Note: Set the day Mercedes breaks up with Shane in 'Heart'

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Closing the front door behind her, Mercedes let out a huge sigh while throwing her bag down to the side. Sam had been on her case for far too long. It has caused her breakup with Shane who she actually liked and for once, Mercedes thought that she could be happy with her boyfriend. Sure when Sam came back to McKinley, the times they had over the summer niggled at the back of her mind but she was happy with Shane until the 'Human Nature' duet with Sam and they kissed. She felt terrible afterwards that she entirely broke things off with Sam and told Shane about her kiss with Sam. Right now, everything was just a whirlwind. She needed someone to talk to, to clear her head.

"Cedes?" a voice asked and Mercedes looked up and smiled to see her younger sister poking her head around the kitchen door at the end of the hallway. Ever since her older brother Thomas left for college, it's just been her parents, her and her 12 year old sister Simone. Yeah, yeah: Simone Jones. Make fun. But her little sis didn't care. Mercedes can definitely tell she's been a little bit of an influence when it came to her little sister's attitude.

"What took you so long? Mom promised you'd cook me up some tots." Simone asked, moving out so Mercedes could see her rigid body posture with her right knee bent and her arms folded across her chest.

Yeah. Mercedes was definitely an influence on her younger sibling.

Mercedes smiled before walking to the kitchen.

"Alright, munchkin. I'll set some up for you." she said before walking into the kitchen/dining area. Mercedes turned on the frier and after retrieving the Tater Tots from the refridgertaor, she put some in and set the timer before turning to her sister.

"Only the Lord knows how you manage to eat so much and still be a stick." Mercedes said before sitting down at the table. Simone could only shrug.

"I've only just turned 13, 2 months ago. I don't think my metabolism has changed to fit my teenage food urges yet." the younger sister replied. Mercedes could only laugh before sighing again. Simone's head tilited to the side.

"What's the matter, Cedes? You don't look happy. Do I have to cut someone?" Simone asked, sitting on a chair next to Mercedes. The elder smiled at the younger before looking at the table and closing her eyes.

"No, Moni. I just...it's boy trouble. You wouldn't understand." Mercedes said. Simone's head cocked back with an incredulous look on her face while her right eyebrow was raised.

"Seriously? Mercedes Annabelle Jones. I just turned 13 years old. I maybe young compared to you but that don't make me stupid." she said before reaching to take her big sister's hand into one of her own. Mercedes just looked to Simone before sighing once again and turning to the youngest of her family.

"Alright. Well you know my boyfriend Shane?" Mercedes asked and Simone nodded. Mercedes had brought Shane to her house a few times, the first time meeting the family was a nice time and Simone liked him. He seemed like a nice guy.

"Well, we broke up today." Mercedes then said and Simone's eyes widened before narrowing.

"Do I have to cut him?" Simone asked and Mercedes' eyes widened.

"No, no, no, no. No, Moni. I don't want anyone getting hurt. Besides it's my fault." Mercedes said. Simone raised a curious eyebrow.

"What did you do to that poor boy?" Simone asked. Mercedes knew this was coming.

"I...I kissed my ex boyfriend." she answered. The younger Jones gasped.

"Mercedes! Why would you- wait. It wasn't Guppy Boy was it?" Simone then asked.

"Moni!" Mercedes scolded.

"What? Have you seen the size of that guy's mouth?" Simone asked, putting her hands up.

"I swear, I'm never bringing Santana around here again." Mercedes mumbled before looking back to her sister.

"What does it matter, he came up to me again today and I told him to back off and now both him and Shane hate me." she said, tears springing to her eyes. Simone's stone facial expression softened at the sight of her big sister upset.

"Aw, Cedes." she said, walking towards her sister and giving her a hug which Mercedes returned.

"I hate seeing you like this...alright, let's get one thing straight: do you still have feelings for Trouty Mouth?" Simone asked. Mercedes looked to her sister before sighing and nodding.

"Look. As far as I'm concerned: the fact that he thinks he can just worm his way back into your life whenever you want is a bunch of-" Simone started before being given a stern look by her sister.

"...Garbage." Simone finished with a nod of approval from her older sister.

