Dave spent the next week in New York, seeing as much of Kurt as Kurt's busy schedule would allow. There was no doubt in Dave's mind; his first love was now his current love. But did Kurt feel the same since he had never been in love with Dave, only terrified by the boy's actions some thirty years ago? Kurt seemed to be avoiding getting physically close enough for Dave to touch him, let alone kiss him again.

As far as Kurt Hummel was concerned, Monday's lunch with his old nemesis, Karofsky, was a final goodbye. Their second kiss was just as unwelcome as their first, though without the violent undertones, it wasn't nearly as awful. It was however, just as confusing. Sure, Karofsky was handsome, successful, wealthy, openly gay and possibly a truly nice guy, but as far as Kurt was concerned he was part of Kurt's past and needed to stay there. Beside, Kurt's professional life was starting to really take off. He had always been able to support himself in the theater, whether singing, acting, writing, or directing. His off-Broadway shows had a cult following, especially in the gay community, but "The Broken Boy" was a phenomenon. His agent called him Monday morning to let him know that British producers had called requesting to bring the show to London and he had several inquiries regarding the movie rights to the show. The project Kurt had intended to help him get closure for the pain of his youth was making him a household name.

Despite Kurt's intentions to say goodbye, Monday's lunch led to Tuesday's coffee, Wednesday's dinner, and a date with Dave everyday until Dave left New York on Sunday.

They fell into a daily video call routine, sharing the details of their lives on separate coasts.

Dave often came to New York to visit. On one of these visits, Dave said it first during a dinner date when he said "I love you." Kurt said it back and that night, Dave checked out of his hotel and spent the rest of the weekend at Kurt's Park Avenue apartment. Dave never stayed in a New York hotel again.

When Kurt went to London for the opening of his show that December, Dave was there with him. The musical was just as big a success in the West End as it had been on Broadway.

Kurt's agent negotiated a movie deal that gave Kurt the opportunity to write the screenplay for the movie adaptation of his play. Kurt moved to Los Angeles in September to work on the movie and Dave moved from Northern California to be with him.

One warm, early autumn evening after they had been in Southern California for a few weeks, Dave suggested they go for walk on the beach. While on the beach watching the sunset, Dave took Kurt's hand in his, kneeled down on one knee in the sand and asked Kurt to marry him. Kurt had no choice but to say yes, as he was deeply in love with David Karofsky. Neither man was broken anymore, nor would ever be again.

A/N – Sorry folks, I cannot resist the happy ending…. It's just the way I am.