Title: Sweet! A Love Story Told in Sugar, chapter 13
Author: OhQuixotica, with Glitterwocky
Rating: NC-17 for the whole story, though most chapters are PG-13
Pairing: Kurt Hummel/Blaine Anderson
Spoilers: All aired episodes, to be on the safe end.
Warnings: Mention of the death of an OC (throughout the chapters).
Word Count: About 4870 words (this chapter)
Summary: Future AU in which Kurt and Blaine did not meet in high school. Kurt is a pastry chef who runs his own little West Village bakery called BUTTERLUSH. Blaine is an accountant who stumbles--literally--upon the sweetest thing ever.
Author Notes: My friends, I'm extending the sincerest apologies for how long it has taken me to produce this chapter (and thank you to the folks who checked on me to see if I was okay, and to everyone who was so patient and did NOT write me nasty notes, as I've heard sometimes happens round here). I've been in quite a painful struggle with this for a while now, with lots of drafts and no success. (There's not much to say on this, except it really is quite literally painful when you get terrified and start to dread doing the one thing that's always come easily and produced such pleasure for you.) I won't call it "writer's block," because I don't want to pathologize something that's probably a totally natural ebb in the writing process, but if there were such a thing as writer's block, then I've been wrestling with it. Maybe it's because it was chapter 13?
I'm still trying very hard to keep up with a weekly posting schedule, but, given my recent struggles with this, I can't make promises. (I can promise not to abandon the fic, though.) But I really am touched by those of you who checked in with me, and by the fact that there are still people who are sticking with the story. Thank you.
As usual, I'll state for the record that glitterwocky is directing the plot (though 'Trice seems to contribute her own agendas a lot), I'm doing the writing (when I actually manage to write), and cake_blocked has discovered Kurt and 'Trice's Pinterest page for Butterlush, which she is helping them to maintain. And cookiesummers has found and is maintaining Kurt's Butterlush blog, which is where Kurt publishes his essays, weekly recipes, and some really delicious images. (She's done such a bang-up job there...please take a look!) A big super thank you to both of these lovely and amazing people for putting these cool bits into the world.
(*Moony-eyed sighhhhh* I just love collaboration.)
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