|testdog65 (testdog65) wrote in qaf_coffeeclub,|
@ 2006-05-03 10:57:00
Components of a successful B/J relationship
Original poster: besame_bj
At the end of S3 and somewhat into S4, we see Brian and Justin in a successful relationship although even then, there are things I don't understand, like why they didn't live together. But unlike the excellent fanfic I've read, like jane2005's story Negation, we don't really get many clues as to what makes the relationship work. We know Justin told Brian "I understand what it is you want of me. And I know what I can expect from you." We know Brian missed Justin when he was with Ethan, that he went on loving him and showing that in his actions, that he did not like Ian, at all, that he finally succeeded in stopping Justin from leaving (in 308). Other than that, I'm not sure. So, my question is, what are the components of a successful B/J relationship? What has to happen? Who needs to do what? Does Brian have to do more talking, express his feelings even if he doesn't say "I love you"? Does Justin have to talk less? Does Justin have to stop being so impulsive? Stop leaving? Grow up more? Does Brian need to stop tricking/stop tricking as much? Does Justin need a job, more money, before he can live with Brian again? Do they have to be on a somewhat equal footing or is that ever possible in any relationship? Is a tragedy the only means of bringing them together within a relatively short timeframe? You get the drift. :-) And did any of this happen in S3 or even S4? (I haven't seen S5, but from what I know, it doesn't seem very helpful on the subject because I'm not sure the characters in S5 were Brian and Justin. And that extends, probably, to late S4.)
What's your opinion? How would you write them coming together as a couple?