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Finding Recruits
Season 1, Episode 2
Hannah
Air date October 6, 2012
Written by SamcedesandKlaineForever
Directed by SamcedesandKlaineForever
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Finding Recruits is the second episode in Glee Fan-Fiction: Same Directions. It was written by SamcedesandKlaineForever.

PlotEdit

Natasha happily brushed her hair early Thursday morning. She was so excited. She had been putting up flyers all week about her glee club. She hadn’t heard any feedback but that didn’t mean that no one was going to audition tomorrow. Natasha just had to keep the faith.

As Natasha applied her makeup, the love of her life, her little joy, Calvin came running in the bathroom. Calvin:Mommy! Mommy! Can we have french toast?

Natasha smiled and put her mascara down. She knelt down to look in Calvin’s blue eyes.

Natasha:Well............

Calvin gave her a look of pretty please. Natasha gave him a playful I’m thinking look.

Natasha:So I guess it’s a good thing that I got up early and made your french toast.

Calvin(jumping up and down happy):Yay!!!

Natasha(smiling):It’s in the microwave. Go get it.

Calvin ran out of the bathroom to get his food. Natasha playfully rolled her eyes. This was starting off as a good morning, she prayed it stayed that way.


Heather, Kristina, and Katylen were walking when they saw another one of those stupid glee flyers. Kristina, annoyed, ripped down the paper with a smile.

Kristina:Does she really think people are gonna join this bull?

Heather(shrugs):Apparently........

Katylen:It could be a good idea.

Kristina:Right, that’s like telling Lady Gaga it’s a good idea for her to keep wearing meat dresses!

Katylen:I’m just saying the last glee club won Nationals!

Heather:Yeah, I heard they were really good.

Kristina:Okay, but that was the past! This is the present. And the only championships we need to worry about is with the Cheerios! Jane has the hottest routines and cheers for us. There’s no way we won’t win.

Katylen:All I’m saying is, it wouldn’t hurt to do something fun like that.

Kristina(rolls her eyes):How are we even twins?

Kristina then walked off leaving Heather and Katylen standing there speechless. Heather and Katylen exchanged glances.

Heather:Are you thinking about............

Katylen:Oh me no.(shakes her head) I couldn’t do that...

Heather:Me neither. She’s right it probably would be really lame.

Katylen(nods):Yep, the lamest.

Katylen and Heather then walked to their lockers both thinking completely the opposite.


Rose walked through the halls when two girls brushed into her rudely. The blonde turned around and gave her a dirty look, like Rose had done something. Rose said nothing just focused on the floor as she walked to her locker.

Then some kids were playing in the hall not watching what they were doing. Rose tried to edge around them. But it was too late when one knocked into her and sent her flying into someone. Rose and the person fell straight to the ground. And then a football from an unknown direction plopped Rose in the head.

She quickly became the target of laughter. Even the kid she knocked into was on the floor rolling with laughter. Rose got up and fled to the bathroom in tears. She could still hear the laughing as she entered. She took a paper towel and began to dry her face. Now her face was red and puffy and so were her eyes. Rose took a deep, shaky breath and began to sing to herself.

Rose:

I am not a child now.
I can take care of myself.
I mustn't let them down now-
Mustn't let them see me cry.
I'm fine.
I'm fine.

Rose continued to sing and hum to herself. Rose didn’t know that there was a girl in the stall. The girl walked out and scared Rose.

The girl smiled at her and nodded.

Girl:You have a wonderful voice.

Rose:Who? Me? No, it’s just something I do when I’m bored.

Girl:Maybe you should audition for that club. You know the one the counselor's been talking about.

Rose:Like I’d get in and who’d listen to me sing?

Girl:Yeah, true but you’ll never know if you don’t try. And everyone has to take a chance some day.

Rose just looked down maybe the girl had a point. But before Rose could even agree, she was out the door.


Tyler was walking to class when he saw the glee audition poster on the bulletin board. He walked up to it and read it. He thought it over in his head. He had been seriously considering joining.

Maybe he and Lena could do it together. It’d be another fun thing they could do. The more time Lena with spend with him and not Trent made Tyler feel a lot easier.

Tyler(thinking to himself):It probably wouldn’t hurt................


Tyler just stared blankly at the sign when Lena came behind him tickling his back.

Lena(smiling):There a reason we’re standing here?

Tyler:Yeah........er........ ever thought about joining the glee club?


