Finding Family

Author: GleekShip

Spoilers: Season 4

Summary: When Jake first comes to Lima, he seeks out his brother.

Pairings: Kurt/Jake!Friendship Puck?Kurt

Finding Family

"Hey." Kurt smiles into the camera, taking in the tired eyes of his newest and most trusted friend. "How is everything? How's Marley?"

"Everything's good." Jake says slowly before shaking his head. "No. It's not. Glee club broke up."

"They did?" Kurt's shocked. "What? When?"

"Last week." Jake sighs as he runs a hand over his tired face. "I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to talk to you this week. It's been hectic. Most of us have been running around so we can find new things to do."

"Wow." Kurt shakes his head, the shock. "What have-what have you chosen? Or have you chosen? An activity I mean? A club?"

"Basketball." Jake chuckles. ""It's not bad, and at least I have Ryder with me. I just don't get along with the other guys."

"That's because you're too mature for the likes of McKinley." Kurt smiles before frowning. "But I'm sad to hear about the glee club. I didn't think it would ever end."

"Well it's not over, at least for the most part." Jake assures Kurt. "I know that Finn still wants us to meet and stuff, but we'll see how long that can go without the choir room. Yes the choir room." He quickly says when Kurt's eyebrows shoot up. "But stop worrying about it. There's nothing you can do."

Kurt bites his lip before nodding. "Fine. I'll just rant to Rachel."

Jake laughs. "That's perfectly fine."

Kurt chuckles softly. "So what about my next question?" Kurt presses. "How are things with Marley?

"She's getting better. I'm guessing you heard about her falling at Sectionals?" Jake assumes.

Kurt nods. "Tina texted me about it. I guess this is why glee club broke up?"

"Yeah." Jake nods. "But umm . . . I'm not sure exactly."

Kurt narrows his eyes at the boy "What do you mean by not exactly? You're her boyfriend, right?"

"Well." Jake clenches his teeth and sighs. "I mean . . . I haven't really talked to her. It's like with you. I've just been too busy."

"But I'm just a friend." Kurt shakes his head, confused. "She's your girlfriend and she just went through something big."

"I know that, Kurt. But I . . . I don't know what to do. She was canceling all our dates and I found out that she was starving herself, and making herself puke. I don't know how to handle that Kurt." Jake's voice is shaky. "I'm just a teenager, Kurt. I'm not supposed to be worrying about the next time my girlfriend faints, or throws-up. And I know that sounds a bit harsh, and that I'm supposed to be helping her, but I can't right now. I'm not . . . I'm not built for t-

"Jake!" Kurt has to raise his voice to break the boy out of his rambling. "Listen to me." He waits for the boy to let out a shaky breath before continuing. "It is not your job to be worrying about her. But it is your job to be worried for a friend, and to be there in case she needs you, or your help. Does that make sense?"

"It does Kurt, but I just don't know." Jake sighs. "I care for her, I just can't be worrying all the time."

"Then you let her be your friend, or your girlfriend." Kurt gives Jake an encouraging smile. "And when you see something wrong, then you act. Otherwise you should just be subconsciously aware. That way the rest of your energy can be focused on the other things in your life. But then if she needs you, you'll be there for her."

Jake gives Kurt a small smile. "I think I'll have to try that."

"That's right you should." Kurt chuckles. "Just think of me when you start over-thinking about her."

"I will definitely think about you." Jake smirks. "Just don't think about me that much."

Kurt snorts. "Please. I have No-" Kurt stops speaking and his smile drops.

"Geez Kurt." Jake lets out a shaky breath. "I'm so sorry. I didn't mean-"

"Don't." Kurt cuts him off with a shake of his head. "Don't worry about it. It's nothing."

"It is, Kurt." Jake gives Kurt a sad smile. "I see Puck almost everyday, and I feel so angry at him."

"Don't Jake." Kurt leans forward. "Don't worry about it. We're just . . . taking a break. I think." Kurt adds on before shaking his head. "I'm sure I'll be able to talk to him soon."

