In the beginning I kept chanting, "It will all be alright, he'll come back, it'll all be alright." But then my heart sort of went in two different directions because as much as I ached for Spencer and Ryan and Jon, it was really nice seeing Brendon experience something new and other on his own. Of course I'm glad that it ended the way it did (hot sex, woot!), but I keep hoping that they'll all move to Boston and live above Stacia and Kait forever and ever. This was deeply satisfying, though. I'm still just curious as to what Brendon's third condition will end up being. ;)
Author's Response: LOL, I suspect Brendon is still wondering that. *g*
Oh, god this was gorgeous. It hurt in all the right ways, and I love you for it.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, glad it felt right!
Oh wow! I loved this sooo much. I was stuck I bed all day and this was the perfect antidote. It was long and plotty and full of character development and angst and h/c and GSF and ALL my favourite things :-)
I loved it as a story of Brendon's journey. Of the boys loving each other most or all - even when they hate each other or hurt each other. Of them, together, being how it's supposed to be :-)
And I really really liked your OCs. They were great. Fleshed-out and likable, without being the focus of the story :-)
Author's Response: True story: I love the hell out of writing OC's. Glad this could make your day a little better, bb.
I first saw this up on BBB but with so many fics and exams, it passed my radar. And then the Panic divorce happened and then the idea of Brendon leaving was a little too much because of the whole over emotional investment in a band, but yeah. Finally did read it and found it to be a great exploration of PatD that could have been and of Brendon's own psyche. I liked how you built up the OCs so that they were real and were engaging but that they didn't overwhelm the fic so that Brendon's own problems were still at the forefront. One of my favourite scenes was when Pete and Ashlee visited, it seemed everything that made Panic not work when Brendon wasn't there so very raw and exposed. But then they made up! and I didn't check the pairings when I clicked on this so when it evolved into a GSF it was a lovely surprise. Though after reading this fic, I'm not sure I want to explore Boston on my own :)
Author's Response: OMG, whatever you do, DO NOT explore Boston on your own. Have someone who knows what they are doing, for reals. I love it, I do, but ugh. I spent my first YEAR there getting lost. In other news, I'm glad that you've healed enough to be able to read the story and enjoy it. Thank you very, very much.