Kurt stands staring at the sign-up sheet for the Adam's Apples. This is ridiculous. All through high school he refused to be pushed around and no matter how hard people tried, he never budged. He always did what he wanted to do and now all of a sudden, university is trying to change him. He squints and studies the sign-up sheet again.
He wishes Rachel had given him the go ahead. He feels like he needs her blessing for something like this. Though he had also thought that when he started up at NYADA, that they'd be inseparable. Things don't go as you plan them, and though Kurt doesn't mind, he needs to make friends at NYADA.
He will not be known as Rachel Berry's roommate or Rachel Berry's friend or whatever else people can come up with. She's always with Brody in any case, so Kurt doesn't even think he'd get away with being known as Rachel's best friend. Kurt isn't bitter at all. He adores Brody and he gives good advice, but he's always with Rachel.
"You're thinking of signing up aren't you?" a voice (sweet baby Jesus, that accent!) snaps him away from his thoughts, but it was still a shock to hear it so he jumps a little bit. This guy is gorgeous. He's tall, blonde, he's smiling that happiest person in the world with no worries whatsoever smile, he's English, and he probably has a girlfriend. Lovely.
"Oh uh," Kurt clears his throat, "maybe. I uh, you are?"
"Adam." Kurt concludes that yes, beautiful Adonis looking boy with the English accent looks like an Adam. "A senior and founder and fearless leader of the Adam's apples. The group you are very seriously considering joining"
Well isn't he persistent. Kurt holds out a hand to shake Adam's. "Kurt-"
"Kurt Hummel. Your winter showcase performance was…breathtaking." Is this guy kidding? Kurt isn't in the mood for jokes like this. He's trying to figure out what he could have done in the past to get these types of repercussions. The amount Kurt is exerting into not ogling Adam are not very good, and the breathy excuse as to why he knew Kurt's name, god, Kurt is a goner.
"And now you're here wondering where you fit in and how can college be so much like high school and you want to join my group, but you're worried it's a step backwards, and no, I am not a mind reader, I'm just a student like you. We need you, we want you."
Kurt has to very quickly rewind Adam's sentence in his head because no one should be able to talk that fast and say that much in one go. Kurt's impressed. Maybe Adam's a swimmer. Swimmers can hold their breath for long periods of time therefore they don't need much oxygen. Wow, Kurt is more tired than he thought he was.
"Well, I'm very impressed you said that all in one breathe, but I don't think I'll be joining." Kurt wants to hit himself over the head. He keeps the grimace off his face. Kurt walks around the pillar with all the sign-up sheets for the different clubs, but as he noted before, Adam is persistent and he follows him.
"I'm not willing to go down without a fight. Come here us sing." Kurt stops. Adam sounds so humble, sincere and vulnerable at the same time. It's extremely endearing. "No strings attached and no secret time share condo ponzi scheme." Adam chuckles and Kurt is probably melting right then and there. He's not quite over the accent yet. "Just our voices and your ears."
If Kurt said no to that, he might as well be shooting puppies and using their fur to make himself slippers.
Kurt and Adam make their way to the auditorium whilst making idle small chat.
"Who's been your favourite teacher whilst you've been at NYADA?"
Adam says, without a second thought. "Cassandra July."
Kurt chokes on air and stares wide-eyed at Adam. "Are you kidding?"
Adam chuckles. "No. She's a real sweetheart. I had dance with her in my first two years here."
He dances. Hmm, Kurt likes this. Kurt is also chiding himself because Adam probably thinks Cassandra's hot.
"Well then, to each their own. She cares the shit out of me." Kurt shudders. "Any teachers I should look out for?"
"Cassandra." Adam shrugs non-commitedly.
"You realize you're contradicting yourself, right?" Kurt deadpans.
Adam sticks his tongue out at Kurt and the latter gets distracted momentarily. Suddenly Kurt feels a tug on his wrist and he turns to look at Adam who's pointing his head to a door on their left.
Kurt chuckles internally. This boy does not know what he's doing to Kurt, but whatever. Kurt's not going to stop it. He's enjoying a little English dynamite in his life.
"I present to you," Adam walks down the stairs a little faster. "The Adam's apples."
Kurt doesn't know what to expect. Really, he doesn't, but he can tell you that when they started singing Baby Got Back, it wasn't expected.
Kurt stands frozen, shaking his head in shock and amusement. This is actually all pretty cute and Adam's shaking his ass like no one's business.
Kurt loves that this reminds him of the New Directions. What with the inappropriate song (i.e. Push It) and the different kinds of people. He hates to classify but since it's been done, it's engrained into his brain. There are the hipsters, Goths, nerds, and then there's Adam who Kurt is sure that if God was real, would have taken extra time with him because no one can be that freaking adorable and sexy at a simultaneous time.
Kurt spends the whole performance engrossed completely and chuckling. He likes this and he thinks he'll join. Kurt almost can't believe he didn't give himself an opportunity to snuff out the Adam's Apples before he rejected invitation to join. As silly as the song is, there's a light, fun atmosphere he adores. Not like the tension (sexual tension) that was forever radiating between the members of the club and the angst. Just fun and games and Kurt is definitely keen.
When the performance is done, Kurt stands with his mouth open, jaw dropped and all because Adam's voice when he sings is the sexiest thing he's ever heard in his life as well as the fact that, well, booty. Adam's booty, though. Kurt feels like he's objecting Adam and he kind of feels bad, but can you blame him? He hasn't gotten any in over a month. Back to the subject: Adam's Apples. Everyone looks so happy. Kurt would like to look that happy too. Kurt hopes Blaine is that happy too.
"So," Adam walks jogs to where Kurt is seated. "What did you think?"
"It'll be once I've gotten all settled into the school, but you know what, Adam? I think I'll join the group."
Kurt would have paid a million bucks to see that smile on Adam's face had he known it existed but seeing as the odds are in his favour (He needs to stop reading the Hunger Games as a distraction when Rachel and Brody are having sex) he gets to see it for free.
"I'd hug you, but I'm a bit sweaty right now." Adam shrugs and Kurt chuckles. "You won't regret it."
"I know," Kurt smiles. "So when's my audition?"
"Oh, you don't have to audition. Half of us already know you sound like a slice of heaven."
Kurt waits for the apology because 'I don't mean it like that' but it never comes. Adam just stands smiling bashfully at him.
"Well, my voice is really high and I really don't sound like a slice of heaven, but thank you in any case," Kurt blushes. "But I want to audition. It's been a while since I sang for something and I'd really like to."
Adam looks at Kurt in deep thought and frowns slightly. "You're right. You don't sound like a slice of heaven. You sound like the whole damn thing." Adam smiles at Kurt. "Would Friday be okay for your audition? Because then when you do join, it'll be all done and dusted."
"Next Friday's okay." Kurt smiles. "I gotta get to class now, but I'll see you around okay?"
"Awesome. I really hope you'll join, Kurt, but even if you don't, it'll be such a pleasure hearing your voice once more. I'm sure you'll choose something great."
Kurt chuckles. "I will. And I hope so too. I most definitely don't want to disappoint."
Kurt walks towards the door but as he opens it, Adam calls his name.
"You really do sound like heaven."
Kurt looks at Adam who has a grin the size of Jupiter on his face.
"Thank you." Kurt smiles. "I'll see you around."
"Sooner than you think, I'm sure." Adam chuckles.