Fall semester of her senior year was pretty uneventful. Sure there were sorority competitions, classes and the weekend frat parties but no huge events. Nothing she could look back on to remember her senior year fall semester. So Casey was looking forward to the spring semester of her senior year. She wasn't quite sure what would make this such a memorable time for her but she was determined to figure something out. She only had four more months before she graduated and certainly wanted to make the most of them.
Her love life was non-existent. She hasn't had a serious boyfriend since she broke up with Max. She was hoping Cappie, the love of her life, would finally come around and want to be with her. But that wasn't the case. She knows he still has feelings for her but is left dumbfounded as to why they can't be together.
It's the first Friday night of the semester. All her classes the first week were easy so she had the whole weekend to do whatever she wanted. But she quickly found herself alone in the ZBZ house with nothing to do. Ashleigh was spending the night at Fisher's and some of the other girls went to a movie that she didn't care to see. She was about to change her clothes and head to Doblers when her phone rang. It was Cappie.
"Casey, Casey, Casey," Cappie yelled into the phone. "Where have you been all my life girl?"
"Cap what do you want?" Casey asked with a smile.
"Can't a guy call one of his best friends whom he hasn't seen in over a month?" replied Cappie.
"Well yeah, but you sound kind of drunk."
"OK, OK, you got me!" Cappie yelled into the phone again. "I lost count after 9 but maybe I'm on beer 14? 15?"
"Cap where are you at?" Casey asked somewhat worried into the phone.
"Ummmm, I'm not sure," he replied with a laugh.
"Seriously Cap, focus," she said. "I'm coming to get you."
"No, no, no, no, no, no, no," Cappie repeated several times. "I'm fine! I'm here with my Beaver!"
Cappie then began to laugh hysterically.
"My Beaver," he said pulling the phone away from his ear. "That totally sounds pervy!"
"CAPPIE!" Casey screamed into the phone to get his attention. "Put Beaver on the phone!"
"I think he left," Cappie replied.
"Oh my gosh I'm talking to a 5 year old," Casey said sternly. "Cappie! Tell me what you see around you right now so I can figure out where you are."
"Oh, I see a bar," he said softly
Casey rolled her eyes. She could figure out that much without him telling her.
"Keep going," she said.
"And some men, and a pool table and ooh the prettiest neon signs you ever did see," he replied.
Just then it hit Casey. He was at the Lite and Easy.
"Cap I'm coming to get you right now. Don't move."
But there was no reply. Cappie had hung up the phone. Casey quickly grabbed her car keys and coat and headed out of the house.
Around 10 minutes later Casey pulled the door open to the Lite and Easy and looked anxiously around the room for Cappie. It took her a second but she saw him face down in his arms at the bar.
"Cap, let's get out of here," she said nudging his arm.
Cappie sat up startled.
"Case what are you doing here?" he asked.
"You called me," she said. "Don't you remember?"
"No not really," he said with a smirk. "But since you're here let's play some pool."
Casey eyed Cappie wondering where he had gotten this second wind all of a sudden to play pool.
"OK," she said. "But the minute you start passing out we're leaving."
"Don't worry. I can go all night baby," Cappie whispered softly into her ear as he got off the barstool and walked back to the pool table.
They played two games. Casey had won them both. She opted to not drink since she had to drive but Cappie continued to slam down 4 more beers while they played. Casey could tell there was something wrong but wasn't sure what it was. Sure Cappie drank a lot but for some reason he was going overboard this night.
"One more," he said as she finished the 2nd game. "third times the charm."
"No Cap," replied Casey "You're starting to stumble. It's time to head out of here."
"Alright," he replied almost falling over his pool cue.
Casey ran over and put her arms on him to steady him.
"Thanks," he replied with a smile.
Casey slowly helped Cappie out to the car. And as it were on cue he threw up as soon as they walked out of the Lite and Easy.
"Ew, no more ravioli for me," Cappie said as he wiped his face.
Casey's face cringed at the thought and continued to lead Cappie to the car. Cappie managed to hold the rest of his dinner down the ride home. She pulled to the front of the Kappa Tau house and started to open her door when Cappie stopped her.
