"…I have to go," Cody mumbled. Squib was unsure whether she was talking to him or herself, but the next moment she was out the door and he was following her down the hallway.
"Cody, wait a minute," Squib called, walking quickly to keep up with her.
"I've got work, and you've got practice," she said, not looking back, "I'll see you later."
"Look, I'm sorry if I freaked you out, but can we please talk about this?"
"Squib, I have to go, so do you,"
"Squib," she said, cutting him off. She stopped and turned around so abruptly he almost ran into her, "I have to go. You need to be at practice. Bye." The next second she had turned again and fled out the door toward the faculty housing. Squib sighed, confused and hurt, and went to get his racquet.
"Cody, open up!" Adena called, knocking on her bedroom door.
"Hey guys," she said sadly, opening the door and allowing Tannis and Adena to enter.
"Is it true, did you really do that to him?" Tannis asked.
"How did you hear about it?" Cody inquired, knowing what they were talking about without having to ask.
"Squib told Cameron and Cameron told us! Why'd you do it Cody?"
"Yeah," Tannis took up where Adena left off, "I thought we went over this! You do love him, remember?"
"I know I do, it's just…I can't tell him that! I can't say it!"
"Why not?" Asked Adena, "He said it to you!"
"I just don't want to make a big deal out of things," Cody explained, "I mean, I didn't come to Cascadia looking for a boyfriend or a serious relationship. And now what do I have? A boyfriend! And a potentially serious relationship!"
"Maybe you didn't want those things in the beginning, but that was before you met Squib!" Tannis tried to reason with her.
"I'm just not good with relationships, okay? I tend to mess things up. I mean, I'm not perfect!" Said Cody.
"You actually think Squib will care that you're not perfect?" Adena asked. "First of all, no one's perfect, and second, Squib won't care because to him, you are perfect!"
"I just…" Cody trailed off, apparently out of things to say.
"You know what, it's your choice," said Tannis, "I just hope you're ready to deal with losing Squib, because that's what's going to happen." With that the two girls left Cody alone in her room.
"So, are you guys broken up now, or what?" Cameron asked Squib.
"I don't know. She just kind of left,"
"Gee, thanks, because I didn't know that already," Squib said sarcastically.
"Hey, don't take your bad mood out on me," Cameron told him.
"Sorry, it's just, what do you expect. The girl I love just basically shot me down," Squib sighed.
"Want my opinion? Do talk to her, find out what's up,"
"I know what's up," said Squib, "she obviously doesn't feel for me what I feel for her."
"Fine, but if it turns out that there's some other reason and you end up losing her because you never had the guts to find out what it was, don't come crying to me," Cameron said, leaving the room.
"Hey," Squib aid softly when he found Cody sitting under the bleachers reading a book.
"Hi," she returned, not looking up from her book.
"Look," Squib began, sitting beside her, "We should talk."
"If you want to break up, that's okay," Cody said very softly.
"I don't want to break up, Cody,"
"It's just, why did you just run out like that? I get it; you don't feel the same way, but you didn't just have to leave, we could have talked."
"It's not that I don't feel the same way," she said, "I don't know! Sometimes I think I do, and sometimes I'm not sure! I just don't want to rush this and end up saying something I may regret later."
"Yeah well, let me know when you make up your mind," Squib said coldly, getting up and walking away.
"Hey," Cody said quietly, knocking once on the door and entering. It had been two days since their conversation under the bleachers.
Squib looked up, but didn't move from his position sitting on his bed.
"I'm sorry," she started, taking a seat beside him, "for freaking out. It's just, I'm not sure if I'm ready for a serious relationship. And it's not you, because you're great, and I care for you. A lot. It's just relationships and I, well, don't really work out. And I'm sorry that I hurt you, because I never meant to! It's just kind of scary, you know, to have someone tell you that. And I've been thinking about it a lot for the past two days and it's a really big step…"
"Look, Cody," Squib cut her off, "if you're going to break up with me, could you please just stop rambling and…"
"I love you," Cody interrupted. After a few moments of silence, Squib spoke.
"Yes, I do. I love you,"
"Cody," he said, "I don't want you to say it if you don't mean it. I don't want you to think you have to say it just because I said it."
"That's not why I'm saying it. I'm saying it because I feel it. I love you," she repeated. After a few moments of him staring at her, she spoke again, "Now you're supposed to say that you love me, as well."
Squib smiled, "I love you."
"Glad to hear it," Cody grinned, meeting his lips in a kiss.
"Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!" The two broke apart at the sound of Adena's squeals.
"Guys, get lost!" Squib called.
"Fine," Cameron shouted from the other side of the door.
"But we want details after!" Tannis finished for him. The two waited until they heard their friends walk away.
Squib smiled, "Much better," and kissed her again.
Love is a many splendored thing, Love lifts us up where we belong, All you need is Love
Please, don't start that again
All you need is Love
A girl has got to eat
All you need is Love
She'll end up on the street
All you need is Love
Love is just a game
I was made for loving you baby; you were made for loving me
The only way of loving me baby, Is to pay a lovely fee
Just one night, just one night
There's no way, 'cause you can't pay
In the name of Love, One night in the name of Love
You crazy fool; I won't give in to you
Don't...leave me this way, I can't survive, without your sweet Love, Oh baby, don't leave me this way
You'd think that people would have had enough of silly Love songs
I look around me, and I see it isn't so, no
Some people wanna fill the world with silly Love songs
Well, what's wrong with that? I'd like to know, Cause, here I go again!
Love lifts us up where we belong, where eagles fly on a mountain high
Love makes us act like we are fools, Throw our lives away, for one happy day
We could be heroes, just for one day
You, you will be mean
No, I won't
And I...I'll drink all the time
We should be lovers
We can't do that
We should be lovers, and that's a fact
Though nothing will keep us together
We could steal time, just for one day
We could be heroes, Forever and ever,
We could be heroes, Forever and ever, we could be heroes
Just because I will always Love You
I can't help loving you...How wonderful life is
Now, you're in the world
La forza dell'amor ( the power/force of Love )
-Nicole Kidman and Ewan MacGregor- 'Elephant Love Medley'
There you go guys, hope you enjoyed it! There are going to be two more stories in this little series, so keep an eye out for the next one! Thanks a whole bunch to everyone who reviewed: Kelsey6666, torian princess, Arwen51, Du Grey, Jedi-Lily, Candybrowneyez, Dreamgirl, and Sakura1988, as well as everyone who reviewed on the boards!
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