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15 January 2010 @ 04:58 pm
fic: best laid plans [love 'verse] (j2, pg-13)  
Title: best laid plans
Author: _mournthewicked
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~ 2,750 (I seriously can't write drabbles.)
Disclaimer: Look up fiction in the dictionary. You won’t find a picture of this story, but the definition of the word ‘fiction’, which this is.
Summary: It's their first Valentine's Day as a couple, and Jared and Jensen are determined to make it perfect. It doesn't exactly turn out that way.

Notes: This is a timestamp in the reinventing love 'verse and takes place shortly after magnets. It was written for the wonderful enablelove, who made a generous donation for this "drabble" in the lightning round over at help_haiti. Her prompt was "first Valentine's Day as a couple". I hope you ike it, bb! Bidding is still open for longfic from me here.



“What are you and Misha doing for Valentine’s Day?”

James looks over at Jared and sucks Cheeto dust from his thumb. Jared just smiles expectantly and James raises an eyebrow.

“Uh, ordering a pizza?” James ventures. Jared’s mouth falls open.

“That’s it?” Jared asks. He sounds almost personally offended. “It’s me and Jensen’s first Valentine’s Day together. We’re going all out.”

“Really?” James replies. He shakes his head with a smirk. “Wow, sometimes it’s hard to believe you guys haven’t been together forever.”

“Yeah,” Jared sighs dreamily. “Enjoy your pizza, underachiever.”

--

“What are you and Sandy doing for Valentine’s Day?”

Josh presses the pause button on his controller and glances over at Jared, who just looks at him expectantly.

“Um,” Josh replies eloquently. “I’ll probably get her some flowers or something?” Jared just stares at him. Josh swallows. “And maybe a card. … That sings?”

“That’s it?” Jared replies. “That’s all Sandy deserves? Flowers and a cheap card?”

“Have you seen how much those singing cards cost?” Josh retorts. “Besides, it’s only been three months. What do you want me to do, take her on a fuckin’ Carnival Cruise?”

“Jensen and I are going to put all of you guys to shame,” Jared informs him. Josh just rolls his eyes and restarts his video game.

“Yeah, yeah. You’re the golden couple. We get it. Get the fuck out of here, Saint Valentine. I have shit to do.”

--

“What are you and your right hand doing for Valentine’s Day?”

Jeff looks over at Jared from the next treadmill. Sweat is pouring down his face and he’s pretty sure he doesn’t look any better after three miles.

“Thinking about your mom,” Jeff replies. Jared nearly falls off of the treadmill and Jeff shakes his head. “… Wait, no. Shit! That didn’t count. Automatic response! I’m tired and dehydrated!”

“You’re a sick fuck, man,” Jared replies. Jeff looks over and pants helplessly.

“You’re taking advantage of my weakened state!” Jeff calls out.

“I don’t want to be brothers anymore.”

--

“What are you and Sophia doing for – oh right. Shit.”

Chad turns to glower at him. Jared laughs nervously and hands over the bag of chips they’ve been sharing.

“Wow, thanks for picking at that fresh wound, man.”

“I’m sorry!”

--

So, it’s official. He and Jensen are going to have the best fucking Valentine’s Day ever. They’ve got it all planned out. It’s going to be perfect.

This Jared knows because February 14th dawned crisp and cool, and he woke up with Jensen’s head between his legs. Oh, to be in love.

It’s Sunday and Jared has a shift at the coffee shop. Jensen pins him down just before he has to leave and whispers filthy things in his ear – tells him he’s going to finger himself open for hours and not come, get himself so ready for Jared to do whatever he wants.

Jared has a hard time focusing on the espresso that afternoon.

He measures ground coffee into bags for Ed, all closed up in a little closet-sized room filled with different types of beans. By the end of his shift he absolutely reeks of coffee, and it makes him smile. Payback.

He gets ready for their date in the bathroom at Ed’s and hops into his truck to go pick up Jensen. There’s a pretty bouquet of half a dozen red roses on the passenger seat. It’s half joke, half romantic gesture. For them, the joke is the romantic gesture.

Jared really loves their relationship.

He pulls up to the dorms at half past six, right on schedule, and he spots Jensen leaning against the wall with one hand in his pocket as he checks his phone. Jared walks up to him with the roses behind his back and sort of stumbles to a halt when Jensen spots him and straightens up. He’s wearing a white v-neck tee under a black blazer with subtle pink pinstripes paired with designer jeans and leather shoes. That much sexiness should be fucking illegal in one person.

