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Fic: Where There's Smoke AU, [3/12]

Author: Stoney
Title: Where There's Smoke [3/12+E]
Rating: PG-13 generally, but moving to NC-17 in places (will point out, accordingly, for those averse)
Word Count: 3600/100,000
Warnings: None, really, aside from future mentions of homophobic treatment by a parent (I never use slurs. Never.)
Summary: Fireman AU, set 7 years after graduation. Kurt is Kurt, except that he never met Blaine Anderson. Blaine grew up in Brooklyn with his mother and firefighter father. Rachel and Kurt have graduated NYADA, Kurt gained a Masters from Tisch, and now they're in their first post-college apartment together ready to tackle their dreams. Unfortunately, Rachel never learned how to properly cook and almost sets their new house on fire. Enter Dreamy McFirepants.
A/N: This wouldn't exist without the most amazing editor a person could ask for, flaming_muse. Any remaining errors fall squarely on her my shoulders. :D Also, I am ultimately a romantic, I don't like character death, I love writing happy endings, and Kurt and Rachel live in my dream place in Carroll Gardens (it's modeled after a real piece of real estate there.) I tried to be as accurate as a visitor to NYC can get, but did take a few liberties with neighborhood bodegas.


Kurt had already made good headway in the morning's crossword; she would be left with 'lavabo - ten letters' and 'Trammel of baseball - fifteen letters,' and Kurt had absolutely no idea what it could possibly be. And didn’t care. He grimly noted that there were two clues that involved coffee and four that involved love or relationships. Even the NYT crossword puzzle was mocking him.Collapse )

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ladyofthejungle
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I love this story. It is so adorable.
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks so much!
cutepoison89
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Kurt would never have shimmied or danced a jig, he had far too much self-respect for something so childish and unrestrained. So he imagined himself doing it, instead.


Kurt didn't skip out; it certainly wasn't a prance. He was a man, not a giggling schoolboy; he walked out. With maybe a little bit of a dance added in.

There was absolutely nothing wrong in Kurt's mind for a grown man to do a little victory dance in the privacy of his own home.


I just adore little bits like this. So funny and cute. Oh Kurt <3

I'm glad Blaine was the one who did the pursuing this time and made Kurt's day better, good boy. And I like how Kurt seems more and more comfortable around him. Can't wait for more!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, I'm glad you liked those bits, I thought they were pretty funny, very much how an older, a touch more restrained Kurt would behave in The Big City. <3

Thank you so much for your continued support with this story! Huge chapter for you tomorrow. :
rockinhamburger
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THIS I LOVE THIS I LOVE THIS.

Can you tell I love this?

The only difficult thing is waiting 24 hours for the next update. AHHH, the anticipation is as painful as it is thrilling. And god, can I just say that I completely adore your Kurt? He's delightfully witty and intelligent, exactly how I imagine his future self to be. And Blaine? He's just absolutely scrumptious, and the sexual tension you're building is both extremely effective and frustrating. Perfect, basically.

Yeah, does it seem like I'd be stating the obvious if I tell you I am MASSIVELY looking forward to tomorrow when I'll get to read the next part? Because who cares, I CANNOT WAIT.

(Also, this? When Blaine mentioned in an off-hand way that he'd just finished a workout in the station's gym and thought he'd give Kurt a call, Kurt bit his lip to make sure he didn't actually moan into the phone. Sweaty exertion made him think of Kurt? I think I might have bit my own lip to keep a moan at bay. Damn.)
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
YOU CAN YOU CAN I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU DID. And you did. So I'm tres pleased :D

HAHAHA, I am SO HAPPY someone pull-quoted that little moment, because Kurt would DIE at the thought, right!? Jeez, I would, that much I know. Hee. I'm so glad you're sticking with me!! Thanks so much.
totaltvjunkie
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
So obsessed with this story, it's not even funny! Seriously, one of my first thoughts when I woke up was that there was a new chapter! Can't wait to read what's next!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
AWWWW! What an awesome thing, thank you!
flaming_muse
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
I saw a fire truck today, and, as I have through the weeks of getting to read this fic as you wrote, I immediately thought of Blaine.

