Maybe we can do that together?
That’d be nice.. I think I’d get pretty lonely without you.
I think I need to take some time off..
I’m so lucky to have him. I woke up in a slightly better mood. It’s just going to take some time…
I love you.. You know that, right?
I figured you did. And you know I love you too. You and our kid are my family, you don’t have to tell me anything tonight.
All I need is to be with you..
I’ll put a movie in an get in bed with you. Anything you need, one order of Puckerman hugs coming your way.
I love you.. You know that, right?
Finn knew that he was set on a warpath when he finally came to terms that he didn’t want anything to do with Quinn.. He didn’t meant to be set on a warpath, but at the rate he was going.. Being torn from the inside and doing his best not to show it on the outside. This would be more than just a burnt bridge.. This would be the end of it all; and Finn was the nuke to do it. “You can give up on me, Quinn..” Finn said. He was tearing himself up inside, and he knew that this was something he didn’t want to do. “No, Quinn..” Finn said moving his hand away from hers. “You’re lost.. You think that this baby… This will fix everything between you too.” Finn said looking at Quinn’s eyes. “You think that this will fix everything.. I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong..” He said as a tear fell down his face. “I’m going to ask you.. How many times have I helped you out.. How many times have I gone to your place because you kicked Puck out that night?.. Huh?” Finn said in a stern tone. “It’s a bad idea… Your baby with him is a bad idea.. Come to think of it. When you both were trying for baby the first time.. I honestly thought that it was great.. But now this?..” Finn said almost hysterically. “You’re having a baby and you’re not even married to the guy yet?.. Why do you think I just told you not to invite me to the wedding?.. Why do you think I don’t want anything to do with you, Puck, or hell.. Maybe even Rachel because of this.. Idea.”
Finn’s eyes closed as flashbacks of easier times came to his mind. Times where they were both single, and the times where they kissed for the sake of kissing. Hell.. Even in this office.. Quinn was his lucky charm. Quinn went with Finn when he was interviewed for this job. At the time,she was with Puck, but he was allowed to steal her from time to time back then. They weren’t moved in together. Finn was against all odds when he applied for this job, but the principal thought that taking a risk on a young graduate was something that he needed to take. To make music ‘hip’ in his words. Finn thought Quinn was his lucky charm.. and to this moment. In this moment where he is ripping both her and himself apart.. He thought she still was his lucky charm. Nothing would ever be able to change that. “You decide what’s right, Quinn..” Finn said as he moved away from the door and back onto his chair. “You can go on and be with your boyfriend.. Your future baby’s dad.. Or you can talk it out.. With me..” Finn said as he reached over to a bottle of water that was sitting on the table in fron tof him. “You decide.. But if you do leave..” Finn said finally putting down his water and rubbing off whatever tears that were on his cheek. “Don’t you ever… Come back, because you mean nothing once you walk out that door, Quinn..” Finn said in a shaky tone. “Every memory that we have had.. I swear I will put them behind me and never look back.. Because watching someone who you love.. Go off and live their happily ever after with someone else.. Is something that I’m willing to do.. As long as she’s happy.. And as long as she’s content with everything that she gets…. Even if that means not talking to her ever again because.. Because I can’t handle it… But I know I can handle loss. It’s nothing new to me.” Finn said grabbing his water bottle and chucking the rest of it. He knew where he was headed to tonight.. And he knew what he was going to do with a special lady at that place. He was on the path of self destruction, and unfortunately… It was something that wasn’t new to him. Not in the years before, Quinn.. “So.. What will it be?”
He had never spoken to her that way before.. She was starting to lose track of all the emotions running through her. If his intention was to completely break her, he was certainly accomplishing his goal. “You aren’t being fair..” He was passing all these judgments on her.. using all these things she had told him in confidence against her. Quinn’s jaw clenched, blinking away her tears. “I don’t know why you’re being like this.. you broke my heart but I dealt with it because you are important to me.” He was being selfish, not that she was going to say that to him. Quinn never wanted to intentionally hurt him. Even at times like this when he deserved it. “You have been there for me a lot.. that’s what best friends do, Finn.” This was honestly the last thing she needed to deal with right now. She had been expecting this to be much simpler than it had turned out to be. ”My baby is a blessing.. not a bad idea.” She couldn’t look at him, not when he was acting like this. “You don’t have to shut me out!” It was exhausting, the entire conversation. “I’m trying here, Finn.. I’m trying really hard.” She was fighting a losing battle. No matter what she said, he had an instant rebuttal. She could only keep fighting off the inevitable for so long..
Tears slid down her cheeks as he made it very clear how this was all going to go. As soon as she walked out that door, he’d be done with her forever.. “You can’t do this to me, Finn!” She was crying now, shaking her head slightly. “You can’t make me choose on the spot like this. It isn’t fair..” All these years, everything they had been through, and this was how he chose to end their friendship? “I waited so long for you to change your mind.. I hoped, every night, that you would see me as more than just your best friend. Why couldn’t you have told me then, huh?” Her heart was pounding furiously in her chest, her entire body felt practically numb. “You mean the world to me, you know that. But I can’t drop everything because you’ve finally decided to tell me how you really feel.” He was in the wrong in this situation, not her, and it was frustrating that he didn’t seem to understand that. “You’re my best friend, and I can’t imagine life without you.. I don’t want you to cut me out, I want you to stop pushing me away. But you can’t expect me to come running into your arms right now.” He had just torn her to pieces, this was no time for some fairytale happy ending. Quinn breathed in slowly, walking over to him, sniffling quietly. She pressed a lingering kiss to his cheek, forcing herself to pull away from him. “I’m sorry.. but I can’t.” she whispered, swallowing a sob. “This is just all too much for me right now.. and I just need to think.” She moved towards the door, biting her lip, an empty feeling building up in her chest. “I’m not giving up on this.. but it seems like you already have.” Her gaze shifted back to him once more. “I’ll miss you.. and I’m always here for you if you need me. Never forget that.” Quinn breathed in deeply before stepping out of the classroom, walking shakily down the hall, moving as quickly as she could, the tears streaming down her cheeks. The second she was safely in her car she let it all out; her forehead pressed against the steering wheel, sobs overwhelming her. Her best friend was gone.. done with her. And she didn’t know what to do.
Baby you have to eat something eventually, are you in bed already? We can just watch a movie.
I will, eventually. I am. We can do whatever you want. I just need you to hold me.
I’ll be home in ten minutes babe, did you eat yet? I can always pick up something.
I’m not very hungry… just come home.
Babe you don’t sound okay, do you need me to come home early?
I’m sure work needs you more than I do… I’ll be okay.