"My point is that you shouldn't let him get to you like this. You need to tell him that if he wants you, he has to work for it." Simone said.

"How?" Mercedes asked.

DING!

"Tots are done." the older girl said before standing up and preparing hers and her sister's food.

"You're going to have to sing a song. A song that says 'I'm not that easy'-"

"Moni!"

"...'to wrap around your little finger'. Honestly, Cedes. What goes through that mind of yours?" Simone asked. Mercedes took the two plates of tots to the table and set them down in front of her sister's seat and her own.

"What does it matter? I'm not in the mood with it being so close to Valentine's Day." Mercedes said, tucking into her tots. Simone just rolled her eyes.

"Must I do everything myself?" the young teenager asked. Mercedes stopped in her tracks and looked up.

"What do you mean?" she asked.

"Duh! I'm going to go to your school tomorrow and sing to that half human, half herring that he shouldn't mess around with my big sis." Simone said. Mercedes' eyes widened into saucers.

"What? Moni, no!" Mercedes exclaimed.

"Well if you're not going to do it, I might as well. Come on, Cedes. I have the perfect song and you know I can belt a song on the fly as well as you." Simone said. Mercedes could only sigh.

"I'm going Cedes and there's nothing you can do about it." Simone said, leaving the table with her plate of tots leaving Mercedes at the table looking flabbergasted.

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The next morning...

"Mom. I honestly can't believe you're agreeing to this." Mercedes deadpanned as she stood at the front door with her sister. Mercedes' mom walked out from the kitchen into the hallway.

"Well if you're too chicken, I can't see why your sister shouldn't help out." Jaleesa Jones said. Mercedes' eyes widened once more before she turned to her mother.

"Mom!" Mercedes exclaimed while Simone just smirked at her older sisters, who looked to her younger sister.

"Oh, you can wipe that smirk off of your face." Mercedes huffed while Simone just laughed.

"I talked to Principal Figgins and he says while Simone's school is being searched for rats, Simone can stay with the glee club for the day." Jaleesha explaied. Mercedes raised a questioning eyebrow.

"Simone's school isn't getting searched for rats." she said. Jaleesha walked past her daughters and walked towards her silver Ford Mustang.

"I know." she said. Mercedes' jaw just dropped open while Simone let out a giggle before walking to the car.

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At glee practise...

As Mr. Schuester scanned the room, everyone seemed to be accounted for except one.

"Hey, guys. Has anyone seen Mercedes today?" he asked.

"Yeah, last time I saw her she was escorting some kid around the hallways." Finn replied. Mr. Schuester gave Finn a questioning look and was about to ask another question when Mercedes entered a room with a young girl in front of her. Santana grinned at the younger girl, standing up and walking over to her.

"What's up, Mini Merc?" she voiced and Simone grinned.

"LoLo!" Simone exclaimed and the two girls fist bumped while Mercedes stepped further in.

"This is my younger sister Simone. She's here for the day because her school is being checked for vermin." Mercedes deadpanned.

"Oh my gosh. Really?" Rory asked.

"No." Mercedes replied and everyone just looked confused before Mercedes sat down.

"Well...okay. Why don't you come up and introduce yourself?" Mr. Schuester asked, before letting Simone take to the floor with a beaming smile upon her face.

"Hey everybody. I'm Simone Jones, no laughing or I will cut you like any person who will try and take my Tater Tots." Simone said, gaining smiles from Santana, Jenn, Puck and surprisingly Trevor.

"Yeah, you can tell she is Mercedes' sister." Artie whispered to Tina and Mike who nodded.

"I'm 13 years old and I love singing." the young girl finished.

"Oh, wow, that's great Simone...would you like singing something for us? Think of it as an honorary glee club member audition." Mr. Schuester said before Rachel spoke up.

"Um, Mr. Schue are you sure that's a good idea. I mean with the fact that she is a young, lesser experienced performer and with us witnessing many stellar performances throughout our time here, don't you think that we can judge her performance as-" Rachel said before Mercedes turned to her.

"Oh, hell to the no. You did not just tear down my sister's singing skills before she's even started singing?" Mercedes asked in a raised voice. Rachel said no more before Mercedes turned back to face Mr. Schuester who looked to Simone.

"So...you up for performing?" Mr. Schuester asked. Simone just smiled.

