Midnight Whispers
QAF Brian and Justin Fanfiction
Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: March 16, 2024 02:29 AM · On: Chapter 44

Please, please, please can we have a new chapter or a closing chapter to finish this series.  I have loved this series from the start and as they in America, I need closure!!



Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: March 16, 2024 02:29 AM · On: Chapter 44

Please, please, please can we have a new chapter or a closing chapter to finish this series.  I have loved this series from the start and as they in America, I need closure!!



Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: March 16, 2024 02:29 AM · On: Chapter 44

Please, please, please can we have a new chapter or a closing chapter to finish this series.  I have loved this series from the start and as they in America, I need closure!!



Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: March 07, 2024 02:35 PM · On: Chapter 44

It has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. 

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: March 06, 2024 12:02 AM · On: Chapter 44

I miss this story so much.  I hope all is well with you and that you haven't abandoned this much loved story!!

Best wishes,


Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: February 22, 2024 06:21 PM · On: Chapter 44

It has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. 

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: February 22, 2024 06:21 PM · On: Chapter 44

It has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. 

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: February 22, 2024 06:21 PM · On: Chapter 44

It has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. 

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: February 22, 2024 06:21 PM · On: Chapter 44

It has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. 

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: February 22, 2024 06:21 PM · On: Chapter 44

It has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. 

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: February 12, 2024 02:45 AM · On: Chapter 1

has this story been abandoned?  just askin'

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: October 14, 2023 10:22 AM · On: Chapter 44

I've missed your writing, I hope all is well with you. 

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: August 25, 2023 02:20 AM · On: Chapter 44

one more comment on lindsay...

children, unfortunately, have to experience the death of a parent when young. brian and justin will help him thru it more than many families would be able to do as they are so dedicated and determined to be there for gus, and all the kids. and debbie, carl and joey will be there for jr...and hopefully mel and the new "aunt" also. the kids are surrounded by people who love and care for them and would no doubt get thru it better than a lot of other kids...  

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: July 28, 2023 04:18 PM · On: Chapter 44

thanks, bill, for understanding my point of view...

linds is a tough nut to crack. one of the things i appreciate about your writing is how you  pull solutions out of your hat somehow instead of the easiest ones that might come to mind. but i don't see any solution to her issues except suicide or a short but terminal condition. and i gotta admit it would be nice to not have anyone have to be responsible for the financial costs going forward, especially since brian is the only one who could possibly afford it and he's the last person who should get involved to me. lindsay is the entire cause of all brian's problems between him and mel, bar none. and she did it all deliberately and brian should be clear-headed enough by now to see that, i think. 

i do think mel is hooked up with the right woman now, who will most likely help her develop a more accurate picture of brian and ease their tensions now that linds is gone.

looking forward to granny  getting settled into her new home and hope she gets to enjoy it for a long long time.

would love to see viola's next round of (new and improved?) chemo to do the trick for her so she has lots of time to enjoy her new life and see nina grow up a lot more. 


thanks again... live long and prosper!

Author's Response:

Part of my resolution of the Lindsay issue is how it would affect Gus and to a lesser extent JR.   I agree Leda is a good partner for Mel, she doesn't accept her BS.  I enjoy these interactions with the readers. THANKS!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: July 23, 2023 04:49 AM · On: Chapter 44

i think grandmother taylor is too little too late. i agree with what brian told her about her past behavior to justin, jen and molly and and i would let her find someone else to come to her rescue now that she only sort of had her come-to-jesus epiphany, which i doubt has staying power. maybe brian will build another garage apt for her...

axl...another chance for michael to make a total fool of himself...gag me with a spoon.

so many open issues...

so who's gonna pick up the tab for lindsey's apparent long term care? probably good old brian... don't think anyone else is interested enough and why he would be is beyond me.

sorry for the downer review but i waited so long for this chapter and i guess i expected too much. my bad...

Author's Response:

Janet is trying, not sure she will be able to overcome a lifetime of prejudice.  I will work on closing some issues for you.  Lindsay situation hs me knod of stumped.  I eill try my best not to make you wait so long for update.  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: July 18, 2023 08:26 AM · On: Chapter 44

Thanks for the update. I'm kinda like Brian and Granny I don't trust Janet. She has a long way to go.

I hope everything is going well for the adoption of Nina, Anabel is very efficient for families.

I'm not sure Emmett needs to drag Ted into Michael's stories. He must assume his choices even if Axl is a real profiteer.

Everything is going well in the extended Taylor-Kinney family, that's the main thing.

Author's Response:

Sorry you had to wait so long for the update.  Happy you enjoyed it.  Time will tell if Janet can really overcome her prejudices.  Nina would be devastated is she has to leave her Teddy Man.  I think just wants advice, pretty sure Ted won't get involved in Michael's life.  Thanks for the review!!!!  Always good to see your comments!!   Bill

Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: July 18, 2023 06:36 AM · On: Chapter 44

Thank you so much for updating this story. I just love it so much. I kind of feel a little sorry for Michael, but just a little.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much for taking time to review!!!!  I am so glad you are still reading and enjoying.  Mikey is his own worst enemy.  Bill

Author's Response:

Thanks so much for taking time to review!!!!  I am so glad you are still reading and enjoying.  Mikey is his own worst enemy.  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: July 17, 2023 10:24 PM · On: Chapter 44

I was so happy to see the new update!!    Hope you are doing well!!       This was a good chapter!!   I'm glad that Janet has realized that in order to be accepted into the family, she was going to have to change her way of thinking, and she did.    Once everyone relaxed, they all had a great afternoon together.      

As far as Axl goes, I'm thinking he isn't going to be long for Kinnetik or the gang.  First he basically ignores Michael, then he hits on Emmett's boyfriend, then he gets rough enough with Michael in the backroom, where everyone seems to take notice.    I'm glad that Emmett is going to talk with Ted to get his take on everything.

Author's Response:

Happy you enjoyed the latest chapter.  I think Janet finally realizes the mistakes she made.  Axl is a user and MIchael seems to be happy to be used.  It iwllbe interstsing to see what developes there.  I am good, hope  all is good in your life!!!!  Thanks for the review!!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: July 17, 2023 03:44 AM · On: Chapter 44

YAY! A new chapter, it went by too fast because I was missing it so much.  Sigh, I will just have to read it again and again (as if I don't do that already LOL)!

Poor Ted! I hope all goes well with the adoption and there is little to no problems with Ted and Blake's pasts. I hope they get good news quickly and I hope that Viola is doing okay.

I'm glad that the "bullying" Gus went through is hopefully over. I loved that Bob's mother, Joyce, immediately had a talk with her son and that he seems (hopefully) to understand what he did was wrong. I liked how she handled it, how everyone handled it, even John who was ready to protect Gus. I never would have believed that I would love the nephews as much as I do. You do a great job with them.

I was a little worried about Janet not making good decisions, but she seems to have figured out (thanks to Jennifer and Brian) what she needs to do to sincerely be accepted in Justin's love family. I hope she doesn't backslide and keeps on the right track. I am glad the family is giving her a chance to prove herself.  Hopefully she doesn't hurt Justin again.

Can I just say how much I love Gus. He is just wonderful!

Dumbass Michael. Why is he so freaking stupid? Axl could wear a sign around his neck that says "I'm just using you DumbAss!!!"  Draw pictures in bright color crayons with the same message and tape it to Michael's face and Michael still won't understand that Axl is just using and hurting him. Or...like the comic book moronic villain he truly is, he does understand and will try to use it to get Brian to feel sorry for him.

You do remember I hate Michael, right?  And I want only bad things to happen to him, but nothing that will have anyone actually feel sorry for him.  Yes, I am trying to be a villain too!! 

I love this story and as always, I always want, need, and love to read more of this story!!! Please update soon! No pressure, but pretty please!!!!

Thanks for the new chapter, wonderful as usual!!!


Author's Response:

So hlag you are still enjoying this saga.  I know I take much too long to update.  You did seem to enjoy this chapter which I an happy to see.  I have great hope for Janet, she sees to finally have her eyes open.  We got to see just how rotten a person Frnak Harkins is.  Not just a bully but also a cheat and a liar.  Gus is a little boy who loves his family and enjoys his life.  John has that Kinney genetic need to protect people he loves.  Mikey is amazingly clueless, I doubt he would believe anyone who warns him about Axl.  Thanks for taking time to review, I always enoy hearing from you.  Bill

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: April 12, 2023 12:22 AM · On: Chapter 42

Hi Sweet Baboo, since I combine chapters 42 and 43 review by mistake I'm adding a review so you didn't get cheated. You have added so many characters some were jerks most were loving. Granny was adorable such an addition it was funny it didn't take long for Brian to love the lady, she treasured Justin and Jen and one   look at Gus, John, Peter and Kevin and she w.as hooked. I liked Justin's Uncle Ed and hope we meet his brother Jeff (?)and Kevin is such a sweet boy. then we have some that are control freak and also homophobs we have Brad,Ken,Andrea, Gigi,Alan, and Ted's nosey neighbor! I hope Melanie listens to Leda Brian did not go to war to prove he was better than her, she got that immpression because Lindsay pitted them against each other wanting them to fight over her! A new character I don't like is Axl he has hidden agenda,thinking to hook ups with people at work.Then there is mikey he has one brain cell and it's on life support! Brian geting so emotional when Liam was ill showed how much he has grown as a person. Love ya,your Sally for Forever

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, happy you enjoyed the latest updates.  I can hardly believe I am still writing this saga after allthese yesr!!  I love Granny, this review reminds me how many new charathers I have added.  I think you could be right about Axl, he has an agenda.  Brian is a good Daddy, his children have no problem his Kinney shield.  Alway a pleasure to hear from you!!  As always, I remain  your sweet Baboo

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: April 11, 2023 11:24 PM · On: Chapter 43

testing to see if it works 

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: March 11, 2023 02:21 AM · On: Chapter 43

I had high hopes we were done with Harkins family even if the trouble maker was a cousin.The family must teach entitlement from womb. Parents pay mega bucks to get their children in that school that prides themselves on the "anti bully policy", I find it odd no teacher or counsilour every sees these bullies maybe teachers feel threaten if any thing is said especially by a Harkins who think they are important.Hope Janet takes Jen seriously about still acts like Brian doesn't exists Justin will never accept her and let her be around her grandchildren if she doesn't respect Brian,hope Brad and Ken get in trouble for Brad saying Ken did slap Janet but it wasn't abuse if their crowd sees this spread in a divorce charge against Ken he will be shunned by the people whose opinion he needs to maintain his large ego.Loved granny and Alice preparing Brian's favorite foods just because he was so upset by Liam being ill and they wanted to show their love for him, everyone who lives at Britin love and respect him, he had no respect from Joan or Clair in his adult life I'm glad others know the man he is. Love ya, Sally

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, The Harkins appear to be the gift that just keeps giving.  Joe did have two strikes against him before he punched Peter so someone was paying attention at WA.  Janet obviously still has some issues.  She is tryng to overcome a liftetime of judgement and prejudice so maybe there is some hope. Jennifer will send her on her way if she doesn't shape up.  Jennifer will always look out for her "boys".  Brian has to realize his cover is blown, lots of people know he is areally good guy.  Always great to hear from you.  As always I remain, your sweet Baboo

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: March 10, 2023 11:17 AM · On: Chapter 43

So wonderful to have you back. I don't trust that contractor. Hopefully Mel will lighten up now she's getting laid. 

