*Future fic. Not really AU.
*Okay, so I'm pretty sure Ellen's studio is in L.A., but for now let's pretend it's in New York
*I was originally not going to continue this but RJRRAA gave me this idea.
Quinn walked into her house and slipped off her flats. She sighed happily and walked into the kitchen. The whole time, a smile was etched upon her face.
But she was suddenly tackled when she got into the room. Quinn laughed as she was hugged by her tiny roommate.
Rachel screamed as she pulled away. "I'm so happy for you!"
"I take it you saw the interview" Quinn smiled
"Yes! It was so amazing! I hated the commercials though! Seemed like they lasted forever!"
Quinn rolled her eyes and then glanced at the kitchen table. "Oh, hey Puck" Finally noticing her roommate's boyfriend.
"Hey, Q. Congrats on getting back with Trouty Mouth" Quinn rolled her eyes and walked over to the fridge.
"Hey, Rach?" Quinn asked as she got a glass of lemonade from the fridge and shut it.
"Were you the one that sent in that picture?" Quinn smirked
"W-what would make you say that?" She walked over to the counter and placed her hand on a small piece of photo paper. She was really bad at lying.
"I don't know, I'm probably wrong" Quinn sipped her lemonade and inched toward Rachel. Rachel however didn't notice this; she was too busy trying to hide her smile.
Quinn sat her lemonade right next to Rachel's hand and at the sound of the glass being set down on the tiled counter top, Rachel jumped.
Quinn grabbed her hand and ripped it away from the photo. But Rachel was too fast, she grabbed the picture with her other hand and held it away from Quinn.
"Rach! I know it was you!"
"I don't know what you're talking about!" Rachel exclaimed as she tried to get away from the blonde
"I'm not mad!" Quinn exclaimed
"I don't believe you!" Rachel yelped.
Over the noise, they all heard the doorbell ring. "Noah, could you please get that?" Rachel asked as she tried to get free of Quinn's grip.
Puck rolled his eyes and chuckled. Coming over to this house was pretty entertaining.
He opened the door and smirked. "Trouty Mouth! We were just talking about you"
Sam rolled his eyes. "Hey, Puck" Quinn had told him that she lived with Rachel and Puck was normally at their house because he and Rachel had recently formed 'Puckleberry' again.
"The girls are in the kitchen" With that, Rachel came running out of the kitchen and hid behind Puck. They all heard "Are you kidding me, Rachel?" coming from inside of the kitchen.
"Why are you running from her? She said she's not mad!" Sam raised an eyebrow.
"So she says" Rachel said dramatically. She glanced at Sam and grinned "Hi, Sam. I'm so glad to hear you and Quinn are back together"
Quinn came out of the kitchen with a huge smirk on her face. "Hey, Rach, you forgot something"
They all glanced at her and in her hand were the picture of Quinn and Sam. Rachel glanced at her and then Sam.
"Noah did it!"
"Sorry, Noah" She whispered
"Rach, I'm not mad!"
Quinn rolled her eyes. "You're ridiculous"
"This happens a lot" Puck whispered to Sam
"Yes, get out while you can" Puck joked.
Sam laughed. Rachel started to lead Puck into the kitchen, being careful to never have her back to Quinn.
"Rachel" Puck groaned
"Shut up Noah!"
Quinn laughed as they disappeared into the kitchen. She walked up to Sam and hugged him. "Sorry, she's gotten a little…odd"
Sam chuckled. "I noticed" She pulled away so she could look at him but her arms were still around him. His hands were now on her hips. "I'm honestly surprised you guys became friends. You lived to torture her."
"I know, but we kinda bonded when Finn broke her heart and we just got closer. Then we moved up here together and just decided to move in with each other. I was also the one to tell her that she should date Puck. And look how happy she is!" Quinn smiled
"I'm just glad you two are done with Finn"
"Honestly, I am too"
She took his hand and led him into the kitchen. Puck and Rachel were smiling at each other when they walked in. Quinn walked over to the counter and hopped up and sat beside Rachel. Sam sat himself in one of the wooden chairs beside Puck.
Slowly, their conversation swirled back to the interview. "And what was up with that chick in the audience? It seemed like she was on her period" Puck commented.
Quinn and Sam laughed but Rachel gave him a pointed look. Puck immediately stopped laughing.
"Rach, come on, you know she was being a bitch…you even said that!" Quinn's head snapped toward her best friend
"You said that?" Quinn raised an eyebrow
"Don't act all shocked, I've said worse"
Puck chuckled "Yeah she has. It's mostly when we're-"
"Noah!" Rachel screeched. Puck started laughing "Oh you think it's funny, well I guess I won't be saying those words for a while!" Rachel exclaimed.
Puck immediately stopped laughing. "What?"
Rachel smirked and then turned to Sam and Quinn. "I wonder if Ellen will ask me anything about you two tomorrow"
"She probably will considering you sent in that picture" Quinn said under her breath and Sam laughed
"What?" Rachel asked
"What?" Quinn repeated, trying to throw her off
"I hate when you do that!" Quinn smirked and took a sip of her lemonade from before.
"I don't know what you're talking about" Rachel glared at her and Quinn laughed "You're so dramatic!"
"Wait, Rach, were you serious?" Puck asked and Rachel shot him a look.
Quinn giggled at the look on Puck's face.
