[P!ATD – Ryan/Brendon] softlyforgotten – And I Will Know You By The Shape of Your Absense
Title: And I Will Know You By The Shape of Your Absence
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: Life has a habit of becoming ridiculously reliable when you’re least expecting it.
I really like the feel of this story — how the time passes in seasons and the easy friendship between Ryan and Spencer. I like how Ryan’s life is a routine and how Brendon changes it up but not too much. And, though it wasn’t a huge part of the story, I love the Jon and Spencer because, seriously, cuteness.
The thing about Spencer, Ryan admires from his vantage position on the kitchen counter, is that as much as he turns red and drops cups whenever you make the slightest innuendo about Jon if Jon’s not around, whenever Jon is, he immediately becomes this cold, disinterested bitch. Ryan would complain, except he’s had enough of sorting out Spencer’s love-life and he’s decided to just let him get on with his own unique way of courting.
Seriously, that little snippet was awesome. I felt kind of bad for Jon because bitch!Spencer giving him mixed signals, but it’s cute, haha. XP
But yeah, I just liked how Ryan and Brendon became friends and them together and the denials and misunderstandings and it was a little hurt-y without being too much. I loved the end with their easy friendship after clearing up everything, and the sweetness of the last scene without being too sweet.