Author: Twi-RangerWords: 2,222Chapter: (26/40)Disclaimer: I don't own anything, except the plot.Author's Note: Just to let you know, Quinn had gone through more than Rachel and Marley. This chapter will have Finley to begin. Happy New Years!
Uploaded: December 31, 2013
"When will we be able to go to school?" Marley asked. She was sitting on a chair, staring at Quinn and Rachel.
"I don't know. I mean, Quinn and I missed all of middle school, and more than half of high school," Rachel answered. She was laying down with Quinn in her arms.
"But isn't Quinn like super smart?" Marley asked, tilting her head.
"She's high school smart," Rachel said, a smile on her face.
Quinn closed her eyes and blushed.
The three girls had been in home for a little less than a month, but they were always together. If one went somewhere, the other two went with them. The parents didn't know if that was good or not. They talked to the therapists about that.
The therapists wanted to know more about the girls, more about what they went through, especially Quinn and Rachel. Once they knew how bad it was, they would decide on what to do with the girls.
Puck and Sam hung around their sisters when they weren't in football practice, glee, or school. Santana and Brittany would be with them once a week at the least. Finn was like Puck and Sam. He spoke to Marley.
Finn knew of the crush the girl had on him. He didn't want to break her heart. He wanted to see if there was a connection between them before he did anything about it. He also wanted to talk to Marley's mother, Quinn, and Rachel about their relationship.
"It's today right?" Quinn asked softly, her eyes still closed.
Rachel's eyes gazed over as she thought about the day, two years ago. Marley reached over and touched Quinn's hand.
"I just want to sleep. Can I be alone?" Quinn whispered, as she looked at her girlfriend with a broken look
Rachel hesitated before nodding. She kissed Quinn's forehead and moved away. "I love you," Rachel whispered.
"I love you too," Quinn answered, as she curled into a small ball.
Rachel and Marley exited the room.
Rachel sat against the door of the bedroom as she listened for Quinn. Her eyes were closed, so she didn't notice two three year olds walk up to her until one of them tapped her.
"Who you?" a little blonde girl asked. She had a small resemblance to Quinn. There was a boy next to her that made her think of Sam.
"I'm Rachel," the brunette whispered, as she moved a little. She felt uncomfortable around them, but she wondered how Quinn would feel. "What are your names?"
"I Stacy, he Stevie," the girl answered, pointed at herself and her twin brother.
"Oh, you're Sam's cousins?" Rachel asked, looking at her hands.
"No! Sammie our bwother," Stacy answered, glaring at Rachel.
Rachel had a small sad on her face, as she remembered when Quinn would glare at her friends. It made Rachel remember of everything they had lost. Tears started to leak out of her eyes.
Stacy saw her and moved to hug her, "Don't cwy Wachie," she whispered.
Rachel shook her head and wiped her tears.
She heard someone walking towards her and smiled at Finn. "Stacy, Stevie, Sam's looking for you," he told the two three year olds. The two blond kids ran to where they believed Sam was. Finn walked up to Rachel and sat down in front of her. "How are you today?"
"I don't know," Rachel whispered, looking at the ground.
Finn gave her an encouraging smile.
"What are you doing here?" Rachel asked, wanting to change the subject.
"I wanted to talk to you, about Marley," he answered, as he found his shoes fascinating.
Rachel frowned, "What about her?"
"Well, she's your little sister, right?" he started, looking up to stare at Rachel. He continued when he saw Rachel nod. "I wanted to talk to you about me and Marley. I don't know if we'll have a future together, but I can say is that I do feel a connection when I'm around her. What I'm trying to say is that I want to see if you approve of me, you, Quinn, and Ms. Rose. I know Marley has been through a lot, and I promise that I won't hurt her. I just want to know what you think."
Rachel smiled at looked at him. "You're one of my best friends. You're Quinn's best friend. If anything, we want you to be the one that Marley ends up with you. You have a great heart Finn Hudson. You are an amazing friend, an amazing brother, and if I hadn't been missing for six years, or had been in love with Quinn, I can see us being together, or you and Quinn. Finn, anyone would be luck to be able to call you their boyfriend. You want my approval, you got it the minute you and Marley met."
Finn looked at her with tears in his eyes. He moved to her, slowly, and gave her a hug.
"I love you Rachel Barbra Berry," he whispered in her ear.
"Go find Marley. She's sleeping in Sam's room I believe," Rachel answered, smiling at her best friend slash brother.
Finn stood up and looked around, confused. "Where's Quinn? Why are you out here?"
"She's sleeping," she answered, not wanting to answer the second question.
"You two are never apart, even after the kidnapping," Finn told her, slightly confused. If one girl was asleep, the other was always there, holding her.
"She wanted to be alone. Today isn't a great day for us. This week is a bad week," she whispered, pulling her knees closer to herself.
"Why?" he asked, looking around.
"I can't tell you. It's not my secret to tell," Rachel answered, as she leaned her head to the door.
"I think you should be in there with her. If this is how this day is treating you, then it's worse for her. She needs you," he told her, smiling.
Rachel smiled back, not as sad as before, as she nodded. "You're right. You're really smart Finn."
"Yeah, well, I'm like Britt. I'm smarter with people than school," he responded, as he stood up and walked to Sam's room.
"Hey," she whispered, waiting for Finn to turn to her, "I love you Finn Christopher Hudson."
Finn smiled and continued to the other room.
Rachel stood up and walked into the room and saw Quinn. The blond girl was hugging the pillow with all her might.
"Quinn?" she called out softly. She moved slowly towards her girlfriend.
