A/N: I am really sorry for starting another story and I haven't updated my other three stories. I swear I will! I'm already working on all of them but I'm taking my time :) my mind just keeps on playing tricks on me and this came up. this is a two-shot story because it was too long to be a one-shot, but I don't see it going further. I swear that I'm already working on the new chapters of my stories :) and I hope you like this - moony!
Summary: just a spin-off from Rumours probably going all the way to Prom Queen! (my own version of it) :) Sam/Rachel! and Hummel/Berry, Pierce/Berry, Puckleberry and Cherry friendship.
Disclaimer: I don't own Glee. If I did, Noah Puckerman, Sam Evans and Mike Chang would never wear a shirt :)
Rachel Berry walked happily down the halls of McKinley High. She was finally getting over Finn. She got it. He didn't want her anymore. He probably never did. He wanted Quinn all along. After her performance in Regionals, she had finally started to get things right. She was getting along with all her fellow Glee Clubbers. And the best part, Kurt was back. Their friendship had grown stronger in the past weeks so she was very happy that he was back.
"Hello my favorite Diva" Kurt said standing by his locker next to Rachel's.
"Hi Kurt" Rachel said smiling.
"Someone's in a good mood today" Kurt said smirking. "May I know the reason of your contentment?"
"Well, I don't really know" she said still smiling. "I just feel like it's a good day" she said smiling happily.
"Good cause we're going shopping for prom" Kurt said smiling.
"P-prom?" Rachel asked a little nervous.
"Yeah, what's the matter honey?" Kurt asked confused.
"N-nothing is just that um" Rachel said looking down. "Well I don't have a date" she told him.
"Oh, sweetie don't worry about that" Kurt said with a chuckle.
"How can I not worry about that? Everyone's got a date! Everyone but me and I can might as well forget about it because no one will ask me" she said frustrated.
"Well, why don't you ask someone?" Kurt suggested.
"What?" Rachel said confused. "Do you really think that's a good idea? I mean, I'm just finally getting over Finn rejecting me I don't think I could take someone else, someone new rejecting me" she said getting a little sad.
"Rachel, why would they reject you?" Kurt asked her. "Ever since Santana and Karofsky's bullying, well whatever that is, no one has been mean to you. Everyone in Glee is nice to you. Everything's changed Rach. You should ask someone" Kurt said smiling.
"Do you really think someone would go with me?" she asked a little excited.
"Of course I do! How about Sam?" Kurt asked as they saw Sam walking down the hallway.
"S-Sam?" Rachel asked a little nervous. "You think Sam would go with me?" she asked him and he nodded. "Sam? The guy who's dated Quinn and Santana he's gonna go out with me?" Rachel asked with a sarcastic chuckle. "You've been out of here way too long Kurt" she said putting her books away.
"Come on Rach! Why not? He's cute, he's smart, he's fun… in his own way, and he has no reason to turn you down" Kurt simply told her. "You should think about it" he told her. Rachel turned to look at Sam a couple of lockers away. When he looked at her he smiled sweetly at her and then walked to class.
Rachel decided maybe Kurt was right. Sam was cute, she had always thought so. And unlike any other jock, he wasn't really worried about his reputation. He had never been mean to her so she thought, why not? After her firs period she saw Sam again by his locker and she walked over to him.
"Hey" she said friendly. Sam looked at her really confused.
"Why are you talking to me?" he asked her.
"Can't I say hello?" Rachel asked confused. This wasn't exactly the reaction she was hoping for.
"I guess is just… Santana told me to never speak alone with you because you'll try to steal all my gold" he told her.
"Ok" Rachel said a little confused. "Um, anyway I got you this" she said handing him a package of chap sticks. "I know everyone always makes fun of your lips but I think they're cute" she said sweetly. "So, considering that we're both single and I think your lips are cute, I was wondering if you would go to prom with me" I said a little nervous.
"As in your date?"
"Yeah" she said a little excited.
"No" he simply said.
"No? No… no… as in…?"
"As in no prom" he told her. "I don't think I'm going" he told her not looking at her.
"W-why not?" I knew this was a bad idea.
"Look, you're just… not my type" he said avoiding her eyes again. "Ok, Rachel? So, thanks for the lip chap" he said walking away. Rachel felt her heart ache a little bit. Ok, so maybe is not like she was in love with Sam, but it still hurt a little to be turned down. What if she wasn't anyone's type? Sam could've just gone with her as a friend or something. This just sucked.
"He said no?" Kurt asked Rachel a little shocked.
"Yes! He said no! I told you this would happen! This is all your fault" Rachel said upset.
"Rachel calm down" Blaine said handing her her coffee. "What did he say?"
"He said I wasn't his type" she said looking at her coffee. "Of course I'm not his type! He dated Quinn Fabray and Santana Lopez for Gods sake! I was insane thinking he could say yes" she said frustrated.
"Ok, now you're being ridiculous!" Kurt told her. "So maybe Sam said no, someone will say yes" he told her.
"Or someone will ask you" Blaine said smiling.