“Hey,” Jensen says as he steps forward to give Jared a kiss. He lets out a soft moan before pressing his nose to the sensitive spot behind Jared’s ear and breathing in deep. “Mm, you smell good. Ready to go?”

“Yep,” Jared replies as he holds out the flowers. He grins cheekily as he waves them around in Jensen’s face. “Happy Valentine’s Day, baby!”

“Aw,” Jensen chuckles as he takes the bouquet. He sniffs at them and his nose twitches slightly. “They’re beautiful. If only I had a vagina.”

Jared laughs and Jensen smirks and gestures towards his car. Jared snatches the keys and they climb inside. They have reservations at a posh restaurant in the city at 7:30, and Jared is really excited about it.

They’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic when Jensen lets out the first sneeze. It’s loud enough to make Jared jump in his seat. He looks over to see Jensen with his head tilted back, eyes squeezed shut for a moment before he lets out another sneeze. When he opens his eyes they’re red and watery and he looks down at the flowers with accusatory bewilderment. And then he sneezes again.

“How the hell did I not know you were allergic to roses?” Jared demands. Jensen lets out three quick sneezes.

“How the hell did I not know I was allergic to roses?” Jensen responds. He sneezes so hard that a few petals fly out of the bouquet. “When the fuck did this start?”

“Maybe it’s a fluke. Like, there’s too much pollen or something.” Jensen lets out another quick succession of three sneezes that make him sound like an overgrown almost-ginger cat. “Well stop holding them, dumbass.”

Jared snatches the flowers and tosses them back into the cargo area of the car. Jensen rubs his eyes and sneezes into his hands a few times. “Ow, my lungs.”

“Sorry, Jen. I didn’t know.” Jensen waves him off with one hand while keeping the other over his mouth and nose. Jared lets out a sigh and glares at the unmoving car in front of him. “I hate this fucking traffic.”

“Don’t worry,” Jensen says through a stuffy nose. He reaches out to put his hand on Jared’s thigh. “It’ll get better.”

Well, one can hope.

--

“What do you mean you can’t seat us?”

Jared is fuming, both hands gripping the edges of the host stand as Jensen continues to sneeze like a cat right behind him. The maître d' raises a condescending brow at them.

“Sir, your reservation was at 7:30, and it is now 8 o’ clock,” he responds snootily. “We are only required to hold a reservation for fifteen minutes after the designated time.”

“You’re trying to tell me that there isn’t a single table available anywhere in this restaurant for the rest of the night?” Jared replies. Jensen sniffles and steps up next to him, putting his hand on Jared’s arm.

“Jay, let’s just go,” Jensen replies. He lets out a loud sneeze right in the host’s face, too quick and sudden for him to cover his mouth. The maître d' blinks a few times and Jensen lets out an embarrassed squeak. Jared, on the other hand, guffaws loudly.

“Perhaps you should go,” the maître d' says scathingly, and Jared laughs and laughs the whole time Jensen drags him out of the restaurant.

When they walk outside the sky is suspiciously cloudy

--

“Jared,” Jensen says as he hangs up on yet another restaurant. “There’s no way your going to get a reservation in the city at eight on Valentine’s Day. Let’s just,” he pauses to sneeze, “go to the boardwalk like we planned. We can eat there.”

“At the burger stand?” Jared asks. Jensen just shrugs and sneezes again. “Fine, but I’m getting you some fucking Benadryl first.”

They pull off at the nearest pharmacy and Jared tosses the offending flowers in the trash. He runs inside and grabs a box of antihistamines and a bottle of water. He smirks when he sees a display of little plastic roses at the counter and adds one of those in with his purchase.

He was in the store for maybe five minutes and when he comes back out, it’s pouring down rain. A sudden, torrential downpour in sunny Los Angeles. Jared stares up at the sky for a moment, blinking in disbelief before looking at Jensen through the windshield of the car. His eyes are wide and he holds up his hands in surrender. He sneezes again and then makes a face as he leans forward to wipe off the glass with his hand.

Jared hangs his head.

