Hello everyone, this is my second Glee fic and I'm a little nervous as this is my first multi-chapter fic. Sortilegio is based on a telenovela I watched a few years ago. It was recently broadcast again which gave me the idea for this fanfic. I also want to thank my beta jellybean from Glee forum, you're amazing. Sortilegio belongs to the Televisa Network and Glee belongs to fox and RIB.
Dwight Evans is a successful businessman in the architectural business and married to an infertile woman Mary Evans. Carole Hudson an art curator and author married to Christopher Hudson, best friend of Dwight Evans. Dwight and Carole fall in love without intending to. They have an affair, which results on her getting pregnant.
Learning of her pregnancy, Dwight wants to get a divorce and marry Carole, but Christopher finds out and carries Carole away to Europe before the babies are born, leaving no trace of their whereabouts. Twins are born, Finn and Rachel, but Dwight doesn't know them. Meanwhile, Christopher accepts the children happily and raises them lovingly.
Dwight's wife Mary undergoes fertility treatments and dies giving birth to a beautiful son, Sam. Three years later when the twins are six years old, Christopher dies, but before he dies he encourages Carole to look for Dwight and marry him if he is single.
Carole decides to move back to the States and months later she and Dwight accidently run into each other, now both widowed and free to be together they decide to unite their lives for the sake of Finn, Rachel, and Sam.
New York 23 years ago
"Finn, Rachel I have some great news." said Carole as she knelt to be at eye level with them. "Dwight and I are getting married," Carole said with a big smile. "NO!" yelled Finn "I don't want you to marry that man."
"I understand sweetie. You don't want anybody to replace your dad, and no one ever will. But it's been three years and Dwight is a good man and he will love you very much," Carole explained to her stubborn son.
"Well, I don't like him," said Finn as he went under the dinner table.
"Mommy, am I going to have a nice bedroom, toys and pretty clothes?" asked Rachel.
"Yes sweetie, anything you want," Carol answered as she kissed her daughter. She pulled a giggling Finn out from under the table by his leg. "Finn, it's going be a big change for all of us, but I promise you everything is going be great!"
Dwight and Carol's wedding
Their children 6 year old Finn and Rachel and 3 year old Sam were on the first row watching their parents celebrate their union.
"Let these rings be given and received as a token of your affection, sincerity and fidelity to one another. Dwight Evans and Carole Hudson have consented together in wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company, and pledged their vows to each other. Please sign the certificate," said the minister. Carole, Dwight and the witnesses signed the certificate.
The minister then said, "By the authority vested in me by the State of New York, I now pronounce you husband and wife. "You may now kiss."
The guess applauded in celebration of this union.
Emma, give me Sam," Dwight asked his baby's nanny. He hugged his son with a smile on his face and then passed his son to Carole. "Finn, Rachel please come here." Both Finn and Rachel went to his open arms and Dwight proudly introduced his new family. "From now on, the three of you are siblings. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you my children." The guests stood up and applauded the new Evans family. Little Sammy was smiling and clapping as well.
New York 18 years ago
There were a group of kids playing soccer at the park. In the two teams were Finn and Sam. As they ran after the ball Finn purposely put his leg out so Sam would trip. Finn smiled as Sam fell and ended up with a bloody nose. Finn kept going with the game as if nothing happened. On the way home, Sam was still cleaning blood from his nose. Finn threw the soccer ball at Sam's back and said, "Come on! Stop crying already!"
Carole was reading a book when they arrived home. She looked up and saw Sam. "My god what happened?
"Nothing, I fell," lied Sam.
"Burt, Emma!" Carole called. "Come on Sam," she demanded as she grabbed his hand.
"Mom leave him be. He just wanted to play when he doesn't even know how to play."
"I do know, but you made me trip"
"'Cause you got in the way"
"You're a dummy and a jerk"
"Stop it you two," warned Carole
"What happened?" asked Emma.
"They were playing Emma, come on Sam let's take care that" Finn looked at Sam with hatred as his mom left with Sam.
Later that afternoon in Finn's room.
"The problem with Sam is that he wants to be in everything," Finn yelled when his mom came to ask him what happened.
"You made him trip!"
"That's not true, and besides if he wants to play soccer he has to suffer to the consequences"
"He's your little brother, and your job is to protect him"
"First of all, he is NOT my brother and he has to stop wanting to play with my friends!" yelled Finn
"Finn, this is not the first time incidents such as these have happened. One day you push him and the next you hit him with the ball. You're always attacking him. What is going on?" demanded Carole.
