[ Fic-A-Thon] Even You

Have you ever wondered why Kitty and Artie arrived together for the performance of Don’t Dream It’s Over in Swan Song? Find out why in this “deleted scene.”

Dear Glee Club

I realize most of you think it’s stupid to still call us that. I mean, our season’s over, so what are we now really?

We lost sectionals, which means there’ll be no more competitions, and Sue stole our space, so what do we have left? Nothing. We have nothing.

I got a phone call from Rachel last night. She just won the Winter Showcase at NYADA, which is like this huge deal — like not once in history has it gone to a Freshmen.

And she reminded me why I joined Glee Club in the first place. It’s about the music, Every one of us loves music. And no one can take that away from us. I’m not giving up on you.

Marley found a place where we can rehearse, and I want us to meet there today after school at 5:00.

I hope I see you all there.

Finn

***

Kitty was at Cheerios practice when she read the email on her phone. She wondered what the others were thinking, but Tina didn’t like her very much, and she was attached at the hip to Blaine so she steered clear of them. Artie was practicing with the marching band on the next field and she hiked over there before heading home. He was off to the side with the others putting their equipment away.

“Hey wheels, wait up?” She called out.

When he realize she was talking to him, Artie turned to face her.  “On, Hi Kitty.”

“I need to talk to you for a second!”

“Of course, just give me a minute.”

She nodded and when she saw that he was struggling with it, she helped him get his drum into its case and stowed on the shelf with the rest of their equipment in the band room.

“Thanks,” he said

“No problem.”

When that was done, she lead him back out of the building so they could be alone.

“So did you read that email from Finn today?” She asked him.

“Of course, I’ve been thinking about it all afternoon.”

“So what do you think?”

“I think that I’m one of the founding members of The New Directions; and Finn’s right, what brings us together is our mutual love of the music — even you — and as long as there is any chance of a glee club I’m on board at least until graduation.”

“Even you? What was that supposed to mean?” She snapped.

“It means, Kitty, that you like you believe you are above the rest of us, an outsider gracing us with your presence, but the fact is that you are as much a part of this club as the rest of us, because you love the music as much as the rest of us. I saw that, during Grease rehearsals. So did Finn. That’s the reason you were invited to join glee.  It’s also been very apparent the last couple weeks, and during sectionals.

“And in time I’m sure the others will be able to forgive you for what happened with Marley.”

“You know about that?”

“You forget I was with that two of you during all of those rehearsals. Marley isn’t fat by any stretch of that imagination, so clearly something wasn’t right when she was worrying about her weight. I knew something was up and there you were all that time. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out…”

“Do the others know?”

“If not, I’m sure they will soon enough between the ones who figure it out, and those will clue those who don’t figure it out in. I’m pretty sure Tina is really close to figuring it out if she doesn’t know already. ”

“I don’t understand why you didn’t call me out on it in a Glee last week instead of her?”

“Tina has been jealous of Marley since day one.  She somehow got it in her head that when Rachel graduated she would become the featured female soloist,  and when someone with real talent showed up she automatically resented her. That rant she let out was a long time coming.

“And as for me, I’m a believer in personal responsibility, and regardless of what you may have said or done, ultimately, Marley made the choice to puke, skip meals, and take laxatives. I feel empathy for her, but I can’t completely excuse her.”

The two of them continued to walk for several minutes in silence.

Finally Kitty broke it, “So what do you think I should do?”

He stopped and turned to face her.

“I think,” he began, “that you already know the answer to that, and that you will regret it if you don’t come with me now.”

As if on cue, they heard music start, and familiar sounding voices began to sing from up ahead.

They both began to smile, and she nodded. Without necessarily realizing it they had both been heading in the general direction specified by Finn and Marley. They continued walking, deliberately this time toward the rehearsal space.

The space in question was the school courtyard. Finn and Marley arranged for the band to meet them there. By the time they arrived, approaching from the side at the base of the stairs, most of the rest of the group had assembled and had lapsed into an impromptu rendition of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and they joined in.

Kitty stood at the bottom of the stairs with Artie for the first few verses, but joined the others on the stairs for the second half of the song.

Finn (and Marley):
There is freedom within / There is freedom without / Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There’s a battle ahead / Many battles are lost / But you’ll never see the end of the road,
While you’re traveling with me / Hey now, hey now / (Don’t dream it’s over)
Hey now, hey now / (When the world comes in)
They come, / (They come to build a wall between us) / (We know they won’t win

Tina and Blaine:
Now I’m towing my car / There’s a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof

Sam and Brittany:
In the paper today, / Tales of war and of waste,
But you turn right over to the TV page

Blaine (and Finn) with New Directions:
Hey now, hey now / Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now / When the world comes in
They come, they come, / (To build a wall between us)
We know they won’t win

New Directions:
Ahhhhh, ahhhh, ahh, ah (Tina: Ooo, yeah) (Finn: Hey now, hey now)
Ahhhhh, ahhhh, ahh, ah (Finn: Don’t dream it’s over)
Ahhhhh, ahhhh, ahh, ah (Tina: Don’t dream ’til it’s over)
Ahhhhh, ahhhh, ahh, ah (Finn: Yeah!) (Tina: Oh, whoa!)

Finn (and Marley):
Now I’m walking again, / To the beat of a drum
(And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart)

Tina and Blaine:
(New Directions: Ahhhh, ahhh, ahh, ah) Only shadows ahead,
Barely clearing the roof
Get to know the feeling of liberation and release

New Directions:
Ahhhh!

Finn with New Directions (Marley):
(Oh, whoa, whoa!) Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)
Hey now, hey now / When the world comes in
They come, they come, (New Directions: Ahhhh, ahhh, ahh, ah)
(And Blaine: To build a wall between us)

Finn:
We know they won’t win / No, they won’t win! / No!

Sam with New Directions (Marley):
Hey now, hey now / Don’t dream it’s over (Don’t let them win)
Hey now, hey now / When the world comes in (When the world comes in!)
They come, they come,

Sam and Blaine:
(New Directions: Ahhhh, ahhh, ahh, ah) To build a wall between us

Tina:
Hey now, hey now!

Blaine:
Don’t let them win

New Directions (Tina):
Hey now, hey now (Oh yeah!)
Don’t dream it’s over (Finn and Blaine: Don’t let them win)
Hey now, hey now (Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh oh, yeah)
Don’t dream it’s over

Tina and Blaine with New Directions:
Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over

With or without a rehearsal space Glee was back!

[ Teaser Disclaimer: Scenes published as teasers are considered DRAFT, and while they are entertaining in their own right, they will vary (sometimes significantly) from the version in the finished story. ]

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