A/N: Here it is, the Epilogue, the last chapter. I just want to say that this ending was the first thing I wrote for this story, and I'm really pleased with the way everything turned out. I hope you all like it as much as I do. :)



The moonlight made shadows against the large bay window. Scrunching his eyes closed, Derek tried to sleep, but the light was too bright and he was too lazy to stand up and draw the curtain.

Sighing, he rolled over and pulled the covers to his chin. The dorm was eerily quiet, but he refused to turn on a radio. He wanted to feel everyone's absence. He wanted to bask in his misery for a night. Lindsey had hinted more than once in the past couple of weeks at sleeping over to keep him company, but he always politely refused. He knew why, and she knew why, but they never spoke of it. It was just easier that way.

The door creaked and he glanced up, his heart skipping a beat. A shadow was moving across the room, still a silhouette that had yet to reach the light from the moon. He knew it wasn't Lindsey, the shadow was too tall.

"Casey?" He whispered. She came to the edge of the bed and he reached out to touch her, to convince himself that she was real.

Lifting the comforter, she climbed in next to him and wrapped her arms around his waist. He squeezed her tightly, afraid to believe she was there.

"Casey…" he whispered again, and she placed her finger against his lips.

"Shh. I'm here, Derek. I'm not going anywhere."

"Do you promise?" She nodded. "Oh, God, Casey, I love you so much." He had never said it out loud to her before, but she only smiled, her face half-hidden in shadow.

"I love you, too, Derek." She paused. "Derek? Derek?"

He was being shaken, and he reluctantly opened his eyes. Lindsey's concerned face was inches from his. Behind her, the TV was on, the screen glowing blue. He remembered that they had been watching a movie.

"You fell asleep," Lindsey said unnecessarily. "I think you were having a nightmare."

More like the most amazing dream ever, he thought, but he didn't say it. "Did I talk at all?" He asked.

She stared at him for several seconds, and he could see the glint of jealousy in her eyes before she turned back to the TV, picking up the remote.


A/N: Please tell me honestly what you think. I know you're unhappy that Dasey didn't get together, but that's just how the plot rolls, you know? This was really hard for me to write because I wanted to get Derek&Casey together as much as you did, but that just wasn't for this story, and I had to be true to my muse! I'm working on another LWD story called "The Music of Your Heart" that will be funny, fluffy Dasey rather than angsty Dasey. I'll be posting it soon so be sure to read and review!!