Notes before reading: I'm messing with the timeline a little so be prepared to see a few scenes from season one in here. I'm keeping the order the same as the show, though. For the most part, this follows canon, but I am going to twist a few things around to fit with the whole, Kurt transferred to McKinley plot line.
The next day, Blaine went to check on Kurt. He had spent a good part of the night crying about what had happened between him and Kurt. He managed to stop for a while so he could get his stuff packed, but after a while the tears came spilling out again. He felt horrible that Wes had to deal with it, but was grateful for the support his friend was giving him.
"Oh, hey, Blaine," Kurt's roommate, Thad, was the one who answered the door. The look Thad was giving him told Blaine that he knew what happened between him and Kurt.
"Um," Blaine shifted uncomfortably. "Can I see Kurt?"
"He left for breakfast already," Thad answered. Blaine could see behind Thad and saw that Kurt was, in fact, not in the room. He saw a packed suitcase on top of Kurt's bed though.
"Oh, thanks," Blaine nodded to Thad and walked down the hall. He pulled out his phone to see if Kurt had replied to his 'good morning' text, but he had no new messages. He headed down to the dining hall but could not see Kurt anywhere.
"Wes told me what happened," Blaine jumped slightly at the sudden sound. He turned around to see David standing behind him with a small smile. David put a comforting hand on his shoulder.
"Have you seen him?" Blaine asked as his eyes continued to scan the room. He was hoping that he had missed him the first time.
"He was in here earlier," David answered. "He didn't stay long, though, and I don't know where he went afterwards."
"Oh," Blaine bit the inside of his cheek slightly. "He hasn't said anything to me since we talked yesterday."
"Can you really blame him?" David asked. His voice was neutral. He was both Kurt and Blaine's friend and Blaine was grateful that he wasn't taking sides.
"No," Blaine shook his head. "He needs space right now, I understand that. But, today's the last day. Everyone's spending the morning to finish up packing and parents are coming in this afternoon and I won't see Kurt after that. I just want to…"
"I understand," David said reassuringly. "But he needs his space right now. Maybe you can give him a call or something next week after it's all sunk in and everything. After you can get your license, you can even drive down to Lima to see him. Wes and I will follow to make it less -awkward."
"Thank you, David." Blaine bid David goodbye and walked through the halls to try and find Kurt. He knew that David had a point and was probably right, but that didn't stop him from trying to seek out Kurt. He hated the idea of Kurt not speaking to him.
The only time Blaine had seen Kurt that day, it was nothing more than a fleeting glance. He was in his car and it was just leaving the school parking lot when he caught sight of Kurt walking up to his car. He was too far away to see his facial expressions though, but he knew Kurt enough to know that he was still feeling down. Kurt usually walked with his head held high, the epitome of confidence; Blaine didn't see that as he watched Kurt walk up to his dad.
"You've been awfully quiet," Kurt looked up to see his dad glancing at him out of the corner of his eyes.
"I've just got a lot on my mind," Kurt answered quietly. His dad glanced at him again and frowned. He could always tell when something was up with Kurt.
"I didn't see Blaine," Burt commented offhandedly. "He's usually there to see you off."
Kurt hesitated. He turned to look out the window at all the passing cars. "We broke up."
"Are you alright?" Burt asked. "Do you want me to go talk to him?"
"Its fine, dad. I'm fine." Kurt hurried to reassure him. When he had first come out to his dad, he had been so afraid of how he was going to react. He had been so relieved when his dad was so accepting. Then he introduced Blaine to his dad. That had been one of the most nerve-racking nights of his life. It took a while for his dad to get used to Blaine, but he had actually come to like the other boy. He had even become good friends with Blaine's parents. Kurt sighed and counted the cars passing by.
"Carole and Finn should be there when we get home," Burt tried to change the subject because he could clearly see that he wasn't ready to talk about Blaine.
"Oh, that's good." Kurt smiled at his dad. Carole was the woman his dad had started dating almost around the same time he and Blaine had started dating. Kurt had only met her a few times when he went home to visit his dad for holidays and certain weekends. And her son, Finn, was his age. Things had been awkward with Finn at first because he seemed uncomfortable with him being gay, but after a couple of dinners, Finn had been actually pretty fun to be around.
