|Killing Me Softly
Author: tdminor86 PM
Mercedes Jones is a successful event planner for the stars. When she is hired to do an event for Hollywood's hottest actress Quinn Fabray-Evans, she quickly gets caught up in a unhealthy and dangerous love affair with her husband Sam. Can Mercedes break free from Sam before things become too out of control.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Mercedes J. & Sam E. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 44,465 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 09-16-12 - Published: 07-05-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8288098
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AN: So I'm back! I know I just updated but someone sad eyed, puppy dog faced me, and practically threatened me (Rose) to update again. Thanks so much for all the wonderful responses from the last chapter. I want to send a special shout out to ngawai. I don't know if a lot of you have a Tumblr or not but she is such a wonderful fan of all that is Samcedes fan fic. She promotes and supports all of my and other author's work each and every day so thanks so much to her. I loved reading your reactions to both Q and M being preggers. Some think Sam is a daddy times two on some Dan Scott ish while the majority of you think Quinn's baby daddy is not Sam but for damn sure Mercedes' is. All will be revealed in due time. Now on to this chapter it will pop from one character to another so I hope I don't confuse anyone and there will also be a time jump in the middle of the chapter so I hope you will get it. I hope you enjoy chapter five and thanks so much for sticking with me. Don't forget to review and thanks to my wonderful beta Rose.
Disclaimer: I do not own Glee or its characters.
Chapter 5: Foolish Games
Just like a coward who talks big game but when it is time to put up or shut up she ran. There she was confessing what she knew was about to be a hellified revelation turn into an awkward ass situation.
"Finn I have some good news and some no wait that's all wrong."
Mercedes was pacing back and forth wearing a hole in her designer rug in her condo. She was expecting Finn to arrive any moment now and she was starting to second guess her choice of inviting him over. She rubbed the small roundness of her belly to try and calm her nerves. After one more small pep talk to try to hype herself up, she heard a knock at her door.
"This is it." She said to herself as she opened it and was greeted by a huge smile from Finn.
"Hey Sadie." He said kissing her on the forehead. "You feel any better?"
"Yea, a little." She answered honestly.
She led Finn by the hand to her kitchen table and offered him something to drink trying to stall. He declined and she knew it was time to get this over with. She took a seat across from him and he smiled again making her feel like the worse person ever.
"I'm pregnant." She said and grimaced at the huge smile that spread across Finn's face.
Mercedes didn't even have time to compose a second thought before Finn was out of his seat and kneeled down in front of her. He grabbed her face and brought it down to his, connecting their lips in a kiss.
"Oh my God! I'm so happy right now!" He said between kisses to her lips.
"Mercedes this is going to be so great!"
"A baby wow!" He said and she could see him picturing it.
"FINN!" She yelled bringing him back to reality. He jumped a little and looked at her confused for a second.
"Baby, what's wrong?" He asked when he saw Mercedes get teary eyed.
"I'm almost five months." She whispered. She hated doing this to him but she promised herself and him, no lies and no secrets. She could see him already realizing what she was trying to tell him.
"Five months? Wait, when did you find all this out?"
"About a month ago. I went to the doctor because I wasn't feeling too good. I thought maybe I had some type of virus or bug. The last thing I suspected was to be pregnant. Of course I missed a period or two but that's normal for me so I didn't think anything of it." She told him crying. "But then the doctor told me I was pregnant. I got so happy for us, but when I read the paperwork and saw my due date I knew the truth."
"It's his." He said sadly. His whole demeanor changed in a matter of seconds and he looked like he had been shot. "I'm not the father?" He said more to himself than her.
"I'm so sorry Finn I never wanted any of this to happen." She placed a hand on his shoulder. "I have an appointment tomorrow and before I went I had to tell you the truth, the whole truth."
"Does he know?"
"No. I didn't tell him. He is in a really bad place right now and the last thing he needs to worry about is raising a kid."
"So you're not going to tell him."
"Even if I did what good would it do? It's not like we can be a family or even share custody he is married to Quinn."
"Marry me." Finn said looking in her eyes.
"HE SAID WHAT?!" Blaine exclaimed nearly choking on his raspberry ice tea.
"I know right! He just popped the question right then and there." Mercedes said.
"That has to be the most insane thing I have ever heard of in my life. You tell him you're pregnant and the baby isn't his so he says 'Hey, okay, let's get married.' I say hell no. No wonder you ran, that man is cuckoo."
"I didn't know what else to do." She set back leaning on his shoulder. "I barely know him and when he asked me to marry him I panicked. I told him I needed a second to think things over and I hauled ass on the first plane here."
