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How'd we end up this way?

Me nervously pulling at my clothes and trying to look busy

And you're doing your best to avoid me

I'm starting to think one day I'll tell the story of us,

How I was losing my mind when I saw you here,

But you held your pride like you should've held me.

After being abandoned by Rachel it was simple to find where they were sitting. Rachel and Finn shortly joined her at the table along with the rest of the old club. It was almost like a strange reunion; there was slight silence when Quinn finally sat down joining the them. She knew what they must be thinking, and Lauren who had just recently joined the table was the first one to speak crushing the awkward silence. "I always thought it'd be you and Blondie." She said to Quinn, shrugging as she took a sip of her drink. Quinn was going to respond with a comment that was more reserved for her HBIC days but her breath was caught in her throat as she noticed Sam approaching their table with his Fiancée on his arm. "I think I need a drink." She said smiling at the rest of the table as she got up and rather forcefully grabbed Rachel's arm tearing her away from Finn for a moment.

"Ouch—What?" Rachel said as Quinn eased her grip.

"I shouldn't have came here this was a mistake, I can't do this." Quinn said finding her feet leading her towards the open bar. She knew that drinking was never truly the answer but there was no way she could take all of this in sober. She watched the table from where the two of them stood. From what she could make out they were all laughing about something as he introduced his Fiancée to the group the two of them momentarily filling Rachel and Quinn's empty seats. "I need a shot of something strong and a long island iced tea please." Quinn said with a smile on her face, ignoring Rachel's eye roll. Rachel ordered herself a cosmopolitan and they sat at the bar for a few moments.

"If you want to leave, we can leave." Rachel said taking a sip of her drink. "But, it's going to look strange if we leave right now, he's going to know your avoiding him." She said dangling her feet off the bar stools chair. Every so often she shot glances back to Finn and their table.

"I don't know what I want." Quinn said downing the shot and making a face, she was certain she could feel it go down pooling into her empty stomach. "I'm trying to rewrite history." Quinn said after a brief pause starting on her drink. "I'm just so stuck in the past..." Quinn admitted spinning the straw around her drink.

Rachel smiled at her friend apologetically, "There are other boys out there besides Sam." She said glancing over at their table. It was clear that Sam had the same thoughts towards Quinn, Rachel could see that, but she needed to snap Quinn out of this funk. "Look Q, Sam has moved on and it's time you do too." She wanted to encourage her friend, tell her that Sam clearly had the same feelings anyone could tell by the way he looked at her, but at the same time they were adults. Adults who were supposed to show maturity. Sam was getting married to someone else; she wasn't going to let her friend become a home wrecker.

"I guess you're right." Quinn said between taking a sip of her drink. "It's just hard you know, to watch someone you love, be happy with someone else." At this point that was the mantra of her life. She was always looking for love and acceptance, the moment she had that, the moment she started to feel safe she'd run away.

"I know, but eventually the feeling goes away. It'll get easier." Rachel said putting a sympathetic hand on Quinn's shoulder. "Tonight, you're not going to think about that." Rachel said taking advantage of the open bar and ordered them two shots. "Tonight we put the past in the past." She said raising her shot glass to meet Quinn's before taking it down.

"To putting the past in the past." Quinn said meeting Rachel's glass.

After the drinks began to set in, they ordered themselves one more and headed back to the table. Quinn stood up from the stool and smoothed over her dress. She made her way over to the table with Rachel making sure to keep her confident stance. As they approached both Katie and Sam made to get up from their seats, to give them back to their rightful owners. Rachel waved Katie clearly feeling buzzed and slinked herself on Finn's lap. "It's no big deal, I don't mind sharing a seat." Rachel said, as Quinn shot her daggers.

"Oh, no you sit." Quinn said awkwardly to Sam, who had already got up and pulled out the chair for her. She didn't mind standing she was hoping she'd fade away into the wallpaper or something. The confidence Rachel had talked her into at the bar was clearly gone.

"No, it's fine. I insist." Sam said smiling at her.

Quinn couldn't object, all it took was for him to smile and she'd do anything. At this moment she was sure he could smile at her and ask her to jump of a building and she'd do it. "Okay." She said as she sat down, thankful for the drink in her hand.

"So, Sam you were just about to tell the story about how the two of you met." Mercedes said holding tightly onto her boyfriends hands. It was clear they had all been waiting for the romantic story about the two of them.

"I think Katie should tell it." Sam said, his hands resting on the back of Quinn's chair.

"Well, I do love to tell a good story." She said blushing slightly. "But, I'll defiantly need your help." She drummed her fingers on the table for a moment think of where to start. "I was subbing at McKinley, and that day I was taking over the astronomy class." She said making a face, clearly it wasn't her favorite subject. "But, it was after school hours and I was getting my stuff together, when this gorgeous blonde man walked into the room and well, the rest is history." She said a smile curled on her lips as she held out the ring for everyone to see. "He even proposed to me there." She said laughing. "Sammy, tell them what you said." She said.

