Here it is, the end of this journey but like I said earlier, I have an idea for a continuation of some sort. This whole story has been focusing on Santana and Brittany and their love for each other and this final part will be no different.

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Rating and disclaimer from the first chapter apply.

Chapter 25.

Santana's recovery had continued to be heading in the right direction and she was released from the hospital ten days after she'd woken up. Brittany never left her side unless she absolutely had to and once they were back in Santana's apartment, no… it was their apartment now, Brittany made sure that Santana rested and didn't do anything that would jeopardize her healing. There were a lot of things that the brunette indeed could manage on her own but the blonde hadn't let her lift a finger if there was a possibility it could somehow worsen her injury. So Santana just let Brittany take care of her and she enjoyed every single second.


They'd been home for a week and Santana was feeling better and stronger every day that passed. Brittany had returned to Green Bay, just for a day, to get some of her stuff from the house and when she'd been gone she'd made Anita stay with Santana despite the brunette's protests. She was feeling fine, well maybe not fine but she wasn't in any pain and she could manage to take care of herself. She really didn't need her mother to babysit her but Brittany had insisted and she really couldn't say no to her. Not that she didn't enjoy spending time with her mother but the older woman was just so worried and uptight. Santana had a hard time relaxing cause her mother was constantly on full alert. If Santana flinched the slightest Anita was on her way to call 911. The brunette couldn't blame her mother for acting that way though, her only child had been shoot in the chest and almost died so obviously she was going to act very uptight around Santana for a while.

Santana was very glad though when Brittany came home later that evening and though Anita stayed the night, she still felt much more relaxed when the blonde had returned.


Brittany settled in pretty fast and though she didn't bring any of her old furniture it didn't take long till she felt like home, till she felt like it was now their apartment. Santana was a big part of making that feeling settle within her though.

They'd just enjoyed a nice dinner and were now relaxing on the couch in front of the TV. Santana had her legs on Brittany's lap and the blonde rubbed her foot gently. Brittany had her focus on the TV but Santana couldn't help but look at the blonde instead. She was so beautiful and she still couldn't quite believe that she was living with her now. Brittany wasn't just here for a short time, she was living with her. Santana's heart filled with warmth just thinking about it and she couldn't understand what she'd done to get this lucky.

After a few minutes Brittany felt the brunette's gaze and turned her head to meet Santana's warm brown eyes.

"What?" the blonde asked with a small smile.

"Nothing. Just thinking…" Santana replied and smiled back.


"About how incredibly happy I am."

Brittany squeezed Santana's foot gently and reached out her free hand towards Santana who gently entwined their fingers.

"I'm so happy you're here. You make me so happy and I still can't really believe you're not going anywhere…" the brunette admitted.

"I'm not going anywhere." Brittany said gently.

"I know." Santana said warmly and squeezed her hand.

"I just wanted to say that."

"I'm happy too Santana… So so happy." Brittany said and gazed lovingly into Santana's eyes.

There was a moment's silence. Brittany returned her focus to the screen while Santana played with the blonde's fingers.

"Can you believe it's only a month till dad and Anita's wedding." The blonde said after a while and turned towards Santana again.

"No, it feels like it was just yesterday mom called and told me the news."

"I'm so happy for them." She continued and smiled at the blonde.

"Me too." Brittany leaned forward and kissed the brunette gently.

"I can't wait to see you in that dress you're wearing for the wedding..." Santana mumbled against Brittany's lips which made the blonde smile.

"I can't wait to see you… you're gonna look super… hot…" Brittany smiled against the brunette's lips before she pecked those gorgeous lips again and then resumed her previous position.

Santana continued to play lazily with Brittany's fingers while they just enjoyed the rest of the evening.


Two weeks later Brittany had to return to Green Bay again. She had a meeting with Nathan at their bank, Nathan had agreed to buy her part of their house so they had a meeting with a bank official to finish up some paper work. Brittany couldn't wait to have the whole thing over and done with.

