HELLO BABIESSS! I'M BACK! Miss me? I was on vacay for a while. And I had writer's block. Ew. Well, there's a MAJOR twist which I love in this one, so let me know what you think. REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW! Sectionals was fast approaching and even though Finn and Rachel were no longer in Glee club, they could tell everyone in New Directions was super stressed. Their top performers had left, why shouldn't they be stressed?
Finn sat in his room thinking all this over late one tuesday night. He had just finished an intense round of video game warfare with Puck and really did not want to start on his homework just yet. Not that he ever actuallydid it. He usually got Rachel to help him do it.
He ran a hand through his hair and sighed. Everything had been going well, or as well as it could be in this situation. He decided to skip homework tonight and just sleep. And that's exactly what he did.
The next day, he and Rachel were making their way through the hallway after school. She held his hand in a firm grip as they passed by the choir room, then leaned against the wall of lockers.
"Finn.. Can I ask you something?" She looked up at him with her large, brown eyes.
He nodded quickly, "Of course, Rach."
She opened her mouth to speak then stopped. "I'm sorry. I forgot what I was going to say." She sighed.
"That's been happening alot with you lately. Are you alright?"
She moved to nod, then suddenly started to convulse, falling onto the ground. Finn panicked and yelled for help. He had no idea how to treat seizures.
"Rachel! Rach!" He yelled, trying to make her stop. She was twitching wildly, her back arching up in an unnatural position. Her eyes were rolling backward into her head and her arms were rigid and straight.
"Someone help!" Finn yelled, looking around. Just then, Mr. Schuester and the entire Glee club rushed into the hallway.
"Finn, back away. Don't touch her, you have to let the seizure finish." William Schuester knelt down next to Finn and pulled him away.
"No, no. You'll only make it worse by trying to get her out of it."
Nearly ten seconds later, Rachel's body lay limp on the floor, her eyelids opening and closing a few times. She tried to sit up, but her whole body ached painfully.
She looked around quickly, then groaned in pain.
"My head hurts." Rachel said weakly, looking around at the shocked faces of everyone.
"Someone needs to call an ambulance." At that, Santana pulled her cell phone out and Brittany ran off in search of the school nurse.
Finn put an arm around Rachel and helped her sit up, pulling her close to him. Her eyes were red and bloodshot. What had happened and why had it happened so fast?
"Rachel, baby, are you okay? What happened?" Finn asked, worried.
"I just got really dizzy, and I didn't know what was happening. Next thing I know, i'm lying here and all of you are staring at me." She said quietly. Her eyes fluttered closed as she drifted in and out of her daze.
Ringgg. Ringgg. RINGGGG!
Phones ran incessantly in the hospital. Finn hated it, all the noises. He wished it was quieter. Rachel deserved at least that, didn't she? After all she'd been through? He wished he could just make it all stop for a moment, so she could rest.
He sat there in the cold, outdated chair in the emergency room, waiting for Rachel to get back from being tested. The doctors had been worried when they'd looked at her recent symptoms. They said they'd run many tests, and that was true. It'd been nearly two hours since he'd seen her last.
Mr. Schuester had waited for a while with him, but he had to get back to Emma. The other members of the club had obligations, and Rachel's dads were out of town for two days on a cruise. He was upset he was doing this alone, that she was alone.
Again, no one cared enough to stay.
"Finn Hudson?" A nurse in a clean, white uniform announced.
"That's me" He said, standing up. "Is Rachel okay?"
"We've got her test results back, but she said she won't listen to them unless you're back there with her. So, would you come back?"
Without hesitation, Finn nodded. "Of course." The nurse led him back to a small private room in the ER. Rachel lay in the hospital bed looking tired and spent.
"Hi" She said, smiling a faint smile at him.
"Hey.. They have the results." He said whilst reaching out for her small hand. "Don't worry. Everything'll be fine."
She nodded slowly. "Alright." Rachel let out a long sigh as the nurse walked in, followed by Dr. Reynolds.
"Miss Berry, I have your results..." He looked at her, his face portraying no emotion whatsoever.
"And?" She asked him, wanting to go ahead and get it over with.
