|I've Waited For So Long
Author: geumanhaeyo PM
AU. Brittany is a law student, determined to help her sister Quinn to support their family. What happens when Santana comes along? -This is a stupid summary. BRITTANA possible FABERRY.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Brittany P. & Santana L. - Chapters: 19 - Words: 56,050 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 304 - Updated: 09-06-12 - Published: 08-03-11 - id: 7247772
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A/N: I have a new story for everyone. I would like to thank you if you read my other story, Hidden Thoughts. ^_^
Anyway, this story is based on my favorite childhood story and of course i've put my own twist in it. I don't know much about law but i'll do my best. Read on please.
DISCLAIMER: everything is not mine, except for my brain. :D
My name is Brittany S. Pierce. I'm in my final year in law school and I can't be more excited to graduate. This has been my life long dream, too pursue law. To bring justice to people who are deprived of it. I haven't thought of anything else in my 23 years of living and nothing can ever distract me for achieving my dream.
"Hey sis, wait for me before you start dinner later okay?"
That's my younger brother, Nick. He's a good guy, but he's mind still works like a kid. He's still in high school. I know his on his way to maturity but maybe a girl would make the process faster someday.
"Britt! Nick! Breakfast is ready! Hurry up or you'll be late for school!"
And that's my older sister Quinn. She is the best sister anyone could ask for. I love her with all my heart. She's the most important person in my life and I would do anything for her as she did for me and my brother. I can't even begin to explain how I'm grateful that she's my sister. She took care of me and my brother when our parents died. I don't know how but she managed to support us by herself and even make us go to school. Of course, I had my scholarship so I can take some weight off of her shoulders. And that's why I can't afford to get distracted.
"So, are you excited for your first day of your last semester?" asked my sister, while she's shoving bacon to her mouth.
"I guess, I can't wait to graduate so all you have to do is sit here while I take care of our beautiful family.", I said as I started to eat my breakfast.
"Well, good for me then! Did you hear that Nick? You are a witness that your sister said that." Quinn said playfully. Nick just nodded his head since his mouth is stuffed with food.
We finished breakfast really late because of the rare chat we just had. It's seldom that we're complete inside the house because Quinn is always out, leaves early, then arrives past midnight, which usually means that Nick and I had already gone to bed. Since my sister is so busy all the time, she gave me the duty to see to it that Nick goes to school so I always drop him off, even though I don't have a car. Luckily, his school is on the way to my university but still, it is time consuming.
I arrived at school late, like always. I saw some people from my class heading out already. It turns out the professor was absent. It took me forever to know that piece of information since no one in their right mind would talk to me. I really don't have that many friends, because after school, I always head out early to study more. I'm not a fan of hanging out and going to some club partying like normal people, which cost me losing friends. You may say that I'm a nerd and I won't get offended, because I really am. I accept that about myself, even though no one would except for Quinn and Nick.
I head out to the photocopying section of the university as I always do every day last semester. The photocopy girl and I might have bonded a little, and she's the only one I could call friend in this university. Her name is Tina and she's really a funny person. She's Asian and that's totally cool for me. She knows more stuff about me than other people so I guess she's closer to being my best friend.
"Hey Brittany! You're here already? It's the first day! Don't tell me you've been to the library and you'll make me photocopy some stuff. You know, there's this thing called internet now." Tina jokingly stated as I placed some books on the desk in front of her.
"No. I just visited you. And I don't believe in the internet. Books are more reliable and informative. Why are you complaining? Won't you get some profit if I needed your services?" I said with a smile on my face. It's refreshing to talk to someone other than Nick and Quinn like I did over the past weeks.
"True but please, can you work on your social life a little? I'm starting to think that my life is better than yours even though I'm just a photocopy girl." I can hear a pity tone on her voice. I know she feels bad for me.
"Please, I don't a need a social life." I muttered, half irritated. "Social life is for people who have friends, and I don't. You're the only decent person I talk to."
