Penname: Glo Real name: Gloria Hernon
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The Big Picture by Saje Rated: M star [Reviews - 82]
Summary:

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This is Brian's journey roughly two years after the end of the series. He and Justin have been living in New York City where he has just opened a new branch for Kinnetik. He knows he is going to have to make some major changes in is life and deal with a past that has haunted and shaped the man he knows he is. He is finally ready to face his demons and become the man he wants to be.

This story has many of the old gang we love and lots of new characters too.

Please be warned: There are scenes of violence, drama, angst, mental illness, drug use, non-consent, rape, Brian and Justin with other characters, addiction, discussion of Brian and Lindsay's past, Brian and Cynthia's past, hetero sex, Brian in a brief sexual interlude with a woman for non sexual reasons.

If any of this is a trigger for you, please don't read. If you like your QAF to be strictly canon, this is not for you.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Ben Bruckner, Blake Wyzecki, Brian Kinney, Carl Horvath, Chris Hobbs, Claire Kinney, Craig Taylor, Cynthia, Daphne Chanders, Debbie Novotny, Drew Boyd, Emmett Honeycutt, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Jack Kinney, James 'Hunter' Montgomery, James Stockwell, Jennifer Taylor, Jenny Rebecca Marcus-Peterson, Joan Kinney, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus, Michael Novotny, Molly Taylor, Original Character, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Ted Schmidt, Tucker
Tags: Abuse/Child Abuse, Addiction/Alcoholism, Anal Sex (Lots of it!), Bottom Brian, F/F, F/M, Hetero Sex, Homophobia, Kink, Language, M/M, Non-Consent, PTSD, Rape, Raw Sex, Real Life Issues, Threesomes, Toppy Justin, Torture, Violence
Genres: Angst w/ Happy Ending, Crime/Detective, Tragedy
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Brian/Justin/Other, Brian/Other, Debbie/Carl, Melanie/Lindsay, Michael/Ben, Other Cast Pairing
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 187755 Read Count: 57157
[Report This] Published: May 03, 2016 Updated: May 14, 2016
Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 11, 2016 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

Reading about Jennifer physically taking care of Brian brought back some memories of my own. I was in a head on collison when I was 22, broke both bones in my right forearm, which I have plates & screws in & my right clavicle, as well as other injuries but that specifically I can relate to and how difficult it is to do things for yourself. When Jennifer was putting lotion all over Brian I started to cry, knowing how helpless he felt but at the same time, how moved & appreciative he was that she would do that and how much better it made him feel during & afterwards...

And all I can say about Emmett is-you go girl! 

 



Author's Response:

I can relate too, and utter helplessness is even more compounded when you actually have to go so far as to ask for help. Truly embarrassing. Jen gets that and steps in so he won't have to, probably one of the reasons Brian chose her in the first place.

Little things we take for granted because we can do them for ouselves makes us feel selfish asking someone to do them for us. Like lotion, something to eat, brushing our hair or wiping our ass. I am the caregiver in my home and having to ask someone to do those things felt humiliating. Like I was taking advantage of them. It was much better when I didn't have to ask.

I felt Emmett was also underutilized in the series and i hop to correct that here. I love Emmett's personality and his southern sayings. I spent quite a bit of time growing up  in the South and  living there has its own brand of life, a pace of its own, and a thinking unlike anywhere else i have ever lived. I miss it, and Emmett lets me play in his treehouse sometimes. LOL

 

Saje

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 11, 2016 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

I am loving this story! Wasn't sure I wanted to start another WIP but couldn't help it when I read the summary...omg!

Love stories including Cynthia & anything on her background...wow! Still so much to understand but so poignant.

Go Jennifer! Surprised she didn't pick up her phone to call Justin on her way to the airport immediately. 

Boy is the shit going to hit the fan now! 

 



Author's Response:

I am glad you started reading. I love Cynthia too, and found it a great disservice the series did not give us more of her. She was obviously one of the most open minded people on the show if she worked for Brian as long as she did. They deserved a tight relationship and though self-serving, my backstory has become Head Canon for me.