"What if I'm no one's type?" Rachel asked frustrated. "What if no one asks me to the prom? This is just useless guys" she said a little sad.
"Rachel, don't be stupid" Kurt told her.
"Look, I have to go. Thanks for the coffee guys. I'll see you tomorrow" she said getting up and walking out of the coffee shop.
"I don't get it" Kurt said frustrated.
"What?" Blaine asked him confused.
"I thought Sam and Rachel would make a good couple" he told him.
"Yeah, but apparently, he's not into her" Blaine said drinking his coffee.
"Maybe I should have a talk with him" Kurt said smirking a little.
"Ok, I don't want to be a part of your crazy plan" Blaine said a little scared of his boyfriend's devil smirk.
Fondue for two
Fondue for two (That's some hot dish)
Fondue for two!
"Hi! I'm Brittany S. Pierce and this is my new Internet Talk Show, Fondue for Two. Which combines the two things I like the most: hot cheese, and talking to people" Brittany said excited. "My first three guests are the school's biggest gossips, Mercedes Jones" Mercedes waved at the camera. "Miss Rachel Berry" Rachel smiled waving. "and Miss Tina Cohen-Chang" she said introducing them.
"Shouldn't it be fondue for um four?" Tina asked a little confused. Brittany just shook her head.
"Oh my God that is hot!" Mercedes said spitting out a piece of bread with cheese.
"Ok, so let's get down to some hot dish" Brittany said smiling. "I heard a rumor that Mr. Kidney the janitor walks around school drinking vodka out of a tea pot" she said as they all ate bread and cheese.
"Is this really what they were doing in the 70's?" Rachel asked a little confused trying to eat a piece of bread.
"Putting Mr. Kidney aside, I wanna talk about the rumor about Asian men" Tina said getting in front of the camera. "Not true" she said looking at the camera.
"Wait, who are you guys going to prom with?" Mercedes asked all of the sudden. "Well, I mean you Rach, cause we know who Tina and Britt are going with" she said making Rachel choke with her cheese.
"Um" she said still coughing a little. "I, um I don't know if I'm going to prom… I don't have a date" she said a little sad.
"Oh, don't worry Rach, someone will ask you" Tina told her and Brittany nodded smiling.
"Who are you going with Mercedes?" Brittany asked her.
"Well, thanks to Miss Tina Cohen-Chang and her boyfriend, I'm going with Matt" Mercedes said excited.
"Really?" Rachel said trying to sound happy. She was the only one without a date. "That's so cool!"
"Ok, this is not even good" Mercedes said eating more cheese. "It tastes like a babies' diaper!"
"Hey, I heard a rumor that Santana plays for the other team" Brittany said all of the sudden. Tina, Mercedes and Rachel turned to look at her really shocked. "And I can confirm that rumor: it's a 100% true" she said as if it was nothing.
"Wait, what?" Mercedes asked confused.
"Brittany, are you serious?" Rachel asked confused too.
"Yes" she simply told them. "Look, is Lord Tubbington" she said picking up her fat cat. Tina, Mercedes and Rachel just looked at each other really confused on what the blonde had just told them. "This is Lord Tubbington. Say hello to the camera" Brittany said kissing her cat. "Would you like some cheese?" she said putting him on the table and he started eating the fondue.
"That's disgusting" Tina said as the words 'Lord Tubbington only eats HUMAN food!' appeared on the screen and he continued to eat.
"So, you're just gonna let him do that?" Mercedes asked with the same disgusted face that Tina and Rachel had.
"Lord Tubbington is aloud to eat cheese because he's on Atkins" Brittany told them. The other three girls just looked at her a little weird. "Ok, well, that's all we have time for today. Tune in next week for Fondue for Two. We would be dipping raw meat into boiling chocolate" Brittany said smiling at the camera as the three guests waved goodbye still unsure of what was going on.
Fondue for two!
The next day, Rachel was in the Choir Room sitting next to Kurt, avoiding Sam the whole time. The only ones missing in the Choir Room were Finn and Santana.
"What the hell is this dude?" Rachel turned up to see a really fuming Finn walking in the Choir Room. "Which blondie former cheerleader is having a secret moonlight run debut with another big-lip blondie?" he said reading what appeared to be a newspaper.
"Where did you get that from?" Sam asked really confused.
"Is in the front page of the school newspaper" Finn said getting really angry. Rachel saw Quinn was really confused and the one that seemed nervous was the other blondie former cheerleader in the room.
"You don't seriously believe this, do you?" Quinn asked him a little upset.
"Well why shouldn't I?" Finn asked turning to Sam again. "Why wouldn't he do the same thing to me that I did to him?" he asked really mad. Wow, Finn is a real jerk.
"Because is gossip Finn" Quinn said rolling her eyes.
"THIS is your fault" a really enraged Santana said storming inside the room, holding the same paper Finn had, and walking straight to Brittany. "You told everyone that I played for another team on your ridiculous melted cheese show!" she said really upset.
"Wait, are you mad?" Brittany asked confused. "You do play for another team. You were on the Cheerios and now you're only in the New Directions" she told her.