At first Lena just looked at her best friend like he was out of his mind. Because he had to be. Joining the glee club that was just begging to be bullied. Not that she’d get bullied, Trent would kick somebody’s ass if they messed with her. But Tyler was a different story.

Lena:Are you kidding me?


Tyler:No, I mean I think it could be a good idea.

Lena(snorts):Yeah if you’re looking to get slushied.


Tyler:So I take that as a no.

Lena:Ty, we could never do something like that. People would mock us.

Tyler:But it’s ran by the counselor and she could........

Lena:That whack counselor?She won’t do a thing. If I went off on her she’d break like a twig. Imagine what would happen if one of the jocks stood up to her.

Tyler:They haven’t before..........


Lena(shrugged):What makes you think they won’t?


Tyler:It’s just that.........


Lena:Ty, let it go. It’s not like anyone gonna join that club anyway.

Lena then grabbed his hand and began to walk. The thought of joining continued to roll over in his mind as Lena dragged him to class.


Natasha was walking to the teacher’s room when she heard a bunch of students talking. She couldn’t help but overhear. It was a blonde girl with brown eyes, a ginger with blue eyes and two twin boys both black hair green eyes. They were all talking and laughing with each other.

Blonde Girl:(points to one of the glee club bulletins):Can you believe that counselor wants to start another glee club?

Twin 1:I know right.

Ginger girl:Worst idea ever

Blonde Girl:I know I mean how dumb is that?

Twin 2:Really dumb. So dumb I think that I’ll....

The twin grabs the poster and rips it to shreds. That is when Natasha intervened.

Natasha(furious):Excuse me?

Ginger Girl:Yeah?

Natasha:Not you. Get to class!

Blonde Girl:But?

Natasha pointed her finger towards the stairway. The students saw the look in her eyes and walked away. She grabbed the shoulder of the boy who ripped the paper and stopped him. The rest had left so fast they didn’t even notice.

Natasha:Clean this up! And once you’re done you can come to my office. Twin 2:For what? Natasha:Your slip to detention.

The boy huffed and picked the pieces of paper. Natasha watched him pick up the paper and throw it in the can. She then walked to her office, she headed the squeak of his sneakers so she knew he was following. She gave the angry boy a slip for detention and the boy stormed out huffing. Natasha rolled her eyes and plopped down in her chair.

Is that how all of the rest of the students felt? Like it was just some joke. Natasha rubbed her temples hoping not.


Throughout the day Natasha heard nothing but more bad things about joining her club. These things ranged from “That is so lame” to “I wouldn’t be caught dead in that club” They really hurt her. She thought it would maybe give some of the students a voice. She knew that there was some students who wanted a voice but just didn’t know how. Maybe the posters, announcements, and bulletins weren’t enough. Maybe more had to be done.

It was the end of the day so Carly walked into Natasha’s office seeing her hard in thought. Carly tapped on the door. Natasha looked up and didn’t even bother to smile.

Carly:What’s got you Ms. West?


Natasha:It’s just been a really hard day.


Carly:This about the club?


Natasha:You mean the club everyone thinks is lame? The club that people think is the worst idea yet?


Carly:You knew this wouldn’t be easy.


Natasha(sighs):You’re right. I just hoped it would be.


Carly:Don’t give up yet. There’s a student out there I’m sure really wants to join.


Natasha:As pleasing as that sounds, one student isn’t near enough.


Carly:You’re right. But don’t give up. I’m sure you’ll think of something. A thought popped in Natasha’s mind. Natasha(thinking aloud):I think I already have one.


Carly:I’m sorry? Natasha:Oh nothing. But hey; don’t we have a assembly tomorrow?


Carly:Actually yes we do. Why? Natasha:I have something planned.


The next day all of the students gathered in the large auditorium for the assembly. Loud chatter from the students filled the auditorium. The assembly was the last thing on their mind and some were even on their phones or listening to their ipods. Carly and a couple of other teachers talked to the students and then it was Natasha’s turn. Natasha walked on the stage and oddly it became silent. People weren’t all looking at her but just enough was.

Natasha:Hey, so today I’m gonna talk about the glee club auditions tomorrow.

All she heard were moans, groans, and complaints from the students. Teachers strictly hushed them. Natasha cleared her throat and spoke again. Natasha:I know that when you first hear it sounds dumb and stupid. And the thought of singing might scare you. But have you ever really thought of the fun it could bring? The people you could meet? The experiences you could make. Natasha walked over to the old glee club Nationals’ trophy and picked it up.

