Okay. This is my first Glee story, and I'm really excited about it. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. :)

Also, I do not own Glee or Better Than Revenge by Taylor Swift. I own nothing, as a matter of fact. :)


Better Than Revenge - Rachel and Finn plan to spend senior year together. But what happens when Santana swoops in again and steals Finn away. What will her revenge be? Taking the guy that Santana always went back to, a fellow Jew, by the name of Noah Puckerman. But what happens when Rachel realizes that she has real feelings for Noah. She starts to realize that all of her schemes to make Finn jealous involved him. Maybe they didn't work because all along she belonged with Noah?

"You're what?" I asked.

"I'm breaking up with you, Rach." Finn replied, sounding a little guilty.

"Why? Finn, this is what you wanted. We lost Nationals for this relationship!" I just gaped at him.

"We knew this was coming Rachel, but I just don't feel it anymore. It's not fair for either of us to waste our senior year in an unhappy relationship."

"We're always going to be like this, aren't we? Never in the same place."

"Santana says that's a sign that we aren't right for each other." Finn noticed Rachel's widen.

"Santana? What does she have to do with this?" I was speechless. And that doesn't happen to Rachel Berry. Ever!

"Well, we've been talking a lot lately. She really cares about me." I was stunned. Santana doesn't care about anyone, except Brittany. Santana only listens to guys when she gets something in return. Then it hit me.

"Have you been cheating on me?" I couldn't help but notice the disgusted tone in my voice. Finn looked really guilty now. Oh, God.

"I'm really sorry, Rachel. It kinda just happened one day, and it felt so…right. I couldn't stop." I felt tears start to well up in my eyes. "I should probably go."

"Yeah, you should." I said, spitefully. He just nodded and walked to the door.

"I'm sorry, Rachel. I wish this could've worked out with us. You deserve to be happy." He said over his shoulder then walked out the door. I held my breath until I heard his truck start and pull out of my driveway. I let the breath out and started sobbing.

I let myself cry for exactly twenty minutes then promptly dried my tears. After all, I had to have a clear mind to hatch a new plan on how to simultaneously get Finn back, and get revenge on Santana. I turned on my music and started brainstorming. A certain song came on and I was suddenly inspired.

I decided that I would date someone Santana cared for at some point, which would make Finn jealous and make Santana feel the way I do. Now to figure out who.

Brittany is the person Santana cares about most, obviously. But I don't swing that way, and I won't pretend to, even to get Finn back. After ruling out Britt, I was stumped. It was getting late, so I decided to go to bed and figured that I'd think of something the next day.

I woke up the next morning and completed my daily morning routine faster than usual, so I could spend time trying to pick an appropriate outfit. Over the summer, Finn had convinced me that it was time I threw out my animal sweaters and invest in some cooler clothes. It was the first day of school, and the first day of my plan to get Finn back, so the outfit had to be especially great. I decided on the black skirt and tank top from the Hairography week in sophomore year, paired with a sheer pink t-shirt that hung off of one shoulder, to make the outfit less revealing.

Finally, it was time to go to school. I went to my locker when I got there and put my stuff away. I stopped when I heard a duo of sharp gasps behind me.

"DI-VA!" I heard Kurt exclaim. "You look utterly fabulous!" I turned around to see Kurt and Mercedes staring at my outfit with an excited smile.

"Thank you, Kurt. I must say you look rather amazing yourself. And Mercedes, fantastic choices as always." I complimented them and smiled.

"I'm sorry to hear about you and Finn, girl. That sucks." Mercedes said. My smile faltered a little.

"I can't believe I didn't figure it out. He was always texting someone with this dopey smile on his face, even when you were at dance rehearsal or otherwise unavailable." Kurt said apologetically.

"It's fine, guys, really; just a bump in the road." I smirked. They both raised one eyebrow at me and gave me a suspicious look.

"What are you planning? And why weren't we informed?" Kurt questioned.

"I'm sorry. I didn't even think to tell anyone, mainly because I know you all think I can do better." They both nodded when I paused. "But if you really want to know, then I'll be happy to fill you both in."

"Oh, we do." They said together, so I filled them in on my plan.

"Really, Berry? You can't think of anyone to make Santana mad? Someone that she dated, off and on, almost all of sophomore year? Who she fought, well, got beaten up by, Zizes over?" Mercedes looked at me like I was stupid.

"Puckerman? No way. He'd never go for me. I need to go for someone who won't prove to be a wasted effort."

