Nobody here knows who I am. I am just one of those lost faces in the crowd, or in the halls in my case. I go to McKinley, which is a high school in Lima, Ohio. It school where I am pretty sure, that a student could get away with putting someone in a coma.

With all the homophobia in this school, I am surprised that it hasn't happened to my brother or any of the others like him.

Unlike my brother, nobody knows who I am at all. There are tons of students at this school and like some of the losers, I am invisible. The only people that know my name are the ones that I live with, the ones that I am related to.

Sure, I could get attention if I wanted to by wearing some sort of slutty outfit or in other terms, a very short dress where anyone could see easily see things I don't want to them to see. Or I could do something bad that could get me suspended; giving me a bad reputation. Of course I am not like that.

I am not like most of the people in this school because I am a tomboy. I never really understood the point of dressing up all fancy everyday like most of the girls, and even some of the boys do in this school. Besides, all it really does is set people up to get in bad relationships, which ultimately gets them into more trouble.

Don't get me wrong, I don't really judge anyone, as long as they are decent in terms of not being a bitch, I think we'll get along great.

I always give a chance to someone, I know what it is like to feel like everyone is judging you and the only thing I had at that time was hope. I had many days like that from the time that I was seven because I wasn't like the others that I lived with.

I was smaller, a little heavier, and I also had faith and hope that things would get better. The others I lived with tried to make me forget that. But I never did, which made them stay away from me and make sure no one made me feel like I belonged. Luckily I was given another chance by the time I turned 11.


I walked down the halls, like I did every day, nobody really noticing me, but then I went to my locker and I saw Finn there. "Shouldn't you be with your girlfriend or something?" I asked. I did not know her name, but I did know he met me at my locker since my sophomore year.

"I needed to talk to you about something." He said and as I took something out and closed my locker. "It's about the Glee Club. You know the club you refuse to join." He said and I sighed. Like I would get in there.

"Finn, I am not joining." I said. I have made that clear many times, it took long enough to get it through to Kurt that I wouldn't join.

"Please." He begged. "They changed the rules because of people losing interest in the arts. They changed the requirements to 18 members. We only have 17." Well I could see that there weren't going to be many groups at Nationals with this new rule, unless this school was the only one who until this year, just made it to 12 members.

"Sorry, but I am not joining." I said and left him there. It's not that I can't sing or that I don't like to sing. I do, but I haven't sang in front of anyone since I was 12 and even then, I didn't like to do it. For most of my life, I have had stage fright and maybe I still have some left.


I was walking back from lunch because I didn't like to be in the cafeteria when someone bumped into me and I dropped all my things. "I'm so sorry." I looked and saw it was a guy, who was wearing a little too much hair gel for my taste.

"It's fine." I said as he handed me my stuff that had fallen on the floor. Why did he look so familiar?

"I'm Blaine." He said, I had heard that name before. But where was the question.

"I'm Ally. Ally Hummel." I said and then he looked at me with this strange look. "What?" I asked.

"Sorry." Was all he said, before heading in another direction. That was strange, but I guess it didn't matter. So, I headed to the library like I had intended to do. I spent a lot my time there because it was quiet and it was easy to things there.

I realized I had been there a while when Kurt came in and sat at the same table as me. "What is it 6th period already?" I asked and he nodded. It didn't matter to me, all I was missing was English and it was my easiest and best subject.

"So I heard that you met Blaine officially." Kurt started by saying. That's why he looked familiar. I remembered one night I passed by Kurt's bed room and I swore I saw him making out with someone; Blaine was his boyfriend.

"That's why he seemed so familiar."

"Yeah, anyway, I heard Finn talked to you—" Oh great, now he was going to ask me.

"I thought I made it clear that I am not auditioning. I can't." I said.

"Yes you can." Kurt said and before I could speak, he continued talking. "I know it's been a while, but I know you. You were good even when you had stage fright. Now it's not that you're worried about the people, you are worried about yourself."

I felt like that was the same thing. I sighed as he got up from the chair he was sitting on. "Think about it, because I think you would enjoy the club and the people in it." He had a point. I still didn't know if I should audition.


That night I thought a lot about what Kurt and even what Finn said and I guess I should stop worrying about whatever I was worrying about. I am pretty sure it's the people and the idea of not being what they are looking for. I am not twelve anymore, so why am I still in the shadows?

I will audition today and I think I had the perfect song. So after school, I went to the choir room and I could see all eyes on me as I entered. Kurt and Finn looked surprised but the good kind of surprised. "Hi, I would like to audition." I say.

The teacher, Mr. Shue nods and steps away from the front of the room as I stand in front of everyone. I take in a few breaths. I then looked at the piano man and he starts to play the music. Then I began to sing.

Don't know much about your life
Don't know much about your world but
Don't wanna be alone tonight
On this planet they call Earth

You don't know about my past and
I don't have a future figured out
And maybe this is goin' too fast
And maybe it's not meant to last

But what do you say to takin' chances?
What do you say to jumpin' off the edge?
Never knowin' if there's solid ground below
Or a hand to hold or hell to pay
What do you say? What do you say?

I just wanna start again
And maybe you could show me how to try
Maybe you could take me in
Somewhere underneath your skin

Hey now, hey, my heart is beatin' down
But I'm always comin' back for more, yeah
There's nothin' like love to pull you up
When you're lyin' down on the floor, babe

So talk to me, talk to me like lovers do
Yeah, walk with me, walk with me like lovers do
Like lovers do

What do you say to takin' chances?
What do you say to jumpin' off the edge?
Never knowin' if there's solid ground below
Or a hand to hold or hell to pay
What do you say? What do you say?

Don't know much about your life
And I don't know much about your world

I looked and saw that everyone was applauded; it felt good. I haven't had this feeling for years. Now I really feel stupid for not auditioning for joining sooner.

I know auditions are typically a verse and chorus, but I kind of needed to sing every different lyric. It had to be perfect since this was me taking a chance.

"That was amazing." Me. Shue praised and my smile turned into a grin. "What is your name?"

"My name is Alison Hummel." I said and then everyone looked at Kurt. "But everyone calls me Ally." I added, to take the looks off Kurt and also Finn.

"Are you a freshman?" The girl, who was sitting next to Finn, asked me.

"No, I am a junior." I replied. "I decided that this was a good time to start taking chances." I said and I could tell that at least Mr. Shue liked it.

"Welcome to Glee Club, Ally." I said and I then went over to where the rest of the club were sitting and I sat in the chair in between Kurt and this blonde girl. I had a feeling that Kurt was right and I was going to like it here.


What better day to post a new story than on my birthday? (haha)

I am starting this over again. It's now going to be in a different point of view. It will for the most part be in Ally's, but it may sometimes altar. Anyway, this chapter we get introduced to her and the next chapter is where the story really starts.

Also, Ally is played by Ashley Benson.

Song: Taking Chances (Celine Dion)

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