A/N: Alright guys, this is it, the last installment of, what I consider, my first successful story. I'm actually super sad right now. It's like the end of an era:(:(:(
I know a lot of you want a sequel but I honestly don't see myself doing one- at least not now. I have the mind-set that sequels will never be as good as originals so I will keep writing originals. But, I have read your reviews carefully and tried to incorporate everyone's wishes for this epilogue.
Thank you to everyone one who is reading and those who have been with this story from the beginning, I'm going to miss it.
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Affairs of the Heart: Epilogue
"You okay Britt?" Santana asked, I was sitting on our bed (well technically her bed but I slept here most nights) tapping my fingers nervously.
"I'm fine..." I said though my voice was a little shaky.
"Britt..." she said skeptically. She came up behind and wrapped her arms around my waist before resting her head on my shoulder. I un-clenched my fists and sunk into her...her touch always made me feel better," You should know better by now then to lie to me..."
"I am fine...I'm just nervous is all..."
"Well that's understandable, it is our first day...but you've got nothing to worry about. You're awesome and everyone is going to love you."
"It's not me I'm worried about..." I mumbled," Well I mean, I am a little worried but as long as I have you I'll be alright. But...
"But what?" I bit my lip and sighed before confessing,
"I'm worried people will love you too much. Last time they saw you, you were this player power lesbian that everybody wanted. I don't want to watch people fawn all over you." Santana squeezed me tighter.
"Babe...you don't have to worry about anything. Once they see how much we love each other they won't come near us. And if they do I'll tell them otherwise, okay?"
"Okay," I conceded smiling.
"Why don't we get dressed?"
"Okay, any tips on what I should wear?" People in Los Angeles dressed up way more.
"I'm sure you'll look good in whatever you wear," she said as she stripped down to her underwear. See her in her bare essentials still got my heart pounding.
"What are you wearing?"
"Just this dress and my red pumps and matching belt," she said, slipping on said dress. It looked super expensive. When I first came here I flipped shit when I saw her wardrobe. After a summer of t-shirts and bathing suits I had no idea how fancy Santana actually dressed.
It was super hot.
"Maybe we could have a quickie before school? To, you know...relieve my stress?" I suggested. She stopped putting on her dress halfway.
"That sounds-" Maria burst through the door and Santana tripped and fell into her closet cursing in spanish.
"No quickies, get your clothes on now!" she commanded. Santana groaned and I couldn't help but chuckle. You'd think she'd be used to her mom by now- I was.
Adjusting to California was actually pretty easy. I mean, it's only been a week but I already feel at home here. The apartment is awesome, we're right in the middle of the city. It's pretty hot here too, which I like. It's really different from Billings though. There are SO many people! And everyone, like, tries here. Everything moved so fast, not like the lazy days at the Lake. But I liked it- loved it even, it was different. I missed my friends but I knew I'd see them soon and I texted them all constantly, especially Quinn.
Also, Santana has a super nice car. I asked her what kind of car it was and she said it was called Mercedes...she must have missed the Lake a lot to name it after Mercedes. She probably named it that because it was all sleek and black like 'Cedes.
Another thing I liked about L.A. was the traffic. I know it's weird that I like it because apparently people hated it but I thought it was super fun. 'Cedes was so comfy and Santana and I got more time to talk and listen to the radio and sing and stuff, which is what we did on the way to school.
When we pulled into the school parking lot I immediately noticed just how popular Santana was.
"People are staring San."
"Don't worry about them B," she smiled before tipping down the glasses that were previously perched on her head. I was also wearing something nice but nothing like her. I mean, nice for me. Black shorts, nice boots and a nice blouse. We stepped out of the car and started towards the building hand in hand.
"Captain Lopez!" a girl called. Oh crap it's starting.
"Who the hell are you?"
"I-I'm your new freshmen assistant? Coach S-sue s-" I sighed in relief...it wasn't some girl trying to get in San's pants.
