Disclaimer: I don't own Glee, I'm still trying to figure out how to Blackmail Ryan Murphy to give me the rights.
Her lip quivered a little as she looked at the positive pregnancy test in her hands; sitting is the stall of the bathroom at JFK. She heard the final call for flight 262, nonstop to Columbus. She grabbed her bag and tossed the test in the trash as she made her way to the gate. She couldn't help but think "why now?" She had only graduated a year ago, and just a few months ago got the role of Elphaba, it being her first major role and her agent saying could open the door to bigger and better things, as her manager put it. She knew there was a planned revival of Funny Girl in the works, and she also knew that head of the production company planning it just happened to be at her opening night a few nights ago. Her landing the role is what started this whole mess, Kurt surprised her with a huge congratulatory party; Finn even took off school to surprise her.
That's when it hit her. How was she supposed to tell Finn? They still lived 500 miles apart, yes he had been interviewing at New York area schools and colleges, flaunting his 4 years as Ohio State's quarterback, a fancy degree in sports management, and a minor in English. Not now, not when she was the lead in what had been called the best company to preform Wicked, since Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, but certainly not when Finn didn't even live in New York, or have a job for that matter.
She found her seat on the plane; Finn told he had a surprise for so he made her fly out a whole day early than her original flight with Kurt and Blaine. No, now she sat there planning out how in the world she was supposed to support a child, especially if she had to quit Wicked, something told her the producers of shows were not very pleasant about their leads dropping out for months at a time to raise their bastard children only a few weeks into the show. Hell they were pretty pissed she had to take Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. The large man next to her was already snoring loudly, it was two in the afternoon and they had not even reached 10,000 feet. The stewardess was making her perky way around reciting the rehearsed line - "Would you like anything to drink?" "And you?" She felt like punching somebody. Once the flight attendant made it passed her at which she mumbled a ginger ale, like lines out of some poorly written script from her freshman year as a theatre major, Rachel fell asleep.
She woke up to the bumping of landing on the runway, and to the large man, whose name was Dan, telling her he hoped she did not mind he took her peanuts. She looked past him at the Ohio landscape, Columbus was such a depressing airport, brown grass covered the landscape and stopped at the green and brown trees that littered the horizon. She made her way off the plane passing the Hudson News Stands, Chili's to go and Starbucks, to the escalators that led their way to baggage. She checked her phone, only to see a text from Blaine with an attached picture of the three suitcases Kurt had packed for their flight tomorrow. Tossing her phone back in her bag, she scanned the area looking around for Finn. Last time he met her he was waiting at the airport before her flight even departed New York.
Finally she spotted him, staring at the arrivals screen, his eyes crunched up clearly in deep thought. She loved that face. She snuck up behind him and wrapped her arms around his large torso. "Hi" she sighed. He spun around a grin on his face.
"Do I know you?" he faked confusion; a degree in theatre from Julliard would have been a waste had she not seen the terrible acting in front of her. Finn's acting ability mirrored his ability to dance. She hit him in the chest as his arms snaked around her waist. She kissed him and melted into him with a satisfied sigh. No matter how bad thing were, or how frustrated she got, being in his arm melted it all away. "Bad Flight?" he questioned.
"Long day, bad flight same thing" She looked at his
"I'll have to fix it, come on." He said, unwrapping his arms from her waist and ignoring her looks of protest, and pulling her towards the luggage carousel as the large siren signaling the bags would be coming. "So what has made your day so bad?" his eyebrow arched half looking at her and half watching for her suitcases.
She did not feel telling all that was on her in the middle of the airport would be the best option. "It was a long flight and the man next to me, snored really loudly so it took me forever to fall asleep, and when I woke up he informed me he took my nut, which I was going to give to you anyway, but still. I would not have even needed a nap if Kurt and Blaine had not insisted on treating me to dinner last night after my show, but they did and we did not get home until after midnight, plus Kurt got a little tipsy and those damn walls are so thin." She took a deep breath and continued "He was all over Blaine last night." he raised his eyes at this. "Then he woke me up this morning asking me if I used the last of the soymilk, but I didn't Blaine did. Then he told me since I was up I might as well walk to the store with him." He looked at him, reading his amused expression "Did I mention this was 7 in the morning?" he sighed grabbing the larger of her two pink bags, and she grabbed the smaller one that followed shortly behind.
"I warned you and Blaine for that matter he was a character to live with." He smiled.
"He is normally not this bad." He nodded picking up the pink bag and walking towards the elevators to parking. She followed behind "I cannot wait to see your new truck." She said changing the subject, every time she talked to him about the joys of living with Kurt, he just went into I told you so mode. They had been living together since sophomore year, she was used to it.