I'm so happy that now so many other people around here are going to have the same reaction. :)

Love this. Love you.
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
HA! I've told you for the past several weeks how I'm right between two fire stations, and every time I see them at the grocery store or out washing their trucks I giggle. HEE, I LOVE THEM. All so nice and gregarious, smiling and waving at little kids as they go past on their bikes. <3

AND I LOVE YOU, TOO. Really, none of this would be here without you, your encouragement, your editing, and your pushing. I love that about you. :)
brighton_girl
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so in love with this story! I loved Kurt being bitchy, I loved the meet-cute at the store, and I love that Blaine called and wanted to see him so soon. It's all love!

stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
You can't see, but I am wriggling in my chair with glee. (ba-dum-CHING!) I'm glad you're still with me on this, thank you!!
sanj
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
I get so excited when I see updates for this. It's positively charming. :)
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's the best thing to hear, thank you!!
wanna_be_happy1
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
This chapter was WONDERFUL! I love love loved it! We got morose!Kurt, HBIC!Kurt, and flirty!Kurt. Everything I could ever love and want in a chapter! yay!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Poor Kurt, he was almost ready to fall apart. Now he can in the best way. :) Thank you so much for reading along!!
apleby_arrow
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, Kurt, you're so cute. Both of those boys are adorable, they're killing me. Can't wait for tomorrow!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
I just want to smoosh them together for ever. <3 Thank you, and it's a nice, long, chewy chapter for you then!
baka_sensei
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
I love this verse. I am hanging on the edge of my seat for the next installment.

Bumbly so-attracted-and-discombobulated!Kurt is ADORABLE. I love him. And Blaine is so charming, as usual.

And honestly, my stomach has been tying up in knots at the slight angsty bits too, where Kurt thought Blaine didn't like him, or was in the closet. You just have such a lovely, subtle way of getting the emotions across. Thank you so much for sharing!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
AWW! You are an absolute peach. I love that you're loving it (and I'm REALLY glad that the little bits of drama are doing their job, as well.) That's the best compliment ever. <3

Thank you for telling me, and for reading along!
bemerrywithme
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
so I planned on waiting until it was all done and then reading this story as a Christmas present, but I just couldn't restrain myself and I've just read the first three parts. It's perfect though. I'm a massive fan of AUs (and firemen) and I absolutely love your Blaine, Kurt, and Rachel. One question though-- I'm a little confused about Banana Bread Bill. He's the one that told Kurt that Blaine likes banana bread right? At the time it seemed like kind of an encouragement for Kurt to pursue Blaine unless I was reading it wrong. Why was he encouraging and then so negative at the bar? (or should I just wait and see...?)
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ha! I'm glad I sucked you in early... LOL.

Banana Bread Bill is a part of the mystery that is Blaine, all will be revealed, promise! No plot holes, no rocks fall: everyone dies, I promise!

(And thank you, by the way, for reading and commenting.)
samehere18
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
what is it about, "how was your day?" that had me doing the 'kicky feet' and giggling like a loon? This story is so delicious!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
I just love little domestic acts, LOVE IT. They give me all the feelings!!

Thank you for coming back (and commenting, too!)
seanix00bs
Dec. 14th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
best thing ever!!!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
No, you are! Times infinity! :)
alura_embrey
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
It's a date!!! *happy dance* Yay for happenstance meetings and awesome phone calls.

And may I just say, I dont have a fireman kink, but I think you're giving me one. Curse you!
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Just when you thought they'd never get together! (lol)

And HAHAHA, my goal of taking over people's kinks and turning them into mine is almost a complete success! ;) Thank you for reading!
star55
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
There was absolutely nothing wrong in Kurt's mind for a grown man to do a little victory dance in the privacy of his own home. - Damn straight, Kurt!!

Now you have me all excited for tomorrow's chapter and it's not even 7 am here yet!!

You kill me dead every time. This is amazing.

Also, Rachel/David? Never thought of them before but that's hot.
As always, I love you, I love your brain and I want to marry this fic.
stoney321
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, go on with ya. ;) Thanks again for being excited about this story of mine! And I just need David to get more attention, he's always left behind... Heh.
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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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