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Melody Makers, Chapter 14.

Fandom: Glee
Title: Melody Makers
Pairing: Puckleberry
Rating: T
Disclaimer: I don't own Glee it belongs to Ryan Murphy and Fox
Summary:When Rachel overhears something she wasn't ment to, she decides its time to change her life. Puckleberry. Brittanaberry/Cherryford/Matchel friendships.


Rachel was sorry that it was Monday morning. She had a great weekend. After the glee club won sectional and the party on Friday night, she spent all day Saturday and Sunday with Noah. She did enjoy the look on Mr Schue's face when Sue rubbed it in his face that her glee club had whipped the floor with his.

As the day went on Rachel was becoming confused, Brittany was ignoring her and would glare at her whenever Santana talked to her. "OK, Brittany did I do something to you?"

What Brittany said was not what she expected. "You had sex with Santana!" She shouted.

After hearing Brittany shouting, the whole room went quiet and stared at them. Santana rushed over to Brittany to try and get her to calm down. "Woo woo. What are you talking about? I have never slept with Santana." Rachel said. Brittany didn't answer her; she just continued to glare at Rachel. Since she was getting no answers from Brittany, she turned to Santana. "Why does Brittany think we had sex, when we didn't. Why does she think we slept together?" She rambled.

"I had a dream." Santana said

"So, everyone has dreams." Rachel said. "I'm not making the connection."

"In her dream you were having sex." Brittany gritted out through clenched teeth.

"I'm sorry Brittany. You know it was a onetime deal and it was somebody else's subconscious." Rachel told her with a small bit of sarcasm. He then told everyone to think of new songs that they may want to sing, either at practice or for regional's. "Britt, you know that Santana or I would never do that do you."

"But what if she gets sick of me, I mean I know I'm not dumb, but I'm not as smart as you or Santana." She said with a thin layer of tears coating her eyes.

"That's not going to happen. Santana is head over heels in love with you." Rachel reassured the blond dancer.

"You sure?" Brittany asked hesitantly.

"I am 100% sure." She received a small smile in return. "Now that's better. Let's have some fun and join the others."

It was just before the last class of the day and Rachel, Aria and Santana were in the bathroom fixing their make-up. "So was I any good." Rachel asked Santana.

"What?" She said not understanding what she was talking about.

Aria, who understood her cousin perfectly laughed. "Oh my God. You are such an egomaniac."

Rachel ignored her cousin and clarified what she meant for her friend. "In your dream. Was I good?" Aria rolled her eyes.

"Yes. You were." She admitted. "You were very good."

"Well I am good at everything I do." Rachel said with a snigger in her voice.

Aria shook her head. "Like I said, you're an egomaniac."

At the same time in another bathroom, Tina was at the sink washing her hands when she heard someone sniffling from one of the stalls. When she heard the door opening, she looked up and saw Quinn exiting the stall. She had her head down but Tina could see that her eyes were Puffy and red. She grabbed a tissue, wet it and handed it to Quinn. "Are you OK?" She asked and kept her tone soft.

"And what? You'll be a good little minion and report back to Berry. I don't think so." Quinn snarled at her.

"I was being nice, I know that that might be a foreign idea to you." Tina could hardly believe that she was standing up for herself for once. "And Rachel doesn't treat us like how you treated Santana and Brittany." After everything Rachel had done for her, she felt she owed it to her to defend her too.

"And Rachel is so nice?" Quinn said sarcastically.

"I don't get you." Tina told her shaking her head. "You spend a whole year being a major bitch to Rachel and the fact that she says a few things back to you makes her the bad guy." She paused and took a deep breath. "Quinn, you don't have many friends, but how many of them are genuine friends? Friends are the people who you want around you when things are going bad, and you especially want them around you when things are good. I know I am very lucky to be able to count Rachel as one of my friends."

"Until she steals you're boyfriend." Quinn tried to speak quietly but it obviously wasn't quite enough as Tina heard her.

"Rachel is dating Puck. And if she was interested in Mike, then why would she convince him to ask me out. You think you know Rachel but you really don't."

"Finn cheated on me." Quinn said and immediately closed her mouth; she was not supposed to have said that. "And it's all Rachel's fault."

