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Summary:

Sequel to "Filled Silence"

Set in the Post-Stockwell Era, Brian and Justin makes some decisions that will redefine their definition of the word 'relationship'. Although inspired by the concepts within "The Experiment" by Wren and "The Dare" by Edom, it's my take on what should have happened in the series. ENJOY!!!

To the Wonderful and Talented Lorie Austin, Thanks for being my beta, but most of all, my friend. I couldn't do what I do without you.


Rated: M
Categories: QAF US Characters: Ben Bruckner, Brian Kinney, Cynthia, Daphne Chanders, Debbie Novotny, Emmett Honeycutt, Gardner Vance, James 'Hunter' Montgomery, Jennifer Taylor, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus, Michael Novotny, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rodney, Ted Schmidt, Vic Grassi
Tags: Anti-Michael
Genres: Alternate Canon, Alternate Universe, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Challenges: None
Series: JUST THE TWO OF US
Chapters: 94 Completed: No
Word count: 406815 Read: 320842 ePub Downloads: 127
Published: Jun 06, 2018 Updated: Oct 15, 2020 ePub eBook
Story Notes:

All recognizable characters, places, situations, etc. are the property of Cowlip. No copyright infringement is intended. All original content, characters, companies, places and situations are the intellectual property of this author.

A few words:

First and foremost, A big THANK YOU to those who have been wishing my well during my recovery. I never take your care and concern for my wellbeing for granted.

Secondly, I'm primarily writing this fic to get me back into the groove of writing both here and in RL. So it's my plan to finish this fic relatively soon so that I can get back to my other WIPs. I've been going through some personal traumas lately which has made what should be easy (writing...it's usually like breathing) a bit more difficult at this juncture. There is nothing worse for me than having the will to write, but to be put on physical restriction from doing so. That said, although I will be updating my other WIPs as the mood hits, I probably won't post them until this is done. I have to see how it goes. Don't misunderstand...I have in no way lost my mojo; it's just slowed down a bit.

I hope you all enjoy this fic as much as I will writing it. 

HUGS and MUCH LOVE,

~Nichelle

 

P.S. As always I'll update the tags as I along. We already KNOW how much I just love Michael so he's a given. But there are a few other characters that have yet to make up their minds. There will be some similarities to ADLS but not by much beyond the 'Rage' concept. So chill-lax and just enjoy the story for what it is. 

Later Babes!

1. REFLECTIONS and DECISIONS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 18] starstarhalf-star (2289 words)

2. REVELATIONS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (2182 words)

3. CONTRACTS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (3393 words)

4. AIN’T NO SUNSHINE... by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (4031 words)

A small disclaimer...I'm not an attorney, but in a just world, and the one where I have ultimate creative control, the 'legal' aspects of this scenario (and others) would happen this way. 

5. AND HERE COMES THE REAL RAGE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (3108 words)

6. WHEN GIVING UP ISN’T SO HARD TO DO AFTER ALL by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstar (3375 words)

7. THE MERRY GO ROUND HAS BROKEN DOWN by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstarstar (3580 words)

8. COMING TOGETHER by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstar (2458 words)

9. NO DEPOSIT, NO RETURN by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (3198 words)

10. JUST THE TWO OF US by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstar (5695 words)

 

Some things should have NEVER remained hidden....

11. THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstar (4885 words)

12. PAPERWORK by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstar (6127 words)

13. PLAN AND REGROUP by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (2457 words)

14. RETROSPECTIVE CLARITY Part 1 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstar (3573 words)

 

Sorry for the delay, Darlings. Had yet another f/u appoinment yesterday, and although I'm healing, it's still not as fast as we all hoped for. But it is what it is, and this is where I'm focusing my energy right now. Hopefully, I can start rat-a-tat-tatting out the chapters as I have in the past few weeks. 

In the meantime, THANK YOU for all the positive thoughts, prayers and well wishes! They mean more than I can tell you in mere words. 