It was very obvious that Nathan didn't want to spend more time than necessary with the blonde. When she came to get her stuff he'd gone to a friend's house. He was obviously still hurting and he'd really tried to be a friend to Brittany when Santana had got shot but when the blonde had snapped at him in the car when he was just trying to be nice, he really didn't want to be around her if he absolutely didn't have to. The bank meeting was something they had to do together but he made sure it was done as fast as possible. Brittany had already arranged for the furniture that belonged to her, to be stored until further notice.

When they left the bank it was pretty obvious to the blonde that Nathan just wanted to get out of there so they said a brief goodbye and then went their separate ways. This time for good.

Brittany could still feel bad for the mess she caused but looking back, there was no other way it could have been. Santana had stolen her heart so completely from day one and she knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with her. So leaving Green Bay once and for all, leaving all memories behind, she had no regrets.


Santana was already asleep when Brittany made it home and she undressed quietly and slipped in under the covers carefully so she wouldn't wake the sleeping woman. Snuggling up close to the brunette, she placed a gentle kiss on Santana's shoulder. The sleeping woman started to stir.

"Britt?" she mumbled and opened her eyes sleepily.

"I'm here, go back to sleep sweetie…" the blonde whispered and kissed Santana's shoulder again.

"mm'kay…" Santana mumbled before she fell asleep again.

Brittany repositioned herself and just lay awake and watched the sleeping woman. She raised her hand slowly and gently brushed her fingers over Santana's hair, careful not to wake her.

"You take my breath away Santana…" she whispered and then placed a gentle kiss on the brunette's cheek before she snuggled closer and closed her eyes as well.


Santana had been given the clear to go back to work about a month after her accident. Not fulltime though and just desk duty. She wasn't exactly thrilled about that but she wasn't about to argue, it felt good to be back and she felt better each day. It was also really nice to come home early and spend the rest of the day with her girlfriend.


It still felt a bit unreal in a way, coming home to somebody. Santana couldn't count the times she'd been thinking that it was just a dream. A wonderful dream and she was certain she would wake up soon because it really felt too good to be true. Every day when she came home from work, when she was standing outside the door to their apartment, she would feel the butterflies in her stomach doing summersaults just thinking about stepping inside.

Today wasn't any different but she was extra glad for the butterflies today. She'd had a shitty day really and she just wanted to snuggle up on the couch with her girlfriend and a glass of wine. Work had been, well a bitch really but it wasn't just the workload that had put her in a cranky mood. She'd seen her doctor today and she had her hopes up that she would be allowed to return to work full time but the doctor wanted her to continue work halftime for another two weeks. She was disappointed but the doctor reminded her that she had in fact been shot in the chest only a month ago and though she'd made a remarkably fast recovery, her body needed time to heal properly.

After her doctor's appointment she'd gone to work and when the pile of files on her desk didn't seem to decrease at all, well, her mood didn't exactly brighten.

Here she was now, outside their apartment trying to get her keys out of her front pocket while carrying two bags of takeaway Thai food and her work bag. Safe to say she wished she had an extra set of hands at that moment. With some effort she managed the task without dropping the food, which would have been a disaster because she was really hungry and really didn't need anything else to make this day worse. Just as she turned the lock Brittany opened the door from the inside.

"Oh hey! I thought I'd heard something." The blonde said and smiled when she saw her girlfriend's face.

"Hey, yeah… I had a little too much to carry I realized, so getting the keys out wasn't that easy." Santana said and the second she met Brittany's blue eyes her bad mood vanished completely.

"You should have just knocked."

Santana contemplated that for a second.

"Good point. I'll remember that next time" Santana said and winked.

Brittany just smiled and leaned forward to brush her lips against Santana's before taking the bags out of her hands. Santana closed the door behind her and took off her coat before following the blonde into the kitchen where she'd already set the table.

"Aahhh it feels so good to be home" Santana sighed as she slumped down on one of the chairs.

Brittany poured her a glass of wine and put it down in front of her and then stood behind Santana and put her hands on her shoulders. The brunette was really tensed but relaxed the second the other woman started to gently massage her.

"That feels really good…" Santana closed her eyes and relaxed even more.

