|Wish Upon A Star
Author: The Minsk PM
Rachel makes a wish on a shooting star and it actually comes true. . .Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Rachel B. & Finn H. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,092 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 02-06-10 - Published: 02-03-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5716335
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DISCLAIMER: I neither own Glee nor the characters. They are the property of Ryan Murphy and FOX. This is purely for fun. Enjoy :)
A/N: This idea popped into my head and I have to act on it, I can't let it go. I am gonna have so much fun with this, and I hope you do too.
Wish Upon A Star
Chapter One: Jiminy Cricket!
Rachel Berry sat on her comfy couch watching her DVD of "South Pacific" for the millionth time. She loved that movie and knew all the songs by heart. Tonight though, it didn't have the cathartic effect on her as she was hoping; she'd had a very bad year so far and it was only February. She winced as she heard them sing "Once you have found him, never let him go. . ." Ouch, that struck too close for comfort. . .
She shut the DVD off in a huff. Nothing was helping. She tried countless musicals and show tunes. She tried baking "Feel-Better Fudge," and wound up with chocolate concrete. She looked around her house and she couldn't shake away her troubles. She needed to get out of her house and have some time to think. She ran up to her bedroom and pulled on her warmest clothes. She grabbed a blanket and headed outside into the cold February night. She laid her blanket down in her backyard, and collapsed onto it, staring up at the sky and the countless stars.
She had tried everything to try and break through to Finn after the shock of "BabyGate 09" wore off. She wanted him to know that she was there for him whenever he needed her, as a friend, a confidant and a shoulder to cry on.
Apparently he needed none of those things.
He flat out ignored her these days. She even caught him turning around in the hallways and walking in the opposite direction when he saw her coming from her locker. She was more than hurt; she had done nothing but try to be there for him and now she was invisible to him. Again. At least it hurt less before when she didn't know how sweet and kind and adorable he really was. . .
She shook her head and breathed in the cold night air. She was starting to lose hope that they would ever be friends again, let alone anything more. She was thinking about giving up on him altogether. He probably didn't even like her anymore. He never talked to anyone in Glee except for Mr. Schuester. He showed up right on time and was the first to leave everyday. He even stopped copying her answers on the Spanish quizzes.
She looked up at the stars and she was reminded of Finn. Stars are bright and shining. They fool you into thinking they are so close. . .that they could be right within your reach. . .
But then you realize that stars are millions of miles away. Out of reach. Unattainable.
Just like Finn.
All of a sudden a movement in the sky distracted her. It was an actual shooting star! She felt silly about being excited over it, like she was still a little girl, but she closed her eyes and made a wish anyway.
"I wish I knew what Finn was thinking and how he felt about me." She felt stupid saying it out loud, but she meant it. Maybe if she knew how he really felt about her it would give her some sense of closure and she could start moving on with her life. But she exhaled the breath she was holding and felt very foolish and stupid. You could wish all you want but it was impossible to know what someone was really thinking. She sighed heavily and noticed her fingers and nose were extremely cold from the brisk Winter Night. She picked up her blanket and went into her house, feeling stupid for coming outside in the first place. She fell asleep that night and dreamed of Jiminy Cricket, singing "When You Wish Upon A Star" to her. She was Pinocchio. She was a puppet and Finn was holding her by the strings, dancing her around to the music. It was very disconcerting.
She woke up that morning with a headache. She popped two Advil before school, but the pressure in her head remained all morning.
She got into school and went straight to her locker. She saw Finn at the far end of the hallway, walking alone. She tried to hide her face while still looking to see where he was going. When he walked past her, her head started to hurt and she heard him say, ". . .Oh man it's Rachel, don't stare, don't stare, keep walking, maybe she won't see you. . ."
She turned around, furious that he would insult her like that right in front of her face. The nerve! As if she wasn't even there!
"You know I can hear you Finn! I'm not deaf and I'm not stupid!" He looked at her incredulously and turned around, looking to see if anyone had heard her.
"Just because you haven't spoken to me in forever doesn't mean that you can treat me like a pariah like you used to do before you joined Glee!"
He continued to look confused as she waited for a response. Before he opened his mouth, she felt the same twinge of pain from before and she heard, clear as day, "Oh man was I talking to myself again? Rachel looks so hot when she's pissed off. . .her lips tighten up in the cutest frown. . ." When she heard 'lips' she felt a heat wash through her body. It left her feeling tingly and awkward.
When his mouth opened though, all she heard him say was, "Um, sorry. My bad."
Okay. Now she was officially freaked out.
They stood there awkwardly for a second and the bell rang. He took the opportunity to walk away, without even saying goodbye. But before he walked out of sight, the pain returned and she heard (in her mind?) him say "Nice job Hudson . . .now she probably hates you even more. . .Oh man I forgot to hand in my chemistry lab . . ."
The slight pain faded away and she was left in the hallway, stunned beyond comprehension.
Then it hit her. . .the shooting star. . .could it be?. . .
"I wish I knew what Finn was thinking and how he felt about me." Was what she said. . .but it couldn't be. . .
Was this even POSSIBLE??!!??
She could read Finn's mind.
This was her chance! She could use her new power to figure out why Finn was ignoring her. By the sound of his thoughts, he still found her attractive. So why wasn't he talking to her? What had happened to make Finn think that she hated him and not the other way around?
She tried to test her new ability on other people but it didn't work. She guessed that the wish was specific enough to single out only Finn and she was grateful. She did not want to know what most of the people at her school were thinking, especially about her.
The day became more interesting when she got to Spanish. She sat in the row in front of Finn, so she could hear his thoughts loud and clear. His head was very 'stream of conscious.' One second he was thinking about video games, then football, then what his mom made for dinner the night before, then he quoted the funny lines from his favorite TV shows. . .
But she wasn't really getting anywhere. She already knew that he loved food and TV and video games. She wanted to know why he wouldn't speak to her and if he had feelings for her. What good was this ability if she couldn't find out what she wanted?
About halfway through the class his mind started to wander in her direction. Her head hurt from listening to him for the whole class, but she wasn't gonna let the dull ache stop her. She needed information!
". . . Rachel's hair looks so shiny today, it always looks shiny, I wonder what she does to it. . . She's wearing my favorite skirt, the black and white plaid one.. .its so short, her legs look so good today. . .She's also wearing that cream-colored sweater I love that makes her eyes look like chocolate. . .mmm chocolate. . ." Well apparently he found her attractive, which was definitely a plus. And he liked chocolate.
"I want to talk to her. Maybe today I'll do it. . .I had the chance to say something this morning and sounded like a dumbass as usual. . .She'll never forgive me for my lapse of sanity. . .maybe I should just give up. . ." Wow, those words sounded familiar. She was feeling the same thing just last night. What had happened to their friendship? She knew right then that she would probably have to be the one to break the silence between the two of them. Luckily she had a brand new gift that will help aid her cause.
From then on his thoughts shifted back to Basketball plays and her head stopped aching from focusing on Finn's mind.
She smiled. She couldn't wait for Glee rehearsal.
Salut mes amis!
This story will probably only be a few chapters, but it's gonna be good (I hope. . .I hold high expectations over myself)
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