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Kurt
Hey
You there?

Blaine
Hi :)

Kurt
Are you busy?

Blaine
Uuhh depends. I’m bored to death but can’t really leave

Kurt
Where are you?

Blaine
My parents’. It’s like a family dinner but almost without family
Everything’s ok? You left quite early, we didn’t get a chance to catch up

Kurt
What kind of catching up are we talking about?

Blaine
Kurt…
Real catching up. You said you’d stay and that was it. I still don’t really know how you’re doing and all that

Kurt
Well we *are* talking now.

Blaine
About lack of talking, sure

Kurt
*eye-roll*
I want to ask you something though.

Blaine
Mm?
Should I be afraid?

Kurt
?

Blaine
You can just ask instead of saying you want to ask, it makes me nervous
Are we talking about talking about the thing we don’t talk about?

Kurt
That dinner you’re having is doing weird things to your thinking process.
But, well. I didn’t ask right away because I need you to answer not as you but rather as my best friend.

Blaine
I *am* your best friend…
One of them at least
…Or not?

Kurt
You are. Always.
But I need you to put aside that thing we’re not talking about and just answer as my best friend.

Blaine
You’re not making it easier, you know

Kurt
Putting it aside?
You do realize I’ve never explicitly said I don’t want to talk about it right?

Blaine
It still feels that way
Okay. What’s your mystery question?

Kurt
As my best friend, ok?

Blaine
Kurt
Hit me

Kurt
It’s just…
It *is* about relationships.

Blaine
Right.
Kurt? You decided not to ask after all?

Kurt
I might be coming up with other random questions to dump on you

Blaine
So something important is going on

Kurt
I’m thinking about asking someone out but doubt that’s a good idea.

Blaine
Okay…
So what’s the question?

Kurt
I thought you could convince me it is.
A good idea, I mean.

Blaine
For God’s sake, Kurt
I wish we could do it over phone if not face to face
I am your best friend, right, but I can’t not… you know
I can’t not be selfish in this scenario.

Kurt
Meaning?

Blaine
Not not talking, alright.
I don’t want to discuss you dating other people, especially discuss it with you.
And I definitely don’t want you to date other people.
Kurt?
You could tell me why it would be a bad idea though… just asking

Kurt
Because I’m scared.

Blaine
That’s… normal. I guess? Is it the only reason?

Kurt
Because I thought I moved on but it turned out I haven’t.
Like, at all
And I’m scared of the future and it feels like I’m becoming codependent again
And, you know, getting back with your ex because you can’t stop loving him is such a cliché
Blaine?
Please be selfish

Blaine
I’m suddenly finding this dinner party not important at all

Kurt
That’s good.

Blaine
Face to face it still better btw…

Kurt
Lima Bean?

Blaine
Meet you there in twenty.