bouncy kurt

Fic: Almost Melancholic

Post 513 fic. 1900 words.

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Rachel, convinced that one last act of teenage rebellion is good for the soul, hosts the Farewell to New Directions party at her dads’ house. Or as Mercedes has deemed it, The Rachel Berry House Party Trainwreck Extravaganza, Take Two.

Kurt gets ready at Blaine’s, trying on outfits that match without looking like they’re trying to, and Blaine, wide-eyed and sincere, tells Kurt that he promises to kiss no one but Kurt this time. Kurt laughingly tells him that he’ll hold him to that, and they spend the next half hour messing up their chosen outfits and end up having to change again. So by the time they arrive at the Berrys’ everyone else is already present and accounted for.

There are more people crowded in the Berry basement than there were for the original Trainwreck Extravaganza, the New Directions both new and old. Kurt doesn’t know the new ones all that well, but he decides he should maybe change that as he’s handed a glass of punch by Unique, who kisses him messily on the cheek, smearing him with lipgloss. He can smell the rum on her breath and smiles to himself, thanking her and wrapping an arm around Blaine’s waist. It’s going to be one of those nights; he can already tell.

Rachel made the punch. This in and of itself is worrisome—even though Kurt was not present for the puke-fest that occurred after the last party and Rachel’s hangover concoction which followed, he has heard the story many times and in absolute, disgusting detail. He chokes down his first cup and is quickly handed another by Puck, who informs him that he is letting loose with them tonight, and before he knows what is happening he’s on the stage with a microphone in hand and Mike’s arm slung over his shoulders.

The rest of the night is a blur with bright stills of memory.

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