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Dark-Supernatural-Angel: No, it actually hasn't even crossed his mind. He's more of in a "What do I do now" and "college is approaching" mindset. Sam asked after school while kids are going to their cars, though he's made sure that they're in a secluded corner. Rose is still in town and will be shown in the next chapter. Thank you. Here's more.
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"What?" Casey asked again. Had she really heard right?
"I want to be turned…after graduation…I want us to be together forever," Sam repeated.
"Oh, Sam…are you sure?" she asked. "I mean, eventually your parents and relatives will all die, as you never grow older, and you won't be able to tell them about you," she reminded him. It's not a life I would've wished for anyone else, she thought to herself. Sam nodded. He understood that. I get what she's saying and I know it'd be hard to see everyone we love and care about get old and die, but I wanna be with her forever, he mused.
"I get it," he told her. "All I want is you," he continued, taking her into his arms. If she could've, Casey would've blushed. In all her one-hundred forty-two years, she had never been treated the way Sam treated her. It was kind of nice. And to think, she'd have a chance to be treated like this for the rest of her life…how could she say no?
"Okay. If this is what you really want."
"So, after graduation, I'll change you. You'll have to take your wrist-cuff off and if you have any food or drink that has vervain in it, you'll have to stay away from it," she said.
"You got it," he agreed. Yes! She agreed! he thought happily. What he said was true. All he wanted was Casey. He wanted to be with her forever. He couldn't imagine being with anybody else. Then, he headed for his car and Casey went over to Derek's car and got in.
"What was that all about?" Derek wondered.
"You should talk to Sam," Casey replied. She wasn't sure how Sam wanted to tell Derek or if he was even going to tell Derek, and she didn't want to cause problems between them. Derek looked at in curiosity. Why won't she tell me? Is it that bad? he wondered. However, he let the question slide and just guided the car down the street and towards their home. When they got home, Casey went to her bedroom and started packing. She knew that the others wanted to leave right after graduation, so she figured that it'd be better to have everything ready to go. Yeah, grad was in a couple of days, but she wanted to be prepared to leave in a moment's notice just in case there was trouble. Then, her mind went back to the conversation she had had with Sam. I can't believe he actually wants to be turned. I'll be able to be with my boyfriend for the rest of my life, she thought to herself. It'd be a great thing-to have the boy she loved by her side for all eternity…it was a dream come true. With a smile, she continued packing. Presently, Nora came in.
"Hey Casey. How's it coming?" she questioned.
"Pretty good. Got almost everything ready. And I'm feeling pretty excited about graduation-even though I've gone through it plenty of times," came the response. Nora chuckled.
"Yes, I bet you have," she agreed. "So, uh, what do you and Sam plan to do after graduation?" she asked casually.
"He asked to be turned," Casey replied.
"Really?" Nora asked in surprise. I hadn't expected that, she thought.
"Yeah," she answered. She let out a small laugh. "I can't believe it. He really wants to be with me forever," she stated.
"I can believe it," Nora told her. "Casey, I've seen the way he looks at you, and honestly, I'm surprised that he didn't ask you sooner," she told her. Casey smiled. Nora always did know how to put things into perspective.
"Yeah, I know," she said.
"You'd have to fake his death, right?"
"Yeah. Maybe a car crash, burned beyond all recognition." Nora raised her eyebrow.
"Come up with these kinds of scenarios often?"
"It's come up before, yes."
"Do you need any help?"
"No thanks." Nora smiled at the girl and then walked out of the room. Casey took things down from the shelves, choosing different things to pack into different boxes. She blew out a breath as she looked at the different boxes. I can't believe I accumulated so much stuff in four years, she thought to herself. Damon was gonna kill her. Then, she shrugged and continued packing. He wouldn't actually kill her, but he wasn't going to be happy. However, he'd deal with it. You know, this would go faster if I just blurred, she mused to herself. Then, she flew through the room, packing everything she needed and a few seconds later, she was finished with everything. Then, she headed back upstairs.
"Are you done packing all ready?" George asked in surprise.
"Yeah, I decided to use my vampire powers," Casey replied.