Brittany leaned forward and placed a soft kiss on the side of Santana's neck, just below her ear.

"How about we eat and then I'll give you a proper massage?" the blonde whispered and it made the other woman tingle.

"I wouldn't say no to that…" Santana replied and took the blonde's hands and pulled her so she came to stand in front or the brunette.

She entwined their fingers and pulled her down to her lap. Brittany untangled their fingers and wrapped her arms around her girlfriend's neck as she closed the gap between them. Santana's hand found their way under Brittany's shirt and she caressed her back slowly.

"I missed you…" Santana mumbled against the blonde's lips before she deepened the kiss.

Brittany tangled her fingers in Santana's hair and moaned into Santana's mouth when the other woman's tongue met her own. Santana's fingers were playing with the clasp on Brittany's bra when the blonde slowly pulled away.

"As much as I'm enjoying this, and believe me I am…" she kissed her again slowly to prove her point.

"I'm also really hungry and I really need some energy for later…and so do you…" she mumbled against Santana's lips.

Santana captured Brittany's lips again and slowly pushed her tongue inside the blonde's mouth and let it explore Brittany's mouth very slow and seductively and she could feel the blonde starting to surrender in her arms. Her fingers started to work on Brittany's bra clasp again and just as she was about to unclasp it the blonde gently removed Santana's hands from underneath her shirt and pulled back slowly.

"I hate you…" Santana mumbled.

Brittany chuckled and got off the brunette's lap.

"We both know that's a lie." She said and winked before she pecked Santana's pouting lips really quickly.

"Let's eat and then I promise to take care of you…"

"I'm gonna hold you to that."

Brittany smiled and then took a seat opposite Santana and started to open the takeaway food bags.

"Oh I haven't even asked you… How did the doctor's appointment go?" Brittany asked as she served herself some of the satay chicken before passing it to Santana.

"I'm not allowed back fulltime yet…" Santana sighed and Brittany could see that the other woman was very disappointed with that.

"I'm sorry sweetie." She reached for Santana's hand across the table.

"I'm just disappointed I guess… I kinda had my mind set on getting back full time, that the doctor would give me a clean bill of health you know… it's been a month but obviously that isn't enough time."

"A month isn't that long time considering what you've been through Santana. But you're doing great now so just give your body the time it needs to heal properly."

"Have you talked to my doctor about this? Because that's exactly what he said."

Brittany chuckled.

"Obviously you have a very smart girlfriend." She said and winked.

"And oh so humble too." Santana replied witty.

"Shut up and eat already." She said playfully.

Santana laughed and smiled at the blonde.

"I'm still getting that massage later right?"

"If you behave." Brittany said and winked.


After dinner they snuggled up on the couch, Santana lay in Brittany's arms with her back pressed against the blonde's front and Brittany was playing with Santana's hair while they just enjoyed the peace and quiet.

"I really needed this. I haven't been in a particularly good mood today but coming home to you, to this, really makes me forget why I even was in a bad mood to begin with."

Brittany smiled and pressed a kiss against the side of Santana's head. There was a moment's silence, Santana reached for one of Brittany's hands and started to play with her fingers slowly.

"I love coming home to you…" Santana said gently after a few minutes of silence.

"I don't think I've told you that but I do. I love coming home and knowing you'll be on the other side of that door. It makes me all tingly." Santana said and blushed slightly, glad she had her back towards the blonde.

"I know most of the stuff here are mine but I hope you feel like this is your apartment now too. I just want you to feel like you're home cause I-" Brittany interrupted her

"Santana, I could live in a shoebox for all I care, as long as you're with me. I'm not saying I would rather live in a shoebox than here cause I love it here, I just mean that it's you who makes me feel like home. Where we live isn't important, it's you that's home to me. You are my home Santana…" she wrapped her arms tight around the woman who was lying in her arms and Santana just closed her eyes as she yet again was filled with so much love for this woman.

"I love you…" she whispered and Brittany squeezed her even tighter.

"I love you too…"

"Come to bed with me?" the blonde whispered. Santana just nodded.


