As I walked down the halls of McKinley High School, I realized how far I had come. I started at the top; I was absolutely untouchable; I practically ran this school. I was dating the quarterback, President of the Celibacy club, and head cheerleader.
Now here I was senior year, about to graduate in a mere three months and somehow managed to climb back to the top. I was still the most popular girl in school; people still savored the ground I walked on.
Sure, that car crash helped my popularity, with all that sympathy I received. I was entirely thankful for everyone's sympathy; it reassured me that people do care about me. Sure, I was in a wheelchair for awhile, but it wasn't for long. It was only a week, and Joe helped me immensely. He asked me if he could come with me, of course I was hesitant at first.
I'd only known Joe from the God Squad meetings, but he seemed persistent when he asked so I let him. Within that week a lot had happened, we grew closer. Which surprised me; he was more than just some Jesus freak. He was a real person. There was a point where we almost kissed, but he quickly pulled away. We didn't really discuss it; I mean I guess we did. I haven't talked to him since he got a….'feeling' when he was stretching me out. He told me he did like me, but that's about it. Now here I was like I said before, strutting down the hallway back on top.
Coach Sylvester let me off for a couple weeks because of my injuries. Now I'm captain once again. I was glad to see my uniform; I had grown to miss it over the year. I had only had it back for a day before my accident. Which why I was ecstatic to wear it now, letting everyone at school know there's no taking me down.
As I entered the choir room for Glee Club, Santana met me half way. "Finally the Unholy Trinity is reunited!"
I laughed, "Yes finally. Coach was nice enough to let me continue being captain." For most people that would be a weird sentence but I was quite fond of Coach, as she was of me. She had her moments when she was nice to me, but a lot of people don't believe it.
I quickly took my seat between Joe and Sam. Joe gave me a smile, "Congratulations." I realized Joe has never seen me in uniform before, I don't even know if he knew I was a Cherrio.
As the last couple people, Rory and Sugar, entered the room; Artie explained how he wanted to have a mini jam session. Everyone seemed pretty pumped for it; we hadn't had one in such a long time. The band started playing a tune, which sounded like 'Here We Go Again.' Finn, as expected, went straight to his drums and Joe and Puck grabbed guitars.
"I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been. Hanging on the promises and the songs of yesterday, and I've made up my mind. I ain't wasting no more time" Puck sang.
Then Finn came in, "But here I go again, here I go again."
I assumed, probably just like everyone else, that Rachel would take the solo. Surprisingly, a couple lines before what I thought would be hers; she pointed at me and mouthed 'Take it.' This shocked me, but I wasn't about to pass it up.
"Though I keep searching for an answer, I never find what I'm looking for. Oh lord I pray you give me strength to carry on." I walked over by Joe, and gave him a nudge at the side with a smile.
"Cause I know what it means, to walk alone the only stream of dreams!" Mercedes belted, then the chorus started to pick up; which was Finn's shining moment. He pounded at the drums, which gave the perfect part to rock out too. We all jumped out of our chairs and started dancing around.
We all just started singing the chorus, "But here I go again on my own. Going down the only road I've ever known! Like a drifter I was born to walk alone!"
Kurt and I started dancing together, I can't describe the dance. It was just too funny; I tried not to laugh as I sang my line. "And I made up my mind; I ain't wasting no more time. I'm just another heart in need of rescue, waiting on a love's sweet cherry." I couldn't help but notice Joe looking at me as I sang that line. I decided to just shrug it off, probably meant nothing.
"And I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days!" Finn sang.
"Cause I know what it means, to walk alone the lonely street of dreams!" Puck sang as he ran around the room playing his guitar. As we all got into the chorus, Mr. Schuester walked in the door. His reaction was laughter, as we finished the song; he just kept smiling.
"I should have known you guys would be doing this."
"I love our jam sessions." Tina smiled, as we all took our seats. "After all, how many more are we gonna have left?"
I nodded that was very true; I took back my seat between Sam and Joe.
"There's something I think we all need to discuss." Mr. Schue walked back to the white board and began writing something.
"Oh my god!" Kurt squealed.
"This week, were going to be doing Katy Perry songs." Mr. Schue smiled, "Not only is she a pop icon, but her music has feeling. What comes to mind when you think of her?"
"Candy" Mercedes said.
"Colorful hair" I said.
"Cats" Brittany exclaimed mindlessly.
"Cupcake bras" Puck said as he high fived Sam.
"Cats" Brittany said again, "And the letter C."
"Okay…" Mr. Schue looked confused but moved on anyway, "Her music has helped so many people. And what do we have in common with her? She was an underdog just like us."
Joe slowly raised his hand, " , umm Sam showed me who Katy Perry was last week and from what I saw. I don't think we have much in common."
"Did you know that Katy came from a very religious background? She wasn't allowed to do typical things kids do; eat Lucky Charms, watch the Smurfs; she didn't even know who Michael Jackson was until she was a teen. Her father was a minister, and she was only allowed to sing religious music. In fact, her first album was a religious one." Mr. Schue stated.
I don't think Joe was expecting that answer, "Oh well okay."
"This week's assignment is to find a Katy Perry song that best describes you and what's going on in your life."
This week was going to be amazing; Katy Perry was an assignment I've been waiting for. I can't help but be excited.