Hallelujah! I finally got something written! I'm so excited by this! I hope it means I have conquered my writer's block for the most part…We shall see in coming days.

For some reason, this is what struck me when I heard the song. :)

Disclaimer: I don't own the characters or Taylor Swift's song.

Uh, uh, oh

Uh, uh, oh

You were in college

Working part time waiting tables

Left a small town

Never looked back

The restaurant was just as busy as always when Caitlyn pulled into the parking lot. Shane was due to get off at any time now and she was smiling by the time he hopped into the passenger seat. She grinned at him.

"What?" Shane smiled back, raising one eyebrow in question.

"You just look handsome in your waiter uniform," Caitlyn spoke cheerfully as they pulled out of the parking lot, "Your car should be done by tomorrow, right?"

"I hope so," Shane ran a hand through his hair with a sigh, "I'm beginning to miss my bicycle…" He joked.

"You don't live in a small town anymore," she laughed, "I'm not so sure that would work very well."

I was a slight risk

With a fear of falling

Wondering why we bother with love

If it never lasts

"Shane," Caitlyn whispered breathlessly as she took in everything with wide eyes. Her eyes slowly traveled over the small table and two chairs on the small apartment balcony. A white table cloth was draped over the table, a thin vase sat in the middle of the table, but was empty. The flickering candles were what made her smile, "What did you do this for?"

"You." Shane smiled, practically glowing at her expression and all his uncertainty slipped away as she bounced on her feet before whirling on him.

"Thank you," she pressed a soft kiss to his cheek, "So much."

Shane wordlessly handed her a single red rose, gesturing for her to set it in the ready vase.

I say

Can you believe it?

As we're lying on the couch

The moment

I can see it

The rain was pounding on the window, but Caitlyn was half drowsing and could hear nothing but Shane's soft breathing. His chest rose and fell beneath her head, making her vaguely wonder if he was sleeping.

Yes, yes

I can see it now

Just before Caitlyn drifted off to peaceful sleep, she smiled to herself at the memory that played behind her eyelids.

You remember

We were sitting there by the water

You put your arm around me

For the first time

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter

You are the best thing

That's ever been mine

"It's not much," Shane commented, sounding a little sheepish, "But I thought you might enjoy it."

Caitlyn kept the smile from forming on her face as she glanced at the table on the restaurant's patio that over looked the beach. The sun would probably set just as they finished eating, judging by the time.

"I'll let you know at the end of the night," Caitlyn replied, nonchalantly. She liked to keep Shane in the dark about how pleased he had made her. She needed to be careful and not get too attached to him so easily.

She could tell by the way Shane picked at his food and seemed to fidget throughout the meal that she had put him on edge. A flicker of guilt went through her as Caitlyn watched him staring glumly at his plate.

Flash forward

And we're taking on the world together

And there's a drawer of my things

At your place

"What's that smell?" Caitlyn heard Shane call as the front door shut behind him, "Cait?"

"In the kitchen," Caitlyn rolled her eyes at her obvious location, "And it's the tacos you smell." Shane appeared in the doorway, leaning against the frame and giving her a crooked smile.

"What?" she snapped, hating when he looked at her like that.

"Nothing," Shane murmured, but there was a twinkle in his eyes and the smile didn't leave his face as he crossed the room and kissed her on the cheek, "It smells great."

"Yeah, yeah-you always say that about food," Caitlyn smirked, playfully shoving him away, "Do me a favor and make sure the meat doesn't burn. I'm going to go change."

"Yes, ma'am," Shane saluted her as she left the room.

You learn my secrets

And you figure out why I'm guarded

You say we'll never

Make my parents' mistakes

"We won't be like that," Shane's low voice finally broke the silence, his arms wrapping around her comfortingly, "You don't have to be afraid that will happen with us."

Caitlyn felt her eyes burning with the need to cry, but she refused. The house was silent as she buried her face in his shoulder. It felt so much better to finally let Shane in on her fears-that they would end up falling apart like her parents.

But we've got bills to pay

We got nothing figured out

When it was hard to take

"So many bills," Caitlyn groaned, pressing her hands against her eyes to block out everything on the table before her as she muttered, "Shane, what are we going to do?" It was only a moment before his hands squeezed her shoulders gently.

"We'll figure it out," he whispered in her ear, kissing the top of her head.

Yes, yes

This is what I thought about

It was several moments and deep breaths later that Caitlyn convinced herself not to snap at Shane. He was right. They could get through this. She just needed to think positively.

