Banner by smut_slut
Title: Doctor Patient Confidentiality - Epilogue
Please see Master Post
“Honey I’m home!”
Jensen grinned as he pulled the garlic bread out of the oven, “In here.”
Once it would have bothered him to have anyone, other than maybe Misha or Tom, calling Jensen’s apartment their home but with Jared it made something warm fill his chest. Not that it really was Jared’s home, at least not full time. Jared and he had discussed it and as much as Jared wanted to live with Jensen he also wanted to prove that he could be an adult on his own, so three days after the final day of high school, he had gone out with Chad and found an apartment only ten blocks from the university and spent most of the weeknights there. It was only on weekends that he came back to Jensen’s place and as much as Jensen wished it could be different, he knew that that was going to be changing soon once school really got going for his boyfriend. He wasn’t that old and university hadn’t been that long ago for him so he remembered the work load and the late nights. But he would accept it with a smile on his face because it was Jared’s education and that was what mattered.
But maybe come next year, at this time, that would have changed especially since it had occurred to him that he didn’t like waking up in the morning and not having Jared beside him, not having him there to kiss goodbye before he headed off to work.
Plus, Jared had let it slip that eventually he wanted to get a dog and when one of Jensen’s neighbors got to fighting or there was a party that the cops had to be called to break up, Jensen started playing with the idea of maybe buying a house. And a house had a yard, and dogs needed yards to have room to run around because if he was getting Jared a puppy for his birthday, it was going to grow up into a full sized dog, not one of those yappy ankle biters.
He did have to May to think about it. But the idea of a house and a puppy and Jared beside him daily kept sounding better and better.
“Yeah, can see that.” Jared wrapped his arms around him from behind and pressed a kiss to the back of Jensen’s neck. “How was your day?”
“The usual.” He let Jared take his weight for a second before straightening and pulling out of his grasp. Side stepping to the counter, he set the bread on a cutting board and pulled the bread knife from the block, “So, it’s been a month,” he glanced over his shoulder, “and I promised not to ask before now but I’m asking now. How’s it feel to be a college student?”
“It’s not like high school. Faster paced and a little daunting.” Jared shrugged and frowned, “Not that I’m not up for it but I think if I knew what it was I wanted to do, it would at least give me a more solid goal.”
Jensen turned and leaned back against the counter, “So what are you thinking?” It wasn’t his first response, what he wanted to say was that Jared couldn’t possibly be considering quitting, it would be stupid but that wasn’t his decision. If Jared thought that dropping out and finding a job until he knew what he wanted to do was the way to go, Jensen had to let him make that decision and support him in it.
“Not much,” he shrugged again, “But I’m not quitting and losing my scholarship. I’ve been looking into different career paths and once I’ve narrowed it down to a couple that I’m interested in, I’ll get your opinion.”
Jared really was growing up, “Sounds good. Now go get changed and I’ll set dinner on the table.”
Patting his stomach, Jared spun on his heel and headed towards the bedroom, “Back in two.”
And he probably would be; Jensen had learnt quickly not to get between Jared and his food.
Chapter 13 / Master Post