Burt sat across from the bravest person he would ever know, his pride and joy, his son. This wasn’t going to be easy but he had to get through to his son, for his own good.
“So…you need to remind me what the current situation is.. because from what I gathered last, you’ve been wanting a boyfriend for awhile now.. “
He looked over at Kurt, trying to find any indication of him being wrong. Obviously not.
“And from what I’ve seen recently.. you’re nearing that gap to actually getting one.. so why, all of a sudden, are you running away?” He tilted his head to the side, his eyes scrutinising the teenager.
He sighed and drew his hands together, linking the fingers at once. “…I guess being scared is mostly foreign to you because you’ve walked around fearless since I could remember.” Kurt now about to interupt Burt, was stopped easily by his father’s disagreement and urgency. He knew exactly what Kurt was going to say.
“And don’t say it’s all an act because it isn’t. I know you, kid. You’re more confident than that Gaga girl you like’s clothes. I would of done anything to have an ounce of your personality when I was your age. But this isn’t about me, this about you and, well..Blaine..” He pursed his lips slightly, thinking through what he should say next.
“Being scared isn’t always a weakness, Kurt. It can give people the motivation to take that step forward and prove what they’re capable of without that paralysis. Just because you’re scared, Kurt, doesn’t make you alone or any less worthy to what you want. You don’t know what you’re doing, huh? You didn’t know how to walk until your mother helped you.. I tried but well, you always ended up headfirst into a door…” Burt let the awkward silence of confusion sweep over them both before he continued.
“As I was saying.. you will have someone there to help you. That someone is not only Blaine, but me.. and Mercedes and Carole, Finn, Mr Shue, the people who love you. We’re right here and we’re not backing down until we see you allow yourself to feel wanted and loved by someone other than your family. We love you, kid and so does Blaine.”