The room was dead silent after Finn was slapped by Quinn. They were all too shocked to say anything. Quinn looked ready to kill Finn and Rachel and Santana grabbed onto her to hold her back. While they wanted Finn to suffer, yes including Rachel, they wanted to know the whole story and they didn't want Quinn in trouble.

Burt, Schuester and Coach Sylvester walked inside after their, mostly Schuester and Burt, moment of shock was over. Most of the room, minus the people closet to Quinn, didn't know what was going on. The ones that did were glaring at the tall boy clutching his now red cheek. Brittany, who hated violence as much as Rachel did, was now contemplating kicking Finn where she knew it would hurt.

Still glaring at the blonde Finn managed to climb off the ground. He turned to the only person that would take his side. "Mr. Schue, are you going to report her?"

Quinn fought harder against Rachel and Santana and Mike got up to help hold her back. "Let me go," she yelled.

Rachel let her go as Mike and Santana tightened their grips. The diva stepped in front of Quinn knowing the blonde cheerleader wouldn't hurt her to get to Finn. "Quinn, what Finn did was atrocious but I don't want you in even more trouble. Please try to calm down," Rachel said. Rachel wrapped her arms around Quinn's waist and Quinn stopped fighting.

"Shut up Finn," Burt snapped. He couldn't believe what his step-son had done and if it turns out to be true Burt was going to have some words with him.

"Unfortunately Quinn will need to be taken to Principal Figgins' office," Schuester said.

"Mr. Schue you can't do that," Rachel said pulling away from Quinn.

"Can someone please explain why Quinn slapped Finn," Sam said looking between the two. Each was glaring murderously at the other but no one was holding Finn back. Puck was ready to if the boy tried to attack any of his girls, which included Brittany, Santana, Quinn, Rachel and Tina.

Quinn looked at Coach Sylvester, silently giving her permission to tell. "A student overheard Mr. Hudson speaking to Q and told her father who happens to be a newscaster. Mr. Hudson outed Quinn to a crowded hallway and now all of Lima." There were assorted gasps in the room.

"Quinn, I am truly sorry for what happened but that doesn't excuse you for slapping Finn," Mr. Schue said.

Quinn glared at the glee coach. Rachel, however, had an idea, a bad idea but still an idea. She marched over to Finn and slapped him across the face. It wasn't as hard as Quinn had slapped him but it still hurt. "What the hell?" Finn yelled.

"Now you have to punish both of us," Rachel said. "And if you refuse to punish me I will call my dad. He is a lawyer and I will tell him you are singling out Quinn because of her sexual orientation and you will be facing a lawsuit for discrimination."

Finn and Brittany tried unsuccessfully to figure out what Rachel said. Mr. Schue looked thunderstruck at the diva. "Before we go to the principal's office I have a song I would like to perform for Finn," Rachel said. Finn smirked know she was finally going to admit she was still in love with him.

Quinn pulled out of Mike and Santana's grasp. "Rae," she said. Rachel heard the pain in her voice.

"Quinn, I do not love him anymore, please believe me. This song is to my new feelings for him," Rachel said touching Quinn's cheek. Rachel wanted to tell Quinn she loved her but now was not the time for that. Rachel started planning her own date for Quinn.

Mercedes rolled her eyes as Rachel stood at the front of the room. She knew Rachel would want back into the glee club when this was over. Kurt was still angry at Rachel but he felt bad for Quinn. No one deserved to be outed, that's why he never did anything to Karofsky.

Brittany and Tina came to the front of the room with Santana and Quinn so they could do back up for Rachel, though they didn't know what song she was singing. Rachel told them the song and told Brad who started playing.

I let it fall, my heart
And as it fell, you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

Finn was grinning at Quinn, who in turn glared at him. Finn didn't know the song but to him it sounded like a love some

My hands, they're strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew

Finn shoving Rachel to the ground at her house echoed in the diva's mind. Finn's grin slowly slipped away.

