Dream Guy

An AU Puckleberry story

Puck's POV

Rachel and I have been really good friends since we decided that we should just be friends. I'd even go far enough to call us best friends. Sure, I got Santana as a best friend and I also have Sam, who I recently made up with for sleeping with Quinn, but I see Rachel more, and she's the one friend I could see myself dating.

Damn it.

I was the one that pulled the friend card on her, after she pretty much told me that I was her 'Dream Guy'. Does that make me a bad person? Yeah…I think it does…

But, you can't blame me! I came out of a bad relationship and then a super hot girl, who just so happens to be my neighbor says I have all the things she wants in a guy, you'd probably do that same fucking thing!

There are times (a lot of times) when I dream of that night when we slept together. God, was she wild… but then I realize that she's my best friend now. I can't think about her like that.

Then there are times when I hear singing through the wall, and I automatically regret telling her that we'd be better off friends. I regret it every fucking day, and I'll regret more if I don't fucking do something about it!

I've tried going on dates with other girls, but everything seems so wrong. And if we touch or even kiss, it seems so…boring. My kiss with Rachel was electrifying and every time we touched I felt a shiver go down my spine, no matter how much it makes me sound like a fucking pussy.

You're probably wondering why I'm thinking about all of this tonight, after 5 months of being best friends.

Well, Rachel Berry has a date tonight.

And not with just some random guy. Oh no.

She has a date with Finn-fucking-Hudson.

Her ex that lied to her.

I know, right? Why would she go on a date with him? Is it because I'm not stepping up? I act like I don't notice how she lights up when I tell her that my date went horribly. Or how her smile drops as I mention a date with another girl. I know how she feels about me. I've heard her talking to Kurt about it. Our apartment walls are very thin.

So, I knew that when I heard her slam her bedroom door shut after her date with her ex, I had to do something.

But I didn't.

I sat there and listened as she started to cry and tell Kurt she was absolutely fine. I sat there and listened to her as she was sorrow filled.

Then I'm guessing she turned her iPod on, because music suddenly filled the room. I didn't know the song until she started to sing. But when she did, I instantly felt bad for the girl I had so many feelings for.

Don't know much about your life.
Don't know much about your world, but
Don't want to be alone tonight,
On this planet they call earth.

You don't know about my past, and
I don't have a future figured out.
And maybe this is going too fast.
And maybe it's not meant to last,

But what do you say to taking chances,
What do you say to jumping off the edge?
Never knowing if there's solid ground below
Or hand to hold, or hell to pay,
What do you say,
What do you say?

It took me until the chorus to realize she wasn't singing about this Finn guy, she was singing about me. And she sounded flawless, of course.

I just want to start again,
And maybe you could show me how to try,
And maybe you could take me in,
Somewhere underneath your skin?

What do you say to taking chances,
What do you say to jumping off the edge?

Never knowing if there's solid ground below
Or hand to hold, or hell to pay,
What do you say,
What do you say?

And I had my heart beaten down,
But I always come back for more, yeah.
There's nothing like love to pull you up,
When you're laying down on the floor there.

At this point, her voice grew louder and louder and I knew that she was singing with all the emotion she was holding. All of the passion, the sadness, the anger, everything was being released through these lyrics

So talk to me, talk to me,
Like lovers do.
Yeah walk with me, walk with me,
Like lovers do,
Like lovers do.

What do you say to taking chances,
What do you say to jumping off the edge?
Never knowing if there's solid ground below
Or hand to hold, or hell to pay,
What do you say,
What do you say?

Don't know much about your life
And I don't know much about your world

I heard a soft sob at the end and hopped off my bed. I raced out of my bedroom and then to Rachel and Kurt's front door. I knocked politely and Kurt answered the door.

"Oh, hello, Puck. Rachel didn't tell me you were coming over. She's in her room"

"I know" I pushed past him and rushed to her room. I flung the door open and I looked around her star covered room, forcing back the smirk as I remembered what I said to her the night we met.

Rachel looked up at me from her in the middle of the room. 'Taking Chances' must be on loop because it was playing again, but this time, she wasn't singing.

Rachel's eyes were red and puffy and her cheeks were stained with tears. She stared at him and she let out a heart breaking sob. Her tiny hands flew to her face and she cried softly as I marched over to her. I wrapped my arms around her small frame and held her close to me.

She cried for a little while longer and then she looked up at me. "What are you doing here?" She spoke as I wiped away a tear with my thumb.

"I heard you" I nodded toward the wall that the two of us shared. Her face grew dark red and I rubbed her back soothingly "and I couldn't sit there listening to you cry and sing about me"

"I-I wasn't singing about you"

"Bullshit, Rach. I know you better than that" Rachel let out a sob as tore herself away from me and walked a couple feet away from me.

