Summary: Quinn Fabray has a crush on the new boy at school, Sam Evans, but is afraid to get close to get to know him. So she decided to seek help from her best friend Mercedes Jones. Little does she know that Sam is interested in Mercedes. What happens next? This is a fun and angsty Samcedes fic with bits and pieces of season 2 but the story will mostly be original.
I do not own any part of Glee or any of the songs that might be featured. I would be rich if I were. :)
It was Sam Evans first day at Mckinley High School. He had just moved to Lima, OH at the end of the summer with his family. His Dad had gotten a promotion and his current position required him to work in Lima, which meant a move for his family. To be honest, Sam was actually happy to hear about the move. Ever since Kindergarten he had always attended an all-boy's school and he thought it would be a nice change to attend a coed school.
Due to the almost nonexistent female interaction brought on by his unfortunate educational environment, Sam had never had a girlfriend before. Oh, sure, his previous school would host functions that would provide limited and controlled co-ed interaction, and he'd had the occasional dates with the girls from a neighboring all-girl's school that resulted, but nothing serious ever came out of it.
As he drove into the grounds of Mckinley High, Sam's nerves were getting the best of him. He keeps muttering "You can do this Sam, it's just High School."
Usually at his previous school, his mom or dad would drop him off but this year since he was 15 and have just gotten his learners permit his mom had decided to let him drive while she monitored him from the passenger seat.
Mary Evans seeing the nerves in her son's face said "Sam don't worry honey, you'll do great".
Seeing the frown on his face she continued, "you've never had problems making friends in your old school before, so stop worrying yourself to death".
Sam wanted to believe his mother so badly but the self doubt was plaguing him, "you're just saying that because you're my mother. What if they think I'm a freak? I mean, I've only ever went to an all boys school before. What if they found out and think that I'm a big loser?"
Mary was starting to get agitated at her son, "Samuel Austin Evans you are not a freak or a loser! Don't ever say that in front of me again, you hear me?"
Softening her tone she said, "I know you're nervous honey but you cannot let your self-doubt win. You are better than that"
Looking at her watch she gestured for her son to leave the car, "You're going to be late! Have a nice day at school and try to make new friends. I will be back for you after school. I love you Sam." With that she gave him a kiss on his cheek, and drove off.
As Sam was walking into the school he noticed a few students looking at him. "Great not even 5 minutes here and I'm getting stared at like a freak" He decided not to think too much of it and continued walking.
Looking around the hallway, he was trying to figure out where the school office was, when he bumped into someone. Dropping the books he was carrying.
"I'm so sorry" he apologized. When he looked up, he was met with the most beautiful brown eyes he'd ever seen. The owner of those eyes was a brown skinned girl with a round nose, high cheek bones and juicy lips. For a minute he thought what it would be like to kiss those lips.
He was brought out of his daydream when she said, "Its ok, it was an accident" She smiled at him. He thought that she was pretty before but when she smiled it was like he was seeing an angel. She then squatted down to help him pick up his books.
Mercedes picked up the books that the boy had dropped and looked up at him. He was a tall blonde haired boy with green eyes, and abnormally large lips. He really was good looking. Probably,another jock she mused.
They were silent for a while and just as she was about to say something her friend Santana Lopez walked up to her, completely ignoring the boy next to her "Hey Weezy, how was your summer?"
Santana was the loud mouthed girl from the glee club. She was also a cheerios cheerleader. Mercedes and Santana have always had a love-hate relationship which revolved mostly around the drama at glee club, but when they parted ways at the end of the last school year, they had oddly formed an unlikely friendship.
"Great, Santana, how was yours?" Mercedes replied.
"Not bad actually, I went to Orlando with Britts and had a blast at Disney World" Britney Pierce was Santana's girlfriend, who is also in the glee club and like Santana a cheerios cheerleader. She's a nice girl but could be quite naïve, to put it nicely.
"Anyway, I have to go. Gots to meet up with Britney for some lady kisses before school starts. See you at glee." She said as she walked off.
Looking back at the boy she said, "Sorry about that."
He then smiled at her, "It's ok, I have to go find the school office anyway. Sorry again for hitting you just now."
Before she could reply, he had walked away. I didn't even get his name, she thought. She shrugged and walked to her locker.
When she got to her locker, her best friend Quinn Fabray was already waiting for her. Quinn had been in Mercedes' life for so long that she could not remember ever being without her. They always joked that they were twins born of different parents. They both had their church and a love of singing in common, along with being neighbors since they were both five years old. Quinn was beautiful not only on the outside but also on the inside. Soft spoken, kind hearted and beautiful, she was the girl that boys in Lima had dreamt of.
"Hey Ebby." Beamed Quinn.
