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Prelude to our life

By orionsshiningstar

Drama / Romance

Chapter 1

Hello, this is my first glee fic. Note that English is not my first language and at the time being I don't have beta, so all mistakes are mine. If you don't like to read fics with grammar mistakes my advice is to skip this one. This story is AU- Shelby was always a part of Rachel's life and April Rhodes was never presented to Glee before this fic.

Disclaimer- I do not own Glee, the characters or the cover photo (found on internet).

Main parings: Faberry, Shelby/April

I do hope you'll enjoy the story.

Shelby remembers how easy everything was before. She was a Broadway star, Leroy was a partner in law firm, Hiram was a Head of cardiology in hospital and their little princess was truly a princess. Whit her mothers voice and unbelievable power to grasp audiences attention- she was a raising star and everybody knew it. But not every story ends up as it had start. Somehow everything fell apart in few weeks- the accident, broken hearts, the moving to Ohio, new jobs, obviously not being a ''normal'' family. Her musing was stopped as she heard so called 'connection doors' being slammed shut. She looked up from book she was supposed to read to find her daughter standing a feet away with tears running down her cheeks. Shelby knew what happened so she stood up and hurried to hug tightly her daughter.

''Everything will be alright sweety.'' said Shelby as she hold Rachel

''It won't! I hate it! I'm only second year and I have two more years to go with those idiots!''

''I know love, I know you do. What's with Glee club? I'm sure they're on your side.''

''Mom, half of Glee are cheerleaders and jocks who make my life miserable. The rest of club are just losers like me.'' Rachel sobbed ''Stuck up losers too!''

''Honey, do you have anyone to talk to at all?'' Shelby asked

''Tina. She's in Glee and we usually sit next each other. She's not a cheerleader or stuck up like Mercedes and Kurt.''

''Well there you go, my little star. You're not alone, you're outnumbered maybe, but not alone. Tina is the girl who looks like a vampire, right?''

''Mom!'' Rachel smiled through her tears

''Aaaaa, there it is- that beautiful smile of yours. I knew I can still manage to lure one out.''Shelby laughed ''Let's make you a hot coco.'' she added and wiped Rachel's tears away

''I love you mom. Thank you for everything.'' Rachel said kissing her mom's cheek

''Here you go my little star'' said Shelby giving Rachel hot cup of coco

''Thanks mom.'' said Rachel with small smile

''Rach...'' started Shelby

''It's okay. I'd just like to know that I can be loved from someone else other than my family.'' Rachel sighed ''But enough of that. I believe Funny girl is in order.'' Rachel got up and walked to dvd player. Shelby sighed- even she had grew tired of the movie, but when it's for your only child you keep quiet and take it.

''Maybe we should just tell her. I know it's a touchy subject for all of us, but...''Shelby started

''I don't see why we should tell her the whole story.'' Hiram interrupted

''Because she's miserably.'' Leroy said

''She already knows we lived in New York.'' Hiram said

''She thinks we lived in suburbs of New York, not Manhattan.'' Shelby said

''Fine. Are you ready to tell her everything? And I do mean everything. I know I'm not ready to talk about the accident, but are you Shelby ready to say you were a Broadway star who gotten her heart broken?'' asked Hiram and than looked to his husband and added ''Are you ready to admit you were covering us in lie all these years?''

Seeing look on Shelby's and Leroy's face he said ''That's what I thought. I don't want my daughter to be miserable, but we can not talk about something with her when we obviously aren't clear with it ourselves.'' with that Hiram got up and went upstairs

''I can not believe it's been 11 years and it still hunts us.'' Leroy said

''It was the most difficult time for our family. It left us drained- emotionally and financially.'' shrugged Shelby

''You have never gotten over her, have you?'' Leroy asked

''Never.'' simply said Shelby before changing the subject ''Do you think it's our fault that Rachel has this kind of life?''

''She is loved and she's going through the hardest part of her life at the moment. She'll be okay and besides she was too young to understand.''

''She's not a kid anymore.''

''I know and we'll have to tell her everything.''

''I know, she won't speak to us for days.'' Shelby said

''Oh I know.'' Leroy chuckled ''Have you told her you're going to work in her school?''

''Not yet.''

''Well I guess you're the first she won't talk to.'' he smiled and earn himself a smack on the shoulder

''Hey sweety.'' Shelby greeted Rachel in the morning

''Good morning mom.'' said Rachel smiling

''Honey, I need to tell you something.'' Shelby said

''What is it?''

''I'm coming to work in your school as a chemistry teacher and a co-director of Glee.'' Shelby said

''Oh. I mean that's great, just don't let anyone know your my mom.'' said Rachel

''You're already afraid of her embarrassing you?'' laughed Hiram from doorway

''What? No!'' Rachel said

''Rach, sweety it's okay. I'd be embarrassed too if my mom would come to teach in my school.'' said Shelby

''I agree.'' Leroy said coming in the kitchen and kissing Rachel on the head

''That's not what I meant to say. I don't want others to say I only get the solos because of my mom.''

''Sure that's why.'' Hiram winked

''Honestly dad!'' Rachel said

''Listen here treasure trail.'' Quin Fabray said ''I don't want you near my boyfriend.''

''Quinn, we have to sing a song together. That's it, don't worry- I care for your boyfriend as much as you do. And that is zero percent.''

''You little...'' Quinn started

''You know it's true and now I have a class to go to.'' Rachel said as she walked away feeling Quinn's ice glare as a knife on back of her head.

Rachel has never showed her weak side in school. Everyone, except her parents and Tina, knew her as optimistic blabbermouth. After changing her clothes due to blue slushy that was thrown at her, Rachel made her way to Glee.

''Hello, Tina.'' Rachel said sitting next to her

''Hey Rach. How are you today?'' smiled Tina

''Good and you?''

''Excelent actually. I had chemistry this morning'' said Tina and then lowered her voice ''and imagine my surprise when I saw your mom at the teacher desk.''

''I know, I'm sorry I haven't told you. I found out this morning myself. Tina, is it possible that we...'' Rachel started

''Keep it quiet?'' Tina smiled and at Rachel's nod she added ''Not a problem.''

''Guys, guys settle down.'' Mr. Shue said as he walked in classroom and when the room went quiet he continued ''Today we got ourselves new co-director of Glee. Some of you met her today, please welcome professor Corcoran. She'll be your chemistry teacher and a voice trainer.''

Shelby walked in the room and smiled ''Good day everyone''

''You'll have interesting year.'' Tina whispered in Rachel's ear

So the question is: should I continue this story? Did you like introduction to this story?

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