A Reflection: by Abed Nadir, a community fanfic | FanFiction
The Community finale found Abed and Elroy moving out west, Annie getting but at this point it'd feel more like fan service than anything else. Annie was genuinely hopeful and optimistic, but there was an Just being in an intimate relationship was a big step in my character. Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon. The show, set at the .. In "Aerodynamics of Gender" Britta, Shirley, Annie, and Abed cohere in .. deny it, Troy is skilled at plumbing and air-conditioner repair, expertise recognized by In "History ," it is revealed that Britta and Troy have begun dating.
It was more of a validation thing for Troy. He seems confident, but he's actually quite insecure, fulfilling the typical high school jock archetype from teen movies and television. Troy and I never lived together we didn't want to jump the friendship sharkbut he would come over and spend the night at my dorm all the time after movie nights, late study sessions or keggers.
One night during our second year while I was still with Britta, no lesswe both got plastered and Troy was far too incapacitated to make it home. Neither of us could make it up on my bunk beds, so we just curled up on the floor. We were facing each other and discussing… something. It's really all very hazy. All I remember is Troy leaning in to kiss me and it just seeming like the most normal and reasonable thing at the time.
We woke up the next morning, and Troy remembered before I did. He started crying, actually, and ran outside without a word. I was confused for a while, but I eventually remembered what had happened. I wanted to explain to him that people who are as close as we are often resort to experimentation because, let's face it, when you have this kind of connection with someone, occasionally you wonder if it could be moreand that drunken homosexual encounters with one's best friend is a sitcom staple, and that it doesn't have to tear us apart or make things painfully awkward.
He wouldn't have understood that, though. So I just left him a voicemail telling him to calm down because nothing counts when you're drunk. I got a text from him shortly after.
So we can pretend it never happened? Don't worry about it.
I've forgotten what we're talking about already. See you in Antropullogee, then. We had been in that class for almost a whole semester, and he still couldn't spell it.
Troy's longest relationship was with Annie. That really isn't saying much, though. They were together for maybe 4 months out of our third year.
It was bound to happen eventually because Troy and Annie are both serial daters. Troy because he needs to feel like a stud, and Annie because she's just so pretty and intelligent and driven and adorably self-conscious and everyone wants to be with her. They were cute together, for sure, but Troy's ego just didn't go over so well with Annie and eventually things blew up. I'm watching a movie right now. Remember what I told you about Abed time? Something about not interrupting it, maybe?
See that's just it! You're so… so… self-absorbed and arrogant! Do you even care about me at all? I care that you're hot and I care that you make all the guys jealous of me for having you. I forgot about that. You'll never truly care about me, and I'm not breaking my back to make you.
Let's get back to this movie. According to him, it just didn't make sense that Annie would let him go like that. He eventually accepted it and moved on. He and Annie are just friends now, but whenever Troy tells the story, he says that he broke up with her for being too clingy. He's still full of himself and out of touch with reality, but to a lesser extent than before.
I think Annie opened his eyes to the rest of the world a little more. He really did care about her. He just didn't know how to express it. He didn't even realize that he was supposed to. He's better at it now. I mean, he's better at caring for and thinking of people other than himself and me.
I'm really proud of him. Troy had a thing for Britta for a long time. He didn't disclose it all to me until after I broke up with her, and even then I didn't know much. Only recently did Troy tell me what actually went down between them. Troy was attracted to Britta for pretty much the same reasons I was.
I'm a few years older than Troy, so I guess Britta was okay with being with me, but she just wasn't comfortable with dating Troy. He is a good 10 years younger than her. He made passes at her whenever she wasn't with someone, but it never happened. She told him once while they found themselves alone in the parking lot one night that she found him physically attractive and that his simplicity was endearing and his cockiness amusing.
However, she was not okay with the age difference. At least, this is what Troy told me. There's a very good chance he was making a lot of it up. According to Troy, he kissed Britta once that night and it was "dope," but she told him that was as far as it could go. Besides, Britta was so uncomfortable with Annie being with Jeff, it would have been most hypocritical for her to go and date Troy. Britta taught Troy that he wasn't irresistible and that he wasn't the exception to the rule. Getting his heart crushed brought him down a peg or two.
