Spoilers: Spoilers for the new X-Factor. Spoilers for X-Factor 45! Also mention Exiles 34. For QaF, this would be after the series ended.

Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with Queer as Folk or Marvel comics. Neither is my toy box, I'm merely playing.

Summary: Michael has a fan boy moment, Brian kisses him for it.

Warning: Have I mentioned X-Factor 45 spoilers? One swear word.


"Holy shit."

Brian looked up from where he was sprawled on the couch in Michael's store.

"Holy fucking shit."

Brian took in the enthused grin on Michael's face, heaved himself up and began to make his way over, "This going to be a geek thing?"

Michael's grin widened. Definitely a geek thing.

"Ric, Star," Michael bounced off his chair practically vibrating with happiness.


"Kissed! On panel! They finally kissed."

Brian blinked, "And I should be excited, why?"

"It's Marvel Bri. When they did that Mariko, Spiderwoman kiss in Exiles it was above their heads. This was a full on kiss that you could see head on! Don't even get me started on what they did to Northsta…"

Brian shut him up with a kiss, teased until Michael was responding, then pulled him closer. When they parted he pointed out, "Your gay superheros kiss all the time."

"Yeah, mine, not mainstream Marvel. Do you know how long Northstar has been out and he's never even kissed anyone? This is Rictor and Shatterstar. It's been hinted at for so long that I thought that was all I was going to get, hints and fanfiction."

Rolling his eyes Brian kissed Michael again.