“I don’t appreciate feeling like a freaking housewife from the 60s all the time!” Chris yelled.
That wasn’t the reason they had started fighting, though, and they had already said a lot of things they shouldn’t have. And now, somehow, they had ended up here, fighting about vacuuming and laundry.
“No one’s asking you to clean!” Darren yelled back.
“Oh, you’d ask if you didn’t know I’d do it eventually anyway! This place would look like…”
“What, Chris? What would it look like if you just let go of control for once and let me take care of things? Cleaning is not brain surgery, I know how to use the washing machine!”
“Then why don’t you? Ever? I’m just as busy as you and yet it’s always me who makes the effort of making our apartment livable. I’m sick of it, Darren! I’m not someone who’s willing to do everything just so you can sit on your ass! If you want someone like that then I suggest you go pick up one of your fans!”
It came out in all the wrong ways but Chris didn’t even try to take it back. There was no use, it was said and there was some truth behind it.
“I cannot – believe – we didn’t – hire – anyone – to help us,” Chris panted, hoping to whoever was up there that he wouldn’t slip and fall down he stairs. His arms were killing him as he tried to keep the bed he and Darren had just purchased from falling on his toes.
“It’s not that heavy,” Darren argued.
“That’s what I thought, too. Until I remembered that we live on the 5th floor.”
“We’re almost there, Chris. One more set of stairs, come on, we can do it.”
Chris groaned but lifted the bed a little higher to make sure it didn’t bump on anything. Getting the bed into the apartment would feel like a victory but they still had to buy some sort of a couch that probably wouldn’t fit into the elevator either.
But, Chris decided, he’d worry about that later.
Maybe they didn’t need a couch?
“We did it!”
“Fantastic,” Chris said, his voice much less enthusiastic than Darren’s. “Who’s decision was it to get a new bed anyway?”
“Oh, I would have been fine with yours. It was you who said it was too small for three.”
“Well it is a little weird when you have to avoid your cat while having sex.”
anonymous prompted: CC prompt? “Hey you, what are these clothes made of?” “What?” “Boyfriend material.” CrissColfer Alternative Meeting AU. 3.8K [AO3]
Darren throws back the dregs of his scotch on the rocks in one gulp before sidling up to the bar to order another double. He needs at least one more fortifying dose of alcohol for courage before he has the balls to go through with his plan.
Darren’s usually not reliant for alcohol when it comes to social lubrication. As Joey, Lauren, and all his college friends love pointing out to him, he’s basically missing the shame gene, especially when it comes to approaching cute guys in bars. You name a cheesy pick up line or clumsy introduction technique, Darren’s tried it at least once. (Yes, even the Naked Man. Don’t ask.)
Darren just wants to go home. Rehearsals for the reading the next week had been a bitch that day; some of the songs weren’t coming together and too many of the actors had early outs that were fucking with the schedule. There’s not much Darren can do about it though – he shows up at his call time, knows his parts, and just hopes that this reading might be the one to lead to something more.
Huge thanks Hannah for being the first person to actually read this. Lynne, for reviewing it, and putting it on her blog so people could see it. And finally Anna, for making the lovely edit above. Thank you all so much :) Also here’s the source for the manips used in the edit above :)
“When you feel it, it doesn’t take more than three minutes.”
They shake hands when they first meet and that’s all it takes.
Chris sees that flash in Darren’s eyes, the sparkle when he looks at Chris with an expression that says more than either one could put into words. He knows but he doesn’t say anything, just squeezes Chris’s hand a tiny bit tighter and pulls him closer.
There’s a burning in the bottom of Chris’s belly but he decides to ignore it. For now. For as long as he can.
As the relationship between their characters blooms on screen, the two of them grow closer. At first, Chris is quite uncomfortable knowing how plainly Darren can see everything, the way Chris is so quick to obey little, innocent commands like ‘sit down’ or 'be quiet’. But Darren never comments and Chris is grateful for this.
