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05 March 2012 @ 09:39 am
LETTING GO -- B/J double drabble  
letting go.jpg

Title: Letting Go
Author: later2nite
Word Count: 200 - Double Drabble
A/N: Written for the prompt 'Weddings and Funerals' at QAF Drabbles on Insane Journal
A/N 2: You've got to use your imagination with this pic.
Think of it as age-enhanced to the point of Justin being 60 years old and Brian 72.

They arrive by limousine and file into the church, distinguished gentlemen clad appropriately in dark colors. Time has slowed them down considerably, Brian's knees causing him discomfort most mornings and Justin's eyesight poor.

"I have to attend," Justin announced over breakfast the morning he'd spotted the obituary in the newspaper.

"Naturally," Brian had agreed, leaning into his husband with a kiss to the side of his face. Some gestures never get old. "We'll go together."

Now Brian absorbs by osmosis the closure that washes over Justin as they sit listening to the eulogy, shoulders pressed together, staring straight ahead.


It hits Justin in the gut while he stands at the grave site watching the casket lower into the earth. The source of his pain, inflicted a lifetime ago and randomly returning to haunt him as his youth had slipped into advanced age, has been silenced forever.

His hand reaches for Brian's down at their sides as the last clump of dirt is thrown onto the pine box by a grieving family member of the deceased. "I'm glad I can't remember," he whispers into his ear.

Brian sighs. "I still can't forget."

Returning to their limo arm in arm, blessed peace has arrived.

ivylovebjivylovebj on July 22nd, 2012 06:55 am (UTC)
It is always my dream,hope them will together forever

because I just believe only them can bring so beautiful life and true love to me in the world,if they can't get over all the rough thing in the life and together,I think no one can and no real love
in the world.

It is very fantastic to image they are together after forty years.

Linda,I love you and your story so much!
later2nite: promolater2nite on July 24th, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Ivy, for this beautiful comment. I agree with you on everything you said. Brian and Justin together forever equals all that's right with the world. ♥

*hugs you*

Edited at 2012-08-10 08:19 pm (UTC)