Hey everyone. So you know what this is. These next two chapters are part of the two part tribute to Cory Monteith. I've tried to stick to what happened (instead of doing what glee are rumoured to be doing which is not really talking about how he died) hense why I talked about Vancouver in the last chapter. I really hope I do Cory justice; he was an idol of mine and I love him so much, and my thoughts go out to the glee cast, his friends and his family at this hard time.

In the reviews, please share your favourite memory of Cory/Finn, I'd love to here them. Thank you x


Scene 1

(Puck is asleep in the dorm room. The phone is ringing. Puck lazily reaches for the phone, grabs it and holds it up to his ear. He yawns)

Puck: (tired) Hello? Yeah, that's me. Uh huh, he is. (Puck's face falls and drains of colour) What do you mean was?

Policewomen: Mr Puckerman, early this morning, your friend Finn Hudson was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver. It's suspected to be a drug overdose an-

Puck: No, you... you've got the wrong guy. Finn, he-

Policewomen: I know this is hard to take Mr Puckerman, but please listen to me; we've ran tests, it is definitely him. I'm deeply sorry-

Puck: (in a rage, in denial, he stands up with angry tears streaming down his face) No! This is your job, you're not sorry. And it wouldn't matter if you were, because you're WRONG! He (Puck drops the phone, staring down at it in horror as he falls to his knees) He can't be.

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Scene 2

(The bell rings. The glee club are messing about, chatting in the choir room. Mr Schuester walks through the door, eyes bloodshot. The room falls silent as everyone's eyes fall on him)

Will: Everybody sit down, I have something to say.

(The group obidiently sit)

I just got off the phone with Puck (Jake 'perks up' slightly at the mention of his brother) And, uh-

(Will stammers, choked up. He sits down on a chair in the middle of the group)

Early this morning, a boy of nineteen was found dead. You all knew him. Some of you, knew him as a teacher (Camera falls on Marley, Kitty, Jake, Ryder), others knew him as the guy who led us to a National championship (Artie, Tina, Sam, Blaine, Joe and Sugar begin to get the picture, staring at Mr Schue in a state of shock)

(Voice cracking) And I could even say he was like the son I never had. But all of us knew him as (His voice breaks and he begins to sob, trying to keep it together) a friend. The body was this morning identified as...Finn Hudson.

(Tina lets out a loud sob, Artie crying silently, being comforted by a weeping Sugar. Sam, Jake, Ryder, Kitty, Amy and Marley are still in shock. Blaine is tearing up)

Blaine: What? No!

Will: Blaine, please sit down and listen.

(Blaine sits, crying into Sam's shoulder)

Tomorrow, all the graduates, Brittany and Rory are going to come back to Lima for the funeral. Anyone can pay their respects, and I've already been told that the Warblers, Jesse St James, Ken Tenaka and my ex-wife Terri are going to come. Finn touched so many peoples lives, and we should treat everyone who comes respectfully, for Finn. So, this week...This week is for Finn. Sing something to pay tribute to him, to honour him. He was glee clubs soul and will stay in our hearts, never to be forgotten.

(The bell rings and everyone leaves, everything going in slow motion.)

~Blaine sings the first part of Here without you by 3 Doors down, the shot simply being him walking down the corridor, to his locker and out of the school~

Blaine: A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don't think I can look at this the same

But all the miles that separate
Disappear now when I'm dreaming of your face

I'm here without you,
But you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you,
And I dream about you all the time
I'm here without you,

But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight it's only you and me, yeah.

