Note: This two/three-shot is not linked to any of my other stories.

OCs making cameos are Jenn McGraw (who is mine), Jack Harmon (property of Soulless Warlock) and Mitchell Mason (belonging to ZeroBen). And the OC being used a LOT in this fic is played by the lovely Marissa von Bleicken. So this is Gingertana.

I am a Brittana shipper but I ship Gingertana too. So what? I do think Brittana is endgame but I still like Gingertana. I just think if Santana didn't end up with Brittany, a character played by Marissa von Bleicken would be an awesome choice for her too :) She did say in an interview that if she could play a character in glee, it would be Santana's other half so this is my take on that.

Timeline: Set near the end of Season 3 in Santana's garden with flashbacks from 'A Night Of Neglect' onwards.

Note: When Santana told Brittany she was in love with her in 'Sexy', Brittany did not reciprocate the love.

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Her long ebony locks gently flowed with the breeze as she sat on the porch steps in the back garden of her house. She could only watch the gleaming silver stars in the black blanket that was the night sky as goosebumps began to overpower her body, covering her mocha shaded skin with little bumps. No matter how tightly her arms were wrapped around herself, she still shivered as the breeze wrapped its arms around the Latina's body. But it was soon replaced with a feeling of warmth from behind.

Santana revels in the feeling and she lets the blanket cover her body before feeling a presence near her own. She looks up and smiles at a figure sitting down next to her on the porch step.

"I knew you'd be out here." The other figure said, planting a soft kiss on Santana's cheek. Santana grinned.

"You know me too well." The former Cheerio replied before softly pressing her lips to the other girl's. They stayed there for seconds before the other girl broke it and rested her head on Santana's shoulder while gently placing an arm around Santana's waist. The soulful singer responded by wrapping the blanket around her girlfriend and the girl could only smile as Santana gently fiddled with her long auburn strands.

"What are you thinking about?" the redheaded girl then asked.

"You. How I met you, how we first got together." Santana said.

"Basically the epic journey of Santana Maria Lopez and Abigail Scarlett Hawkins?" Abbey asked. Santana could only grin sheepishly.

"Yeah. Basically." Santana replied. Abbey matched her girlfriend's grin before taking Santana's hand and interlocking her fingers with her own.

"Well, let's start from when we first met…"

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Santana Lopez walked through the hallways of William McKinley High School, or as she liked to call it, the anchor of her life dragging her down into the depths of desolation. She couldn't wait to graduate from this school. She would be away from the weird teachers, the crap lessons and the students attending those lessons especially the freaking jocks and Cheerios. She doesn't regret quitting; definitely not after Coach Sylvester put her on the bottom of the pyramid. She just doesn't want to face the botox filled bitches that make it their mission to mock her every single day.

Her thoughts were then brought to a halt when she felt thousands of tiny, green apple flavored ice shards cover her body.

"Whoops, sorry Cheeri-ho." The booming voice of Azimio filled Santana's ears and she let out an animalistic growl.

"Get with the program Azimio! I quit before the freaking championship game!" Santana yelled back to the football player, who stopped and turned on his sneaker clad heels to face Santana.

"Oh yeah. I remember. To be with the homo ballet club." Azimio shot back with a smirk. Santana internally rolled her eyes because if she actually did it, the oak brown irises would burn like acid.

"Lame dig, Azimio. Just like your football skills according to Puck and your skills in…other departments according to all of the Cheerios." Santana yelled and Azimio's face turned to stone before storming towards Santana, fists clenched.

"You know. I normally wouldn't hit a girl but with the way you dressing, I can't tell the difference so I'm gonna make an exception." Azimio said, beginning to raise a fist before Coach Beiste appeared from out of nowhere and blew her whistle.

"Adams! Get your ass into the Principal's Office! NOW!" the football coach boomed and the linebacker was soon scuttling away with Coach Beiste following. Santana then decided to skip 10 minutes of glee and go and wash up.

