[She watches the door swing open and draws in a deep breath as he eyes fall onto Finn, seeing how shocked he looked to find her standing there.] Hey…Can I come in? [She asks softly, before giving him a weak smile and walking into the room around him. Quinn can feel her heart beating in her chest, hoping that Finn isn’t too mad or upset to forgive her for not standing up for him all week. Turning to look at him, she slid her hands into the pockets of the shorts she was wearing.] Listen…I know that we both said a lot of things and that my mom was….horrible. But can we just move past this? I want you in my life, Finn. I don’t care what she thinks.
[Finn nods and lowers his eyes as his girlfriend walks into the room. How much he missed her was like a painful ache in his chest. She looks as beautiful as ever and he longs to reach out and touch her.] I…[He swallows thickly after listening to her words, his arms folded protectively over his chest.] Quinn. [He looks down into her eyes, moving closer to her.] I want to be in your life. The past two days without you has been hell. I just…I wanted to know I was worth it, that you thought I was worth fighting for you know? [He scratches his chin softly, his soft brown eyes fixing on hers.] I want you to think I’m worth it…that’s all. [He finishes, his voice revealing his inner feelings.]
[It had been a very long week for Quinn. Between dealing with her own relationship with her mother, then everything she was saying to Finn and about him, Quinn was run down. The final straw that broke her was the big fight with Finn that made him go back to the island. It had been the biggest fight they’ve ever had, at least to Quinn it was. Sure, after their fight about her getting married they didn’t talk for a full day, but this was different. They were together now and some really horrible things had been said. Finn was right about how she was acting differently around her mom and how she shouldn’t put up with that…But it was her mom. However, Finn leaving had made Quinn really think about it all. And after a full two days without him and her mom acting smug about it, Quinn had snapped, told her mom that Finn was going to be in her life for a long time and took the next flight back. That’s how she got to right where she was, standing outside Finn’s door and knocking on it softly.]
[Finn was thoroughly miserable. He had left Quinn in a bout of depression after five days of her mom openly disapproving of him. Finn was used to negative comments. Lord knew he wasn’t the most intelligent or the best looking guy around but Quinn’s mother had really laid into him, making all the questions he held about himself ring even truer. Since returning to the island he had sought comfort in his friends and his step-brother Kurt but nothing seemed to change the horrible sinking feeling that Quinn may never come back to him. After laying on his bed for what felt like a week, he heard a soft knock at the door. It would be Mels, Kurt or Blaine no doubt, offering more words of comfort and probably some ice cream. He sighs heavily and dragged his tall frame from the bed.]Coming, [He says, walking to the heavy wooden door and pulling it open, his eyes widening with shock but pleasure as he laid eyes on the blonde form before him.] Quinn…Hey. [He says softly, his eyes softening.]
I’m almost positive that she does, Airbear. Some people… Some people are just really, really narrow-minded. It’s really annoying and irking but she had no right to judge you, honey. I really, really hope you two work it out. Ahh, Hay and I are pretty fantastic. I’ve been working on a few presentations and projects lately so we don’t see each other that much but I really miss her. When did you and Quinn have this fight though, love?
I’m sorry you aren’t seeing much of her lately, I know how tough that is. School is a killer though. Um Quinn and I had a fight yesterday and then I left to fly back to the island. She didn’t want to come with me. I really hope she’s coming home soon.
Mel smiled softly and rested her head on his shoulder, still her arms wrapped around him, “Well I had a great master at comforting people, my super agent Finny”, she winked at him and she nodded, “I think calling her is a good idea, or text her anything is good, just let her know you miss her and that you want to make this work, cause I know you do. I know you really miss her and you need her, and I know the parents are a big deal but at the end of the day you go to bed with Quinn not her family, so you guys are the only one that matter, if you want to be with each other, sooner or later everybody else that loves you will understand.”
Finn smiled at Mel’s words. She definitely knew exactly the right thing to say to make him feel better. “Thanks Mels.” He said, hugging his friend tightly. “I’ll call her tomorrow and leave a message, maybe there is some chance she’ll talk to me, I…I said some pretty nasty things when we had a fight. I didn’t mean them, I was just hurting.” He said softly, thinking regretfully about what had happened between them.
Maybe you’re just scared? Finn. I love my mother and my father very much. If they told me to stay away from Hayden, would I listen to them? No. I’d respect their opinion but I’d do what made me happy. I have a very, very strong feeling that Quinn will do the same to you, Finn. Because if she cares about you even half as much as you care about her, she’s not going to choose her mother’s opinion on you that was formed in a few days at most over you, who she’s been happy with for over a month now.
I really hope she thinks like you Pandabear. I just hate the fact her mom didn’t even give me a chance. She found out that I come from a single parent family and I’m working on a History degree and she didn’t care to know any more… How are things with you and Hayden? Better than me I hope?
It’s fine… It’ll be fine. I’m pretty sure Kurt has no idea about this but… I might tell him eventually. I just… I thought I was doing the right thing by staying away but now I can’t help but feeling like I made the biggest mistake of my life. It just hurts being so close and… so far at the same time, you know?
Words can hurt a lot more than an actual slap or something like that… But yes, ideally, everyone would be accepting of one another but that doesn’t always happen… and knowing what you just said only makes me even more sure that you two will make it through his— no matter how determined her mother is, that won’t change a thing if you two really do love each other. She… offered you money? With all due respect, that’s just low of her and only shows that she’s a bit too desperate. Her main concern should only be her daughter’s happiness, which definitely involves you.
