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Summary:


"Shortly after I was born, the doctors figured out that I was broken. I had a hole in my heart..."


Ever since he was a child, Brian was well aware that he was living on what he's always referred to as "Borrowed Time". He always believed that he'd overcome it, like Batman overcoming darkness. But in 1998, when Brian was on top of the world, the moment came when it all could come crashing down...

Rated: PG-13
Categories: Fanfiction > Backstreet Boys
Characters: AJ, Brian, Group, Howie, Kevin, Nick, Other
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges:
Series: Backstories
Chapters: 41
Completed: No
Word count: 118594
Read: 55209
Published: 06/18/12
Updated: 07/30/12
Story Notes:
As always, please check back for updates on the warnings as I may change them. I probably will not though.
Thank you, Sakabelle, for help finding the Behind the Music/Story Of video! And thank you, bjnkha9192 (Ringo!), for the help out finding interview videos from 1998. Thanks RokofAges75 for the excellent research sites for accuracy in weather/tv/sunrise... ;)And thank you to Mistral for the files you shared, they'll be a huge help in the process of writing the story!
Any additional help with storyline/timeline/"history" corrections with this story is strongly welcomed!

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