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Klaine AU featuring the same world that the Glee verse is currently set in - with a couple important changes. Namely, dragons. How to Train Your Dragon crossover.
“Well, now that you’ve been informally introduced, I felt like a quieter introduction would be appropriate,” Blaine said, hobbling backwards a handful of steps before whistling.
Two summers ago I wrote Mad Naked Summer or, the summer of sexual experimentation. An anon asked if I might revisit the story, so I thought I’d try. Picks up around the time that canon leaves off, in NYC in the summertime.
This is less of a multi-chapter fic and more of a verse, so not really a plot to keep up with, just the boys going through items on a sexy summer bucket list.
It’s been raining on and off all day, alternating from air heavy with humidity to the patter and hush of showers, then a refreshing break from the heat before the cycle starts up all over again. The latest rainfall is tapering off, dripping from the corners of rooftops and awnings, people outside shaking off their umbrellas and dashing across puddles. Blaine sits at the table with a heavy textbook and a blue highlighter, his notebook open to a blank sheet of paper, a cool breeze lifting the corners of the page he’s reading every so often.
It’s darker now than it usually is in the early evening; heavy clouds still slowly breaking apart and drifting away to reveal the indigo blue of the the sky, so Blaine has the overhead light on in the kitchen, and Kurt has the lights on in their room where a rustle or a clunk or a hum sounds out as Kurt gets ready and Blaine works in silence.
Blaine scribbles out an outline, double checks his notes, and then Kurt emerges. He looks gorgeous, and smells amazing, and Blaine has never hated History of Theater 102 as much as he does right now.
A short and sweet look at Kurt and Blaine’s wedding.
Kurt didn’t remember much about the wedding ceremony itself.
au where kurt and blaine meet at comic con, kurt cosplaying captain america and blaine freaking out over him plus sam being the embarrassing best friend~!
Based off of this art by the amazing suitfer. ~1600 words or so.
“How much do you think that costume cost him?” Sam asked, watching the man he and Blaine had just been speaking to walk away. The man, Jeremy, had been cosplaying as Iron Man and Sam was pretty sure the suit was actually made from iron. It sure looked pretty heavy.
“I think it would have been cheaper to buy the suit rather than make it, but that’s half the fun of coming to Comic Con,” Blaine said. His eyes were shining and he had a lopsided smile as he watched Jeremy stop suddenly in front of a little boy wearing an Iron Man t shirt. He clenched his fist and aimed it at the boy like he was going to fire at him, which only made the boy laugh and blink up at him in awe.
Sam laughed, looking between the matching expressions Blaine and the little boy had. “So tell me again why you didn’t dress up?”
Blaine shrugged and sighed. “I thought about it, but I couldn’t decide on who I wanted to go as,” Blaine said. He had opted to instead wear one of his button ups with a large Captain America pin. Sam had offered to lend him one of his Star Wars t shirts, but Blaine had declined. He loved Star Wars sure, but Marvel was his passion.
Sam smirked at Blaine and shook his head, amused. “Dude, couldn’t decide? Captain America is your guy. You can’t tell me that if you had dressed up, you wouldn’t have gone as him.” Blaine’s cheeks turned pink at the your guy comment, because Sam knew all about his crush on Chris Evans and would sometimes tease Blaine by making out that he was only interested in Marvel for the eye candy. Blaine gave as good as he got by mentioning Scarlett Johansson and that usually shut him up.
Kurt and Blaine made it to the after party, but something wasn’t right.
As the junior prom drew to a close, Rachel and Mercedes found Blaine and Kurt, and shepherded them out of the gym to where the rest of the New Directions were waiting. They were all headed to Kurt’s house for an after party, and although some of them felt a bit worse for wear, they all perked up when they saw the giant stretch limo waiting for them in the McKinley parking lot.
"Kurt!" Blaine exclaimed. "You didn’t tell me about this." His caramel eyes were sparkling, and Kurt knew he was grinning back at him like a loon.
