Hey guys! Thanks for your support of this story over the past 14 months. I can't believe I'm actually finished. This episode wasn't easy since Finn wasn't in it and Rachel barely was. Since my Season 5 started in this episode, I did my best to write it without conflicting to much with the events of the first chapter of my Season 5. If you're interested in seeing my take on Season 5 and Season 6, just go to my page to read them :) Thanks again for all the support of this story!

Chapter 92: All Or Nothing

This was it.

This was the moment Rachel had been preparing for her entire creer. She was going to have her final callback for Fanny Brice. Everything she'd done so far led up to this moment.

She'd spent hours thinking about what the perfect song would be to sing for her final callback and eventually decided on To Love You More by Celine Dion. As she waited in the hall for her turn, Rachel picked up her phone. She needed to talk to Finn. He always knew what to say.

Finn picked up the phone almost right away. "Hey."

"Hey," Rachel said. "How are you doing?"

"I'm okay," Finn said. "So, the callback's today?"

"Yeah," Rachel said. "Finn, I'm so nervous. I just... I don't know if I can do this."

"What do you mean?" Finn asked.

"I looked up the other girls on YouTube," Rachel said. "They're so talented... and beautiful."

"Beautiful?" Finn asked. "Does that matter?"

"Well... I guess not," Rachel said.

"It shouldn't," Finn said. "You were born to play this part."

"I've been practicing my song so much lately," Rachel said. "It needs to sound perfect."

"Every song I've ever heard you sing has been perfect," Finn said. "Well, except that one when you had laryngitis."

Rachel laughed at the memory. "Yeah, that was something."

"But you don't have laryngitis now," Finn said. "You're going to go in there and you're going to sing that song and they'll want you for the part."

"I wish I could be optimistic like you are," Rachel admitted. "So, how are things with getting ready for Regionals?"

"Well, the glee club's almost ready," Finn said. "It's just - there's some drama going on."

"What do you mean?" Rachel asked.

"Brittany's been acting so odd," Finn said. "She's been demanding, talking back... I don't even know what's going on. And the whole catfish situation with Ryder has reached a breaking point?"

"Catfish?" Rachel asked.

"Yeah," Finn said. "I had a test to take during today's rehearsal, but Mr. Schue told me that Ryder said he wouldn't go on stage until the catfish revealed themself. When no one said anything, he started yelling and telling everyone to show him their phones. Then Marley said that it was her."

"Marley?" Rachel asked. "Isn't she dating Puck's brother?"

"Yeah, so I don't know why she did it," Finn said. "Maybe she has feelings for Ryder too or something, but she doesn't want Jake to know. I'll talk to her, and to him."

"That's crazy," Rachel said.

"It is," Finn said. "And I have no idea why Brittany's acting up."

"I'm sorry," Rachel said. "I just wish I could be there."

"Yeah, me too," Finn said.

Someone passed Rachel in the hall. "Put away your phone."

Rachel sighed. "Finn, they don't want me talking on the phone in the hall. I'll call you later, okay?"

"Okay," Finn said. "Good luck."

"Thank you," Rachel said. She looked at the sheet music before she heard her name called. She took a deep breath and went in. "Hi, I'm Rachel Berry and I'll be singing To Love You More by Celine Dion."

The music began as Rachel began to sing. This was her last chance to impress the producers. This was the most important performance of her life so far. She just had to do well.

Take me back into the arms I love
Need me like you did before
Touch me once again
And remember when
There was no one that you wanted more
Don't go, you know you'll break my heart
She won't love you like I will
I'm the one who'll stay
When she walks away
And you know I'll be standing here still
I'll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I'm the one who wants to love you more
You will see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more
See me as if you never knew
Hold me so you can't let go
Just believe in me
I will make you see
All the things that your heart needs to know
I'll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I'm the one who wants to love you more
You will see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more
And some way all the love that we had can be saved
Whatever it takes we'll find a way
Believe in me, I will make you see
All the things that your heart needs to know
I'll be waiting
here inside my heart
I'm the one who wants to love you more
Cause you see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more
Oh-oh-oh...

"Thank you, Rachel," the producer said. "We'll let you know."

x

Finn arrived at the school and went up to Marley at her locker. He needed to get some answers so the drama would pass before Regionals. "Hey, can I talk to you?"

Marley looked like she knew what was coming. "Sure."

Finn led Marley into an empty classroom. "I'm sure you know what this is about."

"Finn, please don't," Marley said.

Finn groaned. "Marley, Ryder's really upset about this. Why did you do that to him? If you have feelings for him, you should have broken up with Jake and gotten with him."

Marley didn't say anything, but then Unique came in. Finn figured since Unique was Marley's best friend, she might know something. "Unique, do you have any idea why Marley did that to Ryder?"

Unique looked upset. "She didn't."

"Unique..." Marley began.

