Stories from the "Changed" Verse by TrueIllusion
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Summary:

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A series of one-shots and multi-chapter works that all fit into the verse created by my stories "Changed" and "Familiarity."

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Banner by the lovely SandiD!


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Original Character, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Established Relationship, M/M, Post-series
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Challenges: None
Parent Series: The Changed Series
Stories: 13
Series Type: Closed

Changed by TrueIllusion Rated: A starstar [Reviews - 124]
Summary:

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

The blond 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, Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 75333 Read Count: 17486
[Report This] Published: Jul 30, 2018 Updated: Aug 30, 2018
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, Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 263228 Read Count: 35117
[Report This] Published: Oct 22, 2018 Updated: Mar 17, 2019
Matriarch by TrueIllusion Rated: A starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 51]
Summary:

Justin's in his studio, working on a painting, when he gets an upsetting phone call from Brian.

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.

Thanks to SandiD and PrettyTheWorld for helping me make this story the best it could be, and SandiD for the banner!


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Original Character, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Abuse/Child Abuse, Established Relationship, Friendship, M/M, Minor Character Death, Post-series
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Michael/Ben, Other Cast Pairing
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29114 Read Count: 8639
[Report This] Published: Apr 05, 2019 Updated: May 03, 2019
Summary:

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.

“Who the fuck is calling me now?” Brian muttered as he rubbed his eyes and tried to focus on the clock. It was 2:16 a.m., and this call had better not be a client with some so-called emergency, because Brian had people who were supposed to deal with that, whom he’d hired in an effort to keep late night phone calls from happening. He was more than a little perturbed at having been woken up and was ready to give the person on the other end a piece of his mind, until he saw the caller’s name on the display. It was Rob, and that realization sent Brian’s heart into his throat. Rob was an “early to bed, early to rise” sort of guy, and would definitely not be calling at 2 a.m. unless something was seriously wrong.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Original Character
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Established Relationship, Fluff, Friendship, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Angst w/ Happy Ending, Humor
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20957 Read Count: 957
[Report This] Published: May 08, 2019 Updated: May 08, 2019
Full Circle by TrueIllusion Rated: YA starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Never in my life did I ever think I’d find myself on a business trip with Ted Schmidt, of all people. Actually, never in my life did I think I’d ever find myself in business with Ted Schmidt at all. But, alas, here I am, nearly fifteen years into owning my own business, and nearly fifteen years into being in that business with one Ted Schmidt.

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Brian and Ted go to Chicago for a business meeting that has the potential to change Kinnetik's future, and reflect on the past and their unlikely friendship in the process.

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This story fits into the "Changed" verse.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Ted Schmidt
Tags: Business Brian, Established Relationship, Fluff, Friendship, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: None
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Ted/Blake
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7617 Read Count: 676
[Report This] Published: May 19, 2019 Updated: May 19, 2019
Summary:

I was in Atlanta when I first started noticing the strange, intermittent numbness and tingling in the fingers of my right hand. I was finishing up some paperwork, and I was having a hard time holding onto the pen, though at the time I thought it was just because I couldn't feel my fingers in the way that I was used to. I knew I'd been pushing myself too hard, spending too much time working on my laptop and not enough time doing yoga, so I thought it was probably just stress. I needed a break, although I wasn't sure when I was going to get one, because I was only scheduled to have two days at home before I had to leave again to travel to Dallas.

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Rob has a health scare that leads him to reevaluate his life. Brian helps support him along the way.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Original Male Character
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Friendship, M/M, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Tearjerker
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18720 Read Count: 6205
[Report This] Published: May 25, 2019 Updated: Jun 09, 2019
Summary:

I really do have the best dad in the entire world.

I know a lot of kids say that -- and they give their dads coffee mugs and t-shirts and dorky-looking ties that say it -- but I feel like for me, it really is true.

My dad kicks more ass than any other dad I know, even though he hasn’t used his legs in almost thirteen years.

