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It was the Friday after the NYADA Mixer and Rachel and Kurt have moved forward from it. They both sung 'You Can't Stop the Beat' to the Glee club on Tuesday showing everyone that they won't give up and no-one can pull them down….and that no-one can stop them from singing. However, they also sang the song to their girlfriend and boyfriend as a thank you because without them they may still be intimidated and in fear about their future.
Rachel was currently resting her head on her girlfriends shoulder, just basking in the feeling of being close to her girlfriend. It was Friday morning and the brunette was currently waiting for her girlfriend to wake up, it was 5:30 in the morning and Quinn usually woke up around 6. So the diva was just peacefully laying next to her blonde and was content on being wrapped up in warm arms.
A few minutes later the brunette felt her girlfriend slowly starting to wake up. "Morning Sweetie," came the rough voice of Quinn, "What time is it?" the blonde added.
"It's around 5:45 baby….and morning," Rachel smiled, moving up Quinn's body and giving her kiss on the cheek.
"Do you want to go for a run?" Quinn asked.
"I was wondering if we could stay in bed for a while. I like being cuddled up to you," Rachel confessed.
Quinn smiled and then opened her eyes to look down at her girlfriend looking at her. The blonde squeezed tighter around the brunette's waist. "Anything you want Rach."
"Are you ready for Sunday?" Rachel asked.
The cheerleader's eyes went wide, "Um… I think it's too early for a conversation like that."
Rachel just nodded, "Sorry, I guess we will talk about that later tonight. I am sleeping over again right?"
"Of course you are Rach. I hate sleeping without you," Quinn said as she kissed her girlfriend on the head.
"Me too baby," Rachel confessed. "I still haven't chosen a song choice for the school musical audition," the diva continued. McKinley was having a school musical this year. It was going to be 'West Side Story'. Mr. Schue informed the Glee Club on Wednesday and notified them that he wouldn't be directing the play and that Coach Beiste, Miss Pillsbury and Artie were. So Rachel needed a faultless song for it, as she without a doubt needed the role. She would be the perfect Maria and it would be great for her application into NYADA after all.
"I'm sure something will come up. You do have a list of songs, right? What's number one on it?"
"It's 'I Feel Pretty'."
Quinn smiled…gosh she loved her girl… "Baby you have performed that song before."
"I know Quinn, how could I forget? Though, we did perform a mash-up of it so it would be different."
"Yes you're right. Just pick the song you want to do. I know that whatever you choose will be great," Quinn confessed. Rachel leaned up and gave her girlfriend a proper morning kiss.
Down the hall Santana and Brittany were currently waking up as well. The Latina moved herself to give the blonde a morning kiss.
"Morning," Brittany smiled into the kiss.
"Mornin," Santana said.
They just cuddled up next to each other, slowly waking themselves up, "How's your head today B?" Santana asked. Brittany had been struggling with a decision to make. She informed her girlfriend at the start of the week that she would like to run for class president but she considered herself not smart enough to do it, so she was actually going to help Kurt run for president and be his campaign manager.
"Well Kurt's the perfect unicorn, San. Ya I'm also a unicorn….actually maybe I'm a bi-corn but a unicorn is somebody who is magical and isn't afraid to show it, and that's not me San," Brittany confessed sadly.
Santana sat up to look into her girlfriend's eyes. It hurt her so much hearing that. "Baby you're smart, you're the smartest person I know, maybe you're not book smart but you're person smart. You know what people want and need before they even know and that would be a great attribute for any class president."
"What's attribute mean San?"
"Ummm….it means like a quality or characteristic. Something that a person may hold…umm like you're pretty, beautiful, kind, loving, honest," the Latina confessed.
Brittany smiled. She loved when her girlfriend was sweet like this. "You really think I'll be good?"
"I think you will be the best, I wouldn't lie to you Britt."
Brittany smiled and gave her girlfriend a kiss. Santana pulled back to add something, "Oh and also you may not be a unicorn but you definitely are someone who is magical and you're not afraid to show it. Ya maybe you are a little scared with this but you haven't been scared about anything before, you're so strong baby. Don't second guess yourself on this…okay?"
"Okay," Brittany said smiling, "I love you."
"I love you too Britt, and don't forget you're the smartest person I know," Santana smiled and gave her girlfriend another kiss.
Once air was needed Brittany looked into her girlfriend's eyes, "Quick shudder before school?"
"I wouldn't say no to that," Santana smirked but then added, "but you know Jude's rule, and I want to respect her. So how about we reschedule for later tonight when I'm over at your place?"
"Okay baby, I'm going to go have a quick shower," the blonde said. Hopping up, starting to get ready for school.
