Fic summary: An unlikely friendship forms among Dave, Blaine and Kurt. AU from 3.05 with canon elements.
Chapter summary: Blaine gets back from Cincinnati, and he and Kurt make up for lost time (i.e. lots of sex ensues). Dave surprises himself. Sugar has her Valentine’s Day party at Breadstix, but other major events from 3.13 “Heart” involving these characters do not happen. 10,345 words.
Notes: Now's a good time to repeat that I ignore 3.14 "On My Way" in this fic. Also, sorry about the double returns in the LJ version of this; LJ didn't like my html and the only workaround is manually reentering 400 paragraph returns. I hope you understand why I'm not going to do that. :).
Pairings in this section: Kurt/Blaine, Dave/OC, and Dave still has his crush on Kurt.
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Kurt wakes up to find a bottle of ibuprofen and a glass of water next to his bed, and three messages on his phone.
Blaine: Call me when you’re up to it.
Dave: I hope you’re feeling as good today as you did last night.
Dave: P.S. Blaine loved this picture so I thought I’d send it to you.
The photo is from Scandals. Kurt doesn’t often like to look at pictures of himself, but Blaine’s right: this one is good. His face is glowing with soft colored light of the movie screen, and somehow he has a smile on his face even as he sips his Long Island iced tea through a straw. He’s just noticed the camera and is looking at it sidelong in a way that looks like both invitation and challenge. He’s vivacious. He’s radiant.
Looking at the photo, Kurt feels a tenderness toward himself that he doesn’t often experience, like he’s getting a glimpse of himself through Blaine’s eyes. Although, of course, it’s Dave who took the picture.
Kurt doesn’t dwell on what that might mean.( Read more... )