Brittany closed the bedroom door behind them and walked up to the brunette who was standing in the middle of the room with her back turned towards the blonde. Brittany wrapped her arms around Santana's waist and started to place soft feather light kisses on her neck which made Santana tingle all over. She stroked Brittany's arms tenderly but as she felt the tip of Brittany's tongue slowly lick a path up to her ear and then the feel of those heavenly lips closing around her earlobe she slowly turned in the other woman's arms. She met dark blue eyes briefly before closing the short distance between them.

Brittany entangled her fingers in Santana's hair as they kissed slowly yet passionately and tilted her head to the side so she could kiss her even deeper. Their tongues moved against each other in harmony, no one was fighting the other for dominance they just moved together in a slow, sensual kiss.

Santana hadn't even noticed that the blonde had started to walk them towards the bed, it wasn't until the back of her knees bumped against the bed that she realized they'd moved. She'd been completely consumed in their kissing. Brittany broke the kiss and started to kiss her way across Santana's jaw and then up to her ear.

"Take off your clothes…" she whispered in Santana's ear and the brunette swallowed hard.

She started to unbutton her shirt which proved to be incredibly difficult as Brittany kept licking and sucking her neck but she managed to get it unbuttoned and let the garment fall to the floor. Brittany's hands moved to her hips and slowly made their way up her back where they unclasped Santana's bra which quickly joined the shirt on the floor.

Santana gasped as Brittany's mouth started to travel south and she moaned quietly when she felt a warm tongue swirl around her nipple. Brittany's hands had moved down to the hem of her pants which she quickly unbuttoned and started to pull down Santana's toned legs as her lips and tongue kissed a path down to Santana's stomach.

Santana could hardly breathe as the blonde placed open mouth kisses all over her stomach and with shaky legs she managed to step out of her pants before she was being pushed down onto the bed. Brittany hovered above her and found her lips again. Santana was about to deepen the kiss when the blonde pulled away.

"Turn around… I believe I promised you a proper massage…" she whispered and Santana only nodded before she turned around.

Her breathing was ragged and she was so wet. She could feel her underwear getting sticky against her and she really just wanted to take them off but before she could proceed with that thought she felt Brittany straddle her thighs and then the blonde's hands were all over her back.

Brittany had removed her own pants and shirt so she was straddling Santana's thighs wearing only her bra and underwear and she wondered briefly if this was such a good idea. Feeling Santana's skin against her own always made her head spin and she realized that this proper massage she'd promised ,probably wouldn't be so proper after all. Not that she thought the brunette would complain. She tried to focus a little and started to move her hands over Santana's back and up to her shoulders.

Santana had a hard time trying to really relax cause she was so turned on and the feeling of Brittany straddling her thighs, where she could actually feel the heat from the blonde's center against her own skin, made everything so intense. Brittany's hand moved excruciatingly slow over Santana's back and with each stroke her hands moved lower and lower until they finally moved over Santana's ass and slightly down her thighs.

Santana was on fire and she really didn't know how much more she could take. Brittany's hand had now deserted Santana's back completely and was now only focused on caressing her ass and thighs and when her hands wandered in under Santana's underwear the brunette couldn't take it anymore.

She turned around so quickly and pulled the blonde down on top of her and crashed their lips together. She quickly unclasped Brittany's bra, desperately needing to feel the blonde's breasts pressed against her own.

"I need you…please…" she panted against Brittany's mouth as her hands started to tug down the blonde's underwear.

Brittany deepened the kiss as her own hands started to pull down Santana's underwear while Santana kicked her legs to help the blonde with the task. As soon as they both were free of the last remaining obstacle their hands simultaneously searched out the other woman's heat and Santana gasped when Brittany pushed two fingers inside of her and had to take a second to compose herself before she could do the same to the blonde.

When Santana's finger slowly pushed inside her, Brittany had to break their kiss to take a breath. Santana added a second finger and the blonde knew she wouldn't last long and by the sound Santana was making beneath her, she wouldn't last long either. She repositioned herself slightly so she could easily work her fingers in and out of Santana's wet core while she rocked her own hips against Santana's fingers. They breathed heavily and beads of sweat had started to form on their bodies while they pushed faster and deeper until they both collapsed in each other's arms as wave after wave of an earthshattering orgasm rushed through their bodies.

