Glee 100: “He Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”-Why We Ship Klaine

Klaine.

“Kurt, there is a moment where you say to yourself ‘Oh there you are, I’ve been looking for you forever…. You move me, Kurt. And this duet would just be an excuse to spend more time with you.”

Millions of joyful tears were shed when this beautiful moment graced our screens way back on March 15, 2011 and from that moment on, Klaine was born. It’s hard to pick just a handful of best moments from this much loved and very watchable couple, but we’ve done our best.  I really hope that you all enjoy the moments that Becky and I have chosen.  However, please let us know your favourite Klaine moments.

The First Meeting

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Photo: Tumblr

Who can forget when Blaine first turned around and laid eyes on what was to become the love of his life? Although it took them a while to both realise the depth of their feelings, that first moment was magical and clearly special to both. Those shy smiles, the dilated pupils and the truly beautiful moment Kurt catches his breath held more romance than any conversation ever could. Right from the word go, Klaine have had a way of looking at each other that conveys so much emotion, without a single word being spoken.

For me this moment was so vital for Kurt, we watched him struggle with finding acceptance and his place in the world, and this one moment where a total stranger wasn’t afraid to take his hand, allowed him to realise that things might not always be so lonely. After all who wouldn’t want to be serenaded by a dapper boy in a blazer.

The First Kiss

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Photo: Fox

Compelling. Admit it, how many times have you watched it? I wouldn’t even be able to count. Intimate, tentative, unsure at first and then fervent and loving, it was perfect. Just…perfect. The way they break away, minds blown, for Blaine to attempt to string some words together about how they should practise, and Kurt’s “I thought we were.” The way they dive right back in….just…. I’m killing myself with feels right now.

It felt real when I first watched it, and it still remains one of my favourite Klaine scenes, as I am especially of fond of bashful Blaine, however I ALWAYS find myself cursing that blasted keyboard!!!!

The Duets

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Photo: Fox

Where to begin? Which ones to pick? The fantastically fun and flirty “Baby It’s Cold Outside” gave us the first in a line of holiday duets, sadly missed this year but hey, at least we have a whole array of others to choose from. “Candles”, performed at regionals, bizarrely about a breakup yet still managing to sound heartrendingly perfect as a romantic duet between the pair. “Animal”, often underrated but so, so good. And “Perfect”…oh… Just a perfect song for a perfect pair, giving us a wonderfully domestic glimpse of the pair when they admit singing it together in the car. But for me, above everything, “Come What May” wins them all. Hauntingly, beautifully sad, it is a declaration of undying love seen as a dream sequence through Kurt’s eyes when Klaine were at their lowest ebb. Down, but not out, it was a turning point for Kurt and, I believe, started them on the long road to reconciliation.

I can’t wait to see what duets we have ahead of us as Klaine make their way through NYADA and New York, however I do have to agree that “Come What May” had me sitting sobbing with the emotion, especially as it was only a dream of Kurt’s, and I do agree with Becky when I saw it as the beginning of Kurt realising he needed Blaine and Klaine would be together again eventually.

“Prom Queen” (Stand by Your Man)

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With Kurt back at McKinley, Klainers rejoiced when Blaine put aside his prom fears and agreed to be Kurt’s date. The evening was going so well, until, in a cruel prank, Kurt was elected Prom Queen alongside Karofsky’s Prom King. We all held our breaths, waiting to see what Kurt would do, but thanks to the courage Blaine brought out in him, he proudly declared “they can’t touch us, or what we have,” and marched right back in to be crowned. When Karofsky fled the auditorium, Blaine stepped forward, like a knight in shining armour and asked Kurt to dance. We were all Rachel in that moment, hands clasped to our chests, smiling through tears of joy as our boys danced in one another’s arms.

For me this moment shows how much Blaine was willing to sacrifice to give Kurt his dream moment, Blaine went back to a public school dance and became his protector after the McKinley jerks tried to beat Kurt down again.

The First Time

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Photo: Fox

With Blaine having transferred to McKinley to be near to the one he loves, the couple decided they were ready to take the next step in their relationship. It was the picture of perfect romance as they lay together on Blaine’s bed, locked fingers and shared a dazzling smile. Every touch, every look, every nuance of emotion was spot on. I have never seen a first time shown more beautifully than this one. A real joining of hearts and souls as well as physical intimacy.

