Hey everyone! Thanks so much for all your reviews on the first chapter. I appreciate it. Like I said, I'm trying to make this similar and different to the show at the same time, if possible. As you can see, some songs will be sung by different people. Hope you enjoy and review if I should keep going!

Showmance

Unknown to Rachel, her boyfriend, along with Blaine and Artie, had been watching her and Finn perform with the glee club.

Kurt had seen the looks Rachel was giving Finn. He saw how happy she looked. He saw how happy Finn looked. Those looks were different than any looks she'd given him. If he wasn't careful, Rachel was going to slip away.

Kurt and Rachel were expected to be together, as the quarterback and the head cheerleader, the first people to ever be promoted to those positions while they were still freshmen. But little did Rachel know, Kurt needed her for more than status.

Kurt had joined the football team to get closer to his dad, who'd also been a football player. Ever since Kurt's mom died when he was eight, he and his dad were growing more and more distant from each other. Joining the football team had helped them bond, and Kurt's dad had been so proud of him when he was promoted to quarterback in the middle of his freshman year.

But over the summer, the incoming freshmen began attending weekly football conditioning camps, and Kurt had met Blaine and Artie, who'd gone to a different middle school. The three of them quickly bonded... but Kurt and Blaine's bond was a little more than best friends.

Over the summer, they'd made out a few times. And it felt good, much different than making out with Rachel had felt. But Kurt knew no one could find out about this. There couldn't be a gay quarterback. Coach Tanaka would probably demote him. And he'd get made fun of.

Rachel genuinely seemed to like Kurt. And he liked her too. Maybe not in a romantic way, but she was fun to spend time with, even though her clothes were horrible. But he'd seen the way she looked at Finn. The biggest loser in the sophomore class. That tall, awkward guy who was always freaking out over his grades even though he was the only person in their grade to get all As all the time. He always said the wrong thing whenever he talked. He always had the right answers in class and it was so annoying. Finn didn't have much fashion sense either. He was always wearing polo shirts, especially ones with stripes and plaid, and puffy vests. He rarely combed his hair. He played the drums in the school band and the marching band. How could Rachel possibly fall for a guy like that when she had the quarterback and the best dressed guy at McKinley?

As Kurt arrived at school with Blaine and Artie, he saw Rachel talking with Finn at his locker. Not just talking. Laughing. Smiling. Rachel turned and saw Kurt coming in with Blaine and Artie. No one, not even Artie, knew about Kurt and Blaine's sexual activity... Rachel came over to the boys. "Hey."

"Why were you talking to that loser?" Blaine asked.

"He's my friend," Rachel said.

Well, Rachel thought that Blaine was just Kurt's friend, and little did she know. "Why did you join that glee club anyway, Rachel?" Kurt asked. "It's ruining our campaign for Homecoming Duke and Duchess. We won Lord and Lady last year, and next year we could win Prince and Princess, and then King and Queen when we're seniors..." If Kurt kept winning those positions, maybe he could come out.

"I already told you about why," Rachel said. "I got caught cheating on a test..."

"It's one test!" Artie protested. "The only person ahead of you in the sophomore class is that nerd!"

"I like it," Rachel protested. "It's fun. Guys, please, stop it." She began to walk away. Kurt looked ahead and saw that Finn was listening.

"Oh, you snoop," Kurt snapped. "Let me tell you something - Rachel would never date you. So go ahead. Sing and dance with her all you want, but you're just making a fool of yourself."

Finn looked unfazed. "Too bad you didn't see the looks she was giving me the other day."

Oh yes. Kurt had seen those looks. He couldn't let Finn know. "Oh, so you're a liar, too?"

"I'm not a liar," Finn said. "By the end of the year, I know I'm going to have Rachel and you're going to have your footballs and helmets and all the games you've lost this year." Finn turned and began to walk away, but before he was gone, Mercedes, Tina and another freshman cheerio named Lauren Zizes threw slushies at Finn.

x

Finn had done his best to look confident when he stood up to Kurt, but he was struggling on the inside. He knew Kurt was right. It was possible Rachel had just been looking happy because she was enjoying the performance. Why would a girl like Rachel want to date a guy like Finn?

Anyway, Finn had to get to the choir room. Sam had texted him yesterday to say that the other glee club members wanted to have a meeting, so he went in and saw Puck, Mike, Sam, Quinn, Santana and Brittany. "Okay, everyone's here now," Mike said.