Quinn could feel herself getting sick at the story; she had to refrain from making a gagging noise. It was probably all in her head but she was sure Katie's eyes were directly on her the whole time she as telling the damn story. She nearly jumped, when she heard Sam's voice begin forgetting he was standing behind her.

"Oh, no, I don't think we want to bore them with that." He said, clearly trying to avoid it his hands gripping tighter on the chair in front of him.

"Don't be so modest, fine. I'll tell them." She said smiling at her fiancé. "We were in that damned astronomy room again when he got down on one knee, and gave me the best proposal ever." She said twirling the ring on her finger. "What was it you said." She was clearly trying to remember. "Something about meeting his first love her and not letting a moment like this pass him by?" She scrunched up her face in thought.

"I met my first love in this room, and I've let so many moments and opportunities pass me by. I said I could wait forever, but forever is a long time." He said almost whispering his eyes were on the back of Quinn's head. He wasn't sure if anyone had noticed as he looked away putting a smile on his face.

"And then he asked me to marry him." She said gushing over the ring with Mercedes and Tina.

Oh, I'm scared to see the ending,

Why are we pretending this is nothing?

I'd tell you miss you but I don't know how,

I've never heard silence quite this loud.

"I have to go to the bathroom." Quinn said randomly, cutting off the discussion about Katie's ring as she got up abruptly in the middle of it. Sam's words had broke her, wither they were for her or not. She couldn't look any of them in the eyes as she tried to maintain her composer.

Once inside the safety of the bathroom, she leaned against the door trying to build up the strength herself not to cry. She let out a few shallow breathes realizing now why those words sounded so familiar…

They were nineteen years old lounging in her backyard by the pool. Tired from swimming they were laying out on a blanket just enjoying one another's company. Every so often they'd shot a random question to the other person. It was like a game they'd play trying to find out as much information about one another as possibly.

"Favorite food?" Sam asked, although he already knew the answer he was running out of questions.

She'd been lying next to him with her hand shading her eyes from the sun. "Oh come on, you know this one already." She said removing her hand from her eyes and leaning herself up on her elbows. "Bacon." She said laughing.

He laughed; he just wanted to place a simple question before his next one. It was more serious then what they usually went with. But they were getting older, and he was always asking her wanting to make sure. "Do you think you're going to marry me someday?" He asked turning on his side towards her so he could get a better look at her.

"Sam." She said shaking her head looking at him. "I've told you a million times, yes, of course." She said moving closer to lean on him. "I know I dated Finn before you.. But you're my first love. I knew from that moment in the astronomy room, it was always you." She said smiling, although things weren't always easy between the two of them in high school it was always Sam. "I know you'd be more than willing to get married now but… I want to wait." She said lacing her fingers around his.

"I could wait for you forever." He said kissing her hand and then her lips.

She wiped her eyes, unable to keep the tears from falling. It looked like Rachel was right. Sam had moved on, it was her turn to do the same. There was knock on the door and Quinn straightened up, pulling at her dress and making sure everything was aligned. "Just a second." She called out regaining her breathing. She looked at herself in the mirror straightening up any mascara that may have bled on to her face. Finally, the alcohol was kicking in she could tell as she slightly stumbled towards the door, fully expecting it to be Rachel on the other side.

"Rachel I—" She said opening the door, for what she thought was her friend on the other side. She cut off however when she realized she was wrong. "Oh, it's all yours." She said trying to smile.

Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room and we're not speaking

And I'm dying to know is it killing you like it's killing me, yeah

I don't know what to say, since the twist of fate when it all broke down

And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.

Katie was gushing to the girls about her ring when Quinn got up to go the bathroom. She wondered for a moment if she said something that offended her. Clearly she was looking into this too much. She took her eyes away from the ring and the rest of the girls to watch Sam, how his eyes followed Quinn and watched her leave. It was probably crazy but she could have sworn his eyes were on her the whole night. She knew the two of them dated but never the extent of it. Sam had told her whatever past relationships they had, didn't matter because they found each other and that was all they needed. She wanted to believe him. She went back to her story, but stopped when Sam excused himself from the table.

He knew those words would get to her. He didn't want to say them out loud but it was true. Forever was a long time, they were getting older and with no word from her he moved on, think she had done the same. If she was going to the bathroom or not, he was going to follow her, corner her talk to her explain what just happened there. He wasn't listening to the conversation anymore when he excused himself. He was almost to the door when someone cut him off.

Watching Sam she got up and followed close behind him, she wasn't stupid she could see what was going on here. "The men's room is that way." She said coming up behind him and putting her hands around his waist for a moment, she tried to push him around in the other direction. "You must have made a mistake." She said a smile on her face.

"Oh, yeah." He said turning around and putting his arms around her. "Must have got the signs confused." He said playing it off as he let go of her heading in the opposite direction.