"It's because I don't like him. And you know why; you always listen to him and not me."
"That's not true sweetheart. I treat him the same as you and your sister"
"But we are your children, and he's not mom"
"Sam is a good kid and is trying to be your friend."
"Well I already told you, I don't like him," said Finn as he walked away. "I got to change; I'm going out with my friends."
Carole sighed and left the room. She walked to Sam's room and noticed him on the floor reading his comic books. She approached him smiling and gently checked his nose.
"Does it still hurt?" she asked while ruffling his blond shaggy hair.
"A little. Why doesn't Finn like me mom?"
"It's not that he doesn't like you, it's that he's feels grown and you're still a little kid."
"He's always pushing me, making fun of me, and hitting me in the head"
Carole smiles "Even though you're younger you have a good heart, Finn is a bit rebellious. You'll see that as you both get older you'll get closer like true brothers. You know that I love you very much." Carole kissed his nose and Sam smiled.
10 years ago Cornell University
"Do you understand now why I put the company under Sam's name?" asked Dwight. He was hobbling on crutches due to a recent mishap.
"No dear I don't. Finn is your eldest son, your firstborn," replied Carol.
"We have heard the rumors about Finn being a bad student and irresponsible…"
"I don't believe that. Even if it's true, I think he deserves another chance." Carole felt she needed to defend her son.
"I hope you're right dear. That's why I set up this meeting. We need to know the truth."
Carole tried to reason with her husband. "Look, maybe Finn is a little rebellious, but I have talked with him and he told me that everything is great. He said that he has met all of his requirements and is passing all his classes. He has the burden of proof.
Dwight kissed Carole. "I really hope you're right. If it turns out to be true, then I will just go back to the lawyers and change the will."
Finn stopped a counselor he saw talking to his parents. "Dr. Albright, I just saw my parents. Do you know where they're going?"
"They went to the deans office." Finn's face fell.
"Expelled? Since when?" asks a shocked Carole
"He was expelled three months ago, Mrs. Evans. He didn't meet the requirements on any of his classes and refused to follow the rules of the university. He was very disrespectful to the professors, and even now he still comes and goes, disturbing his former classmates and especially his brother Sam."
Outside the university:
Dwight and Carole are arguing about their children.
Dwight was furious. He told Carole, "I already told you I won't leave Finn with nothing. I won't even do that to Rachel, as frivolous as she is, even though they both deserve it."
"I only ask that you to think about it"
"I already thought about it, if I leave the company to Finn, in a few years there will be nothing left. We just proved how irresponsible he is, and this is not a game. This is about his inheritance and yours too!"
"Please Dwight, give him another chance, Finn can change. You have to realize that Finn is our son but Sam is not!" scream Carole, desperately trying to get through Dwight.
"How dare you?" he yelled. "Sam may not be your son, but he is mine." Carole realized she crossed a line and quickly apologizes.
"Calm down, you have to realize that Finn wouldn't be able to handle that type of responsibility."
"What happens is that you don't love him because Christopher educated him. Maybe that's why you don't think he can be like you. But you cannot do this to him; it will only make him more rebellious. He will never forgive that you have always preferred Sam."
"You know better than anyone that I have never made any distinction between my children until this moment. It hurts me to do this, but we have to accept the limitations of each one."
"He behaves like this because he thinks you reject him!"
"What rejection? Don't you dare accuse me without cause." Meanwhile, Finn is hiding behind wall and watches his parents arguing from afar.
"We are both to be blame. It's not fair for Finn to pay for our mistakes and don't ask me to support your decision cause I don't agree. I don't want to discuss this anymore. You know my how I feel about this and I don't support your decision," Carole announced as she walked away.
"Wait, wait… Carole…" Dwight tried to follow her, but his crutches got stuck in a pothole and unfortunately he was hit and run over by a passing. Carole turned around to see Dwight lying on the ground.
"DWIGHT!" Carole ran to the unconscious Dwight lying on the ground. Carole screamed, "SOMEONE CALL 911!" Finn emerged from his hiding spot and called for an ambulance.
A FEW DAYS LATER Finn's room.
Finn is pissed off, throwing darts at a dart board.
"Can I come in?" asked Sam
"Hey, did you come to gloat your triumph? Do you think it's fair?" Finn asked angrily as he missed another shot. "He always said that Rachel and I were like his own children and he left us with nothing. I guess he only said that so my mother would fuck him."
"I know you're upset, so I'll let that go. But it's not true that Dad left you with nothing. He left you the houses in Tahiti and Miami and Rachel the one in Turks in Caicos and Cabo."
