Remembering Corey

Today would have been Corey’s 33’rd Birthday.

After watching the aired version of The Quarterback, it’s easy to think that The Originals were the only ones who cared about him and wished they had said things to him. In this teaser of MY version of The Quarterback, you will see that’s not the case.

This teaser is dedicated to Cory Monteith
May 11, 1982 – July 13,, 2013.

“The show must go…all over the place.”

“See the world not As It is, but how it should be.”

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Kitty and Artie entered the almost empty choir room and saw Rachel looking at a newly hung plaque of Finn on the wall.

“Go ahead,” Artie said softly, gesturing toward Rachel.

Kitty reluctantly walked over next to Rachel and began,

“Excuse me, um, Rachel, um, I don’t think we’ve ever been introduced…”

“Kitty, right?” Rachel said, turning to face the younger girl.

Kitty gave her a confused look.

“I remember you from, Grease,” she told the younger girl. “You really did a lot with that Patty Simcox role.”

Kitty gave her a sheepish expression and said, “Thank you.”

They shared a few moments of awkward silence before Kitty continued, “Anyway, I wanted to say I’m sorry for the snarky comment I made in the hallway…. It was kind of insensitive.”

“It’s okay,” Rachel reassured her. “We all grieve in different ways.”

“When something makes me uncomfortable,” Kitty explained, “I tend to say something snarkey….”

“To hide how you are really feeling,” Rachel finished for her.

Kitty nodded.

“Santana is the same way,” Rachel told her. “I’m sure your real friends know how you feel.”

Kitty sniffed, her eyes beginning to water.

“I wouldn’t be so sure,” Kitty said. “Did you hear about the shooting about a month ago?”

“Yes,” Rachel answered, “Kurt and I were so relieved no one was actually shot!”

“We were all so scared!” Kitty said, her eyes beginning to water. “I’ve literally never been so scared in my life! That made me take a hard look at my life. I’m not a very good person. I’ve done a lot of things that I now regret, and that experience made me try to be a better person, and tell the people who are important to me how I feel. After that happened I made it a point to tell my friends and the people I loved and looked up to how I felt about them.”

She paused, wiping the tears welling in her eyes, before continuing, “Finn took a chance letting me in glee club when he did. This has been the best year of my life. I really wanted to let him know that. But by that time he was in college, and we barely saw him for very long. It never seemed like the right time. And…and I …I never got to tell him how much he meant to me… How much of a difference he made in my life. You always think there will be a next time …. I … until there isn’t….. I feel so guilty!”

Kitty broke down and sobbed.

Rachel gave her a hug.

“It’s okay,” Rachel reassured her, holding her. “I’m sure he knew.”

Artie took that moment to roll over and join the embrace.

“Finn and I were actually broken up when he died, but I know in my heart of hearts that he cared about me, and that gives me comfort. Finn loved everyone in glee club both alumni and current generation. Glee was his whole life. Everything important to him was connected to glee or his family in some way.”

RIP Corey and Finn Hudson… you are missed…

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