AN: Here is the final chapter, it is kind of short, so maybe it is an epilogue. Anyway… thank you for all the support for this story, I hope you like this. Let me know if you want me to continue with Klaine's adventures.
The plane ride home was uneventful; everyone was too exhausted from their whirlwind trip and fell asleep almost instantly. Blaine, who Artie had traded seats with, sat with Kurt's sleeping head on his shoulder. His eyes kept drifting down to his boyfriend's peaceful, beautiful face. Completely content with the sight before him, Blaine drifted off to sleep himself.
At the airport, a bus waited to greet the new Champions and escort them to school, where their parents would pick them up. Blaine's parents also waited. Ben and Rebecca watched their son, smiling and happy, interacting with the misfit group of teens. Ben's heart swelled seeing his son so happy. He didn't realize how much he missed his son's laughter. After a moment, they approached their son, prompting him to bid farewell to the group, saving Kurt for last.
"I will call you as soon as I can," he told Kurt, pulling him into a hug. "Maybe I can come over later?"
"I would love for you to, just let me check with my dad. Thank you for coming to New York, it really meant a lot to me, seeing you there. I love you."
As soon as the Andersons were settled in their car, Ben looked at his son's smiling face in the rearview mirror. "Glad to see you happy again, did you have a good time?"
"It was fantastic," Blaine said excitedly, launching into the story of his trip to New York. He gushed over watching his boyfriend and the New Directions perform. He told them of meeting Patty Lupone and hanging out with the glee club. "It's nice hanging out with them, not just because of Kurt either, they seem to really accept me it's nice. I'm accepted at Dalton too, don't get me wrong, but it's different with them. It's silly but at Dalton, I knew that people had to be nice to me, at least in the beginning, with these guys, they don't have to like me but they do… it's pretty cool."
"You know that the boys at your school don't only like you because of the no harassment policy right?" his mother asked.
"I know, that's not what I meant. I meant, because of the policy it made it easier for them to get to know me. Almost like they had to, Kurt's friends had every reason not to. I spied on them, and I was pursuing their friend they are very protective of, but they like me anyway, it's nice." Blaine tried to explain. "Mr. Shue even brought me on stage with them when they announced the winner, it's pretty cool, like I am an honorary member."
"That's good to hear," Blaine's father told him, "Your mother and I actually wanted to talk to you about something."
Kurt was excited to see his father, he had never gone this long without seeing him before. Once of the bus, he embraced Burt and began excitingly telling him about their trip. Kurt's gushing did not come to an end until the three men were back at the Hummel house. Carole greeted each of her boys home with a warm hug and kiss on the cheek. Kurt let Finn tell his mom about the trip, and went upstairs to unpack.
Kurt was just about to take his dirty laundry downstairs, when his phone rang. He dropped the pile of clothes on the floor and rushed to pick it up. As soon as he saw Blaine's name, he accepted the call. "Hey! I just got home, what's up?"
Blaine sounded nervous and a little subdued, "Hey, I can't come over for a while, but my parents wanted me to invite you and your family out to eat tonight."
"Oh," Kurt said a little surprised. "Sure I will ask my dad, but I am sure it will be fine. What time?"
"Seven, they want to go the new Italian restaurant in Lima. You know the one off Singer Ave." Blaine said, still not showing his normal enthusiasm.
Kurt agreed to let him know as soon as he talked to his dad about the arrangements. "Blaine, is everything alright?" Kurt asked not being able to take the change much longer.
"Sure… yeah… I have to go, I'll tell you all about it later okay?" Blaine said distractedly.
Kurt felt a twist of discomfort in his gut, he didn't like the tone of Blaine's voice. But it couldn't be all bad, if they were having dinner with both their families, Kurt tried to reason with himself. Taking the laundry back in his hands, Kurt went downstairs to talk to his dad about tonight.
Blaine sat at the table in the restaurant, twisting his hands together anxiously waiting his boyfriends arrival. His mother placed a warm loving hand on top of his, "I don't know what you are so worried about, everything will be fine." She then saw the family of four walk into the restaurant. "You'll see."
Both Blaine and his father stood up at the arrival of Kurt and his family. "Welcome," Ben said with a smile, "I am so glad you could join us." He then shook everyone's hands before rejoining his seat.
