A/N: Hello my lovely wonderful readers. Here's another update for you guys because I love you so much. Enjoy. :)
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When Blaine walked into the kitchen that next morning, he was met by the most incredible sight. Kurt was still dressed in his pajamas, his hair was sticking every which way, and he was humming quietly to himself as he flipped a pancake in the pan. On the kitchen table there was a plate of scrambled eggs, a tray of bacon, a bowl with cut fruit, and a stack of toast. The table was already set up for two and there was fresh coffee waiting for him. Kurt hadn't noticed that Blaine was already awake so he took the opportunity to take in the morning's surprise. Blaine couldn't help but adore how wonderfully domestic it all seemed. Waking up to a full course breakfast made by the man he loved was always something he desired. The fact that the man was Kurt simply made things a thousand times better.
Before he could talk himself out of it, Blaine walked over to Kurt, wrapped his arms around Kurt's torso, and rested his chin on Kurt's shoulders. Kurt smiled to himself when he felt Blaine's strong arms wrap around him. He wouldn't admit it aloud but that was the exact greeting he had secretly been hoping for when he decided to cook them breakfast.
"Good morning, Blaine." Kurt said contently.
"Good morning beautiful." Blaine replied, fully expecting Kurt to turn and glare at him. When Kurt's smile was the only response he received, he knew something was up. "Everything ok?"
"Of course. Why wouldn't it be?" Kurt shrugged. "I just spent an amazing weekend with my best friends, my office here is about a hundred times better than the one in New York, today's my first day back at work, and I'm officially single. What could possibly be wrong?" he asked calmly, even though his emotions were running amok inside.
Blaine lifted his chin off of Kurt's shoulder and swiftly turned him around so they were face to face. "What was that last part again?" he asked, needing to make sure he heard Kurt correctly.
"What could possibly be wrong?" Kurt repeated innocently.
"No, before that." Blaine said.
"Today's my first day back at work?" Kurt tried.
"After that." Blaine smirked. Kurt pretended to concentrate for a moment, looking up in the air as if trying to remember what he just said. "Kurt." Blaine said softly, even a little impatiently.
Kurt sighed in surrender, gingerly placing one arm around Blaine's neck and the other on Blaine's chest. "I, am officially, single."
"Is that so?" Blaine asked as he brought their bodies flush together.
"It is." Kurt nodded.
"Good to know." Blaine replied lowly before attaching his lips to Kurt.
Kurt was taken aback by the ferocity behind the kiss. It seemed that Blaine had been holding back, both physically and emotionally, all the other times they kissed because this kiss was unlike anything he had ever experienced before. He was only half aware of the way his toes curled when Blaine's tongue mapped out his mouth. Shocks of pleasure erupted throughout his body and when Blaine nipped then sucked on his lower lip, he had no control over the needy moan that escaped his throat. That was all the cue Blaine needed to break the kiss.
"Now that I have your attention," Blaine said gruffly, "there's something I need to say before this goes any further."
"K." Kurt managed to breathe out despite the way his head was spinning.
Blaine took a deep breath before the words came rushing out. "I don't want to jump into a relationship with you. I know I've been coming on to you really strong since you've been here and I know I've made it very clear how badly I want to be with you but I don't want you to jump into this unless you're absolutely sure." Kurt opened his mouth to say that he was absolutely sure but Blaine cut him off. "I need you to take the time and really think about what you want, Kurt. I don't want to be your rebound. I need you to be 100% sure about me; about us. I wouldn't be able to handle having only a part of you; I want all of you."
The slight panic Kurt initially had when Blaine said he didn't want to be in a relationship yet had quickly jumped over to adoration by the time Blaine ended his speech. He could understand where Blaine was coming from and even though he had no intention of making Blaine his rebound, he would follow his wishes.
"Ok." Kurt sighed.
"Ok?" Blaine repeated, genuinely surprised that Kurt hadn't argued with him.
"Ok." Kurt nodded. "If you want us to wait, then we'll wait."
"Well then, good." Blaine smiled.
"But that means no kissing or groping of any kind." Kurt amended.
