Me!

I DO NOT OWN GLEE OR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OR ANYTHING ELSE!

I was listening to the soundtrack and this idea popped into my head, so I apologize if this doesn't make a lot of sense.


"I have an idea for a duet for us," Finn told her once he managed to corner her right before Glee.

Rachel sighed softly. She'd been trying to avoid the boy all day. Really, why, why had she dated him? She had thought she loved him, and maybe she had at one point, but she didn't now.

"While I am glad to hear that you are taking a more active interest in glee assignments, I do not think us singing a duet together would be a good idea at this moment in time." Rachel hoped she hadn't used any words he could misconstrue, but wasn't holding onto to illiusions.

"Just let me show you, okay? I think it's perfect!" Finn told her, looking so much like an eager puppy Rachel wanted to throw a slushy on him.

"Alright, let me see it," she held out her hand, expecting him to produce the sheet music or even just the lyrics.

Instead, he started singing.

Finn: You've been dreaming, just one dream/Nearly all your life/Hoping, scheming, just one theme:/Will you be a wife?/Will you be some he-man's property?/Good news! That he-man's me!/This equation, girl plus man/Doesn't help just you/On occasion, women can/Have their uses too/Mainly to extend the fam'ly tree/Pumpkin, extend with me!

Finn smiled widely at Rachel, completely missing her look of distain. Really, had he ignored her every time she said that her dreams included Broadway first and a family of her own second once she was famous? Or at least on her way in that direction?

Finn: We'll be raising sons galore

Rachel: Inconceivable! (Boys, really? She wanted at least two daughters.)

Finn: Each built six foot four!

Rachel: Unbelievable!

Finn: Each stuffed with ev'ry Gaston gene!

Rachel: I'm not hearing this! (She covered her ears, rolling her eyes when he pouted at her.)

Finn: You'll be keeping house with pride!

Rachel: Just incredible! (Not on her life would she be 'keeping house'! She was capable of far more than that.)

Finn: Oh so gratified

Rachel: So unweddable! (Clearly the boy had become delusional. Looking around, she spotted where the rest of the glee club was watching them.)

Finn: That you are a part of this idyllic scene. (Rachel glared at him and danced out of his reach. She doubted he'd spotted their friends.)

Finn: Picture this: (he was speaking now) A little house, my latest trophy against the wall, my little wife massaging my feet, while the little ones play on the floor with the dogs. We'll have six or seven!

Rachel: Dogs? (To borrow Mercedes' favorite saying 'Oh hell no!'. She'd become the crazy cat lady if she had to in order to keep Finn away from her.)

Finn: No, Rachel! Strapping boys...like me!

Rachel: Imagine that!(Not with her he wasn't! She was so having all girls now.)

Finn: I can see that we will share/All that love implies/We shall be a perfect pair/Rather like my thighs/You are face to face with destiny! (Only in Finn's drug induced dreams, Rachel thought as she took another step out of his way.)/All roads lead to.../The best things in life are.../All's well that ends with me!/Escape me? (Exactly what Rachel was attempting to do at the moment.)/There's no way/Certain as "Do, Re,"/Rach, when you marry...

Oh, he so wasn't really going to take this seriously, was he? Rachel danced away from him again. Had the boy ever actually watched the movie before choosing this song?

Finn: So Rach, what would it be?/Is it "yes", or is it "oh, yes"?

Rachel: I...I just don't deserve you!(More like she couldn't stand him, but she would be faithful to the song for now. She really would need to sing a completely different duet with someone else to scrub this memory out of her mind.)

Finn: Who does?/ME!

He smiled widely as he reached his hand towards her. "So what do you say Rach, will you give me another chance?"

"Never," Quinn replied, spinning Rachel around and kissing her soundly. "Rachel is mine you idiotic Neanderthal!

"What she said," Rachel replied, a bit dazed at the reaction the blonde had had to Finn's poor attempt at wooing her.

Quinn had wanted to keep their relationship quite. Rachel had agreed, knowing that not everyone's parents would be as understanding as hers had been. So for Quinn to have such a strong, possessive reaction to Finn's antics was a surprise. A welcome, incredibly hot reaction, but still a completely unexpected one.

Rachel had figured she'd be dealing with Quinn's fuming after glee, not holding her hand in the hallway as she and Finn yelled at each other. Speaking of that…

The brunette yanked her attention back to the present moment. She stopped Quinn midsentence by claiming her mouth in another kiss. Then she turned to Finn, wrapping Quinn's arms around her.

