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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
viky_mamaviky_mama on October 25th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
ํThis is so good!! I like the way our Brian develop. But I am kind of sad that the brian in that world still lives alone without Justin.
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on October 25th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)

Yeah, I know, it is sad for the other Brian, but I wanted to keep this somewhat real and sometimes life is like that. The thing is, he has grown as a person though. :) Thanks again and I'm glad you liked it so much! :)
redrayne717: QaF Brian Michael Cheersredrayne717 on November 5th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
re: Mirror
Wow!! This was sooo amazing - I just read the whole thing start to finish. 'Parallel universe' can be real mess if not written clearly, but this was really easy to keep up with and understand.

I do feel sorry for 'other' Brian; hope he finds someone to love soon!

Can TOTALLY see Steve B. as Joe. Nice work!

Between this and Justin's Baby, you're definitely on my "authors to watch" list! :)
Maria: Through a Mirror Darklyslave_o_spike on November 5th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Mirror
Thank you!!! I'm glad you were able to keep up with it. I was hoping I made it clear for everyone. :)

Yeah, I know what happened to other!Brian sucks, but I needed to show a real ending - what would happen if he didn't have Justin.

Between this and Justin's Baby, you're definitely on my "authors to watch" list! :)

Woo Hoo! Thank you again!
das_vronidas_vroni on November 15th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ok, this is the third or forth time I read it. It still makes me cry and laugh and everything in between. Which is why I comment actually. I had to tell you that it´s ingenius and that I´m still in love with it.


P.S.: The reason I read it again was that earlier this day I was reading a new fic, and it was so disgustingly aweful, I had to replace it *g* ;)
Maria: Psycho fandom issuesslave_o_spike on November 18th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
*hugs you*

That is so sweet of you to say! :) Thank you!!!!

I love how my fic is used to balance out the bad fic. LOL!

I have a fic that I read too to get the badfic taste out of my mouth when I stumble upon something truly terrible.

To know I can bring the same kind of relief to someone else, makes me all kinds of happy. :)
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Maria: BJ cuddleslave_o_spike on June 12th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love when I get fb on this one. It really is my favorite. I needed to write it you could even say. I needed to show how important Justin was to the story line. Anywho, thank you again.

BTW, is that name (the one who recced it) a community or is it someone who recced it. If it was on a community you saw the rec, which one. I always like to thank whoever recs my work. :)
readgreekeasyreadgreekeasy on July 25th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Just read all of this
whew kinda glad I waited til it was done cus there was some serious angst in that! ut it was wondermus
Mariaslave_o_spike on September 14th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, most people were pulling their hair out as they read this. LOL! Thank you for the wonderful fb! :) Glad you enjoyed.
way_to_the_endway_to_the_end on August 7th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
This was such a great story!!! I'm so sorry for the other Brian but anyway, I've loved it!!!
Li lego per fare tacere su questa material.nainigamachi on September 13th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
So I've stumbled upon this two years late haha better late than never. Anyway, this is so fucking AWESOME, such a fabulous fabulous read, I fucking love it so freakin' much! You made me see a lot of things differently, in a much much better light, and so eloquently and beautifully too! So thank you, it was my utmost pleasure reading it!
Mariaslave_o_spike on September 14th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! What wonderful feedback! *blushes*

Just curious...see what things differently? As you can see, as I wrote the story, people told me as we went along, but I always love hearing what is was that I changed people's mind on. :)
(no subject) - nainigamachi on September 15th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Annjeela: Brianannjeela on November 11th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Through a mirror darkly
That was a brilliant fiction - one of the best I've read. I can't believe I just read it in one sitting, but I did.

I was always clear which parallel universe I was reading, which Brian I was seeing - that's not always or even often the case with this type of story.

Thanks for a great read.

Maria: Through a Mirror Darklyslave_o_spike on January 6th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Through a mirror darkly
In just one sitting? Whew! My hat's off to you. :)

Sorry I'm getting back to this so late. I've been a bit backlogged with RL.

Yes, it was a bit of a challenge to keep the worlds straight and Brian in check. It was fun listening to people comment on our-Brian and not-our-Brian.

Thank you for the lovely fb and I'm glad you enjoyed. :)
Chelleboonesfarmgirl on November 25th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
I just read the whole thing and I loved it. Really!


