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
Kurt hates himself for doing this, but he approaches the two hugging girls in front of him. "Mercedes." They break apart. "Rachel."
Both girls turn and smile at him. "Sorry to break up this moment, but I was wondering if I could sing."
"Of course Kurt." Mercedes smiles and laughs. "The night can't end without my boy singing a song. You know what you're going to sing?"
Kurt holds up some sheet music and smiles. "Just a fun little song to have a few laughs end the night."
Mercedes laughs as she takes the sheet music and hands it to Rachel. "I can't run in this dress and this music needs to get to Brad."
Rachel rolls her eyes and smiles anyways before looking to Kurt. "Good luck."
Rachel takes up the side stage so she can race behind the curtain. Mercedes gives Kurt a big grin before pulling him into a hug.
"I'll go tell Sam to announce you." She says as she pulls away.
Kurt nods and watches as she rushes away as fast as she can in that skin-tight dress. Kurt nods to himself and lets out a shaky breath.
I really hope that Noah sees the humor in this song.
He steps up to the edge of the curtain and peers out. Surprisingly, a quick Rachel is already back. His gaze flicks to a piano ready Brad on the other side of the stage before going back to the audience. He spots his boyfriend sitting by Tina, the girl being by her own boyfriend as well. Everyone else was scattered through the front seats.
"Ladies and Gentlemen-" Kurt jumps at the sound of Sam's booming voice filling the auditorium. "Our last performance of the night, Mr. Kurt Hummel."
Kurt hears the piano music start up and he nods to himself as he walks onto the stage, his focus on the mike stand in the front and center. He quickens his speed so he can reach the mike in the small gap of instrumental music that is played in the beginning of the song. He barely reaches the mike when-
There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
He quickly takes a deep breath and tightens his grip on the stand as he keeps his eyes down, not wanting to see the reactions to this comedic toned song.
There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.
Kurt shuts his eyes and feels his cheeks grow warm.
There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.
Kurt can't help the giddy smile that grows on his face as he sings the ridiculous lyrics that are meant for comedy purposes.
There's a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;
And there's a fine, fine line between "You're wonderful" and "Goodbye."
Kurt opens his eyes and stares out to his audience.
I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime,
But there's a fine, fine line between love
Kurt yanks the mike off of the stand and makes his way to the edge of the stage. He stares over at his boyfriend with a teasing smile.
And a waste of your time.
He blows Puck a kiss before moving along the stage. He forces his face to look arrogant and cocky as he walks along the stage, staring at each friend through amused eyes.
And I don't have the time to waste on you anymore.
His gaze reaches the blonde boy that's standing on the side stage.
I don't think that you even know what you're looking for.
Sam grins at him and mock-clutches his heart in pain.
For my own sanity, I've got to close the door
Kurt rolls his eyes and walks back to the center stage.
And walk away...
He reaches the mike stand and puts the mike in before facing his grinning audience.
There's a fine, fine line between together and not
Kurt closes his eyes and sings the lyrics softly with a smile on his face.
And there's a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.
Kurt's eyes open and a look of determination floods his face. He holds his arms out as if inviting the world.
You gotta go after the things you want while you're still in your prime...
The lights on the stage shoot down and flash off, leaving Kurt in a solo spotlight.
There's a fine, fine line between love
The light slowly dims down.
And a waste of time.
As the stage is shut into the darkness, the auditorium lights flood on. It only takes a second before Kurt brings a finger to his ear and taps it from the loud applause that he's receiving. A relieved breath breaks from his lips as he smiles with joy. He hears the loudest cheers come from his boyfriend and Tina.
As the light comes up on the stage, Kurt does a little bow and jumps back up to his feet.
"And that Ladies and Gentlemen-" Kurt's eyes go to the side of the stage where Sam stands at the podium. "Concludes our Night of Neglect. Please exit the theater in an orderly fashioned as I'm sure a stampede of all 13 of you is bound to be deadly."
Kurt chuckles as he hears Puck snort. Since it's only the New Directions plus a few adults there, the clean-up is pretty quick. The lights are quickly adjusted back to normal as Brad slides the cloth cover back over the grand piano that he had been playing all night. Kurt quickly recedes to the side stage and grins at Sam.
