Kurt and Burt adjusting to Blaine in season 2. 3145 words
It’s the thing people said about Blaine, or so it seemed to
Kurt. Right after “dapper” and before “gentlemanly,” they would say it—“He’s so
charming!” And Kurt had to admit he
was so in agreement with them; it was something he was proudest of about this
boy. He felt sometimes like walking around Lima with Blaine was like being
wrapped up in a cloud of that charm. Faces that used to be closed off to him,
eyebrows raised, now were softened and welcoming.
Just on one outing on a pretty spring afternoon, three
different shopkeepers had smiled and said, “Keep the change” to Blaine. I mean,
who did that? And the lady in the jewelry store actually found some Easter
wrapping paper to add a special touch to his present for his mama; when Blaine
went for his wallet to tip her, she had actually blushed as she stopped him
with a manicured hand to his forearm.
“That was weird,” Kurt said as they waited in line at the
“Hmmm?” Blaine questioned with his eyebrows as he bent over
the bag containing his purchases.
“Mrs. Sims in the jewelry store. I’d swear she was flirting
with you, but, I mean, she’s at LEAST 30.”
“Maybe she has spring fever, Kurt,” Blaine replied. “I know I certainly do. Or maybe it’s the
company. I think you should always wear just exactly that shade of blue. It
really brings out your eyes.”
Okay, so maybe those people had a point. He was charming and
dreamy, and Kurt’s insides were melting with pleasure AGAIN. He longed to grab
his boyfriend’s hand or steal a kiss. He settled with looking down and
blushing. “Watch it mister. Flattery will get you—”
“A ride home, I hope?” Blaine
asked, leaning close to whisper, “And some makeout time in the driveway?
Kitchen? My room?”
The one person in Kurt’s life who didn’t seem to be taken by
Blaine’s charm was Kurt’s dad. Kurt couldn’t blame him, actually. Finding a
boy—an obviously hungover boy—in your child’s bed sort of had a way of killing
any positive first impressions. Not that he DISLIKED him, really. But even
after Kurt danced through the door from Dalton, with the news that he had a
boyfriend, a delightful boyfriend, the best boyfriend, Burt still seemed to
hold Blaine at arm’s length.