"What's the capital of Ohio?" the teacher asked.
Brittany raised her hand. "Brittany?"
"O," she answered confidently.
"What? Do you even know who the president is?"
"Will. I. Am," the blonde answered. While everyone started to laugh except Santana, the teacher just shook her head.
Brittany obviously knew she must have been wrong, but the teacher didn't try and correct her. So the blonde waited for the period to end. She had a plan.
Once the bell rang, indicating the end of class the blonde turned to her girlfriend, "I'll be right back."
"Where are you off too, we have Spanish now," Santana asked confused.
"Just to the bathroom. I'll meet you in class," the tall cheerleader said. Giving her girlfriend a peck on the lips and quickly slipped out of the room on a mission to find one of her best friends.
She walked up to Rachel's locker and found both her best friends there. "Hi Q, Hi Rach…Quinn, would it be okay if I take Rach for a minute?" Brittany asked.
Quinn smiled, "Hey Britt, and of course you can." The co-head cheerleader turned to her girlfriend, "I'll meet you in Spanish," she said and kissed the brunette on the cheek.
"Bye baby," Rachel said. Then looked to Brittany, "What can I do for you Brittany? It will have to be quick because I do not want to be late for class."
"Yes I know Rach, don't worry lets walk and talk," the tall blonde said. Putting her arm through the brunettes and walking to class.
"Okay fantastic, so what did you want?"
"Well I was wondering if you could do me a favor. As it's senior year and everyone is starting to think of college and everything I started to think about what I want to do after school…." Rachel nodded away as Brittany continued. "….well I'm interested in getting into Julliard for dance," the diva squealed and cut off the blonde, "Oh Brittany, Julliard is such a wonderful and perfect choice for you. I was actually set on going to Julliard until Miss Pillsbury informed me they don't have a musical theatre program."
"Ya well the thing is I'm not smart enough to get accepted into Julliard. I know San is hoping that I'll get a scholarship and that's why she wanted Q to join us in Cheerio's to better my chances but I need to pass high school to even be able to apply and at the rate I'm going I'm going to fail."
They stopped outside their classroom to continue their conversation. Rachel looked at her best friend with sympathy. How the blonde knew about Santana's plan to get Brittany a scholarship she would never know, as both Quinn and the Latina hadn't confessed that to the tall blonde….Britt was actually a genius.
"So what would you like from me?" Rachel asked curiously.
"Well I need a tutor and I don't want San to know about it because it will make her worry so I was wondering if you could help me?"
Rachel beamed, "I'd be honored Brittany, I'll write up a roster for us tonight and give it to you next week."
Brittany also beamed, "Thanks Rach."
"Don't thank me Brittany, I'm happy to help. However, did you want me to keep this from Quinn as you will be keeping this from Santana?"
"It's fine if you tell Q, just let her know that San doesn't know. She could even help with covering for us while we study."
"Okay that sounds perfect," Rachel smile. Then the two best friends headed into Spanish class, both sitting next to their girlfriend.
"Morning, Sweetie," Rachel said, coming into her girlfriend's room to wake up the blonde on Sunday morning.
Quinn rolled over to see her girlfriend sitting down on the bed. "Morning," she smiled.
Rachel leaned down to give her a kiss. "I made you breakfast."
The blonde gave out a small smile. "I could get used to this," she confessed.
The brunette wiped away Quinn's hair from her eyes. "How are you feeling?"
"Honestly very nervous…but I should be asking you the same question baby."
"I'm doing okay. I'm ready to see Shelby and I'm very excited to meet Beth," Rachel voiced, trying not to upset her girlfriend.
Tears started to form in the blondes eyes, "I can't do this….gosh I've miss out on so much."
Rachel went to position herself to lie down next to Quinn. Wrapping her arms around her and letting the blonde rest her head on her shoulder. "You can do this baby, I know you can."
"No I can't! She doesn't know who I am Rach. I won't be able to handle it," Quinn cried into her girlfriends shoulder.
"I'll be right there with you Quinn. You're strong you can do this," Rachel said as tears formed in her eyes at seeing how hurt her girlfriend was.
"I'll need you there with me," the blonde confessed.
"I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."
The couple laid together in silence. Just holding onto the other for what felt like dear life. It was definitely going to be a hard day for the both of them, as today they were going to see Shelby and Beth.
After a couple of minutes Rachel spoke up, "Baby I think you need to eat something before we go."
"I don't think I can," Quinn sniffled.
The brunette wiped away her girlfriend's tears that were still on her cheek, "I made you bacon so you have to eat it. I won't let that poor pig die for nothing."
