Wednesday, July 13, 2011

No One Compares To You

Jordan and I were just pulling into the driveway when I got a text.

1 New Text:

Marc and I are back together :)

"Babe, Marc and Morgan are back." I said with a smile on my face.

"Thank god. I'm glad they kissed and made up."

I decided to text Morgan back before Jordan I started setting out some food before our friends came over.

Really glad to hear that! Jord and I want you guys to come down this weekend!

Morgan and Marc had started dating since what feels like forever. Well ever since she had become my step-sister. Jordan and I headed upstairs where we got changed into our swim gear. We went backstairs and started filling a cooler with some beer. Jordan started throwing some hot dogs on the grill while I went back upstairs. I decided to fix up the spare bedrooms so that they could all just stay over for the night.

2 New texts:

We'd love too!!! I'll call you later!

Jord <3

Come back down, I miss you beautiful.

Now that made me laugh. I had only been gone for like ten minutes. I went running down the stairs to go see him.

"BABE!" I yelled out.

"Yeah boo?" he looked over to see me standing at the doorway.

"I'm back you silly man." I said walking over to him. I wrapped my arms around his neck while he held me against him.

"What were you up to?"

"Ohh just fixing up the rooms for everyone to stay in."

"That's a great idea! I would have just made them sleep on the couches." he said laughing.

"Oh Jordan." I said looking up into his bright blue eyes.

"What?! It's true!" he said giving me a kiss.


"I'll show you lazy!" he said pulling me in closer to him.

"Oh really, now?" I stuck out my tongue to tease him.

"Why yes." he said capturing my mouth into his. Things got aggressive really quick. His fingers were grasping for my shirt as mine were for his. I managed to get his shirt off, while mine was about off when the doorbell rang. They were here, already. I ran to the door to let everybody in.

"Hey guys!" I said swinging the front door open.

"Hey CJ!" Rachel leaned in and gave me a hug.

"Hey Trista!" I said giving her a hug as well.

"Come on in!" Jordan said coming from behind us.

Rachel and Trista came in as Tyler and Marc Andre followed behind with cases of beer.

"Didn't you two think we'd have any?" I said giving them both a hug.

"The more the merrier!" Flower said high-fiving Jordan.

"Boys" Rachel and Trista sighed as I began laughing.

"Come on girls. I'll show you where you can get changed into your suits."

I took the two upstairs and showed them their rooms for the night. I went into our room to get changed into my suit. Tonight is going to be a blast. I grabbed a few towels for everyone and made my way downstairs.

"Hey did you boys put burgers on the grill?" I said with no response. Alright I guess they're outside. Rachel and Trista came back down with their suits on.

"Feel free to grab or drink or anything from the fridge" I said making my way towards the back door to find the guys.

"Jordannnnnn!" I called out. No boys, but I could smell something cooking on the grill. What were they up to? I lifted to grill lid to see that they had just put the hamburgers on. I started walking around looking for them as Rachel and Trista came out with their drinks.

"Hey girl!" Rachel said taking a seat on the deck.

"Where are the guys?" Trista asked as she took a seat as well.

"I really don't know. Maybe I should put on some of Jordan's techno and they'll appear." I said laughing. Well it was true. He absolutely loved it ever since high school.

"Yeah I think you should." Trista said taking a sip from her Labatt.

"Something is up. I have an idea. Casey, turn the music up so they can't hear us." Rachel said

I went over to the iPod dock and cranked up the music.

"Alright, spill!" Trista and I said as we scooted our chairs closer to Rachel.

"Do you know where the garden hose is?" Rachel asked.

"Yeah, it's right along the side of the house."

"We need to find them first. Then......." Rachel said.

"Then we'll hose them down." Trista said.

"Awesome!" I said high-fiving them. "Come on guys!"

We tip-toed to the side of the house to get the hose. There they were hiding behind one of the bushes. I motioned for them to turn around and head back to the house.

"Shit. What should we do now?" Trista asked.

"Well there is a window right above from where they're at." I said rubbing my hands against each other.

"Bucket time!" Rachel declared. All three of us ran into the kitchen to find some buckets.

I started digging through the cupboards and found a mop bucket along with a couple large pots. We then took them upstairs to the bathroom to fill them with water.

"Holy crap is this heavy!" Trista said as she lifted her pot from underneath the faucet.

"Good!" I said laughing.

"They are so not going to expect this at all!" Rachel said.

"That just makes it that much better!" Trista said laughing.

We took our heavy water bucket and pots to the guest room that was above where the boys were at.

"On the count of three, girls." I said as I slowly opened up the window.

"1, 2, 3!" we whispered.

"Oh boys!!!!!!!!" we called out for them to look up.

"Yeah?" they all replied.

As soon as they looked up we drenched them with water.

"We're going to get you!!!" Tyler yelled out.

We started running back downstairs towards the front door. We ran around the opposite side of the house to dodge the guys.

"Lets just jump in!" Rachel yelled out to us since she was the fastest runner.

One by one we jumped in the pool. The guys heard us so they jumped in as well.

"You three thought you were so clever!" I said as Jordan tried to hug me.

"Yeah we did!" Jordan said.

"You got us good!" Flower said laughing.

"Admit that the girls won and then you'll get hug." I said to Jordan putting my hands on my hips.

"Alright the girls won...this time!" Jordan said lifting me up and throwing me into the air.

I quickly swam back over trying to dunk Jordan. He ended up pick me back up again, but this time he gave me a kiss. By now everyone was laughing and having a great time.

"Who's hungry?" Jordan yelled out.

"Well all of us dumbass!" Flower yelled back at him.

Trista, Rachel, and I couldn't help but laugh at Flower. We all got out of the pool as Jordan tended to the grill.

"Babe, I"ll go get some buns, plates, ketchup, and pickles." I said giving him a wet hug.

"Sounds good boo" He said giving me a wet hug back.

I walked back inside the house with my towel to grab everything. I also grabbed a beer on my out. I set everything out on the table while everyone gathered around.

"Thanks guys!" Rachel said as she took a seat.

"Everything looks great!" Trista replied.

The guys brought over the burgers as we all started to dig in.

"Any mustard?" Tyler asked.

"That shit is nasty, TK." Jordan said.

"Agreed! I hate it."

"No wonder you two love each other, you mustard haters!" Tyler said pouting.

"Is he always like that?" I said to Rachel laughing.

"Yeahhhh, but it's easy to get used to it!" Rachel said.

"You guys are too much!"

"Welcome to the 'burgh, Case!" everyone said as we lifted our beer bottles to cheer.

"I'm really starting to love it here." I said as I gave Jordan a quick kiss on the cheek.

Musical inspiration: Breakfast in Bed by Train

CJ's pool outfit:

Trista's pool outfit:

Rachel's pool outfit:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Time To Make A New Start

Marc's Point of View

back in Thunder Bay

It had been days since the whole LC dilemma that had turned my world upside down. I should have known better than to go for it that easily without any strings attached. Worst of all I felt horrible about what happened with Morgan. Almost all of her things were still at my place. I knew people made mistakes that they don't mean to do. Alcohol can make you do pretty stupid things, just look at Eric and Jordan's arrest. Good people do bad things sometimes, but it doesn't make them a horrible person. Tom should have known better than to take advantage of her, especially when he was sober. Morgan was a light weight, and he damn well knew it. I played on my phone debating on what I wanted to do. I really wanted to talk to Morgan. I didn't want everything we had to go to waste. I loved her ever since I was freaking sixteen. Most sixteen year olds have no idea what love is, but I did.

1 new text message

Morgan :)

Marc, I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am. It was a horrible mistake that should have never happened.

I couldn't type back any faster than I could have tried.

Come back home, Morgan.

I hoped to god she would come over. I'm sure she heard about my shit with LC. Word in Thunder Bay travels fast. Please come.

1 new text message

Morgan :)

I'll see you soon.

Oh please tell me it would be tonight. One more night without her would be impossible. If she came or not I was ordering some Asian food. It was our favorite. Sweet-sour chicken, fried rice, shrimp dumplings. I could go on. They also had some awesome Thai rice that I had to get. Twenty minutes and it would be over. I decided to text CJ and see what she had to say about it. She was always honest about this kind of shit.

So I kinda just invited Morgan over. I miss her, Case.

1 new text message


You two both made some stupid mistakes, but you are good together. I love you guys, seriously. NO more nasty hoes and drinking for you two!

No wonder her and Jordan are together. Complete smartasses.

Love you too Case. Don't worry about me. Take care of my brother.

Well at least I can count on Case and Jord being on my side for this. I decided to get changed and threw on a clean polo and shorts since I still had my workout gear on from earlier. Believe me, it ranked. Fuck, I needed a good shave too. Well that was just going to have to wait. I looked out the window to see a huge grey cloud forming in the sky. It was going to pour, real bad. I dug in my wallet and pulled out a few extra bucks for the delivery guy.

*BOOM* cracked throughout the sky. Damn it and Morgan might be driving through this shit too. I hope she is okay. I sat in my enclosed awaiting for at least the delivery guy. There it was those bright headlights coming down my driveway. She actually came! Her Mustang pulled up right beside my truck. I started running and pushed the door open. The puddles were already starting to form in my driveway, but I couldn't have cared. Morgan was crying as she was still sitting in the car. I knocked on her window for her to look over. She looked over and opened her door.

"Marc! I'm so sorry!" she said as tears came down. I held her hand and helped her get out.

I held her tight and didn't want to let her go. "Shhhhhhh babe." I said kissing her forehead. "I love you and that's all that matters."

"You still love me?" she said with her big brown eyes looking up at me.

"Yes. We both did some pretty stupid things. I'm sorry for making a jackass out of myself these past few days."

"I love you too, boo." she said giving a sweet gentle kiss.

"Lets get inside before we get sick." I said taking her hand.

"Okay." she said as we began walking towards the porch. I sat down as I pulled her on top of my lap to hold her.

"I ordered from Bamboo Garden" I whispered into her ear as we saw the delivery guy pull in.

