents he’s going to Hell, not even caring that he can hear her. It’s what makes him ‘weird’.
When you Care Enough to Hit Send, by Chash. They meet in college. Jensen didn't exactly realize he had a thing for jailbait, partially because the jailbait in question is six feet tall. Poor Jensen. Jensen is never hooking up with a prospective student again... If you want Audio, please see my Audio list for link.
A Lesson a Day (Could Kill You), by lycaness. Jared has an abusive past, and when his boss sends him to learn how to become a flair bartender, that past is brought back in a storm of pain when he falls in love with his teacher, Jensen. But Jensen has his own problems and soon their attraction causes nothing but trouble, especially when Jared tries to face his fears.
Everyone Experiments in College by indysaur. When Jared starts in college his new roommate is Chad and new friends are Sandy and Sophia; who apparently likes to blog about his sex/romance life (or lack thereof)... and then he meets the TA and lacrosse captain; Jensen.
In a Mirror Distorted and Indistinct, by felisblanco. They keep calling him beautiful. Pretty. “Come on. Look this way. Give us a smile, Jensen.” He smiles and blinks against the flashes, fighting the urge to lower his eyes, to hide the blush burning under layers of makeup. Sweat runs down his back, his hands tremble.He’s not pretty, not beautiful. He’s small and weak and pathetic and one day they’re all gonna figure it out. One day…
Veterans of the Psychic War, by Kalireynn and Kellwyntar. Along the front, soldiers waged war at terrible cost against an enemy that was truly inhuman. The tides of war turned on the work of battlefront Psions and their Guardians, elite warriors who could change the course of a battle with their skill and power. At the most desparate moment in humanity's history, two men would face the battle. Apart, they are broken and incomplete. Together, they might just save the world, and maybe even themselves.
The Sinister Nature of Cul-de-Sacs by goddamnbatman. Recently divorced, successful landscaper Jensen Ackles thinks he's moved into the house of his dreams. Trouble is, the yard next door is a nightmare, and rumor has it that its owner is even worse. Jensen's friends and neighbors are convinced he lives next to a ruthless and reclusive killer, but the more Jensen learns about Jared Padalecki, the more convinced he is that the rumors are wrong. But would he bet his life on it?
After Ever by Blynnk. Jared is a kindhearted, hard-working guy plagued with low self-esteem. Stuck in a prolonged adolescence, he is enabled by dysfunctional personal relationships. When he meets and begins to date Jensen online, Jensen first is a friendly voice in the dark, but when they finally meet face-to-face Jared realizes Jensen is nothing like he expected. It becomes Jared's challenge to earn Jensen's hardened heart, to overcome the barrier Jensen's deafness creates between them, and to discover that first we must love ourselves before we can be truly happy.
Man in the Water by morrezela. Jared is too shy and insecure to ever talk to the man that swims in the lake every morning. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t fall in love with him. .
Three grams by frostian. Jared Padalecki’s closest friend is Jensen, a hybrid doll he rescued as a child. As they grow up, Jensen takes on the role of tutor and mentor, preparing Jared for the arduous task of entering a prestigious tech in order to continue his father’s tremendous legacy. But the greatest lesson is one that can only be learned, not taught, as Jared realizes that just because a creature isn't made of flesh and blood does not mean it can't have a soul.
Early Mornings and Late Nights Under an Overcast Sky by sxeraven: Jared’s girl (Sandra) breaks up with him. Jensen tries to help. Things go (rapidly) downhill from there... then fester... then get better?Unfinished sequel... Mid-Afternoon Sun on Texas Sky. let me know if you see any chapters after 36.
Fated to Pretend or the Weekend Jensen was Jared's girlfriend by Katja: Due to extraordinary circumstances Jensen offers to spend a weekend pretending to be Jared’s girlfriend. Jared soon realizes that he got a lot more than he bargained for.
