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Be Careful What You Wish For by Teinisydan New! Rated: GENERAL [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

 

This is kind of a “what if” slash gap-filler that takes place towards the end of Justin’s relationship with Ethan but before the rat bastard cheated on him. In season two we saw that Justin wanted it all, a monogamous relationship, love, romance and commitment. At first, he got all those from Ethan but what if it still didn’t meet his expectations which lead then to more disappointment?

 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Could be Canon, Gap-Filler, One-Off Fic, Season 3, What If Characters: Brian, Ethan, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 4133
[Report This] Published: May 26, 2020 Updated: May 26, 2020


Summary:

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After a distressing phone call from Michael with the most terrifying news, Brian and Justin decide to revisit their rules and lifestyle.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Michael/Ben, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues, Romance Characters: Ben, Brian, Carl, Debbie, Emmett, Justin, Michael
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 8235
[Report This] Published: May 09, 2020 Updated: May 09, 2020


Summary:

A series of vignettes based on prompts given to me by my betas (and others if they so choose) for our Wednesday Hump Day challenge. Each Wednesday we have decided to challenge each other with a set of prompts to make the week flow faster.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Could be Canon Characters: Brian, Debbie, Jennifer Taylor, Justin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes Word count: 15776
[Report This] Published: October 08, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2020


Perfect by TrueIllusion Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Everything was perfect.

Brian and I were finally together in New York, making both of our dreams come true. I was working from a spacious, comfortable studio in SoHo, and the first show of my return to the city was scheduled for the following weekend. Brian was out with a real estate broker, looking at potential office spaces for the soon-to-be New York expansion of Kinnetik. We had wedding rings on our fingers, having finally tied the knot a few years before, in front of all of our family and friends in Pittsburgh.

Our lives were full of new and exciting opportunities, both professionally and personally. I felt like everything was falling into place in a nice, neat, orderly fashion, one piece after another.

Then, I had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And the puzzle that was my life -- so carefully and painstakingly assembled over the years -- was picked up and thrown to the ground, scattering the pieces everywhere.

And everything wasn’t so perfect anymore.


Categories: Real Life Issues, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7237
[Report This] Published: February 14, 2020 Updated: February 14, 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:

As 18-year-old Gus leaves Pittsburgh to go out of state for college, he leaves behind some unresolved issues concerning his dad's failed relationship. After a chance encounter at a café in Brooklyn, Gus decides to take action and help the people he cares about.



Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort Characters: Brian, Cynthia, Debbie, Gus, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 6090
[Report This] Published: January 12, 2020 Updated: January 12, 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


It's Back by addict_writer Rated: R [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

 

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After years of no word from Brian, Justin receives a phone call that brings him back to his lover who needs his support more than ever. 


Categories: Drama, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Post-513 Fic, QAF Gift Exchange LJ, Romance, Hurt/Comfort Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1706
[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


Summary:

“Baking cookies shouldn’t take that long if we both do it,” Justin countered. “Or you can stand there all night, holding the things I need, because then we’ll both be fucked, and--”

“--not in a positive, life-affirming way,” Brian finished in a deadpan, then sighed and brought the bags to the counter. “Fine. What do I do?”

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A semi-forced Christmas assignment gives Brian a little more satisfaction than he originally imagined...


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Fluff, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic, QAF Gift Exchange LJ, Christmas Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2361
[Report This] Published: January 03, 2020 Updated: January 03, 2020


Summary:

The funny flipside of Brian's Season 4 line, "Of all the times we've fucked -- and by now it has to be well into the quadruple digits -- that has to rank in the top five." Five times when things didn't quite go as planned...

Standalone one-shot. PWP.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Bottom Brian, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Fluff, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, QAF Gift Exchange LJ, Toppy! Justin Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7119
[Report This] Published: January 03, 2020 Updated: January 03, 2020


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


Cha Cha… by 7wildwaysup Rated: NC-18 [Reviews - 5]
Summary:



Brian’s thoughts, and emotions during the greatest unification since Germany. Imagine the song Cha Cha is playing in the background.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Drama, Romance, Season 3 Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 384
[Report This] Published: December 05, 2019 Updated: December 05, 2019


My Best Halloween by BritinManor Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

 

After a harrowing experience, it turns out to be the best Halloween of Justin's life. The timeline has changed, so please just go with the flow.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Halloween Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3210
[Report This] Published: November 11, 2019 Updated: November 11, 2019


The Turn of a Key by BritinManor Rated: GENERAL [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Summary: Using his emergency key, Michael barges into the loft, which leads to tragic results.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Anti-Michael, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Jealousy, PLOT BUNNIES Characters: Brian, Carl, Debbie, Emmett, Jennifer Taylor, Justin, Michael, Original Character(s), Ted, Todd
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7265
[Report This] Published: September 14, 2019 Updated: September 14, 2019


Summary:

“Let’s play ‘Never Have I Ever,’” Emmett exclaimed, clapping his hands excitedly. “We’re all drunk enough to be brutally honest.” 