I really liked Jennifer on the show too, and easily see her and Brian becoming closer over the years in their mutual goal of a happy Justin. I truly believe Jen came to respect Brian and vice versa. Jen is a great Mom and Brian has a habit of collecting them wherever he finds them, but don't tell anyone.

I think she did not call Justin right away, simply because she did not now what was going on yet or how serious it was, and did not want to cause unnecessary alarm. Also she resspects how very private Brian is.

And yeah, the shit will hit the fan.

 

Saje

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 15, 2016 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21

I looked up Dakota Moon on YouTube and listened to that song along with the lyrics...wow are you on point with that huh? Love the rhythm.

I could definitely see Brian/Justin & Jane/Tate all having a foursome lol

Absolutely love Emmett/Brian moments and "Who can stump Jane" game...priceless!



Author's Response:

That song was one  of the inspirations for Jane. I cant listen to the lyrics anymore, too painful, especially since the music is so beautiful. A contradiction to say the least, just like Jane.

Oh, I wish I could have them in a foursome. Talk about tasty! I just don't think many readers would enjoy it or believe it. They had a hard enough time with Brian/Jane. Could you imagine?!

I love Brian/Emmett too. I think this experience will cement theiir friendship forever.

I really enjoy Brian's Games. Really, I do. Jane is a tough cookie as they say where I am from. A tough nut to crack. But you gotta love her.

Saje

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 13, 2016 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Okay I've been meaning to ask you about this thing that Brian can do...he can see people's aura's or something? We all know that he is a master of reading people in general but what is all this talk about the color he sees around people, does this mean he'a an empath?



Author's Response:

I have not really addressed Brian's gift yet. We will get to it soon though. I am glad to see you still hanging in there.

 

Saje

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 14, 2016 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

WTF was that?! lol I am soooo confused...what?! First of all, was Jane really sleeping for over 16 hours or more? I understand she's there for Brian but seriously? No sleep?

Secondly, why all the bed play? At first, they were just in the bed together for Brian's sake, he of course, like so many of us, need physical contact for comfort...totally understand. And Jane & Brian really do seem like their two of a kind, in many ways but is she a sex therapist as well?

Lastly, sweet Jesus! Brain & Jane actually simulated sex since there wasn't penetration?! WTF? 'He found himself drowning' 'He found it pleasing' What?! They were rubbing against each other & got off? A gay man & what sounds like a pansexual woman? Omg please explain...yes I'm with you & I'm not going anywhere but what the hell...

"I'm a big, fat, nelly queen Brian! I think I have enough experience with drag to know how to pad an ass!" God, ya gotta love Emmett! 



Author's Response:

Ahhh, you have hit the chapter that makes people run for the hills!

i will do what I can to explain.

Your WTF, is understandable and fairly common...LOL. Brian will have his moment too, in the beginning of the next chapter.

Jane's episode was traumatic, mentally and physically. In some not rare, but certainly less common, insidences like this, a brain protecting the body will shut everything down so to speak. The Brain and the human psyche will work together to protect the delicate sanity. In this case, sleep. And lots of it.

You are correct. Brian is and always has been a tactile person. Having no one with which he found himself that comfortable with leaves Jane. Someone he feels is a kindred soul, respects and trusts. I would not call Jane a sex therapist, though I am sure she has training somewhere in her background to do what she does.

Yes, yes they did, but it was not about sex really. Jane has her own hangups and unfortunately the nightgown is part of the problem though Brian had no way of knowing that when he dressed her. His offer of relief, had just as much to do with correcting an issue he felt responsible for as it was about giving her something positive in the aftermath of her episode. Giving her back control.

Brian, as we know, is a highly sexed creature. Having been without for a while, and presented with the opportunity to do what he does best while also showing Jane how much he cares about her by being willing to do it for her in the first place seemed apropos. There are many many levels on the Kinsey scale of sexuality and I never believed that sex had very much to do with love. Brian finds pleasure in most things of the flesh so this did not seem such a stretch for me. I think Brian feeds on the pleasure of others to feel good about himself, as far as sex goes.

