§It Started with an Argument§

By Muirnin Cocan

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Author's Note: Just wanted to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas … just wanted to give you a little something to celebrate the holiday season …

The characters are still holding this story hostage and have been writing themselves … don't know why … but for what ever reason they are having fun with it … All I know is that this story doesn't resemble the normal Glee universe since it is so VERY AU at this point … but This is a very Hummelberry ROMANTIC story … anything Glee related belongs to Ryan Murphy & et al. and oh Fox …

Chapter 3 – Merry Christmas Darling Hummel Homestead, outside Lima, Ohio - Christmas Eve, 1885

Since their wedding nearly a year and a half before in May 1884 they had appeared as the perfect couple … their design business had even gotten customers from as far away as New York and San Francisco. Rachel had actually done some performing in the community singing songs that were popular during this time period and she really had to restrain herself from singing some of her favorites that had not bene written yet.

They had thought about traveling to some of the places that they loved in what they now called the before time but decided to stick to their home state.

Although they had decorated for Hanukkah … Rachel had suddenly decided to decorate while Kurt was away for business as a celebration … for the Christmas season. She had him in mind while she was decorating … a smile lightening up her face as she put a specific garland around the tree.

It was already dark when Kurt arrived home and he was pleasantly surprised at the transformation of the homestead … the candles normally adorning the individual branches with rather than the long tapers that he could remember from the different pictures and paintings depicting this period of time he could see Rachel had taken individual glass apothocary jars with which she had placed smaller tea light candles into and strung around the tree …

"Nice touch for safety sweetheart." Kurt said as he came over and gave her a hug but paused when he saw the the special garland … a string that held pink and blue baby booties "Rachel? Really?"

Her face broke into a bigger smile than he though she had ever made possible as she nodded "Merry Christmas Darling …" she then started to sing a song that would not be written for many decades until it was recorded in 1970 by The Carpenters

Greeting cards have all been sent

The Christmas rush is through

But I still have one wish to make

A special one for you

Merry Christmas darling

We're apart that's true

But I can dream and in my dreams

I'm Christmas-ing with you

Holidays are joyful

There's always something new

But every day's a holiday

When I'm near to you

The lights on my tree

I wish you could see

I wish it every day

Logs on the fire

Fill me with desire

To see you and to say

That I wish you Merry Christmas

Happy New Year, too

I've just one wish

On this Christmas Eve

I wish I were with you

Logs on the fire

Fill me with desire

To see you and to say

That I wish you Merry Christmas

Happy New Year, too

I've just one wish

On this Christmas Eve

I wish I were with you

I wish I were with you

(Merry, merry, merry Christmas

Merry Christmas - darling)

"I know we aren't apart at Christmas … but we are a part from our families who are back home in the 21st Century … I couldn't think of a better way to tell you Merry Christmas … I found out yesterday …" Rachel said with tears in her eyes. The last time she had actually sang this particular song was when she and Finn were broken up … but now it had even more meaning for her especially when it had grown so dark and she was afraid that Kurt wouldn't make it home for Christmas Eve.

Kurt pulled her close to him and kissed her with so much passion … no matter his previous sexual preference the knowledge that they were going to be parents thrilled him beyond belief.

"I wonder if my dad was as happy with my mom when they found out about me as I am with you …" Kurt said as he picked the small brunette up and swung her around then stopped and set her gently down "Oops sorry … are you alright? Is the baby alright? Do I need to get you anything?"

Rachel laughed "Yes Kurt we are both fine … I'm pregnant … not an invalid!"

"But what about morning sickness … I didn't make you wo …"

Laying a hand gently on his mouth to stop him talking "We are fine, honestly I've had no morning sickness as yet and I feel wonderful. I just wanted to say that I love you very much and Merry Christmas Darling."

"You don't know how much I love hearing you say you love me … I think back to all of our Christmas's together then and now … and I do believe you have topped them all … I love you so much" Kurt said tenderly as he spotted the mistletoe and dragged her underneith it to indulge in another new holiday tradition for them slowly lowering them to the floor at the base of the beautiful Christmas tree.

A while later they lay in their post coital bliss staring at the candle light as it flickered off the glass of the jars and sighed. Sure they had somehow found themselves in the past but they were building their own future … together.

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TO BE CONTINUED