A/N: Rachel makes a deal to ensure Quinn lives following the car accident and ultimately changes her own life in turn. She quickly learns that there is no easy happy ending when you mess with fate. Faberry. See below for additional author’s notes.
- Chapter One, Chapter Two
- Chapter Three, Chapter Four
- Chapter Five, Chapter Six
- Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight
- Chapter Nine
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Chapter 10: Fate
Nothing but the steady tick of the secondhand exists. Nothing else has meaning. Nothing matters.
She has lost everything.
And she only has herself to blame.
Summary:‘Red Chrysanthemums. They mean ‘love’ or ‘I love.’ Rachel Berry stumbles into a florist shop, searching for the perfect gift for her Fathers’ anniversary. She meets Quinn Fabray, the part-time worker, who will change her life and the way she looks at flowers forever. AU
A response to one of two prompts I chose to write. This one is for my tumblr friend dispiritedaway who prompted “Quinn works at a flower shop and Rachel really likes buying people flowers. She’s really into the meanings of flowers as well, so when she initially goes to said shop she’s asking Quinn about the meanings of all of them. The first set of flowers are for her fathers for their anniversary, second are for her teacher, etc. etc. play this how you will. She starts going to the shop more frequently, buying more and more flowers just to talk to Quinn, and eventually she runs out of people to buy flowers for. Naturally Quinn falls for Rachel, because she’s adorable and ecstatic and perfect, and the last set of flowers have to be gardenias.
Quinn will obviously be disappointed and try to hide it because she has a crush on Rachel (I’m sure you know the meaning of the gardenia being in the Faberry fandom)
but then they end up being for her :P’
So this is for you, dispiritedaway, and I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think :).
I hope you guys enjoy it.
Today’s rec is Beers and Strippers by TriXter21.
Okay so when you encounter this fanfic you will most likely be thinking (and maybe even saying aloud): What the fuck?
The title is misleading (because the whole fanfic is not about beers and strippers), and the summary is indecipherable nonsense. The first chapter feels like there’s no direction, and it’s poorly written compared to the rest of the future chapters.
But this story is phenomenal.
The story is very Quinn-centric, but Rachel becomes a big part of her life, which makes it eventually Faberry-centric as well. It has superb characterization of everyone. I get a bit annoyed with the frequent use of different pronouns such as “the blonde” or “the waitress,” but it was easy for me to look over after a while.
I think everyone should push through the first (maybe even the second chapter) and continue reading. It’s really worth it. I look forward to the updates every time.
Word Count (so far): 91,331
Pairing: Quinn Fabray & Rachel Berry