She headed into the girl's bathroom to see another girl washing up. The water in the sink was yellow as well as the small shards running through her ginger hair so she must've been lemon slushied. That was the worst when it comes to your eyes. It really hurt. But that wasn't the elephant in the room: Santana had never seen her before and Santana knows everyone in the school.

"You new?" she asked, deciding to get to the point. The girl turned to Santana, eyes still closed from the lemon slushie.

"Um, yeah. Transferred from Castle Rock, Colorado." she said. Santana could actually see because the green apple wasn't as bad, it was probably one of the mildest out of all the flavors out there.

"You're gonna have to get use to those if you're either new or in glee club." Santana said.

"Glee club?" the other girl asked.

"Yeah. People think it's this geek thing but it's actually cool, except most of the people there annoy me. Maybe think about joining up? Mr. Schuester lets anyone in." Santana said.

"I don't sing." The girl replied bluntly, wiping her eyes before grabbing her bag and heading out. Santana just scoffed before continuing to wash her face.

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"Aww, what a nice way to meet huh?" Abbey sarcastically asked, gaining a mock glare from Santana.

"I do the sarcasm here." Santana deadpanned, gaining a giggle from Abbey.

"Anyway, we'd met and what's next?" Abbey asked.

"It was the first time I heard you sing." Santana answered.

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Santana had to make sure the auditorium was free in case Coach Sylvester stole it again for Cheerios' practice. Why did Mr. Schuester send her to do it? Couldn't he have sent Yentl? That way they would have her take over the session for fewer minutes than usual. But then again at least she isn't accompanying Santana so she wasn't there to watch her take over.

Santana was coming up to the girls' bathroom when she heard something. It was…someone singing. A girl. And to Santana, it was the most beautiful thing she'd ever heard. It was so pure and amazing. And she even recognized the song as 'I'm Like A Bird' by Nelly Furtado.

I don't know where my soul is

I don't know where my home is

Santana didn't even care if this girl was a carbon copy of Rachel Berry, she had to audition for the glee club.

Heading inside, she saw an all too familiar face. The girl with the lemon slushie. The girl who apparently "don't sing". The girl stopped at Santana's entrance and judging by her face, she recognized Santana too.

"You don't sing, huh?" Santana asked.

"Not in front of people." The girl retaliated.

"You didn't say that before." Santana shot back.

"Well, excuse me for not bringing that up." Abbey bit back harder. Santana could only smirk.

"What?" the girl asked.

"I don't think I've met anyone who could match my sass. I'm Santana." Santana said, surprisingly putting out a hand. The redhead raised an eyebrow before cautiously taking it.

"Abigail Hawkins. Abbey." Abbey replied. Santana laughed at the girl's vigilance.

"I only bite at people who hate. And you're alright." Santana said and Abbey relaxed a little.

"But seriously though. Try out for glee club. It may seem like social suicide and…maybe it is but its fun and we could use a voice like yours. You might – no, wait, you will scare Berry with that voice." Santana said. Abbey looked confused.

"Why would I want to scare a fruit?" Abbey asked. Santana let out a laugh at the girl's naïvety before placing a hand on her shoulder.

"You have a lot to learn. Walk with me." Santana said, gently taking Abbey's arm and leading her out of the bathroom.

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"And then when we got back, you made me audition for the club. Which was crazy scary." Abbey said.

"But you still killed it." Santana said.

"I did, didn't I?" Abbey said, gaining a giggle and a shoulder nudge from Santana.

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Santana had brought Abbey back to the choir room before speaking up.

"Guys! I got someone who wants to audition!" Santana called out. Everyone looked to Santana in mild puzzlement, while Abbey looked to Santana in complete fear.

"No, she doesn't!" Abbey called out to Mr. Schuester and the New Directions before looking back to Santana.

"What the hell are you doing?" Abbey snarled.

"Come on. You've got an awesome voice, we'll be a shoo-in at Nationals and I get to watch Berry and Jack-Off turn paler than Cullen who's been frightened. It's win-win." Santana replied.

"For you, yeah." Abbey replied and Santana shrugged before turning to the others.

