Quinn stepped forward and wrapped her arms around Rachel. "I know baby, I know you do," Quinn said. They slid to the ground and Quinn rocked Rachel back and forth, much like she did after she found Rachel had tried to kill herself. Quinn looked up at the three heartbroken girls. "Santana can you go pull your car up front?" Santana nodded, pulled her keys out and left. "Brittany can you get our stuff from the auditorium?"

"We already have it," Brittany said holding up the bags.

"I should go stop Mike and Puck from killing Finn," Tina said reluctantly. Quinn nodded. No matter how much Finn deserved it she didn't want the boys to get in trouble. She was already plotting her revenge.

"You three are welcome to come over to Rachel's house," Quinn said. It wasn't her place to invite people over but she was sure Rachel would want to see them when she was feeling better.

"Thanks," Tina said. She turned around and left the bathroom.

"Brit, help me get her off the ground please," Quinn instructed. Brittany dropped the bags and walked over to Rachel and pulled her off the ground and into her arms. Quinn climbed off the ground and lifted Rachel out of Brittany's arms. "Get the door."

Brittany pulled the door open and Quinn carried Rachel out. The blonde dancer grabbed the bags and followed Quinn to the front of the school.

Santana had the back door open when they got outside. Quinn gently set Rachel inside and climbed in next to her since Rachel had a tight grip on Quinn's shirt. Brittany got in the passenger seat and Santana got in and drove away.

"What the hell man?" Puck yelled. He could deal with not talking to Rachel, if that's what's best for her, but if Finn was going to be a dick about it then he wasn't keeping his word.

"She deserved it for cheating on me," Finn said. Mercedes and Kurt agreed.

"She didn't deserve to be embarrassed in front of everyone," Mike yelled.

Puck grabbed his stuff so he could go look for Rachel. "Where are you going?" Finn asked climbing off the stage.

"To look for Rachel," he said resisting the urge to punch his former best friend.

"You promised you would stay away from her," Finn said.

"Yeah because I thought you still loved her and wanted to get back together with her," Puck yelled. "Not because you're a prick that likes hurting girls."

Tina walked into the auditorium and watched as Puck stormed away. He wanted to punch Finn but he didn't want to get sent back to juvie. Rachel would kill him if he got sent back.

Mike however had a clean record so he walked up to Finn and punched him before following Puck out. Tina grabbed Mike's hand. "Are you ok?" she asked concerned.

"Fine," he assured her. "How is Rachel?"

"Almost catatonic," Tina said sadly. "Puck, Quinn said you could come over but I think we should wait a bit so she can calm down."

"Great, I want to stop at the store first; do you guys want to come?" Puck asked.

"Yeah let's go," Tina said. "I'm going to text Quinn and let her know. I don't want Rae to think we abandoned her."

Santana pulled into the Berry driveway but no one moved to get out of her car. "Rae, can you get out or do you need help?" Quinn asked.

Brittany hopped out of the car and opened the door. Rachel climbed out followed by Quinn. Quinn opened the front door, using Rachel's key, and the girls walked in. "San," Quinn said. Santana glanced at the hand Rachel was holding to her chest and nodded in understanding.

"I'll get the first aid kit," Santana said. "Quinn, if her hand is too bad we will have to take her to the hospital."

"Santana," Quinn said sighing. This conversation was all too familiar to her. At least this time Rachel hadn't hurt herself on purpose. "We can't. She will never trust us if we did that."

"I'm not saying we take her and 'hey doctor here's where she slit her wrist'." Quinn flinched. "It's her right hand that is hurt right now so if we don't show them her left wrist she will be fine. We can say she got mad and punched the mirror."

"Fine, check her hand then we can decide," Quinn agreed. She wanted Rachel to go to the doctor but she would never force her to go.

Quinn looked around and saw Brittany had taken Rachel to the living room while she talked to Santana. "Hi Quinn," Rachel said looking at the blonde. Quinn smiled at her and saw she was holding onto the gold star Quinn had bought her. "I never got to say thank you for my presents. I really love them and the song you guys sang."

"It was Santana's idea," Quinn mumbled embarrassed. Rachel's praise meant more to her than she would like to admit.

Rachel grabbed the candy and tried to open it. Brittany took it from her hands and yanked it open before handing the bag back to Rachel. "Thanks Brit," Rachel said smiling at the dancer.

"Where are Mike and Tina?" Rachel questioned.

"They had something to do," Quinn answered. She got text message on the way to Rachel's house saying they needed to make a stop.

