Summary: Derek tries to deal with Casey and his unknown feeling towards her; each chapter is represented with one of the seven deadly sins.

Notes: Look who's done!

Rating: T

Disclaimer: I gots nothing at all, no really I don't.

Normal: Derek's POV/ Present

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'The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.'

Lord Byron

Derek picked up his pen and stared writing;

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Casey's constantly telling me how worried she is, how terrified this makes her. And to be honest, it scares me too, I don't know what my dad is going to say, what my school is going to say; but I'm willing to take the risk in losing it all –in possibly losing Casey.

I think about the risk that comes with coming clean, confessing of our relationship, having the threat of it all going wrong, having Nora or my dad separate us by any means.

And I know how much Casey's worrying about this –I do, she's told me. Watching her pace around my room trying to think of something to say, someway to break this news to everyone, but she can't.

There are some people out there that would consider this wrong, but their reasons don't compare to what I feel –what we feel towards each other. This isn't some high school crush, one time date –kinda thing; we both know what this entitles.

This isn't going –this can't be a 'regular' relationship, Casey and I wouldn't be taking this chance if we both knew it wasn't going to work out, but it is. I know it will.

Maybe being with Casey could be considered a sin, she's my 'step-sister' but I've never felt that way about her, her and I have never been 'family' we just –haven't.

Having any other girl and trying –no forcing myself to be happy should be the real sin, because I've tried, I've dated other girls and none of them compare.

In the beginning I hated my dad for marrying Nora, but I would never have met Casey any other way, and now that she's mine I'm not letting go.

I've probably sinned all my life; anyone can tell you about it. I've taken more than I've needed, never swallowed my pride, stolen, cheated, never given back, and although I'd never admit it in person –my hair isn't always 'naturally' messy.

I've lived my life the way I've always lived it, even before I met Casey, and now –with her, I'll continue to live the way I want. Because if I'd been different, if I had always followed the rules; I would never have gotten her.

She's like my drug, I need her and anyone that doesn't agree and wants or even tries to take her away from me is the real sinner.

As Casey repeated pointed out, I am guilty of sloth, vanity, gluttony, envy, wrath, lust, and greed, but I'm not guilty of love.

For love, I can't apologize.

Derek

--Er, maybe I should apologize to Noel,

Poor guy

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George gently put down the paper and turned to his wife, she looked up at him with teary eyes.

"Nora, I think our kids are in love"

Nora chuckled and playfully swatted at his arm, "We must have been blind"


A/n: Thank you for reading and reviewing when you could, I'm so happy this is done! Now I can start brainstorming other ideas, Haha.

(Virtual hugs for all)

~MonkeyPants17 / LamoArmidillo