Leave My Heart out of This by elless18 -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17, 35,000 words) -- Jensen needs to get married in order to get his grandfather's inheritance and open his own law firm. Jared would do anything to help his best friend. The plan is simple- pretend to date, get married, get the inheritance, get divorced. But things grow complicated when one of them starts falling for his fake boyfriend.
This is one of those fics that's fun and schmoopy and romantic and just feels good to read. Also? There's a kitten.
Where the Heart Is by cjmarlowe -- (Jared/Jensen, NC-17, 18,000 words) -- Chicago cop Jensen Ackles returns to his Oklahoma hometown after the death of his father, with his young son in tow and a chip on his shoulder about all things love. But his work isn't so easily left behind, and love isn't so easily dismissed when Jared Padalecki comes back into his life.
This fic is exciting and romantic and scary (I teared up big time), there's lots of emotional growth and Jared as a teacher being adorable with Jensen's kid, plus a romantic ending. Lots of layers, I enjoyed it a lot.