This is actually a re-post of a story I wrote a while back but with a completely different pairing and under another author's name. Recently I've been completely hooked on Brittana fanfics and I suddenly couldn't stop thinking about changing the story and make it about Brittany and Santana so that's what I'm doing.
First I'd like to say that this is completely AU, the only characters from the show are Santana and Brittany. That might change but for now it's just about them and Santana is 28 and Brittany is 26.
Secondly, I have taken the basic idea for this story from the trailer of a Swedish movie that's called "Kyss mig" (kiss me). When I started with the original story I hadn't seen the actual movie, just the trailer and the only thing I knew about the movie was from what I'd seen on the trailer. I've just borrowed the basic idea for this cause the trailer really stuck with me and then I made up my own plot and dialog.
Basically the movie is about two women in their 30's, one is gay and the other straight. The straight woman's father and the gay woman's mother are getting married and on the father's 60th birthday party the two women meet for the first time and eventually starts to fall for each other. This of course comes with complications when the straight woman's world is turned completely upside down.
Here's a short description of my story, again it's completely AU:
When Santana Lopez's mother Anita announce that she's getting married again, 15 years after her divorce from Santana's father, no one is happier than Santana. When she meets the daughter of her mother's fiance, Brittany Pierce, there's an instant attraction from Santana's side but Brittany is engaged to Nathan. As the two women slowly get to know each other they gradually grow closer and eventually it develops into something more. Something that's stronger than either of them but it also causes a complete chaos. How will they handle their strong feelings for each other when there's so much at stake and other people is involved?
I've set the rating on this fic for T but it will turn to M at some point, however I don't want to reveal when. I feel that when a T rated story gets an M rated chapter you all know what's going to happen and I kind of want the M rated chapter(s) to be a surprise. So if you don't want to read any M rated stuff then maybe you shouldn't read this fic just to be on the safe side.
Disclaimer: I own nothing, I'm just borrowing.
English isn't my first language so any spelling/grammar mistakes are all mine and I apologize in advance for any errors.
Anyway, enough of this super long A/N and on with the story. I hope you like it!
Santana Lopez was in her car on her way to her mother's engagement party. Her mother Anita had, after her divorce from Santana's father 15 years ago, mostly been alone. Sure there had been a few nice men here and there but nothing ever turned into something serious. Santana chuckled, thinking about the countless times she'd talked to her mother on the phone, it always turned into the same conversation: her mother's constant self-pity about her non existing love life and that she would spend the rest of her life alone. Needless to say, it was a very surprised Santana who received a phone call from her mother two weeks ago. A mother who was bubbling with joy and excitement and Santana had a hard time trying to figure out what her mother was telling her through her squeals of joy. When she'd finally calmed down a little Santana would learn that her mother was in fact engaged to be married to a Mr. Jack Pierce and she was head over heels in love. Her mother had mentioned earlier that she'd met someone but it was still so new, knowing that most of her mother's 'I've met someone' never turned into something more, Santana hadn't shown too much interest. So she had no idea who this Jack Pierce was, but by the sound of her mother he was someone who made her incredibly happy and that was all Santana needed to know. Later on she'd learned that Jack Pierce was a widower who'd like Anita, been mostly alone since his wife past away 8 years ago. He was a sailor but due to a serious knee injury last year he had to leave the sea and was now retired. He also was a proud father of two daughters. He'd proposed to Anita a month after they'd met on a cruise and now, Santana was on her way to finally meet this man and to celebrate with the rest of their family and friends.
Santana turned off the engine and got out of the car. She retrieved her bag from the back seat and as she looked up at the house she saw her mother stepping out on the front porch. Anita wrapped Santana up in her arms the second her daughter stood in front of her.
"I'm so glad you're here sweetie. You look beautiful." Anita pulled away and gazed lovingly at her daughter.
She put her arm around Santana's shoulder and turned her towards the front door.
"Come on, let's get inside. I can't wait for you to meet Jack." Anita said with a huge smile on her face.
Santana had to admit, her mother was absolutely glowing. She couldn't even remember ever seeing her this happy. They stepped inside and Anita lead Santana in to the dining-room which was beautifully decorated with burning candles and newly picked flowers. The first word that came into her mind as she saw the room was 'perfect' cause it really was perfect. It wasn't too much but still it wasn't like any ordinary dinner setting. The whole atmosphere was so romantic and so much like her mother that Santana's heart just filled with warmth and she pulled her mother in for another hug.
"I'm so happy for you mom." Anita smiled and held her daughter a little tighter.
"Now I'd really like to meet this man who's made my mother so happy." Santana continued.
"He's in the kitchen, I'll go get him."
