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Title: So Far to Go
Fandom: Glee
Pairing: Kurt/Blaine, Finn/Rachel, Rachel's Dads
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2,500
Summary: Kurt Hummel is just a boy taking the person he loves to his prom. Rachel's dads don't have the luxury of thinking it's that simple.
Notes: I originally left this on the prompt post, but when no one filled it, I decided to do it myself. Oops?



Kurt Hummel will forever be grateful to his father and stepmother. A few months before prom, when he tried to buy two tickets and was refused, they stormed the school like only fiercely protective parents can, yelling at Principal Figgins so loudly that they actually attracted a crowd. As placating as Figgins tried to be, they didn't calm down until Coach Sylvester entered the fray. As far as Kurt can tell, they still respect her for trying to expel Karofsky and for resigning in protest when she couldn't. Eventually, Kurt was allowed to buy his tickets and Coach Sylvester volunteered to chaperone the dance to ensure that no one bothered him and his date. Kurt's still kind of in awe over that.

So he had the tickets and a promise that she would ensure he was left alone to enjoy his evening. Which meant that all that was really missing was the date, and though it took him days to work up the nerve to ask, Blaine ended up just laughing when he did, and saying, "That's a rhetorical question, right?" And then there'd been a lot of kissing and general sweatiness and Kurt was pretty damn happy about the situation.

That is, until he found out that they would be doubling with Finn and Rachel.

Which, well, he's gotten a lot more used to Rachel since the wedding, if only because she was at their house a lot to see Finn. Seeing her so many hours of the day meant he either had to get used to her or be miserable, and she really wasn't that bad, once he got to know her. She was sort of nice, in a self-centered way, and she was, if anything, overly supportive of him having a boyfriend and being allowed to behave like any other teenager with a significant other in the McKinley High halls. Sometimes, he forgets that she has two gay dads and grew up with his rights close to her heart long before they ever met.

But still, he'd kind of envisioned making out with Blaine in the back of a limo or spending the whole ride in Blaine's lap. And having his brother there was kind of a giant cockblock, so there went his plans.

And they're even delayed on getting to the dance because while Blaine met them at the Hummel-Hudson house since it'd have been impractical to drive out to get him and then all the way back to Lima, Finn and Rachel had both insisted that he would pick her up at her house, "like a proper gentleman." Kurt thought it was kind of old-fashioned, but Blaine said it was sweet. Stupid Blaine and his being stuck in the fifties.

So they let Burt and Carol have their fill of snapping photos of Kurt and Finn, and of Kurt and Blaine, and, weirdly, of Finn and Blaine.

("You might be brother-in-laws some day!" Carol says, while Burt mutters that he is really not ready to have that conversation and Kurt blushes while murmuring his agreement because yeah, he's really not ready for that, either.)

Then they promise to give Carol's e-mail address to Rachel's dads so they can forward her the photos they take of Finn and Rachel, and they finally manage to escape their parents' clutches.

Except then, it's a ten-minute limo ride to Rachel's and Finn keeps turning the corsage over in his hands and holding it up as if to pin it on an invisible woman.

"What are you doing?" Kurt asks, when he can't take the display anymore.

"Practicing," Finn answers, "it's not like I've spent a lot of time doing this before. I don't want to like, pop her boob or something."

Kurt rubs at his temples. "Pop her boob?" he asks, even though it's masochistic to do so, because really, how can he not?

"Yeah. With the pin. I don't want to like, be pinning it on her and then—" he makes an awkward popping sound.

"You think that if you accidentally stick her with the pin, her chest will explode like a balloon?" Kurt asks, because really, he needs to be absolutely clear on this point.

"Maybe," Finn answers. "It happened once with Quinn."

"She was probably wearing one of those…er, enhancement bras," Blaine puts in. "You know, the kind with things in them to make girls' chests look bigger?"

Finn frowns thoughtfully, then says, "That…actually makes a lot more sense. I knew there was something weird about that. I still don't want to stick her, though."

And like that, he goes back to practicing, and Kurt and Blaine are left to entertain themselves.

