A/N: This chapter has some fluffy Ruinn friendship. *sigh* It's short, I know. There was only so much fluff I could write in their current, um, situation without any secrets coming out. This chapter is sort of a filler. Nothing too important happens here (except for that one thing that I will not name).
Disclaimer: Glee doesn't belong to me. *cries* S-sorry, this is a very sensitive subject. *sobs hysterically* I d-don't want Dantana to be a thing. BRITTANY, COME BACK! SANTANA (and I) NEED YOU!
Ruined Makeup; Ruinn
Chapter 7: What a Dream
"Rachel?" Quinn spoke softly, afraid to ruin what the two had just begun.
Their tentative friendship. There were still so many questions that needed answering, but they agreed to speak of them later. Too much had happened today and they just wanted to enjoy each other's company.
"Yes, Quinn?" Rachel replied.
"Close your eyes."
Rachel shot Quinn a questioning look, but when Quinn just smiled with a raised eyebrow, she did as she was told. She felt warm arms hovering over her head and coming down before drawing back.
"Open your eyes," Quinn spoke again.
When she did, her eyes instantly fell to the necklace around her neck. It was gold and had small stars spaced out evenly throughout the chain. A smile graced her lips at the sight of it.
"Happy birthday, Rachel," Quinn said with a shy smile.
"You remembered. Thank you so much, Quinn," Rachel beamed.
The large smile on her face made Quinn feel giddy inside. She clutched her stomach in an attempt to calm the butterflies that Rachel somehow still managed to invoke from her.
"Of course I did. I actually got this for you awhile ago, but I never had the chance to give it to you..." she trailed off.
The memories still hurt. Rachel noticed Quinn's change in demeanor and placed her hand on Quinn's.
"Thank you," Rachel repeated.
The stars have never been so beautiful to Quinn that night. Reflecting off of the lake's surface and shining onto Rachel's perfect being. It was as if Rachel was a queen star herself, attracting the affections of the smaller ones.
The two spent the rest of the night catching up and before they knew it, they dozed off deep within their hidden paradise.
Rachel woke up first and played with the ends of Quinn's hair. She smiled when Quinn groaned and tightened her eyelids.
"Good morning, Quinn," she greeted, still ruffling Quinn's pink and blonde hair.
"Mmm," the sleepy girl hummed in return. Then she shot up. "Rachel?" She quickly took in her surroundings before remembering last night.
Rachel laughed at her. It was pretty funny seeing Quinn all confused.
"I'm growing to like this new hair of yours. It's soft," Rachel confessed with a light blush.
"Thanks. I like yours too. I never thought I'd see the day when Rachel Berry dyed her hair." Quinn smirked.
"I could say the same about a Fabray," Rachel replied.
They shared a laugh. They were so different from who they once were, but they were somehow able to get along now.
"I don't want to go home," Rachel admitted rather quietly.
"That's good because neither do I," Quinn replied before reaching over to lightly nudge Rachel's arm. "You're it," she whispered into Rachel's ear before taking off.
"Wait, what? Hey, Quinn! Get back her this instant!" Rachel shouted after her.
"Make me!" Quinn called back.
When Rachel finally caught up to Quinn, the girl turned around and began to tickle the shorter girl. Rachel broke out into a fit a giggles before engaging in a tickle war with Quinn. She refused to lose, even if it was at something as silly as this.
"Rachel! Rachel! I give!" Quinn shouted, flailing her arms in attempt to stop the goth girl's attacks.
"I knew I would win." Rachel smirked proudly at herself while crossing her arms.
"Yeah, yeah, get off of me," Quinn said as she swatted Rachel's legs that were pressed on either side of her hips, keeping her down.
Rachel crawled off of Quinn only to have the skin-pierced girl to tackle her down and tickle her sides.
"Stop! Stop! I surrender!" Rachel called out, making Quinn grin.
"Who wins now?" the pink haired girl asked as she got up from the ground.
Rachel sat up and crossed her arms stubbornly.
"You cheated," she pouted.
Her antics caused Quinn raise an eyebrow, but she couldn't stop the huge smile from appearing on her face.
"Okay, fine. You win this time, Fabray, but I will get you back for that," Rachel grounded out seriously.
Quinn chuckled as she lent Rachel a hand and pulled her up from the ground.
"Of course you will."
By the end of the day, they were both starved and tired. They somehow managed to forget to eat during all their childish play. Rachel laid her head beside Quinn's as their stomachs grumbled.
"Tomorrow there is an all you can eat buffet at BreadStix. We should go together," Quinn proposed.
"I would love to accompany you to BreadStix, Quinn. It's on you for making me so famished today," Rachel spoke.
"Oh, really?" Quinn asked with a raised brow.
"Yes, really," Rachel nodded. This caused them both to laugh. "Of course I was kidding, Quinn."
"I wouldn't mind. No, actually I would. If anything, you should be paying for me. You lost, remember?" The pink haired girl smirked.
"Ugh, don't remind me. Think happy thoughts, Rachel, happy thoughts."
They both fell into a comfortable silence. The cold winds tickled their noses. For Quinn, it felt nice. To Rachel, not so much. Quinn noticed that Rachel began to shake.
"Rachel? Are you okay?" Quinn asked, concerned.
"Of course I am. Thank you for your concern, but I am completely alright." Rachel forced herself to smile.
"Rachel." Quinn frowned.
"I'm just a bit cold, that's all," she replied.
The skin-pierced girl didn't believe her, but let it slip. Instead of questioning her more, Quinn just looped her arms around her waist and snuggled into her.
"Better?" she questioned.
"Better," Rachel replied with a faint smile on her lips.
They fell asleep in each other's arms that night, clinging tightly to one another to seek out the comfort that only their presence brought. All their pained and anguished thoughts from just a short one day prior were completely forgotten. They found themselves encased a bubble that they were afraid of bursting. It was a only dream that they were living in. A happy dream that this fantasyland cast upon them and it was only a matter of time before it ended.
If it wasn't fluffy enough for you, I apologize. I'm not too experienced in that area of writing. What can I say? I love drama and angst. (If you wanna 'nother some time in the future because it gets too much, just leave a review or shoot me a message and I'll think about it.) And yeah, they aren't using the bathroom or eating because I'm realistic like that.
Seriously though. Have you guys given any thought to a Quinntana friendship? Perhaps some Brittana and Smythofsky on the side? Let me know.
X's & O's Yuzu