All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true

"No one will ever love you except me." Finn's voice rang through her head.

And the games you play, you would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cry
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

When laying with you
I could stay there, close my eyes
Feel you here, forever
You and me together, nothing is better

'Cause there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew

Finn outing Quinn came to all the girls mind as they sang.

All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true

"You are loud and annoying." Every word he spoke was like a dagger to her heart.

And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt somethin' die, 'cause I knew that
That was the last time, the last time

Sometimes I wake up by the door
Now that you've gone, must be waiting for you
Even now when it's already over
I can't help myself from looking for you

I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt somethin' die
'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh

Oh, no
Let it burn, oh
Let it burn
Let it burn

Mike and Puck clapped for the girls when they finished. Finn was glaring at Rachel. "Ok girls, Finn let's go," Mr. Schue said. Coach Sylvester followed the girls and Schuester out. She wanted to make sure her head cheerleader and Barbra were treated properly. Sue liked the diva up to a point, mainly because Quinn did and when Quinn was happy her team did better.

Schuester held the door open for the three women and Finn. They walked in and Rachel sat down next to Quinn and held her hand. Finn sat down across the room and Sue stayed by the girls. "What is the meaning of this William?" Figgins asked.

"Quinn and Rachel went all crazy and slapped me," Finn said.

"We did not go 'all crazy'," Rachel said. "We had perfectly valid reasons for hitting you." Quinn coughed. "Alright Quinn had a perfectly valid reason for hitting you, I was just angry and came up with a bad plan." Quinn snorted.

"Ms. Fabray, Ms. Berry, why did you slap Mr. Hudson?" Figgins asked.

"He outed me to all of Lima," Quinn said glaring at Finn. Rachel squeezed her hand.

"Ms. Berry what was your reason?" Figgins asked turning to the diva.

"I don't think punishing Quinn is fair so I made sure I would be punished too," Rachel said.

"Well you are right, you will also be punished," Figgins said. "Both of you will be suspended for two days. This school is a no violence zone. Mr. Hudson you are free to go."

Rachel jumped up. "You are not going to punish him for what he did to Quinn?"

"What he did was unfortunate but it is not a crime," Principal Figgins said.

Rachel was ready to start yelling at him but Quinn wrapped her arms around the diva. "Let it go Rae," she said. Quinn was angry Finn wasn't being punished but there was nothing she could do about it… yet.

Rachel's phone started vibrating. She pulled it open and saw a text from Santana.

Have a feeling you two are going to be in big trouble but don't worry Rach we got your back. Frankenteen isn't going to know what hit him. Love, San

Rachel showed the message to Quinn and they left the office and headed to Quinn's car. "You didn't have to do that you know," Quinn said as they drove back to Rachel's house.

"I know," Rachel said. "I was just so angry at him and he didn't even care. How is your mom going to react?"

Quinn didn't answer right away. She gripped the steering wheel tighter, her knuckles turned white. "Quinn," Rachel said trying to tug Quinn's hand away from the steering wheel.

"She is going to hate me," Quinn said. Rachel let go of Quinn's hand. "She is going to kick me out, again."

"At least you don't have to move in with Noah," Rachel said trying to lighten the mood. It didn't work. "I mean, you practically live at my house now. I'm sure my dads would be happy to let you stay."

Quinn loosened her grip on the steering wheel. "Thanks Rae," she said taking the diva's hand. "It may be a while before she finds out since she's always drunk."

"Since we are suspended for the next two days," Rachel started. "Would you like to go out on a date with me tomorrow night?"

There was no mistaking the uncertainty in her voice. "Rachel," Quinn said pulling into the driveway and cutting the engine. "I would be honored to go on date with you tomorrow night."

The next day Rachel and Quinn were relaxing in the backyard. Quinn made a big pitcher of strawberry lemonade, with fresh strawberries cut up and placed inside, and a platter of sandwiches. They were enjoying the time alone together before Brittany and Santana got out of school.

