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Stumbled On A Certainty

Title: Stumbled On A Certainty
Fandom: Glee
Pairings: Kurt/Blaine
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: If I owned Glee... let's just say a few things would be different.
Spoilers: Vague through 3.05.
Summary: Kurt gets home very, very, very late. Finn finally notices.

Author's Note: I seem to be stuck on writing outside perspectives on the relationship...

Stumbled On A Certainty

If the game hadn’t been paused while he grabbed yet another can of soda from the fridge, he probably wouldn’t have even heard the key turning in the door.

Burt and his mom were spending the night in Cleveland after dinner with an old friend of his mom’s, leaving Finn and Kurt with the house to themselves. It had been happening more and more, lately – apparently not killing each other or destroying the house when Burt had been on the campaign trail had proved they were responsible, or something.

Finn usually invited Rachel over for some alone-time, but her dads had dragged her to some distant relative’s bar mitzvah this weekend, so he’d organised an all-night Gears of War 3 session with Puck instead.

He hadn’t even registered the lack of Kurt coming down to complain about the noise while he was trying to sleep.

A glance at the kitchen clock on his way out surprised him. Someone, it was already after 7am; no wonder he’d been fighting back yawns.

And Kurt was, it seemed, only just getting home.

“Where’ve you been?” he asked loudly, startling Kurt where he was hanging up his coat in the hall. Kurt turned and gave Finn that look he had that Finn knew meant he thought it was a stupid question; Finn didn’t think it was particularly stupid – it was morning already, he just wanted to know where his step-brother had been all night.

“I was out with Blaine,” Kurt relied plainly, clearly thinking that much should have been obvious. Which maybe it should have been; sometimes Finn thought Blaine saw more of Kurt than he did, and they lived together. But even so…

“Dude, you know it’s, like, morning already, right?” Finn pointed out. “Everywhere closed hours ago.”

Kurt took a resolute step towards the stairs. “I know.” He stared hard at Finn. “Can we please just say I was with Blaine and leave it at that?” He took another step.

“But you’ve been gone all night,” Finn persisted, not really getting why Kurt was being so very secretive. Unless… “You’re not caught up in organised crime or something are you, ‘cause I really…”

“Crime, Finn?” Kurt interrupted, badly muffling an incredulous laugh. “Me and Blaine? Really?”

Finn frowned. It wasn’t like he’d really thought it was that likely, but he’d had to ask; Kurt didn’t have to laugh. “Okay, not really. But you won’t tell me, and what else could you have been doing that…?” He trailed off as he finally took in Kurt’s appearance. Kurt was always perfectly put together and styled, even if all they were doing was spending a day in front of the TV, arguing over the remote. At that particular moment, he almost looked… rumpled.

Oh. Oh. Finn blinked. Well that was…

“Oh,” he said. “Um… never mind.”

Kurt was blushing just a little, which only confirmed things for Finn. Clearly he could tell what Finn had just realised, and it was true.

“Right,” said Kurt, awkwardly. “I’m just going to…” He waved towards the stairs, but didn’t actually move.

Finn sort of wished he hadn’t figured it out, and he could see why Kurt hadn’t wanted to say. He didn’t really want to think about… Kurt was his brother. He’d walked in on them making out, once, and there were just some sides of your siblings you never, ever wanted to see. Or even imagine.

“Right,” he echoed.

They stared at each other in silence for a long moment, both seemingly frozen to the spot.

An alert noise sounded from the Xbox in the living room, breaking the tension.

Kurt nodded once before escaping up the stairs, finally.

Finn was just settling back onto the couch, about to apologise to Puck for his long absence, when a thought occurred to him.

He was never going into Kurt’s room without knocking again.


-end-

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( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
judearaya
Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
oh Finn...organized crime, LOLs
etmuse
Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Only Finn's mind would go there...
mander3_swish
Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
LOL!
“Crime, Finn?” Kurt interrupted, badly muffling an incredulous laugh. “Me and Blaine? Really?” oh Finn....
This was fun!
etmuse
Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yep, only Finn... I enjoyed writing from his POV for a change.
taibreamhuli
Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
First Backstage Notes and now this. I love the way you write. Definitely going to be reading more of you. Studying is overrated, right? :p
etmuse
Nov. 23rd, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like. I enjoy writing them. (Mostly. The monster one-shot I wrote over the summer nearly killed me.)
20thcenturyvole
Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Hah! Oh Finn, so completely oblivious. I was half-waiting for Puck to come out, take one look at Kurt, and crow "Walk of shame!"
etmuse
Nov. 23rd, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
If Puck had been there (it wasn't very clear that they were playing online, was it... oops!) he so would have.
diamond_sky18
Nov. 23rd, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, Finn.

This was adorable.
etmuse
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
minttu80
Nov. 24th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
I love fics where we see Klaine from someone else's point of view. This was a fun read. Oh Finn LOL
I'd like to see Will's point of view (even just thoughts) on little Klaine background moments while the usual drama rages on in the choir room.
etmuse
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Outside POVs are always fun.
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etmuse
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Because Kurt's clearly so much more likely to be into crime...
mimiheart
Nov. 24th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh, Finn.

Yeah, that's what Kurt's been up to. Organized crime. That's the first thing my mind jumps to when I can't find people.
etmuse
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Mine too! Isn't that a coincidence...
whiterose0328
Nov. 24th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Oh Finn, your logic never fails to amuse me.
etmuse
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
He has a unique thought process...
fara1903
Nov. 24th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
Oh..Finn!
etmuse
Nov. 26th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
That boy...
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