"They have most of their stuff at the house already, but Finn didn't want to start unpacking his things until you get there. You're okay with sharing a room with him, aren't you?"
Kurt nodded. His dad and Carole have gotten quite serious and Burt, after calling Kurt and making sure it was okay with him, had invited Carole and Finn to live with them. Finn was sure that his dad was going to propose to him any day now.
"Are you sure you're alright?" Burt asked once they reached their home. He had cut the engine and turned to face his son.
"Dad, I'm fine, really." Kurt tried to give his dad a smile to show him that he was, in fact, okay, but he wasn't really feeling up to it right now. "I just need some time to get over it, you know?"
"If you say so." Burt saw the front door of the house open and Carole and Finn come out to greet them.
Kurt tried his best to put a smile on his face as Carole gave him a hug and Finn helped him with his bags. He and Finn went down to the basement, which they were going to share so they could both get to unpacking.
"Mom told me that you were transferring to McKinley next year," Finn spoke up after a few minutes of silence.
"Yeah," Kurt looked up from the clothes he was folding. "How's the school, anyway? All I've ever really heard you talk about before was the football team and your glee club."
"Well, the classes are alright," Finn said after a moment of thought. "They're probably going to be a breeze for you after those classes you had to take at your old school."
"What are the clubs like? I was in theater and the Warblers at my old school."
"Warblers? That's the glee club, right?" Finn tried to remember everything he and Kurt had talked about during those dinners they had before. "You should totally try out for New Directions."
"Oh yeah, I heard about regionals," Kurt grabbed a pile of clothes and went to his closet to start putting them away. "I'm sorry you guys lost. But, Vocal Adrenaline is pretty tough. We didn't even get through sectionals because of them."
Finn was interrupted by a knock on the door. The two boys turned to see Carole standing at the top of the stairs.
"Finn, can you help Burt move some things in the living room?" Carole asked. Finn shrugged and climbed up the stairs. Carole climbed down and sat down on Finn's bed. She waited until the door closed before she spoke. "Your dad told me what happened."
"Oh?" Kurt stopped putting away clothes and went to sit on his own bed and faced Carole.
"Sweetheart," Carole stood up and went to sit beside Kurt. "I know break-ups are hard. I've had to deal with quite a few myself; and I've learned that sometimes, it helps to talk to someone. It eases the pain a little."
"Does it always hurt this much?" Kurt asked timidly. He had wanted to talk to someone about it. He tried to talk to Thad about it last night, but he had been too busy crying. Then, he spent the entire morning alone on the roof just thinking until it was time for his dad to come get him. And he didn't want to talk to his dad about it because he knew how talking about relationships always made him uncomfortable.
"The first one always hurts the most," Carole reached out and put her hand over Kurt's. "Especially if it lasted as long as yours did. But I promise you, it gets better."
"I don't know what to do," Kurt admitted. "It's all I can think about and every time I think about it, it hurts and I have to work so hard not to break down and cry."
Carole pulled Kurt into a small hug when she noticed the tears shining in his eyes. "It's okay to cry. You need to let all those feelings out. If you keep it all bottled in, it's going to drive you nuts."
Kurt hugged Carole back and enjoyed the warmth of her embrace. It felt comforting, motherly. "What do you think I should do?"
Carole pulled away and reached up to push some of the loose hair on his forehead back. "I think the best thing you can do right now is to keep yourself busy; it'll help you keep your mind off of him."
"But will it ever stop hurting?"
"I know that it doesn't look like it right now, but I promise that day by day, it will hurt less and less. And before you know it, it doesn't hurt anymore and you can look back fondly on it because even if you aren't together anymore, at least you had some fun while it was going on."
"Thank you, Carole," Kurt smiled. It felt like it was the first smile that had been on his face in a while. He was going to like having Carole around.