"I don't remember that being part of my plan." Blaine smirked.
"Yes well, it is now." Kurt said in a sing-song voice as he turned back around to face the stove.
"You're going to regret that later." Blaine assured him, his voice rough with sudden desire.
Kurt merely shrugged in response, loving the idea of denying Blaine anything. Things suddenly became a game, a challenge of sorts, and Kurt couldn't wait to see it all play out. Blaine narrowed his eyes at Kurt as he poured himself a cup of coffee. While yes, he did want Kurt to be absolutely sure about what he wanted before they got together, he had planned on being able to kiss Kurt whenever he wanted without feeling remorse. With their new game in play however, he was going to have to come up with a new strategy. The one thing he knew for sure was that at the end of the day, he would do anything to insure that Kurt was his.
Sebastian rushed into the coffee shop and straight over to their usual table that morning. Jeff had called him late the previous night, demanding that he show up before his first meeting with one of his authors, stating that he had important news to tell him. He had brushed it off at first since Jeff tended to overreact over the slightest things but when Nick got on the phone and assured him that it was indeed important, he had no choice but to show up. When he reached their table and saw that Wes and David were there too, he knew something was up.
"Morning, gentleman." Sebastian greeted as he took his seat, grabbing the coffee that Jeff had already ordered for him. "Can we get on with this? I have a meeting in less than an hour all the way across town."
"You're the one who's late." David pointed out.
"Got stuck in traffic, ok? Now come on, what's this oh so important news that couldn't wait until later?" Sebastian asked as he took a sip from his coffee. Nick and Jeff glanced at each other a little apprehensively before turning back to their oldest friends.
"Guys, what's going on?" Wes asked with concern.
"We found Blaine." Jeff said quickly. Wes, David, and Sebastian all froze and stared at Jeff in utter disbelief.
"Say again." Sebastian said, trying his best to stay calm.
"We found Blaine." Nick repeated.
"What? Where? How?" Wes nearly shouted.
"He's in Tennessee with Kurt." Jeff told them. "We won't get into the details because I'm sure that he'll want to tell you himself, but he ran away after coming out to his dad and ended up at Kurt's grandma's ranch. He's been there ever since."
The three friends stayed quiet as they all briefly recalled the last time they spoke to Blaine. Jeff and Nick waited for their friends to let the fact that Blaine was still alive sink in. They both knew that had they not seen Blaine with their own eyes, they never would've believed it either.
"Not that I don't believe you, but I'm having a little trouble coming to terms with the fact that he's not dead in some ditch somewhere." Sebastian said, his voice thick with emotion. After years of thinking that one of his best friends was dead, the realization that Blaine was still alive was overwhelming.
"We figured as much." Nick sighed as he pulled his cellphone out of his pocket. He then pulled up the video he had recorded of Blaine's performance at the carnival and handed the phone over to Sebastian. David and Wes leaned into Sebastian to watch the video, all three getting teary eyed when they saw Blaine on the screen.
"He looks good." Wes commented as Sebastian handed the phone back to Nick. "How's he doing?"
"He's doing well considering." Jeff replied.
"I still can't believe he's alive. Why didn't he contact us? Why didn't he let us know that he was ok?" Sebastian asked a little bitterly.
"He had his reasons, Bas." Nick said softly. "Trust me when I tell you that had it been me, I would've done the same thing."
"What the hell happened? You gotta fill us in here." David pleaded slightly.
"We can't. Just know that it was bad, like really bad." Jeff chimed in.
"So what now?" Wes asked.
"We don't really know." Nick shrugged. "I suggested that he come here but he shot the idea down pretty fast. He's got his life set there now. I'm not sure if he wants to come to New York anymore."
"How can he not want to come to New York anymore? He's Blaine; he belongs in New York." David insisted.
"That may be but I don't think he believes that anymore." Nick sighed.
"You know, his birthday's coming up. Maybe we can get Kurt to convince him to come up that weekend to celebrate." Jeff suggested.
"That's a pretty good idea actually. We can throw him a small party and watch some old Warbler videos. It could be just us so that way we don't overwhelm him." Nick said.
