A/N: I'm really sorry this took so long. I have started school again so updates won't be as fast but hopefully I can update at least once a week.


Rachel was heading to her locker after school on Friday. She was enjoying being able to walk around school without getting slushied or football players looking at her.

Santana and Quinn had called off the slushy attacks on Mercedes and Kurt after Rachel spent an hour yelling at the both of them. Quinn and Santana were so happy Rachel was acting normal that they did what she said without complaining.

Rachel was still skeptical about going to glee but Quinn had insisted she be there and Mike and Brittany would be by her side. Mike was planning on quitting after he performed his solo, which he was going to sing first thing on Monday. Rachel and Brittany were coming to watch his performance as well. Mike hated the treatment Rachel was getting and decided now he would defend her. Sam had sided with Mercedes after he found out about her broken nose and black eye.

Rachel shoved her books into her locker and was getting ready to head to the choir room when Brittany and Mike came up to her. "Hey Rae," Mike said hugging the diva. He had adopted Brittany and Quinn's nickname for the diva.

"Hi guys," Rachel greeted. "I thought I was going to meet you in the choir room."

"You were but Sanny told me they are performing in the auditorium instead," Brittany said.

They walked silently to the auditorium and everyone stopped speaking when they arrived. Santana, Quinn and Tina smiled when they saw the people they loved. "Girls what are you doing here?" Mr. Schue asked Brittany and Rachel. He was thrilled they were here but he was under the impression they weren't coming back.

"Santana and Quinn requested our presence," Rachel said. She looked around but no one was happy to see her, except Quinn, Santana and Tina. Finn, Kurt, Sam and Mercedes were glaring at her. Artie refused to look at her and Puck gave her a sad smile.

Puck thought there was something wrong with Rachel and he wanted to help but Finn told him to stay away from her if they were to remain friends. So Puck listened to him. He kept telling himself Rachel would be fine since she had the cheerleaders and Mike and Tina but he couldn't push aside the feeling that his hot Jewish American Princess needed him.

Mr. Schue, as usual, didn't notice the looks the other students were giving her and motioned for them to sit down. Quinn and Santana jumped off the stage and made their way to Mike, Rachel and Brittany. Quinn grabbed Mike and Rachel's hands and Santana grabbed Brittany's hand and led them to the front row.

Tina, Quinn and Santana had decorated the seats with a bag of their favorite candies; gummy worms for Rachel, Hersey kisses for Mike and skittles for Brittany. They also got a stuffed animal for each of them; unicorn for Brittany, gold star for Rachel and SpongeBob for Mike.

"Mr. Schue," Quinn started. "Tina, Santana and I came together to play a song for the people we love."

Finn watched them with a smile on his face. He assumed Quinn was singing to him, even though Quinn did not give him gifts like Santana and Tina had done for the person they loved. He was the only one who didn't realize that Quinn was going to sing to Rachel. Finn figured he would get back together with Quinn and forget all about Rachel but he had to perform first.

"Ok," Mr. Schue said. "Let's hear it."

He sat down with his students and Quinn, Santana and Tina set up their stools. They each sat down and gestured for the musicians to begin.

[Quinn:]
The first time, ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes

Quinn walked down the halls of McKinley High for the first time. She was a new person after her transformation and she was determined to be the best, the most popular. She headed straight to the cheerleading tryouts. On the way she saw a girl, Rachel, walking towards her.

Rachel was beautiful but no one seemed to pay attention to her. Quinn was instantly mesmerized. The head cheerleader at the time, Tiffany, caught up with her. "You're Quinn Fabray right?"

"Yes," Quinn answered turning to look at Rachel once more. Rachel never looked back at her.

"Do you have a crush on Rachel Berry?" Tiffany asked.

"No why would you say that?" Quinn asked. She was trying not to look at her again.

"You keep staring," Tiffany replied.

"Why would like someone with Man-hands?" Quinn asked. Tiffany laughed and showed Quinn to the cheerleading tryout while Quinn felt bad.
[Tina:]
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave

[Tina with ND Girls:]
To the dark, and the endless skies, my Love.

[Tina:]
The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird

"Tina," Mike said surprised. The last time he had spoken to her she had told him she needed to sort out her feelings for him and Artie.

"I broke up with Artie," Tina announced quietly and Mike's eyes widened in surprise. He never wanted to break them up but he couldn't hide his feelings for her any longer.

"Are you sure that's what you want?" he asked. Tina nodded.

Mike stepped forward and pulled Tina's face up to his. He smiled at her and when she returned the smile he bent down and pressed his lips to hers in a quick yet meaningful kiss. They both saw fireworks.

[Tina with ND Girls:]
That was there at my command, my love

[Santana:]
And the first time, ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy, would fill the earth

Brittany was fast asleep on top of Santana. Santana held the naked blonde in her arms. She could feel Brittany's heart beating on her chest and it felt right, natural.