Author's Response:

Thanks.  The contractor is going to be under scrutiny.  Your Mel comment made me laugh out loud.  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: March 09, 2023 06:18 PM · On: Chapter 43

 By the way I loved the Meanie vs Melanie typo!

Author's Response:

I try ot catch those but I think those are fruedian slips.  

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: March 09, 2023 04:03 PM · On: Chapter 43

Starting at the end and working backwards I think Leda  and Mel took longer then I thought they would. 

I think Janet will go back home to the family before she accepts Brian

I am so glad Gus has that relationship with his Papa where he can tell him anything and Papa will try to either help him fix it or make a call to get it fixed.

Gotta love the construction crew thinking Justin is a pushover wrong wrong wrong.

Brian loves those babies more then he can express in words they hurt he hurts. I love that side of him. The fact that Granny sees it and Brian is ok with that is amazing. I like the favorite foods as a reward for showing his feelings.

I am curious about a few things for the next chapter what will happen to Lindsay, how Justin handles Gus being bullied with the school and does he tell Nrian before or after he takes care of it. Maybe there needs to be some sort of meet up between Janet and Brian so we can see how that is or isn't going to work.

Author's Response:

I think Leda is mindful of the situation and cautious about getting to involved but affairs of the heart don't always encourage careful thinking.  Janet has some decisions to make and behavior to improve before she is accepted by the Pittsburgh family.  Harry learned his lesson about Justin and he now has protective Brian watching him.  Brian doesn't like anyone giving his Sunshine hard time.  Brian is kind a marshmellow inside a steel hull.  Brian always want to stay on Mother Taylor's good side and he has said a couple times that Granny is like Jennifer on steroids.  Linds is a tough one, mot sure what is going to happen there.  I think the Washington Academy is about to get a visit or call from Gus'a Daddy.  Jennifer is going to prptect her "boys", Janet will have to demonstrate total acceptance before Jennifer allwos her to interact with the family.  I always look forward to your reviews!!!!!!   Thanks,  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: March 09, 2023 02:10 PM · On: Chapter 43

Great chapter as always, Bill!!   Here's hoping that Janet soon realizes the error of her ways and comes around to the right way of thinking!!  Things aren't going to go well for her, if she doesn't.     

I loved Brian and Justin's ongoing conversation about the way he dresses.   LOL   That will always amuse Brian to no end, and its no doubt the reason he is trying to start the better dressing in Lily and Liam while they are young.     

I loved how Justin confronted Harry, the contractor.   I can tell that he and his attitude aren't going to be around much longer.   Can we all take guesses as to how much longer he will be there before he is replaced?   

Here we go again with the Harkin's family.  They just don't know when to quit, do they?   I'm just glad that Gus told Justin about it, so he is aware of what is going on.  

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed this update.  It is 100% up to Janet to either be completely accepting or hit the road.  Jennifer left her with no doubt anout what Janet had to do.  I'm pretty sure that Brian knows Justin's dress sense is a lost cause but you are correct he wants his children to be more interested in clothes than their Papa is.  Harry is on very thin ice.  By upsetting Justin he now has Brian making sure Harry is doing aa good job.  The Harkins, the gift that just keeps giving.  I'm pretty sure that Washington Academy is going to get a call or visit from Brian.  Gus trust that his Papa will always have good advice about life.  Thanks for the review, I appreciate all your support.  Bill

Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: March 08, 2023 06:31 PM · On: Chapter 43

Another update.  You are spoiling us!

I still forward to this story and this series is def in my top 5.

'Granny' Janet needs to sort her life out & get a grip!



Author's Response:

trying to be a bit more frequent with updates.  Glad you are still reading and enjoying.  Janet needs to understand that if she wants acceptance she must fully accept the entire family.  Her family appear to be slow learners.  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: March 08, 2023 09:00 AM · On: Chapter 43

Looks like Janet isn't going to earn any bonus points. There's something rotten about her. I love Gus and Justin's talks even though they're bullies, damn family those Harkins! I don't have much sympathy for Mélanie, she dug her own hole. Luckily Leda is there. Thanks for the update.

Author's Response:

Janet is on a slippery slope, she may find herself all alone unless she wises up.  Gus loves to run stuff past his Papa and trusts he will always have good advice.  Mel is a difficult charachter to like.  JR is the one lacking in parenting, Leda is helping there at least for the moment.  Thanks for all your support!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: March 08, 2023 04:11 AM · On: Chapter 43

Yay! A new chapter! You know happy it makes me to get a new chapter of this fic.

Loved that Brian allowed his family to show their love for him. Had to laugh that John stayed away from the group hug that Brian allowed LOL. John is so much like Brian.

I have to admit I was disappointed in Janet, as was Jennifer. Glad Jennifer told her what her family expects in order for them to accept her.  All she has to do is accept all of her (Jennifer) family. I was hoping that Janet had already learned that at the christening when Granny made an obvious hint about accepting Gus & Kevin. I was really hoping that she would fully accept them all. Hopefully she will come around and will accept and give all the love this wonderful surrounds themself with.

Gotta love how Jennifer doesn't suffer fools gladly and tells people exactly how things truly are and what will be accepted and what will get someone locked out of her family.

I love the relationship between Gus and Justin and how Gus knows he can always talk to Justin.  I hate that Gus already has to deal with a bully, but love that Gus has already made some friends. Hopefully Brian & Justin can deal with the idiot Harkins bully and rid that school of anyone connected to the Harkins (who I think are all sociopaths).

I was glad to read that the new garage/apartment/shed is progressing along even if Justin has to keep the foreman aware of what the plans actually say instead of what he thinks he remembers but apparantly too arrogant to doublecheck the plan.

I don't know how I feel about Mel. I have waited all day to post this review trying to get my mind around how I feel about her and her situation. But I am so conflicted. I'm not sure how I feel about Leda & Mel getting it on. I'm kind of disappointed in Leda not sticking to her "only a friend" status. I feel like Mel is just using her. I mean, even though Mel was home, she still left getting JR bathed and put to bed all up to Leda, like Leda is her nanny/housekeeper. Maybe the "day after" will clear some things up for me.

Another great chapter Bill. I can't wait for the next one!!!

Hope you are feeling better!


Author's Response:

Glad to make you happy.  The Kinney genes are strong in John!  Jennifer never lets anyone wonder how she feels about her family and is never willing to accept prejudice.  Gus loves his Papa and trusts him to help him solve any issues.  Gus understands bullies and what awful people there are.  He experieced Joe at John's birthday party and the Lucce kid & father while trick or treating.  Granny was proud that her "darling boy" was more than abke to stand up for himself.  Mel, Linds and Leda situation is one that makes a happy ending difficult.  Thanks for the nice review, glad you are still enjoying the story and I am feeling good.  Bill

Reviewer: auggie (Signed) · Date: February 23, 2023 03:50 AM · On: Chapter 1

So sorry I messed up some words in my (no review );when starting it over.  What I meant to say was that "Justin should tell Michael he is no longer welcome at his home and Brian should back Justin up".  Not the jibberest that I wrote without reading it over.  I loved this so much but you already know that.  Will review after I have read the last chapter that you have written, although it will take me awhile. Thanks again for this story. Keeps me going.😊

Author's Response:

no worries, I understood.

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: February 19, 2023 10:15 PM · On: Chapter 42

glad to see another chapter.

Author's Response:

Hope you enjoyed it.

Reviewer: auggie (Signed) · Date: February 13, 2023 12:06 AM · On: Chapter 1

I haven't reviewed lately because I am starting this again because it is my favorite, but staring it again I can see how many time Brian has warned Michael about his treatment of Justin and it keeps happening.  Maybe it is time for Justin to tell Michale he is no linger Elmo me at his home and Brian backs him up.  If Debbie does not understand that is onDeb.  Just because someone has been a "so call friend" does not mean you have to keep them in your life and keep letting that person or person be rude to your partner.  Had to get that off of my chest,been holding it in too long.  You know from my other reviews that I love this long story and think you are the greatest writer and will continue to come back time and time again.  Thank you.


Author's Response:

I am always impressed when a reader says they are rereading this long saga.  I have gone back to check on things that happened but never reread the whole thing.  I am very flattered, thanks.  I think of Brian and Mikey more as brothers than just friends.  You put up with a lot more from family than friends.  Justin knows that he is number one with Brian, I believe he is more amused by Mickey than upset or angry.  Justin has never asked Brian to drop Mikey as a friend, he know there is too much history between the two men.  Also neither Brian or Justin wanrt to do anything to hurt Debbie and if they cut all ties with Mikey that would hurt Debbie, even though she know her son is wrong.  Hope that makes sense.  Sorry it too me so long to reply.  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: February 09, 2023 07:17 PM · On: Chapter 42

I know I forgot to write a review I apologize!

This chapter was best in the parts with Gus worrying about his brother and Brian showing emotion and running off to hide that he had them...

Trying to figure out the new guy Axl will be interesting. I only hope he steers clear of Michael just so there is less Michael.

I am trying to figure out if Jennifer is a sucker when it comes to Janet. I guess if she is Brian will finish off the rest of Craig's family...

I want a status update on the garage and apartment build and more Justin, Brian and the kids time. 

Hope you are feeling better. 

Thanks for continuing to write this amazing story!

Author's Response:

Sorry for the long delay in my reply, not intentional!!!  Gus has always freely shown his emotions, his Daddy on the other hand found out that a tiny helpless sick baby could easily breach the wall around his emotions.  I don't think Axl will be steering clear of Mikey (sorry).  I don't think sucker, more evaluating the situation and giving Janet the benefit of doubt.  Garage update coming.  I am feeling better thanks!!  Thank you for your continuing support.  Bill

Reviewer: ForeverLove50 (Signed) · Date: January 21, 2023 12:45 PM · On: Chapter 42

Yes! I feel some exciting new drama coming involving Axl! And I’m here for it!!

Author's Response:

You feelings seem to be correct.  Thanks for the review!!  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: January 20, 2023 09:22 AM · On: Chapter 42

Thanks for the update! Brian finds it more and more difficult to hide his emotions, especially with his family, I like this development. Having children makes him more "vulnerable" so much he loves them. Axl looks like a profiteer I hope little Mykey gets run over he's such an idiot. Will Janet resist her husband and son's threats if she sees them alone? We'll see. In fact I don't know what to think of these 2 new characters (Axl and Janet), only you know...

Author's Response:

Thanks for the review!!!  I think Brian is horrified by his inability to hide his emotions.  He has difficulty dealing with anyone he loves being sick or hurt.  He never had to deal with a sick baby Gus, the muchers took care of that.  Helpless sick babies can melt the hardest heart or crack the strongest protective wall around the heart.  I think maybe you are absolutely correct about Axl.  Janet' storyline is still percolating.  Thanks for all your support.  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: January 19, 2023 12:48 AM · On: Chapter 42

As Gus and Kevin would say, "HOORAYYYY!!!!" I am so happy for a new chapter. I have been missing it so much that I went back to the very beginning and started reading it again (don't ask how many times I have read this series!!!). I am upto Melanie giving up custody of Gus and realized that you gave us a new chapter so rushed to read it. Hooray!!!

