A/N: Last chapter before sequel! This will be my first ever completed story. I'm going to tell you before we get distracted by the chapter itself, that once this is done, I will start posting the sequel, and I will post a little author's note on this story so that everybody following will know that I've started the sequel if that makes sense? So, when there is a chapter 11 of this story, it will just be to tell you that the sequel is up. I also feel like this story is about to go down a path you really, like, really, really didn't expect. But I hope you like it anyway as this idea has been in my head for ages. Okay, enjoy!


Rachel's POV

It was the start of the fourth week back at school and I was incredibly nervous. Quinn and I had already agreed that we wanted to tell people that we were dating. First, it would be our parents, then, the following day, we would tell the Glee club. After that, unfortunately, it would be out of our hands.

I woke up and took longer getting ready than I normally would have. I was just stalling. I curled my hair and decided to wear it out, with a headband. Then I went onto my makeup, which I decided to keep sweet and simple. Next was my outfit. I felt like today could either be the start, or the end of my life. Either way, I grabbed a black mini skirt and a white top, with a grey coat over the top as it was still quite cold.

I took a deep breath in and out, staring at my reflection, "You can do this Rachel. You're not even telling them yet. All you are going to say is that you wish to speak with them this evening, and would appreciate if both of them were on time from work. Simple, okay, let's go." I nodded to myself and then proceeded to go downstairs and into my kitchen,

"Morning dads!" I greeted cheerily, not quite sure how to start the conversation,

I put my toast in the toaster and was tapping my fingers nervously against the counter,

"Is everything alright sweetie?" Dad asked me,

"Uh, yeah. Everything's fine." I said, grabbing my toast out and sitting at the table with them, "Okay, so I would like to have a conversation with the pair of you tonight. I have something I would like to tell you, and I would like to only say it once, so I would appreciate it if both of you came home on time from work. It's rather important to me." I told them calmly,

"Is it something we should be concerned about?" My daddy asked cautiously, putting his newspaper down on the table,

"No, daddy, I'm fine. It's just, something that I should tell you. I'm not in any trouble, there are no drugs, mafia or unplanned pregnancies, don't worry." I reassured them,

"Does that mean there's a planned pregnancy?" My dad joked,

I gasped dramatically, "How did you know?!" I whispered back,

My dads laughed before my dad spoke up again, "Alright sweetie. We'll even try to make it home early from work, won't we darling?" He said pointedly to daddy,

"Yep, we can talk before dinner." Daddy decided,

"Thank you," I said, now even more nervous than before. My palms were sweaty and I couldn't stop tapping my leg up and down. Anybody would think I had ADD or something.

I looked at my watch and realised I was running slightly later than I should have been, and that I was supposed to pick Quinn up so we could go to school together.

"I've got to run! I'm picking Tina up from her house before we go to school. I'll be home early so we can talk, bye!" I shouted over my shoulder as I grabbed my bag and ran out of the house.

I took a moment to calm myself down in the car before driving, I was so jittery at the moment that I would barely be able to focus on driving.

As I drove, I thought about how today and tomorrow would be different to the days that would follow. After I told my dads, we were planning on going to Ms Fabray and officially telling her that we were dating. Then, tomorrow at Glee club, we were going to stand up at the start of the lesson and tell the entire Glee club we were dating. Then, we were planning a quick exit and leaving the fielding of questions till the next day. We had it all planned out, but even when you're the most prepared, things can go wrong.

I was particularly worried about Quinn, you know how if you fall from a ladder, it hurts, but you weren't that high up, so you can't gain the velocity etc. to actually cause any worse damage? Yeah, I was going to be falling from a ladder, but Quinn? She was going to be falling from the top of the Empire State building. I had a much higher chance of getting through it because though I might not be as tough, I was already low on the McKinley pecking order. Quinn was the co-head Cheerio, she didn't get much trouble at the moment, even with baby-gate and being in Glee club.

Quinn, of course, kept telling me not to worry about her. It had been her, actually, that had brought up the fact that she wanted to tell everyone we were dating. I had initially been against it, but after a bit of convincing, I agreed that it would be the better thing for us to do.

I pulled up outside of the Fabray household and honked the horn twice. After a minute, I saw the front door open and a stunning as always Quinn Fabray came running out,

"Hey, babe," She greeted with a kiss on my cheek after she had hopped into the car, "Did you tell your dads you wanted to talk to them tonight?" She queried,

"Yep, did you tell your mom?" I checked,

"Affirmative." She confirmed,

Yeah, we had gotten pretty into the whole idea of us being secret agents in a secret relationship, don't judge us. It's fun. It was also all about to come to an end.

