Chapter 32 :

"Do they know ?" Puck almost jumped in his seat at the hearing of Kurt's voice. Kurt had barely said a few words since the attack a week ago.

"Yes they know. I mean no one told them but they heard the news and know that something happened to you so ..." Puck explained.

" I don't want to see them Puck. They will look at me as poor defenseless victim. And that's what I am but I don't want to see anyone looking at me this way anymore." Kurt said.

"You're not a poor defenseless victim Princess, you tried to fight, you never gave up. You did everything you could." Puck reassured the boy. After the attack, when Kurt couldn't speak at all the cops had tried to retrace what had happened, they didn't find much except the bottle of ether Jack had used to make Kurt fall asleep and they knew he had fought since his wrists were all bleeding as had tried to escape so hard.

"And they know you, they know you don't want to be treated as a victim don't worry." Puck added.

They were on their way to school for a glee club rehearsal. At first, Kurt didn't want to go but Puck had convinced him to. The gleeks had prepared a special number for Kurt. "You won't have to sing if you don't want to." Puck parked Kurt's car in the almost empty parking lot. Kurt didn't move so Puck stayed there watching him.

"Do they... Do they know what Jack wanted to do to me ?" He asked, in a weak and shaking voice.

"In the news they told what the charges against him were, in which are sexual assault and attempted rape but they don't know anything else. Well, except Mercedes and Finn but they won't tell anyone." Puck explained feeling bad for his boyfriend.

"Attempted rape ? They... They told it in the news ?" Kurt's voice was shaking and tears ran down his cheeks. Puck leaned on him to hug him tightly.

"Ssh, you have nothing to be afraid of, Jack's gone for good and you have no need to feel ashamed or anything" They hugged each other for a few minutes.

When Kurt's sobs spaced Puck smiled "You remember when you agreed on dating me ? We were just here in this position."

"No. I was on the driver's seat and you on the passenger's. But yes I remember, I had been an ass to you, I dodged you and everything and you still wanted to be with me. I still don't understand why." Kurt said uncertain.

" I think that I had already noticed that you were the most amazing person in the world so I wouldn't let you dodge me so easily." Puck answered smiling.

"Thank you Puck, you've done so much for me" Kurt said, hugging him tighter.

"Because you deserve it so much Princess." Puck answered. "We should go, they're probably waiting for us."

"There's one positive thing in all this, my dad trusts you now." Kurt said.

"Well I'd rather him hating me if it could erase all that happened." Puck admitted.

" I know." Kurt said. He broke the hug and grabbed his bag. "Let's go now."

They got out of the car and walked through the parking lot towards the school entrance. They made their way through the empty corridors to reach the choir room.

When they entered the choir room everyone looked at them with wide eyes. Puck didn't understand what was happening, he followed their eyes to see that they were fixed on something between them.

He looked down to see their hands joined. He looked at Kurt who had made the same movement.

"You are ..." Santana didn't finish her sentence.

"Well I think there's no need to hide anymore now." Puck smiled at Kurt.

" I guess." Kurt said. He smiled shyly and they went to sit down with the others still looking at them bewildered.

"Okay guys !" Mr Schue said to break the silence. " I think there's a little surprise for Kurt today, so guys, when you want."

Puck released Kurt's hand and stood up with the others to face him. Kurt looked at them with wide eyes. Except for Puck's song, no one had ever sung a song for him. Puck started with the first verse.

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea

I'll sail the world to find you

If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see

I'll be the light to guide you.

Find out what we're made of

What we're called to help our friends in need.

The whole glee club joined for the chorus.

You can count on me like one two three.

I'll be there, and I know when I need it

I can count on you like four three two

and you'll be there, cause that's what friends

are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh.

Finn sang the second chorus.

If you toss and you turn and you just can't fall asleep

I'll sing a song beside you.

And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me

Everyday I will remind you.

Find out what we're made of

What we are called to help our friends in need

The whole glee club sang the chorus again, they were all moving and dancing together.

You can count on me like one, two, three
I'll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you'll be there 'cause that's what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah

You'll always have my shoulder when you cry
I'll never let go, never say goodbye

Puck sang this sentence alone and he knew Kurt perfectly knew what he meant.

You can count on me like one, two, three
I'll be there and I know when I need it
I can count on you like four, three, two
And you'll be there 'cause that's what friends
Are supposed to do, oh yeah, ooh, ooh

You can count on me 'cause I can count on you

Mr Schue clapped his hands while Kurt stood up to hug and thank his friends. He was smiling wider than during the whole previous week.

"Thanks a lot guys, I know you mean it and it means a lot to me." Kurt told them.

Puck went behind the boy and hugged him tightly hands on his boyfriend's chest. There was no need to hide so he wanted to show he was his boyfriend with pride.

At the end of glee practice they went back to Kurt's car. There had been a lot of questions from the whole glee club except Mercedes who already knew the whole story. The got in the car and Puck started the ignition. Before he started driving he turned to Kurt.

" I was thinking about something." Puck started. Kurt looked at him expectantly. "Well, it's been a while since I first started to think about it but I wasn't sure how you'd react."

"What is it ?" Kurt asked when Puck seemed to hesitate.

"What about coming out as a couple when school starts again ? The whole glee club already knows. I know you didn't want me to come out but I'd really love to."

"If you're sure then I'd be more than glad to show everyone we're boyfriends." Kurt said smiling. When he didn't want them to come out it was because he thought that Puck would change his mind about his sexuality or about him, but now, after all they had been through he knew his boyfriend would never change his mind and loved him.

"We'll fuckin' melt everyone's faces when they'll see us !" Puck exclaimed smiling like a child who just saw Santa Claus.

"Charming." Kurt stated smiling tenderly at his boyfriend.


A/N: Here we are, very last chapter !

I hope you liked it. I had trouble with the song as you saw but i hope it didn't ruin everything.

I've really enjoyed sharing this story with you all. At first i had only written it for myself and never thought i'd publish it.

Thanks to all of those who followed it or reviewed it.

Love you all,

Ant.

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