"It was me," Unique admitted. "I have a crush on him. I have for a while. But I didn't know if he'd want to be with me. I don't have real girl parts, and he probably wouldn't think I was pretty."

Well, now Finn knew who'd done it and why. "Unique told me about it," Marley added. "I didn't know if she was ready for Ryder to know that it was her, and I wanted us to be able to go Regionals, so I said it was me."

Finn looked at the girls. "Girls, I sympathize with you, but we can't keep doing this. Ryder's really upset and he deserves to know."

"I thought he and I had something special," Unique continued. "And he seemed into the girl that I was pretending to be..."

"So, how much of what you said to him was really you?" Finn asked.

"Everything I said was me," Unique admitted. "The only part that wasn't me was the photo I found."

"I think you need to tell him about why you did that," Finn said. "You owe him that much."

Unique and Marley exchanged a look. "I'll think about it."

"Okay," Finn said. As Unique and Marley left, Penny came into the room. "Hey."

"Hey," Finn said. Then he remembered: he was supposed to be dating this girl, and he hadn't called her in days. "How've things been?"

"You haven't called me in a while," Penny said, kissing Finn. "What's been going on?"

"Oh, I've just been busy with school," Finn said. "Lots of tests lately." Well, he had lots of tests lately. But he couldn't help but think about what Puck had said to him. If he wanted to keep the fact that he was dating someone a secret from all his family members and friends, maybe he shouldn't have started in the first place.

"I bet you got As on all of them," Penny said.

"I hope," Finn said. "I've been missing some time with the glee club right before Regionals, so I do feel guilty. There's a lot going on... Brittany's acting so odd, and then there's the Catfish drama..."

"Finn, you've graduated," Penny said. "Don't worry about drama."

x

"So how was your audition?" Santana asked as Rachel got home.

"I don't know," Rachel admitted. "I like to think it went well."

"That's awesome," Santana said. "Guess what? A hot girl and I are going out."

"Really?" Rachel asked. "And who is this girl?"

"She's an off Broadway choreographer," Santana said. "I met her at the NYADA dance classes."

"That's so exciting!" Rachel said. She was planning to tell Santana about what Finn told her about Brittany, but now she didn't know if it was such a good idea.

Then Santana's phone rang, and she left the room. When Santana came back, she was throwing a bag together. "Rachel, I need to get to Lima."

"What about your date?" Rachel asked.

"It can wait," Santana said. "Brittany's in trouble."

So Santana knew. "Okay," Rachel said. "Keep me updated."

"I will," Santana said.

x

Ryder came up to Finn. "Finn, it wasn't Marley."

Finn tried to act like he didn't know. "Who was it then?"

"It was Unique!" Ryder said. "I can't believe it... I thought I could trust her..."

"Did she say why?" Finn asked.

"She said it's because she thinks she's not my vision of beauty," Ryder said. "But honestly - she killed any chances she might have had with me."

"Ryder..." Finn began.

"What she did was wrong!" Ryder continued. "And she lied to me and led me on..."

Finn wanted to comfort Ryder, but he felt bad for Unique, too. Of course he felt bad for Ryder. He just wished Ryder could see it from Unique's point of view. And after his talk with Marley and Unique earlier, he understood why Unique did it. "Did you talk to her?"

"I never want to talk to her again!" Ryder snapped, storming off. Finn decided to give Ryder some space, but if Ryder needed him, he'd be there.

The talk about the crushes made Finn think of Rachel. EVERYTHING made him think of Rachel. Finn picked up his phone and called Rachel. Rachel picked up right away. "Hey!"

"Hey," Finn said. "How was your callback?"

"It was fine," Rachel said. "I like to think I did well."

"Oh, I'm sure you did," Finn encouraged.

"So, how are things with Regionals?" Rachel asked.

"Not good," Finn sighed. "Brittany's calmed down now that Santana talked to her, but Ryder found out who was catfishing him and he's not happy."

"Who was it?" Rachel asked.

"Unique," Finn said.

"What's going on?" Rachel asked.

"He's angry," Finn said. "Mad that she lied to him."

"Do you have any idea why?" Rachel asked.

"She said it was because she doesn't think she's his vision of beauty," Finn said.

"Oh dear," Rachel sighed. "I hope things get better."

"Me too," Finn said. "I can't believe Regionals are here. We've been working so hard and if Ryder won't go on, everything will have gone down the drain."

"Don't think like that," Rachel told Finn. "He'll come through. You guys are going to win Regionals and you'll go to Nationals and win there."

Finn smiled. "I love your optimism."

"You'll do great," Rachel said. "Call me when you're done, okay?"

"Okay," Finn said. "And let me know as soon as you know about the show." He hung up the phone, glad that he had Rachel for advice or encouragement. Even though they weren't together now, he knew that one day soon, they would be together again, and this time, it would be forever.