Several months after Brian and Justin part ways, a private airing of their dirty laundry results in a night of passion that neither one can forget or stop. But what happens when Brian is tired of playing second 'fiddle' to the fiddler? And how the hell do they keep the Gurus of Gossip aka the 'family' from finding out about their affair?
Based on the plot bunny from TAG!
Categories: QAF US, Plot Bunnies Characters: Brian Kinney, Cynthia, Daphne Chanders, Emmett Honeycutt, Ethan Gold, Jennifer Taylor, Justin Taylor, Molly Taylor, Original Character, Other Cast Regulars, Vic Grassi
Tags: Anti-Ethan, Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Michael, Bashing, Bottom Brian, Brain Bleach Recommended, Hatred, Jealousy, M/M, PTSD, Real Life Issues, Season 3, Toppy Justin, Voyeurism, What if...
Genres: Alternate Canon, Alternate Universe, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Drama, Humor, Porny, Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Justin/Ethan
Chapters: 53 Completed: No
Word count: 294162 Read: 233343
ePub Downloads: 127 Published: Sep 13, 2016 Updated: Jul 22, 2023
All recognizable characters, plots, props and plots, are the property of their respective owners. This author is in no way affiliated with any franchise mentioned therein. No copyright infringement is intended. The original characters, plots and places are the sole property of this author.
A couple of things: First, although this is not marked as an Anti-character fic per se, many if not all will do something or another that will not be to a certain demographics liking. That said, I'm going to tell this story the way that it's coming to me. I will not apologize or defend why I choose to portray characters the way I do. It is what it is and I, as always, will remain true to my storyline. If there are any 'Tags' that I missed or haven't used yet, I will try to update them ASAP... Also I took the original plot from canon and placed it here in good ol' 2015-16 so be prepared for certain curveballs to be thrown at Brian and Justin. After all this is the Information Age...LOL
Secondly, although this is NOT a song fic, many of you know that I am actually one of the few authors that write to music (even sometimes I choose not to). That said, I will post the lyrics to the song that inspired the chapter in the story notes. You may, or may not, want to read them but they do pretty much set the tone for each section.
Last but NOT least at all, I would like to thank my Writing Wenches, the LLLC, who are constantly encouraging me and making me laugh through all of my real life insanity. A special thank you once again goes out to TAG for passing this plot bunny on (also as a way to torture me, LOL-joking) and to that taskmaster of punctuation Lorie, who without her dilligence this hot mess would be an even bigger one!
LOVE Y'ALL and HAPPY READING!!
**P.S. Don't worry! Everything is still right on target with my other work too. I haven't abandoned any of it and I won't. While the forthcoming chapters are still cooking up chaos in my brain before it reaches paper, I just choose to remain busy!**
Definition: a term coined by Chris Dunphy for a relationship that is undefined and/or devoid of labels by understanding between mutual parties
Four months can seem a lifetime...
Brian's coping skills shines a light on the his codependent relationships with Michael and Lindsay... it also brings out a new revelation he isn't going to like...
A confrontation and a few hard truths...
Brian issues a rebuttal... well in a manner of Kinneyspeak that is.
The morning after brings about some revelations and internal changes...
Still some morning after revelations and a meeting that will give some much needed clarity to Mr. Kinney.
Justin makes Brian an offer he's hard pressed to refuse... or not!
Some heavy-handed TRUTH amongst friends and about friendship... Surprising-
and not so surprising- allies emerge...
Brian's version of "Let's Make a Deal."
11. Chapter 10: FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY: Justin (and others) by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 12] (4851 words)
We get a glimpse of what Michael is really up to with Justin's money.
Meanwhile, Justin is making some strategic moves of his own...
12. Chapter 11: THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE: Justin (and others) by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 9] (6106 words)
Justin's peace of mind is threatened and Lindsay... well the WASP really needs
her stinger aimed at her own ass!
The Aftermath of the vandalism of Justin's car... and an ass kicking long
A little pill called "Pure Unadulterated Truth" is often hard to swallow...
Brian's thoughts after his confrontation with Ethan...
16. Chapter 15: POSSESSION OBSESSION: Michael (and others) by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 5] (8201 words)
A plot worthy of Puccini indeed!