"Not everyone," Finn said. "We need to wait for Rachel. I was just talking to her."

"That's what we're here to talk about," Puck said. "I don't know if it's a good idea for Rachel to join the glee club."

"What?" Finn asked. "Of course she should be in the glee club. She's so talented..."

"We get it, Finn, you like her," Mike interrupted. "She's pretty, she's popular, she's smart, she's talented. But she's not what we need in this glee club."

"Aren't we being no different from the people who pick on us if we're trying to kick Rachel out?" Finn asked. "She said she wants to be part of the group."

"She doesn't need to be part of a group!" Brittany said. "She's a cheerio."

"I thought that this group wouldn't be like this," Finn said.

"Not everyone wants to kick her out," Quinn said. "I don't. She did rescue me from the other cheerios."

"Yeah, that was nice," Sam said. "And she told that Lauren Zizes girl to not push me into a locker the other day."

"If she wasn't popular, you guys wouldn't want her in the glee club," Santana said. "She's best friends with Mercedes Jones and Tina Cohen-Chang. And she's dating Kurt Hummel. He's a guy and he thinks he can tell everyone what to wear and what not to wear!"

"And don't forget about that Artie guy," Brittany said. "He's always wheeling over people's feet."

"But those people aren't in the glee club!" Finn protested.

"She might bring them," Santana said.

"Hey, I think we need to lay off her," Finn said. "She might just want a safe place. I see her. She looks like she's under a lot of pressure. I don't think she wants to be who society expects her to be."

"Yeah, like I said, she pulled me out of that port-a-potty in front of the cheerleaders," Quinn said. "She could have just knocked it over like they wanted her to."

"She pet Lord Tubbington when I brought him to school," Brittany said. "And she did smile at him."

"She's never said something dumb to me in a fake Spanish accent," Santana said.

"And like I said, she told Lauren Zizes not to push me," Sam said. "That girl is huge... I could have gotten more hurt."

"She's Jewish like me," Puck admitted. "She can't be all bad."

"And she's a pretty good dancer," Mike added.

"See?" Finn asked. "She might be our secret weapon."

x

"Rachel Berry!"

Rachel gulped as she heard Coach Sylvester call her name as she left cheerios practice. She was terrified of Coach Sylvester. She always followed her coach's instructions and worked hard on the routines because she didn't want to get on her coach's bad side. She knew without the cheerios, she was inches away from getting slushied.

Rachel looked at her coach. "Yes?"

"Rachel, I heard you're in the glee club now," Coach Sylvester said.

"Yeah," Rachel said. She knew Coach Sylvester didn't like Mr. Schuester at all.

"Why?" Coach Sylvester asked.

What was Rachel supposed to say? Would Coach Sylvester believe the cheat sheet excuse? And what would she think if Rachel talked about the drugs? "Mr. Schuester wasn't happy with me and joining avoided getting me in trouble..."

"That man is crazy," Coach Sylvester interrupted. "i'll talk to him and get you out of that glee club."

Out of the glee club? Rachel wanted to be in the glee club. "But I think it would help my resume..."

"I think you have college scholarships in the bag," Coach Sylvester said. "You won National Championships for cheerleading as a freshman head cheerleader. Plus, I make a point to hire a very diverse squad. You don't need glee club."

"I want to be in glee club," Rachel said.

"No you don't!" Coach Sylvester snapped. "You're a hot popular girl. No one wants to be with the girl in glee club."

"I have to go," Rachel said. Already she was becoming hesitant. She wanted to quit the cheerios. But she knew if she did, she'd become an outcast.

x

The song Mr. Schuester had picked out for the assembly was horrible. Finn knew they needed four more members to qualify for Sectionals, but with this song, they weren't going to get the four members they needed. Why couldn't they just do Don't Stop Believing again? That was a good song, and Finn had loved singing with Rachel...

Finn texted Rachel. He knew that she could find a great song. A few minutes later, Rachel came into the library. "Hey."

"Hey," Finn said, smiling at Rachel. "Thanks for coming to meet me here."

"Of course," Rachel said. "We can't do that song at the assembly. Disco is so lame."

"I know, right?" Finn asked. "Even my mom doesn't like disco."

Rachel gave Finn a pretty smile. "Well, I'm sure you and I can find another song."

"Let's think," Finn said. "What do kids our age like? What does your boyfriend listen to?"