"You're too sweet." she said giving me a quick kiss on the cheek as I got up to go meet the guy.

I paid the man and came back with our food. I set it down on the table and man did it smell delicious.

"Morgan, want a beer or something?"

"Water is good. I'm not drinking ever again." Morgan hardly ever drank to begin with.

I leaned over and brought her face to mine. "That means so much to me." I said as I gave her a kiss. I sat down as we began to dig into the food. We sat back and ate while we watched the rain continue to come down. Everything was so relaxing and peaceful, just the way it should be.

A/N: Sorry it has been forever since this has been updated. I know it's short, but it's important for the next few chapters :) I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but I've had some inspiration over the past few days. Thanks for reading! Love, Case

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night

The pizza guy arrived shortly and we dug in. We ordered the bacon ranch chicken pizza and it was delicious! Jordan and I finished getting ready to go out with the crew. I was kindof nervous to meet everyone but also very excited. We got into the Escalade and turned on some music.

"So who do you think is all going, babe?" I asked Jordan.

"I know Geno, TK, Sid, and Flower are definitely going so that will be fun." Jordan replied.

"Oh good! Do any of them have girlfriends?"

"TK is dating Rachel, so she will be there. And Flower is engaged to Trista. I think you will really like those two."

Thank God there would be some girls there. I hope we become good friends fast so that I'll have them to hang out with during the road trips. We arrived at Matrix about ten minutes later. Sidney, Flower, and Trista were already there sitting at a bench.

"Hey guys!" Jordan and I yelled out to them.

"This is my girlfriend Casey from Thunder Bay." Jordan said as he introduced me to Flower and Trista.


Nice to meet you!" I said shaking their hands.

"And you as well! I was very excited to hear you are going to be staying here!" Trista said. "Rach is thrilled to meet you too!"

"Hey Flower and I are going over to get drinks, can we get you two something?" Jordan asked.

"Could you get me a Jack and Coke babe?"

"Yeah sure! Trista what about you?"

"How about a Corona? Thanks Jordan." Trista said.

"No problem!" Jordan said as he began walking over to the bar with Flower.

"Hey we should definitely go shopping sometime, Case. Rachel and I can show you around. There's lots of things to do around here!" Trista said.

"That sounds great! How about this weekend?"

"Perfect! It'll be so much fun!"

Jordan and Flower came back with our drinks while we sat back and talked for awhile. Geno arrived a few songs later and got everyone to start dancing. Jordan and I were laughing and having a great time. Sid tried to dance, but that didn't work out too well. We were dieing watching his attempts at dancing. Soooo funny! I didn't think Sid would be that funny! Jordan got a call from TK saying that him and Rachel were almost there. According to Jordan, TK was born late so it was nothing new that he was just arriving now. We all sat back in the booth and ordered some food while we waited for TK and Rach.

"Hey guys! Sorry we're so late!" Rachel said as her and TK squeezed into the booth.


It's no problem girl!We're glad you guys could make it!" Trista said.

"You must be Casey!" TK said as he leaned over and hugged me.

"That would be me! Nice to meet you Tyler!" I said. I felt like I was screaming at him since the music was really loud.

"So how's everything back in TBay?"

"Ohh not too bad, same old!" I said as I began to laugh.

"The best part is it never changes! That's where I met Rachel."

"You're from Thunder Bay?" I asked Rachel.

"Yeah! I lived there when I was kid then we moved back about a year ago!" Rachel said.

"That's awesome! TK, you can never leave this girl!"

"I wouldn't even think of it!" he said as he kissed her.

Jordan, Geno, Sid, and Flower came back from the bar with a round of drinks for us.

"Nice of you to show up TK." Geno said handing him a beer.

"Hey I'm here now!" Tyler said.

"Jordan, why didn't you tell me Rach is from back home?!" I said giving him a punch to the arm.

"I'm sorry babe, they used to live on the other side of town."

"No way!"

"Rachel do you know Morgan Duncan?"

"Of course I do! We were best friends in kindergarten!" Rachel said.

"That's my step-sister! Her mom married my dad when we were just starting high school!"

"I didn't know that! How is she doing?!"

"Umm alright I guess! I haven't talked to her in awhile!"

"Hey girls, do you wanna go dance?!" Trista asked practically pulling us out of the booth.

"Yeah! Lets go!" Rachel said.

All three of us ran out to the dance floor just as a Britney Spears song came on. We were screaming it at the top of our lungs as the boys sat back in the booth and clapped. I was so glad to have made some awesome friends like Rachel and Trista. After the song we ran back and grabbed the boys. Jordan took me by the hand as we started to dance together. I leaned in and kissed Jordan as he was turned facing me.

"Thanks for such a great night babe! I'm having so much fun!"

Jordan kissed me again. "Its no problem. I'm glad you're having a great time! I love you Case."

"I love you more Jordan!"

"Oh really??" Jordan said scooping me up into his arms.

"Why yes. May I ask where you are taking me, Mr. Staal?" I said giving him a kiss.

"Our place of course! I invited everyone over for some late night swimming."

"Well we better get there soon! We need to get there before everyone else!"

"Don't worry babe we will!" Jordan said as we got into his Escalade.

You Are The Greatest Thing About Me

Jordan's Point of View

Casey and I went back into the airport after getting rid of LC. I grabbed our bags and we were on our way back to see Sid. Night out on the town with my amazing girlfriend and one of my best friends? Hell yes. Everything was finally coming together the way it should be.

I felt so bad for Marc. First Morgan and now this with LC. Both Marc and Sid deserved an incredible woman like I have with CJ. I had to call Marc. He had to know the truth even though it was painful. Even though we scrap around with each other (from birth, and besides it was Marc who was the one who always started it) we are always there for each other. It was going to be a difficult phone call, but one that needed done. I think CJ should be there when I do this. I honestly don't know how Marc will react and that is scary to say.

"Come on Staalsy. CJ and I don't have all day!" Sid whined at me.

"Oh, yeah. Sorry guys." I hadn't even noticed that I had been standing with Sid's car hatch open contemplating about Marc.

"Babe, lets unpack all of my stuff when we get back to your place!" CJ said.

"Sure thing boo!" I said sliding into the backseat with her in Sid's car. I gave her a quick kiss and we were ready to go.

Sid started blasting his rap, attempting to stay with the beat. I tried my best to hold in my laugh, but I could tell CJ was about to burst at the seam. I started rapping along with Sid and CJ couldn't take it any longer.

"Do you two do this all the time?!" she yelled out so we could hear.

"OF COURSE!" we shouted back. I took CJ's hand and gave it a kiss.

"It's a good thing I love you two nerds!" she said laughing.

"Wait so now I'm a nerd?" I said making puppy dog eyes at her.

"Does it sound better if I say you're an adorable nerd?" CJ said making puppy dog eyes back at me.

"I guess it is better than just a regular nerd" I said laughing.

We arrived back at my place and started to unload the back of Sidney's car. Most of Casey's stuff would arrive in a few days.

"Thanks again for getting us Sid."

"Hey its no problem man. I'm glad to see you guys this happy." Sidney said.

"Sid, we want you to be happy too!" CJ said. "What time do you want to go out tonight with us?"

"I don't know 9, 10? It's up to you two."

"Alright 10 it is! You're going to have a blast, you won't know what hit you!"

"If you say so! I'll see you later." Sidney said as he got back into his car.

CJ and I both shouted bye back to Sid as he pulled out of the driveway.

"So are you ready to make this place ours babe?" I said to CJ pulling her in closer to me.

"Of course! Finally a place all of our own." she said looking up into my eyes. I picked CJ up and carried her inside. Her bags were at the bottom of the staircase so I started carrying them upstairs to the bedroom. CJ stayed in the room starting to unpack them as I brought up the the last couple bags. We finished up fairly quick so we laid back and put on The Office.

"Thanks for everything, Jordan. You are so sweet babe." CJ said as she kissed me while pulling herself up on top of me.

"You're the best girlfriend I could ever ask for boo" I said continuing to kiss her passionately.

I pulled off her clothes as she took off mine. We made love until we collapsed into each other's arms. All that I need was right here, nothing else mattered anymore. We fell asleep for a few hours until we heard a phone go off. Of course it had to be my phone going off.

"Umm hello" I answered.

"Jordan!" damn, Eric's voice was way too loud.

"What's up?"

"Oh just checking on you two lovebirds. Everything settled in down there?"

"Pretty much, the rest of CJ's stuff is coming in a few days. How's Raleigh?"

"Well that's good to hear. Oh you know how it is, same old same old."

"What are you guys up to tonight?" Eric asked.

"I'm thinking about getting us a pizza then we're going to the bar with Sid."

"Pizza and beer? Now that sounds excellent!"

"I'm living the dream now that my lady is here with me."

"Oh I can imagine! So I heard about the whole Sid-LC-Marc situation. She called the house and apologized to Marc."

"Really?? How did that go?"

"LC told Marc what had really happened between her and Sid, and that she was sorry for misleading him on."

"Is Marc alright?"

"He's bummed out, but that's to be expected. Poor guy."

"That sucks so bad. He'll find someone, hopefully not a skank this time."

"Yeah exactly. Well you two have two have a fun night. Talk to you later."

"Alright bye Eric." I said as I closed the phone and set it down.

"How's Eric babe?" CJ asked.

"Pretty good, he told me that LC called Marc apologizing for the whole situation."

"Oh good lord. Well at least she is gone now."

"Good lord is right. Do you want me to order a pizza for us?"

"That'd be great babe. I'm going to go get changed while you do that."

"Okay babe!" I said as I picked up the phone again and went into the kitchen to find the menu for Vocelli's. About five minutes later I was back upstairs looking for CJ.

"Ta-dah! Like my outfit, Jordan?" CJ asked.

CJ came out wearing a black and white top with a short black skirt and heels. Anything she wore looked gorgeous.


"You look absolutely amazing, CJ! We're going to have so much fun tonight!" I said running up to her giving her a kiss.

"You should invite everyone! I'd love to meet them all!"

My girlfriend wants to meet all my teammates? This could only lead to one funny as hell night.