"Awesome. Your new name is Coco because the air around you permeates with the smell of coconut. From now on you are to refer to me as Captain, Ma'am, or Ms. Lopez. This is Brittany, she's new and the love of my life and you are to follow her every whim. If she wants water you get it for her. If she wants a corn dog from the Santa Monica Pier you go get it for her. If a slushie gets thrown at her you shield her from it with your body. Understood?"
"Yes, ma'am," she said quietly, obviously intimidated. I couldn't help but feel sorry for the poor girl, and confused as to what was going on...and also a little turned on from how commanding San was. Okay a lot turned on.
"I assume you have my phone number?"
"You're dismissed until I contact you again."
"Yes ma'am," with that the girl scurried away.
"What was that?" I asked.
"Oh nothing, our cheer coach finds freshmen with potential and assigns them to the senior cheerleaders as assistants to test them."
"Oh," I said," You know I'm not going to tell her to do anything for me right?"
"I know, but I didn't really have a use for her, and I just want to look out for you."
"Aww thanks," I said pecking her cheek.
"There you guys are!" Sebastian greeted, he was also smartly dressed," How has your first day been so far Brittany?"
"Alright, but we just got here so..."
"Hmm well it looks like things are about to get a lot more interesting," he looked over my shoulder," Remember Britt, L.A. girls are ruthless. They won't hesitate to tear you apart...but I don't think you'll have any trouble protecting what's yours. Unlike the rest of us, you're not a spineless, stuck-up snob."
"Get lost Sebastian," Santana scowled he winked before walking away to prey on some guy.
"Hey captain," I looked to see three very attractive, very well dressed girls making their way towards us," Where have you been all summer?" one of the brunette's said.
"Yeah we missed you," the blonde cooed, I watched in horror when she tried to stroke Santana's arm. But San was fast and she slapped it away.
"Back off Nicole. I'm off the market," she growled. The three girls looked confused.
"What?" one of then chuckled," Santana Lopez off the market? As if..." she tried to get closer but Santana stepped away, towards me.
"Are you deaf? I said I'm off the fucking market," she repeated, snaking her hand around my waist and pulling me close," Now get lost and spread the word." They stood their ground, looking at me with curiosity and distain. Santana's eyes narrowed and her mouth turned into a sneer.
"NOW."Like Coco they scampered off.
"See that wasn't that bad..." she said slowly. I winced as one of the girls turned around and glared at me, obviously putting two and two together. Looks like it wasn't over yet.
"I just REALLY want to get on the team. The Cheerios are like goddesses. They have been national champions for seven years in a row. If you can get a good recommendation from Coach Sue you can get a full ride to, like, any college you want!" Coco rambled. I've been calling her Coco because she refused to tell me her real name as per Santana's wishes. She talks a lot and kind of reminds me of Rachel, she's cute though.
My first class was kind of weird. People looked at me but no one really talked to me. I guess those three girls from before had spread the word. I heard whispers like 'I heard Santana paid her' and 'I heard that's her girlfriend, she found in Ohio or something' psh, Ohio, laaame. Oh, and my favorite 'I heard Santana has a penis and she got her preggo.' Honestly, people's imaginations these days.
The bell finally rung and I made my way out of class. I told San I was going to meet her at my locker but when I got there my jaw tensed.
More girls surrounded my girlfriend, I could hear her yelling from here but they weren't backing off. My temper suddenly raged when I saw people getting to close to her for comfort. No one should be touching her but me.
And people needed to know that.
I stormed over to the crowd.
"C'mon San, that girl you found over the summer can't possibly fill your needs...you can't honestly say she's better than I was..."
"Yeah you know you missed us- hey!" the girl yelped as I pushed her to the side and grabbed the first girl before pushing her up against the lockers.
"What did you say to MY girlfriend?" her smirk disappeared from her face and she looked shocked and scared. I really couldn't care less though.
"I-I..." I could tell that she had never had to stand up for herself before.
"You talk a big game but when presented with a real challenge you can't do shit. So why don't you stay the fuck away from my girlfriend before I make you."
"O-okay," she stuttered. I let go of her and addressed the crowd.