"You couldn't have thought of any other way to say that?" Santana asked even more upset.
"I swear I'm gonna punch your face off" Finn said pushing Sam.
"Hey! You got a lot of nerve accusing me of cheating when you're the one in here who stole my girlfriend" Sam yelled pushing him back.
"Guys, stop it!" Quinn yelled as Mike and Puck tried to break them up.
"Hey!" Mr. Schue said getting between them when he walked inside. "What the hell is going on?" he asked. Finn just turned around and walked out of the Choir Room.
"Hey, Finn where are you going?" Mr. Schue yelled at him. "We've got rehearsal!"
"Not today!" was everything Finn yelled back and he stormed out of the room with Quinn running after him. Santana glared at Brittany and walked out in the other direction. Kurt and Rachel just looked at each other with the most confused faces ever. Rachel turned to look at Sam who looked really upset.
That night, Rachel was in her house all alone watching horror movies. She knew it wasn't a really good idea to watch them alone, but she wanted to watch them and since Puck stood her up for being with Lauren, she decided she could handle it. She was watching a Scream marathon. She had her eyes glued to the TV as she ate popcorn. The phone rang in the movie, and then it Rachel's phone rang. Rachel jumped a little at the coincidence of the whole thing. She grabbed her phone and saw 'Unknown' on the screen. That's a little creepy. She answered it anyways.
"H-hello?" she said a little scared.
"What's your favorite scary movie?" she heard on the other side of the phone. You have got to be kidding me.
"Noah, this isn't even funny" she said rolling her eyes. She heard Puck laughing on the other end of the phone.
"It was worth a shot midget" he said between laughs.
"Where are you calling me from?"
"Lauren's phone, mine died. Just wanted to check on you. I know how you get when you watch scary movies. Specially if you watch them alone" he said still laughing a little.
"Well, you're really sweet for checking up on me. I'm ok thanks" she said with a little chuckle.
"Sorry again that I couldn't make it but call me if you need anything ok?" he asked her.
"Of course Noah" she said rolling her eyes a bit.
"K, bye midget. Lock the doors" he told her.
"I know Noah" she said laughing a little. "Bye" she said hanging up. She continued to watch the movie. She was onto Scream 3 by now and the movie was at the most suspenseful part. At the exact moment where Ghostface made an appearance on the screen, the doorbell rang making Rachel jump off the couch and scream her lungs out causing the popcorn fly all over the room. She stood up breathing heavily with one hand on her chest.
"Um, pizza delivery" she heard someone on the other side of the door. She felt relieved. She had completely forgot she had ordered pizza. "Are you ok? I just heard a scream" she heard the guy again. For some reason, the voice sounded a bit familiar.
"Uh, yeah just a minute" Rachel said fixing herself a little bit. She went over to the door and opened it. "Hi, sorry about that I was just- Sam?" Rachel asked surprised to see the tall blonde jock on her front porch. She felt a little awkward. She hadn't exactly talked to him ever since he turned her down.
"Rachel?" Sam asked confused as his cheeks turned red. "Um, I um, d-didn't know you l-lived here" he said getting a little nervous. "Wait, are you ok? I just heard a scream" he said getting worried and looking inside the house to see if there was something strange.
"Oh, um yeah" Rachel said blushing a little. "I was watching a Scream marathon and well, the doorbell ringing was just an unfortunate coincidence" she said with a little chuckle.
"You were watching scary movies alone?" Sam asked not being a huge fan of horror movies. Specially watching them alone. For some reason, that just seemed like a bad idea to him.
"Well, Noah was supposed to watch them with me, but he said something came up with Lauren" she explained to him. "I was a bit scared to ask what" she said shivering a little and making Sam laugh a little bit. "I um, I didn't know you work here" she told him. She saw him get really nervous for some reason.
"Um, yeah I um, I just started. This is my last of the day" Sam said stuttering a little. "Oh, um here" he said handing her the pizza. "That'll be $12.50" he told her.
"Oh, right um come on in, I'll go get the money" she said walking inside and putting the pizza down. Sam followed the brunette and looked around her house. He saw the popcorn tossed all over the floor and the TV screen paused with the guy of Scream ready to attack. He saw a few pictures of two men with a little Rachel. He assumed they were her dads.
"Um, aren't your dads home?" he asked her.
"No, they're on a business trip" she said walking back in the living room.
"Weren't they on a business trip like a month ago?" Sam asked her.
"Yeah, they came back for about a weekend and they left again" she said as if it was nothing. "Here" she said handing him the money. "Keep the change" she said smiling.
"Thanks" he said smirking a bit. "Well, um I have to go" he said turning around.
"Hey Sam" Rachel said and he turned around. She was about to ask him if he'd like to join her since it was his last delivery but the words 'You're just not my type' kept on playing on her mind.
"Yeah?" Sam asked a bit confused. She was quiet for a long time. Well, not a long time for a normal person, but this was Rachel Berry.
"Um, nothing just be careful on the way back home" she said smiling shyly.
