Sweet! A Love Story Told in Sugar, chapter 10Author:
OhQuixotica, with GlitterwockyRating:
Let's say NC-17, even though this chapter... isn't.Pairing:
Kurt Hummel/Blaine AndersonSpoilers:
All aired episodes, to be on the safe end.Warnings:
Mention of the death of an OC (throughout the chapters).Word Count:
About 3,400 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:
I'll be, for once, relatively brief. My apologies for the late chapter and late replies to comments on the last; Brooklyn has been dramatically stormy, and this knocked my internet out for a few days. I got it back last night, finally (and how disturbing that it makes me feel connected to the world like it does; it didn't even exist when I went to college, oh, what did we do with our time then?). Thank you for being patient!
(And now I must tell you, after this delay, that our story is going on hiatus for a week, since I will be traveling to Ohio for a summit with cakeblocked and glitterwocky, and will be unable to write or post. But we will, I swear, be working on this together. If, by working, you understand me to mean drinking lots of wine and playing the guitar and yodeling or something cool like that.)
This is a joint project: glitterwocky
sets the plot points, I fill it all in with the writing, and cake_blocked
helps with the puns, the ideas and the pastries. All three of us think about sugar far too often, and do the test baking and recipe adjusting (collaborating, weirdly, across hundreds of miles). The lunch Blaine has in D.C. is pilfered shamelessly from glitterwocky
's memory of a similar lunch in D.C. on a business trip last year.cake_blocked
has been helping Kurt to maintain a Pinterest page for Butterlush
--it's cool and full of deliciously pretty pictures and recipes.
has made some really beautiful art for this story
! It's meant to illustrate chapter 9, but I'm so completely touched that I'll probably keep mentioning it until someone tells me to shut up. (I'm fanning myself with happy-hands right now!)
Kurt borrowed his recipes this week from David Lebovitz's beautiful ice cream book, The Perfect Scoop.
Kurt has left them unchanged because, well, they're perfect as is.
And if you want the Latin translations for Kurt's blog in this chapter and your Googling finger is broken, scroll to the end of the chapter; I'll provide them there.
Well, that wasn't actually brief, was it?Chapter 1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter 4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter 6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter 9 || Art for Chapter 9 ||( Chapter 10Collapse )