|Life with Brittany
Author: strange1 PM
Sequel to 'One Special Christmas'. Brittany is dealing with the aftermath of the car crash. Santana hopes to one day reunite with her Abuela. The one thing that remains is that they have each other. But are they always going to realize that?Rated: Fiction M - English - Brittany P. & Santana L. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,665 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 04-09-12 - Published: 02-11-12 - id: 7823428
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It had been less than a week since Katie had made it home. Mrs. Pierce had settled in for the last couple days. It was Brittany's father's turn to come home from the hospital. This time there were a few people in the house to help settle him in. Quinn along with both the elder Roberts were at the Pierce's home to become acquainted with everyone. They were going to be staying to take care of the three invalids while Brittany and Santana had one day to themselves.
They weren't being selfish it was just that they needed a break before school started. It was not like they were going to spend the entire day away from their responsibilities. They just were going to have lunch at Breadstixs and then go to a movie or something else. Santana was trying hard to plan something that her girl would love to do. Perhaps they could go to the local club and dance. It was a hangout for the teen set that along with live music also had karaoke. It would be the best of both worlds.
Quinn had forgotten what Brittany's room looked like. During their freshman year they had spent countless weekends in her room figuring out their cheerleading routines. Coach Sue rarely let freshman on the team and they had been the loan trio that year. Ever since then they had been the holy trinity. That was until they had joined Glee in their sophomore year. What had started out as a mission from Coach Sue to destroy Glee and Mr. Shuester had turned into something so much more for each of them. Of course her pregnancy had put a bit of a strain on their friendship as well.
"You're room still looks amazing." Quinn noticed that instead of pictures of the trio there were now just pictures of Santana and Brittany all about. Part of her was jealous but she understood. In a way she was looking to find herself still and any kind of relationship would just complicate things. "I see you've been redecorating a little." She picked up one of the numerous framed photos and smiled. It was nice to see her friends so happy.
Brittany turned from doing her hair. She and Santana were getting ready for their big date and were both in front of the mirror. "That's one of my favorites." It was a picture that Katie had taken just before they had left for the doomed vacation. The two cheerleaders were dancing together to some cheesy Christmas song and had not known that her younger sister was lurking about. "Of course any picture with Santana is my favorite."
Santana smiled at the statement. She also smiled at the memory that the picture brought up. It was just a day where the two young women were being goofy and had been caught. Luckily it had come after they had been making out. That would have been a little harder to explain but it had been so worth it tasting Brittany's sweet lady kisses. "Seems like that was a lifetime ago instead of only a few weeks so much has happened."
Quinn understood exactly. It was hard to believe that it had been nearly two years since she had given birth to her little girl and yet it felt just like only yesterday that she was terrified as she found out that she was pregnant. "Our high school years have been eventful that's for sure. I guess it will make us remember them always." She smiled at her friends. "I have to say I'm sorry that we used to be so close and have kinda drifted apart. I know we still have Glee together but that's about it."
Brittany stood and made her way over to her friend. She was practically glowing with all the good feelings she had inside. Her family was going to make a full recovery even her grandfather had been moved to a regular hospital room. He was receiving physical therapy and as soon as his hip which had been broken was strong enough he too would be home. The only down side was that her grandmother was still not thrilled with her. "I'm sorry about that. You know that we'll be there for you always. I miss all those plans we used to make together trying to outdo Coach Sue."
Santana joined her two friends and engulfed both of them in a hug. "I'm sorry too. I was so busy being defensive with everyone and hiding who I truly was that I guess I forgot who my true friends are. You needed me back then and instead of standing by you I turned my back. I guess I was afraid of being outed and if I was how what you were going through would affect me. I know that's selfish and I'm sorry for that. Can you forgive me Fabre?"
That made Quinn laugh and she formed little tears in her eyes. After having been through so much you'd think that she would not get so emotional so easily. But it felt nice to be a part of the trio once again. "There's nothing to forgive. We all went in different directions when certain things happen. It's what happens when you grow up. I'm just glad we have time before graduation to maybe reclaim some of what we lost."
