The Daughter of Me
Spoilers: End of Season 1, nix the Finale.
Summary: Instead of Quinn going into labor during Regionals, she goes into labor while having a sleep-over with Kurt and Mercedes. Then, she gives Kurt the gift of life.
The Daughter of Me
"Sam." Kurt groans, unable to keep the smile off of his face as a giddy Sam drags him closer to the stage in the auditorium. "Slow down and stop trying to rip my arm off."
"Now that would be bad." Sam teases, but does as Kurt asks, stopping at the stairs leading up to the stage. "Now-" Sam turns around to face Kurt, letting his fingers rub the back of Kurt's hand softly. "Take a seat. I need to go get a guitar." He lets go of Kurt's hand slowly before stepping back up onto the first step. "Now sit."
"Hurry up." Kurt warns as he moves to go sit down, hearing Sam quickly run up onto the stage. "And you have seven minutes."
He smiles when he hears the light jogging turning into a full-on sprint. Kurt keeps the smile as he turns and flops into a chair, right in the middle of the front row.
Maybe this won't be so bad. Sam might just be a bit handsy with everyone. It's not like he'll try anything physical with me. He'll just keep serenading me, not that I mind. I mean, I only feel friendship for him now. I lost all romantic feelings for him a few months ago.
"Alright." Kurt looks up as Sam races to the front of the stage, holding the guitar by the neck. "Now just sit there and listen." Kurt nods as Sam sits down and hangs his feet off of the edge of stage. "So you can take this as a love song, or a friendship song. It's up to you and I will follow whatever decision that you decide to make." Sam smiles at Kurt. "Are you ready?"
Kurt nods as Sam lets out a shaky breath, nodding to himself. Sam starts to play. Kurt sits forward slightly, recognizing the tune.
This romeo is bleeding
But you can't see his blood
Kurt smiles as he slowly taps his foot to the slow beat.
It's nothing but some feelings
That this old dog kicked up
Sam finally looks up at Kurt, their eyes catching.
It's been raining since you left me
Now I'm drowning in the flood
You see I've always been a fighter
But without you I give up
Kurt lowers his eyes to his lap, not wanting to see Sam as he reaches the more romantic part of the song.
This is definitely a love song, a serenade.
Kurt reaches up to push his hair out of his face and looking back up.
Now I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well, I guess I'm not that good anymore
But baby, that's just me
Sam takes a leap of faith and stops playing the guitar and lets his booming voice fill the large room, making Kurt's eyebrows shoot up, impressed.
And I will love you, baby - Always
And I'll be there forever and a day - Always
Sam gives Kurt a longing look before staring down at his guitar as he continues to play.
If you told me to cry for you
If you told me to die for you
Take a look at my face
There's no price I won't pay
To say these words to you
Kurt looks down, shifting in his seat. It's a mixture of awkwardness and flattery.
Oh Samuel. You'll make a very fine husband one day . . . but not to me.
Kurt purses his lips as he looks up. Sam is leaning over his guitar, looking at Kurt.
And I will love you, baby - Always
And I'll be there forever and a day - Always
Sam lets his guitar go quiet again.
I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don't rhyme
And I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
Sam gives a few last strums.
And I'll love you - Always
Sam lets out a shaky breath as he removes the guitar from his lap and places it on the stage. "I . . . I do love you Kurt, but I know that you don't love me." He looks up to see Kurt's wet eyes. "And I'm trying to accept that. And maybe some part of me will always be in love with you, but I'm going to try and just love you like a friend, or a brother." Sam lets out a shaky breath before hopping off of the stage and slowly walking towards Kurt. "But I want to be in your life either way. And I don't want you to shut me out. I want to be in your life for the rest of mine." Sam holds out a hand for Kurt. "So what do you say?"
Kurt seems to think for a second before extending his hand and grasping onto Sam's softly, a small smile playing on his face. "You better make sure all feelings of being in love with me are gone if you want a brotherly relationship with me."
Sam snorts as he pulls up. "I promise to try."
"Good." Kurt teases before pulling his hand from Sam's. "Now I need to go. I need to get home."
"Yeah." Sam says slowly. "About that, we need time to hang outside of school right?"
Kurt raises an eyebrow.
"Come on in." Kurt smiles as he holds the door open for Sam. "Sorry about the mess."
Kurt chuckles as he looks down to the floor. Now that Beth is slowly moving around, her toys had been scattered on the main floor of the house, as well as Kurt's bedroom.
Sam just smiles and leans down to pick up a few toys so Kurt doesn't step on them. "Don't worry about it. I'm used to it."
Kurt's eyebrows go up. "You have a baby."
"No." Sam chuckles as Kurt shuts the door behind them. "I have a little brother and sister."