"It hurts," Quinn whispered, her voice full of hurt.
"Oh Quinn," Rachel cooed, as she rushed to take the girl in her arms. "It's okay to cry."
"I can't cry. But it hurts so much," Quinn answered, as she pressed her face against the brunettes stomach.
"I know. I know it hurts, it hurts me too," Rachel whispered as she ran her hand through the blond locks.
"Why? Why did it happen?" Quinn questioned, as she stared at the wall in front of her.
"He was sick. He wanted to cause us pain. He wanted to break us. He deserves to be hurt, like we were," Rachel answered, her anger filling her voice.
Quinn nodded, and moved closer to Rachel. She pressed her lips against her girlfriend's lips. She kissed her like she never kissed her before.
Rachel, confused, kissed her back. Quinn moved to straddle the brunette. Quinn's hands started to move around Rachel's body, touching what they can. Rachel was starting to get uncomfortable, and tried to push against Quinn.
"Stop," Rachel told the blond when Quinn moved her mouth. Quinn froze.
"I'm sorry. Oh my god, I'm so sorry," she whispered, her voice breaking.
Quinn moved off and moved to the edge of the bed, her back to Rachel. Rachel sat up and moved to hug Quinn from behind.
"It's okay. It's just the moment, I guess. It's okay. I'm not mad. One day, or when we are both ready. We aren't ready right now," Rachel told he, as she rested her head on Quinn's shoulder.
"I love you," Quinn whispered, as she moved to hug Rachel.
After talking to Rachel, Finn thought about what he felt for Marley. What he really felt for her. He knew she was pretty, nice, sweet, so innocent. He wanted to protect her, just as much as he wanted to protect her, just as much as he wanted to protect Quinn, Rachel, and Brittany. He would say Santana, but he knew the girl could protect herself. He thought of the three girls as best friends, but with Marley, it was different. He liked being around her. He knew he actually wanted to be with her.
He decided to change his direction. Finn walked to Millie Rose's room and knocked twice. Once the older woman let him in, he entered, smiling.
"Finn, how are you?" Millie asked, as she motioned for the tall boy to sit down.
Finn sat down in front of her. "I uh, I wanted to talk to you about Marley and I. You're daughter is important to me. I, I feel something for her, and before I do anything, I want to know how you would feel if I wanted to be with your daughter."
Millie looked at the shy boy. She smiled at him. "If I had to choose a young man for my daughter, it would be you Finn. You are a charming man, and I can see Marley really likes you. I would be proud to have you with my daughter."
Finn grinned and hugged the woman.
"I just ask that you take it slow. She had been through a lot," Ms. Rose asked, her eyes pleading.
"Of course," the tall brunette said, as he stood up.
Millie smiled and led the boy out.
Finn walked out of the room and headed to Sam's room.
Marley was watching television when he entered. It was Fairy OddParents- School's Out!: The Musical. He smiled as Cosmo used his magic incorrectly,
"Hey Marley," he said, not wanting to be out of the ordinary. "Can I watch with you? This is one of my favorite shows."
Marley smiled and patted the bed. Finn sat down next to her and watched the movie with her. He started watching Marley, how she smiled, how she laughed and sang alone with the kids.
"Hey Flappy Bob,Can't you see what they've done?They needed a pawnand clearly you were the oneThey took away your clowny clothesyour floppy shoes and big red noseJust look aroundhow could you say this is fun?"
Marley sang quietly, smiling. Finn watched her. When Marley saw him staring at her, she looked at him, confused,
"What? I can't sing?" she asked, her eyes were wide,
"No! You're an amazing singer. You're voice is beautiful," Finn told her.
Marley blushed, as she looked at her male best friend.
"Sing something," Marley told him, as she sat up, looking excited.
Finn took a deep breath;
"I'm not a perfect personThere's many things I wish I didn't doBut I continue learningI never meant to do those things to youAnd so I have to say before I goThat I just want you to know
I've found a reason for meTo change who I used to beA reason to start over newAnd the reason is you"
Marley stared at him, her cheeks burning red.
"That-that was really nice," Marley told him, as she looked at the television.
"So, do you, can I take you out some day?" Finn stuttered, his cheeks also turning red.
Marley's eyes widened. She nodded, a huge smile on her face.
Finn grinned and turned back to the show, this time with Marley leaning against him.
Quinn and Rachel went to the kitchen. Rachel didn't want Quinn do go through her depression again. She made Quinn sit down while she prepared something for her, a sandwich.
Quinn turned to see her adopted brother and sister rush into the kitchen. Quinn froze; she just stared at the two toddlers. Tears appeared in her eyes. Her mother entered and smiled at her daughter.
"Quinnie, I was hoping if you could hang out with Stacy and Stevie. They would love to hang out with their big sister," her mother said.
Quinn opened her mouth. She couldn't make a sound. The tears started to fall.
"Quinn, it's okay," Rachel said, as she rushed to hug Quinn. "It's okay."
Quinn shook her head. She pushed Rachel and ran out of the house.
"Quinn! Quinn!" Rachel called out, as she watched the blond girl run away.
The Berrys, Millie, Marley, Finn, Sam, and Puck rushed to them.
"What's going on?" Judy asked, turning to Rachel. "Why is my daughter like this?"
Rachel and Marley looked at each other. It was time to tell.
"A few months after Marley joined us, Quinn was pregnant," Rachel announced, her eyes filled with tears as she remembered that time.
Quinn leaned against a wall. She didn't know where she was. She just wanted to be alone. She sat down against the wall, put her head between her knees and cried. She folded her hands behind her head and let everything out, her pain, her hurt, everything she felt.