Author's Note: I do not own Life with Derek. Although, that would be awesome.

The Pit Stop That Changed Our Lives

Chapter 1

Derek's POV

I was having the perfect dream about me and a blonde when I heard the most annoying thing: Casey screaming at me. I sighed and turned on my other side. She still continued to shake me and yell at me. Finally I threw the covers off of me and stood up.

"What the hell do you want?" I whined.

"You need to get up. School starts in thirty minutes." She said giving me a 'duh' look.

"Oh that's all?"

I climbed back into bed and pulled the covers over my head, trying to drown out her yelling. She obviously didn't understand that I wanted to just sleep.

"Fine. Miss the trip then. What do I care for?" she said matter of factly. I practically jumped out of the bed.


"The trip is today. God, do you know anything?" she sneered. I threw my pillow at her and told her to leave. She gave me an earful and finally left. Today and the next two months were going to be the best. No school, no parents, no homework, and all the European girls I can get. Every year, the seniors got to take a two month trip to Europe before graduation. And today is day numero uno of the trip. The only bummer about the entire thing was that Casey had to come along. But I am not going to let her ruin it for me.

I threw on my jeans, a white shirt, my leather jacket, picked up my bags, and raced downstairs. Casey was already ready to go and was hugging Nora and Lizzie.

"Now Derek, when you're on the trip please…behave yourself!" George demanded and pleaded at the same time.

"Whatever." I mumbled.

"Excuse me?" he asked.

"Of course, dad."

"Here's some money in case something happens." He said handing me two hundred dollars.


"And Casey here's a credit card, for emergencies only."

She nodded and took the credit card. My mouth dropped.

"How come she gets a credit card and I don't?" I complained.

"Because I'm responsible and you're not." She said with a smirk across her face.

For the first time, Nora and George drove us to school. They helped us with our bags, gave us one last good-bye, and took off. I looked at Casey and smirked.

"What?" she asked.

"Why do you need three bags?" I asked laughing.

"Two of them are my clothes, and the third is my make-up bag." She said with an attitude.

"Wow…you need a whole bag of make-up to cover up that ugly face?" I joked. She stuck out her tongue and took off towards the school.

Casey's POV

"Hey Em." I said as I met up with Emily in the hallway. I couldn't wait for this trip. Europe landmarks, a great life experience, and my moment to finally get to know Max more. We've only started to date, and I hardly know anything about him. But all that is going to change.

"Hey Casey." She said.

"You ready for a liberating learning experience?" I asked in a cheerful tone. She gave me a look.

"Um…more like a time to meet European guys."

"Come on, Em. There's going to be full of knowledge enriching experiences, and all you care about are European guys?"

She paused and said, "Yeah…pretty much."

"WILL ALL SENIORS PLEASE MEET IN THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL." The principal spoke over the intercom. I squealed with excitement. When I turned around I bumped into someone. I looked up and it was Max.

"Hey Max." I said smiling ear to ear. He returned the smile.

"Hey Case." He replied gazing into my eyes.

"I'll meet you on the bus, Case." Emily said as she walked past us.

"We should probably…"

"Get going." He finished for me.


He looked down and chuckled.

"Three bags huh?"

"And you only have one?"

"Let me help you with those." He said picking up two of my bags.

"Awe, you're just the sweetest." I said before I gave him a kiss on the lips.

Everyone got on the bus, and got dropped off at the airport.

"Hey Em?"


"When does the plane take off?" I asked.

"At nine."

I checked my watch and it was eight forty five. I shouldn't risk it, but I'll be fine.

"I'll be right back. I have to go to the ladies room." I said to Max.

"Ok, but hurry." He said before giving me another kiss. I picked up my bags and fast walked to the bathroom. After I washed my hands, I checked my hair and make-up. Perfect. I picked up my bags and walked out of the bathroom. When I exited the ladies room, I saw Derek. I rolled my eyes.

"Great minds pee alike." He said with a smirk.

"Ew." I said disgusted. I looked at my watch. It was eight fifty five! "Come on, we have five minutes before the plane takes off."

The two of us ran as fast as we could. Finally we made it! We took our seats, got buckled in, and relaxed. But I couldn't see anyone from our class.

"Hello, and welcome to Southwest. Please turn off all cell phones, mp3 players, or any other electronics." The flight attendant said sweetly. Derek and I turned off our cell phones. "We are now leaving the airport. Thank you and please enjoy your flight to Rome."

My eyes widened and I froze in shock. I looked to Derek who had the same look.

"Did she just say-"

"Uh huh." I said still shocked.

Author's Note: Sorry it was kind of short. But anyway, should I continue this story?