A minute later her mother returned with her arm linked through her fiance's, beaming like never before.
"Santana honey, this is Jack. Jack, this is my daughter Santana." Before Santana had a chance to open her mouth, Jack had engulfed her in a big hug.
"Santana! I've heard so much about you! I'm so glad to finally meet you." Jack said and released the daughter of his fiancee.
"Nice to finally meet you too mr. Pierce." Santana said and smiled brightly.
"Call me Jack please, 'mr Pierce' makes me feel old." Jack said.
Anita put an arm around her fiance's waist and smiled. Santana watched the pair and saw how her mother looked at the man beside her and saw nothing but love.
"You have a lovely house Jack. Is there anything I can help you with now?" Santana asked.
"No, everything's finished. The guests will be here in about an hour so why don't you relax in the backyard for a while. You've had quite a drive." Jack said kindly.
"Okay, but if there's anything I can help you guys with, don't hesitate to ask." Santana said back with a smile.
"Thank you Santana, will do. Now go pour yourself a glass of wine and relax, take your mother with you. I'm sure you have some catching up to do." Jack said and kissed Anita's cheek before he left the two women alone.
Anita wrapped her arm around Santana's waist and walked them out to the backyard. Santana took a seat in the shadow under a huge oak tree while her mother went back inside to get the wine. It was a warm afternoon, Santana leaned back in her chair and closed her eyes as she took a deep breath. She opened her eyes when she heard the chair next to her squeak and was met by her mother's warm smile.
"It's really beautiful here mom." Santana said and picked up the wineglass her mother had put down on the table in front of them.
"Yes, it is. I love being here. Jack bought this place a year after his wife passed away, he said the old house carried too many memories so he wanted a fresh start." Anita said.
"I can understand that. So when will you be moving her?" Santana asked and winked at her mother.
"He asked me to move in after he asked me to marry him. We haven't decided if I'll move in before or after the wedding. There's no rush really, there's a lot to take care of. I have to sell my apartment and organize a lot of other things but honestly? I can't wait to move in here and start the rest of our lives together." Anita said and smiled.
"You know I never thought I'd say this but I'm actually a little jealous of you. All those talks about never finding love and spending the rest of your life alone, look at you now. You're so happy and in love and I'm so so happy for you mom but now it's like I'm the one who's never going to find somebody to love." Santana said and took another sip of her wine.
Anita reached for her hand.
"Just because you and Sarah didn't work out doesn't mean you won't find love again." Anita said sincerely.
"I know, it's just… being surrounded by all this love just makes me wonder if I'll ever be lucky enough to find the same kind of love, you know? I loved Sarah but she wasn't the right one for me, we just weren't meant to be."
Anita leaned closer and placed a kiss on Santana's temple.
"You'll find it honey, I know you will. Look at me? The hopeless case is now about to get married. Who would've thought?" Anita said with a smile. Santana chuckled and nodded.
"Yeah, who would've thought?" She said.
"Jack seems like a really nice man, and he's quite handsome too, for someone his age." Santana said and winked.
"Hey! He's only five years older than me, he's not that old." Anita said resentfully.
"That means he's 62 mom, so yeah, that is a bit old." Santana said and continued laughing. Anita shoved her daughter playfully.
"Seriously though, I can tell he makes you very happy and I'm so happy for you. You deserve this mom and I can't wait for the wedding."
Anita was just about to respond when Jack appeared on the back porch calling for their attention.
"Anita, Santana? My daughter and her fiance just arrived, I want you to come and meet them." Jack said brightly.
Santana and her mother left their wine glasses and walked up to Jack who led them in to the house where his daughter and fiance was waiting.
As they entered the dining-room again Santana saw the back of two people. A tall dark haired man and an equally tall, blonde woman. When Jack called out their names they turned around and as Santana looked at the blonde woman, Jack's daughter, she felt her breath caught in her throat. There was just something about that blonde woman, she was beyond beautiful but there was something more, something Santana couldn't pinpoint but just looking at her gave her a warm feeling inside. She almost missed when Jack called her name to get her attention.
"Anita, Santana, this is my daughter Brittany and her fiance Nathan." Jack said and then turned to his daughter.
"This is my Anita and her daughter Santana." he continued.
Anita instantly wrapped Brittany up in a hug.
"So good to finally meet you Brittany, I've heard so much about you." She smiled as she pulled back and looked at Jack's daughter.
She was strikingly beautiful with piercing blue eyes, just like her father.
"I'm glad to finally meet you too Anita. This is Nathan, my fiance." Brittany said and turned to her fiance who immediately stretched out his hand to say hello. Anita however ignored his hand and pulled him into a hug as well.
