This took me a really long time to write, and I'm very upset with myself for that. But if I do say so myself I think it's a pretty good chapter. :) So, enjoy!


"Yo, Berry! Wait up!" Puck yelled from the doorway of the choir room that we had just left.

Santana smiled at me. "Okay, remember: contact! Touch his arm or give him a hug. And smile! But not your Berry smile, a sexy one. Okay! Go!" She smacked me on the butt as I turned around to go talk to Puck. The girls and Kurt laughed when I turned around and glared at her.

"Hey Noah, what's up?" I said, smirking.

He cleared his throat before speaking. "Uh, not much. That song was pretty hot, Berry."

"Oh, I know." I said, making him chuckle.

"Santana's idea?" He said, raising an eyebrow.

"But of course, who else would dare be the Pussycat Dolls for a school project?"

"Yeah, she's more ballsy than most of the guys on the football team."

"With our football team that's not a surprise." We laughed.

"Ouch, Berry. I'm on the football team." He feigned offense.

"Maybe I think you're the exception to that rule…" I smiled shyly.

"Oh?" He smirked as he put his hand on my hip and leaned in towards me, looking at my lips, then back up to me.

"But just maybe." I smiled and stepped back. "I'll see you later, Noah." I winked before turning away and walking back to the girls and Kurt, who were spying from around the corner.

"That was so great! Build him up to tear him down! Just like I taught you!" Santana said as she high fived me.

"And to cut him down when he was about to kiss you, how unbelievably strong you are." Kurt joked, well at least I hoped he was joking.

"Thank you, thank you." I said while jokingly curtsying.

"So has anyone heard who Finn cheated with?" Quinn asked. I resisted the urge to glare at her. After Santana had suggested including Quinn in our group, she and I had talked and settled our differences, after I found out that she wasn't who Finn cheated on me with. Still, every once in a while she'd say something that would get under my skin. "Sorry, Rach." Santana had insisted that if we think we said something to offend the other we apologize right away. This group was a huge part of our plans, and Quinn and I fighting would put a kink in that plan.

"No, no one's heard." Mercedes said, trying to ignore the awkwardness.

Suddenly we heard Britt squeal. "I know how we can find out and get Puck to make his move! Let's have another Berry party!" She said while clapping and jumping up and down.

"Honey," Santana started in the tone of voice we save for when we have to explain things to Britt. "That might not be such a good idea. Remember what happened last time we had a Berry party? How you threw up on Rachel in the middle of a performance?" Brittany and I both shuddered at that thought.

"We aren't going to drink, just pretend to. At least, you, Rach, and I won't. Rachel needs her acting skills to stay intact, and we're going to make sure the party games are going to go our way." Brittany just smiled while we all stared at her, jaws on the floor.

"That's genius, Britt." I said, still dumbfounded.

"Yeah, I know." She said slowly, like we were all stupid for not thinking of it.

"Okay! Party it is then! Since it's Tuesday, if we plan for Friday we should have enough time, right?" Santana asked.

"Yeah. Dad and Daddy's anniversary is on Sunday, so they're leaving for a weeklong gay cruise tomorrow night. We'll be all clear." I clarified.

"Awesome! We'll tell the club tomorrow then!" Kurt said, excited that he would have a new party to gossip about for weeks.

The rest of the week was spent preparing for the party. Puck and I flirted excessively every time we saw each other, which wound up being a lot. Kurt, Santana and I worked together to create a playlist with a mix of music that would please everyone at the party. Noah agreed to use his fake ID and the money we pooled to buy an assortment of liquor that will also please everyone at the party.

On Wednesday I bid my fathers farewell and told them that nothing out of the ordinary would be going on, just a sleepover with the girls. They told me they'd be calling every night to check up on me and make sure I'm keeping my promise.

Finally Friday had rolled around and the entire club was buzzing with excitement about the party.

"What are you going to wear?"

"I heard Puckerman's finally going to make a move."

"I've got the panda hair ready for tomorrow morning!"

"Over my dead body will she wear that ugly green dress again!"

"I'm just excited to not be the DD again. I have a feeling this party will be awkward for me so I'll need the drinks."

After school, Kurt and Mercedes came to my house to help me pick out an outfit for the party. Of course it was to no avail, because we all knew that when Santana comes over after Cheerio's practice she'll pick something else.

