Hey guys! Its aninahninah! I'm happy to announce that this is the first chapter of Rumor Has It's sequel, Someone Like You! I have some great stuff planned for this fic. Sorry it took so long to start this, I've been busy with finals and stuff. So, without further ado, let's pick up where we left off with our favorite boys Chris and Darren.
Chris pulled Darren out of the apartment, kissing him lightly on the lips as the pair walked outside. Fortunately, there were no snooping paparazzi to be found. Chris and Darren walked to their separate cars, sharing kinky smiles and winks and blowing kisses across the parking lot.
I could definitely get used to this, thought Chris joyfully as he shut the door of the car. He drove past Darren, waving smuttily.
Darren rolled down his window. "I love you too, Christopher."
Chris stuck out his tongue as he drove away.
"What was that all about?" grumbled Darren as he pulled Chris toward his trailer. "You don't love me back?"
Chris laughed as he closed the door of the trailer behind them. "Trust me, if I didn't love you, I wouldn't do this." He leaned forward and caught Darren's lips in his own, pushing the shorter man up against the nearest wall and running his hands through his hair.
"Hmmm… I don't know if I believe you yet," hinted Darren.
Chris pushed Darren onto the couch and straddled him, dipping his tongue into Darren's open mouth. He was satisfied to hear Darren's low moan.
"Okay, okay I believe you!" gasped Darren. "But you have to stop or we'll both be late."
Chris smiled and jumped off the couch.
"You better pray for some Klaine scenes today, Darren!" Chris mumbled as he adjusted his shirt and hair in the mirror.
He pulled open the door of the trailer and skipped out- right into Lea.
"So, Chris, you seem to be in a good mood." giggled Lea.
"Oh, hey Lea, yeah I guess you could say that."
"No Lea, its.."
"You're really not gonna tell me all about your date with the fabulous Darren Criss who you're in love with?"
"Haha Lea, NO!"
"Please, Chris. I love you. I'll be your best friend."
"Too late. You already are."
"If I'm your best friend, then you've gotta tell me. Best friends don't keep secrets from each other."
"Fine. If you must know, it went- well…"
"Well? That cant' be it. If it just went 'well' you wouldn't be smiling like that. C'mon Chris. Tell me!"
"Okay, well, Darren broke up with Mia. Or I guess you could say she broke up with him."
"What the- no way! Why? This is huge news! Tell me everything."
"Listen, I can't explain much right now…I've gotta go check in with Ryan and see what Kurt's gotta do today and what ridiculous outfits I'm required to wear but I promise I'll tell you later."
Lea sighed. "Fine. But don't think I'll forget about it Chris Colfer!"
Chris laughed. "Oh, I know you won't." He walked away towards Ryan's office.
Chris walked out of Ryan's office, after just receiving the news about a new character- Sebastian.
Grant Gust. Hmmmm…. I just don't want Klaine to be ruined. Well, at least now I have Darren for real. And even if Klaine is ruined for the fangirls, soon they can gush over CrissColfer. Chris smiled. He wasn't stupid. He had seen some of the fanfics. I mean, you couldn't Google search his name without seeing a few of the fics pop up, and sometimes when he was bored he might give one a little look.
But still- Grant Gust. He'd be there in a few days. Chris wasn't sure what to think. He went to find Darren.
The day went by slowly, with Chris hardly getting to see Darren at all. Whenever Chris did see Darren, they were always surrounded by the rest of the cast, and Chris was afraid to make a move toward Darren for fear that maybe Darren wasn't ready to tell the cast yet. Earlier Darren had said something about not being ashamed to tell the world, but since Darren didn't appear to be acting any different around Chris, Chris was afraid to do something that would anger Darren.
So, the two used their incredible acting skills to appear as if they hadn't woken up in the same bed this morning and hadn't been making out a few hours ago in Darren's trailer. As the cast members began to leave, Lea pulled over Chris and asked him to go to eat with her so he could "spill his secrets."
Chris agreed, and drove off after Lea, without even getting to say three words to his new boyfriend. Chris enjoyed the evening with Lea, and was able, with much coaxing and tequila, to spill what had gone down with Darren the previous night. Lea squealed throughout the entire story.
After the dinner, Chris shivered his way into his car, pulling his jacket tight around him and looked at his phone, which had been on silent all night.
9 missed calls from Darren:) the screen glowed.
Chris's stomach flopped. How could he have spent the whole night talking about his new boyfriend and yet forget to call him?