She knocked on the door, and gave Quinn her best smile once the door finally opened. "Actually, it was you I was looking for." She said not giving the girl a chance to exit the bathroom as she entered closing the door behind her. "Leave Sam alone." She said in a casual tone. There was no threat of anger behind her voice; it was more a plea then anything. "I see the way he looks at you.." She said on the verge of jealousy. "Just stay away from us, you don't fit into his life anymore." She said going cross back to the door. "He choose me, you need to get that through your head. There's nothing here for you anymore." She wasn't even sure if Quinn still had a thing for Sam, but it was apparent by her silence that Katie's intuition had been right.

This is looking like a contest

Of who can act like they care less

But I liked it better when you were on my side.

The battles in your hands now,

But I would lay my armor down

If you said you'd rather love then fight.

So many things that I you wished I knew,

But the story of us might be ending soon.

She stood in silence, as Katie crossed to leave the room. "Good Luck on your marriage.." She said dumbly as she left the bathroom trying to process what had just happened. Her head was feeling cloudy she knew she needed to leave to get out of here. Go somewhere anywhere.

She left the bathroom, and headed back to the table to collect her things. She already had it in her head she was going to claim to feel sick and just spend the rest of the night in the apartment alone. She grabbed her clutch and held it close to her as she said her goodbyes, to everyone. "Do you want me to go home with you?" Rachel had asked but she brushed her off, telling her to enjoy her night. She called the cab to pick her and headed outside to wait for it. Katie was right, there was nothing there for her anymore. She was living in a fantasy; reality always had a way of sneaking up on her.

She sat on the steps outside waiting for the cab when she felt someone sit down next to her. "You weren't going to say goodbye?" The voice asked next to her. She immediately recognized Sam, she could tell it was him just by his presence.

"Sorry." She said unable to look at him. "Goodbye Sam." She said looking at the pavement in front of her.

He knew something was off with her but he didn't want to push it, as he shrugged off his jacket and draped it around her shoulders. "You seemed cold." He said, "Is everything okay?"

She didn't know what exactly to tell him, as she wrapped his jacket tightly around her. "Yeah, fine. Just feeling sick is all." She said staring out in front of her, this cab was clearly taking it's time. "You don't have to wait out here with me." She said after a moment of silence neither one of them talking over moving.

"I want to." He said smiling taking in the profile of her face. He wasn't sure what to say to her. They were silent for the rest of the time while he watched her cab approach. "I guess, I'll see you around?" He said standing up with her brushing off his pants.

She didn't answer him, instead she stood up played with the end of her dress. "Goodbye Sam." She said again this time looking at him, wishing she hadn't.

He didn't understand the hurt in her voice. "Bye, Quinn." He said confused he took a step closer to her holding out his arms for a hug. Friends hugged, it wasn't going to be like last time when he kissed her. His fiancée was a small distance away from them, he hadn't meant to return her kiss that night, he knew he should have pulled away, but there was something about her that made him forget everything and everyone else. She was his first true love, he'd always love her. But loving someone and being in love with them were two different things. Lately he found himself confused over the two.

Wanting to walk away from his hug, she walked into it wrapping her arms tightly around him. She promised herself this would be the last time they saw each other. She couldn't stop herself from crying into his chest. "I'm so sorry." She said talking into his shirt. "for everything, I love you Sam.. I loved you. Just promise me you'll make her happy." She trying to find the strength to pull away from him.

He felt her arms tighten around him, and followed holding her close to him. "I'm sorry, I couldn't wait for you." He whispered to her. "I just…" He didn't know what changed his mind, made him move forward move on find someone else. "I love her." He said, but he wasn't sure he was in love with her. Before seeing Quinn he could close his eyes and picture of a life with Katie. Now his future was blank, he couldn't figure out what was right and wrong or the words to say to make all of this better. "But I'll always love you." He whispered to her biting down on his bottom lip. He held her close to him for a few more seconds. "I'm so sorry." He said sounding as if he might cry now.

She found the strength to pull away from him. He wasn't hers anymore, he belonged to someone else. This man wasn't her Sam he wasn't the boy she'd fallen in love with. The boy she'd spent her summers with the boy she'd promised to one day marry. He was someone else's it was too late for her, too late for them. "Bye Sam." She said as he opened the door of the cab for her.

"I'll see you around?" He asked as she closed the door and shook her head unable to answer him. He watched the cab pull out and leave before returning the party, wiping off his face.

Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room and we're not speaking

And I'm dying to know is it killing you like it's killing me yeah

I don't know what to say, since the twist of fate when it all went bad

And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now, now, now.

And were not speaking

And I'm dying to know is it killing you like it's killing me, yeah?

I don't know what to say since the twist of fate 'cause were going down,

And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.

Next chapter will be up in one to two days! Please give me your feedback thanks!