Disclaimer: Glee does not belong to me.
Everyone sits in awkward silence for a few minutes. Kurt finally slaps his hands on his knees, pushes himself off of the couch, and declares that he's going to the kitchen for something. Blaine follows, hoping to get away from the crushing silence for a while.
"Who's going to explain this to me?" Sam asks angrily, using a towel to dry his hair after Rachel let him wash the syrup out of it.
"It was just a joke." Finn says quietly, and Sam glares at him.
"Well, it wasn't funny. Not only do I have to clean up the mess from myself, but I also have to clean my whole house." Everyone collectively winces.
"Sam, we didn't mean it—" Santana begins, but a sad look from Sam silences her.
"Yes, you did. First you got that Rhett kid to knock on my doorbell, and then you all broke into my house and practically vandalized it for no reason. I understand that you're all angry at me for breaking up with Quinn, but you shouldn't have taken it this far." He looks at the blonde girl, whose hand is clinging to Rhett's like it could save her life, and sadly smiles.
"Why shouldn't we? Maybe you deserve it." Rhett sneers, trying to protect the girl the best he can. Sam's eyes get more sad than angry, and he wipes at them before sighing.
"I have a reason." He states, and Rachel scoffs quietly from her seat. "I do!" He says louder.
"Let him talk!" Puck shouts, scaring everyone in the room to silence.
"Lay it on us, Trouty Mouth." Santana says finally, making Andrew turn and mouth 'Trouty Mouth?' at Wes, who shrugs.
"I'm moving." He says it fast, looking at the ground and not meeting anyone's eyes.
"Don't joke, bro," Puck punches his shoulder lightly, smiling at his best friend.
"My dad got a job offer that requires us to move back South. I broke up with Quinn to make everything easier." Sam explains, and Quinn raises her eyes to look at him.
"What about a long distance relationship?" Tina asks quietly, and Sam shakes his head slowly.
"We both know it wouldn't have worked out. Quinn and I just… we've drifted apart." Quinn nods silently at him, and he catches it. They smile at each other.
"When were you going to tell me this, Sammy?" Puck is hurt that his best friend hadn't talked to him about this yet.
"I was actually going to call you tonight and see if you wanted to hang out. Instead, I come home to feathers, maple syrup, and water balloons filled with a weird smelling liquid." Sam answers.
"How did you know it was us who did it?" Artie asks the question that's been on everyone's mind.
"Well, first, I read about this little party on Facebook about an hour ago, and it seemed a little suspicious that only a few of you would come to my house and 'distract' me. Also, do you know how many things were tipped over and broken? Only someone really clumsy would've done that." He flashes a knowing look at Finn, who sputters quite a bit; blush staining his face, before stumbling out of the room to go 'help' Kurt and Blaine in the kitchen.
There's a moment of collective silence before everyone bursts into laughter, Sam laughing hardest of all.
"We are sorry about it, you know." Mercedes says quietly, and Sam flashes her a close-mouthed smile.
"I know you are." He says quietly.
"We cool?" Puck asks, standing.
"We cool." Sam agrees, standing, clapping hands with Puck and pulling him into a half-hug.
"Awesome," Kurt says suddenly, poking his head out the kitchen door, smiling deviously, "Then everyone get your butts into the dining room because I have a surprise for all of you."
The teenagers all amble into the dining room at their own pace, Rhett in the lead and tugging Quinn with him excitedly, and the last being Puck who grabs Sam and forces him to come along as well, despite his protests of not wanting to intrude. They enter to find plates and forks on the table, next to quite a large knife.
"Oh, my god, is Kurt going to kill us?" Brittany asks Artie quietly, who shakes his head and points to the door where Blaine is carrying in a giant cake covered in chocolate frosting.
"I told you I baked." Kurt responds to everyone's baffled looks. Blaine sets it down on the table and begins to cut pieces for everyone, laughing as Santana pushes Wes out of the way to get the biggest piece. Once everyone has their cake, they all tromp out to the living room where Rachel had turned on the original 'A Bugs Life'.
"Oh, my god, I don't even remember the last time I watched this movie." Tina gasps, settling down on the ground next to Mike.
"I've never seen it." Lauren says quietly, which makes even Puck pull a surprised face. "What?" She asks, confused, and Puck just shakes his head.
"It's a classic." Kurt tells her before Rachel swats the back of his head, hushing everyone as the previews begin.
They watch the animated movie in silence, save for the occasional comment on how good Kurt's cake was. After the movie finishes, Rachel jumps to her feet, stacking everyone's plates on top of one another and attempting to balance them as she tromps off to take them to the kitchen. David jumps to his feet and takes most of them, smiling chivalrously and following her to the dishwasher.
"What movie do you guys want to watch now?" Finn asks; teeth clenched as he hears Rachel and David laughing in the other room.