"I-I'm so sorry, Noah. I know you s-said that we sh-should just stay friends, but I just can't help it! I'm falling in love with you!" My eyes widened, I did not know her feelings went that deep. "I hate that you go on so many dates with girls who only went to college because their rich daddies bought their way in. I know I shouldn't feel this way for you, especially since we're like best friends, but I've had feelings for you since I slept with you"

She stayed silent, except for her soft sobbing, as I walked over to her. Her head was done and her arms were crossed over her chest. I placed my index finger under her chin and I lifted her head up. Her beautiful brown eyes stared at me, searching for an answer to why I was still here.

"Rach, you piss me off more than anyone ever has," Rachel frowned , and more tears flowed from her eyes "You aggravate me, you frustrate me, and you always find a way yo annoy me"

"Noah, if there's a point to this, please get to it. You're making me feel worse about myself"

"Rachel, you didn't let me finish." I took in a deep breath "You drive me insane, more than anybody else ever has. But I love that about you." Rachel's eyes snapped open and I saw that her eyes were as big as quarters. "I also love that you make me feel better when I'm upset. I love how you make me laugh. I love how you ignore what people say about you. I love everything about you"

"Really?"

I nodded and grinned "I also love your cute little laugh, your eyes, your so called 'Man Hands'" Rachel laughed and Puck smirked "Your drive, your focus," Puck squeezed her hand "And despite what I said the night we met, you're voice" Rachel blushes "It's fucking perfect. You're fucking perfect" Rachel grins

"You really mean that?"

"Of course, Star" I bring up the nickname I've used every so often since the first night I talked to her "I'm falling in love with you too" I placed my hand behind her neck and pulled her lips to mine. My hand stays on her cheek and her hands travel up my chest and then she links them behind my neck.

Damn, she's such a good kisser…

She pulls away first and she hugs me tightly. I smile and wrapped my arms around her waist, holding her as close as I could. I place my head on her shoulder and then whispered "Rachel?"

"Yeah?" She whispers back.

"Will you be my girlfriend?" She pulls back and she grins

"Of course I will Noah." And then she stands on her tip toes and places a soft kiss on my lips. "Oh and Noah?"

"Yes?"

"You're still my dream guy"

"I better be" She giggled and then reluctantly pulled away

"I have to get changed. This outfit is uncomfortable" I turned to walk out of the room, like a gentlemen but she spoke "Noah? You don't have to leave, it's nothing you haven't seen" I turn around and I see her smirking at me. I smirk back at her and then I walk over and sit on her bed.

She starts going through her closet. "I heard you slam your door when you got back. What did Hudson say to you on your date?"Puck clenched his fists, and then realized he shouldn't be jealous. Rachel was his now.

Rachel turned around with a sundress and stared to change. "Oh, he didn't say anything"

She finished putting on her dress and looked at me, and I couldn't help but check her out. She saw this, and she smirked at me. "Then why did you seem so pissed?" I questioned slowly, hoping she wouldn't get upset.

"He didn't say anything because he didn't show up" She rolled her eyes "Sat there for an hour"

"Are you serious?" She nodded "What the fuck?"

"That's what I said" Rachel exclaimed "Seriously, he literally begged me to go on this little date with him and he doesn't even show up"

"See, that's not a good guy"

"And what? You are? I do recall when you first moved in that you came over and said I should stop singing because I sound…screechy? Was that the word you used" I knew she was teasing so I replied with:

"Well, you were a little pitchy" Her hand flew to her mouth as she gasped

"I'm never pitchy!"

"Of course you aren't" I said sarcastically and she walks over and stands in front of me

"You're mean" I wrap my arms around her and she giggled

"Then why are you dating me?"

"You know, I'm really not sure why" She smirks and I grin

"I think it's because I'm really good in bed" I wink and she blushes

"I hate you"

"No, you don't" She frowns and sighs

"Sadly you're right" I was about to say something but then Kurt poked his head into the room.

"Hey, Rach, phone" He handed her their apartment phone and her eyes widened

"Wait, it's not Finn is it?"

"No, he may be my stepbrother, but I wouldn't let him talk to you" Then he smiles "You're going to enjoy talking to this person"

"Thanks Kurt" She smiles at him and then turns back to me. "Sorry"

"It's fine"

She places the phone beside her ear and says "Hello?" She pauses and then she squeals "Oh my god! How are you? I haven't talked to you in forever!" Hmm…I wonder who she's talking to. "Nothing much, I was just talking to my boyfriend" I smirked and I saw her go red again "You have a boyfriend too? Wow, this is weird, usually we were competing for the same guy" Rachel paused and let out a laugh "It wasn't all me! You were mad because Finn liked me better!" She giggled and I smiled. She's adorable and she's now my girlfriend "Okay, you're right, not a good thing for him to like me better"

I laid back on her bed, listening to her speak into the phone for about 10 more minutes, then she let out another squeal "Really? You're coming to New York? Oh my God! Don't get a hotel; you can just stay with me and Kurt! I don't care! He can come with!" Rachel grinned "Ok, see you in a couple days!"

And with that comment she hung up the phone. She grinned and I raised an eyebrow "Who was that?"

"One of my old friends from Glee Club! She's coming to visit!"

I smiled at her, not knowing that this friend of hers would make everything go wrong.