Never Let On 19Never Let On - Part 19More Like This
The first thing Rachel was met with when she entered the choir room was the sight of Kurt applying cover up to Puck's face while Mercedes looked on. There was a faint look of disapproval in her eyes, and not for the first time, Rachel wondered what Puck had told people in regards to how he got his black eye.
Not that she thought he would betray Quinn's confidence, but she knew he had to tell people something. And that thought sent her a painful reminder that this was what Quinn probably went through all the time. Constantly thinking of excuses—lies to tell people—to deflect their attention from what was really going on.
Which was exactly what she herself was about to do. She didn't have any qualms about lying to protect Quinn, but the fact that she even needed to do this at all broke her heart.
"Hey, Rachel," Finn greeted her with a half smile, drawing her attention up to her best friend. "I missed you yesterday."
"I missed you too, Finn," she replied with