A lot of things seemed messed up to Santana but in that moment she didn't care. All she wanted to do was spend forever with Brittany. She gently kissed Brittany's lips and mumbled, "I love you," before she fell asleep.

[Tina with ND Girls:]
And last, til the end of time, my Love.

[Quinn:]
The first time, ever I saw

[Tina with New Directions Girls:]
Your face
[Quinn with New Directions Girls:]
Your face
[Santana with New Directions Girls:]
Your face
[Quinn with New Directions Girls:]
Your face

Throughout the song Quinn had her eyes on Rachel. By the end Rachel had a few tears running down her cheeks.

Halfway through the song Finn realized Quinn wasn't singing to him. It wasn't until they finished that he realized she was singing to the diva. "What the hell?" he yelled.

Quinn's eyes snapped up to the big football player. Rachel sunk down in her seat. "What is your problem Finnept?" Santana asked. She was angry at Finn interrupted a private moment between Quinn and Rachel.

"You're supposed to be singing to me," Finn said shaking with rage. Quinn laughed. "Instead you sing to her." He pointed at Rachel and she hoped the seat would swallow her. "She is a…"

"Don't even finish that sentence," Quinn and Santana yelled at the same time.

"Finn calm down," Mr. Schue said. He wanted to get through the performances before a fight started.

"Mr. Schue I would like to perform," Finn announced. Mr. Schue nodded and he made his way to the stage.

Tina and Santana went to Brittany and Mike and sat on their laps while Quinn went and sat down next to Rachel. Rachel glanced at the others and got up to sit on Quinn's lap. Quinn was surprised at first but she quickly wrapped her arms around the diva.

"This song is a dedication to Rachel," Finn said. Santana and Quinn exchanged worried looks wondering what he was thinking.

You know the bed feels warmer,
Sleeping here alone,
You know I dream in color,
And do the things I want.

You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone.

Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, cause you're dead wrong.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.

What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, Myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.

You heard that I was starting over with someone new,
They told you I was moving on over you,
You didn't think that I'd come back ,I'd come back swinging
You try to break me but you see
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
stand a little taller
doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.

What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
doesn't mean I'm over cause your gone.

what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me

You know in the end the day I left was just my beginning... in the end...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
doesn't mean I'm over cause you gone.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, Myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.

Tina and Mike's jaws dropped in shock. Brittany was trying to figure out what the song meant. Puck, Quinn and Santana were ready to kill Finn. Mr. Schue was upset because Finn didn't follow the assignment. Mercedes and Kurt were laughing quietly. Artie and Sam had blank expressions on their faces. Rachel had tears falling as she saw how proud Finn was of his song choice. Quinn was too angry to think properly and Rachel jumped off her lap and ran out of the auditorium.

It took Quinn a minute to realize Rachel had left. Santana and Tina had both jumped up as well. "Q you better find Rach before something happens," Santana whispered to Quinn. Quinn nodded and ran out of the auditorium. Brittany gathered Rachel's star and candy and placed it in her backpack with her unicorn and candy so it wouldn't get lost.

"Sanny what is wrong?" Brittany asked. She didn't understand why Rachel was so upset.

"Finn's song wasn't very nice," Santana explained to Brittany while she glared at Finn.

"If anything happens to her I swear to God I will ends you Finnocence," Santana growled. Santana grabbed her bags and stormed out of the auditorium in a fashion that would make Rachel proud.

Tina and Brittany moved to follow Santana but stopped when Mike didn't move. "Go on, I'll catch up with you," Mike said. "Puck and I need to teach him a lesson." Mike looked at Puck and he nodded and cracked his knuckles. The girls grabbed Rachel and Quinn's things and left the auditorium.

"Rae," Quinn called from the hallway. She was desperately trying to find Rachel before she tried to hurt herself again.

"Rachel," Quinn yelled. There was no answer. Quinn checked the choir room and some classrooms before she started looking through the bathrooms.

Quinn was starting to panic, then she heard a crash in the bathroom a few doors down. Quinn burst into the room and saw Rachel shaking and the mirror was broken. Her knuckles were bleeding and she was clutching a piece of glass tightly in her right hand. Her grip was so tight that Quinn could see blood dripping onto the floor.

"Rachel, please drop the glass," Quinn said quietly. She didn't move closer to Rachel in fear that the diva would react quicker.

"He hates me so much," Rachel whispered. There were tears running down her cheeks and she stared at the glass. "He was my first friend, my only friend for the longest time and he can't even look at me. He was never this angry when he found out about you and Puck."

"I don't think he ever really loved me," Quinn said.

"If he loved me he would have never done that, or said those things."

"Did he ever hit you?" Quinn asked.

Santana, Brittany and Tina walked into the bathroom but Rachel didn't seem to notice. "He never hit me but I'm sure he wanted to."

"Rae, please put down the glass. I don't want you to get hurt," Quinn begged.

Rachel looked at the glass and then at Quinn's terrified face and she dropped it. "I just want the pain to go away," she cried.