Pairing: Rachel Berry/Noah Puckerman
Fic Title: Dreams, Distasters, and Everything In Between/ Close To Where You Are / Surprises
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 -- R; none
Genre: romance, future fic
Special Rec: 8/30
Why This Must Be Read: I'm putting these three fic into one rec post because while each one is a self contained story they are more of a series when looked at together. What I like best about how the author approaches Rachel and Puck is that they don't make excuses for them, instead they make understand them. Rachel and Puck aren't by any means nice people. They want to be, but sometimes fail at it and then try again, sometimes failing again. These fics are a little later in their lives, the first following Rachel's life after highschool and slowly we have Puck introduced. So, arguably, these versions of Puck and Rachel are a bit more settled into their skin, but they are not completely new people with their lives figured out. The post highschool fic has become a staple in the Glee fanfiction world, and this one of the best ones I've read.