When Santana, Brittany and Quinn showed up after Cheerio's practice, we did face masks and gave each other mani/pedi's. After we finished, the girls and Kurt all got dressed then Santana grabbed the outfit she brought for me.

"A leather skirt, Santana, really? I'm vegan. I don't eat animals, why would I wear their skin?"

"Please, like I'd be that stupid. It's not real leather. Just real sexy." she said as she winked, which made the whole room laugh.

After being reassured that the skirt had in no way ever harmed an animal, I put on that, purple suede high-heeled ankle boots and a tight fitting purple tank top that matched the boots. Mercedes curled my hair so it fell in waves and applied light eyeliner, purple eye shadow, mascara, pale blush and pink lip gloss.

Santana straightened her hair and put on thin eyeliner and mascara. Quinn feathered her bangs like she did most of junior year and left the rest wavy and put on natural make up. Brittany straightened her hair pin-straight and put on and eyeliner and mascara. Mercedes had worn her hair curly that day and just left it that way and put on mascara, pink blush, tan eye shadow and lip gloss. Kurt fixed his hair and approved our looks just moments before we heard the doorbell ring.

Noah and I had planned for him to arrive early to the party to help the girls and I set up, since he bought the alcohol. Santana touched up my gloss and hiked up my skirt a bit before sending me out of my room to get the door. As I walked down the hallway, I pulled my skirt back down and took a deep breath before turning the corner to go down the stairs.

I opened the door and Noah's eyes raked my body, and mine did the same to him.

"Hey."

"Hi Noah."

"You look great, Rach. Really great." He said lowly.

"Thank you. You look pretty great yourself." I said, smiling at him. He smiled back and we just stood there smiling at each other until we heard Santana clear her throat from the top of the stairs.

"Berry, Puckerman is standing in your doorway with enough booze to get a whole wedding reception drunk. And Puckerman, you've been staring at B like that since school started, you really don't have to do it now too." She said, making us both blush. I stepped aside and let Noah in and led him downstairs to the party room.

"I've forgotten how it looks without the strobe lights going and people making out in every corner of the room." He joked and I laughed.

"Yeah, well I'm sure it'll be back to that in a matter of time." We continued joking and setting up the alcohol and the sound system. We had barely finished when we heard the doorbell ring and Santana let everyone in and led them downstairs.

Soon the party was finally getting started. Santana and I were secretly refraining from drinking, Brittany offered to be the designated driver since she wouldn't be drinking anyways, and we would all be paying close attention to Quinn, Mercedes, and Kurt to make sure they didn't say anything.

Everyone was drinking, dancing, and singing karaoke and having a good time. We were going to wait for Noah to be sufficiently inebriated before we started the party games. As it turned out, we didn't have to wait long, because, as everyone but me knew, he planned on making his move with me tonight and needed the courage.

Finally, it was time to start the games.

"Okay guys! It's time for games! Let's sit in a circle and play Never Ever Have I Ever!" Brittany yelled, after turning down the music. A few people drunkenly cheered as they wandered over to help form the circle.

A few turns into the game, we realized that we all knew everything about each other so it really turned into a game of manipulations and 'Let's see who can get their cheating ex drunkest fastest'.

Thankfully, Brittany realized this. "Okay. This was so fun," she said sarcastically, "but let's move on to Truth or Dare, shall we?"

"I'll go first!" Kurt slurred. "Tina, truth or dare?"

"Dare!" She exclaimed.

"I," Kurt pointed to himself sloppily, "dare you," he swung his finger to point at Tina, "to kiss Miss Virginal Lucy Q over there. After all, you did try out for glee with "I Kissed a Girl'." He said, smiling devilishly while Quinn glared at him for using her given name. Tina just shrugged and leaned across the circle and kissed Quinn. She sat back in her spot and found her way under Mike's waiting arm.

"Brittany, truth or dare?" She said.

"Dare!" Brittany replied.

"I dare you to sit on Santana's lap for the rest of the game." Brittany shrugged and hopped onto Santana's lap and got comfortable.

"Finn, truth or dare?" She asked the extremely drunk boy, knowing he would say truth because he's afraid of what Brittany will dare him to do when she's angry.

"Truth." He said after burping.

"Who did you cheat on Rachel with?"

