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Summary:

This is the final story in the Double Trouble Trilogy.  It picks up about 6 years after 'Graduation' ends.  JR is happily married to husband Noah and pregnant with her first child... the first Grandchild for Brian and Justin.  Gus is also happily married to husband Jason.  This couple wants nothing more than to also make Brian and Justin Grandparents, but it has not been as easy for them.  Then, out of nowhere, someone from Gus and JR's Canadian past comes back into their lives and may be the solution that Gus and Jason have been praying for.  

I wish to thank once again the lovely Nikki for her wonderful banner, and my dear friend, Judy, for her terrific beta skills.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Drama, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Real Life Issues Characters: Brian, Gus, Jenny Rebecca, Justin, Original Character(s), Other Canon Characters
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes Word count: 50907
[Report This] Published: November 22, 2019 Updated: September 09, 2020


Summary:

At first, no one knew what to do, and it seemed like we changed direction every few hours. Could we still go to work, as long as we kept our distance, or should we stay home? Should we stay three feet apart, or six? Should we wear masks, or were we okay to go without them?

Now, we’ve gone for almost a month hardly ever leaving the apartment, and the last time we went out for more than a quick errand was the day we helped Gus pack his things and move out of his dorm at NYU mid-semester. And I’m still not sure anyone truly knows what to do. But we’re all doing the best we can. For right now, that’s all we can do.

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Brian, Justin, and Gus quarantine together in New York, trying to stay grounded amid the chaos and uncertainty.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Family, Fluff, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 6451
[Report This] Published: May 12, 2020 Updated: May 12, 2020


Summary:

Brian contemplated what he wanted to say next; how personal he wanted to get. He still wasn’t sure whether or not Joan would hear a word of what he said -- she hadn’t reacted to anything thus far -- so maybe it was better to lay it all on the line. His lifelong mantra creeped back into his brain, and he scooted his chair a little closer to the bed. No apologies, no regrets.

--

Against his original plans (and, perhaps, better judgment), Brian makes his way back to Pittsburgh to see his mother one final time.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Claire, Jennifer Taylor, Joan Kinney, Justin, Michael, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Until At Last You Know
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 16587
[Report This] Published: January 23, 2020 Updated: January 23, 2020


Summary:

not so bad

 

Brian and Justin are spending Christmas brunch at Mother Taylor's. Brian finds himself being the wingman when Justin finds out about Jennifer's recent engagement with Tucker.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Family, QAF Gift Exchange LJ, Christmas Characters: Brian, Jennifer Taylor, Justin, Molly Taylor, Tucker
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 4079
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2020 Updated: January 10, 2020


Summary:

“I’m sorry,” Brian repeated, his tone serious and deliberate. “For a lot of things over the last two days. I… I didn’t know what to do with what happened before I left Pittsburgh, and I wasn’t ready to talk.” He paused, sighing. “And I don’t know how to lie to you. I haven’t for a long time, and you know that. So sometimes, it’s easier to piss you off, so you’ll leave me alone until I find enough of my remaining ball to face you -- as irrational as I know that sounds.”

“Or,” Justin said, a small smile playing on his lips, “you could say, ‘Hey Justin, I’ve got something on my mind that I’m not ready to talk about, and I need a little space.’” He gave his husband a meaningful look before continuing. “Brian, I know what you’re doing when you do it now… But what I don’t understand is why, almost two decades into our relationship, you still think the solution to anything is to push me away -- if for no reason other than it won’t fucking work.”

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Brian gets some unexpected and difficult news and turns to his usual coping strategies. Justin knows better.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic, QAF Gift Exchange LJ Characters: Brian, Daphne, Joan Kinney, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Until At Last You Know
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 11180
[Report This] Published: January 03, 2020 Updated: January 03, 2020


Everything I Ever Wanted by TrueIllusion Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 7] Downloads : 8
Summary:

Justin and Brian surprise the family with big news on Christmas Eve.


