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Fic: Where There's Smoke Klaine AU [5/12+]

Author: Stoney
Title: Where There's Smoke [5/12+]
Rating: PG-13 generally, but moving to NC-17 in places (will point out, accordingly, for those averse)
Pairing: Kurt/Blaine, Wes and David friendship, mentions of former Finn/Rachel
Word Count: 9300/100,000
Warnings:Mentions of homophobic treatment by a parent, stories of fires - no one dies. :)
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,’ Rachel said quietly, waiting for him to look at her. ‘When it's right, you know it. It doesn't matter when it happens. Just that it does.’ She gave his hands a squeeze and then wrapped hers around her coffee mug for a sip, returning one back for him to hold while he thought. ‘Besides, life-threatening situations count as like, three dates. You two are on your fifth date by now, emotionally speaking.'Collapse )

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star55
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
No, Kurt, turn around, go back upstairs and spend the night cuddling with Blaine!! That's what's supposed to happen. ;)
As always, this was fantastic. I love the deeper side that you're taking this to because it's real, the situations are real and that is what I love more than anything.
I'm giddy at the thought of the next chapter to see what it will bring. =D
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT?! KUUUUUUUUURT! Thank you so much for this, I love funny stuff and ha has and all of that (who doesn't?) but I didn't want to gloss over what they actually do, or play it up for laughs, so that's wonderful to hear that it's not boring or frustrating to the reader. THANK YOU. <3
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nittyismyname
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Woot!
Favorite part of my day, reading your story.

Thank you! <3
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Woot!
AWWWW! You are too sweet, thank YOU for that and for reading!
yellowcityheart
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
I can't even describe all the feelings I have, it's just so incredibly sweet. My chest is hurting from the complete love I have for this fic! Your writing is incredible and your imagination is flawless! Thank you for creating such a beautiful story, and for bringing two amazing character's to life in a different setting then the one that Glee gives them (wow that sounds so corny, please excuse my melodramatic speech... It seems I can't help it! xD) I can't wait for the tomorrow, I am obsessed with this story! <3 <3
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
I am so happy that you will stick with me in this little world of theirs, that's the best compliment ever! (Blaine would highly approve of the corny joke, come on. Also, it wasn't corny to me. <3 )

THANK YOU!
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mariicoelho
Dec. 16th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Always perfect!!!
I cannot with this fluffy! I'm in love with their relationship!
When Blaine called Kurt 'dear', I almost died of happiness!! lol
They are becoming an item now, oooown!!!!
looking forward to more!!! :)))
xxxx
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
I just love them, you know? LOVE THEM. Oh, I am pleased as punch that someone liked that "dear" moment, because it just...oh, I just love those tiny moments where you have a flash of domesticity with a potential love, how exciting that can be. <3

Thank you thank you as always!!
alianne
Dec. 16th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
It's like every day I try to come up with new words for how much I love this story, but I'm just not that eloquent right after reading this. Well, I'll try anyway, okay? It seems so very THEM that they don't just rush into it no matter how much they seem to want to. It's like... who they are and what they've been through individually makes them perfect for each other, and yet it makes it so difficult for them to just be together at the same time. You are writing them so, so well. Especially your Kurt is fantastic - witty and confident on the one hand, but also so vulnerable because of his past and because he just wants so much, and... you know, all of that and more. Looking forward to tomorrow's chapter. :)
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
it just makes me so happy to hear that you find them to be THEM. That's my number one goal when I write an AU (which hasn't been in years, but...still.) Especially Kurt, I find him so fascinating as a character, but he's tough to get just right. Thank you.
tanzmaeusi
Dec. 16th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
I already suspected that you were going to bring some conflict into this outstanding piece of work, but even though I anticipated it, I´m a little surprised how deeply this chapter moved me and made me think about love and loss and fear and hope and faith in general. The way they both have experienced utter loneliness and loss and how this experience influences their whole thinking and feeling is so touching and heartwrenching, both of them on the verge of falling so, so hard for the other, but both of them so scared and afraid of a possible loss again, probably instinctively knowing that loosing each other would be the greatest loss of all. And maybe because of these similar experiences they can understand each other so well, they have been feeling so connected and close right from the beginning and hopefully it will make them realize that they are soulmates indeed and their love is worth and capable to overcome all their fears.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'm from the school where a story without conflict isn't a story, so yeah...there will be some angst. And I kind of want to tattoo your comment on my HEART. It's pretty much what I"m wanting for the whole story, so it's very gratifying to know you feel the same!

THANK YOU.
violets92
Dec. 16th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Ugh, this fic.

I read the first chapter when it came out and then went away for a few days, so I'm now all caught up. You have no idea what you're doing me. My heart wants to burst! I'm an absolute sucker for fics with firefighter characters because it always means angst and I'm a whore for angst.

Can't wait for the next update!
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
I do love angst!! So yeah,it's not smooth sailing, because that's just not reasonable, you know? So glad that's working for you, thank you for coming back to my story!
jennacorinth
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh god, this fic. I'm in love with it! HOW DO YOU WRITE LIKE THIS? So beautiful. Kurt and Blaine = soulmates.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
I put my hands on the keyboard and the words come out? Well, and then flaming_muse comes along behind me and sweeps away half of my commas and pokes at it. (lol)

Thank you, and yes: SOULMATES!! <3
frumiousme
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
brilliant brilliant feelings all over the place.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'll pass out tote bags for the next chapter so you can keep your feelings all in one place. ;) THANK YOU VERY MUCH, by the way.
durmstrangduck
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
This is odficially being added to my favorite fic of all time list.
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
AWESOME. Thank you!!
rxxxachel
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
So, I almost didn't start reading, because my brother is a fireman, so the whole sexy fireman thing doesn't work on me (haha), but you're an excellent storyteller. I'm completely attached to the characters and storyline. I'm glad I took a chance on this fic. The whole "we die" part kills me everytime I read it, but in the best way possible. Can't wait for the next part!
stoney321
Dec. 16th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
HA!! Oh, I can certainly understand your trepidation, lol. And thank you so much for that, essentially that's what I want to do, tell a story and hope people are interested and entertained by it.

(It gave me a sad to write the "we die" bit, too. Poor Blaine.)

Again, thank you so much for giving me a chance!
blue_eyed_shaz
Dec. 17th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
I cannot describe how much I love this story. Can I make a request? This story from Blaine's POV? Included are the other firemen ribbing him on the ride home on the truck after he first meets Kurt at the kitchen/tofu disaster, the texts he recieves from the gang at the bar that night, him realising he dosen't have Kurts number, etc etc. It would be amazing? Please????? Even some one shots??
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
I'm so happy to know you're liking this story!! Thank you for that.

...I don't know about a POV shift, but I won't write it off. (The texts could be funny, though!)
AdamPascalFan
Dec. 17th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I just wanted you to know that if FOR IMPORTANT PLOT LIKE PURPOSES Kurt would ever slip and send the message "come naked and bring belts" I would fully support Kurt in this move. You know...for plot purposes. Important character building stuff. Just putting it out there.

Oh these BOYS...with their talking and their making out and their deepening connections....they are going to be swooning death of me!
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA, duly noted! *salutes*

I just LOVE THEM! They're such great characters, and I'm so happy to play with them. (And that you'll all play, too. :D)
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stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Why, thank you very, very much! At this point I kind of need a real firefighter Blaine to feel whole... :D
citizen_bliss
Dec. 17th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
omg I'm loving this fic so much!

And tomorrow?? I won't be able to read until Sunday D: I can't wait :D
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!

(Oh, but that just means you get TWO chapters to read! And Sunday's is huge. HUGE.) <3 <3 <3
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