Okay…I'm adding Taryn into this because I hated how she wasn't in the finale. Sure she quit, but Cameron came back in the finale last year and he came back…not cool guys…not cool.
Nellie tossed and turned, with a large grin on her face. Her day had started off good, transitioned into bad, and then switched back to good within just a couple of hours. And yeah, it was a lot of stress, she was kind of glad to know that Blake really did love her and not just the fact that she was carrying his baby. So, in a way, she was glad that Abraham had talked to him about it…even though she was a little upset with him for causing all of this stress and drama.
But a small part of her did owe him a thank you for burying her doubts far back enough that she wouldn't have to worry about them for a little while longer, at least until something else happened (which she knew would happen, no matter how much she tried to prevent it).
She sat up in her bed and stretched. She looked over at the clock that was located on the bedside table and inwardly groaned. It was 1 am and she couldn't sleep.
She quietly climbed out of her bed and tiptoed past all of the other girls (including Ali, who had moved back in here when she realized that she wouldn't have to be all alone in the room again), thinking that maybe a late night snack would be good for her, and perhaps the baby as well.
She was walking towards the kitchen, when she heard a voice. She paused, knowing that voice all too well. She raised an eyebrow, wondering what Blake was still doing up, since everyone had headed to bed about 2 hours ago, knowing they had a busy day ahead of them.
So, she decided to see why he was still up.
She wandered into the rec room where he was pacing back and forth with a piece of paper in his hand. He held the paper up as he read it, singing out the words. Nellie smiled. That must be the song that he had chosen.
She didn't recognize it at first, but then as the words poured over her, she grinned. And then she started to sing the chorus with him. "I'll be your crying shoulder" Blake's head snapped up as he continued to sing with Nellie. "I'll be, love suicide. I'll be, better when I'm older. I'll be, the greatest fan of your life" Nellie approached them as they sang the last line together, staring into his eyes, as she placed a hand on his neck.
"What are you still doing up?" Blake questioned quietly as he kissed her forehead "You need your sleep-"
"I know, I do" Nellie cut him off with a reassuring smile "I couldn't sleep though, so I was going to come out here and get something to eat, but then I heard you singing…why are you still up?" Nellie raised an eyebrow and Blake sighed.
"I'm freaking out. Nellie, I need this. I need this for me. I need this for you" Nellie opened her mouth to ask, but he answered her question before she got the chance to ask her "I need this for our baby" Blake rested his chin on the top of her head as Nellie hugged him tightly. "I don't want to hear a no. I don't want to screw this up. I don't want to screw this up for my family" Blake smiled down at her and then placed a hand on her stomach. "Nells, we may be young, but I know that this kid is going to have the best damn parents in the world" Nellie let out a giggle and Blake placed a soft kiss on her forehead as she did so.
"Just know that I'll be proud of you no matter what happens tomorrow" Nellie smiled up at him "We'll be proud of you no matter what"
"I love you Nellie"
"I love you too, Blake" Nellie said in a hushed tone, she didn't need to say it loudly, knowing that he would hear it because of how close they were to each other. He didn't say another word, he simply leaned his head forward a little bit and kissed her slowly and sweetly.
"I have a very important question though" Blake said as they pulled away. Nellie raised an eyebrow, telling him silently that he could ask. "I'm stuck between two songs. 'I'll Be', obviously and-"
"Do, 'I'll Be'." Nellie said quickly
"You didn't even hear the other option-"
"I really think you should sing 'I'll Be'" Nellie said honestly "It's perfect for you and you sounded amazing when you were singing earlier"
"That's only because you were singing with me" Blake winked and Nellie rolled her eyes playfully.
"Seriously, you should sing it though. It'll be beautiful" Nellie smiled and kissed his cheek."I'm going to go to bed, and suggest you do the same" Blake smiled softly at her and accepted the hug she was offering "You'll do great, Blake, I know you will."
"She did really well" Mario whispered to Nellie who nodded, and then realized that he couldn't see that, so she tapped his hand softly, signaling that she had heard him. "I wonder what songs Michael and Blake will do" Nellie smiled, looking at the stage where Michael was about to perform.
"I think I have an idea of what Blake will sing"
"Next up is Blake" Nellie cheered the loudest as he walked out and grinned at his friends, the mentors, and Glee Cast members.
"Hey you guys!" Blake exclaimed as he got to the microphone. "So, I'll be singing 'I'll Be' by Edwin McCain and while doing that, I'm going to try to show you a different side of me" Nellie smiled and then chuckled when she saw Zach give him a thumbs up. The music started and then Blake started to sing.
