I don't think I could apologize again for the long wait. I had finals for my summer classes and then my moms super religious boyfriend came down and I had to spend time with him and then I moved into my apartment back at college and just cried over the Klaine break-up rumors for Season 4 and just yeah. I also had orientation for the College of Education Elementary Education Teacher Residency program that I got into at my college and I have been busy. I promise to write more often starting now.

Kurt woke the next morning with a mission; he was going to find the perfect outfits for Pride. They were going to be the best looking boys at the parade. He made his way downstairs to see his aunt had made strawberry pancakes. Kurt found it weird that no one else seemed to be home and it was only confirmed that no one was when he found a note taped to the syrup bottle on the counter.


The rest of us have headed to the local zoo for the day, you looked exhausted so I decided not to wake you. The pancakes just need to be heated in the microwave, if you don't want maple syrup there is strawberry syrup in the pantry as well. Love you and have a good day.

Aunt Kalee

Kurt settled on a stool and waited for his pancakes to hurry up and finish. Just as he was about to take them out of the microwave, the doorbell rang. Sighing, Kurt made his way to the door to see who had the nerve to interrupt him and his pancake eating.

He swung the door open and his once annoyed expression softened when he took in the site of his boyfriend leaning against the doorframe; a pink carnation twirling between his fingers. "This is for you" Blaine said, holding the flower out towards Kurt. "Thank you kind sir, would you like to come in?" Kurt said, moving to the side to allow Blaine to slide past.

"Not that I'm not glad you see you, but what are you doing here?" Kurt asked, placing the flower on the kitchen counter before getting his pancakes out of the microwave. "Well I thought since I have nothing better to do, we could go shopping for our pride outfits." Blaine shrugged. "So, since you have no other friends to hang out with you, you decided as a last resort to go shopping with me. How flattering." Kurt smirked, cutting a piece of pancakes with his fork.

"You know I didn't mean that. You are obviously my first choice." Blaine said quickly. "I know, I just like to tease you, you are cute when you get flustered." Kurt looked at Blaine fondly before returning his attention to the pancakes in front of him. They sat in a comfortable silence while Kurt finished up. Once Kurt washed his dish he turned his attention to Blaine.

"I am going to go get ready really quick then we can leave." Kurt said, walking past Blaine, stopping to give him a quick peck on the lips. Before Kurt made it out of the kitchen he turned towards Blaine and added, "Help yourself to anything, food, coffee, T.V. whatever you want while you wait. I will try not to be to long." With that, Kurt turned back around and retreated up the stairs.

Blaine took the opportunity to look around the house. He first noticed the family photos on the mantle. There seemed to be a few of people Blaine didn't recognize, some of Kurt through the years. Blaine's favorite was Kurt who couldn't be more than three running around a yard in nothing but a diaper. The sprinklers were on, as he ran through. He has the same smile Blaine had grown to love etched on his face as he looked up at the camera. Blaine reached out to run his hand over it, a smile making its way on to his face. He shook his head and moved on, he could see Kurt under an umbrella in pants and a jacket while at the beach. Blaine just laughed and kept looking around. He even saw a few pictures of Finn, he found this really sweet, considering Finn had no biological relation to Aunt Kalee and had only known her for about a year.

Blaine was just starting to look at the shelf of CD's when Kurt was making his way back into the room. Blaine turned around and was not prepared for what he saw. Kurt was wearing the tightest pair of black skinny jeans that he was sure should be illegal and a lavender dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows. Blaine had to stop himself from audibly groaning at the site before him.

"You ready to go?" Kurt asked. Blaine nodded, not trusting his voice to work properly. Kurt grabbed his wallet and sunglasses before locking the house. They drove in a comfortable silence on the way to the mall. Every red light Kurt would find Blaine reaching over and lacing their fingers together. Kurt would look over and smile every time; letting a sigh of contentment pass through his lips.

They walked into the mall and Blaine took his hand and lead his to the one store that was worth going into for the things they needed to buy. "Blaine slow down I'm sure the store is not going to run out of what we need." Kurt said, taking longer strides to keep up with Blaine.

Blaine finally slowed down and let them walk casually through the mall. They were about to enter Spencer's when Kurt stopped short. "Come on, what are you doing?" Blaine asked, turning to face Kurt. "Isn't this like a sex shop?" Kurt asked, always too terrified to go in. "Of course not, they don't sell porn, but they do sell things like costumes, sex dice, things like that." Kurt just looked at him and nodded. Blaine, not understanding Kurt's reaction to the store stepped closer.

