Blink And You'll Miss It @queendiannaagron
Chapter 16

AN: I realised I'd spent a while on the same couple of days which was important but as that was only episode 8 and I'm already on chapter 16, I move onto episode 9 in this chapter so Christmas... almost.

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Chapter 16

Quinn was excited. She couldn't remember the last time she'd been so excited for Christmas, maybe when she was a child, before she realised that Santa wasn't real and learnt what kind of person her father was. This year however, she was beyond thrilled, almost giddy. Things between her and Rachel had gone from strength to strength. Every Friday night she spent at the Berry's and every Saturday night they spent the night at Quinn's with her mother. She couldn't be happier.

They celebrated their win at Sectionals by spending the entire evening cuddled up together, either kissing or just laying there, enjoying the company.

They'd both been supportive of the other when Rachel wanted to do the TV special whilst Quinn wanted to work in the homeless shelter and Quinn couldn't stop grinning when her girlfriend and the rest of the glee club came to help out after cutting the show short.

Neither girl had mentioned the three little words that Rachel had whispered last week, in fact Rachel wasn't even aware that Quinn had heard her, but Quinn was ready now, ready to give up her heart to someone who could easily break it.

It was Friday, the last day of the school term before Christmas break and Quinn was taking Rachel out on a date tonight. A date in which she was going to bare her soul and fully commit to the brunette. She wasn't even nervous, she knew that Rachel loved her so why would she need to panic? She was about to get her happily ever after that every girl dreams of finding.

When she was a child, she used to play dress up with her sister. Frannie was always the bride and Quinn was always the groom. Occasionally their father would join in and he would pretend to be the vicar, just enjoying the smiles on his little girls' faces, pushing back the feelings of disgust of marrying two girls, even if they were sisters and it was all just pretend. If only Quinn knew back then that 10 years later she would be in love with a girl and considering marrying her one day. Every time the blonde pictured her future, Rachel made an appearance.

"Quinn, where are you taking me?"

"Be patient." The blonde laughs, guiding the blindfolded brunette down the hallway.

They'd just had a lovely meal at a vegan restaurant on the edge of town. Rachel was surprised Quinn took her to a place that only sold vegan food, not somewhere that served both but when the blonde had explained that she just wanted to do something nice, Rachel stopped complaining and enjoyed the dinner. Of course she started complaining again when Quinn reached for the bill but once again the girl persuaded her to let it go.

Rachel panicked when they got back into Quinn's car and she was told to put on a blindfold, and she panicked even more throughout the drive, it was very unnerving to be in a car whilst being unable to see. She'd tried to keep track of where they were going but Quinn had taken unnecessary turns to throw her off.

Quinn also took the long way round the building they'd entered just in case Rachel had managed to figure out where they were.

"Do you know where we are?" The blonde whispers once they'd come to a stop.

"Umm…" Rachel bites her lip, knowing Quinn isn't going to like her answer.

"Rachel!" Quinn whines. "How could you possibly know?!"

"Well I didn't until we got here but Quinn I've spent most of my life on this stage, I know what the floor sounds like when I walk on it, heck I even know what it smells like."

Quinn sighs and pulls the blindfold off the brunette. "I hate you."

"Aw, Quinn I may know where we are, but I don't know why we're here." Rachel admits, looking round the auditorium, until her eyes settle on the piano. "Are you going to sing to me?"

"Stop guessing things." The blonde pouts.

"Is Brad here?" Rachel asks, hoping the answer is no.

Quinn shakes her head no and Rachel suddenly pulls her into a kiss which Quinn returns greedily.

After a few glorious moments, Rachel pulls away.

"What was that for?"

"Sorry, you just looked so adorable with that pout. Plus I've been wanting a kiss since you pulled me out of glee to tell me we're going on a date."

"Well as amazing as that was, Mr Schue would only let me have the auditorium for a little while so will you please sit down?"

Quinn guides Rachel onto a nearby stool and positions herself at the piano.

"I didn't know you played." Rachel comments.

"And yet I thought you knew me." Quinn winks. "My father made me take lessons when I was younger, I don't play much because it reminds me of him making me practice but I thought I'd make an exception for you. Now as hard as it is for you not to talk, please just let me get through this."

Rachel opens her mouth to respond but then settles for a nod instead, earning a smirk from the blonde.

Quinn takes a deep breath before lowering her fingers to the keys and begins playing the song she's been practicing all week. On cue, she joins in singing.

"What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawin' me in and you kickin' me out.
You've got my head spinnin', no kiddin',
I can't pin you down.
What's goin' on in that beautiful mind?
I'm on your magical mystery ride.
And I'm so dizzy, don't know what hit me,
But I'll be alright.

"My head's underwater, but I'm breathing fine,
You're crazy and I'm out of my mind.

"'Cause all of me,
Loves all of you,
Love your curves and all your edges,
All your perfect imperfections.
Give your all to me,
I'll give my all to you,
You're my end and my beginnin',
Even when I lose, I'm winnin'.

"'Cause I give you all of me,
And you give me all of you, oh-oh."

By this point in the song, there are tears streaming down both girls' faces, but Quinn pushes through the emotions to continue, smirking at the irony of the next two lines.

"How many times do I have to tell you?
Even when you're crying, you're beautiful too.
The world is beating you down, I'm around,
Through every mood.
You're my downfall, you're my muse,
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues.
I can't stop singin', it's ringin',
In my head for you.

"My head's underwater, but I'm breathing fine,
You're crazy and I'm out of my mind.

"'Cause all of me,
Loves all of you,
Love your curves and all your edges,
All your perfect imperfections.
Give your all to me,
I'll give my all to you,
You're my end and my beginnin',
Even when I lose, I'm winnin'.

"'Cause I give you all of me,
And you give me all of you, oh-oh.

"Give me all of you, oh,
Cards on the table, we're both showing hearts,
Risking it all, though it's hard.

"'Cause all of me,
Loves all of you,
Love your curves and all your edges,
All your perfect imperfections.
Give your all to me,
I'll give my all to you,
You're my end and my beginnin',
Even when I lose, I'm winnin'.

"'Cause I give you all of me,
And you give me all of you.

"I give you all of me,
And you give me all of you, oh-oh."

Quinn lifts her fingers, resting her hands on her lap but doesn't look up from the keys.

"Quinn…" Rachel whispers.

"I love you." The blonde blurts out before she can stop herself.

When her confession is just met with silence she finally looks up at Rachel, however what she sees isn't the brunette. Her gaze instead lands on an empty room.

Song: All Of Me, by John Legend. It's unnerving how much of the lyrics I was able to type out from memory…

So yes I'm mean, not only was it a short chapter but there was a cliff-hanger too! See you next Monday ;)

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