Their fingers were still buried deep inside the other as small aftershocks made their bodies tremble against each other.

"You're amazing…" Santana panted.

Brittany lifted her head and met Santana's deep brown eyes. She slowly closed the gap between them and kissed her slowly. She couldn't get enough of Santana's lips, she honestly believed that she could kiss her forever. The blonde slowly withdrew her fingers from Santana's center which made the brunette tremble. She moved her hands up to Santana's hair and entangled her fingers in Santana's soft dark hair. She loved her hair, she loved the feeling of having those dark curls between her fingers. Santana's tongue teased the blonde's upper lip and when she parted her lips slowly Santana took the opportunity to slip her tongue inside the blonde's mouth once more. The kiss naturally deepened and as their tongues swirled together in a very heated kiss their bodies came alive again and Santana flipped them over, her fingers still inside the blonde.

Brittany moaned loudly when Santana's fingers started to move inside her again and she was yet again surprised that her body could react like this. Never in her life had she ever been able to go for round two like minutes after an orgasm had rushed through her body. Usually once she got her release she was satisfied and her arousal sort of died down but with Santana… She'd just given her an earthshattering orgasm and now Brittany was more than ready to go again. Santana left her mouth and gave her breasts some attention while she slowly continued to move her fingers in and out of the blonde's core. As the brunette's mouth traveled down Brittany found it hard to breathe properly and when those soft lips brushed over her clit it was as if all the air was sucked out of her lungs.

"God Santana…" she moaned trying to catch her breath.

"I love doing this… you taste amazing…" Santana mumbled before she pulled her fingers out and pushed her tongue inside instead.

"Santana!...god…"the blonde panted violently.

She was so close and when the brunette pushed her fingers back inside and wrapped her lips around her clit and flicked it rapidly with the tip of her tongue the blonde was pushed over the edge again, hard. Her whole body trembled and she wasn't even aware that Santana had moved up and was now kissing her neck softly. She wrapped her arms the brunette and held her tight.

"You okay?" Santana whispered.

The blonde nodded and Santana nuzzled her nose against Brittany's neck which made the blonde giggle.

"That tickles!"

Santana lifted her head and smiled as she gazed lovingly into beautiful blue eyes for a moment.

"You're so beautiful…"

Brittany smiled and lifted her head slightly so she could press a soft kiss on Santana's lips before she pulled the brunette down and held her close.

After a few minutes Santana slided off the blonde and snuggled up to her side instead, wrapping her arm over her stomach. Brittany was so tired and as Santana placed feather light kisses on her shoulder she drifted off to sleep. Santana wasn't far behind.


Brittany was the first to wake up the next morning. Santana was still snuggled up against her, sleeping soundly. She moved her fingers up and down the brunette's arm that was still draped protectively across her stomach. She looked up at the ceiling as her mind started to wander… Her father's and Santana's mother's wedding was two days away and though she was really excited for them she couldn't help but feel a bit scared as well. The wedding wasn't going to be a big one but there would be people there who most likely knew about the change in her life and she was worried how they were going to react.

Santana started to stir and as she opened her eyes she saw the blonde staring up at the ceiling.

"What are you thinking about?" she asked sleepy.

Brittany turned her head and met Santana's warm brown eyes looking at her lovingly.

"The wedding… I'm just nervous I guess…"

"About what people will say?"

Brittany looked down at her hands that were caressing Santana's arm gently.

"Yeah…" she admitted.

Santana snuggled even closer and placed a gentle kiss on the blonde's neck.

"It will be okay…" she whispered.

"I know… and it doesn't matter anyway. I'm not ashamed to be with you Santana and I really don't care what they'll think or say but it's just…" she trailed off. Santana knew what she meant.

"I know… It's not exactly an 'everyday' situation, I mean your dad and my mom is getting married to each other and their daughters are in a lesbian relationship, with each other so yeah, it's bound to turn some heads and make some jaws drop." Santana said with a chuckle and Brittany smiled cause if she really thought about the situation, it was completely absurd and she laughed a little.

