I finally finished my fic about the Mennonite show choir that appeared in Glee season 4, episode 8, "Thanksgiving" for less than a minute. Somehow I took that eye blink and turned it into 100,000 words. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mypopculturesum for the art and [livejournal.com profile] wipbigbangfor the kick in the pants! Enjoy!
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Story Title: Jonathan Unruh
Fandom: Glee
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7723831/chapters/17603965
Summary: Jonathan Unruh is a teenager in a conservative Mennonite community that practices plain dress (Amish-y clothes), simple living, separation from the world, and radical pacifism. He's also in love with his best friend. He's trying to figure out how being gay fits in with his religion and culture, in which he is expected to marry a member of the opposite sex, have kids, and pass along the faith.

When his school choir goes to sing at a competition in Lima, Ohio, he becomes friends with some of the members and starts exploring the small city and its gay bar, Scandals. For the first time, he has friends who are openly gay. As he enters adulthood, he explores the possibility of leaving his community so he can have romantic relationships as a gay man. But he can't quite leave his Mennonite-i-ness behind.

Based on a rough draft also on AO3 that's described as "A Glee WIP about a gay guy from the Mennonite group that competed against the New Directions at the 2012 Sectionals. In which Lima is some people’s Hell and other people’s Salvation."

Warnings: various forms of bigotry consistent with conservative/plain Mennonite culture; passing mentions of hunting for food, underage drinking, brief mention of suicidal thoughts
Characters: Original Male Character(s), Original Female Character(s), Sebastian Smythe, David Karofsky,Blaine Anderson (minor character), Unique Adams (minor character)
Pairings: Original Male Character/Original Male Character, Sebastian Smythe/Original Male Character(s), David Karofsky/Original Male Character(s)
When I Started**: Dec. 1, 2013
How I Lost My Shit**: I got distracted by other plot bunnies and worked on those instead—mostly because I knew this fic was going to get long and be time-consuming to write
How I Finished My Shit**: I signed up for the WIP Big Bang, and had fabulous betas (jazzypizzazz, snarkyhag and nadiacreek) and an amazing artist ([livejournal.com profile] mypopculturesum) who kept telling me it was a story worth telling. Their feedback (and the deadline) encouraged me to keep going.

Fic summary:  Blaine is drunk at Scandals and asks Dave Karofsky to tutor him in math. An unlikely friendship forms among Dave, Blaine and Kurt. AU from 3.05 with canon elements.
Chapter summary: Sebastian turns out to be more dangerous than anyone thought. A chapter with canon elements. Assumes familiarity with 3.11 “Michael.”
Notes: Sorry for the delay in posting this. Work, migraines, computer problems, life …
Pairings in this section: Kurt/Blaine, background unrequited Dave/Kurt
Rating:
NC-17 overall, this chapter PG-13
Warnings: violence consistent with canon, discussion of eye surgery, Sebastian and Santana saying things that Sebastian and Santana would say

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Chapter 8

At the end of January, Dave gets a call from Kurt.

Kurt's texted Dave before, but he's never called – even digitized, his voice makes Dave's heart beat faster.

"Kurt." Dave sits down on the edge of his bed.

"Hey. I just wanted to let you know – Blaine can't – no tutoring tomorrow." There's something wrong with Kurt's voice, not quite panicked but definitely edgy.

Dave tries to inhale, but his lungs only stretch so far before the knot in his stomach stops them. "Are you okay? Why didn't Blaine call me?"

"Um, he's asleep. On, um, opiates. His eye. Sebastian hurt Blaine's eye."

 

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Chapter summary: Have you ever gone trick-or-treating hoping you'd get peanut butter cups, but you got NONE and just ended up with a ton of  useless candy? Well, that's kind of how Dave's week goes. Also, Kurt and Blaine discover a shared erotic interest. ~8,950 words
Pairings in this section: Kurt/Blaine; one-sided Dave/Kurt; Dave/OCs; references to Dave/Sebastian; and then there's the bromantic pairings, but the list would get way too long
Rating:
NC-17

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