Since that day they met in the Lima Bean, Kurt and Blaine had been texting almost non-stop. They would stay up into the wee hours of the night texting about everything and nothing. They found out that they both had a passion for music and acting. They also talked about all drama within their glee clubs.
Every time Kurt's phone buzzed he felt a little flutter in his chest. He hadn't been this happy in a long time.
On one particular school night, Kurt was telling Blaine about his eventful day.
Kurt: It was SO uncomfortable
Blaine: It couldn't have been that bad.
Kurt: There was pelvic thrusting and I slapped the male lead's ass. Then there was a sex riot afterwards.
Blaine: Yeah that's pretty bad
Kurt: I'm sure your day couldn't have been any more exciting than mine.
Blaine: Oh really? We had an impromptu performance today. There wasn't a sex riot but I think it went well.
Kurt: What song did you sing?
Blaine: SexyBack by JT
Kurt was imagining Blaine and other boys in blazers singing and dancing to such a sexual song. Just that thought brought a deep blush to his face.
Kurt: I definitely think that song deserved a sex riot
Blaine: haha probably. But we sing lots of similar songs all the time so…
Kurt: slight topic change. Have I ever told you my choir teacher looks like JT?
Blaine: No but you are one lucky guy. JT's hot
Kurt: BLAINE! This is my teacher we're talking about. Remember he wanted us to do a freaking disco song
Blaine: Hey don't knock disco!
Blaine: oh I forgot to tell you that I finally got a solo
Kurt: Oh my god! That's amazing Blaine!
Blaine: Not really I only got like two lines
Kurt: but it's still something. Soon enough you'll be the lead singer
Blaine: You really think so? You've never even heard me sing before
Kurt: I know so. Plus if you got even a small solo, you must be pretty good
Blaine: thanks Kurt. Hey do you want to meet up for coffee sometime this week?
Kurt's heart stopped. Blaine wanted to have coffee with him. He actually wanted to continue talking to him, in public too. The thought alone brought a smile to Kurt's face.
Kurt: yeah how about tomorrow?
Blaine: it's a date
Blaine: wait no
Blaine: as in between two friends
Blaine: not like a date date
Kurt: whoa calm down. I know what you meant
Blaine: OK I should go to sleep. See you tomorrow :)
Kurt: goodnight :)
Kurt's heart was racing. What if Blaine actually meant a real date? What if he was saying it wasn't because he didn't want to push Kurt to do anything he wasn't ready for?
He tried not to think too much about it when he was falling asleep.
The next day, Kurt was jittery throughout school. In his last class, Mercedes asked him if he was OK.
"I'm fine, Mercedes. I'm just trying to figure out what to cook for dinner." It technically wasn't a lie. With texting Blaine so much Kurt was behind on planning dinners.
"OK, if you say so," Mercedes replied incredulously.
Twenty minutes later found Kurt in the Lima Bean parking lot. It was Friday so there wasn't any glee club that day. He was sitting in his SUV giving himself a pep talk.
"It's just coffee. Nothing more. It's not a date. You can do this."
Somehow he was able to get out and walk through the shop's door. When he saw Blaine, huge grins appeared on the boys' faces.
"Kurt, you made it!" Blaine exclaimed.
"Sorry I'm late," Kurt apologized.
"Oh, you're not late I'm just early," Blaine explained. "Sit down. I already ordered for you."
"You know my coffee order?" Kurt asked.
"Of course I do. I asked you a few nights ago."
"Oh yeah. I guess I forgot," Kurt said before taking a sip. Once the coffee reached his tongue, he scrunched his face. Subsequently, Blaine's face fell.
"Oh no. Did I get it wrong?" Blaine asked with a worried expression.
"It's mostly right. It just seems a little too sweet."
"But I got you exactly what you told me. A grande nonfat mocha with on sugar."
"I never said anything about sugar," Kurt said with his brow furrowed.
Blaine frowned as well and tilted his head a bit. "But you asked me for a sugar packet last week. And I just realized I never gave it to you either."
Kurt raised his eyebrows in realization. Then with a laugh Kurt explained. "That sugar wasn't for me. It was for my friend Mercedes."
"Oh, OK. I can go get another drink for you," Blaine offered.
"No, no. It's fine, Blaine. It's not that bad," Kurt assured taking a swig to prove his point.
"If you're sure."
"I am. So how was your day? Get any more solos?" Kurt inquired.
Blaine smirked. "No new solos but my day was pretty good."
"Pretty good? Not amazing, stupendous, or wonderful?" Kurt exclaimed.
With a chuckle and slight blush Blaine said "It is now."
Then Kurt looked away blushing even more than his friend. When he looked up again, Blaine was staring at him with an endearing look.
"What? Is there something on my face?" Kurt asked.
"No it's just that you're really cute when you blush."
Kurt gasped. Blaine, is this supposed to be a date? I know you said it wasn't but it really feels like one. At least compared to the ones in movies on TV."
Um… Do you want it to be? If not, that's fine. Completely fine."
"Yeah, yes. Do you?"
"Yeah, of course I do. Why would you think I wouldn't be?"
"I don't know. Maybe because I'm not…" Kurt lowered his voice, "out."
"I know but it's OK, Kurt. I know what it's like not being out. Just because you're not out, doesn't mean you can't go on dates. I know you're not ready to come out yet so I'm not going to pressure you into doing so."
With a whisper Kurt asked, "What if I never want to come out?"
"That's fine too. Whatever is comfortable for you."
"You are very welcome. So how was your day, Kurt? Was it as stupendous as mine?"
Kurt giggled. "Honestly, I was extremely nervous and anxious all day. I wasn't sure how this coffee date would go. Now I'm nowhere as worried."
"Good. Glad to hear it."
After that they chatted about current pop culture events until they had to part ways.
"I'll text you tonight," Kurt promised before throwing his cup out. Blaine hugged him.
"I'll be waiting."