I also think that just because he is gay, does not mean he cannot find women attractive or that he is impotent with them. I just think he likes men a lot more.

Brian is capable of deep love and tolerance in many forms. Just look at the family he has surrounded himself with, most notably Michael and Lindsay. He loves them both and frequently kissed both of them passionately even after they belonged to someone else. It is just Brian's way.

So yeah, it happened. Do I think it will happen again? Not sure, but I dont think so. It is not in my plan at this time. Jane immediately recognized it for what it was and plans to leave it at that, though she will still allow him his physical comforting or grounding, and her presence wherever he wants her.

Believe me when I tell you, I was reluctant to post that chapter and considered a rewritten version. But I could not do it. My characters are bigger than their sexuality and I adhere to no one's boundaries but my own. I saw a stifled and introverted man in Brian on the show. This is my way of setting him free to be what he really was. Simply a man. No lables, no fetters, and no preconcieved notions of sexuality.

 

That being said, YES! I do love Emmett and i think he is and probably was the best of friends to Brian.

 

Hang in there. justin shows up soon. You will get drama, tears, and a very hot reunion.

 

Saje

Summary:

 

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Wants versus Needs.... That's what Justin Taylor's life has come down to. Having traveled the world as a dancer, Justin now faces the choice between continuing his lucrative career or rebuilding the tumultuous life he'd left behind in Pittsburgh. Enter Brian Kinney with an offer he may not want to refuse. 


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brandon, Brian Kinney, Carl Horvath, Craig Taylor, Cynthia, Debbie Novotny, Emmett Honeycutt, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus, Michael Novotny, Molly Taylor, Original Character, Sam Auerbach, Ted Schmidt, Vic Grassi
Tags: Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Michael, Non-Monogamous Pairings, Out of Character
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 81495 Read Count: 55958
[Report This] Published: May 03, 2016 Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 20, 2017 Title: Chapter 11: PART XI ~IN FOR A PENNY~

Wow Brandon is a crazy mofo! I never thought I'd see the Sap being half way decent, great chapter! 

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jul 17, 2016 Title: Chapter 5: ~Part V: TANGLED WEBS~

Love me some Leda! You go girl!

Can't stand Lindsay here! She really needs to get a clue.

Loving Molly!

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 07, 2018 Title: Chapter 12: PART XII~EXACTING A POUND OF FLESH~

'The fuckery of Michael & Lindsay.' LMAO That says it all! Nevermind the great interactions with Brian & Justin but all of Ben & Mel....fabulous! So proud of Ben! Finally having the last word & last laugh on Michael. 

The Loft by Tagsit Rated: M star [Reviews - 127]
Summary: Feature

I love the supernatural twist to the Brian and Justin romance. Very different from other stories and it's well written and entertaining to read. - samcdee

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Justin moves into a new loft apartment in preparation for starting his first term at PIFA.  Upon arrival, he finds a “Welcome Letter” from his new landlord, Brian Kinney. But, when he goes to respond, odd things start to happen.  Can these two men reach across time itself to realize their love?  (Loosely based on the plot of Alejandro Aresti's The Lakehouse - one of my all-time favorite movies.)


Categories: QAF US, Admin Pick
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Anal Sex (Lots of it!)
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 62382 Read Count: 121220
[Report This] Published: May 03, 2016 Updated: Sep 07, 2016
Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 03, 2019 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Welcome (August 5, 2001)

I cannot believe I haven't read this! Where have I been? I thought I've read all your stuff. Great premise, I love it! The Lake House is one of my favs! 



Author's Response:

I can't believe it either! This is my oldest baby and I'm very proud of it. Happy reading! TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 05, 2019 Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 35 - In Unison. (May 20, 2002 ­ 8:30 pm)

Wow! Just wow! I loved it! Bravo TAG!



