Author's Note: Last chapter of this, but don't worry, we're no where near the end. Three more stories for the littles at least! Because I'm getting the Ducks through high school, and I have this ten years later idea. Anyway, enjoy!
Disclaimer: We get this by now right?
Chapter 10: A New Chapter Begins
"Hello?" Allie sighed, picking up her cell phone, it had woken her up. She'd been distracted for the past few days, running into Luis had shaken her.
"Allie?" Cassie squeaked.
"Hey," Allie smiled, "Where are you?"
"Um," Cassie sighed, "I just landed at home. Honey, I need to tell you something."
"OK," Allie said, "Hold on I'll step outside. What's up?"
"Rick and I are getting married," Cassie said. Allie stopped.
"Oh my God!" Allie said, "Are you pregnant?"
"What? No!" Cassie sighed, "Why do people keep asking me that?"
"Um, because you're nineteen, and you're marrying Rick?" Allie said, "Why else would you do that?"
"We just want to be together," Cassie sighed.
"You are together," Allie said, "Whatever, when?"
"As soon as possible," Cassie whispered, "How soon can you get to Vegas?"
"Cass have you completely lost your mind?" Allie said, "This is Rick we're talking about."
"Allie," Cassie whispered, "I love him. This is what I've always wanted."
"Yeah," Allie whispered, "I'll call you when I figure out when I can get there OK?" She hung up and looked around. She sighed and grabbed her keys, got in her car and started to drive.
"Thanks," Julie said as she and Steve walked down the pier eating ice cream.
"For what?" He shrugged.
"Saving me from the Josh ambush," She laughed. He nodded. "I am glad you're here Steve."
"I know," He smirked, "Look I'm sorry, for how I've been acting, I've been being a big baby," She nodded. "I don't want to lose you Cat."
"God, if you haven't gotten rid of me yet do you think you're going to lose me?" She rolled her eyes. "Here," She pulled out her phone.
"What's this for?" He looked at her.
"I want you to call Taylor," She said. He shook his head. "You've been thinking about her all night, you even talked about her more than you have since like eighth grade. You should tell her that you were thinking about her."
"Cat," He shook his head. She looked at him. "Fine." He dialed. "Hi, Mrs. Pilkington, is Taylor there?" He stopped, "Um, it's Steve Callins." He looked at Julie, "Yeah, I know it's been a while. Thanks," He rolled his eyes.
"Stevie?" Taylor said timidly from the other end.
"Hey Tay," He smiled, "Um, I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you."
"Really?" She said, "But you're with Julie."
"Yeah," He laughed, "I know, but I don't know, I just thought, I mean, last year,"
"Yeah," She said leaning against the counter, "I emailed you."
"Yeah, I got it," He said, "Um, I'm coming home in a couple days, do you wanna hang out."
"I guess so," She sighed, "I'll see you then."
"OK, bye," He whispered.
"Bye," She hung up. He looked at Julie who was grinning ear to ear.
"So?" Julie said. He shrugged.
"She sounded unenthusiastic," He said, "But she said yes."
"You're what?" Kelly said as Rick and Cassie walked in.
"We're engaged," Rick repeated. Kelly dropped her jaw. "We're trying to get everyone to Vegas ASAP."
"You're crazy," Kelly shook her head. "Both of you. Rick, you're willing to give up your trust fund?"
"Yeah," He nodded. Cassie sighed, "We thought you'd be supportive Kel!"
"Cassie," Kelly looked at her, "I love you, OK? But can I have a word with my brother alone."
"Of course," Cass nodded and walked away.
"You've really done it this time Ricky!" She shook her head. He sighed and looked at her. "How the hell do you expect to be married to Cassie? Six months ago you were willing to cheat on her with her best friend!"
"I was not!" He objected.
"Don't be stupid Rick!" She rolled her eyes, "We all saw you drooling over Allie at the New Years party." He stared her down. "I'm behind you guys, fine, whatever. I think you're being moronic, but I'll deal."
"Thank you Kelly," He sighed. She shrugged and walked outside to the pool. "Call your boyfriend, get him in our corner."
"Not happening," She shouted back, "You call your best friend." He groaned and picked up the phone.
"Mm," Ellie stretched waking up, she rolled over and saw Jimmy snoring next to her. "Shit!" She screeched.
"What?" Jimmy woke up and looked over. "Oh God." She stood up, "Um, I think this is OK."
"No, it's not," She sighed standing up, "The only way this whole me and you being friends thing works is if we have very strict boundaries and sleeping in the same bed totally crosses the boundaries!"
"Oh God," Jimmy sighed, "Julie's gonna kill me."
"No!" She held her hand out, "No! Because you can't tell her about this! Julie's just starting to not hate me, which to be honest I kind of like."
"Ellie, I have to tell her," He explained, "She told me about making out with Steve in the pool, I have to tell her about this."
"Steve?" Ellie said, "Her sort of dorky acting but totally hot friend from Maine who came to her Sweet 16."
"Wow, make me feel more insecure Elle, really," He rolled his eyes. She sighed and kissed him on the cheek.
"I'll call you in a couple days, OK?" She said, "If you need anything."
"Yeah, I know," He hugged her. "Love you."
"Love you too."
"Allie?" Luis said opening the door. She swallowed and looked at him. He walked outside and closed it. "What are you doing here?"
"Rick and Cassie are getting married," She said.
"Yeah, someday," He nodded, "We knew this, but,"
"No, ASAP," She sighed. "It's a mistake, I know it's a mistake but I can't tell her that."
"I still don't understand why you're here," He shook his head. She swallowed and looked at him.