"Hey Ivy." Replied Mercedes as she twisted the combination to her locker. Ebony and Ivory was their nickname for each other since god knew when.
"So are you excited about the first day of school?" Quinn continued. She had always been peppy, which was one of the reasons why Mercedes loves her so much.
Rummaging through her locker she said. "I guess, I'm more excited about glee club though." Glee had always been Mercedes' favorite club.
"Yeah not so much for me, seeing as I would have to see Puck there. Did you know that he's still trying get me to go out with him?" Quinn made a face as she said this. "Like that is ever going to happen, we all know he is Mckinley High's resident player. I mean who in their right mind would go out with him?
Puck was a bad boy who held true to his reputation. He used to throw people who he would call "losers" into the dumpster by the school parking lot. He was a football player which made him even more terrifying to some, that was until he joined the glee club. He was now mostly tolerable. He was never mean to Mercedes which was a plus in her eyes, and he was also very funny.
Mercedes laughed at her outburst "Oh I don't know, Puck can be a gentleman when he wants to be."
"Besides you should never say never Ivy, you never know when he is going to sweep you off your feet." When Quinn made a gagging sound, Mercedes laughed even harder.
"Alright missy, we better get going. Don't want to be late for our first day of school. I'll see you at Glee ok!" Said Mercedes as she hugged her best friend.
"See you later." Quinn replied.
After checking in and getting his schedule from the school office, Sam headed to his first class, Algebra II. When he got there he saw that almost all of the seats had been taken. The only two seats left, was on the back of the classroom. So he took the one closest to the window.
When he got settled. He looked around the classroom and saw that like his old school, the students here were talking amongst themselves. Not too different from my old school, he thought. Then he saw her, the girl from the hallway. She had just walked into the class and was looking around for a seat.
The only seat left is the one next to his. This is great, I will finally get to know her name. He thought with a smile. When she approached the desk, she smiled at him and took a seat.
"Hi my name is Sam Evans, I never did get your name earlier" He held out his hand to the girl.
"Mercedes Jones, it's very nice to meet you." She took his hand and shook it.
Through the handshake they both felt the electricity buzzing between them. Weird they both thought.
Just then the teacher walked in. "My name is Mr. Lawson, welcome to second year Algebra." The balding teacher said.
"We have a new student joining us this year, his name is Sam Evans. Can you come up here son?"
Sam gulped and made his way to the front of the class. When he got there, he wiped his sweaty palm on his jeans.
"Hello Sam, it's good to have you join us this year. Can you please introduce yourself to the class before we start?" Requested Mr. Lawson.
Sam got even more nervous but decided to get the introduction out of the way "Hi my name is Sam Evans, I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I went to St Peter's Preparatory School. I like to play the guitar, baseball and football during my spare time."
"Thank you Sam, you can have a seat now." Mr. Lawson gestured at his seat.
Sam nodded and went back to his seat. He looked at Mercedes when he sat down and gave her a smile, which she returned.
The rest of the class went on uneventfully and to his dismay with no more interaction with Mercedes.
Sam didn't know why but he felt that he needed to get to know her. There was something in Mercedes Jones that attracted him and he wanted to find out what it was.
The school day went by pretty quickly, he had met a few students that were in his other classes and before he knew it, it was lunch time. The guys had decided to eat in the quad since it was nice outside. Right after he finished eating, he saw a few students gather by the stairs leading down to the quad, one of which was Mercedes.
They were all dressed in black New York t-shirts, black pants, and black ball caps. They set up the boombox is one of the quad's picnic table and started singing Empire State of Mind. He thought they all sounded really good but when Mercedes sang he was blown away by her melodious voice.
Woah, what a beautiful voice he thought.
Mercedes walked into glee club hand in hand with Quinn. They were chatting about what went on in their classes. Mercedes wanted to tell her about Sam Evans but decided against it. Instead they talked about how Puck made a fool out of himself in English to impress Quinn.
"I swear that boy is obsessed with you Ivy." Mercedes stated as they sat down at glee.
"Argh! I wish he was not. What he did was so embarrassing." Quinn vented.
Just than Mr. Shue walked in. "Welcome back guys, I hope you all had a good summer."
We all talked about summer for a few minutes.
"Alright since Matt left us we are a few members short, it's time we recruit new members into the group and what better way to do it than by holding a performance for the school." He said chirpily.
"When will the performance be held Mr. Shue?" Quinn asked.
"How about today at lunch time? Agreed?"
"Well I for one think that we should do a show tune number at the performance. It would blow everyone away." Piped in Rachel Berry.
Rachel Berry was Mercedes' arch enemy at the glee club. Rachel was always trying to boss everyone around and keep the spotlight to herself. It was beyond annoying and they had butted heads more than once because of this.
