Kurt Elizabeth Hummel
The night Kurt Hummel got attacked was the same day a new war began. Maybe it had to do with the opening of the Lancaster wing. Maybe it had to do with the fact that whoever was after him was tightening the noose around him.
But after such a deep stab wound, Kurt was only focusing on at least surviving the first night. The Windsors kept close watch over him as best as they could. And they knew there was going to be trouble when Congressman Hummel hears. Because he was a good man, he cared about things, and he cared about his son.
But once Congressman Hummel gets involved, things were just going to get worse. Maybe taking down Kurt was just one more step towards a civil war that extended past the institute. Maybe thre was someone out there looking to reap the profits of the gang wars that will ensure. Whatever it was, the attempted murder of Kurt Hummel was the starter's gun for the whole thing.
And not even the Institute's marshalls were arrogant enough to believe they could control it. News filtered in from everywhere, none of them good... especially since, at long last, both East and West coasts were beginning to mobilize their own troops. And the boys in the Institute knew to expect something a lot bigger than they were prepared to handle.
A crackdown from the Superintendent is imposed. Daniel Abbot gets attacked. The gang wars begin. Kurt Hummel becomes one of the suspects in the shooting of Justin Bancroft in spite of Windsor's attempts to clear him. Justin Bancroft lies critical in the medical ward and has to be taken to a real hospital.
Hanover wing prepares all their outside forces to protect their vulnerable leader. A devastating raid on Windsor resources point to Stuart wing. The Stuarts deny knowledge of the raids, while evidence points otherwise. Charlie Amos declares an active state of war against Logan Wright and the hierarchy of Stuart. However, he spares as many underlings as he could to help Hanover prevent the full assassination of Justin in the hospital.
The war spills to the girls' side. Prima's powerful queen lays her loyalty to the Windsor side, and within days, the Primas are subjected to an onslaught. As though imitating Hanover's standstill and neutrality, Royal refuses to take a side, and their queen, Sydney, turns the Royal side into the neutralizing force between the gangs. News trickles into the Windsor side.
A call to assassinate Kurt Hummel had been decreed. Blaine Anderson, the heir apparent to Windsor leadership, proposes to their leader that he would protect Kurt and determine who wants him dead, and why. Again, Kurt Hummel is contacted desperately by outside forces--his stepbrother Finn is anxious to give him information. Far off, in the hospital, Justin Bancroft tells Spencer Willis the realization he had come to before he was shot: Congressman Burt Hummel had inadvertently called down the wrath of the underworld.
And that dark underworld was now calling for revenge--and they were taking it from his only blood son. As Blaine and Kurt go on one more midnight run to meet Finn and extract whatever knowledge of the gang wars he may have, Windsor's shadow kings exact their revenge from Stuart's previous damage. They take down Stuart's top gunman.
And the Stuart king, Logan Wright III, calls down his own forces to enter open war, including the ones under his father's own political. In her office, Superintendent Sylvester broods, carefully considering what has been happening. She is aware that this has gone beyond even the powers of the Dalton Institute. Something had to be done to bring this bloodshed to a close.
But if this was out of their hands--what could bring the pandemonium to a quiet?