Natasha:Do you see this? New Directions went to Chicago and won this. Do you know what type of honor that brings to this school? Your name will forever be remembered by this. And who says that we can’t win another trophy? We can if we work our butts off. But I can’t do it alone. You all have to want to do it.


The students said nothing just looked at her bored.

Natasha sighed and put the trophy down. She muttered some things to herself. Then she walked off the stage. All the students and even staff workers were curious to what this was. Natasha picked up a stereo and brought it on the stage. She checked to see if the cd was in and pushed play. The music began to play and she began to sing.

Natasha:What you're gonna do with the 36 cents
Sticky with coke on your floorboard
When a woman on the street is huddled in the cold
On a sidewalk bench trying to keep warm
Do you call her over, hand her the change
Ask her her story, ask her her name
Or do you tell yourself

Students were amazed by how good she could sing. Students started to sit up and listen intently. At their seats, Heather and Katylen exchanged glances. They liked the idea even more and more of auditioning. Kristina squirmed in her seat, she didn't expect her to sound this good.

Natasha:"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"

What you're gonna do when you're watching TV
And an ad comes on, yeah, you know the kind
Flashing up pictures of a child in need
For a dime a day, you could save a life
Do you call the number, reach out a hand
Or do you change the channel, call it a scam
Do you tell yourself

More students put their phones away and took their earbuds out. Teacher looked at each other. No one knew Natasha had this hidden talent deep inside her. Rose looked up at Natasha with admiration. Maybe she could do it. Maybe this is what she needed.

Natasha:"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"


Lena looked at Trent. He just sat there absently not caring. She began to ponder the idea of joining. She thought it might be good for her. She did love singing after all. And something about seeing Natasha singing made her want to join the club. It set off something in her.

The world's so big, it can break your heart
And you just want to help, not sure where to start
So you close your eyes
And send up a prayer into the dark

Carly looked up at Natasha. Half of her was upset, Natasha hadn’t uttered a single word about this to her. I mean she kind of thought it was absurd. But she saw how some of the students started to sway to the music and how some were so interested. Carly really did want this idea to go Natasha’s way. And technically she hadn’t nothing too wrong. Carly chuckled to herself, maybe Natasha had this in the bag.


You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"


At the end of the song, to Natasha’s surprise, all of the students stood up and clapped. Natasha took a deep breath and smiled. Staff workers even clapped.

Tyler clapped loudly and let out a whistle with some of the others. Tyler had made up his mind. He wanted to audition. This was what he needed.

Natasha bowed and took the microphone again.


Natasha:I really hope you take the chance and join the club. If you want a voice and if you want to make a change, I can make sure the glee club makes that happen for you.


Natasha exited the stage while the applause continued. She smiled to herself. She didn’t regret that one bit.


Aayliah was texting Landon on her phone for the fifth time that day when her best friend, Charity walked up to her.


Charity:Whatcha doing?


Aayliah:Texting Landon. He finally replied after what felt like 10 years.


Charity rolled her eyes and laughed to herself.


Charity:So what did you think of what Ms. West had to say?


Aayliah:You mean that boring glee idea she had?


Charity:Yeah.


Aayliah(snaps her phone shut):Char, that idea was the worst idea this school has ever had. Like anyone would join that stupid club. Just because that lame Mr. Schue guy made it a success doesn't mean it needs to be revived. Time is in change.


Charity:I like the idea. And did you hear her sing? Not to mention that lame Mr. Schue took his glee club to Nationals and they won. What if that happened to us.


Aayliah:Charity! We've won tons of championships! We win every year with the cheerios. Isn't that enough of an accomplishment.


Charity(shrugs):I guess, but don't you ever want to do something more. And I kinda like singing.


Aayliah:Yeah, whatever. Charity just looked at her friend as she went back to texting her boyfriend.



Natasha was putting her folders and things away when Carly walked into her office. Carly just walked in there and gave her a look with her arms crossed. Natasha was silent. Carly finally couldn’t hide her smile anymore. Natasha then smiled herself.

Carly:I have to say. That was one good idea.


Natasha:Thanks. I mean I just had to come up with a way to get them to understand.


Carly:That was an interesting idea.


Natasha:Whatever helps. Carly:I wish you the best of luck with the auditions tomorrow.


Natasha:Thanks, because I feel like I will need all of it.



Rose was in her room practicing when her mother came in. Rose turned off the stereo and sat on her bed. Her mom had a plate of food which she set on the table in Rose’s room.

Rose’s Mom:I got dinner from your favorite takeout place.


Rose:Thanks.


Rose’s Mom:So what are you doing?


