Title: Every Lifetime for a Thousand Years
Artist: animateglee (I love it! :D Thanks so much!)
Word Count: 24,500
Warnings: As history is dark and ugly, PLEASE HEED THE WARNINGS. HIV/AIDs, Character death(s), Child Abuse, Explicit sexual situations (including: Top!Kurt, Top!Blaine, Bottom!Blaine, Barebacking), Homophobia, Infidelity (canon compliant), Panic Attack, Physical Abuse, Public execution(s) (including: Burning at the stake, Hanging, Gunshot at point blank range) Rape and sexual abuse [implied, not ‘on-screen’], Significant Age Difference (of 25 years), Sex (consensual) with a minor (according to modern laws), Strong language, Suicide, War violence (including: Amputation without the aid of anesthesia, Abdomen wound from musket fire, and Nazi Concentration camps)
Summary: It wasn’t the first time they met. It wasn’t the first time they fell in love. Kurt felt the truth of Blaine’s words. They’d been together before. Different names. Different times. Sometimes it was but for a moment. Sometimes it was a lifetime. Often it was met with tragedy. Tragic love stories desperate for their happy endings, destined to repeat themselves until they could get it right. And this time, Kurt thinks they may have done it.
1000 years. Several lifetimes. Sometimes Kurt and Blaine. And sometimes Konráðr and Bláán. Candide and Blaise. Corradino and Baldassare. Different lives. The same love.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Author’s Notes: Because this story is based on history and is a past lives story, Kurt and Blaine do have different names in each time period. Simply because it’s highly unlikely that a Renaissance painter from Florence would have the name Kurt. So I tried to give them that were more in sync with the time periods. I think (hope) it’s obvious who’s who.
Also, I can’t promise that all the translations I’ve used are accurate (especially the Old English and Old Norse). I’ve tried my best, but I’m sure that there are inaccuracies.
Link to AO3 to read.