Title: Didn’t Know Love Authors:dontfretbaby Rating: R Pairing: CrissColfer Word Count: 37K+ Summary: Darren Criss rarely picks up his seven-year-old daughter from school, but one day he does and it alters everything when he meets her teacher, Mr. Colfer. Notes: YES! The final chapter is posted. This was my very first fic that I started nearly a year ago. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed it. Also, thanks to somethingdarrenish for beta work and monthly encouragement to get this thing finished!
The Neighbor, Or, Another Meg Ryan Rom-Com (crisscolfer fic)
Title: The Neighbor, Or, Another Meg Ryan Rom-Com Pairing: Chris/Darren Length/Rating: ~5,800 / G Summary: Darren doesn’t bake, or, that time he had to ask his previously unseen neighbor for help and a cup of sugar.
He’s got his talents, maybe more than his fair share, but baking isn’t one of them. Flour, eggs, and sugar rarely come together for him in anything but a mess. Two months ago, he tried to make a cookie in a mug to satisfy a vicious bout of late-night munchies without leaving his apartment, and his microwave ended up coated in burnt butter and chocolate. It doesn’t seem right that his dad is chef and he can’t even attempt lemon bars without getting lemon juice in his eyes and powdered sugar all over the floor.
He knows it’s just chemistry, but he wasn’t very good at that either.
Kurt and Blaine, after a huge fight, spent the last 6 months apart but now they both want to see Rachel’s big performance in Times Square. A few minutes before midnight, as people start to gather, Kurt sees Blaine among the crowd and can’t help himself, he goes to him. High from all of the night’s feelings and seeing Kurt again after so long, Blaine confesses he is still in love with him.
Truth is, Kurt let go of his anger a long time ago and he really misses Blaine. So, as the clock strikes midnight and cheerings explode all around them, kurt kisses blaine, ready to give their love a second chance.
darren: chrischrischrischris, look what I did in my art class. the professor loved it chris: … did she now? darren: what do you mean… you don’t like it chris: … let’s say, uh, stick to the music, honey darren: Christopher! chris: [laughs]
****Expectation Fails by lilinas (Rated M - Complete - follow up link below) In a D/s soulmate AU where the name of your soulmate appears on your wrist sometime during puberty, Kurt and Blaine are marked for each other. But Kurt, the dom, is a 16-year-old high school student and Blaine, the sub, is his 27-year-old history teacher. http://scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=5462&warning=20
Conjecture, Expectation & Surmise by Ilinas (Rated M - WIP) This is a follow-up (not a sequel) to Expectation Fails that fleshes out everyone’s reactions to discovering that Kurt & Blaine are soulmates. It begins right after Kurt & Blaine leave Principal Figgins’ office in EF and covers their first week of being “out.” http://scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=5821&warning=20
Etched Into My Skin by Anxiuossquirrel (Rated M - WIP) Across the world, names start appearing on people’s bodies; it hasn’t become a big news item yet, and no one really knows what they mean. Some time after Kurt transfers to Dalton, while he and Blaine are still platonic, they both wake up with their best friend’s name written somewhere on their body in the other’s handwriting. Soulmates AU. http://scarvesandcoffee.net/viewstory.php?sid=7361&warning=20
Ace Of Cups by sundaysalvation (Rated NC17 - Complete) Blaine Anderson never expected that the Kurt Hummel, newest fashion designer to rise to fame, was the same Kurt Hummel whose name was scarred across his palm. But they were soul mates, destined and determined to be together even through photographers, tabloid gossip and rumours.
Through The Eyes To Your Soul by LordTracySam (Rated PG13 - Complete) SoulmateAU. Story begins just prior to NBK. Blaine goes through a procedure to find his soulmate. The results aren’t quite what he was expecting.
Only A Name by Unshurtugal (Rated M - Complete) Soulmate!AU: Kurt and Blaine are activists part of a revolution where they ritualistically adopt aliases and wear wrist cuffs as to not reveal the names written there because they believe that people should fall in love the ‘natural way’. Little do they know they are each other’s true soulmate.