The weather was nice and they were wearing tank tops and shirts, allowing their bodies to tan a bit. Only Rachel was tanning though, Quinn was just burning.

"So what are we doing tonight?" Quinn asked sipping her lemonade. She reached over for a sandwich.

Rachel peered over her sunglasses to look at Quinn. "I'm not telling," Rachel said. She had spent the last twenty hours trying to plan the perfect date for Quinn. It wasn't going to be as fancy as the one Quinn had planned but that was because she didn't have the time. Sometime in the future she hoped to do a date just as good as their first one.

Quinn pouted but Rachel refused to give in. The blonde pouted for a few more minutes but stopped when she heard talking. "Q, Rae," Brittany called from the gate.

"What are they doing here so early?" Rachel said checking her phone. It was barely afternoon.

"Do you remember Santana's text from yesterday?" Rachel nodded. "They must have done something to Finn."

"Yo Tubbers, Rach we know you are there now come unlock this gate," Santana yelled. Rachel groaned and moved to get up but Quinn stopped her.

"I got it," Quinn said climbing out of her chair.

"Hey Rae," Brittany said. Brittany and Santana followed Quinn into the backyard. Both girls were grinning even though Rachel was sure they were suspended. Whatever they did Rachel was certain they were proud of it. The diva got up to hug her friends.

"What did you guys do?" Rachel demanded when she pulled away from Brittany.

"Oh well we, and by we I mean me, Brittany, Puck, Mike, Tina, half the football team and most of the cheerleaders, filled a dumpster full of slushy, mixed it with honey, a dash of hot sause and flour and threw Finn into it," Santana said smirking at the memory. "It was awesome."

While Rachel was proud of Santana and everyone else for standing up for Quinn she was upset Santana got into trouble. "Santana Maria Lopez what would your mother think about this?" Rachel said stomping her foot.

Brittany and Quinn snickered as they watched the Latina getting yelled at. "Rae, my Mami and Brittany's Mami were actually happy it about it. You should have seen my Mami. 'Santana you should have sent him to your father. He would have taken care of that sack of lard.'" Santana started rambling in Spanish. "She saw the commercial," Santana added sadly.

"Santana have I ever mentioned how much I love your mother?" Quinn asked. Mrs. Lopez was also kind to the blonde and was a better mother to her than Judy Fabray ever was.

"Sorry Quinnie you're not her type," Santana said making kissing noises.

"Hey, Quinnie," Quinn glared at the nickname, "I mean Quinn, is mine." Rachel marched over to Quinn and wrapped her arms around her waist.

"Damn possessive Rachel is hot," Santana said whistling. Quinn and Brittany glared at the Latina.

"You better not be checking Rachel out," Brittany growled, though she wasn't mad. "You are mine." Brittany walked to Santana and pulled her in for a kiss.

"I take that back. Possessive Brittany is way hotter," Santana said wrapping her arms around the dancer's waist. She pulled away, linked their pinkies and headed inside the house.

"If you are going to have sex then use the guest room," Rachel yelled after them. The next door neighbor, who was weeding her backyard, looked through the chain link fence and glared at Rachel. Quinn glared right back at her.

"So when Brittany and Santana finish up there, um, extra-curricular activities, you will be going to Santana's house to get ready," Rachel announced picking up the dishes.

"Wait what?" Quinn asked tearing her eyes away from Rachel's backside.

"My eyes are up here," Rachel said turning around and noticing Quinn's eyes were still aimed down. Quinn met Rachel's eyes and was pleased that Rachel didn't seem mad. "You are going to Santana's house for a few hours to get ready. I already told San and Brit the plan for tonight. Brit's going to help me set up and get ready. San will help you get ready and you guys can spend some time together. Since you love Santana's mom so much I don't think it will be a problem."