Quinn sat down next to Rachel and Rachel laid her head on Quinn's shoulder. Rachel was getting a lot more comfortable around Quinn and she fully believed Quinn loved her. Though she was still a little hesitant about trusting Quinn she decided to give her a chance to prove she changed. "Oh, I figured they wouldn't want to come back," Rachel said misinterpreting what Quinn said.

Quinn's eyes widened. "Oh no Rae, they are coming they just needed to make a stop first. Puck is coming with them."

"Why is Noah coming?" Rachel hadn't spoken to him since their make out session. Well Noah was avoiding her.

"Tina said he wants to explain but he is very angry with Finn." Quinn wasn't thrilled about having Puck come over mainly because Rachel dated him but she would always be grateful to Puck for causing a permanent break up between Rachel and Finn.

Santana had been standing in the hallway and listening to the conversation and decided to announce her presence. "Got the kit Q," Santana said walking into the room. "We need to get the glass out of the cuts first."

Santana set the kit on the coffee table and knelt down in front of Rachel. Rachel offered her injured hand to Quinn and Santana resisted the urge to roll her eyes at the diva. "Rach, Quinn can't do shit for your hand," Santana said gently.

Rachel blushed and went to move her hand but Quinn stopped her. "Yes I can," Quinn argued and she gently kissed Rachel's wrist right below the cuts.

Rachel giggled and Brittany's face lit up at the sound. "My hand feels much better thanks Quinn," Rachel joked and Quinn grinned triumphantly.

"Unfortunately your hand is still injured baby girl," Santana said. Santana grabbed the hand and some tweezers started picking out bits of glass from Rachel's knuckles.

"What do you think San?" Brittany asked.

"Doesn't look too bad, better than I expected," Santana said poking around. "Cuts aren't deep. Q, grab some gauze. It should be good if I wrap it up."

"Santana, how did you get so good at first aid?" Rachel asked curious.

"My dad taught me a lot," Santana answered. She started wrapping up Rachel's hand. "He said in an emergency it would be good to know and he was right. Although I don't think this is what he had in mind."

"Did you guys hurt Finn?" Rachel asked quietly. She was finally getting to the question she really wanted answered.

"I didn't," Quinn said. "I ran after you as soon as I realized what happened."

"Tina, Brit and I grabbed your stuff and ran out," Santana added.

"Mike and Puck probably hurt him. They were really mad. I didn't know why until Sanny explained it," Brittany said. Quinn and Santana groaned. They didn't want Rachel to find out.

"Quinn Fabray and Santana Lopez, you need to stop them, Noah can't get in trouble again," Rachel yelled.

"Rae, they already left and Tina said Puck didn't do anything even though he wanted to," Quinn said trying to soothe her.

"And Mike?" Rachel demanded.

Quinn sighed. "Mike punched him." Brittany clapped and Santana chuckled.

"What are you planning?"

"Nothing," Quinn said trying to look innocent. Rachel raised an eyebrow. "Alright we haven't had a chance to figure out what we want to do."

"Whipped," Santana coughed into her hand. Quinn glared at her best friend.

"I don't want you guys to get in trouble. Promise me you won't do anything to him," Rachel said. Santana and Brittany nodded but Quinn shook her head.

"I swore to myself I wouldn't let anyone hurt you again and I failed," Rachel opened her mouth to protest but Quinn stopped her, "Finn shouldn't have said and done what he did and I won't let him disrespect you like that. Rae, he is one of the reasons you will have a scar on your arm for the rest of your life."

"I don't like it Quinn," Rachel said.

"If it keeps you alive then I don't care," Quinn said defiantly. "I would rather you be alive and hate me then be dead and not able to hate me."

Brittany and Santana got up to make some snacks. "Quinn I don't hate you, I just don't want you to get in trouble," Rachel said softly.

Quinn grabbed both of Rachel's hands. "Don't worry about me," Quinn said. Quinn leaned forward to kiss Rachel but was stopped when the doorbell rang.

"Damn pussy-blocking glee members," Quinn growled under her breath so Rachel wouldn't hear her.

"I got the door Q," Santana yelled.

"Took you long enough," Santana said when she opened the door.

"How is Rachel?" Puck asked. He was holding flowers and vegan cookies. His goal was to make up with Rachel and if she allowed it then he wanted to be her friend again.

"She is ok; she's with Quinn in the living room. Q is gonna be pissed if you are trying to win over her girl," Santana said eying the flowers and cookies.

"I'm not trying to win her over. I want to apologize," Puck said. "Wait did you say Q's girl?"

