Quinn woke up before everyone else. Over the few hours she had managed to sleep, she and Rachel had switched positions; now she was the one holding the other. She stared into the brunette's dark brown hair before she realized what she was doing. She slowly unwrapped her arms from Rachel, and got up to go to the bathroom.
She ran cold water over her face and tried to get her mind off of what happened between her and Rachel. For some reason, she couldn't get it out of her mind. She tried to think of anything else, and finally gave up.
When she returned, everyone was awake. Rachel was sitting up, and seemed very confused.
"Okay I know I kissed someone last night," Rachel said "who was it?"
Quinn's heart raced. Oh no, she thought. Someone's gonna know. Shit what do I do shit fuck!
"Don't look at me. I don't remember a thing." replied Mercedes. A few people nodded in response.
Okay good, Quinn thought. It seems like I'm the only one who remembers what happened after all. It makes sense; I was the only one who wasn't completely wasted.
"Oh God, my heads gonna explode." said Rachel.
"Rach, I know you feel horrible, but we have to get going soon."
Secretly, Rachel always loved when Quinn called her 'Rach.' She had no idea why, but she did.
"Huh?" She said; she snapped out of her thoughts.
"We have to get going. You know, Yale move-in today?"
"Oh right! Yeah, just give me a while to get ready."
"Rachel, are you sure you're okay?" Quinn asked. They were just about to leave Quinn's house. After many tearful hugs, everyone left Rachel's house, and the two headed over to Quinn's house to get her things. Rachel seemed very hung-over.
"Yeah, I'm good."
"Rachel, you know if you aren't feeling well you don't have to come. It's okay." Quinn said. She desperately wanted Rachel to come with her, but she could tell how horrible her best friend was feeling.
"No! Quinn I promised forever ago that I would help you move in!" Rachel whined. It was true; as soon as Quinn went to New York at the beginning of the summer Rachel promised that she would do the same for Quinn.
"Okay. Let's go." Quinn said.
They drove to the airport; Quinn's mom took her car, and Quinn and Rachel took Rachel's. They needed two cars to transport all of her things to the airport. This also meant that Rachel and Quinn could go by themselves, granted it was only a 20 minute drive from Quinn's house to the airport.
Rachel turned on the radio.
The radio announcer spoke: "The time is 8:34 on Friday, August 28th, and your next song is 'Everybody Talks' by the Neon Trees."
Rachel tapped her thumbs to the beat of the song on the steering wheel while Quinn tapped her fingers on the door.
They both sang 'it started with a whisper and that was when I kissed her and then she made my lips hurt'
Quinn was having sudden flashbacks of the kiss again. She recalled it each time with more and more detail and she could almost taste Rachel's lips.
She tried to ignore it, and sang the rest of the song with Rachel.
As the song came to an end, they heard the beginning beats of 'Last Friday Night' by Katy Perry.
"Yes!" Rachel said with great excitement "I loved singing this with Blaine last year! It was so much fun!"
"I know!" Replied Quinn. She remembered dancing with Rachel to that song on the piano. Great, she thought this radio is going to kill me. Really? This song of all songs?!
'There's a pounding in my head' they sang. Rachel pointed at her head and nodded. Quinn laughed.
'It's a blacked out blur but I'm pretty sure it ruled, damn!' their voices sounded great together; Rachel thought it was a shame they didn't sing together more in glee club.
'Yeah we danced on table tops and we took too many shots think we kissed but I forgot' Quinn remembered her and Rachel dancing on the piano again, and wondered if Rachel was thinking the same thing.
'We went dancing in the dark skinny dipping in the park' She had a sudden vision of her and Rachel skinny dipping in the park. Whoa there Quinn. She thought. Why am I thinking of my best friend like that? No, stop.
'Yeah I think we broke the law' Rachel laughed; Quinn thought she was the most beautiful thing when she laughed; she had one of the strangest laughs Quinn had ever heard, but she loved it.
As the saxophone part came, Rachel said "Hey this sounds like what happened to us last night! Weird huh?"
"Yeah, weird." Said Quinn. She was pretty sure someone was messing with her now.
'Last Friday night, do it all again.' The song came to an end.
"It's a shame we can't do last night again. Except with less drinks, so I can remember more." Rachel thought aloud. Yeah I'd kiss you again Quinn thought. Oh my god why the fuck do I keep thinking these things?!
After a few more songs, they arrived at the airport.
"Where are you?" Quinn said into her phone. They were in the airport lobby and they couldn't find Quinn's mother.
"Okay. See you in a few. Bye." She hung up the phone, and put it back in her purse.
"She said she had to stop at the bathroom, and she'll be here soon. I told her to meet us at the gift shop." Quinn said.
"Okay sounds good!"
They roamed around the gift shop a bit until Quinn's mother appeared.
"Ready?" She said.
They all boarded the plane. The plane had rows of two seats; Quinn and Rachel could sit in one row, and her mother could sit one of the two seats across the aisle.
"I call the window seat!" Rachel screamed and sat down. Quinn sat next to her.
"Please fasten your seatbelts"
Rachel had fallen asleep with her head on Quinn's shoulder. Quinn was awake, and listening to music. She couldn't fall asleep, so she changed the song to 'Jar of Hearts.' It was a slow song, so maybe she would fall asleep. Once again, she was alone with her thoughts. I loved the way Rachel sang this at prom. She really is amazing, that Rachel. She looked over at a sleeping Rachel. God, she's beautiful. She brushed her fingers through Rachel's long brown hair, and leaned her head on Rachel's. Oh my god. She thought. It all makes sense. I'm in love with Rachel Berry.
All of her thoughts, the kiss, the feeling that she always needed to be around her; it all made sense now. She was in love with Rachel Berry and there was nothing she could do about it.
Author's note: Not all of the information in this story is accurate; distances are, but times and dates aren't. Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think! :)