"That goes for all of you!" I didn't realize how I loud I was yelling until I stopped. I flinched when I felt something touch my clenched fist.
"Britt..." Santana said. I unclenched my hand to slip it into hers. She turned to the girl I had grabbed," By the way, she is better then all of you combined, so I suggested you all hurry along before I do some real damage!" the ground dispersed immediately and I tried to calm down but I still felt adrenaline running through me.
"Calm down babe," she said, stroking my hand with her thumb.
"Sorry, I'm sorry I shouldn't have...I don't know why..." shit I almost got into a fight. I would have if that girl wasn't such a coward.
"Don't be sorry..." she husked. Surprised, I looked up to see a really turned on Santana," That was so sexy..." she wrapped her arms around my waist and pulled me close," You being all possessive, and angry..."
"They needed to know that you're mine and I'm yours." I thought she was going to kiss me but she just rested her head against my should and I hugged her back.
"I think you'll fit in here just fine Britt..."
It has been almost a year since I first met Brittany and after a whole school year together we were back at the Lake. Three days ago we had graduated, Quinn and David had come to watch us. I still couldn't believe I wasn't in high school anymore. One thing I could believe, however was that Brittany and I were stronger than ever. Sure we had a few minor fights over the past year but we never went to bed mad at each other. We would always find a way to talk it out which usually ended in mind blowing make-up sex.
I was so ready for college though. Britt and I had applied to a bunch of different ones that were near each other and we got into a majority of them so no matter where we went we would do it together, either at the same school or at school's close together. I'm really pushing for New York though, I mean she got into Juilliard! JUILLIARD! You can't just turn that down. And Columbia was the only Ivy League school I got into.
Coach Sue's recommendations really came in handy (for the both of us).
Anyway life couldn't be better, and now we were back in the town where we first met, watching our friends graduate. Uncle David had met us at the airport and drove us to the part of the lake where the ceremony was to be held (of course not without teasing the hell out of us).
We screamed and cheered as each of our friends walked across the stage and received their diploma. We hadn't seen them beforehand so after they were dismissed we went and surprised them all.
"OH MY GOD IT'S BRITT AND SAN!" Sugar screamed when she spot at us. Each of them noticed us and suddenly the guys started flat out sprinting towards us. When they reached us they picked Brittany up and twirled her around.
"Don't break her!" I warned. I couldn't help but grin at how big her smile was when Puck lifted her up and spun her before letting her rough house it with Mike and Artie. They were like little puppies.
After we laughed at them and they were all out of breath they put her down.
"Ms. Lopez you look as dazzling as ever," Kurt greeted with a friendly side hug," and Brittany, I missed my favorite blonde!"
"HEY!" Quinn and Sam protested.
"Oh like she's not your favorite too."
"San I missed you!" Tina said coming up to embrace me.
"I missed you too T," I had to admit out of everyone I missed her the most. She was like my main squeeze here, well, other than Britt.
"Santana, Brittany it's good to see you, you look well," Rachel said," I believe a hug is in order." I groaned but hugged her anyway, it was chaste and uncomfortable. Brittany on the other hand picked her up and squeezed her so hard I thought she might explode. As soon as her feet touched the ground she went back to Quinn's side.
"Yay we're all back together!" Mercedes said.
"Brittany!" a new voice said, Charlie came out of nowhere and tackled my girlfriend to the ground," I missed you!"
"Britty Bee," an older girl greeted. If Charlie was a younger version of Quinn than this one was an older one.
"Fabs!" Brittany squealed, getting up to hug her.
"What the hell! I'm the one who just graduated and I'm your sister!" Quinn said, though I could tell she was amused.
"I see you all the time though..." Charlie said, clinging to Brittany. It was like a Fabray sandwich.
"Oh come here Quinn," I said gesturing to her so I could hug her as well. I don't think I've hugged more people in my life time.
After everything died down we went to the refreshment table and went off into little groups to catch up. Brittany and I were talking to Puck and Tina when my blonde's eyes widened as she looked past them. They turned around to see what she was looking at, as did I and my jaw dropped.