"It's soo nice Rach," he said his face lit up, "it drives really smoothly, the seats are super comfy and the sound system is really nice." She smiled at the mention of the sound system, because when Carole told her about the plans on getting him a new truck for his graduation, Rachel insisted on paying for the upgraded sound system.
"I'm glad you like it, your mom was really excited about it when she told me about it" She smiled they were now in the elevator. He wrapped his arms around her again and kissed her. There kissed lingered as the doors opened to the parking garage. "Come on" she said taking her small suitcase in one hand and Finn's hand in the other. She pulled him out and started walking until she stopped bit her lip "I don't know where you parked." she announced, looking at him.
He smiled "Well miss busy body" he teased "if you weren't in such a rush I'd show you" he smiled leading her to the fairly large red truck. He put her suitcases in the backseats and opened her door for her.
"God it's larger than the last" she groaned grabbing the handle to help her pull herself in. Finn got in the other side and turned on the ignition, "I like it" she complimented nodding in approval. "Except one thing bothers me" she smiled as his head shot in her direction.
"And that would be?" he asked.
"Well you have this console here and everything so I can't scoot over and cuddle into you on the long drive to Lima, like we used too" he explained looking at him with a grin.
"The end of an era there"
"Yep sure is," she smiled looking at him. He took her hand interlocking it with his and rested it in the center; she bumped into an old Slushy cup with a coffee cup stuck inside. "You should clean the trash out of it though." She shook her head, "You've only had it for a month." She looked around it was fairly clean except for a few rogue items here and there. She wondered if a car-seat would fit in the back. That made her stomach drop a little just thinking about it. She was thinking about everything again. Finn was soo happy she could see it in his face. His heart would drop when he found out, when she told him. She could just imagine that conversation, "So Finn I know you just graduated college and you have your whole future ahead of you, but I'm going to tie you down with a kid in a few months."
"Rachel?" she heard Finn say looking directly at her.
"Sorry I was thinking about something" she smiled. "How about we get something to eat?" She was pretty hungry, she had barely touched the sandwich she got when she and Kurt got lunch before he dropped her off at the airport.
"That's what I just asked?" he looked at her like she had two heads. "Are you sure you are ok, you seem a little out of it?"
"Yea just fine" she grinned at him, "I just have a lot on my mind."
"Wanna unload it onto me" he looked at her with suspicious eyes.
"No, of course not" she shook her head, "I'm fine, the only thing you need to do is pull into that Panera that is coming up, I'm hungry!" she smiled.
They were giggling and laughing when they finally arrived at Finn's apartment, he was telling her about Sam's new and now ex-girlfriend who had invited him over only for him to find a whole bedroom full of frogs, snakes and other reptiles. Rachel liked Finn's apartment. It was two bedrooms but yet a lot cheaper than her one in New York, it was homey mostly because Kurt had not decorated it. Not that Kurt had bad taste - not at all, but their apartment looked ready for a magazine. Finns was small, but cute there were a few pictures of him and Rachel, a few of his family, and one or two of his friends. His parents had agreed to pay rent just like they did for Kurt in New York, but he was required to pay bills and for food, with the money he made from his part time job. His lease would be up in July, if he did not get a job by then we would move back in with his parents, until he could move to New York.
Rachel followed Finn to his room, where he sat down her suitcase. After Dinner they walked around and did a little window shopping. She walked into his bathroom and fixed her hair a looked at herself in the mirror, she had been looking a little pale for a few weeks, no wonder Finn thought something was up. She walked back in and Finn was sprawled out on his bed. He was looking at her luggage with intent.
"Which one has my present in it?" He asked looking at her mischievously.
"You're not going to find out, you just have to wait till Saturday." She told him crawling on the bed curling up into his waiting arm. He sighed and ran his fingers up her back. She shivered to his touch and kissed at his neck. He rolled over pulling her on top of him. Her lips never broke contact with his skin she made her way to his lip and attacked them. Her tongue pocked at his lips, but they broke apart for air.
"You're not taking too much time," he grinned at her. She just shook her head at him and continued. He rolled her over and attacked her earlobe. He knew that drove her crazy, she giggled at him and tugged at his shirt…
If you're reading this because you loved "First Kiss" you rock! I don't have much to say sooooo ILY for making it this far into the story, I think this is really hard on me b/c half the time I think in Finchel, (I have a whole list of fanfic ideas) so I'm comfortable with them which I think makes my writing bland. I know what is gonna happen in the next chapters and I promise that if I write it good enough it will have much more plot. Also I am telling you know this is not just another pregnancy story. If your still reading b/c Rach is pregnant I would stop reading. P.S I only post a chapter when I have the next one done, so I really think you'll enjoy the next chapter. I love writing it.
See you soon. ~ Mady
p.s review inspire me to write the amazing reviews and response to "First Kiss" is what inspired me to write this.