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This ficlet is dedicated to tumblr user mallory unshurtugal, who turned 21 today!
Takes place on July 3rd, 2011.
Glee Live 2011 is ending, and the after-party of the final show in Dublin is in full swing. Everyone seems to be getting plastered, but Chris refrains for once, stopping after just a couple because he has an early flight and he doesn’t want to deal with a killer hangover and jetlag at the same time.
He’s standing at edge of the room, quiet and pleasantly buzzed. He knows almost everyone in the room, but he wants to be alone, just for a minute. Sometimes he gets afraid that it’s all ephemeral, that this couldn’t last forever. If that’s true, he wants to enjoy it while it lasts. He tilts his head back and drinks in the sounds of cheers and laughter swirling around the room.
Out of the corner of his eye, he sees Darren ambling up to him. He doesn’t say anything, just leans against the wall next to Chris. They’re content in the silence for a minute or so, before Darren slouches over and rests his head on Chris’ shoulder. “Gonna miss you” he murmurs quietly, but it’s loud enough for Chris to hear over the din of the room.
The right thing to say, what Chris is intending to say is You won’t have time to miss me, but before he can stop himself, “Why did you kiss me?” is tumbling from his mouth.