De novo is a story written by Torino Koji and illustrated by quaedam. It ran in Issue 43 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/250008.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/de-novo/.
From fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org: "Colin is in the closet, both sexually and as a mutant. Things start to change when he meets Gabriel, who's out, also in both senses. So it's a coming-out story, twice over."