Quinn blushed. "I don't love her mom. I love you," Quinn said.

Rachel stepped forward and gently kissed Quinn on the lips. "You are very sweet Quinn," Rachel said. She turned around and went back inside the house.

Quinn's face fell when Rachel didn't tell her she loved her. Quinn knew it wouldn't be easy or quick but she had hoped by now the diva loved her. Obviously it wasn't true.

The girls cleaned up the mess while Brittany and Santana were busy upstairs. Thirty minutes later the two cheerleaders came downstairs with their pinkies linked. "Ready to go Q?" Santana asked.

Quinn wrinkled her nose. "Are you going to at least shower first?"

"Nope," Santana said. "Rach are you going to tell your dads about your suspension."

"Only if Quinn gets kicked out of her home, I don't think there is a real need to tell them unless that happens. I will be starting a PowerPoint presentation tomorrow as to why they should let Quinn live here and that will come up in one of my slides."

Quinn chuckled. "You are going to make a PowerPoint?"

"Of course Quinn, it is the best way to get my message across," Rachel said. Lucky for Quinn she hadn't been on the receiving end of a PowerPoint, yet.

"I want to see that," Brittany said. Santana groaned quietly. Rachel beamed.

"Are you nervous about tonight?" Brittany asked. Santana and Quinn had left a few minutes earlier.

"I am," Rachel confessed. "This is Quinn we are talking about. I'm still waiting for her to say it's a joke but deep down I know this is real."

"You love her," Brittany said happily.

"I do," Rachel confirmed. "And I want to make tonight perfect. She deserves it after what Finn did to her."

"Well then let's get busy," Brittany said. She opened up a cabinet and pulled out a large picnic basket filled with utensils, napkins and cups. "Santana's mom gave us this for you to use."

"That's nice of her," Rachel said pulling out a pan. Brittany got the bacon out and other foods for them to make.

It took a while to cook and once they finished Rachel rushed upstairs to get ready. After the short shower Rachel found Brittany placing everything neatly into the basket.

Brittany took her time doing Rachel's hair and make-up. She wanted Rachel to look perfect. "What do you and Santana have planned for tonight?" Rachel asked hesitantly.

"We are eating dinner with our parents then playing some games," Brittany said. "Sanny's not very happy about it though."

Brittany rode to Santana's house with Rachel. Rachel had Brittany call Noah to make sure everything was set and he confirmed they were ready. As they drove to the Latina's house, a place Rachel had never been before, Rachel was bouncing in her seat.

They pulled in front of a nice two-story house, similar to the one Rachel lived in. "Santana doesn't live in Lima Heights," Rachel realized.

Brittany laughed. "Her dad is a doctor, of course she doesn't. She just likes everyone to think she does."

They got out of the car and rang the doorbell. Quinn answered the door, wearing a light blue sundress, in a hurry to see Rachel. "Hey Rae," Quinn said pulling the diva into a hug. "Come in and meet Santana's mother."

Mrs. Lopez had insisted on meeting the girl Quinn had fallen for. "Rosa, Rachel's here," Quinn yelled through the house.

"Hola," Rosa Lopez said walking into the room. It was obvious where Santana got her beauty from. "So you are the girl Quinn fell for, very cute."

Rachel blushed. "It's very nice to meet you Mrs. Lopez. I now see where Santana gets her charm." Quinn snorted and Santana walked into the room and smacked Quinn.

"You are very kind," Rosa said. "But please call me Rosa. You are welcome to come over anytime."

Rachel thanked her and said her and Quinn needed to get going. Santana hugged Quinn. "Don't do anything I wouldn't do," Santana said winking at the blonde. Quinn ignored her and took Rachel's hand as they left the house.

Neither one spoke as Rachel drove. They were almost to their destination when Quinn realized where they were going. "Why are we going to the park?" Quinn asked curious. Rachel didn't answer. She parked the car and led the blonde into the park.

