Arctic Monkeys fans right now:
Who cooks normally?
Santana is the better cook of the two of them, but she can’t really be bothered to most of the time. She prefers to take to Brittany out for dinner, partly because she loves showing the blonde off, but mostly because she still gets a thrill out of doing it so effortlessly, that reaching across the table for Brittany’s hand is so simple now when it seemed so scary at 18. If they stay in, they either order in or Brittany cooks. It’s fine - Santana’s only had to put out two fires in the past year, and it was about time they bought a new microwave…
How often do they fight?
Santana still struggles to shout at Brittany, because she always promised her she’d be the one to never do that; if she can feel herself getting angry, she usually takes herself off somewhere, and Brittany lets her do it, because she hates fighting with Santana
though she’s not afraid to let her know when she’s pissed off . Long gone are the days when Santana would run off to have sex with some boy, like in high school, or get drunk, like the start of their relationship, after an argument with Brittany. She’s found that smacking the hell out of the punchbag in the gym round the corner is a much better option. The last serious fight they had was because Brittany turned down a dancing job that could have launched her career simply because it would mean missing the six-song set Santana did at their local bar every other week, and she swore she would never do that. (In the end she had to wait about four months to launch her career…)
What do they do when the other’s away?
Sexting. All the sexting.
But more seriously, they usually find some way to see the other person if they’re away for a long amount time. When Brittany was a away on a three-month dance tour around the country, Santana spent the last of the money her parents had given her before she left for New York on a flight to Chicago, the middle stop on the tour. Brittany was annoyed at her for ‘wasting money on her’ for all of three seconds before she dragged Santana into her hotel room
and kicked her temporary roommate out.
Brittany tends to spend a lot more time in the studio whenever Santana’s away. She finds she can use the separation in her choreography, and some of her best, most heartwrenching audition pieces came from the two weeks Santana was in Lima visiting her abuela in hospital. Santana’s parents had managed to convince the woman to let her granddaughter visit, but she refused to allow Brittany into her hospital room, so the blonde chose to stay in New York, knowing the Lopez family would be spending most of their time at the hospital.
Nicknames for each other?
Brittany loves to embarrass Santana when they’re in public by calling her things like ‘sweetie pie’, but mostly it’s just Tana/San and Britt-Britt, or S and B.
Who is more likely to pay for dinner?
Santana always pays for dinner when they go out (Brittany sometimes wonders if she’s subconsciously trying to make up for the times in their relationship where Santana forced them to keep it behind closed doors). As a compromise, Brittany always pays for it when they order in.
Who steals the covers at night?
Brittany’s sure it’s just a ploy to get her to cuddle closer to Santana. She’s not complaining.
What would they get each other for presents?
Brittany for Santana: Santana’s a romantic at heart, and when the two went to Paris for their 10th ‘real’ anniversary (Brittany’s always counted the anniversary of the first time they kissed as their real anniversary), Santana locked a padlock onto the bridge everybody attaches them too, engraved with ‘S and B’. The following Christmas, Brittany had the picture she took of the lock nestled among the others professionally blow up, put into black and white, and framed. (Santana didn’t cry. Definitely didn’t cry.)
The tickets she got her the following year for Adele’s one-off comeback show in London were very much appreciated too. Thank God for a dancer’s flexibility…
Santana for Brittany: Santana knows Brittany stopped believing in Santa at the age of 12, but she never stopped loving the whole Christmas spirit, which is where the true Christmas magic comes from according to the blonde. She had to get a loan from her parents to pay for it (singing in bars wasn’t paying well enough to cover the full cost readily), but for Christmas one year she took Brittany to Lapland. Honestly, Santana thinks it’s the best money she ever spent, seeing the blonde so happy, and the picture of Brittany rolling in the snow with a pair of huskies is still her background on her laptop. (Neither of them can wait to take their kids there in the future.
Who remembers things?
Neither of them has ever forgotten an anniversary and neither of them ever plans to.
Who cusses more?
