Proposal 15: Proposal at The Tony's

15th June 2019

Rachel's POV

This was it! It was happening. I had been nominated for a tony award- at the age of 25. Admittedly I had gone a little off plan and had sex before I had won my first tony award but still! Tonight was my night!

Finn's POV

This was the night Rach had been waiting for since she was 2 years old. She had been nominated for a tony in one of her favourite roles and I was determined to make this night special for her. I had ordered several surprises starting with white roses- Rach's favourite flowers. "Honey, it's time to go, I have a surprise for you". Those 6 words bring Rach running straight out of her room in our NYC apartment. Her dress was a beautiful, strapless full skirt hot pink dress with a white bow. Her hair was down and curled. "You look stunning". "Thank you honey. I'm so nervous!" she says. "Don't be you were born for this Rach" I say. "Aww you're sweet, now where's my surprise" she asks. I laugh and produce the white roses from behind my back. "White Roses, my favourite. Thank you Finny" she says. "Well I have more surprises for you. The next one's downstairs". I take her hand and we run downstairs together.

Rachel's POV

We go downstairs and I see Finn's 2nd surprise. "A horse and carriage to the ceremony. Finny if it's possible I think I love you more" I say and kiss him. We break away from the kiss and Finn says "I guess it's possible". We get into the carriage and snuggle together. A little while later we arrive at the Radio City Music Hall. "You ready for this?" I ask Finn. "Definitely" I say. We get out from the carriage and turn to face the paparazzi. "And here we have Rachel Berry one of tonight's nominees and her drop dead gorgeous boyfriend Finn Hudson, a music teacher at a local New York arts school for disadvantaged kids. Mr Hudson is notable for his work for Change For Kids & for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network as his brother is gay. Miss Berry is a supporter of All Stars Project Inc and also runs her own charity The Rachel Berry Performing Arts Foundation- to give all children the opportunity to be part of the arts. Mr Hudson is also involved in this charity. Don't Mr Hudson and Miss Berry make a wonderful couple?" the news man asked. A chorus of "YES" came from the audience and me and Finn both laughed. "Kiss" the paparazzi yelled. Finn pulls me into a kiss and we kiss for several minutes with cameras flashing in our faces- Finn as a true gentleman let me face the camera. Once that debacle's over we enter. It's finally here!

Finn's POV

My next surprise awaits Rach inside. I point her over to our table and she screams. "FINNY, YOU GOT EVERYONE HERE!" she yells jumping up and down seeing that I have managed to get the entirety of our families and the whole of New Directions are here. "Thank You" she whispers in my ear. "You're welcome" I whisper to her. My next surprise comes with her meal. Everyone else has fancy schmancy inedible meat dishes but for Rach there is a plate of spaghetti and vegan meatballs. "Finn Hudson you are just too incredible for words" she says. "Why thank you Ms Berry" I reply. The presenter of the show announces Rach's category. "The nominees for Best Actress in a musical are:

Jackie Burns- Elphaba, Wicked

Rebecca Faulkenberry- Mary Jane Watson, Spider Man Turn off the dark

Tracy Shayne- Roxie Hart, Chicago

Sherrie- Ashley Spencer, Rock of Ages

And

Rachel Berry- Maria, West Side Story

And the winner is…

Rachel Berry, West Side Story

We all cheer very loudly for Rach. We all knew she'd manage to win a tony one day. I kiss her before she goes up to the stage. "Love you" she says quickly before making her way up to the stage. "Wow, I really don't know what to say so I'm just going to sing instead- this song is particularly for my boyfriend Finn who is the most amazing guy in the world".

Rachel:

Lately when I look into your eyes

Baby I fly, you're the only one I need in my life

Baby I don't know how to describe

How lovely you make me feel inside

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflyz

You give me butterflies

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflies

It seemed the likely thing

From the start you told me yeah, I would be your queen

But never had I imagined such a feeling

Joy is what you bring, I wanna give you everything

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflyz

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflyz

You and I are destiny

I know that you were made for me

I can't control it, it's drivin' me

Takin' over me and I,

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflyz

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflyz

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control it, I can't control it

You give me butterflyz

Have me flying so high in the sky

I can't control the butterflyz, oh no, oh no

You give me something I just can't deny

Something that's so real

I just can't control the way I feel and don't feel

You give me something I just can't deny

Something that's so real

I just can't control the way I feel

Oh I never felt like this

"Finn, I know what it is you make me feel. It's love. And your love and faith in me is what helped me win this award so thank you".

A spot hits me and I know what I'm gonna do. I walk up to the stage and bend down on one knee. A spot hits Rach as well. I bring out from behind my back another white rose but this one has a diamond with petal shaped diamonds around it to make it look like a flower and the band is studded with diamonds. I untie the ring. "Rach, I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?" I ask. "Yes" she says, happy tears falling down her cheeks. I slide the ring onto her left ring finger and kiss her. The audience cheers but that doesn't matter. All that matters is me and Rach.

"I'm forever yours" I tell her.

"Faithfully" she replies.

A/N: Well that's it! Please review as this is the final chapter. The song was Alicia Keys- Butterflyz. All rights to her. I will be writing a new story called It Was Never Goodbye following Rachel and Finn after he puts her on the train to New York soon.