Stockholm by kenda1l: Jared wakes in the cold and dark, bound. The victim of a kidnapping, the only silver lining is that he's not alone. Jensen, a man he'd met and lusted after only the night before, has been dragged along with him as 'collateral damage'. Now, they have to discover a way out of their basement prison before their captor realizes that Jared and his multi-million dollar father have been estranged for years. Together, they begin to plan their escape, but things aren’t as they seem, and as things take a turn for the violent, secrets threaten to tear apart their budding relationship. 8 chapters
Seek to know no more by chiiyo86: Jensen is a transparent – hard to notice, easy to forget, he’s spent his whole life fading into the background. Jared is a psychometrist – he can read bits and pieces of thoughts and memories from people and objects. They had casual sex a few years ago, and when they meet again Jensen is surprised that Jared remembers him. They have sex again, but Jensen is wary of Jared’s ability and generally not very good at relationships. In the meantime, people with abilities are getting killed, a mysterious journalist visits Jensen and Jared, people are following Jensen, Jared has a vision he can’t explain, and everything becomes very complicated and very dangerous.7 chapters, but something doesn't seem quite finished about this story...
Bring the Rain by sinestrated: In a future torn apart by war, Jared and Jensen were two orphans just trying to survive in the filthy slums of Dallas, Texas. But when Jared was kidnapped and nearly sold to a prostitution ring, Jensen signed himself over to the military’s Supersoldier program, effectively giving up his life and his memories so that the government would keep Jared safe. Now, fourteen years later, Scout Padalecki has arrived on a military base in Boulder, Colorado, intent on finding a Supersoldier with hazel-green eyes, but when he meets Captain Ackles, it quickly becomes apparent that things aren’t going to be as easy as he’d hoped. Struggling with his own emotions and a Jensen who doesn’t remember who he is, Jared must find a way to save them both – before the war destroys everything they’ve worked so hard to build. 10 chapters
Airborne by insane_songbird: In a world where three mighty powers are at war, Jared lives a comfortable, if unremarkable, life as a Healer in a little valley as yet untouched by the battles and pillaging. His days get a lot more interesting when a Harper, one of the winged soldiers of the Overlords, literally crashes at his feet. Bound by his healer's vow, Jared takes in the injured man, over time earning his trust and companionship. Little does he know how fast Jensen's presence – or absence - will turn his life upside down. Jared and his best friend Chad begin an epic journey that will see them cross paths with the one warrior, who is so unlike any others of his kind, once more. It was a beautiful fic. 27 chapters
A Slow Process of Understanding by arabia764: It's a world like this one except for the all-powerful State that's very firmly in control and, oh, the fact that slavery is legal. Jared had never really thought about it, or the fight for freedom going on around him, he was too busy enjoying his privileged life as an actor on a sci-fi show. But what is he meant to do when he's forced to permanently bond to a slave he doesn't want just because he made one silly, drunken mistake? 12 Chapters, guaranteed to drag you through the emotional wringer, but totally worth every moment.
Pandora's Box by ratherastory: RPS based on the movie Avatar. Marine Jensen Ackles thinks his life is over when he becomes paralyzed in the course of duty, but when his twin brother is killed in a robbery everything changes. Struggling to make sense of his loss, Jensen decides to take his brother's place in a mission on the distant moon of Pandora, where a private corporation has a large mining concern. New cutting-edge technology allows Jensen to form a psychic link with an avatar — an artificially-grown body composed of the DNA of both humans and the Na'vi, the aliens native to Pandora— and thus interact directly with the otherwise hostile, if beautiful planet.In exchange for the spinal surgery that will allow him to regain the use of his legs, Jensen agrees to infiltrate the Na'vi. Once he's there, though, he becomes close with the tribe, particularly the chief's son, Jared, his guide and mentor. Under Jared's tutelage, a whole new world opens up for Jensen, along with the first blossom of love. But when tensions between the Navi and the military branch of the human operations run too high, Jensen is faced with having to make a choice between the world he comes from and the world where he has found love and where, for the first time in his life, he truly feels at home.
The Sealgaire and the Dragan by hunters_retreat. Jared Padalecki wanted to be just like everyone else. A new town, a new school, and only his best friend from high school knew anything about his family. Life was perfect, especially when he met his new roommate, Jensen Ackles. Everything is settling in place in Jared's life, up until the day his parents show up in town, not to cause him trouble, but to remind him of who he is and give him a warning. What's a guy to do when he's a modern day dragon hunter and there is a dragon to slay?
