Blaine Krauss’ Livestream on The Great Comet’s Instagram | 8/26/17
Blaine Krauss held a livestream on The Great Comet’s Instagram during a live performance of an original song written by Cathryn Wake, “Pussy Power”. The song was performed by Cathryn Wake, Lauren Zakrin, and Mary Page Nance in front of the Imperial Theater stage door at 5:30 pm on August 26th, 2017. The performance was held to celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
Blaine also met a few fans by the stage door while waiting for the performance. Grace McLean also gave a quick speech on the history of Women’s Equality Day after the performance.
Also features appearances from castmates Grace McLean, Nick Choksi, Courtney Bassett, Kennedy Caughell, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Amber Gray, Heath Saunders, and Nick Gaswirth in the sidelines watching the performance.
Klaine fic - “All the Beautiful Pieces” (Rated NC17)
Blaine Anderson is spending the summer after graduation flipping houses with his brother for Cooper’s total home renovation show. The show features the worst houses Cooper can buy, with Blaine playing the role of lackey so that Cooper can torture him in front of his viewers. The last house Blaine has to renovate is an original Victorian House in San Diego, CA, which is in terrible condition. But this house turns out to be more than just another job. It was once owned by a famous Vaudeville ventriloquist by the name of Andrew Smythe. It houses a very interesting collection of items - among them, two life-sized puppets. Blaine isn’t sure exactly why, but he’s drawn to them - especially to the one with the beautiful blue eyes. He convinces Cooper to give him the puppets, and Blaine starts to restore them. In the course of the restoration, Blaine finds out that neither puppet is simply a run-of-the-mill puppet, and Andrew Smythe was hiding a secret that will be the key to saving two lives.
Okay, so, as many of you people know, this was my Reverse Bang story from way too long ago. I had it completed, but as I was uploading it, my computer crashed and obliterated this plus a ton of my other stories, which I have been writing back from memory these many years. I had this one almost down except for the last three chapters, which have been lost in the void of my brain. So, what I’ve done is start over from the beginning. I haven’t been changing the story, just freshening the language, and then I will add those last three chapters. But I’m posting it here one chapter per week so those of you who would like to can get reacquainted with the story. Of course, you could jump ahead to AO3, and cheat, re-read all 17 original chapters at once, but you’ll still have to wait for the ending, and only chapters 1-7 have been redone. Anyway, this story wouldn’t even exist without @freakingpotter who is an amazing artist and an even more amazing friend <3 Give her lots of love <333
(Warning for character death that happens in the past, hoarding, and anxiety.)
Chapter 1 (6515 words)
stares out the windshield of his rented Honda Odyssey, his jaw dropping open,
stunned out of his senses at the sight of the disastrous house in front of him.
His hands grip the steering wheel for support. His knees knock together,
completely out of his control. A low, pitiful whining noise rattles around in
the back of his throat. The house to his right, nestled incongruously behind a
manicured lawn, carefully pruned rose bushes, and a well-established Mulberry
tree, is so incredibly awful that he can’t stop looking at it. It’s like a
horrendous traffic accident – lots of blood and twisted metal, but try as you
might, you can’t make yourself look away.
Kurt and Blaine couldn’t stand each other in high school, maybe one was a jock/cheerleader and the other a nerd/glee clubber. Or they were bitter rivals for competition solos if they were both in glee club. Now they both live in NY and their friends set them up on a blind date, not knowing they went to the same high school.
High School AU, Cheerio!Kurt, Jock!Blaine Rating: Explicit Warnings (for the story overall): some bullying and homophobic language, teenage sex Word Count: ~5700 (this chapter)
The next time I estimate how many chapters something will be while I’m still writing it, feel free to laugh in my face.
And if you were waiting for the chapter to meet the explicit rating, wait no more…
No other specific warnings. Maybe boys being idiots.
“Kurt I swear I had no idea,” Mercedes hissed under her breath.
