Hey everyone! Sorry for such a long wait! I was on vacation, and I didn't have a chance to update. This is the last chapter, and I hope the ending isn't TOO cheesy, but I do love a cheesy nding every once in a while :) I hope you all liked it! I'm always up for suggestions on other story ideas!

Disclaimer: I do not own GLEE or Goodbye To You.


She sort of just slides down to the ground outside the choir room, burying her head in her hands. She doesn't understand herself anymore. One minute, her resolve is strong, and she is sure that she is over Finn. The next, he is looking at her with those puppy dog eyes, giving her that crooked smile, singing to her.

Why can't their love just be simple? Why does one of them always have to screw up, and both of them end up heartbroken? Why does it always seem to be her that has the broken heart?

She doesn't know if Finn has changed. He's done this before, like when he sang Jesse's Girl to her. He seems different, but she knows better than anyone that his personality, his supposed love for her can change at the flip of a switch. She knows that he loves her, in his own way. But she's not sure if he's in love with her as much as she is with him. She knows that she loves him. She can feel it in her mind, her heart, and her soul. Although she has dated a few other boys, they never meant nearly as much to her as Finn does. She's never told anyone else she dated that she loved them. And, now that she thinks about it, it might be because since she first sang with Finn, she's been in love with him.

But why does love have to be so hard?


Finn walks out of the choir room, closing the door behind him. He sees Rachel sitting there, her dark brown hair splayed out everywhere. He walks up quietly, sitting down next to her. He wants to touch her so bad, if even just to put a comforting hand on her shoulder. But he doesn't, because honestly, he's not sure if she's pissed at him or not.

"Finn?" She sniffles, without looking up.

"I know I've screwed up, Rachel. But I—I love you so much. So much, that sometimes I just get scared. Because, who finds the love of their life in high school? I just get so freaking terrified, because what I feel for you—teenage boys don't usually feel until they've grown up more, and I'm just so sorry." The words rush out of him before he can even filter them. She doesn't respond, so he continues. "And I know that it seems like we hurt each other a lot. But you're the only girl that I can picture being with thirty, forty years from now. And I know that it's going to be really hard, but I love you, and it will all be worth it when hopefully someday I can call you my wife and the mother of my children. I know that you want to be a star, and your goals are incredible, and almost hard for me to understand. But I hope that there's still room for me in those plans, even though I've hurt you."

"Why do we have to be like this? I just want the simple life before glee, when the only thing I cared about was becoming a star. Whether you or I like it or not, Finn, you changed my life forever when you and I sang. It's like magic when we're together, like you make me feel whole. But when we're apart or fighting, Finn, I feel worse than if Quinn would insult me, or Karofsky and Azimo would slushie me. I just hate hurting and—I just missed how simple everything used to be." She says, looking him in the eyes, tears falling silently down her cheeks.

"I know this might sound sort of cliché, but when is love ever easy?" He asks honestly.

"Of course I know that it's not just going to be rainbows and butterflies," she sighs angrily. "But, I just want to be happy all the time. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't ever have this problem!"

"So now this is my fault that you fell in love with me?" He scoffs.

"No, of course not, Finn. I could never blame you for that." She looks into his eyes, and all he sees is sincerity. "And I hope you know that I will never regret meeting you, or falling in love with you, but sometimes, it would just be easier."

"Enough about how you wish life was easier, Rachel." He says with desperation. "Why can't you let me in your heart again?"

"Because every time I do, you just break it again." She whispers, before getting up to walk away.

"Rachel," He calls after her, and she stops, but doesn't turn. "Everyone knows Finchel is endgame. We're like Ross and Rachel."

She turns finally, her whole body trembling. "Maybe I don't want to be Ross and Rachel anymore."


She blasts her "Depressed" playlist on her iPod when she gets home, and buries her head in her pillows.

Of all the things I believe in
I just want to get it over with
tears from behind my eyes
but I do not cry
Counting the days that past me by

I've been searching deep down in my soul
Words that I'm hearing are starting to get old
Looks like I'm starting all over again
The last three years were just pretend and I say

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
You were the one I love
The one thing that I tried to hold on to

I still get lost in your eyes
And it seems like I can't live a day without you
Closing my eyes till you chase my thoughts away
To a place where I am blinded by the light but it's not right

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
You were the one I loved
The one thing that I tried to hold on to

Ohhh yeah
It hurts to want everything & nothing at the same time
I want whats yours and I want whats mine
I want you but I'm not giving in this time

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
You were the one I loved
The one thing that I tried to hold on to
The one thing that I tried to hold on to

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to everything I thought I knew
You were the one I loved
The one thing that I tried to hold on to

We the stars fall and I lie awake
Your my shooting star

She sings along loudly, almost loudly enough that she doesn't hear her cell phone beeping, signaling a new text message. She opens it up reluctantly, already half knowing it's Finn. The message is simple, only four words long.

Look outside your window.


Finn stands outside her window, shivering in the cold rain. He sent the message five minutes ago, and he's starting to worry that she's not even going to give him a chance. Just as he's about to leave, she opens her balcony door, standing outside in the rain also.

"What the hell are you doing out here, Finn?" She asks, looking exasperated.

"I know that you still love me, Rach. And we both know that you've given me way too many chances, but I'm just asking for one more. If I hurt you ever again, you can break up with me. But, I swear, Rachel that I will never break your heart again, and I'm just asking for one more chance." He says, slightly shouting over the rain.

"And what are you going to do if I say no?" She asks, challenging him.

"I'll stay out here until you say yes." He replies simply.

She looks down at him with her eyebrows raised, wondering if he'll really do it. "I—I don't know, Finn."

"I'll be here waiting until you decide." He says, staring up at her until she sighs.

"I can't leave you out here in the rain, Finn. Are you trying to make me look cruel by leaving you out here or something? Not to mention you'll get sick and potentially harm your vocal cords!"

"You're worth it," He replies with a slight shrug of his shoulders. "I would do anything for you, Rachel. I know lately I haven't been acting like that, but I love you."

"You can't do this to me!" She says with a slight twinge of anger in her voice. "Don't guilt trip me into taking you back!"

"I'm not trying to," He defends himself. "I just wanted to let you know that I'll stand in the pouring rain for you, if that what it takes. I'll never stop believing, Rachel. Isn't that what we sang about? Remember, all those months ago? Don't stop believing? Well, I won't."

She looks at him with an unreadable expression, before she turns, goes back inside, and closes the door behind her.


She runs down the stairs, taking them two at a time. She yanks open the front door, and runs to the back yard, where Finn stands, his back to her. She can hear him singing softly, and it almost breaks her heart all over again.

Highway run into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You're on my mind

She smiles, and sings her line.

Restless hearts sleep alone tonight
Sending all my love along the wire

He turns around, a shocked look on his face, but a smile no less. "Rachel?"

She walks up to him, until she is close enough to whisper in his ear. "You were right, you know."

"About what?" He asks, standing even closer so they're touching.

"Finchel is totally endgame." She replies before leaning up, and kissing him.

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