"Nice to meet you Nathan." she said as she withdrew from the hug.
"You too Anita." Nathan said and smiled.
Santana stood a bit behind her mother and watched them say hello to each other, her eyes strayed towards the blonde every other second, she just couldn't help herself. Suddenly she felt her mother's hand on her shoulder and heard her voice.
"Brittany, Nathan, this is my daughter Santana." Anita said proudly.
Santana smiled and took a step forward, Nathan held his hand out which she took and shock politely. Then her eyes turned to the left and instantly locked with a pair of the bluest eyes she'd ever seen. Her mouth suddenly felt dry and it felt like the temperature in the room had rapidly increased. There was a moment's awkwardness as it appeared both women were a bit uncertain how to greet each other. A simple handshake or a hug? They were going to be stepsisters so why wouldn't they hug? Brittany acted first and tentatively moved closer and gave her 'stepsister' a quick hug before looking back at her.
She was incredibly beautiful and as her eyes found the other woman's dark ones she suddenly felt a strange feeling in her body. She had no idea what it was or where it came from but she shook it off.
"Nice to meet you Brittany."
"It's nice to meet you too Santana." Brittany said and smiled.
Santana smiled back but as Nathan wrapped his arm around Brittany's waist her smile faltered.
"Nathan, how about you and I go to the living room, I have a bottle of 12 year old Macallan that really needs to be opened." Jack said and put a hand on Nathan's shoulder.
"Sounds good Jack." Nathan said and followed his father-in-law into the next room.
"So, what do you girls say about some more wine in the garden before the rest of the guests arrive?" Anita asked.
"That sounds like a wonderful idea Anita." Brittany said and smiled.
Anita put an arm around each girls shoulder and led them back to the back yard. Santana tried to focus straight ahead but failed every time, she just couldn't help herself from turning her head slightly to get a glimpse of Brittany. When they reached the place under the oak tree where Santana and her mother sat a while ago, Anita removed her arms from the girls' shoulders and motioned for them to take a seat.
"I'm just gonna go and get you a glass Brittany, I'll be right back" Anita said with a smile before she turned and walked back into the house.
Both women followed her with their gaze and when she disappeared into the house they glanced at each other.
"So..." Santana started.
"So..." Brittany repeated.
"Do you also live here in Milwaukee?" Santana asked, trying to keep a conversation going.
"No, we live in Green Bay, about two hours away. You?"
"I live in Chicago" Santana answered.
"Oh so you're a big city girl then?" Brittany said with a smile.
"Yeah I guess you could say that but I love getting away from the big city chaos every now and then. Mom has a cottage by lake Minocqua so I spend a lot of my free time there." Santana explained.
"It's really nice there, though I haven't been there in years now but I remember it was really beautiful."
"It is, you should come visit there sometime." Santana started.
"I mean you and Nathan." she finished.
"Yeah? That would be wonderful." Brittany said sincerely and was struck by how quickly she'd come to like this woman.
"When are you and Nathan getting married?" Santana asked and felt a pang in her heart the moment the words left her mouth. She had no idea why but she really didn't want to know when this gorgeous woman was getting married.
"We haven't set a specific date yet but in a couple of months. It will not be before dad and your mom's wedding." she answered.
"Are you married?" Brittany asked.
Why am I asking this? Of all the things in the world we could small talk about I just had to ask if she's married.
"No, no, I'm not married. I'm not even dating anyone at the moment and with the laws in this country marriage really isn't on the map for me." Santana said, suddenly feeling like she'd said too much by the look on Brittany's face.
"Sorry, I didn't mean to be so blunt and just dump that information on you. I'm sorry..." Santana said a little meekly.
Brittany was still processing what Santana just said and what she meant by it when it clicked.
"You're gay..." It was more a statement than a question.
"Yes, sorry I didn't mean to come out to you like this, not that I'm not out. I'm very out and I'm not ashamed of who I am it's just I don't usually come out to people I've just met like within the first half hour and-" Brittany put a hand on Santana's arm to stop the rambling woman.
"Santana! Santana? Calm down, take a breath." Santana met Brittany's eyes and immediately she was silenced and completely mesmerized.
"I was rambling wasn't I?" Santana asked a little embarrassed and was very aware of the hand still holding her arm.
"Maybe just a little." Brittany said and winked.
"But really Santana it's totally fine, I have absolutely no problem with you being gay and I appreciate your honesty. Even if it wasn't your intention to come out to me right away, I'm glad you did. We're going to be 'sisters' soon anyway." Brittany continued and instantly that funny feeling she'd managed to push away, returned.
Something about referring to herself and Santana as sisters, even though they weren't biologically related felt, well wrong. That was the only word she could think of to describe it but she had no idea why.