Rose:Just practicing my audition for the glee club auditions tomorrow. I probably won’t get in though.


Rose’s Mom:What makes you think that?


Rose:Because there are probably a million other girls out there that are prettier and can sing better than me. Rose’s Mom:Rosemary. You’re a beautiful girl inside and out. You aren’t entering a beauty pageant. It’s just a club. And you have more talent than you think.


Rose:You really think that?


Rose’s Mom:Honey, I don’t have to think. You’re gonna do amazing when you sing tomorrow. You gotta believe in yourself.


Rose:Want to see my audition song.


Rose’s Mom:Of course.



That night, Lena was in Trent’s room doing her homework. Trent was just lying on the bed watching television. Lena had been wanting to say something, she just didn’t know how she’d say it to him. Lena crawled up on his bed beside him.


Lena:I was wondering..........


Trent:About what?


Lena(smiles):I was thinking about joining the glee club.


Trent(snickered):Why the hell would you want to do that?


Lena:I thought it might be fun.


Trent:You know what I think might be fun.


Lena:What? Trent(grins big):Sex.


Lena:That has nothing to do with what I’m talking about.


Trent:So.......Tanya and Grant won’t be home until late.


Lena(rolls her eyes):And?


Trent(groans in exasperation):You’ve been over here long enough to know what that means.


Lena:I’m not sleeping with you.


Trent:Want to go to your house?


Lena(smacks his arm):My abuela is home!


Trent:But her bingo thing is at 8.

Lena:That doesn’t mean anything!


Trent:Yeah it does..........it means we have like two hours to get it on.


Lena(crosses arms):But you’re not about to get it on with me.


Trent:Whatever He turns his tv off and starts to listen to music on his phone. Lena takes his earbud out. Trent:Damn, Lena what?!


Lena:I want to join the glee club.


Trent:I don’t care. It’s stupid and you’ll be stupid to join.


Lena:So you’re not gonna support me?


Trent puts his earbuds in and shakes his head no. Lena’s heart sinks. She didn’t like it when Trent didn’t support her on something. That meant she would constantly hear him talk about stupid she was.


Lena sighed to herself and continued on her homework. Trent took his earphones after an hour had passed and got off the bed.


Trent:Babe, can you do my Spanish for me? I’m gonna go something to eat.


Lena(sighs):Yeah, baby.


Trent(kisses her cheek):Thanks, I’ll bring you something.


Lena:Love you.


But Trent doesn’t answer he just walks out and shuts the door.



The next day, Charity was humming to herself when her friend Aayliah walked up to her. Charity took out a textbook and then shut her locker.


Aayliah:I was thinking after school we could go get some mochas.


Charity:I can’t.


Aayliah(shocked):Why, you love mochas? Let me guess, family thing?


Charity:Nope


Aayliah gives a puzzled face as Charity starts to walk. Aayliah walks to catch up with her friend’s pace.


Aayliah:Ummm? Am I missing something?


Charity:Uh, I don’t think so.


Aayliah:You just bailed on us going to get mochas and you haven’t told me why?


Charity:You didn’t ask.


Aayliah(rolls her eyes):I didn’t think I had to.


Charity(smiles):Well, if you must know. I am auditioning.


Aayliah:For what? Charity:The glee club.


Aayliah(snorts):Real funny.


Charity:What?


Aayliah:Acting like you’re going to join the glee club.


Charity:I’m not acting. I really am auditioning.


Aayliah(mutters):Well that’s a stupid idea.


Charity managed to her and got a little upset.


Charity:That’s why I am the one doing it not you.


Aayliah:Excuse me?


Charity:Liyah, this is my choice not yours.

And I am auditioning.


Aayliah:Why are you getting so upset?


Charity:Why are you being so unsupportive.


Aayliah:Because I don’t agree with what you’re doing.


Charity(rolls eyes):Right, because I agree with all of your decisions!


Aayliah:You do. Charity:No, I don’t. But I support them, because that’s what being a friend is. But it seems to me that you don’t get that.


Aayliah:Charity-----------

Charity:I have to go.

Aayliah watched speechless as Charity walks away from her. She didn’t expect Charity to speak to her like that. Charity never spoke to her like that before. Aayliah tried to shake it off and went to class.




Lena was leaning against the locker listening to music. Tyler walked up next to her and propped his own head against the locker.Lena looked at him and the expression on his face made her laugh. Tyler took out her earbuds and smiled at her. Tyler:What’s up, Lena? Lena:Nothing much. What about you? Tyler:There’s something I wanna tell you.


