Chapter 1: The New Rachel

Rachel's POV:

As I walk down the halls on the first day of high school, I noticed a change in everyone's habits. People began to part like the red seas when I walked by, and a few jocks even whistled. I just don't get it. Is it my new outfit everyone is staring at? I mean, I thought that people were used to girls (or guys) wearing a cheerio uniform, but apparently, for me, it seems different. Sure...I've grown out of my reindeer sweaters and knee high socks, but can't people give it a rest?

I decide to ignore the fact that everyone is staring at me, but of course, someone had to walk over. And that someone is the one and only Finn Hudson. It's no secret that I have a crush on him, but when he came up to me, I began to blush uncontrollably and my knees began to shake. Snap out of it, I thought to myself, there's no way he'll date you. But then again, I am popular now so there's no harm in him asking me out. Right? I just hope so.

"Hey," Finn said, leaning against one of the lockers, "You look...different."

Different? I thought to myself. Different is good, right?

"Thanks. Sue asked me over the summer if I wanted to be a cheerio since the old head cheerio was a pain in the butt. So I quickly took up the offer," I smiled at him.

"That's cool," He replied, playing with his hair, "So I was wondering...if you wanted to I don't know, go out with me to the Lima Bean sometime?"

I blushed ferociously. Stop that, Rachel. I thought to myself. It'll seem too desperate.

"Rachel?" He asked impatiently.

"Huh?" I said, "Uh, I mean yes Finn."


"I mean I would love to go out with you sometime," I replied. He looked up at me and smiled.

"Great. How's friday night?"

"I'll see you there," I said and kissed him on the cheek. With that, I walked away to my locker.

Finn's POV:

Today was one of the best days of my life. I'm now dating Rachel Berry, the new head cheerio and the most popular girl in school, and I even got a B- on my algebra test in math today. I thought that nothing could make this day a living hell, but boy was I wrong.

I walked up to Rachel's locker to walk her to class, but I saw her laughing and giggling with some other jock that I've never seen before, down the hall. I felt a tingly, angry feeling rushing up my spine and I wanted to punch someone. Hard. Stop being jealous, Finn. I thought. He's probably some random guy that Rachel met in one of her classes. Just cool down, and don't cause any fights.

I was about to ignore the fact that Rachel is flirting with some other guy, when she's supposed to be dating me, but then, they did something that really made me boil deep down inside. He kissed her cheek. I saw Rachel giggle after he did that, and she didn't even pull away or slap him. She just stood there like an idiot and let him kiss her.

I was literally breaking down when I saw them together. I stood in the middle of the halls, and watched them cautiously, but she didn't even notice I was there. Rachel was too busy laughing at some stupid joke that guy had said to even realize I was standing right in front of her. So I decided to do the best thing I could think of. Punch that guys face off.

I walked up to them with my hands by my side, and I sucker-punched the guy to the ground. Rachel's eyes widened and began screaming at him and I, probably telling us to get off of each other and do the mature thing by talking things out.

Finally, after many punches and tons of blood on his face, Mr. Schuester, the director of the glee club, came and pulled me off of him.

Rachel came up to me and asked, "What the hell were you thinking? You could have gotten yourself hurt!" She looked at me as she gently stroked my cheek, but I abruptly pulled away.

"What's wrong, Finn?" She asked, confused.

"What's wrong? I'll tell you what's wrong!," I said, fuming with anger, "I decide to go to your locker to walk you to class, but instead I find you giggling and kissing some random douche bag!"

"Hey!" the jock who kissed Rachel yelled, "The random douche bag has a name!"

"Oh yeah?" I asked turning towards him, "I can't wait to hear what it is while I punch your perverted face off!"

"Enough!" Mr. Schue yelled, "Both of you! Go to the principal's office now!"


"Now!" He screamed, and we both scrambled towards the office, "As for everyone else! Quit staring and get to class!"

Rachel's POV:

Everything was going as I planned it to be. I was dating the hottest guy in school, Finn Hudson, and I was one of the most popular girls in the school. I can't wait to see Finn. I thought. We both have the same 4th period together.

I was about to turn down the hall towards my locker, when an arm caught my hand. I smiled and thought it was Finn, but as he twirled me around, I saw a guy that I've never seen before. He had blonde wavy hair, beautiful green piercing eyes, tanned skin, and very well-built muscles. He was very attractive for someone I had never seen before.

