AN: So something you might find funny, last week when I was reading through the chapter before I posted it I noticed I'd accidentally written that Finn won prom queen instead of king and was giggling because that's actually something hilarious that Quinn and Santana would do to get back at him but obviously it then didn't fit with the rest of the story so had to change it to king but maybe I'll use it in another story sometime.
Anyways, here's that talk that they've needed to have for like 4 chapters.
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Quinn woke up disoriented and confused, she didn't remember falling asleep. It's then that she realises she's naked and everything comes flooding back to her.
The next thing she notices is that she's alone and panic hits her. Did Rachel sneak out?
Her breathing quickens, but then she hears Rachel's soft voice from inside her ensuite.
"Yes Daddy… No Daddy… Okay, yes I'll tell Kurt you said hi… Okay, love you too… Bye."
Quinn loses her breath as soon as Rachel steps back into the bedroom wearing just her white lace bra and matching panties. She notices Rachel's eyes roaming over her own body and flushes a deep red. This colour is then reflected back at her on the brunette's cheeks as Rachel realises she's been caught staring.
"Everything okay?" Quinn asks, breaking the tension.
"Yeah, that was just my daddy checking in."
"You're going to see Kurt?"
"Oh, no, I just told him I was staying there tonight as it seemed the path of least resistance. I wasn't sure how he would react to the news that I was staying here."
"Have you told Kurt?"
"No, that's a good idea though I'll text him now."
As Rachel types out a quick message to Kurt, Quinn lets her eyes wander again, travelling the length of the brunette's petite body.
Hazel eyes snap back up to Rachel's face.
"I think it's best if we put some more clothes on don't you think?"
"Yes, that's probably a good idea." Quinn agrees, standing and collecting some sweats for both her and Rachel. "Are you hungry?"
"What time is it?"
"Just gone 11."
"I'm a little hungry yeah."
"You had to know what time it was to decipher whether you were hungry?" The blonde teases.
"No." Rachel chuckles. "I was hungry regardless but if it was too late there wouldn't be much point eating and we could just go to sleep."
"You'd be able sleep even if you were hungry?"
"Yeah, I wouldn't be able to sleep if I'd just eaten so it was a sacrifice I was willing to take. Plus I sleep better in your arms anyway."
Neither girl really knows how to respond to that so they walk downstairs in an awkward silence. It had started to feel like the past month hadn't happened and they were still happily in love. Not that either of them had fallen out of love but it was just different now, and Rachel's unexpected comment had hit them both like a ton of bricks.
The next morning the girls were sat on Quinn's couch, at opposite ends facing each other. Rachel had her feet stretched out towards the middle cushion and Quinn's legs were bent at the knees, feet pressing into the couch either side of Rachel's ankles. Her bare toes occasionally caressing the soft skin below the hem of the brunette's jeans.
"So I guess we should talk." Quinn suggests awkwardly.
"I guess so. Let's start at the beginning and work our way through it all. You explain about Stanford, I'll explain about Finn and then I reckon we should talk about last night too."
"Okay." The blonde gulps.
When she doesn't say anymore Rachel gently nudges her shin with her foot, pulling those hazel eyes to hers.
"It's okay, we need to promise each other we won't get mad during this talk, we just want to lay it all out in the open."
Quinn takes a deep breath before tearing her gaze away from Rachel's and looking around the room, trying to sort out all her thoughts but only one thing came to her mind.
"I love you Rachel."
Rachel pauses. "I love you too."
"I'm so sorry, I didn't mean for all this to happen and I know it's all my fault. The only reason things happened with Finn was because I was scared about being apart from you and ended up forcing us apart anyway."
"Why were you scared?"
"I… We've all heard about high school relationships that fall apart during college and I just wanted to do everything in my power to prevent that and being on the other side of the country wouldn't help."
"But you really want to go to Stanford?" Rachel asks, watching as Quinn hesitates. "Okay, pretend I'm not your girlfriend for a moment, how would you respond if say Santana asked you that question?"
Quinn tries to ignore the flutters in her stomach that appear when Rachel implies they're still dating.
"Yes, it's my dream school."
"Then you need to go."
"No, no buts. When you told me you loved me I freaked out because I didn't want you to interrupt my future and now you're considering letting me disrupt yours? That's not right Quinn. You belong at that school, you want to go, so go. Whatever happens between us was meant to happen. We'll either make it through or we'll break up. Either way, I'll still love you and who knows? We could always find our way back to each other. If you love something, set it free, if it comes back, it was meant to be." Rachel quotes, thankful that she'd chosen Sam to ask for advice.
"When did you get so smart?"
"Hey, I've always been smart! But actually I can't take credit for that last part, Sam said that to me, about us obviously."
"You talked to Sam?"
"Yeah, I was panicked about us, because you were just ignoring me and he calmed me down, explained that I needed to give you space so I did and now I owe him a thank you as it seems to have worked."
"So I'm going to Stanford?"
"You're going to Stanford… almost 3000 miles away."
"It's only 4 years, and then if you'll still have me, I'd love to join you in New York."
"As long as you promise me you won't get caught up in the Californian lifestyle and want to stay there forever."
"No way. Home is where the heart is, and my heart will always be with you."
Rachel blushes and shifts around on the sofa so she can plant a soft kiss on Quinn's lips.
"Stop trying to distract me." The blonde teases. "We still have two more topics."
The diva huffs, flopping back down into her previous position, causing a giggle to escape from Quinn.
"Oh I've missed that attitude."
Rachel simply pouts harder.
"Anyway, you're turn. Explain about Finn."
"Finn… Finn is like my safety net. I hate being alone and knew he would welcome me back with open arms, despite having claimed to be letting me go after Regionals. Honestly I let him kiss me because I… I wanted to test my feelings. I knew I loved you, that much was clear to me, but was I still partially in love with him?"
When Rachel stopped talking there, Quinn panics.
"And? Are you?"
"Not even in the slightest."
The blonde grins. "Quinn 1 : Finn 0."
"I think you've got more than one point." Rachel teases. "Now onto last night. Why did you make me prom queen and force me into Finn's arms?"
"What? I um… How did you know?"
"Please, I'm not stupid. I know no one in that room truly cared about me enough to vote for me."
"That's not true."
"Exactly, and that's how I figured it out. You were the only one who would do this for me but I still don't understand why."
"Because I love you and despite this crown meaning everything to me for the first few years of high school, you mean more. You will always mean more, than everything."
That evening when Judy got home, she found Quinn cuddled up on the sofa with Rachel, a smile on both their faces despite them both being fast asleep.
A smile of her own graced her face as her daughter seemed to have finally worked things out with her love.
Just in time too as they were heading to Chicago in a few days and were sharing a room with all the other glee girls and the tension would've been out of the roof. An elephant in the room that no one would dare mention.
Though now, things were looking up.