Lena(raises an eyebrow):Okay


Tyler:I have decided to audition for the glee club. I’ve been practicing and I think my chances are really good. Lena’s smile faded as Tyler went on and on. She just listened to him.


Tyler:I was hoping you had changed your mind about............hey what’s wrong?


Lena:Ty, I can’t join.


Tyler:Lena, I really think you should give it a shot, you have the voice of an angel. You could be the next Alicia Keys better Leona Lewis.


Lena:It’s just that it’s not my thing and Trent doesn’t want me to do it and I just haven’t practiced.............. Tyler heard Trent’s name and his expression changed. She didn’t just tell him she wasn’t about to audition because of that jerk. Tyler tried to hide his annoyance as she gave more excuses.


Tyler:Did you just say Trent doesn’t want you to? Don’t tell me that you’re gonna let him make another decision for you.


Lena:He isn’t making the decision for me! I am making the decision!


Tyler:Apparently, because since he told you no, you’re not doing it.


Lena:I told you I thought it was a stupid idea.


Tyler:And that Trent didn’t support your decision.


Lena:Listen if you had a boyfriend, you’d understand, but you don’t! It’s not my fault that you understand what it is like to be in love. Tyler looked at her clearly hurt.

Lena bit her lip after realizing what she had said. Tyler soon became pissed.

Tyler:For your information, I have been in love once. And you’d think I wouldn’t have to remind you how that turned out.


Lena:Ty------


Tyler:No, I’m always sticking up for you and supporting you. But you never do the same for me. You let Trent treat you like nothing but yet you kiss the ground he walks on. I’m so tired of you letting him tell you what to do. But fine, if you don’t want to take an amazing opportunity because of him fine! But unlike you, I’m gonna live my life the way I want to.

Lena:Tyler---------------------

Lena watched as Tyler stormed off despite her calling him. Lena sighed and leaned back against the locker. This was not what she had wanted.



Natasha paced back in forth in the auditorium. No one had came in to audition yet and auditions started over fifteen minutes ago. Perhaps they were late. Things like that happen. Those were the things Natasha told herself to calm her nerves.


After another twenty minutes passed, Natasha finally got the message crystal clear. No student was interested in her glee club idea. Natasha sighed in defeat, obviously hurt that no one came. She grabbed her bag and put her clipboard in it. She began to walk out of the auditorium;when she heard footsteps.

Natasha turned around to see who it was. A plus sized ginger girl dressed in faded jeans and a cardigan sweater with dirty blue sneakers walked to the middle of the stage. The girl took a deep breath and finally uttered something. Rose:Ms. West I want to audition for the glee club. Natasha speechless at first walked back to the stage and smiled.

Rose:Sorry, I’m late. Dealing with the nervousness. Natasha:That’s fine.

Rose walked over to the piano.

Rose:I kinda thought I could play the piano for this song. If that’s okay? Natasha(nods):Of course.

Rose hadn’t planned on doing that but something told her it would boost her chances of getting accepted. So she downloaded the music sheet, it’s a good thing she had been playing since she was 12.

Rose sat the piano and placed the music so she could play. She then adjusted the mike so she could sing. She played the music for a few minutes and then began to sing.

Rose:Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed


Natasha stood up from her seat. Talk about talent.

 
Rose:I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down...
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

Natasha smiled at how good she could sing. This girl had such an amazing voice. Rose continued to play the piano. Rose couldn’t help but smile.

Rose:To all your friends you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone
That's the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down, oh, no
So don't you bring me down today...

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(no matter what we say)
We're the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(sun will always shine)
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won't bring us down
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring us down, oh, no
So don't you bring me down today

Oh, yeah, don't you bring me down today, yeah
Don't you bring me down ooh... today


Natasha clapped loudly as Rose stopped playing and singing. Rose stood up and wiped off her face. She didn’t even notice she had started to cry. Rose walked off the stage. Natasha:Oh honey, what is your name? Rose:It’s Rose. Rose Winters. Natasha(smiles):Rose Winters, you have a gift. An tremendously wonderful gift. One that my glee club needs. Rose:Really? Natasha:Of course. You deserve to be in this club. Rose(wipes her face again):Thank you so much! Natasha:You are so welcome!

Minutes later, Charity rushes in. Her hair is in a messy ponytail and she looks tired from wherever she had to run here from.


Charity:Sorry, but practice just ended. My coach wouldn’t let me leave early.


Natasha:That’s quite okay.