Chasing Your Love by framby (Rated M - Complete)In a world where the name of your soulmate appears on your body, Kurt’s mark is crossed after the death of his soulmate. Years later, what will happen when Kurt runs into someone who has the exact same name as his late soulmate?
A Lucky Man’s Charm by StarGleekBelle (Rated M - WIP) There are moments in life that stick with us, change us. And sometimes, those moments are so extraordinary that it all seems like a dream. But what happens when it isn’t a dream and is in fact, the most life changing moment of them all? (Soulmate/Famous Warblers AU)
As Long As It Takes by xxxraquelita (Rated PG13 - Complete) Soulmate!Klaine There was a common thread that held the entire world together, a singular thought that infiltrated most minds more often than not until it reached fruition. Everyone had someone that was out there in the world waiting for them, someone they were destined to spend the rest of their lives with, and Blaine Anderson was no exception. Meeting his soul mate was a moment he’d been dreaming of and imagining ever since he was old enough to know he had one. It was a moment that he anticipated replaying over and over again in his mind — that first moment when he’d known. No matter how much he’d thought about it, read about it, dreamed about it, nothing could have prepared him for the actual moment itself.
Thaw Out My Love, Make Me Shiver bygoddessof_humor(Rated M - Complete) An accident when he was younger leaves sub Kurt unable to fully read his soulmark, a marking on the bottom of his foot that reveals the initials of his soulmate. When new student Blaine Anderson joins the ranks of McKinley, he sets out to make the icy Kurt his friend and eventually learns the why and how of one Kurt Hummel.
I Think I’m In Love by radishmusings (Rated M - WIP)
Everyone has a soulmate and kurt is a romantic, he dreamed his whole life about finding HIM.
What kurt didn’t think of was that his soulmate would be someone so unexpected he would turn his whole world upside down. Because kurt finds out that his soulmate is actually badboy Blaine Anderson!
But what kurt and the other people don’t know is that blaine is actually a sweetheart, too. Yes, he dress in leather, he rides a bike, he gets into fights and all the cliches, but the truth is he is willing to give everything to the people he loves. It’s just that nobody gave him a chance before and he uses that strong image to defend himself from the world.
Bad Connections by jory7elefant (Rated M - Complete) In a world where you know who your soul mate is by making eye contact with them, Kurt Hummel is about to get the shock of a lifetime. Badboy!Blaine. Kurt’s POV of my story Rainbow Connection, can be read alone!
Rainbow Connection by jory7elefant (Rated M - WIP) In a world where you know who your soul mate is by making eye contact with them, Blaine has given up on love…until he meets Kurt Hummel. Badboy!Blaine and Soulmate!Klaine. The Blaine POV of my story Bad Connection - can be read alone!
All For You by reidbetweentheelines (Rated T - Complete)
“Never be afraid to love.” Too bad Kurt never wants to find his soulmate, but sometimes fate has a funny way of doing the exact opposite of what you’d like. After the death of his father, Kurt moves to California to live with his cousin Nick Duval. A new state, new school, new family, and a Grammy nominated singer who wants nothing more than to find his soulmate.
Believe I’m Yours (Believe You’re Mine) by istytehcrawk (Rated M - Complete)
Soulmate!Klaine In a world where pairs of people had started finding names written on their arms, Kurt Hummel was thriving in New York City, enjoying his job at a music charity and his relationship with his boyfriend. Then his new intern, Blaine, showed up and started talking about soulmates, sending Kurt’s life spinning into chaos.
Forever Feels Like Home by spinmybowtie (Rated M – WIP)
Kurt Hummel is a senior in college and he’s tired of waiting to meet his soulmate. He decides to take matters into his own hands by placing an ad in the newspaper. The response he gets is more than he could have ever imagined.
A Lot Like You by nosenuzzling (Rated NC17 - Complete) Soul mate AU. Darren has been looking for his soul mate ever since the name first appeared on his palm. Chris doesn’t know and doesn’t want to know. But soul mates will always find each other in just the right time and right circumstance. Whether they want to or not.