Date: Jul 31, 2016 3:00 pm Title: Chapter 1
Tear my heart out, why don't you. But Brian was correct. Neither of them was ready to be what the other really needed. Thank you for the lovely story.
Date: Jul 12, 2016 6:41 am Title: Chapter 1
Wow! Such a powerful--and painful--one-shot.
It's nearly impossible for me to rewatch that scene, although your story has me considering doing so. Brian's thoughts are plausible and fit with canon. You express those thoughts so perfectly; it's as though I hear Brian's voice.
It irritated me that the writers in season four and, especially in season five, regressed Justin behavior. I think he'd long since matured enough that he wouldn't have left Brian again; he could have grown into himself alongside, rather than separately from Brian.
I'm certain both men were still suffering from PTSD. The bashing did a lot of damage to their relationship and made it difficult for them to meet each other's needs.
This scene is, sadly, a precursor for the finale. Both scenes tear me apart.
I'm looking foward to more of your stories!
Date: Jun 01, 2016 7:04 am Title: Chapter 1
Horribly sad but incredibly well written. Great first effort. Please write more! Always. TAG
WOW! You are one of my favorite authors, so I can't even begin to tell you how flattered I am by your praise...so I won't bore you with my lame attempts. LOL
Date: Jun 01, 2016 2:51 am Title: Chapter 1
Ow= that hurts- so sad that he won't tell Justin
We all saw it in the series. How he really wanted to and just could not bring himself to do it. Writing this helped me to understand what was going through his head and why he didn't.
It makes watching that episode just a little bit easier for me.
Date: May 31, 2016 2:55 pm Title: Chapter 1
this broke my heart, but in the best possible way!
We all know Brian loved Justin and didn't want him to go, but he was always willing to let Justin go when he thought it was the best thing for Justin... that's absolute love!
This totally reminded me of "If you love something, set it free".
I really think this was one of Brian's core values that he never verbalized.