He lowered his head, then looked back up at her. "Not good. Not good at all. Your CT scan showed something...in your brain. We believe it to be a tumor. A malignant tumor, and it's pressing on your brain. Hence the memory loss and seizure."
At that moment, Rachel felt her throat closing up. Malignant, that meant cancer. Cancer? No. No. No.
She could no longer breathe. All she felt was Finns arms tightening around her and the doctor's voice fading off into the distance.
"A-Are you sure? Positive? 100%? It can't be cancer." She whispered, staring off into the distance in a haze.
"Miss Berry?" He said, after a moment or two. "We promise we're going to do everything in our power to heal you, but brain cancer is serious stuff. I'm going to write you a few prescriptions today and we'll have more consultations later in the week, alright?"
Rachel could feel herself nod. She looked up at Finn, tears already pouring out of her eyes. The doctor and nurse both left, sensing that the two wanted time alone to talk, or cry, rather.
"Rachel." Finn's voice filled her ears. He hadn't lost control yet. He had to be strong for her. How else would she make it through? "Babe, I'm here for you. I always will be. You're gonna be fine, okay?"
Rachel burst into tears, full out crying into his chest. How could this have happened? After all she'd been through, did she deserve this? She was just beginning to get better. Why now?
Why at all?
Finn walked Rachel into her house. She was still a little woozy from the drugs they'd given her. He handed her the multiple pills that Dr. Reynolds had prescribed and fixed her an ice cold glass of water. She downed them in an instant and sighed afterward.
"Stay here tonight, okay? You can go home and get your stuff, and tell your mother and Burt of course, but just stay with me tonight. I can't be without you for a second." She looked at him, her brown eyes bloodshot and tired.
He nodded without hesitation. "Of course. I'll be no more than ten minutes tops, okay?"
She nodded. "I'm gonna shower while you're gone." Then, she kissed him lightly on the cheek and sent him on his way. "Hurry back." And with that, he left.
Precisely 9 minutes and 32 seconds later, Finn Hudson walked through the back door of the Berry house. Thankfully, her dads were out of town, otherwise he'd be out of here.
"Rach?" He called, making his way to her room. "Here."
He smiled and walked in, noticing her sitting on her bed, a piggy bank resting in her lap. "I have something for you."
"Your piggy bank?" He asked, a little confused.
"There's $10,000 in here. I've saved every bit of money from every Hanukkah and birthday i've ever had. Plus, my dads always put a little in every year. I have a proposition for you."
He nodded slowly, taking in the amount of money she held in her hand. Ten thousand, wow. "Yeah?"
"I want to get an apartment with you. I want to live with you Finn. I've come to realize that my life may have been significantly shortened now that i've received this news. If I can't wake up next to you everyday, I don't know what i'll do Finn. I love you more than anything and I can't risk not being able to spend as much time with you as I can. Forget New York. I just want you."
Finn's eyes went wide. "Whoa, Rach. Think about this first. Forget New York? That's been your dream forever. Not that I don't love you or anything like that, I will love you until we both die, and even after that, but I can't let you give up. You're not going to die Rach. You can't. You just can't. What'll I do if you die?" Finn felt himself breaking slowly. He became unglued and a tear rolled down his cheek. "I just got you back. I just got you back."
And at that, Rachel pulled Finn into her arms and began to sob. The day had been stressful and hectic to say the least, and the news they'd received hadn't eased the stress at all.
"Baby, shh. I'm right here. I love you so much. I'm never leaving you. Ever. I will fight until I take my last breath for you." Rachel whispered into his ear. "I want to marry you, and have children. I want to give myself to you Finn. I love you too much not to. Please."
He nodded and kissed her deeply. "I'm so sorry this happened to you. I love you, and I want to give you whatever you want. Marry me, live with me, have babies." He smiled faintly, a sad yet loving smile.
"I will. But for now, let's sleep. I'm here, I'll be here in the morning, the evening, and the night." She held his hand tightly and crawled under the covers.
Finn held her all night long, tightly. He couldn't let go. This girl meant everything to him. Losing her would be losing his world. His life. His reason for waking up in this sick, sad world. She was the sun and he revolved around her.
How could he live without her?
But she was still here, and that was all that mattered at that moment in time.