I was also touched by the scene in the auditorium where Kurt tells Blaine he is proud to be with him and that he wants to go to Blaine’s house.  There is not big fanfare, and it shows how in tune the couple really are. I always like scenes where Kurt takes charge, because I have never really seen Kurt as a weak person and to make it seem like he is the weaker person in the relationship really irks me.

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Photo: Fox

The Rough Patch

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Photo: Fox

Painful for so many reasons, that we shall choose to gloss over as this is a celebration rather than a lament….but season four also gave us “Come What May”, as previously mentioned, “White Christmas”, and let us not forget “I Do,” which showed us that try as they might, Klaine are irresistibly drawn toward one another. The couple duetted on “I just Can’t Get Enough,” and seriously, no duet is that slick without serious amounts of practise in front of a mirror beforehand. They fell easily into one another’s arms for a slow waltz, Blaine looked like he had finally come home, and then we had the singing of “We’ve got tonight,” and the tie pull.

Wow Season Four for us Klainers was a painful one, I remember being a sobbing, ugly mess during “The Break-Up” however I do have say that the performance in “The Scientist” was breathtaking, and every interaction we had after that had me thinking “is this the reunion moment?”, however like my dear friend, “I Do” was an awesome episode and gave me the hope to carry on.

The. Tie. Pull

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Photo: Pinterest

Smug Blaine followed, nonchalantly declaring that he wasn’t going to let Kurt minimalise their time together, no choice was given in the matter, and Kurt was flustered for a moment before flirtatiously whispering “I’ll see you downstairs.” Have you ever seen one man more triumphant than Blaine in the moment he fell back onto the bed, elated?

Kurt was still in the mindset of he and Blaine being just friends, and this continued until the beginning of Season 5, however let’s be honest Klaine were never purely platonic, never truly just friends.

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Photo: Pinterest

The ending of season four, of course, gave us much to squeal over during the hiatus, which just seemed longer than ever when we knew Blaine’s proposal was imminent. We were not disappointed.

I have to say that I loved the flirty Blaine that we got to see during “Wonder-ful”, who can’t help but giggle at “dirty cute” however even then he is still willing to give Kurt his time to come back to the relationship and still support Kurt.

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The Proposal

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We speculated. We discussed the rights and wrongs of getting engaged so young. We poured over and dissected every picture and gif that emerged from filming, and we watched that courtyard kiss way more than could actually be considered healthy. Finally, on September 26th 2013, our patience and dedication was rewarded. It started with a courtyard picnic, when Blaine, dapper as ever in his crisp white polo and bright yellow pants, asked Kurt to give them another go. He agreed, then surprised his boyfriend by announcing he would no longer just sit and watch him sing, as he had something already prepared. “Got To Get You Into My Life” was an awesome blend of fun, flirty, rock and pop while Kurt and Blaine played a cat and mouse game around the school courtyard trailed by a marching band and no one seemed to notice or mind, because this is Glee. The song ended with an epic kiss which was full of passion and promise.

My heart lurched a little when Kurt told Burt he knew he was being driven to his surprise proposal. I panicked that he might say no, and indeed I don’t think Kurt’s mind was completely made up, despite the wonderful pep talk from his dad, until he saw Blaine standing at the bottom of the Dalton staircase. Blaine had done the ultimate. He had left Kurt speechless. Presented with room after room of dancing and singing show choirs while Blaine serenaded him with “All You Need is Love,” Kurt was eventually led out onto the balcony by Rachel to see Blaine waiting at the bottom. But however grand the gesture, it wasn’t this that decided Kurt. It was his boyfriend laying his heart bare in the most beautifully emotive speech I’ve ever heard.

“We met right here. I took this man’s hand and we ran down that hallway. And for those that know me, I’m not in the habit of taking people’s hands who I’ve never met before. But I think my soul knew something that my mind and my body didn’t know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other, fearlessly and forever.

Which is why it’s never really felt like I’ve been getting to know you, it’s always felt like I’ve been remembering you from something, as if every lifetime you and I have lived we’ve chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I’ve ever wanted to do is to spend my life loving you. So Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?”

And Kurt, looking deep into the eyes of his soulmate, knew for certain that his future lay in this man’s arms as he nodded and whispered a joyful and tearful “yeah, yeah,” as Klainers everywhere rejoiced.

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Photo courtesy of FOX

I cried, I laughed and at the end of it I knew my boys would be ok.  Will we get more drama as Blaine  finally moves to New York? Yes we probably will, however that makes the relationship real and for every bad time, we will have the final happy ever after.

To end this wonderful journey through Klaine, here is a wonderful fan video of just how Klaine has impacted us all.

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