Author: Twi-RangerWords: 2,068Chapter: (29/40)Disclaimer: I don't own anything, except the plot.Author's Note: You'll learn about Jake a little. Rachel and Puck won't know he's their brother yet. He'll be likeable now. Juinn, Quake? (Quinn-Jake) friendship.
Uploaded: January 20, 2014
"This test will determine your grade level," Holly Holiday said in the library of William McKinley High School. The three girls sat down on different tables, with a small stack of booklets and pencils in front of them. Rachel and Marley were listening to the teacher, while Quinn stared at the books.
"You may beginning," Ms. Holiday said, starting the timer.
All three girls got the math booklet and started solving problems.
Quinn kept turning the pages in most of the booklet was easy for her. She had learned majority of it early. She mentally thanked her father. She didn't even think of it. She looked up and saw Rachel struggling. She knew Rachel didn't know as much as Quinn knew, and they wouldn't get the same classes. Quinn started to erase her answers and started to put random numbers.
Holly Holiday watched the blond. She knew what the young girl was doing. She stood up and walked up to her. She pulled a seat out and sat down in front of her.
"I know what you are doing," she told the young blond.
Quinn looked up in shock. She opened her mouth, but no sound came out.
"Answer them correctly. I know you want to be in her classes, but it's going to be cheating yourself, even if you are answering them incorrectly," the older blond said, touching Quinn's hand.
Quinn looked at the booklet and started to erase her incorrect answers and wrote the correct ones.
Holly walked around and looked at the sheets. She knew about what had happened to the girls, and she didn't know if they would be ready to go out there with the other students. Students that were ruthless.
"Time is up," Holly told the three girls. She watched Quinn Fabray close hers with a small confident smile, Rachel Berry closed hers a little hesitant, and Marley Rose slammed hers shut with a devastated look. "We are done with math. You guys now have a twenty minute break."
The girls moved together, and started talking about random things. They talked about what they did in the week they were separated, how Marley was doing with Finn, and other stuff. After twenty minutes, they girls sat down in their seats and looked at their instructor.
"Now we will move to English."
The girls picked that booklet and put it in front of them.
The girls silently worked on the booklet. Quinn and Rachel kept hearing Marley sigh as she erased her answers. Quinn caught Rachel's concerned eyes. They knew she was struggling. Quinn loved reading as a child and enjoy reading her sister's high school books. Quinn had tutored Rachel. She wasn't as smart as Mike, but she knew more than their brothers. Marley didn't have that. She wasn't at the top of her class, and her kidnapping had hindered her education. Quinn had not tutored Marley.
They heard Marley slam her pencil down and throw the booklet of her table. Quinn and Rachel stood up. Holly stopped the timer, she knew she wasn't suppose to, but the girls were emotionally damaged as she couldn't be blamed for being lenient.
"Marley?" Quinn whispered as she slowly moved towards the young girl.
Marley shook her head as tears streaming down her face. "I'm stupid. I'm so stupid," she told them, putting her head on the table. Her arms went around her face.
"Marley, you weren't a genius before being kidnapped. You weren't Quinn, the world's biggest nerd," Rachel said, smirking at her girlfriend, who stared back, blushing. "You weren't taught by Quinn. You didn't spend some days in the room going over verbs and nouns."
"That just makes me look dumber! You guys were taken when you were ten! I was twelve! I had two more years of education, and yet you are still smarter!" Marley snapped back, glaring at her two sisters.
"Okay, so we're smarter. I was a high schooler when I was in elementary. Rachel was middle school smart in elementary. You were elementary smart in elementary. We're not the same, but if my dad wasn't the bastard he is now, we would have been known less. Our minds would still be in elementary. You would be way smarter than us. I'm sorry we make you seem stupid, but you're not. It's not you fault, it's Marvin's. That monster took your education," Quinn told her kneeling down in front of her.
"You guys finish this section, and then you can go to lunch. You'll do science and history after," Holly told them, wiping a stray tear.
Quinn nodded, but didn't take her eyes off Marley. "Are you going to be okay?"
Marley nodded. She stood up and wrapped her arms around the two girls. "Thank you."
The girls sat down and continued the test.
"Come back here when lunch is over," the blond woman told the three girls.
The girls got their backpacks and nodded what the woman told them.
"See you in a bit," Marley said, smiling at the woman.
The girls walked in the halls, looking for their friends. They didn't see three football players walk up to them until they felt a slap to the face.
"Welcome to McKinley losers," a boy said, laughing and high-fiving his friends.
The three girls were dripping with different color slushies. Quinn had red, Rachel was covered by green, and Marley had blue slushie dripping off her.
Quinn saw Rachel and Marley were ready to cry, and glared at the boys in varsity jackets. Quinn walked up to the boy in the middle, a tall brunette and kicked him between his thighs. He groaned and fell to the ground. Quinn then punched him in the eye. The boy's friends pulled her away. They didn't know what to do.
"Let her go," a voice ordered. The circle of students that started to form around them moved and created a passage for the Gleeks.
Puck glared at the football players. He looked at the three girls and felt his blood boil. He got one of the football players and pulled him away from the blond. Brittany rushed to Rachel and took her in her arms.
"I-it's c-co-cold," Rachel whispered, her body shivering from the ice.