 

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A Fourth of July party hosted by the Novotny-Bruckner's, numerous pitchers of margaritas, and a bonfire -- the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable night between longtime friends


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Emmett/Drew, Friendship, Humor, Mel/Lindsay, Michael/Ben, Post-513 Fic, Ted/Blake Characters: Ben, Brian, Emmett, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Ted
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3236
[Report This] Published: August 15, 2019 Updated: August 15, 2019


Forever Yours by Bob Rated: NC-18 [Reviews - 2074]
Summary: Feature

***Featured Story for August 2019***

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The Future of QAF after Season Five: Justin realized at once he didn't want to be in New York and soon calls Brian.  The owner of Kinnetik was on the verge of a nervous breakdown with problems at work and Justin's timing couldn't have been better. Gus needs them too.  Here's the continuation of the greatest love story ever told on TV. In time they and their friends take on the Holy Bible used against gays in the world.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, FEATURED STORY, Anti-Michael, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Child Abuse, Hetero Sex, Humor, Minor Character Death, Minor's Sexuality, Out of Character, Real Life Issues, Romance, Violence, What If Characters: Craig Taylor, Debbie, Gus, Jennifer Taylor, Jenny Rebecca, Justin, Molly Taylor, Original Character(s), Vic
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 191 Completed: Yes Word count: 436359
[Report This] Published: July 24, 2009 Updated: August 03, 2019


Summary:

“Oh,” Brian stuttered, and Justin could have sworn he was blushing a little. “I was bored earlier, killing time while I was waiting for the mock-ups, and it showed up on some web page, so I started reading it.” 

 

“And? The verdict?” Justin prompted, his tone teasing. 

 

“I didn’t get far,” Brian muttered. “I’m sure it’s a bunch of bullshit.” 

 

Justin’s smile grew wider. “Well, why don’t we find out?” 

 

***

 

Inspired by an article called "10 Signs You're Going to Marry Your Boyfriend Someday"


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Fluff, Post-513 Fic, Romance Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 6774
[Report This] Published: June 20, 2019 Updated: June 20, 2019


As Years Go By by guavejuice Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

One Pride Weekend in June, Brian and Justin reflect on their long and winding relationship and discuss marriage, love, and family.

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Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Alternate Universe, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Fluff, One-Off Fic, Pride Fics, Romance Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1062
[Report This] Published: June 10, 2019 Updated: June 10, 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:

“Why don’t you let me do the dishes,” Brian offered, which was more normal -- Justin would cook and they would both clean together afterward, just to expedite the task. “You can go take a hot shower,” he added.

“It’s okay,” Justin said, rinsing a plate. “We can get it done faster, and then you can join me in the shower.” 

Brian smirked, clearly interested in that idea. “Thought you might be too tired,” he admitted, starting to dry what Justin had already washed. 

“An hour ago, I probably was… But seems the sight of you in the kitchen has restored my motivation.”


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Could be Canon, Fluff, Post-513 Fic, Romance Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3172
[Report This] Published: May 30, 2019 Updated: May 30, 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: 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.

***

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


Normalcy by TrueIllusion Rated: R [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Sequel to "Simple and Straightforward"

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Counting down the days until Brian’s final radiation treatment was like counting down to normalcy -- at least, as normal as their life together ever had been or could be. At the very least, it would be an end to the runaway roller coaster ride of the last six weeks. Life had been speeding through a shitload of twists and turns, dragging a breathless Justin and Brian along for the white-knuckled ride as they both struggled to make sense of the scenery flying by.

This story was written in July 2018.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Gap-Filler, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Season 4 Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Walking the Tightrope
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3018
[Report This] Published: March 22, 2019 Updated: March 22, 2019


Flight by TrueIllusion Rated: R [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

This was why he didn’t do boyfriends. He didn’t do love. He didn’t do commitment. Because when you do boyfriends...love...commitment...you let yourself get attached. When you do boyfriends, you hope and pray they won’t ever leave you. Because if they do, you’ll feel like your soul has been torn out and you have nothing left to live for.

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This is a song fic based on Lifehouse's "Flight." It takes place shortly after the series finale.

It was the second fic I wrote for the QAF fandom in July 2018.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Angst With a Happy Ending, Brian/Justin, Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues, Song Fic Characters: Brian, Justin, Michael
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3687
[Report This] Published: March 22, 2019 Updated: March 22, 2019