1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like. - Puck/Rachel
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it’s over. No lingering afterward!
4. Do ten of these and then post them - Okay, I only did five.
01. Scissor Sisters, "I Don't Feel Like Dancing"
Rachel invites a reluctant, adamant Puck to her family’s holiday party, an apparent family tradition replete with eggnog (okay, that part isn’t so bad), Christmas carols, and dancing. A fight ensues. He doesn’t want to go, doesn’t want to put on a tie, doesn’t do dancing outside of Glee, which he’s still trying to get over. But Rachel wins because she does that thing with her tongue and...he loses his train of thought.
But when Rachel shows up wearing a red dress that glitters he feels a bit different. Because it’s clinging to her curves and she’s wearing some kind of miracle push-up bra and her boobs are everywhere. He doesn’t feel like dancing, but he does anyway. She’s bound to make it up to him later.
02. She & Him, "You Really Got a Hold on Me"
Rachel Berry’s first impulse on realizing that she is in love with Noah Puckerman is to be...confused. She doesn’t like him very much. He’s rude, pig-headed, a misogynist, and just a...jerk. And she’s told him so. In fact, she’s made her opinion of him very clear. Plus, what kind of nickname is Puck?
And even though she doesn’t necessarily want him, she finds that she needs him. Because she loves the way he makes her feel - it’s masochistic, she knows, but she’s become accustomed to him. But it’s more than that - there’s a connection there. When he holds her after...well, you know. She may not like him, but she loves him. And she accepts that.
03. Barenaked Ladies, "It's All Been Done"
As unique as their relationship may seem, it’s not that uncommon. A stud like him, a gleek like her. Popular jock and outcast. It’s been done. Rachel’s watched She’s All That enough times in her life to know that this is a semi-worn out cliche. Two people who seemingly hate each other ending up together. And they fight and break up and get back together and have hot make-up sex but...she knows it’s all been done before.
He’s experienced and she’s not (at the beginning) but it’s almost expected. No one in Glee is surprised -- Kurt claims he saw it coming ever since Puck sang “Sweet Caroline,” which was clearly dedicated to Rachel. Plus, she had looked like she had just won her first Tony during the serenade.
So, it’s all been done. But that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy it.
04. Regina Spektor, "On the Radio"
When they drive around in Rachel’s car (she insists that it’s misogynistic that he be the only one in their...relationship...who’s allowed to be behind the wheel), she demands that she be in control of the music.
It’s a November evening and it’s raining, and a song with a relatively good beat starts to play on the radio - and Puck doesn’t completely hate it. Some chick is singing and the words are sad...even though it’s a relatively upbeat tune. And when it’s over, he asks her to play it again. She smiles.
05. Magnet & Gemma Hayes, "Lay Lady Lay"
They’re in his bedroom - he’s laying on his bed, she’s at his desk doing homework. He doesn’t bother. But after the silence and the sound of her pen scratching against notebook paper, he decides that’s enough of that.
“So, I’ve been working on something,” Puck says, scratching the back of his neck
“Oh, Noah, that’s wonderful! Is it for Glee? Have you done the arrangement? Do I have a solo?”
“No, Berry. It’s not for Glee. It’s just...something that I’ve been working on.”
“Well, play it for me.”
Puck picks up his guitar and starts strumming. And he starts to sing. And Rachel thinks it’s beautiful - his voice is gentle and soft and those are words she isn’t often able to use when describing her quasi-boyfriend, man-friend, her friend who she occasionally makes out with...whatever he is.
He starts singing. “Lay, lady, lay...lay across my big brass bed...”
Rachel knows the song - she’s not completely unfamiliar with music that falls outside of showtunes and pop songs. She knows that Puck is trying to say something. That he wants her to stay. Turns out, he was paying attention in Glee when Mr. Schue assigned them to sing ballads.
When he finishes, he puts his guitar down and lays back down on the bed. She curls up next to him and whispers, “Okay.”
They don’t have sex, but he gets to see her in the morning light. And she’s beautiful.