Updated on the poetz writes page.
For those of you requesting drabbles or ficlets, I’m not ignoring you, but I am taking a little break to recharge my energy level. I may tackle one or two of them to get back into the writing mode, but probably no for a few days at least.
I’m still leaning toward one of the two scenarios that I discussed here. I’m leaning more strongly toward Quinn making reservations at The River Cafe and taking Rachel for a nice dinner to celebrate their engagement and the first successful week of Rachel’s show, where she’ll pull out a little box and ask Rachel to wear her ring too.
I might write a ficlet or something at some point in the future, but I’m currently in a little bit of a slump. But I wanted to at least answer what I envision on this one.
When their schedules allowed, Quinn would ideally try to make it to the city at least once a month, and Rachel attempted the same. In reality, Quinn was typically more successful and managed at least one weekend a month while Rachel din’t always quite make it up to New Haven due to rehearsals and performances at NYADA and auditions.
Pre-Sarah, once Rachel was out of the dorms and the single bed, Quinn would sleep at Rachel’s apartment, and they’d share her double bed, which was not always fun for Quinn. Rachel used to sleep on the floor when she only had the single, giving the bed to Quinn. Post-Sarah, Quinn mentioned that she didn’t feel comfortable sharing because she had a girlfriend now (and Rachel didn’t refrain from reminding her that they still shared when Quinn was dating Kylie but to no avail), so Rachel would insist Quinn take the bed while would sleep on the sofa.
And yes, there was occasionally some friction between Quinn and Sarah, but Quinn would always invite Sarah to come with her, and Sarah kept declining, so she didn’t really have much of a case in those discussions. The only time they full-out argued over it was the time that Quinn went to see Rachel’s show instead of accompanying Sarah to a banquet.
It was never said in canon. It’s something that I took some poetic license with in the story because I think it’s a way of describing Quinn’s punk phase that Rachel would possibly use rather than actually saying it was exciting or “sexy.” I also think Rachel is perfectly capable of recognizing that someone or something is sexy without necessarily (knowing that she’s) feeling sexual attraction because of it. Just like she repeatedly recognized that Quinn was “a very pretty girl, prettiest girl she’s ever met.”
I can tell you that, as an asexual person, I can objectively look at people and situations and recognize them as being “titillating” without feeling anything sexual myself.
So I kind of imagine young Rachel found the look different and exciting, but she knew that wasn’t the real Quinn, so at some point she probably said something to Finn to the effect of, “While I admit that Quinn’s current look is unexpectedly titillating, I have the utmost faith that she’ll eventually come back to her senses and rejoin us in glee. When she’s ready, of course.”
I did have a lovely weekend, thank you. I spent some time with a friend and attempted to show her Pittsburgh, even though I’m not really much of a city girl. The weather sucked, but the company was good.
Luckily, Rachel never got really drunk in that time frame, because she was definitely at the point by JALBC where she would have been extremely touchy-feely with Quinn, and by the time MLBMU rolled around, she would have been drunkenly confessing her love. I don’t think it would have progressed to a drunken hookup because DB Quinn would have slammed the brakes on that and tried desperately to sober Rachel up so they could have an actual conversation about what was happening—caught between fear that Rachel would blame it all on the alcohol and hope that she actually, finally wanted Quinn for real.
Aw, thanks. I’m always happy that people seem to enjoy rereading the series.
Thank you. The prompts that immediately give me an idea for a scene are usually the easiest to write, and they’re typically the ones that would get posted same day. :)
Well, you know they had to have a scene in the bathroom. It’s kind of their thing. ;)
I’m very glad you liked everything. It took me forever to figure out how to move through that reception in a way that would smoothly touch on all the major characters without overlapping too much.
I like to think it’s Finn grown up and out of his selfish, it’s-all-about-me phase, though he still has bad moments as well as good, just like we all do. After all, he did go seeking out Quinn at that book signing in the first installment to kind of see one of the missed opportunities of his life. Writing that list probably helped him get closure on the Rachel/Quinn front once and for all.
Yes, that was the first Beth POV in the DB verse. And thank you. I’m glad you enjoy the different POVs.
She tends to keep her hair short a la end of season 3 in the DB verse, though it occasionally gets back to shoulder length. Rachel likes it short because she thinks it’s sexier on Quinn (although the pink was unexpectedly titillating.)
So you’ll be the one to notice when I go back to tweak a detail that doesn’t line up quite right with the other installments. :)
Perhaps they’ll dump Jesse St. James’s picture of himself out of the very nice frame he gave them and insert the list. But it’s probably more likely they’ll put it inside of the wedding album with all of their wedding photographs.
And sadly there isn’t another deleted scene. My original thought had been to carry it out to the point where they left the reception, but as I was writing their last dance, I realized it was a perfect place to end the story. That happens sometimes. I might revisit their wedding night / honeymoon at some point in the future.
I’m glad you continue to enjoy the stories even after multiple rereads. :)
Thank you. Most of them I’m only cleaning up a little since I originally posted them on the fly, so to speak. I’m surprised you noticed the difference on some of them. :)