I never thought that I would ever step foot in Oakdale, again. The place that holds all my good memories and my demons. I told myself that once I left, I would never come back. What changed? Well, let's see. I graduated Wesleyn University with my bachelors in teen addictions counselor. Oakdale was the first town to offer me a position upon graduation. There was a spot open in the Oakdale Medical Center because the previous lady had retired. They wanted someone new and fresh.
My brother, Henry still lives in Oakdale and that's another motivation for me to move back. Henry and Vienna have a place that they welcomed me to stay at until I can get on my own feet. The two are married now and I couldn't be happier. I absolutely love Vienna and she totally makes my brother happy. If my brother is happy, I'm happy.
The only reason I even dreaded coming back was because of... him. The only person I ever loved and I knew I couldn't have. He was with Alison the last time I saw him. I didn't want to see him all cheery and happy with her. Deep down, I wanted to be that person who made him smile and give him those butterflies. I, Madeline Coleman, was the original one who had made him happy. The only reason we ever broke up was because he had went to prison. And by the time he got out, I was already away at college. I just wish things could've been different...
I took a deep breath before knocking on Henry's front door. I knew my life was going to start and I hope that it's all amazing things.
Henry answered the door and his instant huge smile came across his face. "Baby sister!" He practically yelled and forced a hug out of me. I smiled huge and hugged him back real tight.
"God, you look so grown up. I remember when you just a little fetus starting high school." He said to me. I gave him the weirdest look and laughed at him "Fetus, Henry?" I questioned him. "I see your vocabulary never changed." I teased him.
"Well Madeline, some things gotta stay the same." Henry said with a chuckle. I walked into the house and he closed the door behind me. He has a pretty decent size place. A huge ass living room with a fireplace and a comfy couch with a huge HDTV hanging on the wall. Then, the kitchen wasn't huge and it wasn't small either. It was perfect size. It had a ton of counter space and lots of cabinets. There were two bathrooms. One was downstairs and it was a half bath. The other one was upstairs with three bedrooms.
"This place looks really nice, you definitely deserve it after all those years in the hotel." I said to him as I went to sit down on the couch. Henry sat down next to me and nodded his head. "Vienna and I have worked hard to get where we are." Before he could say anything else, Vienna came down the stairs so excited. "Oh my goodness, Madeline!" She said loudly. I turned my head around and my eyes widened at what I saw. It looked like Vienna was about six months pregant. I turned my gaze back at Henry and gave him a dirty look. "Is there something you need to tell me?" I questioned him immediately.
Henry sighed and looked at me with a smile. "You are going to be an auntie to a nephew." The biggest smile came across my face and I hugged him tight. "Oh my gosh, congrats." I said to the both of them. After I finished hugging Henry, I went over to Vienna and gave her a big hug and I put my hand on her belly. A slight kick was felt against my hand and I couldn't help but smile. "That's beautiful. I can't wait until he is in the world. Do you guys have a name yet?" She asked the couple. Vienna shook her head. "Henry and I can't agree on a name." She said with a sigh. I raised my eye brows at Henry. "Well, you guys will have plenty of time." I assured them.
"So, tell me about Wesleyan. Did you date any cute guys?" Henry asked wanting to change the subject at hand. Obviously talking about baby names was a sensitive topic for some strange reason. I sighed and shook my head at Henry. My love life wasn't really there in Wesleyan. All I wanted to do was focus on school and get my degree. Plus I wasn't over Casey and I'm starting to think I'll never be over him. My heart will always belong to him. "I dated a couple guys, but it wasn't anything serious..." I trailed off.
"Nothing like Casey?" Henry teased at me, which only brought a mean glare at him. "Kidding... Sis." He assured me. "Look me and Vienna gotta go run a couple errands. You make yourself at home and we will be back later." I nodded and watched the happy couple leave the house.
I walked over to the couch and laid down on it and kicked off my flip flops to the floor. I pulled out my rose gold iPhone 6s Plus and checked my notifications on Facebook. As expected, there was nothing new. I decided to type a new status "Back in Oakdale at last... I can't wait to see everyone. Especially the new newlyweds Noah and Luke Mayor." Luke and Noah had just gotten married and it was too bad I had to miss it. They have been in my life for so long and it sucks that I had to miss the best day of my favorite couple.
After posting the status, I locked my phone and placed it on the coffee table. Sudden tiredness came across my face and I yawned slightly. Slowly, my eyes closed bringing into my special place.
A/N: I hope you guys enjoy this! It's going to be a Maddie and Casey story but I wanted chapter one to be Maddie settling in. The next chapter may contain Casey ;)