Chapter 23

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Author's Note: I hope you like it. This was a fun one to write!


Monday 8th of February

"I'm sorry Brittany, you'll have to resit the exam tomorrow." Mrs Walters told Brittany. She had failed her English literature exam and had to retake the test again the following day.

"It's alright. I'll study hard tonight." Brittany said. She felt a little sad. She packed up her books and walked out the classroom. She walked over to Santana who was waiting for her.

"How did it go?" Santana asked. She knew Brittany was getting her results back.

"I failed. I have to retake tomorrow." Brittany explained. Her mouth formed a pout and she averted her gaze down to the ground.

Santana wrapped her up in a hug and tried to comfort her. "It'll be alright. I'll help you study tonight. I'm pretty good at literature."

"Wait? You'll really help me study?" Brittany asked, she was surprised at how willing Santana was.

"Yeah, of course I will." Santana said with a chuckle. "You really thought I'd leave you to do it all by yourself? That's just silly."

Brittany rolled her eyes but couldn't prevent the smile that crept up on her lips. Santana booped her nose and held her hand.

"Come on, lets go study!" Santana said enthusiastically.


"Okay. What's your test on?" Santana asked. They were sat in Brittany's room, home alone. They were at her desk with paper and pens laid out in front of them.

"The Great Gatsby." Brittany replied. She had attended all her lessons and knew some stuff about the novel but needed a little help getting it to sink in.

"Oh I love that book!" Santana said. She had read it when she was younger and she studied it recently in her class.

"You're such a secret nerd! Imagine if people at school found out you liked reading." Brittany teased.

"Shut up!" Santana smacked Brittany on the arm. "I'm not a nerd."

"Babe, I hate to break it to you but you're a nerd. It's alright though because you're my nerd and I still love you." Brittany said with a smile that she knew Santana couldn't resist.

"I guess I'm a little bit of a nerd." Santana admitted as she kissed her girlfriend softy on the lips.

"Right. Study time." Santana said as she pulled away. "Start by reading your notes from class."

Brittany tried to read through her notes but nothing was staying in her mind. She couldn't remember the facts.

"It's useless! I'm never going to learn it and I'll fail the test again tomorrow. Then I won't make it through school and I won't get a job. Then you'll leave me and marry someone else and have cute little baby's while I'll live on the street until eventually I cripple over and die!" Brittany said in one breath. She took a moment to catch her breath and process what she just said.

"Woah! Calm down. You are going to learn this and you'll past this test. You won't drop out of school because you're smart. You're going to get a great job that you love and we are going to have cute babies together." Santana reassured her. She knows that Brittany rambles when she's worried or stressed.

"Okay, all we need to do is try a different learning approach." Santana explained.

"Like what?"

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