Author's Response:

A double wow - the highest praise! So glad you liked it. TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 05, 2019 Title: Chapter 33: Chapter 33 - Best Laid Plans . . . (May 20, 2000 ­ 1:30 pm)

Okay, is it just me or were you going from the year 2002 back to 2000 and back again??? 



Author's Response:

Time isn't linear in this story so does it really matter? LOL....TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 05, 2019 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32 - For Justin. (January 31, 2000 ­ 4:00 pm)

You are SOOOOOOOO not sorry about the tease! 

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 05, 2019 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 - Broken Date. (December 27, 2001 ­ 6:30 pm)

Okay, well since The Lake House is one of my favs & I've seen it a million times, I think I know why Brian wasn't there. Hmmmm how are they going to fix this?



Author's Response:

No fair - that’s cheating! Lol! TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 05, 2019 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25 - Dinner with the Munchers (October 8, 1999 ­ 6:30 pm)

There will be a test? Ha! I don't think so lady! 

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 04, 2019 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23 - Back to the Future (October 3, 2001 – 6:30 pm)

Omg again! I have an idea what happened but Brian could have found Justin again at the diner right? I'm confused 



Author's Response:

If you're confused, that means I've done things right - you're supposed to still be confused at this point. Keep reading. TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 04, 2019 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 - After the Art Show (October 2, 1999 – 9:00 pm)

Omg! What?! How?! Well I KNOW how....omg! 

I love you Justin?? I love you Justin?? Omg omg omg

That was sooooooo hot! Now I have to go take care of myself....thanks TAG! 



Author's Response:

A nice long ‘nap’ with your fave personal pleasure tool should help. Lol! TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 04, 2019 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 - At the GLC (October 2, 1999 – 7:00 pm)

Omg MY heart starting racing too! lol This is awesome! 



Author's Response:

This is a GREAT chapter - if I do say so myself. TAG

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 04, 2019 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 - Sweet Dreams (August 10, 2001 ­ 8:00 am)

Okay, why doesn't Justin go to Brian's New address in West Virginia? He did give him his address to forward his mail.



Author's Response:

Well, Justin doesn't get out much, because of the trauma in his past, but also . . . you'll just have to keep reading to see why that wouldn't have worked. LOL.

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 03, 2019 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - The Mailbox (August 7, 2001)

Cool! Yeah I totally would have remembered reading this if I had. lol

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jan 05, 2019 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24 - Pain and Panic (October 5, 1999 – 7:00 pm)

Really Jennifer?? Reading your adult son's private letters? Wow! 



Author's Response:

Well, in Jenn's defense, Justin was ill and hadn't read them himself... LOL. TAG

Intersect by Annie-Eliza Rated: M star [Reviews - 116]
Summary:

As Justin makes his way through the crowd in Herald Square, he sees a man who is almost a stranger to him now. *Officially up to date*

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Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Craig Taylor, Drew Boyd, Emmett Honeycutt, Gus Marcus-Peterson, James 'Hunter' Montgomery, Justin Taylor, Molly Taylor, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Tags: Bottom Brian, Brian/Other, F/M, Justin/Other, M/M, Rape, Raw Sex, Real Life Issues, Self-Harm, Toppy Justin
Genres: Could be Canon, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Brian/Other, Emmett/Drew, Justin/Other, Melanie/Lindsay, Michael/Ben, Other Cast Pairing, Ted/Blake
Series: Intersect Series
Chapters: 53 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 426095 Read Count: 122138
[Report This] Published: May 04, 2016 Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 16, 2020 Title: Chapter 49: Chapter 49: Metropolitan Ave & Rodney St

Love all of it! Except for that freak Seth. Looks like everyone loves Hunter, it's awesome! Absolutely thrilled with Hunter/Molly pairing, they're great together. Poor Justin, all overwhelmed about his babies, then Molly. What's a big brother to do? Really enjoyed more insight on Tucker. Would love to see flashbacks of him, Jenn & Molly sometime. 

Can't wait for part 2! 



