Disclaimer: I don't own Glee. It's obvious. :)


Things had been completely weird ever since Finn and I had broken up in the auditorium of William McKinley. What else was I supposed to do? Last year during our senior year, Finn was my world. Now we were in two separate worlds. I had to admit, the break up between Finn and I was hard, but I was able to keep myself busy. I did extra dance classes at NYADA, watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's" repeatedly with a gigantic tub of chocolate ice cream and consoled the broken heart of Kurt. Kurt and Blaine were what I considered soul mates, that was until Blaine "poked" someone on Facebook and ended up cheating on Kurt out of loneliness. I never understood the aspect of "poking" someone. I found it odd. I decided to focus my new spare time on my goals. Maybe it wasn't a time for me to focus on boys. Maybe it was a time for me to end up on Broadway and make something of myself. One thing was certain—Finn wasn't going to be a part of my plans. We were separated from different goals. I was in New York following my dream of being rich and successful. Finn was what Noah Puckerman called "a Lima loser."


Rachel Berry entered the room with a bowl of chocolate ice cream—her fourth bowl this afternoon alone. With the day off from school, she was planning on sitting in her loft in Brooklyn with her roommate (and gay best friend) Kurt Hummel watching 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' for the twentieth time this week. Kurt at first didn't mind watching his favorite movie with Rachel, but watching it over and over must have meant that Rachel was in a serious funk. He had to do something.

"Rachel, we've seen this movie so many times, I can actually memorize every line spoken by Aubrey Hepburn." Kurt sighed.

"It's one of my favorite moves." Rachel sounded solemn. She took a bite of her ice cream, staring at the screen.

"Rachel look, I know you're in a funk ever since you and Finn broke up." Kurt tried to sound consoling. "But I can only take so much of this movie. It's a beautiful day, why don't we go outside and enjoy a nice walk."

"Why should we go out there?" Rachel let out a sigh. "It will only remind me of Finn."

"All right, that's it." Kurt shut off the television, getting Rachel's attention.

"Hey! Why did you do that for?"

"Because you need to get up from there and you need to go outside and enjoy the day." Kurt slowly took Rachel's cup of ice cream, walking towards the door with a smile. "So are you going to come out now, or what?"

"How are you doing it?" Rachel shrugged her shoulders.

"How am I doing, what?" Kurt turned back around, wondering what Rachel had meant.

"Blaine cheated on you and broke your heart." Rachel pointed out. "How are you just standing there, taking all of the pain and acting like the breakup was nothing?" Kurt didn't admit it, but deep inside, the breakup between Kurt and Blaine really hurt. He thought that Blaine was 'the one' for him. He thought that he and Blaine were going to grow old until they were in their nineties, watching the Where Are They Now shows and living a happy life like in The Notebook. Kurt was keeping a strong face for Rachel's sake, and he didn't want to admit that deep down inside, he was hurting.

"Sometimes you have to learn how to forgive others for their actions." Kurt nodded his head, his voice breaking.

"Oh, so are you talking to Blaine again?" Rachel turned her head, putting her hair into a ponytail. Kurt shook his head slowly, trying not to eye Rachel.

"No…" Kurt softly said. "I haven't spoken to Blaine since that day in Central Park." Kurt grabbed the keys to the loft, turning to Rachel. "So, are you ready to go for a walk?"

"All right then." Rachel shrugged her shoulders. "So what should we do today aside from our walk?" Rachel grabbed her jacket and hat from the closet. "Should we go to the bakery, or should we go to Manhattan to watch a play?"

"I had a better idea." Kurt turned to Rachel. "Why don't we go to the karaoke bar that's down the street?"

"You want us to go to the karaoke bar?" Rachel raised her eyebrow. "Is there a reason why?"

"Well, I was just thinking that listening to other people singing makes you feel better and what better way than to spend a Sunday night than with a bunch drunk neighbors, slurring their words, yelling out the wrong lyrics to 'Cotton Eyed Joe'." Kurt gave Rachel a smirk that meant that she would probably want to join him. Rachel couldn't help but laugh. There was no way that she was saying no to an invitation of watching drunken people have a fun night out.

"All right then. I accept." Rachel smiled. "Let's go." Rachel and Kurt headed out the door, on the way to the karaoke bar in order to have some fun for the first time since their breakup with their respective boyfriends.


At the bar, Rachel and Kurt sat at one of the tables while some drunken men were singing an off-key rendition of 'Just Dance' by Lady Gaga. Rachel didn't want to laugh, but she couldn't help but think that maybe this was the kind of thing that she needed to keep her mind off of one Finn Hudson. Rachel got lost in her thoughts for the moment, thinking about being on the William McKinley High stage for the first time as a member of the Glee Club. They were losers, and they would get slushied every single day, but Rachel remembered seeing Finn for the first time, auditioning with the song 'You're The One That I Want' from one of her favorite musicals 'Grease'. He wasn't bad and he had potential. Three years later, the Glee Club were National Champions and Rachel and Finn graduated High School. Rachel was snapped out of her thoughts when the crowd started applauding. The men finished singing, which meant it was time for the karaoke bar owners to choose another person to sing on karaoke night.

"So, who is going to be the next karaoke contestant?" The man asked, looking around at the bar. Rachel knew that if she was going to feel better about all that had happened, she was going to have to belt out and sing her feelings. She raised her hand, the man turning to her and motioned her to come up on the stage. "And it looks like we have our next contestant. What's your name little lady?"

"My name is Rachel Berry and I am going to be singing 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' by Simple Minds." Rachel announced. The man handed Rachel the microphone and went to stand by the corner of the stage while Rachel looked out at her audience. It was now or never. It was her time to shine. The music started to play as Rachel thought about her and Finn, her emotions building up.

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Won't you come see about me
I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Tell me, your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything, inside and out and
Love's strange, so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on
Slow change might bring us apart
When the lights get into your heart, baby

Don't you forget about me
Don't, don't, don't, don't
Don't you forget about me

As you walk on by
Will you call my name
As you walk on by
Will you call my name

I say,
La, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la
As you walk on by
Will you call my name
Don't you, don't you
Don't you forget about me!

Rachel stared at the crowd as they all stood up starting to cheer. She couldn't help but feel a sense of pride. She was able to get the crowd to stand on their feet, excited with the fact that she was good enough to perform in a New York bar.

"And that was Miss Rachel Berry everyone!" The man took the mike from Rachel as she went to take her seat. She noticed Kurt looking at her with a wide smile.

"What made you sing like that?" Kurt asked. Rachel's smile vanished thinking about Finn. No matter what she told herself, she noticed that she wasn't over Finn. Maybe breaking up with him was a mistake. Maybe Finn could have been a part of her world. She just had to know why she felt the way she did.

"If I could admit it…" Rachel softly said before looking back at the stage. "It was Finn." Kurt figured that maybe Rachel was a little tired of sitting there so he decided that it was time they went home. Rachel grabbed her jacket to leave but not before turning back to the stage, holding the star necklace Finn had given her when they had broken up during their junior year and whispered, "Don't you forget about me, Finn."