"Right, if you don't want friends, then you should probably get yourself a boyfriend instead." I rolled my eyes and Tina didn't miss it. "You're hot Britt! Don't tell me no one has asked you out before!"
"Well, there are some but I hate that they only like me for my looks so I rejected them." I think I made my point because Tina didn't have a comeback for my statement.
Looks are not really important to me. When I was younger I wore this huge brace on my face. Bigger than what Katy Perry was wearing on her Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) video. Plus a thick pair of glasses, like what she had but worse. So I always got picked on by bullies and I was called nicknames that my fingers wouldn't suffice to count. That's why I avoid people and I don't know how to socialize. When I turned 18, I got rid of the braces and Quinn got me eyes "lazered" when I was 20, so now I look pretty decent than before. I don't consider myself hot at all. I hate being objectified.
"So why are you really here? Don't you have a class?" Tina looked through the books I put on the table.
"The professor was out. I don't really understand though. Why would he be absent like on the first day? That's so unprofessional." I didn't hide the irritation on my voice. That's the only class I have today so my money was wasted going here.
"Is your teacher that old guy?" Tina asked, and I nodded. "I think he is why?"
"Well, I heard that he's absent today because he's trying to book someone to be a guest speaker for your class. You know.. that famous lawyer?" I can see Tina's face scrunched up trying to remember the name. "What famous lawyer?" I really have no idea what she's talking about.
"I can't remember. Anyway, yeah, I also heard that anytime this week that lawyer will be here." Maybe a guest speaker for our class isn't a bad idea. I'm looking forward to it. An actual lawyer to make a speech on how awesome it is to be one, I'm so excited! "Well, I better head home. I will prepare for this guest speaker. I don't want to be left out when he asks some questions." I can see the disbelief on Tina's face. "Your disease is incurable Britt. Right, see you tomorrow!" I picked up my books and left the university.
It's one of those mornings again that the three of us are complete while having breakfast. Nick is eating, Quinn is reading the newspaper, and I am watching TV. Being a soon to be lawyer, I have to be updated in the world of politics. We were having a nice breakfast when the news ruined it for us.
The television showed a woman walking from the airport, while camera men and news crew gathered around her trying to get a glimpse of the tanned girl.
"Attorney Santana Lopez arrived earlier this morning, victorious from the most watched trial case of the year involving a horrendous homicide of a teenage girl. The 27 year old lawyer struggled at the first days of trial but –"
All of our eyes were glued to the now blackened television. Quinn placed down the remote control beside me as she said calmly, "Both of you, up. You'll be late."
"Quinn, are you—" I said with a concerned tone in my voice. "Yes Britt. Just go okay?"
I couldn't help but stare at my sister as I walked through the door. I saw her wearing those sad eyes again, like 10 years ago. I hate seeing my sister like that. And I especially hate the person who caused it.
Why did I wear these stupid heels today? I said to myself as I practically run through the hallway to get to class. Then I heard a snap. Crap! My heels are broken! Damn it! Clearly it wasn't my day. I proceeded to the classroom thinking I wouldn't need my shoes anyway when I get inside the classroom. So I decided to go on foot.
As I was nearing the classroom, I could hear a faint voice emitting from it. And I realized it wasn't from my professor. Great. I think the guest speaker is here. My instincts tell me that I should just ditch the class, but my nerd self told me that I couldn't miss this opportunity, so I mustered up my courage and got ready for any humiliation. Coz I know lawyers don't give a shit to anyone and they don't back down.
My classroom has two doors, one near the teacher and one directed at the back of the class. I decided to take the back door and I opened it quietly. As I was sneaking in, a voice stopped me.
"If this class were a trial court then your case would be dismissed, miss."
My nerves rooted me on the spot. I was done for. I looked at the person who spoke and I couldn't believe who it was.
I made it short since it's a trial.. lol.. so please tell me what you think and if this story is worth reading.. if not i'll delete it and write another story. XD
Thank you! :P