Show Me Who You Really Are

Jordan, LC, and I were waiting at the airport for our flight. We had about a half an hour wait before take off. I was so excited to be going to Pittsburgh and living with Jordan.

"Hey babe are you hungry?" Jordan asked.

"Ehh sortof. What about you LC?" I asked.

"I'm really thirsty." LC said.

"Okay I'll go over and get some goodies for us." Jordan said standing up.

"Thanks boo." I said giving a kiss on the cheek.

Jordan came back with some hot tea and bagels. LC and I were discussing about what we were going to do once we arrived in Pittsburgh. She told me how excited she was, but also nervous about Sidney. I reminded her that everything would be fine and not to worry about it. We quickly finished up eating and drinking since it was about time to board the plane.

It didn't take very long for the plane to take off. Something did not feel right, I could tell by the look in Jordan's eyes. I knew something was up. Jordan would only give LC one word answers and seemed entirely pissed off to have her sitting in the same row as us. What had happened? I waited until LC fell asleep to find out what was wrong.

"Babe, what's up with.." I said pointing across to LC.

Jordan reached down into his bag and took out a notebook and pen. He began writing and it seemed to take forever. He finally handed me the notebook. It read:

It's hard to say this, but we can't trust LC anymore. While getting tea and bagels, I got a call from Sid. He told me that he had suspected her of cheating on him with some guy from Duquesne. When you guys went out with Taylor, she suspected it too. Then he got a phone call from Taylor last week saying that she found photos on facebook with LC and this guy. I guess it happened when Sid went to visit his parents a few weeks ago. That's why Sid acted the way he did back at the airport and the party. What are we going to do about Marc? I don't want my brother being near this tramp.
Am I really reading this? My jaw literally dropped. What were we going to do? How did Jordan keep it together after finding this out? I couldn't believe there was no freak out.

What do you think we should do babe?

Jordan wrote back-Sidney is getting us at the airport. He's bringing all of her shit in a taxi that will get her. I don't want anything to do with this girl. I just want to be here with you

It sounds perfect. We'll tell her to go to Duquesne and to never come back here again. She should know damn well what she did. If she ever thought of speaking to Marc again, she had another thing coming.

I wrote back-Love it. I can't wait until we land.

Jordan wrapped his arms around me. I felt so safe and loved. Jordan always made everything better. I closed my eyes and fell into a light sleep. About fifteen minutes later I heard the captain announcing we would be landing in Pittsburgh soon. All three of us were wide awake after that. There was a weird tension and dead silence. The plane landed ten minutes later. Jordan led the way as we got off the plane.

"So are you excited?!" LC asked me.

"Oh yeah. I can't imagine myself being with anyone other than Jordan. Did I ever tell you how much I despise cheaters?"

"Me too boo. I think they are horrible people." Jordan interrupted before she had the chance to speak.

"Oh hey look it's Sid! Did you arrange for him to pick us up baby?"

"Why yes I did. He's such a great guy." Jordan said.

"Wait. What the hell is going on you two? Don't you remember him treating me like shit?" LC said starting to panic.

"Don't worry LC we've made arrangements for you. We know who you really are. You don't need to lie to us anymore."

"Hey Jord! Hey Case! So nice to see you guys again!" Sidney said giving us a big hug.

"Hi Sid! How's it going bud?!"

"Excellent! I feel like a new man!" Sidney said.

"Here lets show LC the way to her taxi. Don't worry Sidney was kind enough to put all your nasty shit in there for you." Jordan said. We were almost to the terminal pick up with the taxis.

"I'm really sorry. Sidney, I didn't mean it! He didn't mean anything!" LC yelled about ready to burst into tears.

"It's too late for that now. I just want to move on with my life." Sidney said opening the door to the taxi.

"Please just one more chance!" LC cried out stepping into the taxi.

"No, I don't think so. I'm all out of giving you chances." Sidney said.

"Bye LC! Have fun with your Duquesne boy!" Jordan and I said shutting the door.

The taxi took off and we couldn't have been any happier.

"Now that the rotten apple is gone, lets have some fun!" Sidney said.

"Alright! Casey and I are going to go get our bags. We'll be back out Sid!" Jordan said.

"Woohoo! Night out on the town!" I yelled.

Jordan pulled me in close kissing me on the forehead.

"You bet babe."

You Shine Like A Star

Jordan had gotten a blanket out of the cabin for us to lay out on. I can't imagine being any happier than right now in my life. It was everything I had hoped for and more.

"So what are you thinking about babe?" Jordan asked coming up and putting his arms around me.

"Just how incredibly happy I am right now" I said turning my head around to give him a kiss.

"That's the way its supposed to be, CJ. I love you so much. I'll never let you go."

"We've been through thick and thin, babe. Even though we were apart for a few years, the love remains exactly the same. I don't ever want this to end."

Jordan and I cuddled in the blanket holding each other close.

"Tomorrow will be great! We'll finish packing up the rest of your stuff that still here and have it shipped down to Pittsburgh. As much fun as that sounds, I think we should go bumper car racing to top it off before our late flight back."

"That sounds great, Jord! Marc and LC should come too! What do you think is going to happen between them?" I asked as I saw the two coming in closer to the deck with the boat.

"Well you know how Marc is, once he is in love, he's in deep. I can tell that he is now, for sure. I've known LC for about a year now and I know she has a huge heart. They'll make it work, I have faith in them."

"Oh, I know they will! They are the perfect match for each other. Oh look here they come!"

"Hey guys! Want to start a little fire to warm us up?" LC asked.

"Yeah! That's a great idea! We can sit around and talk" I said.

"You two stay here, Marc and I will go get some firewood from behind the cabin." Jordan said as he got up. Jordan Marc headed over to the back of the cabin while LC and I started to chat.

"Guess what!?!" LC said with excitement in her voice. She sounded like a little kid in a candy shop.

"What? Tell me! It sounds like really great news!"

"While out on the boat, Marc asked me what I thought about moving to New York!"

"And?! What did you say?!"

"I said yes! I told him I had to take care of a few things back at Pitt for school and that I should be up there before his first game!"

"LC! That's great! I'm so happy for you! Take as long as you need to! You can stay with Jordan and I until you're ready hun! Oooh I'm so excited for you guys!"

"Aww thanks, CJ! You two are so sweet! What do you think I should do about my stuff at Sid's though?" LC asked with a concerned look on her face.

"Don't worry! We'll take care of that! You're like a sister to Jordan and I. We have your back!"

"What's going on down here?" the boys asked as we were jumping around in excitement.

"Marc! I'm so happy for you two! I know you guys will be the cutest couple in New York!" I screamed out.

"Thanks CJ! I really appreciate it! Jordan told me that you two would take care of her until the big move." Marc said.

"Hey, that's what I just got done telling LC!" I said giving Jordan a little shove.

"What can I say, great minds think alike babe!" Jordan said giving me a gentle kiss.

"It must be! Here lets do a toast, hun can you get the glasses?'

Jordan came back over with the glasses and we filled them up with the remaining wine.

"Here's to new adventues with the amazing people that we love!'

"Here, here!" we all cheered as we drank the wine. The boys finally got the fire started. We all sat around the fire and talked about our plans for tomorrow. Everyone was very excited about the bumper cars. LC told us how she had never been on one before so we knew she had to go! About an hour later, we decided to go inside and get some sleep. Tomorrow would be a big day, so it would be best to pack it in earlier than usual tonight. Jordan and I slept in his master bedroom, while LC and Marc slept in the large guestroom.

"I knew that guestroom would come in handy some day" Jordan said with a big grin on his face.

"Jordan, you're such a dork, but I love you." I said giving him a long, passionate kiss.

"Love you too, CJ." Jordan said as we climbed into bed.

"Thanks for the delicious dinner again"

"You're welcome. I'm really glad you and LC loved it." Jordan said wrapping his arms around me.

"Goodnight Jordan"

"Goodnight baby"

It didn't take very long for the two of us to fall asleep.

:::Next Morning:::

The sun was shining bright on my face as I began to wake up. Jordan was still sleeping in bed, so I decided to get a shower and make everyone breakfast. The hot water felt good against my skin and quickly woke me up. I went back into Jordan's room and found my bag that I had packed. I got dressed into a white tank and frayed blue jeans with a pair of black Puma shoes.


I went back into the bathroom to finish getting ready so I wouldn't wake Jordan up. I was straightening my hair when I heard someone knock on the door.


I opened the door to see LC standing there.

"Hey LC, how did you sleep doll?!"

"Pretty good! Hey can use the bathroom, I really gotta go!"

"Oh yeah sure!" I said as I stepped out of the bathroom. I went back into the bedroom to find Jordan starting to wake up.

"Morning boo" I said crawling into bed with Jordan.

"Hey babe. You look great!" he said giving me a kiss.

"Aww thanks. Do you want some eggs and bacon this morning?"

"Yes please! I'll be downstairs soon to help you"

"Okay, I'll see you down there!' I said walking out the door. LC was finished in the bathroom, so I hurried up with my hair and make up. I went downstairs and started getting everything ready for breakfast. The eggs were about done when Jordan came down from upstairs.

"Anything I can help with hun?" Jordan asked.

"Could you flip the bacon so it doesn't burn?"

"Of course!" Jordan said walking over to the stove.

Everything was about done, so I had Jordan go upstairs to let LC and Marc know breakfast was ready. A few minutes later all three of them were down.

LC's outfit:

"Take a seat guys, I'm putting the food on the plates right now"

I finished up getting the plates and set them on the table for everybody. "Alright dig in!" I said taking a seat.

"CJ, this is really good! Thanks so much!" LC said.

"Oh, its no problem!"