"I went up there," She said, "Right after we broke up. He said things, the way he acted, it was like," She looked down, "It was like my junior year. You know, before he and I got together, and he was chasing me. I just needed to talk to someone who would understand and I thought that you'd,"
"Allie," He interrupted her and looked at her coldly, "Not everyone is like you." He glanced over her shoulder and saw Olivia's car pull up.
"Luis!" She trotted up getting out, "Come we've got quite a drive ahead," She stopped. "Hi."
"Um, Olivia Martinez, this is Allie Sanders," Luis said, "Um Olivia goes to Blake and lives down here."
"Right," Allie nodded, "OK, I'll just go. I'm sorry to bother you Luis." She walked away.
"What's wrong?" Olivia asked. He sighed.
"Cassie Turner and Rick Riley are getting married," He said still a little confused by Allie's visit, "And he hit on her at Christmas or something and she's nervous. Whatever, it's not my problem. How are you?"
"Olivia!" Maria ran out.
"Hey girl!" Olivia scooped the little girl up. "Are you ready for a totally awesome Disney roadtrip?"
"Yeah!" She said, Luis smiled. Olivia smiled back.
"So you're really stand offish," Olivia remarked, as they walked down the beach in front of her friends' beach house.
"When'd your family come here?" He asked.
"Luis," She sighed. He looked at her. "Before the revolution, my Grandpa was a friend of Batista's, he warned him, we got out, managed to save the money." He nodded. "Yours?"
"Seventeen years ago," He sighed, "My mom was pregnant."
"At least you've sort of seen Cuba," She whispered and sat down. He nodded. There was something nice about being able to talk to someone about this. He never could with Allie. "But you still didn't answer my question."
"She broke my heart," He explained, "And I'm not really sure I'm ready for that to happen again." She nodded and they sat looking at the water for a minute.
"I'm not saying I have to be the next love of your life Luis," She whispered, "But um," He looked at her and slid a silky black strand of hair behind her ear. "¿Béseme?" He smiled and kissed her gently.
Two Weeks Later
"I Cassandra Marianne Turner," Cassie repeated after the minister in the small wedding chapel.
"Take you, Richard Thomas Riley," He said.
"Take you Richard Thomas Riley," She closed her eyes. She didn't need him to say it, she'd done this a million times since she was a little girl. "To be my husband. To love and cherish, to have and to hold, to honor and obey, as long as we both shall live." She smiled at him. He laughed. Holding her hands.
"I Richard Thomas Riley," He said softly. Cassie smiled, "Take you Cassandra Marianne Turner to be my wife. To love and to cherish, to have and to hold, to honor and obey, as long as we both shall live." She smiled.
"The rings?" The minister said. Jimmy swallowed reached into his suit jacket pocket. He looked at his brother and smiled at his new sister. He looked out into the crowd and saw his other two new siblings sitting, beside Julie, who'd driven out with Steve to stand with him. Rick took the ring and slid it on Cassie's finger.
"With this ring," He whispered, "I thee wed."
"With this ring," She said just as softly, "I thee wed."
"I now pronounce you man and wife." Rick pulled her close and kissed her.
Later that night, as they all drank champagne in the hotel suite, Allie stood on the terrace her hands folded leaning out.
"You think they made a mistake?" Cole said coming next to her. She looked at him. "You think they made a mistake." He nodded.
"I don't think he's ready for it," She shrugged, "And I don't want to see her get hurt." He nodded again. "What about you?" She poked him in the arm.
"What about me?" He laughed.
"Once upon a time you and Cassie had a thang," She teased. He smiled.
"Yeah," He nodded, "That was a good night. As I recall you had sex with the groom the first time that night." She laughed. He leaned over and kissed her. She looked up at him and pushed him away. "Oh God no! That is so not happening."
"Can't blame a guy for trying," He shrugged. She laughed.
"Hey you," Scooter smiled as Kelly sat down on his lap, "So I guess we're next huh?"
"Yeah, but not for a long time," She giggled. "This is insane. Rick got married. My dad is getting married."
"How are you with that?" He asked.
"Mm," She groaned, "What time is it?" He laughed. "I'm OK. In my grad letter she asked me to set the tone to Rick and Jimmy about it, so I have to take out all my frustrations about it on you."
"Ouch," He laughed. "So I was thinking we should get a bulldog for the apartment, what do you think?"
"No," She shook her head.
"Just thought I'd give it a shot," He smirked.
"Are you sure you want to be in this family?" Jimmy asked as Tammy refilled her glass at the bar.
"After tonight?" She said. He nodded, "Absolutely. I mean, you people really love each other, if you took part in this nutfest."
"True," He nodded. "The bride looked lovely, dressed in House of Duncan!" Tammy laughed.
"She said she wanted something sharp classic and not too much," Tammy smiled, "White satin slip dress totally suits Cassie anyway." Jimmy nodded. "Did you tell her?"
"No," He shook his head. "No, I can't." He looked at Julie and Steve playing.
"She loves you, Jimmy," Tammy said, "You have to know that."
"I do," He smiled, "So, you're going to be a Riley now, can you drink like one?" She laughed and downed her glass.
"Hey," Julie walked over. "Pour another one," She said. "To our junior year," She smiled. Tammy laughed, "I'm going to be living with my best friend, and with the most amazing boyfriend ever."
"To junior year," Jimmy nodded, "May it leave the other two in the dust."
"To junior year," Tammy said, "That I won't kill my new siblings, all four of them." They laughed and clinked glasses ready for the future.
Coming Soon...Little Rileys Part III: Littles in Love. Rick and Cass are married. Scooter and Kelly are living together at Yale. Luis and Olivia take their relationship to the real world that is rival high schools. Charlie and Linda attempt a long distance relationship. And what about Ellie and Portman? And Ellie and Brad. And will poor Tommy ever find a girl, or will he always be the third wheel? Stay Tuned! And REVIEW!