"Oh my Gaga!" Kurt said finally joining in on the conversation. "Do you two hear yourself? That man is in love with you Mercedes, in LOVE! If you don't marry him I may be forced to slap your ass silly and raise your baby while you recover from mental insanity."
"What? You think she should do it?" Blaine said looking at his husband like he had grown two heads. "Do Explain?"
"Yes! Hell yes! You have met a man who besides the extreme baggage you come with still loves you and wants to have a life with you. Also, he makes you very, very, happy."
"Not as happy as when she was with Sam." Blaine added.
"Please she was not happy with Sam. She was miserable and a complete mess. She lost and gained weight, then lost it back, then gained again stressing out over that fool. All Sam was to her was a good fuck and that was it."
"She loved him and he loves her. I know Finn may seem like the perfect man because he doesn't care that she made some screwy decisions in the past but she is settling for him to fill her void of Sam." Blaine argued. "Plus it is just too soon."
"HE'S MARRIED! As in wife, spouse, betrothed. Finn is a very good looking, wealthy, eligible bachelor and I'm sure what he may lack in the bedroom where Sam outshines he makes up for with everything else." Kurt hissed at his husband who was frustrating the hell out of him.
"Well does he?" Blaine asked Mercedes who had been sitting there watching her two best friends go back and forth about the drama in her life as if she wasn't sitting there.
"Yeah I guess. Sam was the best sex I ever had but Finn isn't a bad lover, he just isn't as good as Sam was. Finn is such an amazing guy and I can see myself totally having a future with him someday."
"See, her marrying Finn isn't as bad as you are trying to make it seem Blaine." Kurt said sitting back and sipping his drink in triumph.
"Don't sit there all high and mighty like you have won something." He told his stubborn husband. "Let me ask you this Mercedes. If Sam wasn't in rehab and dealing with past demons and he told you he was divorcing Quinn and wanted you, him, and your unborn child to be a family, would you leave Finn to be with him?"
"No." She said.
"HA told you." Kurt cheered and Blaine looked unconvinced.
"Maybe, I don't know." She second guessed herself and Blaine snapped his fingers twice in his husband's shocked face. "This is so damn confusing. AHHH!" Mercedes screamed.
Both Blaine and Kurt had their separate opinions about what she should do but she knew it was ultimately up to her. She didn't know what the hell she was going to do about Finn or Sam but what she did know was she had to decide soon because in four and a half months a baby was going to be born.
Sam was lying across the bed inside of his room at the Meadowbrook Celebrity Rehabilitation Center. He was staring at the ceiling when the door opened. He didn't look towards the footsteps he heard approaching thinking it was either Doctor Figgins or Nurse Sunshine with his medicine. He was deep in thought when he felt the weight of the bed shift. He looked up to see Mercedes crawling into the bed and then straddle his lap when she reached him.
"Mercedes what are...?" She made a shushing noise and silenced him with a soul searing kiss to his lips.
Sam more anything wanted this in his life again. He missed the feel of her, the taste and having her in his arms right now was the best feeling in the world.
"I love you." She said when she came up for air. "Only you."
"I missed you so much." Sam said and pulled her back into another kiss.
Mercedes was grinding on top of him and he could feel the wetness from her center seeped through the fabric of his shorts. He ran his up her silky thighs, and under her dress. The feel of her soft ass in his hands answered the question he had of, if she was wearing any underwear. She set up loosening the drawstring on his shorts and pulled them down his legs. She smiled at the sight of his erection, thick, red, and throbbing. When she ran her tongue along the side from its base all the way to the swollen head, it jumped.
Sam hissed and his eyes rolled to the back of his head as she lowered herself down slowly on his shaft. It had been close to five months since he had been inside of her. The small time before their breakup didn't count because it only reminded him of the lost. After she was fully seated she leaned down and kissed him passionately and slowly began to rock her hips on top of him. He loved it, every feeling of it. He set up wrapping his arm around her hips and she braced his shoulder as she picked up her pace.
"Feels so good. So tight." He told her as she began to bounce a little faster making him go deeper.
"Shit! Sam!" She said as he nibbled her neck. "I'm sorry."
"What?" He looked at her and she had an apologetic look on her face. She stopped moving and kissed him softly.
"Mercedes... KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!
Sam eyes opened at the sound of someone knocking on the door to his room. It was a dream but it seemed so real. He could still smell her. It had been three weeks since she last came to visit him. He jumped up from the bed and sped to the door, opening it with the hopes of seeing Mercedes on the other side.
"What do want?" He asked as his visitor pushed their way passed him and stormed in his room. "Please do come in." He said sarcastically and closed the door.
