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 love New York. There’s no where on earth quite like it. There’s no place so alive with endless worlds of possibility. Every time you step outside, you find yourself on an adventure you never could have predicted. Sure, you might get hit by a bus or stop for perogies and end up being human trafficked by a Russian mob, but you just might also find love.