Scene 3

~Puck steps onto the McKinley high school auditorium stage, singing the song and playing guitar, with flashbacks of him and Finn together~

Puck:The miles just keep rollin'
As the people leave their way to say hello
I've heard this life is overrated
But I hope that it gets better as we go, oh, yeah, yeah

I'm here without you,
But you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you,
And I dream about you all the time
I'm here without you,

But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight, its only you and me

Blaine:Everything I know, and anywhere I go (oh whoa)
It gets hard but it won't take away my love (oh whoa)

Puck:And when the last one falls
When it's all said and done
It gets hard but it wont take away my love, whoa, oh, oh

Puck and Blaine: I'm here without you,
But you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you,
And I dream about you all the time
I'm here without you,

Puck:But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight, it's only you and me

(The song ends and Puck puts his guitar on top of the grand piano before sitting down on the edge of the stage, staring out into the empty auditorium. He hears footsteps approaching)

Puck: This was our castle. We graduated in here, me and him. We brought the house down. We've won and lost so much, right where you're standing right where we are now. (He turns his head to look at Quinn, noticing that she's obviously been crying) Hey Quinn. (He beckons Quinn over)

Quinn: Hey (She sits down beside him and he puts his arm round her. She rests her head on his shoulder) I know how you feel. We made ourselves who we are here, and without him... it wouldn't be possible (She clears her throat, trying to push back the tears and stay strong). I'm still struggling to refer to him in the past tense, it just doesn't feel right. Because... because... (Quinn's composure crumbles and she starts to cry)

Puck: It's okay, I'm here for you now. I'm here. (He bites back his own tears as he kisses the top of her head)

Quinn: (Screams) it's not fair!

(Mercedes hears Quinn and runs in from the wings, hugging her tightly. The three graduates just sit there, not saying a word, just holding each other. Mike stumbles in from stage left and sees the sight, going and hugging Puck.)

Mike: (whispered) I can't believe he's gone.

(They sit, whispering words of comfort to one another, until Quinn's phone beeps. She sighs and gets up, walking over to the piano to check the text)

Quinn: It's from Santana. She says they're nearly here and sorry that they're late, but Kurt and Rachel were a mess, even more than when they watched Marley and Me! (she laughs softly, hugging her phone before putting it back in her pocket)

Mike: I love that movie!

(The group chuckle)

Kurt: (as he walks in from the wings) Not as much as I love that movie Chang!

(Rachel and Santana enter in behind him and everyone embraces each other)

Mercedes: (once everyone has broken away) I wish we didn't have to meet again like this.

Rachel: (Nearly crying) Well, that's just how it is I guess.

Quinn: At times like these (puts her arm around Santana and Rachel) We need to be together for each other.

Kurt: And anyway, it's what F- He would have wanted.

Mercedes: That's all that matters.

Scene 4

~Cuts to 'Pretend it's okay' by Little Mix, sung by Quinn, Tina, Mercedes and Santana in front of the New Directions~

Quinn: What would you do? What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK

Santana:My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same

Pretend it's OK

Tina: I remember the day when we were out all night
I wish that I can get the day back and tell you it's alright

Mercedes: Cause we all do the same thing, we just don't realize
That we're living on borrowed time

All: What would you do? What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Tina: I see the light that I'm chasing
A memory, but it's fading

Mercedes: When it's gone I'll be waiting
Knowing it's too late (Quinn and Tina: knowing it's too late)

Santana: You chose the road that I'm walking
Now it's your soul that I'm caught in

Quinn: And you're not hearing when I'm calling
Calling your name

Tina: One breath, one step, one life, one heart

Two words, two eyes, new beginning, new start

Mercedes: Too neat, too narrow, too short, too bright,

Santana and Mercedes: I'm there with you, here by my side

All: What would you do? What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Quinn: Nothing here, no one talking, knowing it's too late
But sometimes it can get so hard pretending it's OK

Santana:Nothing here, no one talking, nothing's gonna change
But sometimes it can get so hard pretending it's OK

What would you do? (Mercedes: what would you do?)
What would you say? (Mercedes: what would you say?)
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

What would you do? (Mercedes:what would you do?)
What would you say? (Mercedes: what would you say?)
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Quinn: What would you do?

Tina: What would you say?

All: Pretendin' it's okay
Mercedes: What would you do?

Santana:What would you say?