"Thanks Rach" Sam said smiling a little. "Lock the doors ok?" he said being a little worried that she was staying alone. Before he walked out the door, he turned around to face her again. "Rachel, um can I ask you a favor?" he said not really looking at her.
"Um, sure" Rachel said a little confused.
"Could you… could you not tell anyone that I work here?" he asked a little nervous. Rachel looked at him really confused, but she didn't see why not.
"Sure, don't worry about it" she said smiling.
"Thanks" he said a little relieved. "I'll see you around ok?" he said walking out the door. Rachel went back to sit on the couch. Something was going on with Sam. And she was going to find out what it was.
The next day they listened to Mr. Schuester and April Rhodes singing Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams'. Everyone just swayed to the music and every now and then, Rachel would turn to look at Sam. For some reason, it still upset her that he had turned her down. She would have liked him to be her prom date. What was so wrong in her that he would not even give it a try? When Mr. Schuester and April finished their song, everyone cheered for them and Mr. Schue gave them their assignment: create your own version of any song from the classic Fleetwood Mac's album: Rumours. He said he was tired of all the gossip and backstabbing and told them about the band making this album while they were breaking up. After the next couple of classes, Rachel was walking to the cafeteria to meet Mercedes and Tina when she saw Sam walking her way. For some reason, she didn't want to bump into him so she walked in the nearest girls' bathroom she could. Once she was inside, she heard someone crying.
"Brittany?" she asked a little confused.
"R-Rachel?" the tall blonde said getting up and wiping away some tears.
"Are you ok?" she asked a little worried. She looked really upset. Brittany shook her head no and Rachel hugged her. "What happened?"
"Artie called me stupid" she said between sobs. "He was the only person in the school who had never called me that" she said crying a little harder. "He was the only one who didn't think I was stupid" she said sobbing.
"Hey, that's not true" Rachel said rubbing her back. "I don't think you're stupid either" Rachel told her.
"Y-you don't?" Brittany asked pulling away from the hug.
"No" Rachel said smiling. "I think you're just a really sweet girl who likes to see the good in people" she told her. "And I'm sure Santana doesn't think so either" Rachel finished.
"But, Santana doesn't love me" Brittany told her.
"Britt, what are you talking about?" Rachel asked confused. "Santana is your best friend, she does love you" she told her.
"Not like she says she loves me" Brittany said with a few tears rolling down her cheeks again. Remembering what Brittany said on Fondue for Two, Rachel wasn't sure if she should ask but Brittany kept on going. "She told me that she loves me and she wants to be with me but she won't say it in front of everyone" Brittany told her.
"Well, Britt maybe she's just scared about what people would say" Rachel told her knowing it was still a stupid reason but she wasn't in the place to say it.
"But if she really loves me, she shouldn't care about what people say don't you think?"
"Yes, I think that too Britt, but maybe she's not ready" Rachel said with a small smile. "You should just give her a little time?"
"I guess you're right. Thanks Rachel" Brittany said smiling a little bit. "You are a really good friend" she said hugging her.
"Sure Britt, anytime" Rachel said returning the hug.
"Ok, can you guys explain to me again why we're here?" Rachel asked sitting between Puck and Mike. They were in Puck's truck at a cheap abandoned Motel. "This is seriously creepy. Specially after the Scream marathon I saw yesterday by myself thanks to you" she said punching Puck in the arm.
"Hey! I apologized for that" Puck complained.
"Finn paid us to come here and see if Quinn showed up" Mike told Rachel. "He thinks she's cheating on him with Sam."
"Why didn't he come himself?" Rachel asked a little annoyed. She could care less if Quinn was cheating on him. Then again, she might care if it is with Sam.
"Because he had to go to diner with his mom" Puck told her while Mike took pictures of a door.
"And we would take any opportunities to be a ninja" Mike told her smirking.
"Guys, I don't feel good doing this" Rachel told them. "Quinn already hates me enough!"
"Then why'd you come?" Puck asked her.
"Because you guys said we were going to the movies!" Rachel complained.
"Yeah, we knew you wouldn't come if we told you the truth" Mike told her feeling a little guilty.
"Why did I have to come?" Rachel asked them.
"Because we knew you'd be home alone and we didn't like that" Puck told her protectively and Rachel smiled. They really cared about her. Even if that meant dragging her to a cheap Motel to spy on her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend.
"Hey shh" Mike said all of the sudden. "Look" he said pointing at Sam walking out of a room followed by Kurt.
"Is that Hummel?" Puck asked really confused when they saw Kurt hugging Sam.
"Oh my God!" Rachel said shocked. "I can't believe he would do this to Blaine!"
"Wait, Sam's gay?" Mike asked even more confused.
The next day, before school, Rachel, Puck and Mike convoked a meeting at the coffee shop with the rest of the Glee Club. Mercedes, Tina, Artie, Quinn, Finn and Lauren showed up. They told them what they saw the night before. Rachel felt a little guilty cause spreading gossip wasn't her thing.
"What do we know about Sam anyway? I mean, what town is he from? What state? What's his old school like?" Tina asked. "Maybe he's a serial killer" she said getting a little nervous.
