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Klaine fic - “Need for Speed” (Rated NC17)

Kurt Hummel moves from California to Lima after his dad’s heart attack causes them to lose their repair shop. Kurt leaves his prestigious performing arts school and any chance of moving to New York and getting into NYADA. His only other joy in life is custom tuning cars, but his father doesn’t approve. Things seem to get back on track when he joins the Dalton Crew as their mechanic, behind his father’s back. He’ll make the money he needs as long as he can put up with the unwanted attention of Sebastian Smythe. But, how will his dreams change after he meets the head of the McKinley Crew, Blaine Anderson, who decides that winning Kurt Hummel will be his next big challenge?

For those of you who don’t know, this is one of my first and, in my opinion, flagship fics, so I’m doing a little touch-up job on it in preparation for the sequel. I’ll be posting the revised chapters here one at a time to give everyone who wants the chance to re-read it and get re-acquainted with it. It is posted in its entirety on AO3 and FF.net, with the majority of the chapters revised, if you want to go that route, but if you guys could also spread this around, I would really appreciate it <3 The cover for this story was done by the incredible @freakingpotter so you guys should all go and give her some love because she hella deserves it :)

Chapter 1 (2772 words)

Kurt sat cross-legged on his bed, elbows propped on his knees, head in his hands. He felt like crying, and not just a calm, rejuvenating sob, but an all-out, throw-yourself-on-the-floor-kicking-your-legs-and-flailing-your-arms-while-you-wail-like-a-skewered-seal tantrum. He looked around at the worn cardboard boxes piled high in his room, each labeled accordingly - clothes, books, music, Vogue magazines, misc. - all waiting patiently to be unpacked and put away, but Kurt wanted none of it. Unpacking his things and settling in felt so permanent. It felt like giving in. Once he put his clothes in his closet and his books in the bookcase, it would all be real.

Setting his room up would mean he was staying.

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Karen Elson wears a delicate cream dress kissed head to toe in lace embroidery and a skirt full of frothy frills going into a never-ending trail, along with an antler headpiece swathed in a layer of tulle from Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2006 for the editorial ‘Alexander The Great’ which featured iconic pieces from the McQueen archive intending to honour late designer as well as an ode to the then upcoming MET gala, the theme being Savage Beauty. This shot was photographed by the elusive and exclusive Steven Meisel and was styled by living legend Grace Coddington for Vogue US May 2011, scanned by me from the book Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibions, People.

Jourdan Dunn attends the launch of ‘Vogue: Voice Of A Century’, a new book celebrating Vogue Britain’s centenary year, hosted by Alexandra Shulman at 5 Hertford Street during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2017 on September 18, 2016 in London, United Kingdom