this is the best post i have ever seen…
i wish i could explain what’s going on in my brain sometimes i’m so sorry
Klaine AU | Blaine Anderson is the best fencer of his age, but Kurt Hummel thinks the title should belong to him. After telling this to everyone, Blaine confronts him about the rumours that says that Kurt is better than him, so they end up trying to decide who should have the title.
Blaine loses the competition, but thinks Kurt was unfair in some of his moves, though no one sees it his way. (Later they try and work out their frustration in the locker room’s shower.)
Headcanon time (because I was hit by feels last night): after their first time in the shower, it becomes a habit, a weekly meeting to get rid of the tension between them. They have a fencing duel every week, there’s a board with their names and how many times they’ve won, people are betting on them. They both want to win the title and with that the scholarship/opportunity to go to the championship/whatever, so they do everything to be the best at the end.
And they have the hottest sex in the showers and in the locker room, and sometimes they meet up late at night to practice, and after that they continue it in the showers, and somehow they stop hating each other, but they still keep up the front for everyone to see. As the last duel is coming up, and they have the same number of wins, they know that’s gonna be what decides their future.
It’s their last night fooling around, and Kurt kinda tells Blaine that he won’t hold back next day, even though it was fun doing this, he’s gonna win, it doesn’t matter what happened. So they have a fight, and both leave the gym while hurting and being kinda heart broken. They don’t want to acknowledge the fact that they are in love, they are both too proud.
So the last duel comes the next day, and in the end Blaine wins, because Kurt decided to give up on the title, because Blaine’s been working for it for such a long time and he deserves it, so Kurt plays really badly to lose. Later that night he visits Blaine in the gym where he’s working out/practicing, and tells him he did it because he kinda fell in love with him, and wanted the best for him, that the title is really not worth anything if he can’t get Blaine in the end. And feels and tears and kisses.
This hug was so different than any other they had shared prior
typically, in the past, one or the other would initiate - and sometimes both would go in simultaneously - but always they would reciprocate and typically meet half way at the least.
But here - two things happen
Kurt steps in awkwardly in trying to determine how to approach this desperately needed moment of physical intimacy. He must convey through touch what he can’t find in words right now.
Blaine has changed - but so has he. Although they have been aware of one another - they have not tended to each others needs. Kurt’s guilt drives him into this hug seeking his own forgiveness.
Blaine didn’t respond or reciprocate initially
Still afraid and unsure
He waited for Kurt to wrap his arms around him and pull him into his chest
He heard what Kurt had said - and he knew in his heart it was truthful and honest
But he has a doubt that had clearly been eating him up and letting go of it that quickly just didn’t happen
Kurt didn’t just wrap his arms around Blaine in a “I am here to sooth you way” or to show domination in Blaine’s time of weakness.
He knew that this touch needed to convey a lack of judgment and superiority. He knew this had to show equality and bring them back to middle ground.
His left arm went under Blaine’s right and wrapped around his back. As his left went around Blaine’s left shoulder and came around to the right shoulder.
It was that touch and grip to Blaine’s right shoulder that brought up Blaine’s right hand to find Kurt’s back and grip with his fingers.
Immediately following with his left arm and hand which found hold on Kurt’s left shoulder.
Blaine didn’t just return the hug at this point - he grasped onto Kurt. absorbing and accepting all that Kurt was giving him.
Once they settled into the hug - they existed in this moment for just them
Blaine released the tension of his internal battle and buries his face slightly into Kurt’s shoulder and squeezes tighter.
He is only alone if he lets himself be - and he knows he doesn’t have to be - Kurt will always be there.
they breathe together
Each silently recounting the path that brought them here - regret and thankfulness colliding
Blaine drops the wall he had built around himself and lets the emotions go he was working so hard to keep hidden.
The grip lessens as the understanding grows
He no longer holds on out of fear of losing Kurt - but rather holds on to that which will love him unconditionally until he is strong enough to stand on his own again.
A small tear escapes onto his eyelashes and shows the first sign of cleansing the pain, hurt and fear away from his soul
Kurt holds onto that which is more precious and valuable to him than anything else in the world.
In the end it does come down to this - them - it will always be them
They may take turns being the stronger or weaker of the two - but they will never not be equals.
This wasn’t a just a hug
It was reconnecting and affirming of who they are - and what they are to each other.
When My Lucky Stars Align (Chris/Darren, AU)
When My Lucky Stars Align
by alittledizzy and savvymavvy
Word Count: 14k
Summary: Chris donates to the birthday fundraiser for his favorite celebrity… and wins.
Notes: Big thanks to bbcott for beta reading! And go check out the photo set that kobean made for it here!
Chris makes the donation on a whim, when an email from the mailing list of a celebrity he’s had more than a few masturbatory fantasies about catches his eye. Considering how much time he spent in them as a kid, watching his little sister live a chunk of her life in dull white rooms with dull white walls and nothing for entertainment, he’s a sucker for anything to do with children’s hospitals.
He opens up a new tab and signed into his bank’s website. The dwindling figures tell him that he can’t afford much, but he still feels a little better about himself for the rest of the day after he makes that $20 donation.
Full Klaine scene from 5.16 including “Love is a Battlefield”