Chapter 9: A Very Merry Christmas

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.

The glee club all sat in the festive decorated room, harmonizing to famous Christmas songs, but they couldn't feel anything but empty without their strongest voice. Erik stood there, a grim look on his face. When the group finished, Erik clapped unenthusiastically.

"Erm... good job guys. Great. Now, go and play - and stick a smile on those faces - it's Christmas day, for heavens' sakes!" so the group split up and spread around the hallway. Now, the hall looked stunning. Fake snow twinkled down, the tree was even bigger and no one was throwing slushies anymore. Sure, they were filling people's lockers with snow but nothing apart from that.

Lindsay sat against her locker, knees tucked up to her chest, admiring the scene in front of her. The snow looked sparkly against her dark hair and fell gracefully onto the short sleeves of her Cheerios uniform. She watched the glee club exit their room and saw Damian. Cheerful, she scooped up a ball of fake snow and threw it at his shoulder. She tossed her head away when he looked over, but he knew it was her anyway. He bent down and threw a snowball back at her, and she laughed. But Damian's face stayed glum.

Lindsay looked at Damian's face and stood up, concerned. She stood, her face crinkled up. Then, she watched as Damian suddenly made a sharp turn and his baby blue eyes looked at the tinselled door of the choir room. He stumbled right past Lindsay and pulled open the heavy brown choir doors. Sneakily, Lindsay stood by the door and listened in. Some music suddenly began and Lindsay knew what would happen. He was going to sing.

I'll have a blue Christmas without you,
I'll be so blue just thinking about you.
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won't be the same, dear, if you're not hear with me.

And when the blue snowflakes start falling,
That's when those blue memories start calling.
You'll be doing alright with you Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas.

Damian nodded to himself and began to make his way to the exit. Lindsay hopped away and turned her attention to the water fountain. Who was he singing about? Her? It made sense, that bit's true.

"All Cheerios, report to Sue Sylvester's office immediately!" a fuzzy voice came through the speakers. Lindsay sighed and made her way through the crowded corridor and knocked on Sue's door. She was let in to see the rest of the Cheerios crowded round the desk.

"Pearce, you're late. Oh well. Now, girls, it's Christmas and I'm sure you've noticed. Well, you should - you'd be dumb not too. Anyway, I had a little talk with the glee club owner, Erik, and he said he wants a Cheerio to join glee club." Most of the Cheerios protested. Lindsay kept her mouth shut. "I protested, naturally, but Erik insisted. So, I chose one of you to join glee club for one day. Pearce, it's your lucky day."

"Me?! But Coach Sue, I used to be in glee club. I quit for a reason--"

"You think that's hard? I'm living with hepatitis, that's hard! Now go get ready!" Lindsay muttered under her breath in disgust and kicked open the door, ripping a Cheerios poster pinned on the wood. She stormed down the corridor, shoving everyone in her way to the side. Tears in her eyes, she ran into the auditorium and jumped up to the stage.

It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees,
They're putting up reindeer; singing songs of joy and peace.
Oh, I wish I had a river, I could skate away on.

But it don't snow here, it stays pretty green,
I'm gonna make a lot of money then quit this crazy scene.
Oh, I wish I had a river, I could skate away on.

I wish I had a river so long, I would teach my feet to fly,
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on,
'Cause I made my baby cry.

Salty tears running down her cheeks, she knew what she'd done wrong. She shouldn't have quit Glee. She shouldn't have joined Cheerios. She shouldn't have listened to that stupid jock. She shouldn't have left Damian.

She was ready to go back to Glee.

"What the hell is she doing here?!" Emily stared at the Cheerio in rage as she saw her sit down in the choir room. "She's a traitor!"

"Emily, calm down! Now, I insisted Sue that a Cheerio come join us for a lesson--"

"But she used to be in Glee!"

"Well, that's good! We have our strongest voice back, Em!" said Hannah. "We're gonna win Regionals with her!"

"Screw strongest voices and screw Regionals!" lied Lindsay, gripping onto her seat. "I don't even want to be here!" the lies just tumbled out of her mouth before she could stop them. "Sue insisted. Now, can we get on with the lesson, please?"

"Yes, yes. Now, as you know, we're working on festive and cheerful Christmas songs. So, is anyone going to start us off?"