HAPPY READING AND HUGS,

~Nichelle

15. RETROSPECTIVE CLARITY Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starhalf-star (5532 words)

16. TAKEOVERS AND CLAUSES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (6661 words)

17. MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE… by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starhalf-star (5484 words)

18. YOU HAVE THE ATTENTION...SO NOW WHAT? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starhalf-star (3710 words)

19. YOU HAVE THE ATTENTION...NOW WHAT Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 14] starhalf-star (2662 words)

20. IT AIN’T NO GAME. IT’S A LOVE THING (Splatterday continues) by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 13] starstar (4403 words)

"Splatterday" continues

21. THE ANTI-MICHAEL, CAPTAIN P.I.T.A., and MIKEY Jr. by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starhalf-star (4863 words)

P.I.T.A.= Pain in the Ass

Day 1 of Housecleaning! ENJOY!!!! 

22. STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES BUT DOES THAT APPLY TO A ‘SORRY’ ASS, TOO? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 12] starhalf-star (3925 words)

23. BRACING FOR IMPACT by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 12] starhalf-star (3960 words)

24. BRACING FOR IMPACT Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starhalf-star (4224 words)

25. A VISIT TO MOTHER’S and BECOMING KINNETIK by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starhalf-star (4215 words)

26. BECOMING KINNETIK (Part 2), A MOMENT OF EPIPHANY, A PLAN SET IN MOTION by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (4196 words)

27. WHERE’S A GOOD MALLET WHEN YOU NEED ONE?! by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 13] starhalf-star (4478 words)

 

Okay so a couple of things:

 

1. YES, the title reflects my own personal thought while writing this chapter

2. If ever there was a time Morpheus should have offered me the damn 'Blue' pill, this was it! Jesus please be some brain bleach and mental 'ear' peroxide. Better yet, please just be a mental #2 pencil so that I can erase this portion of my memory and forget that I had to write THAT!

 

3. The bold italics represent flashbacks,  whereas the regular italics still either indicate inner-thoughts OR emphasis placed on a word, per the usual way I write.

and

4. Y'all know me...that's all I'm saying, LOL ENJOY!! 

 

28. PRISON ORANGE IS NOT YOUR COLOR… BUT by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 13] starhalf-star (6234 words)

 

Just a brief reminder:

Bold Italics= flashbacks

Italics= emphasis, sarcasm or character's inner thoughts

 

HAPPY READING, DARLINGS!

~Nichelle

29. PREEMPTIVE STRIKES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (3161 words)

30. BUILDING BLOCKS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starhalf-star (2726 words)

31. THROWING BRICKS and NEW WRENCHES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (3103 words)

 

New definition warning: A Slore is a person who will sleep around indiscriminately whether there is money involved (whore) or not (slut).

32. UNDER RECONSTRUCTION by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 12] starhalf-star (3644 words)

33. SURFACING ENEMIES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstar (4285 words)

34. 57th PRECINCT BLUES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstar (3454 words)

 

*Inspired by the theme song to Hill Street Blues* featuring Larry Carlton and Lee Skylar  

 

I've been listening to this song since late afternoon yesterday, and it just wouldn't let me go. So of course, I had to dedicate a chapter to that wonderful show!

ENJOY! 

35. NE IMPERARET SANITATEM REDUCAMUS (Let Sanity Reign) by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstar (3290 words)

36. CHANGING FACES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (4619 words)

 

 

37. CHANGING FACES Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starhalf-star (3165 words)

38. COFFEE CLUTCHES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstar (2975 words)

39. REAL TALK by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 5] starstar (3591 words)

40. PRECINCT BLUES Part 2: GATHERING EVIDENCE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstar (2515 words)

 

Some plot development in reference to the case here...ENJOY!! 

41. FORWARD THINKING and ROOT CONVERSATIONS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 5] starstar (3577 words)

42. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, LIES DO TELL by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstarstar (4066 words)

43. PRECINCT BLUES Part 3: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstar (3616 words)

44. THE TIES THAT BIND...AND THE ONES THAT DON’T by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starhalf-star (2769 words)

45. YOU THINK YOU CAN CHALLENGE ME, BOY? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (2907 words)

46. A MEETING OF THE WHINE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starhalf-star (4449 words)

47. REVELATIONS OF THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (4189 words)

48. CLASH OF THE WASP Part 1: YOU READY? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (3202 words)

49. CLASH OF THE WASP Part 2: THE TRAIN IS COMING by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstar (2167 words)

 

Setting up for the main event continues...