"How is it Rachel's fault? I told you she's dating Puck."

"Do you expect me to believe she didn't tell Zoe to seduce Finn?" She snarled.

"She didn't, and if she had, it should have been up to Finn to say no. Rachel doesn't go out of her way to mess with your life."

"I didn't think of it that way." Quinn voiced her thoughts out loud.

"And to quote Rachel, even though you probably won't believe she said it, 'I know Quinn and I aren't friends, but she could do so much better than Finn'. What was the excuse he gave?" When she saw Quinn raises her eyebrows in question she elaborated. "When you found out. What was the excuse he gave?"

"He said he was so upset that he lost his position as first string quarterback and that Zoe was cheering him up."

"I'm sorry." She smiled sympathetically at her. "I better get to class; I don't want to get a detention for being late."

It was the next day when Rachel ran into Quinn herself. "Hello Quinn." Rachel greeted her; she was unsure why Quinn wanted to talk to her. She hoped that she didn't yell at her.

"I'm sure Tina told you about Finn." Quinn told Rachel.

"I know, but Tina didn't tell me, Mark did." Rachel explained.

"Mark? Who's Mark?" Quinn asked.

"Zoe's boyfriend, well now ex-boyfriend. He told me when he quit Glee; he only joined because she wanted him to. " She heard Quinn take a deep breath. "I'm sorry."

"You know I was more upset about losing my friendship with Santana and Brittany or losing my spot on the cheerio's than breaking up with Finn. I just feel like my life is crumbling around me and there is nothing I can do to stop it."

"Santana and Brittany miss you too." When Quinn scoffed, obviously not believing her, Rachel carried on. "They do. The old you, you know, before you became a cheerio. Brittany told me."

"Ya, I really screwed everything up beyond repair."

"What if I told you I could help you out." Rachel stated.

"Help me out how?" Quinn wondered.

"With your spot on the cheerio's and with Santana and Brittany." Rachel explained. The bell for the next class rang. "Why don't you come to my house for dinner around six and we can talk about it then." Quinn nodded and watched as Rachel walked to her next class.

At six o clock on the dot the doorbell to Rachel's house rang. When Rachel answered the door Quinn was standing there. Rachel could tell that she was nervous because Quinn was fidgeting with her fingers. "Come in." Rachel told her. "I was just setting the table for dinner."

After Quinn had been sitting at the table for ten minutes she finally lost her patience. "OK so when you say you will help me, how can you do that?"

"You don't need my help with Santana and Brittany. Just apologise to them. It will take longer with Santana. You know how stubborn she can get." Quinn smiled and nodded her agreement. "Just don't let her hear you calling me names. She's a bit over protective."

"I won't. I mean I won't be calling you any names, not that I won't get caught. That sounds doable. Now how are you going to convince Coach Sylvester to let me back on the squad? "

"Now that, you will have to leave to me. You won't be head cheerio, but you'll be back on the squad." Rachel told her.

"I wouldn't want to be head cheerleader again. And anyway Santana is doing a great job, she deserves it. So are you and Britt. Will I have to join the Melody Makers in return?" Quinn asked.

"No."

"Is it because my voice isn't good enough?" "You can join if you want Quinn. I don't force or bribe people to join."

"I want to join, it's just Mr Schue."

"He should act like every other teacher and want what's best for you. It's your last year. And the New Directions aren't going to regionals and your back to 5 members."

"New Directions? It's more like the Kurt and Mercedes show now."

"Just think about it."

It was then that Quinn noticed the time. "Oh, I better get going, I told my mom I wouldn't be staying out to late." Rachel stood up from her char to walk Quinn to the door. "Why are you helping me? I was such a bitch to you." Quinn couldn't stop herself from asking.

"Mainly because I know how much Brittany and Santana miss you. And because I can tell you're a good person underneath all that..." Rachel could think of a word to say what she meant.

"...all the layers of bitchiness?" Quinn said but with a smile on her face. "Thanks Rachel, Really. Thank you." Rachel was then shocked when Quinn there her arms around her and hugged her tightly. "I'll see you tomorrow at school." Quinn said in her ear and walked quickly to her car.



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