--

They decide to make their way back towards campus to see if they can squeeze in at a restaurant nearby. It’s almost nine and Jared’s stomach lets out a loud growl. Jensen’s sneezes have been gradually decreasing ever since he took the Benadryl, and now he just lets out a tiny cat-like sneeze every few minutes.

“There’s always Red Robin,” Jensen reminds him, and that’s when the right front tire pops.

“Shit,” Jared shouts as he struggles to keep control of the car. The loud thump-thump of the flat tire joins the pitter patter of the rain on the roof as Jared pulls over. They sit in silence for a long moment before looking over at each other. “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.”

“It’s just not our night, is it?” Jensen asks, and his voice sounds almost back to normal. “There’s a spare in the back. It’s my car, I’ll change it.”

He doesn’t wait for Jared to protest before he pulls off his blazer and tosses it in the backseat as he gets out of the car. Jared leans forward and rests his forehead on the steering wheel, taking a deep breath before he gets out to help.

Luckily the flat is on the side of the car not facing the road, and by the time Jared makes it back there he’s soaked to the bone and Jensen is kneeling down to get the jack under the car.

“Need help?” Jared asks. Jensen jumps a little and loses his balance. His feet slip out from under him and he lands on his ass in the mud. Jared just rolls his eyes and reaches out to take Jensen’s hand, but the sudden weight shift causes Jared to slip and fall right next to him.

They sit there in muddy silence for a long while, just letting the cars roar by and the heavy rain pound down onto them. Finally they look over at each other and they can’t help it any longer. They laugh.

They laugh so hard they have to hold their stomachs. They’re hungry and covered in mud, stranded in the rain on the side of the 101 with a blown tire. So much for a romantic Valentine’s Day.

Jensen is still chuckling when he starts to jack up the car. Jared watches as he removes the lug nuts with the tire iron. The thin white t-shirt he’s wearing is practically invisible now, clinging obscenely to his body. He hefts the blown tire up into his arms and Jared watches the way his grease-smeared bicep twitches in the rain.

“Jared!” Jensen calls. He blinks a few times and finally looks up at his boyfriend’s face. “Eyes off the merchandise, pal. Take this and swap it for the spare under the mat in the back, please.”

After a bit more finagling, both boys manage to get the spare tire onto the car. They stand up and wipe muddy hands on wet jeans as they survey their work.

“And they say queers aren’t real men,” Jensen says. “We just changed a fucking tire.”

“Hell yeah, we did,” Jared replies. They high five and Jensen’s hands go to his own belt buckle.

“Take off your pants,” Jensen tells him. He pushes his own wet jeans down his legs to reveal soaked through black boxer-briefs that leave little to the imagination.

“What?” Jared replies. They’re blocked from the road by the car, but still. “Here?”

“Yes, Jared. Fuck me in the mud on the side of the freeway,” Jensen replies sarcastically as he balls up his pants. “We’re not getting in my car covered in mud.”

“Oh, right.” Jared chuckles and kicks off his slacks. He balls them up and Jensen takes them, setting both pairs carefully on the floor in the backseat. “So, what do you say?”

“I think it’s time to throw in the towel, babe,” Jensen chuckles. He takes a step forward and puts his hand on Jared’s cheek, kissing him softly in the rain. “Let’s just go home.”

Jared nods and kisses him again. A car honks and they laugh into each other’s mouths.

--


Jared parks in Jensen’s spot at the dorms and they both shimmy back into their wet, muddy jeans before trudging through the parking lot. Jensen reaches out to take Jared’s hand, tangling their fingers together and squeezing.

“It was a noble effort,” Jensen says earnestly, and Jared looks over at him. “Let’s just take a shower, order some Chinese, and go to bed, okay?”

Jared nods and squeezes Jensen’s hand as they tiredly climb the stairs to their floor. They’re almost to their room when James comes walking down the hall, obviously having just left the restroom. He spots them and lets out an amused chuckle.

“Oh, how the mighty have fallen,” he comments. “How was the best Valentine’s Day ever? Did you put us losers to shame?”

“Fuck you,” Jared replies. James smirks. “We’re going to order Chinese. Can I give them your room number? We wanna go shower.”

James just gives them a thumbs up and ducks back into his room. Jared and Jensen head into their own room and shed their muddy clothes. Jensen puts a call in for the food and they gather towels and toiletries before heading to the bathroom.

