Penname: PrettyTheWorld Real name: Aaronell
Member Since: Apr 02, 2019
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Stories by PrettyTheWorld
Summary: “Can you really think of a reason that Peter would suddenly turn on how he feels about you?” Justin asked, trying to begin the conversation pragmatically. “He knows how your sister is, and she knows, at least to some extent, that the two of you are acquainted now. Don’t you think she’d have tried every weapon she had if she was running a smear campaign against you?”

“I don’t know,” Brian said tiredly, rubbing his eyes. “I wouldn’t put anything past her.”

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When Brian's nephew Peter and his girlfriend Alexis come to spend Christmas in New York, things are off to a great start -- until they're not. Soon, it becomes apparent to everyone that old Kinney family scars run deep.
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Original Female Character, Peter
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Christmas, Christmas Eve, Established Relationship, Family, Implied Death, Language, M/M, Post-series, Responsible Justin, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Fix-it, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Until At Last You Know
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21655 Read Count: 355
[Report This] Published: Jan 15, 2021 Updated: Jan 15, 2021
Summary: When Justin and Ethan end up unexpectedly working the same event at a New York City art gallery nearly two decades after their break-up, Brian insists he can handle it. But sometimes, the past can be a cruel mistress...
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Ethan Gold, Justin Taylor, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Established Relationship, Jealousy, Language, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst w/ Happy Ending, Could be Canon, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11977 Read Count: 465
[Report This] Published: Jan 08, 2021 Updated: Jan 08, 2021
Summary: At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin felt like being stuck at home alone with Brian had been a blissful blessing in disguise.

Several months into it? Not so much.
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Cynthia, Daphne Chanders, Justin Taylor
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Established Relationship, Language, M/M, Mental Health Issues, One-Shot, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Vulnerable Brian, Vulnerable Justin
Genres: Angst w/ Happy Ending, Could be Canon, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12470 Read Count: 330
[Report This] Published: Jan 08, 2021 Updated: Jan 08, 2021
Summary: Brian contemplated what he wanted to say next; how personal he wanted to get. He still wasn’t sure whether or not Joan would hear a word of what he said -- she hadn’t reacted to anything thus far -- so maybe it was better to lay it all on the line. His lifelong mantra creeped back into his brain, and he scooted his chair a little closer to the bed. No apologies, no regrets.

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Against his original plans (and, perhaps, better judgment), Brian makes his way back to Pittsburgh to see his mother one final time.
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Claire Kinney, Jennifer Taylor, Joan Kinney, Justin Taylor, Original Character, Peter
Tags: Family, Friendship, M/M, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Until At Last You Know
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17224 Read Count: 402
[Report This] Published: Jan 23, 2020 Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Summary: “I’m sorry,” Brian repeated, his tone serious and deliberate. “For a lot of things over the last two days. I… I didn’t know what to do with what happened before I left Pittsburgh, and I wasn’t ready to talk.” He paused, sighing. “And I don’t know how to lie to you. I haven’t for a long time, and you know that. So sometimes, it’s easier to piss you off, so you’ll leave me alone until I find enough of my remaining ball to face you -- as irrational as I know that sounds.”

“Or,” Justin said, a small smile playing on his lips, “you could say, ‘Hey Justin, I’ve got something on my mind that I’m not ready to talk about, and I need a little space.’” He gave his husband a meaningful look before continuing. “Brian, I know what you’re doing when you do it now… But what I don’t understand is why, almost two decades into our relationship, you still think the solution to anything is to push me away -- if for no reason other than it won’t fucking work.”

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Brian gets some unexpected and difficult news and turns to his usual coping strategies. Justin knows better.
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Daphne Chanders, Joan Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Cancer, Established Relationship, Family, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, Real Life Issues, Tearjerker, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Angst, Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Until At Last You Know
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11295 Read Count: 942
[Report This] Published: Jan 03, 2020 Updated: Jan 03, 2020
Summary: “Baking cookies shouldn’t take that long if we both do it,” Justin countered. “Or you can stand there all night, holding the things I need, because then we’ll both be fucked, and--”

“--not in a positive, life-affirming way,” Brian finished in a deadpan, then sighed and brought the bags to the counter. “Fine. What do I do?”

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A semi-forced Christmas assignment gives Brian a little more satisfaction than he originally imagined...
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Eve, Established Relationship, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Canon, Could be Canon, Humor
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2358 Read Count: 208
[Report This] Published: Jan 03, 2020 Updated: Jan 03, 2020
Summary:

No one had been more shocked than Brian when Melanie, of all people, had suggested that, since she didn't really celebrate Christmas, but J.R. was heading to Pittsburgh to be with her dads, perhaps Brian and Justin would rather come to Toronto to have a more subdued celebration with Lindsay and Gus.

"Lindsay never really gets to enjoy the decorations she puts up, since we're rushing around and then traveling during this time," Mel had explained. "I just thought it would be nice if you and Justin wanted to come to our place instead… You know, let Linds and Gus go all out, and then have a nice quiet holiday at home." 

"Quiet" was all Brian needed to hear before he agreed. 

***

Brian and Justin travel to Toronto to spend Christmas with a small part of their chosen family.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Jennifer Taylor, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Eve, Established Relationship, F/F, Family, Fluff, Friendship, M/M, Post-series
Genres: Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Melanie/Lindsay
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33508 Read Count: 6830
[Report This] Published: Jul 30, 2019 Updated: Dec 25, 2019
Summary: “Let’s play ‘Never Have I Ever,’” Emmett exclaimed, clapping his hands excitedly. “We’re all drunk enough to be brutally honest.”

