"Please tell me you're not carrying Cappie's love child."
Ashleigh was her best friend; she had to tell her the truth. She looked around the corner to make sure no other sisters were around before uttering the words she still couldn't believe.
"Yeah; I'm pregnant with Cappie's child." Casey sighed, really wishing this whole thing was just a bad dream that she'd eventually wake up from.
"Oh my god!" Ashleigh screamed in a whispered tone. "How? Ew, no I don't want those details, just tell me the kind of moment it was."
"Well, after Rebecca's little stunt we went for a walk on the beach. We were talking about our futures and one thing led to another and we ended up making love under the stars on the beach with the waves crashing next to us." Casey explained.
"Awe. That's so romantic." Ashleigh smiled.
"Yeah, but looked what it led to. Cappie is back with Rebecca and I'm pregnant with his child."
"So I'm guessing he doesn't know."
"I haven't told him yet. Actually you're the only one who knows." Casey said.
"You need to tell him." Ashleigh said desperately.
"What would be the point if I might get rid of it anyway?" Casey asked, still flustered by everything going on.
"Case, I know you. You're not getting rid of this baby."
Ashleigh knew her all too well. Even if she said she might get rid of it, they both knew she never would. This baby was made in a moment of true love, and there was no way Casey was going to let anything bad happen to it.
Placing her hand over her stomach, Casey said, "I guess I need to tell him."
"Want me to call him for you?" Ashleigh asked sympathetically.
"Thanks Ash, but this is something I need to do."
"Alright, but if you ever need anything, don't be afraid to ask." Ashleigh said, hugging her best friend before leaving the kitchen.
Casey picked up her cell phone and scrolled to Cappie's number. She highlighted it and selected the 'send text' option. Once the touch screen keypad appeared, she typed the words like her life depended on it.
Cap, I need to talk to u. Game of pool?
He would know exactly what she meant. She wanted him to meet her at their secret place. After sending the text, she grabbed her car keys and headed out of the ZBZ house; going to the place she and Cappie call their own.
The Lite-N-Easy was always their place to sort out anything going on in their lives. This was certainly going to be the case tonight.
Casey had been playing their usual table for a while when she heard a very familiar voice behind her. His voice was soothing and made her feel at home.
"You rang." He said. Casey turned around to see the man she'd been waiting for standing behind her.
"Hey Cap." She gave a weak smile, not knowing even how to bring up what she needed to tell him.
"Ah, our secret place. There's usually only two reasons why you come here; either you have a dilemma or you're avoiding your sisters." Cappie smiled, sensing there was something up.
"Little of both." Casey replied.
"Well why don't you tell Dr. Cappie everything over a game of pool." Cappie said.
"Rack em up." Casey said, feeling a little better. Maybe this conversation would actually happen.
"So you said you were avoiding your sisters." Cappie said, grabbing a pool cue.
"Let me guess, Ashleigh's having some turquoise is the new black issue, or is it more of a v-neck versus scoop neck thing."
"It's not Ashleigh." Casey said.
"Then you must be still trying to take down Rebecca. When are you going to realize she's not a bad person?" Cappie said, waiting for Casey to take her turn. This was exactly the thing she needed to help her talk about what she came here for.
"You really care about her." Casey said after knocking the 7 ball into the left side pocket.
"Yeah I do." Cappie smiled. He had that same smile on his face anytime he thought about Rebecca.
This was her chance. She had the perfect way of bringing it up.
"Then let me ask you something."
"You two have been hooking up a lot lately." Casey said.
"How did you know?" Cappie asked, half joking.
"It's a sorority; not hard to find out." Casey half joked.
"What does that have to do with anything?" Cappie asked, wondering why she would bring that up.
"Well what if during one of those times you didn't use a condom?"
"She's on the pill so we're still good."
"What if she forgot it?"
"What are you saying?"
"I'm saying, what if she got pregnant?"
"Oh my god…oh my god! Rebecca's pregnant?" Cappie started to panic.
"I don't know yet, but if she was, what would you do?" Casey asked, really wanting to know.
Cappie calmed down a little. "Well first I'd find out a hundred percent if she was pregnant or not, and if she was, I'd stand by her."
"Really?" Casey asked, slightly relieved.
"Of course. I'm not the type of guy to walk away from something I helped create. You know that." Cappie replied, leaning over the pool table for his turn.
"Good to know." Casey smiled.
"Anything else?" Cappie asked.
"Just one more what if."
"Ok." Cappie said, wondering when the questions would end.
"What if it wasn't Rebecca?" Casey asked, looking at him with seriousness in her eyes.
At first Cappie looked puzzled, but quickly figured out what was going on.
"Case." He looked at her with his incredible blue eyes. His eyes appeared to be saddened, like a puppy who just lost his favorite toy.
"Spring break?" He added, knowing exactly what she was talking about.
"Yeah." She sighed. She could usually read him like a book, but this time, she had no idea what he was thinking.
He put down his pool cue, and almost instantly he said he had to go. Cappie walked out of the Lite-N-Easy, leaving the woman who was carrying his child behind to figure out what to do next.