"She's ready." Santana said before sitting down next to Brittany, sending a smile and a small shrug Abbey's way while the redhead replied with a fiery glare to match her hair.

"So…what are you going to sing?" Mr. Schuester asked the girl, who looked like a deer in the headlights as she stood in the center of the floor.

"Um…'What's My Name?' but I can't rap." Abbey said. Artie grinned.

"Let me do the honors." the handicapped boy said, rolling himself forward so he was side by side with the potential addition to the club. Abbey let out a little smile before beginning to sing.

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

What's my name, what's my name?

Artie then begun his rap, smiling to the auburn haired girl.

I heard you good with them soft lips

Yeah you know word of mouth

The square root of 69 is 8 something, right?

Cause I've been tryna work it out, ow

Abbey walked over to Artie as he continued, running her hands through his hair as he smirked to the possible addition.

Good food, white wine

I come alive in the night time

Okay, away we go

Only thing we have on is the radio

Oh, let it play, say you gotta leave

But I know you wanna stay

You just waiting on the traffic jam to finish girl

The things that we could do in twenty minutes girl

With more confidence in her, Abbey stood up and danced behind Artie's wheelchair as he concluded the rap segment of the song.

Say my name, say my name

Wear it out, its getting hot, crack a window, air it out

I can get you through a mighty long day

Soon as I go the text that I write is gon' say…

Artie then pointed to Abbey, who was now smiling to the boys as she continued singing.

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

What's my name, what's my name?

She then looked to Puck, who was sitting on the bottom row showing his signature smirk. Abbey went over and crouched down so she met with Puck's surprisingly warm brown eyes. She sang to him as he just continued to smile.

Not everybody knows how to work my body

Knows how to make me want it

But boy you stay up on it

You got that something that keeps me so off balance

Baby you're a challenge, lets explore your talent

He then stood up, along with Mike, Sam and Finn who were dancing with Abbey.

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me

Hey boy, I really wanna be with you

Cause you're just my type

Oh na na na na

I need a boy to take it over

Looking for a guy to put in work

Ohh, ohh

Abbey then walked across the line of boys, stopping to dance with each of them as the song continued.

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me

Hey boy, I really wanna be with you

Cause you're just my type

Ooh na na na na

I need a boy to take it over

Looking for a guy to put in work

Ohh, ohh

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

What's my name, what's my name?

She then looked to the girls and grinned as they stood up, clapping and dancing along with the song. The only ones not dancing were Jack, Rachel and Santana. She then went to Puck again and stood directly in front of him.

Baby you got me, ain't nowhere that I'd be

Then with your arms around me

Back and forth you rock me

As Abbey sang this, Puck wrapped his arms around Abbey and they rocked from side to side simultaneously. Abbey then stepped forward, breaking the hold before kneeling down to Artie, who was facing Abbey as she put a finger to the bottom of his chin to raise his face as they locked eyes and grinned.

So I surrender, to every word you whisper

Every door you enter, I will let you in

With her voice controlling the runs well, the song suited Abbey's R&B voice well. She was pretty glad she chose this song: it certainly was a crowd favorite when it came to the club who continued to dance.

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me

Hey boy, I really wanna be with you

Cause you're just my type

Oh na na na na

I need a boy to take it over

Looking for a guy to put in work

Ohh, ohh

Abbey then went towards the piano with Puck and Finn, who helped her onto the top. She then belted out the alternative verse.

You're so amazing; you took the time to figure me out

That why you take me, way past the point of turning me on

You bout to break me, I swear you got me losing my mind

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

Oh na na, what's my name

What's my name, what's my name?

She then watched everyone who was enjoying the song move to start dancing in a circle around the piano as she sang the song to it's diminuendo.

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me

Hey boy, I really wanna be with you

Cause you're just my type

Oh na na na na

I need a boy to take it over

Looking for a guy to put in work

Ohh, ohh

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me

Hey boy, I really wanna be with you

Cause you're just my type

Oh na na na na

I need a boy to take it over

Looking for a guy to put in work

Ohh, ohh

As the song ceased, everyone wildly applauded Abbey with the exception of Jack and Rachel who both looked like their blood had been vacuumed out of them.

