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The constant beeping of the alarm clock shook Catherine out of her peaceful sleep, considering that she was dreaming of her smoke alarm back home going off it wasn't exactly the biggest loss. "That sound would definitely explain the weird dream…" She thought groggily as she reached over Sara and turned off the annoying contraption before the urge to throw it against the wall became too great. Sara had covered her head with a pillow to drown out the noise.

"Too early," She groaned. Her protest was muffled in the pillow. Catherine had set the alarm to go off at 6 am.

Catherine fell back into the bed and stretched lazily. "I know, but I have to get on the road as early as possible if I want to get back home today." She sat up and started digging the clothes she was going to wear out of one of her bags.

Sara uncovered her face and watched Catherine in the dim light for a minute before speaking up. "It's kind of ironic…"

"What is?" Catherine threw over her shoulder.

Sara propped herself up against the headboard, feeling more awake than she was only a minute ago. "That I was the one who left in the first place and now you're leaving."

Catherine turned and faced Sara before crawling next to her and giving her a chaste kiss. "Ya, but the only difference is; I'm coming back."

The brunette wrapped her arms around the other woman, just wanting to hold her for at least a few minutes before letting her leave for who knew how long. Catherine leaned her head on Sara's shoulder. "Cath, I never said I was never going back to Vegas. I said I just didn't know when."

"I know sweetie, all I'm saying is that I would understand if you never wanted to go back."

Sara tightened her hold around Catherine and placed a kiss on the top of her head.

"Do you wanna go get some breakfast before I take off?" Catherine asked after a minute.


"Ok," Catherine gave Sara a quick peck on the cheek before heading to the bathroom to get ready.

20 minutes later the blonde came out from the bathroom dressed in jeans and a powder blue shirt with her hair in a ponytail. She stopped when she spotted Sara on the other side of the room pulling on a pair of baggy cargo shorts. After ogling for a minute she couldn't help but laugh. Sara jumped slightly when she realized the blonde had come back into the room. She finished buttoning the shorts. She had already changed into one of her old band tees before Catherine came in.

"What's so funny?" Sara asked, feeling a slight blush creep up on her cheeks.

"It's just that, well, I'm not used to people putting their clothes on in front of me. It's usually the complete opposite." She giggled then winked at the younger woman to let her know she was only joking.

Sara shot the blonde her trademark gapped-tooth grin. That smile always made her insides melt. Every second she stayed with Sara made Catherine regret having to leave more. She shook the thought from her head and picked up a bag and handed it to the brunette and picked up the remaining two.

"Ok lady, let's go put my stuff in the car then go eat. I'm starving."

"Sounds good," Sara agreed and followed her out of the room


After breakfast in the hotel restaurant the two walked to the parking lot to Catherine's car. The blonde laced her fingers with Sara's as they walked. When they made it to the SUV Catherine fidgeted with her keys for a moment, trying to delay the inevitable. She looked up at Sara and they smiled at each other.

"Call me when you get back, ok?"

Catherine nodded. "Sure thing." She wrapped her arms around the taller woman's neck and gave her a lingering kiss before the two hugged. When they parted Catherine climbed into the SUV and Sara shut the door for her.

As Catherine started the ignition she rolled down the window.

"While I'm gone Sidle I want you thinking about where you're taking me for our first date." She winked.

Sara chuckled. "Ok Cath." She waved as Catherine put the car into drive and pulled out of the parking lot. She watched until the black SUV was completely out of sight before shoving her hands in her pockets and began the walk back to her room…