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Chapter 9

Julie groaned feeling tossed back on her bed as Joey kissed her neck, and ran his hand up her thigh. It was amazingly reckless, since her door was still open and who knew who would walk past. It was incredibly Joey.

"Joey," she whispered and he kissed her again. "We can't."

"Why not?" He teased. "Because it's against the rules?"

"Because," she said. "We broke up two months ago, and," he kissed her deeply. "You're bad for me, and I'm just starting to get over you."

"Maybe you shouldn't get over me," he said. "I've always liked it better when you're under me."

"Joey," she pushed him up.

"Julie," he said. "Dean's cool with us being together." She stood up and looked at him and cocked her head to the side. "Really, he is. Why else would he have let me drive him up here?"

"I have no idea," she said. "But I can't trust you when it comes to him, can I? Get out of my room."

"Baby," he said and stood up and kissed her. "I missed you, I love you." She wrapped her arms around his neck. Why couldn't she say no while he kissed her? "We had fun, right?" She nodded, her lips burning for another kiss. "I'm only in town tonight. Let's have some more fun." She kissed him again, her hands groping at his belt and fly. He had a point. They did have fun together. What was wrong with just having fun with him a few times a year?

"Joey," she whispered. "This summer was amazing, I mean, until the end." He nodded. "But the end was really hard and I just, I mean,"

"Julie," he kissed her. "I know I should have told you about Dean, or I don't know. I just know that it sucks not being with you anymore." He slid his hand against her back thigh.

"Can you not grope me while we're talking?" She sighed and pulled away. He sighed and stepped away holding his hands up. "Thanks."

"You used to like it when I couldn't keep my hands off of you," he said. She sighed. "Julie do you remember that night, I mean our last night. You were so spectacular, the way you let loose. Just let go again, let go and forgive me, please."

"That's not all there is to it, Joey," she said. "This isn't how it was supposed to happen."

"What?" He said. "What wasn't supposed to happen this way?"

"My first," she said.

"Are you really going to talk about it being your first time, again?" He groaned. She narrowed her eyes.

"I didn't mean having sex Joey," she said, "although you know, that was a big part of it. This isn't what falling in love for the first time was supposed to be like."

"I thought I was the virgin there," he teased, "and you'd fallen in love before."

"I'd had boyfriends before," she said, "but I'd never really been in love, not like I was with you, or I would have been with you, I guess." He nodded. "Look, can you just go? I'm glad you came up, really, it was good to see you but, I can't do this."

"Sure," he kissed her again. "I do love you."

"I know," she said. "I love you too." He nodded. "Just, go, please?" She sat on the bed and once she knew he was gone she got up and started walking around campus. She smiled lightly seeing Dean coming out of the boy's dorm. She hadn't been this happy to see him in a while.

"Hi," he said.

"Hey," she smiled.

"I thought you'd be," he stuck his hands in his pockets. "I mean, Joey."

"Yeah," she said. "We talked, um, I'm surprised that you,"

"He said he just wanted to talk to you," he shrugged. "I didn't exactly believe him, but," she laughed. "Are you doing OK?"

"Yeah," she said. "I'm OK. My heart's kind of broken, but I hear those get better with time." He smirked. "How did things work out with Alyssa?"

"Come on," he rolled his eyes and she laughed. "I'm sorry, that I wrecked it." She looked at him.

"You didn't," she said. "Come on, Dean. Joey wrecked it, he knew, even before we did I think, and he didn't care. I don't want to be with someone like that." She sighed. "It's just that it's like really hard to say no to him." He looked at her. "Like really hard, when he would start kissing me, I just,"

"OK," he said, "really, we don't have to talk about that."

"Right," she said, "sorry." They walked for a while longer in quiet. "Did he go home?"

"I guess," Dean shrugged. "He didn't say goodbye or anything. That's just Joey." She nodded.

"So then I guess," she said quietly after another few minutes. "I guess, me and you is like totally out of the question, now, right?"

"Well," he shrugged stopping and looking at her, "yeah. I mean, not because of me. But, I mean, you said, you wouldn't want to be with someone who would do what Joey did and if we," he laughed and rubbed his neck, "I mean, I'd be doing the same thing right, because he's in love with you and I know that," she nodded.

"Sure," she whispered. "I figured, but I thought I'd ask." He nodded. "Dean," she said, stopping again. "Do you love me?"

"What?" He said.

"I mean," she looked at him. "Do you still feel the same way about me as you did this summer, before everything."

"Yeah," he said.

"Then none of the other bullshit matters," she said and kissed him. He wrapped his hands around her face and pulled her closer to him. This equaled and then surpassed every kiss she'd ever gotten from Joey as Dean's lips moved with hers. She clung to him, as if she would die without his breath.

"Cat," he said.

"I love you," she said. "I should have fallen in love with you this summer but we were both being to stubborn, let me love you this time, please?"

"When did you get so grown up?" He smirked.

"The broken heart does that," she said softly. They kissed again. "You're making it feel better."

"I'm glad," he said. She kissed him. "Really glad." They walked quietly hand in hand.


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