And Santana who was just sat there watching Abbey. Watching her sing with Artie made something burn inside her and what Santana thought was weird was that it was the exact same feeling she felt when Wheezy was with Puckerman…no. No, no, no! She was not jealous of Wheels being all over new girl. And how was Brittany not fazed by their "displays of affection"? Santana would've hated it if Brittany replaced Abbey during that performance. But then again Santana hated it anyway. All the Latina knew was that maybe it was a bad idea having her audition.

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"I can't believe you thought it was a bad idea at the time." Abbey said.

"Well, I couldn't help it if Cripple was drooling over my woman." Santana replied.

"Even though I wasn't yours at the time yet your overprotectiveness is adorable. Keep going." Abbey said and Santana smirked.

"I swear you got more attitude when you were in that club." Santana said and Abbey smiled.

"And more confidence. I mean, remember 'Born This Way'?" Abbey asked.

"Yeah, I just wish I was that confident." Santana then said solemnly, gaining a peck on the forehead from Abbey.

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The whole acceptance week had been almost turmoil for Abbey. She hated self acceptance. She never had any. She had been quiet all week. Only three people really noticed: Santana Lopez. Noah Puckerman. And Rachel Berry. But Santana only really noticed that Abbey was having trouble keeping up with the dance routines. Mr. Schuester and everyone else put it down to being an inexperienced dancer, yet still more experienced than Finn. But 2 people found out that it was a much, much more than that.

Puck and Rachel had heard throwing up in the girls' bathroom one morning. They initially thought it was Santana but when Rachel went in, she saw Abbey walking out of the stall and no one else was in there. The two Jewish signers could only alert Santana who was shocked.

After the glee where Finn, Mike and Jack sung and danced their performances, Santana asked Abbey if she wanted to come over. Abbey accepted and all throughout the night, Santana noticed: Abbey ate less than half of what she had before excusing herself to go to the bathroom. Half an hour after they had finished, Abbey asked if she could go for a jog and she didn't come back for two hours. And when she eventually did come back, Santana had managed to sit her down and talk.

"Okay, Abbey. You're gonna have to tell me what's going on." Santana said. The former cheerleader saw a flash of fear spread across Abbey's eyes but it was gone in tenths of a second.

"What are you talking about?" the scarlet scalped singer asked. It was Santana's turn for something to flash across her eyes, but in her case it was hurt and anger.

"Don't lie to me, Abbey. I know what you're hiding." Santana answered, with a little bite to her voice.

"Santana, I don't know what you're talking about. Now if you'll excuse me…" Abbey said before beginning to get up but Santana grabbed both of her arms and swung herself over Abbey so she was on top of her.

"No, Santana! What the hell are you doing?" Abbey yelled, trying to grab Santana's hands which were now on the bottom of Abbey's baggy baby blue t-shirt and she raised it passed her stomach up to the top of her ribs. Santana's eyes widened at what she saw. She knew it was bad but she never knew the full extent of it until now. Abbey's ribs looked like they were practically vacuum packed inside the girl's body. Santana could only stare before looking to Abbey, whose hands were covering her whole face. Santana could hear small sobs breaking away from the girl as she sat back down on the bed, now beside Abbey. Santana could only pull the girl into a soft embrace.

"You know…you can hug me a little tighter." Abbey said and Santana couldn't help but break into a wobbly smile.

"I would but…"

"You're afraid you'll break me?" Abbey finished the sentence for the soul singer. Santana could only sigh.

"But I could if you end up carrying on, Abbey. You know that although I am a bitch but I do care about a certain number of people and you're one of them. And I can't let you carry on like this." Santana said and Abbey looked down, sniffling and wiping her tears away.

"My mom and dad have been trying to get treatment for years…nothing has helped. And I want to stop but I can't. It's like an addiction." Abbey said and Santana nodded in understanding.

"My parents wouldn't really encourage me. I can't even look at my little brother because I know how much of a disgrace I am." Abbey said.