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A Fourth of July party hosted by the Novotny-Bruckner's, numerous pitchers of margaritas, and a bonfire -- the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable night between longtime friends
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Ben Bruckner, Brian Kinney, Emmett Honeycutt, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus, Michael Novotny, Ted Schmidt
Tags: 4th of July, Established Relationship, F/F, Friendship, Language, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Canon, Could be Canon, Humor
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Emmett/Drew, Melanie/Lindsay, Michael/Ben, Ted/Blake
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3334 Read Count: 749
[Report This] Published: Aug 15, 2019 Updated: Aug 15, 2019
Summary: “Oh,” Brian stuttered, and Justin could have sworn he was blushing a little. “I was bored earlier, killing time while I was waiting for the mock-ups, and it showed up on some web page, so I started reading it.”

“And? The verdict?” Justin prompted, his tone teasing.

“I didn’t get far,” Brian muttered. “I’m sure it’s a bunch of bullshit.”

Justin’s smile grew wider. “Well, why don’t we find out?”

***

Inspired by an article called "10 Signs You're Going to Marry Your Boyfriend Someday"
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Established Relationship, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Could be Canon, Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7071 Read Count: 1012
[Report This] Published: Jun 20, 2019 Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Summary:

Gus’ lips rolled inward, a carbon copy of Brian’s signature contemplative look. “I just like…” he sighed again, more heavily this time. “I just wish I could forget about this for, like, an hour or something.” 

Brian made a small noise of realization that made Justin look toward him, and as soon as he registered the intention on his husband’s face, he moved closer to Brian and hissed, “No. Brian, you can’t.” 

Brian gave Justin his most charming smile and said, “Oh, but I can!”

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A heartbroken Gus spends a weekend in New York with Brian and Justin. In an effort to help his son, Brian turns to a tried-and-true method.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Drug Use - Recreational, Established Relationship, Family, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Canon, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17410 Read Count: 851
[Report This] Published: Jun 04, 2019 Updated: Jun 04, 2019
Summary: Feature“Why don’t you let me do the dishes,” Brian offered, which was more normal -- Justin would cook and they would both clean together afterward, just to expedite the task. “You can go take a hot shower,” he added.

“It’s okay,” Justin said, rinsing a plate. “We can get it done faster, and then you can join me in the shower.”

Brian smirked, clearly interested in that idea. “Thought you might be too tired,” he admitted, starting to dry what Justin had already washed.

“An hour ago, I probably was… But seems the sight of you in the kitchen has restored my motivation.”
Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Established Relationship, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, PWP (Plot? What Plot?)
Genres: Could be Canon, PWP (Plot? What Plot?), Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3272 Read Count: 526
[Report This] Published: May 30, 2019 Updated: May 30, 2019
Summary:

Leaning back against the leather headrest, Brian let out a shaky breath, already feeling sweaty and a little disoriented. He realized he had two choices here, both potentially impacting his dignity in a major way. As much as he wanted to try to tough it out the additional half hour, to endure whatever happened next in the comfort of a Four Seasons Hotel suite, the reality of the situation was that Lindsay and Melanie’s neighborhood was much closer. And it was absolutely inevitable that Brian's body was going to revolt sooner than later.

Well, fuck.

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Brian's planned trip to Toronto to spend time with Gus is interrupted by a very-much-unplanned illness, which gives him a lot of time to think, and leads to some unexpected revelations.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Jenny Rebecca Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson, Melanie Marcus
Tags: Anal Sex (Lots of it!), Established Relationship, F/F, Family, Fluff, Friendship, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, Vulnerable Brian
Genres: Canon, Could be Canon, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin, Melanie/Lindsay
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22462 Read Count: 900
[Report This] Published: May 13, 2019 Updated: May 13, 2019
Summary:

“Sonny Boy--” Brian began, intentionally ignoring Justin’s question.

“--You had no idea why she sent me down,” Gus interrupted, his words more of a statement.

Brian shook his head. “Your mother neglected to inform me of her intentions.”

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Lindsay has ulterior motives when she sends Gus for an unscheduled weekend visit with Brian and Justin.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Lindsay Peterson
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Bottom Brian, Established Relationship, Family, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series, Raw Sex
Genres: Angst, Canon, Humor
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11391 Read Count: 957
[Report This] Published: Apr 23, 2019 Updated: Apr 23, 2019
Summary:

When Justin came home from his studio and found Brian in the kitchen making dinner, he knew something was wrong.

Brian didn’t cook. Even after 15 years of knowing the man and spending most of them in a relationship with him, Justin could count the times Brian had made them dinner on one hand. Apparently, tonight he was adding one more to the tally.

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Fifteen-year-old Gus is spending the summer with Brian and Justin in New York. He decides to test the limits of Brian's relatively lenient parenting style, with unintended consequences.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor
Tags: 10k+ Word Count, Abuse/Child Abuse, Established Relationship, Fluff, M/M, One-Shot, Post-series
Genres: Angst, Angst w/ Happy Ending, Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: Fatherhood
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11576 Read Count: 1911
[Report This] Published: Apr 02, 2019 Updated: Apr 02, 2019