"I came here to punch your lights out, but then I figured if I broke my hand you wouldn't be worth the money I'd lose."
Sam stared at Finn Hudson as he glared at him and just threatened to rearrange his face. What was he doing here? Did something happen to Mercedes? He wondered to himself.
"Well if you aren't here to hit me then what are you here for?"
"I can't find Mercedes." Finn said. "Have you seen her?"
Sam began to worry that something may have happened to her, but then he remembered she pulled a disappearing act on him once before as well.
"I asked her to marry me and she ran." Finn said worriedly. "It's all you fucking fault. You fucked her mind up so bad with all your empty ass promises that she is afraid to let someone new in and love her."
"Maybe she ran because she doesn't want you." Sam countered and before he knew it Finn had shoved him hard into the wall.
He had Sam by his shirt and Sam could tell that he was close to losing it.
"Look here you cheating, lying, junkie! I don't have time for your games, if you know where she is you need to tell me! She's gone, she's scared, and pregnant. I need to find her."
Sam was all ready to laugh in this dude's face until he said two words that made him feel as if he had been punched in the chest. She's pregnant? He must have said that last part aloud because Finn answered him.
"Yes! With my child. So I hope you didn't think you were going to get her back after you got out of here did you?"
Sam's face must have sold him out and to be honest it was doing way more talking than his actual lips could comprehend at the moment.
"You did, didn't you? Well guess what, too fucking bad." The grip on Sam's shirt tightens. "You had your chance and you screwed it up. Mercedes belongs to me now and after we get married and have our child, she won't ever remember who the hell Sam Evans is. So do yourself and her a favor and stay the fuck away from her!" He said with a shove to Sam's chest into the wall again.
He'd lost. She was pregnant with Finn's child. That must've have been what she was trying to tell him the second time she came to visit those three weeks ago, only to interrupted when only to interrupted when Lauren came to warn him that his wife was stopping by for a visit soon. He knew she seemed a little scared and she was acting weird but a baby with Finn. It all made sense now. Sam felt Finn let go of his shirt and he turned to leave.
"Pathetic, you don't know shit." Finn said making his way to the door.
"New York." Sam said causing Finn to stop.
"What?" He said with his back still to Sam.
"She ran away from me once before too. She went to New York to visit her best friends Kurt and Blaine Anderson. I'm sure that's where she's at, if not it is a start. I won't bother her anymore, she deserves to be happy and if raising a family with you will do it then so be it. Just promise to take care of her."
"Yeah I plan to. I guess congrats are in order for you as well." Finn said.
"For what?" Sam said confused.
"Oh, didn't you hear? Your wife announced that the two of you are expecting your first child together. It's all over the TV and web. Good Luck with that." He said dryly and left a stunned Sam standing there.
Sam couldn't feel his legs for a moment. He was sure Finn said that Quinn announced she was pregnant. What started out as pretty good day turned bad in a matter of minutes. Not only did he find out that Mercedes was pregnant with Finn's child but Quinn was pregnant with his as well. How long had she known? He thought to himself. Why wouldn't she tell me?
He grabbed his cellphone and dialed Quinn's number, no answer. After several failed attempts of calling her he left her a voicemail.
"Quinn, what the fuck is this about you being pregnant? Call me now! After everything we have been through, you would think you'd have the decency to tell me you were carrying my child face to face. But no I had to read about it in some crap ass magazine! Call me Quinn now!"
"FUCK!" Sam yelled and threw himself on the bed. He tried to calm himself down, he hadn't an urge since he left the hospital and entered rehab. Everything was spiraling out of control again, just as he thought he might actually have things go his way something fucked up happened. He laid there silently praying that God would send him the strength to keep his promise to not only himself but Mercedes and his baby sister as well.
Meanwhile back in New York, Kurt and Blaine had been consoling a crying Mercedes for about an hour now.
"Mercedes, dear I told you this would happen." Kurt said bluntly.
"Way to make her feel better honey." Blaine scolded his husband. "We are supposed to be saying encouraging things not I told you so."
"He's right, I'm sorry Mercy." Kurt apologized. "I was just trying to say I knew something like this would happen. Now I think it's pretty easy for you to decide what you need to do. Quinn being pregnant changes things and there is no way he will leave her now. You need to call Finn and accept his proposal."
"No Blaine he's right." Mercedes said in between cries. "I know what I have to do. Kurt could you pass me my phone?"
Kurt passed her the cellphone and she quickly dialed Finn's number. Blaine and Kurt went into the kitchen to give her a little privacy. The phone didn't even ring twice before a worried Finn answered.