Categories: QAF Gift Exchange LJ, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Family, Fluff, Humor, Post-513 Fic, One-Off Fic, Christmas Characters: Brian, Justin, Other Canon Characters
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 5246
[Report This] Published: January 03, 2020 Updated: January 03, 2020


Summary:

No one had been more shocked than Brian when Melanie, of all people, had suggested that, since she didn't really celebrate Christmas, but J.R. was heading to Pittsburgh to be with her dads, perhaps Brian and Justin would rather come to Toronto to have a more subdued celebration with Lindsay and Gus.

"Lindsay never really gets to enjoy the decorations she puts up, since we're rushing around and then traveling during this time," Mel had explained. "I just thought it would be nice if you and Justin wanted to come to our place instead… You know, let Linds and Gus go all out, and then have a nice quiet holiday at home." 

"Quiet" was all Brian needed to hear before he agreed. 

***

Brian and Justin travel to Toronto to spend Christmas with a small part of their chosen family.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Mel/Lindsay, Post-513 Fic, Christmas Characters: Brian, Gus, Jennifer Taylor, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie
Challenges: None
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes Word count: 33508
[Report This] Published: July 30, 2019 Updated: December 25, 2019


Summary:

Happy Holidays everyone.  I have an early Christmas gift for you, and I hope you will enjoy it.  This story is set a little over ten years after Justin headed off for New York City, leaving Pittsburgh behind.  It seems that his plan didn't last long, and a decade later he is happily married to Brian.  The only fly in the ointment of their happiness is how much Brian misses seeing his son, Gus far more often than the occasional visits back and forth to Canada.  Justin's dearest wish is to arrange for Brian to receive the best Christmas gift ever, and he is willing to do whatever he can to make that happen.  


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Family, Post-513 Fic, Christmas Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin, Other Canon Characters
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 5021
[Report This] Published: December 23, 2019 Updated: December 23, 2019


Summary:

Hello, my dear readers.  Today, I have something brand new for you.  Before anything else, I want to dedicate this story to one of my dearest readers and friend, Vicki, for entrusting me with her plot bunny for this story.  I couldn't have done it without her support.  Also a big thank you to Judy, my fantastic beta, and Marika, my talented banner maker.

Now, as to this story, this is for all you animal lovers out there.  What happens when Brian becomes the 'somewhat' reluctant (yet willing) rescuer of a pair of brutally abandoned dogs?  How will this one act of kindness change his life and that of his beloved husband and son?

P.S.  I've chosen Irish Setters in this case as a tribute to Vicki, a proud Irish lassie.

 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Family, Real Life Issues Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 10678
[Report This] Published: October 27, 2019 Updated: October 27, 2019


Summary:

For some reason, being in Pittsburgh always got me thinking about all of the ways in which our lives had changed over the years, and all of the things that added up to make us into who we eventually became -- the version of us that has been married for close to twelve years now.

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Brian and Justin take a few days in Pittsburgh to just relax and be with each other. However, with Brian's birthday and the anniversary of his accident fast approaching, there's a lot going on in Brian's head.

 

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.

 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Bottom Brian, Brian/Justin, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic, Romance, Birthday Fic Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 9520
[Report This] Published: June 23, 2019 Updated: June 23, 2019


Summary:

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I really do have the best dad in the entire world.

I know a lot of kids say that -- and they give their dads coffee mugs and t-shirts and dorky-looking ties that say it -- but I feel like for me, it really is true.

My dad kicks more ass than any other dad I know, even though he hasn’t used his legs in almost thirteen years.

***

As Gus prepares for his high school graduation, he reflects back on his life so far, and his relationship with Brian.

***

This story fits into the "Changed" verse. Thanks to SandiD for the banner!


