Title: Coming Undone
AN: Oh my god, finally! I’m so sorry this took such a long time, but it has been a very long, very busy summer. Hopefully you guys can forgive me. Oh, here’s a link to the first half of the chapter (x) just in case you guys forgot what happened. I also edited a part to make it seem less forced. Anyway, enjoy! Last line inspired by hufflepuffandpass!
Summary: All Santana wants is some caffeine so she can push through an all-nighter and churn out an analysis of a book she didn’t read. She gets more than she bargains for when she visits her neighbors to ask for a cup of coffee. (Fic Master Post)
Quinn pulls away and delicately wipes the wetness from her cheeks with the tips of her fingers. I pretend not to see.
“I can’t lose her again,” she says in a quiet voice after she wipes the last of the tears away.
“We won’t,” I tell her, but it’s hard to believe the words. It’s a big city and she could be anywhere. Thoughts like that aren’t going to help, though, so I try to focus on a plan of action. I turn towards the living room, where my friends are trying to look interested in anything but the conversation between Quinn and me. Given that Puck is staring intently at the stained carpet, they don’t do a very good job pretending. Mercedes and Sam are a little better, at least focusing on the television, but there’s no sound coming from it so it’s either muted or off.
When I turn back to Quinn, she seems to have her emotions under control again. It’s scary how easily she can slip back into that mask. “Just… give me a second and we can go, okay?”
I’m pretty sure Sugar is lost somewhere in the space-time continuum, and Brittany and Santana have to go off to find her, that’s why they’ll be gone.
You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again.
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Anonymous said: So, I have these two characters that eventually become a couple. How can I make sure they have "chemistry"? I see people talk about that with fictional couples all the time, but I don't really understand what it means or how to pull it off...
Chemistry is when two characters have a strong, authentic, natural connection or attraction to one another. This term is most often used for characters who are romantically involved, since good chemistry usually involves sexual tension, but platonic relationships can have chemistry too.
Here are characteristics of characters who have good chemistry:
- Attraction: This doesn’t necessarily mean that the characters are romantically and/or sexually attracted to one another, but it can. This means that characters naturally gravitated toward one another and that they are attracted to the other person’s mere existence.
- Complement: These characters complement each other. Both are whole on their own (and should be developed that way), but when together they create a new kind of force. They work well together and other people see that. It’s like when two people are always known as a “package”. Everyone refers to them as being together because they’re always together and when they’re together, they seem more complete and balanced to other people.
- Connection: Something connects these two characters. It could be because they share a back story, they live near each other, they have a similar hobby, they work at the same place, they’re both in school, or because they keep ending up in the same place at the same time.
- Sexual Tension: Sexual tension is most often found when the characters are supposed to be romantically involved, but romance doesn’t have to happen if sexual tension occurs.
- Authentic: When characters have good chemistry, their interactions are natural and authentic. This is difficult to pull off because it’s one of those things that just happens when you write.
- Reaction: It’s called character chemistry for a reason! Think of characters like elements. Putting the right elements together creates a reaction. These characters need to fit together and their bond needs to create something new.
- The Secret Formula: While there are certain characteristics that create chemistry between characters, it all depends on the characters themselves and how you write it. There’s no equation for creating chemistry that will always be successful. Sometimes chemistry between characters comes out naturally without the author’s intention.