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We Were Here
We Were Here (Master Post) 
30th-Jun-2010 11:00 pm
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Title: We Were Here
Rating: R (for language and mature themes)
Warnings: abuse, violence, swearing, implied non-con by OMCs, underage, child prostitution (no detailed graphic sexual acts), OC character death - Not as dark as this makes it sound, lol
Disclaimers: I do not support or condone any of the illegal or immoral behaviours described herein nor do I own any of the recognizable characters.
Art: HERE By velence

Summary:

Spring 1994. When a silver Lexus pulls up to the curb sixteen-year-old Jensen thinks it’s just another job, thinks he’ll crawl out of the backseat with someone’s taste in his mouth, a wad of bills in his hands and another memory he doesn’t want. He thinks he’ll return to his silent and trusting Jared with someone else’s scent on his skin and tomorrow’s meal in his pocket. It’s just a job, just another job…


Notes:
I first off want to thank my wonderful friend/hand-holder/cheerleader/beta/goddess, willow_fae_20. Without her constant encouragement and her willingness to look over this, I would never have gotten further than the first page. She also may have talked me out of quitting more than a few times, even if she doesn't know it. Second, I want to extend a huge thanks to my other beta, smidirini, who helped me take the raw version and shape it into something usable. Finally, I want to thank velence for the fantastic art to go along with my story. Velence captured the mood and themes of the story so perfectly, each piece of art is like a snapshot out of my own head.


Chapters

Prologue | Part I | Part II | Part III | Epilogue


Extras
Soundtrack

Time Stamps
Timestamp: The Storm Brewing (Jared, April 1986, G)
Timestamp: Conversations (Jared, December 1994, PG13)
Timestamp: Shrinking Heads (Jensen, December 1994, PG13)


More Information

More information on homelessness
More information on child prostitution
More information on child abuse

Comments 
30th-Jun-2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
IT IS POSTED!!!!!

*DANCES*
4th-Jul-2009 02:44 am (UTC)
lol, how long were you waiting to comment? It must have been driving you nuts, knowing it was here and it being hidden from everyone else. XD
4th-Jul-2009 02:49 am (UTC)
OMG!!! Seriously? Since you gave me the link the day you got it all set up. So, something like 4 months? I think.

I♥U So Much.
4th-Jul-2009 02:55 am (UTC)
hahahahaha, It was all my fault for being so far ahead of posting schedules. But I'm going to do it again with the RPF big bang, if I can even find a bandom beta to help me with cannonization of characters. *sigh*

♥U2, bb. OMG, I could never have done this without you!
4th-Jul-2009 03:03 am (UTC)
LoL, better to be early I guess. I'm sure you'll find someone who'll be willing to look it over for you.

1st-Jul-2009 11:05 am (UTC)
*flails at you like a flailing thing* You have basically rendered me incoherent. The last half of this reduced me to tears. I am completely wrung out by the...experience of this, it is absolutely brilliant.
4th-Jul-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Flails! I got flails! *cherishes the flailing thing flailing at me*

but really, thank you so much. I'm sorry it was so emotionally draining but I'm happy you liked it. And completely flattered. Thanks hun *hugs*
10th-Jul-2009 11:40 am (UTC)
11th-Jul-2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
ooh, thanks for letting me know!

And thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
16th-Aug-2009 02:31 am (UTC)
That was an amazingly powerful story - great characters, not overly melodramatic, and hopeful despite the desperate circumstances.
31st-Jan-2010 03:47 am (UTC)
thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
31st-Jan-2010 03:41 am (UTC)
I am in love. This is so creative.

I'm not done, but I have a question. How old is Jared? I get confused when the dates switch and what not.
31st-Jan-2010 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying it :)

Jared is 11 during the "present" day parts of the story. I'm sorry it's confusing
22nd-May-2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
That was one of the most powerful things I have ever read... I can honestly say that there are 3 fics that I have thus far read that make me cry, stop breathing, and never forget them. This was one of them.
8th-Aug-2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
This is, hands down, one of the best fics I've ever read. All the elements that make for riveting storytelling are here. This is the quality to which all writers should aspire.

Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
6th-Mar-2012 03:00 am (UTC)
I really loved this story and thought you handled the difficult subject matter masterfully.
20th-Apr-2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Hi! I’ve recced this here at rocksalt-recs.
Wonderful story!

Edited at 2014-04-20 02:22 am (UTC)
2nd-Sep-2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
What a powerful, beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Would you mind if I added you to my friends list?
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