Scene 5

(At The Hudson-Hummel's household. There's a knock at the door and Burt goes to answer it, Carol too grief-stricken to get the door)

Burt: Rachel (He hugs Rachel tightly and Carol comes through the kitchen door way and hugs her tightly) Kurt (He hugs his son tightly as well, Kurt already starting to tear up) I'm so glad you're both here. Come on in.

(Kurt and Rachel follow Burt and Carol into the Living room where there are boxes upon boxes of childhood memories of Finn)

Carol: (hoarse) we were just uh, going through some of Finn's old stuff, sharing memories, looking at photos.

Rachel: Great (Kurt and Rachel sit down and begin sifting through boxes)

Kurt: Oh my god, is that Finn? (He asks, staring down at a photo of toddler Finn) What the hell is on his head?

Carol: Okay, Finn's father and I had a tendency to buy him stupid hats. It was that or the bowl haircut!

Rachel: (laughing at another photo) Oh my god, he's so cute! Burt, have you seen this? (She passes a photo of him dressed up as a pirate over to Burt)

Burt: Aye Aye Captain! And all that jazz. Carol, how could you do this to him?

Carol: (Raising her arms in surrender) What can I say? He wanted a pirate costume for Halloween and they only had the girls on so... he was quite stubborn about it.

Kurt: Who's this?

Carol: (looks down at the photo and her smile fades slightly) Oh, that's Finn and the gardener from Emerald dreams. They used to really get along, jamming to Journey in the back yard.

(Everyone falls silent, looking down at the photo sadly, Kurt and Rachel thinking of 'Don't stop believing' and Regionals, Carol thinking of everything she'd lost and Burt thinking how hard it must be for those who'd known Finn for so long to be doing this)

Rachel: (Quietly) May I be excused for a minute?

Carol: Sure Honey, you know where everything is.

(Rachel gets up and goes upstairs, heading for the bathroom. But, as she goes down the corridor, she stops. The door to Finn's old room is left slightly open and, on impulse, she steps into it, closing the door behind her. For a second, she just stands there, taking it all in. Everything was how she remembered it; the peeling cowboy wallpaper, the drums kit in the corner. Everything was there, everything except him. Rachel just stands there, tears falling from her eyes)

Scene 6

~Heaven was needing a hero by Jo Dee Messina, sung by Rachel. Starting in Finn's room~

I came by today to see you
I just had to let you know
If I knew the last time that I held you was the last time
I'd have held you, and never let go

(Rachel drying her eyes in the mirror in another corner of his room, touching the 'Finn' necklace around her neck)

Oh, it's kept me awake nights, wondering
I lie in the dark, just asking why
I've always been told
You won't be called home
Untill it's your time

(Onstage in the Auditorium)

I guess heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up
For what you believe
And follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is heaven was needing a hero
Like you

I rember the last time I saw you
Oh, you held your head up proud
I laughed inside
When I saw how you were standing out in the crowd
Your such a part of who I am
Now that part will just be void
No matter how much I need you now
Heaven needed you more

(Kurt Looking and laughing at the photos with Burt and Carol as she stands by the doorway, watching them and smiling at how happy they looked, then looking down at the pictures of him that she has on his phone)

Cause heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up
For what you believe
And follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to

(Back onstage in the auditorium)
Is heaven was needing a hero
Like you

Is Heaven was needing a hero
and that's ... you

Will: Rachel, that was beautiful (Rachel turns around and sees him leaning against the wall of the auditorium)

Rachel: (wiping a tear) Thanks, I learned from the best. (Will goes up and hugs her)

Will: Well done on the Funny Girl audition, you're going to be a-

Rachel: (blurts) I don't know if I can do it.

Will: But Rac-

Rachel: (Talking very fast, freaking out) I mean, now that Finn's gone I don't know how much I can take before I lose my mind. He was always there, looking out for me, supporting me, we'd just got back together and now-

(Will puts his hands on Rachel's shoulders)

Will: Now you're going to play Fanny Bryce on Broadway, because that's exactly what Finn would want you to do.