"That's for sure!" Brittany broke from the hug and began doing a little dance making her two friends laugh. It was not long before the entire trio was dancing again. They played around goofily for a while before the couple continued getting ready for their date. "We have to go out sometime. We can go to Breadstixs or a movie or whatever you want!"
Quinn thought about it for a moment. "Sounds like a plan. Now, I think you two are just about ready. I'm going to go and check on Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. You guys take your time." Without another word the cheerleader was out of the room. She had to make a quick escape because once again tears were near. She had really forgotten how good it felt to hang out with her friends. It had been too long and it was something that she was going to rectify.
In an instant Brittany and Santana were locking lips. They were doing things a little backwards as far as dates go but when had they ever done things the ordinary way? It took a moment for them to realize that there were far too many people in the house and though each of them accepted them as a couple they wanted to do nothing to make them feel uncomfortable especially the invalids still trying to recover.
Brittany was the first one to pull back. She was grinning from ear to ear. "I guess we should go check on everyone before we leave." She planted one more kiss on Santana. It was a good thing that both were wearing the same lip gloss otherwise there would be no doubt as to what they had been up to. They checked on Katie first. "Hey lil sis! How's it hanging?"
Katie looked up from the Glamour magazine that Quinn had brought her. Although she had yet to get into the whole dressing to kill thing like her big sister she had thought it interesting enough to skim through. After all Quinn had been nice enough to bring it to her. "Britt, Britt! Santy!" She tried to get out of bed but was shadowed on either side by the older teens. "Thought you guys had already left and hadn't said goodbye." In an instant she had a pouty look on her face. Santana could not help but smile as she noticed that down to a tee it was the exact one that Brittany used on her.
Santana took the younger Pierce's hand in her own. "Look here kiddo, we would never leave without at least saying goodbye. You're too big of a pain in the you know what when we do stuff like that. We never hear the end of it for weeks at a time!" The cheerleader felt the grip of Katie tighten almost like a vice around her own hand. "Dang girl! You do have dome strength don't you."
Katie began grinning as she was about to say her comeback. "Not as strong as your strength of smell!" It was juvenile she knew but she could not help herself. "Sorry, couldn't resist. You just set yourself up so well for that one. Seriously I hope you two have fun and that I get to go to school on Monday. I know, the doc says not for at least five more days but I'm stronger and I'm going stark raving mad just lying here in bed."
"Just milk it for all you can." Brittany loved her little sister. Though they were a lot alike they were also so different. "I remember when I got my tonsils out. I kept telling mom my throat hurt still for about a week and she kept letting me stay home. Of course the bad part was going back to the doctor. Needles are not my friend!"
"Awww." Santana walked over to her girl and hugged her. "No one likes to get poked or prodded. I'll have to make it up to you at a later time." They were about to kiss when they heard the unmistakable gagging sounds coming from the bed. "All right, we get the picture. You take it easy lil missy. We'll check on you when we get back. If you're good maybe we'll bring you home a milkshake from Breadstixs."
That got the younger Pierce a little excited. It took a lot to get her to stay in bed. "See you lil sis." Brittany leaned down and gave her a kiss on the forehead. The two older girls made their way into the hallway where they were met by Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. "Hey!" Brittany was almost giddy with anticipation of leaving. "We're going to get going. We'll see you no later than nine. If it is going to be later for whatever reason we'll call you."
Mrs. Roberts smiled at the young couple. Though she had her reservations because of her religion she could see just how much the two young women really cared for one another. She also could see how happy they were and just wanted them to be happy. "Take your time. That's the good thing about being retired. We can do what we want when we want. If we get tired we'll just sleep on the couch. Now you girls go and have fun. Soon you'll be back in school and juggling so much. I don't want you to take this the wrong way but I'm proud of both of you and how you are stepping up like this. Not all young people would do as much. Now go!"
Brittany and Santana did not have to be told twice. They quickly got their winter coats on and headed out the door. Quinn was standing beside the passenger side of the car. It appeared she had been out there for a little while as her cheeks were a bit rosy as was her nose. "Hey. Just wanted to say once again that I'm glad you two are finally going to have fun. And I promise we'll do something soon. Now go you goofballs!" She took a moment to hug each of her friends before she took off to her own car.