Chris pushed the call button. "CHRIS WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?" Darren's voice boomed over the tiny blackberry speaker.
"I-I'm sorry, I was at dinner with Lea."
"And you didn't tell me anything? I figured we would go get dinner or something, I mean, supposing you're still my boyfriend?" Darren's voice was fierce.
"I'm sorry, baby. And of course I'm still your boyfriend." Insisted Chris, feeling his eyes fill up with tears.
Darren sighed on the other end.
"I'm coming over." announced Chris as he drove toward Darren's apartment.
"Okay." Mumbled Darren, sounding slightly defeated. "I was just worried, ya know?"
"Yeah. I don't know what happened with me. I guess I just really didn't get to see much of you today."
"Just because I don't get to see much of you, doesn't mean that I don't love you or expect to do something with you after work."
Chris sighed. "It's just, I don't know, I've never been in a relationship with a- a coworker." Chris giggled because it sounded so silly.
Darren giggled on the other end. "Sounds so sophisticated…" he mumbled. Chris took a small turn before getting to Darren's apartment into the parking lot of a grocery store.
"And romantic." He added as he walked into the store.
"And romantic." Replied Darren. "I'm sorry Chris. I just really want this to work."
"And it will," said Chris confidently as he quickly grabbed the item he was looking for and headed to check out.
"I'll see you in a bit, then?" asked Darren.
"Almost there." Chris replied as he paid the cashier and walked out of the store.
When Darren opened the door of his apartment five minutes later, he was ecstatic to see Chris standing in his doorway, holding up a bouquet of flowers.
"Come here, you!" he smiled and kissed Chris passionately, grabbing his face the same way he did that past summer in Dublin.
"I'm so sorry, Darren." Chris said. "I'll never do it again. I love you."
"I love you, too."
Chris stepped in and Darren closed the door behind him. The two sat down by the fire.
"I just- you know. I was just worried that you didn't want me anymore..."mumbled Chris sheepishly without catching Darren's eye.
"Why would you think that?" asked Darren worriedly.
"Because, well, you didn't act any different with me around the cast." Chris admitted.
Darren sighed and looked away.
"Well, I just, I don't know what to do or say. I know I sounded so brave earlier when I said I wasn't ashamed of you, and trust me- I'm not! I swear! But I just want to find the right way and time to come out to everybody. I want to tell my parents first, then Chuck, then the cast, then the world."
Chris nodded, feeling slightly deflated. "I understand. I want you to do this all at your own pace. I'll be here every step of the way. I know how hard it is to come out."
Darren smiled. Then he leaned in and kissed Chris passionately, pushing him back onto the couch.
"So…" smiled Chris. "You're gay then?"
Darren burst out laughing. "No. I'm totally straight. I just enjoy making out with my boyfriend in my free time. Of course, Chris. It took you to show me that. And now that I know I am, I'm going to embrace it. I just- I want the world to embrace it too."
"Not everybody will." Chris reminded him.
"I know. But hey- I might as well get started on my list and prepare for the crazy paparazzi shit that's soon to come when I tell the world."
"Step one- Mommy and Daddy."
Chris looked at his boyfriend- "Are you sure you're ready for this."
"The sooner I start, the better."
Darren picked up the phone and moved to a sitting position, grabbing Chris's hand and dialing a number.
The room was silent for a few seconds.
Then Darren's voice sounded. "Hey Mommy! How are you?"
Chris gripped Darren's hand harder and looked into his boyfriend's eyes- giving him confidence and urging him to continue.
"I'm good- great, actually. Ecstatic! Mia? No…I don't know how she is. See- we- we broke up." Darren laughed a little. "It's all good, Mama. Why? 'Cuz I got myself someone new. Yeah- it is someone I work with. Someone I work a lot with. His name's Chris Colfer."
Chris blushed furiously and gripped Darren's hand even tighter. The room was silent for what felt like a long time but was probably only a few seconds.
"Yeah Mom. Chris plays Kurt Hummel." Darren's voice was thicker and serious now. "Yeah, the gay guy. Yeah, Mom, I think- excuse me, I know- well, you see, Mom, I'm um….I'm gay."
The silence was heavy. Chris gripped Darren's arm.
Okay so I know that's kind of an awkward place to leave off but hopefully the next chapter will be up tomorrow or the next day so I won't leave you waiting for long. I love you guys. Please review!