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Past Featured StorySummary: The sequel to Broken



Can two different people, brought together by a mutually trying experience, really find enduring love? Nick Carter is willing to find out. It's been a year since the surgery that changed him forever, and at last, his life is starting to look up again. Fully recovered, he feels ready to pursue a relationship with the woman who's been by his side through it all. Scars fade, wounds reopen, and people come and go, as they both struggle to get on with the lives for which they've fought... but still, the question lingers: is the bond they've formed strong enough to keep them together through it all?

Rated: R
Categories: Fanfiction > Backstreet Boys
Characters: Nick
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Death, Sexual Content
Challenges:
Series: The Broken Series
Chapters: 203
Completed: Yes
Word count: 817774
Read: 224855
Published: 08/13/06
Updated: 01/28/08
Story Notes:

Thanks for checking out By My Side! I hope you have already read its precursor, Broken... if not, you should definitely go back and read that first, or you're going to get quite the shock to your system when you start this one.

This is the first sequel I've written in a few years, and when I started it in March of 2004, shortly after finishing Broken, I honestly had no idea how it was going to go. I was afraid, for one, that I was going to run out of ideas... after 150 chapters, what more could there be left to write? As it turned out, plenty. And not just romantic stuff either. I originally plugged By My Side as a romance, much more so than Broken. And that's true - it is a romance. But it's not all romance. You can't put your two lead characters through physical and emotional hell and then expect to have them just skip off into the sunset together and live happily ever after, with no repercussions of any kind. It's just not realistic. Once I realized this, my concept for BMS changed.

This sequel is not just a story about the romance between Nick and Claire that began at the end of Broken. It's a story about two people living in the aftermath of the disease that brought them together, but also nearly killed them. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy reading!

~Julie (RokofAges75)

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