Author's Note: Happy V-Day, bitches! (That's my Dean Pelton.) Done! I'm posting now to get you guys in the mood later in the event you have plans. It's long enough to be two chapters but that would've been ill advised as readers would've suffered needlessly and it would've interrupted the flow. Word to the wise: Don't read this around anyone else. Seriously. And once again, kiddies go away. "M" is not for you.
Horrifying sidenote: My boyfriend snuck up on me when I was smack in the middle of writing this chapter and it was the Most. Embarrassing. Day. Of. My. Life. You don't know humiliation until you've had to explain fanfiction to the man who takes you out to dinner. But whatever. It was worth the sacrifice, right? Plus I told him if he kept teasing me I'd move out and keep my goodies all to myself.
I want to thank everyone who has reviewed again, even though I'm gonna get to the anonym-i and have already PM'd those w/ usernames. I LOVE reading people's comments. I've never written fanfic before, & I didn't even know what it was until rather recently (thank you Alison Brie for mentioning it at Comic Con), but this has been a gratifying experience.
Shout-outs 4 shout-outs: asv: You're a sweetheart. You may hate me, but I love you. / Nameless reviewer #1: Amen. I feel that way about fanfic in general. I think what happens is a lot of people rush the pairing and don't explain the details as to how things might evolve. That's kind of why I wanted to do this, b/c I do find A&A feasible and think they have good chemistry. And thanks to everyone who keeps telling me they think that these guys are in character. I relate much more to Britta personally than I do Annie (& of course I don't relate much to Abed, but I love him just the same) but I tried to channel Annie as I was writing in her voice—imagining what her reactions, thoughts, and actions would be. I'm elated anybody thinks it paid off even a little. /Anonymous: Sorry the site wasn't working. But I'm grateful you came back to review b/c it made me smile. / Nameless reviewer #2: Cool head, baby. It's back. / Gwen: It's an honor to be reviewed by you, the hard sell. / dimelo: Soy Latina tambien. (Me mola su nombre.) You're a dear for reviewing all three chapters in a row.
Also, a bunch of you commented on the fact that I write quickly. I should let you know it is part of my job. But that's PR, not stories. You also may've guessed that I tend to obsess about things and go through phases. This week it's fanfic, last month it was hip-hop dance classes and the month before that I bought a vegan cookbook and tried out every recipe. I guess I should've known I was gonna Britta this secret writing thing when my bf asked me, "Hey, why have you been skipping dance class this week?"Aggh! Shoot me. Anyways, it'll be nice to get my life back because this dealio has exacerbated my insomnia. But I'm open to writing another story for sure if you'd like. I can't wait for Community to be back on the air, so to have this in the meanwhile has been fun, fun, fun!
Chapter 4: The Finish Line
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