Wow it has really been waywayway too long. I could bore you with all the shit that's happening in my life, but it's a long story that you probably don't want to hear. Anyway, I really am sorry it's taken so long! I hope you like this; sorry it's so short and rushed, I just wanted to get something out.

"S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y
Safe, dance!"

Nick heard the blare of the speakers echoing down the hallway as he made his way to the Warbler's practice room. At first he was confused. Wasn't it usually Blaine who began the random dance parties to rile the team up before competitions? They hadn't returned to this ritual since Blaine had jumped ship.

As he turned the corner, there was Jeff. Nick couldn't help but smile as he saw his boyfriend smoothly and energetically leading the group, bangs sticking to his forehead and sweat dripping down his face. It shouldn't have been surprising, Jeff was co-dance captain next to Blaine, and it was nice to see him taking charge and returning a feeling of normality to the team that had certainly lost one of their key members. Nevertheless, they still had a completion to prepare for.

"We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance"

Jeff had done just that. Jeff wanted to dance! Jeff wanted to be free and prideful and happy. And screw the horrible environment he'd escaped before that wouldn't let him do that.

Dalton almost seemed like a place "out of this world." But it was better. It was real. Too good to be true? Maybe. But real nonetheless.

"We can dance if we want to
We've got all your life and mine
As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
Everything'll work out right"

It sunk in for Nick right then. They did have the rest of their lives. And it was safe to say they were both more than ready to live out their happily ever after.

As the last beats died down and the warblers struck ending poses, Nick pulled Jeff close and pecked him on the lips, knowing that anything more than that would earn the two of them mocking comments all the way to nationals.
"Let's get this show on the road!" Jeff yelled, grabbing Nick's hand and running out towards their waiting bus.
There was nothing Nick loved more than seeing Jeff completely and totally comfortable with himself, taking charge and happy. Truly happy.