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Summary:

What if Brian had taken the job in New York in season 1? After three years in New York, Brian returns home to Pittsburgh to find that things and more importantly people have changed. 

 

This was one of my first attempts at fan fiction and I am not 100% happy with it. Still I decided that some people might like and appreciate it anyway. 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon Divergence, Drama, Justin/Other-Relationship, Out of Character, What If Characters: Brian, Daphne, Debbie, Emmett, Gus, Jennifer Taylor, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Ted
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Completed: No Word count: 55212
[Report This] Published: May 31, 2020 Updated: September 20, 2020


Summary:

 

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The year is 2014. Just before gay marriages are voted as legal in the State of Pennsylvania, Brian runs a campaign pro-gay marriages. The aftermath lands him in a lot of trouble. The appearance of an old friend and their quick thinking saves him from prison. Is marriage worth it to save himself from prison? Especially when Justin is back in town after many years of absence.

 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Brian/Other-Relationship, Canon, Canon Divergence, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Justin/Other-Relationship, Post-513 Fic Characters: Ben, Blake, Brian, Cynthia, Daphne, Debbie, Drew Boyd, Emmett, Gus, Jennifer Taylor, Jenny Rebecca, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Molly Taylor, Original Character(s), Ted, Tucker
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Completed: No Word count: 37297
[Report This] Published: April 28, 2019 Updated: July 04, 2020


Summary:

Justin returns from working on Rage in LA and becomes depressed and must also face his largely untreated PTSD from the bashing. AU from 501. This series follows Justin and Brian as they navigate mental health diagnoses and treatment. Alternating first person POV with the focus always on Brian and Justin's relationship and their evolving dynamics - both as individuals and as a couple - as they navigate learning to manage chronic mental illness. Angst and Emotional Hurt/Comfort with themes of hope while challenging stigma around mental health.

Never in my life will I forget your presence. You found me torn apart and you took me back full and complete.
-Frida Kahlo

 

NOW COMPLETE!


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon Divergence, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Real Life Issues, Season 5, Thoughts of Suicide Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes Word count: 124004
[Report This] Published: November 02, 2018 Updated: November 24, 2019


Summary:

Justin gets a new teacher his senior year. Things take a dark turn when he starts a relationship with the man.


Categories: Violence, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Canon Divergence, Abuse, Brian/Justin, Brian/Other-Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Justin/Other-Relationship, Suspense Characters: Ben, Brandon, Brian, Carl, Chris Hobbs, Craig Taylor, Daphne, Debbie, Emmett, Jennifer Taylor, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Molly Taylor, Ted, Vic
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Completed: No Word count: 9566
[Report This] Published: January 13, 2018 Updated: October 07, 2019


Summary:

 

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An alternate ending to season two and how Justin and Brian could have avoided the break-up.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Canon Divergence, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Jealousy, One-Off Fic, Season 2, What If Characters: Brian, Ethan Gold, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1940
[Report This] Published: April 14, 2019 Updated: April 14, 2019


Summary:

Although Brian has had little to nothing to do with his mother or sister in well over a decade, his life is changed forever following a surprising call about them from an unexpected source.  Thankfully, he will have his husband, Justin, to help him deal with what is coming.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my wonderful beta, Judy, for her skills in tidying up my work, and my beloved granddaughter, Marika, for her evocative banner.  I love you girls.

I would also like to add one special note for this story.  I have been under the mistaken impression for years that Brian was Joan's firstborn.  Thankfully, many of you have straightened me out on this point.  However, it is integral to this story that Brian is the firstborn, so please indulge my twist on this one canon issue.  Thank you.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Canon Divergence, Drama, Minor Character Death, Post-513 Fic, Story Title Prompt Challenge 2019 Characters: Brian, Claire, Jack Kinney, Joan Kinney, Justin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes Word count: 11273
[Report This] Published: February 16, 2019 Updated: February 16, 2019


Summary:

What if, after overhearing the doctor leaving a message on Brian's machine, Justin had confronted Brian, instead of going to Michael? How would things have been different?

Canon divergence begins midway through episode 408. Plot bunny by Deb. Thanks to Sandi for being my beta.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon Divergence, Gap-Filler, Hurt/Comfort, Real Life Issues, What If Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes Word count: 61756
[Report This] Published: September 07, 2018 Updated: October 09, 2018


Summary:

Post-514. Brian and Justin are living together at Britin. Brian recieves some unsettling news. 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Canon Divergence, Family, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Christmas Characters: Brian, Emmett, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7291
[Report This] Published: February 20, 2018 Updated: February 20, 2018