poor broken brian. i love it.
just finished rereading this lovely story. A sequel would be awesome. Nice work. Loved the progression of Brian. Very well thought out.
It took me about a week to read this story and it was such an emotional journey. It's really one of the best fanfictions I've ever read, it made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Furthermore, the story showed that even after the worst experiences and horrible moments life will get better again. The ending made me so happy. I wish they would make a film of this as a Queer as Folk Sequel. Thank you for writing this beautiful story! :)
Great story, happy to revisit your story!!! Bill
NO, WHY DID HE TELL HIM TO STAY IN NYC
Wow, how have I never read this before?
Lindsay's perspective and happiness for Brian and Justin makes a very satisfying epilogue. As you mention, it bookends your story perfectly.
I know I'll revisit this story in the future. It's definitely a favorite. Thank you!
Beautiful. (That's the only word that's needed to described this chapter.)
I almost cried myself over Brian getting so in touch with his own emotions and accepting his love for Justin. Brian's heart expanding made me think of the Grinch, although Brian was always very generous toward his friend. :)
What a wonderful, feel-good ending to this chapter! And the meaningfulinsight into Lindsay's emotions--and continuing devastation without Melanie.
I'm so impressed with how you relayed Lindsay's feelings/guilt about how she encouraged Justin to go to New Yok; how she wanted to live vicariously through Justin; how she contributed to Brian and Justin separating--and, especially, how she tried to make amends.
While I might like to see Brian's personal growth move more rapidly, ths story feels like a natural progression and self-understanding on Brian's part. Emotionaaly wrenching and satisfying for me as a reader.
Directed here from Getithere, I'm glad to discover this intriguing story.
Truly a great story. I read it before, while you were writing, but re-reading it now as a whole helped me see it better and I was even more impressed. Great writing, wonderfully perceptive as to Brian's emotions and inner struggle and enjoyable all at the same time. Thanks for writing. TAG.
Aw!! Thanks for the reread, and the comment! I'm glad to hear the story holds up to a reread, and as a whole!
I've been reading this story for the past week and I loved it. I enjoyed the journey of growth for all the characters and was sorry to see it end. Can't wait to see what you have in store next.
I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you for reading and for letting me know, and I hope to have a new fic started soon - at least before the end of the year :D
I really loved this! :D It took me a long time to finish it, but I finally did! ^-^ Anyway, the JR situation (aka the fight between Lindsay, Michael and Brian over JR) frustrated me for a while, but I'm very happy with the arrangement they had.... It was refreshing to read the story almost entirely from Brian's perspective. Anyway, congrats on an excellent story! Hope to read you soon in another one! ^-^ Kisses!
Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it :)
This was a deliciously long read which reminded me of some of the 'classic' QAF fic from years past. What an unexpected treat! Very well done, indeed! :-)
Thank you for reading! And for the compliment! I've read some 'classic' QAF fic, and it's really, really great stuff - I'm honored to be compared to it :)
thank you for sharing this wonderful story
thank you for reading!
read this whole story this week - and I have got to say that I really loved the evolution of Brian - so many stories (including my own) don't allow for the natural pace you have here - our man going from the self centered terrified of love Brian we are familiar with - and through time and experience and life situation...becoming the Brian we all yearned for...the one who openly loves his man!
The use of other characters here was superb as well, including wheel chair bound/grief stricken Linds - each one opening Brian's eyes to what he was willing = or not willing as the case may be - to give up by holding on to his walls.
love this story - really really well done - thanks
Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I'm glad you enjoyed Brian's slow growth. I grew impatient myself, as the writer, wanting him to get to where he needed to be faster, but I knew it wouldn't be realistic so I forced myself to take it slow. I do think it paid off in the end!
Thank you so much for reading! I truly appreciate it! :)
The only negative comment I can't make about this is that it is finished :(
I really liked this story, but I like all you stories in general, you write beautifully and your plots are always interestinf and original!
I hope you'll post something new soon (I know, I'm demanding :P).
Thanks a lot for this story!
Thank you for reading, and thank you for the lovely compliments.
I do have another fic I'm outlining and planning, just not sure when I'll get around to writing/posting. Hopefully in the next few months!
Thank you so much for reading!
A magnificent piece of work!
Thank you so much! :)
I want to thank you for this wonderful story. It was such a joy to read... well hard at times... but amazing overall. I'll give it a few days to settle in my mind and then I'll read those of your other stories that I still haven't read. Looking forward to you your future work. xoxo
Thank you for the comment, it makes me very happy to know you enjoyed it!
I hope you enjoy the others as well :D
This story reminded me of this song I just heard for the first time.
Peter Cetera's "Have you ever been in love?"
I know Randy is a singer in RL. I would love to see a story where Justin sings this to Brian in a story. Would be fun to read.
First of all: THANK YOU so much for this amazing story !!! I enjoyed this journey from the very beginning to the end. Your writing is excellent, I loved those long, detailed chapters, the slow pace, descriping their emotions, struggles and development, always believable and totally in character. Certainly one of the best BJ-stories I've ever read! Very well done!!
For some weeks, this story was like some kind of good friend to me, always looking forward to the next part - I'm going to miss it!
So thanks again, and take care :)
... and I love this picture of Brian and Justin, it's one of my favorites, too!
thank you for all your comments, and thank you for the compliments! I tried really hard with this story, and I really feel like I succeeded in what I set out to do :)
This story was so beautiful and so moving. I'm sorry it's over.
A great story. Thank you for providing this journey so emotional and intense.
Your epilogue, showing Lindsay lying again and ready to start his life after everything went perfect for a perfect story.
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. It is very well-deserved!
A big hug!
Thank you very much for the comment and the compliments!
hugs to you!
Just wonderful thank you
Thank you!!! :)