"He left you the company," Finn replied bitterly.
"Yes and I'm also supposed to give you and Rachel a monthly allowance so you can keep living the lifestyle you're accustomed to. Besides you can work with me," Sam offered
"Yeah, as a lowly employee."
"Of course not, Finn. If you want to keep living here and rent your houses out you're within your rights to do so. And to make it clear, my father was not a wretched man. He was a good and fair man." Sam left the room.
Sam entered in the living room where Carole and Rachel were waiting.
"What happened, what did he say? Carole asked
"I tried explaining things to him, but he's very angry. I understand where he is coming from. My father shouldn't have done that," Sam replied wearily.
"If things hadn't happened the way they did, your father would had have more time to change his mind," Carole surmised.
"Yeah, I agree," sighed Sam.
"Now that you own everything, what's going to happen?" asked Rachel.
"Nothing, nothing will change. Everything will still be the same. Come on, you know that I love you right?" Sam hugged Rachel.
Tina entered the boutique where her big sister worked. She saw a scarf and decided to try it on and look for her big sister. Mercedes appeared and smiled at her. "Hey sis! What are you doing?"
"I have to do inventory since I will be out for the next couple of weeks," Mercedes replied. "Please put that back. I may be an assistant manager but I still got to pay." "Don't worry, I'll do it later."
"Wait a minute, shouldn't you be in class?" demanded Mercedes
"No, my class was cancelled today," answered Tina. She knew the question was coming and decided to change the subject. "So did you get the dress?"
"Yes, I left it at home, it's not fancy or expensive, but it's beautiful," she said as she thought about her dress with a huge smile on her face.
"I'm so envious!" Tina gushed "I can't believe you're going to marry that gorgeous man that wants to take you away from here."
"Well that's what he wants, but I already told him that my plan is to go back to school and try to finish my degree and continue working after the honeymoon so I can contribute to our household and help support you and dad until you graduate and get a job. I hope that comes sooner than later."
"Noooo!" Tina moaned.
"He may have money and a good job, but he is not a millionaire".
"Well, at least he has more money than us, and he's hot" said Tina. They laughed. Tina got serious. "Is his family coming to the wedding?"
"I don't think so. His mom and his sister live in Europe," Mercedes replied as she walked to another part of the boutique, with Tina close on her heels.
"Why aren't they coming?"
"I don't know. He hasn't brought it up. It must be for a good reason. He has always had his reservations when it comes to his family." They kept on walking around the boutique.
"You're going to buy me a new dress for the wedding, right?" asked Tina with a hopeful look in her eyes.
"Tina this is the civil wedding. Besides, what's wrong with that green dress I bought you? It's divine."
"Yeah, but I want a new dress for the wedding".She put her arm around Tina's shoulder as they walked through the boutique "Well, let me see what I can do."
"Please," said Tina. "I can't believe that in less than a week you're going to be Mrs. Evans." Tina was so happy for her sister. "Mrs. Samuel Alexander Evans…sounds fancy."
"Maybe, but Sam is a simple man."
"Yeah, but you like him."
"I more than like him-I love him." Mercedes was so happy she could burst.
"Look these look like you two." Tina took a miniature bride and groom and started moving them in the air as if they were at their wedding, while humming the wedding march. They both laughed as they continued walking.
"I don't like lying to my daughter. You saw her reaction when she found about the merchandise we had in storage," said Peter. He was feeling guilty and depressed.
"Well, that's what I wanted to talked to you about. Cliff wants to do business with us again," said his friend Sandy.
"Again with the bootleg merchandise?" "Yeah so?"
"You know it's illegal!"
"But it's worth it. I got him to pay us double this time."
"Not even all that money would be enough to bail us out if we get caught by the authorities. Not only will we lose the merchandise, but we will end up indebted to Cliff, and he's not someone you want to be indebted to, " said a worried Peter.
Cut to the outside later that day.
Tina and Mercedes were a watching band playing in the street.
"Are you guys going to live here in Lima?" asked Tina.
"For now, yes. He told me he's up for a promotion really soon. He works so hard, I'm so happy for him."
"I would be too, if I was marrying such a handsome man. The only thing left for him to be perfect is money."
"Money isn't everything Tina. He is perfect for me," Mercedes gushed about her fiancé.
Cut to the bar.
"I know that the money would be good…"
"Of course it would be good; you can even buy a wedding gift for your daughter," said Sandy
"That's the problem. My daughters don't like me getting involved in dirty business. I don't want to give them problems. Especially not now, that my eldest is getting married to a decent man. If I get caught, it would bring shame to my daughter."
