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26 May 2010 @ 01:48 pm
Sharing Blame (Glee, 1/1)  
Summary: The fight in Theatricality ends a little differently.
Rating: PG
Warnings: Seen the latest episode? You're good.
A/N: Finn definitely should NOT have said what he did, and deserved to be called out on it, but I don't think Kurt is entirely blameless in the situation either. Just wanted to explore that a little. The first line is something Burt said in the argument, and then it goes off from there.


"This is our home, Kurt."

Finn stepped back like he'd been punched in the gut.

"Your home? So my mom moves me out of my home, and we're supposed to be all Brady Bunch now, but really I'm just, like, a guest or something?" His face fell as he stepped to the side, preparing to walk out of the basement. "Good to know that I'm homeless."

Burt stood frozen, fists clenched by his sides, until the teen reached the stairs. "Finn," he called, and the boy stopped, standing stiffly, head down.

His shoulders slumped, the adrenaline and anger from protecting his son bleeding out of him. He sighed. "You're right. If we're going to make this work, you're not just a guest, and I shouldn't throw you out. I'm sorry. But I will not tolerate—"

"I know," Finn interrupted. "I don't…I let the guys at school get to me, but I shouldn't have said what I did, no matter what." He finally looked up, tears in his eyes and shame written across his face. "It was horrible, and I'm sorry." He turned to look at the other boy in the room. "I'm sorry," he pleaded, and Kurt nodded stiffly.

Burt rubbed his neck. "Okay. That's a start."

Then Finn took a deep breath and straightened, arms crossed over his chest protectively. "But Kurt's gotta stop making me uncomfortable too."

Burt turned to his son, confused. "What's he talking about, Kurt?"

Kurt ran a hand over his face, obviously not wanting to explain. "I've…I've had a…a crush on Finn all year, and I haven't exactly been…subtle about it."

"I told him I wasn't interested, but he won't take no for an answer. That's why he introduced you to my mom."

Burt raised his eyebrow, taken aback. "Is that true?"

Kurt looked away. "I thought that if you two hit it off, Finn and I might start spending more time together."

The older man looked around the room, the décor suddenly taking on an entirely different meaning. "Jesus, Kurt."

"I'm sorry!" he cried. "But I can't just stop feeling the way I do."

"I know," Finn said, and the other two turned to him. "I know it's not that easy. But how would you feel if Mercedes had kept trying to get you to be her boyfriend even after you told her you were gay? I know you can't turn your feelings off. But if you could stop, like, acting on them, I'd really appreciate it."

Kurt nodded, tear trails shining on his cheeks.

Burt sighed, looking at the two boys in front of him. "Why don't we all go upstairs and wait for Finn's mom to get home. I think we all need to have a long talk."

cherry: finnlosercherrypelsea on May 26th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Ok. Totally wish this had happened instead. I was waiting for Finn to say something...anything. And yes, Finn was wrong to lose his temper, but Kurt was pushing him just as much as the boys at school. Kurt bothers me a lot. He's so manipulative and then he always plays the victim. I hate people like that.

Anyway, sorry for rambling. Well done.

countrygirl_914 on May 26th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I loved and hated that scene. Loved, because when you have three of your best actors together for a scene, it's going to be amazing. Hated, because I wanted it to end a little more like how I wrote it.

Glad you enjoyed!
friendlyfiascofriendlyfiasco on May 26th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
I wrote for like ten minutes agreeing with your comment, but deleted it all because all I need to say is this: Kurt is unfortunately my least favorite character. Great singer. Interesting clothing choices. Snotty hypocrite.
He really has a terrible attitude, I realize that is what makes him an interesting, multi-faceted character, but he just comes across as mean.
countrygirl_914 on May 27th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
I love Kurt and hate him at the same time. Chris Colfer is really an amazing actor. I'm just hoping they can tone down the bitchiness a bit next season.
prettykurama: madonaprettykurama on May 27th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yes,even though I love Kurt I he still bothered me. I think what he did was wrong and i agree cherry Ialso hate people like in real life. And I wished Finn had said something because that would have been great. Ido wished this is what happend. Great story by the way.
marimaripoliana on May 26th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
i wish SOMUCH this to happen instead D:


LOVE your writting <3
countrygirl_914 on May 26th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Kasukasuchans on May 26th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Um, just one thing... First line. I'm pretty sure you mean Finn, not Kurt... Right?
countrygirl_914 on May 26th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
No, at one point in the argument Burt turns to Kurt and is like, "This is our home, Kurt. I'm not going to let someone bring poison in" or words to that effect. In the episode, Finn doesn't say anything. But I thought it would be a good place for him to interject and be like, "Hey--your home? Isn't it supposed to be my home too, if we're moving in?" And then it goes on from there.