We all continued eating as the boys finished up the rest of the food. Marc offered to do this dishes so that we could get everything packed up. About half an hour later we were ready to go. The boys took Jordan's car over to my place, while LC and I took my car. I only had a few more boxes to pack up so I knew it wouldn't take long. Luckily, Morgan wasn't there so we didn't have to worry about her starting drama. It was around 11, when we finished up so we decided to go over to do the bumper car racing. There were only a few cars there so we didn't have to worry about waiting to use the cars. Marc and Jordan kept smashing into each other like LC and I had expected. We had a pretty good lead on the boys until they decided to fly up behind us. There was no way were going to let them win. It was the last lap around. Jordan and Marc ended up hitting each other again, so LC and I drove slowly across the line to tie for the win. LC and I couldn't stop laughing. We were all getting hungry again so we drove back to Mum's and ordered some pizza before we had to get ready for the airport.

Ever the Same

Marc P.O.V.

Jordan and I had finished up at the rink when he sent out the text to Casey.

"So what do you think we should all do for tonight?" I asked Jordan.

"The girls need a candlelit dinner with some wine out on the deck. Does that sound good?"

"Oh yeah! Want to do chicken parmesan and salad?"

"They will love that! Plus, we actually know how to make that!"

"What can I say, Mum taught us well!"

Jordan I walked into the market and bought all the ingredients for the dinner. We then drove to the liquor store to pick out a nice red wine. LC and I had both gotten out of relationships yesterday, so I didn't want to really rush anything, but I couldnt help falling for her quickly. Everything about her made me smile and incredibly happy. Jordan and I finally got back to the house and started making the dinner. We told Mum what we had planned for the night, she even offered to help us. Beisides, Mum's cooking was a million times better than anything Jordan and I could come up with. Mum finished up the salad and chicken while we got cleaned up for the girls. About half an hour later we finished up and LC called me.

"Hey Marc!"

"Hey LC are you and CJ on your way over to the cabin?"

"Yeah! I'm helping her pack up the rest of the stuff going to Pittsburgh. I really miss you!"

"I really miss you too babe. I can't wait to see you!"

"Me too! Do you want us to bring anything?"

"Nope, we have it all taken care of! You might want to wear jeans though, there's a chance it could be chilly."

"Aww thanks. Won't you keep me warm though?!"

"Of course I will! I'm just trying to say..."

"Don't worry, I was just kidding. I knew what you meant" LC said as began to laugh. "We'll see you guys in like twenty minutes. Ok?"

"Alright, we'll see you there!" I said as I then shut my phone.

"Wow! What was that all about bro?" Jordan asked. We were starting to load up the car with the blanket and some candles. "Let me guess, LC?!"

'Yep! She said they'll be at the cabin twenty minutes. We better get there soon, I don't want her thinking I'm a liar."

"Oh would you relax! You did tell them to wear jeans, right?"

"Well yeah, but still! We have to get this set up!"

"Don't worry, just add another ten minutes since they have to change." Jordan and I finished loading the food into the car.

"I hate to admit it, but you are right."

"Of course I am, now lets go!" Jordan said as we got into the car. Jordan played his obnoxious techno on the way over to the cabin making me want to jump out. We finally arrived at the cabin and started setting everything up. I handled all the food outside while Jordan got everything ready outside to make it look nice for the girls. Everything was about ready when I heard a knock on the door. I opened the door to find LC standing there.

"LC! You look amazing! I love the hair! How was your day?!" I said as I gave her a big hug.

"Thanks! It was great! CJ and I had a lot of fun! Is there anything I can help with?"

"Can you help me bring the food outside? I think Jordan has it ready out there."

"Aww great! What do you want me to take?"

"Could you get the salad out of the fridge? I'll get the chicken" I said as I gave her a kiss on the forehead.

"Sure! No problem!"

LC and I took the food outside to the picnic table to find Jordan and CJ pouring the wine into the glasses.

"Hey Case! You look really nice!"

"Aww thanks Marc! You two did a really great job setting this whole day up for us' CJ said.

"Well you two deserve it. We're both so lucky to have you both in our life." Jordan said.

"Are you guys ready to eat, cause I'm starving!"

"That's nothing new!' Jordan said as we began to eat.

"This chicken parm is delicious!' LC said.

"I know, right?! I love it when they cook!" CJ said.

"Thanks girls. We were hoping you would like it"

"Correction, we love it!" LC said as her and CJ high-fived each other.The four of us were eating and having a great time with one another. We finished up with dinner as the sun was about to set.

"Hey LC, I was wondering if you'd like to go out on the boat with me?"

"Sure, I 'd love to!" LC said as we both got up from the picnic table. I took her hand and led her out to the dock. I untied the rope for the boat and helped LC get into it. I carefully got in so that it wouldn't tip over on both of us.

"Thank you so much, Marc. It was really sweet of you to do this." LC said as I began to to paddle out to the middle of the lake.

"You're welcome. LC you're an incredible girl and I wanted to show you how much I like you."

"I really like you too, Marc. You came into my life at the perfect time" LC said as she gave me a kiss. I put the oars down inside the boat as LC laid on my chest while we watched the stars slowly appear into the summer night sky.

Your Smile Makes Me See Clear

Jordan P.O.V .

"Babe! I had no idea you were coming!" CJ started to yell as she ran towards me.

"Well I wanted to surprise you of course!" I said while giving her a kiss.

"I'm so glad you came. You make everything better!"

"I love you so much CJ. As soon as coach announced the next few days of practice were optional, I booked the next flight here."

"Aww that was so sweet of you. I love you too!" CJ said as she wrapped her arms around my neck. I quickly picked her up wrapping her legs around my waist. We continued to kiss as I carried her down to the barn away from everyone else. Even though it had only been a day apart, I had missed CJ so much. I set CJ down as I unlocked the barn door. I slid the door open quietly so no one could hear us going in. Before I knew it Case pushed me down and strattled on top of me.

"Remember back in high school when..." CJ said as she kissed me.

"We would sneak in here before my brothers could" I said as we both started to laugh.

"They would get so mad" CJ said as she kissed me so passionately and began to take off my belt and shorts.
"Yeah but we loved every minute of it." I said while sliding her dress off above her head. It felt amazing making love to CJ, it reminded me so much of our first time. I couldn't imagine my life without her and I was going to make sure that would never happen again. Nothing between us had changed in the past few years, well except for getting older and wiser. The last time we were in here it was the a few weeks before I got drafted to Pittsburgh. It was a day I know we'll both remember for the rest of our life. About a month beforehand I had noticed a difference in CJ. I didn't know exactly what it was, but I knew something was up. CJ took me to the barn and told me how she recently found out that we were expecting and that how she went to the doctor earlier that day. I was estatic, I couldn't believe we were going to have a baby! I went to give her a hug and she began crying her eyes out. I didn't know if it was because we weren't planning on having any kids for at least a few more years or if it was something else. Then she told me how she had the lost the baby. We were absolutely devastated as we sat in the barn for hours crying in each others arms. Being back here again with CJ just made my love for her that much stronger.

"Ready to go out and see everyone babe? I'm roasting in here!" CJ said with a smile across her face. I couldn't help but laugh.

"Me too. It's like an oven in here!" We both put our clothes back on and headed back outside. "Wanna go inside the house? I just want to be with you and no one else." I said as I gave her a kiss on the forehead.

"That's exactly what I want. Only you." CJ said as she held my hand. We started walking up the steps to the house when we heard the guys howling at us.
"Goodnight lovebirds!" they screamed at us.
"Babe can I please?"I asked with a grin on my face.

"Go for it hun" CJ said as she pulled me in closer to her wrapping her arms around the back of my neck.
I wrapped my arms around her and began to kiss her. "I love you so much CJ" I said as I swept her off her feet.

"Love you too babe" CJ said.

The guys started cheering and whistling while I opened up the front door. CJ and I started kissing again.

"Jordan! Get a room!" I picked up my head to find Marc standing in front of us, meanwhile LC was sitting on top of the counter with one of Marc's old shirts on.

"Oh shut up. You love us." I said. CJ went over and talked to LC while Marc and I went into the living room.

"So whats going on? I'm really sorry about Morgan."

"Thanks man. What the hell got into Sid? Did you know about this?" Marc asked.

"I had no idea this was going on. I would have never pictured him doing this."

"It's his loss, LC is such a great girl. No wonder Case became best friends with her that quick."

"Very true. She's exactly the type of girl you need, Marc."

"I know. I want to do something special for her. Do you have any ideas?"

"We'll figure something out, don't worry. I'll see you in the morning bro"

"Alright. Goodnight."

I went back into the kitchen to get CJ to find her and LC laughing to death.

"Ready for bed hun?" I asked.

"Yep! LC if you need anything, please don't hesitate. We're here for you" CJ said. She has always had such a huge heart and thats what I loved about her the most.

"I'll be fine! Goodnight you two!" LC said.

"Night LC!" CJ and I said as we started our way up the stairs to my room. We both changed into some shirts and basketball shorts and climbed into bed. I held CJ in my arms as we both fell asleep quickly. I couldn't wait to start our life back in Pittsburgh together.

::::Next Morning::::

::::CJ P.O.V.::::::

"Goodmorning Jord!"

"Morning baby" Jordan said as he kissed me so passionately. "How did you sleep?"

"Excellent since you were here with me" I said as I wrapped my arms around him tighter.

"That's what I love to hear." Jordan said as he kissed me again.

"What do you want to do today?"

"Well you and LC have a beauty spa day and Marc and I are going down to the rink for awhile to help out" he said as he pulled something out from his nightstand. "Here's gift certificates for you and LC, I want you girls to have a great time today."

"Aww thank you so much babe! You're so sweet!" I said as we began kissing again.

"Anything for you babe. You two deserve it"

"I love you, Jordan!"

"I love you too babe!"
*knock*knock*knock we heard at the door so Jordan got up to see who it was.

"Babe, Marc wants to know if we want Captain Crunch this morning"

"Yeah that sounds great! Lets jump in the shower, then we'll be out."

"Okay we'll see you guys out there soon." Jordan said as he shut the door. Jord and I ran into the bathroom and quickly threw our clothes off. I turned the water on as we got in. The hot water felt so good on us as we washed each other off.

"This how I want to spend every morning with you" Jordan said as he gave me a kiss.