"Do you . . . do you want me to talk to him? Maybe I can knock some sense into him." Jake gives Kurt a comforting smile.

"Don't." Kurt shakes his head as he stares Jake down. "Don't worry about him, or us. Just focus on school, and Marley, and glee club."

"I'm focusing on you too Kurt." Jake says with a smile. "You're my best friend right now and I'm not going to leave you alone with this. Or alone with Rachel." Jake and Kurt chuckle. "Because from what you've told me about her, it'll be bad."

Kurt smiles. "So besides my current problems, is there anything new with you?"

"No." Jake shakes his head. "Not really. What about with you?"

Kurt bites his lip before shaking his head. "No."

Jake raises an eyebrow. "Really?"

Kurt smiles at the boy before leaning over his laptop to get something, giving Jake close-up of the boys clothed crotch. "Wow Kurt. I didn't know we were to that point in our friendship."

Kurt sits back and glares at the boy. "That's not funny."

"Oh you know it is." Jake teases.

Kurt rolls his eyes before showing Jake a large white envelope. "Anyways . . . I got this."

"What is it?" Jake asks, noticing a nervous twitch in Kurt's fingers. "Is it bad?"

"I don't know." Kurt says softly before looking back at his laptop, at Jake. "I . . . I umm . . . I sang for NYADA last night."

"Isn't that the fancy school that Rachel's going to?" Jake asks.

Kurt nods. "Yeah."

"So you auditioned then?" Jake asks, to which Kurt slowly nods. "And I'm guessing you haven't opened it?"

Kurt shakes his head. "No." His voice comes out soft. "I'm kind of afraid to."

"Just open it Kurt." Jake smiles to the boy. "You've been told no once. It shouldn't be that bad this time, plus you still have your job, so it's not like it's all or nothing."

Kurt bites his lip, thinking. "That's true, I guess."

"Open it Kurt." Jake says firmly. "Or I'll use money I don't have to come kick your butt."

Kurt snorts. "Please. Guilting me into this won't work."

"Then open it." Jake presses.

Kurt chuckles before turning the envelope right side up and sliding his finger through the topside, letting the small fold pop open. Kurt lets out a shaky breath before shimmying the stack of papers out. Kurt looks back to Jake and only sees a a comforting smile. Kurt smiles back before looking down at the papers, his eyes widening slightly.

"Well . . ." Jake waits for a second before continuing. "What does it say?"

Kurt looks back at Jake with wide eyes. "I've been accepted."

Jake smiles wide. "That's great Kurt. Congrats."

"Thanks." Kurt's voice is small, unbelieving.

Jake's smile falters a bit before he speaks. "You should tell Puck."

Kurt's throat seems to close up. "No."


"I can't Jake." Kurt cuts him off. "I've tried calling him and he doesn't answer. Why should I be disappointed while I'm happy now?"

Jake sighs before nodding. "Fine. But call your dad or something. I shouldn't be the only one that knows."

Kurt smiles. "Alright. We'll talk later right?"

"Just text me and let me know when you'll be on." Jake nods before waving to the camera. "I'll see you later."

"Yeah." Kurt smiles and nods.

The screen goes black. Kurt can't help the excited chuckle that breaks his lips. He pushes away from his laptop and climbs off of his bed with the acceptance papers. He walks across the room, looking for his phone. He spots it next to the door. As he makes his way over to get it, he glances down at the papers, an unbelieving smile on his face. Next thing he hears is his front door sliding open. He looks up to see Rachel.

"Oh my god, what happened?" Rachel drops her purse and takes a hesitant step forward.

"I-I got my NYADA letter." Kurt says unsure, as he looks at Rachel. "I got in."

"You got in." Rachel makes her way towards the boy with a wide smile. "Oh my-"

Her voice is muffled into Kurt's shoulder as she pulls him into a hug. Kurt smiles into the hug, happy that things might be alright.

So finally, another chapter down. I took a hiatus along with the show. And now I'm two chapters behind each episode, but it gives me more time to create my own subplots around the main plot of canon. So let me know what you think.