Sorry if that wasn't clear enough!
Kasukasuchans on May 26th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah... It came across as more of a "This is my home, get out" kind of phrase. Maybe expand it a bit?
countrygirl_914 on May 26th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I guess I thought that since people had seen the episode, they'd recognize the dialogue and remember what was happening in the scene. I'll think about it.
iwishiwasesmeiwishiwasesme on May 26th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Wish they used this in the episode instead. Although I feel bad for Kurt how can you not love Finn. Great job!
countrygirl_914 on May 27th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed. Yeah, everyone was a little right and a little wrong in that scene. Such good acting, all around.
friendlyfiascofriendlyfiasco on May 26th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooooo much for writing this. I was beyond frustrated with how they chose to "resolve" this situation last night. So, thank you for redeeming Kurt a little in my eyes.
countrygirl_914 on May 27th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love Kurt, but sometimes he's just a little too, "What me? No, I didn't do anything." He definitely didn't deserve what Finn called him, but he's not innocent either. So complex, I love it.
friendlyfiascofriendlyfiasco on May 27th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
yeah, Kurt is incredibly interesting and I believe an asset to the show, but in the scene where Finn wanted to talk about what happened and Kurt's all " not much to talk about, I feel sorry for you, I thought you were different." - completely unfair. Love Chris Colfer though, so I really don't want anyone to take my occasional Kurt rants as anti Chris.
ashleystalworth on May 26th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
OMG this was sooooooooo much better than what they had in the episode. I totally agree with it all!
countrygirl_914 on May 27th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks!
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countrygirl_914 on May 27th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, Finn definitely went too far, and deserved to be called out on what he said, but that doesn't mean he didn't have a point before that. I think Burt throwing him out upset me the most--if they're moving in together, Finn's family, not a guest, and he can't just be thrown out like that.
sayochama: Glee // Sunshine Haloslorenta on May 27th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
As much as I liked the scene from the episode (BURT!♥), once I got to thinking about it after, this is what I really wanted to happen. Thanks for writing this. ^_^
countrygirl_914 on June 1st, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for commenting! I really appreciate it.
blues_60blues_60 on May 28th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Like many have said, the scene was powerful but so heavy one sided that somehow the very important point of it was blown away for me by the blatant partiality.
Very good solution, the starting point of your addiction is perfect.
countrygirl_914 on June 1st, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to comment.
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countrygirl_914 on June 1st, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm an only child as well, and while I had to get used to sharing a room during college, it's soooooo nice when I can have my own space.

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.
Ravenzen_raven on June 25th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
You're so right, there needed to be some kind of real resolution to this, including Kurt admitting that Finn had a valid right to feel uncomfortable sharing a room with him. However:

"I told him I wasn't interested, but he won't take no for an answer."

When did this happen, other than in this scene 30 seconds earlier? Finn is an extremely passive guy (you see it in all his relationships, not just romantic and not just with Kurt) and vague uncomfortable looks in Kurt's presence that he hopes Kurt catches on to do not constitute a "no".
countrygirl_914 on July 16th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry it took me so long to answer this! I must have missed the email or something.

To answer your question, I took the "I already have a date to the prom. Sorry, I know that's important for gay kids." (or whatever the exact quote is) as a pretty obvious "no," even if it didn't contain the word. I can understand why others feel differently, though.
Ravenzen_raven on July 16th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
True, but Finn doesn't say "Thanks, but I'm not interested in YOU" or "Thanks, but I'm not interested in GUYS", he says "I've already got a date." Which is no longer an obstacle, seeing as he broke up with Quinn. So now he's free to date Kurt, right?

I was so glad Finn finally shook off his passivity and said something to Kurt, though I could hope Finn's next growth moment will be to learn not to hold things in until he blows up in an ugly painful way for all involved. If Finn doesn't learn to speak up for himself, he's going to spend a lot of time unhappy and resentful, especially if he dates Rachel in season 2 - she's a freakin' bulldozer under the best of conditions. :) Finn needs to find out we'll all love him just as much if he doesn't try to people-please.