Author: fabcharlie PM
Rachel Berry is now a Broadway star. But Rachel Berry is not happy. She is messing up with her life and only one - unlikely - person can save her now. She ran away from her once, will she run away again? - Faberry. With bits of Brittana.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Rachel B. & Quinn F. - Chapters: 61 - Words: 274,115 - Reviews: 823 - Favs: 532 - Follows: 556 - Updated: 08-19-12 - Published: 05-15-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6993568
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Author's Note: This is my first Faberry fan fic. Well, I hope y'all will bear with me. I have some good ideas up in here *points in my head*. I just need to type it up. And PLEASE do help me with your reviews.
The whole story takes place five years after high school. There's not a lot of catching up to do the characters are still the same, we'll add some in the mix. But definitely, Quinn, Rachel, Brittany and Santana are still quite the same as you remember them.
CHAPTER 1: Tipsy
Party last week. Another party last night. Another party tonight and she found herself a little tipsy over a few shots of tequila and martinis. She went out of the club deciding to walk home not minding the paparazzi following her just waiting for her to make just one drunken mistake.
This is not how she pictured it to be nearly five years after leaving Lima and swearing in front of the entire Glee Club that she will be a Broadway star someday.
Looking at her life, she got what she always wanted – and everything she swore she will be: an admission in Julliard, small roles in Broadway during her college years and lead roles in several big musicals in Broadway right after college. She is everything that everyone in Glee Club envisioned her to be: the successful Rachel Berry.
She auditioned and got in to Julliard right after high school and lived in New York ever since college started. In between her college years, she took the lead roles in many of Julliard's school plays, definitely making and defeating a lot of rivals. She was also lucky to land a lot of small roles in many Broadway shows while she was studying.
Rachel eventually graduated as a standout and her in and out of school achievements served as her ticket to Broadway. Just a few weeks after she graduated from Julliard, she instantly landed the lead role in what was probably Broadway's biggest musical that year. With a consistent standing ovation every night, she became a star to watch out for and so were her next projects which always went full house.
She's becoming Broadway's next big thing and Rachel loved it. The typical Rachel Berry would brag about this and imagine how long the talking will be.
And in a snap, she could log in on Twitter and blab about how successful she is so that in case her McKinley school mates happen to come across her account, they would envy her and regret everything they did to her in high school.
But the Rachel Berry can't do it.
She can't brag about her life and her career because she knows how empty it is inside. Since getting out of Lima, she managed to get everything she wanted but none of it seemed to satisfy her.
The Rachel Berry is not happy no matter how much she seems to enjoy her life.
On happiness? Rachel knows she doesn't care about that anymore (or so she thinks). Whenever she feels lonely, she would just think to herself that to be great, you have to be lonely.
Whenever she feels alone, she would just sit in and have a few drinks or go out and have a lot of them. In a few months time, she became Broadway's resident party girl. The next day after her every party, photos of her will be all over the internet. Some are decent, others? Not too much.
However, her immeasurable talent and extreme potentials on stage always seem to save her from going down.
And despite the things shared above, Rachel Berry never admitted she was lonely. The Rachel Berry would always claim to be happy and perfect. And soon as she wakes up the next morning and once the hangover is gone, everyone will forget that she is not happy.
"Hey, Rachel!" the paparazzi called on her.
She looked behind her and found a growing number of paparazzi following her around. She turned and then flushed her biggest drunken smile ever as the men who took pictures laughed at the sight.
There were also a couple of "concerned" citizens who took videos of her being devastatingly drunk. And at one point, she could swear she heard someone said, "I am so posting this on Youtube."
After smiling for the paparazzi, she then continued to walk as the people still followed her. The high school Rachel Berry probably will love this: people following her, dying to get her attention. She can only recall high school when she's drunk.
When she's drunk she remembers every slushie, every mockery and every rush she felt in high school. She remembers all her Glee performances, all the wins and losses they got in competitions and then remembers nothing after high school, other than continuing to prove herself or others that she was worthy of something.
Out of nowhere, she felt tears run down her cheeks and as a result she walked faster so that the paparazzi won't capture the moment. If they did get a picture of her crying, then, the world will know that the Rachel Berry's life is not perfect and she doesn't want that to happen.
She kept walking fast until she's almost running. Her tears seemed to be in fast paced also. The more she ran, the more it hurt realizing that high school was the last time she ever felt alive.
Before she crossed the street, a yellow cab pulled up in front of her. As tipsy as she is and as her sight double figured, she tried to recognize the woman that got out of the backseat. If her senses aren't betraying her, she is so sure that the woman is a friend of hers.
The tall, sexy woman reached for Rachel as she assisted the drunken girl towards the cab.
Rachel held on to the woman's waist trying to gain balance as the girl continued to escort her. She looked up and smiled as she saw the woman's face smiling back at her.
"Time to go home, silly," the woman softly spoke.
Rachel once again flushed her huge silly smile and said, "Saving me again, Brit."