"A girl from Crawford Country Day, Dalton's sister school. We met back when Kurt moved into Dalton. We'd been talking off and on since then and we just fell for each other. And for the first time I can be confident that she won't cheat on me with Puckerman." Quinn and I rolled our eyes and we bit our tongue to stop from confronting him about him cheating on us.

"Uh huh." Brittany mumbled.

"San, truth or dare?"

"Truth." Santana said with her arms around Brittany's waist and her head resting on her shoulder.

"Why did you tell me to break up with Rachel and then get mad when I did it?"

"Because you cheated on her before you broke up with her. It was a douche move and you know that." She said, glaring at him sternly. "Moving on. Puckerman. Truth or dare?"

"Dare." He said.

Santana smirked. "Make your move." She said, raising her eyebrow.

I turned my head away from him to ask her what she was talking about and turned my head back and suddenly Noah was kissing me, sweeping me off my feet.

I had forgotten how well he kissed. I wrapped my arms around his neck and let him pull me on to his lap. I faintly heard the cheers coming from the rest of the group but ignored them and focused on keeping my heart rate down.

Noah pulled his head away and stroked my cheek with his thumb.

"Rach, truth or dare?" He whispered.

"Truth." I whispered back.

"Be my girl?" He smiled and I nodded.

He smiled bigger and leaned in to kiss me again. This time I did hear the cheering, and pulled away, blushing.

"So, me being me, I have a song in mind. Do you mind?" I said, looking down at his arms which were wrapped around my waist, holding me in place. He let me go and I stood up and stumbled to the stage, lightheaded from the kiss. I walked over to the karaoke machine with Santana and Brittany and picked out the song I had in mind.

Rachel, Santana and Brittany, All.

Yeah... Yeah...
Whoa... Whoa… Ohh.

My new boy used to be a model,
He looks way better than you,
He looks way better than you.
My new boy gets it how to get me,
His love is deeper you know,
He's a real keeper you know, oh.

Bang, bang, bang, I'm breaking in!
Stealing all my love back, and giving it to him.

Whoa-oh!
Bang, bang, bang, this time I win!
I thought your love was all that, 'til I let him in.

Whoa-oh!
You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one,
You're gonna be the one that's moping.

Whoa-oh!
You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one,
When I'm out having fun,
Your gonna be the one that's broken.
Whoa-oh!

My new boy knows the way I want it,
He's got more swagger than you,
He's got more swagger than you do.
My new boy really liked to flaunt this,
He's not hiding me you know,
He's showing me off you know, oh!

Bang, bang, bang, I'm breaking in!
Stealing all my love back, and giving it to him.

Whoa-oh!
Bang, bang, bang, this time I win!
I thought your love was all that, 'til I let him in.

Whoa-oh!
You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one,
You're gonna be the one that's moping.

Whoa-oh!
You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one,
When I'm out having fun,
You're gonna be the one that's broken.
Whoa-oh!

I hope you slip and fall and trip all over my heart
And just lay there alone
Yeah, you got what you wanted
On your hands and knees
Grasping for air
Grasping for me
Baby don't hold your breath
I've moved on to the next

Whoa!
On to the next one, on to the next one.
Whoa!
On to the next one, on to the next one.

Bang, bang, bang, I'm breaking in!
Stealing all my love back, and giving it to him.

Whoa-oh!
Bang, bang, bang, this time I win!
I thought your love was all that, 'til I let him in.

Whoa-oh!
You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one, Your're gonna be the one,
You're gonna be the one that's moping.

Whoa-oh!
You're gonna be the one, You're gonna be the one,
When I'm out having fun,
You're gonna be the one that's broken.
Whoa-oh!

Bang, bang, bang, I'm breaking in!
Stealing all my love back, and giving it to him.

Whoa-oh!
Bang, bang, bang, this time I win!
I thought your love was all that, 'til I let him in.

As I sang the last line, I tripped over a random shoe and fell in Noah's lap. I smiled and pecked him on the cheek as the room cheered for Brittany, Santana, and I.


Alright. There we go. I hope it was worth the wait. :)

Next time: Week 2 of the group assignment. Puckleberry Fluffiness? :) Finn jealousy? :/

Also, I forgot to say that this is canon with Season 2. I think I'll be tying in a few season 3 details, but I'm not sure where to incorporate them yet.