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Title: the world's a stage
Author: torigates
Characters: Jake/Rosa
Length: 7k
Summary: In fall of 2009 Rosa showed up at Jake's apartment unannounced to propose marriage. Which was weird for a number of reasons, primarily because Jake had no idea she even knew where he lived.

"No seriously," he said, once he stopped laughing. "Why're you here."

She looked at him with a raised eyebrow. "One thousand push-ups."

"Cool," Jake said. "Let me get my coat."

I can't say why I went looking for Jake/Rosa, although I did enjoy their dynamic in "Pontiac Bandit," but somehow in the course of rambling through the B99 archive I stumbled into the most perfectly executed secret marriage story ever. Funny? Check. In-character? Check. Accidentally falling in love? Double check. Borrowing a phrase from [personal profile] odyle: "Everyone go home, the B99 fandom has peaked."

If you like this story, you should probably go write more Jake/Rosa, though. I'm just saying, it's only fair.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1149422