Choices. Chapter II.

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Chapter II – My knight in shining armor

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"Rachel honey~ Wake up!"

Rachel frowned. Though she was fully awake, she would not go to school and embarrass herself. All because of him. She couldn't even mention the name without venom dripping in her words. 'How could he? I'm the sole person who actually liked him for who he was, not his MVP status or his looks! Well maybe part of that… But still!' Rachel buried her head under her soft pink pillows even deeper.

"You wouldn't wanna be late for school, would you?"

Once again. Her dad attempted to wake her up, this time, barging into her room.

"Honey, what's wrong?" he sat on the edge of Rachel's bed, fixing her matching pink sheets.

"It's just… Finn broke up with me…" Rachel started feeling tears welling up her eyes. "I don't want to go to school! Everyone's just going to laugh at me, dad!" she hugged him, crying on his shoulder softly.

"Ohh… Then maybe he's not the right one for you honey. You know men, so foolish." He replied, chuckling.

"Aren't you a man?" a voice from the door asked. "A man that I love."

Ends up, it was Rachel's other dad, coming to tell them that breakfast was ready. Ending up with… yeah, you know the rest.

"Eww daddy! Not now! I'm over here!" Rachel shouted, covering her eyes from PDA. Yeah, gay PDA.

She ran down the stairs as fast as she could, the revolting sight of a gay about to be make-out session glued on her mind.

She then slowed down, less traumatized by the image, replaced by a picture of her beloved Fi-

No. He could not be considered beloved to her. Ever. After what he did. She then glanced at the clock.

"Shoot! I'm going to be late!" she shouted, quickly getting ready for school.

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The whole day she was in school, she was avoiding him, going through shortcuts, changing her hairstyles, anything she could think of just to get away from him. She even missed glee practice.

Even Glee club was starting to get worried. Excluding Britney and Santana.

Meanwhile, Rachel was in the library, looking for new sheet music so she could sing her troubles away.

That was when she happened to come upon a sheet music compilation of one of her favorite artists of all time. Lionel Richie; greatest hits. She slowly picked it up, only to have been beaten by someone else.

"Mm. Good choice. Lionel Richie is one of my favorite artists, you know."

"…"

"Oh yeah. I forgot. I'm Jesse. Jesse St. James. Nice to meet you Rachel." He said, reaching out his right hand.

"Y-yeah…" she replied, idly shaking his hand.

"Let's practice here shall we?" he asked, guiding her to the piano set.

"S-sure…" she replied. "But this is a public place."

"That's ok, I practice here almost every day."

He patted the space beside him and gracefully slid his hands on the black sleek piano.

I've been alone with you inside my mind

And in my dreams I've kissed your lips a thousand times

I sometimes see you pass outside my door

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

Rachel started to loosen up a bit. His voice was just… beautiful.

I can see it in your eyes

I can see it in your smile

You're all I've ever wanted

And my arms are open wide

Cause you know just what to say

And you know just what to do

And I want to tell you so much

I love you

Rachel felt her heart beat faster.

I long to see the sunlight in your hair

And tell you time and time again

How much I care

Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow

Hello, I've just got to let you know

Cause I wonder where you are

And I wonder what you do

Are you somewhere feeling lonely?

Or is someone loving you?

Tell me how to win your heart

For I haven't got a clue

But let me start by saying

I love you

Is it me you're looking for?

Cause I wonder where you are

And I wonder what you do

Are you somewhere feeling lonely?

Or is someone loving you?

Tell me how to win your heart

For I haven't got a clue

But let me start by saying

I love you

And there stood Santana behind a bookcase, supposedly looking for Rachel. But ending up finding something even better. 'Squad captain. Here I come!'

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"Outstanding Santana! You're getting closer to getting back on my good side again." She said, patting Santana on the back. "As for you Britney, what have you gotten?" she continued, shifting her gaze to the said girl.

"Dolphins are gay sharks..?"

"GET OUT OF MY OFFICE!"

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"Hi guys!~" Rachel greeted, putting down her books on the piano and waving at them.

"Cut the crap, Berry." Kurt said firmly, crossing his arms.

"We know what you did, girl." Mercedes glared at her, standing beside Kurt.

"H-how c-could you?" Tina added, pushing Artie towards Mercedes.

"What do you mean?" Rachel asked, obviously lost in the situation.

"That Vocal Adrenaline dude. Why do you think he suddenly liked you? Two months before regionals?" Kurt asked, looking at her disapprovingly.

"Guys? How could you be so selfish? I know what type of person I am. Do you think I could get another shot like this?" Rachel replied, feeling a little hurt. "For what you know, it may even be true love!"

"He could be a spy, you know." Mercedes snapped, rolling her eyes.

"What do you mean? I'm sure he is."

"You were the one that wanted us to be a team, and your so-called love's the one separating it."

"We'll kick you out of glee club unless you break up with him."

"You can't do that! I'm the best one here!"

"Everyone is replaceable. Even you."

"Or we can all quit."

"Fine. Don't respect our love. It's possible you know?" Rachel shouted, fed up with their words. She picked up her things and stormed out of the room. If only you believed…

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"Hey Finn, there's a party in Santana's house next Friday night. You in?" Britney asked, winking at him.

"Sure! Quinn's gonna be there right?"

"Yup."

"I'm going then."

The week passed by for Rachel without a hitch. Not a single sighting of "him" at all. She was invited to the party too. But she had a problem. Jesse wouldn't be allowed cause he didn't study in Mckinley. She was going there. Alone.

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Rachel sat on one of the benches outside of Santana's house. She was obviously alone. 'Why did I come here in the first place?' she thought, slumping back on the cushioned bench.

"Hey, what are you doing here alone?" Britney called, walking to Rachel.

"Oh nothing, just some alone time!" Rachel replied, but in truth, she wanted to be with someone. Not alone in a party by herself.

"Ohh… I see. Why don't you go join us for some drinks? You need to loosen up. Even just a bit."

"S-sure, I guess…"

Britney then guided her up the stairs of the posh mansion and brought her to the bar.

"THERE"S A BAR?!" Rachel practically shouted.

"Yup. A bowling alley too." Britney said, grinning.

She proceeded leading her to one of the bar stools, ordering her a martini.

"Oh wait, gotta go! Santana's getting too drunk already." Britney waved to Rachel, hurriedly going down the steps.

Rachel drank the martini, feeling a little better. 'She was right. Maybe a couple more wouldn't help…'

"One more martini please!"

And the night went on with Rachel drinking maybe her 3rd or 14th martini.

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The sun started rising, signaling the rough hung-over morning that Rachel was having.

Rachel didn't feel like her normal self, heavy drinking really did pay its price. She pulled the blanket higher, still eyes closed.

"Mmmph."

Rachel heard someone groan. 'Just dad.' She thought pulling the blanket even higher.

"What the hell! I'm trying to sleep here!"

That voice sounds familiar. Not dad's… not other dad's… then who's?...

"Hey berry, enjoying the slushie?"

OH MY GOD. IT CAN'T BE!

Rachel's eyes shot open.

"PUCK?!?!?!?!?!"

Miruki chan: Loving the ending. xD And yeah, wondering why Britney was so kind? She was acting. ;)

Next Chapter

"Those martinis…"

Rachel looked at her questioningly.

"Weren't alcoholic. At all."

"WHAT?!"

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