"Um," Carole and Kurt simultaneously looked up to see Finn standing at the top of the stairs. He was fidgeting slightly and ran a hand through his hair awkwardly. "Burt couldn't find the box with the living room stuff."
"I'll go up there and help him," Carole gave Kurt one last hug and made her way up the stairs. She patted Finn on the shoulder as she passed him.
Kurt hastily wiped at the few stray tears that had fallen down his face and went back to his clothes.
"Dude, are you alright?" Kurt looked up to see that Finn had descended the stairs and was standing a couple of feet away from him.
"I…couldn't help but overhear what you and mom were talking about. Or, I only heard the part." Kurt stood and faced Finn, who gave him a small, slightly confused looking, smile.
"I went through a pretty bad break up this year, too." Finn admitted. "My girlfriend, Quinn, cheated on me with my best friend, and she got pregnant."
"Well, that makes my break up seem like nothing," Kurt joked. "I'm sorry to hear that."
"It's okay. I'm totally over it now," Finn went back to the box of things on his bed. "I'm dating someone else now, Rachel. She's pretty cool. You should meet her. I think you'll like her."
"Hey," Finn said after a while. "Everyone's getting together tomorrow. Matt's dad got a new job so he's moving on Monday so we're all getting together one last time before he leaves."
"That's nice of you," Kurt glanced over his shoulder to see Finn looking at him. "But, I don't think I want to impose."
"No, it's totally cool," Finn insisted. "It's just the glee kids anyway. And if you join glee, they're going to be your friends, too. You might as well meet them now. And this way, when you go to McKinley, you'll already know some people."
"I guess," Kurt said after a while. "Thanks, Finn."
Blaine stared at his phone with a conflicted expression on his face. It's been two weeks since summer began and he still hadn't heard from Kurt. He hadn't gone so long without talking to Kurt since they first met.
"Why don't you just give him a call?" Wes asked from where he was sitting on the couch with David next to him. The three boys were hanging out in Blaine's living room and playing video games. Or, Wes and David were playing. Blaine had spent the entire time going through his phone. The two boys could tell her was rereading the messages he still had from Kurt.
"I don't know if he wants to talk to me." Blaine sighed and put his phone down. "I tried to call him the day after he got back home but he didn't answer. I got a text later that night saying that he was sorry for not answering but he was at a party and had his phone on silent."
"He's going to parties already?" David asked. "I thought he didn't have that many friends in Lima? Being a gay kid and all?"
"I don't know," Blaine shrugged. "But he told me that his dad's girlfriend and her son were moving in with him and his dad. Maybe that's what the party was for."
"Well, I think you should call him," Wes suggested. "Or at least text him. Didn't you say that you were going to stay friends? Friends text each other occasionally."
"But what if he doesn't want to hear from me? What if he's still mad at me?" Blaine asked sadly. He missed Kurt terribly. He had found himself typing it out in a message addressed to Kurt, but always erased it before he could send it. While he was thinking of how he was going to go about starting up communication with Kurt again, David reached over and snatched his phone out of his hand.
Blaine watched as David tapped someone out on his phone and pressed send. Wes had paused their game so he could read what David was writing over his shoulder. "What did you do?"
"Sent a message to Kurt." David answered.
His phone went off and he moved forward to take it back form David. The screen told him that he had a new message from Kurt.
"Are you going to read it?" David asked.
Blaine bit his bottom lip and opened the message.
From Kurt: That's great. Dad's taking me to take my driving test tomorrow
Blaine looked at the message in confusion. He went to his sent messages folder to see what David had sent.
To Kurt: I got my license yesterday! :D
"Really?" Blaine raised an eyebrow at his friend.
"It's a perfectly reasonable reason to text someone," Wes answered. "You texted the two of us to tell us that you passed the driving test and got your license."
"Now, all you have to do is offer to drive down to Lima to see him." David offered.
"I can't do that."
"So you're going to spend the rest of the summer pining after him?"
"I'm not pining after him." Blaine argued.
