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08 May 2007 @ 06:41 pm
QaF Fic "Through a Mirror, Darkly" Chapter 25 AND Epilogue  
Well...here it is!


Below you will find Chapter 25 and the Epilogue.

I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to shadownyc for her beta work on this chapter and the epilogue.


Anywho and without further adieu, I give you the last of my WIP!!!

Spoiler Warning for this fic - Enter at your own riskCollapse )

Title: Through a Mirror Darkly
Chapter: 25 and Epilogue
Pairing: Brian/Justin - duh!
Genre: Angst/Horror
Warnings: Character Death but not what you think.
Summary: Takes a strange turn at the end of Episode 217, when Brian goes to tell Justin about his new partnership.

Disclaimers: I don't own Cowlip or the boys.

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Chapter Index and Author's Notes under the cutCollapse )

Chapter 25 - Brian reunites with JustinCollapse )
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
pye_wacketpye_wacket on May 9th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
WOOT!! WOOT! Three cheers for YOU!!! I love this story. I'm going to read it again and again. YOU! are so awesome.
* I was so fucked* yeah!! I knew he loved him from that nite i just knew it!

other brian*sighs* but at least he has picture of other brian and justin to inspire and *he found himself* fuck jack and joan

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maria: Angst BJ Togetherslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
That rear view mirror scene did me in too. Then Hobbs came along with his stupid bat.

Yeah - fuck Jack and Joan.

Yay for Jo/e!!!

I rock? Cool. I wanted to thank you for all your wonderful fb throughout this. It's really very important to us fanfic writers. *hugs and kisses you*
Daphneduffy_60 on May 9th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
What a fitting end. WELL DONE!

Now what's next? (just yanking your chain, really.)

Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And what's next? Seriously, I might need a break but I have like a million ideas running through my head. LOL!

Whatever it'll be, it'll be odd. :)
claddagh_girlcladdagh_girl on May 9th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry we have reached the end but never the less this deserves a round of applause. Well done.

I added this to my memories so I won't lose it. I will definitely be reading this one again, more than once, I'm just not ready to let go of Joe yet. He's awesome.

*hugs and buttgrabs*

Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)

*jumps from buttgrab*

*gropes you back*

I know - it's always sad when something ends, really. I loved all your fb - it makes us fanfic writers happy campers. So THANK YOU!!!

I love Joe too. I'm thinking of bringing him back in my next fic. We'll see...
andera: showerandera on May 9th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
Great story! I eagerly awaited each new chapter and I'm glad it had a happy ending for both Brians.:)
Maria: Angst BJ Not Letting Goslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! Eagerly awaited each chapter?

Then I did my job correctly. :)
tiedyelime81tiedyelime81 on May 9th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
thank you for the story. i really enjoyed it. can't wait to see what you write next.
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Thank you! I can't wait to see what I come up with next either! :)
show_by_letters: b/j - kissshow_by_letters on May 9th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
*claps* That was some ride you put us through. Sometimes I wanted to yell stop so I could get off, other times I was just jumping in my seat going yes, yes, faster, faster, and of course there were times that I had to close my eyes really tight because I knew a big loop or a even bigger drop was coming. And you know what? I enjoyed every minute of it! So, wanna go again? *g*
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
I love that analogy! LOL! Perfect!

I'm so glad you could come along for the ride and that it had a little bit of everything to enjoy! Thank you!!!! *hugs you*

And the fact that you wanna go again makes me do the happy dance!
Han-chan, the cutest Ham on earthhangebokhan on May 9th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
You said it sister! Thanks!
Bluemchenkaffee: kiss 308bluemchenkaffee on May 9th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
At the cover of my newest Stephen King book there's a comment of "The Times". It says:"Storytelling- the ability to make the listener or the reader need to know, demand to know, what happens next - is a gift... Stephen King, like Charles Dickens before him, has this gift in spades". In my opinion you have this gift,too. I remember that all my comments ended with something like "Can't wait for more" .

Your unique and wonderful story made me laugh and cry and bite my nails and this last chapter was so full of love and hope,even for the other Brian.

I'm sad that the story is over now, because your updates always made my day. So I hope there 'll be a new story soon :)

Thank you very much for writing this amazing story,Maria.

Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
*is glowing*

Shit Susanne! Thank you! Thank you again! *hugs you*

I always hope my storytelling skills are up to the task I choose to undertake and I'm glad it worked so well in creating this story. I must admit, I'm sad to see this one end too. :(

There should be a new story soon. I'm thinking of bringing Joe back too. ;)

Thank you for all your wonderful fb along the way! :)
mickxfanmickxfan on May 9th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
sighh... amazing!! so... wow.. omigod i think i love you right now.
Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thank you! That says it all! :)
Still want him in your pack?_alicesprings on May 9th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Awwwww! What a ride. Well done!! So happy B/J were reunited, but *iz sad for alterna!Brian* :((
Maria: Angst BJ Togetherslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Other Brian will be okay - don't worry. Jo knows he will. :)

And yay for BJ love - was there ever any doubt?

Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed so much! :D
Love Goes On: proposalcrazy4qaf on May 9th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. I completely loved this story from start to finish. Sure, my heart is somewhat broken for AU!Brian right now, but at least, he now knows himself and what he actually means to the world around him. :) On the other hand, you totally made my heart go pitter-patter with our boys. Brian and Justin lost in each other...There`s no better way of existing in this world, is it? :D Fuck it, I`m just so damn happy/grateful you wrote this story! *lol*
Maria: Angst BJ Togetherslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
That's the thing - he knows what his worth is now. I think he never really believed it before. So I'm happy for him.