Rachel: (crying, choked up) But I don't know if I can!

Will: Rachel Barbara Berry, believe me when I say this: You CAN. You are a star, and you will shine so brightly on that stage, that even Finn will see you and he will smile and say 'That's my girl'.

(Rachel hugs Mr Schuester tightly and he hugs her back, biting his lip so he doesn't cry)

Will: Right, everyone's going to come in here and do some story-telling. Do you want to join us or-

Rachel: (nods) I want to.

Will: Okay then, but if you feel like you need to go, then go.

Rachel: This is story-telling Mr Schuester, it's not like Potty Training, I'm not going to pee myself!

Will: I know but-

Rachel: I was joking Mr Schue, don't worry. (Rachel smiles and everyone starts coming in, talking quietly in small groups. Rachel links arms with Kurt and sits down)

Will: Okay, all of us are here so-

Brittany: (Enters from the wings) Not... all of us!

Santana and Sam: Britt! (They run up to hug her but both stop. Sam gestures for Santana to hug her first, then Sam does)

Rory: Yeah, you can't get rid of the Irishman over here! (Sugar runs up and kisses Rory on the cheek.)

Sugar: Welcome home

Rory: I never left

(Matt Rutherford then enters and Mike goes up and gives him a hug, then they chat quietly)

(Everyone sits down)

Will: Okay, so... who has a story to tell?

Artie: I'll start. But first, I wanna make an announcement. Uh... well, I was wondering if- with everyones permission- I could make a tribute video to Finn, where each of you would say what Finn meant to you.

Will: That sounds great Artie

Santana: I think it's an awesome idea wheels

Artie: Thanks guys. So, my story. It was a hot September morning, and I was casually locked in a porta-potty. The jocks were gonna flip it, but Finn had my back and got me out of there.

Puck: Yeah, I'm sorry about that dude. I was a douche back then, but I'd like to think I've changed a bit.

Artie: Trust me, you have.

Quinn: I've got something to confess, that I haven't ever told anyone.

(Everyone turns to Quinn who's looking down at her hands)

Quinn: When I was lying to Finn about the baby being his in Sophmore Year, he was thinking of baby names. And Finn... wanted to name the baby Drizzle.

Puck: Oh. My. God.

Sam: (laughing along with everyone else) Really? No way!

Kitty: Right, everyone raise their right hand.

Santana: RIGHT hand, Britt.

Brittany: (to herself) again!

(Everyone laughs)

Kitty: Okay, repeat after me. I solemnly swear in the name of all that is good.

(Everyone repeats at their own messed up pace)

That I will never, ever

(Everyone repeats)

Be so horrible as to name any baby 'Drizzle'

(Everyone says through their laughter)

Kurt: (To Quinn) Seriously, did he hate your kid?

Quinn: Probably!

Sam: Guys, do you remember when Finn walked down the hall in his tidey wideys for Rocky Horror!

(The room is roaring with laughter)

Santana: And when he broke Rachel's beak!

(Laughter)

Rachel: Nose Santana, my NOSE!

Mercedes: Hey Rach, do you remember what he said to Jesse at Junior prom?

Rachel: Oh yeah!

Mercedes: Hey Jesse, what's your order? Scrambled Eggs?

Mercedes and Rachel: I mean, I know you usually like them served on peoples heads!

(The two girls roar with laughter)

Artie: And remember in Gaga week when he made a dress and looked like a bright red shower curtain!

Tina: Remember his mask?

Santana: Oh my god, the mask. The mask was too much.

Mike: Do you guys remember how hyper he was after he took those Vitamin D tablets that Mrs Schuester gave hi-

Will: we don't need to talk about that!

Rory: My favourite thing about him was how supporting he was of everyone, how he stood up for everyone.

Kitty: Okay, not trying to be rude, but I seriously have no idea what you just said.

