Summary: Rachel has a secret and Quinn has figured it out - but will Quinn use this knowledge to exact revenge on Rachel for telling Finn that Puck was really the father or will she use her own experiences to help. WARNING - language and sexual content in the form of rape, also at some point possible reference to self-harm.

Pairing: Rachel/Quinn

Notes: Rachel surprises the Glee club, who also have a surprise for her.

Warning: If you don't like the word fuck then this probably isn't going to be your favourite chapter LOL otherwise I guess the only warning is that this is sickly sweet.

Disclaimer: I own nothings, but the random ramblings of which occur in my brain. Glee and any other copyrighted content used belongs to their respective owners.


"Right guys," Mr. Schue clapped his hands as he addressed the Glee club, "to start off I'd just like to tell you that Principal Figgins has agreed to Artie's idea..." the group started to pat Artie on the bag as the choir room filled with excited whispers, "and that the performance can go ahead whenever we're ready".

"We're ready Mr. Schue," Finn said eagerly, trying to prove to his teammates that he wasn't the grade A ass they all knew he was.

"Well that's great," the teacher responded a little less enthusiastically, he knew of the current 'disagreement' between the lanky quarterback and the rest of the club and despite knowing that he shouldn't, he sided with the rest of the club. "Now, I know that things have been a bit hectic around here, but we need to seriously start working on getting some new recruits a.s.a.p. Matt's transferred and Rachel for obvious reasons won't be able to attend practice for a while". He glanced around at the faces he had come to love over the last few years, "For a lot of you this is your last year, your last chance at National's. We need to be prepared, we have a lot to figure out in a short amount of time and..." his voice trailed off as there was a knock at the door, "come in!"

"Hi..." Shelby said as she stepped into the rival choir room.

"Shelby?" Quinn sat straight up in her chair, "Is everything ok? Is Rach-"

"They're ok," Shelby smiled, before turning to face Mr. Schue, "I was wondering if I might interrupt for a quick moment?"

"The floor is yours," he waved his arm.

Shelby laughed and looked at all the eager faces now turned towards her direction, she stood still by the door, "I have a surprise for you," she opened the door and Rachel made her way into the room, Charlie wrapped snugly in the cream fleece blanket, the gold stars just visible under a crease of the material.

The room was up and making their way towards the new mother, a chorus of Rachel's name begin uttered excitedly.

"Hi guys," Rachel smiled.

"You're supposed to be at home resting," Mercedes said mock-disapprovingly.

"I know, but mom," the word still felt foreign to say, "and I went out to get some stuff and give my dads a rest".

Quinn made her way to Rachel's side and slipped an arm around her waist, "How are my girls?"

"Good," Rachel whispered before raising a voice a little so that the rest of the group could hear, "We're both good, the doctors say she's perfectly healthy and even though she was a little earlier than expected she has no signs of anything that may affect her later in life".

"That's awesome," Mike said.

"Anyways," Rachel carefully rearranged the blanket around her daughter so that everyone could she her face, "I'd like you all to meet Charlie".

"She's so tiny," Brittany cooed.

Mercedes stepped to the side so that Artie could wheel himself closer.

Rachel gently lowered herself so that her best friend could see better.

"She's perfect," Artie smiled, "mini Houdini".

"I do believe you called first dibs?" Rachel asked jokingly with an eyebrow raised.

"Damn right I did," Artie laughed.

Rachel carefully placed her daughters in Artie's arms and watched.

"Hey Charlie," Artie whispered to the babe in his arms, "remember my voice? I'm your uncle Artie and before any of this lot tell you anything different...I'm your favourite uncle cos I'm the coolest".

Rachel rolled her eyes.

Suddenly the rest of the group were calling first dibs on the next hug.

"Actually..." Rachel said a little bashfully, "I think Santana has priority on the next hug".

"Me?" the Latina almost stuttered, "You sure Berry? I mean...I don't mind waiting my turn".

"No," the diva had decided, "Charlie needs to have a hug from the person that helped make sure she got here safely".

Soon Santana was holding Charlie and staring down at her in awe, the sense of wonder she got from the small child was indescribable. The Latina looked up at Rachel, "You did good Berry".

It wasn't long before Charlie started to move from Santana's arms on to the next person and then the next.

"Can I talk to you a moment?" Puck asked nervously, his hands shoved in his pockets nervously.

"Of course you can Noah," Rachel laced her fingers with Quinn's, "is it ok if Quinn stays?"

"Yeah, she kinda knows what I want to talk to you about already".

Rachel gave a puzzled look to Quinn who just smiled sweetly in return. The trio took a few steps away from the group, but were still close enough for Rachel's eyes to always be on her daughter.

