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11 June 2010 @ 06:54 pm
fic: a spotlight on these desolate dreams (j2, adult.) master post.  
Epic Big Bang master post is epic.

Title: a spotlight on these desolate dreams
Author: _mournthewicked
Artist: woodstarling
Beta: kamikaze_redux
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: Adult.
Warnings: Minor character death (on and off screen), violence, angst.
Word Count: ~ 50,000
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: In high school, Jared Padalecki had it all. He was surrounded with rich, famous, beautiful friends and partied with young Hollywood's elite. As if all of that wasn't exciting enough, he used the tricks he learned from his grandfather to become an amateur sleuth with his billionaire best friend, Jensen Ackles, playing the role of trusty sidekick. But when he got in over his head and lost everything he once held dear, he knew that it was time to move on. That was ten years ago. Now he lives the lonely life of a hardboiled private investigator on the streets of Manhattan, and his fabulous past is nothing but a distant memory. That is, until a tragedy forces him to return to California and the world he left behind. Between juggling rabid paparazzi, sarcastic detectives, and a spurned ex-best friend, it's a wonder that he can possibly find the time to solve a murder that has left the city of angels reeling.

Notes: This was written for spn_j2_bigbang. There are long and rambling notes at the end of the story, but I have to give a shout out here. If I'm this story's mother, then woodstarling is the surrogate and kamikaze_redux is the midwife. This story simply wouldn't exist without them. ♥ Also, I did a lot of research for this story, but I am by no means an expert in being a cop, private investigator, or a member of the Hollywood elite, so forgive me any inaccuracies. I'm proud of this one, and I hope you all like it. Don't forget to check out woodstarling's absolutely incredible art.

one. / two. / three. / four. / five. / epilogue.
soundtrack & notes.
art. / pdf.

lollipop disease .. ♥: J2 | our love will never die ♥applepie_x0 on June 12th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
egotists: Gay → So live for the momentegotists on June 12th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
I'm absolutely exhausted but tomorrow I am so reading this. I know you did a wonderful job and I can't wait to see all your hard work pay off :)
henriettaholden: Yayhenriettaholden on June 12th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Incredibly excited to read this. My Saturday is now filled. :D
Kadiexokadieox on June 12th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
yayy!! So excited for this to be posted!
Auroraauroraprimavera on June 12th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)

Screw having to be up in 5 hours for work *starts reading*
biancathecookie: Evil Chadbiancathecookie on June 12th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
I am preemptively commenting, because I'm opening this up to read on the train and might not have internet to reply to you with!

evil cliffhanger girlalienat on June 12th, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
I'm sooooo excited to read this. *jumps up and down*
jesseofthenorthjesseofthenorth on June 12th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
Just got in from work and look what I found . Big Bang fic from one of my favorite authors. I'll probably stay up all night to e=read it!
samjsjlovesamjsjlove on June 12th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
I am sooo looking forward to reading this! I have been practically counting down the days since you announced when this would be posting!
EEE! *rushes off to read*
cdngirl23: Nail bitingcdngirl23 on June 13th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
So I told myself I was going to comment during this year's BigBang, so here goes. I'm a dirty lurker and a huge fan of your writing! I am so excited for this fic!!! *squee*
not dead,  just condescending.dime_for_12 on June 13th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
ooo, can't wait til I get a moment to read this, it's going to be fantastic
I suffer from Kane-Carlson-Ackles-Padalecki-itisgilesgirl on June 13th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)

*runs off to read*
fangirl1138: Smith & Wessonfangirl1138 on June 14th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
This sounds marvelous. I am looking forward to reading it.
I love Big Bang and I am so grateful that so many talented authors participate. :)
Thank you!!
jesseofthenorth: a hard days nightjesseofthenorth on June 17th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
I really loved this! Very nicely done. I love a good dark mystery and you did this genre justice fully. The plot was nice and tight and I really enjoyed your characterizations. All in all a very satisfying read.
on_verraon_verra on June 27th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
This fic was awesome! You managed to make it so very, um... 'California Noir'? I enjoyed it very much. :D
counteragentcounteragent on June 28th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this! The noir voice was very entertaining and the ust was excellent.
Lanolin? ...like sheep's wool?: spn: spn fangirl squeegoddess_julie on July 17th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)

As per the usj, you did not disapoint with this fic. Not that I thought you would, but it was absolutely breathtakingly fantastic. Characterizations were great, setting was perfect and pretty much every single aspect of this fic was a win for me!!!

claricehubertclaricehubert on September 1st, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Girl, a brilhant fic with the best and worst out of the boys...

Couldn't stop reading it...

Great writing, amazing plot and loved the loved between Jen and Jay...

And the ice of cake was KC!!!

Thanks for sharing this great story...

Clarice ; }
indegoprincess on October 2nd, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Please I need a sequel!
travellingsoulstravellingsouls on November 7th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
One of the best fics I've ever read! LOVED IT!