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27 June 2012 @ 03:00 pm
Fic: Emotions in Limine for gleebigbang {Master Post}  
Title: Emotions in Limine
Word Count: 30,367
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Klaine, with extremely minor background Tike, Brittana, Quartie, Finchel, and Luck
Warnings Sexual context (Klaine – handjobs, blowjobs, rimming, anal, sex in an office/unintentional voyeurism), mentions of past Kurtbastian (mostly so I didn’t have to deal with an OC), abstract talk of a past minor character death
Summary: As one of the founding partners at The Firm of Hummel, Lopez, and Smythe, Kurt is far too busy to worry about a personal life – on top of the stress of trying to make a name for himself as one of the most promising young attorneys in the Midwest, he’s got to keep a handle on his own office politics, which consist of Santana hooking up with their receptionist and Sebastian trying to get into his pants. When they hire a few new paralegals to help with their impending caseload, the last thing Kurt expects is to fall in love with one Blaine Anderson – and especially not on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. Can their secret office romance survive when their coworkers are quite possibly the nosiest group of people in the whole state of Illinois?

Disclaimer: Not mine, don’t sue, or if you do, I request a t-shirt for your troubles. I am well aware that admission to a bar association varies by state, and just because Kurt, Sebastian, and Santana are able to practice law in Illinois, this does not grant them the ability to do so in every state. Instead of being worried about the accuracy of every single statement in this fic, I decided to not stress myself out and take a little artistic license with the law profession. My husband and various close relatives and friends have all worked in the field (the traveling bit was totally ganked from a friend to suit my needs – so sorry your life turned into porn, G). The only research I did was picking their brains over cocktails and spending a few hours on Google (starting your own law practice shortly after graduation is actually a growing trend now, though, color me shocked). What I’m trying to say – if this is a problem for you, perhaps this is not a story you should read. :) It's a story about lawyers, yes, but mostly it's a story about love and that's what I wanted to focus on.

Thanks: Back around Thanksgiving, colfer said someone should write paralegal!Blaine and lawyer!Kurt having sex in Kurt’s office. This … is what that turned into. (This is also a note that I keep prompts around forever, and can’t be concise to save my life.) Thanks to her, djgulia, and ccmskatechick for their eyes and ears, and to wordplay for listening to my whining. The bulk of this has been mostly done for almost two months, and man, was it hard holding it, though I guess we’re kind of in a rut now. I guess regala_electra was right – I am Batman.

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Tumblr
PDF download (because xxxraquelita asked nicely)
AO3 (other formats for download here)
Art Post (coming soon)
samwise gamgee.colfer on June 27th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
lucie caboosie: GLEE: darren bwlipswhenidance on June 27th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)

longest wait EVER, yes? <3
xxxraquelitaxxxraquelita on June 28th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
omg lucieeeeeeeeeeee thank you xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
lucie caboosie: GLEE: dapper applausewhenidance on June 28th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
:DDD safe travels <33333
openingup2joyopeningup2joy on June 28th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
read this today (my day off) it is truly wonderful!
lucie caboosie: GLEE: familywhenidance on June 28th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!! :D
obrockious: Disneyobrockious on June 28th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
This was so absolutely perfect and wonderful, ahhh! Very eloquent, but wow, just wow.
lucie caboosie: GLEE: blaine doesn't play for your teamwhenidance on June 28th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for reading!!
(Anonymous) on June 28th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Such a lovely, sexy, smooth moving story. Thank u for creating/sharing it. Much appreciated. Sincerely, tin in fl
lucie caboosie: GLEE: blaine loves youuuuuwhenidance on June 28th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
<33333333 thanks as always for your kind words!!
(Anonymous) on June 28th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
that was so cute
I love how honest and mature you write these characters, but they still make earnest mistakes and get emotional and huffy just as in canon. The only thing I sorta missed was a Vegas setting, but I can live with Chicago. ;)
lucie caboosie: GLEE: six and sixteen and lovewhenidance on June 29th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: that was so cute
Thank you so much!!! <333
many_a_dreammany_a_dream on June 29th, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Glorious fic and your writing is phenomenal. I so enjoyed reading this and your Kurt and Blaine are just so lovely.
lucie caboosie: GLEE: klaine iluwhenidance on June 29th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
mulder1921mulder1921 on June 29th, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)
Dedicated my night to this and it was so worth it. Sexy and sweet and even though it was au, all the characterizations rang true.
lucie caboosie: GLEE: boys shoulder bumpingwhenidance on June 29th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Woohoo glad to hear it! :D Thanks for reading!
『ミカオル』 ☆mikaoru on July 6th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
i enjoyed it a lot, i love how you write <333
lucie caboosie: GLEE: lima bean is my lovewhenidance on July 8th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
thanks so much, I"m so glad you enjoyed it!
mapoflovemapoflove on July 9th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
Favourite and also best.

I feel like I have waited forever to read this, even though in reality it's only just over a week. I'm just back off holiday today and knew a full day in the office after a week and a bit off was going to be a killer so I saved this to read at lunch time as a reward for surviving the morning. What a reward it is.

I always love your writing because it's honest and real and tender and funny and all of the good adjectives and none of the bad ones and this piece is no different.
You really seem to have gotten right into the dynamics of small firm politics and the way you've made all the characters true to that situation at the same time true to their canon characters is awesome.

[random aside: The accidental sex tape, she so would watch it [who wouldn't lets be honest here] and that scene was hot. ]

I LOVED Kurt and Blaine in this setting - why is lawyer!Kurt so hot please? I loved the attraction and the build up and the adorbableness and the navigating of 'this a new relationship and it's an office relationship and you're my boss/employee and how do we do this' and the general lovey-ness all mixed up with the PORN. 'Mazing.
You're so right, it *is* a story about love and it got me right in the feels.

I also loved your Santana, because I love Santana and I love it when people write her well, and you totally did here.

I'm not a fan of Kurtbastian generally, I can never quite *get* it somehow, because, well, I just don't think Kurt would. Except here. I didn't so much like it, but I understood it, it made perfect sense for the story and worked so much better I think than an OC so kudos to you on that score.

I didn't want it to end, except I'm glad it did becasue, work, but I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END.

HowEVER. Burt. Buuuuuuuuuuuurt :( I may never be totally happy again.

lucie caboosie: GLEE: blaine doesn't play for your teamwhenidance on July 9th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it didn't disappoint, dear!! ♥ SO SORRY ABOUT BURT I WILL NEVER KILL HIM OFF AGAIN XD and so glad the Kurtbastian worked for you, that's how I wanted it to come off and I thought an OC would just be clunky so yay. thank you so much for reading and the lovely lovely comment <33333