She doesn’t deserve it. She’s done nothing but try to make Rachel miserable, but the girl still wants to help her. She doesn’t deserve help. She messed up, she made mistakes, and now she needs to face the consequences. Alone. That’s what she gets, right? She’s hurt enough people in the process, so why does Rachel want any part of that? But Quinn knows - she knows that Rachel’s always going to be that person. The one that keeps giving, no matter how little she receives in return. People call Rachel selfish and self-centered, but even after all Quinn’s done to her, Rachel still wants to help her. She still wants to be her friend, and Quinn can’t remember the last time someone accepted her for everything that she was and everything that she had done. She doesn’t deserve it, but she needs it. She needs someone to count on, someone who won’t judge her. As Rachel tells her that she doesn’t hate her, Quinn thinks back over everything she’s done to Rachel in the past few years. She remembers every hurtful name she’s called her, every time she’s laughed at her, every embarassing moment she’s helped create. And that’s when it hits her - as terrible as she feels right now, she’s made Rachel feel that way before. In a twisted kind of way, Rachel understands her, and she’s giving Quinn something that nobody ever gave her - support. A shoulder to lean on. Someone to tell her she’s not completely alone. Her mouth goes dry as Rachel smiles kindly at her and begins to walk away, and all Quinn can do is turn and watch her go as emotion floods over her. She thinks that in the most unexpected of places, she has found a friend.