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19 February 2013 @ 10:57 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY galehot !  
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Title: Free To Come Home
Author: later2nite
Summary: Alternate ending to 304
(AKA another attempt by me to rewrite the show.)
A/N: Written for the Evil Kinney Girls birthday project for galehot
Happy birthday, Carmen. Hope your day was filled with happiness and love.
My sincere apologies that this is late. RL and I are having some issues right now.





Holding my breath, I tie Brian's bracelet onto his wrist, every drop of energy in both of us directed toward restraint. He'd take me in a heartbeat - on the floor, on the sofa, in the shower - if only I'd send out the tiniest signal that I want it. And I do want it . . . want him. I can't keep pretending that he hasn't been starring in my dreams and occupying my every waking moment since the day I left him for Camp Romance. The absence of rightness swallows me whole when I think of the situation I've dumped us in.

"Shouldn't you be getting back to your boyfriend?" He gives me The Look, raising an inquisitive brow. Remember when I was your boyfriend? he really means, the mental telepathy we've always shared keener than ever.

I remember, I telegraph back, wanting nothing more than his lips on mine and an end to this charade. "Yeah," I mutter instead, because apparently I'm brain damaged beyond repair.

Fortunately, Brian senses I'm ready to jump ship and swim back to him any minute, the open door I find when I glance back from the stairwell all the encouragement I need to step through it.

"Brian, I'm sor -" I get the word only halfway out before he grabs me and smothers me with his mouth, the pain I've caused us during the past few weeks all but forgotten.

"Sorry's bullshit," he breathes in my ear before his tongue finds its home down my throat again. "You were always free to go. So was I."

I blink back a tear, overwhelmed by the love and forgiveness I feel. I could spend the rest of my life in the middle of this kiss, wrapped in Brian's arms the only place I want to be. "And free to come back?" I whisper when I trust my voice again. Somehow, I know I won't be rebuffed.

My partner takes my face in his hands. "Free to come home," the most beautiful phrase in the English language.

THE END
 
 
 
JonDH: Happy Birthdaythespian15 on February 20th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Gotta love a happy ending. :)
Hugs, Jon
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 07:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was so obvious that they couldn't stand to be apart. I just nudged them back together a little sooner.
mander3_swish: Just Kiss Alreadymander3_swish on February 20th, 2013 07:53 am (UTC)
Perfect. *le sigh*
I'm pretty sure i yell at the tv "just kiss already" every time i happen to watch this scene. Thanks for fixing it! :D
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 07:59 am (UTC)
LOL I do the same thing. They want each other so badly. This is the scene they should have gotten back together in. Glad you liked my rewrite! ♥
guavejuiceguavejuice on February 20th, 2013 07:55 am (UTC)
Omg...Linda how I needed that right now, you have no idea!!!
That's such a brilliant use of our prompt! Very well done. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs you tight
V.
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC)
Thanks. So glad you liked it. That's one of my favorite scenes. ♥

Hugs you back
Rena: Brian & Justin Reunion Animatedrainbow1907 on February 20th, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
Just perfect! Thanks for fixing this scene, why oh why couldn't it go like that in canon? Hugs you, Rena ♥
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this sweet comment! I think this should have been canon, too. 304 would have been the perfect time for them to get back together. ♥
shadownyc: B/J reunion 308 by brokenelevatorshadownyc on February 20th, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
I love this AU ending!
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it! ♥
Mariongalenut on February 20th, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
Very sweet. Great ending.
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it. ♥
7WildWaysUp7wildwaysup on February 20th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
Just the way it should have been... Loved it... ~ Kathleen
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kathleen! Glad you loved it. ♥
emac66emac66 on February 20th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Really lovely and poignant
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the lovely feedback. Glad you loved it. ♥
urugwajurugwaj on February 20th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favorites scenes and the best end ever!
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, one of my fave scenes, too. They still love each other so much - it's totally obvious. I think they should have gotten back together right then! ♥
tera10tera10 on February 20th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
You know the song by Dire Straits "Going home"?
This fic reminded me. The song is beautiful and your story too.

a hug
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 20th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah! I love that Dire Straits song. Thanks for the sweet comment. I'm happy that you enjoyed the story.

hugs
galehotgalehot on February 20th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, this was so powerful, I would have loved to see that on the show. All the whole dialogue is fantastic. Brian's words. Justin's words.

Thank you very much for this one, I really loved it.
Besos, kisses, целую.

♥♥
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 21st, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Hey there, Birthday Girl! Hope you had a really great day. Thanks for this sweet comment. I'm so happy that you liked your fic!

I think this should have been on the show, too. It's so obvious that they still love each other in this scene. They could have gotten back together right then.

Kisses to you
isijusisijus on February 21st, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
"Free to come home," the most beautiful phrase in the English language. Woa, yes, yes, yes, ♥

Besos
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 21st, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm happy that you like that phrase, too. ♥

kisses to you
techgirl_on_ijtechgirl_on_ij on February 21st, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
Wow this was really beautiful! I love this scene, it's so obvious that they will end up together again♥

Great writing, you!
Smooch and kram
later2nite: bracelet 2later2nite on February 22nd, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. Yeah, I always think they should get back together during this scene - they want each other so much!

smooch and kram