"Oh," the man said. He wasn't sure why, but he hadn't expected that. Then she went to the kitchen, where she did a quick check to make sure she hadn't left any of her things there. When she saw that she hadn't, she nodded to herself. Okay, everything' looking right, she thought to herself. Now all she had to do was wait for her brothers and their friends to get here and graduate. After graduation, she could leave. It'd be great…especially since she wouldn't have to pretend to be something she wasn't anymore. She was tired of having to pretend to be human. She wanted to be normal again. And with the rest of her family there, she'd be able to do that. It'll be nice to be normal again, she thought to herself. Luckily, graduation was only about a day away. While Casey was pondering this, Derek was in his room, talking to Sam, who had just told him.
"Dude, you asked to be turned into a vampire?" he asked.
"Yeah, I love her. I wanna be with her forever."
"I get that, but wouldn't she like, have to fake your death, or something?"
"Yeah, I know, but-"
"And you're like-eighteen, while she's sixteen-in appearance, I mean-wouldn't have made more sense to get turned a couple of years ago?"
"She was still hiding here a couple of years ago."
"Yeah, I guess that would've made things difficult for her." Meanwhile, Damon and the others were getting closer and closer to Ontario.
"So, do you think she'll be excited about graduating?" Anna wondered.
"She always has been before," Pearl commented.
"True," Anna agreed. Then, she fell silent again as Damon continued driving. Hours later, they finally reached the city they had headed for. Damon parked the car in the parking lot of a hotel, and went in as the others grabbed their luggage.
"Hello, my name is Damon Salvatore and I made reservations for two rooms," he said
"Yes, of course," the hotel clerk said. Damon signed them in and got their rooms, and they all carried their belongings into the rooms.
"Mother, do you think this looks natural?" Anna questioned.
"Yes, Anna, it looks perfectly natural for this day and age," Pearl replied.
"And though you abhor it, Pearl, it helps our cover," Lexie reminded.
"Does it ever," Katherine smirked and then kissed Damon, causing Stefan to laugh. Those two were nuts. Then, he dug into his pocket, grabbed his cell phone, and dialed a number. He waited for a few minutes.
"Hello?" he heard a voice ask.
"Hey, Little Sis," he greeted in Italian.
"Stefan!" Casey exclaimed happily. "What's up?" she asked.
"We're in town and can't wait to see you graduate," he responded.
"I can't wait to graduate and-well, there's something I need to talk to you all about when we're together," she told him.
"What is it? Are you all right?"
"I'm fine. It just affects all of us and needs to be done face-to-face."
"Okay. We have a hotel here in town and we'll be there soon."
"Great. Can't wait to see you." They hung up.
"So, what's going on, Little Brother?" Damon questioned.
"Well, Casey said she can't wait for graduation and that she has something she needs to talk to us about," Stefan replied.
"Did she say what?" Lexie asked.
"Nope. Just that it affected us all and that it was better to do it face-to-face," Stefan answered. Damon frowned.
"Sounds serious," he commented.
"I agree," the younger Salvatore agreed.
"You think it's anything bad?" Damon queried.
"No, if it was bad, she would've said so. But it is something serious," Stefan replied.
"Perhaps we should pay her a visit tonight-just to be on the safe side," Lexie suggested.
"Good idea," Katherine agreed. With that, they all got into the van and continued towards the MacDonald/Venturi house. When they finally got there, they noticed that the house's lights were off.
"They must've gone to bed," Damon commented.
"Yeah," the others said. From inside the house, Casey could hear the approaching vehicle and then the old familiar scents hit her nostrils. Hey, they came early! she thought to herself and then quickly and silently moved through the house until she reached the front door, unlocked the door, and stepped outside. Seeing her, the vehicle stopped and everyone ran to her, enveloping her into a hug.
"What are you guys doing here? I thought the plan was for you guys to stay in a hotel and we'd meet up tomorrow at grad," Casey said.
"Well, you said we had something important to discuss so I figured it'd be best to get it over with," Stefan answered.
"You're right," Casey agreed.
"What's going on, Case?" Lexie questioned.
"It's Sam," Casey told them.
"What do you mean?" Katherine queried.
"He asked me to turn him," Casey revealed. The vampires all looked at each other.