Quinn Fabray doesn’t need light bulbs
She has a shining star
Two lines, constantly mirroring each other. never meeting, never crossing. (x)
HEY GUYS okay so a while back luckypressure asked me if i wanted to see her draw anything and I gave her some pokemon/glee(quinn) crossover ideas and she just submitted me a couple AND THEY ARE SO CUTE like im literally in love with these drawings they’re absolutely perfect.♥♥♥
Faberry’s journey throughout the 3 seasons
and there ain’t nothing i can do about it
I know everyone expects us to be enemies and be in competition, but I don’t hate you.
Rin asks: Why does Rachel love Quinn?
Sophy says: Rachel loves Quinn because she’s the prettiest girl she’s ever met but she’s a lot more than that. She loves her, in a distant-gazed, miserable, dream big way, right from the start, because Quinn Fabray is as bone-shakingly jealous as Rachel Berry has ever been. Rachel wants everything too much and she has never wanted anything more than to be what Quinn is and to have what Quinn has.
She thinks she would like to be let into her world. She thinks she would like to be remade in her image. But when Quinn does let her in, it’s not into her secret world of eternal glamor and trophy-toting competence. She lets Rachel into the reality of her life - into her fears and insecurities that are just as wide and gnawing as any other girl’s, maybe moreso - she lets her into a heart that is fairly broken.
In season one Quinn admits that she is cruel where Rachel is kind, and she admits that she is not brave - not like Rachel seems to find it so easy to be. In season two she tells Rachel, her voice cracking under the weight of the whole truth, that she doesn’t belong in Quinn’s world - that she can’t be who she is and have what she has - because she is meant for better things than a career in real estate and 2.4 kids with Finn Hudson. In season three she lets Rachel in on her emotional terrorist plot, she lets Rachel talk her out of it, and then she tells her about her new, shy, ‘No, for me’ plans. Quinn Fabray is cold and contained and perfect and vicious and a living lie. That’s the girl we meet in the pilot. But it’s not the girl Rachel comes to know.
The girl Rachel comes to know is complex and quietly kind and full of compelling sorrows. She is strong. She knows her own mind. She will do great things that she never once dreamed of.
And that’s why Rachel loves her, in the end. Because Quinn told her the truth about herself as she sees is. And what Rachel saw is that she’s a lot better than she knows.
Rin asks: Why does Quinn love Rachel?
Sophy says: Quinn loves Rachel because she is gay and wants to get in her pants.
What? Sometimes it’s that simple.
Okay, it’s not that simple. But there is no doubt in my mind that a part of Quinn’s early fixation on Rachel was coming from a place of repressed lust and a yearning to break out of her Daddy’s Little Heterosexual world and taste another in which she might be free.
I think that’s what Rachel is to Quinn in the beginning. Freedom, to which she is drawn and of which she is terrified. She is pornographic pictures on bathroom walls for other people to find funny. She is mean caricatures surrounded by hearts. She is never good or bad to Quinn. She is never ugly or beautiful. She is never wanted or walked away from. She is always both. And pretty soon she becomes everything.
For Rachel, knowing who Quinn really is is a journey. For Quinn, knowing who Rachel really is is over before it begins. She’s surprised, in season 1, when Rachel entreats her to stick with Glee, when she doesn’t use her pregnancy as an opportunity to torture her, not because she thinks Rachel’s that kind of person but because she expected her to pretend that she was.
Quinn expected Rachel to play games with her or at the very least she expected her to just not care. But she doesn’t. She reaches out. She walks away with her head held high. She is the least ridiculous thing Quinn has ever seen.
And that’s the moment when it all falls into place; that’s when Quinn knows why she zeroed in on Rachel Berry to torment. She’s strong. She knows who she is, even if she doesn’t quite know it yet, and she is on her way to something big.
Rachel has plenty of insecurities in season 1 and they never really go away. But she also has plenty of vigor and self-belief. She has a determination to live life on her own terms, and that is so sexy to Quinn that it makes her shudder (she tells herself she is repulsed).
Quinn never dreamed of being let into Rachel’s world the way Rachel dreamed of being let into hers, because she recognized right from the start that it was not some kind of exclusive club you could buy your way or even behave your way into. Rachel’s world was a state of being. Rachel’s world was much braver than Quinn thought she could ever be.
What she didn’t count on was how hard Rachel would try to show her how much better she is than she knows and how easy it is to believe her when she looks at you with those earnest and omniscient eyes. What she didn’t know - could never have imagined - was that she would someday tell Rachel the same things she needed to be telling herself.
You can’t change your past. But you can let go. And start your future.
Quinn loves Rachel for so many reasons: her decency, her boldness, the way she makes her laugh just by being who she is, her one-in-a-million talent, her ambition, her gentleness, the dimples in her cheeks when she throws serious smiles her way, the way her arms around her feel like a relief.
But above and beyond all else, Quinn loves Rachel because Rachel is how she came to love herself.