"What's wrong?" Blaine asked, cupping the side of Kurt's neck with his hand. "I just, I've never been comfortable with this sort of thing, I have no experience and I don't know the first thing about being sexy." Kurt shrugged, head ducked low so he didn't have to look at Blaine. "There is nothing to be embarrassed about Kurt, I don't have much experience either, plus we are just going in for our outfits for pride and then we can leave. Courage Kurt" Blaine said as his hand slowly moved to interlace their fingers and lead them inside.

They made their way to the back of the store where the section dedicated to rainbow everything was. Kurt just followed Blaine because he seemed to know exactly what he wanted to get. "Kurt what size do you wear?" Blaine asked, finally turning around to face Kurt. "Size in what?" Kurt asked. "Underwear duh, probably a medium right?" Kurt just stood there baffled. "Why are you buying underwear, they are going to go underclothes anyways." Kurt said. "Actually" Blaine started, accentuating the A, "we are wearing the underwear and only the underwear." Blaine grabbed two mediums and then a few different colors of paint before heading to the cashier.

What Blaine said finally registered with Kurt after they had already left the mall and were headed towards the car. "Wait, what do you mean we are only wearing the underwear?" Kurt asked, pulling Blaine to a stop for the second time that day. "I mean that our outfits are these pairs of underwear, which actually feel more like a swimsuit than underwear. I got you rainbow stripped and mine are white and dotted with rainbow stripped hearts." Blaine said, holding the bag up. Kurt still didn't fully understand. "Kurt, rarely anyone wears much clothing to pride. Young hot guys like us usually just wear a pair of underwear and call it a day." Blaine said again.

"Blaine, I am going to look horrible, I am so pasty white I will burn and there is no way that is attractive. I can't I will find something else to wear, but thanks for the underwear." Kurt protested. "Kurt you are going to look amazing, every guy at that parade, gay or straight is going to want you." Blaine said earnestly, looking Kurt right in the eyes to make sure he understood. Kurt tried to fight the blush that was creeping up his face, but it was a losing battle. He just settled for nodding his head and turning back towards where the car was parked.

They decided to go out to lunch and casually talked about what they thought the weekend would entail, it being Kurt's first pride and Blaine's first pride with a boyfriend. Blaine dropped Kurt off at his aunt's house, promising to call him tonight, before heading to the beach for the late afternoon shift.

That night they fell asleep but not before Kurt could express how glad he was that Blaine was the one taking him to his first pride and not some other boyfriend.

Two days later Kurt found himself standing in front of his mirror at seven am, the underwear on, contemplating if he should change or just finish getting ready. Making up his mind Kurt flitted around his room, getting ready and making sure his hair looks purposefully messy.

Kurt was making his way down the stairs when he heard a knock on the door. He opened it to reveal a completed dressed Blaine. "What happened to wearing just the underwear?" Kurt teased, raising his eyebrows. "I am, I couldn't exactly walk up to your door in just those that would look weird. I'm gonna take this off once we get there." Blaine answered and Kurt just nodded in understanding.

"You are wearing yours right? You plan on taking that other stuff off?" Blaine asked, voice filled with hope and longing. "I guess you will just have to wait and see now wont you." Kurt said, pulling Blaine's hand and leading them outside.

Once they arrived and parked Blaine rummaged around in his trunk before pulling out the paint he bought and another bag full of other goodies.

"Come on let's get painted up." Blaine said, starting to strip out of his clothes. Kurt looked up from starting to unbutton his shirt to find a sight he didn't think he ever wanted to forget. Blaine was in nothing but the tight nylon shorts that rode extremely low on his hips. Kurt would put money on them being lower rise than the Speedos the divers wore in the Olympics.

Kurt let his eyes wander from his boyfriend's toes, up his tan muscular legs, to freeze once he noticed that in those tight shorts the outline of Blaine's cock was anything but invisible. It was like it was staring at him, challenging him to look away. Kurt felt his mouth watering when he heard someone clear their throat. His eyes shot up to find Blaine with a huge grin on his face.

Kurt looked away, a blush creeping up from what felt like his toes. "You are allowed to look you know. You are my boyfriend after all." Blaine took a few steps towards Kurt after noticing he had started to unbutton his shirt. "Need help with your shirt?" Blaine asked once he reached Kurt, pausing his hands on the first button and looking up through his eyelashes.

