"You ready for this?" Blaine asked.
The day had finally come. Kurt and Blaine had moved to New York City. That very same morning, the pair had stood in Kurt's home, hugged his family goodbye, and left Ohio for good. They caught a flight, grabbed a taxi, and now here they were- standing in front of their door inside of their new apartment- their new home.
Kurt nodded his head, eyes still closed, just how Blaine had instructed him to.
"Okay... open your eyes!" Blaine announced as he unlocked the door and tugged Kurt inside.
Kurt opened his eyes and let out a squeal.
"Oh my god, Blaine! It's perfect!" Kurt yelled, jumping up and down excitedly before running off to explore.
The apartment was small- only one bedroom and bathroom, but it had a kitchen with beautiful appliances, a gorgeous hardwood floor, was in nice condition, and had a view to die for. It was exactly how Kurt had imagined his first home in New York City would look like. It was perfect.
"Did I do good?" Blaine asked, walking up behind Kurt, who was now standing in the middle of the bedroom, looking around in awe. Blaine wrapped his arms around his boyfriend, standing on his toes to rest his head on Kurt's shoulder.
"You did good, honey," Kurt sighed, then turned his head to kiss his boyfriend.
"Was that the last box?" Blaine asked as he finished putting up all of their dishes in the kitchen cabinet.
"That was it. We are all moved in... well, technically. Everything is at least out of the boxes, even if it's not quite in place yet," Kurt answered, shouting from the bathroom where he was unpacking his lotions and facial products.
"Good enough! Can we go to bed now? I'm tired," Blaine whined, slumping into the bedroom, grabbing Kurt and dragging him with him as he passed the bathroom.
"Okay, okay! Let me go!" Kurt laughed, but Blaine simply grabbed Kurt even tighter and lifted him into his arms, bridal style.
"Weren't you supposed to do this earlier? Like, when we first walked in?" Kurt poked fun at Blaine.
"No, that's only when we get married," Blaine retorted, kissing Kurt on his cheek.
"Oh, right. Silly me."
When they reached the bed, Blaine gently laid Kurt down and tenderly undressed him until he was just down to his boxers. Blaine then did the same to himself, and laid down next to Kurt in bed, snuggling into him, laying his head on Kurt's bare chest.
"Hey Blaine..." Kurt whispered.
"We live together. In New York City."
"We'll get to wake up next to each other every morning."
"We'll get to have breakfast together every day."
"We get to act all domestic and cute."
"We get to come home to each other after a long day of classes."
"We get to have sex as much as we like."
"Oh yeah." Blaine rolled over so he was on top of Kurt and began kissing him passionately.
"Soooo... how was your first day of teaching, Professor Anderson?" Kurt asked as his boyfriend plopped down on the couch next to him after a long day of work.
"Wonderful! I loved it. There are so many talented kids there, baby. And they're all so excited to learn. It's such a great atmosphere. I'm really going to like it there," Blaine replied, snuggling closer to Kurt, laying his head on his shoulder.
"Yay! I'm so proud of you, honey!"
"And they're not just talented. There's just something about students... that make them so... hot," Blaine teased, fanning himself.
"Blaine! You are impossible!" Kurt squealed, smacking his boyfriend playfully on the arm.
"I mean, I don't know if it's the whole younger guy thing, or that potential at corrupted innocence, or their beautiful singing voices..." Blaine trailed off.
"You're horrible!" Kurt laughed.
"But you love me," Blaine replied, kissing Kurt lightly on the lips.
"I do," Kurt said as they broke apart.
"Well, what about you? How was AMDA today?"
"Well... there's this one professor... he is gorgeous. Do you think he'd be down with dating a student? I mean, I know it's risky..."
"Oh boy..." Blaine sighed. Kurt giggled.
"Hey, get dressed! We're having a date night!" Blaine exclaimed Friday night when he got back from teaching classes. He wanted to celebrate his and Kurt's first week of classes, and he hadn't had the chance to take Kurt out on a date since they moved to New York City, so this was way overdue.
