AN: Hello, my lovely readers! This story is set after Rachel leaves for New York in the season finale, her week at NYADA and let me tell you, it has a few shocks along the way. I'm planning for it to be a one-shot, but who knows?
She was exhausted. She didn't remember dance classes tiring her out this much before. Sure, the teacher was kind of a bitch, but Rachel didn't usually let that get her down. Lying down on her bed, she turned on her cell phone and saw she had one text message from Kurt - "Hey Rach! A bunch of us are going out tonight, you up for it? Love you, K x"
Uugh. Rachel groaned. She was far too tired to be going out clubbing with Kurt and friends tonight. What is wrong with me? she thought. Even though she felt crappy, she replied to Kurt in a positive manner, and began choosing a dress to wear out that night.
The club was loud. Too loud, in fact. Rachel clung onto Kurt's arm, refusing yet another drink from him. She really didn't feel like drinking at all tonight, the way she felt.
"Rachel! Get off me, there's someone I'd like you to meet." said Kurt, gesturing to a dark-haired, handsome man.
"Hi," said the man, "I'm Brody."
"Uh... Rachel." she said. "Would you excuse us for a second?" Rachel dragged Kurt into the ladies bathroom quickly.
"What on earth are you doing, Rachel?"
"I could ask you the same thing! Why are you setting me up with someone, Kurt?"
"Rachel. You need to start seeing other people. You need to move on from him..."
"Him? His name is Finn, Kurt, and he is the love of my life, he loves me, and..."
"HE'S NOT COMING BACK FOR YOU, RACHEL! Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to shout. Look, this guy finds you attractive. I say you talk to him, get to know him, and then decide if you want things to go further, okay?"
Rachel sighed. "O-okay. Fine." She flounced out of the bathroom, and straight over to Brody. "Hi. Sorry to have kept you waiting... Wanna go sit in the booth over there?"
"Sure." he replied.
Rachel had to admit that this Brody was rather nice. Not quite Finn, but nice all the same. He was a NYADA sophomore, a great dancer, and seemed to really like her. They were dancing to a fast song in the middle of the dance floor, when Brody went to buy another drink for himself. All of a sudden, Rachel began feeling dizzy. The bright lights began spinning around her head, the music getting slower, and all she heard before falling to the floor was Kurt's cry of "Rachel!"
She woke up to a worried-looking Kurt staring at her, lying there on her hospital bed.
"You scared the crap out of me." He said, half joking.
"Sorry." she croaked. "What happened to me, Kurt?"
"Well, honey, you fainted in the middle of the dancefloor. Brody was very concerned, but I told him he was okay to get home."
"Oh. But, I don't faint; I never have. Ask my daddies, I am a total non-fainter, I..."
"Ssh, no need to panic, the doctor will be here soon and you can talk to him, okay, sweetie?"
"Okay." She began to drift off to sleep again.
"Miss Berry?" she heard a deep voice as she opened her eyes. A man whom she identified as her doctor smiled down at her. "I'm Doctor Evans. So, your friend here tells me that fainting is not a common occurrence for you?"
"Uh, no, doctor, this is the first time something like this has ever happened." whispered Rachel.
"Well, there is a reason for this. We discovered something whilst you were inspected last night."
"W-what is it, Doctor? Am I ill? Is it fatal?"
"No, no, nothing like that, Rachel. We discovered that you... are pregnant." Rachel felt as if she was about to faint again.
"I-i'm pregnant? But... I don't believe this..." Rachel was close to tears at that point.
"We believe that you are about 1-2 months gone at this point, but you'll have to have a proper ultrasound to get the exact date. I'll leave you to talk."
"Thank you, Doctor." Rachel looked down, and the tears began cascading down her cheek as she sobbed.
"Hey, sweetie, don't cry..." Kurt held her closer. "It's all going to be okay... It'll all be okay."
"Kurt, you realise what this means, don't you?"
He shook his head.
"The father of my baby left me before he even knew I was pregnant! You said it yourself, Finn's never coming back!"
"Wait, Finn's the father?"
"Of course he is, Kurt. And now, I'm going to have to raise a baby, which means I'll have to leave NYADA and my life is going to be ru-ui-i-ned."
Kurt knew one thing for sure: he had a phonecall to make.
The next day was a Sunday, and Rachel lay on the couch watching Funny Girl, surrounded in tissues, whilst Kurt made some coffee for them both. He had offered to stay over that night because she really should not have been alone. All of a sudden, there was a knock on the door.
"Rachel, would you get that, honey? I'm kinda busy here."
"Sure." Rachel wiped her eyes, and walked over to the door. She opened it to reveal a tall, handsome not-so-stranger staring back at her. The father of her baby had come back for her after all.
She said nothing, as her feelings were mixed. Rachel was overjoyed, yet angry, and also sad, and she didn't know what to say. Thankfully, Finn didn't say anything either. He just opened his arms, and she wrapped hers around him, squeezing him tight. "I missed you." he admits.
"I-I missed you too." she replies, another tear falling down her cheek. Kurt did nothing but smile at his handiwork, and quickly escaped from the other door leading out to the hallway.
"Rachel, I am so sorry. I would have never let you go if I knew you were pregnant..." said Finn, his voice low.
"I didn't know, either, it wasn't your fault, I guess."
They sat across from each other, although Rachel was longing to be in his arms. She began sobbing quietly again, and Finn couldn't take it any more. He sat beside her, placing a hand on her cheek, and kissed her deeply. Thankfully, she kissed him back, wrapping her arms around his neck. After breaking away, Rachel let out one little smile.
"So, the night we won Nationals, huh?"
"Yeah, I guess we weren't as careful as always..." They lay down on the couch, cuddled up. "Finn, what are we going to do, I mean..."
"The first thing I'm going to do is move in. That is, if you don't mind."
"Of course I don't."
"And then we're going to decide all that other stuff. But right now, we're just going to lie here and be in love. You think you can do that?"
"Easily. I love you so much."
"I love you too."
And all of a sudden, her worries about school and her dads disappeared, because she had Finn back. Rachel had her soulmate back.
AN: Reviews = love, thank you!