50. CLASH OF THE WASP Part 3: A HOLE IN ONE or SHOULD THAT BE AN ACE IN THE HOLE? LINDSAY CAN’T DECIDE! by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 13] starhalf-star (3758 words)

51. CUTTING THROUGH THE MEAT, TO GET TO THE BONE… OF CONTENTION? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (4656 words)

52. MICK WITH A SIDE OF WASP by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstar (4456 words)

 

Dear Shine (Glo),

 

I hope the beginning of the chapter answers your review question. Thank you so much for asking it as it let me divulge another secret passion of mine...HISTORY. What can I say except YES, I'm a closet Nerd, LOL

HUGS and MUCH LOVE!

~Chelle

As for the rest, here's something you all may not know about the term 'Mick'. Of course, there is the commonly know derogatory term used for Irishman. But did you also know, that it is used in place of those 'Mc' names most notably found in the same region? In this particular case, I choose to think of it within its Hebrew terms whose meaning is 'Who is like God'. Now that's not to say that I think of Brian Kinney like that but more like St. Michael (odd that, LOL), who is the conqueror of Darkness and the patron saint of soliders. 

That's why I love writing...it's all open to interpretation! 

HAPPY READING DARLINGS!

53. WASP WITH A LARGE DOSE OF MICK by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstar (4812 words)

54. HERE AND NOW by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starhalf-star (1997 words)

 

A little bit of a much needed reprieve for B&J. 

55. AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK THE DEVIL HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU… SURPRISE!! by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstar (2884 words)

56. PARADISE and A WARZONE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstar (5894 words)

57. MEMOIRS FROM THE CENTER OF THE WARZONE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstar (5190 words)

58. MISTAKES, I’VE MADE ONE HUGE, ENTITLEMENT TANTRUMS, and DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstar (4785 words)

 

*contains FLASHBACK during Melanie's introspection...*

59. LEARNING TO LIVE THE FICTION YOU WRITE… OR MORE ACCURATELY, THE ONE THAT’S WRITTEN FOR YOU by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starhalf-star (5097 words)

60. ALL THINGS TRULY WICKED START FROM INNOCENCE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starhalf-star (4344 words)

 

*Title is a quote from Hemingway and very fitting for this chapter*

61. WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN, CANNOT BE UNSEEN… WHERE THE {BLEEP} ARE THE BLINDERS WHEN YOU NEED THEM?! by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starhalf-star (5498 words)

62. PRECINCT BLUES CHAPTER 4: GOTCHA! OH, AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE OLD ADAGE CONCERNING DESPERATION... by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstarstar (19142 words)

 

Just a brief reminder: I'm not in law enforcement, but in my perfect, creative-controlled world, these events (and others) would've happened this exact way. However, please bear in mind that all good fiction has at least a modicum of fact mixed in. That said, I researched what I could and the rest is all the conjecture of a really overactive imagination. 

Thanks for allowing me to indulge it!

HUGS and LOVE,

~Nichelle

63. PRECINCT BLUES 5- GOTCHA! AND REMEMBER THAT OLD ADAGE ABOUT DESPERATION Part 2, LOSING TO WIN and WHEN SOCIOPATHS COLLIDE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 5] starstar (8961 words)

 

(a) = the beginning of an explanation. I promise there will be more about this subject next chapter, and beyond so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the chapter!! 

 

64. WHEN SOCIOPATHS COLLIDE Part 2: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT… by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstar (5926 words)

 

TRIGGER WARNING: contains a VERY controversial subject

 

Please note: I'm not a psychiatrist nor a psychologist, but as a writer, I know a little about a lot. This is a very plot-heavy chapter, and yes, some will get angry, sad, be indifferent, and the like. I ask, in advance, that you respect my vision for the story, and the folks who leave reviews. Nothing is every cut and dry, and Lindsay's story arc/ actions are no different. As you know, most of the time, I write pretty true-to-life so govern yourselves accordingly.