You remember

We were sitting there by the water

You put your arm around me

For the first time

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter

You are the best thing

That's ever been mine

The waves rolled in before retreating slowly, helping Caitlyn to relax and smile peacefully. The methodic sound and sight of the ocean's waves was one of her favorite things to enjoy.

"It's beautiful, isn't it?" Shane murmured, and Caitlyn nodded as she watched the sun seemed to melt into the ocean in the distance. She bit her lip to keep from resisting when his warm arm wrapped around her shoulders and pulled her closer.

Do you remember all the city lights

On the water

You saw me start to believe

For the first time

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter

You are the best thing

That's ever been mine

The air was cold and Caitlyn could see her every breath as they walked along in the park, their hands entwined tightly. Her free hand had a glove on, but she hated wearing gloves and holding hands. Shane seemed to understand this-or maybe even agree-because he had refrained from putting a glove on the hand that was linked with hers.

They stopped on the bridge, looking down at the river where the city lights reflected on the uneven surface. For the first time, Caitlyn pulled herself closer to Shane without even thinking.

And she saw the smile form on his face.

Uh, uh, oh

And I remember that fight

Till 3:30 a.m.

You said everything was slipping

Right out of our hands

"It's not my fault!" Shane snapped, running his hands through his already messed hair. Caitlyn glowered at him, attempting to keep from yelling at him. Or throwing something solid at his face.

"Oh, I suppose it's my fault, huh?" Caitlyn hissed, rolling her eyes, "Because it's not like you told me to quit my job or anything!"

"I wouldn't let you keep working for someone like that," Shane tried to sound calm, but the sharp look on his face as if he was speaking to an idiot aggravated her further, "And I didn't expect you to have so much trouble finding a new job."

"Yeah, that's my fault, too!" Caitlyn yelled sarcastically, "Because I just love getting behind in our bills and being in debt! If I'm so much trouble, let's just go our separate ways!" She shoved him in the chest before sprinting from the room.

I ran out crying

And you following me out into the street

The cold air caused Caitlyn to gasp when her tears felt as though they froze on her face. The street was still and silent, as it seemed to always be at this untimely hour in the winter. Everything was asleep.

The sound of the front door clicking shut behind her made her jump and her stomach twist. She had had enough of this argument. Hadn't he?

Braced myself for the goodbye

'Cause it's all I've ever known

Then you took me by surprise

You said "I'll never leave you alone"

She now regretted her last suggestion, afraid that he'd actually take her up on the offer. How could she say something so stupid? Caitlyn closed her eyes and took a gulp of the cold, icy air and braced herself for the goodbye she realized was inevitable now.

Warm hands rested on her shoulders a moment, making her shivering subside slightly. His lips tickled her ear as he whispered, "I'll never leave you alone." And Caitlyn felt fresh tears sliding down her cheeks despite her surprise.

You said

I remember how we felt

Sitting by the water

And every time I look at you

Is like the first time

I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter

She is the best thing

That's ever been mine

"I remember how we felt when we were sitting there by the water," Shane breathed and Caitlyn turned to face him and lean against his chest, watching his expression carefully as he spoke, "You were the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen…and you practically glowed whenever we were beside the beach."

She bit her lip as he paused and stared at her with intensity before going on, "I loved you right away. I wanted you to be mine…forever. And every time I look at you is like the first time."

"Shane…" Caitlyn smiled shakily at him, but he put a finger to her lips so he could continue.

"I know you've always been afraid we'd make your parents' mistakes…but we won't. Because I've fallen in love with a careless man's careful daughter, and she's the best thing that's ever been mine."

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter

You are the best thing

That's ever been mine

"Shane," Caitlyn was trying not to sound like she was crying, even though it was clearly visibly, "I love you."

Do you believe it?

We're gonna make it now

And I can see it

Yes, yes

"We're gonna make it," Shane whispered against her lips, waiting to see if she'd reply.

I can see it now

"I can see that now," Caitlyn whispered, smiling against his lips as he kissed her warmly. She felt safer in his arms than she could ever remember feeling before. He was the best thing that had ever been hers.

Yay! I'm still excited that I was actually able to finish something! :D Also, reviews may help me on the way to recovery from the dreadful disease of Writer's Block. Your reviews are my medicine. ;)

I'm still looking for good Shaitlyns to read! If you know of any please let me know!….I feel like I'm the only one that ever writes this pairing anymore, so I hope others will be inspired by this and I can have some to read! I'm growing tired of reading my own stories…because they're the only ones I can find. xD