"Guys, I'm telling you. Kurt wouldn't cheat on Blaine" Rachel told them.
"Didn't you see them?" Quinn asked a little annoyed. "What the hell were you guys doing there anyways?"
"Is like in the album Rumours" Mercedes jumped in. "I mean being apart on the road is hard for two artists. Performers have this 'love the one your with' mentality. I mean, look at all of us. Look at all the combinations we've had. Finnchel, Puckleberry-"
"That only makes Rachel sound like a whore" Quinn said laughing a little bit. Rachel just turned to glare at her.
"Tina Cohen-Chang-Chang" Tina continued.
"Arttany" Artie included.
"Pizes?" Puck said smirking a little and Lauren nodded proudly.
"Guys! We're sitting over here squabbling over what? A rumor" Mike told everyone. Finn was silent the whole meeting. He was still sure Quinn was cheating on him.
"Mike's right" Mercedes said. "We need more information."
"I don't think that's a good idea" Rachel said not wanting to be dragged into this whole mess.
"I don't want to be a part of this" Quinn said told them. "All I'm gonna say is Sam's not gay" she said getting up and leaving.
When she got to school, Rachel was going to her locker and she saw Sam walking down the hallway. He smiled at her and just kept on walking. But she noticed something; she immediately walked over to Kurt.
"Stop what?" Kurt asked her not even taking his eyes from his book.
"Look Kurt, Sam is cute, but he's not worth loosing Blaine over" she said a little worried.
"Oh, how I've missed your insanity" Kurt said confused at what she was saying.
"He's wearing your jacket Kurt! I remember that jacket; you said it was your Earth Day Jacket cause it was made of recycled hem-"
"Ok, you need to bone up with your Fleetwood Macology" Kurt interrupted her. "When they made Rumours, they didn't even speak to each other. They only spoke about the music. And it was that focus that allowed them to make a master piece."
"You're deflecting" Rachel told him.
"No, I'm being a team player" he told her. "And any minute spent on this vicious, hateful and hurtful gossip, is a minute taken away to prepare for Nationals" he said closing his locker and walking away.
"Why are we here again! I believe Kurt" Rachel told Mike, Puck and somehow Brittany got into this. Rachel was in the front seat, Mike was in the driver's seat and Puck was in the backseat with Brittany. They were all camouflaged.
"Finn duplicated the pay" Mike explained to her. "Plus, we actually got to dress up this time" he said excited.
"And why isn't he here again?" Rachel asked annoyed.
"Hummel-Hudson dinner" Puck told her.
"Why do you know his schedule?" Rachel asked him.
"Cause Puck plans when we play video games" Mike told her.
"You guys are such nerds" Rachel said laughing a little.
"Shut up!" Puck complained.
"So, Finn still doesn't believe Quinn?" Rachel asked again.
"He said that she wouldn't have stood up for Sam if she didn't have feelings for him" Puck told her.
"Rumor has it, Sam's meeting a hot blondie ex-cheerio here tonight" Brittany told them.
"Where did you hear that?" Mike asked her.
"I just did" she simply said.
"Guys, I don't think we should do this" Rachel said getting a little nervous.
"Then why'd you come?" Puck asked her again.
"Cause you said we were going out to eat!" she said frustrated.
"Yeah, you should really stop believing us when we say things like that" Mike said looking through the binoculars.
"I have some cheese here" Brittany said taking out a plastic compartment. "Is what Lord Tubbington left" she said smiling.
"Thanks but I'll pass" Rachel kindly declined.
"Hey look" Puck said pointing at Sam walking out of his room and waited for someone.
"Ok, I gotta go" Brittany said looking at her watch.
"Wait, what?" Mike asked confused. "Where are you going?"
"I'm meeting Sam" Brittany simply told them.
"Wait, you're the hot blondie ex-cheerio who's meeting Sam in this cheap Motel?" Puck asked even more confused.
"Who said that?" Brittany asked confused.
"You said that" Rachel told her.
"Ow, you think I'm hot?" she asked Puck smiling. "Thanks for the ride, I'll see you guys around" she said getting out of the car. She walked over to Sam and he hugged her and then, they went inside his room.
"Did you guys- did that just happen?" Rachel asked more confused than ever.
"Should we follow her?" Puck asked.
"She's not with Artie anymore. That's not cheating" Mike simply said.
"Guys is none of our business" Rachel said feeling her heart ache a little. She was now sure, that she was not Sam's type. She was just a little confused about the conversation she had with Brittany a few days ago. But again, is not her place to do anything. "Can we just go? I'm hungry" she said softly.
"Are you ok?" Mike asked her. She just nodded.
"Let's go" Puck said knowing Rachel was upset, but she wouldn't talk about it just yet so they went to the diner. "Ok, what's going on?" Puck asked Rachel once they were eating.
"What do you mean?" Rachel asked stuffing more French fries in her mouth.
"Come on Rach, it's us" Mike told her smiling. Ever since Puck and Rachel dated they remained friends and she became closer with Mike and Matt too. They were really worried she was alone a lot and they even took turns to stay with her sometimes.
