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.
pulls up to the house at a quarter after ten. It looks exactly the way he left
it, horrendous paintjob and all, but with the addition of a U-Haul truck parked
by the curb, and a grown man wearing a navy blue polo and retro 1980s acid wash
jeans staring in at the window with his hands pressed to the glass. From the
back, he looks like an oversized Cabbage Patch kid, but in the reflection of
the window, he more closely resembles a young Karl Marx with the iconic frizzy beard.
the man plaintively moans. “Blaine, where are you? Open the door…”
shakes his head when he sees him, chuckling at his woeful wail. Blaine parks in
front of the house, but the man doesn’t notice, focused as intently as he is on
the living room full of toys, visible through the curtains that Blaine neglected
to pull closed the night before.
Blaine calls out as he steps out of his minivan. “Have some self-respect, man.”
What's your favorite interpretation of POTO? The book, the musical show ( a certain cast?) one of the movies?
WANDERING. ah thank you for sending this in angel!! honestly my favorite rendition is 2004 hands down. i am so whipped for it. i think the characters were portrayed wonderfully , the small changes added are actually my preference and all in all i will forever love it. my second is Susan Kay’s Phantom. i love that book and have a newfound respect for it because starting off , i didn’t like it but i believe it was because when i read it i already had it ingrained in my mind that it wasn’t good ? ( the fandom sees it as a pity story when in actuality it’s just,, a very good backstory for Erik and shows that he isn’t a monster which is shocking for apart of the fandom to grasp - as you can see im very salty about the fandom 99% of the time- and the way Christine’s feelings i agreed with. )i am not a fan of leroux at all but i respect it for being the original source. but yep those are my top two ! 25th is great too but i always end up popping in the 2004 movie afterwards so my soul lies where it lies :’) hope you have a wonderful day and tysm !