"Ay dios mio. Listen to me, Abigail: you are not, I repeat, you are not a disgrace. Not even Berry is a disgrace although she is pretty close. But you're not." Santana said and Abbey sighed, shaking her head.

The next day

"Where's Abbey?" Puck asked.

"Behind you." A voice called and everyone turned to see Abbey in a pair of black skinny jeans and a grey zip up hoodie. She then zipped it down to reveal her t-shirt that read 'ANOREXIC'. Everyone looked wide eyed at Abbey, who just smiled and wiped a tear away.

"Where's Santana?" Artie asked after a few more seconds of shock.

"Probably somewhere making out with Karofsky…he can have her." Sam said to a chorus of laughs from everyone. Except Abbey.

After all Santana said to her, she was flaking out. Abbey couldn't help but feel horribly let down and also frustrated. After she opens up to Santana, she's not there for her. Abbey could only feel her heart plummet.

"Abbey, are you okay?" Rachel asked. Abbey looked to the diva and sighed.

"Yeah, just a little out of it." Abbey replied. Rachel sighed before placing a gentle hand on Abbey's shoulder.

"Come and sit with me." Rachel said, gently taking Abbey's hand. Abbey could only smile before they both went off to the side of the stage with Mr. Schuester.

Meanwhile, sat in one of the seats on the fourth from top row. Santana watched as Abbey was being led away by Rachel. She could only feel hurt and once again jealousy before looking down at her 'LEBANESE' t-shirt. As far as Santana was concerned, Abbey didn't know and wasn't going to until she got her head straight.

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"If I only knew back then." Abbey said, gaining a grin from Santana.

"And then it was when the Muckraker was reopened and that freak Jewfro decided to go one step too far." Santana said.

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Abbey was walking through the corridors to her locker when she heard endless laughing. Abbey looked and saw people quickly averting their eyes away from her and looking at some newspaper they had. Abbey just looked away warily before preparing for glee club.

She closed her locker and walked to the choir room to see the rest of the New Directions reading the same newspaper. Finn was the first to look up and see Abbey stood there.

"Is it true?" he asked softly. Abbey's eyes widened.

"What?" she asked, suddenly alarmed. Everyone looked to each other before Quinn took the leap of faith and stood up. The blonde then walked over to the fiery haired girl and handed her the Muckraker. Abbey gently took it and let her eyes trail over the words.

What ginger glee girl is joining an Alexander McQueen countertenor in the rainbow ranks?

Abbey started to shake violently. No, no, no, no, no, no this was not happening. Abbey continued to read and her eyes suddenly lit up with heavy fear. Whoever wrote this article had actually gone into her room and looked through her stuff. Because it mentioned this one song she kept in her room and it never left there.

Abbey could only drop to her knees. Puck and Santana were there in a heartbeat.

"It's okay." Santana whispered in her ear as Puck gently lifted her up. Abbey continued to let out sobs before receiving a hug from Rachel. Surprisingly, Rachel was one of Abbey's closest friends in the club along with Puck and Santana. After the whole thing with her anorexia, Abbey had really grown close to them after Santana personally apologised for the whole 'Born This Way' incident.

After Puck sat Abbey down between him and Santana, Abbey took a deep breath and began to speak.

"Yeah, it's true. I'm gay. But it's not that, that really bothers me. And yes, it does bother me but something else bothers me more. The song they mentioned has stayed in my room ever since I finished writing it and that song is probably my most precious and personal item I have. And for someone to just take that away is horrible." Abbey said, between sniffles.

"I wrote the about my first and last girlfriend. We'd been together for 2 and a half years before my parents found out about us so they forbade me to see her, thinking that me being gay is a 'teenage hormonal phase' and it will soon blow over. But they weren't going to stop me from seeing her. They then found out about that so they moved away to any place far away from where I'm from and that would be Lima, Ohio." Abbey finished and half the club's eyes lit up like hellfire while the other's eyes widened.

"You moved here because your parents wanted you away from your girlfriend?" Mitchell asked and Abbey nodded.

"Son of a-" Santana started before Abbey stopped her.