Apparently not quietly enough because Blaine chuckled across the table. Kurt could feel his face heat up, and not just because of embarrassment. Blaine had been cute in high school; Kurt was attracted to him from the moment he spotted him in that frat house, before they’d even officially met. After they were unexpectedly thrown together Kurt had found himself drawn to both the scruffy football version as well as the more dapper, prep-school Blaine that had started to emerge as their time at McKinley had ended. But all grown up? All the hints Blaine had shown of his potential for old-Hollywood handsome had bloomed into one very attractive and well put together adult. Kurt would have checked him out thoroughly if he’d been a stranger.
“You can imagine how shocked I was when Mercedes showed up at the restaurant,” Blaine said, eyes twinkling. “Then when she said you were meeting us -” Blaine scratched at his temple. “Well, I confess I was even more shocked.”
“Hmm, I suppose it’s a good idea that this was a blind date then,” Kurt said. He tried to be flirty, like he would be on any date, but he could tell it came out a little too icily and Blaine’s pleased expression slipped for just a moment. Kurt bit back a grimace. “I only meant,” Kurt faltered, “expectations can play games with you.”
Blaine audibly sucked in a breath through his nose, lifting his chin a fraction in Kurt’s direction. “Yes, I suppose that’s true,” Blaine said. “It’s not often you get set up with your high school rival.”
“Look person, I’m sorry I ran you over with my car but maybe you should stay in the bike lane DON’T EVEN THINK OF TAKING ME TO COURT I DON’T CARE IF YOU’R E A LAWYER… shit” AU for Klaine, pretty please?😇
OMG I had so much fun with this one. So…
Klaine / Rated T
“So you know how we joked about me being able
to ace law school after all the studying I helped you with back in
undergrad?” Blaine’s voice carries to Sebastian’s ears as he slides into
his seat at their high top table, situated in their usual corner at the bar
about a block or two from the apartment they share. Blaine figures they’ll move
to their own places once things get serious with romantic partners or
something, but for now… well, they can afford a much nicer place together
than they would alone, and to be honest, it’s kind of nice living with your
Sebastian raises a brow as he takes the beer
Blaine slides to him, steadying the glass before opening his mouth to speak.
“You better not have dragged me out to the bar just to tell me you’re
giving up on your dreams to follow in my footsteps, Anderson. Cause I swear if
you throw in the towel just cause that douchebag didn’t like your fucking
wonderful composition, I will kick your ass myself-”
Before he can get too riled up, Blaine cuts his
friend off with a laughing grin. “Whoa, Bas, calm down! I’m not giving up
on my dreams. For the record, I don’t really care what Mr. Hafton thought of my
proposal. I’m going to polish it a bit and present it to a different director
when the opportunity comes. Anyway…” he lifts his own tall draft and
takes a swig before continuing. “Let me tell you how I proved just how
much of your schooling my musical brain retained, shall I? It all started with
a shitload of traffic…”
Blaine knew better than to ride his bike on such a
day. The weather wasn’t the problem- in fact, it was absolutely beautiful out-
which was causing the actual issue that Blaine faced. It was the first nice day
in a solid two weeks of terrible weather, and everyone was hell bent and
determined to enjoy it. That meant that everyone was traveling, trying to get
out in the sun, and leaving work as early as possible to boot.
Being a composer for Broadway, Blaine didn’t have
a set work schedule, However, Blaine’s clients did have a
certain schedule to follow, and Blaine had to fit himself into those schedules.
It was best for him to squeeze his meetings into the time between sleep, other
meetings, casting calls, and actual performances. Usually, Blaine found himself
traveling home just before the early crowd left work, but today…
Well, today people were leaving earlier than
usual, which meant Blaine and his bike were hitting all the congestion leaving
the city. And New York didn’t have the nicest drivers. Or pedestrians, to be
Even as Blaine had made it out of the main city
and into the outskirts where he and Bas shared their apartment, he was still
surrounded by traffic and eager pedestrians who didn’t want to share an inch of
the sidewalk with his narrow bike path. Of course, the traffic was mostly
stand-still, so he wasn’t too worried about being hit, but there was always
that fear when the traffic did shift.
