Dark-Supernatural-Angel: Yeah, totally, right? Well, you'll have to read on and see what I put in. Thank you. Yes, I know, but I'm starting to lose my flow for the fic and I don't wanna drag it out too much. Sorry this isn't soon enough.
This is a major jump and I'm starting Futuritis. Life With Derek belongs to Canadian Television and Disney. Vampire Diaries belongs to L.J. Smith and the CW. I only own the plot and characters you don't recognize.
Casey's eyes sparkled as all around her, students talked. She could feel the excitement buzzing around her. While the excitement made her peers' blood more potent, right now, it just exhilarated her. Everyone's all excited and I can't blame them. It's certainly a great rite of passage…one that I've been through many times, she mused to herself. Presently, Emily, Sam, Kendra, Ralph, and Derek walked up to her.
"Hey guys," Casey greeted.
"Hey, Casey," the others acknowledged.
"So, is it crazy that I'm excited to be graduating?" Kendra queried.
"Of course not! We're finally getting out of this place!" Derek exclaimed and everyone laughed, shaking their heads. Typical Derek, Casey fondly thought to herself.
"Yeah, I'm pretty excited too," Casey agreed. Then the warning bell rang and they all went to their homeroom, where Casey began doodling in a notebook. I can't believe I'll be leaving soon. I hope Stefan and Damon can come. It's never any fun when they can't, she thought to herself. Then there was Sam. What was she going to do about him? Should I turn him or do something that makes him forget that we ever dated? she wondered. Well, she could definitely see herself living with Sam for the rest of their lives, but could he see the same thing? Casey let out a non-existent breath. There was so much to think about. I wish Katerina or one of the others were here. I don't know what to do, she thought to herself. This was bigger than the decision she had had to make about whether or not to tell Sam what she was. She knew how she felt about Sam and she could smell true love on her boyfriend, but would it be fair to him to turn him? What if even though he truly loved her, he didn't want to be with her forever? What was she supposed to do? Before she knew it, homeroom was over and they were on their way to their next classes. The rest of the day dragged on for Casey, something that didn't go unnoticed by her friends.
"Hey, are you okay?" Kendra asked at lunch.
"Yeah, I'm okay," Casey assured. "I just have a lot to think about," she continued.
"What's there to think about? We graduate and then we party!" Ralph cheered.
"Ralph, you won't miss this place even just a little bit?" Emily queried.
"Not even a bit," Ralph scoffed.
"Yeah, it's not gonna be that big of a deal," Derek agreed.
"Right. This from the guy who called me in a panic," Sam drawled.
"I was not panicked!" Derek protested amidst his friends' laughter.
"Face it, Bro, you just got owned," Casey teased. Derek just rolled his eyes. Sheesh, razz on a guy why don't ya? he thought to himself. Then, he glanced at Casey who grinned at him knowingly. He shrugged. Okay, so he had panicked, but who could blame him? High school was one thing, but college would be quite another. What was he going to do once he graduated? He wasn't going to be the big man on campus and he wasn't sure how he was going to be able to handle that. He let out a soft sigh. He wished he knew what to do. Sam stared at his best friend. What was he thinking? Whatever it was, he knew it had to be pretty big. Then, he turned his thoughts to his own inner turmoil. What was he going to do after graduation? College, maybe? He wanted to do that, but what about Casey? He loved her so much. I wanna be with her for the rest of my life, but I don't know how she feels about turning people…and besides, she got kinda scary when she was dealing with Truman, he mused to himself. His eyes clouded. Yeah, he could understand why she been like that, but did he really want to risk seeing that side of her over and over again? But that's what love's all about-accepting the good and bad parts of a person, he mused again. He nodded to himself. Once he had a chance to talk to her alone, he'd ask her about turning him. Meanwhile, Ralph was in his own little world. Once I graduate, I can just do whatever I want! No one will be able to stop me! he thought to himself. Seeing the boy's glazed look, Emily shook her head. Sometimes, she wondered what he thought about. Her thoughts turned to graduation. I can't wait! It's quite an accomplishment, she thought. She hoped everything went well. She just wanted to have one night that wasn't full of supernatural drama, and she was sure Casey wanted that too. Kendra smirked as she shook her head. Wow. Who would've thought at the beginning of freshman year that we'd all be friends like this? she wondered. Back in her freshman year, she had been too snobby to even look at someone like Casey or Emily. Boy would I have missed out, Kendra thought to herself. When they had all finally finished their lunches, they stood up, gathered up their belongings and trays, threw away their garbage, and then went off to their next classes. What they didn't know was that a van was heading for Ontario.
"Oh, I can't wait to see Casey again!" Anna squealed.
"Anna, remember your upbringing!" Pearl scolded.
"Oh for Pete's sake, mother, aren't you excited to see her again? And this time it's for good," Anna reminded.
"Yeah, I'm excited about it too," Lexie added. Pearl rolled her eyes but said nothing. Katherine, Stefan, and Damon shared a smirk. They couldn't believe Anna was acting this way, not that they could really blame her. They couldn't wait to see Casey either. And now they'd all be together again for good.
"Can't you speed up a little?" Katherine requested. Damon did as he was bid and everyone yelled in excitement. For the rest of the drive, the vampires continued to talk and tease one another. Back at Sir John Sparrow Thompson High, Casey, Derek, Kendra, Sam, Emily, and Ralph went to their own classes. In her class, Casey's mind wandered as she made a list of what she wanted to do in preparation for graduation. Her eyes clouded. She still wasn't sure of what she wanted to do about Sam. I wish Katerina were here, she thought to herself again. She seriously needed some advice. Maybe she should give the girl a call. She let out a non-existent breath and continued writing. When the day was finally over, they all headed for the exit.
"Casey, could I talk to you?" Sam asked.
"Yeah, sure," Casey responded, slowing down. She turned to face him. I wonder what's going on, she thought. Sam inhaled and exhaled sharply and Casey could smell the quickened pulse of her boyfriend and her brows furrowed in confusion.
"Why are you so nervous?" she asked.
"You can smell it?"
"Your pulse is racing."
"Ah." It makes sense that she'd be able to smell it, he thought to himself as he rubbed his hands on his jeans. "Case…what do you plan to do after grad?" Casey froze.
"What do you mean?" she asked. Is he asking what I think he's asking? she mused
"I mean, where do you see us…I mean, years from now?" he wondered.
"What?" she asked again.
"I mean, can you see forever with us, or…?" his question trailed off.
"Sam…are you asking me what I think you're asking me?" Casey questioned. He took her hand and squeezed it gently.
"Case…I love you…you know this, you've smelled it on me…" Sam started to say.
"This is true," Casey interjected.
"Case, I don't know what you're feeling for me-other than liking me-I mean-"
"Sam please just spit it out."
"I want you to change me."