Not able to trust his voice Kurt looked Blaine straight in the eye and nodded his head softly.

Keeping his eyes focused on Kurt's, Blaine slowly undid the buttons on the shirt and slid it off his shoulders. Still not breaking the eye contact, Kurt moved his hands to the button of his shorts, causing Blaine to suck in a breath. Once he heard the shorts hit the ground Blaine had to physically stop himself from looking down.

Kurt took a deep breath and then said, "You can look if you want too". Blaine didn't move, but then he let his eyes trail lazily down the taller mans torso. Once he caught sight white waistband and the material stretched tight over his hips and very distinct bulge he stopped breathing all together. He had to remind himself to take a breath before letting his eyes make their way back up.

"You're beautiful," Blaine muttered before tilting his chin up and catching Kurt in a soft slow kiss. Even surrounded by others making their way to the festival, it was the most intimate moment Blaine has ever had with another man. Once he pulled away and let his eyes flutter open those words were on the tip of his tongue, those three words that would change everything. Before the words could tumble out on their own accord Kurt stepped away and grabbed the paint.

"Hmmm I think I have an idea" Kurt said uncapping the pink and pouring some onto the palm of his hand. "Turn around." He added after a moment.

Blaine did as he was told and waited for what Kurt had in mind. Just moments later Blaine felt the cold of the paint on his skin along with the shape of Kurt's hands. He felt Kurt pull away and then heard another bottle being opened. The pattered repeated until he felt Kurt whisper against his ear, "Turn around" followed by a light kiss to the area behind his ear. Blaine did as he was told couldn't believe the sight in front of him, now standing a little farther away he could take in more of Kurt and boy did he like what he saw. Kurt's long slender legs were on display and Blaine was amazed at how they seemed to go on for miles.

"Let me do your front now" Kurt said, pulling a brush out of his bag. Kurt took the green paint and dipped the brush into it. Walking over to Blaine he raised the brush to his chest and started. Once he was finished Kurt took a step back and smiled at his work. Blaine looked down and it took him a moment to read what was written.

A huge grin blossomed across his face at the words: I'm His with an arrow pointing to the left. Blaine made grabbing hands towards the paint and Kurt handed him the green paint and a brush, letting him go to work. Once done, Kurt looked down and felt a swooping in his chest at the words. And I'm His with an arrow to the right.

"What design did you make on my back so I can do the same to yours?" Blaine asked. "Oh I made the rainbow down your spine with my hands. It looks awesome" Kurt replied as he turned around. Blaine was not prepared for the sight he found when he looked back up from the paint.

Kurt's back was to him, his ass in perfect view. With the cut of the shorts they just covered his cheeks. Blaine groaned at the sight and hurriedly covered it up with a cough but it was no use because Kurt let out a little laugh while his ears turned a bright red.

Once the rainbow was complete on Kurt's back Blaine took the paint and made random lines all over his own face as well as Kurt's. Blaine put the paint away and grabbed the bag full of other goodies. He pulled out a beaded necklace that he broke and then put around his head before tying it off. He did the same for Kurt before putting everything in the car.

"Ready to go?" Blaine asked, lacing his fingers through Kurt's. "Yeah. Nervous but I am ready." Kurt stated, gave a light squeeze to Blaine's hand, and led them toward the large crowd.

They had missed the start of parade and found a spot about midway through the route and pushed to the front. After being at the front for not even a full minute two guys walked up to Kurt, put beads around his neck, and winked. It didn't go unnoticed by Blaine, who just lifted Kurt's hand and gave it a quick kiss before turning back to the floats.

Blaine never let go of Kurt's hand and even pulled him closer and wrapped his arm around his waist as they watched the parade and caught the beads that were flying all around. Once it came towards the end of the parade portion Blaine grabbed Kurt's hand again and led them towards the back of the crowd so they could continue walking.

"Oh My Gosh I almost forgot" Kurt exclaimed all of a sudden. He went behind Blaine to rummage in the small backpack he was wearing. Blaine saw him emerge with his camera. "We need to take pictures." Kurt said excitedly.