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Mel/Lindsay, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin, Melanie, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7926
[Report This] Published: June 16, 2019 Updated: June 16, 2019


Summary:

Gus’ lips rolled inward, a carbon copy of Brian’s signature contemplative look. “I just like…” he sighed again, more heavily this time. “I just wish I could forget about this for, like, an hour or something.” 

Brian made a small noise of realization that made Justin look toward him, and as soon as he registered the intention on his husband’s face, he moved closer to Brian and hissed, “No. Brian, you can’t.” 

Brian gave Justin his most charming smile and said, “Oh, but I can!”

***

A heartbroken Gus spends a weekend in New York with Brian and Justin. In an effort to help his son, Brian turns to a tried-and-true method.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Family, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 17410
[Report This] Published: June 04, 2019 Updated: June 04, 2019


Summary:

Leaning back against the leather headrest, Brian let out a shaky breath, already feeling sweaty and a little disoriented. He realized he had two choices here, both potentially impacting his dignity in a major way. As much as he wanted to try to tough it out the additional half hour, to endure whatever happened next in the comfort of a Four Seasons Hotel suite, the reality of the situation was that Lindsay and Melanie’s neighborhood was much closer. And it was absolutely inevitable that Brian's body was going to revolt sooner than later.

Well, fuck.

***

Brian's planned trip to Toronto to spend time with Gus is interrupted by a very-much-unplanned illness, which gives him a lot of time to think, and leads to some unexpected revelations.


Categories: Friendship, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Family, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Mel/Lindsay, Post-513 Fic, One-Off Fic Characters: Brian, Gus, Jenny Rebecca, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie
Challenges: None
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 22462
[Report This] Published: May 14, 2019 Updated: May 14, 2019


Summary:

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This story fits into the "Changed" verse.

“Who the fuck is calling me now?” Brian muttered as he rubbed his eyes and tried to focus on the clock. It was 2:16 a.m., and this call had better not be a client with some so-called emergency, because Brian had people who were supposed to deal with that, whom he’d hired in an effort to keep late night phone calls from happening. He was more than a little perturbed at having been woken up and was ready to give the person on the other end a piece of his mind, until he saw the caller’s name on the display. It was Rob, and that realization sent Brian’s heart into his throat. Rob was an “early to bed, early to rise” sort of guy, and would definitely not be calling at 2 a.m. unless something was seriously wrong.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Humor, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Justin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 20957
[Report This] Published: May 08, 2019 Updated: May 08, 2019


Summary:

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Justin's in his studio, working on a painting, when he gets an upsetting phone call from Brian.

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.

Thanks to SandiD and PrettyTheWorld for helping me make the story the best it could be, and to SandiD for creating the banner!


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Abuse, Angst, Brian/Justin, Drama, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Minor Character Death, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Justin, Original Character(s), Other Canon Characters
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes Word count: 29114
[Report This] Published: April 05, 2019 Updated: May 03, 2019


Summary:

“Sonny Boy--” Brian began, intentionally ignoring Justin’s question.

“--You had no idea why she sent me down,” Gus interrupted, his words more of a statement.

Brian shook his head. “Your mother neglected to inform me of her intentions.”

***

Lindsay has ulterior motives when she sends Gus for an unscheduled weekend visit with Brian and Justin.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Bottom Brian, Brian/Justin, Canon, Family, Fluff, Humor, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin, Lindsay
Challenges: None
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 11391
[Report This] Published: April 23, 2019 Updated: April 23, 2019


Summary:

Brian and Justin are still madly in love. They have been married over 7 years and have been together for 18. Their children Gus and Brinn are the light of their lives but things are never easy for their family. Drama follows them from Pittsburgh to California but their love will never die.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Family Characters: Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Can't Do Life Without You
Chapters: 16 Completed: Yes Word count: 158734
[Report This] Published: April 06, 2019 Updated: April 06, 2019


Summary: Feature

When Justin came home from his studio and found Brian in the kitchen making dinner, he knew something was wrong.