"Oh." Kurt stops as he leans down to pick up some toys. "I didn't know you had any. You didn't even mention them on our . . . date." Kurt says slowly before clearing his throat. "Are you going to stay long enough for dinner?"
"No." Sam shakes his head as he straightens up to look at Kurt, his arms full of toys. "I have to get home to cook for my fam-"
"What is he doing here?" Puck's voice cuts him off from the living room.
"Noah." Kurt turns and half-glares at his boyfriend for being rude. "What are you doing here so early?"
"Burt needed to get to work early." Puck answers, his eyes barely going to Kurt before moving back to glare at Sam. "So he called me up in case you were with Tina."
"Dang it dad." Kurt mutters before shaking his head. "It doesn't matter. I'll just guess what he wants for dinner."
Puck nods before glancing to Kurt. "Are you going to answer my question? What's he doing here?"
Kurt purses his lips. "Sam is here to hang out. That's what friends do."
"Where's Beth?" Kurt cuts him off.
"In her playpen." Puck answers before stepping closer to Kurt. "But-"
"Sam." Kurt turns to face the observing blonde. "Do you want to go and sit with Beth for a few minutes while I see what to make for dinner?"
"Sure." Sam nods before stepping closer to Kurt. "Just give all of that to me." He nods to the toys in Kurt's arms.
Kurt nods before carefully placing the toys on top of the other toys, aware of the hazel eyes on the back of his head. "Thank you Sam."
"No problem." Sam smiles as he walks past Kurt and Puck to enter the living room.
Kurt waits for the boy to take a seat on the couch near Beth's playpen before turning and glaring at his boyfriend. "Kitchen. Now."
"Now Noah." Kurt growls. "Or so help me."
Puck's eyes widen at Kurt's tone and quickly nods before retreating to the kitchen. Kurt stares after him and lets out a shaky breath. He then turns and walks into the living room, smiling at Sam as he walks in.
"Sorry about that." Kurt says softly.
Sam shrugs it off. "I understand."
Kurt chuckles and moves to the playpen. His daughter looks up at him and smiles.
"And how is my baby girl today?" Kurt asks with a light tone as he reaches down and heaves her up. "Did you have fun with grandpa today?"
Beth just continues to smile. "Da."
"That's right." Kurt laughs as he lets Beth take one of his fingers in her tiny hands. "I'm your daddy."
Kurt smiles before turning to Sam. "Do you mind me putting her on the floor and making sure she doesn't get into anything?"
"Go for it." Sam smiles as he leans forward. "You just go worry about getting her something to eat."
Kurt smiles at the blonde before bending over and placing Beth carefully on the floor. He looks over to the pile of toys at Sam's feet from where he put them and picks out a stuffed bunny that Tina had gotten his daughter. Beth gladly takes the toy when he holds it in front of her face. He smiles and ruffles her curly hair a bit before standing up. He sees that Sam is staring at his butt.
"Samuel Evans." Kurt warns. "Stop now or I'll kick you out."
Sam chuckles and holds his hands up. "Guilty, and sorry."
"That's right." Kurt comments as he makes his way to the door. "And make sure you keep her in your focus. She's moving quickly."
"Roger that." Sam mock-salutes to Kurt.
Kurt snorts as he shakes his head. He makes his way through the main hall and into the kitchen. Puck is already working on dinner, pulling things out of cabinets like if he's done it a million times. Kurt can see the angry look on his face as he slams a box of macaroni down on the counter.
"You know you don't have any reason to be angry, right?" Kurt moves closer to the boy.
Puck stops with the box and clenches his hands against the edge of the counter. "I know. I . . . I just-"
"Noah." Kurt reaches out and takes Puck's clenched hand, make the boy flatten his hand out and relax it. "Nothing will ever happen with me and Sam. I'm just letting him try and be a good friend. The moment he tries anything, he's gone."
Puck turns his head slightly to look at Kurt, his face somewhat broken. "Really?"
"Yes Noah." Kurt moves forward and moves Puck's hand up to his chest, covering his heart. "My heart will only ever belong to you."
Puck gives Kurt a soft smile before taking his hand from Kurt's chest, the pale hand with it, and placing Kurt's hand against his own chest, his own heart. "And you already have my heart."
Kurt smiles before leaning up and pressing a kiss softly to Puck's lips. Puck pulls back slightly and looks down at Kurt through his eye lashes.
"I love you Kurt Hummel." Both boys smile before their lips seal again.
"Dinner's ready." Kurt announces as he returns to the living room. "Sa-"
He cuts himself off and smiles. Sam is laying on the floor in front of Beth, moving his hand around. Beth tries to catch his hand, and only laughs when she continues to fail. Sam glances at Kurt once before keeping his hand still, letting Beth capture it. Beth let's out a cheer before turning her head and spotting her dad at the archway to the living room.