The strands in your eyes.
That color them wonderful,
stop me, they steal my breath.
Emeralds fill mountains
thrust toward the sky never revealing
I'll be your crying shoulder.
I'll be love suicide.
I'll be better when I'm older.
I'll be the greatest fan of your life.
I've been dropped out,
burned up, fought my way
back from the dead.
Tuned in, turned on, remembering
the things that you said.
I'll be your crying
Shoulder I'll be love suicide.
I'll be better when I'm older.
I'll be the greatest fan of your
The greatest thing in your life.
Everyone stood up and clapped, most of them had tears in their eyes as they clapped. Nellie was one of those people.
Blake then proceeded to read a poem, and more tears slid down Nellie's face as he said that it was dedicated to her at the very ended of it.
She loved him with all of her heart, there was no doubt about it.
"I think we need some privacy to come to a decision" Ryan said and the cast members and the contenders all got up and started walking out of the room, where they stood out in a hallway, chatting with each other. Nellie walked over to Shanna who was fidgety and nervous like Nellie. They were both nervous for the sake of their boyfriends.
"I'm glad I'm not making that decision. They were all perfect" Shanna said as she leaned against the wall, Nellie leaning next to her as she agreed whole heartedly. As much as she wanted Blake to win, she knew that Michael and Ali did really well.
"They were all super amazing" Nellie sighed "I just want all of them to win something"
"I know, right?" Shanna smiled sadly "But it won't be like that, and we both know it" Nellie sighed as well and leaned her head on her best friends shoulder, wondering how Blake was doing.
Blake was freaking out.
Michael and Ali were too, but not as much as he was. Sure, this was a big deal to all of them, but his child's life was on the line. When he moved to L.A., he was barely making it by. Hell, he was barely making it by before the Glee Project. How was he supposed to raise a baby and take care of Nellie by working as a parrot salesman? He was screwed if he didn't win this…absolutely screwed.
But a part of him didn't want to win because Ali and Michael were two of his best friends and they were both extremely talented and they both deserved to win probably more than he did.
So, honestly, he wasn't counting on a win.
Before he knew it, someone was telling the three of them that they were needed back on stage. The three of them glanced at each other and put on brave smiles even though they were all freaking out on the inside as they walked out of the room and towards the stage for the last time in this competition.
"This is it" Ali said as they stood just to the side of the stage, staring out to where they would soon be. "I can't believe I made it this far" She smiled and then looked at her two friends "I'm glad you two are here with me" Blake grinned at her and squeezed her hand and then grinned at Michael.
"I'm pretty sure we all feel exactly the same way" Michael commented "God, I hope we all win somehow. I would love to be on Glee with you guys"
Blake sighed and then his eyes flickered towards the stage again "That would be insanely awesome" Then one of the crew members told them they could go out now. They shared one last look and then went out onto the stage, smiling at the cheers they received.
"And with that said, the one who will have a 7 episode arc, a contract to tour, and a recording deal is…" Everyone held their breath, and Blake prepared to turn towards one of his friends off to his left, knowing that their stories would be much better than his. Ali is inspirational and Michael is young so he could play a freshman or sophomore. "Blake" Blake's eyes widened and in the distance he heard Nellie let out a loud scream. He placed his hands over his head and turned around. Then, he ran around and jumped off the platform, feeling like he was flying.
He then rushed over to Michael and hugged them tightly whispering his thanks as they congratulated them.
"There's one other thing" Everyone stopped for a second, looking at Ryan as he put on his troll smile. "I've decided to incorporate all of the Season 2 contenders in the next season. We always have to find extras to be in the other choir groups, but because of all of your talent this year, we've decided to use you instead"
Blake grinned. His friends would be on set with him. Nellie would be on set with him. God! This couldn't get any better than this could it?
At that point, everyone rushed up to congratulate him. Well, Shanna hugged Michael first, kissing him softly and Dani rushed to hug Ali, telling her she did amazing. And Nellie was first to rush up to him, leaping into his arms before they spun around.
"I told you, you could do it!" Nellie exclaimed as he placed her back on the stage, grinning at her "You did so great! And you're poem just made me fall in love just that much more" Blake grinned and then she placed a hand behind his neck and brought his head down to hers, so she could place a passionate kiss right on his lips.
Blake had done it. He had created a good life for his child. It was all going to be okay. His family would be okay.
Not over :) A couple more chapters! And then we'll go on to the sequel! Yay! The sequel won't be up for a month or so because I want to write a whole bunch of chapters so I won't be so far behind on everything! Hope that makes sense!