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By Dithem

Action / Romance

Chapter 1

Valentine's day. The best day of the year.

Sure, she was single and everything, but that didn't stop het from celebrating. Her best friends and co-famous actresses, Brittany and Rachel, were going to spend their day off with her, having fun in whatever ways they could. Quinn couldn't help but smile as she was getting ready for lunch.

This day was going to be great.

When she arrived at the dinner in the middle of the city, she was surprised to see that both her friends had already arrived; normally, Brittany would get lost one way or another and they would end up having to pick her up somewhere on the other end of town. Now, however, she was already sitting there, talking animatedly with the short brunette Quinn immediately recognized as Rachel.

"Hey guys", she said, interrupting their conversation with a smile. "Happy Valentine's day!"

Brittany jumped up right away and engulfed her in a huge hug. "Happy Valentine's Quinny!", she said, jumping up and down with the smaller girl in her arms.

"Now hold on Brittany, let the girl breathe for a bit." Rachel came to her rescue, and as Brittany let loose, she hugged Quinn as well, only less… crushingly.

"Sooo", Rachel smiled as she looked at Quinn, "Did you meet Misses Right yet?" She winked suggestively at the blonde girl, who rolled her eyes in annoyance.

"Rach, the day only started like, half an hour ago for me. So no, I cannot have met anyone yet. Besides, what makes you think that I would meet someone today of all days?"

Brittany and Rachel shared knowing glances, smiling secretly.

"Guys…" Quinn gave her friends a questioning look, raising her eyebrow.

Brittany was almost hopping up and down in her seat. "Can I tell her, please?" As Rachel nodded, Britt beamed and looked at the other blonde.

"Okay, so Q., you know that, like, psychic on tv, right?"

Quinn nodded. She knew her two friends were huge fans of that woman, and, according to them, everything she said happened… As if.

"Well, we were watching her show today-" obviously "- and she said something about what Valentine's day would mean for certain people born under… Taurus."

Brittany looked at Quinn, apparently expecting her friend to be as enthusiastic as her about this news. Unfortunately for her, Quinn just sighed and motioned to get on with the story.

"O-kay," Brittany said, a little phased by her friend's lack of interest. "Anyway, so, yeah, about tauruses whose name begins with a – wait for it – Q!"

She and Rachel were practically smashing the table in excitement at this, but Quinn only gave them a sarcastic glare.

"Seriously guys, that's just ridiculous, for so many reasons. She probably just thought that there would be no one whose name begins with a Q, so no one will ever know if whatever fairy tale she put up for Valentine's day is true. And another thing: you both know my first name is really Lucy, so seriously, forget whatever craziness she put in your heads."

Brittany and Rachel looked at her and pouted at her words. They gave her these pleading puppy dog eyes, and Quinn just gave in.

"Fine, I'm sorry, she's amazing and I am so proud that she's made a prediction about my day. Please, DO tell me what she has to say. Let me guess, I'll find true love today?"

"YESSS!", Brittany and Rachel shouted, grinning wildly. What a surprise.

"Seriously Quinn, it wouldn't hurt you to be a bit more believing. Her exact words were, and I quote: 'I have seen something today, that shocked me to the core. The person involved was a Taurus, whose name begins with a Q.'" Quinn rolled her eyes, and Rachel shot her an annoyed glare but went on. "'This person will go through hardships today, but in the end, true love will come through for her. Beware, though: letting go of this person can mean letting go of love!'"

Rachel and Brittany looked at her with big eyes. Quinn just gave a small smile.

"Wow, guys, that was… Only the biggest bull I've ever heard." Her two friends looked deflated, so she quickly went to fixing it.

"Listen sweeties, I appreciate you opening me up for love, but seriously, I just want to have a happy valentine's with my best friends. And that would be you two." The girls were smiling again. "So, how about we get this party started, huh? Where are we going first?"

"That'll be 25$ please. Thank you, and come again."

Quinn quickly paid the clerk and hurried to the elevator. Her friends were waiting for her somewhere outside, while she was still here in the basement of the small mall. She had wanted to get them a special Valentine's day present, and was happy when she had seen the psychic Madame whatsherface's manual in the book store.

The basement was obviously the least popular place around here, she thought as she noticed how little people were downstairs. It was understandable, though. All that was down here was a book store and the dirtiest toilet ever.

As she entered the spacious elevator – larger than some of the shops up in this place – she couldn't help but smile as she thought about her friends' reactions to her book. They'd probably accept it as her apology for not being very enthusiastic about their big discovery this morning.

She was smiling to herself a little as she checked around the elevator. A couple of obnoxious teens was making out against the back wall, with some businessman next to them who was on the phone with someone that must have been extremely important, seeing as he was loud enough to be heard upstairs.

The rest of the people was also pretty normal. Some other friends shopping, an older couple fighting – what a way to spend Valentine's day – and a small hooded figure in the corner.

A boy? No, a girl, must be a girl. Wauw, she's almost invisible. And looks like she's really trying to be too.

Quinn kept staring at her, and was surprised when the girl turned to her and smiled shyly before returning her focus to the door in front of her. Quinn couldn't get the girl's eyes out of her mind.

Oh a Latina. She's seriously pretty, why would she be hiding? She looked kinda sad… Ah well, totally not my problem.

When the doors finally started closing, Quinn was happy when she felt the elevator start moving. She couldn't wait until she was back with her friends.

Unfortunately for her, it would take a while before she could see them again…

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