Hey! I’m sorry I haven’t replied to this in a few days (or posted on this blog). I was sick, still am a little but I’m only now starting to feel more like a human and less like a germ monster that was seconds away from the life flashing out of my eyes.
… I may be a very dramatic sick person.
Regardless, here is the stitch. That author, “jeune fille en fleur”, retired from fandom as far as I can see. She kept her two main works (masterpieces, I should say) but it looks like she took down all of her other stories. Unless someone has them saved as pdfs or an equivalent, I’m afraid I can’t find them anywhere. Sorry I can’t help!
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody.
With somebody who loves me.
"Fate has spoken"
I’ve Never Reached an Answer (I’m Only Given Clues) is the story of how Santana, Quinn, Brittany, Artie, and the rest of the McKinley High glee club spend their summer vacation between Seasons Two and Three. Starting off in Lima, they road trip south to Florida, where they eventually make their stay at Santana’s grandmother’s home in Key West.
In my opinion, OGC is the Great American Novel of Brittana fiction—even though its brilliant author, Beth, is British.
The quality of the prose is so incredibly high and the depth of the storytelling just astounds me. This is a superb story, not just within Brittana fanon, but in general. It’s just some damn good writing, at turns romantic, sweet, heartbreaking, and astonishing, but always and above all deeply psychological.
The narration alone in the story blows my mind.
OGC is Glee the way it should be: the characters are all fully and deeply developed and serve their best purposes within the narrative frame, the dialogue is interesting and revelatory, and the relationships between the various characters are incredibly rich, complicated, and fascinating to parse.
Beth writes both Quinn and Brittana beautifully; she fills in holes that RIB and Co. might never explore, but really totally should.
Anyway, I cannot say enough good things about this story, Anon. If you’re really curious about it, I would recommend that you go read it, as no review of mine could do the story justice.
Hope this helps! Enjoy the reading! Thanks for writing in.
Summary: Santana and Quinn’s hopes of a peaceful and relaxing summer at Santana’s grandmother’s in Florida are dashed when the rest of New Directions invites themselves to join them.
Length: 19 chapters ( 310,189). Complete.
Mod Note: The fact that I haven’t already recommended this story to you all a million times is really a glaring oversight on my part, as it is one of my favorite stories of all time. Not Brittana, not Glee, not fanfic. Stories. The characterization in this is flawless and heartbreaking, and the rawness of each storyline and reveal makes it seamless and an emotional read. You will cry when reading this story. But in a cathartic way that reminds you of how even these two girls can hurt each other, they also save each other. Also, the ensemble relationships make you love every character she brings into the situation and really makes everything perfect. Go read this right now, and cry and laugh and enjoy.
Summary: After Senator Bryan Ryan dies, Presidential candidate Will Schuester is sure he has Democratic nomination in the bag. So does his campaign manager Santana Lopez, until she meets a mysterious woman at a motel. AU.
Length: 3 chapters ( 54,866). WIP.
Mod Note: After helping to beta for a story I’ve recced to you all (by MGMK), I’m in a hard core mood for some Brittana fanfic combined with political ideology, and considering Beth could write a saga on why cottage cheese should be with ever meal and I would cry about how no one understands the depth of the cheese, and how dare society reject it, etc etc etc, I of course have to rec this story to you all. She hasn’t updated in a while, and I’m not sure when she plans on doing it, but honestly, I plan on individually recommending every one of her stories, this included. So go over there, share the love when you realize how crazy talented she is, and be the awesome ficcers I know you are!
Summary: When Brittany graduates and moves to New York, Santana realizes that all her dreams are coming true, just not how she expected. Sequel to (I’ve Got To Admit) It’s Getting Better. Spoilers up to 4x18 “Shooting Stars”.
Length: 7 chapters (164,701). Complete.
Mod Note: I had heard nothing but good things about this and was FLOORED still by how amazing it was. I laughed, I cried, I shifted around uncomfortably as I read steamy scenes in public. I cried again. I laughed again. I smiled a lot. If your heart is in desperate need of Brittana In New York, read this. It almost fits with canon and it’s better than anything I can ever expect from the original writers. It’s flawless. <3 Go read!
#Brittana#otp: I just want you#I don’t know how to explain it but Brittana just look so incredibly *married* in these episodes#Like their level of familiarity with each other just makes it abundantly clear that they are two people#who have committed to share their lives with each other#There is this awesome unity and cohesion between them but they’re still clearly their own people and I dunno#I can’t even articulate what it is they just look *married*#It’s like ”This is my wife” whenever they’re together on screen and it’s wonderful because they’re on screen together#so often and even in musical numbers and in the background and stuff and just… god
"I want you to come to New York with me”: On Brittana, Untangling Your Dreams, and Coming Home
If someone had come to our little corner of the internet in March 2013 and told us that, in one year’s time, over the course of a two episode arc, we would get just about everything we had ever wanted for Brittana all in one go, and we wouldn’t have to do anything illegal to make such a miracle happen?
We probably would have laughed that person right out of cyberspace and then had a good, long cry about how we never got to hold onto our nice things.
After all, one year ago, our girls were broken up, and they had recently failed to get back together. Brittany had sent Santana to New York and was in a relationship with Sam. Santana had hooked up with Quinn. It seemed that we might never see Brittana in the same room together again, let alone as our beloved two-shot.
The idea that Brittana would eventually get back together, decide to travel the world as a couple, and plan to live together in New York while sharing multiple kisses and long, meaningful conversations as part of the process? It would have strained all credulity—and seemed like something out of a beautiful but ultimately fanon vision.
But guess what, fandom?
That’s what actually happened.
Our girls got back together.
They are literally living their “happily ever after” even as we speak.
So, fandom? Let’s talk about how our dreams got untangled.
Feelings, feelings, upon infinite feelings under the cut!