Since Kurt transferred to Dalton Academy, Rachel's life has been miserable. She misses her friend, the only one who understood how she felt when bullies called her names or threw slushies in her face. Being at McKinley has become torturous, and Rachel can't take it anymore. She makes a decision that will change everything for her and for the rest of the New Directions: she is transferring to a different school. With Regionals right around the corner, what are the New Directions going to do without their star performer? This is set mid-season 2, somewhere between "A Very Glee Christmas" and "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle". I've changed a few details from the show (like the New Directions' competition at Regionals, for example) for plot's sake. This is probably going to be pretty long, so the chapters are going to be longer than in the other stories. Enjoy!