The Next Morning
Kurt rushed home as fast as he could. He knew that he had been out later than he thought he would be. He had promised Lila and Cory that he would be there when they woke up, which wouldn't be for several hours, but he didn't want to break a promise.
Kurt fished his keys out of his pocket and unlocked the door. The inside of his house was completely dark, except for a low light in the living room. He quietly slipped off his shoes and walked over to the couch.
Kurt saw Rachel sleeping peacefully with a book over her chest. He smiled and grabbed a blanket and draped it over her. He turned the hallway light on so he could see where he was going, then turned the lamp off. He made his way up to his room, turning off the hall light, too tired to change into pajamas, then climbed into bed and quickly fell asleep.
After Kurt had quickly left, Blaine made his way home. He knew it wasn't a good idea to walk home alone, but he had not choice. He made sure to walk where there was plenty of street lights, that way he could see someone coming towards him. He didn't want a repeat of his high school Sadie Hawkins dance fiasco.
Luckily for Blaine, he had made it back to his apartment in one piece. He unlocked his door and went in. Quickly, he locked the door and plopped down on the couch. He was too tired to make it to the bedroom.
Before he had the chance to close his eyes, he heard his cell phone ring. He decided to ignore it. But it kept ringing. Blaine gave up and answered his phone.
“Hello?” he answered, his voice raspy.
“Hey Blaine. Did you have fun?” Santana asked.
Blaine rolled his eyes. “Look San, I just got home and I'm really tired. I'll talk to you later. Bye.”
Before she could say anything, Blaine hung up the phone and he tossed it on the floor, closing his eyes and falling asleep.
The next morning, Kurt was awaken by Lila and Cory jumping on his bed.
“Lila! Cory! Let your dad sleep!” Rachel scolded.
Kurt rubbed his eyes. “It's ok Rach, I'm up.” he said, his voice hoarse from sleep.
“Hi daddy!” said Cory.
“Hey buddy.” replied Kurt.
“Did you have fun last night daddy?” Lila asked.
“Come on you two, let's go downstairs and I'll make you breakfast while your dad takes a shower and gets dressed.” Rachel suggested.
Kurt nodded his thanks, as Rachel scooted the two kids off of the bed and out of the room.
Kurt got up from under the covers and made his way into his bathroom. He looked at himself in the mirror. He noticed bags under his eyes from lack of sleep. He would need to use some extra moisturizing cream this morning. He then started to take his shower.
Blaine was sleeping peacefully for a what seemed like hours, until he heard his cell phone ring. He ignored it. He knew that it would only be Santana bugging him about last night. When the phone continued to ring and all of the calls going to voicemail, he knew something was wrong.
Blaine sat straight up and grabbed his phone. He noticed that all of the missed calls were from work. He called back immediately.
“Hey Quinn, what's going on?” he asked.
“Hey Blaine. I know you're off this weekend, but we're slammed. Is there anyway you can come in for a few hours?” Quinn asked, quickly.
Blaine smirked. He knew that he couldn't get away from the E.R. “Sure Quinn.” Blaine looked at his watch. “Give me an hour to get changed and I'll be there.”
Quinn smiled. “Thanks Blaine. I knew I could count on you.”
Blaine laughed. “Yeah. I knew I wasn't going to be able to escape work this weekend.”
Quinn rolled her eyes. “Alright. I'll see you soon. Bye.”
“Bye.” he said and hung up the phone.
Blaine got up from the couch and started to get ready for his shift at the hospital.
After Kurt had taken his shower and gotten dressed he went downstairs and saw Rachel and the kids eating breakfast.
“Hey guys.” Kurt greeted.
“Hey. How was last night?” Rachel asked.
Kurt shrugged. “It was ok.” He went to pour himself a cup of coffee.
“Just ok?” Rachel persisted.
“Well, I did meet this one guy.” Kurt admitted.
Rachel's eyes widened. “Really? Who? What's his name? What's he do? What's he like?”
Kurt laughed. “Rachel slow down. All I know is that his name is Blaine. We spent the whole time out on the back porch drinking wine from plastic cups and talking about stupid things, like who our favorite super heroes are.”
Rachel smiled. “Well did you at least exchange phone numbers?”
Kurt shook his head sadly. “No. Dani came out and told us that we had been talking all night when the party was over.”
Rachel placed a hand on his shoulder. “Aww. I'm sorry Kurt. Hey, you never know. You might run into him again.”
Kurt shrugged his shoulders again. “I don't know.”
Rachel hugged her friend.
“Right now I'm going to concentrate on the two most special people in my life.” Kurt admitted as he turned to the table and started to tickle Lila and Cory.
“What are we going to do today Daddy?” Lila asked.
“Well, I thought that we would go and pick out new beds for you two. What do you think?” Kurt suggested.
“Yeah!” they both cheered.
Kurt laughed. He turned to Rachel. “You want to come with us Rachel?”
“Oh, well I need to go home and shower and change. But you guys have fun.” she admitted, as she grabbed her purse and headed to the door. “I'll see you on Friday for dinner, but call me if you need me sooner.”
Kurt smiled and nodded as Rachel waved.
“Bye aunt Rachel!” Cory and Lila shouted in unison.
Rachel waved once more and went out the door.
Kurt looked down at his kids and smiled. “Ok you two, finish up. We're going to go pick out your big kid beds.”
“Yeah!” they cheered again.
“What bed am I getting daddy?” Lila asked, as she placed her dishes in the sink.
“Well, I thought that we could get you a bunk bed.” Kurt stated.
“A bunk bed? Cool.” Lila squealed.
“Me too!” Cory shouted.
Kurt bent down to Cory's level. “Cory, I was thinking that we could get you a race car bed. You're getting to big for your crib bed anyway. Would you like a red or blue race car bed?”
“Race car?” Cory asked.
Kurt laughed. “Yes. It's in the shape of a race car and the bed is in it.”
“Cool.” Cory smiled.
“Ok. Now both of you go upstairs and brush your hair and your teeth and then we can go.” Kurt ushered. Lila and Cory quickly went upstairs and did as they were told.
Kurt finished cleaning up the breakfast dishes and then went up to help Cory brush his teeth.
Blaine made his way into New York Memorial Hospital. As soon as he walked in, he knew it was going to be a long day. There were dozens of patients in the waiting room. They were all coughing, sneezing, or hacking up whatever was in their chests.
“Blaine!” he heard, someone call his name. He looked around and saw Quinn waving him over.
“Hey Quinn.” Blaine greeted.
“Thanks for coming in on your day off.” Quinn stated.
Blaine shook his head. “It's really not a problem.”
Quinn smirked. She handed him several charts.
“It's nice to be loved.” he teased.
“Ha ha.” Quinn fake laughed. “When you're done with those. There's about a million more in the waiting room.”
Blaine shook his head. He looked down at the top chart in his hands. He looked at the name and the room number and began to get to work.
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