|It Gets Better
Author: The.Right.Doctor PM
Kurt was used to the daily deluge of "courage" texts, but this e-mail... It was something else entirely. Klaine, please R&R!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Kurt H. & Blaine A. - Words: 574 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 3 - Published: 01-03-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6620988
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This is what happens when I search for Darren Criss on YouTube. Inspired by the wonderful "It Gets Better" movement and the Trevor Project.
Reviewers will be rewarded with Joe Walker's abs. ;)
Disclaimer: I own nothing more than the idea, and even that was inspired by other people's ideas.
It Gets Better
Kurt was used to the daily deluge of "courage" text messages from Blaine. He drew comfort from the messages and, subsequently, the knowledge that someone even remotely cared about him.
He was waiting for Glee Club to start when, rather than hearing the vibration of an incoming text, he heard the soft ding of a new e-mail. Perplexed, he went to his inbox and saw a message from an address that he didn't know. Aware that it might very well be angry hate-mail, he opened the message, not sure of what he would actually see.
I thought you might appreciate these. Stay strong.
Following the short and enigmatic message was a series of youtube links. He quickly put in his headphones and clicked the first link, not knowing what to expect. He was not expecting to see Zachary Quinto's face, nor was he prepared for the tears the heartfelt, one minute and twenty two second video brought to his eyes.
When that one was over, he went back and clicked on the next link. This time it was the touring cast of Wicked, passing on a message of hope. Kurt suspected that there might be a common theme in the videos as he went through them all, seeing the faces of Ke$ha, Tim Gunn, Jewel, and even President Obama, and seeing the many other faces in the related videos.
Finally, he got to the last link, not really caring about the new Journey song Mr. Schue found for them to sing.
He very nearly dropped his phone when Blaine's face popped up on the screen.
"Hi. I'm Blaine, and I know I'm not famous or anything, but I'm here to pass on the message. I can tell you right now that it does get better, and I'm not even out of High School. I know what it's like to be bullied for being gay; to be afraid to go to school. But I also know what it's like when everything starts to get better. I took the drastic route and switched schools, but I know someone who didn't. And still, Kurt, I swear I will help you get through it. I promise you things will get better."
Somewhere during Blaine's speech, Kurt finally began to cry, and he almost missed the last line.
"Kurt, I know this is kind of soon, but I love you, and I'll be anything you need me to be, even if you only want to be friends."
This time, Kurt really did drop his phone.
As the video ended and the screen went black, Kurt looked up to see everyone staring at him as he hastily wiped the tears from his face.
"Kurt," Mercedes broke the silence, "what's wrong?"
"Nothing," Kurt replied with a grin, the tears still in his eyes. "Really, everything's perfect."
When he provided no more information, the meeting re-commenced and the brunette retrieved his phone, quickly sending Blaine a text.
It has already gotten a million times better, thanks to you.