Species Interaction by Morrezela. Despite making themselves known to the world over a century ago, the seraph race was still shrouded in mystery. All Jensen Ackles had ever wanted was to get into one of their academies to learn about them and their care. All Jared Padalecki wanted was to find his mate
Hail Mary by Rythmsextion.Three years since becoming the first openly gay coach of a Division I collegiate football team, Jensen Ackles is hired by the Dallas Cowboys as their new quarterbacks coach. Though happy to return to his hometown and eager to return to the NFL, Jensen's new position puts him directly in charge of former teammate, Jared Padalecki, with whom Jensen had a somewhat complicated personal relationship ten years before. Jensen also finds his new position comes with a price when the organization makes it clear they intend to use Jensen's sexual orientation to further their own status. When an old high school friend steps back into Jensen's life, the situation becomes increasingly complicated as Jensen struggles to balance his professional life with his private while attempting to control his reawakening feelings for Padalecki.
Semiautomagic by cala. When Chris Kane, detective with the Special Investigations Unit, asks Jensen to consult on a gruesome murder case, Jensen doesn't know what he's getting himself into. Within days he has to find the killer, solve the case and try to stay alive, as apparently more than one powerful creature is interested in the outcome of this case. Or rather with the case never being solved.
The Ghost by hunters_retreat. Thirty years ago, humanity was changed. The magic they scoffed at as nothing more than fairy tales and children's illusions was real and the barrier that separated them from that and the world of the fae came crashing down. In the wake of that phenomena, new government agencies were created to deal with the problems of magic in the modern world. Humans relied on the men and women of the DMI to protect them from the abuses of magic. But when Agent Padalecki finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation with a civilian on his scene, he realizes it's not just any civilian. The intruder is the Ghost, a fae that even the high Seelie court fear. Faced with a murder investigation and a possible connection to a string of killings, Agent Padalecki must find a way to work with the Ghost to stop a killer before he can do the unthinkable; start a war between humanity and fae.
I will Love You 'till my Muzzle Turns Grey by spnkinkfan. 'Wolves don't do well without their mates. After Jared's rejection, Jensen struggles to lead his pack.
It walks like a Duck by inalasahl. Jared hates bots, especially his sister's neighbor Jensen. But he'll have to accept Jensen's help if he wants to get his sister back after she goes missing.
First Taught the Chosen Seed by reading-is-in. Novice Samuel, orphaned ward of the Church and the One State, is a student at Central College with a luminous career as a lawyer ahead of him. He may not have a family, but he has friends, a great mind, and a protective mentor in the form of Elder James Murphy. One day, a charismatic green-eyed foot-soldier breaks into the College on an act of petty theft – Sam reports him, and though uncomfortable at his treatment, puts it behind him and quashes his sinful attractions to the stranger. It works – until a Resistance plot to kidnap Samuel is narrowly thwarted and the soldier – now an Elite Guard – is assigned to protect him. As if that wasn't enough trouble, Sam begins to manifest abnormal abilities. Sam and his mysterious protector – who calls himself Dean –are soon on the run from both the State and the Resistance, making strange alliances, and ever pursued by the enigmatic General R Q Zachariah, Head of State Security, who seems to know more about their importance than either of them ever dreamed.
The War Prize by Meri-Oddities. Summary: Jared, Monarch of Valdesco, did not want to get married. He especially didn't want a political marriage to someone who was part of the negotiations for peace. There was no way he could deal with a spouse whose culture was completely alien to his own.
Jensen Ackles was appalled to be the War Prize his country offered up as reparations. He sincerely did not want to go from being the High Chief's youngest son to being without status. And mostly, Jensen did not want to live in a country that was so technologically advanced that he had no hope of beginning to understand it.
But, like a lot of things in life, neither one of them was going to get a choice about it.
I think Therefore I Am by oschun. Dean is a privileged member of the dwindling original population of North America that has been decimated by viral outbreaks and low birth rates. Human clones have been created to bolster the work force. They are a segregated underclass relegated to the status of soulless drones by their Geneticore creators and by powerful religious groups like the Mothers Union, who consider themselves to be the blessed vessels of God’s greatest creation: the human soul.
This is a story about the complicated relationship between two boys who are forced to grow up into hardened soldiers by a society teetering on the brink of civil war.
Angel in Blue by nicslash. Officer Ackles is a hardened city cop who finds himself in the worst situation, staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. When Jared rescues the officer, Jensen owes Jared his life... or perhaps, it’s the other way around.