"Come on my friend, this is a great opportunity"
"No, let's not get involved in this"
"I'm sorry my friend, but I'm going to do it. Come on join me it will be worth it. Let's put the merchandise in storage.
Cut to the Jones Residence.
Mercedes and Tina are arriving home. "What I told you about the job is very serious Tina," warned Mercedes as she entered the house.
"I know, but dad could get a job too," answered Tina as she followed.
"First of all it's really hard for an older man to find a job, and even more with leg problems." Mercedes tried to explain to her younger sister.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah the only problem I see is alcohol. Speaking of alcohol, why doesn't Sam want a party?"
"There will be a party, but it will be after we have a church wedding. I already told you that."
"I just thought we should invite some friends, that's all"
"He doesn't want to; he just wants our family…" Mercedes replied. Her cell phone rang and she smiled when she saw the caller ID. It was Sam
"Hi, Sam!" Mercedes sat on the couch excited to finally talk to her fiancé.
Tina watched her sister as she talked to Sam. "I miss you too. When are you coming back?" Mercedes hadn't seen her fiancé in a week because he was traveling for work. "Make sure you get to the airport and catch your flight. I want you to arrive on time for the wedding," Mercedes joked.
As Sam got off the phone, he looked up to see Finn leave. "Martinez told me you authorized construction to start in Wisconsin?
"Yeah," answered Finn
"Even after you found out about the sand mines in the terrain?" Sam asked sternly.
"Who told you that?"
"Noah, he knows what his doing, that's his job," said Sam
"Puckerman is a loser that comes to you with any stupid excuse to make himself feel more important and justify his position," Finn said contemptuously.
"You know very well that Noah is an excellent topographer, and to construct in that terrain…
"Is cheap," interrupted Finn. Sam looked shocked and angry.
"I never ignore you tendency to be dishonest, but I never thought you'd be an imbecile too."
"I won't permit you to talk to me like that…" said Finn
Sam got in his face "The one that won't permit you to participate in my business it's me if you do something like this again," Sam threatened. "Tell Martinez to cancel the project," warned Sam as he walked away.
"Arguing with Sam again, Finn?" Carole inquired as she came down the stairs. "Why were you arguing this time?
"Because he insists on putting me down'"
"Son, you got to admit you let your temper get the best of you."
"And what, he's a saint?"
After a moment pacing he looked back at his mother. "Why did that fucking man gave him everything? You were his wife, yet he left us with nothing?
"Why are you complaining? After Sam, you're the most important in the company"
"Important? Whatever!" bellowed Finn. "I'm just a peon, a lowly employee. But that's got to end, and it will end," Finn said, his voice full of hatred.
"Finn… Son… Maybe if you tried to be amicable… Finn" Finn left without give her a second glance.
Peter was trying to be quiet as he entered the house. He did not want to wake his daughters. Mercedes was still awake.
"Did you eat diner dad?" asked Mercedes.
"Yeah, I ate with my friend and I even brought you guys some food."
"I got something for you." He gave her a silver Christian purple charm bracelet. "I'm going to miss you so much, now that you're getting married.
"Dad it's beautiful. Thank you!" She hugged him with tears in her eyes.
"I know that Sam is a good man and will take care of you, but I just wanted to give you something for your wedding."
"I love it dad, thank you."
Evans Residence Finn's Room
Finn hears a knock on the door. He nervously asked, "Who is it?"
It's me sir, Tim." Finn lets Tim in to the room. Tim glances over and sees the pile of paper with writing on it. "Practicing sir?"
"So it's decided, we'll go ahead with your plan sir?
"Yeah, I want you to book the flight. Sam has to travel to West Virginia, and on the road he'll have an unfortunate accident. He will die and I will be left with everything?" " asked Finn with an evil look on his face. He couldn't wait till Sam was dead and out of their lives.
"And what about the girl, are you sure she will she agree?"
"Of course she will. I got her eating out of the palm of my hand" Finn said deviously.
Next Morning Evans Residence
Carole had just arrived at the table for breakfast. Both Sam and Finn stand and wait for Carole to take her seat.
"Quinn called," said Carole
"Why?" asks Sam
"She wants to come for lunch tomorrow."
"Well she can come and if she wants to, but I won't be able to attend lunch. I've got a very busy weekend." replied Sam.
"When do you leave for West Virginia?" asked Finn
"I don't know, maybe next week."