But then, after this, we could go on a crappy date to Breadsticks like the rest of Lima and not have to be afraid of being seen by someone from school. It might be hard, but it would sure as hell be worth it. I didn't tell Quinn, but when she was trying to convince me to come out, not being pushy, just trying to win me over, I had written a list of pros and cons. There were many on both sides, but I was a very logical person, and there was no denying that the pros definitely outweighed the cons. That was probably the final thing that made me say yes.

"Rachel?!" Quinn said loudly,

"Hmm?" I responded,

Quinn chuckled, "I said your name at least four times, you know?"

I blushed, "Oops, sorry, I was kind of lost in thought I guess." We came to a stop at a red light,

"You nervous?" Quinn asked, taking the hand closest to her and squeezing it gently,

I nodded, "Petrified. I feel like I'm overreacting, I'm just being silly aren't I?"

"Feelings aren't right or wrong, they just aarre," Quinn replied in a sing-song voice,

"I knew that would come back to bite me," I grumbled,

"You know you love me…" Quinn teased,

"More than anything," I responded seriously, turning down the road we usually dropped Quinn off at and pulling over,

"I love you too you know," Quinn replied,

"I know." I smiled back at her, "So, are you nervous, or is it just me?"

"To be honest, I think I'll be more scared tomorrow, because of the Glee club and school. I mean, I'm pretty certain my mom knows what I'm going to tell her, and your dads will be fine with it I'm sure." She admitted,

"I know in theory they should be okay with it, that's what makes me feel silly,"

"It's alright to be nervous, Rach. It's kind of a big deal, especially in a cow-town like Lima, Ohio."

I rested my head on the steering wheel, "Yeah," I sighed,

"Did you tell your dads that I was coming home with you tonight?" Quinn questioned, checking her makeup in the mirror,

"Not exactly… I kind of figured that it would be best if I just showed up on the doorstep with you. You know when you have a lot of time to think about these things and you make it worse in your head? I just didn't want them to think I had joined a cult or something," I joked,

"Cool, surprise attack then. Well, my gorgeous girlfriend, this is our second last day of having to drive down this side street so you can drop me off before you go into school, how do you feel about that?" She asked, pretending to hold a microphone in front of me,

"I'm just looking forward to the part where I can kiss you in front of everybody at school," I replied with a wink,

Quinn giggled and then looked at her watch, "I'll see you at Lunch okay? Then Glee, then we can go home." She checked,

"Yep, have a good start to the day!' I said, kissing her cheek,

"Bye baby!" She farewelled, getting out of the car,

As she walked away she turned around and blew a kiss over her shoulder, which, of course, I caught. This, was why I had to tell my friends and family. So that everybody could see just how amazing my girlfriend was.


Quinn's POV

Okay, so I may not have shown it in front of Rachel, but I was getting really nervous. As I said to her, it wasn't about tonight, as I was sure it would go without a hitch, but I was worried about was going to happen when the inevitable happened, and the whole school found out. As much as I loved the people in Glee, we were terrible at two things, relationships, and secrets. Keeping them, telling them, we were just plain awful.

Remember, I was the head Cheerio. I was falling from literally, the top of the pyramid. The bullying could get really bad and I wasn't sure how well I could cope with it. The one thing I was sure about though, is that Rachel would be waiting to catch me, as would my mom, sister and the people in Glee.

The day went by smoothly. I just couldn't help but look at people as I strutted down the hallways, and think about what their reaction was going to be to me and Rachel dating. I wondered if the people in the hallways would still part ways for me or if I could still stop them in their tracks with a simple glare.

Then came lunch, Rachel and I decided we would sit with the Glee club in the canteen, as we had been skipping lunch a lot recently to eat lunch together under the bleachers. I was talking to Britt on my left when I heard a conversation Tina was having with Rachel and stopped to listen,

"I've found the perfect guy for you, Rachel! He's a friend of mine that goes to another school. He's super cute, really smart, he's kind. I mean, what could go wrong?"

I snorted, first of all, there were lots of things wrong with that statement. Second of all, back the hell away from my girlfriend!