"Am I not dressed now?" Kurt asked sarcastically, gesturing to the outfit he was currently wearing.
"Those are your school clothes," Blaine sighed. "You and I both know you want to change into your date clothes. But, for the record, you look gorgeous regardless."
"You know me so well..." Kurt ran up to Blaine and gave him a quick kiss before darting off to the bedroom to change clothes, not even bothering to hide his excitement.
"Where are you taking me?" Kurt asked an hour later as he and Blaine left their apartment and started walking down the street.
"Remember when I told you I found our new coffee shop?"
"Yes! Oh, yay! I can't wait to see it! And, before you even ask, it's still a no to the dog."
"How did you-" Blaine asked, staring incredulously at his boyfriend, surprised that he had even remembered that Blaine had mentioned the dog shelter next to the coffee shop all those months ago.
"Believe it or not, I know you, honey," Kurt shrugged, taking Blaine's hand as they walked.
"...Are you sure we can't get a dog?"
"Blaine," Kurt protested, giving Blaine a warning look.
"Pleaseeee," Blaine whined, giving Kurt puppy eyes.
"Argh! Fine! Just... not today," Kurt gave in. Honestly, he would be willing to do anything if it meant making Blaine happy.
"Wait... really?" Blaine asked, not believing it had been so easy for Kurt to give in.
"Don't test me, Anderson," Kurt snapped, but reassuringly squeezed Blaine's hand.
"You are the best boyfriend ever!" Blaine squealed, jumping up and down.
"Yeah, yeah..." Kurt smiled.
"Oh! We're here!" Blaine stopped walking and gestured to the coffee shop they were standing in front of. It was almost an exact replica of The Lima Bean. Kurt couldn't believe his eyes.
"I know. Spooky, right?" Blaine replied, knowing Kurt had noticed the similarities, too. Blaine had been so pleased with himself when he found this coffee shop. The Lima Bean was the only place in Ohio that Blaine had been sad to leave behind. He and Kurt had had endless dates there. Their first "date" had even been there, if you counted Blaine showing up when he knew Kurt would be there just so they could talk as a date. So when Blaine had found this coffee shop, he just knew that it was meant to be.
Kurt and Blaine ordered their usual drinks, then took a table near the back. Kurt smiled at the thought that this would be their new regular table. They held hands across the table as they sipped on their drinks and chatted easily about their weeks. Occasionally, Blaine would lean over the table and place a quick kiss on Kurt's lips, which would leave Kurt blushing and glancing around the coffee shop to make sure no one had noticed.
And that's when Kurt realized it. No one had noticed. And when they did, they would just smile, then go back to their own business. No one cared. No one was judging them. No one knew about their past. No one knew that Blaine used to work at Kurt's school. No one cared that there was a few years difference between the pair- which was actually kind of hard to tell at first glance, especially since Kurt was taller. And no one cared that they were gay. And, more importantly, Kurt didn't feel like he had to hide any of this anymore. He didn't have to hide his relationship with Blaine for fear of getting caught. He didn't have to hide the fact that he was gay for fear of getting hurt. He could truly be himself now. He had dreamed of this for years. He had dreamed of a new beginning in New York City- a brand new start where he could live out his dreams and be himself and have the wonderful future he had always dreamed of. And now, here it was happening, right before his eyes, and he was sharing it with the man of his dreams.
"I just realized something..."
"We made it."
"Yes, we did."
A/N: Oh my gosh, you guys... I so don't want this to be over... but, unfortunately, it looks like this story has come to an end. Not gonna lie... I cried when I wrote the last line. I have had SO much fun writing this. Thank you all SO, SO much for sticking with it, and for all of your lovely reviews. They truly made me smile.
Also, stay tuned to my tumblr and FF profile, because I have a book coming out before Christmas! (My tumblr is Moonshoespotterstarkid)