Kurt: ANYWAY, my favourite thing about him was how open he was to everyone, he respected everyone equally.

Blaine: He never held a grudge, he was always so... forgiving and accepting.

Quinn: And he never gave up. He was fearless and tenacious and just... Finn. (She starts to cry silently)

Brittany: I think we need to all talk about the best thing about Finn... his killer dance moves!

Quinn: (chuckling) oh my god, they were awful!

Jake: To be honest, I'm so glad I missed them.

Puck: Seriously dude, you should be.

Rachel: How did Jesse describe it? Oh yeah, like a zombie who needs to poop.

(Everyone laughs)

Marley: You know what I loved most about Finn? (Everyone looks at her) I loved how inspiring he was. He never backed down and kept fighting until the end. He was... (she trails off and starts crying softly so Jake hugs her tightly)

Ryder: Finn was always looking out for me. He helped me get through the day. He made me feel safe and like I was worth something.

Rachel: (nodding) I agree. He made me feel special, loved.

Sam: He was a true hero, better than Superman and Spiderman and all that crap.

Ryder: (scoffs) 'course he was, he was the almighty Treble Clef, uniter of glee clubs! Duh!

(Everyone laughs and their speech becomes muffled as the camera fades out on them laughing)

Scene 7

~Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift, sung by Kurt and Blaine at Kurt's house~

Kurt:I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said, I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, Don't leave me here alone
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

Kurt and Blaine: Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Blaine (to Kurt): Don't you dare look out your window darling
Everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music's gone

(Blaine goes to sleep and Kurt is sitting on the chair, looking down at him fondly)

Kurt:Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

(Kurt sits there for a few more seconds and then gets up, slips on his slippers and slips out the door and into the corridor to Finn's bedroom. He stands there, staring through the crack)

Burt: There's nothing you could have done (Kurt whips his head around to see Burt in his dressing gown standing behind him. He puts his hand on Kurt's back) I've thought about it to, but we were never to have known.

Kurt: I know but, just thinking about how... we never asked, we never knew that he was... doing that behind our backs. And that he was probably crying for help on the inside, but we didn't hear it over the sound of our own problems.

Burt: But how were we ever to know? He never showed any signs. He was just... Finn. Kurt, don't beat yourself up about it. Remember him how he was, don't ponder on how he turned out to be in the end. You didn't cause any of this. I know it's hard to accept. (Pause) this is what I was like when your mum died. I'd get into bed and imagine that she was there, even though I know she wasn't. I thought it was my fault, and I got so down thinking about it. Don't be like me. I never had someone to tell it like it is, so I'm giving that to you now. You're not to blame, you could never have stopped it. Just know that you've got a whole bunch of people who understand and will be there for you always.

(Kurt runs up and hugs Burt, crying into him)

Kurt: I love you Dad

Burt: (tearing up) I love you too Kurt. Now (breaks away from the hug) go back to bed, okay? I'll see you in the mornin'

Kurt: Night dad

Burt: Night Kurt.

(Kurt climbs into bed)

~Kurt finishes the song A-Cappella~

Just close your eyes

You'll be alright

Come morning light

You and I'll be safe and sound

(Kurt turns off the bedside table light and settles down to go to sleep)

Scene 8

~This film has the song Come home by One Republic feat. Sara Bareilless sung by Jake and Marley in the background~

Artie: What Finn meant to me, Take one and... action

Jake: Hello world
Hope you're listening
Forgive me if I'm young
For speaking out of turn
There's someone I've been missing
So I say to you..

Come home
Come home
Cause I've been waiting for you
For so long
For so long
Right now there's a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
The fight for you is all I've ever known
So come home
Oh

Marley:I get lost in the beauty
Of everything I see
The world ain't half as bad
As they paint it to be
Well maybe I'm just dreaming out loud
Until then...

