Sam was standing impatiently outside the movie theater when Casey got out of the car, "Later, Derek." She smiled at Sam and kissed his cheek, "Hey you."
"Where've you been? The movie started half an hour ago."
"Omigosh! Are you serious? I can't believe him."
"Derek! His car is in the shop. So he drove me here so her could take Sally somewhere. I swear he takes so damn long to get out the door you'd think he didn't want me to see this movie at all."
Sam frowned, "Why don't we skip the movie?"
"No I came to see this movie with you, I will not let Derek spoil it."
Sam cringed, "Could you just... NOT mention Derek anymore?"
"Why? You guys have a fight?"
"No, it's just... We've been talking about him since we got here." he took out a cigarette and dug for a light.
"Eww, must you?"
"It's not called an addiction because it's pretty."
"Just, wait a little alright. Something's bugging you. Now tell me."
"It's just we've been back together for three months now, but it doesn't... feel like we're together."
"Now that's ridiculous."
"No, it's how I feel."
"We are together."
"Yeah? When is the last time you said 'I love you'? Or the last time we REALLY kissed? I mean a full on make-out fest?"
"No need to be vulgar."
Casey crossed her arms, "I don't know."
"What's different, Casey? Other than the smoking. What is it? Is it me? I know there's something wrong here but I just can't- Even Derek said-" Casey who'd been looking at the ground looked up, shaking her head. Sam stopped dead at the look on her face, "Oh god... How did-?..."
"What?" She asked, confused.
Sam shook his head, "Casey, it's time to face facts... We're done." His words were almost a laugh. Like he found it funny.
"No, you can't just decide we're over!"
"Search your feelings. You know it to be true."
"This isn't funny!"
He took her hand and kissed the back of it, "I can't live this way. I loved you, Casey. But it's okay... really." Then he walked into the theater as she stared after him in shock.
"Hey, Casey! You forgot your-" Derek stopped, he'd pulled up by the curb again, Casey's wallet in his hand. "Casey?" She turned, tears streaming down her face, "Oh god, no." She nodded sadly, "Get in." He said grabbing his phone and dialing Sally, "Hey babe, it's me. Look I got an emergency, it's just a family thing, nothing major. I mean, nobody died but I can't meet you for dinner tonight..." Casey slipped in the passengers seat and slammed the door. "Yeah, maybe tomorrow?... Well... I really gotta go. Okay, bye."
"Take me home."
"Do you really think."
"JUST TAKE ME HOME!"
Derek didn't move, "You're not going to take that tone with ME young lady. Now tell me what happened." The latter was deliver with much more sincerity. So much so that she shook her head and started.
"He said he didn't feel like we were together. Then her kept asking me what was different, what was wrong... And then. He just said, 'I can't live this way. I loved you, Casey. But it's okay'... "
"Maybe he just thought... Oh hell, I don't know what the hell he thought."
There was a pause then she took a deep breath, "I changed my mind."
"I don't want to go home."
"Where to then?"
"Anywhere. Everywhere. I don't give a shit anymore."
"Okay." He put the car in drive and pulled away from the theater.