"He'd probably kill me if he knew I was telling you, but he listens to a lot of showtunes," Rachel said.

"Really?" Finn asked. The quarterback of the football team liked showtunes? Even Finn didn't really care for them.

"Yeah," Rachel said. "I don't think he'd like it if I told you..."

"My lips are sealed," Finn said.

"You're so sweet," Rachel giggled.

Finn wanted to kiss Rachel. She was so cute. "How about we look at my ipod?"

"Lots of the football players like action and stuff like that," Rachel said.

"Action is pretty cool," Finn said. "I guess we could use a song from one of my video games..."

"Yeah, but what about the girls?" Rachel asked.

"Would the guys be attracted to a song from a chick flick?" Finn asked.

"Well, probably not," Rachel said. "Let's think... what's something boys and girls are both into?"

Finn and Rachel spoke at the same time. "Sex!" They both laughed at having the same thought at the same time.

"That's it!" Finn said. God, he loved Rachel's laugh. "Let's find a song about sex and put a new number together with the other glee club members."

"Yes!" Rachel said, giving Finn a hug. "That's perfect!"

x

The other glee club members were on with the idea of the song Finn and Rachel had picked up. And Rachel had to admit, she had really liked grinding with Finn on the stage.

Girls: Get up on this!
Get up on this!

Ow! Baby!
Salt-N-Pepa's here!
Finn: Now wait a minute, y'all
This dance ain't for everybody
Only the sexy people
So all you fly mothers, get on out there and dance
Dance, I said!
Rachel: Salt-N-Pepa's here, and we're in effect
Want you to push it, baby
Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat
C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we know
How to become number one in a hot party show
Now push it
New Directions: Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - push it real good
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - p-push it real good
Hey! Ow!
Get up on this!
Finn: Yo, yo, yo, yo, baby-pop
Yeah, you come here, gimme a kiss
Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed
Can't you hear the music's pumpin' hard like I wish you would?
Now push it
New Directions: Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - push it real good
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - p-push it real good
Ah, Push It
Get up on this, get up on this, get up on this!
Ah, push It !
Girls: Ow! Baby baby!
Boy, you really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Ow! Baby baby!
Boy, you really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
New Directions: Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - push it real good
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - p-push it real good
Ah, Push It
Get up on this, get up on this, get up on this!
Ah, push It !

The students applauded at the end of the number, and that made Rachel feel good. Maybe this meant that she'd get less crap from the cheerios?

However, she knew her singing could get better. And she also knew who could help her with it. As Rachel and Finn were leaving the stage, Rachel turned to Finn. "After school today, do you think we could hang out in the auditorium and work on my singing?"

Finn gave Rachel a half smile. "Sure!"

x

The day after school, Rachel and Finn were in the auditorium. Finn and Rachel had run through some songs together. "How was that?" Rachel asked.

"That was really good!" Finn said.

"You think?" Rachel asked.

"You're REALLY talented," Finn said. "I really don't think that anyone could be as good as me - but I was wrong."

Finn noticed that Rachel was blushing. "Wow, thanks Finn."

"Hungry?" Finn asked.

"Yeah, a little," Rachel admitted.

"Well, I brought a little picnic for us," Finn said, unfolding a picnic blanket.

"Awww this is so sweet!" Rachel said. "It feels really good to be in the glee club."

"Really?" Finn asked.

"Yeah," Rachel said. "Everyone thinks of me as this popular cheerleader with perfect grades, but the thing is, I'm just like everyone else. I wanted friends who see me as me and not the popular cheerio and I've gotten that in glee."

"Yes you do," Finn said. "I know what it's like to be under pressure. Being number one in our class... I need to keep that."

"You know who's right behind you?" Rachel asked.

"Oh, I'm not letting you catch me!" Finn said as they both laughed. She was so hot and sexy... especially in regular clothes. He poured some drinks for himself and Rachel. "Cheers."

Rachel clinked her glass against Finn's. "Cheers." As she and Finn looked into each other's eyes, she suddenly spoke. "You're hot."

That had taken Finn off guard. "What?"

"Oh, nothing," Rachel said.

Finn couldn't help but stare. "You can kiss me if you want to."

"I want to," Rachel admitted. She leaned over as she and Finn kissed a few times. Kissing Rachel felt amazing. It was like the world was stopping. It was just the two of them. Right there. Right now.

x

Rachel loved kissing Finn... wait. She couldn't do this. She had a boyfriend. She pulled away from Finn. "I've got to go."

