Pairing: Rachel Berry/Noah "Puck" Puckerman, Santana Lopez/Brittany Pierce
Fic Title: It's Your Song That Sets Me Free
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Major Character Death, bullying, suicidal thoughts, suicide, undearaged drinking, references to underaged sexual situations, cursing, and eventual dehydration when you CRY YOUR EYES OUT.
Genre: Angst, romance, AU, tragedy.
Why This Must Be Read: Okay, I've been waiting to recommend this one for a long time. Mostly because it was unfinished, and I wanted to be sure that it would be finished before recommending it. Well, the author posted the penultimate chapter today, and so this is going up. This story is an incredibly difficult one to read. I've been reading it chapter to chapter, and have cried pretty hard through each one. It is incredibly well written, and devastating for it. Puck's voice is strong through the whole thing, and by the end I found myself rooting for him in the worst of ways. Tarafina does great work in this. Puck comes across so young, but reasonably, tragically so.