"So," Blaine says, and takes Kurt's hand in his absently. "About what your step-mom said."

Because Blaine, damn him, is not the kind of person who ignores the elephant in the room. He pokes it with a giant stick.

"She's crazy," Kurt says. "Hasn't been taking her medication."

"Hey!" Finn huffs, but he doesn't seem too offended, since he's concentrating on pinning the corsage through his shirtsleeve. Kurt considers making him stop so that he doesn't ruin the fabric, but he's long since given up on trying to make Finn care about such things and at any rate, there are much more pressing matters at hand.

"I just wanted you to know that it didn't freak me out," Blaine continues. "That's all. Because you seem freaked and it's really not that big of a deal. It was a silly, off-hand, mom comment. They make them all the time."

"Right," Kurt says, unsure. "Is there a reason you're not freaked out?"

"I just told you. It's a mom comment. It doesn't mean anything. And even if it did, there are worse fates than being married to you."

Kurt hyperventilates. "I—what? You—"

Blaine laughs. "Will you calm down? I'm not proposing. We've only been going out for a few months. I'm just saying that it's not like she's picking out our china patterns or anything, and even if she were, well…I could do worse."

The limo pulls to a stop and Finn takes a deep breath before pushing open the door. He leaves it open for Kurt and Blaine to follow, since they promised their parents they'd get at least one picture with all four of them, but he heads on up the steps to Rachel's front door without waiting for them. He knocks, and Kurt ignores the way he's muttering, "You look great. No, beautiful. You look beautiful. That's not right. Amazing?" under his breath.

"I'm seventeen," Kurt informs Blaine, who gives him a confused look.

"My favorite vegetable is squash," Blaine says, and when Kurt gives him an equally confused look in return, Blaine clarifies, "Aren't we playing the non-sequitur game?"

"No," Kurt huffs. "I am seventeen and I don't know if I ever want to get married, and if I do, I don't want to do it now."

"Okay," Blaine says, then his voice softens. "Kurt, this isn't a big deal. Come on, she made an off-handed comment. Neither of us has proposed, or even wants to get married right now, and we've only known each other for a few months. This should not be an issue. When a mom says something like that, you roll your eyes and laugh it off. Why are you so upset?"

The door opens and Rachel's fathers stand side-by-side, looking so intimidating that they remind Kurt of the first few times his father met Blaine, before Burt got to know him and decided he was an all right guy.

"Hi," Finn says. "Mister Berry…s. Berries. Misters Berry?" He frowns. "Hi, Rachel's dads."

A long silence passes and Kurt tries very hard not to face plant in his palm. Then the taller man cracks a smile and says, "She's just upstairs, getting ready." He glances down at Finn's hands and says, "Lovely. That'll go perfect with her dress. Come in."

He and his partner step aside to let Finn pass, and then at once, almost comically, their eyes land on Kurt and Blaine.

"Hello," they both say. "Who are you?"

"I'm Finn's brother," Kurt answers. "Kurt. And this is Blaine."

After a moment, the man who hasn't spoken yet nods in recognition. "Kurt Hummel, right? Rachel has talked about you before. I don't think she quite knows what to do with you, to be honest. She likes you, and she's come home really upset a few times because of something that happened to you at school."

Kurt blinks. "Really?"

"Yeah. She's asked us for advice about what she could do to make you feel better. Less lonely. And she tried to see if we could get the ACLU to sue the school for not keeping you safe from a homophobic bully."

"I…wow. She was—she was really that upset?" He almost can't believe it; sure, Rachel was nice to him that day with the duet, and he heard that it was her idea to have the boys stand up to Karofsky, but the idea that she cared enough to actually be upset on his behalf? That's new.

"Yes," the man says, "but she doesn't really like how much competition you present for solos." He smiles. "We think it's good for her, but don't tell her we said that." He pushes his glasses up on his nose, and holds out his hand. "I'm Ryan. This is Marc."

Kurt shakes each of their hands, and Blaine does the same. The four of them stand there, staring at each other, and then Rachel's dads step aside to allow the two of them inside.