Charity:I’m Charity.


Natasha(shakes hand of Charity):Ms.West

Charity walks up to the stage and takes a deep breath. She didn’t see Aayliah sneak in and sit down. It was dark in the back so she wouldn’t be able to notice.

Charity(whispers to herself):Zach this is for you. Natasha:When you’re ready. The music starts and she smiles.

Charity:

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

Natasha sat in the chair and nodded pleased.Natasha also felt empathy for Charity. Aayliah felt her throat tighten. She never knew how good Charity was. And she knew exactly who her song was about.

Charity:It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who'd you be today?

Memories of Charity and her brother fill her head. He was always someone she could talk to. Someone that she could look up to. She wished he was here. He would have had the best advice for how she could get through her argument with Aayliah.

Charity:Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

Then she thought of the goofy things he did. How he could always make her laugh. It was like that was his special talent. Just to say something to make her feel better. But now he was gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?
Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

Charity can’t but let a few tears fall during the instrumental break. Aayliah’s eyes even filled with tears. She should have supported her friend

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day.



Charity bowed when the song has went off. She wiped her face as Natasha walked on the stage. The first thing she did was hug Charity.

Natasha:I can tell that song have sentimental value to you.


Charity(nods and sniffles):It does.


Natasha:You were amazing.


Charity:I am?


Natasha:Charity, you are.


Aayliah got up and quietly exited. She accidently bumped into an excited Tyler who was going to audition. Usually she would have said a snide remark, but she didn’t find it meaningful this time.

As Ms. West was finishing her conversation with Charity, Tyler walked up.


Tyler:Ms. West I was wanting to audition. Natasha happy by another audition smiled. Tyler fixed his glasses and looked up at her.


Natasha:Get on up there then.


Charity(touches Tyler’s shoulder):Good luck.


Tyler:Thanks.

Charity leaves as Tyler walks up on the stage. Tyler quickly thinks of Lena. He wishes that she was here to cheer him on. He also wishes his ex-boyfriend was here too. But he’d have to do this without them.

Tyler:I know you're somewhere out there
Somewhere far away
I want you back
I want you back
My neighbors think
I'm crazy
But they don't understand
You're all I had
You're all I had

Lena was at her locker. She opened it and saw all of her pictures. There were filled with memories of her and her best friend in the world. Tyler had always been there for her.

Tyler:
At night when the stars
Light up my room
I sit by myself
Talking to the Moon.
Trying to get to You
In hopes you're on
The other side
Talking to me too.
Or Am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon?

Ohoooo...

Tyler couldn’t help but think of Lena. All of the things they’d done together. It was like he was losing a part of him. Tyler didn’t do that many things without her. They were so close.

Tyler:
I'm feeling like
I'm famous
The talk of the town
They say
I've gone mad
Yeah
I've gone mad
But they don't know
What I know
Cause when the
Sun goes down
Someone's talking back
Yeah
They're talking back
Ohhh

Tyler then thinks of his ex-boyfriend, Ralphie. Tyler’s first love and his first heartbreak. Tyler didn’t even know what love was until he met Ralphie. And now he didn’t really want to be in love again.

Tyler:
At night when the stars
Light up my room
I sit by myself
Talking to the moon.
Trying to get to You
In hopes you're on
The other side
Talking to me too.
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon?

Ahh... Ahh... Ahh...
Do you ever hear me calling
(Ahh... Ahh... Ahh...)
Ho hou ho ho hou

'Cause every night
I'm talking to the moon

Still trying to get to you
In hopes you're on
The other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon?

Ohoooo...

I know you're somewhere out there
Somewhere far away

Then an idea popped into Lena’s head. She slammed her locker shut and ran home. Tyler beamed and bowed. Natasha walked up to him and smiled.

Natasha:Welcome to the club. Er? What’s your name? Tyler:Tyler. Tyler Collins. Natasha:Tyler Collins welcome to my glee club.


Carly was in her office staying late doing some paperwork when Natasha happily walked in. Carly took off her reading glasses. Carly could tell by the look on her face that Natasha’s auditions went well. Natasha(sits down in a chair):I got three auditions today. Carly:Three? Not exactly a reason to jump for joy. But baby steps is always nice. Natasha:Actually I’ve decided to extend the auditions until I have enough members. Carly:Well what if you never get enough members? Natasha:We’ll handle it when the time comes. But something tells me that there are mor students out there. This is just the start of something. Carly:I hope you’re right.


