|Annual Warbler Bonding
Author: CurlyGleek PM
The annual Warbler bonding exercise is paint balling. The losing team must perform a song chosen by the council to the winning team at the Warbler party. Who will win and who will lose? Klaine, Niff and OC X OC. Rated T to be safe.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Kurt H. & Dalton Academy Warblers - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,331 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 10-12-12 - Published: 09-17-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8533264
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Okay, what I decided to do was just write and then determine rating later. All that flowed from my fingertips was fluff, fluff and more fluff, so I'm able to retain the T rating for this entire fic - haha spellcheck wants me to change fic to fix - it might be more appropriate :P
Maybe I'll do some higher rated one-shots of each couple as they progress through their relationships
I will reply to all reviews via PM - sorry, I've been a bit slow doing this while I get this chapter written
To Janeiina - thank you for the suggested Ryan & Nate ship names, yes I had decided on Ryte too, but Naan made me fall about laughing - it sounds like an Indian flat-bread (Mmmmmm! Garlic naans are amazing, I'm sooo hungry now!)
To Jo0sefa - your wish is my command! Read on :)
Disclaimer: I own nothing, except maybe Ryan and Nate
Jeff flung his door open, pulled Nick through by their still-joined hands and spun round to face the brunet, looking at him searchingly.
"Okay, Nick...uh... firstly that was amazing and I really, really, want to do more of that, but I need to know that we'll be ok? I mean our friendship - it's really important to me and I don't want things to be awkward between us. Is this what you want or is this just because of the performance?" He rushed out nervously.
Nick circled Jeff's waist with his arms and pulled him close so they were touching from the waist down in a kind of standing hug. He leant back slightly and looked up to talk to the blond.
"Jeff, nothing could make me awkward around you. You're my best friend and I love you so much. I've had a major crush on you for over a year, but I'm guessing that maybe I wasn't the only one with a secret?" Jeff blushed and nodded, gazing at Nick adoringly.
He continued. "I know we say "I love you" in a friendly way, but, Jeffy... I mean it romantically too. It may be really fast for you, but I'm just going to say it - you are my everything, Jeff, and I love you."
Jeff's eyes filled and overran with tears, which Nick stroked away with his thumb.
"I- I love you too, Nicky." Jeff choked out, his voice thick with emotion.
Nick cupped Jeff's face with his hands and pulled him in for a searing kiss.
Nate unlocked his door and led Ryan in. Ryan is in my room! I never thought the evening would end like this!
He gestured for Ryan to take a seat on his bed while he grabbed a couple of sodas from his mini fridge and offered one to the redhead, who took it gratefully.
"Thanks, uh, dancing always makes me really thirsty." He took a gulp, thankful for the break in the silence between them.
"Look Ryan, I think we should talk. Your performance was so hot and you can tell the effect it had on me..." Nate did his now trademark eyebrow wiggle, again eliciting a strong blush in the other boy, "...but, I have to admit I'm confused. Before tonight you've pushed me away. I have to ask - why have you let me close now? I don't want you to feel pressured because of the performance, I don't expect anything you're not happy with Ry."
I like it when he shortens my name like that! Swooned the redhead. I think I misjudged him - now we're alone he is being careful about my feelings.
"I've never told you why I transferred to Dalton mid-year, have I?" Nate shook his head, staying quiet, waiting for Ryan to finish.
"Well, it's nothing as bad as some guys' stories I've heard, but I got bullied pretty badly...every day at the end... just verbal stuff really, but when the whole school does it it can get you down, you know? I started getting really depressed and withdrawn. Luckily my older sister noticed and suggested this school to my parents and the rest is history." He looked up at Nate, finished with his story.
Nate still looked confused. "But why? Why did they bully you? Because you're gay?" He asked.
Ryan shook his head. "Weirdly, no. There was another poor guy at the school who was out and they took their homophobia out on him, not me. It was just too much fun having a go at my... my... looks."
"What?!" Nate spluttered. "Why? You're freakin' gorgeous! I could stare at you all day and not get bored. In fact I probably do, sorry! Your hair is an amazing colour and it is so fine and looks really soft, your skin is flawless, your cheekbones are to die for, your lips look so kissable and your body..." Nate groaned loudly, "well lets just say you're hot, ok? What the hell?"
"They thought I looked like Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter" Ryan admitted quietly, embarrassed now.
"So? They're freakin' hot too, but you're better looking than them." He smiled at the redhead, who took the compliment graciously.
"But why the change of heart then? Don't get me wrong, I'm so not complaining."
Ryan locked eyes with the black-haired boy. "I just didn't really think you were being serious, after all the bullying it's kinda hard to think of myself in a good way. But, after tonight's performance I got so many compliments" Nate started to frown, his jaw tightened and he crossed his arms in a mock-jealous boyfriend kind of way, making the redhead giggle "...any way, it made me realise I was being stupid. I don't care what other people think of my looks, I'm fine with them. And..."
