everything - lylethewarblerguy - Glee [Archive of Our Own]
Just posted the first chapter in my series based on this prompt!
After finding him in bed with another man, Kurt doesn’t just want out of his marriage, he wants revenge. And to achieve his goal Kurt turns to the one person Blaine wouldn’t expect, Sebastian Smythe.
Aka. Sebastian is Kurt’s divorce lawyer.
“ur hatred for blaine and love for sebastian really shines through beautifully 💕” - my sister
Beginning of chapter 1 under the cut
The sun is rising and light is flowing into the Anderson-Hummel New York home, lighting up their bedroom. No one has slept in that bedroom in four nights. Not since Kurt came home from work with flowers and excitement, ready to surprise his husband of six years with a romantic dinner at their favourite restaurant. Of course, that dinner never happened.
It wasn’t the first time Blaine had cheated on Kurt. No, the first time happened long before they got married. Back when Kurt still had the self-respect enough to stand up for himself. That was also the first time he and Blaine broke up, though that too wouldn’t be the last. As time went on Kurt grew tired of the dance. Blaine cheats, Kurt cries, Blaine begs, Kurt forgives, rinse and repeat. Over, and over, and over. Kurt remembers the last time Blaine cheated. He found out through a friend, but before he could confront Blaine about it he had already fessed up. Blaine was great at that, coming forward before Kurt confronts him. He begged Kurt to forgive him, and he promised that this would be the last time. Kurt forgave him. That was two years ago. Kurt hates himself for forgiving him, but he did seem so genuine. Genuine enough to even convince Kurt to trust him over all the rumours. Blaine was great at that too. Making sure that all rumours of his indiscretions never came with proof. Making sure that the truth was just obscured enough to be explained away. But unfortunately for Blaine, there was no explaining away what Kurt saw when he walked into their bedroom.
It wasn’t as dramatic as Kurt had expected. There was no yelling this time. No, Kurt was far too tired to yell. Instead, he just stared at them as Blaine began begging again. He didn’t even hear what Blaine was saying, his mind was completely quiet. Kurt chuckled, and the room went dead silent. Blaine and the man sharing their bed both just stared at Kurt, confused. Kurt shook his head, defeated, and stared into Blaine’s eyes as he said three simple words.
“Fuck you, dude.”
That’s all he said, before leaving their apartment to go spend the night at a hotel nearby. Throughout the whole evening, Kurt’s phone was being flooded by calls and text messages from his soon to be ex-husband. Kurt didn’t respond to any of it until at 11.32 pm he sent a message, telling Blaine that he wants him out of the apartment by the end of the week. He made sure to clarify that he meant completely out. When Kurt walked into that apartment he didn’t want to see a single item belonging to the man. Blaine’s response came within seconds, and it made Kurt’s blood boil.
From Blaine to Kurt: Don’t worry, we’re gonna work this out.
Now it’s Tuesday. Kurt walked into their shared home last night, calm and collected, ready to move on. A mood which quickly changed as he looked around and saw everything as he left it. Save for a note next to a brand new vase of flowers on the dining room table.
I’m so sorry, but I know we can get past this. We’re soulmates, after all. Sincerely, your beloved husband.
Kurt quickly ripped the note up, threw the flowers in the trash, and got to work. He spent the entire night packing up Blaine’s belongings. Their entryway was now filled with boxes, all with the word cheater written on them with increasing anger as the night went on. Kurt is now standing in the bedroom throwing the last of Blaine’s clothes into a box. Whilst about to close it he sees a bowtie on the ground by his feet. He picks it up and holds it in his hands. The bowtie is red with green and white stripes on it. It’s the one Kurt gave Blaine for their first Christmas as a couple. Kurt had joined Blaine and his parents for a Christmas dinner and they were sitting in Blaine’s bedroom when they gave each other their gifts. Blaine opened the box with the bow tie and the smile already on his face grew ten times brighter. He took Kurt by the neck and kissed him. Before gently whispering against Kurt’s lips.
“I love you, Kurt Hummel, and I always will.”
Kurt pulled away slightly to look Blaine in the eyes, grinning. “Promise?”
Blaine kissed him again, gentler this time. “I promise.”
“Bullshit,” Kurt mumbles as he tosses the bow tie into the box and shuts it. He closes his eyes and tilts his head back. Feeling the morning sunshine on his face as a smile begins to form. It’s like a weight has been lifted off of his shoulders. A weight that he has been carrying for so long that he’s forgotten what it felt like without it. A tear flows down Kurt’s face as he finally feels free again.
After putting all the boxes away in one of their spare bedrooms, Kurt takes a shower and changes into some fresh clothes. Feeling more awake than he has in years he decides to skip sleep and goes straight to making himself some breakfast. He looks up some divorce lawyers whilst eating his breakfast porridge. It’s not the first time he’s done this. In fact, Kurt has a whole folder on his computer where he’s collected information on how divorces work. After all, this is not the first time Kurt has considered the option. He opens his list of good law firms that offer divorce lawyers and begins to open some links to check them out further. Before he can start looking at those links, however, his eyes get stuck at a very specific firm. One which he had found after a particularly bad fight with Blaine thirteen months ago.
Kurt feels himself growing more and more intrigued, asking himself the same question he asked when he first read the name of the firm. Of course, back then the answer was no. But, Kurt has a vague memory of an Instagram post from an NYU Law graduation a few months ago which may alter that answer. Kurt checks the firm’s website, as he gets to the page on marriage law he starts to grow nervous, scared to be disappointed again. There, halfway down their list of divorce lawyers, he finds his answer and he feels his smile grow so large it begins to hurt. In pure joy Kurt begins laughing to himself, feeling like his life is looking up. He’s found the perfect person to represent him.