During a big shift in traffic, Blaine came up to a
jogger with a double-wide stroller on the sidewalk. His narrow path was
encroached upon by the stroller, and the woman jogging wasn’t paying any
attention to the width of her precious cargo. Blaine panicked. He jerked his
handlebars, pitched sideways, and next thing he knew he felt the hot impact of
metal before sliding to the ground in a heap, landing painfully atop his bike,
a handlebar poking sharply into his gut.
“Hold up, hold up,” Sebastian
interrupts, throwing Blaine an incredulous look. “You swerved into
traffic instead of side-swiping the stroller?!” Forest green eyes
flash with a sort of hunger for justice, and Blaine looks at his friend as if
he’s lost his mind.
When Sebastian doesn’t relent, Blaine rolls his
eyes and sighs, giving into his friend’s need for more information. Bas always
does demand all the details so he can figure out the full case. Oh, what Blaine
wouldn’t give for the pompous teen who was only concerned about getting a
little action. That Sebastian was so much easier to deal with. Lawyer Sebastian
takes himself so much more seriously, and it’s absolutely exhausting
“Yes, Bas, I avoided the fucking stroller with
two small children inside. I’m not a monster like you!”
Blaine mutters darkly about his horrible taste in friends even as Sebastian
opens his mouth to retort.
Thankfully, their appetizer platter comes out
then, so Bas is interrupted by the waiter asking if they need anything else.
“Not just yet,” Blaine answers, kicking Bas under the table when the
lawyer snickers at him.
Back to business, Sebastian eyes Blaine seriously
even while the composer struggles with a mozzarella stick, cheese oozing out in
a lava-hot string to attempt to scald Blaine’s lips off. “It’s a
man-eat-man world, Killer. You have to be ruthless to survive. That woman
should have paid better attention and kept her kids safe. Not your problem if
she failed as a mother.”
Blaine spares a disgusted look for his best friend
before directing Sebastian’s attention back to his story. “Right. Like I said,
there can only be one devil incarnate, and you already filled that role rather
The sound of brakes straining in the new warmth of
the weather made Blaine groan in a sort of mutual frustration before a honking
horn sounded in the not-so-far distance and Blaine actually cursed a little
under his breath. He’d just been hit by a car for Christ’s sake! He’d have
thought that might trump getting home a little earlier than normal.
Apparently Blaine had forgotten how heartless New
Yorkers starved for sunlight could be, though, as he shifted to sitting only to
stare at a haughty looking man in a very nice three-piece suit, staring down at
him with a quirked brow visible just above reflective sunglasses that Blaine
was sure were very designer and very expensive. “Oh for the love of…”
Blaine’s muttering was interrupted by an irritated
exhale and a quick spout off about how Blaine was the person in the wrong. “Look,
uh, you,” the guy started, tone like
a wasp but voice smooth like Blaine thought he’d like to hear in a bedroom
setting. It was very confusing for his body and brain, to say the least. It
didn’t help that Blaine was pretty sure his left elbow and possibly shin were
bleeding and the stinging was becoming distracting. “I’m sorry I hit you, but,
maybe you should have followed the law
and stayed in the bike lane?”
It was like the man was speaking to a toddler, and
that made something in Blaine’s brain snap. He didn’t care how hot the pissed
off guy was, what with his gravity-defying hair and daring fashion sense- that
suit wasn’t even a shade of blue that Blaine had a name for!- the guy was being
a dick. It wasn’t Blaine’s fault that
he’d been in too much of a hurry to get home from… whatever swanky city job he
did and wasn’t paying attention to the pedestrian traffic.
So, Blaine told him as much.
“Uh, how ‘bout no?” The man gaped at him,
sunglasses perched lower on his nose so he could stare at Blaine with stunning
eyes of the greenest blue. Blaine wouldn’t be distracted, though. He had a diva
to dethrone, it would seem. “The bike path here is very narrow and often
crosses routes with both pedestrians and vehicles. It is the responsibility of
all parties to be aware of each other. I was well aware of my surroundings, but
a jogger was not paying attention and ran me off my path with her double-wide stroller. Which, I might
add, had two babies in it.”