"Brittany..." Mr. Pierce said softly as Tina and Puck parted our mini circle for him.
"I'll go find Mike," Tina said putting a hand on Brittany's shoulder before pulling Puck away and leaving.
"I'll leave you two to talk..." I murmured but Brittany grabbed my hand before I could move.
"No, stay," she pleaded,"What are you doing here dad?" she asked coldly.
We didn't really talk much about her parents in L.A. All we ever heard from them was when Britt's dad sent her an e-mailing telling her he put more money in a bank account for her.
"I...I left you mother."
"Your mother and I got a divorce."
It was silent for a moment, I didn't think it was my place to say anything. Brittany didn't respond either.
"She was becoming too difficult to be with, to LIVE with. I believe...I believe she felt guilty because of you. And her guilt consumed her. She was always angry, and short- I couldn't stay with her anymore. And I missed you too much."
Still nothing from Brittany, so he continued.
"I thought that I could see my little girl graduate. But when I got here I learned that you went to L.A. to be with Santana and had already graduated," he chuckled," It's my own fault, I know but..." he trailed before sighing deeply," It made me realize what I've become- how poor of a father I've been. I want to be part of your life Brittany. I don't want to miss anything else."
I felt like crying by the time he finished his speech, but when I looked at Brittany she remained stoic. I gave her hand a comforting squeeze, she probably had a million things running through her mind right now.
"I can't-" she started, but her voice cracked.
"Brittany, please I'm begging you. I understand if you can't forgive me but I'm begging you to give me a chance to make up for what I've done."
"I'll...I'll think about it..." she finally said.
"Okay..." he smiled," That's all I'm asking for."
We stood their awkwardly, waiting for someone to say something.
"You should go enjoy your time with your friends, I'll keep in touch."
"Okay." He looked at Brittany intently before smiling sadly and turning away.
"Hmm?-oh!" He gasped when Brittany hugged him. He returned the hug before she quickly backed away.
"I'll keep in touch."
We watched him walk away and I gave Santana a smile. I couldn't believe my dad came back. He left my mom. Out of all the things I thought could have happened, that definitely wasn't one of them. Maybe...maybe I could forgive him, one day.
"Hey B, was that your dad I just saw?" Quinn asked coming up to us. I nodded,
"He came back to apologize," I paused,"...he left mom."
"Awesome," I finished. I wanted to feel sorry for my mom but I couldn't. She didn't deserve that. Quinn and Santana smiled at me.
"Yeah, awesome. I'm really happy for you. Maybe you and your dad can reconcile your relationship, maybe make it even better then it was?"
"Yeah, maybe. I hope so."
"Well, how about we stop thinking about this emotional stuff and go celebrate graduation huh? Sugar told me she's hosting the Grad night party!"
I opened my mouth to reply but the words that came out weren't my own.
"Actually I was hoping you could make time for one more apology."
Wait, that didn't come out of my mouth, that came out of-
"Kelsey," Santana growled. Lo-and-behold it was, in fact my ex-girlfriend. I hadn't seen or heard from her since she ran out of my house last summer and we hadn't bummed into each other in California.
"I guess your dad and I think alike," she laughed without humor," I came to say I'm sorry Brittany. For everything. I-"
"That was for leaving her when she needed you most and outing her," Quinn said after she pulled her hand back from the slap she just delivered. Kelsey's cheek was red and she rubbed it hard to quell the stinging.
"Alright...so I might have deserved that..." she whimpered. I was about to ask if she was alright because Quinn is a really expert slapped but before I could Santana delivered a mean left hook to her other cheek and she went staggering backwards till she fell to the ground. My mouth opened comically wide and Quinn covered her mouth with her hands as her eyes widened. Now everyone was looking at us wondering what was going on.
Santana walked forward until she was standing over Kelsey.
