At least now I can use the wheelchair without help…
For two days, Quinn Fabray was in a state of nothingness. She remembered darkness taking over her and the sound of various machines as she began to wake up. Nothing else. It took a moment for her to realize that the beeping noise she was hearing was a heart monitor. Hospital, she thought. Her senses began to come back to her, but she realized that she felt completely disconnected from her body. Slowly, ever so slowly, she opened her eyes. The bright lights made her feel dizzy. She heard her name being called, but she wasn’t quite sure who was trying to talk to her. “Quinnie?” the voice asked again. “Can you hear me?”
“M-Mom?” she asked weakly. She closed her eyes again, trying to remember what had happened. She remembered being in her car when her phone buzzed. She remembered looking down for just a moment to see what the text said. I’m waiting at the train station… She remembered darkness.
“Quinnie! You’re awake!” She could swear she saw tears falling from her mother’s eyes. “I’m going to go find a doctor, I’ll be right back.” Judy kissed her forehead and left, only to come back a few minutes later with who Quinn assumed was the doctor. He started telling her about what happened. Car accident, spinal cord injury, paraplegia. She remembered those few words from his explanation. And as she realized she might never walk again, she wished she could go back to that state of nothingness.
You’re breaking up with me…
Happiness. Happiness was something Quinn Fabray had sought all her life, and it was something the young girl had finally found. She was dating Rachel Berry, the girl she had been in love with since freshman year; she and Santana were working on being friends again, and she was going to Yale. Everything had finally fallen into place. Quinn was leaving for Yale in a few days for the summer program, something she was very happy about. The only problem with leaving so soon was that she would have to spend a long time away from her girlfriend. She knew they would talk to each other daily, and visit each other as often as possible, but it wouldn’t be the same as seeing each other every day, kissing Rachel whenever she wanted to, or falling asleep with her in her arms. As much as she hated it, she knew the separation would be hard on both of them; not to mention that Rachel seemed very insecure about it. She had voiced her fear of losing Quinn to someone else, and if Quinn was honest with herself, she was afraid of Rachel finding someone else, too.
Quinn knew they needed to talk about this before she left for New Haven, which is why she was on her way to Rachel’s house. They planned on spending as much time together as possible before she left, and the blonde decided that they needed to have this talk today. She parked her red Beetle in front of Rachel’s house and noticed Hiram and Leroy weren’t home. Good, talking would probably be easier if they were alone. She locked her car and made her way to the front door. She entered the house, wondering where Rachel was. “Rachel? Where are you?” she asked loudly, and waited for her girlfriend’s reply.