"Finally figured it out Puckerman," Mike laughed walking inside.

"She was singing to Rae," Tina said following Mike inside.

"Oh," Puck said finally realizing. "Can I come in?"

Santana stepped aside. "They are in the living room," she said.

"Hey Rachel," Puck said walking into the living room. He saw Rachel laughing with Mike and Tina. Quinn was holding her good hand while her other one was resting in her lap.

"Hi Noah," Rachel said looking up. "What are you doing here?"

"I wanted to check on you," he said. He moved the cookies to his other hand and ran his free hand through his Mohawk. "What Finn did was fucked up and you looked really sad so I wanted to come cheer you up. I brought you these." He handed her the flowers and cookies. "I remembered to get vegan cookies, since last time I forgot you yelled at me."

"Thanks Noah," Rachel said. Quinn took the offered presents and put them in Rachel's lap. "They are beautiful," Rachel said looking at the flowers. Tina took the flowers off her lap and took them to the kitchen to put them in water.

"What happened to your hand Rachel?" Puck asked concerned.

Quinn pulled Rachel's injured hand onto her lap. "I got mad and punched a mirror at school," she answered.

Puck laughed. "I think I need to teach you to punch better," he said. "Or Mikey here can teach you."

"Don't call me that," Mike said making a face at the name.

"Why would Mike be ableā€¦ oh, you hit Finn," Rachel said looking at Mike.

"Yes," Mike admitted.

"Are you ok?" Rachel asked concerned.

Mike laughed. "I'm fine Rae."

Rachel looked around the room. It was filled with people that now considered her a friend. "Can I, I mean would it be ok if I sang a song?"

Brittany bounced happily in her spot and Quinn was pleased. "Of course Rae, this is your house," Quinn said. Santana came into the living room with plates full of snacks.

Rachel got up and fumbled with her IPod until she found the song she wanted. She took a deep breath and hit play.

You tell me you're in love with me
Like you can't take your pretty eyes away from me
It's not that I don't wanna stay
But every time you come too close I move away

I wanna believe in everything that you say
'Cause it sounds so good
But if you really want me, move slow
There's things about me you just have to know

Sometimes I run (sometimes)
Sometimes I hide
Sometimes I'm scared of you
But all I really want is to hold you tight
Treat you right, be with you day and night

Baby all I need is time

I don't wanna be so shy
Every time that I'm alone I wonder why
Hope that you will wait for me
You'll see that you're the only one for me

I wanna believe in everything that you say
'Cause it sounds so good
But if you really want me, move slow
There's things about me you just have to know

Sometimes I run (sometimes)
Sometimes I hide
Sometimes I'm scared of you
But all I really want is to hold you tight
Treat you right, be with you day and night

All I really want is to hold you tight
Treat you right, be with you day and night
Baby all I need is time

Just hang around and you'll see
There's nowhere I'd rather be
If you love me, trust in me
The way that I trust in you

Sometimes I run (sometimes)
Sometimes I hide
Sometimes I'm scared of you
But all I really want is to hold you tight
Treat you right, be with you day and night

Sometimes I run (sometimes)
Sometimes I hide
Sometimes I'm scared of you
But all I really want is to hold you tight
Treat you right, be with you day and night

All I really want is to hold you tight
Be with you day and night
Sometimes I run, (sometimes) sometimes I hide
Sometimes I'm scared of you
But all I really want is to hold you tight
Treat you right, be with you day and night

"You sang for me, I thought it was only fair if I sang something for you," Rachel said looking at Quinn. Mike and Tina nudged the others and nodded towards the door. Santana, Puck and Brittany took the hint and left Quinn and Rachel alone.

"It was beautiful Rae, I missed your voice," Quinn said. Rachel sat back down next to Quinn. "Did you mean what you sang?"

"Did you mean what you sang?" Rachel countered. Rachel sighed. "I did Quinn, part of me wants to be with you but the other part of me is still scared, of you and what would happen if I let myself be with you."

"Why don't we take it slow then?" Quinn suggested. "We could do a triple date, me and you, Brittany and Santana and Mike and Tina. It would give us a chance to get to know each other and you would have friends close by so you would be more comfortable."

"Ok," Rachel agreed. She smiled at Quinn. "When?"

"How about tomorrow night? You, Brittany and Tina could spend the day here getting ready and the three of us could pick you up, like a real date." Quinn already started planning the date in her head.

Rachel Berry, Quinn thought. Prepare to be wooed.


Song is Sometimes by Britney Spears