Eldrich City by beadslut. Jensen's country elf upbringing could never prepare him for what he would discover in the City. Following his ward on a frustrating quest, he finds beauty in architecture, unexpected friendship and a challenge to the vow he's lived with most of his life. It's really nothing like the Hill.
Compass for my Heart, by Rana. Jensen’s world is poisonous and dying, but when he’s given the chance to heal it in exchange for a small favour, he’s skeptical. When it turns out that favour is escorting a spoilt, duty-shirking prince from one kingdom to another so he can get married, Jensen can’t really see how it matters, on a saving-the-world scale. And then he actually meets Jared, and it still doesn’t make sense. But if it saves his world, then Jensen guesses it doesn’t really matter. He’s always been good at doing his job.
Palladium by Zubenfic. Jared Padalecki was sixteen when Earth was invaded, shattering the world as he knew it. A year later, he was stunned when the leader of the human resistance, Jensen Ackles, was captured by the aliens, crushing the humans' last gasp of hope. Since then, Jared has made it his life's mission to rescue and restore Jensen, even if he never expects to get the chance to do either. But when that chance unexpectedly comes, Jared has to overcome the obstacles that he's put in his own way before he can work with his former hero, who's been a captive for years. If they can overcome the ways they've both been changed, they might be able to figure out a way to stop the invaders and maybe even save the world.
Love Lies Burning by anniespinkhouse. Jared Padalecki heads up one of the largest companies in the mix and bake market. He is ruthless, devious and successful. His personal assistant, Alona, will tell you that he’s an asshole. His best friend Misha will agree. When a Padalecki factory burns down, killing the homeless squatters inside, Jared finds out he has a stalker and his life starts to spiral out of control.
On these Ashen Wings by Sinestrated. Long ago, a bitter war was fought between two great dragons—brothers: Deioryn who wanted to enslave the other dragons, and Damos who wanted only to protect them. In the end, Damos managed to seal Deioryn away, but at the cost of his own life. Jared grew up listening to the legends, but as an adult he now pays them little heed—until he runs into a lone dragon named Jensen who has been Sealed, permanently trapped in his human form because of a terrible crime he committed in the past. Jensen has his own secrets to keep, but as Jared gets to know him better, he soon comes to realize that Jensen’s connections to the ancient legends are deeper than he is willing to admit—and war may be closer than any of them ever imagined.
Superheroes Suck by cleflink. Jensen hates superheroes. Having grown up with not one, but two, of them in the family, he's more than aware of just how much having a spandex-clad alter ego can cock up the rest of your life. Luckily, his own powers tend towards the more passive, hippie florist side of things which - while embarrassing - means that all that superhero crap is someone else's problem. Or it would, if not for the frequent interference of superhero-obsessed friends, hostage situations, hotshot new superheroes and irritating relatives. Not to mention a boyfriend who has the uncanny ability to go missing whenever bad things are going down somewhere else in the city. Sometimes, Jensen's life is kind of bullshit.
Charades by Bertee. Jared is a super villain, Jensen's a superhero. They fall in love in their civilian identities, neither of them aware of the other's extracurricular activities. Jared is faced with a choice when his teammates manage to capture and unmask Jensen: his friends and the life he knows or the man he loves
Glow series by Cleflink. In which Jensen is an empath and Jared is insanely cheerful and completely incapable of leaving well enough alone.
Possibilities You Don't Even Know You've Got by Poor_Choices. Teen superheroes and the high school newspaper reporters who stalk them. Or, the one where Jensen is kind of Superman and Jared is kind of Lois Lane, but not really. 7300 words
Don't know where to put my Sam/Dean fics, as I havne't collected enough for their own list:
The year of letting go by Lynsey. A hunt gone wrong leaves Dean Winchester barely alive, and helpless for the first time in his life. Can Dean let go of his need to be the big brother and let Sam help him heal, or will the complicated feelings both brothers have been hiding from each other pull them further apart than ever? As Dean’s deal comes due, both Sam and Dean will have to let go of their fears, or face losing each other forever. Ok, not J2... but I don't have a list for Sam/Dean, so you'll just have to forgive me. This is an incredibly emotional fic (for goodness same, Dean's blind and deaf), but ooooh so good.