By the time they make it to the living room, Finn has retrieved Rachel and is mid-way through pinning on her corsage. Marc makes a "bup-bup-bup!" stopping noise and grabs the camera, snapping photos as Finn finishes.

"You never answered my question," Blaine says after a moment. "Why is this upsetting you?"

"I—because—we're too young to be thinking about things like that."

"Right, but again, no one is proposing here, Kurt. So what—" And then Blaine stops, and stares, and sees right through him the way he always has since that day on the stairs at Dalton Academy.

"You think about it," Blaine says quietly. "You—you think about that kind of thing."

Kurt stares down at the ground. "Not—not seriously. Just…you know, I mean, we love each other, and—and I've got no plans to break up with you any time soon, so…so I mean, yeah, sometimes I think about the future, and how you're in it, and I make plans, and—but we're too young."

"So we don't go for it just yet," Blaine says. His eyes drift over to Rachel's dads, and then he whispers, "I think about it, too. Sometimes. I think all teenagers do. I mean, I bet Finn's thought about it. And Rachel's probably already got a cake decorator on retainer."

Kurt laughs, because yeah, okay, fair point.

"It doesn't look so bad," Blaine observes. "Being married. They seem pretty happy."

Kurt watches Rachel's dads beam at her while she prances around Finn, striking poses while they snap photos. He sees the love in their eyes when they look at her, the pride and happiness when they look at each other. And he squeezes Blaine's hand tightly.

"No," he says finally. "It doesn't. But not—not for a really long time. Like…after college at the very least. If we're even still together then."

"Oh, I really don't see letting you go any time soon," Blaine says casually. But then, more seriously, he adds, "Really, Kurt…no pressure, all right? It's not like we're giving each other promise rings here. This is just…something teenagers who love each other think about. It's not binding. It's…a fantasy that might one day come true, but if it doesn't, then no harm, no foul. All right?"

Kurt nods, and relaxes a little. "Yeah. Sorry. Just…I didn't know you thought about it, too."

"Well, now you do," Blaine says cheerfully, and tugs him over to where Rachel's dads are beckoning for them to join in on the photo shoot.

Fifteen minutes later, they have finally exhausted the camera's batteries and storage capacity, and Rachel leads the way out of the house towards the limo. Finn follows her, and Blaine right behind him, leaving Kurt in the rear with Rachel's dads.

Just as he's about to step out of the house, Marc catches his arm and says, "Kurt, hang on a minute."

Kurt stops, and turns to look at them expectantly, assuming they want to make sure they've got Carol's address correctly, but Marc isn't holding his phone or a piece of paper to write it down, he's just holding his partner's hand.

"Kurt," Ryan says, and inexplicably, he sounds choked up. Kurt might've expected that when Rachel left, because of the whole, "our baby's growing up" thing that parents tend to do, but he has no idea why it might apply to him just now.

He looks at them expectantly, and Ryan grips Kurt's hand with his free one fiercely.

"You have a hell of a time at that prom," he tells him. "You dance, okay? You—you grab that boy and you hold on and don't you let anyone say a word edgewise."

"I—I was planning to," Kurt says, shocked. "What—what's—"

And then it hits him. Rachel's dads grew up in the seventies, when being out was unthinkable, much less actually taking your boyfriend to prom. He had to fight for his right to—well, okay, his parents did, but Kurt would have if they hadn't beaten him rather effectively to the punch—but he still gets to go.

He has that option, and he gets to take it. They didn't.

And for the first time in his life, Kurt realizes that he is part of something larger than himself, that he is continuing a tradition and giving hope to those who've fought to get him this far.

He swallows. They're staring at him with fierce pride in their eyes, and he's not sure what he ever did to deserve it. He's just a boy taking the person he loves to his prom.

"I will," he says, when he trusts himself to speak. "I'll—" He almost says, I'll dance for you, but it sounds terrible even in his head and he's not entirely sure what his place is in this world he just stepped into, or if that's even true.

"I will," he repeats, because there's nothing else to say, and they nod, nudging him out the door to where Blaine stands, looking expectant.