Kurt turned on the camera and motioned for Blaine to stay while he walked a few feet away and raised the camera up. Blaine thought for a moment before bawling his hands into fists and putting on his hips, turning his face towards the side with a serious look on his face. All he needed was a cape and he would be the perfect superhero. "Very nice" Kurt said, lowering his camera. Blaine turns back to Kurt and makes grabby hands for the camera.

"YOUR TURN" Blaine practically yelled. Kurt just shook his head and laughed, not realizing that Blaine was already taking pictures. Kurt stood, placing a hand on his hip, and smiling at Blaine. He quickly snapped the photo before dragging Kurt towards a booth to get a drink before continuing on.

"Did you know they have a mechanical bull here?" Blaine asked casually, sipping from his lemonade. "Really? You should try it." Kurt said a hint of mischief in his voice. "Why so you can laugh at me when I fall off? No thanks." Blaine said, shaking his head rapidly from side to side.

"Oh come on please?" Kurt pouted, looking over at Blaine. "I'll even do it as well if you go first." Kurt added as an afterthought. "Works for me, let's go" Blaine exclaimed, pulling Kurt towards it.

When they arrived at the crowd surrounding the bull and just watched for a few before Kurt saw someone he never expected to see this summer let alone at Gay Pride. Standing three people away was none other than Dave Karofsky. Not only was he at Gay Pride, he was in rainbow board shorts and a black tank top with his hair sprayed into a rainbow.

Karofsky looked up and locked eyes with Kurt, his face immediately paling. Kurt saw him take a deep breath and then push through the people as he made his way towards him. Blaine was completely oblivious to the fact that Kurt had tensed up beside him and also moved a fraction of an inch closer.

"Hi" was all Karofsky said when he reached Kurt. Blaine still wasn't paying attention; the Hi could have been directed at anyone. He turned around only when he heard his boyfriend saying Hi to someone.

"Could I maybe talk to you?" Karofsky asked, looking down at his feet. Blaine squeezed Kurt's hand to let him know he was there. "Um sure, I guess." Kurt said with hesitance, his track record with Karofsky wasn't the greatest. "I'll meet you by the funnel cake stand; I just gotta tell Blaine where I am going." Kurt added as an afterthought and Karofsky just nodded and walked away.

Kurt turned to the shorter man and leant down so Blaine could hear him over the loud music that had started to play as the person on the bull lasted way longer than expected. He gave the gist of who Karofsky was, and how they knew each other. Blaine wasn't particularly happy but knew Kurt could watch out for himself.

"Are you sure that's a great idea? I mean this is the first you've mentioned him or being bullied and I just don't want you to get hurt." Blaine said, concern shinning in his eyes.

"Yeah, he can't really do anything to me or call me any slurs in a crowd full of people just like me. Plus he is dressed up in rainbow, he obviously isn't here to hate on us." Kurt said, giving Blaine a light kiss before turning and walking away. Blaine made his way to edge of the crowd to keep Kurt in his view incase he was needed.

"You wanted to talk Dave." Kurt said as he approached the bigger man. "Uh yeah. I was going to wait until school started again but I figured now was a good time seeing as where we are." Karofsky let out a breath he must have been holding. Kurt just nodded, encouraging him to continue.

"Well, first of all. I am sorry for everything I have done you throughout the last three years. I was awful and you didn't deserve any of it just because you are gay." Karofsky took another deep breath and Kurt waited for him to keep talking.

"It was never because you were gay you know. It was because you weren't scared to be yourself. You weren't afraid of the way you were born. You never let anyone tell you were wrong and just took it in stride." Another pause and deep breath before he continued.

"When I saw you walking down the hallway with your head held high and that confidence in yourself. I saw everything that I wanted to be. You were out and proud and I was just a scared little boy, so far in the closet I lived in Narnia." Karofsky had a few stray tears running down his face and Kurt finally softened a little at the sight.

Here was his biggest tormentor telling him he was envious and was struggling to accept himself. Kurt uncrossed his arms from his chest and reached out to lay a hand on Karofsky's arm. Kurt wanted to comfort him and that was the only way he knew how. He looked up at Kurt, or well shifted his eyes from the ground to Kurt at the gesture and let out a small smile.

"I have come to realize that the reason I pushed you around called you those names was because I looked at you and saw myself and I hated who I was. I didn't want to be gay; I didn't want people to hate me before they even met me. I am not as strong as you and definitely not as brave. When I would do those things to you I was really doing it to myself. I know it doesn't make sense, but it's true. I hated myself and you were the version I wanted to be so I had to make you who I was on the inside." Karofsky let his tears spill freely.