"Hi," he greeted, "Sorry to bother you but I'm new here and I don't really know the way around the school. Do you mind showing me around? My name is Kyle. Kyle Whitter."

I stared at him, slightly confused, but relieved that he wasn't some guy who wanted to be with me, just because I was popular.

"Um...sure," I said, with a rusty tone,"I'm-"

"Rachel Berry," he stated, "Yeah, I've heard a lot of people talk about you. Apparently, you're really popular, so I just wanted to ask someone who I thought would be a good tour guide."

I giggled. "Oh really. So now I'm your tour guide," I replied. He hesitated to speak and became really flustered which I thought was really cute. Just as cute as- Finn. Oh no! I totally forgot about him. I thought to myself. What am I gonna do? What if Finn saw me and got jealous?

"Uh anyways," he began, "You're not just a tour guide to me. You're actually super hot, and I'd love to go on a date with you sometime." He leaned in and kissed my cheek. I just stood there and giggled politely, but I knew I had to stop flirting with him or else someone might see and tell Finn.

I pulled away, still staring at his handsome face and decided to tell him that I had a boyfriend.

"What's wrong babe?" He asked.

"I...I'm sorry Kyle, but I can't do this with you."

"What? Why not?"

"You see I-" I was interrupted by a huge BANG and before I knew it, Finn was punching Kyle on the ground. Kyle's face was filled with huge piles of blood and he had a massive cut on his forehead. I kept yelling at them to get off of each other and talk things out, but I knew it was no use. I had to get a teacher's attention. Luckily, Mr. Schue read my mind and came right away, grabbing Finn off of Kyle and demanding they leave to go to the principal's office. I was concerned. Very concerned. I was scared that Finn got hurt or that maybe he might get suspended or in fact expelled for punching a guy on the first day of school. I felt tears running down my face and I quickly stormed off into the bathroom, grabbing large amounts of paper towels to clean my face and applying layers of mascara back on.

As I was finishing up, Santana and Quinn barged into the bathroom, panting for large breaths. Great. I thought to myself. They get to see me sob all my tears out. To my surprise, instead of laughing in my face and calling me a freak, Quinn and Santana rushed over and comforted me by saying:

"Hey we heard what happened. Are you okay?"

"Did Finn hurt you?"

"Finn must be soooo jealous that some other guy wants to be your boyfriend."

I smirked at that last comment and they must have noticed.

"Glad you're back to your old self, Berry," Santana said, "but we have a big problem."

I gulped. It must have been about Finn. Did he get expelled? Did he break any bones? I have to know what happened.

"W...what kind of news?" I asked shakily, "Did Finn get suspended?"

"Rach," Quinn replied, "It's okay. Its not as bad as you think."

"Then what happened?" I demanded.

"You see Finn and-" Santana was cut off by a very anxious Quinn.

"The guys are out for you," Quinn interrupted.

"Excuse me?" I asked, "Are you talking about Finn and Kyle?"

Quinn stared at her with a scared face and nodded.

"What? Why?" The room became quiet. After a few minutes or so, Santana spoke up.

"They're competing to see who gets to ask you out. So whoever gets to you first is automatically your boyfriend," she replied, "I still think they're idiots."

"Wait," Rachel said, "but what if I say no?"

This time Quinn spoke up.

"Well why would you say no to one of them in the first place?" Quinn asked.

"Because maybe I don't like Kyle in that-"

"Please," Santana interrupted, "Don't give me the i-dont-like-kyle-in-that-way crap. Practically everyone saw you two flirting in the hall. You two looked like an actual couple. Plus you flirted back, when you are supposed to be dating Finn."

"But, I don't wanna date Kyle," Rachel hesitated for a second. Do I want to date Kyle or Finn? I mean Kyle is a good guy, but there's no way I'll choose him over Finn. Right?

"Sure Berry," Santana smirked, "Just keep believing that, but everyone knows that Kyle is a total hottie. There's no way anyone would turn him down."

Is that really true? I thought. Would any girl dream to be with Kyle if he asked her out?

"Rach, snap out of it," Quinn said, catching my attention right away, "We need to focus. You are meant to be with Finn, not Kyle so if he comes up to you right now, what are you going to say?"

"I might-"

Just then, the bathroom door swung open and Kyle walked forward, with his hands by his side.

End of Chapter 1. More chapters to come.

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