Tyler was doing homework when he heard something tap against his window. Tyler turned and saw nothing, so he decided to ignore it. He really needed to get this worksheet done. The tapping then continued and it made Tyler mad. He went to the window and saw Lena standing out there. She looked awfully cold with her purple dress on. But she had on a white coat and black tights to keep her warm followed by black snow boots.


Tyler(opens the window):Lena, are you trying to get sick? Lena shook her head. She picked up a stereo and set it down next to her.


Tyler:Lena what is this? Lena said nothing just turned on the stereo. She pushed play and the song she had recorded began to play.

Lena(on the stereo):I really need you Tyler,
Like a patient needs a stretcher.
As a friend

Tyler didn’t expect for Lena have a dance routine too. Tyler couldn’t hide his smile.

Lena(on the stereo):So many things you seen me through,
That really awful stomach flu.
As a friend

You'd showed me art that was abstract,
You brought me sushi and we snacked.
As a friend

The day you help me fix my phone,
and that obession with ham bone.
As a friend

So please don't tell me that we're through
I want to be always with you

As a friend

Lena then dug in her coat pocket and pulled up a folded piece of paper. She unfolded it and it said in big blue marker:I LOVE YOU TYLER COLLINS. PLEASE FORGIVE ME. FROM YOUR FRIEND THAT LOVES YOU. LENA GARCIA. XOXOXOXO

Tyler re-read the note about five times before he responded. Then he walked away from his window and shut it. Lena grew a look of sadness. She picked up her stereo and was about to walk away when Tyler came up right next to her. Lena took a deep breath and looked up at him.

Tyler:Rosalena Garcia. What am I gonna do with you? Lena shrugged and smiled weakly.

Tyler: But you should know, you’re not my best friend. Lena:I’m not? Tyler:No. Lena, you’re my sister.

Lena(smiles and hugs him):I love you so much Tyler. Tyler(hugs back):I love you too. Tyler(lets go of Lena):I got accepted in the club.

Lena:That’s great! Tyler:Yeah, I just wish you were there. Lena:Well, I might have been there to see you audition. But I will be there to sing with you.

Tyler:What do you mean? Lena:I have decided to audition tomorrow.

Tyler(smiles and claps):Really! Fantastic!

Lena:Yeah, I decided that Trent is just gonna have to get over this.

Tyler:Good for you. Lena:No, good for us.


It was another day of auditions. Natasha waited quietly to see who would come in today. Not that soon later, Tyler and Lena came running in. Natasha stood up to face them when Tyler called her name.

Natasha:Tyler, nice to see you again. Lena? I didn’t think you would come. Lena(squeezes Tyler’s hand):Well I decided to give this a shot.

Natasha:I’m happy you did.

Lena hugged Tyler one more time and then walked up on the stage. Tyler took a seat next to Natasha and gave her a thumbs-up. Lena took a deep breath as the music began. This was it. Seeing Tyler smiling at her made her feel better.

Lena:Don't try to explain your mind
I know what's happening here
One minute it's love and suddenly
It's like a battle-field
One word turns into a
Why is it the smallest things that tear us down
My world's nothing when you're gone
I'm not here without a shield
Can't go back now

Lena began to think of all of the fights she had with Trent. All of the pain that he would her. The pain he would put her in. All of the tears she shed over their relationship.

 
Both hands tied behind my back with nothing
Oh no
These times when we climb so fast to fall again
Why we gotta fall for it now

Charity decided to support Natasha. So she stopped by to see who was auditioning. She sat down next to Tyler and listened to Lena pour her heart out in song.

Lena:I never meant to start a war
You know I never wanna hurt you
Don't even know what we're fighting for


Her mind then filled with thoughts of all the good memories she had. Like how he stood up for her when she almost got slushied. How he offered her a ride home instead of riding the sweaty, hot bus. And how she liked the way he smiled and when he told her he loved her.

Lena:
Why does love always feel like ...
a battlefield (battlefield)
a battlefield (battlefield)
a battlefield (battlefield)
[repeat]
Why does love always feel like

Can't swallow our pride,
Neither of us wanna raise that flag
If we can't surrender
then we both gonna lose what we had, oh no

Both hands tied behind my back with nothing
(nothing)
Oh no, these times when we climb so fast to fall again
I don't wanna fall for it now

I never meant to start a war
You know I never wanna hurt you
Don't even know what we're fighting for

Why does love always feel like ...
a battlefield (battlefield)
a battlefield (battlefield)
a battlefield (battlefield)
[repeat]

I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor)
Get your armor (get your armor)
I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor)
Get your armor (get your armor)
I guess you better go and get your