"So..." Puck scratched the back of his neck, "how you feeling?"

"Sore," Rachel answered honestly.

"I know everyone's been telling you that you did good and she's beautiful which she is, but I'm not sure if anyone has told you this yet..." he looked at Rachel earnestly, "she looks like you".

Rachel's eyes followed the movement of Charlie from Mercedes to Tina before facing Puck, "Thank you".

"Anyways what I wanted to talk to you about, well there's two things," he began to babble.

"Sometime today Puck," Quinn laughed.

Puck shot Quinn a withering stare, "Me and Q talked, and we decided that Beth will stay with me for a few weeks so that Q can be with you and Charlie".

"You can't do that," Rachel answered trying not to sound disrespectful of what the pair were offering, "Beth needs her mom".

"She'll still get to see me," Quinn promised.

"Yeah," Puck hurriedly agreed, "we figured that Quinn could still have Beth when she's supposed to, so she'll get to see her when school's finished and have dinner and stuff but I'll pick her up in the evening and she'll sleep at mine and I'll take her to the sitter in the morning and that way Quinn's there for you and Charlie, to help out or whatever you need".

"Guys..." Rachel wasn't sure what to say, the offer was beyond tempting, "it's a really thoughtful but I don't know...I mean...have you really thought this through? Beth is so full of energy and Charlie will be waking up at I don't even know what time of the day and night and you've both got school and..."

"We've been there," Puck laughed, "we had each other, now we want to be there for you".

"And we thought that maybe," Quinn added, "when you're ready Puck, Beth and I could all come over...I know that Beth would love to meet her baby sister".

Rachel smiled, "Sister?"

"We're a family," Quinn said before kissing Rachel softly.

"Ahem..." Puck cleared his throat, "I'm still here".

"Sorry Noah," Rachel blushed furiously.

Quinn rolled her eyes, "I think it's my turn to have a hug with Charlie".

"We'll be there in a minute," Puck said, silently questioning if Rachel was ok with talking with him alone a moment.

"Will you keep hold of her until I come back over?" Rachel asked her girlfriend, "Everyone's had a hug now and I don't want her getting upset at being constantly passed around".

"Sure baby," Quinn smiled and headed off to join the rest of the group.

"So..." Rachel said a little nervously, "Beth wants to meet her sister?"

"Yeah," Puck laughed warmly, "her and Charlie...well they might as well be sisters right?"

"I'd hope so," Rachel admitted, "I just didn't know what you or Quinn would think if I were to suggest it".

"Well they are in all our eyes," Puck nodded.

"So there was something else you wished to talk to me about?" Rachel prompted.

"Yeah..." Puck began to fidget, this was the thing he was most nervous about, "So I talked to my mom, like really talked to her and well...I know I'm not Charlie's dad or anything...but if you ever need a day off...or just want a few hours to yourself or anything...even if it's just someone to talk to...I'm here for you. I still have Beth's basinet and baby grows and pretty soon she'll be needing a bigger, if you wanted a night to catch up with school or just to relax, whatever, I'm more than willing to watch her for you. I'll treat her exactly the same as I treat Beth and...oof!"

Rachel's arms were wrapped around Puck's neck, he would never know how much his words meant to her. "Thank you," she muttered into his chest, a stray tear rolling down her cheek.

Puck smiled and loosely wrapped his arms around the girls back, "You're welcome," he pulled back a little so that he could look Rachel in the face, "besides, us hot Jews have gotta stick together right?"

Rachel laughed as she wiped at her face, "Right".

"C'mon, let's get you back to your baby girl".

The pair joined the others and Quinn returned Charlie to her mother. The group stood idly chatting, including Mr. Schue and Shelby, for a few moments. Artie maneuvered his way over to Rachel, Quinn and Puck.

"Hey," he smiled, "she definitely takes after you Houdini".

"Oh?" Rachel could see in his eyes that this was going somewhere.

"As soon as she walks in the room she brings down the house," he laughed.

"Dude," Puck laughed, "that joke sucked!"

"Quinn?" Artie looked up at the blonde and curled his finger back and forth, indicating her to come closer.

Quinn released her arm from Rachel's shoulders, and brought her face to Artie's. Artie whispered something in her ear. "Yeah," Quinn smiled, "Puck grab the others".

Puck nodded knowing what the pair had just exchanged.

"Is there something I'm missing here?" Rachel asked slightly confused.

The rest of the group had quietened.

Quinn began leading Rachel to a chair in the front row, " surprised us today," she waited for Rachel to be seated, Shelby and Mr. Schue joining either side. "We've got a surprise for you".


