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19 December 2010 @ 01:56 am
fic: Adagio  
Title: Adagio
Rating: PG-ish
Pairing: Kurt/Blaine
Spoilers: 2x08, I guess
Warnings: Crack.
Word Count: ~600
Disclaimer: Disclaimed!
Summary: Slow-mo hallway gives some insightful commentary.

You know, I've seen a lot in my day. I'm not by any means young. Not to say that I'm old, but I do, if I dare say, have a sense of wisdom and magnificence surrounding me. I'm incredibly well-furnished, according to my latest decorator and those responsible for my upkeep. It only makes sense that I should be treated with the utmost respect and tenderness. I should be revered and looked upon in awe.

But, well, no. I'm constantly traversed by graceless and heavy-handed boys, and while some people may be into that sort of thing, I am most certainly not. Every day it's loud, clomping dress shoes and obnoxious conversation. It's maddening, that. My only relief comes at night or between classes, when those horrible young men are busy learning and sleeping. My kinfolk upstairs and the staircases leading to them inform me that it's the same everywhere. I don't envy the dormitory rooms, bless their souls. They're exposed to terrible, graphic scenes of teenaged self-love and experimental sex nearly every night.

The worst I get is the running. Maybe occasional public displays of affection, but it's never anything too terrible. The running is absolutely infuriating. It's rare, because running isn't looked too kindly upon at Dalton (boys are awkward and break things when they run, typically), but it prevails in boys who are late to class or trying to get across campus during lunch or other off hours. The terrible thing is when the running is romantic. You know, hands linked or arm in arm, dashing off and giggling about something or other. Everything seems to slow down in those moments, and every excruciating footfall takes twice its normal time. It was hilarious the first time, but it got really, really old after watching the twentieth hormonal, starry-eyed couple gallop their way through me.

I will admit, however, that it recently became funny again. A boy notorious for using not-so-short shortcuts as a means of flirtation took another boy, who was unfamiliar and obviously displaced, on a drawn-out jog through my fellow corridors and me. It felt surprisingly good to once again be admired like the architectural masterpiece I truly am. I developed a liking for this unknown character, and was delighted upon his return (this time in the proper uniform).

What's odd, though, is the way everything seems to work in that painfully drawn-out pace when the new boy steps foot inside me. His first official day here, time quite literally slowed as he oh-so-confidently strode through me, high-fiving others as he did so. It is quite possibly the most baffling anomaly I have witnessed.

At present, as I articulate this lament during a typical dinner session in the cafeteria (and oh, does that poor room have stories), I find myself observing two young gentlemen hurrying towards me. The urge to sigh is almost overwhelming. Shortcut boy and Sir Slow-motion have tucked themselves into one of my corners, and are, for lack of a better term, sucking face. Downtempo, naturally. The kiss is obviously frantic, even through its default haze of frame-by-frame movement, and if I were capable of feelings on par with people, I would probably be feeling some rather enthralling things. As it is, I'm not on that plane of sentience, so I decide to settle for watching them go at it with an odd sense of self-satisfaction. I'm where it began, after all.

pontabulouspontabulous on December 19th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)

cat on a hot tin roofsponging on December 19th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
Wyatt's just everywhere, tbh. bless his heart.
deliciousaledeliciousale on December 19th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
I love this SFM.
It was perfect haha.
panbutnotpeterpanbutnotpeter on December 19th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
LOL! Whatever this is, it's MAGICAL.

The kiss is obviously frantic, even through its default haze of frame-by-frame movement
It's ridiculous how badly I want to see a slow-mo hallway kiss.
cat on a hot tin roof: glee - klaine!sponging on December 19th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
haha thank you!
i kind of want it, too. slow-mo hallway is just awesome like that.
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cat on a hot tin roofsponging on December 19th, 2010 09:20 am (UTC)
the hallway bends time for Kurt! obvs it adores him. :]
love won't stop this bombsarinmorphine on December 19th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
Sir Slow-Motion. That is a magnificent name for Kurt. *starts giggling uncontrollably*
Good old fashioned lover boy!prosen8966 on December 19th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Slo-mo Hallway
Short-cut boy and Sir Slow-motion are too, too adorable for words!! If only they would (for the lack of a better term) suck face in the near future...
and then penelope said "screw you, odysseus": Klainepenelopemuse on December 19th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Haha, this is wonderful! I love the hallway!tone of voice. And the fact that the hallway has a weak spot for Kurt. Who doesn't?
cat on a hot tin roofsponging on December 19th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
heee thank you! <3
and really, hallway must adore Kurt. it takes the time and effort to make him look fabulous whenever he strolls through. so much love there.
morkhanmorkhan on December 19th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
XD Cracky crack crack. Pretty awesome, though. I love how distinguished and longsuffering the poor hallway sounds. Silly boys and their slow-motion running. Don't they realize what they're doing?

Chris Colfer's commentary on that shot was hilarious. Apparently, he didn't know they were actually going to use it like they did, and when he saw the shot, he basically went "You used that? That's just... too gay. That's too gay even for me."
cat on a hot tin roof: glee - uhhhsponging on December 19th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
it's this season's crowning moment of gay so far, if i'm honest.
glad you liked! :D
chocolate6969chocolate6969 on December 19th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
ephemeralsonataephemeralsonata on December 19th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
I love this, and I'm lolling at the same time. The Hallway is now officially a canon character. (If they ever have something from its point of view on the show, they need you to write write it.)

TL;DR: Fangirling even though I don't have the proper equipment to do so. *is shot*
cat on a hot tin roof: glee cast - :Dsponging on December 19th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
hahaha thank yoouuu! i love hallway, it definitely needs more screentime.
The WeyrdChicweyrdchic on December 19th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
I'm where it began, after all.

OMG and now their first kiss absolutely has to be in that hallway. In freaking slo-mo. With the piano leitmotif.

Love this sfm.
maplelump: love/indecent amt.maplelump on December 19th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
This, if it's not in the slow-mo hallway I'll lose all faith in humanity.
The WeyrdChicweyrdchic on December 19th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
I just rewatched the Klaine parts of NBK this morning and I still think it's the best thing the show has ever done. It's so unambiguously loving and sweet and everything a teenager ever wants in a romance and it basically hits Kurt and the audience like a freight train full of wonderful. That hallway needed to be in slo-mo, and that is where we need our kiss. #creepygushing.
cat on a hot tin roofsponging on December 19th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
slow-mo hallway is the first place their kiss deserves to be! with drawn-out, up-close shots, naturally.
glad you liked! :]
Deluded Sadie: Kurt/Blaine :Dastral_delusion on December 19th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
This was brilliant. <3 Poor slow motion hallway.

And of course this pairing would have a fic from the POV of a hallway.
moonlessky: Kurtwindowmoonlessky on December 20th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
This is awesome.