A.N: One change was made to Pitch Perfect Cannon because it suits me, Aubrey and Chloe were Juniors during the movie, not seniors. That is all.
A.N. 2: To all my Glee and Once readers, I am aware than this is not Enchanted, or Threads, or Even Angels. I am aware. Suffice to say my desire to write has been non existent lately due to real life things, actual real life tragedy. This is the first thing I've written in nearly two months and I am just grateful I can write at all so it is getting posted and will be continued. I am hoping that this will lead to more updates in the near future. Thank you all for your patience.
Beca let out a sigh, "This shouldn't be so hard..."
Next to her Chloe's head bobbed so hard it looked ready to fall right off, "We needed eight members last year and this year we only need one but..."
Aubrey's eye twitched as she blurted, "They all look like they're Aca-awful!"
The rest of the Bellas took a step away from their co-captain, hoping to avoid any stress vomit and earned a dark glare from the tall blonde, "I have my stress under control!"
Chloe patted her best friend on the shoulder and then perked up as a tiny brunette approached their booth. It was quick, and the look was gone in almost an instant but Chloe caught the girl's big brown eyes light up when she saw their booth.
The rest of the Bellas were still bickering quietly so Chloe took a step forward, hoping that the girl would be willing to at least match pitch with her. The girl took a step towards the booth; her eyes glued to the name before she shook her head abruptly and made to turn around.
Chloe blurted out, "Wait!"
The girl froze as did the Bellas.
Aubrey hissed at her, "Chloe!"
Chloe waved a hand and then beamed at the girl, "Hi! I'm Chloe! Were... were you interested in acapella?"
The girl dipped her head as she finally faced them fully and replied, "I..." A moment passed as she seemed to consider her next words carefully, "No. I don't sing." She turned on her heel and marched away.
Behind Chloe Beca let out a grumbled, "Damn it."
Aubrey echoed her, only twice as loud, "Damn it!" Chloe turned back to her team with a regretful shrug. She watched as Aubrey's eyes tracked the little brunette as she made her way away from them and she listened as she muttered, "I know her from somewhere..."
Stacie cocked her head curiously as Cynthia Rose played with a dark curl, "From where?"
Aubrey's eyes stayed narrowed for a long moment before she huffed, "I'm not sure but I know I've seen her before."
That night the Bellas were all sprawled around Beca's dorm when Aubrey shot from her seat, "I know where I remember her from!"
Beca nearly toppled from her seat at her computer, "Jesus Aubrey!" Her flailing hand almost caught Chloe in the face, and Lilly jumped nearly a foot in the air.
Fat Amy alone looked completely unruffled by Aubrey's exclamation, "Where from?"
Aubrey ignored them all as she lunged for Beca's computer and all but shoved Beca from her seat. Beca slid to her feet and tugged Chloe up from where she'd been reclining against her leg so that Aubrey wouldn't hit one of them inadvertently.
The Bellas watched as Aubrey pulled up a web page and then a YouTube page. She typed something in and then clicked on the first video that popped up. She turned to look at the Bellas and pointed to the screen with an intense look firmly in place.
As the rest of the Bellas crowded around the computer the video started playing. It was a grainy video of what appeared to be a stage. A lone performer walked onto the stage and seemed to glance at the audience and then backstage as the music cued up.
Fat Amy let out a groan, "Celine… really Aubrey?"
Aubrey's response was swift, "Shh!"
The rest of the Bellas exchanged a look before turning to gape at the computer when the girl onstage opened her mouth and began singing.
Fat Amy breathed out, "Aca-Believe it…"
Cynthia Rose nodded dumbly as Stacie muttered, "Holy crap…"
The speakers, far better than most speakers because they were Beca's blared out the girl's voice, "If you touch me like this…"
Chloe tugged on Aubrey's shirt, "That's her? That's the girl from the fair?"
Aubrey nodded, "There's a close up in a second." Sure enough a moment later the crappy video zoomed in and you could clearly make out the tiny brunette on stage as she belted out the Celine Dion song. The video ended as more teens streamed out on stage as Aubrey turned her manic stare back on the Bellas.
Her voice was pitchy as she declared, "We. Have. To. Have. Her."
A moment passed and then Fat Amy spoke, "The bitch lied to us! She said she couldn't sing!"
Chloe turned to frown powerfully at Amy, "No she didn't. She said she didn't sing, not that she couldn't. And maybe the 'anymore' wasn't stated but it was obviously implied."
Beca nodded next to her, "She may have a good reason for not wanting to sing anymore."
Aubrey glared at her, "Like you had a good reason for lying? She is show choir royalty, her team took Nationals her senior year and I will be damned if she wasn't born to be a Bella!"
Beca blinked at her before scowling, "Chill Aubrey, you sound a lot like last year."
Aubrey rolled her eyes before turning to Chloe, "I can't deal with her. Chloe, how did you get Beca to audition?"
Beca and Chloe both blushed hotly and avoided each others' gaze as Beca mumbled, "None of your business."
Chloe nodded, "I don't think my strategy for Beca will work on… what's her name?"
Aubrey supplied it promptly, "Rachel Berry."
Chloe smiled, "On Rachel." She glanced at Beca with a small grin, "I can't believe it worked on Beca."
Beca rolled her eyes and bit out, "Yes you can."
A cocky smirk blossomed across Chloe's lips, "Okay, yes I can."
Aubrey let out a growl, "We need her."
Beca shrugged, "We don't, not really. We just need one girl and there has to be at least one other girl who will audition."
Aubrey scoffed at her, "And if this one girl sucks?"
Beca shrugged again and Aubrey's hands twitched like they wanted to wrap around her neck, "We stick her in the back."
Aubrey threw her hands up, "I cannot believe you have the pitch pipe!"
Beca smirked at her while Chloe patted Aubrey on the shoulder again.
After a long silent moment Beca ordered the group, "Look, I get this girl is good but I am telling you that I don't want anyone to do anything crazy to get her to audition." She leveled a look at Amy, "No blackmail," To which Amy stuck her tongue out, before glaring at Stacie, "And no seducing her."
Stacie shrugged, "She's not really my type."
Beca ignored her and rounded on Chloe, "And you'd better not do to her what you did to me."
Chloe purred out, "Shut up, you liked it."
Fat Amy's hand shot up, "Okay, someone tell me right now how she got you to audition Beca!"
Cynthia Rose coughed out, "Aca-Sex."
Stacie tacked on, "Aca-yup."
Beca turned to scowl at them, "Putting Aca in front of it doesn't mean I don't know exactly what you just said."
Chloe slung an arm around Beca's waist, "It wasn't sex…" She considered Beca for a moment before she added, "That probably would have worked just as well though." Beca's cheeks colored again as Chloe stated matter-of-factly, "I'm awesome in bed."
Cynthia Rose eyed her before drawling out, "I demand proof."
Chloe grinned at her and gave a wink before letting out a heavy sigh, "Beca's right guys. If she has a good reason for not singing anymore forcing her to audition will just make us look like Aca-assholes."
Aubrey drooped a bit, "I didn't even think of that. I mean, I'm surprised she's even at Barden, it isn't an arts school."
Lilly murmured something and the group strained to hear her, "Maybe she wants to be a lawyer."
Amy frowned, "Maybe…"
Beca spoke over the groups' murmurs, "I'm not saying don't ask her to audition, flatter the hell out of her, or beg, but no forcing anything okay you nerds?"
The Bellas nodded, some grudgingly, Aubrey, some timidly, Lilly, and some sadly, Chloe.
Of course it would be Beca who finally approached Rachel in their shared music theory class.