Pairing: Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson
Fic Title: she loves to be one of the girls
Special Rec: 14 of 30
Why This Must Be Read: The pilot for Glee is still one of my favorite stand-alone hours of television ever. Before the show went off the rails (for me, anyway), I shipped Rachel and Finn in all their awkward, oh-so-high-school glory. This fic was written after the pilot but before the second episode aired (remember that there was a whole summer of fanfic before the first season started for real?) and is a sweetly realistic look at the two of them, capturing the charm of their early oddball, classic opposites-attract dynamic.