"We can't focus on that right now. Right now, I want to know who wrote that article because they went through my personal stuff and that's not okay." Abbey said and they all agreed before Mr. Schuester came in and started the glee session.

The next day

Abbey was sat with Rachel and Jack (the people that got to glee club early) but Abbey had to so she could spare the teasing and taunting. As people started walking in, they all gave Abbey a reassuring smile before Puck stormed in.

"It was Ben Israel." He said.

"What?" Tina asked, confused.

"It was that poor excuse for a Jew who wrote the article about Abbey." Puck snarled back.

"I'd say it takes one to know one but right now I care more about taking that freak out." Jack said and Abbey's eyes widened at the egotistical boy's words before turning back to Puck.

"How do you know it's him?" Abbey asked.

"I found him on his laptop on one of the classrooms and it was on there. Creep that he is." Puck said.

"Wait, you said you found him…where is he, Puck?" Mercedes asked. Just then Finn, Mike and Sam came into the choir room frogmarching a struggling Jacob Ben Israel.

"Does that answer your question?" Puck asked with a smirk before Santana went over to the afro haired boy.

"Keep him there." Santana growled to the boys before turning to the Jew.

"Where's the song?" she asked.

"I don't know what you're talk about." Jacob said and Santana balled a fist before sending it into the boy's stomach. He let out a groan in pain as he scrunched his eyes shut.

"Don't talk crap to me you creep. Where the hell is the song?" Santana asked, angrier than ever. The Muckraker editor could only wheeze out inaudible words before receiving another strike to the gut. Abbey then stood up and held Santana back.

"San, stop before you kill him." Abbey said, restraining the Latina who could only let out an animalistic growl before sitting back down.

"We'll get it back. Don't worry." Puck said and the boys left and didn't return that day.

Abbey never got the song back, but somehow Jacob Ben Israel published it on his blog. And as well as the teasing and taunts, Abbey's parents had received an email saying to check the blog out. And they told Abbey to drop the "gay act" or she's out of the house.

That same night, Santana was furious about the whole thing with Jacob publishing the song. And she was so mad she nearly missed the doorbell. But she opened it and saw a trembling, crying Abigail Hawkins.

"They found out about the song, Santana. They know everything. They…they told me to get out." She spoke between small weeps. Santana pulled the girl into a tight embrace before taking her in.

3 days after their daughter walked out, Georgia and Derek Hawkins could not have felt better. Their daughter had definitely left to seek a way out of what she calls a lifestyle before she comes back and they could live a normal life. It was a little difficult explaining to their 8 year old son Caleb what was going on but he got it in the end.

They both returned from work in an office building downtown in a good mood to see Abbey sat on the doorstep. The 2 adults smiled to each other before stepping out of their Escalade.

"I see you've decided to drop the act?" Georgia asked and Abbey could only smile.

"Not really." a voice then called out and the Hawkins elders turned to see seven girls stood with their hands on their hips.

"Abigail, who are these…girls?" Derek asked, keeping a close eye on Mercedes and Lauren.

"Oh, them?" Abbey asked before standing up.

"They're my girls." She said, walking up to them to join in the line but not before taking Quinn's hand, raising it to her lips and placing a gentle kiss on it. That put the parents off.

"Abigail Scarlett Hawkins. You stop this, right now." Georgia demanded but it had fallen on deaf ears as Abbey nodded to the glee boys who were rested against their cars and Sam pressed play on a boom box he had, the introduction to the Eurythmic's 'Sweet Dreams' blasting throughout the whole neighbourhood as the girls began to dance with Abbey singing.

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody's looking for something

Rachel then joined with the higher harmony.

Some of them want to use you

Some of them want to get used by you

Some of them want to abuse you

Some of them want to be abused

As the beats became more prominent, Abbey felt two hands wrap around her waist from behind. She snapped her head to the left and Brittany S Pierce took a step with every beat until she was as close to Abbey as physically possible. They then went into a tango routine as the short instrumental break continued before Brittany went back into her original place and Abbey sung once again.