Author's Response:

I'm glad you love all of it (except for Seth, who deserves no love lol). I'm glad you are loving the Hunter/Molly pairing. I've really enjoyed fleshing them and their relationship out. Justin really is overwhelmed, happy overall, but extremely overwhelmed and nervous. The news about Molly didn't help, but he really did need to know. Molly can't keep hiding it from people just because she doesn't want to burden them. Tucker was super fun to flesh out as well. It's something I've never done in a fic before and I figured this would be a good opportunity. I would love to write a flashback or something. I plan on incorporating Tucker into LAX<==>PIT more due to his close relationship with Molly. And he should play a decent sized role in Intersect's sequel as well. Thanks for reading! <3 

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Mar 04, 2017 Title: Chapter 46: Chapter 46: 3rd Street and Sinatra Drive

Poor Molly, we've all been there girl....heart ache, it sucks! Justin is the BEST big brother ever!

Jesus, you go Justin with your hot...whatever he is...Mr Right for now I guess...lol Yikes! Sometimes there is a things as too big...ouch! lol

Emmett's house is the best place for a Halloween Treasure Hunt, clearly. And Lily my girl, you belong on the stage! Too funny...

That hammock scene, shit...so touching, sad, nostalgic...Christ, you're killing me Anne!

Hunter is so sweet! Love that song! 

The end of Justin & Malcolm...too bad he was a nice guy but something tells me Justin's heart really wasn't in it...

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Jun 19, 2020 Title: Chapter 50: Chapter 50: Metropolitan Ave & Rodney Street (Part 2)

Omg Debbie! I could just see her yelling with her arms up & hugging Justin lol 

I love Noah!!! Such a sweet guy. Reminded me of my Gram when she was still alive & suffering from Alzheimers. This part of the story is so touching....

And Hunter's speech that got thru to Molly made me cry...



Author's Response:

Debbie is the best. She knows when to let her enthusiasm fly :) 

Noah is a sweetheart! His Alzheimer's makes him bit out there sometimes, but as you can see, he is still very knowledgeable and intelligent. And aw, your Gram sounds great too <3

And Hunter is the best. <3 He truly and deeply loves Molly with all of his heart. I think this was the moment he really gained Justin's and Tucker's respect and understanding when it comes to Molly. 

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! 

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Aug 14, 2020 Title: Chapter 51: Chapter 51: Berry and N. 7th Street

God I love Lily!! She is super smart & so funny! So many babies! 

Molly, wow girl, give your mom a break....that was wicked funny tho! 

People are going to try to build that bunk bed for their kids ya know! Wow! That would have been a dream to me when I was a tot. lol And yeah, Brian has the best 'apologies' lol

So sweet in the kitchen with B&J! "I'm not crying, I'm not a lesbian" hahahahaha aw Brian, who do you think you're fooling?! 

 



Author's Response:

So many babies! She's not wrong! Lolol

Molly has to find humor somewhere. Although things are looking up in many aspects of her life, she's under a lot of stress. She has to find her humor somewhere. ;) 

I always wanted a bunk bed but never got one, so I gave Lily the BEST one haha. And Brian just needs to practice. That whole "No apologies, no regrets" thing hindered him, but at least he tried. 

Brian isn't fooling anyone. ;) 

Thanks for reading! Newest chapter is now up!

Reviewer: Glo Signed
Date: Oct 26, 2020 Title: Chapter 52: Chapter 52: Simmons Boulevard and Pluto Drive

4 o'clock in the morning! Wow, even when Michael is being excited & loving, he's still annoying! lol Lily IS the best investigator, maybe she'll be a cop when she grows up. 

Will we see Peter & his husband in the second part? I want to! Yes, I'm whining! Brian is right! they need to take Seth out for good! I'm not ususally one for murder, however, I think I'd make an exception in his case. 

Loved the getting stoned scene! Very introspective question for Justin...."Even you?"

Molly definitely deserved to get totally wasted! Poor thing!

Hmmmm Justin & Brian alone when Eric is away....hmmmmm