Wow! Brad is out of control. He seems desperate to keep his father's wife under his thumb. I fear he is capable of hurting Jen, Janet or the Kinney-Taylor family to force his mother back under his father and his control. I hope Janet stays firm in wanting her own life and making her own decisions.

I have to admit that I was surprised that Brian suggested the loft for Janet temparily, but you are right that he does fight for the underdog. I hope Janet is safe there.

Michael is such a loser and I am not liking Axl at all, he is such a user.  A Loser and a User, a match made in hell. Am I completely awful in hoping that Axl plays Michael for the fool/deluded idiot he is and he suffers complete and utter public humiliation?

I'm loving Leon's loyalty to Kinnetic and the Taylor-Kinneys. I'm glad he is not trusting Axl.

Poor Liam. Ear aches are the worst. Gus and his couisins are so sweet with their concern. I love the entire Taylor-Kinney family/crew and how they worry and take care of each other.

I love how much Norm hates Eddy. LOL But I am also loving how much he is enjoying Eddy's tarnished reputation because of the Taylor-Kinneys. LOL

Another wonderful chapter. I can't wait to read more. Hope you had wonderful holidays!


Author's Response:

Hi Holly,  Santa brought me Covid & bronchitis for Christmas so they were not my best ever.  Hope your holidays were better than mine!!  Brad is very sure of himself without any apparent reason.  Don't forget Mother Taylor was the one looking for a place for Janet to stay.  Brian does like to gather brownie points with Mother Taylor.  I don't think your hopes about Mickey & Axl are too far off the mark.  Really glad you enjoyed the latest update.  I always look forward to your comments!!!!!!!! Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: January 18, 2023 10:15 PM · On: Chapter 42

This was a great update Bill!!   It certainly seems that Brad and his father are helping Janet's case, what with his admission of the fathers slapping her as well as following and threatening her at the motel in front of the police.     I did think it was very nice of Brian and Justin to offer Janet the use of the loft.   And Michael, I'm sure will be in for a rude awakening when it comes to Axl; he is just looking to get more acquainted with the gay community, and not him.    And if Michael expects Brian and Justin to be at Babylon a long with Emmett and Rusty, he is truly mistaken.    LOL      

Author's Response:

Really happy you enjoyed it.  Brad sure didn't do himself any favors with his attitude with the police.  I think Axl may find some uses for Mikey.  Thanks for the review!!!  Bill

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: January 18, 2023 02:30 PM · On: Chapter 42

Thanks for the update. I am always glad to see that you've written. I feel bad for Janet she seems decent without the husband and son around. Poor Liam earaches are the worst. I love this series. I re-read from the beginning every couple months. 

Author's Response:

Always impressed by people who reread the whole series!!!! That is very falttering.  Decent tried to live a good but bad choices left her alone.  Thanks for your kind words!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: January 18, 2023 06:59 AM · On: Chapter 42

Great chapter like always. I love when you add villains and action.

Author's Response:

Happy you enjoyed the update.  More villiainy to come!  Thanks for taking time to review!!!   Bill

Reviewer: Bgriggs (Signed) · Date: January 18, 2023 02:32 AM · On: Chapter 42

Thank you for the update! Can't wait to see what trouble Mikey gets himself into with Axl. 

Author's Response:

Maybe Mikey will make good decisions and decide to take things slow with Axl?  NO that won't happen!!!  Thanks for the review,  Bill

Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2022 07:43 PM · On: Chapter 41

So happy to have an update! Really enjoyed as usual.

Can we have more Mad Mikey?  His mad ideas/delusions about Brian have been missing lately and you know I luv me a bit of anti-Mikey, for comic value if nothing else.  Lindsay's in the nut house, so comic value with her.  And Leda seems to controlling Mel's antics.

Thanks and hope for an update soon.

Deb L

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed the update.  Thanks for letting me know!!!!   More Mikey is an unusuak request, I'll put on my thinking cap and see what I can come up with.  Bill

Reviewer: MieMie (Signed) · Date: October 16, 2022 12:10 AM · On: Chapter 41

I love , LOVE getting to know Justin's family. Jenn is 100% BAMF .  I was just wondering what about Brian's family, I mean I was re-reading and Joan telling the boys about her family she has6 niece's and nephew's so wouldn't it be nice if we met some of them, and they were on Brian's side. 

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoy the new family members.  Not sure about Brian's family, he doesn't really know any of them.  Jaon does talk with her one sister, it might be interesting if she visited Pittsburgh.  Thanks for taking time to review, I appreciate it!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: October 13, 2022 08:16 PM · On: Chapter 41

Hi Sweet Baboo, great chapter, hope Janet is playing it straight other wise Jen, Justin and Brian will have to hide a body!Always found Craig not worth the air he breathes now that he's gone Brad and Ken are even worse. Hope Janet files for divorce and uses abuse as a factor the newspapers will show what a piece of shit they are. Kevin and Gus were adorable standing watch over the twins. don't worry about chapters being in a timely manner, you were and are worth the wait! love you, Sally

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, always so great to hear from you!!!!  I think we can safely blame Ken and his example and teaching that resulted in his two idiot sons.  I think Janet just wants to enjoy her senior years but Ken & Brad seem determined not to allow that.  They have no idea what an obstacle Jennifer will be to their plans.  If Brian knew them he could tell them that is always a mistake to get on Mother Taylor's shit list.  I love "worth the wait"  thanks!!!!!!!  As always, your sweet Baboo

Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: October 11, 2022 01:05 PM · On: Chapter 41

Great to have you back. Awesome chapter, so much going on.

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed the latest chapter.  Wish I was inspired more frequently.  Thanks,  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: October 11, 2022 07:49 AM · On: Chapter 41

Jennifer is a real fighter and she will help Janet as much as she can in the face of this physical and mental abuse from Brad who learned well from his father. I don't think they're going to know what will happen to them. Melanie seems to be waking up, without Lindsay and with Leda to help her. Gus is adorable with the twins. I really like this story and I'm glad you're updating it.

Author's Response:

Jennifer doesn't have much time for fools or bullies and Brad is both.  She is determined to help Janet settle into her new life.  Some pressure has eased on Mel and she seems to be thinking and behaving more rationally.  Gus takes his role of big brother to his baby siblings very seriosuly.  Thanks for letting me know you are still reading and enjoying.  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: October 10, 2022 11:44 PM · On: Chapter 41

Great chapter!!  I am so glad that Janet came to her senses and left Ken.   Now, we all know where Craig and Brad got their backwards way of thinking from - Ken.   Janet definitely made the right decision to go to Jennifer.   She will fight tooth and nail for what she believes in, and I guarantee she will get Justin and Brian to help out as well.   Ken and Brad haven't seen anything yet.   I am so looking forward to seeing how this new arc proceeds...   

Author's Response:

Happy you enjoyed this chapter.  Janet has made a difficult decision to chnage her life because her old life is no longer satisfactory.  Jennifer will help Janet as much as she can, she understands being married to a Taylor man.  Thanks for the review!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: October 10, 2022 07:18 PM · On: Chapter 41

I was so happy to see a new chapter of my favorite fic!  I had so many emotions reading this chapter.

First of all, when Janet showed up, I was surprised but felt she had made some hard decisions and I was actually proud that she had made those decisions.

Second, my heart broke when Brian lit into Janet about all the disappointments Justin had suffered at her family's hands. I could feel his pain and it made tears cloud my eyes.

Third, I am anxious for Ted & Blake to adopt Nina. I hope all goes well. Fingers crossed.

Fourth, anger was running hot at Bully Brad's misogynistic lies about menopause being the root of Janet actions of getting away from Ken.  

Fifth, I was shocked that Melanie left Brian & Justin on the school pickup list for JR. Is Mel finally seeing they aren't the root of all evil or is this just for selfish reasons in case she needs them to take care of JR again?

Sixth, I was happy Mark is finally able to get his car when Alan gave up. Laughed when he talked about paying B&J back. LOL Yeah, like that is going to happen.

Seventh, I was absolutely disgusted by Bully Brad's intimidating tactics in Jenn's office and his opinion a slap is not abuse.  

And finally, I was so proud of how Jenn stood her ground and protected Janet from Bully Brad and sent him on his way.

As you can see, I ran the gamut of emotions. I can't wait to see what happens next. Thank you for another great chapter! I will impatiently be waiting for new chapter soon!!


PS - I just love how Gus loves his family and does so much to show his love and protection. Love that boy!

Author's Response:

Always glad to see your review, they make me smile.  I think Janet got so unhappy with her life that she had to make hard decsions.  It had to be a hard thing to do.  Brian is just slightly obssessed with Justin, he hate to see him unhappy.  Viola is pretty determined to see Daddy Balke and Teddy Man raise Nina.  It is a good decision to make ahead on thr adoption while she is still able to make her wishes known.  I think some stress had been lifted from Melanie and she is thinking a little mlre rationally, can't be sure how long it will last.   Brad is an ignorant, bigoted idiot.  I think when Alan spoke to a couple lawyers he realized there was no way he could keep the car.  Normal people understad that a slap is abuse, Brad not so much.  Jennifer is not given to bukling under to people she dislikes or doesn't trust.  I just love your review, it make me proud that you were so moved by my story.  Thanks,  Bill 


Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: October 10, 2022 06:28 PM · On: Chapter 41

glad this story seems to be continuing. hope all is well you.

Author's Response:

All is good with me, sometimes just harder to find inspiration.  All you loyal reviewers keep me writing.  Thanks,  Bill

Reviewer: Argangel (Signed) · Date: October 10, 2022 12:24 PM · On: Chapter 41

Trop bien, la ménopause, je pense que ça doit faire un bon moment qu'elle l''à eu.... 

Author's Response:

Je pense que vous avez raison et que Brad est un idiot.  Bill    

Reviewer: MaggieMay13 (Signed) · Date: October 10, 2022 01:54 AM · On: Chapter 41

Thank you for the update. This is one of my favorites series and I am happy to see it continue. I have reread soooo many times lol. 

Author's Response:

I am always impressed when anyone tells me they have reread this long saga.  Thank you so much!!!!  Happy to know you like my story so much!!!!  Bill 

Reviewer: Bgriggs (Signed) · Date: October 10, 2022 01:18 AM · On: Chapter 41

Jennifer is ferocious! Wish she could have brought Brad to his knees just light Ron Peterson! 

So glad to see a new chapter...I was beginning to fear you had given up on my favorite story!,

Author's Response:

I guess Brad isn't as stupid as he appears, he knew better than to push Jennfer too far.  Not given up just having to reach deeper for inspiration.  You loyal reviewers keep the story going.   Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: September 25, 2022 09:03 PM · On: Chapter 40

duh... anyone alive here? or is this just another abandoned story?