"It's a bit funny though isn't it?"

"I'm actually glad my grandparents are both dead cause having to explain this situation to them…well…" Santana shook her head thinking about that scenario and then started laughing.

She buried her face in the crook of Brittany's neck and her whole body shook with laughter, the blonde started to laugh too.

When the laughter started to subside, Santana lifted her head and met beautiful blue ones.

"I get that we're totally unconventional and that this whole situation is rather unusual but still, I'll proudly walk beside you and people will look but let them look. We know what we feel and that what we have is real and none of the rest of it matters really. Our parents love us for who we are and no matter what we have their support."

"Yeah you're right, we have the support from the people that matters the most and that's the only thing that matters." The blonde agreed.

"And we have each other…" she continued.

Santana looked deep into her gorgeous blue eyes.

"Always…" she said softly and pressed a tender kiss to the blonde's lips.

"I'm gonna go take a shower. Care to join me?" Santana asked with a wink.

"Do you even need to ask?" the blonde replied and grabbed Santana's hand before pulling her off the bed and towards the bathroom.


The morning of the day when Anita and Jack would get married, Santana stood in front of the bathroom mirror doing her hair. Brittany had just finished putting on her makeup which turned out to be extremely difficult when Santana was standing no more than two feet away from her wearing nothing but her underwear. Brittany always found Santana hot but now, wearing a black, lacy bra that really accentuated the swell of her breasts and matching black underwear that left most of her ass free for inspection, well let's just say applying mascara to her eyelids had never been this difficult.

"It's rude to stare you know." The brunette said playfully.

"So sue me." The blonde replied and Santana giggled.

She turned her head only to find Brittany's eyes locked on her chest.

"Uhm sweetie? My eyes are up here."

"Oh shut up." Brittany replied and shoved the brunette playfully.

Santana laughed and moved closer so she could wrap her arms around the blonde's waist.

"You're really not that smooth with your ogling." She said and pecked the blonde on her lips.

"Can you blame me? I mean have you seen yourself? God… I have some not clean thoughts right now…" the blonde started and moaned when Santana started to kiss her neck.

"Really?" Santana mumbled against her skin.

Brittany's hands couldn't stop themselves. They squeezed Santana's ass quickly before moving up the brunette's back, over her shoulders and finally down where they cupped Santana's breast.

"Oh God…" Brittany moaned as Santana licked a pattern up to the blondes ear and then slowly down to her neck again where she sucked on her skin lightly, careful not to leave any marks.

"Santana…as much…oh my God…"

Santana's hand found the blonde's right breast and she slipped her hand past the blonde's bra to rub her thumb over Brittany's nipple.

All she really wanted was to push the brunette against the bathroom counter and push her hand down into those black lace panties and push her fingers inside. Thinking like this certainly didn't help the matter and somehow, she had no idea how, she managed to push the brunette away and take a couple of deep breaths before she spoke.

"Santana… we have to get ready… and I can't believe I'm saying this cause God… the things you do to me and I really have myself to blame for all this but you're just so hot and I couldn't stop looking at you though I knew it wa-" her rambling was interrupted when soft warm lips pressed against her own.

"It's okay baby…" Santana whispered against her lips.

"I know we have to get ready, I was just teasing you." She added with a wicked smile on her lips.

"God your mean…" Brittany said before she captured the brunette's lips again.

She pulled back and wrapped her arms around Santana's shoulder.

"But I guess I kinda started it."

"Uh huh" Santana agreed with a playful smile which made the blonde roll her eyes and gently shove the brunette away from her.

"Just get ready, we can't be late." Brittany said and slapped the brunette's ass as she passed her to go get dressed.

"And you call me mean." Santana called after her and Brittany giggled as she entered their bedroom to get ready. She decided to add the final touch on her makeup after Santana had dressed.


