[ Fic-A-Thon ] An Unexpected Reunion

An Unexpected Reunion (Homexoming (6×02)

UPDATE: With the text revision of Wildebrams Season Six (Wilde Abrams Seaaon Six One Shots) in September 2015 this chapter got a significant rewrite to make it fit better with the rest of the overall season. But I’m also proud of this version, so I am including it here. The original version of this, along with the other chapters will also be made available on my website under Fanfic Archives.

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Glee: Season 6 WildeAbrams One-Shots
By: WildeAbams

Authors Notes: So, after writing The Bitterness Of Being Left Behind, I told myself that I was not going to write anything else season six related until the season was over or nearly over. But I’m sitting here trying to write Wedding Song, and my mind keeps going back to The Hurt Locker Part Two. I’ve watched it four times now and it keeps going around in my head and my mind also drifts back to Homecoming and Kitty’s brief but memorable appearance. These episodes are so good for Kitty! No matter what I do I keep having these thoughts show up in my head for scenes that should have happened, and so I finally decided to let them out and let my readers read them. These probably won’t be as polished as you’re used to from me, but I think that at least some of you will still like them.

Like Bitterness this series has absolutely nothing to do with any of my other stories and depending on what happens each chapter may or may not have to do with the previous one. I’m anticipating these to be short stories with only a few scenes, but who knows what might happen if I get really inspired.

It goes without saying that these will spoil the episodes for those who haven’t seen them yet so just be aware of that.

UPDATE: With the text revision of Wildebrams Season Six (Wilde Abrams Seaaon Six One Shots) in September 2015 this chapter got a significant rewrite to make it fit better with the rest of the overall season. But I’m also proud of this version, so I am including it here. The original version of this, along with the other chapters will also be made available on my website under Fanfic Archives.

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Chapter 1: An Unexpected Reunion (Homecoming)
By: WildeAbams

Artie, Tina, Puck, and Quinn were walking around William McKinley High School which they, along with several key other former glee club members, were visiting, when Puck happened to notice that Artie seemed to have something on his mind. It was as if he were looking for something or someone.

“What’s up bro? You seem kind of… distracted.”

“Sorry, I’ve just been nostalgic lately. I can’t believe that the superintendent is letting Rachel relaunch the glee club and that we’re all back here to help her out. It doesn’t seem like a year and a half since I’ve been here. I wonder if are going to be able to convince Marley and Ryder and Jake and Kitty and Unique to rejoin the new New Directions.”

“Dude,” Puck said, “you didn’t hear? Sue forced all the old glee club newbies to transfer out after she cancelled the glee club, because she wanted to make absolutely sure that the club would never make a comeback.”

“What?” Artie asked in disbelief.

“Yeah,” Puck confirmed. “Jake told me about it. One by one she came up with excuses to force them all to transfer out.”

Artie sat there in disbelief. He had to admit that he was apprehensive about seeing his former girlfriend Kitty again, however he also had high hopes of convincing her to rejoin the glee club because he knew how much it meant to her when they were in school together. And that maybe just maybe there was a chance for some form of reconciliation between them. Unfortunately that didn’t look to be happening, so now he sat there with his arms crossed, dejected.

Quinn, Santana, and Brittany, along with Artie walked past the bleachers onto the football field. The Unholy Trinity were dressed in brand new Cheerios Alumni uniforms, and Artie was wearing his letterman jacket.

“Okay,” Quinn reminded them, “just remember sex sells.”

“That’s true,” Brittany added, “that’s how Lady Tubbington got Lord Tubbington caught up in a Ponzi scheme.”

The three of them marched out on the field, along with Artie. They signaled the matching band, whom they had recruited and Ariana Grande’s “Problem” began to play and the four of them began to dance and sing. They marched around and encouraged the football players and cheerleaders to join in. Part way through the song a group of nearby Cheerios joined in. As the song progressed they got more and more into the act, singing and dancing along with the alumni.

Santana:
Hahaha, uh-huh
It’s Iggy Iggs
I got one more problem with you girl

The Cheerios (Santana):
I got one less, one less problem (Ey)

Quinn:
Hey, baby, even though I hate ya
I wanna love ya

The Cheerios:
I want you

Quinn:
And even though I can’t forgive ya
I really wanna
The Cheerios:
I want you

Brittany:
Tell me, tell me baby
Why can’t you leave me?
Cause even though I shouldn’t want it
I gotta have it

The Cheerios:
I want you

Santana:
Head in the clouds, got no weight on my shoulders
I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got

Artie:
One less problem without you
I got one less problem without you
I got one less problem without you

Santana with the Cheerios:
I got one less, one less problem

Artie:
One less problem without you
I got one less problem without you
I got one less problem without you

Santana with the Cheerios:
I got one less, one less problem

Brittany:
I know you’re never gonna wake up
I gotta give up

The Cheerios:
But it’s you

Brittany:
I know I shouldn’t ever call back
Or let you come back

The Cheerios:
But I do

Santana with Brittany:
Every time you touch me
And say you love me

Quinn:
I get a little bit breathless

Santana with Brittany:
I shouldn’t want it

The Cheerios:
But I do

Santana with Brittany and Quinn:
Head in the clouds
Got no weight on my shoulders
I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got

Artie:
One less problem without you
I got one less problem without you
I got one less problem without you

Santana with the Cheerios:
I got one less, one less problem

Artie (Santana):
One less problem without you
I got one less problem without you (Ooh, babe)
I got one less problem without you (Ooh, babe)

The Cheerios:
I got one less, one less problem

Artie:
It’s Iggy Iggs
Uh, what you got?