"Me too, Jord." I said as I pinned him up against the wall. "My life is exactly the way I want it"

Jordan and I finished up in the shower and got dressed.

My outfit:

Jordan I went to the kitchen to find LC and Marc sitting at the island eating their Captain Crunch.

LC's outfit

"Morning guys!" I said grabbing two bowls for Jord and I. Jordan filled up the bowls with cereal and milk as we sat down and began to eat.

"Morning!" they both said.

"Guess where we're going today, LC?" I asked.

"Where?!" LC said ready to jump out of her seat.

"The spa!"

"Oooh I'm so excited!!!" LC said.

"What do you want to get done?" I asked.

"I want to get my hair done. What do you want to do?" LC asked.

"I'm thinking a mani and pedi. Lets get some massages too!"

"Sounds great! Thanks so much!"

"Don't thank me, thank the boys!" I said as I started to laugh.

"Thank you boys!" LC said as we all started laughing. We all finished up eating as the boys got ready to go to the rink. LC and I fixed up our hair and make up.

"Bye Jordan! Have fun today!" I said as I gave him a kiss.

"Oh we will! You two relax and have a good time!" Jordan said as he gave me a kiss back. We looked over to see Marc and LC hugging and then sealing the deal with a kiss.

"Alright, we'll give you a call later today babe! Ready, LC?"

"Yep! Bye guys!" LC said as we headed out the door.

"Are you and Marc together? I missed a lot last night!"

"He asked me this morning!" LC said as a big smile grew on her face as we got into my car.

"Aww! I'm so happy for you two!" as I gave her a hug before starting the engine.

"Thanks CJ. I'm so glad you brought me here. This really is a new start for me."

"It's no problem. You welcomed me to Pittsburgh with open arms, this is the least I can do."

I drove into town as LC and I sang along to the radio. I pulled onto the side of the street and parked. We walked over to the spa .

"Hi how can I help you two ladies today?" the woman behind the counter asked.

"I want to get a french mani and pedi" I said.

"And I wanted to get my hair cut shorter and dyed darker." LC said.

"Sure! Right this way" the lady said as she us back.

"Here Rachel will being doing your hair today and Emily will be doing your nails. Have a great time!"

"Thanks so much!" We both said as we sat down. Emily took me to the other side of the spa to get my nails done, I couldn't wait to see what LC's hair was going to look like. Emily did a great job. I finished earlier than LC so I sat in the lobby reading some magazines.

"Tah-dah!" LC said as she came into the lobby.
Her hair:

"LC! Your hair looks amazing!" I said as I got up and gave her a hug.

"Thanks! Let me see your nails!" I said showing them to her. "They look great!"

"Thanks! Are you ready for our massages?" I asked.

"Oh yeah!"

My phone started to beep so I checked to see who it was.

Meet us at my cabin after the spa. Can't wait to see you both.
xoxo Jord and Marc

"The boys have something planned for us at the cabin!" I said as we both jumped in excitement.

Is This How We Say Goodbye?

Are you serious, Case?" LC asked.

"Yeah of course I am! Believe me, you'll have so much fun! Jord, what do you think?"

"I think it's an excellent idea babe" as he leaned down and kissed my forehead. "You girls will have a blast!"

"Well what are you going to do about clothes? The flight is boarding in 15 minutes" Sid said while rolling his eyes.

"Oh no need to worry about that. She can borrow some of mine and we can shop for more!"

"Well LC what do you want to do?" Sid asked. "Stay here with me or go up to Ontario with CJ?"

"Here I come Thunder Bay!" LC cheered out as she gave me a hug.

"Sid, don't worry, Case will take good care of her." Jordan said.

"Come on LC, we need to hurry up and get your ticket! Do you have a passport? I'm paying, no questions asked!" I said.

"Aww thanks sso much CJ! You're too sweet! Yes, I do have it. I always keep it in my purse." LC said.

LC and I turned around to see both of our boyfriends making puppy dog eyes at us. "We'll miss you!"

"Jordan I'll miss you so much baby!" I said as he picked me up and kissed me.

"I love you CJ. I hope you girls have a great time!" Jordan said.

"Thanks babe! I love you so much! I'll see you soon!" I said as I gave him one last kiss before I would see him again.

"Love you! " Jordan said as I went to steal LC from Sid. I walked over to find the two starting to argue.

"Don't you trust me? I'm only going to be gone a few days, chill." LC said to him. I could see she was starting to get seriously upset so I decided to step in.

"Hey we better get going LC! We don't want to miss our flight doll." I said to her.

" I really wish you'd stay. I dont want anything to happen to you, I love you." Sid said to LC.

"You worry too much and it drives me nuts sometimes. Goodbye Sid!" LC said to him as she gave him a kiss on the cheek.

"Bye boys!" LC and I screamed back at them as we ran towards the ticket counter.

We quickly got her ticket and ran to the gate since the flight was now boarding. LC and I made it just in time.

"Wow, that was a close one!"

"You bet it was!" as we both started to laugh. "Thanks again, CJ"

"Oh it's no problem girl! Just promise me you're going to have a good time!"

"Hell yeah we are!" she said as we gave each other a high five.

"Hey is everything alright between you and Sid? It was a little tense back there." I asked her.

"I just don't know. Lately he's been really overprotective. I'm hoping this trip makes things clear for me."

"Aww I hope so too! Just relax, everything will be fine girl!"

"Thanks I really needed that"

"Lets get some sleep while we can."

"Sounds good"

LC and I put on our ipods and fell asleep. A few hours laters, the captain announced that we would be arriving in Thunder Bay shortly. Before we knew it, the plane touched down and the captain was announcing that we were now in Thunder Bay. LC and I walked to my car in the garage that I had left there the other day. It was only afternoon, so we decided to head to my dad and step-mom's to take my bags there. On the car ride over to the boys mum called and said she was planning on having a bonfire tonight. We finally arrived at the house to find nobody home, so we decided to shop and get new dresses for the bonfire. I took LC to the mall and we got new dresses. LC also bought some new clothes for her stay here

After some shopping, LC and I decided to head over to the Staal's to see if we could help Mum with anything.

"Case, I am so excited!" LC said.

"Mum is going to love you! Plus I think Marc and Jared will be there!"

"Aww I can't wait!"

"Girl you better get changed into that new dress when we get there! It looks great on you!"

"Pff no way, yours looks great on you!"

"Umm yes it does!"

"Truce?" LC said as she shruged her shoulders.

"Sounds good!" I said giving her a high five.

We arrived at the Staal's to find Mum cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

"CJ! It's so good to see you again honey! This must be LC!" Mum said as she gave both of us a hug.

"That would me! It's so great to meet you!" LC said.

"A friend of Casey's is always welcome here! So are you girls ready for the bonfire?" Mum asked.

"Oh just about. We're going to changed. We'll be right back Mum!" I said to Mum. "Here I'll show upstairs, LC. You can get dressed up here."

"Ok, thanks CJ!" LC said.

Lc's dress:

My dress:

LC and I grabbed our bags and went upstairs. I showed LC to Marc's room so that she could get dressed. I went into Jordan's and got dressed there. About ten minutes later we met each other in the hallway, ready to go.

"You look great LC!" I said to her.

"Thanks! You do too!" LC said.


We headed back downstairs to find Mum.

"You girls look awesome!" Mum said.

"Aww thanks Mum! I wish Jord and Eric could be here. Is there anything we can do for you?" I asked.

"Me too sweetie, but we'll see! Well there is one thing left to do if you girls don't mind doing." Mum said.

"Sure, anything. What is it?"

"Could you girls go pick up the alcohol? All you have to do is drive the truck down to the store and they'll fill the back of the truck up for you. I was there earlier today with the order." Mum said.

"No problem! Do you want us to get it now?" I asked.

"Yeah that'd be great! Here's the keys. Thank you girls so much!"

LC and I took the keys and went down to the truck. I started the engine up and we were on our way to town. It only took a few minutes to get down there. I pulled into the parking lot as we both got out and walked in.

"Hi, Mrs. Staal was in here earlier. We're here to pick up the order." I said to the man.

"Sure! Can I just have you sign here and we'll be out with the cases. She already paid for it earlier today" he said.

I signed the paper and handed it back to the man. "Thank you!"

"Your welcome! Have a great night ladies!"

LC and I went back out to the truck. A few guys started coming out with the cases and filled the back of the truck.

LC and I couldn't stop laughing. Mum had bought so much, we knew we were in for one hell of a night.

"Alright, that'll do it!" the man said as he came up to the window.

"Thank you!" LC and I said back to him. I started the engine back up and we were on our way to the house. We quickly arrived back to find Jared in the garage filling coolers with ice.

"Hey Jared! This is my friend LC. Wanna give us a hand with the beer?" I asked him.

"Don't worry I'll get it. Hey LC!" Jared said as he started grabbing the cases.
"Thanks Jared!" we both yelled back to him as we started to run inside to the house. LC and I made our way inside to find Marc and Morgan inside with Mum.


Marc!!! I've missed you!" I yelled as I ran and gave him a hug.

"CJ! Its so good to see you! Morgan and I were just showing Mum pictures of this place we're pretty sure we're getting. Who did you bring along?"

"This is my friend LC. I met her and Sid at the hotel in Pittsburgh. She said she's never been to Thunder Bay, so I had to bring her up! And let me see these pictures!" I said.

"Welcome to Thunder Bay, LC!" Marc said as he gave her a hug.

LC started to laugh, "Oh thanks!"

"Here I have them on my phone, CJ" Morgan said as she handed me her phone.

LC and I scrolled through them and then I saw what made my stomach cringe.

"The house looks amazing guys. Morgan can I see you outside for a sec?"

LC looked at me as she knew exactly what I meant by it.

"Yeah sure" Morgan said as we both headed out the door. "Case, you can't tell Marc."

"Morgan what the hell is wrong with you?! You whore, how could you cheat on him?!" I said.

"CJ, I know its wrong, but I love both of them." Morgan said.

"Are you serious right now?!" I said as I gave her a shove. "Marc is the best thing that ever happened to you! And with Tom?!"