"I know this isn't going to make the things I did to you go away, but I hope you can forgive me for my past mistakes. I was going to tell you at school and say that I wasn't going to bother you anymore and that the football team agreed it wasn't worth it, but I guess now is a better time." Karofsky shrugged and let out a relieved sigh. Like the weight of the world was off his shoulders.

"I am glad you finally figured yourself out Dave. I know it was hard, I struggled with it for years before I became confident enough to let others know. Just take your time and you know your secret it safe with me." Kurt rubbed Karofsky's arm and a smile blossomed over the bigger man's face.

After a few beats of silence Karofsky spoke up again. "I came out to the football team two weeks ago, right before I came down here for vacation." Kurt's face dropped and if his eyes had gotten any bigger they would have fallen out of his head. "They actually didn't care. Well at first they freaked out and then came around the next day and said it didn't really change anything about our friendship. I was still an awesome football player and friend. Granted I probably will never go to them for boy trouble but I know they have my back if I need it." Karofsky's tears had dried and he let out a laugh after the last statement.

"I am glad you are making so many great strides in figuring out who you are. I am proud of you." Kurt said a smile crossing over his features. "I forgive you in case you weren't aware. It might take some getting used to when school starts again, not flinching at every slam of a locker is going to take time, but I am glad its over." Dave smiled again when Kurt finished.

"I hope we can be friends, I don't have anyone who understands what I am going through." Karofsky said, giving Kurt a hopeful smile. "It will take some time, but I think we could work our way up to friends. But you can come to me if you need to. I am all for helping people become the most fabulous person they can be." Kurt said, earning himself a laugh from Karofsky.

"Thank you" Karofsky said. "You're welcome. I should probably head back to my boyfriend. I will see back in Ohio?" Kurt poised it as a question. Karofsky just nodded. With that Kurt gave a small wave and walked back over to Blaine.

"So how did it go?" Blaine asked, pulling Kurt into a tight hug. "Better than I thought. I will give you all the details later, but he did apologize." Kurt said, pulling slightly away from Blaine so he could kiss him softly.

"I am glad. Now I am kind of tired and it's already dinner time, how about we head back to my house?" Blaine asked, looking to see if that was ok with Kurt.

"Sounds good to me, can we stop by my house so I can grab clothes and few other things. I can shower at your house; I just don't have clothes with me." Kurt replied, lacing his fingers with Blaine's as they walked back to the car.

"Sounds good to me." Blaine replied.

The car ride was filled with both boys talking excitedly about the day. They talked about all the interesting people they met, the amazing food they had, and they were glad they went with each other. Blaine couldn't have asked for the first pride he attended with a boyfriend to have gone anymore perfectly. Kurt couldn't have asked for a better first pride, period.

Not even an hour after leaving the parade, Kurt was walking out of Blaine's bathroom, freshly showered and dressed in sweats and an old shirt with the Hummel's Tire and Lube logo on it.

"Your turn" Kurt said, as he put his outfit from pride into his bag. Blaine just grabbed his things and hopped into the shower. Once Kurt was sure he was in the shower and oblivious to everything around him, he set to work preparing for the rest of the night.

He went downstairs to order the Chinese food and started to quietly hum to himself as he prepared everything else. He set the living room coffee table for two. He placed a small candle in the center and scattered rose petals over the table, and a vase set with a dozen red and yellow roses behind the candle. He then plugged his iPod into the speakers and switched it over to his classical playlist.

The doorbell rang and Kurt went to grab the food. He quickly dished the food out and rushed upstairs because he had forgotten to put their dessert in the fridge for later.

Once he was satisfied he walked back up to Blaine's room and waited for him to be done. A few minutes later Blaine walked out in a black pair of sweat pants and a purple tank top. Kurt walked right over to him and pulled him into a kiss. It lasted a few seconds, just long enough for Kurt to run his hands through Blaine's wet curls.

Pulling away, Kurt whispered "I have a surprise for you." The softness of his voice and the ghosting of his lips over Blaine's had sent a shiver down the older man's spine. He just nodded and let Kurt lead him out of the room and down the stairs.

When they reached the living room, Blaine gasped and clutched Kurt's hand harder. "What is all of this?" Blaine asked, looking around at the soft lighting, the table that was so beautifully set and then at Kurt who was looking at him with a huge smile on his face.