"So, Rachel, it was said in the article about Sam and Quinn, that you were her best friend, is that true?" Ellen asked
"Yes, I live with Quinn. She's awesome. A lot of people from our high school would be shocked to hear that we're friends now, since we hated each other back then, but she is now my best friend"
"So, you said you lived with her?" Rachel nodded "That's odd because I've heard you live with Noah Puckerman, famous football player"
Rachel turned red. "Oh no, Noah and I don't live together. He is over at our house a lot though. We started to date a couple weeks ago"
"Really? Well isn't that adorable. I guess that would explain how we have a whole bunch of pictures of you two"
Rachel smiled as a picture popped up on the screen. It was of her and Puck at Central Park, just walking around.
"Now is this your first shot at a relationship with him?"
"No, actually it's not; we dated for like a week when we were 15. That didn't work out well though. But we just became really good friends when we both moved down here and then we just started dating"
"Now, I heard from Quinn yesterday, backstage that you guys had one of the best couple names"
Rachel laughed. "I believe we did"
"Now for those of you don't know what a couple name is, it's a combination of the two people's names in the relationship. Rachel and Puck's is Puckleberry"
Everyone laughed at this and Rachel smiled. "Quinn actually said one time that if we ever get married and have children, she'll call them Pucklebabies"
Ellen laughed "That's hilarious!"
They talked and talked until Quinn came up again.
"So, I didn't tell the audience this yesterday, but you sent in that anonymous picture, didn't you?"
Rachel smirked remembering the little argument she had with Quinn yesterday. "Yes, I did. Quinn wasn't very happy"
"And why not?"
"Because I wouldn't admit I sent it in"
Ellen chuckled "So she knew it was you?"
"Yes, I was the one who went through her room to get it. Noah was look out" Rachel smiled smugly
"So, from what I gather, they're back together, is that true?"
"It is. Sam came over yesterday after the interview, and they seemed very…in love. I honestly believe that they are adorable together. She actually came to me and asked me to read her article first. She asked if she should really put it in the magazine. I thought she should've, he needed to know that she still loved him and look how that turned out for her"
"So, has she ever done something like that for you?" Ellen asked
Rachel smiled "Yes, actually, she has. Noah had asked me out, and I didn't know what to do. I was afraid that he would hurt me, or I wouldn't be good enough, but she convinced me to live in the moment and take what was given to me. I accepted Noah's offer, and I'm glad I did. Honestly if Quinn wasn't my best friend, I wouldn't be with Noah; I probably wouldn't even be in New York. I owe her a lot."
People clapped at the honesty and sweetness of her mini speech and Ellen smiled. "So, do you mind if we take questions from the audience?"
"Not at all" Rachel grinned. Ellen pointed to someone in the audience and she stood up.
"I just want to say, that I don't like you" Rachel's smile faltered and then it returned
"Wait, you're that girl who was insulting Quinn yesterday"
The young girl smirked "Yep that was me. And my opinion of her still stays the same. I think she is fake and she's an attention whore! I can't believe Sam could ever love her. I've seen chimps prettier than her! I don't even see why you like her either! She seems like a bitch!"
Rachel's smile was sickly sweet "Well, I honestly don't know how your parents could love you. You obviously don't have a heart. Do you even have real friends? Because you won't get them being like this. Last night, Noah, Quinn, Sam, and I were talking about you. It seems as though Noah was right, I believe you are PMSing right now. I'm sorry that Mother Nature is being a bitch to you, but that doesn't mean you have to be a bitch to other people" Rachel smirked
"Okay! I think we're going to take a break. We'll be right back!"
The rest of the show went on without a hitch; Rachel simply pretended that nothing had happened.
As Rachel arrived back at the apartment, Noah was waiting in the kitchen.
"Hey, babe" Puck kissed her cheek
"Hey" She smiled
"Great interview" He smirked
"Thanks" She smirked back
"I can't believe you said that though"
"Well, someone needed to say something. That someone just happened to be me" Rachel sighed "Where's Quinn?"
"She's been in her room since that part of the interview." Rachel sighed again.
"Has Sam been here?"
"No, I texted him and he said he saw the interview, but his manager needed him to record some demos. He'll be over soon though.
Rachel looked over at Quinn's door. "I feel so bad for her"
"That girl is just a bitch"
Rachel nodded and walked over to Quinn's bedroom door. She knocked lightly. "Q?"
"I just want to be alone, right now" Rachel could tell she was crying.
She walked over to Puck and hugged him "I hope Sam gets here soon"
2 hours later, Rachel and Puck were sitting on the couch, watching TV, waiting for Sam to show up. They had been hearing soft sobs coming from Quinn's room the whole time.
Finally the doorbell rang. Rachel hopped up, praying that it was Sam. She opened the door and sighed in relief.
"I'm so sorry; my manager wouldn't let me leave!"
Rachel pulled Sam into the apartment and then shut the door. "She's been in her room crying!"
"Dude, get in there" Puck said.
"Wait, how long has she been in there?"
"We were watching the interview and she went into her room right at the commercial break" Puck said "She did stop in the kitchen and grab a small tub of ice cream first though"
"It's worse than I thought!" Rachel groaned
"What do you mean?"
"Quinn rarely eats ice cream. Only when she's super upset or if it's a birthday party or something."
Sam sighed and walked over to Quinn's door and tried opening it. "Quinn, it's Sam, please let me in" A sob was heard from the other side. "Q, please"
They all waited, and suddenly the door was opened a little bit and Sam was pulled it. Then the door shut again.