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May. 12th, 2011 | 12:13 am

Title: the curious girl with that look on her face
Author: lucifers-toy
Characters: quinn/santana
Rating: g
Spoilers: prom queen
Summary: It’s finally the end of prom and Quinn is sick of smiling for the cameras
AN: title taken from Bright Eyes' When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass Lyrics. and thanks to pictureplaces for the readthrough and her general amazingness.

It’s finally the end of prom and Quinn is sick of smiling for the cameras. She’s sick of dancing, her feet hurt, and she’s had enough of all these people. It’s easy to slip out while everyone is still staring at Blaine and Kurt, and she holds up her dress with one hand, her shoes in the other, as she closes the door quietly with her hip.

She walks through the empty school until she gets outside and sits on the cold cement steps, leaning her head against the wall, for once uncaring of her hair. She lets her dress drape over her knees.

“Is it easier?” she asks, tipping her head back further and closing her eyes, feeling static from the bricks catch at her hair. She doesn’t flinch when another body sits heavily down on the step next to her.

“Is what easier?” Santana’s already irritated, snappy, and she’s starting to get cold where sweat is drying on her collarbone.

Quinn huffs out a tiny laugh, not really amused at all. “Being gay. Being with girls.”

Santana freezes, her hands tightening into claws on her own knees. “I don’t know what you—“

“Oh come on, Santana. I’m not stupid. I know.”

“Don’t tell anyone.”

Quinn sighs again and rolls her head across rough bricks until she can look at Santana. “I won’t. I haven’t, have I? I’ve known for years.” She reaches up into her hair and grasps at the tiny pieces of plastic holding her hair up. It’s been giving her a headache all night.

“I swear to God, if you tell anyone about this, I will make your life hell. Don’t think I can’t, Quinn. I will make you regret being born.” Distantly, Santana realises she’s shaking. Just a little. Shivering.

“Whatever. In the last two years I have had a baby, given it away, and today I realized that my boyfriend is still in love with Rachel Berry and I had to take my junior prom picture by myself. There’s nothing worse than that, Santana. I’d like to see you try.” She’s still trying to get at the pins in her hair, dragging her fingers through tangled waves and making frustrated noises whenever she finds more plastic.

“God, Quinn, can’t you do anything? Come here.” Santana pulls her around and starts dragging at her hair herself, pulling roughly through hairspray-sticky strands. “Your hair is ridiculous.”

Quinn winces as Santana pulls particularly hard at a knotted strand and flinches away. She exhales carefully through her nose then slides down a step and to the right, sitting between Santana’s knees. “Is that better?”

Santana puts her fingers in her hair again and gives a small yank, nodding wordlessly as if Quinn can see. She keeps going, setting each pin on the floor until she’s amassed a small pile.

“So? Is it easier?”

Quinn’s eyes are closed and her head is tilted back into Santana’s hands, her neck a white curve. She looks tiny and fragile. Santana could snap her like a twig.

She moves quickly. She drops one hand to Quinn’s bare shoulder and pulls her around just far enough that she can catch her mouth in a kiss.

Quinn’s lipgloss tastes like cherries and her skin is warm in the cool night. She kisses back, just for a second, and her eyes never open.

Santana pulls back.

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she says quietly, and goes back inside.

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from: pictureplaces
date: May. 11th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)




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from: blueowls
date: May. 11th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)

Love it.

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from: musicffyou
date: May. 11th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)

wow. that was just so simple and wonderful. Thanks for posting this!

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from: startled_always
date: May. 11th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)

Really liked it! =)

A perfect description of a moment in time. Cool stuff!

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from: leformat
date: May. 12th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)

This was great...loved it.

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from: perfectly_vague
date: May. 12th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)

I must say that you have one of the most interesting writing styles I think I've ever come across -- in a really, really good way! Your words are simplistic, yet the imagery you create is so vivid, even powerful.

Little details like the hair clips, the cold concrete and brick, and most impressively, the line about snapping Quinn like a twig. Beautifully written, the whole story.

As much as I love quantity when it comes to well-written fics, I think the concision of this is perfect. However... I would absolutely LOVE to read more Quinntana from you, and do hope that you continue to post in the community.

Brilliant job <3

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from: joinmymisery
date: May. 12th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)

Amazing. Your writing is stunning in the simplistic way.

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