- me: i am actually so happy with my life right now for once
- next day: *everything fucks up*
Yes, you should definitely sign up for the reverse bang! More fabulous J2 AU's, please! I want to drown in them!
I signed up bb!!! Not sure I will write a long soul destroying epic for J2, but I will do my damndest!!!!
Title: Giving Up the Ghost
Warnings: homophobic slurs, violence, & drowning with mentions of: suicide & self-harm
Word Count: 89,000
Summary: Since his parents’ divorce, Jensen Ackles has just about given up on the living. Moving from town to town with his Mom and Sister, his only solace has been found in music, and ignoring pretty much everything else. The latest move to a massive plantation home in Louisiana feels like a dream come true: he’ll have all the space and privacy he’s ever wanted. But there’s something—someone—else living in the house. And they’re absolutely bent on making Jensen’s peace and quiet a living hell. Jensen’s just a moody teenager who wants to be left alone. And Jared is the lonely ghost that haunts his bedroom. Determined to get rid of the pesky poltergeist, Jensen makes it his mission to get Jared to move on from this earth. But the more time they spend searching for Jared’s way to cross over, the more Jensen is discovering that Jared might be one of the few people on this earth—living and dead—that he might want to keep around.
I haven’t done a ficrec in so long, I almost forget how to do it properly. And by properly I mean in a way that will show everyone exactly how much they need to read this fic.
Basically, what you need to know is I try to avoid fics with this kind of summary. Anything that even sort of seems like the boys never truly get together or where one of them dies or something of the sort, I will not read it. And that’s exactly what happened when I saw this fic on the big bang live journal. I skipped past it and sat sadly as I realized this was the last round of BBs. However, I learned who wrote it and I saw others I trusted in terms of fic reccing the shit out of it. Both things drew me to the idea of giving it a chance.
Fuck, I am so glad I did. Amy writes magnificently. She honestly has a very confident and tight grip on what a story needs. It need structure and build up and characters with layers. All of that is in this story. Nothing is rushed and while maybe you just want J2 to meet and get down to it, their slow and comforting gradual introduction is what makes this story so enticing. You don’t know when or how you just know it will happen.
On top of that is the brilliant use of Chad and Gen who obviously belong in every J2 story. They bring humor to a story that could go pretty dark if allowed. The family themes are stark and you get invested pretty fast. It’s hard not to.
I could go on and on, but the longer this gets, I fear the less chance it’ll be read by those just trying to scroll through their dash. Just give this fic a try and go leave nice things with Amy so that we can encourage her to give us more of her writing.
Flat color commission of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, for someone who wanted to be anonymous.
They commissioned it to have Anthony Mackie and Seb Stan sign!