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: July 10, 2022 10:06 AM · On: Chapter 40

Sweet Baboo, just when I think Mark's parents can't get any worse they then raise the bar of their stupidity! Hope if it goes to court the judge tells the bigot off and he loses and ends up with court cost! Bet Gus looked adorable dressed like his daddy...he's so much like his dada and has sweetness Brian would have had if he hadn't been raised by wolveas or worse. Bet Brian suddered the entire time at the car dealership yellow car with brown upolstrey! Gus singing and dancing at the babies was so sweet, his daddy and papa made sure when the babies arrived Gus absolutly certain of their love and showed love for his baby brother and sister instead of jealousy. Wish Mel could understand that Linz is the reason she hates Brian, she pitted Mel and Brian against each other enjoying them fighting over her making her feel I don't think that had anything to do with her illness. I hope Mel will come see Gus (after checking with Brian no one needs a surprise drop in, leave that to mikey....he's a fool)I love this story and the growth of the family. Love ya, your Sally always  

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: July 06, 2022 04:41 AM · On: Chapter 39

Hi Sweet Baboo  , S0 glad your still writing this story!  I hadn't been able respond as my laptop had a major meltdown after searching for a week the store said it would take time to diagnosis 3 weeks later buying a new laptop. Now about the chapter: what planet are Mark's parents   from, they are all about power and control. They don't have friends and don't want their children to have any (they may find to have a thought and realize their family is disfunctional)the car was one more way to control. Now with the Leda Mel may come to terms she has lost just abo all the "family". and loved how Leda told her she can't keep telling everyone Brian took her son and been shouting about Brian uses his money to destroy her....holding her sons toys fro m him was so wrong never seeing Gus or calling him may have made her realize she was hurting Gus not Brian, and finally, mikey invited hisself to Britin and try to force JR to talk with him while she and Nina want to play together. such a jerk! love ya, your Sally

Author's Response:

Sally, so happy to see on back on MW!!!!  Laptops (all computers) are like cars they are great when they work right and enormous PIAs when they don't work.  Maybe Mark's parents could join a support group with Joan Kinney.  Hope Mel starts to reevaluate how she is living her life and make some changes.  Mikey is unchangeable.  Thanks for the review!!!  I remain, as always, your sweet Baboo  

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: July 02, 2022 02:32 AM · On: Chapter 40

You are not allowed to stop writing my favorite story 

I might even be willing to beg you not to stop writing 

Sorry for the delay in my review my password got reset and I was having issues

The things I like Gus and John playing Hot Wheels 

Gus going to work with Daddy

John getting a new car though I admit to having no use for a yellow car.

The tradition of Grandma Jen bowling and school supplies 

babies laughing, I loved tickling my nieces to get those giggles

Mark’s parents suck and I kind of want them to find a lawyer who will then have his ass handed to him and Marks parents will have to pay Mark’s legal fees, yes I know technically he won’t have any

I have no sympathy for Mel she had chances she blew them and now no one cares about her though they do worry about JR

I hope Viola’s treatment works but if not she can see her granddaughter will be raised by people who love her.

I was curious Mikey had nothing negative to say about Gus at KINNETIC

I was amazed at how much happened in this chapter now I can’t wait for Gus’s first day at his new school.

i hope to see more before the end of the summer


Author's Response:

Happy to see you are still reviewing and letting me know what you think.  As i mentioned in another review; a long-time reviewer who has been with me from the start had stopped leaving reviews.  I took that as a sign that it might be time to wind up this saga.  I don't think Alan will want to spend money for a lawyer with so little chance to get his way.  Mel is not really equipped to be a hands-on mother.  I think her vision was always from Lindsay to provide most childcare but that is not going to happen.  I think Ted and Blake need to get to work on adoption.  The odds are not with Viola having a long life.  I think Gus's time at Washington Academy will be interesting.  Thanks for all your reviews and encouragement.  Bill

Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: July 01, 2022 09:20 AM · On: Chapter 40

Yes, an update!

Please don't stop writing this story as this and the whole series I have loved pretty much from the start.

I know I don't write reviews as often as I should but I would really, really miss these stories.  Also we need to find WTF is happening with idiot comic boy and the rest of the 'family'.


Deb L.

Author's Response:

Well if I inspired you to write a review, I guess a long delay was a good idea.  A long-time reviewer from when I first started writing this 9 years ago has stopped leaving reviews and I thought maybe that was a sign to wrap up this saga.  Guess it night be quite that time yet.  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: July 01, 2022 08:58 AM · On: Chapter 40

Thank you Bill for this long awaited update. Other than Jennifer the parents are complete shit. I speak of the family of course not those of the friends of the children. For a moment I thought that Mélanie was going to attack JR to silence her! Will she finally come back to reality now that Lindsay is no longer there to influence her? Viola is making the right decision but I hope she will be fine after her treatment. John, having so much fun with Gus, needs to catch up on some of his rotten childhood. Thank you again and see you soon.

Author's Response:

Just saw your FB message.  I have no idea how I skipped over your review.  Jennifer doesn't have much competition on good parenting front.  Alan and Craig would probably have gotten along really well.  Poor JR really lost out in the parents sweepstakes.  I think Mel woulld like to be a kind & involved mother but it is not her forte. Not sure about Viola's long term srvival but time will tell.  I think you are correct about John enjoying some childhood fun that he missed out on.  Thanks for the nice comments, so sorry for the late response.  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: June 29, 2022 11:34 PM · On: Chapter 40

I was so excited to see the update and to see that you will be continuing the story...  this is one of my favorites!!

Alan is truly a piece of work!!  Calling the cops on his own son and then trying to get his neighbor to lie for him to say the car was his instead of Marks.   I'm glad that George figured out the truth and wouldn't stoop to Alan's level.       

Yay, John got his car, and a new car at that!!  Yeah, Brian doesn't believe in used cars.   I thought it was funny how we was planning on throwing out Gus' old clothes so Justin wouldn't keep them for the kids!!   LOL 

Author's Response:

Glad to know you are still reading and enjoying.  Alan is one of those people that wants to control his children for their entire lives.  He doesn't understand that adults need to make their own decisions.  I don't think he is going to have much luck controlling Mark, especially with Molly encouraging him.  I think Justin will have to have Granny or his mother store those clothes to keep them out of Brian's reach.  Thanks for the nice review.  Bill

Reviewer: auggie (Signed) · Date: June 29, 2022 11:11 PM · On: Chapter 40

Haven't read the last chapter yet, because I have started it over again, just thought since this is my favorite series just wanted you to know how happy I am that you are continuing this.  It keeps me going.  Thank you.

Author's Response:

What a truly nice comment for you to leave.  I am always amazed, impressed and grateful when readers go back and read the whole long saga.  Updates won't be as frequent as you would probably like but I do plan to continue for the time being.  Thanks!!!!   Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: June 29, 2022 09:47 PM · On: Chapter 40

wow bill, i had no idea you were considering dropping the story. i'd be sorry for that to happen...

i spent the last two months in hospital and rehab but am sort of on the mend now. need to regain my strength, not so easy at this age, it seems.

anyway enjoyed the chapter and glad to see gus is getting his toys finally. clearly he's happy too. sorry to see viola is sick again; hope she can try something new and recover.

Author's Response:

Sorry to hear about your health issues and glad you are in the mend. I will soon be 67 so I understand about not bouncing back too quickly.  I have been working on this story for almost 9 years and inspiration is taking longer these days.  Readership and reviews are down so I thought it might be time to close out.  Guess I will muddle on for a while longer.  Gus was happy to get his toys and his fathers let him think that Mel wanted him to have them.  Thanks for the nice comments.  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: June 29, 2022 07:07 PM · On: Chapter 40

YAY!!!  A new chapter.  I'm so happy you have decided to continue writing.  I can't to read more.

Wow! Mark's father is such a bigoted a$$hole.  Poor Mark! Can you imagine your own father wanting you arrested for stealing a car you paid for yourself just because you were making up your own mind about what you want in life????  Loved the neighbor and how he told Alan off.

Loved the scenes with John and Gus. Such bonding moments and how sweet is John to go with yellow since Gus loved it so much. Glad that Gus was happy about his hot wheels and tracks and didn't seemed bothered by getting them from Mel. He didn't seem to dwell on what that means in regards to Mel.

I was wondering what was happening with Ted & Blake adopting Nina. I'm glad Viola took that by the horns and told Ted to get the adoption done. How said that she has to go through chemo again. I hope it works.  

Thanks again for the new chapter, I was missing it so much.  I can't wait read more about this wonderful love family!


Author's Response:

Hi Holly, not too much time has passed in this long saga, but I have been writing it for almost 9 years, Started by posting it on fanfiction before Predec2 suggested I post here.  She was a big help to me in the beginning and encouraged a first-time author.  Her stories are the one that inspired me to write my own.  Never thought it would last this long.  Inspiration just doesn't some as quickly as it once did.  I hope to continue but updates will be spaced out.  Alan is a piece of work but I honestly think this is how some people behave in real life.  He wants to control his son and his life but adults have to live their own lives.  Sadly I think Gus feels let down by his mothers.  His security now come from being with his fathers and other family members.  Brian and Justin led Gus to believe that Mel wanted him to have his toys.  John is a born caregiver always looked out for his younger brother and loves helping with Lily & Liam.  I'm sure he is flattered by the hero worship Gus has for him.  It was very sweet if him to let Gus pick the color of the car.  I think that playing hit wheels with Gus helped John have some child play time he missed out on with Claire as a mother.  I'm pretty sure Ted and Blake will start adoption proceedings.  Thanks for all your kind comments and encouragement.  I really appreciate it!!!!!! Bill

Reviewer: Bgriggs (Signed) · Date: June 29, 2022 03:46 AM · On: Chapter 40

So glad to find a new chapter...it truly made my day! I know you were having trouble continuing the story, but I'm so glad you did. I look forward to more. Can't wait for the wedding...I'm sure Mark's parents will be a delight. Also you never know what stupidity widdle Mikey will come up with!



Author's Response:

Happy to know you enjoyed the latest update.  Sorry for the long delay for the new chapter but inspiration is coming slower these days.  I don't see Alan and Gigi playing much role in the wedding.  Brian might post armed guards at the gate.  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: June 11, 2022 02:25 AM · On: Chapter 39

I am missing this story greatly. Any plans to update it soon?  Hope you are having a great summer.


Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: April 15, 2022 05:57 AM · On: Chapter 39

Wow ! Molly and her in-laws, Leda to Mel ,JR to Michael. It was a weekend of being told the way it is weather you like it or not.

Author's Response:

Wonder if any of them will pay attention to the advice???  Time will tell.  Thanks for the review!!!  Bill

Reviewer: ForeverLove50 (Signed) · Date: April 14, 2022 10:51 AM · On: Chapter 39

Just so you know IM LIVING FOR THE DAY YOU WRITE THE “Michael Smack Down” that is to Come hehe. waiting patiently.

Author's Response:

Poor Mikey, he is always right - in his own mind!!  LOL,  Bill

Reviewer: vic32 (Signed) · Date: April 13, 2022 02:01 PM · On: Chapter 39

That was an eventful day for them wasn't it. Mel as usual a right twat and not listening to no one. She will lose everything if she isn't careful. Gosh I can't believe he showed up just like that. How could you knowing how people feel about him. I look forward to seeing what's next for them. Brilliant work x

Author's Response:

Mikey doesn't care about other people, he knows he is always right.  I think Leda may get through to Mel but we'llhave to wait and see,  Hope all is good wirth you.  Thanks for taking time to review!!  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: April 13, 2022 09:03 AM · On: Chapter 39

Another wonderful chapter! Leda who like many before her puts Mel in front of reality. Will she react now? She is so locked in her beliefs. JR who sends his father back into the nets what joy! She is small but understands who takes care of her or not. Brian made my day, finally he tells Michael how disappointed he is with his behavior. He and Mel can cry together if they don't change. The barbecue was a great party and Mark is going to join a great family. Thank you ! Soon the baptism!!

Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed the chapter.  JR did not win any parent lottery for sure, both have left her down.  Brian talking to Mikey, won't matter.  Mikey is very sure he is always correct.  Mark sure is trading up in the family department.  Happy to know you are still reading and enjoying this long saga,  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: April 13, 2022 03:42 AM · On: Chapter 39

I am so happy to get a new chapter. I love this story and am always happy to catch up with this family of friends that seems to grow all the time.

I feel bad for Mark, but I have to wonder if his life won't be happier and more fulfilled without his parents. I'm really happy that his brother stood up for him and his father didn't get away with stealing a car that was paid for by Mark.

I love Leda and her straight talk, something that deluded Mel desperately needs to face. But others have said the same thing to Mel, I have to wonder if it will ultimately do any good. I am hoping!

I love Kinney/Taylor parties. Catching up on characters. I love the way Brian dealt with Michael, still showing his disgust and disappointment with the worthless toad. And of course, the toad blamed Justin for JR saying she didn't have time for her father. I have to say I don't blame her one bit in this instance.

I love Ted & Blake and Emmett & Rusty. They are great friends! I was so happy to spend some time with them to catch up. I would love to read more about what is going on with them.

I love Gus' continued love for his brother and sister and how he talks to and explains things to them. He is just a great kid!

I was intrigued by Kate and Jennifer's discussion. I sense a story there. Was Kate's current employer the real estate agent who tried to sell Ron & Nancy's home? 

I am anxious to read more! Please update soon!!


Author's Response:

Mark is lucky to have Molly and her family in his life.  Glad his one brother is on his side.  Leda may be able to finally get Mel to understand that she is not blameless in how her life is turning out.  B&J always have interesting get togethers.  Gus loves his new brother and sister and they seem to sense that even as little as they are.  Always enjoy your comments, THANKS!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: April 13, 2022 02:22 AM · On: Chapter 39

great chapter! brian finally is looking at michael clearly and treating him more as he should be treated... very happy about that.

also think leda is the best thing to ever happen to me and hope that continues on.

and loved the way JR put michael in his place, with the honesty that only children seem to have.

kudos to mark for being in total agreement with molly and her family over the wedding talk.

his brother also seems to have found some common sense and brotherly llove. hope he realizes how idiotic it is for him to expect mark to help pay to be able to visit with him and his wife.

overall, very happy with the way things are going. also happy that granny and kevin, much as i love them, are no longer always dominating the story so much. 

was really surprised michael pretty much behaved himself and didn't have a fit at the way brian treated his "best friend"...

it worked out for the best i think, altho debbie was out of place allowing michael to come along. it's clear she knew the issues with brian forcing michael to pay a tiny bit of support to jr and that brian wasn't happy with him so i think she was wrong to allow him to come... but as i said, brian handled it well and properly and debbie could surely see that too.

Author's Response:

Brian has seen Mikey clearly for a while.  Mikey just continues to believe he is right and the world is wrong.  Brian has too much history and memorries with Mikey to cut him off but that time may come.  JR is her mother's daughter and always speaks her mind.  Mark knows that Molly is his way forward to a happy life.  Debbie always had a hard time saying  NO to her son even when she knows he is wrong.  Thanks for you comment, they are always interesting!!!  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: April 13, 2022 02:21 AM · On: Chapter 39

The number of people in this story with bad parents goes up again Mark welcome to the club. Club members include Brian, Justin, Molly, Gus, JR, John, Peter, Nina, Lindsay and I am sure there are more I just listed the obvious. 

I enjoyed this chapter until one of my least favorite words showed up "Michael" and the way you had JR treat him might be worth him being in this chapter.

Leda going after Mel might actually force her to take a look at what she has done wrong

i am worried about Gus and what he will think about all of his stuff being dumped at his Dad's this might require another Dr phone call.

I keep thinking Granny is going to gift Molly and Mark a house when they get married and after what just happened that feeling grew stronger.

I hope the Christening is next I think that will be one amazing party. 

I admit some confusion at what point in the summer are we, I am thinking August but only because of the aside about the good season of summer soccer John and Patrick had. 

This makes the twins about 3 months and it means Gus is close to starting his new school. 

I know I speak for many beyond your regular reviewers who really truly can't wait for more.

Author's Response:

I never really counted up all the bad parents, kind of amazing.  Michael is clueless but his daughter is NOT.  I imagine that his fathers will spin the possessions as his Mama wanting him to have them.   Hmm, not sure about that house for Molly and Mark.  We are nearing the end of August in the story.  Gus will be heading back to school with his cousins soon.   Thanks for the nice comments, I appreciate your support!!  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: April 12, 2022 10:02 PM · On: Chapter 39

Loved the update!!   Well, Leda is definitely a breath of fresh air and I'm thinking someone has maybe, finally gotten through to Mel.    She really spelled it out for her how much everybody has stepped up to help her in one way or the other, and it basically means nothing to Mel, who feels she should be able to live her life the way she wants without any interference, and if you do help her, she doesn't acknowledge or appreciate it.   

I thought it was very sweet of Justin to ask if JR could come to the barbecue.    And even at her young age, she knows who is or isn't doing anything for her.   She's got Ben, Justin, Brian, Emmett, Debbie, Carl and Joe, and even recently Leda, but her own parents, Mel and Michael, do the absolute least.   How sad is that?? 

Author's Response:

Leda doesn't have any connection to Brian or Justin, so Mel knows that what Leda says is her own opinions.  I think Brian and Justin care about JR, they just don't feel responsible for her.  Poor JR lost at the lottery of parents.  Thanks for the review!!  Bill 

Reviewer: Argangel (Signed) · Date: March 10, 2022 08:16 PM · On: Chapter 38

Ah Molly elle est comme son frère et Brian.  Très beau chapitre.

Author's Response:


Molly est forte et déterminée.  Elle est sûre du soutien de sa famille.  


Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: March 09, 2022 12:06 PM · On: Chapter 38

So nice to have a new chapter. I always reread the previous one to make sure I haven't forgotten anything and I am glad I did. Molly's in-laws really don't know who they are dealing with.

Author's Response:

I think Alan & Gigi have some idea now what they are dealing with.  Glad you enjoyed the latest update.  Thanks for letting me know!!!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: vic32 (Signed) · Date: March 08, 2022 09:09 AM · On: Chapter 38

Wow that was fantastic. Boy Marks parents are a piece of work aren't they. They were not prepared for that meeting lol. I was cheering on as they sat through that. Fantastic work I can't wait for more. 

Author's Response:

Really happy you enjoyed the latest chapter.  It was fun to write the confrontation between Mark's parents and Molly and her family.  Thanks so much for your nice comments.  Hope all is good with you!!!  Bill

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: March 07, 2022 10:08 PM · On: Chapter 38

hi Sweet Baboo,  I just typed the wrong word, one of my senior moments.Between brain farts, senior moments, and melt downs I'm really going crazy (didn't have far to go)I decided to change my home a little back in September still at ! Kitchen,dining room,living room and den. I must have been high from the smell of icey hot. It's 95% done but so am I. you'll always be my Sweet Baboo even when I'm in a straight jacket. (hope they have them in pretty colors) do me another chapter soon, love ya your Sally

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, delighted to know I didn't get a Baboo demotion!!!!!!   Hope you enjoy the new home decorations.  I have lived in this house for a year and still have only painted up the stairs to the point visible from the living room.  Some things just take time.  Love ya back, still your Sweet Baboo!

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: March 07, 2022 05:23 PM · On: Chapter 38

I loved your latest chapter. As usual mikey is still an ass, he minds everyone's business but his own. Was happy Brian was alright with the christening, I know he doesn't care about it but knows Granny and Jen would be pleased.Mark has the most disagreable parents. In your previous chapters where we first met Mark, they were so strange in the way they treated their children so cold and uninterested. Mark didn't fall in line this time he spoke up-he had the advantage of knowing Jen,Tucker, and most importantly Brian and Justin and saw how first hand what loving and a tad crazy the family was just like Jay did. I knew Molly would speak her mind the girl is pure Jen, and had enough of that kind of stupid from Craig. love ya Big Baboo, your Sally

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, not sure how I feel about the change from sweet to big???  Is that a Baboo promotion or demotion??????????  Mikey is super dependable, he is unchanging.  You are right Brian doesn't care about a christening but is happy to score brownie points with Granny & Mother Taylor.  I think Molly's supportive, loving factor is very arractive to Mark and he is anxious to be a part of that family.  Molly knows her mind and tried to show Alan & Ggi that she and Mark did have a plan for their married life.  Sadly Mark's parents are huge buttheads!!  As always I remain for big, sweet Baboo!!!!!!!

Reviewer: bksbracelet (Signed) · Date: March 07, 2022 04:15 AM · On: Chapter 38

Whew they are a handful but yay for ballsy Molly and Jennifer. Still rocky times ahead me thinks

Author's Response:

Molly will her supportive family backing her up and Mark will experience what that means.  Alan and Gigi don't stand a chance.  Thanks for always commenting, I appreciate your support!!!  Bill

Reviewer: sfscarlet (Signed) · Date: March 07, 2022 03:26 AM · On: Chapter 38

Its sad to think that in this day and age there are people so bigotted that they will cutout their own child as a result of not liking the significan other's family.   

Glad Mark was on Molly's side.

Author's Response:

Sda but I really believe that is true.  Mark loves Molly but her family adds to her appeal.  He has never experienced such a loving supportive family.  Thanks for always taking time to review, I apprecite it a LOT!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: YumYumPM (Signed) · Date: March 06, 2022 04:38 PM · On: Chapter 38

Excellant chapter.  Leda seems to be a good influence on JR.  Molly looks to be haveing a good relationship going except for the in-laws.  looking forward to seeing how you plan to go with this.

Author's Response:

My friend, the chapter is now complete with your review!!!!!  We have been together for over 8 years!!!  That doesn't seem possible.  Your support from the beginning has been so important to me!!!!  Thank you so much!!!!  The original story still gets a lot of reads and has become then most read story on MW.  I am vain enough to be really proud of that fact.  Bill

Reviewer: Mist17 (Signed) · Date: March 06, 2022 05:27 AM · On: Chapter 38

Love this story, really the whole series, cant wait for more! :) 

Author's Response:

Thanks for the really nice comments!!!!!!!!!   Bill

Reviewer: Lorma (Signed) · Date: March 05, 2022 11:13 PM · On: Chapter 38

Great chapter!  Wow!  Molly's future in-laws are a piece of work!  They are so homophobic and opinionated.  Glad Mark supported Molly.  I thought it was so awesome that they were so in tune and on the same page about the christening.


Author's Response:

Chapter all about a strong family always supporting each other.  I believe Mark is anxious to be a part of that family.  Thanks for the review!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: March 05, 2022 10:41 AM · On: Chapter 38

JR likes Aunt Leda and it's good for her. Mark stands up to his parents, he knows he will be appreciated and loved in Molly's family. He must see such a difference between Molly's and his.

"You know Michael, I always wonder whether your brain damage occurred at birth or happened later. Either way keep your senseless babbling to yourself when you are working with me" Go Vicki you made my day !!
Thank you foor the update !