"Happy Birthday Blaine" was all Kurt said before leaning in and giving him a kiss before leading him to sit down in front of his plate. "This is all for my birthday, but why? I don't need anything special, it's just my birthday, just another day." Blaine was wringing his hands in his lap while he talked.

"I did it because you are my boyfriend and I wanted to show you how truly amazing you are, and what better day than the day you entered this world. You deserve this Blaine." At that moment, with the words that Kurt just said, Blaine could feel those three little worlds fighting to break free again. No one had ever done something like this for him, no one had treated him like he was anything special and the fact that Kurt was, just a month after meeting him was so incredible Blaine couldn't help but want to say those words.

Blaine swallowed quickly and let out a stuttered Thank you before turning to his food. They ate in silence; stealing glances and chaste kisses that would make them giggle, never letting the smiles leave their faces. Half way through dinner it had started to rain and it sent another wave of contentment through the pair. "Ok, present time" Kurt sang as he dug a small box wrapped in Aladdin wrapping paper from under the table.

"Kurt you didn't have to get me anything tonight has been more than enough." Blaine said, not reaching for the present set in front of him yet. "I know I didn't HAVE too but I wanted to. Now open your present Blaine." Kurt said, picking it up and dropping it in his lap.

Blaine just laughed and carefully pulled the paper off the box. Once he opened it he saw it, an engraved whistle on a red string. "I know it's not much but the lady said it was sterling silver and I even had it engraved. You already have a whistle but it was so rusted and looked like it was going to break any minute so when I saw this HMPH" Blaine effectively cut him off with a bone crushing kiss that sent Kurt throwing his arms behind him before he crashed completely to the ground. "I love it." Blaine said when he released Kurt.

"Read the engraving on it." Kurt said with a smile shinning on his face.

You saved me


Tears welled in Blaine's eyes as he pulled Kurt into a hug that he was sure was crushing his boyfriend. He couldn't care though, he was too happy to care about anything at the moment.

"Thank you Kurt, this means so much to me. It may seem silly to others, but this is perfect. Really, I love it." Blaine said, putting it safely back in the box before pulling Kurt into another hug.

"Kurt, since it's my birthday will you do something for me?" Blaine asked his breath ghosting over Kurt's ear. "Anything" Kurt stuttered back. "Dance with me." He said, pulling back to look at Kurt. "In the rain." He added.

"We won't have music. And isn't that a little cliché?" Kurt asked. "Yes, but it's my birthday and something I have always wanted to do and never been able too. What better way to do it than with my amazing boyfriend on my birthday?" Kurt just shook his head and lifted himself off the ground, holding a hand out for Blaine to take.

They walked out to the back deck and were soaked to the bone within seconds. Blaine just pulled Kurt towards him and they swayed side to side.

"I am glad I met you Kurt." Blaine said after a few minutes of contented sighs and kisses to the others neck. "I am glad I met you too Blaine. I don't think I would have survived this summer without you." Kurt pulled his head back and leant forwards, capturing Blaine's lips in a chaste but deep kiss.

Blaine moved his hand to Kurt's waist to pull him closer as Kurt slid his hand to the nape of Blaine's neck to hold him in place. Blaine slowly licked his way into Kurt's mouth and moaned when their tongues met. They battled for dominance for a few minutes before pulling away. Both out of the breath and panting against each other face, Kurt looked at Blaine and heard his boyfriend's breath hitch in his throat.

Blaine just connected their lips again in a sweet kiss before pulling away, looking Kurt straight in the eye before saying. "I love you" Blaine beamed at Kurt after he uttered those words. Kurt's reaction was not was he was expecting.

Kurt just froze a shocked expression on his face. "I'm sorry, I can't" was all Kurt said, before he tore through the house, out the front door and down the street.

Blaine stood in the rain for a few moments before walking back into the house, changing into dry clothes, cleaning up the mess in the living, and climbing into bed.

Only once he was in bed with the lights off and a picture of Kurt clutched to his chest did he break.

I am so sorry I ended it like this but it had to be done. Drama was needed and I promise to have it resolved one way or another in the next chapter. Then I think there will only be 3-4 after that. Almost there guys and the worst of the angst is yet to come. Reviews are still crack to me. I love all of you readers and wish I could send you all some of the snickerdoodles I baked today.