Following a tragedy on Liberty Avenue, Carl decides to open a shelter for gay youths with some help from good friends and the community.
This story is set in charming1 and Lorie's "Bittersweet Universe" and is a prequel to Bittersweet Promise. However, this can be read as a stand-alone story.
STORY NOW COMPLETE!!
What if Brian and Justin hadn't moved so fast after the bombing? What if they had talked things over and began a more open relationship? Would Lindsay have had the same success in making them part ways? Or would they have stayed together?
Six years Post-Series. Justin comes home for good.
I still can't believe this is my life. Two days ago I was the stud of Liberty Avenue and a successful adman, today... today I am a father. I still recall the words he whispered in my ear that night, as we all sat in Lindsay's hospital room: "You deserve to be loved Brian. Don't let anyone make you think you can't, don't let them win. Show them they are wrong"
I've dedicated all my life to show Saint Joan, Jack and every homophobe out there that underestimating me was a mistake. I became a successful businessman, being the head of the advertising department in Ryder's Advertising. I had the money, the looks, the gang and everyone wanted me... but I was still hallow.
I've proved them all wrong in everything, but one thing. I ended up believing their words, that I was unwanted, that no one will ever love me, that I was not desired, that I should have been aborted.
However, all that changed two days ago. When, I met a fallen angel under a streetlight, no matter how lesbian I sounded, to me that was true. Looking so innocent and pure, he was just asking for me to pick him up. I don't normally go for blonds, but I wanted to be in that world- that world of light- at least for a night.
I choose this story because it has drama, intrigue, humor, sex... all the things which allow me to settle and suspend my reality for a good long while. Anytime I'm ready to bite folks for disturbing me while reading... well you KNOW that's a great read! -Nichelle Wellesley
Sequel to The Buzz of the Wasp.
Luther gathers enemies of Brian, Justin, and Zee... yes, including those two... to seek revenge for his humiliation. He thinks he's got game, he is so very wrong!
What happens when Justin's need for food, Brian's need for something (but he doesn't know what) and Michael's need for attention clash...
This is a co-author fic with Bea Johnson, who suggested the idea. She, Nichelle Wellesly and Kathy Hearns are my awesome betas. Thanks ladies!
Thanks to Marny again for her awesome banner skills.
Brian and Justin are going to relive their lives. This does contain Major Charater Death, but they return.
Thank you Lorie for Beta'ing this for me.
Thank you Shari for the beautiful banner.