"...and?" Nate prompted.
"...and, I have kind of had a..." he cleared his throat, "... er...crush... on you for a couple of months now." He ducked his head, and felt Nate sit down next to him. A finger went under his chin and lifted it so his brown eyes met blue.
"Well, we definitely agree on something then..." Ryan looked quizzically at Nate. "We are both hot!" The redhead rolled his eyes and laughed, grateful for the lift in the mood.
"So, are you gonna let me take you out on a date tomorrow evening then?" The raven-haired boy asked, hopefully.
"I'd love that!" Ryan gleefully replied.
"Now, where were we?" Nate was just about to wiggle his eyebrows suggestively, as usual, when the redhead smacked him on the arm and said "Stop that! If you wiggle your eyebrows at me again I'll get all embarrassed..." his voice suddenly went lower and softer, "and then I won't be able to do this..."
Nate fell silent, obediently, his eyes widening slightly as Ryan leant in. He must be okay with this - I initiated the rest, but this is totally him.
Ryan's lips met Nate's soft ones, and he started to move them gently, relaxing into the kiss. He hooked his arms up around Nate's neck and felt Nate's arms circle his waist, holding him tight. Wow, this feels amazing. I'm glad I let Nate dance with me...and kiss me! He parted his lips slowly and cautiously licked at Nate's bottom lip. The black-haired boy groaned and their tongues met in a hot dance, their arms gripping each other ever more tightly.
Nate slowly leant back onto his pillow, bringing Ryan with him. They broke the kiss and just laid there, legs tangled, arms wrapped around each other, staring into each other's eyes. The black-haired boy lifted his hand to brush Ryan's fringe out of his still sparkly eye, to whisper "I'd like for you to be my boyfriend, Ry."
Ryan's eyes sparkled even more than just from the makeup as he replied softly "Yes!"
Blaine, Nick and Nate sat together at the Warbler's unofficial cafeteria table, all of them smiling widely like the proberbial cats that got the cream, even at this ungodly hour on a Saturday morning.
Nick was explaining why he was up already; "I just couldn't sleep! I've been crushing on Jeff for so long and now he's my boyfriend! I'm so happy I couldn't stay in bed any longer!" His eyes kept flicking to the door, hoping to catch a flash of bright blond sometime soon. Knowing Jeff though, he could be waiting a while.
"Same" said Blaine and Nate in unison, both with wide grins to match Nick's.
"Really?" Nick asked, looking at each boy in turn. "This is so cool! Three new awesome couples in the Warblers - we can annoy the hell out of the rest of them with PDA when meetings get boring!" The three of them fell about laughing.
"Seriously though, it is really cool it happened all on the same night. I think we should celebrate! I don't know about you guys but I was gonna take Jeff out for a special meal tonight..." the other two nodded "...we should all go together as a triple date and treat them! We can split the bill three ways."
Blaine nodded, saying "Well, there's this italian restaurant I know that would be perfect, I know the owners and they're not at all homophobic. The restaurant is lovely and quaint and the food is delicious. I was going to take Kurt there tonight on our own, but I could make the reservation for six instead."
Nate sat at the table in the dimly lit restaurant, Blaine to his left and Nick the other side of the curly haired Warbler. He gazed across the flickering tea light on the table in front of him and smiled softly at Ryan, throwing him a sly wink. The redhead held his gaze and returned the smile with interest.
They were all scrutinizing the delicious sounding menu before the young blond waitress came happily over to take the drinks order, promising to return soon for the food orders.
Ryan had made his choice, mozzarella and tomato salad followed by a ham and pepperoni pizza, so he placed his menu in front of him on the table and rested his hands there. Almost instantly one of his hands was claimed by Nate's warm one. He blushed faintly and squeezed back affectionately, earning himself a smile from the black-haired boy. My boyfriend! Ryan thought, in a daze. I would pinch myself, but if this is a dream I don't want to wake up yet!
Kurt and Blaine were busy discussing whether to share their dishes or not and Jeff and Nick were flicking pieces of rolled-up paper napkin at each other, and at others when they weren't looking, earning numerous eye-rolls from Kurt.
Once the drinks arrived and food orders had been placed, Kurt cleared his throat and raised his glass of cranberry juice.
"I think we should have a toast. There is a Warbler not present tonight that I think we owe our thanks to. If he hadn't been so underhanded, sneaky and conniving as well as one of the biggest shippers of Niff, Klaine and Ryte before they even happened, then maybe we wouldn't be here tonight, as happy as I think we all are. Whether or not we can thank him in person and then put up with him being completely insufferable by reminding us regularly or not, I don't know, but for now, I propose a toast... to Trent!"
The boys at the table broke out into laughter and then sipped, in agreement with the toast, silently thanking the sassy meddler for their respective new boyfriends.
:( Anyone have a tissue for me? Anyone? *sniff*