"And THAT, bitchface, was for manipulating the love of my life, walking out on her when she was struggling with her sexuality, coming back here thinking you deserved her, trying to keep us apart, kissing her, kicking her out of the closet, telling her parents, AND thinking you could come back here and ask for her forgiveness." Mmm badass Santana...fucking hot. But of course I had to stop her before she got arrested again. Although I'm sure Donny could pull some strings I didn't want to go back to the precinct.
"San," I called, she turned towards me and I raised my eyebrow. One look and she was coming back to me without so much as an eye roll.
I have to remember to reward her for that later.
I gave Kelsey my hand and helped her up.
"I'm not quite sure if I deserved THAT..."
"You did," I answered quickly," But I forgive you." She immediately perked up and despite the already forming bruise and red mark on her cheeks her green eyes shone.
"REALLY?" Santana interjected.
"Yes, I do. But that doesn't mean I want to be your friend or anything, I just want you to know that I am not holding a grudge against you."
"Okay Brittany, I understand, and I am sorry."
"I don't regret knowing you Britt," she said, giving me one final smile.
"Me either." Kelsey gave a little wave to Santana and Quinn who both scowled at her in reply. Santana stepped forward and announced,
"Alright, if nobody else would like to apologize to my girl here I'd LIKE to get my party on!"
I laughed and ran into her arms, pretty soon all our friends joined us and we were in one big happy group-hug.
"I can't believe you fucking got me to agree to this," Santana scoffed as she hauled two suitcases up the stairs," How did this happen?" she groaned.
"Let's see...I'm pretty sure I seduced you into it. Yup, I remember, I did that super awesome thing with my tongue, tied you up and left you hanging until you agreed."
"It was a rhetorical question Babe. But thanks for the awesome memory," she smirked.
"I know, I just didn't want to tell you the truth and say you were whipped."
"I'm not whipped Brittany! I just love you a lot and would do many things to keep you happy."
"That's whipped, San."
"Do you know what whipped means? Because you're giving me all the definitions for it."
"I'm not whipped I'm-"
"You're fucking whipped," Quinn commented sweeping passed them and into the apartment.
There you rest, with all the rest
Of my accessories, on my nightstaaaaand!
After Rachel got into NYADA and Quinn got into Columbia too they all decided to get an apartment together to save money. Well, Brittany, Quinn and Rachel did- Santana greatly protested it...but, she was easily persuaded to agree with them. And thus, they all moved to New York City.
"Great the singing's already started..." Santana grumbled," KEEP IT DOWN BERRY! I'm gonna die!" she whined, dropping her bags. Her arms felt like lead from carrying their crap up four sets of stairs.
Brittany wrapped her arms around Santana and hugged her from behind, giving her cheek a peck," It's not going to be that bad. In, fact it will be awesome. We're going to live it up in New York, then get our degrees, then get jobs and get married and have a family. And we'll get a summer house on the lake where we can take our kids...this is the beginning of our forever. "
Santana leaned into her girlfriend, not believing she was so lucky to have met such an amazing girl.
"That sounds nice Britt..."
"Whipped," Quinn said, passing by them carrying another box.
"Only for you," Santana whispered and she could feel Brittany's smile on her cheek.
"What do you say to breaking in our new bedroom, San?" Brittany breathed.
"I'd say I'd love to but what about Quinn and Rachel?"
"I'd say I really don't care I need you right now." Santana turned in her arms and gave Brittany a deep kiss.
"I'd say I didn't think it was possible but I just fell even more in love with you."
"I'd say I don't think I'll be able to stop falling more in love with you every day..." Brittany whispered before connecting there lips together and pulling her into their new bedroom," You're all I need."
"You are the best thing that has and will, ever happened to me Brittany S. Pierce, and I'm so glad that my mom sent me to the Lake so that I could meet you."
"Me too, but we really need to stop being cute because I really want to fuck you right now."
"Alright good plan," Santana agreed. And for the first time of many she pushed Brittany onto their bed and kissed her deeply...
"You guys better not be having sex in there!" Quinn yelled.
They didn't stop though, they wouldn't stop for anything now. They had found each other and they weren't ever going to let the other go.
That's all folks, thanks for reading:)
Until we meet again,