A few words about using this song: We've all had the feelings of disillusionment and rejection before; it's not limited to a culture or gender. Whereas this song is possibly taken from the POV of a Black woman living and dating in America, the struggle of trying to move on from feelings of hurt, rejection and loneliness is universal; the act of trying to put on a brave face when you're dying inside- very real. It's a song about pain management and what happens when you have to comeback from whatever fantasy world chosen for the moment and face reality such as it is. It's also about healing in its many facets... It's about life as we know it- both a vicious cycle and a continuous journey. I hope I've managed to convey those thoughts and feelings for Brian and Justin throughout this chapter. ENJOY!!
Meanwhile In Pittsburgh... LAWD HAM TURKEY! Folks are about to lose their minds...SMH
FINALLY some real PROGRESS!!! WHEW! Took them long enough! LOL
Blame the characters, not the author!
Some eye-opening conversations and reflections....
A day of 'Firsts' for both Brian and Justin... So far it's split up into three parts but we all know that Brian and Justin are generally unpredictable and untamable. So however many interludes this ends up being, I hope you enjoy each and everyone of them as much as I will writing them out.
22. Chapter 20.2 LOVE IS.... TEENAGE DREAM: FIRST Date Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 5] (4425 words)
Okay, so as a reminder, their FIRST date is split into three parts. This part isn't long like last chapter or as long as the next chapter will be but it is important... ENJOY!!
23. Chapter 20.3 REFUGIO de AMOR (You Are My Home) the FIRST Date Part 3 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 11] (11742 words)
**Foreword about this upcoming dance sequence in this chapter...
I've always thought that even though Brian was somewhat rhythmically challenged on the dancefloor of Babylon unless of course he was pressed up against Justin (now there's an image for you, LOL), that he excelled in dances where there was a rhythmic count such as it were. To support my theory, think back to all of our favorite dance "Save the Last Dance" sung by the Drifters feat. Ben E. King. The composers of that song, and many others like it including "Spanish Harlem" and my personal favorite, "Stand By Me" also sung by Ben E. King, always used latin beats. In the case of "Save the Last Dance," they used an easygoing cha-cha rhythm which actually could be applied to other dance styles (latin rhythms often share interchangeable qualities).
So saying, the song chosen for this particular chapter has three different versions. The version used for this chapter is Refugio De Amor- the ballad. There is also Refugio De Amor- the Salsa version and the English version simply titled and translated as "You are My Home." I really hope you've not only enjoyed this glimpse of a very important section of this chapter, but a brief history lesson into the song which featured a favored scene of all of our hearts- one of intense joy and extreme anger and sadness.
The three versions of the song will be posted at the end of the chapter. The lyrics within the chapter are so you can read them both as Justin and Brian hear them, and so you can understand their beauty. I have to give it to Diane Warren- an absolutely wonderful songwriter, whose lyrics and melody tugs relentlessly at the heart strings. I hope the script of this chapter has done the song justice.
Happy Reading Babes!
24. Chapter 21: GIVE ME THE REASON (Melanie and Others) by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 7] (5386 words)
Fallout in the Pitts... we'll get back to the date next chapter but in the meantime, enjoy this glimpse of what's happening while Brian and Justin are away!
28. Chapter 25: THE BEAUTIFUL ONES: My Little Secret Part 2 by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 8] (13044 words)
So on another more melancholy note for the moment! This chapter is named for one of my favorite songs by Prince... Hope you're finding peace in the "Land of Neverending Happiness." I miss your voice, your music, but most of all I miss that enigmatic smile you always wore when speaking in public.
Rest in Royalty Prince Rogers Nelson!
Part 1 of the morning after....
First a disclaimer: I am NOT an attorney or in an expert in law. This is strictly going off of creative license and what I think should be able to happen with the law in terms of Michael and Lindsay's machinations.
Thanks to everyone that has left reviews thus far! I really do appreciate them. Hopefully in the midst of everything, I'll be able to keep writing... In the meantime, ENJOY!!!
Third time's the charm, y'all!
Happy Reading and HUGS,
The title of this chapter is also my theme song for the year 2018. I've never been one to apologize for my thoughts, views, opinions, my work... ANYTHING that I may think or feel, so this song is just a testament to the way I live my life. I hope you all ENJOY it!
So here's to hoping that you all will become the BEST, UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU that you can be. Love you all and HAPPY NEW YEAR, FOLKS!
HUGS, KISSES and WELL WISHES!
The criminal version of "Deal or No Deal" LOL ENJOY!
52. CHAPTER 49: THERE'S SOME HOES IN THIS HOUSE/I'LL BEAT THAT B*TCH WIT' A BAT by Nichelle Wellesly [Reviews - 10] (2214 words)