"Baby, where are you? Are you okay?" He asked as soon as the call connected.
"Yes." Mercedes said wiping tears from her face.
"Oh thank God, I was so worried about you. I was losing my mind, and Tina didn't know where you were and I may have done something that I regret."
"No Finn that's not what I was saying yes to. Remember what you asked me the last time I saw you? My answer is yes."
"Really?" Mercedes could hear the excitement in Finn's voice and it made her smile just a little bit. "I'm so happy to hear that baby."
"I love you Finn." Mercedes said.
"I love too. Where exactly are you? I'm coming to get you."
Mercedes gave Finn the address to Kurt and Blaine's place and he told her he was booking a flight right away. When she finished her phone call, she saw a visibly upset Blaine stormed out of the house with a flustered looking Kurt trying to stop him. She hated that her personal problems were driving a wedge between her two best friends and she figured the sooner Finn came to get her the better things would be.
Blaine caught a cab and headed to Central Park, once there he went to a bench deep inside the park area and waited for an old friend to show up. After ten minutes of waiting someone took a seat next to him.
"Good to see ya kid. How's the husband?"
"Fine, look I asked you to meet me here because I need your help, and I know you are the only one could help me with this type of stuff." Blaine told his acquaintance.
"Sure whatever you need."
"I need you to do some digging for me. On two people, no make that three."
"Ok what are their names?"
"Sam Evans, Quinn Fabray Evans, and Finn Hudson. I need you to involve as little people as possible."
"Wait hold up Quinn Fabray Evans as in movie star Quinn?" She asked.
"Yes." Blaine replied.
"Hell you don't have to do much digging for her, her business is everywhere. What's this about, is she up to her old tricks again?"
"I'm not sure but I have a good reason to believe so. I need to know what's going on with her and things about her before she became who she is today. It's a matter of life or death and you have so many damn connections I figured who better to ask."
"I got you Blaine, you know anytime you need a favor just ask. After all I wouldn't have met my sweet Cooter if it weren't for you." She patted the younger male on the back.
"I'll wire you the payment tomorrow. Thanks Shannon."
"No need champ, consider this one on the house." She said. "I'll contact you in a few days with any information I may find."
"Good Luck and happy hunting." Blaine said and made his way out of the park.
When Finn's plane touched down in NYC he was mobbed by fans wondering if he was in town on business to become a Giant. His contract with 49ers was up when the season ended and the New York Giants was one of the teams interested in signing him. He hadn't considered them an option until recently and now with everything that was going on with Mercedes, NYC was looking like a good choice. He needed to get her away from the constant reminder of her ex and his wife. It was bad enough that their faces were everywhere you turn in media but living in the same city with them was not going to be helpful with her being stress free with the pregnancy. He hated lying to Sam about him being the father of Mercedes baby, but at the same time he felt like he didn't owe Sam a damn thing and neither did Mercedes.
Finn spent his whole life doing what he thought was right. Ever since his father had died when he was six he had to become the man of the house. He kept his head on straight for most of his life because he didn't want his mother to have to worry about anything bad happening to him. She worked hard and raised Finn to believe he could be anything he ever wanted to be. He took up football as a young kid and he excelled at it with each passing year. When his mother died of breast cancer when he was sixteen, he lost the only woman he had ever loved and he had to go live with his aunt Terry. It was always him and his mother Carole against the world and when she was taken away from him he was devastated. For a long time the only thing he had was football, which he continued to be successful in winning a Heisman Trophy and was picked first in the NFL draft after only one year of playing college ball. He had the dream life of any man but his life always felt empty with no one to share it with. He had his share of girls who would throw themselves at him but unlike the typical athlete, he wanted a real relationship not just some wild night of sex, but an actual family. He always dreamed of making it big but, his mother was always there right beside him in his dreams sharing it with him.
When he met Mercedes she was like a breath of fresh air. She reminded him so much of his mother. That same bright bubbly personality, her full figured frame and her take no shit attitude, right down to the ability to make sure Finn stayed focused and on the right path. She was everything he ever wanted and so much more and nothing was going to change that. Sure Mercedes came with a lot of baggage, but none of that matter to him because his mother always taught him that no one was perfect and everyone deserves to make a mistake or two. At times she made him feel like he had a little piece of his mother back and he would do anything to keep it.
He knew things weren't going to be perfect at first, but now that she accepted his proposal he was determined to make it that way. He would start by signing with the Giants and removing Mercedes away from her toxic situation with Sam and then he would make an honest woman out of her so they could live the perfect life.
