the last couple always change

fic: the dice were loaded against us (ever seeing each other) (kurt/blaine)

For Prompt 3 from todaydreambelievers.  Five times Kurt and Blaine almost meet, before Never Been Kissed, and the one time they finally do.  //  Title from the Mountain Goats’ song “Snow Owl.”  //  Warnings for description of aftermath of canonical gaybashing (Sadie Hawkins).  //  PG, ~2400 words, also here on AO3.

they’ve always lived in the same place, in so many ways.

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Kurt bargained with his father for weeks.  It used to be so much easier; when he was in elementary school, his Dad would take him to almost anything, but in the last couple of  years… something’s changed.  Now his Dad always seems to want him to “do things like the other kids do” - and even “play with some other kids” - doing what!?  "Go outside, throw a ball around, catch a movie.“  Supposedly.  With whom, he doesn’t know.  Eventually he agreed to go throw the ball by himself, and he’s gotten really good at catching it these last couple weeks, up to twenty-eight claps while it’s still up in the air.

And now he’s sitting in the Playhouse Theatre, in Cleveland, bouncing in his seat, impatient for the chance to see not just Legally Blonde but also! two! of the finalists! from the dramatic The Search for Elle Woods.

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