A/N:: Just to let everyone know, the first couple chapters are fast paced. I didn't do this intentionally, but that's the way it turned out. It slows down later, I promise. Please review and tell me what you think!
My life was definitely getting better. Just a couple of weeks ago Glee was barely a club and I was getting a slushy in the face everyday. Then Finn Hudson joined and the rest, they say, is history.
Of course, not everything was great. Quinn Fabray miscarried her baby, Mr. Schuster was getting a divorce, and Noah Puckerman was a complete mess (probably because Quinn was carrying his baby). But, we were going to nationals in a week, Miss Pillsbury broke up with Coach Tenaka ( I think she was dating Mr. Schuster), and I, Rachel Berry, was dating Finn Hudson (he broke up with Quinn after he found out that Noah was the father).
We had an amazing set. We kept "Don't Stop Believing" and "Somebody to Love" and added some new songs like "I Gotta Feeling" and "Losing My Way." The choreography was fantastic, and I just knew we were going to place… At least, that's what they say.
They also say that I have a week to relearn almost everything before they go to nationals, otherwise I can't compete. They say that Noah and I broke up a long time ago. That Sophia, the new girl, had been in Glee since regionals. We actually got second place there, so I heard.
So why can't I remember any of it? Why do I long for Noah's embrace when I'm with Finn? What happened since Noah sang "Sweet Caroline" to me? Why is Sophia singing my songs?
They say it's because of a car crash.
I never meant to hurt her. I was following every rule of the road at a "t"! But, God, I felt so damn guilty when I saw her. She always looked lost and confused… Then there was that scar. That scar was responsible for everything she was going through. It went from her hairline straight through the middle of her left eyebrow. That was what put her in a coma for three days. That scar destroyed her memory.
It was raining the night it happened. I had just taken her to see Les Miserables at the local theatre and she cried (I expected it after reading the plot line on the internet), but then she was so happy and glowing with joy. She looked at me with love and then she said those three words to confirm what I saw. I loved her too.
But she didn't remember. She didn't even remember how she and Sophia became best friends. Sophia didn't seem to mind though, turns out she went through something similar in Georgia.
I wanted to help her, but I had no clue how to do it. The doctors said Rachel might get her memory back, but what if she never did? I couldn't help but blame myself for everything.
But what hurt the most was how she whispered "Noah" as she opened her eyes. It's how she looks at Puck when he's in the room. There was something in her eyes that haunted me. I didn't know what it was, but it sure wasn't how she looked at me.
Did I ruin everything that night? Did I lose the girl I loved to my best friend again?
All because of a car crash?
I heard about the crash when I headed to school that morning. I remember everything like it happened yesterday. The radio dude said that an out of control car hit a Grand Prix. They had been on a curve and the Grand Prix went off the road and into the woods. Only one person had been hurt, and that person was in critical condition.
I didn't think much of it as I went to class. Then I saw that Rachel was absent and Finn looked like a zombie.
Finn drove a Grand Prix. He was dating Rachel.
Shaken, I sat in my seat and stared at the empty desk in front of me. I refused to believe that she was hurt.
How dare Finn be perfectly fine when she may be gone for good? He's her boyfriend, for crying out loud! He's supposed to protect her.
Still, I turned to Finn and asked if he was ok. Then he said the words that destroyed me.
"She's in a coma, Puck. She said she loved me and now she's in a hospital bed, not responding to anyone. How the hell can I be ok?"
Rachel loved him? She was in a coma? I swear my brain exploded right then and there.
Three days passed and Rachel woke up, asking for me. Finn was pissed. Apparently, she didn't remember anything. I didn't believe it until she kissed my cheek and thanked me again for singing to her.
Finn and Miss Pillsbury told her what she missed. I wasn't there for it, but there was a rumor that she ran out of the room, crying.
In Glee she looked out of place. Her notes were perfect, but she didn't know the moves. She ended up sitting out and watched Sophia with jealousy.
Every so often she looked at me and it almost brought tears to my eyes. Her gaze held a longing and desperation I couldn't describe. It was almost the same look she used to Finn, but it was more intense, more scared, more… Real.
She didn't love him anymore. The car crash changed everything and the beautiful scar will always be there on her beautiful face as a reminder. Rachel loved me again, and on one hand, I rejoiced. I had always loved her. Call me whipped, but it was the truth.
But what if she remembered what happened? Our second chance? What if she remembered why she hated my guts and why she ran to Finn? Would she hate me again?
It's that damn car crash's fault.