So this epilogue has taken me months to write and for that I apologize. I just lost the feeling for the story and didn't have time to re-read the whole thing. I hope that it lives up to your expectations. Enjoy!

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Oh but these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true, I was made for you
Oh yeah, and it's true that I was made for you

Rachel spread her arms out and finished the note before grinning towards the wings. Her boyfriend of six months walked towards her with his acoustic guitar as the audience roared in approval. She smiled at him as she began to sing.

Dancin' where the stars go blue
Dancin' where the evening fell
Dancin' in my wooden shoes
In a wedding gown

They had decided on simple choreography for their duet. The club had insisted that their chemistry sizzled and that they didn't need anything else. Rachel circled Noah as he sang his verse to her with love in his eyes.

Dancin' out on 7th street
Dancin' through the underground
Dancin' little marionette
Are you happy now?

Their voices joined together to take the chorus. She stood next to him as he played the guitar. She placed a hand delicately on his shoulder and swayed as their eyes never parted.

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue

Noah took the lead with Rachel echoing him beautifully. She would never get over the way that their voices blended so beautifully. Schuester had wasted so many years trying to get Rachel and Finn's vocals to mix the way that Puckleberry's did effortlessly.

Laughing with your pretty mouth
Laughing with your broken eyes
Laughing with your lover's tongue
In a lullaby

The crowd roared in approval as the two of them hit an impressive note strongly. Their chemistry was intoxicating.

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you

Their hands tangled together with matching smiles as the crowd roared its approval. Puck handed his guitar to a stage-hand and pulled Rachel into his arms as New Directions paired off for their final number together. Santana and Blaine took the lead and everyone else had a few lines of their own to shine.

Rachel could tell that the crowd was really enjoying their spirited rendition of 'What I like about you' as she was twirled around the stage. All of her friends seemed to be having as much fun as she was.

That's what I like about you!

HEY!

The crowd was on their feet and their approval was deafening. Rachel was exhilarated as she was pulled off the stage by her friends. She hurled herself into her boyfriend's arms with a squeal of excitement.

"We can win this Noah!" She breathed against his neck and she heard him laugh happily.

He carried her over to one of the corners in their green room and collapsed onto the couch. She snuggled into his lap and closed her eyes contentedly.

They had gone through so much as a group to get here. The past year had been filled with more ups and downs than most groups could handle. But they weren't just any group. They were the New Directions and they were a family.

"Blech, you're so cute I could puke." Santana muttered happily as she walked by them.

Rachel didn't bother opening her eyes even as a smile graced her face.

Santana, along with Quinn had become like a sister to her. Gone were the days of sarcastic torment. The two of them would be joining her and Noah in New York in the fall. Most of New Directions would be there in fact. She had been waiting for Broadway her whole life and having her family with her only made it all that much more perfect.

Noah had proven himself to be the perfect boyfriend for her. That wasn't to say that they didn't have their problems. The two of them fought constantly because of their strong personalities. But they faced things head on and never walked away in anger. She sometimes wondered if their fights actually strengthened their love. She knew that it was definitely good for their sex life.

Finn and Mercedes had eventually ceased to be a problem for the two of them. Rachel had met with the angry girl in a very public coffee shop with Quinn a month after the incident in the hallway. Rachel had explained that she would like to have the Glee Club win Nationals together. She had told Mercedes that they wanted her to still be a part of the group. The two girls had hashed out some of their issues with Quinn mediating. When the issue of Sam had been raised Quinn had icily informed Mercedes that they had been dating for three weeks. The girl had taken a few days to think over the terms of her rejoining the group before sheepishly walking into the choir room the following Monday.

Finn had been threatened into submission by Artie to the amusement of all. Everyone had been surprised when Finn and Mercedes attended prom together, announcing the following week that they were dating. Their attention had been divided between each other and practice, leaving no time to cause drama within the group.

The club had finally become the family, however dysfunctional, that Rachel had desperately longed for. They had been informed that they had placed in the top ten. The team had done their best to celebrate quietly backstage as they awaited their cue. That family gathered together, being ushered back onto the stage to hear the results.

Rachel found herself squished between Quinn and Noah, gripping their hands tightly. She listened impatiently as the announcer named the teams that had placed from tenth to third. She watched everything through a haze as she realised that only New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline were still on the stage. She felt Noah's lips against her temple as they waited anxiously.

"The winners of the 2012 National Show Choir Competition isssssssssssssssssssssssssss New Directions!" The announcer thundered.

Rachel shrieked and threw herself into her boyfriend's arms. He swung her around, placing her back on her feet and pointing her body towards center stage.

"Go get your trophy, Baby." He yelled into her hear over the melee surrounding them. "You did it. You brought us together."

She shook her head and pulled him with her to collect the trophy. As they raised the trophy together his grin was blinding and so filled with love.

This victory was sweet, but it would be eclipsed by greater victories. As he pulled her into his arms once more she decided that Puckleberry was forever and nothing could eclipse how they felt about each other.


The songs used were The Story by Brandi Carlyle, When the Stars go Blue by Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hilton, What I like about you by Lillix.

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