The man didn’t look as bothered by that as Blaine
had been, but he didn’t look like he didn’t care at all, as Blaine suspected
Bas would were he present. At least this guy wasn’t completely heartless. “Traffic
was stopped, thus you should not have been going very fast at all once it
started up again. You shouldn’t have had any problem reacting to my falling
into your lane, and yet…” Blaine angrily motioned to his bike, and his leg
which was awkwardly positioned under him and somewhat inside of the bicycle. It
was starting to get rather sore, but he wasn’t exactly sure how to un-pretzel himself
without some help.
Tall, poised, and prissy gave him a once over and
licked his lips before responding. “Are you some kind of law-student or
something?” he asked, that brow quirking even higher. “Whatever. I don’t care.
You still don’t have an argument here! I didn’t do anything wro-“
“Oh tell me you started throwing random data at
him,” Bas interrupts, a gleeful light in his eye. He’s getting really into the
story and Blaine can’t help but grin. He has to admit, he had no idea if he
even had any sort of case against the guy, but he knew how to bullshit like he
did. Thanks to all that studying with Bas.
Cracking his knuckles, Blaine smirks almost as
good as Sebastian as he nods his head proudly. “Of course I did. Told him about
law four fifty-seven A of chapter sixteen in the New York Vehicular-Pedestrian
code that states how any vehicle driving under ten miles an hour is responsible
should it collide with a pedestrian, including cyclists.”
Sebastian is howling now while Blaine explains a
couple more laws that he made up, and even a fictitious court case, only to be
interrupted by a clearing throat.
“Are you quite finished celebrating your
dastardliness?” the voice asks, and Blaine opens his eyes to stare into the
greenest blue he’s ever seen, again cocking that brow at him, but this time
looking amused rather than angry or intimidated.
Kurt pulls his chair out and joins the pair at
their table, less dressed up than the previous day. “Sorry, Kurt,” Blaine says,
a laugh still on his voice as he flashes the fashion writer slash actor a warm
smile. “Bas was at the office late last night and I didn’t get to talk to him
until today. He didn’t know our story til now.”
Sebastian, for his part, has started coughing from
his laughing fit. It seems that adding Kurt to the mix just made it even worse.
“Is he going to make it?” Kurt asks, not actually looking all that concerned.
The middle finger shot his way answers his question, though, and Kurt simply
motions for his own beer and helps himself to a potato skin. “Did you tell him
how you ended up at my place with a broken bike and a sore ass afterward? Or
how I rubbed out the muscle spasm in your thigh?”
The grin that curls on Kurt’s face is absolutely
evil while Sebastian wheezes for air. Blaine kind of loves it. “Oh my God!”
Sebastian exhales, glaring at both of them. “How in the hell do you go from
threatening lawsuits to fucking?!”
That was loud. Blaine winces as half the bar turns
to stare at them, while Kurt starts to go red and Bas just keeps staring
incredulously at them.
“Nobody said anything about fucking!” Blaine
squeaks, while Kurt responds at the same time with “I’m just that good, I
Oh, and Blaine is sure he’s red enough to make a
tomato jealous, but he’s also so turned on he might die. Shit. And Kurt and Bas
are getting along like old friends, sparring verbally without any issue. It’s
actually amazing. Bas doesn’t get along this well with, well, anyone!
“So, anyway,” Blaine says once he can speak again.
“Thanks for making me help you get through law school I guess? And, uh, don’t
expect to see my bike around the apartment any time soon. It kinda died, and I
don’t think I want to tempt fate twice.”
Blaine got his accidental chance at love or
whatever Kurt might be. He doesn’t think he’d get so lucky next time. Best to
leave the biking to ruthless people who would have taken out the stroller.
Oh, where to begin??? There are SO many wonderful fics out there
that I cannot possibly reference them all.
What’s funny is that every fic I’ve listed below is quite long – and I’m
mostly a one-shot writer. I am not sure
what that says about me!
Such an AMAZING piece of writing. Take out the names “Kurt” and “Blaine” and
this fic stands as a work of completely original fiction, perfectly suitable to
be published as a novel or to be made into a movie. Kurt and Blaine meet in a very unusual way as
children, then find one another again as adults, becoming ensnared in a world
of magic, mystery, and mortal danger. I
can recall stopping whatever I was doing to read each chapter as soon as it was
posted. This story is riveting from
start to finish. I wish I was as
talented and creative as this author.
