Author's Note: Alright guys! I'm so sorry, but it had to end sometime. I have some sequel ideas, but I'm not making promises. Thanks to everyone who's read and reviewed and enjoyed it. I had fun writing it!
Disclaimer: Ducks go to Disney. Sex and the City goes to HBO, Candace Bushnell and Michael Patrick King.
Chapter 13: I love you
A month later Julie, Gary and Connie were helping Carla load up boxes in her bedroom.
"I can't believe you're moving," She said, as she took a picture down off the wall. "And to Minneapolis of all places."
"His job is there, and I can take pictures anywhere," Carla said, "Besides, now you guys can find a fourth room mate who actually pays their own way."
"We don't want that," Gary said, hugging her, "we want you for our fourth room mate."
"Stupid Conway," Connie said, joining in the hug, "God, why'd you have to go fall in love with him?" Carla laughed.
"Come on guys, it's not like I'm dying," she rolled her eyes.
"I want you to have this," Julie said, handing her the picture of the pigeon. "Because if anything is going to crush your soul its going to be living in Minnesota with Charlie Conway, so you need something to represent that fact."
"Julie," Carla said, "I can't take this, it's the only thing you have left from,"
"Ah," Julie said, "no! I insist, its bad enough he wouldn't take it back. I'm not keeping it, I mean its my favorite picture you've ever taken." Carla hugged her.
"I'm going to miss you," she said, "All of you!" She started to cry. "God this is so stupid!"
"It is not stupid," Gary said, "I mean, we've been together for four years. Why should you leave us for some guy you've been with for a month?"
"Stop it!" Connie said. "She loves him, and it's wonderful."
"Oh you're just happy because you get to do your meet the parents weekend earlier than you would have because you and new boyfriend are going to help her move in," Gary snapped.
"How'd Charlie take that news, by the way?" Julie laughed, "That Rick Reilly was going to be in his house?"
"Not well," Carla said, "it really freaked him out. Said its like the world is upside down or something."
"He still doesn't know does he?" Connie frowned at Julie. "You never told him."
"I haven't really told anyone yet," Julie shrugged. "So few people knew to begin with, I mean, what you guys, Charlie, Dean and Guy, no one else was even included on it."
"Come on," Connie said, "You know Dean told Fulton. And Guy told Jesse. And Charlie at least told Adam and Russ, which means that everyone probably knows."
"Yeah," Julie nodded.
The next day Julie sat on the couch reading, while Connie and Carla got ready to leave, and Rick sat next to her.
"Do you talk?" He looked over at her.
"Huh?" she looked over at him.
"I mean, I know you talk," he said, "but like, I've been here a lot in the past month and you've been really quiet. In the old days you never used to shut up." She laughed.
"I've just been in a weird mood lately," she shrugged, "what about you? In the old days you were this enormous ass hole."
"I grew up," he said. "Scooter asked about you."
"You still talk to Scooter?" She smiled.
"You still talk to Connie don't you?" He said. "You two were good together."
"We were kids," she shrugged, "I probably would have been good with anyone."
"Is that why you decided to not marry that guy?" Rick asked, "because you're not a kid anymore?"
"Pretty much," she nodded. "I don't really like talking about it."
"Yeah," he said, "sorry."
"It's ok," she shrugged. "Really its fine. So, you're meeting the parents huh?"
"Yup," he said, "turns out this whole thing is pretty serious."
"She fell hard for you," Julie nodded, "break her heart and you die."
"Ah, there's the girl I remember," he laughed. "She's safe, I fell hard too."
"Ok," Connie smiled, walking out of the bedroom, "we're finally ready. Last chance Jules, you're still welcome to come."
"Nah," she said, "I'll stick around here. Gary's going out to Long Island with Alec, it'll be nice to have the place to myself."
"Ok," Connie nodded, "bye, see you in a few days."
"Hey Julie," Carla walked out and gave her a hug, "Don't be a stranger ok? You come out all the time!" Julie hugged her back.
"Of course," Julie smiled, "and hey, tell the spazz that if he doesn't treat you right he'll know what Gunnar felt like in LA alright?" Carla laughed.
"Yeah," She said, "God I'm going to miss you!"
"Call me," Julie said, "As soon as you land."
"Of course," They hugged one more time. "Bye Jules."
"Bye Carla." Julie said, "See you soon." Carla nodded as she broke out of the hug and walked out.
A few hours later Julie sat watching TV.
"I'm sorry" she said, her curly blondish hair falling around her shoulders. "Did you want to come up?"
"Abso-fucking-lutely!" He smirked from the window of the car.
She smiled. She had watched the DVD of the Sex and the City finale over and over again the past month. It helped her to believe that she had done the right thing, she didn't know why, but it did. She stood up when she heard a knock at the door. She looked at the clock, it had only been fifteen minutes since she ordered food. She walked over and opened the door, she breathed out.
"Dean," she said.
"Julie," he smiled, "I know, I shouldn't be here. And I wanted to stay away, because I want you to be happy. But I couldn't, I love you, I want to be with you. But if you tell me that you're going to get married, and that you love him, and you want me to leave, I'll leave and never bother you, but I, I just couldn't let you go being engaged without telling you how I felt."
"Dean," she said, "I'm not engaged."
"What?" He said, "But Connie said, that, I mean,"
"I'm not engaged, I'm not getting married," she said, "at least not to him. I ended it."
"Why did you end it?" He said, a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
"I love you, you idiot," she said, "why else would I end it?" He picked her up in a hug and kissed her and spun her around. She laughed.
"So I get to stay?" He laughed.
"If you leave again, Connie will kill you!" Julie smiled wrapped her legs around him and kissed him. "I probably wouldn't go so easy on you either."
"That's good incentive to stay." He nodded. "I love you."
"I love you," she smiled and kissed him again.
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