|Never Knew, This Dream of Mine
Author: Jaiaelle PM
Both Quinn and Artie started the year off with all their dreams finally coming true, or at least that's what they believed. Quinn/Artie, Puck/Rachel, Santana/Mike. Collaboration with DryadSpeaks.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Quinn F. & Artie A. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,819 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 06-29-11 - Published: 11-07-10 - id: 6459989
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Author's Note: This is a collaboration between myself and DryadSpeaks. I will be writing the Quinn-centric parts and Quinn's dialogue while DryadSpeaks will be writing the Artie-centric parts and Artie's dialogue. Thanks to Carli for jump starting this with an idea. Please read and review! I know for a fact, we both love reviews! :)
Never Knew, This Dream of Mine
"The Year of Dreams Realized."
After a long pause, Quinn waited for Rachel to tell her that she was joking. But the smaller girl continued to smile happily, apparently completely serious about her idea for the theme of that year's yearbook. Pressing her fingers to her forehead, she gazed around the room designated for use by Figgins for the yearbook staff, wondering if anyone had any better ideas. Her eyes flitted from Brittany and Santana, bent over a desk, clearly not working on anything yearbook related, to Artie, who was furiously recording something into a notebook. Sighing, she finally transferred her eyes back to Rachel, who was waiting expectantly for an answer. "I'll put it in the consideration to be voted upon category."
Frowning, Rachel almost seemed to deflate. "That's what you said about Jacob's idea and his was about invading people's personal spaces! In fact, I would consider it to be one of stalking!"
Grinding her teeth, Quinn was about to snap a response when Finn appeared at the doorway. Careful not to draw attention to him, Quinn attempted to be diplomatic. "Rachel, all ideas are going into the same category because we're going to be voting upon them. In that case, you can decide which idea the others are going to choose: yours or his?"
Obviously coming to the conclusion that it would be hers, Rachel bounced away, not noticing the giant hovering just beyond her scope. Announcing that she was going to take a bathroom break, Quinn slipped outside, moving into Finn's arms.
"Hey," she said, smiling up at him.
"Hey," he responded, his smile bigger than hers.
Pressing her cheek against his chest, Quinn reflected on dreams, since Rachel had planted the idea in her head. Perhaps dreams should be the theme of the yearbook. It certainly seemed to be theme of her own senior year. Head Cheerio still, student editor of the yearbook, strengthened relationships with both parents and, best of all, she had Finn once more, as the two of them had resumed their relationship, something she believed would never occur, over the summer. He was her first love and the one that she should've been with all along, the one she would've been with had it not been for the slight discretion of sleeping with his best friend and getting pregnant.
But there was no point in thinking about any of that now. All that was in the past and what mattered was the present, where all her dreams were coming true.
Artie sat, writing in his notebook, and listening to the conversation between Quinn and Rachel. He liked Rachel's idea, and he hoped that would be the one that would be used. If Jacob's were to be selected, Artie decided he'd probably leave the yearbook staff. The whole thing Jacob had proposed was just too weird. Surely people would have more sense than to pick that one, wouldn't they?
He put down his pen, which, until seconds earlier, had been writing a love note to Tina. He knew it wasn't what he was supposed to be doing, but they hadn't really started anything yearbook-related yet, and he had resolved to try and be more romantic since they got back together over the summer. They had managed to put aside most of their differences, and had decided that they really did belong together, even if he didn't always give her enough attention, and she tended to be a bit on the shallow side sometimes. They had decided to take things slowly the second time around, and Artie felt like everything was going to work out in the end. He loved her, and she loved him, and that was all that mattered.
Artie had lots of dreams. He dreamed of receiving the acceptance of his peers, which he did. He was the male lead in the glee club (Mr. Schu had finally realized that he was a stronger singer than Finn), top chair in the jazz band, and president of the AV club, and now he was on the yearbook committee. He dreamed of having a girlfriend, and just having friends in general, and he felt lucky that he had both of these things as well. Over the last year he had forged some solid friendships with some of the people that shared his interest in the various activities he took part in. He was friends with almost everyone in the glee club, and then he had Martin and AJ, both of whom were in the jazz band and the AV club with him. His biggest dream was still, and probably always would be, to walk again, but he knew that wasn't very realistic, so he had tried to make his dreams and goals about things he knew would be achievable.
He thought about the whole subject of dreams for a moment more, remembering his encounter with Bryan Ryan and how, at that point, he felt like all his dreams had been crushed. He was glad that that wasn't the case. His life was going according to his plan, and he was happy with it.