My Guardian Angel
A Glee Fan Fiction
A/N: Time for the final chapter.
"Hey, Puck, can we talk?" Noah Puckerman groaned as he turned on his heel, slamming his locker shut behind him as he clenched his eyes shut. He opened them to face Finn Hudson who had always had a very rocky friendship with him, even since sophomore year when he'd slept with Finn's girlfriend Quinn Fabray and gotten her pregnant. In all honesty, the whole thing would have been handled much better if Quinn hadn't lied about the baby's father. But, right after the boys had started to mend their broken friendship, Puck had slept with Finn's fiancee, taking Rachel Berry as his own girlfriend and eventual bride, tearing their friendship apart at the seems, which were already very fragile. And now Finn wanted to talk, which couldn't be anything good.
"What's up, Finnessa?" Puck asked. It wasn't his brightest idea, since he and Finn were already so estranged, but it was just so easy and so god damn fun. Especially how he always got so confused, as if he didn't understand that he was being mocked and insulted. The way he didn't realize that Puck was challenging his masculince was just hilarious, since Finn was about a head taller and had kicked his ass a few times. And besides, the two were supposed to be best friends, even though their friendship had been going through rocky periods ever since they decided to join the glee club.
"I want you to know that I don't care anymore. If you want to be with Rachel and she wants to be with you, then go ahead. And I'm giving you both my blessing to just go ahead and be happy. And I get that you don't need that, but I know that both of you, especially you, want me to be okay with it, because you and I? We're supposed to be best friends, and Rachel and I were friends, before we tried to make it something more," Finn said.
"How long did it take you to figure out exactly how to say all that?" Puck asked, a broad, teasing smile breaking out across his face as he reached out and grabbed Finn, pulling him in for the most girl-ish man-hug that McKinley High School had ever seen before.
"A while," Finn admitted a laugh as the friends broke apart and started to walk down the hallway. "So, you really like her, don't you?" Finn asked.
"Yeah, you know what...I actually do. And I don't just like her, Finn. I think I'm actually in love with her," Puck said with a grin.
"What are you going to do, when she graduates? She wants to go to New York, man. I mean...you're not going to try that whole long distance crap, right? Please tell me you're not that stupid," Finn asked as the boys walked to the glee room.
"I don't think anybody's that stupid, Finn. I asked her to...well, not marry me, but promise me that one day, we will, you know? I mean, clearly that doesn't mean very much since she's with me after the promise she made you, but it's giving me a little bit of hope," Puck said sheepishly ducking his head, hiding the small smile that he couldn't help but allow to spread through his face or the slight blush that was coming.
"So you're going to New York with her? What are you going to do there?" Finn asked. Finn wasn't asking to be a jerk. He wasn't asking to make Puck feel like a Lima Loser or to try and cause a fight between Rachel and Puck. And Puck knew that Finn wasn't asking because of that. He knew that Finn was only asking because Finn was barely managing to graduate, so they both knew how unlikely it was that Puck would actually get to graduation, yet alone get into college, since Finn was having an even harder time trying to manage that. He was asking out of concern.
"Dude, I'm dating Rachel Berry. She doesn't give up on people and she doesn't exactly take no for an answer. She's got everything all figured out, and she won't tell me what it is. I'm pretty sure it's going to be something bad-ass, but since I think every little thing she does is bad ass, I'm not really one to talk, am I?" Puck asked as the boys turned and entered the choir room, shocking everybody with their laughter as they took seats besides one another, Puck's arm wrapping around the back of Rachel's chair who was looking on at the two teenage boys with a confused expression on her face which was masked with a little bit of relief that they were no longer giving one another death glares while praying neither she or the other one was watching.
"Rachel!" Rachel Berry turned around on her heel to see her boyfriend running towards her with a wide grin on his face.
It was a few months after Finn and Puck had become best friends again, and there were only about two months of school left, although it was more like a month and a half. Colleges were starting to send out their acceptances and rejections and Rachel was dreading the outcome of her letter from NYADA after her failure of an audition.
"What's up, babe?" Rachel asked with a grin. Nationals were that weekend and she was extremely tired and strained from all the stress of trying to do her absolute best and making sure the club was perfect, in order to ensure her acceptance on the off chance that Carmen did decide to give her a second chance and come see her and the club perform at their final performance of Rachel's high school career.
"I got into NYU!" Puck said with a broad grin on his face.
"Oh my, god! That's amazing! I am so happy for you," Rachel said brightly, wrapping her arms around his neck and giving him a tight hug. "That's incredible, Noah, I am so proud of you. I knew you could do it," She said with a smile.
Puck smiled at her as he wrapped an arm around her waist, looking down at her reassuringly. "And you're going to be rocking everybody's world when you get to NYADA. We'll be the ultimate couple in New York, baby," He said, leaning in to kiss her on the cheek. "Because you know Carmen's going to show up. She was way too impressed by those first few words to not come see anything more," He grinned.
Sure enough, right before graduation Rachel received a letter from NYADA, telling her that she had gotten into the school. She squealed loudly as soon as she read it before taking off sprinting down the hallway and towards her boyfriend who was, of course, by the locker room, talking to all of his friends as they discussed their upcoming graduation and separation that none of them actually wanted to have. She grabbed him tightly, jumping into his arms as she kissed him before looking at him, directly in the eyes and smirking, a twinkle in her eyes.
"I got in," She grinned.