For Daddy

Puck was worried about Rachel. He had to all but force feed her to get her to eat. She was hollow. She didn't say anything. He felt hopeless and didn't know what to do. He held her and she cried. Then she would just sit, like she didn't know what to do with herself.

Lisa organized the funeral. Rachel wouldn't go to the visitation. Aunt Lisa had come home to bring her niece to the funeral. She took Rachel upstairs and helped her change into a flowy black dress with thin straps and ended at the knees and strappy heels. Rachel thought this was ridiculous and didn't want to go. Her dad was gone. Lisa finished and faced Rachel, looking her in the eyes.

"Will you sing?" She asked, putting a stray curl behind Rachel's ear. Rachel looked at her for a moment and then nodded.

Rachel was surrounded by the glee club as she walked in. Each gave her hugs. She just stood there as they wrapped their arms around her.

After sitting through long speeches about her father, Rachel felt her hand being squeezed by Puck, next to her. She walked up with him and he grabbed his guitar. She nodded at him and he began. She felt herself begin to tear up.

I wish this could be
A happy song
But my happiness disappeared
The moment you were gone
Don't think I ever believed that
This day would come
Now all I'm feeling
Is lost and numb

She closed her eyes, tears falling freely

And ohhh I know I promised
Mmmm that I would try

But I, yes I, miss you
And it's killing inside

She opened her eyes, and to those watching, she seemed a million miles away, reliving moments with her father

I'll always be thankful
For the time we had
We were blessed
I should celebrate
But I feel too sad
All the wonderful memories
Just make me fall apart
And it feels like somebody's
Stabbed me in my heart

And ohhh I know I promised
Mmmm that I wouldn't cry

But I, yes I, miss you
And it's killing inside
Ooh well I, yes I, miss you
Want you by my side

Walking, holding hands
Talking, making plans
Touching my heart my soul

I wish this could be
A happy song
But my happiness disappeared
The moment you were gone

She began shaking her head as if she was trying to convince herself

Tell me it's not happening
Say it's not as it seems
Tell me that I'm gonna wake up
It's just a bad dream
Please tell me that it's fiction
Tell me it's just a lie
Whatever you choose to tell me
Please say he didn't die

She started crying harder. She was shaking with sobs but continued to sing.

And I, yes I, miss you
And it's killing inside
Ooh well I, yes I, miss you
Want you by my side
Ooh well I, miss you
Want you by my side
Back here by my side
Here by my side

Puck took his guitar off and wrapped his arms around her.

"Can we get out of here?" She whispered. He looked at Aunt Lisa and she nodded. He led her out they got in his car and they went to the park across from the hospital. They sat on a park bench.

"What do I do, Puck?" She asked, looking at her hands in her lap.

"You live your life. You follow your dream and go be on Broadway. That's what your dad would want. He would want to see his baby go and become the star that he knew you were," Puck said gently, surprised at how easily the words flowed. She looked up at him and he wiped the tears off her cheeks.

"You're right," she said, nodding slowly. He put his arm around her and sat back. They sat there for a long time in the sunshine. Rachel closed her eyes and put her head on Puck's shoulder. She could get through this. For Daddy.


Hmmm, I like this. Should I end it? Write a sequel? I'll write more if you want me to, but I'll need some new ideas…

Pretty pleez review!