HUGS (because I know I need them now, and you will later),

~Nichelle

65. SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Part 2… PREP WORK by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (6578 words)

66. SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Part 3: JUST WHO THE HELL IS GEORGE BELL? by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2975 words)

 

See, the thing about demanding characters is that when they asked to be introduced properly, you've just gotta listen....LOL ENJOY!! 

67. SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Part 4: INTERVIEWS Segment 1: THE FINE ART OF DIGGING DITCHES by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (8980 words)

 

We are FINALLY up to the interviews!! YAY!! ENJOY!! 

68. CHAPTER 68: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Part 5: INTERVIEWS Segment 2: A COMMITTEE OF TWO by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (3204 words)

69. SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Part 6: INTERVIEWS Segment 3: SO THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED, HUH? WELL SADDLE UP AND LET’S RIDE! by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4917 words)

70. WHINING, COOS, YELLING, SQUEAKS AND THE SCIENCE OF SCCCCRRRREEEEEEEECHology!!! by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarhalf-star (9666 words)

71. CHAPTER 71: RESTORING ORDER by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4562 words)

72. CHAPTER 72: PRECINCT BLUES PART 6: STEPPIN’ TO THE BAD SIDE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4231 words)

73. CHAPTER 73: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE AND POSSESSION by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (4056 words)

74. CHAPTER 74: LOW BLOWS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (5150 words)

75. CHAPTER 75: DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL… BUT THEN AGAIN SINCE YOU TOOK IT THERE... by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (3635 words)

76. CHAPTER 76: THE GIFT OF GOODBYE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (2891 words)

77. CHAPTER 77: PAIN MANAGEMENT… IN REVERSE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (7080 words)

 

 

* Just a little note to remind you all how I do flashbacks*

78. CHAPTER 78: THEORIES AND SUPPOSITIONS by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (4737 words)

79. PRECINCT BLUES PART 7: STATE ISSUED BRACELETS CERTAINLY AREN’T MADE BY TIFFANY & CO. by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (2823 words)

80. PRECINCT BLUES PART 8: STATE ISSUED BRACELETS CERTAINLY AREN’T MADE BY TIFFANY & CO. : A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (2658 words)

81. CHAPTER 81: THE MORNING AFTER PILL by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (2188 words)

82. CHAPTER 82: GET YOUR MIND RIGHT by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (5096 words)

83. CHAPTER 83: BENEDICTION AND RECONCILIATION by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (6003 words)

84. PRECINCT BLUES: PART 9: HOW TO MERIT YOUR OWN CATEGORY IN THE DSM 101 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (3233 words)

85. PRECINCT BLUES PART 1O: INDISPUTABLE TRUTH by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (5467 words)

86. PRECINCT BLUES: CHAPTER 11: LET’S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4329 words)

87. CHAPTER 84: BENEDICTION AND RECONCILIATION OF A DIFFERENT KIND by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (5742 words)

88. COURTROOM CHRONICLES: CHAPTER ONE: RAT BASTARDS AND THEIR FINKS Take 1 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (3190 words)

89. PRECINCT BLUES: CHAPTER 12: A MANIFESTATION OF THE GLORY by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (3829 words)

90. PRECINCT BLUES: CHAPTER 13: YO QUIERO DINERO by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (5284 words)

91. PRECINCT BLUES CHAPTER 14: SLIP AND FALL by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (1300 words)

 

To commerate this second birthday for JT2U, here is a Short chapter.... well, FOR ME anyway. Trust me, it's... well, ENJOY!! 

92. CHAPTER 85: HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 FOR A REASON by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3169 words)

93. COURTROOM CHRONICLES: CHAPTER TWO: RAT BASTARDS AND THEIR FINKS Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (3288 words)

94. CHAPTER 86: COURTROOM CHRONICLES CHAPTER THREE: RAT BASTARDS AND THE FINKS Part 3 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (2786 words)