So glad all of you were able to have a moment of relief from the grief. I truly am sad! I have felt honestly emotionally invested in this couple, we all have. And now this. RIB are evil. 'Nuff said. Oh and this is it, folks. "Stuck in Reverse" is ending with this chapter. I have already thought of several one-shots I will write in this world, so we haven't heard the end from them yet. (This includes the Sambastian PWP folks have requested.) So, here you are, the final chapter…

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Last time on "Stuck in Reverse":

"You did this for me," he said in awe, his eyes wide and round, shining with admiration.

"Of course I did. I will do anything for you," Kurt said emphatically.

"But you don't understand, nobody in my life has ever really done anything for me. And look at what you did! You broke the law, you faced a disgusting monster of a person, you put yourself in danger. All for me. I don't have to be scared anymore. I am humbled by the extent of how you show your love to me," Blaine said.

Getting up, Blaine crawled in Kurt's lap and went to his favorite place, nuzzled into Kurt's neck. "Thank you, Master."

"Oh my darling, you are welcome. I love you so much," Kurt said, nosing into Blaine's hair.

"I love you, too."

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Several months later

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"Hey guys, thanks so much for coming. Blaine has been working his butt off with finals and now this concert," Kurt said, wringing his hands. "It's the last thing he has before his break."

Seb laughed while Sam took Kurt's hands in his. "You're so nervous, how cute is that," Seb teased.

"I know, it's sad," Kurt lamented. "And other than being tired, Blaine is perfectly fine. He lives for performances."

"It'll be great. Let's find our seats before it gets too packed," Sam suggested.

"I found us the perfect seats," Kurt babbled. "Not too close where we'll crane our necks, but not so far that I won't be able to see Blaine's face while he sings."

"I'm glad you didn't give this any real thought," Seb said, rubbing Kurt's shoulders as they followed him to the center of the row.

"I am beyond your childish ranting, Sebastian. Maybe after the performance, I'll have the mind power to call you a Meerkat or Craigslist reject. Just not yet. Oh my god, the lights are dimming. Shh!" Kurt said, waving his hands to his friends on either side of him.

"That's the five minute warning, Kurt," Sam said, trying to console him.

"I know, but I don't want to miss anything," Kurt told him.

Sam and Sebastian shared amused expressions, and patted Kurt on the hand.

Seb leaned in and whispered in Kurt's ear. "The package was delivered."

Kurt's worried expression evened out. "Excellent. Makes my night even better."

"Mine too," Seb said with a humorless smile.

Karofsky had moved away within a month after they'd blackmailed him. He hadn't left a forwarding address, had essentially disappeared. Luckily, Artie knew people who knew people and they'd found Karofsky in some no-name town in New Mexico. They'd had one of Artie's 'people' send a message in a plain brown envelope with yet another copy of the DVD and a message that simply said; 'We're still watching.'. They were satisfied that Karofsky would keep his nasty habits in the past. But that didn't mean they would lighten up on keeping an eye on him.

Finally the concert started and Kurt finally relaxed. He was blown away by each performance of the Warblers. There was so much talent in the group and the leaders had done a great job of divvying up the performances. After the final song, Kurt was expecting the lights to come on when Blaine suddenly walked to center stage.

"This last song is a special dedication for Kurt. My love, we've said it all, but I can never say it enough. I found a song that just might say it good enough for now. I love you," Blaine said, staring into Kurt's eyes with a beautiful smile.

Kurt gripped Sam and Seb's hands and trembled, blinking so he could see Blaine through the sudden tears in his eyes.

Blaine sat on a stool, strumming his guitar. The stage darkened down to a single spotlight on Blaine. He winked at Kurt and began singing.

When I look into your eyes

It's like watching the night sky

Or a beautiful sunrise

There's so much they hold

And just like them old stars

I see that you've come so far

To be right where you are

How old is your soul?

Well, I won't give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up

The black stage lit softly as several Warblers joined him in a semi-circle around him, their voices seamlessly blending.

And when you're needing your space

To do some navigating

I'll be here patiently waiting

To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn

Some even fall to the earth

We've got a lot to learn

God knows we're worth it

No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily

I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make

Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use

The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake

And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend

For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn

We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in

I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am

I won't give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up, still looking up.

I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)

God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)

We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)

God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

The stage went black again except for the light on Blaine as he softly finished the song, his words full of emotion.

I won't give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up

Kurt stood, clapping with all of his might, tears pouring down his face. The song had said everything. There had been and would be rough times, but they would not give up. They would fight everything that came between them. And they would come out the other side, stronger and more in love than ever before. Blaine blew him a kiss and Kurt blew one back. Kurt couldn't wait to get him home and show him the small black box he had tucked in his sock drawer. He had a feeling he knew the answer to the question he would pose.

Their love was too strong to keep them from the deepest commitment they could make.

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The End… For now

I had planned to use this song at the end of this story for quite some time. Way before I knew anything about the latest chapter. Now I want them to sing it to each other on the show. RIB, are you listening? It's "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz. LOVE the song. Thank you to each and every one of you for reading, reviewing, following, favoriting. It's been a fun story full of everything. I do not have another story planned yet – gasp – I've been writing pretty steadily since I joined FF in January. I'll write the one-shots I have planned and see what kind of inspiration hits me. The break-up of my first and most beloved OTP has that kind of effect on me. My love to you all. Thank you again for reading and I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have writing it.