Sweet dreams are made of this

Once again, Rachel joined in with the harmonies but this time, slid towards Abbey who slowly dipped Rachel as they both sung.

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody's looking for something

Rachel then snapped up, her hand now pressed against Abbey's cheek before they slowly stepped back from each other, continuing to sing as they looked at each other with so much intensity.

Some of them want to use you

Some of them want to get used by you

Some of them want to abuse you

Some of them want to be abused

This time, all of the girls danced. After Abbey turned up at Santana's house, she has worked her ass off to get the number perfect. She was going to make sure Abbey's parents knew how big assholes they are. She looked to Derek and Georgia with a fire in her eye as they all sung.

Hold your head up

Keep your head up, movin' on

Hold your head up, movin' on

Keep your head up, movin' on

Hold your head up, movin' on

Keep your head up, movin' on

Hold your head up, movin' on

Keep your head up

Abbey and Rachel then went back to the melody and harmony but this time, Quinn stepped forward and put her hands on Abbey's shoulders before she slid down the girl's body, her legs sliding apart into the splits. The blonde internally thanked the fact that she did ballet and cheerleading so this didn't hurt before Abbey brought her back up and they stepped forward, hands intertwined and they looked into each other's eyes until they reached Abbey's parents before they stepped back while Abbey spun Quinn back around.

Some of them want to use you

Some of them want to get used by you

Some of them want to abuse you

Some of them want to be abused

Hold your head up

Keep your head up, movin' on

Hold your head up, movin' on

Keep your head up, movin' on

Hold your head up, movin' on

Keep your head up, movin' on

Hold your head up, movin' on

Keep your head up

It was now Santana's moment to shine. She spun towards Abbey before leaping and the Hawkins girl caught her, spinning the Latina around as the other girls sung.

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody's looking for something

The girls' hands were wrapped around each other, bodies tightly merged as they tangoed fiercely before raising one of their hands to merge with their counterpart's. Abbey then slowly inched her face towards Santana's until their foreheads were touching before they returned to their original positions.

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody's looking for something

It ended with all of the girls looking at Abbey but Brittany also had a hand around the back of the auburn haired girl's waist while Santana had a hand around Abbey's neck. Derek and Georgia could only look on in shock and disgust.

"Abigail. This needs to stop now." Derek said irately. Brittany and Santana both let go of Abbey at this point, although Santana's hold did linger a little longer, and Abbey stepped forward.

"What needs to stop? Being gay? It's not something I can switch on and off. It's not something that's just going to go away. It's not something you can take away from me just because you want to. And it's definitely not something that's going to fade away with every mile we move away from my ex-girlfriend." Abbey spat back. This made her parents flinch.

"I knew you shouldn't have joined that club. I bet the people in there gave you this…disease." Georgia then said, eyeing the glee kids.

"Excuse me. Only one of the kids in the club is gay and he's probably one of the nicest people I've met." Abbey replied. Kurt gave a small smile at what Abbey said.

"And I'm the one who made her join the club." Santana said, standing by Abbey's side.

"So you're the one who's been plaguing my daughter? Well, it makes sense. You must be the school's free ride that blog mentioned." Derek said and Santana was about to retaliate when Abbey beat her to it.

"Don't. You. Dare. Speak to her like that." Abbey snarled, trying to keep her anger down while gently taking Santana's hand. Santana could only look down at their interlocked hands before watching Abbey.

"You know what? I don't even know how I put up with you after you moved me away from Jenn. I loved her and now I haven't heard from her in months. She was the only good thing I had in my life and you just snatched it out of my hands. I could barely look at you but then I kept telling myself you would eventually get me and who I am so I would carry on as normal. But now I realise you will never accept me." Abbey said, shakily. Santana squeezed the girl's hand in reassurance which Abbey returned.

"Okay, if you're trying to send us a message it worked. Now why don't you come in and we can pretend this never happened?" Georgia said with a smile on her face that made Abbey sick to her stomach. She could only scoff.

"No. I'm packing a bag and I'm leaving." Abbey said, walking past them and into the house. Meanwhile, the rest of the girls and the guys stepped forward.