Come home
Come home
Cause I've been waiting for you
For so long
For so long
Right now there's a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
The fight for you is all I've ever known
Ever known
So come home
Oh

Jake and Marley:Everything I can't be
Is everything you should be
And that's why I need you here
Everything I can't be
Is everything you should be
And that's why I need you here
So hear this now...

Marley:Come home
Come home
Cause I've been waiting for you
Jake: For so long
Marley: For so long
Jake:Right now there's a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
Marley and Jake: The fight for you is all I've ever known
Jake: Ever known
So come home
Come home (Marley: Come home, come home, 'cause i've been waiting for you)

(The video script)

Artie: (shown him talking to each person individually in a little room with two chairs. The camera flicks from interview to interview as he speaks) So, who was Finn to you?

Jake: Finn means...

Puck: Another brother, a best friend...

Mercedes: Someone to rely on and lean on when times get tough...

Kitty: A role model...

Ryder: Someone who cared enough to help me when I needed him, someone to look up to...

Marley: Inspiration...

Rory: A guardian angel! Haha...

Sugar: He was a friend...

Joe: A leader...

Unique: A leader...

Coach Beiste: A leader...

Santana: A goofball who got it wrong sometimes, but got it right. I guess he was a friend...

Jesse: Someone I loved to hate...

Sue: Although he did make me consider getting therapy after his horrendous excuse for a cheerios audition, I can admit that he was a nice guy who seemed to be there for others, unless he was chucking them out of the closet-

Amy: I never really knew him, but it seems like he's a legend at this school. Someone to look up to, so I guess that says it all really.

Brittany: He was my friend, a giant friend...

Sam: He was a friend

Tina: A friend

Artie: A friend

Marley: A friend

Ryder: A friend

Rory: A friend

Matt: A great, slightly messed up friend

Santana: Yeah, I guess he was a friend

Quinn: Someone who helped me onto the right path, and supported me even when I didn't treat him with the same amount of love that I should have

Blaine: He was a friend, definitely

Mike: An inspiration, a friend, a leader, he blew my mind...

Tina: He is what made glee glee.

Mercedes: And without him-

Kurt: Life will never be the same. He was my brother, and a friend, and someone who made life a little easier.

Will: I'd like to say he's a friend, as weird as it sounds. I saw so much of myself in him, except he was better. He was one of the reasons I got up to go to work each morning.

Ken Tenaka: He made me see life differently.

Terri: He was a sweet boy.

Principal Figgins: Finn Hudson was an asset to McKinley High School.

Quinn: He made every day manageable. And I loved him for it.

Rachel: Finn was everything, nothing less. He was my knight in shining armour. A hero. (starts to cry) and I love him so much.

Scene 9

(In the Auditorium. Blaine, Rory, Sugar, Joe, Sam, Amy, Ryder, Marley, Jake, Unique and Kitty sat in the chairs, looking up at Mr Schuester, Rachel, Puck, Kurt, Quinn, Mercedes, Tina, Brittany, Santana, Artie, Mike and Matt onstage in red shirts, converse shoes and jeans)

Will: New Directions, this is how it all started. We wanted to show you as our ultimate tribute to Finn, how he made glee club. So sit, listen and enjoy. (looking up to the ceiling, says to himself) This ones for you buddy.

Will: Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere

Rachel: Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere

Puck:A singer in a smokey room

Santana: The smell of wine and cheap perfume

Quinn and Kurt: For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Tina and Artie: Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard

Mercedes: Their shadows searchin' in the night

Matt and Santana: Streetlight, people
Livin' just to find emotion

Brittany and Mike: Hidin' somewhere in the night

Rachel: Workin' hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill

Puck: Payin' anythin' to roll the dice
Just one more time

Quinn:Some will win, some will lose
Some are born to sing the blues

Kurt: And now the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Mercedes: Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searchin' in the night

Will: Streetlight, people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin' somewhere in the night

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlight, people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlight, people

Don't stop!

Scene 9

(The door to the funeral opens and the churches bells ring out three times as the scene fades to black)