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 watches in horror as his daughter is passed from girl to girl. He was going to let Puck watch Beth for the night, but the girls insisted that Beth be there for girls night.
"Please tell me you have a plan to get her away from everyone." Tina whispers into his ear as the two watch on. "I love Beth and all, but this can't be our entire night."
"I'm still trying to think of something." Kurt mutters quietly. "I'm kind of afraid of even mentioning taking her away for a nap in fear of the retaliation. I've never seen Santana look so in love with something besides Brittany."
Tina snorts and has to quickly hide her face into Kurt's shoulder. "That's not fun."
"It kind of is." Kurt smiles as he looks to the busy girls. "But . . . I don't see a way out of this."
"Maybe if you call your boyfriend." Tina grins as she gives Kurt a gentle push in the shoulder. "He'll take care of all those mean bad girls."
Kurt scoffs and tilts his head away from his best friend. "I can take care of myself, thank you very much."
Tina rolls her eyes. "It's not about that. It's about the big meat of a boyfriend you have coming to save the day."
"That-" Kurt quickly shakes his head as he tries to fight the blush from his face and narrows his eyes at Tina. "Hang on, did you just call my boyfriend 'big meat'." Kurt brings his fingers up to make air quotes before chuckling at Tina's wide-eyed expression. "Wow, Tina. I didn't know you felt that way about him."
"No." Tina says stubbornly. "It's just . . . it's the concept of having a big strong man to protect you."
"True." Kurt slowly nods. "But as much as I like that, it's not all about that. I'm still a guy as well."
"I know that." Tina chuckles. "But you still like it."
"Still." Kurt shrugs before smirking. "I know for a fact the Noah loves when I cuddle him against my chest. He's so adorable when I try to move him."
"Really?" Tina grins and chuckles darkly. "Well thank you for that bit of info. I gotta try that one day." Tina leans close to Kurt so she can hug him. "Oh, you have no idea of how happy I am that my two best friends are dating. I get dirt on both of you all the time."
"Oh, really." Kurt's eyebrows shoot up. "And what exactly does Noah say about me?"
Tina suddenly freezes. "Nothing."
"Tina." Kurt warns. "What-"
"I can't betray the confidence of one friend for another." Tina says as she folds her arms across her chest with a satisfied look. "I'm a good friend like that."
Kurt just shakes his head. "What am I-"
He's cut off again by the sound of the doorbell going off. The only one that seems to hear it are Tina and himself. The other girls are too busy talking. Kurt sighs before turning to Tina.
"I'll go and get that, but you need to help-" He points over at his daughter and other friends. "With that. Get her free by the time that I get back."
"Oh dear god." Tina mutters as Kurt stands up.
Kurt chuckles as he pats Tina on the shoulder before he makes his way over to his staircase. The girls are still occupied so none of them have noticed him standing up. He shakes his head as he makes his way upstairs.
What is it with babies that make these girls go crazy and obsessive? Just give it a few more months when teeth start growing and all that stuff. They'll never want to be around then. Thank god they've already agreed to babysit in the future.
Kurt chuckles as he opens the door at the top of the staircase to step out onto the main floor. He hears another faint knock and quickens his pace to go answer it. He stops at the hallway mirror briefly to make sure that he looks presentable in case his visitor is important or something like that. He smiles at himself before he looks away and opens the front door.
A shaky breath escapes him. "S-Sam."
The boy is leaning against the frame of the door, his eyes downcast and his entire posture looking defeated. Kurt immediately takes in the tear tracks and the red eyes that seem ready to spill more. Kurt looks out into the dark night and finds that Sam's car isn't anywhere out there.
"Sam." Kurt's eyes go back to the boy. "What's wrong?"
Sam slowly blinks before looking up to Kurt. "I-" He stops to lick his dry lips. "I need to . . . can we talk? I kind of . . . I need someone to talk to, and . . . who better than my best friend."
"Will this tell me why you're crying?" Kurt asks softly as he places a hand on Sam's shoulder and slowly starts pulling him into the house.
Sam shrugs and lets Kurt pull him in. "Let's just talk."-
Kurt nods and shuts the door behind them before moving his hand to Sam's side, more or less helping the boy move.
What is going on with him? I haven't seen him like this in ages. Has something happened?
Kurt has to stop Sam when the boy goes toward Kurt's bedroom. "Sorry. I have people down there."
"Oh." Sam stops completely. "I can go away. I don't mind."
"You will not." Kurt says firmly before giving the boy a gentle shove in the direction of the living room. "Go have a seat. I'll just go and give them something to occupy themselves."
Sam slowly nods. "Is it . . . girls night or something?"
"Girls plus me, yes." Kurt quickly nods. "Do you want Tina up here as well?"
"Yeah." Sam nods. "I guess it'd be easier to tell my two closest friends at once then."
Kurt wants to question the boy immediately, but he forces himself to stay quiet on that subject. "Just go sit down. I'll be back up in a flash."
Sam nods and slowly stumbles to the living room. Kurt purses his lips and looks at Sam with sad eyes before he makes his way back down to his room. He frowns the entire way, concerned for his friend.
This must be bad if he shows up looking . . . lost.
Kurt stops at the bottom of the staircase and peers in. As he had guessed, Tina had not managed to retrieve his daughter to lay her down for the night. What Tina had managed to do was be on the start of a manicure.
