Yep, we're still waiting on the day Glee returns so we can get a dose of Glee awesomeness. So while we wait, we can imagine the things that could possibly happen to the wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams
. Let's get started.
Over the summer, Artie was basically playing guitar in hopes to start a boy band after college and please the girl of his dreams. He thought back to his failed relationships with Tina Cohen-Chang
, Brittany S. Pierce
, and Becky Jackson
. He also thought about last year on Valentine's Day when he lost Sugar Motta
to foreign exchange student, Rory Flanagan
. Although he has had some failed relationships in the past, he is not ready to give up on his future. In addition to finding the right girl for him, he recalled a day when he went to the local mall and saw a band perform for the shoppers. He was reminded of both junior prom ("Prom Queen") and senior prom ("Prom-asaurus") when he performed as a boy band with some of the New Directions members. That gave him the urge to consider playing music and singing for his future career.
By the time he returns to school, Artie looks to perform at William McKinley's homecoming dance, the talent show, and be the male lead for New Directions. Unfortunately, he has to compete with Blaine Anderson
for male lead. Artie performs an R&B song, while Blaine performs a 70's song. The two even have a duel in the auditorium. Unfortunately, Artie loses the lead spot to Blaine, but he's not willing to give up on his future. Artie asks some of the current ND members if they want to start a boy band together, but they all reply saying that they need to prepare for sectionals. Hopeless, Artie turns to 2 senior boys, Dexter
, in the hallway. They planned on starting a band as well--Triple Explosion. Unfortunately, they needed a third member. They thought Artie would be a perfect lead singer and guitarist, so they let him in. They practiced day and night on a song that one of the guys have been working on.
Later on at an assembly, Triple Explosion performs a rock song, which has the ladies in the audience screaming. Artie feels pleased that he has girls wanting to hug him in their arms. However, the members of New Directions were expecting Artie to have that game face for sectionals coming up. Artie believes that everyone is jealous because he's the crowd favorite and that New Directions' social status is dropping. Current New Directions member, Sam Evans
tells Artie that those guys in Triple Explosion aren't his real friends. Artie debates on that statement, saying that those guys let him go to every party possible and they help Artie find the right girls for him. Blaine tells him that finding a girlfriend and being famous shouldn't matter at this point in his high school life. Artie explains to him and everyone in New Directions that they have no idea what he's been through to want this so bad. And with that, Artie leaves the choir room to join his band.
The band has been playing for the past few weeks at every football game, lunch time, assembly, and so on. One day, Triple Explosion agrees to perform at lunch time, requested by many of the students at William McKinley. Before doing their performance, Dexter tells Artie that he should sit out for this performance. Artie wonders why, and Lucas explains that his disability is distracting from the actual performance. Dexter also adds that no one hardly ever notices him and his band mate. Artie disagrees, explaining that they do notice them. They even got autographs and groupie kisses outside of the school. Artie goes out to perform anyway, leaving Lucas and Dexter to come up with a plan. By the time they're set to perform on the courtyard, everything seems to be going well. But Dexter pushes Artie down the stairs, missing the wheelchair ramp, and having him fall on the ground below the stairs. Everyone is suddenly silent as the principal is called out.
Days later, Artie has recovered from several scratches on his body. He gets mad at Dexter and Lucas, yelling at them for discriminating against paraplegics. He quits the Triple Explosion and turns back to New Directions. They're all upset for what happened to him and hope he recovers. Artie apologizes to everyone for the damage he may have done to the Glee club and himself. New Directions all welcome him back warmly and kindly. Artie then sings a song to express his regrets. He suddenly feels happy that he made the right decision.
However, he still isn't pleased about the cause of being injured in the first place: discrimination because he isn't able to walk anymore. Artie grows self-conscious about his legs and wants to walk like everyone else. He turns to his father and asks for his input. He begs and pleads for anything to do to regain the ability to stand and walk. Artie's father sees his son in pain. He tells him that he'll think about surgery for him, but isn't sure. Artie takes time to think about it as well, leading to another solo in the auditorium. New Directions members such as Tina Cohen-Chang, Sam Evans, and Joe Hart
come to check on him and say that it's a good and bad idea. Tina starts off by saying that she enjoys seeing Artie in the wheelchair and that he should be happy for the way he is. Joe adds that surgery could possibly kill him, and that Artie shouldn't risk another injury. Sam replies that he doesn't need to walk like everyone else for people to notice and be impressed. Artie appreciates everyone's kind words, but still considers thinking about the surgery.
The next day, Artie is at his locker getting his books for class. A girl named Claire Harrison
walks up to him and says that she noticed Artie in the band he dispersed from. She thinks that Artie has a lot of talent and passion, and also feels sorry for him after the accident. Artie smiles and says that it's okay. He feels warm-hearted around Claire, but feels down on the inside. Claire asks what's wrong, and Artie discuss the whole surgery idea to her. Claire hands Artie a picture of her in 2nd grade. She seemed different than usual (similar to Lucy "Quinn" Fabray in "Born This Way"). Claire has had liposuction in the summer after 8th grade so she could feel better about herself, and ended up getting really weak afterwards. She warns Artie that he doesn't need to change his legs for anybody. At some point, he'll regret it later on. Claire also adds that he likes Artie for the way he looks and how talented and smart he is. Artie smiles back and thanks her.
Artie invites Claire to the auditorium to hang out and study. They start to get to know each other and play around with each other. They share laughs and smiles. At one moment, Artie and Claire gaze into each other's eyes and share a kiss on the lips. Artie asks Claire if she wants to be his girlfriend, and she says yes. Artie teaches Claire how to play his guitar, and caresses her with a song. Claire asks if he has joined the school choir, and Artie discusses the Glee club. Claire grows interest into the Glee club, and asks to watch them perform sometime. She is welcomed into the choir room by the New Directions members and they perform a song they're working on for regionals. Artie then announces to the group that he and Claire are officially boyfriend and girlfriend. Everyone is excited and befriends Claire. She tells them that the rest of the school thinks that the Glee club sucks, but she doesn't. She also adds in that she doesn't know how to sing, but would join New Directions if she did. Artie and Tina insist on teaching her anytime.
While teaching Claire to sing, Artie signs applications for 6 different colleges. Claire has 3 mutual colleges with Artie, and hopes that they get into the same college. Weeks pass by and they receive their acceptance letters. Unfortunately, they got accepted into different schools. Claire is let down because she wanted to be with Artie after high school. Artie comforts her and explains that they can still keep in touch. He hands her his cell phone number and Claire gives him hers. Artie tells her that everything will be alright and that he won't ever forget her. They share another sweet kiss.
Along with Artie joining his first high school rock band and finding a girl, he has also been a part of many other Glee club antics. He gets yelled at by new member, Catherine Mason
for the terrible choreography. He also participates in trying to increase his popularity with New Directions so students can refrain from making fun of them. He has a part in the school musical that the Glee club participates in as well. With all of the achievements that he has made in his senior year, he graduates and moves on from McKinley.
So, what did you think? What do you think will be the fate of our very own Artie Abrams
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