"Oh, I would love to." the young girl answered before walking over to both Brad and the band, whispering something to them. Then once back at the centre of the floor, she nodded to Brad who started the piano introduction. The New Directions girls grinned, recognising the song almost immediately. And as the drums kicked in, Simone started to sway gently before she began to sing.

Head under water
And you tell me
To breathe easy for a while
The breathing gets harder
Even I know that

Made room for me
It's too soon to see
If I'm happy in your hands
I'm unusually hard to hold on to

Some of the New Directions clapped along to the beat, fully enjoying the song while others watch in awe. For a 13 year old girl, she had a voice that was definitely chiseled and perfected beyond her years. It had the perfect Pop/R&B vibe to it.

Blank stares at blank pages
No easy way to say this
You mean well but you make this hard on me

At the start of the chorus, Simone locked eyes with Sam wanting to send the message to him that if anyone messes with her big sister, then they'll have to go through all 4'9" of pure fire.

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one
You see, I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you tell me it's make or breakin' this

If you're on your way
I'm not gonna write you to stay
If all you have is leavin'
I'm gonna need a better reason
To write you a love song today
Today

Simone then moved to one side of the choir room where Brittany, Dylan, Santana, Mitchell, Michelle, Quinn, Trevor, Artie, Joe, and Mercedes were sat.

I learned the hard way
That they all say
Things you wanna hear
My heavy heart sinks deep down under

She then moved to the other side where Rachel, Finn, Jack, Alex, Tina, Mike, Rory, Sugar and Sam were sat.

You and your twisted words
Your help just hurts
You are not what I thought you were
Hello to high and dry

Convinced me to please you
Made me think that I need this, too
I'm trying to let you hear me as I am

She then moved back to the front of the floor, continuing the song with much power behind her voice.

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one
You see, I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you tell me it's make or breakin' this

If you're on your way
I'm not gonna write you to stay
If all you have is leavin'
I'm gonna need a better reason
To write you a love song today

Promise me
You'll leave the light on
To help me see
With daylight my guide gone

'Cause I believe
There's a way
You can love me
Because I say

The New Directions minus Sam then stood and headed to the floor, dancing around Simone as she closed the song off.

I won't write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one
You see, I'm not gonna write you a love song

'Cause you tell me it's make or breakin' this
Is that why you wanted a love song?
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one

You see I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you tell me it's make or breakin' this
If you're on your way
I'm not gonna write you to stay

If your heart is nowhere in it
I don't want it for a minute
Babe, I'll walk the seven seas
When I believe that there's a reason to write you a love song today
Today

As the song finished, applause rose throughout the choir room before Mercedes looked with a proud smile. Simone looked back with a smile mirroring her big sisters before they hugged but not before Simone glared at Sam one more time just for the message to seep into his half aquatic brain.

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Song was 'Love Song' by Sara Bareilles and Miss Simone Jones is played by China Anne McClain. The cameo appearance of Jaleesa Jones is done by Dawnn Lewis.

Hi! I bet you don't remember me. I haven't updated in months but so much has happened. One being I graduated high school, never to return again and among other things (including being a walking health hazard with many sicknesses one after the other), I have been incredibly busy. However, I wrote this inside an hour which I'm quite proud of seeing as I'm starting to get my mojo back and more importantly...I'M BACK! Although I am on holiday with a friend from Friday until the 1st July.

Now onto other news.
This story: This is going to be a sort of spin-of of Soulless Warlock's 'Sing A Little Scene'. It's the same idea as that story although there should only be around 20 chapters some with OCs, some with canon and some with both. I will also be co-posting this with the Benefit Of The Doubt.

The Benefit Of The Doubt: I currently have two chapters in the works for a double post which should both be up soon.

Through Our Eyes: I have the plot for all the episodes sorted but I've decided not to publish until the Benefit Of The Doubt is complete as to create a sort of timeline. Although, I can reveal the number of chapters to be...32. I have many bonus chapters planned including one dedicated to each of my OCs: Dylan, Jenn and Alex just so you can see a little into their mindset and family lives.

I also have a few oneshots in the works so until you see another update: Pip Pip. Cheerio. Ta ta. Peace out =)