You needn’t look much further than the Prologue to get drawn in:
numb feeling in his chest was morphing into something else, not the steady fear
he’d been running on, but something strong, something driving – it was morphing into
anger. He walked up the old creaky stairs to the third floor, breath coming a
stood in the middle of the large open room, his muscles tense and his body
trembling from head to toe. He clenched his jaw and balled his fist staring
resolutely at the tall full length mirror in front of him. The twining vines of
its frame radiating with a burning light, the glass heaving inward and out like
the lung of a living creature. The only mirror in the house not broken.
Blaine had ever wanted was to be rid of this thing, to run as far away from it
as he possibly could. Now, he was staring it down like an enemy he was about to
meet on the battlefield. Every instinct he had was telling him to run, to flee, to leave this place
behind him for good. Instead, he took a step closer. And another. And another.
were a myriad of small golden lights floating on the other side of the glass,
swirling and swarming around calling to him. It wasn’t necessary; he didn’t
need an enchantment to know what he had to do. At this point he’d do anything. He reached out an unsteady
hand towards the glass, pressing his fingers and then his whole palm against
it. The glass was warm and pulsing, and it had a give to it in a way that glass
really shouldn’t. Blaine shuddered and closed his eyes, drawing on all the
courage he had. Then, he opened his eyes and pressed his hand harder against
the glass; his hand started to sink in, like moving through thick mud.
wanted to scream, but he stuffed it down, pushing forward until the mirror had
engulfed his arm up to the elbow. Blaine cleared his throat trying to sound
steady, “I’m coming Kurt,” he promised and then took a step forward, the mirror
pulling him through to the other side.
Yes, I realize I’m dedicating two of my
recs to the same author, but you asked for my favorite stories, and it just so
happens that she penned two of them. (Don’t
complain too much – I tried picking two others from memory and realized both
were her stories, too. Apparently, I
have a fanfic type. I’m choosing fics by
two other authors, though, to spread the love.)
Again, this fic has a supernatural element, and the author creates a
completely unique world into which she deposits Kurt and Blaine. Under a curse meant to spare his life, Blaine
endeavors for decades to recover that which would restore his humanity. Fate has, unbeknownst to either man, tied
Kurt and Blaine together in a tale of mystery and fearful creatures that seek
to destroy Blaine. Seriously – stop
reading my drivel and go read this story.
I had a terrible time choosing an excerpt
to post here. I think this gives you a
good idea of the quality and tenor of the writing without giving away too much
Blaine lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling and waiting for his
alarm to go off. He tilted his head, finding images in the fibers of the
ceiling paint, a face, a castle…
Blaine shut his eyes to rid his mind of the images of a fanged
creature staring down at him; his alarm clock went off, and even though he’d
been waiting for it, it made his heart rate spike as he sat straight up in bed
and slammed his palm on the alarm to shut it up. He’d been having nightmares
again, worse than usual, his mind dredging up the most evil of his memories,
red eyes glaring at him in the dark and screams of pain.
Blaine got up from his bed, swallowing deeply, and walked over to
the mirror that hung above his dresser. He moved it to the side to reveal the
safe in the wall and worked the combination until it opened. Inside, was the
source of his nightmares; they’d gotten worse since he traded Felix for this
vial. He pulled it out and held it in his hand for a moment, the heat inside
warming him a little, but still making him shiver. He put the vial down on his
dresser top and went to get ready for the day.
He’d had the vial for a few weeks now but hadn’t done anything with
it. He told himself that it was because he didn’t have everything he needed for
the ritual yet, which was true. It was also true that Blaine hadn’t been trying
very hard to get what he needed. That changed today, though; he had an
appointment late that afternoon to get the piece he needed in order to finally
use the heartstone remains. He should be excited, elated even, but he couldn’t
Mostly he felt… worried. Worried about
what he would find out, worried about where the new information he gained would
lead him. Away from New York? Towards facing the truths
that have been chasing him most of his life? Away from Kurt? The thought of
Kurt surprised him and he pinched the bridge of his nose trying to concentrate.