"Nothing's going on" she simply told them.
"Rachel" they both said in a we-know-when-you're-lying tone. Rachel just kept on eating.
"You like Evans, don't you?" Puck said with her mouth full.
"Don't talk while you're eating Noah" Rachel told him.
"That wasn't a no" Mike said and him and Puck stopped eating, crossed their arms and arched an eyebrow at her.
"I don't like Sam" Rachel defended herself.
"Oh, so you call him Sam?" Puck said teasing her.
"I always call people by their first name Noah" she said a little annoyed.
"Why are you so upset?" Mike asked her. "Because he's with Brittany?" Rachel sighed knowing she was going to end up telling them anyways.
"I asked him to go to prom with me and he said no" she told them.
"You asked him to prom?" Puck asked choking with his food.
"He said no?" Mike asked a little mad. Rachel just nodded. "Why the hell did he say no? What's his problem?"
"He said I wasn't his type" she said frustrated. "Of course I'm not his type! I was stupid thinking it but you know, Sam was never that worried about his status and well, he was never mean to me and I just thought," she sighed sadly. "I don't know what I thought" she said looking down.
"Rach" Puck said softly knowing she was getting really upset.
"I just, I don't know. Everything was ok and then Kurt thought it would be a good idea and I told him it wasn't cause I just got over Finn and I didn't want to be rejected by someone else and well then I did and it just sucked! I didn't even realize I would care so much about that but apparently I do" she said freaking out a little.
"Rach, calm down" Mike said holding her hand. "It'll be ok" he said softly.
"Do you wanna go home and watch chick flicks and eat junk food?" Puck asked her smiling. She just nodded with a weak smile so they ordered the check and went home.
The next day, Rachel was at her locker putting her things away when someone shut the door for her. She turned around to see a furious Quinn.
"Stay away from Finn" she said with clenched teeth.
"What the hell are you talking about? I haven't even talked to Finn" Rachel said really confused.
"Really? Then how do you explain this picture of you two in this car" she said showing her the newspaper. Rachel looked closer at the picture. It was a blurry picture of Mike's car at the Motel where they dropped Brittany off. You could see Rachel and a boy with a hat looking at the backseat. Stupid camouflage.
"That's not Finn. That's Mike" she told her.
"Oh, so you're after Tina's man? Can't you find your own men RuPaul?" Quinn asked really upset.
"Excuse me?" Rachel was about to snap at her.
"Um, why are you yelling at Rachel?" Finn said coming in the picture.
"Why are you defending her?" Quinn argued with him.
"Oh, like you defended Sam? And apparently went to that Motel yesterday" Finn said showing another picture of the newspaper that showed Sam hugging a blonde girl. Rachel knew it was Brittany but she wasn't gonna say what she didn't have to say.
"That's not me!" Quinn told him.
"Do you really expect me to believe that?" Finn said really upset.
"Well, I guess you'll just have to trust me" Quinn told him defiantly.
"And I guess you'll have to trust me" Finn told her.
"Fine!" and then they turned around and went they're separate ways.
"What was that about?" Kurt asked Rachel coming to her.
"I have absolutely no idea" Rachel said with the most confused look ever. Minutes later, in Glee practice they were listening to Quinn and Finn's version of 'I Don't Want to Know'.
I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking down the line
I don't want to stand between you and love
Honey, I just want you to feel fine
The truth has come down now
Take a listen to your spirit
It's crying out loud.
Try to believe
You say you love me, but you don't know
You got me rocking and a-reeling
Oh I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking down the line
I don't want to stand between you and love
Honey, I just want you to feel fine
The truth has been told
Now you tell me that I'm crazy
That's nothing that I didn't know
Trying to survive
You say you love me, but you don't know
You got me rocking and a-reeling
I don't want to know the reasons why
Love keeps right on walking down the line
I don't want to stand between you and love
Honey, take a little time.
They were trying so hard to prove that they loved each other but Rachel could tell, neither of them could trust the other one. She didn't really cared. She just looked at Brittany staring at Santana and she turned to look at Sam every now and then. She was just really trying to fix this puzzle in her head. When Finn and Quinn finished they're song everyone started clapping still a little confused.
"Um, that was great guys, but next time, try to smile?" Mr. Schue said as confused as everyone else.
"Yeah, that was just a little creepy" Rachel whispered to Puck but Quinn heard her.
"I know what you're doing" Quinn snapped at her. "You want Finn and I to break up so you can be with him again" she said with hate in her eyes.
"Um, no" Rachel said sincerely. She was tired of getting into this whole unnecessary drama. Kurt was right. But it didn't matter what she did, she always ended up being in the middle of something.
"Well, that's not happening! As long as Finn's wants to be with me, he's not singing with you" Quinn told her.
"Wait, I thought you said we had to trust each other" Finn jumped in.
"Oh, I trust you" Quinn said looking at him. "It's her I don't trust" she said glaring at Rachel who just rolled her eyes. Kurt was throwing daggers at Quinn.