Kurt stops at the bottom of the staircase and clears his throat so Tina notices him. "I need you upstairs."
Her guilty expression quickly smooths out when she sees the stressed face of Kurt. She quickly removes her hand from Mercedes's strong hold, but the girl is appalled at the action. Within seconds, every girl has noticed Tina's action and then look to Kurt.
"What's going on, Hummel?" Santana asks when no one else speaks up.
"Um." Kurt's mind blanks for a second before inspiration strikes him with another glance to Tina. "Tina's parents are here. Checking up on her." Kurt quickly lies. "Yeah. You know how they are with wanting to check on Tina all the time."
Everyone nods in understanding because even though it isn't happening now, it's happened before and became a buzz-kill when the Cohen-Chang parents insisted on meeting the girls that they didn't know. Tina quickly stands up and Mercedes moves onto helping Brittany with her make-up. Kurt pushes away from the railing and slowly makes his way back upstairs. After a few moments, he hears Tina rushing up the steps.
"Are my parents seriously here again?" She hisses as she reaches Kurt and they reach the main floor.
"No." Kurt shakes his head. "But I needed a quick excuse to get you out of there without making them seem like they should come up too."
"What's going on?" Tina asks, her voice low so it won't carry to the girls down below.
Kurt nods his head in the direction of the living room. "Sam's here."
"Okay." Tina says slowly. "I'm still confused. Why are you acting so serious?"
Kurt sighs and looks down at the floor. "Sam, when he got here . . . he was crying. I don't know why, but it looks bad. When he found out you were here, he said he'd go ahead and tell us something."
"Tell us something?" Tina frowns. "Tell us what?"
Kurt lets out a shaky breath. "Lets go find out."
Tina hesitates only slightly before she makes her way past Kurt and disappears into the living room. Kurt brings his hands up to his face and sighs.
I don't know if I'll be much help to whatever Sam's going through on top of Beth and a full time job. I'm barely able to stay awake tonight.
Kurt yawns before he follows Tina into the living room. The first thing he notices is that Sam is looking down at his lap, shaking, as Tina hugs him from the side. Kurt quickly moves to the boys side. Sam's hand quickly goes out and takes Kurt's hand.
"What's wrong, Sam?" Kurt asks softly. "Have you told-"
"Not yet." Sam shakes his head as he tries to calm his voice. "But . . . there's really no easy way to say this. I even doubt that you guys will be as upset about this as I am."
"What is it, Sam?" Tina asks.
Sam sighs before slowing raising his gaze, but choosing to look at the wall instead of theirs. "My dad got a job."
"Sam." Kurt grins. "That's great. That's really great." He would go on, but Sam starts shaking his head. "Why aren't you more excited about this?"
Sam's face cringes as he tries to hide it from Kurt and Tina, his long locks only hiding a fit of his face. "It's not in Ohio."
Kurt's grin drops and his eyes widen. He can see Tina's do the same from the corner of his eye.
No. Sam . . . he can't go. He's my best friend.
Kurt uses his free arm to wrap it around Sam and hold the boy close. Sam doesn't seem to want to continue talking as he folds in against Kurt's body, Tina holding him from the other side.
I mean this is great for his family, but . . . it's breaking us up. He loses his friends, we lose him. No!
"It's fine, Sammy." Kurt mutters. "Just because you're moving doesn't mean that we'll lose contact. We'll stay friends. We'll stay . . . friends."
Kurt holds the blinking phone to his ear before pressing the call button. "Hello?"
"Kurt." Puck's voice comes through the phone. "I hope I didn't wake you."
"No." Kurt shakes his head. "I'm just getting Beth to sleep right now."
"Why is she still awake?" Puck inquires.
Kurt chuckles. Soon after he and Tina had helped Sam clean up, they had went downstairs with some extra pizza that Sam had in his truck for after his shift. The girls has accepted the pizza without question to why Sam was there. Within half an hour after the pizza was gone, the girls has started crashing. Kurt was now sitting on his bed with Beth in his arms. She had been quiet, but wide awake through all of the nights activities. Sam was crashed out beside him, having crashed from emotional exhaustion once he was downstairs. He was going to sleep on the floor, Puck had entered his thoughts quickly, but the girls said that it'd be fine if he explained it to Puck. He'd do that tomorrow.
"Just a lot." Kurt smiles. "Why are you still awake?"
"Just got back from my grans." Puck answers. "I was doing chores for her to make some money."
"Noah." Kurt warns. "You give that poor woman her money back."
Puck chuckles. "She insisted once I explained that it was for you."
"Me." Kurt's voice goes up an octave in surprise.
"Yep." Puck's voice sounds excited. "I was wondering if you wanted to spend this weekend with me. Just the two of us. As a couple."
"I'd love to." Kurt answers easily, but sighs. "Beth?"
"We can ask around." Puck suggests. "Create a schedule so she's always with someone."
Kurt shrugs and nods. "IF we can do that, then sure. A weekend with you sounds nice."
Puck chuckles. "Great. I'll start on everything in the morning. Night, Kurt."
Sorry for the late chapter, again. Let me know what you think. Also, there will be less than 10 chapters left of this story. Just to set up some plots for Season 3. :) Enjoy.