Kurt turns, takes the last few steps towards his boyfriend, and kisses him full on the mouth right there on the lawn, where anyone could see. Because he can, because Marc and Ryan didn't get to, because he is a teenager and that's what teenagers do.

Then he slides into the limo and goes to his prom.
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Date: 2010-11-28 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aishuu.livejournal.com
Lovely. I have been DYING for Kurt/Berry interaction... and I think you nailed this perfectly. The idea that Kurt can even consider marriage shows how far things have come... and yeah, there's still a long way to go, but you've hit the right note here.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you!

The idea that Kurt can even consider marriage shows how far things have come.

You have no idea how glad I am that that came across. Subtlety is not my strong suit, but I was trying not to like, beat the marriage conversation over anyone's head. Just to sort of quietly say, "They're having a conversation about marriage like it's a real possibility, and the Berrys couldn't even go to their proms." And yet, they still have to fight, because the world isn't perfect. But progress has been made.

Oh, God, I am rambly but I am so happy that someone likes this idea that's been living in my head for a few weeks. Thank you!

Date: 2010-11-28 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virginiagiver.livejournal.com
Good story. I actually didn't get to go to my school's prom because my principal wouldn't let me buy tickets... (It was around ten years ago). So the subject is a little touchy for me... Thank you for writing this. - Ginny

Date: 2010-11-28 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2010-11-28 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clionona.livejournal.com
This is amazing.
Loved the premise and it's execution.
"You dance, okay? You—you grab that boy and you hold on and don't you let anyone say a word edgewise."
Just beautiful. ♥

Date: 2010-11-28 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2010-11-28 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drinkingstars.livejournal.com
Big sweet gay pride tears here. Nice job, bb. ;____;

Date: 2010-11-28 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you so much!

Date: 2010-11-28 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cher-arlequin.livejournal.com
Oh my god.

This was just...amazing. To quote another commenter, BIG SWEET GAY PRIDE TEARS. ♥

Date: 2010-11-28 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I was really nervous about this, so I'm glad people like it! :)

Date: 2010-11-28 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fabrisse.livejournal.com
Good. Good story. Good for Kurt. Good for Rachel's dads.

In the seventies, I had to fight to go alone to my prom (girls weren't allowed to).

Also, the main reason I write fanfic is because no one picks up my prompts. *G*
Edited Date: 2010-11-28 01:07 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-11-28 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Wow. That's--wow. I didn't go to my own, though by my own choice. I was never a "joiner," so I skipped out on things like prom and even graduation. But the idea that someone couldn't go for any reason, but particularly that one? Wow. That's horrible.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unforgivingtime.livejournal.com
Oh, wow. This is so beautiful. ♥ ♥ ♥ Much love. Thank you so much for writing this.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2010-11-28 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mod-squad7117.livejournal.com
I started tearing up at that final scene. I knew it was coming but darn it I couldn't stop. The way you write kurt's place in the larger movement, his recognition of the debt he owes, and the hopes he has for the future is beautiful. And that last paragraph where he kisses Blaine in public because that's what teenagers do no matter their sexuality was literally breathtaking. I'm glad you filled your own prompt because I can't imagine a better version than this

Date: 2010-11-28 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Oh, wow, thank you! I'm sure someone could've done something better with it, but I certainly gave it a red hot go. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)

Date: 2010-11-28 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-green-glow.livejournal.com
Very moving. Just...wow. Sorry this isn't very articulate.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
It's okay! Inarticulate is good! I'm inarticulate most of the time, so you're in good company! (If my company is, in fact good. It's up for debate.)
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Date: 2010-11-28 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
but you avoided that line very well

Thank you so, so much. I was pretty terrified to write this because I didn't want it to be PSA-y. So I am epically relieved right now. Thank you.