"Oh, please, Rachel. With the combination of your new look and him being on the rebound he'll be drooling over you more than he already did." Kurt had a point. All of the Glee Clubbers had been present when Lauren tragically ended things with Noah at one of the summer get-togethers by calling him a lame sad-sack, then pushed him into my pool. No one really knew what caused the sudden change, but honestly, we were all grateful for it. Those two together was a combination of scary and creepy.

"You may be right." The bell rang, signaling it was time for homeroom. "I guess we'll see right now, won't we?" I smiled and we walked to Glee.

Glee was basically uneventful. Mr. Schue welcomed us back then left us to catch up, even though we saw each other every week at our Glee parties (Glarties? :P).

Mercedes and Kurt kept elbowing me, and not gently either, hinting for me to go talk to Puck, since he was staying out of the group conversation. I stayed remained in my seat, mainly because I was near the middle of the group and it would be difficult to get out, so I just sent him a few flirty smiles which he returned.

Santana had complimented my outfit, saying that I no longer looked like a toddler-grandma hybrid. I wanted to punch her. Not only because she had been the reason Finn and I broke up, but because her comment was totally backhanded. I resisted the urge and gave her a smile and replied with a curt "Thank you, Santana."

As the bell signaling the end of homeroom rang, I walked up to Mr. Schue and asked if I could perform my revenge song (I didn't mention the revenge part) in rehearsal that afternoon. He said that would be a great way to start the year and I smiled proudly as I walked to the door where Kurt and Mercedes were waiting for me.

"Phase One complete." I smiled devilishly, and they offered the same smile. They walked me to my first class and then continued down the hall to theirs.

*Switch to third person, with Kurt and Mercedes*

"We have to reinstate Puckleberry, and not just as a ploy to get Finn and Rachel back together." Kurt said once he and Mercedes were seated.

"I'm with you, boo. They are so cute together. But you heard her. She doesn't even want to try to use him to make Finn jealous. We all know it would start as pretending then turn into something real."

"Maybe she knows that too. And maybe she's scared. She knows she's safe with Finn. He's innocent and won't make her question her future. Considering how inconsistent they are, she won't ever reconsider going to New York. With Puck, just that body is enough to make you forget your name, much less your plans for the future. And after baby-gate I could see her reluctance."

"Definitely. But the best things in life aren't going to be easy. We need to teach her that, apparently." Mercedes smiled.

"Sounds like a plan." Kurt returned her smile. They spent the period plotting instead of listening to the teacher drone on about the dress code. Because let's face it: Kurt and Mercedes follow their own dress code, no one else's.

By the end of the period they had a plan to get them together, and decided that they would just let the Puckleberry magic work its charm once they were pretending.

The rest of the day was spent with the Gleeks anticipating Rachel's performance. Everybody had heard about the breakup and was wondering what song Rachel would sing in order to put the cheating bastard in his place.

Finally it was time for Glee. Rachel walked in last and noticed Finn and Santana sitting next to each other and joking around. Little did Rachel know that Finn sat next to Santana because it was either that, or sit next to Kurt and Mercedes.

Mercedes was at the Hummel/Hudson house when Finn got back from breaking up with Rachel and she had promptly told him that if he came near any of them she would gladly cut him. He didn't really know where, but he could imagine. So he decided it would be smart to stay away from them.

But because Rachel didn't know, she felt her blood start to boil, and she was even more ready to perform.

"Alright guys, Rachel here has a song she prepared. Come on up, Rach." The kids yelled a few 'whoo's and 'yeah's as she walked to the front of the room, with Mercedes and Tina following to sing back up.

She didn't bother to introduce the song. The album is really popular and she knew they'd catch on soon enough.

"Hit it!" She said to the band.

Rachel; Back up; Both;

Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did.

Ha.

Time for revenge

This story starts when it was hot and it was summer and

I had it all, I had him right where I wanted and

She came along, got him alone and let's hear the applause

Rachel clapped silently with a condescending look on her face.

She took him faster than you could say sabotage

I never saw it coming, wouldn't have expected it.

I underestimated just who I was dealing with

She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum

She underestimated just who she was stealing from

Rachel went up to stand behind Finn and sing around him.

She's not a saint and she's not what you think

She's an actress, whoa-oh.

Then she moved to sing around Santana.

She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa-oh.

Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples toys on the playground won't make you many friends

She should keep in mind, she should keep in mind

There is nothing I do better than revenge. Ha!

Then Rachel moved to sing to the other members, acting like she's gossiping with them.

She looks at life like it's a party and she's on the list

She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it

I think her ever-present frown is a little troubling

She thinks I'm psycho cause I like to rhyme her name with things

She walked back to Santana and sang around her again.

But sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know

Or pushing people down to get to where you want to go

Oh they didn't teach you that in prep school so it's up to me

But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity

She continued to dance around the room and interact with the other Gleeks.

She's not a saint and she's not what you think

She's an actress, whoa-oh.

She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa-oh.

Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples toys on the playground won't make you many friends

She should keep in mind, she should keep in mind

There is nothing I do better than revenge. Ha-ha!

I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey

You might have him but haven't you heard

I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey

You might have him but I always get the last…. Word.

Whoa-oh-oh.

She's not a saint and she's not what you think

She's an actress, whoa-oh.

She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa-oh.

Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples toys on the playground won't make you many friends

She should keep in mind, she should keep in mind

There is nothing I do better than revenge.

Do you still feel like you know what you're doing?

Cause I don't think you do, oh.

Do you still feel like you know what you're doing?

I don't think you, I don't think you do

Let's hear the applause

Come on; show me how much better you are

So much better, yeah?

So you deserve some applause

Cause you're so much better

She ended up at the front of the room again for the last line.

She took him faster than you could say sabotage.

The room erupted in cheers. Everyone was either clapping or yelling, except for Finn and Santana

"Okay just hold up!" Santana yelled over the cheers. "Why were you singing at me, Berry?"

"Oh, please Santana. Don't play dumb. You know why." I practically yelled. It pissed me off that she was acting like she didn't do anything.

"No. I think you need to enlighten me."

"Finn cheated on me with you." I looked at her like she was stupid.

"What are you talking about? I'm with Brit!" Suddenly her jaw dropped and soon the rest of the club followed suit when they realized what she just admitted.

She ran from the room before anyone could think of anything to say. Brit stood up to go after her, but I stopped her.

"Brit, let me go. I need to apologize." She nodded and smiled. I figured Santana would either be at her locker getting her stuff to leave, or she'd be in the bathroom waiting until we all left so she could avoid us. Her locker is just outside of the choir room, and I didn't see her there so I continued to the closest bathroom.

I walked in to the bathroom and found Santana sitting on the ground against the yellow tiled wall. She had her legs pulled to her body and she was resting her forehead on her arms, at least until she heard me come in.

"What could you possibly want now, RuPaul?" Santana growled at me.

I ignored her hostility and sat next to her. "I'm so sorry Santana. Finn said something about you yesterday and then I asked if he cheated on me and he said yes and I guess I just… I just assumed it was with you. I'm really sorry." I put my hand on her shoulder.

"I can see where you're coming from with that. I did take his virginity and rub it in your face." I nodded awkwardly when she said that. "Sorry about that, by the way."

I uttered a "yeah" and she continued.

"But Brit and I have been trying to figure us out since last year. We finally did." She smiled when she said the last part.

"So why did Finn say something about you talking to him about our relationship?"

"Believe it or not, when I'm happy, I'm nice. I actually like people. Britt and I ran into Finn when we were on a date, and we just started talking. We stayed really close after that. He talked to us about you. We weren't going to lie to him because I think you know how the whole Glee club feels about you two."

I interrupted her because I really didn't want to listen to another person tell me I was better off. "Did you know about the cheating?" I felt my face distort into a sad expression.

She softened at the look on my face. "No. He knew Britt would kick his ass. That girl likes you a lot, did you know that?"

I laughed a little. "I didn't. But that's good to know. Can I ask you something?" She nodded so I continued. "Why were you and Brittany hiding your relationship?"

She sighed. "Britt didn't want to. But I like being top bitch around here. I'm afraid of what people would say behind my back. Guess that's over now though."

I felt bad for her. I knew what it was like to be talked about constantly, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. "I'm sure that doesn't have to be the case. If we go back and ask them not to say anything to anyone, I'm sure your secret will be kept within the Glee club."

"No, Britt has wanted this. I think about how it'll be and I'm not afraid anymore. I see now that if I have her by my side I can make it through anything."

"That's great, Santana. So if you are telling me all this, does that make us friends?"

"Yeah, I really hope so, Rach." She smiled. I smiled back and pulled her into a hug. When we pulled away I spoke again.

"Are you ready to go back? Face the music?" I smirked at her and she let out a laugh and nodded.

"That's an awful joke, just so you know." She laughed again and I shrugged my shoulders and smiled. I got up and helped pull her up and we walked back to the room.


Alright. There was Chapter 1 of All The Little Things. Feedback is GREATLY appreciated. I'm starting on Chapter 2 right after I post this. So, the more reviews, the faster I update! Thanks! :)