Author's Response:

I think part of Molly's appeal has always been her strong, united family.  Mark could see the value of that strong family.  I picture Vicki as an older woman, no nonesence haircut, using chewing some gum since she gave up smoking.  Thanks fo always taking time to comment and support my story!!!  Bill

Reviewer: anjul02 (Signed) · Date: March 05, 2022 08:33 AM · On: Chapter 38

I am really happy to read a new chapter. Especially the was Molly deals with her in laws is great. She is a strong woman and knows what she wants. Thank you for the update 

Author's Response:

Gald I made you happy!!!!  Molly has great examples of strong women:  her mother, grandmother & Cynthia.  She also has an example of a woman allowing herself to be dominated: her paternal grandmother.  Thanks for the review!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: March 05, 2022 04:37 AM · On: Chapter 38

LOVED IT!!!! Go Mark! Go Molly!

I have to admit I was worried if Mark would hold it together and stand up to his homophobic parents...but I kept the faith (okay, I actually trusted you when you said that you thought Mark's parents wouldn't be a problem), and was rewarded by Mark actually showing his backbone and standing up for his marriage and wedding location to Molly. And not only that, but stood up for Molly's family, especially Brian & Justin.  I'm so happy about that.

I loved Molly's take on things, first with how they plan to handle their finances and her faith in working at Kinnetic but mostly, I loved how she stated that bigots won't be missed, including them! I am loving strong, confident Molly!

Loved Tucker's support for Mark when Alan cut Mark off financially.

I am really liking Leda.  I did wonder if she talked to Mel about boxing up and sending Gus his toys. How will Mel respond to that?  Also, it is so drastically obvious that Mel doesn't care about raising her daughter or spending time with her.  I understand her need to support her family, but wow, it's like she is doing everything she can to NOT spend time with her. Just dump her off on the next available babysitter and basically forget about her. I'm starting to see Lindsay's "being left to do all the child raising" complaining as being valid and not just being a whiner.

I like how respectful Jennifer and Granny were about requesting a christening for the twins.

Loved the chapter Bill.  Thanks for writing it! 

As always, I'm ready and eager for more!  Never enough!!!!


Author's Response:

Hi Holly,  glad to know you loved this chapter.  Molly and Mark demonstrated they were sensible and had plans for their marriage.  Unfortunately that didn't matter to his parents.  Somehow I don't think Leda is overly concerned with Mel's feelings.  She is more intrested in doing the right things.  JR needs more of her mother's time and Gus needs his toys.  I don't think Granny and Jennifer would ever deliberately do anything to hurt Brian.  It was sensitive of Jennifer ti approach Brian first, to find out how he felt about a christening.  Brian didn't have strong feelings and was happy to make Gus's "two old ladies" happy.  Thanks for being so faithful about posting comments, the reader reviews are what keeps me writing this long saga.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would last this long when I started writing it.  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: March 05, 2022 03:38 AM · On: Chapter 38

Yeah new chapter and it's long

Wow Mark's parents and Craig would have been Kindred spirits

It took Mark a large portion of the evening but he did eventually find his courage 

I love the GodParent choices and I am glad they are keeping Joan away

I like Leda's idea of packing up Gus's stuff but I wonder if it Gus's head he will see this as him being thrown away by his Mom's

i like how the other receptionist stands up to Michael

So is the Chrisening next chapter?

Author's Response:

If Craig hadn't departed this life, he and Mark's parets could have had their own wedding reception.  I think Mark hoped that his parents might be more agreeable after hearing that he and Molly had sensible plans about their marriage.  Glad you approve of the godparents.  Brian is firm about protecting Gus from Joan.  Gus has kind of accepted his mothers are not great parents.  I think he will be happy to have his toys, he probably misses them.  I expect the christening will be in the next chapter.  Another review where you approve of everything, you are going to spoil me!!!!  Thanks,  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: March 05, 2022 02:11 AM · On: Chapter 38

Great chapter!!!    i'm not surprised in the least about Alan and Gigi's views of Brian and Justin.  They are very closeminded and not willing to accept anything other then their own beliefs, and because of it, they are going to miss out on the wedding of their son.   The seem to remind me of Craig.   Its their way on no way at all!!            


Author's Response:

Happy you enjoyed it!!  After their behavior in the ER waiting room, it was no surprise that these two are homophobic.  Part of Molly's appeal to Mark was her close familyrelationships.  I think they will make out fine without his family.  Thanks for the review!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: February 28, 2022 07:19 PM · On: Chapter 37

Any chance of a new chapter (or two) of this great story?  I have been missing and craving some more!!! Pretty please??? 

A big fan,


Author's Response:

Just posted a new chapter.  Hope you enjoy it.  Bill

Reviewer: YumYumPM (Signed) · Date: February 16, 2022 02:23 PM · On: Chapter 22

I always enjoy reading each chapter of this story.

Author's Response:

You are the absolute best.  Always so great about reviews!!!!  I appreciate all your support when I was starting out with my story.  I am happy & proud you are still enjoying this long saga.  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: January 29, 2022 12:35 AM · On: Chapter 37

and interestingly, when she "reluctantly" accepted joe's covering pre-school for jr, she is now evidently letting him pay for the whole thing and not contributing anything herself... altho the whole thing started with her trying to find a pre-school she could afford..... interesting that now she can't seem to afford anything towards daycare..... the more ya look, the more ya find....

Author's Response:

We disagree about Debbie and Joe's cash.  She gets money to care for Joe that she had been saving for Joe's future but he wanted to help JR.

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: January 29, 2022 12:28 AM · On: Chapter 37

it's interesting... when you scrach debbie's surface a bit, a whole new person appears. she raised michael to believe he mattered more than anyone else, stunted his emothional growth by not teaching how to behave or give him the skills to grow up and mature into a decent caring man. she totally enabled him. and now that he's a piece of shit so-called adult, she has her blinders on so she still doesn't see it and constantly makes excuses for him. she tells him he should do things to help mel with jr but then lets him slide and the beat goes on.

and, she used brian the whole time she knew him, expecting him to keep michael safe and blaming him when michael acted like an ass. she did brian very few favors and filled him with the idea if michael did anything wrong it was his fault.

she's "concerned" enough about jr to cry to jennifer about school and easily talked into letting joey cover jr's preschool and let brian pay for just about everything for jr... but not concerned enough about jr to make michael grow up and take responsibility for his daughter.

michael actually didn't have a chance in hell of growing into a decent and caring adult with debbie for a mother. she raised him to be a jerk and then keeps enabling him to stay a jerk. and brian has enabled her to get away with her behavior for years, mistakenly thinking he "owed" her, not realizing he did more for michael and her than she ever did for him... or not caring how brian might have felt. guess she feels entitled too. making excuses for bad behavior doesn't do anyone any favors.

Author's Response:

WOW, you are not a Debbie loverr.  I don't think she is perfect but I think there is more good than bad. She made serious mistakes with Mikey by over compensating for him not having a father.  Brian gives her and Vic a lot of credit for helping him when his home life was so grim.  The money she spent on JR's daycare come from the stipend that she & Carl get from the unlce for Joe's expensives.  They have been banking most of that but Joe wanted touse some to help his Little Miss.  It is money she could have kept for herself.

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: January 28, 2022 03:11 PM · On: Chapter 1

debbie knows very well that micael has never contributed to jr's support and has done nothing serious about it. she seems perfectly happy letting others support her and let michael skate. if it really bothered her, she'd have ripped him a new one a long time ago... she grumbles about michael not doing his share, but that is as far as it goes...

Author's Response:

Mothers and sons have complicted relationships.  As a single mom Debbie always wanted to protect her son.  Old habits die hard.  I had an aunt who often spoke her son's name with a "poor" in front of it.  There was nothing poor about him!

Reviewer: auggie (Signed) · Date: January 23, 2022 05:47 AM · On: Chapter 37

Had to start this from the beginning again.  It is still my very favorite.  Jay's mother is an idiot.  Not at all suprised at Michael not wanting to help out with his daughter, that thing about Mel not ever wanting him to help is so old now. So glad Brian said he would fire him if he did not agree, of curse knowing the idiot he will probably try to have some say about JR's attatchment to Justin. Sometimes I think Lindsay's problem is the fact that she does not get her way about things.  That does not mean she did not suffer under her so called parents.  Love this family so so much and your writing just puts me right there with them. Thank you again so much for sharing your talent.

Author's Response:

I am always impressed when someone says they re-read thia long saga, Thanks!!!!!  Poor Andrea has a very destorted idea of how to be a good mother.  He heart is in the right place but her brain is not engaged.  Mikey is unchanging but Brian stood up for what is the right thing to do.  I do believe that Lindsay is deeply troubled.  Her life has had a lot of disappointments and she has not handled them very well.  Thank you so much for your nice comments!!!!   Bill

Reviewer: sfscarlet (Signed) · Date: January 22, 2022 01:06 AM · On: Chapter 37

Great update.  I loved that Molly just told Justin she was having the wedding there, not giving him a choice.  She is a voice to recon with0 ( She doesn't need to learn from Cynthia)

Author's Response:

Molly knows that Justin and Brian will always be there for her.  Justin is not unhappy to host his sister's wedding and Brian will make sure it is a lavish occasion.  Thanks for taking time to review!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: vic32 (Signed) · Date: January 21, 2022 09:35 AM · On: Chapter 37

Another amazing chapter. I hope Jays dad steps up and goes for full custody that poor young man needs away from his mother. Plus I love Brian is doing that with Micheals salary to help his daughter it was needed. Loved this and can't wait for more. 

Author's Response:

Thanks my friend!!!  I think Jay realizes that the easiest way for him had not been good for his son.  It will be ahrd for him but I think he is going to try and be a better parent.  Brian was pretty unimpressed by Mikey's protests.  Hope all is good with you!!!  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: January 20, 2022 05:58 AM · On: Chapter 1

mark really likes molly's whole family so i think if his parents try to cause trouble he will distance from them.

i will say i think molly is acting very entitled to just tell b/j she's having her wedding there. it's only polite to ask even if she's sure they would welcome her having the wedding there. thought she was raised better than that...

$100 a month is a total joke but at least it's something. michael also should have a life insurance policy on himself for JR if something were to happen to him... and i could only hope...

i think david is getting the idea that he needs to man up and take care of business where andrea and jay are concerned. sounds like he's always been a weak sister, letting andrea run over him. it's actually surprising he had the balls to divorce her...

i agree it's time for justin to quit being so hypocritical of the age difference between him mother and her husband...

linds just needs to get better enough to have mel divorce her. she can run to that old girlfriend, carolyn, from college who is rich enough to support her and has an art gallery in arizona i think, as she did in another story. or commit suicide... anything so brian doesn't wind up supporting her and she gets out of mel's hair.

i actually think mel and leda might be good for each other. mel needs someone to show her how to be a better parent to JR and make her do it. mel loves JR and i do think she'd be a good parent if she got some "encouragement".



Author's Response:

I am so sorry not to have replied to this review.  Not sure how I missed it.  I agree that Mark enjoys Molly's family and it is very different than his, in many ways!  Molly knows Brian very well, she was sure he would agree to anything she wanted.  $100 is still better than zero.  David is kind of a wimp but knows he needs to peovide some support for his son and allow him to grow up.  I don't think Linds is really up to making any plans.  Mel needs help to be a good parent.  At least Leda is shlwing her the way.  Again I apologize for my tardy reple!!!  Bill

Reviewer: YumYumPM (Signed) · Date: January 20, 2022 03:17 AM · On: Chapter 37

As always another great chapter.  Mikey will feel the rathe of Deb in the near future.  Will it help or not is up to you.

