Finchel AU → Finn surprises Rachel in New York and then gives her the courage to go through with opening night.
"Because you’re Rachel Berry… you’re a star. Ever since the day we met, I’ve heard you talking about this night. I’ve seen you working hard for it every single day. Who cares what those losers on the internet say? You and I know the truth - that you were born for this. You sing Don’t Rain on My Parade like it’s the easiest thing in the world, and you know the part forwards and backwards. You deserve this.You’re like… you’re like an inspiration to me. I think it’s about time you become an inspiration to the world, too.”
I’ve always — with everything — gone with my instincts about things. I can put more stock in my instincts now, because I know myself a little bit better. I typically have an easier time finding exactly what I like and what I’m comfortable in. You do it for a couple of years, and you know what you gravitate toward.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
Some dreams are bigger than others. Me being on Broadway? That’s a big dream. Me being on Broadway in Funny Girl as Fanny Brice, inheriting the mantle of my idol, Miss Barbra Streisand? That’s the culmination of every dream I’ve ever had.