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I don't think I've written any fic since... hmm, the Cullenses were Mormon missionaries proselytizing the the vampires of Fangtasia? Lol. That should tell you everything you need to know about me.

Since my flist has been dropping like flies since I started getting excited about GLEE, I thought I'd push it even further. But I do it out of love.

Author: Stoney321
Title: How The Pieces Fit
Rating: General
Summary: Burt makes sure Blaine knows...things, too. Written to (hopefully) put a smile on flaming_muse's face today, and because I've wanted to write Burt Hummel for months. Very short, <600 words. (thanks to oatmellow for speedy beta work note: EVERYONE NEEDS A BETA. Lol.)



How The Pieces Fit


"So...," Burt sighs, rubbing his head. "I don't know if your parents ever talked about, well, you know."

Blaine looks at Burt, stricken. "Um, Mr. Humm- Burt? If you're about to tell me about the birds and the bees, I would like to remind you of an incredibly awkward conversation we had eight years ago in your garage."

Burt blinks for a minute, chewing the inside of his cheek. "Yeah. Believe me, I remember that. Some fancy kid--no offense son, you know what I mean--comes in like he's my equal and tells me I need to tell my boy how-- Well, you know. How two puzzle pieces are supposed to fit together. That's not something a guy forgets too easily"

Blaine's face contorts with either amusement or embarrassment, Burt's never been able to figure the two out. At least, not when it's just him and Blaine. He looks at Blaine looking at his son and Burt knows exactly what Blaine's thinking. Which is why they're here, come to think of it.

Burt side steps someone, a stage coordinator, he thinks Kurt called him, and takes a step closer to Blaine, clapping a hand on Blaine's shoulder to keep their heads close in case anyone might want to listen in. "I just want you to know that no matter what, you matter to us, okay?"

Blaine looks down at their shoes and nods.

Not good enough, Burt thinks."You matter to me, got it? You wanna change your mind, you wanna take more time, believe me, I get it."

Blaine looks up, and Burt knows that look: worry and confusion. He saw it not too long ago on Finn's face when he had this same talk with him. Burt squeezes his shoulder companionably.

"I'm just saying, there's all the time in the world, it doesn't have to be everything right this second."

Blaine stammers,"I would never...never back out-"

Burt closes his eyes and shakes his head. "I know, kid, I know. I'm just saying, you do have the option." He pulls Blaine into a bear hug and catches sight of Finn walking towards them, smoothing the front of his shirt and checking his breath in his palm. Finn grins up at Burt and gives him double thumbs up.

"I said as much to my other son," Burt whispers into Blaine's ear. "Hell, you've been my son for years now, haven't you? Pretty proud of you, you hear me?" Burt pulled back, clearing his throat. He just had a tickle, probably the damn A/C, every one liked their air conditioning cranked to the max, he saw it all the time in his shop.

"Mr. Humm- Burt?"

Burt looks up at the rafters over the stage at the string of lights hung up high and blinks a bit. Just a little bright, that's all; that's why his eyes sting.

Blaine's voice is barely a whisper. "Thank you. For more than this, just... thank you."

"Anytime, kid. Now make an honest man of my boy, you hear me?"

Blaine's face breaks into the sweetest, dopiest grin Burt's ever seen, and he looked the exact same right before he danced out to make Carole his forever and ever. Burt would settle for nothing else, not on Kurt's big day. It's about time they made it official.

Blaine's whole body goes still when he sees Kurt step out. "Really. Thank you, Burt."

Just when I get him to finally call me that. "Call me Dad."

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stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! Whew.
flaming_muse
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

REASONS I LOVE YOU, AN INCOMPLETE LIST IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

1) YOU WROTE ME FIC

2) YOU WROTE ME BLAINE AND BURT BEFORE THE KLAINE WEDDING FIC

3) YOU MADE BURT TELL BLAINE TO CALL HIM DAD

4) YOU GAVE BLAINE KURT'S FAMILY

5) STAGE COORDINATOR AND SWOOPING LIGHTS AND AIR CONDITIONING TICKLE

6) OMG YOU WROTE ME THIS THIS THIS FIC RIGHT HERE, THIS ONE, I AM SO HAPPY

So, yeah, nail on the head, lady. So so so happy. I am grinning like a lunatic and am probably scaring the other patrons of the cafe. :) :)

Thank you. Truly, thank you. This has made my day, and heaven knows I needed it.
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
YAY CLAPPY HANDS OF JOYNESS!!!!!!

I know it's spare and minimal and I don't have a thousand chapters of amazingness, but that's your job. :D

I am the top of the stairs in my yellow Ray Bans with a snappy tune JUST FOR YOOOOOOUUUUUUUU! <3
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mangofandango
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Aww! Awww! Awwwwwwwwwww!

:)
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
BWEEE!! Glad you're having that reaction. First time writing this show, WHEW.
mobile_alh
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yup...just AWWWWWW......
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3

I think we all could use a d'aww! moment every now and then. :)
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stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
That echo is the sound of my dolphin noises (they're schweet!) in return!!!

<3 <3 Thanks so much. :)
mockingbirdq
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
You wrote Glee fic! AND it was wedding fic! AND it had Burt telling Blaine to call him "Dad"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are not enough exclamation points in the world to express my excitement :)
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'll be sure that they slip extra exclamations in the gift bags at the front door. YAY! I'm glad this worked for you, thank you!
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stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you!!
fabrisse
Sep. 22nd, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
This is very sweet. And yeah, Blaine's an honorary son. I've been convinced of that since the Prom episode.
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks (for more than this, too. *g*)

Burt sees that boy as his own, yep. 100% in agreement.
brighton_girl
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
This is just perfect.
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! <3
mimiheart
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
LOVE this. <3
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU! :)
angelofcaffeine
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
I just want to cuddle this fic forever.
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
I LOVE BURT HUMMEL. Greatest dad ever. (And thank you!)
tabiji
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Precious! ♥
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
They really are. :D (Thanks so much!)
brunettepet
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
I love Burt so much and how he is the best dad ever - to all his boys!
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
He just really is. This is how it will be, damn it!! <3
electrictoes
Sep. 22nd, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Oh Burt, my heart.

Loved this ♥
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS BURT HUMMEL?!

And thank you VERY much.
shighola
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
*sniffs*
This is so beautiful. Burt is the best dad ever!!!!
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU!! And he really, really is. Let's get to cloning him, HOW ABOUT IT, SCIENCE?
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

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