One month earlier

Casey's POV

"Seriously Case, visiting our parents shouldn't be so bad. I mean, what can they do? Make us sleep in different rooms?" Derek jokingly replied. He silently leaned forward and kissed my forehead.

"How can you stay so calm? It's been what, 4 months since we both have seen them and they still don't know about us dating or moving in with each other." I began stuffing the outfits I had chose earlier, into the small suitcase. I knew that it would eventually bother me enough to have to reorganize it but I couldn't think.

I didn't know why I was even going. I couldn't handle the look my mom would give me after finding out. I couldn't ruin their Christmas.

I plopped down on the bed and sighed. 'What am I going to do?'

"Hey Derek." I yelled loud enough out of my room for him to hear from the kitchen.

"Mef Facey." He answered, mouth full and everything. I could hear him rummaging around inside the refrigerator.

"You think you can contract some sort of voodoo mystery disease quick enough so that we don't have to go." I heard him cough. He walked into the room slightly chuckling to himself.

"Come on its not going to be that bad. Stop overreacting." He sat down next to me. He placed his hands on my shoulders and began to slowly massage it.

"Now you have to get ready, we were supposed to leave five minutes ago." He lightly kissed me and made his way out of my room.

I sighed again. 'I guess we might as well get it over with.' I got up and zipped the suitcase shut. I looked at myself in the mirror. My brown hair, which had been long for so many years, was now cut shoulder length. I looked more like my mother each day.

My mother. What was I going to do to her? I knew she wouldn't support it. She just wouldn't. It was incest. It was against everything she had taught me. And yet, I couldn't give it up. Never.

I pulled the suitcase off of my bed and onto the floor, slowly rolling it into our living room.

"Ready to go babe?" Derek came toward me and took the suitcase out of my hand. I nodded, hesitantly.

"As ready as ill ever be."