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Summary:

This is a sequel to The Stripper and A Man's Gotta Know When To Ask For Help.  As promised, Brian and Justin think about a family.  You do not have to read either of the previous stories to understand this one, but there are things mentioned in this story that are discussed in the previous two stories.   This story is completed.  I will try to post often.  Banner by Marny. Beta by Quinn.  Thank you so much.    


Rated: M
Categories: QAF US Characters: Ben Bruckner, Blake Wyzecki, Brian Kinney, Carl Horvath, Cynthia, Daphne Chanders, Debbie Novotny, Drew Boyd, Emmett Honeycutt, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Jennifer Taylor, Jenny Rebecca Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus, Michael Novotny, Ted Schmidt
Tags: 100k+ Word Count
Genres: Alternate Canon
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 54 Completed: Yes
Word count: 193153 Read: 27594 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: Oct 21, 2019 Updated: Dec 02, 2020 ePub eBook
Story Notes:

Sequel to A Man's Gotta Know When to Ask for Help. Reader doesn't have to read that one to understand this but it might give some nice background.

1. Chapter 1- Decisions by sfscarlet [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2824 words)

This is the first chapter in my new story.  This is NOT PMreg-  no male pregnancy in this story. 

2. Chapter 2- Peter Pan and Wendy by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1581 words)

Brian's turn to share the news.

3. Chapter 3- Everyone Has An Opinion by sfscarlet [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2531 words)

I wasn't going to write a chapter about Michael and Lindsay but there were so many comments regarding their reactions, I decided to do so.  Hope you enjoy it.    

4. Chapter 4-Surrogate by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2429 words)

5. Chapter 5- Peek a Boo by sfscarlet [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2743 words)

6. Chapter 6- Its Real by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2353 words)

7. Chapter 7- All About Gus by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2135 words)

A little view about Gus' view of the baby

8. Chapter 8- Jealousy is a Green Eyed Monster by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2375 words)

A reader pointed out that the timelines were off for the baby and I have hopefully remedied this.  Earlier, the doctor said that Cynthia was due in October but was 18 weeks pregnant.  In this chapter, she is 20 weeks pregnant and it is December.  Unless she is like Mel and takes 18 months to have a baby, she is due in late April, not October.  Please forgive any confusion and enjoy the next update.

 

Happy holidays and have a great New Year.

9. Chapter 9- Dolls, Zombies and Baby Monitors by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (4158 words)

10. Chapter 10- Christmas Aftermath by sfscarlet [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2326 words)

11. Chapter 1 Moment of Truth by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3828 words)

12. Chapter 12- I Don't Know Nothing Bout Birthing No Babies by sfscarlet [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (3916 words)

still posting- Hope you guys are still reading.

13. Chapter 13 by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3911 words)

Some of my readers commented about the information in the last chapter was a little more than they bargained for.  I promise this chapter is more Brian/Justin centered.  Thanks, as always for reading and commenting.

14. Chapter 14- Shopping For Baby by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2849 words)

15. Chapter 15- One Last Adventure by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2675 words)

16. Chapter 16- New York by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3096 words)

A little babymoon for the couple before parenthood hits.

17. Chapter 17- Arrival by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3495 words)

Sorry for the delay

18. Chapter 18- Meeting Baby Colin by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4089 words)

19. Chapter 19- Sleep, Perhaps to Dream by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3539 words)

20. Chapter 20- Best Laid Plans by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (5254 words)

Brian and Justin adjust to Fatherhood

21. Chapter 21- Gus' Visit by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (4718 words)

22. Chapter 22- Aftermath by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2283 words)

23. Chapter 23- A Talk With Gus by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3465 words)

24. Chapter 24- Dinner Saturday Night by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2739 words)

25. Chapter 25- Gus' Wish by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3462 words)

I hope my dear readers enjoy the new chapter.  I hope that you believe the scenario could unfold in this manner.  If not, consider it poetic license.    

26. Chapter 26- A Family of Four by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3281 words)

27. Chapter 27- When World's Collide by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3958 words)

28. Chapter 28- Mikey's Lament by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2951 words)

29. Chapter 29- The Talk by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2600 words)

30. Chapter 30 by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4854 words)

Very anti Lindsay

31. Chapter 31- Gus' New Home by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2765 words)

32. Chapter 32- Tears and Fears by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4057 words)

33. Chapter 33- Lego Retrieval by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4574 words)

34. Chapter 34- Lego City by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3448 words)

Justin and Gus go to his house.

35. Chapter 35- Where Do I Belong by sfscarlet [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (5843 words)

36. Chapter 36- Fallout by sfscarlet [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (5048 words)

37. Chapter 37- Custody by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4841 words)

38. Chapter 38- Reality Check by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3851 words)

Everybody is in their own little world.

39. Chapter 39- Pick Up by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3903 words)

40. Chapter 40- To Be a Father or Not to Be a Father by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3171 words)

Last time-  Gus was picked up by Brian and Justin at school.  Lindsey and Mel were there and tried to get him to come home with them.   Will there be a fallout?  Read and find out.

41. Chapter 41- Custody Battles by sfscarlet [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1995 words)

42. Chapter 42-Invisible at the Table by sfscarlet [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2977 words)

43. Chapter 43- Evening At Britin by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3667 words)

44. Chapter 44- The Father Father Talk by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4793 words)

45. Chapter 45-Good New and Bad News by sfscarlet [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3790 words)

Sorry for the delay-  RL has been busy

46. Chapter 46- Dinner with Good Friends by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (6073 words)

47. Chapter 47- A Weekend With My Dads by sfscarlet [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (4035 words)

48. Chapter 48- Uncomfortable Conversations by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3375 words)

49. Chapter 49- What is a Parent? by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (6105 words)

50. Chapter 50 Father-Daughter Bond by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4448 words)

51. Chapter 51- Opening Doors by sfscarlet [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (6190 words)

52. Chapter 52-Reality Sets In by sfscarlet [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4073 words)

Only a few more chapters.  Sorry no sequel at the moment, but maybe someday

53. Chapter 53-Divorce Abounds by sfscarlet [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2995 words)

This is the last chapter.  There will be an epilogue posted in a few days.  i hope my readers have enjoyed the story.  Thanks for sticking with me.

54. Chapter 54- Epilogue by sfscarlet [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (718 words)

This is the end of the story. I may one day revisit the universe, but for now, the tale is complete. Thank you to all who have commented and continued to read during the long process.