Three months later
Three months later
Blaine runs as fast as he can - he can’t wait for his legs to be longer at last, like Cooper’s - but he tries to be careful : the heavy rain is making the sidewalk very slippery, even with his little yellow boots.
He is also very careful with the bag he has in his hand - Mommy worked hard to make them and he helped to decorate them, breaking them is out of the question.
Kurt finally opens the door, a big smile on his face - even if a couple of teeth are missing - and Blaine can rush inside to escape the crocodiles in the pavement (and the rain).
The two boys hug each other as they always do - like only there can they find peace and happiness - while Elizabeth and Vivian smile at each other.
It’s only been three months that the boys have been friends, and yet it feels like a lifetime.
“Blainey-bee,” Vivian admonishes, “you’re getting Kurt all wet with your raincoat.”
Blaine looks up and surveys the damages he has made : Kurt’s front is completely soaked and he’s dripping water all over the entrance of the Hummel’s house.
“I’m sho shorry,” he apologizes, turning big amber eyes toward Elizabeth who tries to keep from laughing at his little lisp - what do you expect when a couple of teeth are missing?
“It’s okay, honey,” she replies, brushing stray curls from his forehead. “Lets get the both of you dry, shall we ?”
Later, as Kurt and Blaine are wearing Kurt’s soft sweatshirts, Elizabeth serves them all tea - though the boys’ teapot is filled with apple juice, you can never be too careful with little boys who get over excited : stains, they can manage; burn because of the boiling water? More complicated than necessary.
Vivian opens the box of cookies she has made with Blaine - “he’s such a good assistant”, she insists and Blaine blushes and preens at the compliment - and Kurt is fascinated.
“It’s so pretty,” he whispers, holding a leaf in his hand. Blaine leans sideways and points at the smiley face.
“I made zat,” he explains and Kurt turns to look at him, a beaming smile on his face.
“Me and Mommy -” Blaine starts, launching in the complete story but Vivian simply tuts and he ducks his head. “Mommy and I made ze cookie dough togezer,” he explains, trying to overcome the lack of front teeth, “and then Mommy cut zem and we made the ishing togezer and Mommy painted it on and she let me draw the faces because I wanted zem to shmile for you,” he says, all in one breath and Kurt pulls him into another hug.
“Thank you, Blaine”, he whispers in his best friend’s ear.
Blaine takes a deep breath and wraps his little arms around Kurt. “You’re sho welcome.”