"How about I blow you away with a shotgun Hobbit." Said Santana.
Almost everyone snickered at her comment.
"Hey, be nice, Santana." Cried Finn Hudson.
Finn Hudson was the captain of the football team and also Rachel's boyfriend. He is a decent guy but is often manipulated to do Rachel's bidding.
"Guys, guys chill out. We need to think of a number to perform. So get your heads together and think." Mr. Shue said.
That is what brought us here to the quad, to perform Empire State of Mind. The performance went well but it didn't look like there was anyone who wanted to join glee. Just as she was about to leave she noticed Sam Evans sitting and watching her. She gave him a smile, waved and walked away.
Quinn saw her waving to someone but couldn't see to whom, so she asked "Who were you waving to, Ebby?"
"Oh just the new guy in my Algebra class." Explained Mercedes.
Quinn didn't press, so they headed to the locker room to change.
It was after school and Sam's mom was waiting for him in the car. When he got to the car, she got out and let him in the driver's side while she went into the passenger side.
"How was your day honey? Did you make any friends?" Questioned Mary Evans.
"Yeah, I made a few." Sam answered. He wanted to tell her about Mercedes but decided to keep it to himself for the time being.
"That's great honey! See I told you, you'd do great." She said happily.
During the drive home they conversed about what he did in school that day and what classes was he going to be taking this year.
That night as Sam lay in bed, he couldn't stop thinking about Mercedes Jones. How she lit up during the performance at the quad. Her smile and energy was mesmerizing, he could look at that smile a million times and never get bored of it. He'd never felt like this about a girl before and the feelings he was having thrilled him.
Later, he fell asleep with a smile on his face, dreaming about Mercedes Jones.
Sam was really looking forward to school the next day simply because he couldn't wait to see Mercedes again.
When he got to Algebra he saw that Mercedes was already seated. He made his way towards his desk and took a seat. He was gathering himself, calming his nerves to talk to her but just when he was about to say something Mr. Lawson walked in.
There goes my chance he sighed.
After Algebra, Sam tried to catch up with Mercedes but was stopped by Mr. Lawson who wanted to find out how Sam was doing. He didn't have to time to look for Mercedes after the chat as he was already running late for his next class.
Before fourth period started, as he was making his way towards study hall he saw Mercedes rush down the hallway. He wanted to talk to her so he decided to follow her.
Where is she going? Why is she walking so fast? He asked himself.
She then turned the corner and headed in through double doors. He followed her in and saw that he was in the auditorium.
"Sorry I'm late Mr. Shue," Mercedes apologized.
"It's ok, Mercedes. Try to be on time tomorrow." The man who she called Mr. Shue answered.
"So who is the boy behind you?" Mr Shue looked at him and asked.
Everyone turned to look at me.
Oh shit! He thought.
"Sam?" Mercedes looked at him with a puzzled look on her face.
"Are you here to audition?" Mr. Shue said raising his eyebrows.
"Ah, Urm…" He stammered.
"Sam is it? Are you here to audition for glee club?" He asked once again, a little louder this time.
Not wanting to look like he was stalking Mercedes, he quickly answered "Yes!"
"Well then, why don't you go up on stage and perform for us?" He pointed to the stage.
"Oh, ok..." Sam stammered again.
He made his way up the stage and grabbed the guitar that one of the band member's was holding. He set up his microphone and introduced himself. "Hi my name is Sam Evans and I will be singing Billionaire."
He wiped the sweat off his hands, strummed the guitar and stared at Mercedes.
Mercedes was shocked when she found Sam Evans behind her at the auditorium waiting to audition for the glee club. She had not talked to him since yesterday at Algebra, so she was surprised when he said that he was indeed auditioning.
Mercedes sat down next to Quinn in the first row of the auditorium seat. She could see how nervous Sam looked so she smiled at him and gave him a thumb up sign.
When Quinn saw this, she asked, "You know him? But you never talk about him?"
Mercedes just nodded at her, deciding to ignore her questions and listen to Sam's performance. She couldn't believe how good he sounded and his guitar skills were great as well. She couldn't help but smile up at him.
After his performance the auditorium filled with applause from the glee clubbers and Mr. Shue.
"Wow Sam, that was great. So what do you think guys, should Sam join our club?"
"Hell yes, the dude could sing and we could use him to win nationals this year." Puck spoke up.
"As much as I hate to say it, I agree with Puck, Mr. Shue. We should let Sam join us." Rachel admitted.
Everyone agreed in unison. "Well I guess we have all agreed, welcome to the New Directions Sam!" He boomed excitedly.
