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Summary:

Ethan’s pursuit of Justin might have seemed like a romantic meeting of two like-minded, artistic souls, but was it really? What if there was a more sinister motive behind Brian and Justin’s breakup? Canon Divergent story starting with ep 2.16. 


Rated: M
Categories: QAF US Characters: Brian Kinney, Ethan Gold, Justin Taylor, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: 100k+ Word Count, 10k+ Word Count, Abuse/Child Abuse, Anti-Ethan, Canon Divergence, Hatred, Humiliation, Justin/Other, M/M, Raw Sex, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Alternate Canon, Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Justin/Ethan
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes
Word count: 113262 Read: 15433 ePub Downloads: 45
Published: Jul 05, 2018 Updated: Feb 28, 2020 ePub eBook

1. Chapter 1 - Unfamiliar Images by Tagsit [Reviews - 8] starstarstar (3312 words)

This story is dedicated to all the survivors of narcissistic abuse who haven't yet found a voice of their own. TAG

2. Chapter 2 - Contagion by Tagsit [Reviews - 4] half-star (5088 words)

Are thoughts contagious? Enjoy! TAG

3. Chapter 3 - Falling by Tagsit [Reviews - 7] half-star (3855 words)

Justin is falling deeper into Ethan's control... Enjoy! TAG

4. Chapter 4 - Things Fall Apart by Tagsit [Reviews - 4] half-star (2995 words)

Finally, Justin's secret comes to light... Enjoy! TAG

5. Chapter 5 - Snake Charmer by Tagsit [Reviews - 4] half-star (5550 words)

Justin is forced to decide between his lovers and yet given no choice... Enjoy! TAG

6. Chapter 6 - Rage Against The Machinations by Tagsit [Reviews - 4] half-star (4280 words)

Hope you don't mind a second chapter in one day . . . Here you go - The Rage Launch Party scene. Enjoy! TAG

7. Chapter 7 - Inundated by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] half-star (5319 words)

The aftermath of the Rage party begins. Enjoy! TAG

8. Chapter 8 - Salad Days by Tagsit [Reviews - 6] half-star (5186 words)

Justin and Ethan begin to settle into their new life together... Enjoy! TAG

9. Chapter 9 - Adjustments by Tagsit [Reviews - 7] half-star (6418 words)

Justin continues to settle into his new life with Ethan... :/ TAG

10. Chapter 10 - It’s Not Me, It’s You. by Tagsit [Reviews - 6] half-star (5622 words)

Ethan begins to separate Justin from his old friends... (Raise your hand if you hate this Ethan already). Enjoy! TAG

11. Chapter 11 - Control by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3672 words)

The writing streak conintues - moving on to my other outstanding WIP... Enjoy! TAG

12. Chapter 12 - Little Lies by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (5031 words)

Justin's descent into the abyss continues... TAG

13. Chapter 13 - The Mind Of The Mark by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4515 words)

What other ways can Ethan control Justin . . . did you say money? *Cringe* TAG

14. Chapter 14 - Fighting An Octopus by Tagsit [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4534 words)

So much happening here I don't even know where to begin. The good news is that it ends with a kitten . . . Enjoy! TAG

15. Chapter 15 - Considering Your Limitations by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4856 words)

Ethan isn't a big supporter of Justin's art . . . This one really steams me. Grrr. TAG

16. Chapter 16 - Stay Mad by Tagsit [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4341 words)

Beware the showy apology of a narcissist... TAG.

17. Chapter 17 - Inferno of Rage by Tagsit [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (4158 words)

Yes, there's more torture ahead for Justin, bet you didn't expect that, huh? LOL. Enjoy! TAG

18. Chapter 18 - Just Going Along by Tagsit [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (4882 words)

Justin's isolation is almost complete. So, what will Ethan get away with once Justin has no support at all? Enjoy? Eeek. TAG

19. Chapter 19 - You Trust Me, Right? by Tagsit [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4411 words)

Please don't hate or give up on this story. I KNOW you're gonna want to after this chapter, but I promise it will be alright in the end. You know me. You know my stories. Even when it looks horrible, I've always before got you through. You gotta trust me... TAG

***Adding Raw Sex tag to story and then running away to hide from my reviews***

20. Chapter 20 - Abandoned and Rejected by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4149 words)

Thank you to everyone who's sticking with me on this story. We're getting to a crisis here. There's still some bad stuff ahead, but it can't go on like this for much longer, right? TAG

21. Chapter 21 - Eye Opening by Tagsit [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (4416 words)

Justin's almost to his breaking point but it's still hard to escape your abuser . . . TAG

22. Chapter 22 - My Real Punishment by Tagsit [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (3164 words)

This is the chapter that will break Justin. It might break all my remaining readers too. But if you're brave, and can stand it, this will also be the beginning of the end. And, even if you can't bear to read the whole chapter, I hope you'll read the intro because it's one of the most powerful things I've ever written and I'm so proud of that passage. It explains everything; I want to share it with the world. Good luck. TAG

***Warning: animal abuse***

***Additional Warning: Remember, DON'T throw your phone/computer. You'll want it later***

23. Chapter 23 - No Good For You by Tagsit [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4580 words)

Yay! Another Brian sighting! This is for all of you who've been asking why Brian didn't do something... Enjoy! TAG

24. Chapter 24 - I Was Broken by Tagsit [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4607 words)

Justin has finally reached the end of his rope . . . TAG

*****Warning: Suicidal ideation and violence. Be prepared.*****

25. Chapter 25 - Brand New by Tagsit [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (4321 words)

Here you go: the conclusion. And Justin WILL get his HEA; although it might not be the ending you expected, it's the best ending for HIM. Trust me on this one, guys . . . TAG

PS. While writing the body of this chapter I realized the intro I'd posted with Ch 22 belonged here, so I've repurposed it for my ending and I wrote a new intro for Ch 22. Sorry if I confused anyone.