"I'll do one!" said Cameron and jogged to the front, flexing his extremely long legs.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful.
And since there's no place to go,

Every joined in...except Lindsay and Damian.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Most people cheered, but the two brunettes didn't. When the song finished, most people were on their feet.

"Brilliant, Cameron, you just need to work on that B# at the end. Now, anyone else? No? Right, let's get to work. Everyone up!" The choir all stood up and fumbled into a huddle in the middle of the room. A soft, twinkling tune began on the piano. The choir harmonized softly.

I, don't want a lot for Christmas; there is just one thing I need,
Don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree.
I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know,
Make my wish come true, all I want for Christmas, is you.

"Lindsay, do you want to try a solo?" asked Erik. Before she could reply, a hand placed on her back and pushed her to the front. She swallowed and stared up to the ceiling, a lump in her throat.

Oh, I don't want a lot for Christmas, this is all I'm asking for,
I just want to see my baby, standing right outside my door.
Oh, I just want him for my own, more than you could ever know,
Baby, all I want for Christmas is you!

"Choreography!" Erik clapped his hands and suddenly someone grabbed Lindsay's hand and spun her in.

"Damian, what the--" she hissed.

"Shh. Just follow me!" he whispered, before picking her up and spinning her round. "Go forward and spin - the girls do it!" Lindsay followed his orders and the rest of the girls. Then she ran back and Damian grabbed her hips and lifted her into the air.

All I want for Christmas!

The choreography was very elaborate. As the music quietened, Damian spun Lindsay into his arms and she felt safe and warm, and happy.

"Sweet job, guys. Emily, that spin was a bit wobbly - no heels next time. Matheus, I know lifting Mckynleigh is hard but do your best. Lindsay, that was good to say you don't know the dance. Now, go and get your lunch!" the choir seperated, but someone tugged her back.

"Lindsay, that was awesome!" smiled the Irish. "Look, I saw you singing in the auditiorium--"

"How did you get in?"

"--it was beautiful. But, why such a sad song?"

"Because that's how I feel. Cheerios has just drained me and it's hard to keep up now it's Christmas and you're performing everywhere and everyone's just so hype. I just want to escape everything. Start afresh. I don't want to be in the Cheerios or the Glee club or on Jacob's Blog or in Glee's Big Fat Gay Summer - nothing!" she answered before storming off and down the corridor. Collapsing in tears, she leant against her locker, her hair hiding her stained face.

The hours passed. Lindsay sat at her desk, trying to work out a math sum.

A piece of paper fluttered down onto her head. She felt it and ripped open the envelope. It was a gorgeous Christmas scene and something was written inside.

Hey girl, this will fill you with Glee,

Meet me in the auditorium at three!

Damo xx

Lindsay glanced at her silver wristwatch. Five-to-three. She wiped the tears from her eyes and raced down the crowd to the large black doors, hoping the teacher didn't see her. She pushed one open to see Damian standing on the stage, the band playing behind him.

It came into my dreams last night, a great big man in red and white,
He told me that it's gonna be a special year for you and me.
Underneath the mistletoe, hold my tight and kiss me slow,
The snow is high so come inside,
I wanna hear you say to me!

Lindsay joined in, delighted.

It's a very, very, merry, merry Christmas!
Gonna party on 'til Santa grants my wish, yeah!
Got my halo on, I know what I want
It's who I'm with!
It's an extraordinary merry Christmas!

Lindsay took the lead as Damian locked his hand with hers.

It doesn't come as a surprise, who's been naughty and who's been nice,
There's someone here for everyone, another year has just begun.
Silent night, not inside; sleighbells ring until the light,
Hearts explode, here we go, it's like there inside your eyes!

The harmonized beautifully as they danced in each other's arms.

It's a very, very, merry, merry Christmas!
Gonna party on 'til Santa grants my wish, yeah!
Got my halo on, I know what I want
It's who I'm with!
It's an extraordinary merry Christmas!

"Er...that was great, erm..." Lindsay suddenly panicked at what to say. "I...gotta get to Cheerios practise--"

Her speech stopped when Damian suddenly pulled her towards him and pressed his lips against hers.

The second to last episode in the series. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless you all. Hope 2012 works out for everyone. I've made tons of friends on here. Love you all.

-Eloise (I've set the bar soHIGH already! 16:56, December 25, 2011 (UTC))

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