Summary: Blaine is finally moving to NYC after graduation, to start his new life with Kurt and classes at NYADA. He’s got the talent, he’s got the drive, and has got a lot to prove to his skeptical father… and to himself. Does he have it all figured out, or is he still A Work in Progress?
This is a mostly canon-compliant future fic, Klaine pairing/focus with a brief sunny cameo by Rachel. The original poem thing that inspired this came into being before the show moved Santana to NYC and in with Hummelberry. For this story, only Kurt, Blaine and Rachel are sharing the Bushwick loft— mostly because I did not trust myself to write the awesome that is Santana in NYC and do it justice.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 for mild innuendo references to sex/porn, passing references to a non-hate crime mugging. A little bit of angst, but mostly Kurt and Blaine being in love and Klaine-y all over the place (gawd, I miss my boys!)
Author's Note: The story idea started as a rough free-verse thinky-thought poem that I posted many, many months ago. It got stuck in my head, and something kept tickling at me... this needs to be fleshed out into a proper story. I pinged a couple of writer friends of mine to see if they might be interested in it as a prompt, and they both said, "It's your story, why don't YOU write it?" To which I said, hnnnnghhhhh...
Well, I hemmed and hawed a while (Dude! I do the art thing, not the word thing!), but finally decided to tackle it with their support. My deepest thanks to dont_be_fancy and Randomactsofdouchebaggery for their sage advice, their mad beta/sounding-board/editing skillz, holding my hand, and cheering me on throughout the process. Also, thanks to Gleefully-Happy who read it and flailed a little bit and encouraged me to keep it up. I could not have done this without all of them in my corner.
Title and chapter art created by me!
Download the PDF of A Work In Progress HERE (With full story, Blaine in New York poem, and PDF exclusive “Armoire Gallery” section, in which I play with my story headcanon along with the chapter art… )