"Quinn you don't get to choose the duets for Nationals ok?" Mr. Schue told her.
"Look, I love being here, and I want to win but my relationship comes first. I'm sorry but Finn, if you want to stay with me you can't sing with her" she said walking out of the Choir Room with Finn following her. Everyone turned to look at Rachel who was the most confused.
"I didn't even do anything" she said innocently and everyone just shrugged their shoulders.
The bell rang, and everyone left the Choir Room. As Santana was leaving, she dropped a copy of the school's newspaper and Rachel went to pick it up. She started reading it and there was a whole page talking about her, Finn, Quinn, Sam and even Puck. And how they had this sick love spider web between them. She started ripping the newspaper apart. She growled in frustration and tossed the newspaper on the floor.
"Are you ok?" she heard someone at the door. She turned to look at Sam standing there.
"What are you doing here?" she asked a little confused.
"Forgot my backpack" he said pointing at it. "You didn't answer my question, are you ok?"
"Yeah" she said trying to smile. "I'm great!" she said sitting on the piano bench.
"Are you sure?" Sam asked unconvinced.
"Yes" Rachel said wiping away a tear.
"You're not ok Rach" he said sitting next to her. "What's wrong?"
"Why do you care?" she said a little harsh. She looked at him and he was looking back at her with a hurt look on his face. "Sorry" she said softly. "Bad day."
"What happened?" he asked worried.
"Don't worry about it" she said looking down. "You're gonna be late for class" she said avoiding his eyes.
"I have a free period" Sam told her and Rachel sighed in defeat.
"Do you really want to know?" she asked him and he nodded. "I'm just tired" she told him.
"Everything" she told him. "I'm tired of this stupid rumors around school and somehow I get involved in the middle of it. I'm so tired of the drama in my life. I mean, I'm finally over Finn and Quinn is still just giving me crap about it! I'm tired of just still not being enough" she said with her eyes watering.
"Enough for what?" Sam asked confused.
"For anyone" she said with tears rolling down her cheeks. Sam felt really bad cause he knew that him turning her down had affected her more than he thought.
"Rach I didn't-"
"Is not your fault" she interrupted him. "It's everything" she said looking at him. "And everyone" she said letting a few more tears roll down her cheeks. "I'm sorry I'm just being stupid" she said getting up and wiping them away. "You obviously have better things to do than sitting here and listen to a dumb whiney little girl" she said walking to get her stuff. Sam stood up and walked over to her.
"Rachel, stop" he said stopping her. "You're not dumb and you're not whiney" he told her. "But well, you are a kind of little" he said with a little chuckle managing to get a little smile from her. "Look, I know you've been avoiding me" he said a little awkward. "Rachel, I never meant to hurt you" he told her. "I just-" before he could go on, his phone started buzzing. He took it out, saw the screen and Rachel saw his eyes getting worried. "Look, I'm really sorry Rach, I have to go. I'll see you around ok?" he said grabbing his backpack and running out of the Choir Room but he dropped his phone. Rachel quickly grabbed it and ran after Sam.
"Sam, you dropped your-" she yelled in the hallway but Sam was nowhere to be found. But Rachel knew where she could find him.
Rachel was at the Motel once again. Only this time, she was on her own. Puck had to take care of his little sister. Mike had a date with Tina and Kurt had a date with Blaine. Brittany told her she needed to talk to Santana. So, here she was, sitting on the front steps of Sam's room. She was about to go home, thinking maybe he wouldn't be there that night when she heard something inside the room. She stood up, took a shot and knocked on the door. To her luck, the blonde jock opened the door.
"Rachel?" he said surprised.
"Um, hi" Rachel said trying not to make this more awkward than it already was.
"W-what are you doing here?" he asked looking everywhere and getting nervous.
"You dropped your phone" she told him giving it to him. "I um well, couldn't call obviously and I thought you might need it and well, I don't know where you live so I assumed-"
"How did you know I was here?" he asked her confused.
"Um, well I um" she said realizing she knew he was there, because she's been pretty much stalking him with Puck and Mike. "Lucky guess?" she said with an innocent smile.
"Nice try" he said getting a little upset. "Are you the one who's been taking pictures of me here and posting them in the newspaper?"
"No! That's um probably Jacob-Ben Israel" she told him. "Look, I just- um" Rachel was cut off by someone opening the door completely.
"Hi, I'm Stacy" a little girl said smiling sweetly at Rachel from behind her brother. Rachel looked confused at Sam and turned at the little girl again.
"Hi Stacy, I'm Rachel" she said smiling sweetly at her.
"Would you like to come in Rachel?" Stacy asked kindly. Rachel could not say no to her. She looked at Sam who nodded really nervous.
"Um, sure I-I'd love to" Rachel said walking inside.
"Can we watch TV?" a mini version of Sam asked his older brother.
"Sure" Sam said picking him up and tossing him playfully on the bed. "Keep it low though, Mr. Jensen next door is on a night shift again" he told him. "You want a snack?"
"Yeah" Stevie said smiling.
