|Crazy Is Perfect
Author: gleeme33 PM
Sequel to Close Enough To Normal. Rachel and Kurt are on Broadway now, there careers growing, and Finn and Blaine are left in Lima, left to miss them. Follow their adventures as they try to re-learn that there will always be light. Finchel, KlaineRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Rachel B. & Finn H. - Chapters: 42 - Words: 66,424 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 01-10-13 - Published: 11-09-11 - id: 7537862
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My dear readers, I can't even tell you how incredibly excited I am to be typing this! Crazy Is Perfect is here! Yaaaay! This is the sequel, for those of you who are reading this and might not know, to be previous story called Close Enough To Normal. If this looks interesting to you and you want to read it, I'd suggest you read CE2N first, okay? For my returning readers – here we are. Wow, I never thought this little saga would bring me so much joy, not to mention make me some new friends, and rekindle friendships with some old ones. Thank you for believing in CE2N like I first did. Like I said – here we are! :) For the first time in this story, thanks and enjoy!
With Rachel Berry's seventeenth birthday come a lot of things she didn't expect one year ago. She has a boyfriend now, Finn Hudson, who loves her. She has a career now, with the cast of Broadway's Next To Normal, which supports her. And she has a Tony Award nomination, for best supporting actress in a musical, which empowers her. That's not all Rachel Berry has gained over the past year, either – she's gained a mother in Shelby, a best friend in Kurt Hummel, a mature, balanced relationship with her character Natalie. But with the colder weather and darker nights in New York City comes change in ways Rachel herself could have never foreseen – new chances, new friends, and new directions to head in. With Kurt Hummel and his now-growing Broadway career starting to take off as well, Rachel learns that there are some changes that you just can't avoid; some new directions you just have to take. Meanwhile, in Lima, Finn and Blaine learn themselves that it's not about the distance between bodies that truly matters; it's the distance between hearts.
Finchel, Klaine, Quick, Brittana, Wemma, and more may come in later, along with some real people ships.
Rachel/Kurt, Finn/Blaine, Blaine/Rachel, Rachel/Puck, Quinn/Finn, Finn/Puck, Puck/Kurt, Rachel/Quinn, Santana/Kurt, and more may come in later, along with some real people friendships.
He watches Kyle Dean Massey's vlogs.
For hours at a time.
Yes, it was November now, and two whole months had gone by without her here with him. Two whole months, and Finn didn't know how he stayed sane. His days, of course, were torturous – he'd see Quinn and Puck strolling down the halls, hand-in-hand, giggling to each other and he'd look over and…be alone. Every single day after school Finn would run upstairs, grab his laptop, and open his inbox faster then his mother could ask him about his school day, and when his inbox had a new email in it from Rachel, his heart soared…when it didn't, though, the opposite happened.
She's working, he'd tell himself. It's not like she just doesn't bother to email – she would if she could but she's working. Rachel's doing eight Broadway shows a week now; she's busier then you'll ever be! It's not that she's forgotten you here in this one-horse town, it's not that she's forgotten about how much you love each other…she's working. She's working, she's working…
Then one day, Kyle Dean Massey started posting vlogs – his and Bobby Spencer's way of saying 'video blogs' – called Normal Life: Backstage at Next To Normal – staring Kyle Dean Massey. And it was just that – Kyle as he'd conical life backstage at the heart-jerking musical. So Finn would watch. He'd watch as if a miracle might happen, and Kyle Dean Massey would take him along on his backstage adventures. It's the third vlog when she finally shows up.
"Hey." She says jokingly, an iced-coffee in hand.
"Hey!" Kyle Dean mimics her off-camera.
"It's Rachel!" He mimics again. "And there's Alice Ripley!" The camera shoots quickly to Alice as she's climbing a flight of stairs, and the powerhouse of a woman waves curtly to the camera with a wink as she walks on.
"It's just another night on Broadway…" Rachel laughs and directs the camera back at her, saying: "No – no, enough about her, this is about me right now!" And Kyle Dean Massey all but burst out laughing. She signs her initials, RBB, in big, curly letters on the call board and takes another big sip of her Starbucks iced-coffee.
"Wait a minute, what is tonight?" KD asked unseen.
"Monday? The theater's dark on Monday, why are we here?"
"I don't know…" Rachel says as if she's magically become Brittany.
"What are we doing here?"
And Finn watches from behind the computer screen in awe – the two cast members look on in almost the same awe at a note left by Louis Hobson, their co-star and now father, about his new son, Thomas Richard Hobson. She mentions after that that she'll be doing a concert with Adam Chanler-Beret, her Henry in the show, when a poster for the event is shown to the camera, and when Kyle says his idea of a fun time is doodling a mustache on her and devil-horns on Adam, she says:
"You could get in trouble for stuff like that around here…" and, like Brittany again: "I literally wrote…the word 'party'…on a piece of paper hanging up in the stage-printer's office and…and I got banned from the office…"
"Hey, let's take them on a tour of the office!" Kyle Dean suggests and Rachel stays back, of course, because according to what she just said, she's banned from the office. "…and in honor of Thomas Richard Hobson, we have a…um, sort of an interview with Louis that I'll play for you guys – "
" – Wait, close up on my new sneaks!"
"Oh, okay…" he moves the camera and it focuses on Rachel's new, green Converse sneakers. She smiles bigly at the camera and does a cute little happy-dance. "Wow," says Kyle. "Rachel got new sneaks, Louis got a new baby…"
"Everyone's happy!" She giggles. "Yeah, Next To Normal!"
"…And I got nothin'!" He laughs too. "Bye!"
Another time, Kyle Dean, Louis, Adam, Aaron, Meg and Rachel are gathered in Kyle's dressing room. It's the first time Finn's seen Meghann since she left Lima, and he suddenly realizes that he misses the once co-director of New Directions…he never realized that in one summer he'd make so many memories, meet so many great people.
"Hey, it's Kyle Dean Massey! And…" the cast members fill in the blank as the video camera swerves toward them.
"Adam Chanler-Beret!" His mouth is full already of the food they're about to eat together.
"Aaron Tveit!" He winks at the camera.
"Meghann Fahy!" She gives a little wave, and the camera turns to Rachel; see narrows her eyes and says:
And the room explodes with laughter.
So yes, he is guilty of watching every single one of Kyle Dean's vlogs…
Because Christmas is still a month away.
What'd you guys think? What'd you guys think? What'd you guys think? :)