So as some of you know originally Ela was supposed to go to Burcon, she bought all her things months ago(photo ops, silver package etc) but just a couple days before she was going to fly out her grandmother passed away and she wasn’t able to go.
She generously— like seriously, I’m still amazed— gave the package and all the things it came with to me so I could go the entire weekend, instead of only Sunday like I’d originally been planning.
Her only request was that I asked J2 to hug for their photo op, I promised I would…
Fast-forward to the day of J2 ops I woke up late, and Shauna and I had planned to wait in line with each other so that we could keep each other as sane as possible(ha!) but with everything happening so fast that didn’t happen. I ended up waiting in line with Jay and Libby, now let me just say that the night before(Saturday) Lara came by the hotel bearing gifts— the gifts were sweatshirts with Jared and Jensen’s faces on them.
Originally it had been a joke between Lara, Shauna and some other people as well, that Shauna would draw them and they’d put the drawings on sweaters for ‘BFF sweaters’ for J2. Again. A joke. Of course! Lara shows up with them, and we all thought it was great.
Naturally while waiting in line for J2 we remembered the sweatshirts and Libby went up to Clif(followed by me) and told him about the sweaters. He seemed to think it was fucking hilarious and told us to go get them and he’d make sure they got them.
So we ran up to the hotel room to get Shauna and the sweaters, and got back in line after it was approved and everything.
When it got to my turn to take a picture I gave J2 the sweaters(I think I gave Jensen the Jared one and Libby gave Jared the Jensen one), and it was great! Jensen was so into it! He held it right up and was smiling the whole time, whereas Jared was like ‘Why do I have a Jensen one?' all snotty. I laughed and Libby and I basically were like 'BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE FANS OF EACH OTHER' and like 'BECAUSE YOU'RE FRIENDS!'
When I got a second to explain I told them about Ela’s situation and asked if they could hug, and Jensen was already like caressing the sleeve of the Jared sweater but Jared hooked an arm around Jensen as he held up his sweater, pulling Jensen in closely just as the photographer snapped the picture.