Cody sighed as she walked into her dorm room. She threw her bag onto her bed, when she saw a note on her dresser.

Cody,

Welcome home! Spending the night in Meghan's dorm, see you tomorrow.

-Jackie

Cody fell down onto her bed, but only rested for a few seconds. Sitting up, she slipped on her jacket and walked out of the dorm. She knew she had to talk to Evan. No matter how bad she was feeling at the moment, she had to tell Evan, we was her boyfriend and he had a right to know.

"Wow…" was all Evan said after Cody explained her trip.

"Yeah…" Cody agreed.

"So you…cheated on me?" He asked.

"No," she said quickly, "well, yes…But that's it, it's over. I am finished with Squib. Forever."

Evan smiled sadly, "No you're not, Cody."

"What?" She looked confused.

"You'll never be finished with Squib," he said.

"Didn't you hear me? I am finished with him! Done! Over! I never want to see him again!"

"Cody," Evan tried again, "I know you. And I know that whatever it is you feel for this guy will never be over. Whatever weird thing you guys have, you'll have forever…"

"But that's not what I want!" Cody interjected.

"Let me finish," he chastised jokingly, "I know you'll always have something for Squib. But you're an amazing girl, Cody. You're unlike anyone I've ever met before. And I really do want to make this work. So I'm willing to give it another shot, if you are."

Cody sat silently. This was it; this choice would determine her future. This was her chance to erase her relationship with Squib, and all the drama that had come with it. She could start fresh, in a new city with a new, normal boyfriend. This was good for her, she knew. She looked up at Evan, ready to give her response.


Jackie entered the dorm later that night with Meghan following close behind.

"Cody," she called, "you in here? Wanna come watch a movie with us?" She was met by silence and Meghan flicked on the lights. There on Cody's newly made bed was a note.

Jackie,

Don't have a lot of time, plane leaves soon. I'm going back to Canada, Evan will explain it all. Thanks for everything; you and your friends were all amazing. Miss you all,

Cody.

"So she's just…gone?" Asked Meghan.

Jackie chuckled almost sadly, "Truthfully, I was surprised she lasted this long."


Cody anticipation grew as she saw the lights of the airport grow nearer. She had tried to sleep during the flight, but her nerves and the rain pounding against the windows had made it impossible. Her dad, luckily, had been only too happy to buy his daughter another plane ticket, so long as it meant she was coming home. As soon as she called him, he had gotten her a seat on the earliest possible flight.

"The car's this way," her dad yelled over the downpour. She followed him through the parking lot, the two of them struggling to fit under the black umbrella. Cody was silent most of the ride home, and her dad didn't push her. He would ask her about her sudden change of mind the next day, but for now he understood that the last thing she wanted was an interrogation.

Cody barged into the house, tossing her luggage on the floor. She picked up the phone and dialed Squib's dorm number. Nothing. Sighing, she ran out the door.

"Dad, I'm going out!"

"Wait, don't you want an umbrella? Or at least a jacket?" Hartley Myers called, but it was too late, she was gone.

Cody ran towards the open, figuring that if Squib wasn't in his dorm that was the next logical place.

"Cody?" Tannis cried. She could understand their shock. She was supposed to be in New York, and yet here she was standing in the open at almost ten o'clock at night, soaking yet. She knew they'd want answers, but she didn't have time for that right now. Cameron, Tannis, Adena, Sunny, and even Rick were all crowded around the television watching a movie, but there was no Squib.

"What are you doing here?" A dazed Cameron asked.

"Where's Squib?" She asked.

"But Cody, what…"

She cut off Sunny, "Where's Squib?"

Adena was the only one who seemed to sense the urgency in her voice, "He you at the back courts, hitting."

"Thanks!" Cody called and ran towards the door again.

"But Cody," Adena yelled, "you'll catch pneumonia!"

"That's nice," Cody replied as she ran out the door.

As Cody ran towards to back courts, she wondered if maybe she should have brought an umbrella. The rain was now coming down so hard is was almost impossible to see. She was just lucky she knew the way so well.

"Squib!" She called when he came into view. He whirled around and stared at her in shock.

"Cody?" He yelled over the rain.

"Yeah," she replied. He moved closer so he could hear her.

"What are you doing here? What happened to New York?"

"I figured one term in New York was enough for me," She answered, smiling.

"And Evan?" He asked cautiously.

She wiped her hair out of her face and shivered slightly, "I figured one term with Evan was enough for me," when he was silent, she continued, "Squib, I'm so sorry about everything. I never should have…" she was cut off by his lips pressing into hers.

There weren't any I Love You's or I Miss You's. She didn't care about her friends, or New York, or Cascadia, or Evan, of even pneumonia. Heck, she wasn't even cold anymore. This, Cody realized, was how it was supposed to be. No confusing words, no drama, no second thoughts. It wasn't some miracle with bells and music and a chorus of angels like it is in the movies. It was just her and Squib, in the rain. And that, she thought, was pretty miraculous.

How many special people change
How many lives are living strange
Where were you when we were getting high?
Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannon ball
Where were you while we were getting high?

Some day you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Some day you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova in the sky

Wake up the dawn and ask her why
A dreamer dreams she never dies
Wipe that tear away now from your eye
Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannon ball
Where were you when we were getting high?

Some day you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Some day you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova in the sky

Cos people believe that they're
Gonna get away for the summer
But you and I, we live and die
The world's still spinning round
We don't know why
Why, why, why, why

How many special people change
How many lives are living strange
Where were you when we were getting high?
Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannon ball
Where were you while we were getting high?

Some day you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Some day you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova in the sky

Cos people believe that they're
Gonna get away for the summer
But you and I, we live and die
The world's still spinning round
We don't know why
Why, why, why, why
How many special people change
How many lives are living strange
Where were you when we were getting high?
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high

-Oasis 'Champagne Supernova'

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