Author's Response:

As always I am happy to see your review!!!!!   You are correct Deb will be furious if she ever finds out about Mikey's attitude to support.  I don't think Brian or Ted would want to hurt her by telling the truth about the support.  Thanks for always being there for me and so many other authors!!!!   Bill

Reviewer: HJ1225 (Signed) · Date: January 19, 2022 07:38 PM · On: Chapter 37

Thank you for the new chapter. I just realized that I neglected to review your last chapter. I apologize for that, life has just been really time consuming.

So many things, small things, but many things happened in this chapter but I think maybe the overall theme is that most of the characters are finally taking a good look at their own or other's behavior.

  • Justin speaking up for Jay, even if it pissed David off.
  • David realizing he has been leaving Jay to Andrea's control issues and finally standing up for his son.
  • Leda helping Mel out but also putting her foot down that Mel couldn't hide away from her daughter by claiming work.
  • Leda acknowledging that Gus needs his toys and boxing some of them up.
  • Nina getting tired of JRs bossiness.
  • Brian finally acknowledging or rather not excusing Michael's selfish dead-beat fatherhood life.
David is once again being forced to look at the fact that he has pretty much abandoned his son to Andrea's control and seems to finally see that is wrong and has now confronted her. But he's said this before and nothing became of it. Hopefully he follows through this time.

I really liked Leda and how strong she is and how determined she is for Mel to do right. Loved she thought of Gus and JR and made Mel actually parent her child, if only for one night. Hope she keeps pushing that agenda.

Loved Grandpop Tucker and how much he loves this family. I wish Justin would get over his hypocrisy and truly welcome Tucker in instead of just lip service he's been doing. At some point (I'm past that point) it just makes him look like an idiot.

I'm concerned about Molly's wedding. I hope Mark backs her up where his homophobic parents are concerned. I do love how certain she is of her family (including Brian) love and support her.

I'm anxious to read more soon! Happy New Year!


Author's Response:

I think the end of the year is always a busy time, glad your comments are back!!  David has been following the path of least resistence.  Easy for him but not the best idea.  Now he has a couple people showing him the error of his ways, he needs to be a father!  I remeber Leda as a no nonscense person.  She has a fresh unbiased viewpoint and see areas for improvement in Mel & JR's life,  Nina is used to being the princess in her household.  Friends are nice but perhaps not on a 24/4 basis.  Brian has always wanted to take care fo the people he cares about so he really dosn't understand Mikey's approach to parenthood.  Hard for sons to see their mother as a sexual being.  Tucker is a constant reminder of that fact for Justin.  With the support of her family I don't see Molly buckling under to any bullshit from Mark's family.  Glad you found so much to like in the chapter!!!  Thanks for your support!!!!   Bill

Reviewer: rulisteningbj (Signed) · Date: January 19, 2022 04:12 PM · On: Chapter 1

Good for Leda, just what Mel needed.  Boy what a great father Michael is, so glad Brian made him choose between a job and his daughter.  Very said that it had to be done.  If Debbie heard about it she would have kicked his ass.  

Dee Dee

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: January 19, 2022 08:46 AM · On: Chapter 37

I can say Mel and Andrea got kicked in the ass, hope it helps them with their kids. Michael is a monster of selfishness but who doubted it! Everything is going well in the whole Taylor and Taylor-Kinney family and it's restful. Thanks for the update and all the best wishes for 2022!

Author's Response:

I hope 2022 will be a great year for all of us!!  Glad you enjoyed the update.  I don't think Andrea will be tempted to drive to the Taylor Kinney home anytime soon!  Thanks,  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: January 18, 2022 09:48 PM · On: Chapter 37

Hope you had a nice holdiay season as well!!!    Happy New Year!!

This was a great update!!!    Having Leda at the house is a breath of fresh air!!   Can she stay there permanantly??   I love that she isn't letting Mel get away with working all the time and that she spent some quality time with JR, who totally enjoyed it!!  

And I'm not surprised at all with Michael's reaction to the child support money.   He has always just assumed that its okay for everyone else to help out and he doesn't need to.   And good for Brian for forcing the issue - pay the $25 a week or he's out of a job.   



Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed the update.  JR has someone concentrating on her, for a change.  Mikey was hoping for a raise or a new home, he remains utterly clueless.  Thanks for taking time to review, I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: January 18, 2022 09:16 PM · On: Chapter 37

I am rereading various older parts of this story and decided to check most recent and there this was. Yeah!!!

Leda and Mel um sure why not JR’s life is so unstable let’s make it worse...

This almost makes me think at some point soon Lindsay will succeed where she most recently failed...

Poor Jay needs completely different parents unless Kate and Justin turn David into a man.

Mikey he can’t seem to buy a clue on how to be a responsible parent it’s just not in him. 

I got a kick out of the little aside of Nina being tired of JR’s bossiness 

Molly and Mark maybe that happens I think it depends on his parents as of now I am betting against it

i can wait to hear about the building and how much Brian hates the noise

Author's Response:

JR and Jay should form a support group over who has the worst parents.  At least Leda is spending time with JR and making sure Mel does as well.  Jay has one parent too involved in his life and one parent too not involved at all.  Nine is a sweet little girl but JR is tough to deal with.  I think the wedding will depend on how important Mark's parent are to him.  They are NOT going to be happy about this engagement. Thanks for the fast comments!!!  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: January 15, 2022 06:33 PM · On: Chapter 36

any chance of a new chapter soon?

Author's Response:

just posted 37

Reviewer: YumYumPM (Signed) · Date: January 06, 2022 12:38 AM · On: Chapter 36

I love reading about everyones antics.  I'd feel sorry for Jay, his mother has mental health problems. 

Author's Response:

Jay didn't win the parent lottery.  Mom overly concerned, Dad distant and afraid to confront mom.  It always makes me happy to know you are still reading and enjoying after all this time!!

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: December 17, 2021 08:24 PM · On: Chapter 36

Hi Sweet Baboo, your not a bad baboo just consider it a Baboo boo boo. Now a new review, Jay's father needs custody, Jay is damaged emotionally has no friends a mother who does indeed needs to be hosed if not by Brian then by the legal system . His mother is sadly lacking in the skills as a mother just look how  Justin brought him home with him when she was hopitalized and she had no back up plan. She is didn't even appreciate  her child going home with Justin and be looked after her only concern was Justin and Brian were gay! I really like Joe he's  the son the weasel (mikey) should have been and it was so sweet between him and granny and feeding one of the babies also love his relatiomship with JR. Now for Mel she prides herself on her independence and how she doesn't need  anyone, how's that working out, bitch? She wanted everyone to butt out and she got it, but now wonders why people aren't there for her , you can't have both ways--she's suppose to be a top attorney her attitude turns people off. she should crawl to Ted, Brian and Justin they don't like her either but will never allow their feelings about her hurt an innocent child. Seems like there is litle hope where Linz is concerned. personally if I never heard the names of mikey and Lindsay ever again--Linz didn't cause this new problem it's just Karma fixing her wagon for the years of her metteling in everyone's life. Feel like Mel would have been a better person with Leda. Off my soapbox. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year......then write about the prople we love! love ya your Sally   

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, happy to see your review and know you forgive my late response.  I think Andrea is well intentioned but completely delusional.  She wants what she believes is best for her son.  Her belief is false, Jay needs a normal life.  Joe had anormal life with a loving mother, but she was taken from him.  Lucky for him he met people who could help him and had no hidden agenda.  He was really lucky!!  Mel has pushed everyone away thinking she didn't need any help.  Lucky for her Ted & Blake are looking out for JR.  I agree with your thoughts about Lindsay and karma.  Hope you have wonderful holidays and that 2022 with be a good year for all of us.  I remain as always, your Sweet Baboo

Reviewer: vic32 (Signed) · Date: December 16, 2021 03:20 PM · On: Chapter 36

Lol Brian rocks, I loved how he took on Jays mother. I feel for Jay he needs a better home life that's for sure. Loved this chapter so much xx

Author's Response:

I don't think Andrea will be anxious to pay a return visit to the Taylor-Kinney home.  Hopefully she wil start to easy up on Jay.  Hope you have wonderful holidays!!!  Bill

Reviewer: bksbracelet (Signed) · Date: December 15, 2021 12:48 PM · On: Chapter 36

I just love reading about the lives of Brian and Justin. They have become the carers of lost souls and giving them back their lives and options. Lindsay is in a world of pain and now so is Mel

Author's Response:

Glad you are still enjoying this long saga.  I  never dreamed ti would last this long when I started.  Hope you have fun holidays!!!  Bill

Reviewer: rulisteningbj (Signed) · Date: December 14, 2021 06:37 PM · On: Chapter 36

Alot going on in the Taylor/Kenney world.  All the kids had a wonderful time.  Once again I am feeling sorry for Mel, maybe she will finally turn human.  

Dee Dee

Author's Response:

Thanks for taking time to review.  There are a lot of people in that household so something is always happening.  It is kind of a dream place to stay for a weekend, good food, lots to do.  Mel has her hands full for sure.  Hope you have happy holidays!!!  Bill

Reviewer: Lorma (Signed) · Date: December 14, 2021 01:56 PM · On: Chapter 36

Loved  Brian's encounter with Jay's mom.  He had her cowering away to avoid getting dowsed with hose water!  Too funny.  I enjoy the adventures at the Kinney- Taylor compound.

Author's Response:

I think Andrea is still recovering from her Brian encounter. She has to realize she has lost total control of Jay, he has started thinking for himself.  Always something going on at the Taylor-Kinney home.  Hope you have great holidays.  Bill

Reviewer: YumYumPM (Signed) · Date: December 14, 2021 01:46 PM · On: Chapter 36

Loved this chapter.  Poor Jay, his mother and Lindsay seriously need help.  

Author's Response:

You know I am always happy to see your review.  At least Jay has some allies now and see what normal life is like.  Hope you have great holidays!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: December 14, 2021 08:48 AM · On: Chapter 36

Thank you for this chapter, it's a ggod Christmas gift. Happy Holidays for you and your family !

Author's Response:

You are welcome for your gift.  Happy you liked it and it fit.  Happy Holidays to you!!!  Bill

Reviewer: wellreadbunny (Signed) · Date: December 14, 2021 07:40 AM · On: Chapter 36

Thanks for the update. I just love reading about this family. Happy Holidays.

Author's Response:

Thanks for letting me know you are still reading and enjoying!!  Hope you have wonderful holidays!!!  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: December 14, 2021 02:29 AM · On: Chapter 36

My weird first weird thought was Brian and Justin were minus 2 with Gus and John out of the house but still plus 1 because of Peter’s friends.  

I liked how Joe was able to open up a little and feeding the baby made him feel useful something I think he also gets from toning JR’s willfulness down.

Andra is dangerous maybe almost Lindsay level dangerous, I hope they inform Jay’s father about that visit.

i don’t know what will happen with Lindsay but it sure seems like Mel will provide what she can for now. Unless Leda can lure her away...

I have no idea why I keep thinking Brian and Justin néed a week at the beach, maybe Rehoboth Beach with the only additional people being Jen & Tucker. Before the older boys all start school in the fall. And maybe Michael needs to accidentally find out, maybe overhear Ted tell Cynthia they need to Include him on a ZOOM call... I admit I am looking forward to Gus starting school and his birthday is right after school starts wow this story could literally go on forever And if you never wrote the names Micheal Lindsay and Mel they would never be missed. 