The hot spray of the shower feels heavenly on their cold, dirty skin. They wash each other lazily under the spray, and Jensen leans forward to rest his head on Jared’s shoulder. He wraps his arm around Jensen’s waist and kisses his temple.

“Don’t worry about how tonight turned out,” Jensen mumbles sleepily against Jared’s slick skin. “We have a lot more tries to get it right. Love you.”

“Love you too,” Jared replies softly. They stay in that embrace for a long moment and Jared raises an eyebrow when Jensen slumps fully against him. “Hey, what’s wrong?”

“Huh? Nothing,” Jensen replies as he pulls back. His eyes are heavily lidded and he yawns hugely. “I just took a lot of Benadryl.”

“Are you seriously going to pass out at ten on Valentine’s Day?” Jared asks, sounding dismayed. “Before we even have sex? Really?”

“Ugh,” Jensen replies. He turns around and leans forward to rest against the shower wall. He presses his cheek against the tile and spreads his legs a little. “Make it quick, babe.”

Jared rolls his eyes in fond exasperation and spins Jensen back around to give him a lazy kiss under the spray. Jensen lets out a happy noise and wraps his arm around Jared’s shoulders.

They end up kissing until the water starts to lose its heat.

--

They grab their food from James and head into their room to eat. It’s not a four-star bistro in downtown LA, but it works. Jensen even seems to get a bit of a second wind after he eats.

He grabs a bag of Dove chocolates and unwraps one, biting down on it and crawling across the bed to bump the chocolate against Jared’s lips. He opens his mouth and they share the chocolate between their tongues, sucking and kissing until it melts to nothing. And then they do it again.

Kissing and chocolate. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Jared presses Jensen down into the mattress and they make love, slow and sweet, drawn out so long that Jared doesn’t even know how either of them last.

They whisper that they love each other, whisper about amazing and forever and how this is all that matters, this right here. It’s late by the time they finally finish, and Jensen falls asleep with his face tucked into the curve of Jared’s neck.

Yeah, okay. So maybe the night was perfect.

[end.]

 
 
 
enable l♥ve: J2: kissing drawing from trolleys [Freakenablelove on January 16th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh god, my heart!

ADORED this so much bb!!!

“We have a lot more tries to get it right. Love you.” I feel like I'm a puddle of melted schmoop on the floor haha

Dora Bergs: SPN J2 lovesigrundora on January 16th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
They're like the most adorable couple on God's green earth. And Yes Jared, that day was absolutely perfect since you spent it with Jen ;)

Thank you ;)
syllicsyllic on January 16th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Aren't they? Aren't they? Don't you want to know 'love verse Jared and Jensen just so you can watch them and smile creepily at them?
(no subject) - sigrundora on January 16th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
b r i t t a n y: [J²] there's a thunder in our heartsbrittwinchester on January 16th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
OMG THIS IS SO PERFECT ♥

I can't get enough of these boys & how adorable they are :)
probably pining for the fjords: j2 - it's in his kisshildigunnur on January 16th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
There are really not words for how adorable these two are. And I totally love Jared's determination at the beginning. So utterly cute!
One Witty Woman: J2live_laugh_love on January 16th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
honestly, my heart gets all squinchy when I read this verse. ::sigh::
Colleencravenhawk on January 16th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Oh that was lovely! Did I mention I loved this verse! It is the best, keep the timestamps coming.
xdnangelxdnangel on January 16th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Best way to end the week. Ever. I read the one you posted earlier at work and it made me smile since I'm just getting over being sick. :)
woman_of_: Jared and Jensenwoman_of_ on January 16th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Yep, you don't need big romantic gestures, just love to make the day perfect.
stewie_rocks94 on January 16th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Totally adorable :)
mdlawmdlaw on January 16th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
So sweet! m :)
just dance: in love with my best friendkarabou on January 16th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Golden couple for real! This was just lovely. <3
fishgirl52fishgirl52 on January 16th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
awww...jared was trying so hard to make vday perfect. but really all they need is each other, no matter the day/weather/atmosphere. just perfect. :)
maria9631maria9631 on January 16th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
What a lovely timestamp to a wonderful Verse. I hope you continue with this Verse.
Just TOO CUTE!
lollipop disease .. ♥: J2 | almost kiss ♥applepie_x0 on January 16th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
AAAAWWHHH! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
dreythdreyth on January 16th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
Awww, so adorable! Great job, bb!