He chided himself; he couldn’t give up on what he’d been working towards almost
his whole life just because of a pretty boy with a pretty smile that made
Blaine feel… made Blaine feel for the first time in too long.
Blaine stared at the clothes hanging in his closet while wearing
only the jeans he’d slipped on after his shower. He never thought much about
what he wore, but today he wanted to look nice, at least as nice as he could;
he was probably seeing Kurt this afternoon and he didn’t know when he’d see him
again after the ritual. Blaine sighed; all of his clothes were various shades
of black and gray and when did he become so boring? He ended up picking out a
sweater that could conceivably be considered navy, layered with a crisp gray
button up underneath, and resigned himself to looking as put together as he
On his way out, he grabbed the vial and stuck it in his coat pocket.
He wasn’t foolish enough to leave it behind. He kept it in the safe at night
and on his person at all other times. He may hate what it was and what it
represented, but he knew he needed it. It felt heavy in his pocket, like it was
dragging his whole body down. The more Blaine thought about it, the more he
wasn’t sure he should even meet up with Kurt today; wouldn’t it be better just
to fade from Kurt’s life like he’d never been there? That thought made his
chest unexpectedly tight.
Kurt was the first friend he’d allowed himself in some time, he
wasn’t sure why’d he’d made the exception for Kurt, but he had. He considered
Kurt a friend and the thought of him warmed Blaine’s cold world. If he’d been
someone else maybe he’d let himself have more than friendship with Kurt. He was
smart, and attractive and inconceivably patient with Blaine. Still, it was a
moot point now, now that Blaine was going to perform this ritual life was going
to change. It had to.
He’d have one last cup of cinnamon coffee with Kurt and then close
that chapter of his life. He could do that. Blaine gulped as the cold wind
picked-up outside. He could do that, right?
Another favorite author whose work I admire
is Mrs Criss 2012. “I Won’t Let You
Down” is a beautiful, emotional, often angsty romance between an older (age 27)
Kurt and younger (age 16) Blaine. Before
you get potentially turned off by the age difference, let me assure you, this
is a fic about true love and compassion and finding out that the person you’re
meant to be with might surprise you. The
age difference is thoroughly discussed and is a logical part of the story. Blaine’s family moves in across the street
from Burt Hummel. Kurt, who lives in New
York, comes for a visit, but is a hardened version of the boy he used to be. However, the young, unhappy boy across the
road is just the person to make Kurt become the best version of himself again. It takes a loooong time to get there, and
Kurt’s horribly maddening sometimes, and Burt is quite the watchdog papa bear
protector – of Blaine – but it’s all
so very worth it.
This excerpt may be a spoiler (so sue me),
but it’s one of the best first (well, technically, second, but you have to read
it to understand that) kiss scenes ever.
your first kiss?” Kurt asks, stricken.
speak but gives a small nod, looking down at his shoes as the rain runs from
Blaine,” Kurt says sadly. “You…I…I’m…” He is fully
intending to apologize, but when Blaine looks up, pain and anguish painted
across his face, Kurt is overcome. Surging forward, he closes the gap between
them and claims Blaine’s mouth in a hungry kiss. The feel of Blaine’s wet hair
sliding through his fingers only makes him press their bodies closer together,
and then suddenly Blaine is kissing back in spite of himself, his hands fisting
the front of Kurt’s sweater and tugging him unfathomably closer still. The feel
of their lips together is better than either could have ever imagined, and
every ounce of frustration, anger and desire manifests itself in a kiss which
neither ever wants to end.
passion gives way to deep longing, and the kiss becomes romantic and loving.
Tentatively, Kurt dares to taste with his tongue and when Blaine moans softly
in his throat and opens his mouth wider, Kurt feels himself growing hard
immediately. They keep kissing, right there on the corner of Blaine’s driveway
in the pouring rain, with Kurt’s hands framing Blaine’s face tenderly until
eventually they slow. Even then they are both reluctant to part, dropping sweet
kisses to each other’s lips as gradually Blaine allows an ear splitting grin to
take over his face.
