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Monday, February 28th 2011
"How does it feel to have the casts off?" The doctor asked with a smile.
Rachel looked down at her legs that no longer had the casts on them. "It feels great."
The doctor sat down next to Rachel. "So have you been doing the exercises on your legs?"
Rachel nodded. "Yeah. I've been doing them everyday."
"Have you tried walking yet?" He asked.
Rachel nodded. "I only try to walk with my mom or dads helping me."
"We were worried that she might fall." Hiram said. He was standing with Shelby and Leroy.
The doctor nodded and looked at Rachel. "Would you like to try and walk on your own?"
Rachel gave him a shocked look. "What? Really? Do you think I'm ready?"
The doctor nodded. "Your doing great at your recovery. I think you will be able to do it. You want to try?"
Rachel smiled and nodded. Her casts were now off for two weeks. Now all Rachel wanted to do was start walking again.
The doctor gave Rachel a few minutes to get ready. A few minutes later Leroy and Hiram helped Rachel out of her wheelchair. Both men held Rachel's arms.
"Walk over to Shelby, sweetie." Hiram said.
Rachel was starting to feel nervous. "What if I fall?"
"Don't worry, Rach." Leroy said. "We're going to catch you if you fall."
Rachel slowly started walking as Hiram and Leroy held her. After Rachel took a few steps, Hiram and Leroy let Rachel go. Rachel slowly walked towards Shelby. They watched as Rachel walked on her own for the first time in two months. Leroy and Hiram stood near her just incase she lost her balance. When Rachel finally reached Shelby. Shelby pulled her into a tight hug. Hiram and Leroy went over and hugged the two girls.
"I'm so proud of you." Shelby said as she held Rachel tightly.
Hiram, Leroy and Shelby just held Rachel for a few minutes. They let go and the doctor finished Rachel's check up. They got ready to leave the hospital.
"Mom, what time is it?" Rachel asked as her dads helped her into her wheelchair.
Shelby looked at her watch. "It's nearly four o'clock."
"Everyone is at Glee right now." Rachel said.
"Maybe you could invite them over after Glee practice." Shelby said.
Leroy pushed Rachel's wheelchair out to Shelby's car. Hiram and Shelby followed them.
"I'll see you later, Princess." Hiram said as he kissed Rachel's forehead.
Leroy lifted Rachel out of her wheelchair and helped her into the front seat of Shelby's car.
"We'll call you tonight." Leroy said as he kissed Rachel's cheek. "We will see you on Sunday."
Rachel smiled and nodded. "Okay, daddy."
Leroy closed the car door as Rachel put on her seatbelt. Leroy turned to Shelby.
"Thank you, Shelby." He said.
Shelby smiled. "No problem. I'll see you both this weekend."
Shelby got into the drivers seat. Rachel smiled and waved at her dads as Shelby drove away.
After Rachel's cast were taken off, Shelby, Hiram and Leroy sorted out an access order. Rachel stays with her dads for one week. Then the next week she would stay with Shelby. They were only getting started with the new arrangements. So far Rachel loved it.
"Ready to go home, honey?" Shelby asked.
"Mom, could we go somewhere else before we go home?"
"Sure baby. Where do you want to go?" Shelby said as she took Rachel's hand.
"Can we go to the school?" Rachel asked. "I want to go to Glee."
Shelby gave Rachel a confused look. "Why do you want to go to Glee? You should go home and rest, sweetie. I told you that you could invite them over afterwards."
Rachel laughed. "Mom, I don't want to go to practice. I want to surprise them."
"Surprise them with what?" Shelby asked.
"Surprise them by showing them I can walk again." Rachel said with a smile.
Shelby smiled. "Oh okay."
"So can we go to the school?" Rachel asked.
Shelby nodded. "Off course."
"Thank you, mom." Rachel said as Shelby drove towards the school.
"Has anyone talked to Rachel yet?" Artie asked.
"She told me she would text me when she was out of the hospital." Quinn said, while looking at her phone. "She didn't text me yet."
"Maybe she's still in the hospital." Santana said.
"She's only there for a check up." Mercedes said.
Mr Schue was sitting over at the piano. "Do they know when Rachel can start walking again?"
"She was hoping the doctors could tell her today." Finn said.
"I really hope she can start walking soon." Tina said. "Maybe then she can move on."
Mr Schue nodded. "Hopefully they will give her good news. Now we should get started on your assignments."
They group sat there and started going over their assignments. A few minutes later they heard a knock on the door.
"Who could that be?" Santana said.
"Come in!" Mr Schue shouted over to the door.
The door opened and they saw Rachel come in with Shelby.
"Hey guys." Rachel said with a smile.
"Why didn't you text me?" Quinn asked. "We have all been waiting for news all day."
"What did the doctors say?" Mercedes asked.
Rachel looked up at Shelby, then looked at the group. "I have something to show you."
"What is it?" Puck asked.
"Finn, stand over there." Rachel said, pointing to the other side of the room.
Rachel stayed at the door with Shelby. Finn gave her a confused look and walked to the other side of the room.
