Midnight Whispers
QAF Brian and Justin Fanfiction
Reviews For A Lesson in Loving
Reviewer: nickknack (Signed) · Date: July 13, 2019 10:16 PM · On: Chapter 24

This is a beautiful story, full of loss, regrets and sadness but also of love and hope. I didn't end up happy at the end, just relieved. I think perhaps the happiness was just starting and would grow in the years to come. A pretty amazing story.

Reviewer: Juditka (Signed) · Date: July 18, 2018 01:33 PM · On: Chapter 24

This is a beautiful story. I read it again because I really liked it. Thank You so much!

Reviewer: bellawu (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2018 01:28 PM · On: Chapter 6

I love the way brian handled paul

Reviewer: bellawu (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2018 01:16 PM · On: Chapter 5

I hope paul doesnt cause more trouble for justin

Reviewer: bellawu (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2018 01:06 PM · On: Chapter 4

Well said justin!!

Reviewer: bellawu (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2018 12:54 PM · On: Chapter 3

I hope deb put poison on paul dinner

Reviewer: bellawu (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2018 12:42 PM · On: Chapter 2

Oh my god... :( it must be so painful for justin to watch brian loving someone else... 

Reviewer: bellawu (Signed) · Date: February 15, 2018 12:25 PM · On: Chapter 1

Im to chicken to read angsty story but i couldnt stop reading it... i hope my heart can take it

Reviewer: nickknack (Signed) · Date: April 01, 2016 05:26 AM · On: Chapter 24

I think my review got lost in the March 2016 data crash. I know I gave this an excellent review but can't recall what I said but suffice to say I really enjoyed this story - tension filled, emotional and full of angst. A great AU. Very sad to see I have now read all of the Mouse submissions, I truly hope to see more in the future.

Reviewer: SunshineSally (Signed) · Date: December 24, 2015 12:54 AM · On: Chapter 4

Seriously, my hate for Paul is so intense lol

Reviewer: SunshineSally (Signed) · Date: December 24, 2015 12:53 AM · On: Chapter 3

I love how angry Brian got about Andy risking Justin's health. Protective Brian is one of my absolute favourites.

And yes, Lindsay, Justin IS a better choice than that douche, Paul.

Reviewer: SunshineSally (Signed) · Date: December 24, 2015 12:51 AM · On: Chapter 2

I do not like Paul - AT ALL. God, these boys are so perfect for each other, they must realise this!!!!!!!

Reviewer: SunshineSally (Signed) · Date: December 24, 2015 12:50 AM · On: Chapter 1

My heart is breaking for Justin.

Reviewer: eureka1 (Signed) · Date: September 22, 2015 01:17 AM · On: Chapter 24

Very emotional--and impactful--story. You very skillfully showed how Justin and Brian eventually joined and complemented each other as equals.

Reviewer: chandrika (Anonymous) · Date: March 10, 2015 06:37 PM · On: Chapter 1

great story

thank you for sharing

Reviewer: Artfuleye66 (Signed) · Date: January 15, 2015 07:32 AM · On: Chapter 24

An amazing story and a rollercoaster ride of emotions! I loved it!

Reviewer: Deb Tanner (Signed) · Date: August 23, 2014 04:47 AM · On: Chapter 24

I really love this story, but I noticed that their last night in Paris is missing from the story. Is there any way to fix that or was it left out intentionally?

Reviewer: Anonymous (Anonymous) · Date: June 12, 2014 07:02 PM · On: Chapter 1

Wonderful story !!Perfectly written :) You're truly gifted !!Thank you so much for writing this amazing story.  xoxo

Reviewer: Tranceqaf (Anonymous) · Date: June 05, 2014 10:07 PM · On: Chapter 1

What an amazing story.  Very moving, I could barely get through the chapter when Andy was begging Justin to end it all.  A testament to your writing ability that you didn't become too graphic about what went in the 'Black Marketers' back room.  It almost made it worse to imagine it.  

Reviewer: Pitio (Anonymous) · Date: November 19, 2013 09:00 AM · On: Chapter 24

amazing, emotional and wonderful story! Thank you so very much for this and I  hope you keep writing you truly have a gift. Fantastic and gripping :D

Reviewer: chenee1988 (Anonymous) · Date: August 26, 2013 12:02 AM · On: Chapter 24

this story was absolutely amazing. i do hope that you are officially persuing a career in writing because you have a true gift this story so filling from beginning to end and left an ere of completion with both the characters and the readers, well done :)

Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: March 29, 2013 04:15 AM · On: Chapter 24

This was very well written. It was sad and dark, not normall my thing , but I wanted to see it through to the end ,which was excellant.

Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 08:19 AM · On: Chapter 24

I really enjoyed this alot,it was incredible,and very sad too ~ Yvonne xx

Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 08:15 AM · On: Chapter 23


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 07:55 AM · On: Chapter 22


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 07:47 AM · On: Chapter 21

Oh my god,im crying so hard here!!!

Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 07:29 AM · On: Chapter 20


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 07:15 AM · On: Chapter 19


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 07:05 AM · On: Chapter 18


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 04:45 AM · On: Chapter 17


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 04:28 AM · On: Chapter 16


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 04:16 AM · On: Chapter 15


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 03:58 AM · On: Chapter 14


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 03:33 AM · On: Chapter 13


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 03:16 AM · On: Chapter 12


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 02:27 AM · On: Chapter 11


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 02:19 AM · On: Chapter 10


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 02:05 AM · On: Chapter 9


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 01:39 AM · On: Chapter 8


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 01:26 AM · On: Chapter 7


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 01:02 AM · On: Chapter 6


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2013 12:13 AM · On: Chapter 5


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 11:52 PM · On: Chapter 4


Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 11:28 PM · On: Chapter 3

I enjoyed this chapter alot - Yvonne xx

Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 10:59 PM · On: Chapter 2

That kiss was hot!!! But I'm sad at the same time. I could be sad because of the whole Brian being monogamous with that other guy...yea,thats it - Yvonne xx

Reviewer: yvonnereid (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 10:28 PM · On: Chapter 1

I am going to love this!! - Yvonne xx

Reviewer: JT (Anonymous) · Date: November 24, 2012 12:35 PM · On: Chapter 5

Hey, loving this story!  Just thought that I'd let you know that in the first sentence of Chapter 5, you start the sentence with "aul" and not "Paul."

Reviewer: Sisa (Anonymous) · Date: August 15, 2012 03:03 AM · On: Chapter 1

I just finished reading this fic and definitely understand why it got those "best" titles. It is GREAT story, even if it´s sad, angsty but with happy ending. It´s one of those fic where you realize at least little bit what people with AIDS and people who take care of them going through and what it could cost them. I admire authors who can write such a good and deep story. I´m going to read the rest of them.

Reviewer: RedRose (Anonymous) · Date: June 30, 2012 09:49 AM · On: Chapter 24

One Of The Best Fanfics Of Queer as Folk. SmileyCentral.com SmileyCentral.com

Reviewer: Mary (Signed) · Date: June 12, 2012 12:58 AM · On: Chapter 1

Why so few comments? This is great srory! So impressive I was crying all night reading last chapters. I thought Justin would commit a suicide and Brian would become literally demented from grief. But that didn't happen!)

Thank you very much for one of the best fanfics of Queer as Folk.

Phew, I'm still under the impression of strong and dark emotions described in the story! Let me go and read some fluff to get over!)

Reviewer: Curious George (Anonymous) · Date: May 12, 2012 12:37 AM · On: Chapter 1

It's great to see this treasure corrected and reposted, but it would be equally great to see a brief explanation posted along with it, so readers will know it's ready for a more-coherent revisit.  Thanks for posting it.

Reviewer: Bigdogz09 (Signed) · Date: May 04, 2012 11:22 PM · On: Chapter 24

Love this story.  Have read it before, several times over the past several years.  So well written; it pulls in the reader and twists and turns them around to see all the views of all characters.  So wonderful.

Glad to see that it has been reposted.

Is Mouse still writing?  Is so, QAF or other?

All the best,


Reviewer: Anonymous (Anonymous) · Date: May 03, 2012 03:07 AM · On: Chapter 24


Why? with out an explanation, was this re post!!!! just to add a miss chapter?

A chapter wasn't complete and we had to repair it. That  resulted in me reposting the story; an admin did it - not the author/friend. If you truly needed/deserved an explanation then here it is. ~JTSecrets

Reviewer: leslie (Anonymous) · Date: May 02, 2012 09:20 AM · On: Chapter 24

wow so great to see you posting old or new i love reading your stories  l hope this means you will be writting again soon


Reviewer: jane dough (Anonymous) · Date: May 02, 2012 06:19 AM · On: Chapter 1

I love this story and all mouse's story but it would be really nice if someone would put this story chapters in the correct order!

We had issues with the editor; the chapters are good now. ~JTSecrets, admin

Reviewer: nosleep (Anonymous) · Date: July 20, 2011 04:42 AM · On: Chapter 24

This was a beautiful story but so sad. I hated that Justin had to martyr himself for his boyfriend who put himself in his predicament. You would have thought he would have learned from dealing with Brian.

The ending with Paul at their reception was perfect as well as Jennifer's toast.

You should write more stories. These are treasures!

Reviewer: soirsagrey (Anonymous) · Date: March 01, 2011 02:36 AM · On: Chapter 1

Yihaa!!!! Found my favourite story back.

Mouse, you wrote a masterpiece!!!!

