"And thus it was, a Fourth Age of Middle-earth began. And the Fellowship of the Ring, though eternally bound by friendship and love, was ended.”
the lord of the rings meme // favourite location → bag end
(Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.
when your teacher wishes you good luck before an exam
Title: Kurtofsky Ficlets for the Kurtofskythings prompts
Dave stormed into the apartment furious at Kurt for turning his alarm clock off. He was late to class for the third time that week and he hated having to sit in the back row where the desks were at least two inches smaller. He was not a small dude and it was super uncomfortable to sit in them for over an hour while the professor droned on and on. Kurt was sitting at the island in their kitchen apartment eating butterscotch out of the jar and groaning in delight. Dave also hated that he had turned Kurt on to butterscotch in high school, because Kurt made it a point to eat butterscotch straight out of the jar on a regular basis and make it look like the sexiest thing he had ever seen. He wasn’t supposed to find Kurt sexy when he was mad at him. It wasn’t fair. Kurt turned around and smiled mischievously at Dave. Dave sighed and dropped his bag on the floor by the front door. He kicked off his shoes and walked into the kitchen. He took the jar out of Kurt’s hand, put the lid back on, and stuck it back in the refrigerator. He started doing the dishes then, because God forbid Kurt ever do a chore around their apartment. Kurt came up to him and put his spoon in the dishwasher beside the other dishes Dave was loading. Kurt continued to carry on as if nothing was wrong and Dave finally exploded.
“God damnit, Kurt.”
“You drive me fucking crazy. You turned off my alarm clock three times in a row this week, you never do any fucking chores around here, and then you sit on that damn chair every day eating butterscotch out of the jar like you’re having an orgasm and make me forge that I’m pissed off at you!”
“Yeah, well you are too uptight about everything! I turned off the alarm because you hit the snooze button six times and it was fucking annoying! I tried doing laundry and doing the dishes and you tell me every fucking time that I do it wrong! And God forbid that I try to get you to finally fucking think of me as more than you roommate with you whom you have crazy inappropriate sexual chemistry with!”
The fight immediately left Dave when Kurt was standing there breathing heavily and looking like he was about to burst into tears.
“You’re really surprised, David? We’ve been living together for three years! In all that time how many guys have I brought home or told you about? You are so oblivious; you think I drive you crazy? You drive me fucking crazy!”
Dave silenced Kurt by kissing him, both to shut him up and because he was tired of hiding behind his platonic façade. Much later, they were lying in bed and Dave told Kurt they should compromise. He’d let Kurt wake him up, he’d do the dishes with Kurt, and he’d kiss Kurt whenever he pulled the butterscotch trick and Kurt happily agreed.
It was freezing outside and David shuffled uncomfortably on his feet as he tried to get feeling back in his legs and fingers. He wanted to be anywhere but here at this particular moment. He still couldn’t figure out why he had promised Santana he would go out on a blind date. He was 34 years old and a successful sports attorney living in New York City and here he was like a pathetic idiot waiting to meet this guy who was just his type according to Santana. He checked his phone to check the time for the fifth time in ten minutes and felt the ball of nerves grow larger and larger in his stomach. His breath caught in his throat when he saw Kurt appear in front of him. He looked gorgeous. He was wearing a peacoat and a sparkly scarf wrapped around his neck. Kurt had the same shocked look on his face when he saw David. They hadn’t seen or spoken to one another in over eight years. The last time had been at Finn’s funeral and then it was just simple pleasantries and niceties. Kurt was the first to recover and stepped forward to shake Dave’s hand. They exchanged greetings and sat in the corner table by the window overlooking the water and sparkly lights of the holiday season. Kurt and Dave talked about Santana tricking them into having dinner. It was awkward at first, but then Kurt and Dave saw Rachel and Sam on a date and they spent over twenty minutes watching them and providing play by play commentary on how awkward that date must be for Sam. Dave was pleasantly surprised to see how easily it was to talk to Kurt. Kurt must have felt the same because he invited Dave to go to Scandals with him for drinks and maybe dancing. They end up skipping the dancing and take a walk through the park. It’s midnight before Dave even realizes they have been talking and reminiscing for over five hours. He wants to end it before it loses its novelty and walks Kurt back to his car. Kurt smiles and grabs Dave’s phone before he knows what hits him. As he’s driving home he hears his phone ding and he smiles. When he gets home he responds to Kurt’s text and he sends a quick one to Santana thanking her for lying to him and setting him up with Kurt.