Santana. Though she loves it when Brittany can’t control herself in bed and swears.
What would they do if the other one was hurt?
Be torn between looking after them and sitting like a guard dog to make sure nothing can hurt them, and hunting down whoever hurt the other. People always underestimate how protective of Santana Brittany can get, or how angry. She joked that the only reason she didn’t hunt down the guy who knocked Santana over in the park on his bike, leading to the Latina fracturing her wrist, is because ‘Santana wouldn’t survive if I was in prison’.
Who kissed who first?
Brittany kissed Santana. She just really wanted her first kiss to be with somebody she knew loved her (even if she thought it was only as a friend at that time).
Who made the first move?
The night Santana was planning to sleep with her boyfriend for the first time, she climbed through Brittany’s window just past midnight, shaking slightly with tears in her eyes. They were still freshmen, but he was older, a junior; he’d been too rough and tried to undress her pretty much as soon as they got to his, she’d panicked and not felt ready, and the whole thing just felt wrong. Brittany calmed her down and the pair got into bed, though neither fell asleep and both just stared at each other until Santana leant over to kiss Brittany before rolling onto her back and pulling the blonde on top of her. For once, it felt right.
Who started the relationship?
Brittany. She’s the one who asked Santana to take a bath with her, after all.
When ND are gathered in the choir room after their victory, the camera pans to catch Brittany and Santana entering the room after the two walked away from the auditorium stage. Presumably no more than ten minutes passed before they arrive, but their behaviour upon entering the room is very telling as to what may have happened between the auditorium and the choir room.
We see Brittany readjusting the front of her dress as she walks into the room. On many, many other shows, characters readjusting their clothing after being off-screen (especially along with an ex) usually is a way to imply that said character(s) were engaged in a little something something before reappearing on-screen. However, as we also saw Brittany playing with her dress as she sat down on the stage after ND’s victory, I’ll give Glee the benefit of the doubt with that one.
But Santana… Santana, dork that she is, fist-pumps as she walks back into the room. A strange gesture, perhaps, for one who maintains that her self-proclaimed coolness. Perhaps it’s a quirk of Santana’s character that she rarely lets out? When was the last time it happened?
Oh, right, it was right before this did:
Is it really that preposterous to wonder if maybe some PG sweet lady kisses were exchanged in the corridor before they came back into the choir room?
Raise your hand if you desperately want to know what Brittany was planning to say about Santana in the show circle.
I’m disappointed that people are getting pissed at Naya for honestly saying she would like to see Santana with a new girlfriend on the show. In terms of the show, even if the writers stick with Brittana as endgame, they are not together at the moment. Santana is still a relatively newly-out lesbian who has come from a narrow-minded small town to New York, a huge and very diverse city, and she is single. I would honestly be surprised if she wasn’t trying to branch out and maybe meet someone.
As for reality, Naya is an actress - can you blame her for wanting to act? The storylines on Glee almost always revolve around some sort of romantic plot, so a new romantic interest would mean more chances for Naya to have an important storyline, more chances to display her acting abilities, and less time relegated to a minor supporting character to whatever crisis Rachel is going through this week. It would actually be an interesting storyline to watch Naya act (as I imagine liking someone new would cause a bit of emotional conflict for Santana, having spent so long in love with Brittany), and I’m sure she would relish the opportunity.
Stop acting like she just declared war on Brittana. Jheez.
yeah, that makes sense b/c Santana has shown so much interest in dancing all through high school. It’s not like she uses singing to express her feelings. It’s not like she told Brittany that the choir room is where she used singing to express the things she couldn’t express with words, nope, she has always expressed herself through dance.
The only way this would make sense was if it was something to do with her feelings for Brittany, because I imagine that when Santana thinks of dance, she thinks of Brittany. Brittany is the girl who paints her reaction to the words Santana can only let loose through notes and melodies through twists and pirouettes, the bend of a knee, the stretch of an arm. To Santana, Brittany is dance, and maybe this is her ‘dream’ because it’s the only way she can be close to Brittany anymore.