AU meet cute in which Kurt, a recent Northwestern grad and Chicago transplant takes a part-time job as a vacation consultant, helping people plan International tours. Blaine, in his last year at UW-Madison, calls in to arrange an anniversary trip to Italy for his parents. They stay on the line well past the allotted 20 minutes, talking and flirting and getting lost in each other’s voices. Reluctant to say goodbye, Kurt gives Blaine his extension “in case you have any follow-up questions.”
The next day, Blaine calls back to say his brother Cooper nixed his Italy plans and wants to send their parents to the Mexican Riviera instead. This becomes a pattern. Every day, Blaine calls back with a new reason to cancel the previous tour and book a new one. “Apparently, my mom hates Mexico,” and “They went to Prague last year. Who knew?” and “My aunt Sadie told me my mom had this boyfriend from Australia who was taller, and smarter, and, um… sexier than my dad, and well, he won’t go.”
The last time Blaine calls, he’s thinking Paris. His parents went there on their honeymoon, and going back 30 years later seems like a romantic thing to do. It’s toward the end of Kurt’s shift, and since he has an audition straight after work, he tries to keep it professional so they can finish the call quickly, but he fails. How could he stay focused when Blaine is flirting with Kurt like it’s his final requirement for graduation, talking about honeymoons and pastries and falling in love?
The perfect tour booked, he doesn’t hear from Blaine again. He’s disappointed, but too busy rehearsing to pine. (Except when he does.) The show is a bit out there, but they have a packed house on opening night and everyone loves it. He’s on his way to the cast party when he notices a gorgeous, well-dressed man standing near the theater entrance, waiting. When the man spots Kurt he smiles and says, “My parents would rather take separate vacations. Any chance you’d like to accompany me to Paris?”