Brian didn’t cook. Even after 15 years of knowing the man and spending most of them in a relationship with him, Justin could count the times Brian had made them dinner on one hand. Apparently, tonight he was adding one more to the tally.

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Fifteen-year-old Gus is spending the summer with Brian and Justin in New York. He decides to test the limits of Brian's relatively lenient parenting style, with unintended consequences.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, FEATURED STORY, Abuse, Angst, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Family, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic Characters: Brian, Gus, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 11576
[Report This] Published: April 02, 2019 Updated: April 02, 2019


Summary:

I apologize for the delay in getting my holiday story to you, but I hope you will still enjoy it.  It seems that Brian has a problem being around for Justin whenever a big holiday comes up.  They've been living together for several years, and this year is the straw that broke the camel's back.  Brian again misses every holiday for the last few months of the year, so Justin decides it is time to do something about it.  

Many thanks to my wonderful beta, Judy, for her skills, and my dear Granddaughter, Marika, for the lovely banner.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Family, Friendship, New Year, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween Characters: Brian, Justin, Other Canon Characters
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3960
[Report This] Published: January 16, 2019 Updated: January 16, 2019


Summary:

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Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away. Inspired by the song Last Christmas from Wham, also I wrote this after watching Call Me By Your Name.


Categories: Christmas, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, QAF Gift Exchange LJ Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 19347
[Report This] Published: January 12, 2019 Updated: January 12, 2019


Summary:

The story is complete and will be updated weekly.

Thank you Kim... Predec 2...for creating this lovely banner for me.  

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While Justin is in Hollywood working on Rage the Movie, he meets someone who will rock his and Brian's world.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Alternate Universe, Angst With a Happy Ending, Could be Canon, Family, Humor, What If Characters: Ben, Brian, Carl, Claire, Cynthia, Daphne, Debbie, Emmett, Gus, Hunter, Jennifer Taylor, Joan Kinney, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Original Character(s), Ted
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes Word count: 66544
[Report This] Published: November 23, 2017 Updated: December 19, 2018


No Carbs After Seven by TrueIllusion Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 2] Downloads : 1
Summary:

One shot standalone fic.

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to Brian's ever-present food rule, "no carbs after seven."

Plot bunny by Sally. Thanks to SandiD for beta reading.


Categories: What If, Abuse, Angst, Could be Canon, Child Abuse, Family, Drama, One-Off Fic, Real Life Issues Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3229
[Report This] Published: November 26, 2018 Updated: November 26, 2018


The Lost Boy by TrueIllusion Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 3] Downloads : 2
Summary:

The first time Debbie Novotny heard about Brian Kinney, Michael was in the eighth grade. It was just after spring break. He’d come home from school chattering away excitedly about the new boy in his class who’d just moved to Pittsburgh from some town she couldn’t remember. All through dinner it was Brian this, and Brian that. Michael was clearly enamored with this Brian kid.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Abuse, Could be Canon, Child Abuse, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Christmas Characters: Brian, Debbie, Michael
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 9353
[Report This] Published: October 16, 2018 Updated: October 16, 2018


Summary:

Post 5-13. Brian ends all contact with Justin from one day to the other and Justin has no idea why. After five years in New York he returns to Pittsburgh and goes looking for answers that are long overdue. His whole life will be changed forever when he finally gets the answers he has been looking for. 


Categories: Alternate Universe, Angst, Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Mel, Anti-Michael, Brian/Justin, Drama, Family, MPreg, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: Back for Good Universe
Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes Word count: 110686
[Report This] Published: June 17, 2018 Updated: October 03, 2018


Summary:

 

Emmett’s got a new boyfriend, first Sunday dinner at Debbie’s, you know how it goes.

 


Categories: Season 3, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Family, Mel/Lindsay, One-Off Fic Characters: Brian, Debbie, Emmett, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Vic
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3536
[Report This] Published: August 24, 2018 Updated: August 24, 2018