"Blaine, you spent the past couple of weeks cooped up at home." Wes rolled his eyes at Blaine. "In the past hour, you've reread those messages from Kurt who knows how many times. I've seen you hover over the send button as if you're wondering whether or not you should call or send him a message or whatever like five times in the past half hour."
"Just tell him you're driving down to see him since you have your license now. Tell him that Wes and I will be there so he won't feel weird about it. We can go on Friday." David reached for the phone again and Blaine pulled it away.
To Kurt:Hey, what are you doing this Friday?
Blaine held his phone and waited for Kurt to answer. A reply came five minutes later, but it felt like forever to him.
From Kurt: I'm going to hang out with Mercedes and Rachel. We're sleeping over at Rachel's place.
"Who are Rachel and Mercedes?" Wes and David had stopped their game to stand behind Blaine to see what Kurt had said.
"I don't know," Blaine answered. "But he made a bunch of friends the past couple of days. He added like twelve new people on Facebook last week."
"You're Facebook stalking Kurt now?" Wes scoffed.
"No," Blaine said defensively. "He wasn't talking to me and I just wanted to make sure he was okay. I think they're Finn's friends that he introduced to Kurt."
"His dad's girlfriend's son," Blaine had remembered Kurt telling him about it when they had been studying together. "He and Kurt are sharing a room so I guess he introduced Kurt to some of his friends."
"Well, it's good he's making friends." David and Wes went back to their game.
Blaine looked at the message on the screen and tried to think of what to say.
To Kurt: Cool, sounds like fun. Hey, make sure to tell me how your driving test goes :)
Kurt didn't reply to him after that. The next time he heard from Kurt was the following week. It was nothing more than a short message telling him that he had gotten his license as well.
Wes and David went over to Blaine's house to pick him up. School was starting up next week and one of the few Dalton boys who live in their city was hosting an end of summer party. Blaine had originally declined but Wes and David had forced him to go. That was why they were going to his house to pick him up: to make sure that he was going.
Wes was starting to worry about their friend. He spent a good part of his summer alone at home. Though, if he had to be honest with himself, it was mostly Blaine's fault for breaking up with Kurt. He can't really blame Kurt for not talking to him much because he was the one who broke it off. And besides, wasn't it Blaine who said that they had the summer to get over the break up? As much as he hated to see Blaine so upset about all of this, he really couldn't blame Kurt for keeping his distance.
David could also see how much the separation from Kurt was getting to Blaine. Luckily, though, Kurt and Blaine still talked, though very rarely. They talked at least once a week; though it was usually through text messages, never over Skype or through phone calls. David was sure that one of the reasons that Blaine hadn't completely lost it and drove to Lima to beg for Kurt's forgiveness was that Kurt had managed to see them a few times. But, every time Blain saw Kurt, Wes and David were always with him, and Kurt always brought a girl, Mercedes, with him. He could see that Kurt had made a best friend from Mercedes and was grateful that he had someone to help him through it. Because, even though Kurt tried to seem like everything was okay between him and Blaine, David saw the sad looks he gave whenever Blaine wasn't looking his way.
In the few times that they had seen Kurt over the summer, Wes and David had both wanted to lock them together until they made up and got back together. Because even though both of them were trying to go back to just being friends like they were before they broke up, it was clearly obvious that they both still loved each other very much.
"They have to get back together," Wes said as he parked in front of Blaine's house. David sent him a text message to tell them that they were there.
"It's going to be hard with Kurt at his new school," David commented.
"I don't care," Wes said in a stern voice. "If it weren't for us dragging him places, Blaine probably would have stayed locked up at home the entire summer. And you saw how Kurt looked at him the last time we hung out. They're both clearly pining over each other."
"Yeah," David nodded in agreement. "We're going to get them together if it's the last thing we do."
Thanks for the reviews for the last chapter guys. I was glad that it got a pretty positive response. Anyway, the next chapter will have school starting with Kurt going to McKinley for the first time while Blaine goes back to Dalton. I didn't want to spend too much time on the summer but I also didn't want to just jump to the school starting when, in the last chapter, school ended for the summer. Hopefully, this wasn't too bad though. Please review :D I've love to hear that you guys think about this.