"I know sweetie, let's go get you cleaned up," she whispered as she led Rachel to the restroom. Sugar followed behind with Marley, whose eyes were beginning to burn. Santana slowly moved to Quinn and pulled her into a hug.
"Calm down," Santana whispered, rubbing the girl's back.
"N-no. H-he should be, no he deserved it. He-he, Rachel wanted to cry. He, I want to kill him," Quinn stuttered, her body shaking with anger. She had enough of being weak, of being a victim. She wanted to hurt the boy, the one who hurt them.
"Calm down Quinn," Santana told the girl, slowly moving them from the boy in the floor. She looked at Kitty and Mercedes for help. Tina picked their backpacks up and headed to the bathroom.
"Quinn, let's get you cleaned. Puck and the boys will take care of Karofsky," Mercedes said, pushing the two girls away.
Quinn nodded and let the girls pull her away.
The glee club and three girls were all in the auditorium. They girls were wearing different clothes. Marley borrowed a shirt from Finn, Quinn was wearing a black spaghetti strap shirt with Santana's Cheerio jacket, and Rachel was wearing Sam's letterman jacket. They were talking about songs and the club.
"What did you guys sing?" Marley asked, holding her boyfriend's hand.
The kids started to name the songs and artist or Broadway show they got the songs from. They sang a small line.
"What song would you guys sing?" Mercedes asked, as they all sat in a circle on the floor.
"New York State of Mind," Marley said, smiling. Everyone looked at her, wanting to know more. She blushed and looked at her hand that was intertwined with Finn's. "I uh, I used to sing this song with my mom. I can never forget the song."
Mercedes and Kurt smiled. They turned to Quinn and Rachel.
"I don't sing," Quinn told them, turning her attention to a dark sophomore boy. He looked familiar to her, and didn't want to assume anything.
"She has a great voice," Marley announced, grinning.
Quinn's eyes widened, and glared at her sister. "I don't know any song I'm willing to sing."
The kids nodded and turned to Rachel. "I want to know the songs I've missed."
Once she said that, all the kids got into groups and started to talk. Sam, Puck, Finn, Matt and Mike were talking about a football game. Mercedes, Tina, Kurt, Blaine, and Sugar were talking to Rachel about songs. Kitty, Ryder, Unique, and Katie, the latter not in the glee club, were talking to Marley about being sophomores. Rory sat alone watching everyone with a small smile on his face. Brody and Joe were leering at Rachel and Quinn respectably. Jake was sitting alone, watching Marley.
Quinn walked up to him. She sat next to him, but said nothing. Jake looked at her and frowned.
"Do you need something?" he asked, confused.
"I know you like Marley. I know you want to be with her. I just don't want you to be isolated like Joe," Quinn explained, not looking at him.
"What happened?" Jake asked, giving the girl a small smile.
"We were in fifth grade when we all met him and Harmony Pierce. Harmony liked Finn, while Joe, as you can tell, liked me. It was okay, but he started to become obsessive. He would hang around me and he kissed me without my permission. That was a big no-no with Puck and Sam. You don't want to be on their bad side," Quinn told him.
Jake nodded, as he turned his attention to the boy with dreadlocks. "That's not cool. Isn't that like sexual assault?"
"I-I uh, yeah," Quinn whispered, remembering bad memories.
"Oh shit, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make you remember," Jake said, his eyes wide and alert.
"It's okay," Quinn assured him, smiling softly.
"God, my mom told me to never offend or hurt a woman," Jake recited, looking at his hands.
"Who's your mother?" Quinn asked, curiously.
Jake smiled softly. "Shelby Corcoran."
"And your father?"
"Thomas Puckerman, a deadbeat dad. He left when I was a baby," he explained.
"My dad is a bastard too. An abusive bastard," Quinn told him.
"We could started a Bad Dads Club," Jake suggested, grinning.
"You, me, Sam, Marley would be in it," Quinn insisted, also grinning.
They started to laugh, causing everyone to look at them. Quinn shook her head, grinning.
Rachel and Marley walked to Quinn, and told her they had to go and finish the tests.
"I'll see you tomorrow Jakie," Quinn said, grinning.
"Bye Quinnie," Jake joked back, waving at the three girls.
"This is the science portion. You have until the timer reaches zero," Holly explained, as the three girls got the booklet and opened it. Once they got the okay, they started to answer the questions.
Unlike the first two test, this one had been done with no problem.
When the time ended, the three girls closed the booklet and had their twenty-minute break. Once their break ended, they got the final, history booklet.
Holly read the directions one last time and told the girl to start.
Again, there was no problem, and the girls worked silently. Holly Holiday studied the girls. She knew the girls were slushied. She had heard Quinn had hurt Karofsky. She didn't know for sure if they were ready for school.
There was a beep, and the girls closed their books. They looked at the instructor, ready to know what was going to happen next.
"You're test will be graded tonight. Tomorrow, come here and I will give you your class lists. I will escort you to your first class. I know you might be interested in Glee, they meet at the end of the day tomorrow. I will talk to the coach for you. That is it. Enjoy the rest of your day. You can wait here for someone to pick you up," Holly Holiday said, smiling at the girls.
They got their stuff together and sat down together, and talked, waiting for Sam and Puck to take them home.