And yep - cue last scene of our boys? The Cha Cha scene and them totally lost in each other - the way it should be.

I'm so happy you read and commented and loved so much. :)

chadmomchadmom on May 9th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
That was an amazing story! Thanks so much!
Maria: Angst BJ Not Letting Goslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Why you're very welcome and thank you for letting me know!!!! :)
Ny: nose rub - for ilarianot_yet_defined on May 9th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this. it has been such an awesome wip to read. you did such a great job building the anticipation from chapter to chapter. i am going to seriously miss having new installments of this story to look forward to on a regular basis. the ending was great, even though i'm a bit sad for other!brian, this was totally how it should have ended, cause of course there is never going to be anyone but justin for brian. :D

you kick ass. and somewhere down the line, you definitely need to write something again that includes jo/e even if it *gasp* is in another fandom like 10 years from now, lol. he was funny, he deserves to be brought back.
Maria: Angst BJ Togetherslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yep - there will be no other person for Brian but Justin - exactly! So I couldn't have Brian just finding love in the other world. But he'll be okay. He is going to take a more pro-active role in his life.

I so want to bring Joe back into another fic. In fact, the next one I was planning on writing. I'll be posting more about that later. LOL! It'll be perfect!

Thank you so much for all the fb you've given me and I'm really happy that you enjoyed this so much.

When I hear praise like yours, it makes me want to write more and more! :)
Lisa: Brian full smilebrianswalk on May 9th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
"I...I missed you," Brian choked out. "And now you're here. I thought I would never..."

You got me weepy right off the bat. It was sweet that Brian let a little mush slip out.

Brian, deciding not to be so flippant anymore with Justin when it was obvious he had something on his mind, along with the image of Joe standing there nodding his head back and forth asking if he didn't fucking learn anything, asked simply, "What's on your mind?"


"He just did it," Justin said.

"I see," Brian quipped back calmly. Visions of him gleefully running a huge skewering rod through his doppelganger sprung to mind. "So what was his excuse? It just slipped?"

"Actually," Justin laughed, "It was."

Well, of course it was. It was him. "You didn't let him...finish?' Brian inquired. The mantra running through Brian's head was 'Please say no.'

"You kidding me?" Justin scoffed. "The minute I felt what was going on I was so outta there. I mean, I was so pissed."

Brian watched as his lover recounted that last bit and smiled.

He bet he was pissed.

So the other him got a little taste of his Sunshine's wrath.

Life was good after all.

Loved that part!

Our Brian can finally let go of the guilt and love Justin the way he deserves to be loved.

Brian stopped and put his hand on Ben's shoulder, "I so missed this guy." He then reached up and planted a kiss on Ben's lips.

"He was mocking me, wasn't he?" Ben asked.

"Yeah," Michael said, shaking his head. Justin was nodding too.


So much to love! Brian being jealous of Brian, Brian's beard and Justin's "sunburn", running into Nina in the store, "Because he loves me.", Oh, hey Bob!, Ethan. I'm in happy overload.

Whenever he needed to remind himself that he was worth it, that there was more to life than the usual grind, he would take the picture out and look at the man looking back at him with that winning smile.

He could almost believe the smile was truly meant for him.

Almost, but not quite.

Aww, sweet but aww, kinda sad, too.

"Hail to the fucking King," a voice said coming out of the shadows.

"Oh, don't be so cynical," said another voice.

"You believe his shit?" Joe said as he turned to the other voice.

"Actually, I do," Jo said and smiled. "I actually do. Mr. Kinney will be fine. You know, Rome wasn't built in a day."

"And who should know better than you," Joe smirked.

It's nice to know that the other Brian will be OK. It good to see him take responsibility for those he loves. I'm so gonna miss Jo and Joe.

Standing O, Maria! Excellent job!
Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh you know Brian! He can't help but get all misty-eyed when he really looked at Justin!

And see? Brian was pissed too at other Brian for what he did to Justin and the raw incident but what could he do? *shrugs* At least he knows Justin didn't just let him continue to fuck him raw. He's gotta be happy about that! :)

Happy overload? Cool. I wanted everything to come together in the end even though no matter what I did, other Brian was still without his own Justin but at least he's better off than he was before.

And Jo and Joe will be missed, alas. :( But I was thinking of bringing Joe back for another fic. I have an idea for one that will be really kind of strange (me? no way!).

I just want to tell you, that I remember in the beginning you were like, 'I don't know if I like this kind of story with the sci fi and all,' and here you are! Do you know how fucking happy (yes, I'm channelling Joe right now) that makes me? That I could turn you around?

*does Snoppy-Justin dance*

Thank you for your constant and quoty fb throughout this! It really does make one want to write more and more. THANK YOU!!!!

*hugs and smooches*
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lady_erzulie on May 10th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
Awww.. it ended perfectly. My prediction was wrong though. I thought the other Brian would find someone in his world, but he 'found himself'. I meant he would find his own Justin. I'm kinda sad for him even though i shouldn't be. I don't even need to go into our world because b/j there are perfect.

In your icon though, what's in the mirror? I can't see it.
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I think it was more important that he found himself (yes, I know, I can hear Joe laughing at me right now ;P) than someone else first.

And yes, our world is perfect with the BJ love (and so not the Ethan/Justin love that S2 ended with!).

I didn't make the icon. mclachan did. It might be Brian though. *shrugs*

Thank you for all your great fb - it made me very happy!!!! :DD