[ FANFIC ] Dreams Come True a Teaser

In Commemoration of the One Year Anniversary of the Airing of Glee’s final episode, I present to you my loyal readers a sneak peek at the unfinished draft of my version of Dreams Come True … Enjoy!

==> WMHS Choir Room – Tuesday Morning

Kitty strode into the choir room for the first glee club rehearsal since their nationals victory, and one of her final rehearsals with the club as she would be graduating the coming Saturday. They had all been given Monday off to recover from the jet lag, and everyone seemed to have recovered and the mood in the room was jovial.

She had already seen the change in the atmosphere of not only the glee club members, but the whole school that their nationals victory had made. She hadn’t seen anything like it since the New Directions had last won Nationals during her Freshmen year back in 2012.

When they had walked in that morning it had seemed like the entire school had been there to congratulate with them. There had been a banner, streamers, and confetti when they walked into the building. Everyone was smiling and happy for them.

As she entered the choir room she noticed that she was the last to arrive. As she took a moment to look around the room her heart swelled with pride at what this group had done. Yes the addition of the Warblers had definitely given them a much needed infusion of talent, but Mason, Madison, Jane, Roderick, and Spencer had all come so far since their first performance at former Principal Sylvester’s Invitational back in October.

She took a seat in the front row and saw Mr. Schue and Sam enter the room with a cart of sparkling Cider bottles and champagne flutes. Like her, they stopped briefly, considering the group. She could tell by the looks in their eyes that they were having similar thoughts to hers.

“Good morning everybody,” Mr. Schue began, “I just wanted to say again how incredibly proud of all of you that I am! You’ve all come so far in such a short time! It took the old New Directions two years to even make it to nationals, and another year to actually win. You’ve managed to win on your first try and with an almost totally new club.”

“That’s right,” Sam added, “there are a bunch of others who also wanted to offer their congratulations, but the alumni mentors decided to let you have this moment for yourselves.”

Kitty smiled. Artie had told her as much during their Skype conversation the night before.

“So, does this mean that we’ve successfully saved glee club, or am I going to have to transfer again?” Jane asked.

Suddenly the mood in the room got somber for a moment. People looked to Will for answers which he didn’t seem to have. He glanced at young Myron who merely shrugged.

“Unknown,” Will finally said. “I haven’t actually heard anything yet. The superintendent hasn’t returned my call.”

Mason and Madison shared a worried look.

There were a few more moments of awkward silence before Sam finally broke it. “Look,” he began, “the glee club has faced potential cancellation more times than I care to remember. Whatever is going to happen, we are going to face it together as a team. For now we should focus on celebrating your victory, because you all deserve it!”

“Thank you Sam,” Will said, forcing a smile back onto his face. “I couldn’t agree more!”

Kitty had to smile to herself. The past year of working as Coach Bieste’s assistant had done Sam a lot of good. He had grown a lot as a leader since their days in glee club together.

“With that in mind,” Will continued reaching for a bottle of cider, “Sam, if you wouldn’t-”

“-Wait!” Jane interrupted, rising to her feet. Everyone’s eyes were on her. “Last week Mason and I were looking though the old New Directions YouTube account and noticed that the old club had a tradition of honoring their graduating seniors during the last week or school.” Will noded, seeing where this was going. “Since this is one of our last rehearsals together, the underclassmen have something prepared. Kitty, Roderick, Skylar, Adam, and Mike, front and center.”

Will and Sam moved aside as the senior New Directions members slowly took their place at the center of the room.

“We really wanted to thank you guys,” Jane continued, “especially you Kitty and Skylar. I know that I was initially reluctant to embrace your leadership, but we have all learned so much from you, and grown so much in such a short time, and it’s largely due to your leadership and mentoring that we’re all standing here as National Champions. We don’t know what the future holds for we as a club, but we wanted to make sure you knew how much we apprec-”

Just then they heard the door open and Superintendent Bob Harris entered.

When he noticed that all eyes were on him, he addressed the group. “As you were, don’t let me interrupt anything.”

After a moment’s hesitation she continued.

“… How much you, and what your hard work has meant to us. We don’t know for sure what the future holds for this club.” She glanced at the superintendent who didn’t give anything away. “Or for any of us, or you individually, but we all wanted to make sure to wish you well with your lives and whatever your future holds.”

Kitty and the others smiled.

“Thanks a lot guys,” Roderick added.

“You guys are awesome,” Alistair said.

“Yeah,” Spencer added, “you’re definitely appreciated.”

The other underclassmen rose to their feet, and Jane signaled to the band who began to play I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack.

[ Jane ]
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
[ Mason ]
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
[ New Directions Underclassmen ]
I hope you dance….I hope you dance….
[ Madison ]
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’,
[ Spencer ]
Don’t let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
[ Female Underclassmen (Male Underclassmen) ]
I Hope you dance…. (Dance)
I hope you dance….
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,)
I hope you dance….
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)
I hope you dance….
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance..
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)
[ Jane ]
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
[ Mason ]
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
[ Mason ]
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
[ Spencer ]
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
[ Female Underclassmen (Male Underclassmen) ]
Dance….I hope you dance….(Dance)
I hope you dance….
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,)
I hope you dance….
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)
I hope you dance….
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance…
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)
I hope you dance….
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance…
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)
[ Underclassmen ]
I hope you dance!
I hope you dance!
I hope you dance!
By the end of the song Kitty was fighting back the tears that had been welling in her eyes. She had no idea that she and the ones had meant so much to them. When Jane and the others stepped forward and enveloped the seniors in a huge group hug she lost it.

From their spots off to the side Will and Sam smiled and then after sharing a glance, but without warning they popped the corks of the bottles of sparkling Cider in their hands and sent sprays toward the group of students.

After a few moments the hug broke apart and Will and Sam began handing out plastic champagne flutes of cider to the students.

The superintendent silently watched all of this with a smile and when everyone else had a glass he approached Will and Sam who offered one to him as well. The mood was cautiously jovial until the superintendent rose his glass and made a toast “To the National Champion New Directions.”

“To the New Directions,” several people echoed.

All eyes were on the superintendent who addressed the group. “I know that you are all anxiously awaiting news of weather the New Directions will get funding next year.” The room for silent for a moment. “Well we are still working on some details, but I think I can safely say that you don’t have anything to sorry about it. Glee club will be funded for next year.”

The group cheered, hugged and congratulated each other. Will and Sam shook the superintendent’s hand. Kitty, Skylar, and several others came up and made it a point to thank him.

Eventually the hour allocated to glee club ended and the students filed out to go to their next classes. As she exited the room Kitty heard Superintendent Harris address Mr. Schue. “Can I see you in your office?”

Will’s celebratory mood dampened a little bit as he glanced at Sam and then let’s the superintendent into his office.

Kitty furrowed her brow, wondering what was up that the superintendent hadn’t wanted to share with the rest of the group.

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