"Do you like it?" Kurt and Finn had arranged for the limo to take everyone back to their house. It had actually been Finn’s idea - after hearing about Blaine’s Sadie Hawkins experience, he thought Blaine might appreciate a "more awesome" ending to the evening to replace the memory of how badly his last school dance had ended.
"I love it," Blaine responded, giving Kurt’s hand a quick squeeze.
Finn gave Kurt a high five as they climbed into the limo. Although Finn got kicked out of prom before it was over, Coach Sue hadn’t bothered to call his mom or even watch to see if he left school property, so Finn had just hung around outside until the limo showed up.
Kurt didn’t mind a bit when he was forced to press tightly against Blaine as Tina and Mike slid in next to them. Blaine was a little sweaty, and his hair was breaking free of the gel, but Kurt thought he looked even more dreamy this way. While he admitted his bias, he was pretty sure it didn’t matter a bit. He and Blaine had made it through prom, had shown the school that what they had couldn’t be touched by intolerance, and Kurt thought he had never been happier.
What is your story’s heat level? How do you approach the sex scenes?
On a scale of “the kids are home and I can read this” to “oh dear, I may have to schedule some alone time before I crack the spine on that one”, I’m going to go ahead and say that you should probably plan ahead! The sex scenes in Bleeding Heart are the result of two characters who are very much in love, but who also want each other more than they’ve wanted anyone else in their lives—they are full on, no holds barred romps. I’ve always been a firm believer in explicit erotica combined with romance and story telling that makes you care about every moment those characters spend in bed, and Bleeding Heart is that and then some. These men talk and fuck and fall in love like its their job.
How do you maintain activity as a writer when sitting at a desk all day?
My cats are very dedicated (someone has to keep refilling that kibble bowl). No, but really—I spend a ridiculous amount of time on the computer, and it’s really important to me to manage my mental time. I make sure to have other things to do, whether it’s chores or time with my husband or taking my eyes away from text and putting them on movie or a television show or a friend or a new restaurant. Often, the only way that I can be productive as a writer is to stop writing and come back to it later. I’m a night owl, but there’s a certain point where your brain says “please, no more”, and you know you’ll be useless if you don’t learn to take a break.
What is it that you loved about the main characters in your story?
They’re such a wonderful blend of different traits that it’s a pleasure to write them. I don’t like writing in a vacuum where a story becomes an obvious expression of “This Is What I Believe In”—basically just an author using characters to express their take on the world and nothing else. Kyle is broken and lost and looking for love and purpose. Brian thinks that he has already found his purpose, that he knows who he is and what he contributes to the world, but then he meets Kyle and realizes he’s been seeing things through rose-tinted glasses. Elisa is a hardened, hard-working realist, but if not for Clara, who is a tough business woman with a sweet center, she may never have made it to where she is today. They are a wonderful sampling of the human spectrum, despite most of them not being human at all!
Introduce us to one of the characters
Kyle Hayes, one of the main characters in Bleeding Heart, is one of my favorite characters, mostly because of where he is when we meet him. He’s from a small town that doesn’t embrace diversity. He’s been raised by relatives who have disliked him for what he is from the start, after losing parents that were supportive and loving. So he starts off bitter, and then things just keep getting worse—not only is he openly gay in a way that not even attempting to hide in the closet would hide, but he gets turned into a vampire and has to deal with the small-town ignorance that comes with that label as well. It becomes just another thing that sets him apart, that makes it impossible for him to positively engage with the world around him.
And then something violent happens, and whatever safety that he has found in the small-minded world around him is lost, too. A person who has been beaten down all of his life the way that Kyle has might have just given up then—but Kyle chooses to take charge of his life for the first time, chooses to leave and look for a better situation. He is in the worst possible way, but he still chooses to fight. In Chicago, he finds allies, and then, when he’s least expecting it, he meets Brian and everything changes.