"Pipe down Berry and just enjoy it!" Santana laughed.

The group got into their formation, while Mr. Schue stood from his seat and took the floor, "Rachel, everyone here has something they want to tell you".

"We love you!" the group said in unison.

"But," Mr. Schue continued, "seeing as this is Glee club after all, what better way to say I love you than with a song," and with that he returned to his seat.

"Do you know anything about this?" Rachel whispered to her mother.

"I can honestly say that I'm not involved in this".

Puck, Mercedes, Santana, Quinn and Artie were in the front, the rest of the group stood behind them. There were no fancy costumes, each of them wearing what they had to school that morning. Rachel sat waiting for them to begin, Charlie cradled in her arms fast asleep.

Puck stepped forward, the music starting as he began to sing.

Made a wrong turn, once or twice

Rachel instantly recognised the song and remembered the day that Artie had given her the CD, their exchange of words clear in her mind as though they had just had the conversation today.

"Just do me one favour..."

"What's that?"

"Listen to track twenty".

"Ok..." eyebrows furrowed in confusion, "why?"

"Just...whenever you're feeling down or you just need to know that you have a friend listen to that and remember that it's how I think of you".

Dug my way out, blood and fire.

Bad decisions, that's alright

Puck shrugged, a smile playing across his face.

Welcome to my silly life.

Puck stepped back, Mercedes stepping forward at the same time as she continued.

Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood

Miss 'No way, it's all good'

It didn't slow me down.

Mistaken, always second guessing

Underestimated, look

She pointed at herself

I'm still around

She stepped back and the whole group sang.

Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel

Like you're less than fuckin' perfect

Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel

Like you're nothing, you're fucking perfect to me

The group quietened as Santana took her turn and stepped forward.

You're so mean when you talk

About yourself. You were wrong.

Change the voices in your head.

Make them like you instead.

Santana stepped back, Quinn taking her spot.

So complicated,

Look happy, you'll make it!

Filled with so much hatred

Such a tired game

It's enough, I've done all I could think of

Chased down all my demons

I've seen you do the same

As Quinn finished, Mercedes stayed in line with the rest as she continued

Ohh ohhhhhhh

The rest of the group joined in again for the chorus.

Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel

Like you're less than fuckin' perfect

Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever, feel

Like you're nothing, you're fucking perfect to me

Rachel's eyes were instantly drawn to her daughters face as she absorbed the lyrics.

Artie rolled forward, a smile across his face as he momentarily caught Rachel's eye.

The whole world's scared, so I swallow the fear

The only thing I should be drinking is an

Puck joined Artie for a moment

ice cold beer

Puck grinned at Artie as he went back to his place and Artie continued

So cool in line and we try, try, try but we

Those in the front joined

try too hard

And it's a waste of my time!

Artie's voice stood alone once again.

Done looking for the critics, cos they're everywhere

They don't like my jeans,

He tugged at his jeans

they don't get my hair

Puck ruffled his mohawk

Exchange ourselves and we do it all the time

Why do we do that, why do I that...

Artie sighed and shrugged

Why do I do that?

Mercedes sang in the back ground her voice carrying over the rest of the group.

Pretty, pretty, pretty, please!

One last time the group sang together

Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel

Like you're less than fuckin' perfect

Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel

Like you're nothing, you're fuckin' perfect to me

Mercedes stopped singing with the group as she carried on

You're perfect, you're perfect

The group quietened as those in the front continued to sing

Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel

Like you're nothing, you're fuckin' perfect

Everyone was quiet now, Quinn stood alone in front of the group, her eyes never leaving Rachel and Charlie as she finished

to me.

Attention: Hello all! Can you believe it? We actually made it to the very end! I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read this story, I hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as I have writing it.

For those of you that were asking about the note at the end of the last chapter, yes, Charlie does exist, she rests safely now amongst the stars in the arms of God.

The biggest thank you has to be said to both my amazing girl Davis B.P and my great mate chunkmunk09. They have both helped me so much pretty much from the beginning of this journey and their support and encouragement has meant so very much to me. So the biggest thanks ever goes to them. Davis B.P, chunkmunk09 I love you guys! Thank you!

I seriously hope everyone has enjoyed Dirty Little Secret, and I hope that maybe some of you are able to take something away from this story that will help you or someone you know.

There WILL be a sequel! I am 110% positive of this. I'm sad to see Dirty Little Secret come to an end LOL the sequel is titled Long Way To Happy, and I hope to start writing it and posting it very soon. Having said that, give me like a month to get my brain in order LOL

Thank you so much for reading!

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