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21 February 2012 @ 09:55 pm
Fic: The Day The Music Died  
Title: The Day The Music Died (prologue,maybe)
Rating: PG
Couple: Rachel/Quinn (Rachel/Finn too, kind of)
Summary: It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life.
Disclaimer: I don't own them, but I certainly wish I did. Damn Ryan
Murphy and his unrivaled genius.
A/N: This literally poured out of me. an_an0maly did a quick reading of this for me. I just had to get it out. I might continue this if people want me to.

She should’ve known something wasn’t right. The feeling had been gnawing at her all day in the pit of her stomach, but she’d ignored it. Figured she was just nervous about getting married. Who wouldn’t be nervous right? She knew all of the statistics. Teen marriages almost always failed, but she and Finn, they were going to beat the odds. They had to. So, she’d pushed the feelings away.

She’d been happy.

Her phone hadn’t stopped ringing. It was actually starting to be distracting and the judge had looked annoyed with her. So, she’d gone to turn off her phone, smiling apologetically at everyone in the room. But as she’d looked at the screen, a phone number she didn’t recognized appeared and something, some force compelled her to answer the phone.

The scene played in her mind over and over again. Hearing about the accident and Quinn’s crumpled broken car. She hadn’t been able to control her screams of horror. The tears that hadn’t even bothered to burn before spilling down her cheeks. She’d just collapsed into a heap. She’d felt like she was suffocating. She couldn’t catch her breath.

That feeling still hadn’t left her.

“Hey, we should probably go.” She looked up and saw Finn standing there. The concern on his face was genuine. She felt bad for being annoyed by his presence.

“No, I...I don’t-I’m not leaving.” She wasn’t going to. Even if she had to sleep in these uncomfortable chairs in the waiting room.

Finn sat next to her and awkwardly wrapped his arm around her shoulders. “Rach, staying here...you can’t. You need to go home and change. Eat something. It won’t make her wake up any faster.”

Her eyes narrowed and she glared at him. “I said I’m going to wait,” she said in a firm tone. She shrugged his arm off of her and crossed her arms. “I...I should’ve just waited and maybe...I’m waiting.” Her voice cracked and her chest felt heavy as the emotions welled inside of her again. She’d cried for hours already today and her eyes were swollen and red, but she knew she wasn’t done.

He looked like he wanted to argue, but Mrs. Fabray was walking down the hall, smiling sadly at them as she followed behind the doctor. He nodded politely and stood again. “I’m going to make sure everyone gets home. I’ll bring you clothes and you call me if you need anything?”

She nodded, waving him off and not really seeing him. Her thoughts swam round and round. All she could think of was everything she would’ve done differently that day. A part of her was ashamed that it included not marrying him. Not even thinking about it. If she’d just not been in such a hurry. She could’ve prevented this. She could’ve seen what was staring her right in the face. But she hadn’t. She hadn’t realized until she’d entered that hospital room and seen Quinn’s bruised and broken body.

She was in love with Quinn Fabray.
Current Location: charleston, sc 29414
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: american pie - madonna
ff_addict_555ff_addict_555 on February 22nd, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
Please, please, please continue this. I need hope to tide me over until April 10th
Vanessawizemunkee006 on February 22nd, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
This is great! Please continue!!
drzomboss: Elf / Santaaaaaaaaaa!drzomboss on February 22nd, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
Oh you're back <3! I have so many feelings ;n; your writing reminds me of the golden days so YES please continue this. :)
doctor_javadoctor_java on February 22nd, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
This is wonderful, and I'm certainly hooked should you wish to continue. I will keep all available digits and limbs crossed.
musicffmemusicffyou on February 22nd, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
oh gosh, why why why April 10th. You tease Ryan Murphy you horrible tease :( This sounds wonderful already so please continue.
ayden07ayden07 on February 22nd, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
CONTINUE THIS!! Please!! Unless the writers are really loving the Faberry fandom, we arent going to get anything good or memorable out of the show. Please, continue your story.
(no subject) - darkauthor26 on February 22nd, 2012 05:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
ape_the_crow: Faberry01ape_the_crow on February 22nd, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh yes! You have to continue this.
Elliane: otherpinkmiss_darkmoon on February 22nd, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
Absolutely fantastic. I would love love love to see more of this.

I've loved Ryan Murphy for his parallels between Glee and Popular, because I love Popular, but I never saw this coming. I love and have missed your writing, and I'm jonesing for some good ol' coma fic, or car crash fic, or whatever this is. Basically, I'd love to go on this ride wherever you take us. You know, because your writing's awesome and to distract from my impending tear-fest/Popular binge.

(Although writers who ask for "what should I put in" feedback in the not new ideas but "I live to serve" way are a particular pet peeve of mine, if you're feeling it I'd really love to see some of Rachel's dads as we've seen them on the show too! :) )
ess_ca_pe: dianna&leaess_ca_pe on February 22nd, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha is there even a question of "if"? Of course the answer would be heck yeah please do continue!
anna709 on February 22nd, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Gawd, please, please go on! I'm going to live on hope and fanfiction for the next seven weeks! *bawls*
oh you're in my veinshbics on February 22nd, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
askjlasiefjlsek I love it. Do write more :)
mjactonmjacton on February 22nd, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
To put it simply, yes you should continue this.

starlightonmarsstarlightonmars on February 24th, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
This was amazing! Please write moar :)