Title: Pools of Sorrow, Waves of Joy
Author: lovesmymovement on lj/owlssayhoooot on tumblr
Rating: NC-17 (eventually)
Word Count: 404/?
Pairing(s): Dave/Kurt {Kurtofsky}
Spoilers: Anything up through episode 2.06 Never Been Kissed, I guess, although this is an AU so instead of Dave being the bully it's a different character, Scott Cooper, instead.
Disclaimer: I don't own Glee. Tis Ryan Murphy's brain child and I taken ownership of nothing there.
Summary: Kurt has been bullied for as long as he could remember. Finding solace in a place like Dalton Academy and with a roommate like David Karofsky is not exactly how he expected his life to go.
A/N: So I started this fic a few months ago as a fill for a prompt on the glee_kink_meme. It's sort of slow going so far but I'm hoping to finish it sometime soon, haha. Also, the title comes from The Beatles' "Across the Universe." Hope you enjoy, dear readers!

Scott Cooper had been bullying Kurt for as long as he could remember. It started out small – things in elementary school that were just that, elementary, where Cooper would throw rocks or dirt at him and Kurt would come home crying. By the time middle school came around, they ended up in different schools in the district due to city lines; it seemed only a temporary solution, however.

When high school started, it was a whole new environment to get used to and Kurt was a little shrimp of kid with only a fantastic fashion sense to back him up when Cooper and his new JV hockey jocks set on terrorizing him from the get-go. The slushies, the shoves into lockers, the homophobic slurs after he came out sophomore year – they were nothing compared to the "incident" from the week before. Cooper had been giving Kurt one of his daily locker checks and Kurt had finally gotten so fed up and infuriated with the abuse that he'd actually down the hallway after the taller boy to confront him head on. When he'd followed him into an empty science classroom, they'd gotten into a fight – a real, true blue, good ol' fashioned fight. One-sided, though, of course. Kurt may have grown a little over the summer between sophomore and junior year but that still didn't mean he had buffed up enough to actually fight back. Kurt had provoked him so much that Cooper had decided it was better to just take out his fists and punch the lights out of him to shut him up instead.

When Kurt returned home that day after school, sporting a black eye, Burt and Carole had demanded to hear the whole entire story and when they couldn't get the kid expelled, only suspended, they decided enough was enough and Kurt was going for an immediate transfer.

Dalton Academy was nearly two hours away from Lima, all the way over in Westerville, but not only did they have an outrageously high percentage of students who went on to ivy league or Big 10 schools but their no tolerance for bullying policy didn't really hurt either. In fact, it made up most of the reason Burt and Carole were sending him there, even with the high price of tuition and the long distance away from home. But

But they could deal with that, so long as Kurt would be safe there.