Author name: cleflink
Artist name: ameraleigh
Word count: 35250
Warnings: a little bit of violence, mentions of past homophobia and child neglect, abandonment issues
Summary: Jensen works as a Chrono Tech, which is just a fancy title for being a time-traveling mechanic who fixes holes in the fabric of history. It's not exactly glamorous, but Jensen has learned to be content with his lot in life. Then he meets Jared and, suddenly, there's so much more to his life than just being content.
But Jensen's first loyalty must always be to the integrity of the time stream. And when Jared's very existence threatens to turn all of history inside out, Jensen is faced with the only decision he never wanted to make.
On LJ (coming soon)
Author's Notes and Acknowledgements: Oof, this one was a challenge. Between work, an unexpected trip to the hospital last week and me being, well, me, I'm vaguely surprised this one got finished at all. I'm sad that I didn't get to write about more of their time travel adventures, but I'm reasonably pleased with how it turned out.
So many thanks to ameraleigh for picking my story and creating some truly beautiful pieces to go with it. Thanks also for your patience with me, hon! Go visit her ART POST and give her all the love!
Thanks to Laura for the speedy beta. Any remaining mistakes are mine. Kudos and fistbumps to the crew on the Discord server who helped me sprint to finish the first draft in time for the deadline.
And thanks always to wendy for being a rockstar.
Finally, thank you to everyone who reads this story. I hope you enjoy it!