Reviews for Influence
thatiss0dawn chapter 17 . 1/13/2011
"You have no idea how much you terrify me," she whispered. - ah, loved this.

Great chapter, I'm glad Brit's mom showed both girls some lovin'.
aerio chapter 17 . 1/13/2011
Wow, I love this whole story but this chapter in particular was quite striking. Your take on Santana's family life is especially interesting. I'd always kind of imagined her being an only child, but her being the "unwanted" child of wealthy, traditional and conservative parents is intriguing. I also love seeing stoic, stubborn and confident Santana battling with damaged, weak and emotional Santana, especially through Brittany's eyes. Anyway, I can't wait to see more of Santana's parents and their relationship with their daughter.

As for Brittany, I love seeing a "smart" Brittany who comes off as mentally sub-normal due to various circumstances of her life. It's also great reading a story from her perspective, since most people tend to focus primarily on Santana and portrayals of Brittany are usually shown through Santana's point of view. As interesting as Santana is, I think Brittany is just as interesting, if not moreso, because she's such an unusual and almost un-tappable character, but you capture her wonderfully.
Heartichoke chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
Oh dear God. That was so heart breaking. How is it possible that everything you write makes me feel so much? Whatever your methods are, keep it up. Your words have so much beauty in them. I can't wait to read the next chapter.
sarake chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
This was beyond beautiful and heartbreaking. I don't think I've got words to describe it. So well written and painfully accurate. I was able to feel everything through it (it's usually like that with all your stories though, I guess that's one of the reasons your sex scenes are the best out there also). We finally got a glimpse at Santana's turmoil, and damn it was deep. I was profoundly moved by how caring she was with Brittany in this chapter (and vice versa). I really hope they address their problems soon.

Though I honestly love them all (and think this is one, if not the best story in this fandom), this chapter is one of my favourites.

Also, don't apologize for the lenght, if something, we should be grateful for it. I kept checking the scroll bar, unable to believe/accept I was nearing the end. I could've kept reading it forever.

Can't wait for the next chapter. Hopefully you'll be able to write it soon.

Sincerely grateful,

Sara (from Chile).
Quiroz chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
Yadda yadda yadda, I love this, you're awesome, yadda yadda...

You know, the usual.

A good take on Santana's family. I say good as in, bad good, you know what I mean, they're bad, but you did them in a good way. Believable. Etc.

Wow, both Brit and San are so fucked up... but at least Santana's not addicted to drugs...

You know, for a moment I though Martin was dead, and then when he said he was coming back I was like ooooooohhhh...

"Puedes mejoraR". With an r. Or maybe "Puedes mejora-" like she interrupted him before he finished...

what did he mean by that? I kind of would translate it into english as "you can be better". If you meant "you can do better", meaning that she could find a better friend than Brittany, I probably would have translated it as "puedes conseguir algo mejor". Maybe. I don't know, it's not an exact science. But hey, if you ever need something translated, I like translating.
justalittleimagination chapter 17 . 1/12/2011

this was the best chapter yet. ive been following your story since the very begining and never reviewed, but after reading this i just had to.

so so good. and if thats the result, i beg for lenghtier and more brutal chapters in the future.

its painful, but in such a beautiful way.. amazing. i could literally feel everything that was happening. you truely are an exceptional writer. influence is not only the best brittana fic ive come across, but the best fanfic period.

btw, please continue with the audio posts xD
N chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
Ah! I never want this to end. Update again soon!

So heart wrenching.. poor Santana. You write their emotions so well I feel it with the characters.
Sydney4516 chapter 17 . 1/12/2011

You wrote the character's so perfectly and I'm finding myself like writing backdrops and storylines as i'm reading. Like Santana is definitely hiding deep feelings for Brittany that she won't say outloud or admit to herself. LIke when she said "I hope one day you find someone who will be deserving of you" or something along those lines, I just found myself thinking. Like Santana is pretty deep with her emotions, as in she needs Brittany, she feels guilty that she can't give back all her love, shes freaking out because she feels this way towards Brittany in the first place, her reputation etc... All the things that I hope cannon!Santana will once be as well :P

I can't wait for the next chapter! What if Santana wasn't fully asleep and heard Brittany saying she loves her to her mom! Can't wait to read what you came up with for their twisted relationship.

Keep it up please! This is rapidly turning into one of my favorite Brittana fics ever! :)
mercifulpoetry chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
i never really review because im not at all good with words but after reading this chapter i couldn't not show my support.

the way you write the pair of them just uhhhh is all i can say, they are so meant to be it's like romeo and juliet but what romeo and juliet should be. Not the ive known you for a day now im in love with you!

and i don't know how you do it but everytime you have Santana cry, i cry with her. And this chapter really got to me. You really know how to write angst, the kind that leaves me achy and breathless and yet craving for more. You really surprised me with Santana's family I never pictured it quite like you wrote it and that's probably what urged me to review. Brilliant! Can't wait for the next chapter x
liontiger chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
Oh my god, sooooo good. Seriously, one of the best (if not THE best; it's been a while...) chapters so far. Here are the things I loved about it: being able to see into Santana's home life. I didn't peg her for the religious type, but it's interesting to see you take it in that direction. Not many people do, but you make it work. I cried on and off during the entire chapter, which I liked in a twisted sort of way haha. The dinner scene and following panic attack were so intense. Santana being attacked and vulnerable is always amazing to read, especially the way you do it. (Sorry, Santana!) My favorite part of this chapter, though, was that Brittany and Santana were able to be there for each other when they needed it the most. My heart handles it better when it's them against the world, not them against each other (or themselves).
amberholic89 chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
That was a fantastic chapter. The stuff with Brittany's Dad hit close to home for me and you wrote it beautifully. Santana's family sounds like a nightmare, yet again it was amazing.

Can't wait for the next chapter.

Cheers, amberholic89
ohmigosh chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
my heart is still pounding.

so much pain. urgh.

kudos. i can't wait for more.
iMelu chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
This chapter was so sad, but so beautiful. You're a great writer. Hope you update soon
nyquildayquil chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
Wow. Finally understanding some of why Santana is the way she is. That was rough but there does appear to be some hope. Hope this story never ends.
meatisadelicacy chapter 17 . 1/12/2011
well damn. that was rough, but at least it wasn't rough between them. i thought santana would go and do something hurtful (like puck again). can't wait for the next part, but I'm not gonna lie, i dont want this to end EVER.
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