Penname: TrueIllusion Real name:
Member Since: May 31, 2018
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I started writing fan fiction before I knew what it was, back in 1994, when my best friend and I would pass stories back and forth and work on them in all of our free time. I wrote some through high school as well, then got away from it for a long time. I recently got back into reading it again, and decided to try some writing as well.


I've been a fan of QAF since the early 2000s.


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Stories by TrueIllusion
Familiarity by TrueIllusion Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 62] New!
Summary:

Brian asked Justin a very important question when the "Changed" series concluded. What will his answer be? Where will they go from here?


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Bashing, Established Relationship, Friendship, Mental Health Issues, Post-series, PTSD, Real Life Issues, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Angst, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: The Changed Series
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 111431 Read Count: 3857
[Report This] Published: Oct 22, 2018 Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Summary:

One shot. Set 25 years post-series. Standalone fic.

How do you feel your way through the darkness once the sun has gone out?

Brian's journey into the light.

Major character death. You'll want some tissues.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Death, Established Relationship, Major Character Death, One-Shot, Post-series, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Angst, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4552 Read Count: 406
[Report This] Published: Dec 03, 2018 Updated: Dec 03, 2018
Summary:

One shot standalone fic.

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to Brian's ever-present food rule, "no carbs after seven."

Plot bunny by Sally. Thanks to SandiD for beta reading.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney
Tags: Abuse/Child Abuse, Mental Health Issues, One-Shot, Pre-series, Real Life Issues, Vulnerable Brian, What if...
Genres: Angst, Could be Canon
Pairings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3229 Read Count: 236
[Report This] Published: Nov 26, 2018 Updated: Nov 26, 2018
Summary:

Sickfic without plot. Justin gets sick. Brian takes care of him.

One-shot.

Set late season 4, post-cancer, pre-Liberty Ride.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Allergies , Established Relationship, Fluff, One-Shot, Real Life Issues, Season 4, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3610 Read Count: 340
[Report This] Published: Oct 31, 2018 Updated: Oct 31, 2018
Three Days by TrueIllusion Rated: A Liked [Reviews - 6] New!
Summary:

An account of the three days Michael and Brian spent at the hospital, after Justin was bashed. Takes place right at the end of episode 122 and moves forward from there.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Michael Novotny
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Bashing, Friendship, Homophobia, Non-Consent, One-Shot, PTSD, Real Life Issues, Season 1, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Canon, Could be Canon, Gap-Filler, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11622 Read Count: 141
[Report This] Published: Oct 17, 2018 Updated: Oct 17, 2018
Summary:

The first time Debbie Novotny heard about Brian Kinney, Michael was in the eighth grade. It was just after spring break. He’d come home from school chattering away excitedly about the new boy in his class who’d just moved to Pittsburgh from some town she couldn’t remember. All through dinner it was Brian this, and Brian that. Michael was clearly enamored with this Brian kid.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Debbie Novotny, Michael Novotny
Tags: Abuse/Child Abuse, Friendship, One-Shot, Pre-series, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9353 Read Count: 114
[Report This] Published: Oct 15, 2018 Updated: Oct 15, 2018
Summary:

What if, after overhearing the doctor leaving a message on Brian's machine, Justin had confronted Brian, instead of going to Michael? How would things have been different?

Canon divergence begins midway through episode 408. Plot bunny by Deb. Thanks to Sandi for being my beta.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Cancer, Canon Divergence, Established Relationship, Real Life Issues, Responsible Justin, Season 4, Vulnerable Brian, What if...
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon Divergence, Could be Canon, Gap-Filler, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 61412 Read Count: 8079
[Report This] Published: Sep 05, 2018 Updated: Oct 09, 2018
Changed by TrueIllusion Rated: A Liked [Reviews - 111]
Summary:

 

“All I’m saying is, someone should have called Justin.”

The blonde young man standing outside the door to the diner was surprised to hear his name in a conversation coming from inside.

“Brian told me not to. What was I supposed to do, go against his wishes and do it anyway?” Justin recognized this voice -- Michael.

“I know he told you not to. I was there.” Ben. “I said it then, and I’ll say it again now: It’s disrespectful to Justin to not tell him, or at least warn him ahead of time. Can you imagine what it’s going to be like Justin walks in and sees him?”


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Established Relationship, Mental Health Issues, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: The Changed Series
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 75333 Read Count: 8989
[Report This] Published: Jul 29, 2018 Updated: Aug 29, 2018
Normalcy by TrueIllusion Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Sequel to "Simple and Straightforward"

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Counting down the days until Brian’s final radiation treatment was like counting down to normalcy -- at least, as normal as their life together ever had been or could be. At the very least, it would be an end to the runaway roller coaster ride of the last six weeks. Life had been speeding through a shitload of twists and turns, dragging a breathless Justin and Brian along for the white-knuckled ride as they both struggled to make sense of the scenery flying by.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Cancer, Established Relationship, One-Shot, Season 4, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Walking the Tightrope
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3018 Read Count: 299
[Report This] Published: Jul 25, 2018 Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Summary:

This was the same, only different.

 

This time, his filters were firmly in place, because Justin knew that kicking, punching, and destroying wasn’t going to fix this. It wasn’t going to take away the fact that his lover had cancer.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Cancer, One-Shot, Real Life Issues, Responsible Justin, Season 4, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Canon, Could be Canon, Gap-Filler, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Walking the Tightrope
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3133 Read Count: 386
[Report This] Published: Jul 24, 2018 Updated: Jul 24, 2018
Flight by TrueIllusion Rated: A Liked [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

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.
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This is a song fic based on Lifehouse's "Flight." It takes place shortly after the series finale.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Michael Novotny
Tags: Addiction/Alcoholism, Mental Health Issues, One-Shot, Post-series, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort, Song Fic
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3653 Read Count: 466
[Report This] Published: Jul 11, 2018 Updated: Jul 11, 2018
Summary:

He could tell Michael that he loved him. Always had, always will. Brian wasn’t sure why saying “I love you” to Michael was so easy -- why it was different. Why the words flowed off his tongue with Michael but felt stuck in his throat with Justin.

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This is a song fic inspired by Lifehouse's song "Yesterday's Son." It's gap filler, and a peek inside Brian Kinney's head through several key story arcs in the course of the show's five seasons.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Michael Novotny
Tags: Babylon Bombing, Bashing, Cancer, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon, Could be Canon, Gap-Filler, Song Fic
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4860 Read Count: 451
[Report This] Published: Jul 11, 2018 Updated: Jul 11, 2018