Tina turned to look at me, crap, "Sorry, I uh, remembered something funny, from a TV show I watched yesterday." I explained weakly,

I was really trying to not make the Glee club turn against me even more, just the day before we were going to tell them about us. I knew that a majority of why they don't like me is because of Rachel and me's relationship, in particular, the way I had treated her in Sophomore year. All I needed to do, was avoid 'getting into' anything with Rachel today and be as nice as possible to all of the other Gleeks.

It was one of those things, I really just wanted to tell everybody. I just wanted to shout it from the rooftops and say, 'Fuck yeah I'm dating Rachel Berry!', that would shut people up. I shook my head, amused at myself.

Then I realised that I had been asked a question, and the people around the table were looking at me expectantly,

"Uh, yes?" I asked,

"We asked if there was anybody special in your life at the moment, like, several times? Any guy you luurrvee?" Puck teased,

And if you asked me if I love her,

If you asked me if I love her

My eyes flicked to Rachel momentarily, 'One more day Quinn, one more day.' I told myself,

"Nope. Not at the moment." I replied simply,

I'd Lie

I could see Rachel smiling to herself at the other end of the table, I didn't have to talk to her to know that we were both thinking the same thing, 'Just you wait until tomorrow.'.


The end of the day came surprisingly quickly after Lunch, and soon we were sitting in a Glee club rehearsal in the choir room.

Mr Schue had left the room a few minutes ago, as he hadn't come up with an assignment to give us and was going to see if he had any ideas on his laptop.

When he re-entered the room, he still hadn't come up with anything for us, so he decided to let us perform a group number. We finished planning it and went to the auditorium.

Me:
Give me a second, I, I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My lover, he is waiting for me just across the bar
My seat's been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and...

Finn:
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you're trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things, the holes in my apologies
You know, I'm trying hard to take it back

Mike & Quinn:
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home...

All of Us:
Tonight, we are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight, we are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Santana & Brittany:
Now know that I'm not
All that you got
I guess that I, I just thought
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart

Me:
But our friends are back
So let's raise a cup
'Cause I found someone to carry me home

New Directions:
Tonight, we are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Mercedes:
Woah!

All of us:
Tonight, we are young (We are young)
So let's set the world on fire (Fire)
We can burn brighter (Brighter)
Than the sun

Quinn:
Carry me home tonight (Na Na Na Na Na nana na)
Just carry me home tonight (Na Na Na Na Na nana na)
Carry me home tonight (Na nana nana nana na)
Just carry me home tonight (Na nana nana nana na)

Finn:
The moon is on my side (Carry me home tonight)
I have no reason to run (Just carry me home tonight)
So will someone come and carry me home tonight?

Santana:
The angels never arrived (Na nana nana nana na)
But I can hear the choir (Just carry me home tonight)
So will someone come and carry me home...?

Finn&I:
Tonight, we are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Mercedes:
We are young, yeah

All of us:
Tonight, we are young (We are young)
So let's set the world on fire (Fire)
We can burn brighter (Brighter)
Than the sun

Finn & I:
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home tonight.


We burst into a loud applause at the end of the song,

"Excellent guys! Good job, that was almost Regionals quality!" Mr Schue congratulated, "Ok, you can all go home now, see you tomorrow!"

Everybody said goodbye and went their separate ways, I hung back a little so that it wouldn't look like I was leaving with Rachel.

I got to her car, on the side street, a few minutes later, and jumped in. I gave her a quick kiss before putting my seatbelt on,

"You were amazing today Rachel; your voice goes perfectly with that song!" I complimented,

She put the car into drive and turned onto the main road,

"Yeah, I really liked that song. It would've been good for us to perform at Regionals in a few weeks."

I hummed in agreement, "Do you want to go the long way home? Via that diner?" I asked her,

She tilted her head in consideration, "Why not?" She decided, "I'm starving after that rehearsal anyway. Plus, it finished earlier than I expected,"

I nodded and turned on the radio, humming along to the tune.

Soon enough, being glee kids, Rachel and I were screaming at the top of our lungs to 'Pompeii' by Bastille.

Rachel turned to face me as she sung the last chorus when suddenly, a car came hurtling toward us from our left,

"WATCH OUT!" I barely managed to scream, before it all went black.


A/N: *Hiding behind my laptop* Please don't hate me. *Runs as fast as I can in opposite direction*As I am now finished with this story I will be moving on to its sequel. Stay tuned.-Lauren's Glee Stories