"How are you going to get Kurt to convince him to come here?" Wes asked.
"It shouldn't be too hard considering they're in love with each other." Jeff grinned. "Well, Blaine's in love with Kurt. Kurt's still figuring it out but trust me, he's in love with Blaine too."
"You know, I can't say I'm too surprised that Blaine fell in love with Hummel." Sebastian smirked.
"What happened to that model Kurt was dating? Pacman or whatever his name is." David joked.
"Parker." Nick corrected. "And he broke up with him last night according to this morning's text."
"Good. Kurt deserves someone better than that half-wit anyway." Sebastian scoffed just as the alarm on his cellphone went off. "Alright, I have to go if I want make this meeting."
"Yeah I have to get to the office too." Jeff said as he stood up from his seat. "I'll talk to Kurt and get all this shit planned."
"Do that and when you talk to Blaine, tell him we miss him." David said.
"I'll do ya one better. We added him to our phone plan so he oughta be getting his phone in this week. I'll give him your number and tell him to call you guys." Jeff assured them.
"Yes, do that." Sebastian said firmly as he glanced at the time. "I gotta go. I'll talk to you guys later."
"Later, Bas." The Warbler men called out before they themselves parted for the day. It wasn't until later in the evening that Wes, David, and Sebastian had the chance to come to terms with Blaine's return. All three men cried when the relief washed over them and the old wound finally started to slowly heal.
At exactly 8:50, Kurt walked into his office ready to start the day. He and Blaine had a lovely breakfast together free of any flirting or sexual innuendos. When he was done with his food and started to head back upstairs to get dressed, Blaine had said a simple have a good day to him but the tone Blaine used had sent an involuntary shiver down his spine. It was in that moment that Kurt realized how hard their new, unspoken game was going to be. Determined not to let Blaine get to him so easily, he pushed aside all ideas of how to get Blaine to use that tone whilst saying very inappropriate things and concentrated on having the best first day back. At 8:57, he got a Skype call from Jeff.
"Cutting it a little close aren't we?" Kurt teased when he answered.
"Yeah, sorry. Nick and I had coffee with the guys this morning and I got stuck in traffic getting here." Jeff answered.
Kurt suddenly realized that the guys Jeff spoke of were the same boys who went to Dalton with Blaine. "Oh? How did that go?" he asked, hoping that Jeff would understand the underlying question.
"It was fine." Jeff shrugged. "I think they're still trying to come to terms with the fact that Blaine isn't dead." He meant to say it as a joke even though it was true.
"You guys thought he was dead?" Kurt asked surprised.
"Yeah, we did." Jeff replied sadly. "But that doesn't matter anymore because he's not."
"Right." Kurt tried to say nonchalantly, although the questions of Blaine's past were once again plaguing his mind.
"There's actually something about Blaine I wanted to talk to you about but it can wait till later." Jeff informed him. "You ready for your return?"
"That I am." Kurt said confidently.
"Alright. I'll be right back." Jeff said before ending the call.
Thanks to the map-like video Jeff had set up for him, Kurt could see Jeff leaving his office and walking over to the main conference room. He must have announced that the meeting was starting because seconds later the employees were following him. As the employees filled the room, Kurt couldn't get Jeff's words out of his head. They thought he was dead. They actually thought that Blaine was dead. He couldn't stop from wondering what kind of man Blaine's father had truly been for them to think that their best friend was dead. Kurt had to stop dwelling on that thought however when the screen in front of him turned on.
"Good morning everyone." Kurt said instantly, earning him a scattered greeting from his employees. "Who wants to fill me in on what I missed?"
Kurt spent the next thirty minutes listening to his workers fill him in on what they had done during his absence, making sure to take notes on everything. Once he was brought up to speed, he told them of a few changes he wanted to make, including a new layout which Jeff had helped him pick over the weekend. Once that meeting was done, the employees filed out of the conference room with the exception of the section editors. Another hour passed as he talked with his editors before ending the conference call portion of his morning. Kurt then turned to his computer and pulled up the emails he asked his employees to send him. He couldn't control the tiny smile that crossed his face as he frantically but efficiently went through them all. It was definitely good to be back at work.