The New Direction members crowded all around Sam after this. Sam looked like a kid in a candy store, soaking in all the attention. She couldn't help but smile at his happiness. He looks so cute when he's happy she thought.
"Hey, he's so good isn't he?" Said Quinn happily.
"Yeah, he is." Mercedes answered still smiling.
"So you never did answer my question earlier." Commented Quinn.
"What question?" Mercedes gave her a puzzled look.
"I asked, if you knew him and why you've never mentioned him before," Quinn looked slightly agitated.
"Oh that. He's just the new kid in Algebra. I did mention him when you asked me who I was waving to yesterday, remember?" Mercedes countered.
"That was so vague, how should I know you were talking about him?" Said Quinn annoyed.
"Anyway, I think he's really cute. Do you think you could introduce us?" Quinn looked at her pleading.
Oh hell no, this is not good. Mercedes thought. Whenever Quinn gave her that face, Mercedes could never resist her best friend.
"Why don't you do it yourself? You do have a mouth you know." Mercedes smirked
"But you know how I am around guys that I like. I always get tongue tied and end up looking like a dork in front of them." Quinn stuck her lower lip out and pouted.
"Well, I do have to agree with you there." Mercedes laughed.
"See, even you noticed it. So are you going to help me?" Quinn pouted even more.
"Fine." Mercedes sighed.
They both walked up the stage where Sam and the rest of the glee clubbers were gathered.
"Hi Sam, congrats on making it into the New Directions." She smiled at him.
"Thanks Mercedes." He smiled shyly at her.
"So I would like you to meet my best friend, Quinn Fabray. Quinn, this is Sam Evans. We have Algebra together and I guess now glee club too." She said as she pushed her best friend closer to Sam.
"Hi Sam, welcome to the New Directions." Quinn held her hand out to Sam.
"Um… Hi Quinn." Sam shook her hand gently.
Mercedes didn't know why but when Sam shook Quinn's hand she felt her heart clench. That's weird she thought.
Sam was feeling like he was going to pass out on stage, until he saw Mercedes smile at him and gave him the thumb up. For some reason, her gesture gave him the courage to continue.
After his performance, he heard everyone applaud him. They then deliberated, if or not he would be joining the glee club. To his amazement everyone agreed that he should join them. He let out the breath; he didn't know he was holding when he was told this.
Am I lucky or what? I also get to spend more time with Mercedes. Yes! He thought with a smile on his face.
All the glee clubbers and Mr. Shue came to congratulate him on stage afterwards but all he wanted was to talk to Mercedes. Unfortunately, she was not in the crowd. He looked down at the auditorium and saw that she was having a conversation with a blonde haired girl.
"Dude you were awesome out there." The guy with the mohawk said to him.
"Thanks." Sam smirked.
"I'm Puck by the way." Puck held out his hand and Sam shook it
"Wow your mouth is so big! How many tennis balls can you fit in there?" Asked the tall blonde girl wearing a cheerleading uniform to his left.
"I don't know, I've never had balls in my mouth before. Have you?" Sam countered slightly confused by her question.
"Yeah, I have but….." Before Britney could finish Santana was already blowing up at Sam.
"Shut it trouty mouth. Do not talk to my Britney that way, you understand!" Santana gave him an angry glare, as she hugged her girlfriend. Sam was taken aback by her comment.
"Chill San, he was just asking an innocent question." Finn jumped in "Hi I'm Finn, you have to forgive Santana. She can be very protective of her girlfriend."
"Oh, I'm sorry Britney and Santana, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings." Sam confessed sheepishly looking at Britney.
"It's ok Sam, I know you didn't mean anything by it. I know when people are being mean to me. Lord Tubbington taught me how to read people." She said with a smile.
"Whatever lady lips, don't let it happen again!" Santana rolled her eyes and snuggled in closer to Britney, to hide her grin.
After the outburst, Sam was soon introduced to the rest of the glee clubbers, Mike Chang, Tina Cohen-Chang, Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel, and Artie Abrams. As he was chatting with the group Mercedes and the blonde haired girl came up to him. She congratulated him on joining the team and introduced him to Quinn Fabray.
Quinn was a nice girl with a very pretty face but Sam was getting annoyed that he was unable to speak with Mercedes without interruptions.
"So Sam, do you want to join me and Quinn at lunch today?" Mercedes looked at him with questioning eyes.
"Yes, I would love that." And just like that, he got the opening he was asking for. Thank you Jesus!
This is my first fanfic, so please excuse any mistakes that I have made. Let me know what you think. Do you love it or hate it? I won't post an update until I get a few reviews. Ok, I was joking. I'm in love with the ideas I have in my head. So I will keep writing. Until the next update!