Santana looked down at her lap and tried to ignore the little voice in the back of her head that was telling her the reason she didn't want to be Brittany's stepsister. She was very grateful when Anita chose that exact moment to return with a wineglass for Brittany and some more wine.
The three women sat outside and enjoyed the summer breeze and each other's company until it was time to go back inside as the rest of the guests were starting to arrive.
During dinner Santana had a hard time keeping herself from seeking out Brittany. The truth was she failed completely. Every now and then as she looked up towards where Brittany was sitting she caught the blonde woman looking back at her but in a wink of an eye she'd averted her eyes.
Brittany didn't know what was wrong with her, why couldn't she stop looking in Santana's direction? A few times she noticed that Santana was looking back at her and when their eyes met for a split second Brittany looked away quickly, hoping the other woman hadn't caught her staring at her.
By the time dessert was finished people had started to mingle, some were dancing and Santana had walked back out to the garden to get some air. She was sitting in the garden swing with her head tilted back slightly, gently swinging back and forth while looking up at the beautiful evening sky.
Santana sat up and looked to her right, Brittany was standing beside the swing with two wineglasses in her hands.
"Are you okay?" the blonde asked.
"Yeah, I'm fine. Just getting some air and then I kind of got stuck here in the swing. It's insanely relaxing." Santana said and smiled.
Brittany smiled back and took a step closer to the swing.
"Mind if I join you?" she asked.
"No not at all." Santana answered and gestured for Brittany to take a seat.
"I brought some wine if you want?" Brittany said tentatively.
"Thank you, I'd love some." Santana said and took one glass from Brittany's outstretched hand.
Her fingers brushed over Brittany's and both women simultaneously looked at each other. Santana knew she held Brittany's gaze for far too long but she couldn't look away. Brittany was feeling exactly the same yet she did nothing to break the spell they seemed to be under. The sound of someone calling Brittany's name brought the two women back to reality.
"Britt? Are you out here?" Both Santana and Brittany looked over to the back porch and saw Nathan standing there, apparently a little tipsy.
"Yeah I'm here." The blonde answered.
"Come back inside babe, I wanna dance with you."
"In a minute Nate, I was just about to sit down and talk with Santana. Go back inside, I'll be there in a while." Brittany said and wondered why she was feeling slightly irritated that her fiance had interrupted them.
Interrupted what exactly? She couldn't quite explain that part but she felt interrupted.
"Sorry about that." she said and sat down on the swing beside Santana.
"It's fine." Santana said, she had no idea why Brittany was apologizing.
"No need to apologize." she continued.
Brittany looked at her and smiled then looked down at the wineglass in her hand.
"It's a nice party." Santana started.
"Yeah, they're really happy. I haven't seen my dad this happy since before my mom died."
"My mom calls me every week and for the past I don't know... 5 years or so, every call has started with how she'd never find anyone. She's made me promise her to look after her and take her out on trips when she's old and lonely." Santana said and chuckled.
"So when she called and told me she was getting married, no one was happier than me." she continued.
"I can understand that. I never thought I'd see dad smile again, like really smile, the way he smiles when he looks at your mother."
Santana looked up and met her eyes, she smiled.
"I can tell he makes her really happy, he seems like a really nice guy."
"He is and I'm so glad he met Anita, they really are perfect for each other." Brittany said.
"I'll drink to that." Santana said and clinked their glasses together.
"So, Santana Lopez, what do you do for a living?" Brittany asked and put her left arm up on the backrest and turned slightly towards Santana.
"I'm actually an FBI agent." Santana said and took another sip of her wine.
"No way? For real?" Brittany exclaimed.
"That's so cool, wow... I'm so impressed!" she continued, honestly feeling really impressed by the woman before her.
"It's not that impressive." Santana said.
"Are you kidding me? It definitely is, I mean it's the FBI!" Brittany said ecstatic.
"It's my job." Santana said and shrugged like it was like any other job.
"So what do you do? Or are you not allowed to say that?" the blonde asked curious.
"No, I'm allowed." she just couldn't help but smile at the adorable blonde beside her.
"I work in a terrorism task force, we run down potential terrorism leads and proactively identifies threats that may impact the area and the nation." Santana explained.
"And that's not impressive?" Brittany wondered with a smirk.
"Anyway, what about you Brittany Pierce? What do you do?"
"Ugh, I don't even wanna tell you now that I know what you do." Brittany answered and finished her wine.
Santana nudge her arm lightly.
"Come on." Santana nudge her again and smiled.
"Alright alright, let me just get some more wine first. I'll be right back." She got up from the swing and hurried back to the house.