I am so, so sorry about that. Hopefully, by May, something like this will actually be canon and we can all watch it on repeat to put a smile on our faces instead of just having to read my silly fic. ♥

Date: 2010-11-28 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riverdancefics.livejournal.com
This is wonderful. I'm glad you wrote it because it's really moving and ...yeah. Everything. I think this is something Glee should touch on more- how far we've come, how far we have to go.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
They have such a perfect set up to deal with it, because hey, you have two openly gay parents from the previous generation who could comment on this. It's like...the best set up ever. And no, RMurph's all, "Oh, no, we'll never meet Rachel's dads." WHY? You NEED to discuss this! Yes, absolutely, it's still bad, but is it as bad as it used to be? NO! And that's a very hopeful message to send. *climbs down off soap box*

Thank you, though. Seriously. I'm glad people like this. I was so nervous about it. :)

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Date: 2010-11-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddreigh.livejournal.com
This was perfect. Sweet and beautiful and poignant and still remarkably subtle at times.

Reading things like this gives me hope.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Oh, wow. Thank you. Subtlety has never been my strong suit, so seriously, thank you. ♥

Date: 2010-11-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chee17.livejournal.com
This was beautiful, and sweet and subtle and just... wow, it's amazing. Thank you for writing it. :)

Date: 2010-11-28 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you so, so much. ♥

Date: 2010-11-28 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starry-midnight.livejournal.com
oh my heart. Perfection. Absolute perfection.

Date: 2010-11-28 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. :)

Date: 2010-11-28 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] invisibleothers.livejournal.com
ahh. That was so, so beautiful :) I love how it went from light and funny at the beginning to poignant at the end. (not going to lie, I teared up.)

Date: 2010-11-28 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you so much!

Date: 2010-11-28 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] momoda6.livejournal.com
CHINHANDS/HEARTSINEYESetc.

This is everything I ever wanted and stuff I didn't know I wanted and so much more.

As a tangent, the idea of someone being denied a ticket to the prom seems really weird to me, because in the UK the prom isn't as formal of a thing. Like, we wear suits and dresses and stuff, but everyone just buys their own tickets and most people come stag or in groups, and there isn't really an element of couples dancing, so two guys or two girls could probably go to prom together and there wouldn't really be a problem with it, I think. If there was, you could probably just pretend you're just going as friends, but then I suppose it's the principal of not being allowed to be a 'couple'. idk, there was nobody who was out at my school so I guess my theory never got tested. The formal element of going in couples, and having to have a date, seems really odd to me. xD

MY INITIAL REACTION STANDS. IGNORE MY RAMBLE. <3

Date: 2010-11-28 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
I never actually went to prom, so I don't really know what it was like. I was, however, on the planning committee. There were no out students at my school while I was there, though myself and another have come out since, and there was someone a few years before me. As far as I know, he wasn't allowed to attend with his date.

I'm really not much of a joiner, so the idea of school dances at all is very weird to me period. But like Finn once said, "I know how important school dances are to teen gays." (♥)

Thank you. :)

Date: 2010-11-28 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celemie.livejournal.com
"And then there'd been a lot of kissing and general sweatiness and Kurt was pretty damn happy about the situation." YAYAYAYAAY!!!!

"But still, he'd kind of envisioned making out with Blaine in the back of a limo or spending the whole ride in Blaine's lap. And having his brother there was kind of a giant cockblock, so there went his plans." Poor Kurt, he just wants some ass, and instead he has Finn...

JUST THE IDEA OF THEM GOING TO PROM MAKES MY EXTREMELY HAPPY!!!! And I love the idea of them meeting the Mr Berries (love Finn trying to figure out what to call them!) YAY!!! AND MAKING OUT ON THE LAWN AND DANCING ALL NIGHT!!!!


JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!



(Why did you want them to be Marc and Ryan?)

Date: 2010-11-28 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Why did you want them to be Marc and Ryan?

lol, I was totally wondering when someone would ask this. As far as I know, they've never been named in canon, so I figured...okay, who "fathered" Rachel? Well...Rmurph created her, so...Ryan. And Lea, since she plays her, but you can hardly name a man Lea, so who created Lea? Her father, who is named Marc.

So they're Ryan and Marc because Marc made Lea and Ryan and Lea made Rachel.

Yes, I seriously put that much thought into it. *pathetic*

Date: 2010-11-28 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiedough.livejournal.com
This is really, really, just... I have tears rolling down my face. This is just so right. Thank you for writing it.