The pair stood looking after her wondering exactly what was up. There seemed to be more than met the eye with the way that Quinn was behaving but thought nothing more of it as they were already a little late for their date. Santana got behind the wheel of the car and took off. She figured the best thing was to start their date at Breadstixs. That was one way that things could start off on a good side.
It didn't take long for the couple to arrive. They were almost finished when a familiar pair came up to the table. Rachel was the first to speak. "Brittany I want to say that I am sorry for what I said before. I really hadn't realized what was happening with your family. I've been thinking about it and wanted to say I was sorry the first chance I got. And by the looks of it you two are on a date once again so we'll leave you two alone." With that she twirled off leaving Finn standing there the usual goofy look on his face.
"Hey guys. I'll stay long enough just to say I'm sorry bout your family." Finn looked even goofier obviously trying to find the right words to say. He was a decent football player and a pretty decent singer but he was still not the brightest bulb in the package. "How are they doing? I haven't really seen anything as of late on your Facebook page."
"Sorry. Been busy. Everyone is doing pretty good. The only one that isn't home yet is Grandpa and he'll be home in about a week." Brittany smiled at the thought. It faded a little when she thought about her grandmother but tried to let that go. "We're just having one last break from everything before school starts up on Monday."
"Hard to believe school is already back." Finn ran his fingers through his hair obviously trying to think of what else to say. "Well, glad things are looking up for you and your family." He glanced over at the door where Rachel was standing glaring at him. "Uh, I gotta go. You know how Rachel hates to wait on anyone. Again, glad things are better. Bye!"
With that the couple was once again left alone. They shared a milkshake for dessert and added one to go for Katie. As cold as it was outside it would last quite a while. Santana took care of the check and took Brittany's hand in her own. The blond had put the milkshake in the cup holder and was about to sit down when she heard a voice that disturbed her. When she turned around she saw that there were two masked men holding a knife to Santana's throat.
Brittany stood up quickly and put her hands up. She was already trying to think about what she could do to get them out of the situation she now found herself in. If she handled it right then she could prove to everyone that she could take care of herself as well as Santana. If she did not well she would rather not think about that. "Just take my purse and my car." She held out her purse in a shaking hand and the keys in the other.
Santana let out a yelp as the blade of the knife cut in a little. Brittany was now more pissed than scared at the thought of her girl getting hurt. Her mind was racing at just how she could handle this. "We will do the talking. You will do what we want. Who wants a stupid mini van when we've got a sports car all revved up in our arms."
The raven haired beauty for once was speechless. As tough as she was she was now terrified with the thought of her own life ending. Her eyes were pleading with Brittany not to do anything that would get either of them hurt. Finally Santana found her voice. "Just do what they say. I'll be all right. Just run and get help!"
The other masked man started for Brittany. "No why don't you stay, blondie. You look like you can party even better than your friend here. So why don't we make this a double date!" Though he was wearing a mask the blond could still see the leering look on his face hiding beneath. It was making her more angry by the second.
Now was her chance. Without even thinking she began to do one of her old dance routines. It was one that had a lot of punches and kicks in it. By the time that she was done the two bad guys were on the floor. They had been so stunned at the moves that she had been making that the one that had Santana had loosened his grip on her. The raven haired beauty had taken it upon herself to elbow him in the ribs and then kick him in the groin when she had broken free.
The two girls were huddled up together shaking uncontrollably. They managed to get themselves together and ran back to the diner. It wasn't long before police were surrounding them. They answered all the questions and gave all their information before they were allowed to go home. It did not take long for them to make it home. So much for their perfect date.
The Roberts were waiting for them at the door. The police had called and let them know what had happened. After spending a lot of time with Brittany's family the two girls ended up snuggled on the blonde's bed. "There is one good thing about tonight." Brittany sighed heavily. "I got to show you and everyone else that I can take care of myself."
Santana pulled away for only a moment to kiss her deeply. "That is one thing I have never doubted about you. I know you are a little trusting and sometimes are naïve but I know that in the end you know what is right and what is wrong and you can take care of yourself. In fact, you are my hero now. You are the one that saved me. For that I will always be grateful. And when we are truly alone I will show you just how grateful I am."