He's much less arrogant and presumptuous now, but of course he retains his signature cockiness. I'm confident that Annie and Britta made Troy a better person and that he'll have much more luck with future ladies because of it.
Shirley received her degree in entrepreneurship and her baked goods company is well on its way. She even has plans to supply Britta's coffee shop. Shirley is more accepting and less judgmental, but basically the same as before. I wish I had more to say about her romantic entanglements, but they've been fairly few and far between. She started dating Sexy Dreadlocks for a while.
I don't think any of us but her knows his real name. Things were going great for them, initially. He would take her kids out to baseball games and would listen to her trash her ex-husband. Eventually, however, he showed his true colors when he broke up with her when she said she wouldn't have sex with a man unless they were engaged and nothing could change her mind on that fact.
He said it was because he needed time and space to himself, but his real reason was obvious. Things had been going almost perfectly between them up until that point. I still remember when Shirley first came into the library after the breakup. About half an hour later, Britta returned. She needed some alone time. I mean, that's why I divorced my fourth wife. What else are women for?
Shirley just started seeing another man from her church who seems quite respectable and perfect for her. He doesn't hang around us much. I suppose that's understandable as we don't exactly model ideal Christian behavior. But Shirley's happy and I really do hope it all works out for her. Everyone will agree with me when I say she deserves it. Jeff Winger is set to resume his work at his old law firm in August.
His degree is in Communications because that was supposedly the easiest major. His extra money will be a big help to Britta while she tries to get her coffee shop on its feet.
Jeff is confident and has plenty of self-esteem, but he doesn't get called a douche as often as he did before and he doesn't try to play puppet-master to us anymore. When Jeff and Annie were together, it went phenomenally well at first.
In Jeff's own words to me, "It's like she's introducing me to a new way of seeing the world full of wonder and optimism that I've never experienced before.
I tend to get caught up in ridiculous things, and he's always there to anchor me to the ground, you know? It made for an exciting relationship for a while. They were learning so much from each other. Additionally, the feeling of knowing no one really approved of their relationship and that they were doing it anyway added a sense of defiance and even persecution that intensified the experience.
Annie told me everything and this is how she explained their relationship: I mean, he's so cool and I was always the loser. I was just so astonished that he actually could like me, you know? Eventually, though, I realized there's a reason relationships with such huge age differences rarely work out. We were coming from almost opposite directions and we were looking for completely different things.
I was young and silly and looking for my true love. Jeff was looking for a casual, low-key relationship. Our ideas of what a relationship should look like were completely different, too.😲 Oh Wow Annie LeBlanc VS Hayden Summerall Has Dated
I would want to go down to the park and get ice cream. Jeff would want to watch Law and Order for the 4th hour straight. I'd ask him why we couldn't do something fun like Vaughn and I used to do and Jeff would say because he wasn't a shirtless hippie or a little girl. If I wanted to pick flowers and make friendship bracelets with my boyfriend, he would say, I should have gone to Delaware with Vaughn.
It just kind of fell apart. It wasn't because he was heartbroken over losing her or anything. He was just really upset that he let himself be in such an irresponsible relationship. In the heat of the moment, the age difference seemed like something they could work through, but in the end, that proved to be overly idealistic thinking and he just didn't understand how he got caught up in it all.
I explained to him that he really liked Annie enough to throw caution to the wind and that that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. People fall in love and so they do stupid things. Everything was going to be okay I told him. One great thing about our group is that none of our relationships ever ended badly.
We were all able to carry on as best friends. I'm really glad they're happy together, now. Britta is where he always belonged, and he kind of always knew that.
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With Britta, there are no lies, no fear of getting too close, no having to hide his hipster music, no need to worry if his treatment of her is "age-appropriate. Britta is his home. Whatever he goes through, she's always there inviting him in for witty banter or a Die Hard movies marathon or an Urban Outfitters online shopping session. Jeff Winger never had any desire to settle down until he found the perfect place to settle into.
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That was unintentionally sexual. Little Annie Edison has a degree in political science and is gearing up to go to law school next fall.