“You have no
idea how desperately I’ve wanted to do that,” Kurt whispers, his eyes
still closed as he presses his forehead against Blaine’s. “I just…”
He goes back in for more and Blaine responds willingly, his hands on the small
of Kurt’s back this time, pushing their groins together. It becomes Kurt’s turn
to whimper, and his soft groan is immediately swallowed by Blaine who runs his
tongue into Kurt’s mouth once more. This time, when they break it is to fall
into a deep, long hug, and yes, Blaine does fit as perfectly as Kurt hoped he
He holds him
tight and allows himself to be held in return, noticing how although Blaine
might be young, and relatively small, he is manly and firm against him, and
just the feel of Blaine’s arms around him make him feel safe and secure.
I just read this on a recommendation from
another reader and I was blown away.
Blaine is a firefighter who meets Kurt, a volunteer disaster responder. It’s masterfully written, romantic, and utterly
heartbreaking at times – and I read the whole 100k+ fic in two days. (My eyes may never be the same, but it was totally
worth it.) It’s all so good and hard to
parse up, but here’s a little early scene to whet your appetite:
“Is, um…is there something
else I can do for you?”
“Yes.” A blush crept up
Blaine’s face as he smiled, his eyes darting away from Kurt’s gaze and back
again. “Kurt, I actually came by for another reason.”
“Oh?” Kurt tilted his
head in question unable to hide his grin. Not only had Chief remembered his
name, but the way he said it, as though it curled in his mouth like a ribbon of
“I was wondering…if you
would like to join me for dinner one night this week.”
Their eyes locked and
Kurt no longer had to worry about hiding the hitches in his breath. He
completely forgot how to breathe. But, he found his voice, if not his ability
to speak properly. “Sure. That would…yes. I’d…I’d like that.” Smooth,
“Good. I’ll um…I need a
way to contact you?”
“Oh. That might help.”
They exchanged numbers,
through their phones and Blaine pocketed his as he stood pausing in the frame
of Kurt’s office door, another blush sweeping over his cheeks. “So. I’ll call
“That would be great.
And, come back by. I know Dot wants to meet you.”
stiffened, zippering back up into Chief mode and he smiled tightly. “Will do.”
He nodded and winked and disappeared out the door as swiftly as he’d come in.
And Kurt? Well, Kurt
let out a whoosh of air, breathing properly for the first time in about ten
minutes. “Oh. Mygod.”
He stared at his desk,
the papers on it, his to-do list over and over again, not able to start on
anything, irritated with his school boy behavior. Really now. It’s a date. You
have dates. You even have dates with handsome men. What IS your problem?
And he couldn’t answer
even himself; his face remaining heated and flushed until he finally pulled
himself out and it and focused on his volunteer email list to announce an
And then the door
It was Blaine, rushed
and unable to make eye contact.
“Yeah. Hi. So. I wimped
out just like I promised I wouldn’t.”
“Look. I’m not normally
this ridiculous, but um…” He stepped in all the way and leaned against the door
frame, nervous and wide-eyed. “You entrance me, Kurt Hummel. What are you doing
for lunch today?”
Kurt laughed. Hot and
adorable was an amazing combination on any man and here it was, standing right
in front of him. “I was just going to grab something up the road. Would you
like to join me?”
“So, is this in
addition to or instead of…?”
Blaine started to
answer and stopped, measuring his words. “In addition? I just didn’t want to
put it off and talk myself out of it.”
“Is that a habit of
yours? Talking to yourself?”
“No. Yes? Probably.”
Blaine blushed and stopped talking, looking away. He started and stopped two
more times, finally giving up.
“Well.” Kurt looked down
at his desk, collecting his thoughts that had scattered all over the place.
“Shall I pick you up at the station?”
“No. My invitation; my
Kurt nodded and smiled.
even adorably polite. I might die. “Noon is fine.”
“I’ll…I’ll see you
then.” Blaine grabbed for the door handle, missed, tried again and succeeded.
“And, I won’t bother you again until then. Promise.”