"What did you think?" Kurt asks nervously.
"That was epic Kurt." Sam laughs as he stops in front of Kurt.
Kurt just grins and tosses his arms around Sam, hugging him tight. "I'm glad you enjoyed. I was beyond nervous."
"Nervous?" Sam chuckles as he and Kurt pull apart. "You were great . . . and funny. I mean, it was meant to be a funny song right?" Sam double-checks.
Kurt nods and smiles. "Yes. Just a funny song that would leave people with a smile."
"Well I'm sure you succeeded." Sam gives Kurt a grin before nodding to the door backstage the leads to the back hallway. "You should be going. I'm sure that they're waiting for you."
"Why don't you come?" Kurt asks. "I was going to have everyone over to hang out, get some food. Just a time for us all to hang out outside of school."
Sam's eyes widen slightly before he smiles. "I can't tonight. I told my family that I'd be home as soon as we got done here."
"Oh." Kurt's taken aback for a second, but he smiles again. "Alright. Well maybe another time." Kurt hesitates before reaching out and placing his hand on Sam's shoulder. "You'll come over soon, right? I don't have many male friends."
Sam smiles. "Don't worry. I'll be around sometime. It's just depends if I'm needed at home."
"Yeah." Kurt smiles softly before dropping his hand from Sam's shoulder. "I'll see you later."
Sam nods and Kurt can feel the boy watching him as he moves past the blonde. Kurt sighs as he reaches the door leading from the stage and steps out into the back hallway. He smiles as he sees his boyfriend waiting for him.
"What'd you think?" Kurt asks as he approaches the boy with a small smile.
Puck keeps a blank look on his face. "That song seemed a bit too serious for me. It kind of hurt my feelings."
"Oh it did." Kurt smiles as he steps up to leave only a few inches between their bodies. "So tell me Noah, which would you prefer? Are you love, or a waste of time?"
Puck grins as his arms snake out and wrap around Kurt's waist, pulling him close. "Well you are definitely my love, and I know I'm your lover." Puck leans down and lets his lips run along Kurt's hairline. "And you could never be a waste of my time."
"Mhm." Kurt mutters as he kisses Puck's jaw. "And you're not a waste of my time either."
Puck grins and finally aligns their faces together. Kurt takes the lead and leans up to touch their lips together.
Kurt roars with laughter as he leans into his laughing boyfriend. Rachel looks around blankly.
"What?" Everyone roars with laughter. "What are you guys laughing at?"
Without realizing for the past ten minutes, Santana and Brittany had been taking turns throwing popcorn in Rachel's hair when she wasn't looking. Luckily, only a few pieces had fallen off, but down her back so she has yet to notice.
"What are you-" Rachel is cut off by the doorbell ringing.
"That better be the pizza." Santana says.
"Is it weird that you eat more than I do?" Finn asks no one.
Kurt shrugs as he turns to Puck and gives him a quick kiss. "Save my seat."
Puck nods as Kurt stands up. Kurt smiles to his group of friends before exiting the living room and making his way into the main hallway.
What a long night.
Kurt yawns as he reaches the door and yanks it open. He only gets a quick glance of the pizza guy before the guy tilts his head down, the hat shadowing his face.
"Two pepperoni and three cheese." The guy holds up the case of pizzas. "That'll be $26.34."
Kurt purses his lips.
The poor guy sounds like he's sick.
"Sure." Kurt nods as he reaches into his pocket for the money.
Kurt eyes the guy while his fingers dig for the bills.
He looks familiar.
As soon as the money is out of his pocket, it happens to drop. "Crap."
Kurt quickly bends down to puck up the bills before it can blow away. He scrambles for the loose change as the pizza guy steps back and off the change.
"Here-" Kurt looks up from where he is kneeled and stops. "Sam!"
So what do you think? A small cliffhanger. Let me know what you think of Kurt's song. Can't wait to hear. :)
Also, the song is There's A Fine, Fine Line from the musical Avenue Q.