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As Gus prepares for his high school graduation, he reflects back on his life so far, and his relationship with Brian.

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This story fits into the "Changed" verse. Thanks to SandiD for the lovely banner!


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus, Original Male Character
Tags: Established Relationship, Family, Fluff, Friendship, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Alternate Canon
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Melanie/Lindsay
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7926 Read Count: 543
[Report This] Published: Jun 16, 2019 Updated: Jun 16, 2019
Summary:

For some reason, being in Pittsburgh always got me thinking about all of the ways in which our lives had changed over the years, and all of the things that added up to make us into who we eventually became -- the version of us that has been married for close to twelve years now.
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Brian and Justin take a few days in Pittsburgh to just relax and be with each other. However, with Brian's birthday and the anniversary of his accident fast approaching, there's a lot going on in Brian's head.

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Birthday, Bottom Brian, Established Relationship, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, Raw Sex, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Porny
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9520 Read Count: 679
[Report This] Published: Jun 23, 2019 Updated: Jun 23, 2019
Summary:

I know what Brian is doing -- he’s being protective of me, the same way he always has been. That’s just his nature; he’ll do anything for his friends, and he never wants to see anyone he cares about get hurt, physically or otherwise. But I’m a big girl, and I can take care of myself.

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Cynthia and Brian are more than just co-workers; they're friends. Family, really. But how will they support one another when push comes to shove?

This story fits into the "Changed" verse.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Cynthia, Original Male Character
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Bisexual, Business Brian, F/M, Fluff, Friendship, M/M, Non-Monogamous Pairings, Post-series, Real Life Issues
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: None
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33271 Read Count: 6620
[Report This] Published: Jul 03, 2019 Updated: Aug 07, 2019
Summary:

It’s funny how life works sometimes -- in cycles, repeating the same themes in different ways with different situations. Leaving it up to us to recognize a familiar situation and call on our past experience to get through it. But sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.

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Justin decides to make a huge transition in his career, but things are not always what they seem.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Original Character
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Established Relationship, Friendship, M/M, Mental Health Issues, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 65677 Read Count: 10519
[Report This] Published: Aug 16, 2019 Updated: Nov 02, 2019
Summary:

When you're married to Brian Kinney, you learn to expect surprises.

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Brian surprises Justin with an anniversary gift that far exceeds expectations.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Anal Sex (Lots of it!), Anniversary, Celebratory Fuck, Christmas, Christmas Eve, Established Relationship, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Porny, Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 28795 Read Count: 757
[Report This] Published: Feb 27, 2020 Updated: Feb 27, 2020
Summary:

At first, no one knew what to do, and it seemed like we changed direction every few hours. Could we still go to work, as long as we kept our distance, or should we stay home? Should we stay three feet apart, or six? Should we wear masks, or were we okay to go without them?

Now, we’ve gone for almost a month hardly ever leaving the apartment, and the last time we went out for more than a quick errand was the day we helped Gus pack his things and move out of his dorm at NYU mid-semester. And I’m still not sure anyone truly knows what to do. But we’re all doing the best we can. For right now, that’s all we can do.

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Brian, Justin, and Gus quarantine together in New York, trying to stay grounded amid the chaos and uncertainty.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor
Tags: Established Relationship, Family, Fluff, M/M, Mental Health Issues, Post-series, Real Life Issues
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6451 Read Count: 429
[Report This] Published: May 12, 2020 Updated: May 12, 2020
Be There by TrueIllusion Rated: YA starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

I sigh and tip my chair back so I can rest my back against the wall, mostly because I want to fidget. Because I’m sitting alone in an exam room in the NewYork-Presbyterian emergency room, waiting for someone to wheel Gus back in -- and for someone to tell me what the fuck’s going on.

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Gus is admitted to the hospital. Brian and Justin clash over the best ways to be there for him.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Established Relationship, Family, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Vulnerable Brian, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Stories from the "Changed" Verse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13825 Read Count: 467
[Report This] Published: Jul 18, 2021 Updated: Jul 18, 2021