"Shut up CJ. Just because Jordan is the only guy you've ever loved. Marc cannot find out." she said panicking.

"Bullshit Morg! You tell him right now before I do!" as I started to scream.

"Casey, you can't tell me what to do! I'll do what I want!" Morgan screamed right back at me.

Before I could say anything more to my whore step-sister, Marc and Lc were outside wondering what was going on.

"What is going on you two?!" Marc yelled.

"Tell him right now!" I yelled as tears started to come down my face. "He doesn't deserve this bullshit!"

LC ran over and gave me a hug.

"Babe what is happening? CJ's in tears while you look perfectly fine." Marc said to Morgan.

"Marc, I never meant to hurt you. Remember a few months ago when the season ended and we had Tom and the boys over for drinks?" she said.

"Umm yeah. Why?" Marc said with a look of confusion on his face.

"After you fell asleep, Tom and I started to talk, then one thing led to another. I don't know if you'll ever be able to forgive me" Morgan said just standing there.

"You fucked one of my best friends?! What the fuck Morgan?! After all these years together? Obviously it meant nothing!" Marc said as he started to choke up.

"I still love you Marc!" Morgan cried out.

"Morgan just go home! It's over. How can I ever trust you again?!" Marc said.

"I'm sorry! I can't help that I love both of you!" Morgan started to scream.

"You really need to go!" LC said as she then began to push Morgan down the driveway.

"Morgan, just fucking leave already!" I screamed at her.

LC pushed her all the way to the end of the driveway. Morgan finally starting up her car and leaving. Meanwhile Marc was sitting in the grass absolutely devastated.

"I really thought she was the one, CJ" Marc said.

"I never saw that one coming. I'm so sorry bud." I said as I gave him a hug. "We're all here for you if you need anything."

"Don't worry Marc, the trash is gone. You deserve so much better than that" LC said as she sat down beside us.

"Thanks guys. Both of you are really sweet ." Marc said as he put his arms around both of us.

:::a few hours later:::
:::LC's P.O.V.:::

I was so glad CJ had brought me up to Thunder Bay. The whole family was so nice and welcoming to me even though I was basically a stranger to them. CJ, Marc, Jared, and I were having a great time around the fire drinking beer and telling stories. Marc was so incredibly funny and sweet. I couldn't believe that Morgan could ever cheat on him. I guess some people don't know a good thing until its gone. It was around 10 whenever I saw the lights of a car pulling in. There was already about thirty people here. How many people had they invited? The music was blasting and we were all having a good time, so what was a few more people. A few upbeat songs started to play, more of my taste in music.

"Hey do you girls want to dance?" Marc and Jared asked CJ and I.

"Sure!" we both said as we got up to dance. We were all dancing close with each other and having a blast. I hadn't had this much fun in so long. The song was about over and we were all laughing histarically at Marc and Jared. Marc leaned in and gave me a hug.

"Thanks for making my night better, LC."

"Thanks for showing me a good time." I said back.

"You slut!" I heard someone scream. I knew that voice all too well. It was Sid. I turned around to see him running towards me. "Jordan and I took the next flight to see you two and then I see you hugging his brother?"

"What I was just giving a hug, Sid. He's had a rough day. Don't you ever call me a slut!" I screamed back at him.

"I don't care if he had a rough day LC. I don't want to see my girlfriend giving a guy she barely knows a hug. That is being a whore!" Sid yelled back at me.

I slapped him across the face, something I would have never done in a million years if I were sober. "You don't own me Sid! This is why I wanted to get away from you!" I screamed at Sid.

"Did you just hit me?!" Sid said.

"Hey now! Sid that is no way to talk to a girl. You had that coming." Marc said as he stepped in between us.

"Marc I don't want to hear it. You'd be pissed if your girlfriend was hugging another guy." Sid said to him.

"Actually I found out my girlfriend was the one who is the whore, not LC. She's an amazing girl." Marc said.

"Sid, this isn't why I brought you here. I thought you wanted to see LC and not be a jerk to her." Jordan said.

"I did! This is why I didn't want her coming her in the first place!" Sid said.

I was getting so upset that I started to cry. "Sid, I can't take this anymore. Everything is always such a big deal! I can't be your girlfriend if you're going to continue treating me like this!" I said to him.

"Fine be that way!" Sid said as he stormed off.

"LC, are you ok?" CJ said as she came running over to me.

"Yeah I'm alright. Thanks lovie." I said as I gave her a hug. "I'm going inside for awhile. I'll see you guys later."

"Ok hun. I'll be in soon. Don't worry." CJ said.

I started walking up the hill back to the house. I stopped in the garage and grabbed a beer. I was still in shock after what had happened.

"LC!" I heard a man's voice getting closer.

"Yeah?" as I turned around to look. It was Marc. "Thanks for standing up for me Marc, I really appreciate it."

"I couldn't let an amazing girl like you be treated like that" Marc said as he leaned in and kissed me. Marc wrapped his arms around me. "Everythings going to be fine, LC. I wont let anything happen to you like that ever again."

Can't Stop Loving You

I frantically ran around the hotel room trying to throw all my stuff together since Jordan would be here soon. I put on my dress and did my hair.

was putting on my red lipstick when I heard a knock on the door.

"I'm coming!" I yelled out from the bathroom. I ran to the door and quickly opened it. There Jordan was standing there with a long sleeve dress shirt and pants along with a bouquet of pink lillies.

"I'm so sorry about lunch, Sid and I didn't expect a meeting to go so long. I'm really sorry baby." Jordan said.

I took the flowers from his hand and kissed him so passionately. "Don't worry about it. The flowers are gorgeous babe. How did you remember they're my favorite?"

"How could I ever forget my girlfriend's favorite is the question" as Jordan smirked at me.

"Thank you babe." as I smacked his behind.

"You're so in trouble for that, Casey."

"Oh yeah what are you going to do about it, Jordan Staal?!" as I ran into the bathroom and locked the door.

"Let me in! Please baby! I have dinner all ready for us at the house" Jordan started to whimper and put his fingers underneath the door. I waited a few minutes just because I knew it would drive him wild. I slowly opened the door to find him laying there on the floor.

"You cooked for me?" I said as I knelt down beside him.

"Of course I did babe. I wanted your last night here to be special before you go back to Thunder Bay."

"Aww Jord thank you. I know how you don't like to cook." Before I could say anything else Jordan pulled me on top of him.

"Only for the ones I love."

"I love you, Jord. You've always been so good to me."

"I love you too, CJ. I need you baby." Jordan said. He wrapped his arms around me tightly.

"I need you so bad" I said as I started to unbutton his shirt. Jordan began unzipping the back of my dress. "Make love to me baby"

Jordan smiled back at me, "Of course I will" as he picked me up and layed me on the bed. Jordan started kissing my neck and taking of my dress. I made sure his shirt came off quickly along with his pants. We slid under the covers of the bed as Jord took off my bra and panties and I took off his boxers. He then started kissing my neck and worked his way down south. It sent chills on my skin as my back arched back.

"Oh my god, Jordan!" I started moaning as he slid his way in.

"I'm the luckiest man in the entire world. My life can't get any better than this." Jordan said as I pulled his face into mine.

"We're both lucky babe. That's why we're soulmates." I said smiling.

"Your exactly right. We were meant for each other."

Jordan and I continued kissing and making love until we could barely breathe.

"Lets get your things back our place, Case." Jordan said while putting his clothes back on.

"I can't wait to have some more of this Staal cooking too!" as I began putting my dress back on.

Jordan grabbed both of my bags and headed out the door. We went back down to the lobby to turn in the key. Before I could get out my credit card to pay for the stay, Jordan threw his out on the counter insisting to pay for me.

"Thanks honey! You didn't have to" as I jumped up giving him a kiss.

"No, thank you for coming back to me." as Jordan kissed me back.

Jordan and I made our way to the Escalade in the parking lot. He put my bags in the back as we headed to the house. On the way there he held my hand as we discussed our future and how excited we both were to be together again. Jordan parked the car in the garage as he carried me into the house.

"Ready for some spaghetti hun?" he asked as he set me down in a dining room chair.

"Oh you bet I am!"

Jordan ran into the kitchen and came back with a large bowl of spaghetti. Two trips later he came back with garlic bread and a bottle of red wine.

"Here babe, I'll pour the wine and you can make up the plates" I said grabbing the bottle.

"Thanks CJ." as he gave me a kiss on the forehead.

We both sat down and began eating.

"Jord, this is delicious! I'm so proud of you!"

"Aww thanks! I had Mum on the phone while making it so I knew I wouldn't screw it up."

I started to laugh, "No wonder its so good!"

We continued to drink and talk while eating the spaghetti.

"So wanna pretend this is the lake when we were in high school?" Jordan asked.

I big smile grew on my face, "Are you even asking that?" as I shot up from my seat.

"Race you there!" Jordan yelled as we both started running for the backdoor.

Jordan of course won. We threw our clothes off and jumped into the refreshing pool. Oh how I had missed this boy so much. I pushed him up against the wall of the pool and started to kiss him. We started laughing and goofing around until it started to rain. Jordan and I quickly grabbed our clothes and ran inside. Without any hesitation we ran upstairs into the bedroom and jumped under the covers of the bed.

"Goodnight CJ. I love you so much babe." Jordan said while wrapping his arms around me.

"Love you too honey." as I closed my eyes and quickly fell asleep in his arms.

:::Next morning:::

I heard my cell phone go off around 7 since I had to get ready to get on the plane back to Thunder Bay. Jordan got up too as we hit the shower. We started washing each other off and messing around for about half an hour. Jordan and I finally got out of the shower and got changed.


We decided to eat at the airport, so we jumped into the car and were on our way. Jordan didn't say much on the way there. I could tell he was upset that I was leaving for a few days, but I quickly reminded him how I would be coming back. Jordan pulled into Pitt International as he grabbed my bags as we headed into the airport. Jordan and I went to Starbucks and got some bagels. I got a hot tea while Jordan got a coffee. We were about to sit down as we saw LC and Sid. I guess dinner hadn't gone over so well with Taylor trying to stay with Sid and LC.