Later that evening after most of the employees had already gone home, Kurt was still hard at work. In his three weeks away, he had somehow managed to forget the amount of work that went into the magazine. He quickly remembered how important the minute details were and while the day had gone by quickly due to the amount of concentration he put forth, it was nothing short of thrilling. Kurt had just hit the send button on an email to one of his editors when Blaine knocked on the door.
"Hey, you wanna take a dinner break?" Blaine had asked him as he leaned in the doorway.
"Dinner?" Kurt questioned. Right on cue, his stomach gave a loud growl.
"Yeah. Jeff told me you tend to forget to eat when you work so I figured I'd make us some dinner." Blaine replied kindly.
"Oh? Thanks." Kurt said quietly. There was something in the way that Blaine was looking at him that made his heart rate suddenly speed up.
"It's no problem. Besides, after that delicious breakfast you made us this morning it's the least I can do." Blaine said softly.
"Ok. Yeah. I'll be out in a few minutes. I just need to wrap up some things and them I'm done." Kurt told him. Blaine nodded understandingly and walked back to the kitchen to finish dinner.
The rest of the week went remarkably the same as that Monday. Kurt would wake up before Blaine did and cook them breakfast before both men went their separate ways to work. They wouldn't see each other again until late in the evening when they sat down to eat the dinner that Blaine had prepared for them. It became routine fairly quickly and it had helped Kurt ease into his new work life on the ranch better than he had expected. All in all it had been a wonderful first week back at work.
The part that made the week so wonderful was how different Blaine was acting. Blaine had stopped his blatant flirting and instead opted for being sweet and caring. Kurt was suspicious at first, waiting for Blaine to make a move but he never did. There was no flirting or the random brush of hands; only sweet, almost shy gestures and soft smiles. The change in Blaine's tactics had melted Kurt's heart in a way he hadn't known possible and by Friday afternoon, he was at total ease. What Kurt didn't know however, was that Blaine's plan all along had been for him to be at ease. Blaine wanted Kurt to see how well they would work if they were together and he wanted to be able to catch Kurt completely off guard when the time came.
Kurt was in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner when Blaine decided it was time. Blaine leaned up against the doorway and watched Kurt intently all the while allowing his mind to drift off to some of his more erotic fantasies. It hadn't taken long for his body to react to his mental images and soon enough his hard on was straining in his pants. He waited until Kurt had turned around from the sink before slowly, almost predatorily, walked over to Kurt. Kurt's breath caught in his throat when he noticed Blaine making his way over. He felt his entire body pulsing, aching for Blaine in a way that only came from being vulnerable. A subconscious part of him figured out that it had been Blaine's plan all along but the conscious part of him was frozen.
Blaine, knowing that he was winning, smirked devilishly as he stepped right in front of Kurt. He let his eyes roam down Kurt's body, loving the way Kurt's face and neck tainted pink. He took a step forward making Kurt take a step back and he continued until they were merely an inch away from the wall. Blaine then swiftly grabbed Kurt by the hips, turned him around, and pushed him up against the wall, pressing his erection firmly against Kurt's ass.
"Blaine." Kurt breathed out.
"You know," Blaine started, his voice heavy with arousal, "I've always wanted to fuck you against the wall." Blaine pressed himself against Kurt as he started to leave feathery kisses on Kurt's neck. When Kurt's breath started to become shallow, Blaine took it as a sign to continue. He trailed his hands down Kurt's thighs, digging his nails in roughly as he sucked on Kurt's skin. Kurt instinctively ground his ass against Blaine's hard on and Blaine responded by cupping Kurt's own erection.
"Blaine." Kurt moaned and wow was that the sexiest thing Blaine had ever heard.
Blaine stroked Kurt through his slacks teasingly as he continued to press against Kurt's ass for a few minutes before deciding that it was enough. "Don't forget, we have a date with the full moon tonight." He whispered hotly in Kurt's ear and then he was gone, leaving Kurt both ridiculously aroused and frustrated.
A/N: Next chapter is part one of the full moon! Yay!