"You too, get over there" Sam said picking up Stacy and placing her next to Stevie. Rachel was really touched by how sweet Sam was with his siblings but she was still really confused of everything that was going on. "Guys, I'm just gonna talk to Rachel really quick ok?" he told them and they both nodded. Sam pulled Rachel outside as his little siblings watched TV.
"Sam, what's going on?" Rachel asked not knowing what else to say. "Why are your little sister and brother here?"
"Because this is were we live now!" Sam said frustrated.
"W-what? What are you talking about?" Rachel asked even more confused. She didn't expect that answer.
"My dad lost his job" he said sitting on the front steps. Rachel sat next to him. "We lost our house and we live here now" he said sadly.
"What happened?" Rachel asked him really worried.
"We moved up here from Tennessee because my dad got a great job offer and economy went to hell and well lasts in first ones out" he explained to her. You know we spent all our savings in the move and payment of the house" he said looking down. He looked up at her and Rachel felt her heart braking. His eyes were so filled with sadness. "You know when the bank takes your house they literally… take it. They come by one morning and kick you out of the house. And just lock you out" he told her.
"Oh my God" Rachel said really shocked. "Sam, why didn't you tell us?" Rachel asked him.
"You see how information flies around school right?" he asked her. "You think everyone would've treated me the same if they found out? I'd be even more of a freak" he told her. "Kurt only found out because he came um, to talk to me one day and well I had to go pick up Stacy and well somehow we ended up here and I told him" he explained. "And he also saw me delivering pizzas at night" he told her. "He's just a lot more nosey than you I guess" he said with a little chuckle.
"And Brittany?" Rachel asked him.
"We go to the same church" he told her. "I couldn't really hide it from her and I kind of like having her around so she'll do girl stuff with Stacy" he said with a little smile. "Mom and dad are out all day looking for work but… nothing" he finished sadly. "I'm not even sure if I'm gonna be able to keep up with Glee Club."
"What? No! Sam we need you" Rachel told him. "We've come so far and you just, you love it so much" she said smiling.
"I know Rach, but I just have to help my parents as much as I can and I can't leave Stacy and Stevie by themselves and Kurt and Britt-"
"I can help you" Rachel said sweetly.
"Rach, I can't ask more people to help me-"
"Sam, that's what friends are for" Rachel told him. Sam turned to look at her.
"You're not gonna tell anyone?" he asked kind of shocked.
"Why would I tell anyone? Is none of their business" she simply said. Sam smiled sweetly at her. And then, he hugged her. Rachel wasn't expecting that but she hugged him back.
"Rach" he said softly as they pulled apart. "I'm really sorry" he said blushing a little.
"What? What are you sorry about?" she asked confused again.
"Well for judging you before I even knew you" he said looking down. "Um, the reason I said that you weren't my type was… because well, I just thought you were this whole different person who was selfish and really self-centered, but after today, and with the fact that you kept my secret, I realized I made a big mistake" he said smiling sweetly. "I'm really sorry Rach and I would really love to get to know you better" he told her. Rachel felt her heart melting a little bit. She was beginning to like him a lot. But she could start by being friends with him.
"I would like that" she said smiling back at him.
"Sammy" Stevie said appearing on the door with Stacy behind him. "We're hungry!"
"Would you like to stay to dinner Rachel?" Stacy asked her sweetly. "Sammy's cooking" she said excited.
"Yeah, he makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever" Stevie bragged and Rachel saw Sam blushing a little.
"Is the least I can do to make it up to you" he told her with a little chuckle.
"I would love to" Rachel said laughing a little bit. They went back inside and Rachel played with Sam little siblings while he made dinner. Sam looked over at Rachel. She was coloring with Stacy and Stevie. For the first time, Sam noticed how beautiful Rachel really was. He felt really bad for misjudging her by what Santana and Quinn said, he felt really stupid about it. He was glad that she was so kind she forgave him. He really wanted to get to know her better and well, who knew what could happen. After they ate, Stacy and Stevie started yawning and nodding off so Rachel thought it was time to leave. Sam walked her out. "Thanks for dinner" she said smiling.
"Thanks for everything Rach" Sam said smiling back at her. "Stacy and Stevie really loved you" he said with a little chuckle.
"They're really sweet" she told him. "And I mean it. Any time you need my help I can come by" she told him. Sam hugged her really tight.
"Thank you so much Rach" he said kissing her head. "Please call me when you get home, so I know you got there safe" he told her.
"I will" she said grinning widely. "Bye" she said getting in her car and leaving.
"I like her" Stacy said coming out yawning and hugging her brother's leg. "She was really nice" she told him.
"Yeah, she was nicer than Quinn" Stevie said laughing a little.
"I know" Sam whispered to himself. "Come on, let's go to sleep" he said picking Stacy up.
A/N: song: I Don't Want to Know - Fleetwood Mac
ok, so I know it's a little confusing that the one who helped him was Brittany instead of Quinn, but... I just don't really like Quinn and well I wanted a Britt/Rachel friendship :) and on the next chapter there will be a lot more of Sam/Rachel moments :D let me know what you think :)