Merry Christmas, Finn

Will's Drumsticks

Will Schuester stood in his empty choir room. He gazed across the maroon chairs and smiled to himself.He remembered when he took over the glee club and he thought that it was hopeless. That he'd never be able to get enough member or whip the ones that he did have into shape."Mr. Schue?" Finn Hudson's voice asked from behind him."Yeah." he answered. He blinked away his tears and turned to face the tall teen. He was dressed in his graduation gown, mortarboard in hand."Are you alright?" Finn asked as he placed his cap on the sleek piano."Yeah. What's up? What are you doing here?" Will asked."I wanted to talk to you. I wanted to..." Finn paused. He sighed before be began again. "I never really had a dad. Not until I met you. I know, a lot of people would say that you're a bad choice. I shouldn't have looked to you for guidance on how to be a man but I disagree.""You do?" Will questioned sitting in the front row. "Why?""Because Mr. Schue. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them and move on. You try to better yourself. And I've learned that trying is what makes a man and settling is what makes you fail." Finn said standing beside the piano."You learned that from me?" Will asked."Yeah. You and Burt.""Well, I'm glad I could teach you something while you were here Finn." Will said tearfully."Here." Finn said moving his gown out of the way and handing him a pair of tiny drumsticks with a white and red ribbon tied around them."What's this?""It's an ornament. I just wanted to give you something to remember me by." Finn said. "I can't image what you're going through as a teacher when your students leave but I hope that this will help ease the pain a little.""Thank you." Will chuckled."You're welcome." Finn said as he picked up his mortarboard. "Mr. Schue?" he asked once he got to the door."Yeah.""Thanks for being my friend and my teacher." Finn said with a crooked smile. "No matter where I am, I'll always remember you." he said. He gave his former teacher a brief smile and a wave before he disappeared down the hallway.

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