She's gained a great deal of confidence and learned a lot about the world. We don't worry about her as much. Even though Annie would have rather gone to the park to get ice cream than watched Law and Order for hours on end, she did learn a lot from those shows and from listening to her now ex boyfriend talk about his lawyer days. Things started coming together for her after that. Her love of debating, her intense personality, her driven and intellectual nature.
She was meant to be a lawyer. Not a morally gray, shady defense attorney. She was going to be a prosecutor. That was probably another thing that drove a wedge between her and Jeff when they were dating.
In addition to discovering her life's calling through her relationship with Jeff, it was a huge boost to her self-esteem. No matter what happened from there on out, she was still the girl heartless Jeff Winger fell hard for.
She was cool and she was pretty and now she knew it for a fact. She wasn't snotty about it, of course. Annie doesn't have it in her to be snotty. She was just confident. She could walk the halls with her head held high because she, Little Annie Adderal, was someone. Her relationship with Troy was a lot of fun while it lasted. He frustrated her to no end, but they had the craziest times. If Annie said she wanted to go the park and get ice cream, Troy would borrow his cousin's motorcycle, injure himself doing stunts on the swing set and then challenge her to an ice cream eating contest and lose due to a brain freeze.
Annie had never enjoyed her time with someone so much before. This time was different from her first year crush. Before, she just liked Troy because he was the "cool" guy. This time around, she had already been with the "cool" guy. Father leaving and Shirley humiliating him in Foosball.
We now see them partnering up in "cutesy capers" so that they can "address their urges in semi-acceptable scenarios". By the end of season 5 when he finally lets himself feel what he was trying not to feel for a long time in Borchert's lab - He realizes that he loves her. But now he thinks he'll hold her back. So he never tells her. While that event in Borchert's lab in Season 5 were heartwarming, it is one of the major reason that leads to his misery in Season 6.
Jeff can't maintain his lie to himself anymore. It's sad that Annie's "Winger speech" was so ironic in the way that they both want each other, but they don't realize that the other feels the same way and can't tell. She can't tell that because she knows he is marrying Britta, and he can't tell her because he believes he will ruin her life.
What started off as a schoolgirl crush, had developed into something real by now for both sides. This is also where age difference gets reduced to only a superficial factor, but he unfortunately can't get over the idea that he's not good enough for her and will only hold her back.
He never thought like that when it came to Britta. Basic Sandwich is evidence of that. There is no future with Britta, and he knows that. That's why he proposes to her, because it allows him to hang on to the past without having to look at the future.
Community Finale: Dan Harmon on Jeff and Annie, Movie Possibilities, and Profanity
He doesn't love her and he knows it'll end badly, but it's nothing he hasn't already been through. Annie is the future, the future he wants both figuratively and literally. With Annie, he sees that things could be better, that his past really wasn't all that great. Annie represents everything Jeff wants, but because of his personal demons and inability to overcome them, he doesn't believe he deserves her.
He never really even considers the fact that she never believed in either of those views of his. It's ironic that his first Winger Speech is what makes him keep his distance. He can see how great Annie is, but he can't see or admit that maybe he is good enough for her. By this time however it's just too much for her and, she finally starts to move on from him. When she lets everyone know she's leaving, this is where his world shatters and he finally lets her know, because he has to.
He obviously wants her to stay and even imagines him being married to her which is a big character leap for him given the fact that this is the guy who never believed in marriage. But no matter how much he wanted that, he doesn't try to stop her because he doesn't know whether this is what she wants too. He knows she's destined for so much better and bigger in her life and will probably never come back.
So he let's his perfect fantasy go, no matter how hard is it for him. Because frankly, should anyone let go of something this real, this easy? Annie is moving on with her life and to Jeff that means the end of their chances.
To him, it feels like a big mistake that he let her go, which is how he always thinks- Jeff is still very much cynical in approach. But Annie being Annie, still sees the best in everything and tells him that anything is possible even after Greendale. An excerpt from a good fan fic I read defines and justifies in a simple yet very meaningful way as to why they work so well, even though they both are so different- "I think it's because I walk with purpose, whereas you slouch along, taking it easy," she says.
He gives a 'hmph'. At first it was the age difference, then it was the fact that he cared too much for her that stopped him to act on it.