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The Great Pretender by addict_writer New! Rated: NC-18 [Reviews - 36]
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


No Matter What by TrueIllusion New! Rated: R [Reviews - 10]
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:

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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:

This is a sequel to Back for Good. Three years after Justin has forgiven Brian for keeping their son Luke a secret from him and Brian and Justin gave their relationship another try they are happy with their relationship and their children Gus and Luke. Or aren't they? What does fate have in store for them now?


This story is finished and will be updated regularly!


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Family, Alternate Universe, Angst With a Happy Ending, Anti-Michael, Bottom Brian, Brian/Justin, Drama, Gus Lives With Brian, Hurt/Comfort, MPreg, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues, Toppy! Justin Characters: Ben, Blake, Brian, Carl, Cynthia, Daphne, Debbie, Drew Boyd, Emmett, Gus, Hunter, Justin, Michael, Original Character(s), Ted
Challenges: None
Series: Back for Good Universe
Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes Word count: 145684
[Report This] Published: August 25, 2019 Updated: May 03, 2020


Perfect Timing by GravityAlwaysWins Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Ted and Blake

 

Set about a year after 5x13.  Ted finally asks Blake something he’s wanted to ask him for days, and a late night, long overdue conversation ensues. 


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Fluff, Post-513 Fic, Romance, Ted/Blake Characters: Blake, Ted
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3216
[Report This] Published: April 24, 2020 Updated: April 24, 2020


Summary:

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How do Brian and Justin survive the quarantine? Do they drive each other crazy? Do they do what they know best? Who snaps first?


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Brian/Justin, Fluff, Humor, One-Off Fic, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues, Romance, What If Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3439
[Report This] Published: April 06, 2020 Updated: April 06, 2020


Summary:

*Blue Ribbon placed by developer, will return when story is completed. ~bob

Justin and Brian have just announced their pregnancy to the family, much to the joy of many, and the aggravation of a few. Celebrate their ups and downs, their joys and sorrows and surprises, as they make their way through the last five months of pregnancy and their first days of being fathers.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Family, Angst, Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Michael, Brian/Justin, Drabbles, Emmett/Drew, Fluff, Friendship, Humor, Mel/Lindsay, MPreg, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues, Ted/Blake Characters: Ben, Blake, Brian, Carl, Debbie, Drew Boyd, Emmett, Gus, Jennifer Taylor, Jenny Rebecca, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Other Canon Characters, Ted
Challenges: None
Series: Sunbeam Chronicles
Chapters: 110 Completed: No Word count: 402142
[Report This] Published: January 02, 2018 Updated: March 22, 2020


Summary:

When you're married to Brian Kinney, you learn to expect surprises.

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Brian surprises Justin with an anniversary gift that far exceeds expectations.


Categories: Romance, QAF-U.S. FICTION, Anniversary, Brian/Justin, Fluff, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues Characters: Brian, Justin
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 28795
[Report This] Published: February 27, 2020 Updated: February 27, 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


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


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


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:

A catch all for all the scenes, situations and shenanigans that don't fit into Britin: A Day in the Life or any of the currently being written or planned for stories in the Sunbeam Chronicles. Will include one-shots or scenes starting from the end of season five and onward; mainly focusing on the time before the start of 25 Days of Smutmas.


Categories: Brian/Justin, Challenges, Emmett/Drew, Friendship, Humor, Michael/Ben, Post-513 Fic, Ted/Blake Characters: None
Challenges: None
Series: Sunbeam Chronicles
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 14394
[Report This] Published: December 22, 2019 Updated: December 22, 2019


Not Like You by TrueIllusion Rated: NC-18 [Reviews - 82]
Summary:

It’s funny how life works sometimes -- in cycles, repeating the same themes in different ways with different situations. Leaving it up to us to recognize a familiar situation and call on our past experience to get through it. But sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.

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Justin decides to make a huge transition in his career, but things are not always what they seem.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues Characters: Brian, Justin, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 19 Completed: Yes Word count: 65677
[Report This] Published: August 16, 2019 Updated: November 02, 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


Summary:

I know what Brian is doing -- he’s being protective of me, the same way he always has been. That’s just his nature; he’ll do anything for his friends, and he never wants to see anyone he cares about get hurt, physically or otherwise. But I’m a big girl, and I can take care of myself.

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Cynthia and Brian are more than just co-workers; they're friends. Family, really. But how will they support one another when push comes to shove?

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Brian/Justin, Drama, Friendship, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues Characters: Brian, Cynthia, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes Word count: 33448
[Report This] Published: July 03, 2019 Updated: August 07, 2019


Comfortable by TrueIllusion Rated: NC-18 [Reviews - 8]
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


It's Complicated by BritinManor, BritinManor, eureka1 Rated: PARENTAL GUIDANCE -13 [Reviews - 34]
Summary:

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On Gus' seventeenth birthday, he has a conversation with his father, which makes Brian realize he’s lost track of what’s most important.

As I was never real happy with my first foray into writing, this story has been revamped. With the help of my friend and beta, we co-authored this story to what it is now. We hope you enjoy our combined efforts.

Cathy


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst With a Happy Ending, Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Mel, Anti-Michael, Brian/Justin, Drama, Gus Lives With Brian, Post-513 Fic, Romance Characters: Blake, Brian, Cynthia, Emmett, Gus, Justin, Lindsay, Melanie, Michael, Ted
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 10368
[Report This] Published: September 02, 2018 Updated: June 21, 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


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.

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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:

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I was in Atlanta when I first started noticing the strange, intermittent numbness and tingling in the fingers of my right hand. I was finishing up some paperwork, and I was having a hard time holding onto the pen, though at the time I thought it was just because I couldn't feel my fingers in the way that I was used to. I knew I'd been pushing myself too hard, spending too much time working on my laptop and not enough time doing yoga, so I thought it was probably just stress. I needed a break, although I wasn't sure when I was going to get one, because I was only scheduled to have two days at home before I had to leave again to travel to Dallas.

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Rob has a health scare that leads him to reevaluate his life. Brian helps support him along the way.


Categories: QAF-U.S. FICTION, Angst, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Post-513 Fic, Real Life Issues Characters: Brian, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes Word count: 18720
[Report This] Published: May 25, 2019 Updated: June 09, 2019