"What?" Finn asked.

"I have cheerios practice, I forgot," Rachel said. "We can work on our singing another time, okay?"

Finn looked disappointed. "Okay."

Rachel knew what she'd done was wrong. She was cheating on Kurt, who'd done nothing to her. She'd been attracted to Finn ever since she joined glee. She knew she wasn't supposed to be attracted to him, but there was something about him that just drew her in.

He was handsome. He was smart. He was funny. He was kind. He was talented. He was just...

She couldn't be attracted to him. But she was. And she knew those feelings weren't going away.

x

"I am so disappointed in you guys!" Mr. Schuester snapped in glee the next day. "Doing a song about sex and a sexual dance?"

"Well, it's not like anyone would have joined if we did the disco song," Finn groaned.

"Why didn't you come to me?" Mr. Schue asked.

"We tried but you insisted," Rachel said. "But I guess our plan backfired, because I don't see any new members."

"Excuse me?" a voice asked. Finn turned and saw Kurt, Blaine and Artie in the doorway.

"May I help you guys?" Mr. Schue asked.

"We want to join glee club," Blaine declared.

Finn felt like he was having a heart attack. Rachel's boyfriend and his two sidekicks were joining the glee club. Did he know somehow? How long had he known?

"I thought you thought this was lame," Rachel said.

"Well, what type of boyfriend would I be if I didn't support you?" Kurt asked.

"Let's see what you three have got," Mr. Schue said.

Kurt handed some sheet music to the piano player as the three boys broke into song. Finn felt a bit threatened. Artie had a great voice. So did Blaine. Kurt may not be a baritone or a tenor, but he was good, too...

Kurt: She take my money when I'm in need
Yeah, she's a triflin' friend indeed
Oh, she's a gold digger way over town
That digs on me
Artie (Kurt and Blaine): (She gives me money) Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' wit' no broke, broke
(She gives me money) Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' wit' no broke, broke
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head
Artie (Blaine): (She gives me money) Cutie the bomb, met her at a beauty salon
(When I'm in need) With a baby Louis Vuitton under her underarm
(She gives me money) She said, I can tell you rock, I can tell by your charm
(When I'm in need) Far as girls, you got a flock, I can tell by your charm
(I gotta leave) And your arm, but I'm lookin' for the one
(I gotta leave) Have you seen her?
Kurt Blaine and Artie: No we ain't seen her!
Artie (Blaine): (She gives me money) Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' wit' no broke, broke
(She gives me money) Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' wit' no broke, broke
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head
Artie (Kurt): (She gives me money) 18 years, 18 years
(When I'm in need) She got one of yo kids, got you for 18 years
(She gives me money) I know somebody payin' child support for one of his kids
(When I'm in need) His baby mama car and crib is bigger than his
(I gotta leave) You will see him on TV any given Sunday
(I gotta leave) Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai
(I gotta leave) She was s'pose to buy your shorty TYCO with your money
(I gotta leave) She went to the doctor got lipo with your money
(She gives me money) She walkin' 'round lookin' like Michael with your money
(When I'm in need) Should've got that insured, GEICO for your money, money
(She gives me money) If you ain't no punk
(When I'm in need) Holla, "We want prenup!"
Kurt, Blaine and Artie: We want prenup! Yeah!

"Wow!" Mr. Schue said at the end of the performance. "Welcome to the glee club! Now we only need one more member before we can go to Sectionals."

Finn looked over at Rachel. She looked genuinely surprised. The boys didn't pick on anyone during glee practice, but it still didn't feel right.

"Hey, what's wrong?" Finn turned as he was leaving to see Rachel running after him.

"Why didn't you tell me your boyfriend and his minions were joining?" Finn asked.

"I didn't know," Rachel protested. "He didn't say anything to me."

"Really?" Finn asked. "He doesn't know about what happened the other day?"

"Of course he doesn't," Rachel said.

"Why did they do it though?" Finn asked. "My freshman year was the worst year of my life. And glee club was starting to make things better. I was starting to make friends and now my tormentors come around..." Now he could see why people were hesitant about Rachel.

"We'll always be friends, I promise," Rachel said. "Finn..."

"I have to go," Finn sighed. He didn't want to be friends. He wanted more than that.