Okay that was a bit gross…but Quinn loved her bacon so it didn't really matter to her. "You made me bacon?"
"Yes I did, and to tell you it was hard was an understatement. I've never done it before, so you should feel special. I even had to cover my nose and mouth with a tea towel while it cooked because the smell was making me vomit. Judy insisted on helping but I told her I wanted to do this for you."
"I always feel special with you baby," Quinn confessed, "And I would love some bacon, thank you so much Rach."
Rachel smiled and moved to get the tray on the bedside table, "Eat up while I go have a shower and get ready. I don't think I'll be able to watch you eat that after being on the verge of vomiting just minutes ago."
The blonde smiled and moved to give Rachel a proper morning kiss. "Okay baby and thank you again."
Quinn and Rachel were currently hand in hand in front of a number 6 door of an apartment block. The blonde squeezed her girlfriends hand for reassurance which the brunette squeezed back immediately.
"When you're ready Sweetie," Rachel said in a low voice.
The co-head cheerleader nodded and took in a deep breath. She lifted her hand up to the door and knocked.
Silence encased the couple until they heard the doorknob moving and the door opening. Shelby came face to face with Rachel and Quinn. She gave out a warm smile, "Rachel. Quinn. It's great to see you both, come in." she said, moving out of the way to let the couple in.
Quinn slowly walked into the apartment, it was rather small. They walked through the small hallway that opened up to a living room/dining room/kitchen area, but she didn't take anything in. All she focused on was the playpen that was located in front of the lounge. She peaked over the top and saw the back of Beth, she had blonde hair with small, adorable curls. The blonde gripped even harder onto Rachel's hand as tears started to form in her eyes.
"Quinn would you like to meet Beth?" Shelby asked in a low calming voice as she didn't want to scare the blonde.
The co-head cheerleader just stared at the older brunette and nodded. Shelby moved over to the playpen and bent down to grab Beth up, "Hey Sweetie, come and meet some important people."
Beth beamed. She loved meeting new people because she always got so much attention. She reached out for her mom to pick her up.
Quinn was on the verge of hyperventilating. She was so thankful for Rachel right now. She now knew without a doubt that she wouldn't be able to do this without her. Shelby turned around and Beth looked straight at the couple making Quinn gasp and tears started to pour down her cheeks. Rachel even had tears in her eyes, "She looks so much like you Quinn!" the brunette confessed.
The blonde just lifted up her hand to her mouth to silence her crying. "She has my eyes," Quinn said through her tears.
"And your beautiful mouth," Rachel added.
"She has Puck's facial structure," Quinn added.
"She's adorable Quinn."
Quinn nodded as tears continued to flow down her cheeks. It felt like her world stopped when Beth moved her hand up and gave a small wave. The biological mother and daughter stared into each other's eyes, it was like they were in a trance. It was like Beth knew this person was someone important in her life but she doesn't remember ever seeing her.
"Would you like to hold her Quinn?" Shelby asked stepping closer to the couple.
The blonde moved her hand from her mouth and a smile formed as she nodded to indicate she wanted to hold her daughter.
"Quinn meet Beth. Beth meet Quinn." Shelby said as she held out Beth for Quinn to take.
"Hi Beth," Quinn said once she let go of her girlfriends hand to grab the little girl. "My names Quinn," the blonde continued. "I met you a long time ago. I've missed you so much."
Tears started to fall down Rachel's face now, and Shelby also had tears form in her eyes. The two brunettes then looked at each other. "I'll go make us all some tea and give you some privacy and time to catch up," Shelby said.
Quinn didn't say anything she was to transfixed on the small blonde currently in her arms.
"I'll come and help if you like Shelby?"
The older brunette beamed, "I'd like that very much." Shelby really wanted time with her older daughter.
"I'll be in the kitchen baby. Let me know if you need me." Rachel said, giving the blonde a kiss on the cheek and walking after Shelby. The older brunette saw the exchange and it dawned on her that Rachel and Quinn must be a couple, that never crossed her mind before. She just thought they were best friends. Puck didn't even mention it, though it probably wasn't his place to say anything.
"How long have you two be together for?" Shelby asked while she grabbed the tea bags and placed them into 3 mugs.
"Oh just over 3 months now." Rachel smiled, looking over her shoulder and checking on her girlfriend.
"You look like a beautiful couple," Shelby said as Rachel smiled and nodded.
Silence filled the room but the two brunettes could over hear the older blonde talking to the little blonde, "Gosh you have grown up so much Beth…" Quinn trailed off as she spoke down to her daughter.
"I'm glad you chose to come see me Rachel," Shelby confessed which brought Rachel's attention back to the older brunette.