Date: 2010-11-28 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Oh, wow, thank you so much!

Date: 2010-11-28 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolate6969.livejournal.com
This is great!

"You have a hell of a time at that prom," he tells him. "You dance, okay? You—you grab that boy and you hold on and don't you let anyone say a word edgewise."

"I—I was planning to," Kurt says, shocked. "What—what's—"

And then it hits him. Rachel's dads grew up in the seventies, when being out was unthinkable, much less actually taking your boyfriend to prom. He had to fight for his right to—well, okay, his parents did, but Kurt would have if they hadn't beaten him rather effectively to the punch—but he still gets to go.

He has that option, and he gets to take it. They didn't.

And for the first time in his life, Kurt realizes that he is part of something larger than himself, that he is continuing a tradition and giving hope to those who've fought to get him this far.


Especially that. Because I think the Berrys are the only ones who can really relate to Kurt. And this sums it up perfectly.

Date: 2010-11-28 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you! I honestly want just like...one scene of Kurt and the Berrys having a conversation. Just one. I'd never ask for anything again.

Date: 2010-11-28 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blaqkheaven.livejournal.com
Oh, this was just. Just. I... you know what, coherent comment will come later, after I print this out, frame it, and put it on my wall.

Date: 2010-11-28 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Oh, wow, thank you!

Date: 2010-11-28 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aelora.livejournal.com
That was beautiful and amazing!! I got so teary there at the end! I hope we get to see something just like this on the show.

♥ ♥ ♥

Date: 2010-11-28 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
I do, too, but every interview I've seen where it's come up, RMurph always says they will forever remain off-screen. Stupid RMurph. Kurt needs to meet them.

Date: 2010-11-28 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iotajot.livejournal.com
Awww, this was cute(and AWESOME). I felt so bad for Rachel's parents. And Blaine and Kurt were awesome in this fic.

Date: 2010-11-28 11:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thanks! I think there's a huge tendency to say, "We've got so far to go to achieve equality," and completely forget that we've already come so far. Accomplishments, we should not take them for granted. *nods*

Date: 2010-11-28 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psyko-kittie.livejournal.com
Lovely! And I really wish/hope that we get to meet Rachel's dads. Because a picture in the locker (in the first ep.) is just cheap, IMO.

Date: 2010-11-28 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
I demand more, too, even if it does joss me all to hell, because this show needs them around.

Date: 2010-11-28 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onebookwoman.livejournal.com
If it's true that Glee will never let us meet Rachel's dads, then I hope you continue to write about them. It wasn't just the prom line that was so good. I loved how the 2 dad's told Kurt about how good it was for Rachel to be challenged. I was in HS in the 70's and even at a progressive school like mine, gays were teased and no same sex couples came to prom. My best gay friend came out in college, not before(but I'm positive he knew what he was before then).

So I hope to read something else from you soon.

Date: 2010-11-28 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Thank you! I don't know if I could do more of her dads--I tried writing this in their POV from the beginning, but it came off way too preachy so I finally resorted to Kurt's. But I might try if I ever get another idea involving them. Thank you!

Date: 2010-11-28 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alter-alterego.livejournal.com
This was funny and sweet and a little sad, all at once. The subtle juxtaposition of Kurt/Blaine discussing marriage while Rachel's dads are moved to see the openly gay boys attending a prom together was moving. And the way it ended...

Kurt turns, takes the last few steps towards his boyfriend, and kisses him full on the mouth right there on the lawn, where anyone could see. Because he can, because Marc and Ryan didn't get to, because he is a teenager and that's what teenagers do.

...that was just beautiful.

(And having invoked that lovely line of yours, I feel weird bringing up the following, but... Finn's fear of popping a boob? I roared. Sweet, dopey Finn.)

Date: 2010-11-28 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
lol, thank you! I was so worried that Finn came off too stupid there, but...well, it's Finn. Can you ever really go too stupid with him? Hmm...

Thank you so much, though. I was afraid the marriage conversation was like...beat-someone-over-the-head-with-the-obviousness so the fact that it came across as subtle means a lot. Thank you!
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