"Calm yourself, Frankenteen. I've got it covered." She grabs a DVD from her duffel bag and inserts it into the DVD player. "I brought this because I knew this party would get boring and this movie never fails to makes me laugh."
The movie menu pops up and everyone cheers.
"Oh, my god, I love this movie so freaking much!" Andrew exclaims, high-fiving Santana.
"Seriously? Step Brothers?" Rachel is not amused as she walks out into the living room and sees everyone laughing at the beginning of the Will Ferrell movie.
"Shut up, Dwarf. I wants to get my movie on." Santana tells her, smirking when Rachel frowns and plops back down onto the couch, David sitting next to her.
The teenagers are silent once more, but that silence is broken quite quickly through laughter and comments about the movie. The scene changes in the movie to a family in a car.
"Oh, my god. We're doing this." Artie says quickly, pointing at Finn to take Derek's part in the song. Brittany takes Alice's part in the opening bars, with Artie and Mercedes backing up as the children's parts.
She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as a bright-blue sky
They attempt to sing through the entire scene, but Brittany and Finn start laughing halfway through Alice's solo. Everyone is collapsed on the ground laughing as Artie finishes up on the son's part, sliding the notes all around and trying to make everyone laugh. Eventually everyone does, even Rachel.
"I seriously think the Warblers should consider singing Oh, Sweet Child O' Mine for Regionals." Mercedes tells Andrew, completely joking, but Wes smiles and nods his head.
"We could have some killer eight-part harmony on that." He says seriously, looking to David who just closes his eyes and shakes his head in annoyance. He smacks Wes with a pillow before he can say anything else and puts a finger to his lips. They continue to watch the movie, Finn leaving to go grab some candy and bringing it back out. He throws different things at everyone, the teenagers swapping and trading for their favorite candy. Eventually, that movie ends as well and Rhett takes a look at his watch.
"You guys, it's like two in the morning. We should really get some sleep." He says, and everyone groans and stands to grab their duffle bags.
"I'm going to go upstairs to sleep in my own bed because last time I slept on the floor I had a crick in my neck for a week." Rachel declares, stomping up the stairs. Everyone else takes turns in the bathroom, changing into his or her sleepwear.
"Uhm, there is totally not enough room in this living room for all of us to sleep comfortably." Andrew points out.
"Well what do we do then?" Finn asks. Santana jumps from her chair, opening the door to Rachel's basement and running down the stairs.
"I call the downstairs couch!" She calls. Wes waits a moment before running down after her.
"Merc and I will sleep on the floor downstairs." Andrew says, grabbing his and Mercedes's sleeping bags and leading her downstairs.
"Rhett can sleep down on the loveseat and I'll go on the floor by him." Quinn says, pulling the lanky boy along to the basement. He smiles at her before following.
"And I'll sleep down there to make sure they don't get up to any funny business." David adds, taking his own blanket and pillow down with him.
Kurt settles down on the loveseat in the living room, pulling Blaine with him and cuddling into his boyfriend.
"Whoa, dude, PDA." Finn says seriously, glaring at Blaine. The shorter boy shrugs and smiles, letting Kurt drape his sleeping bag over them.
"Don't care, Finn." Kurt says sleepily, closing his eyes.
"I call this couch." Artie declares, letting Mike and Puck help him out of his wheelchair so he can lay down. Brittany lays with her head at the opposite end of the couch, stretching her legs by Artie's head. He just smiles and lets her.
Mike sits in the Lay-Z-Boy, reclining it back and letting Tina sit on his lap. Lauren spreads her sleeping bag on the ground, crawling into it and putting her iPod headphones in her ears. Puck jumps down next to her, trying to get his own sleeping bag as close to her as possible without alarming her.
Finn and Sam share an awkward look before they both walk out to the kitchen. Finn reaches for the Cool Ranch Doritos, offering a handful to Sam who shrugs before eating them.
"I'm sorry, dude." Finn says, breaking the silence.
"About what?" Sam asks, crumbs tumbling from his mouth.
"Everything. You moving, the pranks, not inviting you to the party, all that stuff." Sam shrugs before grabbing a Diet Coke and popping it open.
"I'm almost glad you guys pranked me. It brought me here, didn't it? This is the most fun I've had in a while. So I guess I should thank you too." Finn is silent for a moment before he claps Sam on the shoulder fondly.
"Cool. Now, where are we supposed to sleep?" Sam laughs heartily before he realizes he has no clue.
"Finn! Sam! Why are you sleeping on my dining room floor?"
Author's Note: Um. Hi. I'm still alive. There aren't really words for how sorry I am that it took so long for this to be updated. So. Yeah. Thank you so much to all of you who actually stuck with this!
I'm working on a couple projects at the moment that I'm really excited for, so maybe that will help me get out of my writing slump. So there's that to look forward to.
I don't really know what else to say other than I'm sorry and thanks again for reading!