The girl in the background looks so pissed off. “I just wanted to pee at my prom in peace. I did not ask for the scissor sisters to barge in here in a rainbow explosion. For chrissake, this is a bathroom, not the afterparty at a Tegan and Sara concert. Go make out somewhere else..”
Hilarious the fact that we have more votes than any other couple
“How many times will it take for me to get it right?” she asked.
“This is our year to get it right,” she said.
But regardless of their best efforts to the contrary, they never got it right.
here’s a fun fact: most of the gardenias on quinn’s corsage have 5 petals. so if she played “she loves me, she loves me not” with her corsage, she’d wind up with “she loves me”.
“Okay, before we go any further, you are cutting off those death traps. I am not going to let you stick tiny little knives inside of me. Fingernail clippers, Rachel. Now.”
stop looking at her like she’s edible
One of the first things Rachel does when she moves in with Quinn is buy a cat. “Aren’t you perpetuating a stereotype?” Quinn asks, pretending to be upset but scratching the little kitten under its chin nonetheless. Rachel argues that since her daddy was allergic and she never had pets as a kid, she’s just making up for lost time. “Besides, look at his little face! He’s almost as cute as you!”
And so the cat stays.
Rachel wants to name him Brice (like Fanny Brice from Funny Girl), but Quinn calls him Fitz (like a shortened version of Mr. Darcy’s first name from Pride and Prejudice) and it just kind of sticks. Even though they’re both just in their early 20s and not ready for anything more in terms of responsibility, Fitz becomes something like a first child to them. Later, when they would go on to actually have kids, their daughter would complain that Quinn “loves that stupid cat more than she loves her own child” (which, of course, is far from the truth, but the cat still does have a special place in Quinn’s heart).
Rachel likes to dress Fitz up in sweaters when Quinn’s not paying attention. Quinn pretends to be irritated but secretly finds it adorable.
One of the faberry fandom’s favorite things to do is compare our girls to other lady lovin’ couples throughout the femslash universe. The most popular one of these, I think is probably G(a)linda and Elphaba from Wicked. It’s fairly easy to do, considering how everyone and their dog knows that Lea Michele looks like Idina Menzel’s secret lovechild
and Dianna Agron’s cheekbones and stunning eyes can, on occasion, match those of Kristin Chenoweth
While the physical similarities are certainly a factor, the characters’ personalities also match up to a T, don’t they? Exhibit A: underdog brunette, outcast by society, has a very
sexy pointed nose and ambitions large enough to fill several large warehouses. Exhibit B: popular and gorgeous blonde, generally loved by everyone, wants to succeed but is willing to settle for comfort in life as opposed to truly following her dreams. The two young women clash right from the get-go due to mismatched personalities and a shared love interest, but grow to tolerate and eventually befriend each other despite all odds. They also have a buttload of sexual tension.
Technically speaking, the above description does describe both Gelphie and Faberry. But, as you may have noticed, it leaves out a large chunk of the story. The entire second act of Elphaba and Glinda’s relationship is missing. And when we add that in, things change drastically.
This is my headcanon for Faberry feelings toward each other:
Season 1 - Quinn is intensely physically attracted to Rachel, but is unaware of it for a long time and then tries to internally deny it. Once she realizes that she can’t change it, she avoids Rachel like the plague (aka the back half of season two). Rachel is super open with herself about her sexuality, and she can admit to herself that she’s attracted to Quinn, and kind of seeks her approval which means that the potential to actually like her is there, but is put off by Quinn’s bullying (which is, ironically, Quinn’s way of trying to cope with liking Rachel).
Season 2 - Quinn has matured as a human being. She knows she can’t keep avoiding Rachel, and starts to develop real feelings for her, but keeps that pushed down because she’s still not entirely comfortable with it and assumes that really acknowledging it would only end in heartbreak because there’s no way Rachel could ever reciprocate. Meanwhile, Rachel’s feelings start to build for Quinn, although she is preoccupied with Finn for the first half of the year. Then, when Finn dumps her, everything flips. She really becomes in touch with her physical and emotional attraction to Quinn. She also begins to suspect Quinn may feel the same way, and as such goes out of her way to spend more time with her. This just confuses Quinn because she’d really like to think she has a shot with Rachel, but keeps telling herself that she doesn’t.
The breaking point is at prom. Rachel really puts herself out there as much as she can by giving Quinn the gardenia and telling Quinn that she’s pretty but more than that. I think that this is when Rachel really thought she had a chance, and gave Quinn an opening to admit that she also likes her. She waits for Quinn to bridge the gap, and really, that is her only mistake. In this same exact moment, Quinn realizes that she really does like Rachel, and that Rachel really probably likes her back…and it scares her. She panics, she doesn’t deal with it at all like how she should or could. This moment when Quinn’s feelings peak for Rachel is simultaneously the moment Rachel assumes that Quinn does not reciprocate and backs off, forcing herself to back off from Quinn and set her free to find happiness with someone else.
Season 3 - And here is where their love story takes a turn for the truly tragic. Over the summer, Quinn and Rachel’s time apart from each other has let them come to terms with themselves a little more. Quinn has realized that she might be gay but is definitely in love with Rachel, and goes out of her way to show that at every possible opportunity. Rachel has realized that (in her mind) Quinn is unable to return her love in the way that she wants it to be returned, and tries to move on as best she can. She’s still physically attracted to Quinn, of course, but the emotional aspect is dangerous, so she does her best to either avoid or ignore Quinn, though she ultimately can’t stay away. She eventually catches on that Quinn has feelings for her, but instead of being happy, it frustrates her. It’s too little too late. Quinn and her could have been perfect for each other in that way that two non-perfect people can have a non-perfect relationship that is exactly what they need in life. But they’re not. Quinn was too scared when Rachel needed her, and now it’s too late.
So, back to the actual question. “Do you think [Quinn] will never confess her feelings to Rachel and die without letting her know?” It’s hard to say. I can easily see Quinn’s feelings overwhelming her so much that she would admit to Rachel that she loves her. However, I can just as easily see Rachel smiling sadly at Quinn and telling her that it’s just too late.