I want to apologize for taking so long to update this story, my muse kinda deserted me. And for the past two months i been working on a book i'm going to be publishing so everything else kinde fell to the wayside. But i hope that you all like this chapter. There are about two chapters left in this story
Quinn wanders the halls trying her best to kill time while waiting till lunch but she gets a tad fed up and lets her feet lead her where they will. She soon finds herself at the doors leading into the auditorium. Pushing open the doors she slips quietly inside. Making her way using the dim lighting she winds up on the stage. Looking around she takes a steadying breath trying to calm her giddy nerves.
Her quiet calm is shattered when the doors to the auditorium slam open. Quinn's head jerks up worried that it might be someone she knows that could blow her plan out of the water but she utters an audible sigh of relief when she sees Demi and Olivia walking toward her.
She smiles and jumps off the stage and makes her way to her friends.
"Hey guys, so what do you think, will it work in here?"
Demi glances around and turns back to Quinn.
"Yeah we should be able to easily set up in here."
Olivia tilts her head to the side and appraises Quinn with a searching look. While Demi and Quinn set up the microphones and the piano so that she can play during the song she feels eyes on her. Once Demi and Quinn finish setting up Demi heads out to grab some food while Quinn sits down next to Olivia. The two sit there in silence until Quinn speaks.
"Is something wrong?"
Olivia shakes her head gently, her hair moving to partially obscure her eyes. She pushes it back and turns to look at Quinn.
"Nothing is wrong; I've just been trying to think of a way to give you something."
Now Quinn is confused and Olivia can see that, as it is easily readable in her hazel eyes.
Olivia silently places a blank DVD box in Quinn's hands.
She looks from Olivia to the DVD box and then opens it with shaking hands. Her eyes widen dramatically, when she sees that the DVD is a copy of the episode of House. She pulls Olivia into a hug grateful for everything the older woman had done. The two pull away from the hug and sit and talk to each other while waiting for Demi to get back with food.
Demi arrives a little while later with sub sandwiches for the three of them. The trio eats in silence all thoughts focused on the task ahead.
Quinn finishes her food first and heads to Coach Sylvester's office. She makes her way to the door and hesitates with her hand poised to knock when Sue's voice rings out.
"Either come in or go away I have no time for wimpy babies."
So with a quick turn of the door knob Quinn walks into Sue's office to find the Coach pouring over papers not even sparing her a glance.
Quinn waits for Sue to look up at her and when she doesn't she clears her throat.
Sue looks up expectantly at her. "What do you want? I have no time to deal with people."
Quinn arches and eyebrow and looks back at her Coach.
"So you wouldn't have the time to spare to get everyone into the auditorium for an assembly?"
Sue frowns at her, "No, I don't have time for that, this isn't the girl scouts, this is cheerleading."
Sue looks back down at her papers and Quinn decides to try a last ditch effort.
"Not even for your former head cheerio?"
Sue looks up at her, really looks at her, and a sly smile crosses her face.
"Q, you sly dog. I should have figured it was you what with the drastic hair and the change in wardrobe. California has changed you and it is yet to be seen if that is good."
Quinn raises and eyebrow skeptically. " Really? And how did you know I was in California?
Sue smiles. "I have my ways. And if you require the sniveling masses in the auditorium they will be there."
Quinn smiles and begins to head out the door but turns back. "Thanks Coach, I appreciate it."
"I do hope you know what you are doing with the Diva. I don't want to have a riot on my hands."
Quinn can't help but chuckle at the thought. " Don't worry I'm prepared and I know what I am doing."
She then slips from the office and heads back to the auditorium to wait. After about an hour of waiting she hears Sue's voice over the PA.
"Everyone in the school is to report to the auditorium in ten minutes and if I find any of you missing you will regret it."
Quinn laughs out right and then heads up onstage with Demi to make sure everything is all set up for the show.
When students begin to file into the auditorium butterflies begin to form in her stomach but Olivia's hand finds hers and gives a reassuring squeeze.
"You will be fine."
Quinn waits until everyone is in their seats but before she walks out onto the stage Olivia gives her a quick hug before placing a microphone in her hand.
Making her way assuredly out onto the stage she looks out at the crowd.
"I know you are all wondering what you are doing here so I shall explain. I am here on behalf of a student at this school and I have show for all of you, along with a few special guests.
So now without further stalling, this is a song near and dear to my heart. This is Skyscraper."
She settles herself behind the piano and begins to play, all of those moments before leading up to this one.
"Skies are crying, I am watching
Catching teardrops in my hands
Only silence, as it's ending, like we never had a chance.
Do you have to make me feel like there's nothing left of me?"
Taking a momentary pause in the song she introduces the first guest.
"Give it up for Demi Lovato."
The sounds of cheering and clapping assault the ears and she can't help but smile as they move through the song, harmonizing together.
"You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper
Like a skyscraper."
As we finish the last words Demi hugs her tightly, and Quinn get up off the piano bench and takes the microphone in hand.
She waits for the loud applause and cheers to die down before speaking.
"Before I go any further I need to set some other things up."
She quickly moves the piano back and then hit the switch for the projector screen. Once the projector is down Quinn walks back out on stage with Olivia at her side.
"Now for the next part of this show I have someone else to introduce it."
I hand off the microphone to Olivia and head to the projector booth with the DVD she gave me earlier. I listen to her as her words echo in the space.
"Hi, my name is Olivia Wilde and I am here with a sneak preview of next week's new House episode. I had the great pleasure of working with a student from this school and I can't wait to show you this episode."
With that done I set the episode to play and watch as the opening scene plays. Then the introduction plays and my dedication to Rachel begin to play. I notice most people in the room talking amongst themselves.
The episode continues and I can tell everyone is enraptured by what is taking place. I sneak back down from the booth and scan the crowd for Rachel. I find her sitting next to Kurt and Blaine, watching the show with her mouth slightly agape.
As the end credits roll, she stays hidden and watches as Olivia once again takes up the microphone.
"So what did you guys think of the episode?
The cheers that resound make her heart swell with pride.
" Well that is the end of the show, so now everyone head back to their scheduled classes."
Everyone starts to get up from their seats and I watch Rachel slowly make her way out.
"Will Rachel Berry please make her way to the stage?"
Olivia's question jolts me from my fears and my heart begins thundering in my chest as I watch Rachel make her way to the stage where Olivia is standing.
Once everyone is gone I make my way up onto the stage nervously wringing my hands, watching Olivia and Rachel talk. Olivia see's me and gives me a wink before heading off stage.
Rachel turns around toward Quinn surprise and happiness written clearly on her face.
With that one word she launches herself at Quinn burying her head in the crook of the blonde girl's neck.
"I've missed you so much," she murmurs.
Quinn holds tightly to the short brunette. "I know Rachel but I'm here now."
Rachel looks up at Quinn warmth reflecting from her eyes.
"I love you Quinn, I've missed you so much."
Those words floor the blonde and a happy smile stretches across her face.
"I love you too Rachel."
Rachel smiles shyly and Quinn is not quite sure what to do now but her decision is made for her when Rachel pulls her forward by her shirt and kisses her softly on the lips. The kiss deepens as Rachel tangles her hands in Quinn's hair.
Both pull apart when air becomes necessary.
Rachel reaches up and swipes a stray hair from Quinn's cheek.
"I'm so glad I found you."
Quinn smiles softly, "I'm so glad I came back to you."
Off stage Sue, Olivia and Demi watch the intimate moment between the two girls, each happy to have played a role in bringing them together.
The two girls know there is much that needs to be discussed but for now they spend the moment basking in each others warmth and love.
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