"Finn, I am only going to tell you this once." She spoke firmly. "I am with Quinn. I do not wish to engage in a relationship with you beyond one of friendship. If you cannot be content with that, please refrain from any further interactions."

"She's only doing this to hurt you Rachel!" Finn protested. "You're not gay! Either of you!"

"Clearly they are," Tina muttered. Finn didn't hear her as he was continuing his ranting.

"She'll never want to be open with your relationship! She'll never sing a duet with you to share her feelings. She doesn't have them!"

Rachel growled, and it was a good thing Quinn's arms were around her as she tried to leap for the boy. Quinn was tempted to let her go, if just so she could watch Rachel scratch the boy's face off.

"Shall we prove him wrong?" Quinn purred into her ear. "Sing a duet with me?"

Rachel stopped fighting to turn, starry-eyed, to her girlfriend. "Do you mean that? We don't have anything prepared…"

Quinn smiled. "I already have a song. I was planning on using it to ask you to Homecoming in the fall, but I don't mind using it now."

"Show me!" Rachel was ecstatic. She was finding Quinn's gesture to be romantic and sweet. Not to even dwell on the girl making plans several months in advance for them, including revealing their relationship not just to glee club but to the whole school.

The entire glee club filtered into the choir room. Quinn and Rachel huddled around the piano with Brad, looking over the sheet music Quinn had. Rachel nodded, agreeing to something Quinn had said. Apparently, Quinn had done something right because she received yet another quick kiss before they took their positions in front of the now seated club.

Brad began playing, a tiny smile on his face. He rather liked it when the drama got resolved. It made his job easier. That, and he was often challenged by the songs they handed him. Needless to say, he'd become very good at sight reading ever since New Directions had been created.

Quinn took Rachel's hand.

I can stand with the weight of the world on my shoulders
I can fight with the toughest of the tough
I can laugh in the face of all my insecurities
Anytime, anywhere, anything I'm strong enough

Rachel joined her for the chorus, bringing them closer to each other.

But when you're holding me like this
I'm
carelessly lost in your touch
I'm
completely defenseless
Baby,
it's almost too much
I'm
helplessly, hopelessly, breathlessly
Falling
in love

Quinn went quiet, listening as Rachel took the next verse. She was gazing at the girl, hoping that all of her love could be seen in her eyes. She loved watching Rachel sing.

So let consequence do what it will to us
I
don't care
Let
the stars stand as witness to it all
Say
the word and tonight I will follow you anywhere
I
just can't pretend anymore
I'm
too sturdy to fall

Rejoining her for the rest of the song, they'd both forgotten that there were people watching them. Their focus was on each other. Rachel was too happy for words as she saw how Quinn was looking at her. She hoped Quinn could see that she shared those feelings.

'Cause when you're holding me like this
I'm
carelessly lost in your touch
I'm
completely defenseless
Baby,
it's almost too much
I'm
helplessly, hopelessly, breathlessly
Falling
in love

I am not afraid
I
am not afraid...

'Cause when you're holding me like this
I'm
carelessly lostin your touch
I'm
completely defenseless
Baby,
it's almost too much
I'm
helplessly, hopelessly, breathlessly
Falling...
(Helplessly,
hopelessly, breathlessly)
I'm
helplessly, hopelessly, breathlessly
Falling
in love

The music faded out. Finn kicking a chair over as he stormed out of the room broke the spell they had unknowingly woven in the room.

"Well, damn," Puck broke the silence completely. "Couldn't you guys have waited until Spring Break? I'd've made bank."

"Noah Puckerman, you were betting on us?" Rachel glared at him.

"Who won?" Quinn asked, content to keep Rachel wrapped up in her arms. The diva was hers, and no idiot was going to take her away again.

"Brittany," Lauren replied, having pulled out a book to look it up.

The blonde dancer was smiling widely. "This means we can double date now, right S?"

"And Rachel wins that bet," Artie replied, understanding now what the two most talented girls in glee club had been conspiring about.

"Wait, what?" Quinn and Santana asked at the same time, looking at their individual partners.

"Don't worry about it," Rachel told her.

"Yea, we'll pay for dinner." Brittany was already dragging Santana out of the room.

"We'll meet you there!" Rachel waved at the girls as they disappeared. "Now, I believe you are going to take me to ballet class?" She turned to Quinn.

"Yea, ballet class," Quinn nodded, letting Rachel lead her away.

"Who wants to bet they never make it to dinner?" Puck asked, grinning wickedly.