We could pretend that we are friends tonight
And in the morning we'll wake up and we'll be alright
Cause baby we don't have to fight
And I don't want this love to feel like

A battlefield (oh), a battlefield (oh), a battlefield,
Why does love always feel like a battlefield (oh),
A battlefield (oh), a battlefield

I guess you better go and get your armor
I never meant to start a war (start a war)
You know I never wanna hurt you
Don't even know what we're fighting for
(fighting, fighting for)

Why does love always feel like ...
a battlefield (battlefield)
a battlefield (battlefield)
a battlefield (battlefield)
[repeat]

I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor)
Get your armor (get your armor)
I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor)
Get your armor (get your armor)

[slowly fade]
Why does love always feel like
(whooaa ooow)
Why does love always feel like
(whooaa ooow)
A battlefield, a battlefield..


I never meant to start a war
Don't even know what we're fighting for
I never meant to start a war
Don't even know what we're fighting for
(whooaa ooow)

Lena just looked at them to see what their reaction was. Tyler stood up and clapped for Lena loudly Charity and Natasha clapped as well. Even though Lena couldn’t tell for sure she had a feeling that she saw a dark figure nod and then exit. Lena tilted her head to see who it might have been but Tyler had already jumped up there and pulled Lena into a hug.

Tyler:Lena-bean you were amazing! Charity:Good job, Lena. Lena:Thank you.

Natasha:I agree, Lena your voice is needed on the team. You’re in.

Lena:Thank you so much.


Charity, Lena, and Tyler all decided to wait with Lena to see if more people would come in. But no one showed. Well some did but they just didn’t have what the glee club needed. This one girl sang Bubbly but she was all out of tune and pitchy. Another guy sang Fireflies but he talked more than sang and he even forgot some of the words. Lena and Tyler had to hide their laughter. After an hour, Natasha decided that time was up.

Natasha(stands up):Well I think that’s all of the auditions today.

Tyler:We don’t know that yet. Lena:Someone might walk in right now.

Natasha:Hey, auditions aren’t over yet. But I think that’s all we got for today.


Charity, Lena, Tyler and Natasha were heading out the exit when Aayliah strutted on the stage. The music began leading Charity, Lena, Tyler, and Natasha to turn around. Charity’s eyes filled with surprise to see her best friend standing there.


Aayliah:Give me a second I,
I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My lover she’s waiting for me just across the bar
My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
The holes in my apologies, you know
I’m trying hard to take it back
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home

Charity smiled as Aayliah sang. That was one of Charity’s favorite songs and there her best friend was singing it for her.

Aayliah:Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun


Tyler and Lena hugged each other. They were both happy to be friends again.

Aayliah:Now I know that I’m not
All that you got
I guess that I, I just thought
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let’s raise a toast
‘Cause I found someone to carry me home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Aayliah(walks off the stage and grabs Charity’s hand and leads her back on the stage
with her):
Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)

Charity mouths the words as Aayliah continues to sing.

The moon is on my side (Nananananana)
I have no reason to run (Nananananana)
So will someone come and carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
The angels never arrived (Nananananana)
But I can hear the choir (Nananananana)
So will someone come and carry me home (Nananananana)

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Aayliah(hugs Charity tightly):
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home tonight

Charity hugged Aayliah when the song was done. Aayliah hugged back. Aayliah:Char, I’m sorry. I wasn’t being a true friend to you. And if this is what you love than I love it too.

Charity:Aayliah, we don’t have to love the same thing. I just want your support. Aayliah:Deal.

Charity hugged her best friend again.Natasha walked up on the stage. Charity and Aayliah let go. Aayliah:Ms. West. I just want to say that I’d be honored to be in your club. Charity here showed me that it could be really fun. Natasha:Good thing that Charity did. Welcome to the glee club Aayliah.

Charity squealed and hugged Aayliah tighter.Lena and Tyler joined the rest of them on the stage.

Natasha:Well, seems like we got ourselves a glee club in production. We’re halfway there.

Charity:Don’t worry we’ll get more auditions, Ms.West.This is just the start of something new.

SongsEdit

StarringEdit

OthersEdit

  • Teenage Girl
  • Students

TriviaEdit

  • Not everyone had their audition song in this episode.
  • Not everyone appeared in this episode.
  • Only 5 people auditioned in this episode
  • Rose and Lena sang twice in this episode.
  • All of the people who auditioned reflected back on their memories.
  • Natasha's son was featured in this episode.
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