"Well Quinn wanted me to come and was waiting until I felt comfortable to see you."
"So that's why Quinn didn't come when Puck came over?"
"Yes, she was waiting for me," Rachel confessed. The brunette was currently standing behind the kitchen bench, so that it would separate her from Shelby.
"She sounds like a great girlfriend."
Rachel beamed, "She really is."
"And I thought that you liked the tall boy that does duets with you at Glee competitions," Shelby said as she poured the hot water in the 3 mugs.
"Finn? Oh no he's not. Yes we did date though. But Quinn's perfect."
Shelby grabbed two mugs in her hands and turned around and slid one of the mugs over to the smaller brunette on the kitchen bench. "Thank you," Rachel said.
"So I was informed by one of the girls that I teach that attends McKinley that your school is doing 'West Side Story' for the school musical this year." Rachel just nodded. "What song are you auditioning with?"
"Look Shelby I don't want to be rude but that's none of your business. Yes we can be polite and continue to initiate in small talk for Quinn's sake but I'm not looking for anything else," Rachel confessed. She wasn't angry she was just informing the older brunette on how she felt.
Shelby nodded. She couldn't really be angry with Rachel. She'd take anything she could get. "Somewhere There's a Place for Us."
"I just said that there wasn't."
"I'm talking about the song. I've played Maria 18 times. 'Somewhere' is the perfect audition song for you, you should do it."
"Well I was considering it but it's a very challenging song, so I was just going to do 'I Feel Pretty,' which I'm actually amazing at," Rachel said. Quinn smiled upon hearing Rachel's confession, gosh she loved that girl.
"You are never going to be a star or get the lead if you play it safe!" Shelby added.
Rachel nodded, "I'll think about it."
Shelby also nodded, "If you ever need help I'm here. I know you may not want anything to happen between us but I do. I'm not going anywhere this time."
The younger brunette didn't know what else to say so she just nodded and sipped on her tea. She then put the mug down and looked at Shelby, "I'm going to go meet Beth," and then she turned around to go to her girlfriend and meet little Beth.
"Hi Sweetie," Rachel said as she sat down next to Quinn. The blonde was currently playing with Beth on the ground, the little blonde was positioned between the older blonde's legs and she was playing with some blocks.
"Hi baby," Quinn smile. She moved over and gave her a quick peck on the lips.
"Beth this is Rachel, Rach meet Beth."
Rachel beamed looking down at a smaller version of her girlfriend, "Hi Beth, it's so nice to finally meet you! Can I play with you?" she trailed off. And it was like Beth understood what the brunette said because she handed her a block.
The couple spent the next few minutes completely focused on the small blonde in front of them. Until Shelby spoke, "Quinn your tea is still here if you would like it."
The blonde smiled and nodded, "I'll be right back Beth," she said as she kissed the little girl in front of her on the forehead and picked her up and placed her between Rachel's legs.
Quinn walked up and grabbed her still warm tea of the kitchen bench, "Thank you."
"You know I missed so many firsts in Rachel's life, so I know how hard it must be for you with Beth…" Shelby started out of the blue.
"Where is this going Shelby?" she didn't want to sound mean but it just came out that way.
"Look, since the day that I gave Rachel up for adoption I have been walking through life, searching for her face everywhere I go. Imagining what she's doing, what she's like. I don't want you to go through what I went through. Part of me is back here because I want you to get to know Beth. I want you to be a part of her life."
"You really mean that?" Quinn asked. That is everything she has ever wanted, to be part of her daughter's life.
"Yes Quinn. I don't want what happened to Rachel and I to happen to you and Beth."
"Thank you Shelby," Quinn cried walking over and giving the tall brunette a hug.
Beth started to cry once Quinn and Shelby broke apart. The older brunette went and grabbed Beth from the floor, "I think it's bottle time Sweetie."
Rachel came and joined everyone in the kitchen. Once Shelby made Beth up a bottle she turned to the couple, "Would you both like to feed her?"
Quinn and Rachel beamed, "I'd love too," the blonde said.
"Well come sit down on the lounge. She can usually feed herself but I'm sure she would let you help her."
The couple sat next to each other on Shelby's lounge. The older brunette placed Beth in the blonde's arms while Rachel wrapped her arm around her girlfriend. Shelby then handed Quinn the bottle, the blonde then handed it to Beth and the younger blonde then popped it in her mouth. Quinn then stared lovingly at her girlfriend, while the brunette also stared back at her in the same way.
Hey all, I hope you liked the chapter. As you can see I changed some of the scenes and lines around from the show to fit into my story, hope you all didn't mind it, I thought it flowed well. Anyways, until next time, you're all amazing.