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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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Dec. 19th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)

Had to wipe the computer, so I am behind on this (thank GOD, because if I had to wait a WHOLE DAY to move on from this, I might have to hurt you.) and I don't have the brains to make a more better comment than "ack".

Dec. 19th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
OH DEAR, computer wipe?! My sympathies. And ha! I have a feeling I'll be hearing from you shortly... :D
Dec. 28th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
I have to admit that I'm a little worried that Kurt will end up spending every moment of every day worrying about Blaine's safety. That's not healthy for a relationship. And, the recent death of Blaine's father isn't helping matters, because he's also still in a somewhat similar head space. I think in this case, it's okay to be optimistic and just trust Blaine's skills as a firefighter, whilst at the same time also acknowledging the risks he faces.

It would be interesting to see how Rachel/David differs. If they get serious, will they talk as much about David's potential impending doom?
Dec. 28th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
It's also good for the reader to be optimistic, too! ;D

But these are real concerns for people in this line of work, so it's smart for everyone to be fully cognizant of the risks before making that leap. Nothing worse than letting yourself fall only to have someone run off scared in the end.

(So glad you're getting so involved in the story!)
Jan. 18th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Duran Duran!! I need this ASAP on Glee.

Blaine looked down at their hands and entwined his fingers with Kurt's. Warm, firm, and it felt like a missing piece of Kurt was snapped back into place after a long absence.

Melting here.

Their first date was so precious! And I love how they're both on the same page here, that they're on the cusp of something entirely real and have already begun the difficult discussions.

I'm adoring the extra links to help us visualize locations.

Kurt teased about his feelings, always ready to pull them back as if he was only joking. Blaine laid himself bare, hoping Kurt would accept him. And he wanted to, oh, he wanted to so much. But he was completely terrified of being shattered into pieces, pulverized by the very real “what if” that came along with falling for Blaine Anderson.

I had to stop reading for a bit tonight due to Glee watching and then Adam Lambert flail. Off to bed & I hope to return to the remaining chapters once I fulfill my RL obligations. I'm really enjoying the story <3
Jan. 18th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
OMG, they keep doing 80s music and it's the WRONG MUSIC. Gimmie Duran Duran, Glee!!

I'm SO SO happy that you're still enjoying there little love story! Thank you very much, so glad you're still reading! (And no worries, this story isn't going anywhere, after all. :D)
Feb. 4th, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
I feel like there's nothing to cry about in this chapter but I'm on the verge of crying. I haven't read a good fic like this in a long while. Gosh, I just...this is so good. Ugh, okay, off to read more.
Feb. 4th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, but there kind of is something to get emotional about, so I have no judgement. <3 And THANK YOU. I'm so glad you're enjoying this!
Mar. 23rd, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Good god. That story about the fake family of dolls? You had me laughing in my lecture. Serves me right for reading fanfic in class. But I can't stop reading this! I'm so in love with this Kurt and how mature he is. Gah. Proud mama tears.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, that's awesome! I mean, whoops, I'm sorry you were busted in your lecture... ;D

So glad you're enjoying this so far, thank you!
Apr. 1st, 2012 05:29 am (UTC)
Nov. 7th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
where there's smoke
well i hope kurt doesnt skidattle.I hope this aint no character death storylines either.
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: where there's smoke
I don't write character death in Glee. I mention that in the A/N for just about each chapter, so no worries!
Mar. 10th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
[goes back in time to reprimand Past Whispery]. Clearly i must've been insane for not commenting on the sheer brilliance, beauty, hotness and wit of this chap when i read it last year. I was saying the dialogue to myself so many times before it popped up- clearly this left an impression. Loooove it!

hope u're well, stoney!! <3
Mar. 10th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's the loveliest thing to hear!! Thank you, sweet sweet lady!

<3 <3 <3

*peppers kisses all over your forehead*
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Are You Actually

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.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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