Reviewer: M_elle_22 (Signed) · Date: December 17, 2010 08:23 PM · On: Chapter 24

I loved this.  Justin's confession had me crying.  I was afraid it would get way over the top, but I think you skated on the edge really well.  I know of people and places where the situation he discribes is not at all a work of fancy, but a real posibility.

I especially love how Brian still sees Justin as the strongest man he knows and isn't disgusted by what he did, but is in awe.

Brian and Justin are forever and awesome!

Reviewer: M_elle_22 (Signed) · Date: December 17, 2010 05:16 PM · On: Chapter 19

It feels like I missed something in this chapter.  Last chapter Justin was sleeping on Brian's shoulder travelling to the vineyard.  I assume Justin drempt a flashback to when he and Andy were together. Suddenly we jump to Brian joining his hosts excusing Justin as ill, but no explanation.  Then we end with the Boys meeting up agian in a cottage (presumably a guest house?) to find Justin with his sketches and the remains of an earlier "outburst".

I think we missed the arrival to the estate, and an "outburst" on the patio.  Where is Cynthia, Carrol and Mark?

Despite the missing parts, I do like how Brian held on to his priorities even when his hormones demanded he fcuk the young man among the vines.  I want Brian to always be Brian = horny predator and all, but I love him best when he says no to tempation.  :o)

Reviewer: M_elle_22 (Signed) · Date: December 17, 2010 07:00 AM · On: Chapter 8

I loved all the dialogue in this chapter.  Justin giving Lindsay hell, never afraid to say it like it is.  Daphne and Justin's  reassuring closeness. Then, I espcially loved the dialogue at Kinnetic's door.  Queeny, snarky Brian, touchy about his suit, and smirky, unrepentant Justin dishing it back.  Very good, it felt real, and was funny.

Reviewer: lemondrop (Anonymous) · Date: April 16, 2010 02:41 AM · On: Chapter 24

Oh!  This piece was just lovely!  I couldn't put it down - I'm sorry I didn't leave a review on each chapter, but I was too riveted to stop.

I always believed Justin was capable of loving someone else, but I also always believed that even if he did, he and Brian would find their way back together.

Thank you for writing the fic I've been waiting for!  It was rich, heart-breaking and ultimately very uplifting.  I liked the style it was told in as well, with the flash-backs and the grief (on each side, really) to poignantly played out.  And thanks too, for keeping our canon-characters "in character" and creating new characters that were interesting rather than distracting.

Well done!

Reviewer: dzmom (Signed) · Date: March 27, 2010 05:17 AM · On: Chapter 24

This story was so very fabulous. I loved it from beginning to end.

Reviewer: sab123 (Anonymous) · Date: December 17, 2009 04:57 PM · On: Chapter 23

Mouse, i really love your story. You build a wonderful story around Brian and justin, colourful and detailled.

And it´s really a shame, that parts of your story are apparantly missing, like some other reviews reported before.

Especially missing for me are the follwowin parts:
In Chapter 19, 2.paragraph, Frank and Philipp talk about their visit with B&J in the Cathedral Reims, but this part ist missing in chapter 18.

Chapter 22 ends a few hours before the kinnetik presentation, with a lot of open questions. Chapter 23 suddenly starts in Paris with B&J now together. What changed the place and the situation?



Reviewer: ColorLet23 (Signed) · Date: October 26, 2009 04:32 AM · On: Chapter 1

I must have read this story twice before from the old site, but wow... I was still moved and the tears just kept coming... :]

Reviewer: Anonymous (Anonymous) · Date: August 18, 2009 01:42 PM · On: Chapter 1

Just wanna say i love this story. And I never get tired of reading it over and over again. Thank you mouse for writting such a wonderful story. But I just wanted to say that i think their are parts missing from chapter 24. The best part i think....it was after they visit andy's grave and talking to andy's sister and they go to eat and brain ask justin to marry him. Having read the story at the old site, i know that piece is missing. Hopefully mouse or someone has the rest and will post it. Thanks!!

Reviewer: mouses#1fan (Anonymous) · Date: August 13, 2009 01:25 PM · On: Chapter 10

I've read this story many times and this chapter is always my undoing. It's so powerful and heart breakingly emotional. I always end up in sobbing tears and I know that there's more to come, but I just love this story. You are an amazing writer.

Reviewer: Marieta (Anonymous) · Date: April 20, 2009 10:49 PM · On: Chapter 1

I agree that the story is great, but I belive that the chapters 11, 15 and 16 are not complete. A while ago, when the old MW was on this chapeters were way longer then this one. Maybe there is someone who have is saved on PC and can help.

Author's Response: I already went in and added the missing pieces, I have no idea what happened and I appologise.

Reviewer: Hotesse (Signed) · Date: April 20, 2009 05:23 AM · On: Chapter 10

Ok... I'm not finished reading this story but I just have to comment on it...

It's so damn good. Thank you for this... thank you for writing so well. It's hard to "witness" their pain but truly worth every minute. Thank you again.

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