Author: The wonderful backrose_17
Pairing: Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles
Word Count: ~43k
Summary: Destiny is a funny thing. When it brought Jared Padalecki into his life, Jensen Ackles thought he was gaining a stepson; he never thought what it would truly bring him. Jared has known since he was sixteen that he would have no other alpha but Jensen. Now, at eighteen, he's wishing that Jensen would love him back the same way. An event occurs that changes everything and forces Jensen to reexamine his true feelings for Jared. As their relationship evolves from stepfather and stepson to true mates, they need each other's strength to face what challenges come next.
Artist's Notes: 1) As this is my first time participating in spn_j2_bigbang, I really have to thank backrose_17 & wendy for being so patient with me when it was clear that I had no idea what I was doing. 2) I have to apologize to my author for misremembering the posting date and assuming I had a few more days. I hope what I managed to finish makes up for it, and I plan to have the final piece done by 7/25. 3) I was very lucky to get to do art for a fantastic fic that has SO many elements that I adore. If you love a nice slow burn fic with some angst, followed by a helping of schmoop, with some A/B/O and crossdressing thrown in, then you need to RUN and read this. And please be sure to leave the author a comment and kudos for all her hard work ❤
Then when I realized people wouldn't be able to see the white border on a white background: