Sorry Roni. I commented on the French version putting hearts, I don't know why it translated into ??? It was to tell you how much I loved this story. In fact even though Brian has no memories I really like this new Brian. Good life for him with Justin.
Ahh, lost in translation. I'm sooooo familiar with that. Glad you like the story and my re-wired Brian. Sometimes you just have to go back to start.
Thank you for your comment. :)
Not sure what you're asking. If you could give me just a little more detail? ;)
Thank you! In my opionion, pre-amnesia Brian's relationships with Michael and Linday developed over time and were based on experiences they shared, good and bad. Even the overstepping and intrisive behaviors were mixed with friendship memories for Brian. He overlooked a hell of a lot because, in his mind, they had been there for him when he pretty much felt he had no one else. Unfortunately, they took advantage of that. Now, he doesn't remember those experiences and is not willing to put up with the 'bad' behaviors from strangers. Personally I think they just didn't *care* what was going on with Brian because, to them, their relationships with Brian were much more important to them than Brian himself was.
Wow. I mean, Wow! Thank you for that compliment!
And really, Brian is being rewritten. I kind of imagined it like doing a factory reset on a computer. The old data is out there somewhere in the ether, but unretrievable. The operating system is still there, but the programs are having to be reloaded.
This is probably it for this story, at least for quite some time, but I'm writing like a madwoman on other stories right now. Have a couple in the works and am planning out another visit to the Be All That You Can Be universe. I do love my military!Justin and ArmyWife!Brian. LOL
Again, thank you for boosting my ego. :)
And all that childhood trauma sticking to his psyche like synthetic cum. Always been a big student of the nature/nurture debate. Depends on which day you ask as to which side I'm on, though. LOL. But there is no way that the level of abuse Brian suffered from his parennts - at least what was hinted at in canon - damaged him greatly. Take him back to the blank slate and something entirely different may show up. And "the family" didn't help much. Mercy...