"Jord, here comes LC and Sid."

"Damn it looks like they had a rough night." He said as I shook my head to agree.

"She has been so nice to me these past couple days, I better go over there."

Jordan gave me a kiss as I walked over towards them standing in the line.

"Are you guys ok?" I said giving them a big hug.

LC outfit:

"Yeah, we're just bummed about Taylor not being able to stay." Sid said.

"She's like the sister I never had" LC said as Sid put his arms around her.

"I have an idea!" I said as the three of them stared back at me.

"What's that babe?" Jordan asked.

"LC, come up to Thunder Bay with me! You need a little vacation. Besides, have you ever been up to T-Bay?"

All I Need Is All Your Love

"Hey isn't that Sid's sister crying by your car?"

"Yeah it is!" LC said as we both ran over to check on her. "Tay, what's wrong honey?"

"I was over at the arena" as gave LC a hug. "Mom and Dad said we're leaving for Cole Harbour tomorrow morning. I saw the car across the street so I ran over. I don't wanna go! I hardly ever get to see my brother. I miss him so much during the season. It's not fair!"

"Aww Taylor, it's going to be alright. You know your brother loves you so much! Hey, Sid and I will talk to them to see if you can stay with us for awhile before school starts up" LC said.

"Please LC?!You're the best! I'm really sorry I ran over here." Taylor said.

"It's no problem. Oh Taylor, this is Casey, Jordan Staal's girlfriend from Thunder Bay. Don't you miss Josh?" LC asked.

"Nice to meet you Casey. Well yeah, of course I miss him." Taylor said shrugging her shoulders.

"It's a pleasure to meet you, Taylor. You can call me CJ if you want to. Do you want to go shopping with LC and I?"

"Yeah Taylor, I want to hear more about how things are going with Josh! Please come with us!" LC said.

"Ok girls! Sounds like fun! I'll text Mom real quick to let her know I'm hanging out with you two." Taylor said while getting her cell phone out.

"Tell her we'll meet her at dinner tonight if that's alright with her, then Sid and I will have the chance to talk to them about you staying with us" LC said as we got in the car.

We sat in the car listening to the radio while waiting for Taylor's Mom to text her back.

"Mom said it's fine! She said she'll call later about dinner." Taylor said.

"Ok! Mall at Robinson sound good girls?" LC asked.

"Yeah sure!" Taylor and I both replied.

On the car ride to the mall, Taylor was non-stop gushing about her Josh. Josh was a fifteen year old boy that lived in the neighborhood and played hockey. Taylor tried convincing us that they were just friends, but LC and I weren't buying it.

"Are you sure you don't like him? Doesn't it sound like it to you, CJ?" LC said as she pulled into the parking lot.

"Just a little bit, LC" as I grinned at her.

"Alright I might have a crush on him. Don't tell anyone, especially Sid!" Taylor said.

LC and I started to giggle. "Okay Tay, we won't talk about Josh anymore unless you bring him up."

"Sounds good! Lets shop!" Taylor said as we walked in. First we stopped in the food court and got a cheese pizza and drinks.

"Cheese pizza, Josh would love this!" Taylor said almost jumping out of her seat.


Marc, Jordan, Morgan, and I were all sitting at Lucien's to get some pizza. My newly step-sister Morgan and Marc had been going out for a couple months. I was shocked when Marc asked her out a week after she moved in with Dad and I. At first I wasn't too fond of Morgan since we didn't exactly get off on the smoothest start. At school she was the class flirt and always trying to get with the boys. I couldn't stand her. After Marc and her started going out, she completely changed. I was so glad since we could all hang out together have some fun.

"So Jordan, when are you ever going to ask CJ out?" Marc said to Jordan. Jordan punched Marc in the shoulder as Morgan and I started to laugh. The pizza arrived as we all began to dig in.

"What was that girly punch for?" Marc smirked.

"Shut up Marc. Why do you have to be such an ass." as Jordan stormed off.

"Marc why'd you have to do that?" Morgan asked.

"I don't know cause he's my brother." Marc said.

"I'll go see what's up" as I walked out the door to find Jordan. He was sitting up against the building with his head buried into his knees.

"Jord, what's wrong? You know Marc didn't mean it. He was just trying to show off for Morgan" as I sat down beside him.

Jordan looked up as he held my hand, "I know Case, but he's right. I should have done it a long time ago. Your an amazing girl, I'm never going to be good enough for you"

"Jordan Staal, stop this nonsense right now. I love you just the way you are. Ever since we were in kindergarten I have had the biggest crush on you and I didn't think you liked me."

Jordan put his hands around my face and started to kiss me, "I have always loved you CJ. Would you please be my girlfriend?" as it started to rain.

"Of course I will! I'm glad you didn't make me wait any longer" as I stole his hat and started to kiss him again.

"Would you two come inside already, Marc is going to eat all the pizza" Morgan yelled out from the door.

:::end flashback:::

"CJ, CJ?!?!" LC and Taylor were yelling.

"Oooh sorry girls! I was just thinking"

"What were you thinking about, doll?" LC asked.

"When Jordan, Marc, my step-sister, and I were around 15 we went to a pizza shop back in Thunder Bay. Its the day Jordan and I started being a couple. All because Marc made Jordan mad like usual and we finally told each other how we felt" I said as I smiled. "I loved that day."

"Aww!" they both cheered.

"Haha thanks guys. Alright let's get some clothes and shoes!"

We finished up our pizza as we began to shop. LC, Taylor, and I filled our arms with shopping bags. I got some new clothes for school since it would be starting soon. We all got new shoes (since you can never have too many) and sweats. LC and I both got a few gorgeous dresses for our men to see us in. LC and Taylor were so sweet to get to know. I was so lucky that I had become good friends with them. We all headed into LC's car and made our way back to the hotel I was staying in.

"Thanks for a great day girls! I hope everything goes well for you at dinner, Taylor! Have fun you two!"

"Thanks CJ! We'll see you soon!" they cheered from the car as they drove by.

I still had to pack up a few of my things as I made my way to the elevator of the hotel. I pushed the 11 button and waited for it to arrive to the floor. The elevator finally opened up as I got out my card. I slide the card key in as I walked through the door. Laying on the floor was a note that had "Casey" written on it so I picked it up and read it.

I'll be over around 6:30 to help you get your things to move back to my place.
Hope you brought your swimsuit babe, if you didn't that's alright.
All my love,

I looked over to the clock. 6 o'clock! I had half an hour to get everything ready!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'd Come For You

Jordan carried me inside as we continued to kiss. We finally sat down on the couch and started to talk. "I have missed you so much, CJ" he said.

"I've missed you too, Jord. Why do you think I came here? You know I will always be there for you."

"I have to make this up to you. I was so stupid and selfish letting us take a break. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me." as Jordan held my hand.

"No it wasn't, I knew you were going to be a star. I would have been in the way."

"Don't ever say that again" as he held me tight "It was my fault. I left you back in Thunder Bay. I am so glad you are here now. You make everything perfect."

"I need you back. You're the only one I could ever love, Jordan."

"Words can't even describe how happy I am right now" as he kissed me again.

"I talked to your Mum about it and she thought it would be best if I came here for few days before the move."

"You're moving? Where? I'm not losing you again, Casey."

"Don't worry. I'm moving here to be with you and go to school" as I smiled at him.

"You're amazing. Do you know that?"

"No. That would be you hun" as I gave him a kiss.

"Please stay here with me and be my girlfriend again?"he asked.

"Of course I will!"

Jordan laid on top of me as we started making out. Everything felt so right, just like it was before, but even better. "Hey babe, I have a room at the Marriott. Would you come back with me?"

"Lets go!" as he kissed me again and ran upstairs to get a few things. We headed out to the car and were on our way. I texted LC and Eric to let them both know everything was amazing again. My phone quickly went off as it was Eric and LC.

"Who's that babe?"

"Eric and LC just saying they knew we would be together again." as I smiled at him.

"Forever"Jordan said as he grabbed my hand.

"You bet it will be"

About ten minutes later we arrived at the hotel. We went into the elevator and were on our way up to the 11th floor. I dug out my card key while Jordan was kissing my neck. The elevator door opened up as we walked to the room. I quickly opened the door and we were in. I was back with Jordan, the love of my life. My life finally felt together again for the first time in so long. Back in Thunder Bay, it wasn't exactly great. About a month ago my house had burnt to the ground and I lost basically everything. The only things that survived were in the garage since it was detached from the house. I felt lucky since it was all of our photos and childhood toys that made it. After going through my old stuff, I couldn't stop thinking about Jordan and now he was standing here holding me.

"I bet you're ready for bed after today babe" Jordan said as he looked down into my eyes.

"Oh yes. And it can't get any better with you being here with me."

"I love you CJ" as he leaned in and gave me a kiss.

"I love you too"

It was getting late so it was best that we went to bed. I got changed into a tank and boyshorts as Jordan stripped down to his boxers. We jumped into bed and got under the covers. Jordan held me tight in his arms as we got comfortable.

"Now this is how its supposed to be" Jordan said with a smile.

"Exactly boo" as I gave him a kiss.

"There's a team meeting and practice in the morning that I don't want to go to."

"Babe you have to. I don't want you getting in trouble, it's only pre-season."

"Yes, that is very true. I have the smartest, most beautiful girlfriend in the entire world. You could hang with LC in the morning while Sid and I are at the arena. Seems like you two really hit it off from what I hear." as he started to laugh.

"How did you hear?" as I began laughing.

"Sid called me after they ran into you in the elevator." The smirk on his face just kept getting bigger.

"Sidney! That brat! I told him not to tell!"as I sat up.

"Haha. I love it when you get all fired up babe"

"You would!"as I gave him a smack.


"Poor baby"

"Why do you have to beat me up?"

"Cause you love it."

"Oh yes I do." as he gave me a kiss. "Goodnight baby"

"Goodnight Jord"

Jordan held me in his arms as we quickly fell asleep.