"Wait," he said. "I can't go back there tonight."
"Why?" Casey asked shutting the car door.
"I got into a fight with my brothers," Cappie replied as he looked remorsefully at the ground.
"About what?" she asked wanting Cappie to continue
"You," he said softly as he looked up to meet her eyes.
Casey took a deep breath in as she was shocked at what she heard.
"You see I broke up with Lana at the end of last semester and after that I began cleaning again. And at first the guys thought it was over her but they figured out it was because I kept thinking of you. So we got into the big conversation about risks and the future. Gosh I don't even know anymore. All I know is that they told me not to come back unless I was with you or over you."
Casey was speechless. She didn't know what to say. They stared into each other's eyes for several minutes. Each of them began to lean in closer towards each other for a kiss when Cappie turned around quickly opening the car door and throwing up on the ground.
"I'm so sorry," he said leaning his head back against the seat.
Casey started the car back up and began to drive down Greek row.
"Where are we going?" Cappie asked.
"Well if you can't sleep at your house tonight I might as well keep an eye on you at mine," she replied. "Ash is spending the night at Fisher's so you should be alright."
"You're an amazing friend Casey," Cappie replied as his eyes started to droop.
Casey parked her car in front of the ZBZ house. Most of the house was dark so she figured the girls were either asleep or still out at the bars. She went over to Cappie's door and opened it.
"Come on," she said waking him up. "Let's get you to bed."
Cappie opened his eyes half way and took Casey's hand as she helped him out of the car and up to the front door.
"Now you have to be on your best behavior," she said before opening the door. "Boys usually aren't allowed upstairs."
Cappie nodded his head in agreement as she quietly opened the door and escorted him up the stairs. Once she reached her room and the door was shut she knew she was safe. None of the girls had seen them. She walked Cappie over the Ashleigh's bed and he loudly plopped down still half asleep. Casey quickly changed into her pajamas and went downstairs. She grabbed a bottle of water and a bowl in case Cappie had any of his dinner left in him.
When she returned to the room Cappie had made himself at home. He stripped down to his boxers and t-shirt and was nestled under Ashleigh's covers sound asleep. Casey went over and set the water and bowl next to him. She looked at him so peacefully sleeping. She leaned in and gave him a small kiss on the cheek.
"Night Cap," she said as she went over to her bed and fell asleep.
A noise startled Casey. She looked at the clock: 3:45 am. She let her eyes adjust to waking up and suddenly felt Cappie next to her.
"Cap what are you doing?" she asked softly.
"Shhhh," Cappie replied as he got on top of her straddling her between his legs.
Casey looked up at him and into his eyes. He looked gorgeous as ever. His hair was loosely hanging in his eyes and the grin on his face told everything he was thinking. She wasn't sure at first exactly where this was going but Cappie quickly filled that uncertainty. He plunged his face forward towards hers and began to passionately kiss her., his tongue forcefully playing a game of hockey with hers. She was so ready for this. She was so ready for him. Cappie sat back on his knees as he pulled her up to a seated position. He quickly took her shirt off as she repeated the same to him. He suddenly stopped kissing her and backed away a little. Casey almost reached for her shirt to put back on regretting what she was doing for a second when he began to speak.
"I love you Casey," he softly said as he leaned in to give little kisses on her neck.
"I love you too Cappie," she replied.
The rest of the time was such a blur for the both of them. All Casey knew was that she heard the words out of Cappie's mouth she had waited so long to hear. He loved her. He said it three more times to her during the sex. Each time wrapping his arms around her a little tighter and lightening his kisses ever so slightly. That night was the best sex she had ever had. Better than she had remembered it from before with him. She was so happy the two of them had gotten back together. This was the major event she was looking for this semester. She just couldn't believe it was happening this soon. She made a mental note to thank his brothers when she saw them next. They seemed to finally knock some sense into Cappie.
Thanks for reading everyone! I LOVE reviews so please review if you have the chance. I'm REALLY proud of this story. I have over 12 chapters written already (and no where near finished!) so expect updates often! Hopefully this story will get us through the hiatus until January 25th!