Happy holidays and Happy New Year, my present will be more of this in very early 2022!

Author's Response:

I had a similar weird thought that census was down before realizing it was a plus 1.  Joe's life has really changed a lot and I think he still has some adjusting to do.  he seems to have a good head on his shoulders and appreciates what people do for him.  Andrea has some issues.  She can't live her son's life for him, she has to loosen those apron strings.  She is lucky Grandmom Jen wasn't at the house when she arrived.  I don't see a week at the beach happening soon, maybe next year when the twins are older.  Lindsay won't be getting the same level of care as she did last time.  There is some Mikey news in the next chapter.  I am thinking Gus will love going to the same school as his cousins.  Hope you have great holidays!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: cullengirl08 (Signed) · Date: December 13, 2021 10:50 PM · On: Chapter 36

Great update as always!!   Sorry to say, but I can't feel sorry for Melanie or Lindsay, especially on the insurance front.   Neither one of them will ever appreciate how good they had it when everything was going through Brian and Justin, and they only have themselves to blame.   

I am happy all the kids had a great time at the zoo.   And I'm glad that JR and Gus got to spend time together as well.   They really should find a way to get them together more often.  

What can I say about Andrea?    Does she get along with anybody?   That would be a no!  LOL  And I loved Brian's comment, that if she didn't leave, he would turn the hose on her.   That was hysterical!!

I hope you have a very Happy Holidays!1

Author's Response:

Thanks for the nice comments!!!  Insurance and mental health issues is a real problem. We know Melanie doesn't have any extra cash.  Lindsay is not going to get the same level of treatment this time around.  Gus and JR do need to spend time together but everything is so up in the air with JR life.  I think Andrea must regret spending the time to drive to the Taylor-Kinney home.  Hope you have wonderful holidays!!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: Bgriggs (Signed) · Date: December 13, 2021 08:27 PM · On: Chapter 36

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the early Christmas present. Love it as always...so much going on. Just need a new Mikey smack down when he realizes what's going on with Lindsay and decides (again) that Brian needs to get him a lawyer to get custody of JR and of course a new home since he only rents a room...and Brian owes him. 


Merry Christmas 🎄 



Author's Response:

You are a fast reader and reviewer!!!!  You are welcome Becky, glad you enjoyed the chapter.  There is some Mikey coming in the next chapter.  Thanks for all your support.  Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: Bgriggs (Signed) · Date: December 09, 2021 07:10 AM · On: Chapter 35

Happy Holidays! Just finished rereading the entire series again! Hoping for a new chapter before Christmas...

Author's Response:

New chapter just posted!!

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: December 08, 2021 06:51 AM · On: Chapter 35

lol... two way street... readers love to hear from you, too! any chance of a chapter or two before christmas... of this year??

Author's Response:

at long last a new chapter.

Reviewer: bktush (Signed) · Date: November 12, 2021 06:11 PM · On: Chapter 35

Sweet Baboo, Still loving your story, love Granny she's a hoot and even Brian loves her in his way. I like Joe also, hwhen he told mikey off and so protective of Debbie and Carl not to mention the tenderness he shows to Jenny he had my vote. Ed seems to be only concerned about Granny's happiness unlike Kate, loved the shovel bit, Alice just knows what to do. Now dumbass Linz, no wonder she and mikey were so good friends not a living brain cell between them, I don't think the suicide attempt for a minute if she was serious if so she could have drown herself stabbed her heart (probably couldn't find it) or Grandmom Jenshe would have been happy to help her. I think she is suffering from dementia and is in danger of hurting others as well as herself, pure bull about Mel abusing her although there is a cast of thousands would love to. It's time for mel to eat crow and tell Brian he is not the anti-Christ, she and dumb and dumber (Linz and mikey) think he is, he's a loving husband, father,uncle and a good person who is only hated by the entitled and jealous. Love you, Have a good Thnaksgiving...your Sally

Author's Response:

Darling Sally, somehow I missed your review.  I am a bad Baboo.  Glad you enjoyed the last chapter.  I did have a good Thanksgiving in California with friends.  Hope yours was good too!!!  Even if I was remiss in replying I remain, your Swett Baboo

Reviewer: vic32 (Signed) · Date: October 31, 2021 09:06 AM · On: Chapter 35

Wow Lindsay really lost it didn't she. She needs tons of help before she seriously hurts someone. I love Ted and Blake are helping with JR they are good people. Granny made me smile with how happy she was at the groundbreaking that was the best. I wonder what's next for them all. 

Author's Response:

Hello my friend, I hope all is good with you!!!  Glad you enjoyed this update.  I know you like the happy parts the best so glad you enjoyed the ground breaking.  That was fun for everyone.  Good to hear from you, thanks for the review!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: October 30, 2021 08:13 PM · On: Chapter 35

i'm also thinking that it is no longer safe to leave linds alone on her own during the day, with or without JR. she could easily have burned down half the neighborhood when she destroyed her artwork, to say nothing of putting JR in extreme danger. i have no doubt she didn't plan to butn thre house down, but she clearly had no idea what might happen with that fire and didn't care. time to put her away, i'm thinking...

Author's Response:

I do really enjoy a double review!!!  Yeah I don't think Lindsay can be safely left alone.  She is not at all rational.  Mental illness is difficult to deal with for everyone.  

Reviewer: rulisteningbj (Signed) · Date: October 30, 2021 02:54 PM · On: Chapter 35

What a wonderful packed update.  Lindsay has totally gone round the bend.  I am actually feeling sorry for Mel.

Dee Dee

Author's Response:

There was a lot going on in this chapter.  Some good things and some bad, just like real life.  Poor Mel does have a lot on her plate and had chased off most support.  Thanks for taking time to review, I do love to hear from the readers!!!  Bill

Reviewer: shf1210 (Signed) · Date: October 30, 2021 02:35 AM · On: Chapter 35

Yeah 2 chapters in one month and wow on this one.

Lindsay needs to go back to the looney bin or jail and charged with child endangerment for trying to set the house on fire with JR in it.

Now I don't know what to do with JR because Michael is useless Lindsay is about to get locked up Mel has to work and she is too head strong for Deb.

And Brian doesn't have the patience to break her down every day. 

I like that Ed has seen the plans for Granny's home and can tell his brother how nice the place Granny will live will be and that Granny told Kate to back off or she will have her arrested for trying to drug her.

I usually have an idea after reading a chapter where it should go next or where I want it to go. This time I will just hope there is more soon my only request would be more Brian and Justin in the next chapter.

Thanks again for 2 chapters in my birthday month.

Author's Response:

Hope you had a great birthday month!!!!  I am thinking the looney bin is more likely than jail but who knows.  JR is a worry.  I want her to be happy and well taken care of but not sure yet how that will happen.  B&J really do have their hands full with 5 kids already.  Ed turned out to be a good guy and everyone enjoyed his visit.  I am very flattered to get a "wow" from you.  I know they are not easily earned.  Always happy to hear from you and glad I could make your birthday month a little happier!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: bksbracelet (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2021 10:52 PM · On: Chapter 35

I just love this story your weaving the various stories of the family makes for some laughs and sadness. I just love how Brian is the head of the clan but in reality Justin wears the velvet gloves as Brian will always look to Justin’s well-being. Granny has become a firm favourite as she has Brian’s number and loves that he exactly the man for Justin to love and respect

Author's Response:

Thanks for the nice comments.  If this chapter was only about Mel & Linds it would have been a real downer.  Sometines I feel like there are too many iron in the fire but all the charcters do add interest.  Brian is strong and in charge but always, always, always looking out for his Sunshine.  I love Granny too, we can see where Grandmom Jen learned to be a strong, loving person!!  Thanks for all your support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: mary48 (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2021 09:50 PM · On: Chapter 35

a good chapter! i'm trying to overcome pnuemonia and was glad for the distraction from my serious discomfort right now...

crazy or not, i would have thought linds was way to selfish to destroy her precious art work. i could easily see her destroying everything of melanie's tho...  the sad thing is the suicide "atttempt" was just done to get attention rather than actually kill herself... if i was sure brian would stay out of the whole mess entirely, i would say mel should just dump linds on her parents and move on, with or without leda.

eddie is now a supportive member of the taylor/kenny family and i hope we get to see a bit more of him.

at least since linds destroyed her own artwork, justin and his partner will have no blame for refusing to show her work. still think that was out of character for linds to do tho... linds is bat-shit crazy but she is nasty and selfish to the bone and i don't see anything changing that.

sort of hate saying it, but i think mel has pretty much paid her dues for being such a bitch and deserves to move on with JR, and perhaps leda, to a new life in florida near her parents and away b/j and gus and linds. 

another great chapter tho and looking forward to more things getting settled with the characters. 

please, not tooo long for the next one.... i'm a sick old lady who needs my favorite distraction!!!  big hugs, bill.

Author's Response:

I hope you feel better soon!!!  So hard to feel good when you have trouble breathing and can't get adequate rest.  I always think I feel better if I can get a good night's sleep.  Lindsay is more disturbed than selfish at the moment.  I don't think even Linds deserves to be dumped on the Petersons - they are scum!!  Eddie's visit turned out to be a good thing for everyone.  I think Mel's attempt to keep everyone at arm's length has led to her being without anyone to support her.  Not sure she understands that yet.  I have some tentative plans concerning Leda, we'll have to see where the muses take me.  Take care of yourself.  Sending lots of wishes for you to feel better soon!!!!!  Bill

Reviewer: Lorma (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2021 07:09 PM · On: Chapter 35

Great update.  I always enjoy reading a new chapter.

Author's Response:

Thanks!!!!!  Glad you are still enjoying this long saga!!!   Bill

Reviewer: YumYumPM (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2021 03:57 PM · On: Chapter 35

Yet another fantastic chapter.  Lindsay has some mental health problems and it looks like Mel will end up with some blame.

Author's Response:

You know I always look forward to your comments.  We have been on this long road together since the beginning.  Lindsay seems to have made a serious break with reality.  Thank you for all your support!!!!   Bill

Reviewer: purpledee (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2021 11:18 AM · On: Chapter 35

Thank you for the new chapter.

I'm glad Granny put Kate in her place.  I knew you were building up for something to happen with Linday, by her eratic behaviour.  I'm presuming she will end up in a facility again.  Interesting twist with the Mel domestic abuse line!

What's happning with Mad Mikey?  You haven't mentioned him in a while?

Hope you're jabbed and safe.

Deb L.

Reviewer: marie-france (Signed) · Date: October 29, 2021 09:15 AM · On: Chapter 35

Thank you for this new chapter. It's pretty impressive how Kate still feels on a mission despite what her mom and brother tell her. Grandma would have to tell Brian to press charges, a little stint in jail might put his mind back together. Gus is happy to see JR but I think he needs Peter to be sure he will return to his fathers. Ted and Blake are very nice. Where's Michael in there? I hope that with what is happening his landlady will understand his lies. The Liberty Avenue world is small. Lindsay is crazy. She will surely be interned. Leda will be able to support Mélanie, who will realize that despite her behavior she has friends who help her. Without Lindsay's manipulations she will be able to be forgiven. I think she will get there. I started reading this story again and at first she was very aware of everything Brian and Justin did for them. I don't really understand how she could have become such a witch ...

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