Kurt Hummel has captured my eye ever since the first episode of Season One, and I know I'm not alone in that. And through his two wonderful seasons on the show, he has had some amazing scenes, moments and performances that have quite literally taken my breath away. Chris Colfer absolutely deserves any and every award that can and will come his way for portraying such an incredible character that I as a straight Christian girl can relate to. He captures his audience every time he walks on screen, no matter what he's doing.
So, Kurt is wonderful. But ever since he and Blaine finally got together (and I still watch the scene with a huge smile on my face), something's been niggling at the back of my mind. And once we saw Kurt's Born This Way performance, the thought came to me that I know many many others have had:
Wouldn't it be amazing if Blaine had somehow seen all of those incredible performances of Kurt's, but in a way that still fits with canon?
Well, that's what us writers are for, right? ;)
Italics is the present day while normal type is the past. I know it's usually the other way around but most of this story is happening in the past, so yeah.
This is the introduction so it's only going to be short. Expect the other chapters to be at least a bit longer...
Blaine wrapped his arms firmly around Kurt's waist as they kissed. It was finally summer, and after the hectic last few weeks of the year with performances, preparation for Nationals, Kurt in New York and organizing summer plans, it had been a long time since Kurt and Blaine had been able to see each other for the sole purpose of just being boyfriends. Kurt's family were out - Burt had left reluctantly for an emergency down at the shop after the boys had promised to behave - and the two were taking the time to just be together.
He and Kurt and been dating for the past three months and life was amazing. Sure, there were bumps and arguments - Kurt was a very passionate person and Blaine admitted to being mostly clueless about subtle nuances. But they worked through it together.
"Mm." Kurt pulled away, raising a hand to cover Blaine's mouth as he tried to follow with his lips. "Hey, just let me talk."
Blaine raised an eyebrow but moved back obediently, making enough room that he wouldn't be so tempted to continue locking lips with his gorgeous boyfriend. "What's wrong, babe?"
"No, nothing serious. I just wanted to say how lucky I am to have you."
And something in Kurt's voice - so full of emotion - made Blaine's throat close up.
"Blaine, I never imagined this sort of thing would happen to me. I mean, I figured some day I'd be in a relationship, I wasn't so miserable as to think I'd be alone forever or any of that crap. But I always figured it would happen somewhere down the track when I'd moved to New York to study fashion. I never imagined I'd find someone like you here in Ohio."
Blaine reached out, running a hand softly down Kurt's cheek. "I - I never thought I would either," he murmured.
Kurt sniffed a little before continuing. "And then you came along, and after everything we've both been through, being able to find each other and be this happy, it's like a dream, Blaine. And every day I wake up and smile, knowing I can see you and text you and kiss you, and we can go on dates and .. and I can just have you."
A tear ran down his cheek and Blaine shifted his hand to wipe it away gently. "I love you, Kurt."
"I love you too, Blaine." Kurt leant back in, kissing him softly and pressing gently against his body. They took the time to explore one another's mouths, expressing their love for one another in a way words couldn't quite catch.
Kurt pulled away and rested his head into Blaine's chest, Blaine wrapping his arms around him tighter and wondering just how he had managed to get this beautiful boy. "I feel like I've known you forever, but it's only been a few months." Kurt looked up at him, moving his head to kiss him again quickly before snuggling down into his chest, his head resting on Blaine's heart. He could tell Kurt was listening to his heartbeat, something he had admitted to loving to do. "I mean, there's still so much to learn about you but at the same time I feel like I know you almost as well as I know myself."
Blaine hummed in agreement, focusing on the way Kurt's head rose and fell with his breathing. There was another comfortable silence again before Kurt spoke.
"But that's nothing on how well you seem to know me. I mean, if I didn't know you better I'd say you've been stalking me." Kurt chuckled, but Blaine tensed up instantly.
Kurt noticed, of course. "Hey, I was joking." He lifted his head to look into Blaine's eyes. Blaine tried to school his features into indifference but he could never hide anything from Kurt. "Blaine, what's wrong? I - wait, please tell me you haven't been stalking me?"
The moment of hesitation was all it took. Kurt uncurled from his chest straight away, pushing to the other side of the couch. "What the hell?"
"No, baby, not like that, I swear!" Blaine reached out, taking his hands. "I can assure you I wasn't intentionally following you or anything like that, I'd never do that."
Kurt relaxed a little but still eyed him suspiciously. "So what, you kept running into me accidentally?"
Blaine nodded and Kurt frowned. "But I'd never seen you before we met at Dalton."
"I know." Blaine sighed. "Kurt, I should've told you this earlier, but I didn't know how to bring it up without sounding like ... well, a stalker." Kurt chuckled and Blaine relaxed, knowing that at the very least Kurt was going to hear him out. "The first time I saw you definitely wasn't on the Dalton staircase. The first time I saw you was in September of 2009."
Kurt blinked. "Wait, what? 2009? That's over a year before I transferred!"
"Yeah, I know." Blaine continued to watch Kurt, waiting for his reaction.
"I can't even remember what was happening back then... oh, I'd just joined Glee club, I think. Yeah, that's right. So where did you see me?"
Blaine took a deep breath, knowing the story was going to take a long time to explain.
Next chapter will be Blaine's first sighting of Kurt. (No way, Sarah, really?)
Since I know I have very intelligent readers, work out which would be the first semi-public performance (as in, not in the choir room) Blaine might have seen and been able to have seen without being... well, seen, by Kurt.