'Till I See You Again
"Zoey, what are you doing here? I thought you were in London. I thought you weren't coming back. I-" Chase pulled her into a hug.
"Chase, I really can't exsplain all that right now. I just need to tell you something," Zoey said, suddenly feeling shy for the first time around him.
"What is it? It must be important if you flew all the way back here for it," Chase said softly.
"I really was going to tell you about London and everything. I just didn't know how. I was so mixed up so I put it off until I got everyone else's opinion."
"I know you were mixed up. Well... I do now."
"Your opinion means the world to me. You mean the world to me. You are the best friend I've ever had. When I thought you didn't care about me everything was different. I felt alone and bitter and made my decision on impulse. I didn't even think it out. I just jumped."
"I am so sorry, Zoe, I didn't mean for that to happen. I was so stupid."
"I know. It was just a huge screw up. Everything,"Zoey played with the sand with her index finger,"And... I have something else to tell you."
"What?" Chase asked, not knowing what to expect.
"Well, I had done a lot of thinking on the flight and in my room and in class and pretty much everywhere because, well, England is boring."
"I came to a conclusion about our friendship, our relationship, and my feelings for you," Zoey was talking in a quicker pace now, getting even more nervous and still unable to figure out how she was going to tell him.
"I think I'm in love with you," Zoey finally said.
There was a lot of silence. Chase didn't know what to say, how to react, what to do. Finally he said, "Well, I think I'm in love with you too."
"So..." Zoey looked at her feet.
"Well, we both love each other and you still have to go back to London..."
Zoey stood up, reached for his hand, and pulled him up and into a kiss.
"That didn't suck."
The kissed a little longer next time.
"I've always loved you, Zoey. Ever since I met you. I've always tried to tell you but it never worked out. I just want you to know that."
"I know that."
"It's not important."
"How in the world am I going to live without you?"
"It's just one semester. I'll be back next year."
"Seriously, you aren't going to fall in love with a some dude with a cool english accent are you?"
"I'd say the chances are slim. Extremely slim."
"Well...we should be getting back, probably."
"Yeah, we probably should."
The couple kissed once more and walked hand in hand, back toward PCA.
The next morning at six a.m, Zoey and Chase walked out to the cab that was coming for her. Once she had her bags in, Chase pulled Zoey in a deep kiss. "One more for the road," he said after it broke and their lips collided again.
The cab driver honked. Zoey had to go. They hugged and with a tear in Zoey's eye she got in and said, "'I love you, Chase."
"I love you too, Zoe."
Chase watched the cab drive off and for a minute he was filled with sadness, but then he smile knowing that what they had was good. He whispered to himself, "'Til I see you again."
A/N: The End.