Hi Everyone! Here's the next chapter! I'm really sorry for the delay in posting, I've been having some family problems that have kinda been bugging me for a while so it's been kinda stressful. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this next chapter! And shoutout to all the awesome people who left reviews, I really appreciate it and they make me want to keep writing so thank you so so much, I really appreciate it!

Ever since Santana saw her name on the roster, she was ecstatic. Part of her knew she wasn't getting cut, but it was still quite nerve-racking. But, with the added adrenaline of making the team, she walked around that day with an extra skip in her step. Even when she finally walked into the first period over 40 minutes late to class and got a long berating from her teacher, it couldn't destroy her joyful demeanor.

As soon as the bell rang, she skipped out of the room. Although if you asked her it would be speed walking with a little pep in her step, because only doe-eyed losers skip, and Santana was not a loser. She hurried down the hallway, searching for Kurt and Sam in the large crowd of students hustling and bustling by.

On her right, she saw the AV nerds geeking out over whatever they do, but still no sign of her friends. On her left, she watched as some blonde gal in a cheerleading uniform stormed out of the janitor's closet. She didn't fail to notice how her uniform hugged her body in just the right places, in fact, her eyes lingered just a little longer than they should have. But, as soon as the thought crossed her mind, she shoved it to the side and attempted to forget about the girl. Luckily for her, a distraction came just in time. She spotted Kurt and Sam outside Mr. Shuester's classroom. They waved and she ran over to greet them.

"Someone's Excited," Kurt remarked, smirking at Santana's unadulterated excitement.

"Oh shut it, Hummel," she shot back playfully. In reality, though, she was quite excited. Her palms were riddled with sweat and she felt like jumping up and down like a kid on Christmas day. For so long, she'd been waiting for this moment, when she'd finally be able to prove to everyone that she was capable of playing football. She'd always believed in herself, but others hadn't, and now, she could finally stick it to all of them. It was a dream come true.

"You know I'm right, you can finally show the asshole you call a father that he was wrong all along," said Kurt. He didn't understand why Santana looked to that man for approval, but he knew that this was a big thing for her and proving him wrong was just another part of the appeal.

"If only I wasn't such a disappointment, he might still be around" Santana mumbled, almost inaudibly.

"Aww, Santana it's not your-" Sam began.

"Forget it, Sam," she said before turning around and heading to class.

"Remember to come to glee practice after school," Sam yelled as she walked away.


As the day neared an end, Santana counted down the seconds till the bell. She sulked in her seat, casually scribbling doodles onto her notebook paper. It wasn't long until the sound of rustling papers was replaced with that of chairs being pushed in and she was finally free to go.

For a split second, she considered second, she eyed the exit to the school, considering ditching glee for a nice relaxing break before her next shift at work. But, that flew out the window the minute Rachel Berry walked out and grabbed Santana by the arm, pulling her towards the choir room. Figures, the dwarf would be the one dragging her toward the show-tune room of doom.

"Hey Santana, I'm Rachel Berry, as you probably already know from my extremely successful myspace page, I heard from Mercedes that you were going to audition for the glee club, and as leader and star-singer I have taken it upon myself to introduce you to the club!" Rachel said as she continued to pull Santana towards the choir room.

"There's no need for that berry, I can walk by myself you know," Santana said, attempting to ease her way out of Rachel's grip. That girl had some serious arm strength.

"Nonsense!" Rachel insisted, "We're already here" She pushed open the door and pulled Santana to the center of the room. Sitting in the room were around 12 kids, all staring back at her with slightly amused grins on their faces.

"Hello fellow glee clubbers," said Rachel, in her usual uptight manner, "I'd like to introduce you to Santana, who's auditioning to be our newest backup singer!". That comment received a couple of eye rolls.

"Hold up, I did not join glee club to sing backup to you berry," Santana exclaimed, turning to face Rachel.

"Sorry Santana, but I clearly have a better voice than anyone in here, and my talents are best utilized when I'm the lead but don't worry, you'll have a great time singing and dancing behind me!" said Rachel, it was crazy how she didn't notice how self-centered she sounded. Alas, everyone kept quiet about it waiting for the shit show to begin.

"Whatever Berry, Just sit back and listen. I'll be auditioning with Girl on Fire by Alecia Keys," said Santana, before motioning to the band to start playing.

She's just a girl and she's on fire

Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway

She's living in a world and it's on fire

Filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

Oh, she got both feet on the ground

And she's burning it down

Oh, she got her head in the clouds

And she's not backing down

At first, Santana felt her throat getting heavier, she looked around the room at all the glee clubbers' faces, and her eyes landed on the girl she had previously seen in the hallway. For a second, she locked eyes with the hazel-eyed blonde but quickly looked away as to not be caught staring. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Kurt give her a tiny thumbs-up, encouraging her to continue singing. As she got deeper and deeper into the song, she felt her confidence start to increase and before she knew it she was belting out the chorus.

This girl is on fire

This girl is on fire

She's walking on fire

This girl is on fire

As she continued to sing, she quickly scanned the glee clubs' faces to gauge their reactions. Sam and Kurt had wide grins on their faces, while Mercedes sat there with a knowing smirk plastered across her face. On the other side of the room, Rachel was sitting with her jaw still wide open at Santana's amazing voice. She quickly took a peek at the blonde cheerleader, only to notice she was also smiling at her song, slight dimples appearing on the side of her cheeks. It was at that moment that Santana knew there was something special about her, and she wanted to know all about her.

Everybody stands, as she goes by

'Cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes

Watch her when she's lighting up the night

Nobody knows that she's a lonely girl

And it's a lonely world

But she gon' let it burn, baby, burn, baby

This girl is on fire (Fire, fire)

This girl is on fire

She's walking on fire (Fire, fire)

This girl is on fire

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...

She's just a girl, but she's on fire

With that, Santana took a bow and was met with a long round of applause from her now fellow glee club members.

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