Word Count: 83,000 (No, really.)
Warnings: The usual overabundance of schmoop and a healthy dose of teenage angst. Also: meddling big brothers, grumpy RA’s, and horny upperclassmen.
Disclaimer: This is all a figment of my overactive imagination.
Summary: The story of Jared and Jensen's life together reads sort of like a fairytale. Come on, childhood friends growing up and falling in love? It doesn't get much sweeter than that. But now their perfect summer has ended, and it's time to go off to college. They're more than ready to tackle this new chapter of their lives together, but deadlines, scheduling conflicts, and epic misunderstandings threaten to make the journey harder, and the outcome uncertain. The boys soon learn that not everything comes easy, that sometimes just being in love isn't enough, and they find themselves struggling to keep their grip on what matters most - each other. (Fifth installment in the reinventing love ‘verse. Previous reading is highly recommended.)
Notes: Written for spn_j2_bigbang. There are long, rambling notes at the end but I have to give a massive shout out to my amazing beta, kamikaze_redux. She took it like a pro. This whole massive thing is dedicated to her and finn21 because they are just plain fabulous. Be sure to check out the awesome art by twofourteen.
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