"You're not worthy to be called her parents." Rachel started.

"She is the sweetest girl in the world and you treat her like that." Tina added.

"Because of you, she's just a shell." Mitchell then said.

"You didn't even care that she found someone she loved and cared for." Kurt put in.

"You just took her away from everything she'd ever known and you tried to change who she is because you wanted to. That's not okay." Brittany finished. The parents could only roll their eyes.

"You have no right to tell us how to treat our daughter when you're the one who added fuel to the fire. She was nearly over this phase until she joined this club." Derek said. Santana took another step forward.

"Don't you get it? This is NOT a phase! She's a lesbian and always will be! When you're a girl in love with another girl for 2 and a half years then you are G-A-Y. And your daughter is just that. Get. Over. It." Santana yelled in Abbey's parents' faces as if to finally get into their brains. The other New Directions kids could only watch in awe at Santana protecting Abbey before the latter reappeared with a holdall filled with clothes and essentials.

"Tell Caleb I'll see him soon." Abbey said before walking away with the others without looking back

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"I'll never be able to thank you enough for letting me live here, San." Abbey said, smiling. Santana mirrored the grin before feeling Abbey snuggling into her. Santana reacted by kissing the temple of Abbey's head.

"And then Nationals where I get the surprise of a lifetime." Abbey said.

"So did I, if you remember." Santana added on and Abbey's smile turned wicked.

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"We would just like to inform all passengers that we are 5 minutes away from JFK airport in New York City. Could all passengers please return to their seats and please put on their seatbelts?" the pilot's tannoy announced. Abbey couldn't keep the wide grin on her face.

When she was little, she watched Home Alone 2 and since then she had always wanted to go to New York and fill a house with booby traps, waiting for bad guys to walk through the door to get an iron in the face or to put their hands on a basement sink taps and get such a high voltage running through them that they turn into skeletons. But as she grew up, she decided that the house thing would just be a dream but she would like to tour New York and now she got the chance too.

She felt Santana's comatose body snuggled against her own. The Latina had slept through most of the journey: she said just before take off that she "needs her beauty sleep or she'll look worse than her Lima Heights Adjacent persona". She then looked to her left to see Rachel with a huge smile on her face.

"Excited?" Abbey asked. Rachel let out a girlish squeal and Abbey grinned.

"Me too. This is going to be incredible." Abbey said and Rachel could only feverishly nod before animatedly chatting with Jack over what Broadway musicals to see. Abbey smiled before cosying up to the feeling of Santana's body lightly pressed against her own and stayed like that for 5 more minutes. This was going to be a great week.

4 days later, Nationals

As the New Directions were sat down, they waited for the next choir to come on.

"It's the Colorado Castle Crooners." Mike said, reading the program and Abbey's heart stopped.

"That's my old school's club." She said. Everyone looked to Abbey but before anyone could say anything, the curtain was raised.

"And now, from Castle Rock, Colorado: the Colorado Castle Crooners!" the MC announced and they began their setlist with a mash-up of 'Do Your Thing' by Basement Jaxx and 'Voulez Vous' by ABBA before going into Green Day's '21 Guns', and then one person step forward that made Abbey's heart restart at 100mph. Jennifer "Jenn" McGraw stepped forward.

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Songs used are 'I'm Like A Bird' by Nelly Furtado, 'What's My Name' by Rihanna feat. Drake and 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' by Eurythmics.

So, Jenn has come into the picture. How will Abbey react? Or I think the question you're all asking yourselves is…how is Santana going to react?

So this was supposed to be a oneshot but my mind kind of went wild and it went over 10,000 words and I still haven't finished it! So it's going to be a twoshot, maybe a three if I'm on a muse high.

The next chapter is Nationals and senior year. Expect lots of swerves (some wrestling lingo). And also, a number that either should have been done a long time ago on Glee, or a song that is a MUST in Season 3. If it's not used, I have the perfect place to put it in 'Through Our Eyes' :)

Until that is published; so long, farewell!