Oh wow…I had no idea that was why you broke up. This is about his illness right? Is he better now that you’re separated? I don’t think you being away from Kurt will stop him from starving himself dude. He needs something more than that to heal whatever inside of him is damaged or broken. I think you two are supposed to be together and you gotta fight for him, make him fight for you. I know you guys will work it out.
I still can’t believe Mrs Fabray offered me money to keep away from Quinn. Just goes to show how little she knows me. I wouldn’t give her up for anything. I only hope she feels the same because this bed is painfully empty without her. I want her home so badly. I just hope she’s missing me the same as I miss her.
Finn, I can really see how much she means to you, honey. Well… There’s no harm in trying, love. I think you shouldn’t worry about what her mother thinks of you. Because you know what Quinn thinks of you and how much Quinn cares about and adores you. Don’t doubt yourself, honey. Because you two really have something special.
I know I shouldn’t doubt myself or what we had, I hate the fact that I’m even questioning our relationship right now because I thought we were solid. I am just afraid that she’ll choose her mom over me. I know how important her mom is to her.
“Aw Finny”, she wrapped her arms protectively around him, holding him close to her, “I’m sure she’ll come back. Are you kidding me? I would be running after you everywhere you go! You’re a guy nobody would lose, and Quinn is a good girl and I’m sure she has real feelings for you, so she will come back, maybe she just need a few days to settled her issues with her mom”. Mel kissed his forehead sweetly and snuggled close to him, like trying her best to comfort him.
Finn nodded his head slowly as Mel tried to comfort him. He knew she was talking sense and he hoped she was right about Quinn coming back. “Thanks Mels…I hope you’re right.” He said softly, smiling when she kissed his head gently. “You really know how to make a guy feel better.” He said, trying to think positively. “Maybe I should call her? What do you think?” He asked.
What?! I- Maybe you should call her or text her or something so that you can talk this over with her, Airbear? You two can’t let one little thing separate you guys. You’ve been together for what - Two months now? You can work past this, whatever it is. I believe in you, Finny.
We’ve only officially been together for a month but in reality it’s been a lot longer. I don’t think she’d talk to me right now. She was pretty mad when we fought in California. I wish I could agree with you Panda but I don’t think her mom loathing my existence is a “little thing”. I only hope you’re right.
Finn, honey? What happened?
Hey Pandabear…I think Quinn and I are broken up…or on a break or something bad. All I know is I’m here and she’s not and I miss her so damn much it’s killing me.
Mel saw the sad expression on his face and felt a tug on her chest, it pained her to see Finn so sad. She stepped into the room and as soon as the door closed she wrapped her arms around him and pulled him into a tight hug, “I’m okay, I’m here for you, Finny, always big brother!”, she told him softly and rubbed his back in soothing circles. She pulled back and grabbed his hand to slowly pulled him to his bed and sat down with him, “You want to cuddle?”, she put her arms over his shoulder and rested her head on his shoulder, just waiting for him to say anything. she wanted to do everything in her power to make things even a little bit easier for him, she knew what heartbreak feels like and she didn’t want Finn to go through that.
Finn allowed his friend to lead him to the bed, flopping down beside her and wrapping his arms around her sadly. He couldn’t help feel the ache in his chest wondering if he would ever hold Quinn again in this bed. “Thanks Melsy.” He said softly, closing his eyes. “Do you think she’ll come back?” He asked her. “Would you come back here? For me?” He asked, his soft brown eyes filling with water at the possibility of never seeing her again.
I know what you mean, Finn… probably better than you might think. My father was here last week to try and convince me to go back home with him and to be honest… part of me wanted to say yes. But I couldn’t… because I know Kurt still loves me and I’m not ready to give up just yet. And now I have to work because my dad basically cut me off. Quinn just has to think and do what’s best for her future— I don’t doubt her mom loves her but she can’t give her a future like you can. And you are good enough, Finn. You’re an amazing guy and Quinn is very lucky to have you.
And yeah… cuddling. Nothing else.
Oh man? Really? I had no idea about any of that. I know Kurt still loves you too, I haven’t seen him smile since you guys broke up. Things will work out. I know they will. I hope Quinn and I can make things work…it’s just…her mom…her words really struck a nerve in me you know? I want to be everything to Quinn. Make her happier than anyone else can but her mom is so determined to come between us. She..she offered me money to stay away from her daughter. Can you believe that? She thinks I’m such a deadbeat that I’d actually take a bribe to stay away from the woman I love.
Mel jumped off the bed and slid into some sandals and walked out of her room and made her way to Finn’s room. Her big brother and one of her best friends was going through a rough time and needed cuddles and she was going to be there for him just as he was there for her always. When she got there, she knocked on his door and waited for him to open.
Finn had been moping in his room since he got back from California. He looked around his room sadly, everywhere was reminders of her. Her scent still lingered on his pillow, her clothes still hung in his closet. Finn had pictures of the two of them together adorning every chest of drawers and table. He missed her fiercely, the ache in his chest whenever he thought of her throbbing painfully. Their fight had been a bad one and he didn’t know if he would ever see her again. Thankfully, he could always rely on his friends in the mansion to be here for him. He heard the knock at his door and pulled himself up from the bed. As he opened it he saw his friend Mel standing there, looking sweet as ever. “Hey Mels. Thanks for coming.” He said with a weak smile. “How are you doing?” He asked her, moving out of the way to allow her to come into the room.
I’m coming right now Finny!