for Klaine Bingo (card), prompt: bad day
summary: Some days, nothing seems to go to plan.
~1000w, rating: G
There was nothing special, nothing particularly remarkable about the date in the calendar. It was just another day, not one of those with an inbuilt trigger for Blaine’s ever-present shadow of anxiety. Yes, he got better, he was definitely improving with the help of Kurt, Sam, the therapist he’d found after the big blow-up with Kurt that resulted in Blaine moving out from the loft. But there were still days that ended with him not knowing which way was up and how to manage even a hint of a smile.
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