One of my favourite ever stories. I honestly can’t properly put into words how much I enjoyed this- I’ve read it numerous times already and yet as soon as I get to the end I just want to start over again because the journey you take us on here is so amazing and beautiful. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this utterly brilliant story â¤ï¸
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( OMG!!! I'm crying like an effn baby!!! I love Jen's gift to Brian.. I love how you described it... I was able to see it. I love this story!!!! Thank you for giving us this gift! I'm sad it's over!!!!
OMG!!! so many feels going on in this chapter!!!! I love that Brian feels the love that Justin is giving him!!! I feel as if my heart is going to implode!!! (In a good way) LOL Thank you for a beautful chapter!!!
i love Brian being in love!!!!!
i love this chapter... i love that justin remembered the "ridiculously romantic" line!!! I'm crying... Thanks!
I love......... "Of course, I have to be very mindful of the fact that whatever I introduce him to he's going to want to try out on me eventually." that Brian is open to trying things with Justin!!! This line brought a tear to my eye!!!!
love it so far. I still dont trust Justin, when is he taking off again?
I truly wish there was more of this. I enjoyed falling in love with these characters.
Thank you. I have to admit that this story will always hold a special place in my heart. Partly because it was my first long one, but also because it was written post S3 so it's not haunted by cancer, the Pink Posse, the ridiculous split ups of S4 and S5. And also, of course, because Vic is still alive.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Not even Michael could ruin this day, though he might use it as an excuse not to pay Justin what he owes.
This is the best excuse for what happened during that time that I've ever read. I'm glad that Brian gave up acting like 'Brian Fucking Kinny'.
Thank you. I think that canon's failure to deal with the effects that the whole bashing arc had on Brian was one of the most egregious failures. Not just the bashing itself, but being thrust into the role of primary care giver to someone who was suffering not just physical issues, but severe PTSD as well. That was so far outside Brian's whole experience and self-image that it must surely have changed him profoundly, but it was never even really acknowledged.
This was, in part, a reenactment of their first time.
Indeed. But with all the benefits of experience thrown in.
Love the role playing. Lindsay coming to demand a key as if she's Michael? Mel thinking that maybe Brian would have been a better choice? Wow!
Yes. This was written pre S4 and S5 when I guess I thought it was still possible to rehabilitate the women. So having Linds really stop and "see" the boys' relationship and Mel and Brian reaching a better understanding were ways to explore how that might happen.
Buying the car this way is such a Kinney way to do it.
Too true. But he has to be sure the car is going to work for them. *g*
I am so glad I went to your LJ to read chapter 14. It was superb what with Justin vs Mikey. This chapter went further with Brian vs Mikey and let the cat out of the bag about how much Lil' Mikey's toys are worth. The misunderstanding between Brian and Justin was worked out. Thank you.
Thank you. Actually chapter 14 is one of my favorites. Writing it was really cathartic for me. Glad you enjoyed it.
This chapter is chapter 13 repeated.
Fixed now. Sorry about that.
Justin started out not wanting a car but Brian's a good saleman. Now they getting a car. Things are going to boil over when they get to the diner is my guess.
Could be. *g*
Talking is the best thing for them.
Yes. And I think that as Brian talks more freely, it will be less momentous for Justin, which in turn makes it easier for Brian.
Hopefully Mikey is in BIG trouble. I love how Mel went after him. Add to it a new car and it looks like Brian and Justin need to talk.
Yes. Mikey just may be in a spot of bother. And it's the sort of bother that Mel would recognize as being a big deal. Not to mention that it targeted Justin, which would also not make her happy. She might have thought Brian was fair game, but not sweet little Justin.
I am so glad that Brian found out about the Rage money. Happy that he's partner as well, but Mikey is being a shit.
As he so often is, really.
This is all new Brian. I think he's doing rather well.
Yes. Yes he is I think. This is what "boys to men" really looks like.
Finding time isn't easy. I wonder about the Rage thing. Does Justin have money owed him he doesn't know about?
Ah, all will be revealed at some point. *g*
Good to see that Brian has changed the locks, something long overdue.
Hi there. Chapter 14 seems to be a repeat of Chapter 13 but if I go straight to Chapter15 it seems like I've missed part of the story. Is it just me or is a chapter missing? i'my really enjoying the story thoughðŸ™‚
Apologies. Somehow Chapter 13 got posted twice. Have now updated to the correct chapter 14.