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When Mason was seven years old, his mother began having an affair with a married man. When he was eight years old, that man divorced his wife, disowned his gay son, and moved Mason and his mother into a house bigger than Mason could have ever dreamed of. By the time he was ten, Craig Taylor was officially his father. Mason had always been grateful for it, even though a part of him was always bothered by the way his dad dropped his oldest son like it was nothing. It never matched up with the man who gave him a really good life, supported his academics and athleticism, and loved him unconditionally. Well, Mason assumes it's unconditionally. It probably wouldn't be so unconditional if Mason ever fell for a guy. But Mason has always had girlfriends, girlfriends he genuinely liked and cared for. What happened to Justin won't happen to Mason. That's what Mason tells himself until he meets Ezra Heart.

Rated: E
Categories: QAF US, Original Fiction Characters: Craig Taylor, James 'Hunter' Montgomery, Jennifer Taylor, Justin Taylor, Molly Taylor, Original Character, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Tags: Abuse/Child Abuse, Addiction/Alcoholism, Birthday, Bisexual, Coming Out, Drug Use - Recreational, F/F, F/M, Family, First Time (Other), First Time (Sex), Friendship, M/M, Masturbation , Mental Health Issues, Minor Character Death, Non-Consent, Oral Sex, Post-series, Pride, PTSD, Real Life Issues, Slow Burn, Suicide, Thanksgiving
Genres: Angst w/ Happy Ending, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Pairings: Justin/Other, Other Cast Pairing
Challenges: None
Series: Intersect Series
Chapters: 16 Completed: No
Word count: 203368 Read: 5946 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: Feb 22, 2021 Updated: May 27, 2021 ePub eBook
Story Notes:

This is essentially an original work focusing on two OCs from the Intersect Universe. Mason is Justin's and Molly's adoptive brother through Craig and Ezra is his boyfriend that he meets while in college. By the time they move into Justin's building, they have been together for close to a year and a half. This story centers around their friendship and the growth of their romantic relationship. I may eventually pull this story to make cuts and edits to put out an original novel but I would like to have a beta audience before I do that, so you get the long version ;)

Just some warnings!

Both Mason and Ezra have past traumas that may be triggering for some readers. Mason's trauma is sexual in nature and has not been revealed to anyone, causing a lot of turmoil. Ezra's trauma deals with the brutal murder of a cousin he was extremely close with (a hint: Ezra and Nathan have something huge in common), the suicide of his aunt, and a previous nervous breakdown. I usually wouldn't reveal these things, but it felt important.

1. Early March 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (5820 words)

Mason's roommate convinces him to see a play.

2. Mid March 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (6780 words)

Ezra has always hated working shifts at the restaurant when it's empty. It has always felt absolutely pointless. But just for tonight, he's glad he only has one person in his section.

TW for suicidal statements, financial stress, and vague references to a hate crime.

3. Early to Mid April 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (8169 words)

Ezra takes Mason out for his birthday. 

4. Late May 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4125 words)

Mason advocates for Ezra's play.

5. Mid June 2014, Part 1 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (19813 words)

The day after the boys have an upsetting encounter, Ezra takes Mason on a day trip.

6. Mid June 2014, Part 2 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (20891 words)

Ezra and Mason hear even more about their questionable future from a different and unsolicited source, head to Boston, and prepare for the night ahead.

7. Mid to Late June 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 1] (6943 words)

Mason begins to pull away, but not necessarily for the reason Ezra thinks.

8. Late June 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 1] (15335 words)

Ezra starts to gain an understanding of what Mason has been going through, but still has a long way to go.

TW: Touches upon a previous sexual assault.

9. Late July 2014, Part 1 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 1] (13940 words)

Ezra and Mason go on a five day lakeside getaway with their group of friends.

10. Late July 2014, Part 2 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 1] (18977 words)

Ezra and Mason finally open up and begin to share their truths. TW for discussions of past murder of a minor character, suicide of a minor character, and past sexual assault of a main character (within this story, not the main QAF characters).

11. Late July 2014, Part 3 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 6] (21682 words)

Since it's impossible for them to hide it, Ezra and Mason make the status change of their relationship known to their close friends before taking a big step together once they're alone.

12. Late July 2014, Part 4 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 3] (21811 words)

Ezra and Mason go on their first (official) date.

13. Late July to Late August 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 3] (8467 words)

After Mason receives an unexpected, confusing, and concerning call from back home, Ezra suddenly finds himself in a long distance relationship.

14. Late August 2014 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 1] (11305 words)

After Mason spends the day getting the new house ready to surprise Ezra, he gets a terrifying call.

15. Late August 2014, Part 2 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 1] (10399 words)

Mason and Ezra try to have a good one month anniversary despite Ezra's injuries.

16. Late August 2014, Part 3 by Annie-Eliza [Reviews - 0] (8911 words)

Ezra's parents arrive. Mason gets into an altercation. - PLEASE SEE END NOTES