Santana:
Smart money bettin’ I’ll be better off without you
In no time I’ll be forgettin’ all about you
You saying that you know but I really, really doubt you
Understand my life is easy when I ain’t around you
Iggy, Iggy to biggie to be here stressin’
I’m thinkin’ I love the thought of you more than I love your presence

And the best thing now is probably for you to exit
I let you go, let you back, I finally learned my lesson
No half-stepping, either you want it or you just playin’
I’m listening to you knowin’ I can’t believe what you’re sayin’
There’s a million you’s, baby boo, so don’t be dumb
I got 99 problems but you won’t be one
Like what

Santana (The Cheerios):

Ooh (One less, one less problem)
Ooh (One less, one less problem)
Head in the clouds, got no weight on my shoulders (One less, one less problem)

Santana with Brittany and Quinn:
I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got

Artie:
One less problem without you (Brittany: Hey)
I got one less problem without you (Santana: Oh, babe)
I got one less problem without you (Quinn: Hoo)

The Cheerios (Santana):
I got one less, one less problem (Hooh, baby)

Artie (Santana):
One less problem without you (Brittany: Yeah, yeah)
I got one less problem without you (Hooh, hey)
I got one less problem without you

Santana with The Cheerios (Santana):
I got one less, one less problem (Oooh)

Artie (with Brittany):
One less problem without you (Santana: Hey)
I got one less problem (without you) (Brittany: Uh) (Santana: I got one less, one less, yeah)
I got one less problem without you

The Cheerios (with Santana):
I got one less, one less (problem, yeah)

Artie applauded and whooped as the song ended.

“You guys got some great moves,” Artie told the cheerleaders. “We could really use some of that in the glee club.”

“Yeah, you could,” a familiar voice said.

They all turned their heads and saw none other than Kitty Wilde emerge from the crowd of cheerleaders.

“Oh, hi, Artie,” she said in a condescending tone.

“Kitty, wh-where have you been?” He stammered. “I thought Sue made all the New Directions transfer out of McKinley.” Then after a moment he added, “We need you back.”

What he meant to say was ‘I want you back.’

“You really think I’m gonna come back and help you and your stupid glee club after the way you treated all of us?” She told him. Her eyes met his. “The way you treated me when you went away to college?”

Ouch.

He bowed his head in shame. She was still upset about the break up, which he knew he should have handled better. But he was moving five hundred and eighty nine miles away, and it would not have been fair to either of them to delay the inevitable breakup any longer. Long distance relationships just didn’t work for former glee club members.

He looked back up as she continued.

“Sue didn’t make me transfer because she’s smart enough to recognize a star player when she sees one.”

“Unlike Rachel Berry,” she added, “who never even knew any of our names.”

“I know your name,” Brittany scoffed. “It’s Quinn.”

He turned his head and give Brittany the ‘really’ look. The two of them had been in glee and Cheerios together for about six months.

“I’m Quinn!” Quinn scoffed.

“Liar,” Brittany said.

“Listen,” Santana chimed in, changing the subject, “don’t you guys want to do more than just get shot out of cannons? Don’t you want to be a star?”

He returned his gaze to Kitty who he could see hasn’t really changed. Still striving to be on top and not afraid to say what she’s thinking.

“Oh, that is rich coming from you,” Kitty sneered; “Pathetically stuffed back into your Cheerios uniforms again.”

“Can two people try out together?” The two twin Cheerios asked together.

“Yes,” Santana answered

“Yep.” Brittany said.

“Yeah,” Quinn added, “I don’t see why not. The three of us tried out together.”

“Of course the incest twins want in,” Kitty sneered. “Let’s go, ladies. We have to explain to these two again why Flowers in the Attic is not a love story to aspire to.”

And with that Kitty lead the cheerleaders off the field.

Artie looked over and gave her a disgusted look and wave as Kitty lead the others away, before bowing his head again. It looked to be a bust.

“Well… That went well,” Brittany said.

Quinn and Santana gave her an ‘are you kidding’ look.

But Artie was just sitting there, head bowed, buried in his own thoughts. He thought he was over Kitty, but clearly he’d been wrong. Quinn put her hand on his shoulder in support.

Later that afternoon Artie watched as Kitty approach her car and wheeled toward her.

She saw him approach out of the corner of her eye and bit her lower lip as she quickly turned her back because she did not want him to see the tears welling in her eyes. She had somehow managed to stay strong in front of the group of others by going on the offensive, but the truth was seeing him again was bringing back a lot of old feelings that she thought were best kept buried deep inside. She thought that she had finally gotten over him, but the extreme reaction that his unexpected presence had provoked told her otherwise. She was past the anger and bitterness, and now she was just sad and heartbroken.

Damn him! It had been almost a year and a half since he’d left her to go to college. Why hadn’t he just stayed away?

“Kitty?” She heard him say in that smooth, soothing voice of his. Why did that still affect her the way that it did?

“What do you want, Artie?” She asked. She had a lump in her throat. Somehow she managed to keep her voice from cracking. Why did he still have this effect on her? It had been over a year. It didn’t make sense.

“I thought we should talk,” he answered.

“There’s nothing to say,” she told him, her voice beginning to crack. She began to blink rapidly, trying to suppress the tears that were threatening to flow. She was not going to let him see her cry.

“I’m sorry,” he offered in that soft soothing voice of his.

The first tear began rolling down her cheek and was quickly wiped away.

“I don’t have time for this,” she croaked. “I have to to go.”

She climbed into her car, started the ignition, and drove away leaving him sitting there with his mouth open about to say something.

“I miss you too…” he mumbled.

Quinn, Brittany, and Santana appeared behind him.

“Give her time,” Quinn said, placing her hand on his shoulder. “She’s obviously still hurting.”

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Author’s Note: so what does everyone think? Should I continue writing these or not? As always please review and subscribe! ~WA