Brittany stood in front of the large mirror in their bedroom adjusting her dress when Santana walked in and literally took the blonde's breath away. She looked absolutely gorgeous in a dark red dress that made her look so sexy yet classy. Her now curly hair framed her face perfectly and she'd applied a perfect amount of makeup to enhance her eyes that were literally beaming. Santana was always beautiful and she really didn't need makeup to enhance anything really but seeing her like this literally took Brittany's breath away. That feeling wasn't one-sided though, Santana gasped as her eyes looked at what could only be described as pure perfection.

"You're beautiful…" Santana gasped, her heart doing crazy things inside her chest.

Brittany walked up to her girlfriend and just looked at her.

"You take my breath away." She whispered.

"Completely…" Santana whispered back and gazed lovingly into her girlfriend's eyes.

"I'm not sure I'll be able to look at anyone else but you at the wedding."

Brittany blushed by the compliment and reached for Santana's hands. They just looked at each other for a moment, their fingers gently playing with each other.

"Have you packed everything you need?" Santana asked after a while.

"Yes, I'm all set."

"Me too. So… shall we get going?" she asked and smiled warmly.

The blonde nodded and gave Santana's hands a gentle squeeze before she released them and went to their bed to pick up her bag. Santana grabbed her bag and a while later they were on the road on their way to the Landmark resort where the wedding would be held.


A couple of hours later they had checked in to their room and put a last touch on their makeup before they headed down to the reception area. The wedding and the wedding reception would be held outside in the garden area and as they stepped out from the hotel and saw the decorations and flowers along with the beautiful setting, both women gasp silently.

"It's so beautiful…" Brittany said as her eyes wandered over the garden and all its beauty.

"It's perfect…" Santana could only agree.

It was a small wedding and some guests had already arrived and were seated in the ulterior part of the garden where the wedding ceremony would be held.

"Do you wanna go and take a seat?" Santana asked.

Brittany hesitated a little.

"Are you okay?" the brunette asked gently and touched Brittany's arm.

Brittany turned her head and met Santana's warm brown eyes.

"Yeah I'm fine. Let's go sit down." She said and smiled, then squeezed Santana's hand quickly before they started to walk down to the wedding area side by side.

Both women greeted the other guests as they passed them to take a seat in the front row. Brittany's heart was beating really fast as they she sat down next to Santana and she glanced back at the other guests who were becoming more and more by the minute. She noticed that some were whispering to each other but she returned her focus to the beautiful woman beside her and decided to just enjoy this beautiful day.


The wedding ceremony had been beautiful. Both Santana and Brittany had to wipe a tear or two from their eyes as they'd watched their parents say 'I do' to each other. Anita looked absolutely beautiful and Jack looked very handsome in a black suit.

After the ceremony Santana walked up to her mother and embraced her, Brittany did the same with Jack.

"You look so beautiful mom. You both do and I'm so happy for you." Santana said a bit emotional as she held her mother tight.

"Thank you sweetheart. You look stunning, and Brittany too and I'm so happy you're here, together to share this day with us." Anita said warmly.

Santana pulled back and smiled. Jack and Brittany walked up to them and Jack engulfed Santana in a big hug while Anita embraced Brittany.

"You look so beautiful together. Thank you for making her so happy." Jack said kindly and Santana felt tears welling up in her eyes hearing him say that.

She knew that he and Brittany were fine and that he was okay with them being together, but he hadn't really said anything about their relationship. So hearing him say this now meant very much to her.

"Thank you." She whispered.

Jack smiled at her when they pulled back and then stepped over to his wife and put his arm around her. Santana's whole body tingled when she felt Brittany's arm brush against her own. She turned and met piercing blue eyes that looked at her so lovingly. She shivered when Brittany leaned closer and whispered in her ear.

"I love you…"

Santana smiled and brushed her hand against the blonde's.

"I don't know about you all, but I really want something to drink now." Anita said loudly and the other guests chuckled and agreed.

Santana and Brittany lingered and when they were the only ones left Santana turned around and placed a tender kiss on the blonde's lips.

"I love you too…" she whispered against Brittany's lips before she kissed her again and reached for her hand.

Brittany pulled back and looked at the brunette, she couldn't remember the last time she was this happy. The wedding had been absolutely beautiful. Santana entwined their fingers and smiled before they started walking up to the wedding reception.


