Rating: NC-17, eventual
Word Count: 55,000
Warnings: medical jargon, no character death
Fic Summary: When an unexpected ailment lands Kurt in the ICU, his and Blaine’s world is turned on its head. Together, they’re forced to navigate what “in sickness and in health” truly means, and try to come out better for it on the other side.
First and foremost, I’d like to thank missmardybum, whose art inspired this story, and without whom there would never have *been* a Heartsounds at all. Thank you for the time you put into drawing more than just the one thing for this fic, and for your flexibility and encouragement.
Per usual, this fic would never have made it off my hard drive were it not for the mad beta-skills of judearaya, who I love so dearly and am indebted to forever for the hours she’s spent reading, critiquing and talking me through. Thank you, darling. I love you.
Also, huge thanks to iconicklaine, who basically came up with my title for me, and who is, like, SUPER encouraging when it comes to any sort of writing endeavor ever. She is fantastic, and if you don’t think so, you’re wrong.
And lastly, a huge thanks to the mods of reversebang - I can’t imagine the work and time commitment an endeavor like this takes, between schedules and complaints and different roadblocks - thank you for your dedication to this fandom and to the artists and authors in this challenge. None of it goes unappreciated.
The fic (on AO3):
(And, just because I’m spoiled, more art! Because it’s not working on AO3 for me!)