PS I also liked your life comments at the beginning of each chapter.
Maria: BJ cuddleslave_o_spike on January 6th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Why thank you! *hugs you*

Glad you enjoyed.

And yeah, RL is sometimes more interesting than the stuff I write! LOL!
drone123drone123 on April 14th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Through a Mirror, Darkly
I've just re-read your fic and I still love it. And as much as I know that the 'other' Brian is now more confident and happy with himself but I can't help wishing that there's a Justin in his universe for him. Anyway, still love your brilliant fic, with all its humor - and I kept picturing Steve Buscemi whenever Joe was mentioned, ha, ha,
I'm also a 'Justin' lover so I liked how he's portrayed. I know this fic was completed in 2007 but do you think you'll ever get your muse back to write another looooong QAF fic again... puhlease
thanks once again for a great and unique story

Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on June 4th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Through a Mirror, Darkly
Geez! How did I miss this?!?!

You just re-read it so it means you really love it and I think there is no better fb than a person who admits they've read your story more than once. :)

Yeah, we all wish other!Brian could have someone, but it won't be Justin. :( Steve Buscemi is just my favorite celeb out there.

I need to finish my WIPs out there, but I might do it. My muse is back so who knows where it might lead me. :)

Thank you again for the lovely fb! :) (And sorry this was so late.)
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Maria: Through a Mirror Darklyslave_o_spike on May 10th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I tried to keep everyone IC, but especially paid close attention to Justin and Brian. And S2 Justin was so insecure, I had to write him this way. So thanks for the acknowledgement.

And yes, from moment 1 of the series, you can see how Justin affected the gang. It was so obvious. It wasn't just Justin who grew but the lot of them.

I know, I felt bad about what I did to other!Brian, but it had to be done to prove the point. And yeah, I did show how he started to grow up too at the end there (although most people were perfectly content to know that I didn't just stick other!Brian with someone to make it complete.) LOL!

Thank you again for the wonderful fb! :)
Rena: Brian 1rainbow1907 on October 5th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
If I could I'd give you a really big hug for writing this wonderful story. Thank you - thank you - thank you!!! This is absolutely one of the best fics I ever had the pleasure to read. Happy greetings from Germany! Rena
Maria: BJ cuddleslave_o_spike on February 25th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
Thank you Rena! :)

I love that people are still reading this fic and still enjoying it.

mightye: QAF-Brian-Justin-Lovemightye on November 12th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
I loved this!!! :) I found this fic through a rec for your body swap fic and was very intrigued!! Loved the similarities between the two worlds and how both Brian`s had to grow up abit....i think it was horribly sad that other!brian didnt have a chance to experience all of Justin`s sunshinyness but thats life...i love that he realized that those few moments/glimpses could sustain him and make him be a better person because the person he was supposed to love didnt exist anymore, "its better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" fits perfectly for other!brian since he did love Justin because even though he was afraid he did it all so Justin could have HIS brian back...anyway im babbling, i just loved this and thought you should know!! <3
Maria: BJ cuddleslave_o_spike on February 25th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! Sorry this is so late but I've been a bit busy (see icon - had a baby. LOL!)

That was what i was trying to convey. Life can never be wrapped up in clean cut packages. Brian wasn't going to get his own Justin but he's still a better man for it. he just needed to grow up.

Thank you again for the praise. It is always appreciated. :)
SnapeGirl: BJ eyes closedsnapegirlusa on August 10th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
I was truly riveted by your story. I read it on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was so interesting, and I applaud you for keeping it clear where we were every chapter. That's not an easy task. I loved how you would put a snippet from the end of the last chapter at the beginning of the current one, so it was even easier to follow.

I think you did a wonderful thing for our boys--to let them realize that they weren't responsible for the bad things that happened, and that they needed to be in each others lives for a reason.

Besides the hysterics I was in when reading the scene with our Brian at the grave site, I cried the most in all the scenes with the other Brian. I am thoroughly heartbroken for him, except for the fact that now that he's seen what his life could be, he won't settle for less. I know with all my heart that he will work to get that life with his friends, and try to find someone to be close to and love.

But to add insult to injury, he reenters his world knowing he'll never have Justin, just to find his car towed and his loft trashed!! Although, getting rid of Kip had to be a little consolation. ;) Good call there!

I'm definitely bookmarking this one for a future re-read, and it's definitely on my "Rec List" for my friends.
chaval1 on March 11th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
J'ai adoré. Bravo