"Da." She calls out, letting go of Sam's hand and holding them up for Kurt. "Da."
Kurt smiles before approaching the two. "Yes baby girl."
"Da." Beth calls out, clenching her fists to Kurt.
Kurt gets the idea and leans down to lift Beth up. "Geez baby girl. You're getting heavier and heavier." Kurt chuckles before looking down at Sam. "Are you able to stay much longer?"
Sam shakes his head. "No. I've already been here half an hour. My mom's probably waiting for me."
"Okay." Kurt nods before switching Beth in his arms so he can hold out a hand to Sam, which gets him an amused look in return. "I'm stronger than I look."
"I know." Sam nods as he moves into a sitting position. "I just don't want you to fall with Beth."
"Just take my hand Sam." Kurt flexes his hand impatiently.
Sam just chuckles and nods before holding his hand out, taking Kurt's hand. Kurt lets out a chuckle as he pulls Sam up, a startled and surprised look spreading over the blondes face.
"Told you." Kurt smirks.
"Yeah." Sam nods as he slowly walks towards the front door. "I shouldn't doubt you anymore."
"That's right." Kurt laughs as they stop by the front door. "So . . . I guess I wouldn't mind if you started coming out more."
"Really?" Sam's smile can light up a room. "That'd be great. I had fun, even if I was with Beth for most of it."
"Yeah." Kurt gives Sam an apologetic smile. "I am sorry about that. I didn't think cooking dinner would take so much time."
"It's fine Kurt. I understand." Sam reassures the young father. "I've been cooking for my family for years."
Kurt gives Sam a sad smile. "Well . . . thank you for watching her. Usually cooking dinner is longer when I have to take care of her."
"Glad to be of service." Sam smiles as he opens the front door and peers out. "Wow."
Kurt narrows his eyes before peering out the door and into a strong downpour. "Geez. It's really storming out there." Kurt turns his eyes to Sam. "Are you okay to drive home in this?"
"I don't have a choice." Sam answers as he digs his keys out of his pocket. "I have to get to the-" Sam cuts himself off with a gulp. "I have to get home."
"Yeah." Kurt nods. "Okay. But call me when you get home. I want to make sure you arrive alive and don't end up in some ditch."
Sam nods and steps into the doorway, feeling a strong mist from the pounding rain hitting his skin. "Only if you insist."
"I do." Kurt says firmly, not wanting argument.
Sam smiles as he turns to face Kurt. He leans forward and Kurt tenses, but Sam doesn't go to him. He leans down to kiss Beth on the forehead. And then before Kurt can react, Sam places a soft kiss on the cheek.
"Friends." Sam says with a smile before skipping out into the storm, a yelp escaping his lips when the cold rain hits his body.
"Serves you right." Kurt yells out with a laugh, liking the idea of keeping Sam as a friend.
Kurt steps away from the door when a cool and misty breeze hits him. He looks down at Beth and sees her rosy nose and ears.
"Sorry baby girl." Kurt apologizes, retreating into the house to keep his daughter warm. "Just wanted to make sure Sammy got into his car all right." Kurt shuts the door and turns to face an amused Puck.
"Sammy?" Puck teases.
"Pucky." Kurt teases back, laughing at the mock-hurt look on Puck's face. "It's fine Noah. Plus I'm aloud to talk baby-talk to Beth, a baby." Kurt points out before stepping close to Puck.
"Well I certainly don't mind that." Puck smiles down at him. "Are you ready for dinner?"
"Yeah." Kurt nods. "Is everything finished?"
"Yep." Puck says as he reaches forward and takes Beth out of Kurt's arms. "Now go call your dad and see what time he'll be home while I get Beth in her highchair."
"Alright." Kurt smiles before leaning up and kissing Puck softly on the cheek. "Make sure you strap her in this time."
Puck lets out a barking laugh. "I highly doubt she could climb out again."
"You're just lucky I'm overprotective." Kurt mumbles.
Puck snorts and moves to take Beth into the kitchen. Kurt sighs and shakes his head before following after, a small smile playing on his face.
So, I hope you guys enjoy the extra long chapter. It was fun to write. And just an update, this story will end when Season 2 does. I might continue on with a sequel set in season 3, but as of now, I have no plans. Ideas, but no concrete plans. So let me know what you think, and what kind of story you'd like to see from me next. A murder mystery? Comedy? Extreme Angst? Let me know. And please review this chapter for me. They're keeping me happy through college. :)
Also, the song Sam sings is Always by Bon Jovi.