Formerly titled Don't Know Why But I Do: Smoke and Mirrors
Two years ago advertising guru and sometime artist Brian Kinney was shot and nearly killed but an angel called Justin saved his life. Neither of them has forgotten the other. When they are brought back together by Liberty Avenue's Mistress of Love, Marilyn and his close friend Emmett sparks fly once again, much to the delight of The Avenue, as well as Justin's friends Chris and Daphne.
But questions still haunt The Avenue, who tried to kill Brian? Why did they try and do it? Why is Michael's childhood best friend Mercy back in town? What secret is she hiding?
This is a story of mysteries and revenge, but most of all a story of love.
We own nothing, not a damn thing there is no copyright infringement intended whatsoever.
Ethan’s pursuit of Justin might have seemed like a romantic meeting of two like-minded, artistic souls, but was it really? What if there was a more sinister motive behind Brian and Justin’s breakup? Canon Divergent story starting with ep 2.16.
What if Justin didn't run off to New York after Brian's loft got burgled? What happens when one random encounter with a homeless man makes all the difference and Justin decides to face the situation like an adult? Join us on the journey to find out.
This was why he didn’t do boyfriends. He didn’t do love. He didn’t do commitment. Because when you do boyfriends...love...commitment...you let yourself get attached. When you do boyfriends, you hope and pray they won’t ever leave you. Because if they do, you’ll feel like your soul has been torn out and you have nothing left to live for.
This is a song fic based on Lifehouse's "Flight." It takes place shortly after the series finale.
Brian is rewarded for a job well done with an all expense paid vacation in the Florida Keys and the use of his client's private estate on one of the islands. He and Justin have a romantic getaway that is rudely interrupted by an approaching hurricane. Will our boys survive another brush with violence, this time by Mother Nature?
This story had been inspired by a documentary I watched about Hurricane Andrew. I wish to thank my friend, Pat, for her beta help and my dear Granddaughter, Amy, for my banner.
This story is COMPLETE and will be updated daily.
Justin and Gus have been friends all their lives. Would their friendship survive when Gus finds out that Justin is dating his best friend's father?
A tragedy strikes and Justin has to learn to live a new kind of normal.
Seasons 1& 2 Hybrid with emphasis on the bashing and the recovery from it as I think it could have/ should have happened.
Initial Plot Bunny from Deb Tanner: What if Michael had tried to stop Brian from going into the prom and had witnessed the attack?
Daphne finds out why Brian refuses to see Justin and gives someone a piece of her mind.
Thanks to Nichelle for her editing and her inspiration for Daphne's rant. You're the best.
Daphne catches Brian on one of his nights playing vigil at Justin's hospital door. Feelings are revealed.
Suzvoy has taken episode 510 and turned it on its head! Everything is canon except one thing... Take a read and see how Brian is Brian and yet grows and learns how to love - mamaduck
This story is a serious AU, based on episode 510. Knowledge of this would be a distinct advantage, and if you haven't seen it then this fic could be considered a big ol' spoiler for what happens in said ep.
Wants versus Needs.... That's what Justin Taylor's life has come down to. Having traveled the world as a dancer, Justin now faces the choice between continuing his lucrative career or rebuilding the tumultuous life he'd left behind in Pittsburgh. Enter Brian Kinney with an offer he may not want to refuse.
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!
It's hard for Brian to kick Justin out. Once he does, does he let him back in? Will he be worth the emotions and the challenges to come?
Flip a coin... any coin! But what happens when two sides of the same coin meet? Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor are about to find out. And what happens when the two aloof men find themselves breaking all of their self-imposed rules? Guaranteed mayhem!
Both Brian and Justin stress out about confessing their sins…
A series of vignettes based on prompts given to me by my betas (and others if they so choose) for our Wednesday Hump Day challenge. Each Wednesday we have decided to challenge each other with a set of prompts to make the week flow faster.
It's been a year, a year full of pain and sorrow. A year in which nothing meant anything for Brian. After losing Justin at the bombing in Babylon everything was white and black.
However... what will happen if one day suddenly everything changed? What if he had never really met Justin? Then why does he remember everything they had gone through while the rest of the gang doesn't even know who Justin is?
Brian decides to show his friends that he can survive on the streets, like the homeless guy in front of Liberty Diner. During the day spent as a bum, Brian befriends Justin. When the truth about Brian comes out, Justin has to make a decision whether to trust him or not. Written for Fandoms for Hope and Relief.
Alternate Universe, Hustler!Justin, John!Brian
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." - Dalai Lama
Because sometimes you get exactly what you never knew you needed.
Thanks to Cheryl for editing.
Post-514, and Brian and Justin are living together at Britin. Brian receives some difficult news.
Justin has escaped a gilded cage mired in abuse. Having finally broken free, he is now looking to redefine himself as a man. When the offer to become the new Art Director for Kinnetik PA comes in, he jumps at the chance for freedom.
Brian hires Justin as the new Art Director for Kinnetik PA but Brian has secrets of his own. Can each of them teach the other to trust someone other than themselves?
I like how the author explores a different, softer, more openly emotional side of Brian after he's had an accident. Plus, LOTS of good sex scenes. LOL - Tagsit
It’s all gone in just moments; your life changes and there’s no going back. You’re no longer the person you thought you were; and you have no idea who you’ll become.