Woohoo finally! I'm sorry this took so damn long. I'm on my college's magazine and all my writer power and concentration has been going into my (finally, almost finished) article about GLBT students and college. And I also had some major writer's block on this chapter. Now it's done, hooray!
(By the way, if anyone wants to make a banner/icon/whatever for this story or BKS or BKS's sequel, The Only Way Is Up, please feel free. There are so many people out there who are much better at digital art and banners than I am.)
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Summary: Brian gets a surprise visit and some very unsettling news. Michael worries about Brian not liking him, Emmett has a date and Ted and Blake talk about their relationship a little. Justin is upset when Brian calls to give him the news he received. Brian calls Lindsay, and gets a vague, ambivalent response.
This drabble is based on this video, which is epic.
Everyone always remembered the name. Brian Kinney. Kinnetic. But mostly just Brian Kinney. Often people would wonder why he was so good at everything he did, sometimes they would ask him, and he would just raise an eyebrow and give an enigmatic, charismatic answer that just made them love him more. They chalked it up to pure amazing talent.
Justin knew, though. He knew that Brian’s ‘talent’ was made up of many things. Some things he got lucky with, good guesses. Some was learned, a skill. Brian had the strongest willpower of anyone Justin had ever known. Some was pleasure, fucks in the bathroom and stroking egos. Much of it was pushing through pain, struggles, pasts, trauma, aching dramas of the present problems, misery. But mostly, it was just Brian Kinney.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Melanie and Lindsay have a decision to make. Michael reacts badly and makes a big mistake. Brian has an unexpected visitor who shakes up his view of things.
( Boys Keep Swinging Chapter 9 )
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Justin goes home from the hospital. Lindsay and Gus have a conversation. Michael confronts Ben. Brian creates another one of his infamous "cliffs."
( Boys Keep Swinging Chapter 7 )
This first scene came to my mind when I read the prompt "Gus shows up at Justin's NY loft" in qaf_prompts on IJ. This takes place 8 years post-513. Justin has to come back to Pittsburgh to help Brian.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Brian and Claire plan the funeral. Ben discovers that he's been found out. Justin goes to his interview in New York and gets an unpleasant surprise.
( Boys Keep Swinging Chapter 5 )
Summary: The end of Brian's listless month when Justin is in rehab. Michael comes back home. 2.01.
( Parce Mihi Domine Chapter 3 )