Tina's Best Friends Forever Heart
Tina Cohen-Chang was having a bad day. It annoyed her endlessly that no one is glee club was listening to her. She felt like the solo selection process should be deeper than Mr. Schuester saying, 'oh, here you go Rachel. You can sing all the songs at very competition especially Nationals on the year you didn't even compete at Sectionals.' It only seemed fair that Rachel be put in the background. She didn't put the New Directions first when she cheated for Kurt. But Tina was unaware that saying that Rachel messed up so she shouldn't get any perks was a cardinal sin.
Ok, so yes Tina thought that she should have one of the solos but so what? Didn't she deserve it? Tina sat on the edge of the stage in the April Rhodes Civic Pavilion. She knew that right now they were having a glee rehearsal and she should be working on the wardrobe since that's all she was good for, but she didn't feel like it.
"Tina?" she heard a voice said from backstage. She turned and through the curtain came Finn Hudson. She rolled her eyes and turned back around. "Hey," he said sitting down beside her.
"Hi," she said. "What are you doing here?"
"I'm checking on you," Finn said with a boyish smile. "Are you alright?"
"Not really. No," Tina answered. "Sometimes I hate glee club."
"I'm sorry Tina," he said putting his arm around her shoulders.
"No you're not. You get all the solos. And this isn't about you."
"I am and I don't know if you noticed but all of my "solos" tend to be duets."
"At least people hear your voice at competitions," she said sadly.
"You soloed at Sectionals and we won," he said rubbing her back.
"I know, Finn. That's why I didn't think it was fair that he was just gonna hand her yet another solo," she said wiping her wet face. "But everyone thought I was whining and that I should just wait my turn."
"Who said that?" Finn questioned.
"Mike. Apparently it's just not my time to shine," Tina said rolling her eyes. "But why am I telling you this? You're her boyfriend."
"So? We're friends though."
"Aren't we?" he questioned.
"Yeah." she said.
"Good." he said. She watched as he fished around in his pocket for something. "Here."
"What's this?" she asked taking the small heart dangling from his fingers.
"It's for you," Finn said smiling that boyish smile again. "We're BFFs right?" Tina looked at the heart in her hands that had the letters BFF on it. She had always thought that she and Finn were friends but she didn't realize how much he appreciated her friendship until now.
"Thank you, Finn," she said hugging him tightly. "But what's this for?"
"You're welcome," he said returning her hug. "And I just wanted you to know that no matter how hard stuff gets, whenever you look at that you'll know that there is someone who loves you and thinks you're awesome."
"That's so sweet," she said fighting back the tears that threatened to spill over. "Which piece do you want?" Tina asked releasing him.
"What?" Finn asked confusion etched on his face.
"We're supposed to split this."
"Yeah. So do you want the BF or just the F?" she asked.
"Well, I'm partial to just the F but you keep both pieces." he said.
"Because, I don't need it but I'll tell you what," Finn said smiling. "You can give me the F if I ever go away. That way we'll both know that the other half is with someone who means a lot to us."
"Deal," Tina said smiling at him.
"You ready to go to glee?" he asked.
"I guess, yeah," she said as he helped her up. Tina hugged him again then she pocketed the heart shaped BFF ornament.
Finn grabbed her hand and they laughed and talked as he led her back to the choir room.