:::Next Morning:::

Jordan's cell phone alarm went off at 7, so we both got up and started to get ready for the day. We ran down to the lobby to get some food. When we were finished up quickly so we'd have time to get a shower. We made our way back to the room and jumped in the shower to get cleaned up. Jordan pinned me up against the shower wall as we began kissing. "I'm so glad you're moving in with me" Jordan said.

"Me too. I love you much"

"Love you too."

Jordan and I washed each other off and continued kissing again.

We got out of the shower and started getting dressed.

Damn you look amazing CJ!"

"Aww thank you baby! You look pretty amazing yourself"

"Haha I do not. Sid and I will meet you girls for lunch. I hope you and LC have a great time." as he gave me a kiss.

"Alright! Have a good practice Jord."

Jordan left for practice so I decided to call LC.

"Hey do you want to go shopping?"

"Sure! I'll be over soon!"she said.

"OK! I'll be ready"

I turned on the tv while waiting for LC to come over. Before I knew I heard a knocking on the door. I quickly opened the door to find LC.

Hey LC! That was quick!"

"Haha yeah. Ready to go?"

"Yeah! Let's go!"

LC and I headed down to the lobby.

"So how long are you staying here CJ?"

"Well I'm staying another night and leaving in the morning."

"Aww! When are you coming back?You can't leave!!"

"Probably a few days. Don't worry, I'll be back!"as I began to laugh.

"You better be!"

LC and I were almost to the car as I saw someone leaning up against the car.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This Kiss

"Hi. I have a reservation under Casey Davis for tonight." I told the hotel clerk at the Marriott.

"Sure, let me look. Could I please have your ID to verify?"

"Of course" as I handed her my ID.

"Okay Miss Davis, you are in room 220 on the eleventh floor."

"Eleventh floor you said? Perfect."as I grinned from ear to ear. "Love that number."

"Here are the card keys for your room. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call the service desk."

"Okay. Thank You!" as a grabbed my suitcase.

"We hope you enjoy your stay here in Pittsburgh."

"Oh I plan to! I'm seeing a very good friend of mine while here."

"Great! Have a good time!"


I walked over to the elevator and waited for it to come down. A minute later it finally came back down, to my surprise it was Sidney Crosby and his girlfriend. "Hey you look familiar. Do I know you from somewhere?" Sidney asked.

"Maybe" as I started to laugh. "Staalsy ring a bell?"

"Yes! I know who you are! You must be CJ from Thunder Bay! We've heard so much about you from him"

"That would be me! I lived down the street from the boys. I'm here surprising him. Please don't tell Jordan."

"You grew up with the Staals?" Sidney's girlfriend asked.

"Yep. They are pretty much my brothers." as I started to laugh.

"That is awesome! I'm LC by the way."


"It's really great to meet you both! Hey, I don't want to hold you two up with me blabbing about the Staals."

"Ha ha, the Staals never get old." Sidney said.

LC went over to the counter and grabbed a sheet of paper. She started scribbling something, but I couldn't see. "Here's my cell number. Give me a call/text so we can hang while you're here."

"Awe, that would be great! Thank you!"'

"Okay see you soon CJ!" Sid and LC said while walking towards the lobby entrance.

"Alright! Bye!" as I went into the elevator. I pushed the button for the eleventh floor as the elevator went up. The elevator door opened, room 220 was straight ahead of me. I slid the key card and I was in. I put my suitcase on the dresser and turned on TV. I jumped into the shower to feel a little refreshed after the plane ride. I could hear my phone going off a few times, so I hurried up. After getting dressed I checked my phone. 2 missed calls, Eric and LC both had left messages.

"Hey CJ, it's Eric. Just wanted to know if you made it to Pittsburgh alright. I'll talk to you later."

"Hi CJ! Sid and I were wondering if you wanted to go to dinner with us tonight? Give us a call back! Oh and this is LC! Bye!"

Dinner with LC and Sidney sounded great. I quickly called her back so that they could call in the reservation. While waiting for LC and Sid to pick me up, I unpacked my suitcase. On the bottom I found a picture of Jordan and I when we were in high school. We were such goofs, always getting in trouble for something. Didn't matter if we did it or not its not like we cared, as long as we were together. I called up Eric to let him know I had made it here safely.

"So did you see him yet?" Eric said.

"No. I'm heading out to dinner soon. Either tonight or after practice tomorrow."

"You might be better off tonight seeing him. He was telling me earlier that the boys have a meeting."

"Oh okay! Thanks Eric."

"No problem. You two better fucking be back together or else." as he started to laugh.

"Yes sir." as I continued laughing.

"Alright well have fun at dinner. And you better call us"

"Will do! Night Eric!"

"Night CJ."

It was almost time for LC and Sid to be here, so I quickly changed into something for dinner and fixed my makeup.

LC called and said they were on their way into the hotel.


"I'm coming!" as I opened the door.

"Hi LC! Hi Sid!"

"Hey CJ! You ready to go?"

"Yeah, let me grab my purse."

"Do you mind if I use your bathroom?" Sid asked.

"Oh sure. No problem" as I laughed.

"I swear it's a miracle he lasts the entire game without having to go" LC said.

"Ha ha oh Sid."

LC sat down on my bed as we waited for Sid. She had found the photo laying on the bed.

"Awe is this you and Jordan?! she asked.

"Ha ha yes. That picture is so embarrassing. We were both drunk off our asses."

"It's cute! You two are adorable together!"

Sid came out as we both jumped off the bed. "Ready girls?"

"Yep! Ready when you are babe!" LC said.

All three of us headed out the door and went to Sid's car. We arrived at the restaurant fairly quick since it was right down the street. Sid led the way as we went aside.

"Mr. Crosby, your table for three is right this way." the host said.

We followed the host back to a private area in the restaurant. "Thank you sir." as we took a seat.

"Your server will be with you shortly." as he handed us the menus.
"Hi, I'm Lucy. I'll be your server this evening. Can I start you off with something to drink?"

"What would you like Hun? CJ?"

"Ice tea please." I said.

"Me too" LC said.

"Okay could we please get 3 iced teas?" Sidney said.

"Sure. They will be right out."

"So, it is this your first time in Pittsburgh, CJ?" LC asked.

"No, I've been here a few times with the Staals to watch Jord play. I always loved it here."

"Well we are glad to have you back!" Sid said, as the waitress came out with our drinks.

"Thank you!" we all said.

"Are you ready to order or would you like a few more minutes?" the waitress asked.

"Baby, what are you getting?" Sid asked LC.

"Could I get the chicken with mashed potatoes?" LC said.

"Would you like salad or soup?" the waitress asked.

"Salad please with thousand island."

"Okay! Great!"

"CJ what would you like?"Sid asked.

"Could I get chicken alfredo?"

"Sure! Would you like the salad or soup?" she asked.

"Salad with raspberry vinaigrette please"

"Mr. Crosby what can I get for you?"the waitress asked.

"Can I get tonight's special of the pasta supreme?"

"Of course! Would you like salad or soup?" she asked.

"Salad is fine. Ranch dressing please?"

"Okay, thank you very much. Your salads should be right out." as she left.

"So CJ, what is going on with you and Jordan?" Sid asked.

"Well, I'm starting classes at Duquesne in a few weeks. I'm trying to get back with Jordan. I don't know what I'd do without him. He's my best friend."

"Congrats on Duquesne. That is amazing! I know he'll be thrilled to see you CJ. He always talks about you. Jordan said no one has ever come close to you" Sid said.

The waitress came back with our salads a we began to eat them.

"I just miss him so much. What we had was incredible." as I began to choke up.

"Aww don't you worry CJ. Everything is going to turn out just the way it's supposed to be." LC said.

"Thanks. I hope so too."

"You have nothing to worry about. I know he misses you too. I remember him telling me the biggest mistake he's ever made was when you two went on break. He wishes he would have never let that happen." LC said.

"I knew he was going to be a star from the first time I went to one of his games when we were kids. I didn't want to hold him back."

"Believe me. Jordan is nuts for you, CJ." Sid said.

"Haha okay Sid."

A few minutes later the waitress came out with our meals as we dug in.

"Wow! This is really great!" LC said. "How's your chicken CJ?"


"I'm glad you both are enjoying your meals.We haven't been here in a while. Jordan will have to come with us next time." Sid said.

"Sounds good Sid."

"And don't think you are paying for your food CJ. No way. Here's to new beginnings and new friends" Sid said as we clunked our iced teas together.

"Babe, your such an adorable dork." LC said.

"You love it!" Sid said.

"Of course I do." she said as they kissed.

"You two are so cute. Thanks for dinner, I really appreciate it."

"It's really no problem CJ. Would you like to come back to our place? Jordan lives right across the street." Sid asked.

"Yes! That would be great! What should I do? I kept changing my mind on the plane on what to do."

"I think you should just knock on his door and see what happens. If he's not home, we can always take you back to our place or the hotel." LC said.

"That sounds great hun! What do you think CJ?" Sid asked.

"I'm in! I'm already here and I cannot wait any longer" as I started to laugh.

"That's what I like to hear! You get your man, CJ!" LC said.

"I will!" as we all started to laugh.

Sidney paid for the meal and left the tip as we headed out to the door. The manager stopped us to warn us about these annoying girls that were waiting outside for Sid and suggested we used the back door. We took his advice and made it to the car quickly. On the car ride to Sid and LC's, I had major butterflies in my stomach. The moment I had been waiting for had finally come.We pulled into their driveway.

"CJ, are you ready?" Sid and LC asked.

"Yes. I just hope he's home."

"If you need anything we're here." Sid said.

"Thanks you guys!" as I got out of the car. I walked across the street and saw Jordan's escalade. It was just starting to get dark as I made it to the door.

*Knock*Knock *Knock*

I could hear him coming. I felt like I couldn't breathe. The man I had loved all my life was standing right behind the door. The door started to open.

"Casey!" as he picked me up and spun me around. "You're here!"

"Of course I am! I have missed you so much and I don't know how I've.." as he stopped and started to kiss me so passionately.