A/N- Kurt never went to spy at Dalton. The first time he met Blaine was at Sectionals. The story starts off with a bit of Kurt and Puck, and then what might have happened if it was Blaine who fell in love with Kurt's voice first.


Just Like the White Winged Dove

Prologue


Kurt never went to spy at Dalton. Puck had seen Karofsky shove Kurt into a locker and had let all hell break loose on Karofsky's face the same day the mashoff was announced.

Puck had been acting all badass and tough since he got back, but as they left the choir room Kurt, who seemed significantly more tense and upset, maybe panicky or depressed, than Puck remembered, looked straight at Puck as they were walking out the door together.

"Are you alright?" Kurt asked him. He wasn't. Puck didn't want to go back, but to hear concern from someone he rarely talked to, or even acknowledged, who he used to slushie and who was considerably more broken than he was himself, it meant a lot to Puck. He still had to act cool.

"Yeah, dude. I'm awesome," he replied with a snort. Kurt nodded, and Puck started walking faster. He outpaced Kurt by several steps before he heard the harsh slam.

Karofsky said, "Out of the way, fag!" and was about to pass Puck. Kurt had hit the locker hard, the side of his face red from the impact, and his bag had fallen off his shoulder and hit the floor.

Mercedes yelled Kurt's name and then "What the hell!" after Karofsky.

Puck didn't think. Kurt was just drawing in a breath and as Karofsky came level to Puck. Without a pause, he turned and punched the bully square in the face. Puck wasn't a light-weight. Karofsky was pushed back and stumbled into the lockers on the facing side from where Kurt was now watching Puck with wide eyes and holding his face as Mercedes, Tina and Mike and even Quinn gathered around him.

"How do you like picking on someone your own size, huh?" Puck yelled. Teachers rushed in. No other punches were landed.

Enough people had been crowded in the hall to testify that Puck was defending Kurt, and Kurt had hit the locker hard enough that he was bleeding. It was an instant suspension for Karofsky, recommended expulsion. Puck wasn't so lucky. He was just back from Juvie. Because he'd landed a punch he was on the borderline of going back. Eventually he was given just a week of suspension, luckily, and after a great deal of effort on Kurt's part to keep him out of more trouble.

Sitting in the principal's office after the event, while the parents of all parties involved were called in, and Kurt sat holding an icepack to his face, he looked at Puck. "Thank you," he whispered sincerely. "But you shouldn't have done that."

Puck shrugged and looked over at Kurt. Karofsky was still with the nurse because of the impact from the blow Puck had landed and they weren't sure whether his nose was broken or not. Of course Puck was scared and didn't want to go back, but for the first time ever, Kurt didn't look like an arrogant snob to him. He looked like a victim, and he sounded like a friend.

"It's cool," Puck replied, "Someone needed to stand up for you."

Kurt smiled and looked away to wipe away a tear that he couldn't hold back. "Thanks," he whispered again.

"Yeah, well, you know, if I was gay, or if you were a girl, I'd totally shag you, so... no biggie," Puck said, making Kurt's eyes go wide and his breath hitch in a laugh, just as the Principal walked in with Karofsky and the parents in tow.

Kurt never had a need to go to Dalton. The harassment levels dropped significantly, and Kurt's attitude lightened up again. When Puck finally got back from his suspension they weren't quite friends in the classic sense, but they were closer. They did a duet together for Puck's triumphant return, "Tubthumping," remixed a bit. Otherwise, things were basically normal at McKinley. The New Directions were gearing up for sectionals where they knew they'd be facing the Dalton Academy Warblers, and they had no idea what they were up against.


A/N- Hope you enjoyed this one with a bit of Puckurt (or Purt?), but the story will turn to Klaine from here on out, as we'll be meeting Blaine in the next chapter!