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As indicated a couple of days ago, I have two fics in the QAF Gift Exchange this year.

It will be a few days yet before I'm allowed to post them here.

But in the meantime, here is a little Christmas Drabble that I hope you find amusing.






Brian Kinney does not do Christmas. His non-conventional family accept this; with two exceptions.

Gus and Justin demand cookies, decorations and of course, a fucking tree, complete with lights and presents.

One of them Brian might be able to ignore, but when they tag-team him, he’s lost.

The loft turns into some fucking Christmas wonderland, perfumed by ginger and cinnamon and lit by multiple strings of lights. Brightly wrapped gifts are piled under the tree and his sonnyboys sit surrounded by glue and color making endless paper chains.

Somehow, Brian doesn’t hate it as much as he thinks he should.



Happy New Year!


.

Date: 1/1/17 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bksbracelet.livejournal.com

Wow Wren you are just amazing every time you write about our boys you nail it!

Date: 2/1/17 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thanks, Chris.

I do love doing drabbles.

I think it's the 100 word discipline that inspires me.

And I love teasing Brian. *g*

Date: 1/1/17 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guavejuice.livejournal.com
Somehow, Brian doesn’t hate it as much as he thinks he should.

Of course he doesn't ;) (Not that he would admit it out loud ;) )

Thank you so much for this extra special treat Wendy :)
I KNOW how tempting it is to continue writing those festive B/J drabbles/one shots (ESP when the QaF extended family is quite a multi-cultutal one :)
It's part of the fun of being a QaF writer

Hugs

V.

Date: 2/1/17 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Yes, the QAF family is indeed a multi-cultural one, and all the better for that.

But of course the boys themselves are clearly from a well-established Christian tradition, even if they're not particularly religious, so Christmas stories are very canon-compliant I think.

And you're right, it is part of the fun of being a QAF writer.

Date: 1/1/17 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chloris01.livejournal.com
A loving Brian ! What a lovely way to start the year !

Date: 2/1/17 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you. Yes ... it's funny, because while I actually kind of enjoy Brian's more acerbic side, there's no doubt that in his own way he's a very loving man.

We see that even from the first episode with his "Wendy" talk with Lindsay, and in the way he holds Gus and the "first night on earth" line.

It's that contrast that makes the character so completely real and, at least in my case, compulsively addictive.

It's so much fun to play with.

Date: 1/1/17 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellankyle.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, Wendy! This is Brian I know and love. Image

Date: 2/1/17 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you. That's a lovely compliment. Trying to capture his essential "Brian-ness" is an ongoing quest for me.

Date: 1/1/17 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eileen-donovan.livejournal.com
That is very spot-on the Brian I love and always wrote about. Big, tough guy on the surface, soft for those he loves underneath. Well done!

Date: 2/1/17 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Yes. Brian does love often or easily, and he has trouble expressing it in any of the conventional ways; but when he does love, he loves deeply, unselfishly, and, I suspect, forever.

That's the Brian I keep trying to find, to write about.

Date: 1/1/17 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] connorblond.livejournal.com
You wrote!

Happy New Year :D

You made me write this:

“This is a tree.”

“Very astute, Mr. Kinney.”

“A fucking tree.”

“A beautiful tree.”

“I do not want a tree in the loft.”

“Aw. Look at it. It’s sheer beauty. Green. Festive.”

“We have different ideas of what defines as festive, sunshine.”

“Didn’t you have a tree in your house when you were little?”

“I was never little.”

“Is there a time when you are nothing thinking about sex?”

“Lesbians kissing turn me right off.”

“We should invite them.”

“Only if you are desperate for pain.”

“They would bring Gus and he’d love the tree.”

“You are teaming up on me.”

“That’s the idea.”

“What’s the next thing? Ornaments?”

“Now that you’re mentioning it…”

“Fine. Do whatever you want. I don’t care.”

“Right.”

“And stop smirking.”
Edited Date: 1/1/17 07:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2/1/17 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
And I'm going to have to write more often if it inspires you to do the same.

This was so much fun.

Thank you, Connor. It was like an extra little Christmas gift.

Date: 2/1/17 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] connorblond.livejournal.com
He :) You're welcome. Couldn't help myself.

Date: 4/1/17 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] film102.livejournal.com
Oh, Connor, you wrote a drabble. A story. What a gift!

M Lyn

Date: 4/1/17 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] film102.livejournal.com
"very astute." How delightful.

Word smithing again.

M

Date: 2/1/17 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kinwad.livejournal.com
Lovely, my dear! You nailed it! Thank you!

Date: 2/1/17 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you.

I have to admit I find the concept of Justin and Gus twisting Brian round their combined little fingers endlessly amusing.

Date: 4/1/17 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] film102.livejournal.com
Love this reply!!!!!!

Date: 3/1/17 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] techgirl-on-ij.livejournal.com
You keep Brian so much in character. I loved it!

Happy New Year to you!

Date: 12/1/17 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you. I love that character so much. I really try to do him justice.

Date: 4/1/17 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] film102.livejournal.com
Little chuckles and hee, hee, hees.

M Lyn

Loved it.

Date: 12/1/17 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Thank you. Glad you liked it.

Date: 5/1/17 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjmpets.livejournal.com

What a big softy. Nice.

Date: 12/1/17 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Yes. I suspect he is, really.

Date: 7/1/17 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosy5000.livejournal.com
Brian's learning that when things are done with people who truly love you, you can enjoy them more.

Plus... Justin and Gus have Brian so tightly wrapped around their fingers, he'd do anything for them. :)

Date: 12/1/17 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wren-kt7oz.livejournal.com
Exactly. He may never want to get glue all over his fingers sticking paper chains together, but I bet he'll wind up helping to hang them. *g*

Date: 17/1/17 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] film102.livejournal.com
I wish I could make such great comments like your other friends. I just feel Aww....and love how everyone picked up the slack so Brian wouldn't have to do a thing for Joanie except put her in the ground and leave her there.
For him to be so touched by the realization of what a great family he has. What a delightful, short sentence it's in, but there all the same.

Love,
Lyn

Wren, left this after the story where everyone picked up the slack so that Brian and Justin could have the kids and be with each other for Christmas. It got put in some weird email that keeps being refused so I am putting it here. Sorry.

don't know how to find the story I'm talking about.


Please forgive me.

the fabulous Ms. M

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