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03 September 2011 @ 12:24 pm
Stronger - Part 1  

Title: Stronger ~ Part 1
Rating: Hard R/NC 17 depending on the chapter.
Genre: Angst. teh Love. More Angst
Characters: Brian, Justin & their non-defined, non-conventional family.
Disclaimer: I own nothing except my thoughts, and even then sometimes, I rent.
Timeline: Post-513 All canon assumed.
Summary: That which does not kill us...
Author's Note: This is a work in progress. I am a slow writer - there's no getting around that - but I promise that it will be completed. Comments feed the muse. Just sayin'.

For Karen, without whom my story would not be the same.

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The Holy Church of the Way-Oh: scarflapindiable on September 5th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
Eep, I am so excited about this! My reaction to your last fic was pretty, erm, extreme - to the extent where all I need to do is *think* about it and I start crying. I am sure that reading this I am going to let myself in for more of the same, but I just can't not.

I sort of knew from the prologue section where this was going, but I just kept hoping anyway that I would be wrong. I could feel myself get more and more worked up alongside Justin, and then the end was just like a crash. Many people have said so, and I want to wholeheartedly agree that your Boys are pitch-perfect. I get a little Gale n Randy in my head saying everything you write for them. I also like how you've shown their progression - although Brian took a while to talk to Justin about things, at least he finally did (in his own Brianesque way, of course). He's still not all the way there, but the changes he's made are seismic.

Thanks again, and I'm so looking forward to more!
q_dicted: StrongerJBq_dicted on September 5th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
lapindiable, I'm so happy to see you here. I can't tell you what it means to me that something I wrote 'lives on' outside the story.

I get a little Gale n Randy in my head saying everything you write for them.

That's funny, because I get a little G/B n R/J in my head telling me everything I write! *g* Seriously though, when it's working, it's totally their story to tell - I'm just taking dictation.

From my perspective, I think that the cancer was Brian's 'seismic event', and the bombing was the 6.0 aftershock that made sure he knew the first one wasn't a joke. He might have had his 'moments' after that, but I think it was two steps forward and only one step back, and always moving forward. Now we have to see just how far he's come and if the lessons learned have stuck.

Thank you so much for reading and for the great comment. I appreciate both, very much.
love4movieslove4movies on September 6th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Oh. My. God.

I'm in awe of your writing (I cried buckets, BUCKETS, reading Valediction) and am so glad to see, that you started a new story. And what a beginning it is.

Please, muses, let her write fast. Very fast.
q_dicted: StrongerJBq_dicted on September 6th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you so much! I don't think I have 'fast' in me, but I will try for as quickly as I can! You know, that Brian can be very stubborn when it comes to sharing his thoughts. Fortunately this time, he's having a few NC-17 rated ones mixed in with the angst. Stay tuned!

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Pam81: Brian: pain 3x01pam81 on September 6th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
I still have Valediction on my kindle, ready to be read, and I wanted to wait till I finished it before starting with this new one.
But I just couldn't. Not after speaking with Pet.

This was such a wonderful beginning. You write Justin so well, capturing his thoughts perfectly.

I've loved the fact you jumped from the future to the past.

It hurts to see this Brian. And my mind is picturing the worst sceneries. But I'm already in love with this story, you got me hooked and I can't wait to read more.

Beautifully written. Fabulous start! Thanks ♥
q_dicted: StrongerJq_dicted on September 6th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Pam. I had a little practice with Justin's voice at the end of Valediction, but this is my first real attempt at first-person writing, so I'm very pleased you like it. It seems we've found Brian in a very bad place, but at least he's finally come to Justin of his own volition.

I'm glad you decided to read, and I hope you enjoy Valediction when you get there. Thanks so much!

PS... I flove your icon. Gorgeous!!

Edited at 2011-09-06 07:33 pm (UTC)
Collcolleen2328 on September 9th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Phenomenal voices. Can't wait for the next chapter.
q_dicted: StrongerJBq_dicted on September 9th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Getting their voices right means everything to me, so thank you very much!
mander3_swish: Brian S4mander3_swish on September 17th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Holy crapola...oh Brian...no...it can't be... :(

Awesome new story!!! love it!!! can't wait for the roller coaster ride of emotional turmoil!
q_dictedq_dicted on September 18th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Holy crapola...oh Brian...no...it can't be... :(

But... but... I'm afraid it can. :-(

Thank you for reading - it won't be long now!
akannisakannis on September 18th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
Wow... Really great start! I'm looking forward to the next chapter!
q_dicted: StrongerJBq_dicted on September 18th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. It won't be long now.
6frog on October 16th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm delighted you are writing this fic. Thank you so much for giving all of us the pleasure.

Love from 6frog ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
q_dictedq_dicted on October 17th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the words of encouragement. I hope to have part two up soon!
april hope: bj moonlightwouldbedorothy on October 18th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
This is fucking fantastic :)
q_dictedq_dicted on October 26th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Hey there! I'm just thrilled to know you're reading and enjoying. Thanks so much.
pingback_botpingback_bot on November 7th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
WIPs I'm following
User moonbrightnites referenced to your post from WIPs I'm following saying: [...] two so much that I've decided that my strict no-m-preg policy is silly. And of course, 's Stronger [...]
q_dictedq_dicted on November 7th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: WIPs I'm following
Wow, thank you! I have no idea what a pingback bot is, but it lead me to this post. Thank you for including me in your list - I swear the update isn't too far off now. Congrats on getting back to writing!!
aaa_mazing: diner blue ballsaaa_mazing on November 7th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh.My.God! It's great! One of the best reads I've come across for a while.
Thank you for sharing!
BTW, hope you don't mind - I friended you.
q_dictedq_dicted on November 7th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all - and I friended you back. I'm glad you enjoyed part one and hope the rest lives up to your kind words. Coming soon, I promise!
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q_dictedq_dicted on November 9th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm very glad it lived up to moonbrightnites rec! Unfortunately for Brian, your feeling seems to be right on track. But don't give up on him (or the story) please!

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to let me know you're reading! And may I also say, I love your user name.
hmg621hmg621 on November 11th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
I love this piece!!! But where is the next part?!?!?! Please keep writing! <3
q_dictedq_dicted on November 16th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for the late reply. I usually get email notification of comments and I didn't this time. *curses LJ* The next part is coming, I promise! Thanks for the comment and (continued) patience!!
(Anonymous) on November 11th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Just wondering when you'll update the story? I'm checking your journal on a daily basis since you first posted this story. I would love to read more! :)
q_dictedq_dicted on November 16th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for the late reply. I usually get email notification of comments and I didn't this time. *curses LJ*

I will be updating very soon, I promise. Thank you for reading!
darlingal67darlingal67 on November 18th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
No update yet?
We need more. I have been watching daily for updates. :)
q_dictedq_dicted on January 1st, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Re: No update yet?
I apologize for not responding sooner. I did not see your comment until tonight when I came to post the update. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy part two!
girloftheburbs: QAF-Need Lovegirloftheburbs on November 30th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
Wow, what a beautifully written, heart wrenching first chapter! Oh Brian, the most frustrating person on earth! Lol Will you be posting a new chapter soon?? :))))
q_dictedq_dicted on January 1st, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
I apologize for not responding sooner. I did not see your comment until tonight when I came to post the update. Brian is indeed the more frustrating man on Earth. So very worth the trouble though! *g*

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy part two!