SUMMARY: Not a damned thing turned out the way they expected. But it was a great life.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a 'Brian-and-Justin-one-true-pairing' story. I want to be upfront about that so no one gets to the end and suffers great angst because the boys may not be where they think they should be. But neither is this a 'Brian-and-Justin-separate-and-live-miserable-unfulfilled-lives-ever-after' story. This is a story about two men who love each other deeply, but realized they may not be as good for each other as their hearts might wish. It's a story of two men who finally realize they can live fulfilling lives with or without the other, but understand what great impact they have on each other. This is not exactly a sequel to Alive in an Age of Idols, but some of the realizations and truths Brian and Justin began to discover about themselves in that story carry over into this.
This bulk of this story is set in the period between 2012- 2015. There will be flashbacks and flash forwards. What's happened in their lives during the more than seven years since Justin left for New York? Where are they now? And where are they going?
**Title taken from a John Calvin quote - For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.