Title: “The Perfect Shot” (Part 3/3)
Words: 7,742 in Part Three; 18,364 Total
Summary: Blaine Anderson, a young, up-and-coming professional photographer, has the utmost luck to be assigned to a photoshoot featuring the famous (and breathtaking) Kurt Hummel. When Kurt’s dominant presence begins to affect the submissive behind the camera, how long can they resist? - D/s AU, NC-17
Deleted Dialogue from 4x22
Kurt: “Why am I so nervous?”
Santana: “Because you still love him, you dope.”
no but when the fans have been complaining all season long that kurt hasn’t been given enough opportunity to express how he’s feeling post break-up, when it gets to the point that some of us are actually questioning whether or not he wants to get back together with blaine, WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU CUT A LINE IN THE FINALE THAT CONFIRMS WHERE HE STANDS?
Can we talk about Blaine’s level of denial, though? Because Glee, what the hell were you thinking?
The Breadstix scene makes me so uncomfortable. Liz tells Kurt and Blaine they’re a sweet couple. Kurt’s reaction is normal: he casually corrects her because it’s not big deal. They’re not a couple,…
All of this.
I’m sort of concerned for Blaine because he just seems so, so desperate to propose that he’s losing touch with reality. He loves Kurt so much, and he’s so terrified of not getting him back that it’s turning a bit unhealthy for him.
I’m not sure if the writers are trying to make him act immaturely about this situation or not, but that’s how it’s coming across to me. He needs to give Kurt time. They need to move forward together. Blaine can’t slap a band-aid on it by giving him a ring. It doesn’t work that way.
The more I think about how Blaine ignored Burt’s advice and non-permission to ask for Kurt’s hand, the most uneasy I feel. That seems really OOC on Blaine’s part, IMO. I mean, I know he’s one for sweeping romantic gestures, but he also seems pretty old-fashioned about things—like the fact that he asked Burt to marry his son in the first place. I’m not sure why he’d just completely go against that sound advice and buy a ring and carry it around in his pocket like a man hell-bent on proposing ASAP. While I agree that nothing can stand in the way of true love, to me, that sort of shows that Blaine’s handling this immaturely—focusing more on what he wants than what they, Kurt and Blaine, need together, as a unit. A proposal should never be about ‘me;’ it should be about an ‘us,’ and if it’s not, I’m not sure anyone’s actually ready to get engaged, no matter how true the love is. I don’t doubt that Blaine feels he’s doing this for all of the right reasons, but I don’t think he’s as correct as he thinks he is.
Idk. I just kinda wish he’d taken Burt’s advice and then in 4x22, instead of ring shopping, the Klaine scenes we had were simply something leading them back into a dating phase—maybe not being ‘together’—but like, going on a date and reconnecting. Something where Kurt made healthy progress instead of being stuck in the ‘We’re just friends’/’We’re not a couple’ mindset that has no forward motion while Blaine sprints toward his goal of putting a ring on his ex-boyfriend’s finger.
All of it just doesn’t sit right with me, and I’m not sure the writers understand what they’re doing.