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What does it even mean? Jeff and Britta

This is a short crappy Jeff x Britta fanfiction ( kind of) based on the shoulder thing Jeff did at the end of episode four. I haven’t written in ages. This is most definitely shit, but I missed the feeling of posting stuff and sharing my obsessions. So here goes nothing.
(Also Jeff and Britta 5ever <3 )

Also I typed this on my phone at 4AM so again I apologise for how crappy it is.

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Britta doesn’t know how to react. It’s nothing big, just his arm wrapped around her shoulder. But somehow, that simple gesture restores memories, and takes her back in time. It takes her back to a period when she had thought she was going to marry him.

The blondie is confused. Months have passed, allowing the two of them to become friends again, just friends. But now, he’s done something that messed with a delicate new balance. She lifts her head slowly, looking up at him. Before she can utter a word, Jeff quickly takes his arm away from her body, saying something related to Abed’s bird. She stares at his face for a moment, trying to read the smallest detail, trying to find hope. However, he acts indifferent. He doesn’t look at her. Doesn’t say anything. It kills Britta inside.

She slowly realises that she has probably over-analysed his intentions. Maybe it was a mere friendly touch. Maybe he did it out of past habit. Heck, maybe he even forgot she was standing next to him, and mistook her for Annie. The possibilities are endless, so to believe he felt any sort of nostalgia for their old fling would be silly.


Britta sighs, and walks away. She knows she’s about to cry, but she holds it in. She doesn’t want to shed one more tear over him. As she walks aimlessly down a corridor, her phone buzzes. She doesn’t want to fetch it from her bag, but curiosity gets the best out of her.
It’s a text message. From Jeff.

"Drinks tonight? Usual place?"

She shakes her head and lets out a chuckle as her heart beat quickens. She doesn’t know where it is going. She doesn’t know where he stands in this, but she’s sure of one thing, and that is life feels more like life whenever she’s with him. So….She replies.

"Duh. See you at 8PM."

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“I’ve made it my personal mission that Britta is trying to do the Troy and Abed handshake because I sit next to Danny at the table, but Britta is messing it up. That’s not scripted, and Dan may have cut every single instance of it, but that is my attempt because I have decided personally that Britta is trying to replace Troy in some ways, emotionally, for Abed. I don’t know if it will be perceptible to the human eye, but that was my secret actor intention.”
-Gillian Jacobs [x]

When I was younger, I was very vocal to the point of being strident in my views. When you’re a kid in elementary school, you can often feel like you’re the only woman who cares about maternity and paternity leave, so you feel like you’re talking to a brick wall…In sixth grade, we all had to write this opinion paper. Most wrote about things like why we should be able to chew gum in class—I wrote about why women should receive equal pay. So I understand Britta.

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This is a review for the movie, Life Partners, a film in which everything that could go usually wrong in a lesbian film inexplicably doesn’t! I know you probably read the longline (Two codependent best friends — one straight girl, one lesbian — and the man who comes between them.) and wanted to shoot yourself, but don’t! This movie isn’t about the man at all! The lesbian isn’t harboring an unhealthy crush on her straight best friend! NO ONE DIES! Am I blowing your mind? It sucks that our bar for “gay” movies is so low that those things alone makes a movie worth seeing but this movie goes beyond that and is fun and enjoyable! It’s a new day, maybe! Exclamation point!

Life Partners is About a Lesbian, Not a Man on Autostraddle