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29 February 2012 @ 08:59 pm
Gleeverse: Challenge: Over the Rainbow  

These aren't in the order that they are on the the bingo card otherwise the fics would be all over the place. So, in random order (and apologies for the awfulness of the graphics, lol)....









There's an extremely good chance that this is only going to be amusing to me but that's okay! :D



These drabbles are set in my Never Leave Me verse aka the mute!Rachel verse.


Rachel hated feeling like this but she just couldn’t seem to help herself. Part of her was raging at the way she could only bring herself to curl up in bed with her laptop and a set of headphones, watching various videos of herself singing. She’d started the day before with her Myspace videos and had continued with her rendition of Don’t Rain On My Parade followed by various other glee club performances. She bit her lip, feeling the telltale prickle behind her eyes and she sucked in a shaky breath.

I can’t do this, she thought to herself. She squeezed her eyes shut and buried her face in her pillow.

She’d always been her voice. It was the only thing that she’d ever had going for her that was positive. She knew that she was abrasive and that she could be pushy and critical but she just wanted everyone to be their best. She could just never find a way to get that across to others in a way that didn’t cause them to roll their eyes or make pointed remarks about her attitude.

Rachel Berry was her voice and now that her voice was gone...

She wasn’t anything anymore.


“You’re totally not a virgin, I don’t know why you’re insisting on wearing white,” Santana said, eyeing the rack of dresses in front of her. She smirked at the sigh from the other side of the curtain that told her Rachel was definitely rolling her eyes again. “Seriously, Berry, it’s a completely valid question.”

She grinned when she heard the distinct sound of Rachel stomping her foot. Sometimes she really just couldn’t resist poking at Rachel.

The curtain whipped back and Santana turned, a slow smile appeared on her face as she took in the way that Rachel looked in the gown.

“Wow. Puckerman’s not going to be able to take his eyes off of you,” she decided. Rachel smiled brightly, smoothing her hand over the fitted waist of the gown before looking up and nodding.

This is the one, she signed.

“Hell yeah it is,” Santana agreed. She waited until she could hear Rachel undressing before calling out, “But, no really, why are you wearing white?” She laughed and ducked when a shoe came flying out from behind the curtain.

Sometimes, Rachel was just too easy.


Rachel closed her eyes as she slowly rocked back and forth. She smiled as she took a deep breath, taking in the scent of baby powder. Opening her eyes, she stared down at her daughter and, for the first time in a long time, wished that she could use her voice.

She’d come a long way since that time in high school, just after the accident, when she’d suddenly lost her voice and been told that she’d never get it back. It’d been years since she’d mourned the fact that she couldn’t sing but right now, Rachel would give anything to be able to sing her baby girl to sleep.

She looked up at the touch on her shoulder and smiled slightly at the look that Noah was giving her. There was no pity there, something she was so grateful for, but a simple understanding. Rather than offer up any empty words, he leaned down and wrapped his arms around her and their daughter, ignoring how uncomfortable the position actually was.

When Noah began to hum the opening notes to her favorite song from Beauty and the Beast, Rachel’s smile came more easily than before as she listened to her husband sing to their daughter for the both of them.

Josie: glee » unholy trinty » for youthe_windowbird on March 1st, 2012 08:03 am (UTC)
Cat and Brittany! Haha, I love it! xD
Nicole: Adam - LOLblue_icy_rose on March 3rd, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
I just want to see them in a scene together! LOL. I have an entire idea for a crossover in my head that amuses the crap out of me.
eyeteemonkeyeyeteemonkey on March 1st, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Oh my Rachel heart!!!
That first one made me so sad. No more singing and looking back on her myspace. My heaaart.
Of course you made it better again by the next ones. Those made me extremely happy. Especially the Rachel/Santana interaction!

These are all amazing!
Nicole: Rachel/Santana - hugblue_icy_rose on March 3rd, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
I have no idea why I do stuff like this to my favorite characters (I've got a verse where Buffy was made deaf due to a curse and so she can't really slay much and as a result becomes more involved in research which leads to her meeting the Winchesters too, lol) but I love exploring the possibilities. And I know in this verse that Rachel has a long and happy life since the last one in the other set of fics talks about grandkids if that makes it any better. :)

I just need Rachel and Santana to be friends. I don't think the world would know what hit it once they started teaming up. I have to admit whenever I see them friendly on the show, I just grin.

That was my long rambly way of getting around to saying thank you! :D
shakespearsgrl2shakespearsgrl2 on March 4th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
OMG THE CAT/BRITTANY MANIP. <33333333333!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean like. I looked at it, and before I even read the words I could hear Brittany going "I love cats" and Cat going "WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?!"

And I love your mute!Rachel drabbles. That's a fantastic concept, and I love the way you handle the emotion behind it. I also love that Puck and Santana just assume she can handle it and don't bother mollycoddling or soothing or pitying, just take it in stride and make it normal.

(Also, watched HSM the other night, thought of you, and then had to track down your Chad/Ryan recs!list. And then thought OMG, HSM/AI8 AU. Adam is so totally Sharpay . . . except I want Kris as Troy, which means drastic re-plotting must happen to facilitate the awesome of Kris/Adam doing a musical together.)