Blink And You'll Miss It @queendiannaagron
Chapter 18

AN: So this was hard to write because as I hinted, they're coming out to the glee club and obviously that includes Santana who's hard to write given the current circumstances. It's also partially why this is quite short, the other reason being I was unexpectedly busy over the weekend.

Anyway, she has been and will continue to be part of this story much like Finn and Puck are.

As usual, during the song, Rachel's parts are in italics, Quinn's parts in bold, joint bits in bold and italics.

I don't know much about Hanukkah and if it comes before/during/after Christmas so forgive any mistakes and I mainly wrote about Christmas even though Rachel is Jewish but I did say earlier in the story that LeRoy was Catholic so it does make sense for them to celebrate Christmas too.

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Chapter 18

The whole glee club was gathered in Rachel's basement, after much persuasion from the brunette. After everyone was settled, Rachel takes her place in the middle of the makeshift stage.

"So, I've asked you all here today as I have some news. To put it simply, I am in love."

The glee club starts all talking at once and Rachel scans the room. Finn is looking hopeful, as if he thinks she's about to confess her love for him, Santana and Kurt have a knowing smirk on their faces and Quinn was just staring back at her.

"We've kept this hidden because it was new but now we're in a more secure place and want to share this with you but you are the only ones, other than our parents, that know so we ask you to keep it quiet until we say so." Rachel continues. "So in true Rachel Berry fashion, we have prepared a song."

The diva notes the scowl on Finn's face, confused when she started talking about 'we' finally figuring out that she wasn't talking about him so shot a glare at Puck who looked as dubious as he felt.

Rachel pressed play on her karaoke machine, the song already queued up, and took a deep breath before starting to sing.

"I found myself dreaming, in silver and gold,
Like a scene from a movie that every broken heart knows.
We were walking on moonlight, and you pulled me close,
Split second and you disappeared and then I was all alone.
I woke up in tears, with you by my side,
A breath of relief, and I realised,
No, we're not promised tomorrow.

"So I'm gonna love you, like I'm gonna lose you,
I'm gonna hold you, like I'm saying goodbye.
Wherever we're standing, I won't take you for granted,
Cause we'll never know when,
When we'll run out of time.
So I'm gonna love you,
Like I'm gonna lose you,
I'm gonna love you,
Like I'm gonna lose you."

The majority of the glee club was looking around the room, expecting the appearance of a guy they'd never met before so surprise was an understatement when Quinn stands up and continues the duet.

"In the blink of an eye, just a whisper of smoke,
You could lose everything, the
truth is you never know.
So I'll kiss you longer babe
(hey), any chance that I get,
I'll make the most of the minutes and
love with no regret.
Let's take our time to say what we want
(say what we want),
Use what we got before it's all gone (all gone),
Cause no (no), we're not promised tomorrow.

"So I'm gonna love you, like I'm gonna lose you,
I'm gonna hold you, like I'm saying goodbye.

Wherever we're standing,I won't take you for granted,
Cause we'll never know when,
When we'll run out of time.
So I'm gonna love you (I'm gonna love you),
Like I'm gonna lose you
(like I'm gonna lose you),
I'm gonna love you (ohh),
Like I'm gonna lose you, hey.

During the small music break, Rachel grabs Quinn hand, both needing the comfort as several pairs of eyes stare at them with confusion.

"I'm gonna love you (oh),
Like I'm gonna lose you (like I'm gonna lose you),
I'm gonna hold you, like I'm saying goodbye.
Wherever we're standing, I won't take you for granted,
Cause we'll never know when,
When we'll run out of time.
So I'm gonna love you (I'm gonna love you babe),
Like I'm gonna lose you
(like I'm gonna lose you),
I'm gonna love you (ohh),
Like I'm gonna lose you."

As soon as they finish, Finn stands, kicks over his chair and walks out. Puck mumbles a congratulations before heading after his best friend to drive him home. Santana sits silently filing her nails as Brittany bounces excitedly beside her. Mercedes begins yelling at Kurt once she figures out he knew and Tina and Mike head over to the girls to hug them. Artie, Sam, Rory and Blaine still look shocked and Sugar isn't really sure what is happening. Rachel and Quinn were just happy.

Christmas day had finally arrived and Quinn woke up in Rachel's arms, having agreed with her mother to spend Christmas Eve and morning at the Berry's then come home in the evening to spend time with her then and on Boxing day, with Rachel in tow of course.

"Merry Christmas beautiful." Rachel smiles, waking up shortly after Quinn.

"Thanks baby." Quinn replies kissing her softly. "Is it… do I say it back?"

Quinn had been learning about Hanukkah and had been with Rachel every night they lit the Menorah but was still unsure about what to say around Rachel when it came to Christmas.

"You can if you want." Rachel chuckles. "I am technically only half Jewish and do celebrate both as you know."

"Well then, Merry Christmas my love."

"Hmm, I like that nickname."

"Me too." Quinn grins. "Can I give you your gift now?"

She'd given Rachel small gifts every night of Hanukkah but had saved the best gift for today.

"No, first we need to have Christmas breakfast with my dads, then we do gifts."

"Do you ever not follow a schedule?"

"Quinn, who are you talking to here?"

"Point taken."

After a delicious pancake breakfast – with vegan batter as it was easier than making two batches but Quinn and LeRoy got to have bacon with theirs, the four of them gather in the living room to exchange presents.

LeRoy and Hiram bought their daughter a new speaker for the basement and Quinn received three photo frames one with a picture of her and Rachel, another of her and Beth and the last of her, Rachel, Puck and Beth.

"Thank you, I love them." Quinn gushes.

Quinn had bought the Berry men a voucher for Breadstix whilst Rachel had given them a weekend away in Columbus.

Finally, Quinn handed her gift to Rachel, who opened it to find a silver chain with a gold star pendant engraved with the letters Q and R.

"Quinn… it's beautiful. Thank you." Rachel grins, giving Quinn a quick kiss before handing the blonde her present.

Quinn ripped away the wrapping paper to reveal a brand new laptop.

"Rach…"

"No don't even think about complaining, I know your old one broke and you were saving up for a new one so I thought I'd help you out and you can spend that money you saved on your girlfriend." Rachel interrupts.

"It's too much." The blonde says with tears in her eyes.

"No it's not, I love you and nothing will ever be too much."

Quinn pulls the brunette in for a kiss forgetting that her fathers were in the room until Hiram clears his throat.

The four of them spend the rest of their time together playing board games before the girls head over to Quinn's house for the rest of the holiday, revelling in the fact they get to spend this time together.

Song – Like I'm gonna lose you by Meghan Trainor and John Legend. I took out all of Meghan's adlibs that she does over the top as this would be impossible to sing live.

Rest in Peace Naya Rivera, we love you x

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