It’s a really long month while Jared is gone and Jensen tries so hard not to think about it, about his stupid neighbor who Jensen had grown used to. Because the reality is that Jensen does need to get out and meet new people, he just doesn’t have the strength to face the world. He doesn’t want to embark on a journey when there’s no map to guide him. He’d much rather have someone shove him in the right direction, steer him towards the different destinations that are out there. And there’s one person in particular that makes the unknown a little less scary. So Jensen figures he’ll wait until Jared gets back and then he promises himself he’ll get out.
Because somewhere along the way, Jensen seriously screwed up. He doesn’t know when exactly it happened, how he went from enjoying Jared’s company to actively seeking it. Doesn’t know where the switch from friendship to wanting a whole lot more occurred, but he can’t deny it’s there. They’ve spent years in each others pockets, hour after hour after hour working and playing and living together and somehow he’s still not tired of the guy. The complete opposite, actually. Somewhere along the way, Jensen tripped and fell in love with the one Alpha he’s ever met who doesn’t want to fuck him.