Author: oftheSOUL PM
The story takes place after Regionals. After spending a night together, Rachel takes off and deals with the consequences on her own. Puck/Rachel pairing.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Rachel B. & Puck - Chapters: 12 - Words: 22,735 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 04-30-11 - Published: 07-20-10 - id: 6159143
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Sorry I know I said I was going to be updating regularly but life happened but things have started to slow down. I'm still trying to balance out my full time job with my full time school so sometimes the posts won't be regular but I promise no more month breaks.
Rachel sighed deeply as she flipped through the TV channels. She was never one for watching TV but it seemed like the only thing she had energy for these days. The doctors were keeping her under close care but she was so sick and tired of being in the confines of her bedroom. Her fathers hadn't stopped by and she was overwhelmed with a feeling of guilt, what if they were disappointed in her? None of the glee kids ever came back after their trip to the cafeteria the other day; Puck just came in, said something about Kurt having a fashion meltdown and sat down on the chair nonchalantly. Although he had forgiven her, he was still quiet and guarded around her. She looked to the side and let out a small smile at Puck who was fixated on his phone.
"What are you doing?" Rachel asked. He looked up, smiled and put his phone away securely in his back pocket.
"Nothing, I was just taking care of some leftover business I have in Lima."
"I'm sorry I dragged you and everyone out here." Puck scowled and brought his hand under her chin lifting it up so they were eye to eye.
"Hey, there's nothing I would rather do than be here for you and our kids." Rachel smiled and caressed the huge baby bump with her free hand.
"Our kids… So have you thought of any names?" she asked excitedly. Puck's face lit up at the mention of names.
"But I must warn you, I am not naming my children after some preferred alcoholic beverage." Puck rolled his eyes and chuckled.
"So Quinn told you about that huh?" Rachel nodded.
"Jackie Daniels?" He shrugged nonchalantly as he smiled at Rachel.
"I want strong Jewish names," he said hesitating, "I couldn't have that with Quinn 'cause obviously…"
"I think that's a great idea," she said wincing before shutting her eyes tightly and doubling over in pain.
"What wrong?" Puck asked worriedly. Rachel said nothing and instead grabbed his hand and placed it on the side of her belly where she was feeling the sensation.
"They're kicking?" he said smiling genuinely at her. Rachel nodded.
"They're more rambunctious today than usual. I think it's the addition of meat to their diet." He looked at her for a moment amused before resting his hand on top of her giving it a gentle squeeze.
"Yes," she said seriously, "You and your carnivorous ways. I spent 5 and a half months raising these babies vegan. Then, they sent me here and I almost had to kill a nurse to get me a stinking cheeseburger.
"All types of crazy." She smacked his arm gently. It was the first time in a while that they started talking like before.
"I like the name Jonah for a boy." Rachel smiled.
"That was he can be reminded of the two women that have helped his mother." Rachel nodded. Jo was terrific to Rachel for the duration of her stay in Seattle and she couldn't fathom having to go through this experience without her. Jodie Puckerman was always a mother figure to Rachel. Ever since she was young and had to sleepover at Puck's because her daddies were always gone, she was always there for her.
"I love that idea."
"And for a girl, I've always liked the name Caroline. After all, that is our song," he said.
"Caroline and Jonah Puckerman." He looked at her as he choked back his own tears.
"M-my last name?" he asked.
"I know we didn't discuss it, but I figured that after everything I've done to –"
"Hey stop. I've forgiven you, what's done is done. We're not going to be able to move forward if we keep bringing up the past."
"Thank you for reassuring me Noah." They stared at one another; the feelings resurfacing once more. Before either of them could make the move, the door burse open as a rush of people made their way into Rachel's room.
"Surprise," everyone yelled.
"Is this all for me?" Rachel asked smiling as the tears made their way to the surface.
"No, it's for the other pregnant girl in this room, congrats Quinn," Santana said sarcastically. Quinn glared at her before rolling her eyes.
"Hey watch it Satan or else we'll have to change our mind," Puck said.
"Change our mind about what?" Puck looked at Rachel before replying.
"Boy or girl?" The both shared a look before laughing.
"Boy," the both said in unison. Everyone just looked at them in wonderment.
"Okay what are you two freaks talking about?" Santana asked.
"Calm down Satan, you wouldn't want your godson to know that you call their parents freaks, would you?"
"G-god son?" Rachel and Puck nodded.
"I'd love to!" she squealed rushing over and gathering Puck and Rachel in a huge hug. Everyone laughed at the image in front of them. Never have they seen Santana that happy in their entire life.
"What about the other one?" Tina asked. Rachel smiled and looked at Puck before nodding like they had previously.
"Do I even have to ask you Quinn?" Rachel asked. Quinn laughed and nodded before going in and joining in the hug.
"Hey why didn't I get the girl?" Santana asked.
"I don't want you to corrupt my baby girl like how you've corrupted Rachel," Puck said. Everyone in the room laughed as Santana winked at the blushing girl.
"I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear that," Alan Berry said. Everyone else laughed while the rest of the adults nodded their heads.
"Do you guys want to know their names?" Puck asked. Everyone nodded. "There are reasons for why we chose this name so -"
"What are you waiting for Noah?" his mother said aggressively. Everyone laughed. Leave it to Jodie Puckerman to be more excited about the names than what Puck had to say.
"For the boy, Jonah Puckerman that way he can be reminded of the two women who helped his mother. One when she was 17 and pregnant scared in a new city, and the other a woman who has taken care of her since she was a small child," Rachel said. Both woman smiled at her both almost close to tears.
"For the girl, Caroline because you know, Sweet Caroline will always be our song," Puck said.
"It's perfect," Mr. Schue said.
"Okay, which one do you want first, cake or presents?" Brittany asked.
"Do you know who you're talking to? Of course she wants the presents," Matt said laughing. Rachel shushed him.
"Matt as insulting as that was, I would love to have the presents first," Rachel replied. Everyone laughed.
"Aw Rachel, you know I was just kidding."
"You better be, god dad."
"Really?" She nodded smiling and holding her arms open for him. He came over and gave her a big hug while he was laughing.
"Thanks Rach! I swear to keep Santana in line," he said. Everyone chuckled while Santana smacked him in the arm.
"Does that make me god dad #2? Finn asked shyly.
"No shit dumbass." Finn broke out in his goofy grin as he followed in suit to what Matt did.
"Watch your language Noah," Rachel and his mother scolded. The rest of the baby shower went by quickly as Rachel tore open all the presents that they bought. The girls and Kurt were in charge of buying the baby clothes while the boys bought the toys.
"So this is why you guys didn't come back after the cafeteria yesterday," Rachel said. Kurt nodded.
"We have to spoil our babies after all," he said.
"Did you hear that babies," Rachel said putting her hands over her belly, "You guys have the best family in the world."
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