The wedding party was in full swing and everybody was having a great time. The food had been great and now people were drinking champagne and mingling. A band was playing and some people were dancing. Anita and Jack were dancing slowly together looking so in love and Santana and Brittany was standing beside the dance floor looking at them.

"They look so happy." The blonde said.

"Yeah. They really do." Santana said and turned her head to look at her girlfriend.

Brittany looked absolutely stunning in a light blue, sleeveless dress that looked as it was created for her to wear. Santana could hardly tear her eyes away from her and she had a really hard time keeping her hands to herself. She didn't know how the other guests would react to public display of affection so she composed herself. None of the other guests had said anything offensive or anything but there was quite a few looks but Santana really didn't care.

Brittany had noticed that some of the guests looked at her and Santana at the reception, and some were whispering to each other. She had been afraid of that and that it would make her feel uncomfortable but it didn't. Standing there beside her girlfriend who looked so beautiful the blonde couldn't be more proud that the woman beside her was hers. She reached for Santana's hand and entwined their fingers as they continued to look at their oh so happy parents.


Later in the evening Santana wanted a moment alone with Brittany, away from prying eyes. The blonde was currently dancing with her father and Santana watched them and saw how happy the blonde looked. As the song ended Anita reclaimed her husband and placed a kiss on the blonde's cheek who smiled widely. Turning around she spotted Santana standing a few feet's away, looking at her intently. She slowly started to walk closer to the brunette.

"Hey there."

"Hi." Santana said and smiled brightly.

"Are you having a good time?" the blonde asked.

"Yes, I'm having a really good time. However I was hoping I could steal you away for a little while."

"I think that can be arranged." The blonde replied and winked.

"Come on…" Santana reached out her hand and Brittany took it.

Santana led them away from the party and down to a small beach that was located behind the celebration premises. Both women removed their shoes and enjoyed the feeling of warm sand between their toes as they walked down to the shoreline hand in hand. It was a beautiful and warm evening and really a perfect day to have a wedding party.

They walked in silence for a minute, they were all alone and all that could be heard was the sound of small waves rolling up on the beach and in the distance they could hear the band playing.

"Dance with me?" Santana asked.

"Here?" the blonde wondered.

"I've wanted to dance with you all night and it's not that I don't want to dance with you inside cause I really don't care about the looks, but I just wanted to be alone with you for a moment." Santana said and smiled.

Brittany wrapped her arms around Santana's neck and smiled. Santana put her arms around the other woman's waist and pulled her closer as they started to move slowly together in the sand. Brittany leaned her head against the side of Santana's head and closed her eyes.

After a minute or so Santana pulled back and gazed lovingly at the woman in her arms.

"Do you remember what I said that day when we first met? You asked me if I was married and I said that marriage really wasn't on the map for me because of the laws in this country."

The blonde nodded.

"Well, I think I was wrong." The brunette said and wrapped her arms tighter around Brittany's waist.

"I think I want to marry you someday, and I'm not proposing cause when I do that I want to make it special and I want that day to be all about you, but I'm just saying… I wanna marry you someday." Santana said with a smirk and the blonde grinned like a fool.

Santana continued to amaze her and she still couldn't believe how lucky she was for having this woman in her life.

"Well, when that someday comes, I think I'll say yes." The blonde said and pressed her lips against Santana's.

"You think you'll say yes?" Santana mumbled playfully against Brittany's lips.

"Uh huh… I'm still not completely sure I've forgiven you for comparing me to a drooling dog so yeah, I think I'll say yes. You still have some major sucking up to do for that one Lopez."

Santana chuckled and pulled back slightly to meet her eyes.

"I thought you would've forgotten about that by now."

The blonde shook her head with a playful look in her eyes.

"Nope" she said and smiled widely.

Santana smiled back. They just looked at each other for a moment and the smiles on their faces slowly died down as they looked into each other's eyes seeing nothing but love. Both were filled with warmth as they pulled each other a little closer and held on a little tighter.

"So someday huh?" Brittany asked softly.