Disclaimer- Glee belongs to Ryan Murphy, not me

AN- Since school's started again, I don't know how frequently I'll be able to update this, but I'll do my best to get at least one chapter per weekend.

A chair is still a chair.

Even when there's no one sitting there

But a chair is not a house

And a house is not a home

When there's no one there to hold you tight

And no one there you can kiss good night.

- A House is not a Home

-Rachel POV-

Walking into the Choir room today, what I saw was definitely not what I expected. The second I walked in, all the conversations stopped and all the Girls walked up to me and gave me huge bear hugs! I mean, sure, we're all really close and everything, but, we don't usually do this kind of stuff. After they went and sat down, all the boys came and gave me pats on the back and I receive a kiss from Finn who then proceeded to lead me back to my seat. As soon as I sat down, everyone went back to their previous conversations and arguments, but they were all still casting glances at me. I was racking my brain trying to think of why they would all be acting so strange, and then it painfully dawned on me again. It's Mother's day and they all want to make sure I'm doing OK. A few minutes later, Mr. Schue walked in

"Alright Guys! Let's get to work! So, to prepare for regional's, I got some videos of past performances that I thought we could watch in order to get a better look at what we're up against." Then Mr. Schue proceeded to pull the projecter screen down, turning on the projecter, and starting the tapes, he walked out of the room.

GLEE

-Will POV-

I started the videos and left the room. I went into my office to start grading some of the Spanish Pop Quiz's that I gave to my freshman class last period. It still amazes me to see how stupid some of these kids are. I finished grading with only 3 people not failing. I looked out of my window to see how the kids were reacting to the videos. Rachel was intensively talking notes and everyone else was staring intently at the projector screen. All of a sudden, the peace in the room was broken by the bell ringing signaling the end of the period and the end of the day. Everyone gathered their stuff and started walking out of the room. I suddenly remembered the tape Shelby gave me and quickly ran to catch Rachel.

"Rachel!" I called to get her attention. "Yes, Mr. Schue?" "Um, Rachel, this is for you" I said handing her the tape. "Oh, okay." She said. "I've gotta dash, Mr. Schue. Thanks for the tape."

GLEE

-Shelby POV-

"Hello?" I said into the phone.

"Hi, it's Will."

"Oh, Hey Will. Did you give her the tape?"

"Ya I did, but listen, are you sure you wanted to do this?"

"Yes. Yes, yes I do, Will. I want my daughter to come to me."

"Ok, Shelbs. I-I, I guess I'm just not so sure about how she's going to react about this. And what if she can't figure out who it's from-"

"-Will, once she hears it, she won't be able to sleep, or eat, she won't be at peace until she finds out who it is and once she finds out who her mom is, and that it's me, then everything will fall into place."

"OK, Shelby. Love you. See you at Breadsticks, 7 pm, right?"

"Definitely, Will. I'll be there. Love you too."

Oh, great. Now I need to find something to wear for our date…

GLEE

-Rachel POV-

This is weird. Why would Mr. Schue give me a tape? Is it a recording of us at sectionals or something?

"Rachel, I have to go for a Football meeting, so I can't exactly meet you after school today."

"That's fine, Finn. Really, it's no problem" I said seeing the look in his eyes.

"Are you sure, Rach? 'Cause I can tell Coach I won't be able to make it."

"No, really Finn" I said going up and leaning on his chest, they way I know he loves "I'm fine. I'll just go home and do my weekend homework."

"Ok, Rach." He said. Then with a quick peck on the lips, he was gone.

Walking home that day, I had a lot of time to think. Mostly I thought about the performances we just saw in Glee club, but the closer I got to home, the more I started thinking about the tape Mr. Schue gave me. I decided to go home and listen to it. Right before I reached home, I saw a little girl and her Mom walk by. The Mom was swinging and hugging the Girl who was shrieking with laughter and joy. I realized then, now more than ever, that I want a Mom. I need one. And more than anything, I just wish I knew who she was.

As soon as I got home though, there was a note on the kitchen counter from my dad's that said:

Rachie,

We've gone out for dinner with some co-workers. Salad's in the fridge and there's money in the drawer if you want to order something or get a little present! Enjoy your night; we'll be home by midnight, latest.

Xo- Dad and Daddy

Well, I guess I'm alone for the night. All alone in my house… I wish I had a Mom to talk to, or someone that would make me feel more like I'm living in a home, not a house. Don't get me wrong! I love my Dads, but sometimes… I guess a girl just needs her mom.

I went upstairs and put in Funny Girl into my DVD player (a gift from my Dad's from winning sectionals). I sat down on my backpack, and I realized that I hadn't listened to the tape yet. So I got up and went to put it into the CD player and I was about to press the play button when…

TBC