"You ready?" Shelby asked.
Rachel smiled and nodded. "I'm ready."
Shelby put her arms around Rachel and helped her out of her wheelchair.
"Rachel, what's going on?" Sam asked.
"Just watch." Rachel said back.
The group nervously watched as Rachel took a few steps with Shelby helping her. Finn couldn't believe it. Shelby let go of Rachel as she started walking on her own. Shelby stayed close behind Rachel so she could catch her if she fell. The group watched in shock. They tried not to make any noise so they wouldn't distract Rachel. Rachel slowly walked over to Finn. Rachel smiled as she got close to him. When Rachel reached Finn, he wrapped his arms around her. The other Glee club members ran over and hugged her.
"You can walk again!" Mercedes said as the group let go of Rachel.
Rachel laughed. "Yeah. I still need my wheelchair since I'm only getting started."
The group sat down on the chairs. Shelby smiled at them.
"Do you want to stay for the rest of practice?" Shelby asked Rachel.
Shelby turned to Will. "Is it okay if Rachel stays?"
Will smiled and nodded. "Yeah. Off course."
Shelby pushed Rachel's wheelchair over to the group.
"You guys are welcome to come back to my house when your finished here." Shelby said.
The group smiled at Shelby.
"Thanks mom." Rachel said.
Shelby kissed the top of Rachel's forehead. "Remember sweetie. The doctor said to take it easy. So don't walk around to much."
"I know, mom." Rachel said.
"I'll take her home in my car." Finn said.
"Thanks, Finn." Shelby said as she turned around and walked out. "I'll see you guys later."
"I can't believe your walking again." Quinn said as she hugged Rachel.
"I'm really happy for you, Rachel." Mr Schue said.
"Thank you." Rachel said with a smile.
"Right, now we should get back to our assignments." Mr Schue said.
Finn took Rachel's hand and held it. Rachel looked at him and smiled.
Later that night, the Glee Club were in Rachel's house. The spent the evening watching movies and Shelby got them take-out. Rachel hugged each member of New Directions as they left. There was only Shelby, Rachel, Finn and Beth left there.
"You want me to help you clean up, mom?" Rachel asked.
Shelby smiled and kissed the top of Rachel's head. "No, sweetie. I'll do it."
"Are you sure?" Rachel asked.
Shelby nodded and hugged Rachel. "Yeah. You look tired, honey. I'll clean up here. You and Finn go into your room and watch a movie."
"Thanks mom." Rachel said with a smile
"No problem." Shelby said. "Love you, baby girl."
Rachel smiled again. "Love you too, mom."
"You want me to carry you to your room?" Finn asked as he helped Rachel up.
"No, I want to walk." Rachel said.
Finn smiled as he held Rachel's hand and walked into her bedroom with her.
"Do you want to get the movie ready while I get changed?" Rachel asked as she picked up a pair of pajamas.
Finn nodded. "Yeah, off course."
Finn looked through the small DVD collection in Rachel's room while Rachel went into the bathroom. Finn picked a DVD and put it into the DVD Player. He sat down on the bed and waited for Rachel to come back. A few minutes later Finn saw Rachel leaning against the door.
"I'm so happy I can walk again." She said with a big smile.
Finn laughed as he got up and walked over to Rachel. "I think you have done enough walking for today."
Finn lifted Rachel up and carried her over to her bed. He put her down on the bed and turned on the movie. Finn sat down next to Rachel and they both lay down.
"You look really tired." Finn said to Rachel.
Rachel nodded. "I am."
Rachel rested her head on Finn's chest. Finn started stroking her hair.
"Are you happy, Rachel?" Finn asked.
"I'm really happy. I have friends, I finally have a relationship with my mom." Rachel took Finn's hand and held it. "And I have you."
"I love you, Rachel." Finn said.
Rachel smiled and looked up at him. "I love you too."
"Your a really strong girl, Rach." Finn said. "You survived such a terrifying thing. Your doing great with your recovery. This year is going to be a new start."
Rachel smiled. "Thank you for not giving up on me. I always feel safe when I'm with you."
Finn kissed the top of Rachel's head. "You don't have to be scared anymore, Rachel. It's all over now. I will never let you go."
"Thank you." Rachel said.
Rachel looked up and Finn and smiled. "You and they rest of the Glee club are my heroes."
"And your our little fighter." Finn smiled.
Finn kissed Rachel and held her as they watched the movie. A few minutes later. Finn looked down at Rachel and saw that she was asleep. He gently lifted Rachel's head of his chest and carefully lay Rachel down on the bed. Rachel moved around a bit and opened her eyes.
"It's okay, Rach." Finn said as he covered Rachel with the blankets. "Go back to sleep."
"Stay with me?" Rachel asked.
Finn smiled as he lay down beside Rachel. He wrapped his arms around her.
"I love you, Finn Christopher Hudson," Rachel said before going back to sleep.
Finn smiled as he kissed Rachel and held her close. "I'll love you forever, Rachel Barbara Berry."