Everything was going according to plan. A month had passed since he went to get Mercedes from New York. He signed a four year $90 million contract with the New York Giants and Mercedes had agreed to move here with him. They found a nice three bedroom penthouse just a couple of miles away from Kurt and Blaine so they could keep an eye on her in case of emergencies. What surprised him the most was when Sam got out of rehab he had kept his promise and didn't try to contact her. She left Tina in charge of her office in LA with the trust that she could handle things on her own and he told her once things settled down after the baby was born he would help her open an office in New York. They had set a date for their wedding and tonight was their engagement party and also their last night in LA for a while. They both thought it would be a good idea to have it in LA since the majority of their friends had already lived there. Mercedes seemed to be happier, more content which only made him happier as well.
Sam and Quinn weren't speaking at all. When Sam checked out of rehab he moved into his own place on the outskirts of LA. They only communicated through each other's lawyers. Sam had filed for divorced and Quinn was served some time back while he was still in rehab. She told him to get ready for the fight of his life and honestly Sam didn't care what came up in the courtroom as long as he had his life back. News of their divorce was all that anyone would talk about, how nasty and ugly things were getting. He did want joint custody of their unborn child which Quinn told him it would be a cold day in hell before she let him poison their child with his dangerous lifestyle. Sam laughed at her choice of words and reminded her that this was coming from the same woman who used her own mother's death to gain wealth and fame. He was working again and shockingly Sue had managed to keep all of his endorsements intact. He gained a few pounds while recovering and worked out to toned his body into a better build. He was finally living for him and not for someone else. He kept his word and stayed clear of Mercedes and as bad as he wanted to go and see her, when he found out she was moving to New York he didn't. Just like his divorce her impending nuptials to Finn was getting just as much buzz. She deserved to be happy after all he had put her through. Sam had just returned from his morning jog when he noticed a small blue envelope sticking out from his door. It had a silver and black border and it was address to him so he took it inside. He sat down on his couch and opened the envelope. He pulled out a small note card and it read:
You will never know who this is from. I need you to know truth but what you decide to do with it is up to you. I hope you make the right decision for the both of you.
Sam sat the letter down and pulled out a small picture that was also inside the envelope as well. He looked at it and noticed it was a copy of a sonogram. He stared at the picture of the developing baby and saw the word girl and the small white arrow that pointed to the proof of its gender. He also saw where it had written 24 weeks in the top right corner right underneath the patient's name Mercedes L. Jones.
Sam could feel tears fall down his cheeks as he stared at the photo of his tiny baby girl.
"I know Finn I am on my way there ok. I just needed to get some things from my old place." Mercedes said into her phone as she searched her condo for her black satin slip ons. Her feet were sore so heels for her engagement party were out of the question. "Ok I'll be there in twenty minutes tops I promise."
"Ok if not I'm opening gifts without you." Finn threatened jokingly.
"You better not. Twenty minutes I swear. I gotta go, Blaine's calling me, love ya too, bye."
"Hey Blaine." She said when she switched lines.
"Mercedes, Kurt and I are here and we didn't see you. We thought perhaps maybe you changed your mind. Please say you did?"
"No I'm just running a little behind that's all. I told you Blaine, what you found out didn't change anything. I'm still marrying Finn."
"Mercedes, Kurt and I both..."
"Blaine I've made up my mind and it isn't changing. I'll see you two at the party bye."
Seven whole minutes had passed and Mercedes still couldn't find the shoes she was looking for. She was getting frustrated and decided to wear a pair of chucks she had. She didn't care what anyone had to say about it, it was her party and she was pregnant. After she was finally ready to go, she grabbed the keys to her car and made it to her front door. When she opened the door to leave, her steps faltered when she came face to face with a malicious pair of green eyes.
"Hello Mercedes, I think it's about time we had ourselves a little talk don't you?"
"I think so too."
She stepped aside never taking her eyes off her company as they made their way inside.
"So what shall we talk about?" She asked.
"Let's start with you fucking my husband for all those months."
Mercedes sat down and stared at the woman in front of her as she prepared herself for the confrontation she was dreading ever since that night with Sam on the balcony.
Well that was chapter five. I know I suck for leaving it like this but it was getting really long. What did you think? What did you think of Finn being ok with not being the father and him lying to Sam? Did you like the Klainecedes moments and what do you think Shannon dug up on Quinn, Finn, and Sam? What about Mercedes accepting Finn's proposal? Who do you think sent Sam the sonogram? What do you think is going to happen with Quinn and Mercedes? Let me know what you thought about the chapter in a review, I love reading what you think. Till next time-tdminor86