"Thank you for the invitation," Burt said politely, "I hope this means that we can start again. Fresh slate and all that."
"I would like that."
Conversation flowed nicely throughout the meal, but Blaine hardly added to the conversation. Kurt kept shooting him worried glances, earning him subdued smiles but nothing else from his boyfriend. As they waited for dessert, Mr. Anderson cleared his throat and began to speak.
"There was actually a reason I asked you to dinner today." Burt raised his eye brow at this and Ben went on. "As you are probably aware, Rebecca and I travel a lot on business. The more that we have thought about it, it is not practical for us to keep such a large house when we are never home to enjoy it."
Kurt could feel his heart clench, he knew this was all to good to be true, his boyfriend was moving away. He was going to be losing everything. He dared to glance up at Blaine, who gave him a warm smile, motioning for him to listen to his father.
"We are going to be selling our house, and plan on buying a smaller one here in Lima." Kurt gasp and looked over at Blaine again, who nodded. "What we need is… we want someone here to be able to look after Blaine when we are gone. My sister lived in Westerville that is one reason we moved there in the first place, she would always make sure Blaine was alright. I know he is almost an adult, but I would feel better when we are gone if there is someone to keep an eye on him, someone we trust."
Burt was the first to speak, "Of course we would look after the boy. But why Lima?"
Rebecca smiled at the group assembled there, "Blaine has found so much happiness here. Kurt," her eyes fell on her son's handsome boyfriend, "friends," she looked a Finn, "and people who were there even when we weren't." Her eyes fell on the other couple at the table. "Plus, it would save us worry, knowing he is not driving two hours home every night."
Finn looked slightly confused, "But he will be, you know, for school."
"No," Blaine said, looking right at Kurt a nervous but excited smile on his face. "I'm going to public school next year. Dalton has been great, but I am tired of letting fear rule my life. Plus with Wes and David graduating, it won't be the same."
Kurt stuttered out, "You're going to McKinley?"
"If it is okay with you? I mean, i-if you don't…"
Kurt cut him of almost yelling, "Really? I would love to have you at school with me!"
The table chuckled watching the boys break into wide, content smiles.
Three weeks later, Blaine pulled up to McKinley High School. Today was Kurt's last day, Dalton having finished three days prior. Kurt sprinted out the car, hopping beside his boyfriend. "Hey! Finally free!" Kurt said, leaning over for a kiss.
"Come on, I want to show you something." Blaine said, after enjoying the kiss.
Blaine drove through the streets of Lima, finally entering a small quite neighborhood. "Where are we going?" Kurt asked confused.
"Here." Blaine said, pulling in front of a small yellow house with a white wraparound porch. Blaine leapt out of the car without further explanation. He waited for Kurt to join him, linked their hands together then pulled his boyfriend to the front porch.
As he placed a key in the lock, Kurt laughed. "This is it? This is your house?" He wrapped his arms around Blaine's neck.
"Yes, my parents signed the papers this morning. Come on, let me show you around." Blaine said pulling Kurt inside. Old, dark, hardwood floors greeted them. They snaked through the entire house. The whole front of the house was open, the livingroon, dining room and kitchen all layed out before them. The rooms were bare, but Kurt could picture where everything would go. A half bath was hidden under the stairs that led to two bedrooms upstairs. Both fairly good sized. Another set of stairs led off the kitchen down to the finished basement.
"I was thinking of using the basement as a den and using the second bedroom upstairs to sleep in. What do you think?" Blaine asked bouncing on his toes.
"I think it is perfect."
"We move in tomorrow, want to help?" Blaine asked kissing his boyfriend softly on the lips.
Laying in bed that night, Kurt mused over the events of the year. Last year, he was depressed and lonely, feeling Mercedes was his only true friend. This year, he was a national champion, he had many great friends, and he was completely in love with a wonderful guy. He wished he could go back and tell himself how great this year would be. He snuggled into his bed, drifting off to sleep, thinking about helping move his boyfriend closer to him.
Blaine lay wake in his bed thinking about what was to come. He would be going to public school again soon, but he knew it would be better. He already had friends who are willing to help him, not to mention his boyfriend, to help to remind him what it is to be brave. He had already said goodbye to the Warblers, promising to keep in contact, he was ready for a new beginning. When Wes and David sent him off on a two hour drive, no one could have known the impact on his life that spying would lead to.