"What are you going to do in West Virginia?" asked Carole
"To see a terrain my father bought a long time ago, I've been informed that a hotel and spa could be built there," Sam answered his stepmom.
"I'm thinking of going on vacation starting tomorrow," Finn announced.
"Ooh vacation! Where are you going?" asked his mom.
"I don't know, maybe Tahiti."
"Do you have any pending work at the office?" asked Sam
Finn got defensive. "Of course I don't, and even if I did, I'm sure your brilliant brain will solve everything." He stormed out of the dining room.
Sam and Carole sighed. Both are tired of his attitude. Carole looks at Sam.
"Please be patient with him," Carole begged Sam.
"Don't you think I'm being patient enough?"
"He's jealous. He feels humiliated because everything he has he owes it to you."
"I agree, but what can I do mother? I wasn't going to reject my father's inheritance, just to please him."
"He had his hopes up. Deep down he is a good guy." Carole again felt she needed to defend her son.
"Yeah, very deep down," Sam replied sarcastically as he stood. "You know I've tried to be his friend. It is impossible. Ever since you married my father and moved here, he has always hated me. He has never tried to get along with me and you know the only reason I tolerate him is because of you," Sam said holding her hand. "I'm sorry mother, but I have to get to the office." Sam kissed her on the forehead.
"Are you coming for lunch?" asked Carole.
"No, I got a lot of work this week, I'll see you tonight," he replied.
"God bless you, son."
"God bless you too mother, I love you." Sam walked out of the mansion. His car is already outside waiting for him.
Finn and his employee Tim are having a secret meeting in the garden away from the house.
"Did you take care of everything?"
"Sam has to go to West Virginia next week, pay attention to the day and time," ordered Finn.
Finn leaves and goes to his room to prepare his luggage. There's a knock on the door.
"Who is it?" asked Finn
"It's me son." Carole's said.
"Come in mother." Finn sounded annoyed.
Carole walks in and sees her son packing.
"Why didn't you tell me about this sudden trip?"
"I'm a grown man; I don't have to inform you my decisions," said Finn as he continued to pack his clothes.
"I know you don't, but you usually tell me everything."
"Besides, I want to get out of here so I don't have to see the face of that presumptuous authoritarian asshole."
"If you're referring to Sam, he has never been presumptuous or authoritarian and he's not an asshole. He has always tried to befriend you and you have always rejected him. It's understandable that he's fed up!"
"Well excuse me, I'm fed up too," Finn rudely replied to his mother. "Maybe things would be different if you hadn't contributed to the old man's death.
"How dare you? You know it was an accident." Carole is upset at her son's cruel words.
"Are you sure mother?" taunted Finn. "Maybe you left him behind on purpose?"
"We were arguing. I was mad but…"
"Whatever… if you hadn't left him behind, maybe he wouldn't have died, or at least not so soon and you would have had time to convince him to change the will. So it's your fault. I'll see you later, mother? Finn left without a hint of remorse for his words.
Carole was crying over her son's cruel words. She had felt guilty for walking away that awful day. Her husband died, and it hurt her that her son could be so cruel. She sighed and sat in a nearby chair. "He's right, it was my fault. I shouldn't have walked away. Please forgive me, my love. Forgive me. Without you, this family is a disaster."
Mercedes and Tina are watching a play.
"So nothing has happen, even when you stayed over in his apartment?" Tina asked.
"No, nothing has happened."
"Because what? I thought you liked him."
"I do like him. It's impossible to talk about these things with you. You and I think differently."
"But hasn't he tried to…"
"Of course he has, but I told him I that I wanted to wait until I was married. Now that we are getting married, there is no better time than our wedding night to give my most precious gift to my husband."
"You have no idea what you're missing!"
"I'm not missing anything. We are getting married and then it will happen. I want my first time to be special, with someone I love."
Days Later: Jones Residence Sam and Mercedes wedding day
It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a backyard wedding. Peter had a look of pride as he saw his eldest getting married. Tina was so happy for her sister and wished her all the happiness in the world. Sam's witnesses were also there. Mercedes looked radiant in her white dress and her huge smile was contagious. After Sam and Mercedes signed the marriage certificate, the judge announces that they were now husband and wife and told him to kiss the bride. The witnessed cheered them on.
Sam grabs Mercedes face and looked into her eyes. "I love you Mercedes, whatever happens, don't ever forget that."
"Why do you say it like that?"
"Because I love you and I'm very happy." Mercedes chuckled and embraced her husband.
"Congratulations to the bride and groom," says Tina.