"This is beautiful Rachel," Quinn said looking around. She saw a blanket lying on the ground with a bag on top of it and flowers scattered around. There were also unlit candles around the edge of the blanket. Every inch of the blanket was decorated perfectly. "How did you do this?" It looked like Rachel spent hours working on this spot but they had only been apart for about two hours.

"I gave Noah detailed, color coded instructions with pictures," Rachel said. She was proud of the hard work Noah had put into making the date perfect for Quinn.

"Puck did this?" Quinn asked in disbelief. "Why?"

"I bribed him with homemade brownies and he insisted they were 'real' brownies," Rachel said making a face.

Quinn was touched. The diva cast aside her morals for their date, for Quinn. "Thanks Rae," Quinn said hugging the girl.

"Wait here," Rachel instructed. She walked back to her car and pulled out the picnic basket and a lighter, the only things missing.

When Rachel got back Quinn was laying down on the blanket with her eyes closed. Rachel sat the basket down and lit the candles while the cheerleader wasn't paying attention. "Quinn," Rachel said quietly when she finished. "Open your eyes."

Quinn opened her eyes and saw their small section of the park was brightly lit. Rachel opened the bag Noah had left for her and pulled out her Ihome and IPod. "I have a song for you," Rachel said.

Quinn sat up and watched Rachel look for the song and connect the IPod to the docking station.

I can't win, I can't reign
I will never win this game without you, without you
I am lost, I am vain,
I will never be the same without you, without you
I won't run, I won't fly,
I will never make it by without you, without you
I can't rest, i can't fight
all i need is you and I, without you

you! you! you! you!
you! you! you! you!

I can't erase, so I'll take blame
but I can't accept that we were estranged without you, without you
I can't quit now, this can't be right
I can't take one more sleepless night without you, without you
I won't soar, I won't climb
If you're not here I'm paralyzed, without you, without you
I can't look, I'm so blind
I lost my heart, I lost my mind without you,

you! you! you! you!
you! you! you! you!

I am lost, I am vain
I will never be the same, without you, without you

Quinn wiped away the tears, the song had caused, from Rachel's face. "Did you, I mean do you," Quinn was having trouble forming words. Rachel silenced her with a kiss.

"I love you Quinn Fabray," Rachel said.

Then Quinn started crying much to Rachel's confusion. "I don't understand," Rachel said hurt. "I thought that's what you wanted. It was a trick after all." Rachel moved to get up but Quinn grabbed her hand.

"It's not a trick," Quinn said pulling Rachel against her body. "It's never been a trick. I'm crying because I'm so happy and because now everything is real. I love you Rachel."

"What did Finn say to you in the hallway?" They had all seen the news but Rachel was sure they left something out.

"He told me to come out of the closet and that I was afraid because I loved you but you were still in love with him," Quinn said. The news only reported the first part of the conversation.

"None of that is true Quinn," Rachel said. "I don't love him anymore, even if I did after what he did to you there is no way I would ever be able to forgive him. My dad was outed in college and it took him a long time to recover. In fact he didn't recover until sometime after he met daddy."

"You know I have no problem coming out," Quinn said. "But I wanted to do it my way, not the news announcing it to everyone and definitely not my mother finding out."

"Does she know yet?" Rachel asked.

Quinn shrugged. "No idea. She still hasn't called since I left the note about staying with you."

Rachel pulled from Quinn and opened the picnic basket. She carefully removed the foods Brittany had helped her make, which was mostly bacon.

After the food was gone and put away they laid down, Rachel rested her head on Quinn's chest. "Tonight was the best night of my life," Quinn told the diva. It was true. This night would always be Quinn's favorite but she hoped it would be followed by others including the night she proposed, their wedding, honeymoon and birth of their children.

Rachel pulled away from Quinn long enough to blow out the candles and scooted closer to Quinn when she finished. "I missed your voice," Quinn mumbled before they fell asleep.