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Southern by the Grace of God

Novel By: ConcreteAngel

I don't really have a summary for it yet. Just know that it is a continuation of my short story "How Bout them Cowgirls" =] View table of contents...


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Submitted:Apr 1, 2009    Reads: 158    Comments: 11    Likes: 3   

I splashed the cold water onto my face and gasped as it made contact. I shook my head and rubbed my eyes trying desperately to ignore the images still floating through my head.

I looked up at my tired looking reflection in the mirror above the sink. Just moments before I had been happy and carefree, just set on finding Kaya and showing her just how much I had missed her.

But then I had been stopped by the girl, the beautiful, blonde girl that resembled her so much. I shook my head and tried not to think about her. I would only relaspe if I did so. I hadn't worked so hard for it all to be messed up from one run in with one person who had similiar looks.

I blinked rapidly and turned away from the mirror taking deep breaths. I willed myself to just stop and calm down. The three girls were becoming confused in my brain. I had to find Kaya, she would help get my mind back to the present.

Out of habit I popped my knuckles and shoved through the door emerging out into the hallway of the small community college. I looked around quickly hoping but not expecting to find Kaya here.

Not seeing her I set off down the hallway to the large windows at the end that would show the courtyard. She just might be outside relaxing, after all it was a beautiful day. Definetely not one to be spent cramped up inside.

I gazed out the smudged windows and let my blue eyes scan the crowded courtyard below. So many people there for such a small town college. It seemed that I searched forever before my gaze finally found what it was looking for.

Sitting there beneath an old Oak tree was my beautiful Kaya. Her long, slender, tanned legs stretched out comfortably in front of her. She had on a red sundress that laid just above her knee's and hugged her curves nicely. Her mouth was set in an easy smile that just stayed there naturally. Her gorgeous brown eyes were at the moment hidden by the sunglasses she was wearing and her dark brown hair sported curls down past her shoulders.

Her eyes were focused on a book that lay in her lap and as I watched her hands came up to pull her hair into a messy ponytail that only made her more adorable. To say the least I was once again, for the millionth time or so, struck speechless by her beauty.

I continued to stare at her not being able to pull my eyes away from the breathtaking sight. As my gaze lingered I saw her lift her head as if just becoming aware of something. Her head tilted and a smile stretched across her face showing off her pearly whites. She showed all the signs of having heard someone call her name. I swiftly swept my eyes around the surrounding area and found what had caught her attention.

Walking towards my Kaya was a tall boy, from the looks of it a tad taller than myself. A cap covered his head sporting a logo for the Dallas Cowboys. We atleast the guy had good taste in football teams. He had on a white wife beater and I could proudly say that my muscles were bigger and better looking than his. Hey it may sound arrogant to say that but this guy was heading towards my girl. My life.

My eyes shifted back to Kaya who was now on her feet watching the guy walk closer. Her book lay forgotten on the ground. My mouth went try and my heart skipped a beat as he finally reached her and they hugged. I turned away from the window and took in a deep, shaky breath. I had only been gone a few months. I had talked to her almost everyday and she had assured me that she was still mine, that she still wanted me and loved me with all she had. I mean sure she hadn't known that I would be home so soon and it wasn't really fair for her to have to wait for me.

Before my thoughts could get to out of control I set into a sprint and headed for the stairs. I had to get out to Kaya and make sure that she was still mine.

I ran out into the courtyard and squinted against the fierce glare of the sun. My eyes focused quickly and spotted Kaya and the guy still talking. I urged my feet to move forward and walked as calmly as I could up to the two of them. The guys gaze fell upon me but as of now Kaya wasn't aware of my presence as her back was currently facing me. I thought I saw a spark of recognization flare in the guys eyes but I had no clue how he would possibly know me.

Kaya seemed to notice that the guys attention was caught by something else and turned slowly to see what had captured it so quickly. Her stance registered surprise as she saw me standing there and her eyes lit up like a child who had just received candy. She squealed and jumped at me wrapping her arms and legs tightly around me.

"Ohhh Casen I didn't know you was coming home? When did you get here? How long do you get to stay? What are you doing home so early? Why do you have grease all over you?"

She said this all in one breath and I feared she might choke on her words so I pressed my lips to hers to shut off the flow of words. After rendering her utterly breathless I pulled back and gazed at her seeing a small tear sparkle in the corner of her eye. I lifted my hand up and wiped the tear away with my thumb.

"Still just as beautiful as ever. No need to cry my dear Kaya."

A blush colored her cheeks and she loosened her grip on me and set her feet back on the ground. "I'm just so happy to see you Casen. It feels like it's been forever. I was worried about you."

Before I could respond I heard the clearing of a throat and looked up to see the guy shuffling his feet uneasily. I knew that he was probably very uncomfortable with the situation but I could care less right now. I was back with my love and I was going to let anyone keep me from showing her affection.

Kaya followed my gaze and gasped lightly. "Oh-oh how rude of me. Casen this is Sterling, Sterling this is my boyfriend Casen," she said motioning from one of us to the other as she said our names.

Sterling nodded his head and held out a hand that I took and shook firmly. "Nice to meet you Casen, I've heard alot about you."

"Nice to meet you too Sterling, I'm sorry to say that I don't believe I've heard anything about you."

Sterling looked to Kaya. "Oh well Kaya's my cousin and I just surprised her with a visit a couple days ago. We hadn't seen each other since we were toddlers," he explained. "But it looks as if you to have alot to catch up on so I'm gonna go find my friend now and see if he's ready for lunch."

He didn't leave any time for a reply on my part. He instead patted my shoulder a little roughly I might add, "Treat my cousin good or I might have to come after ya," he chuckled before walking off.

I shook my head and furrowed my brows as I turned back to face Kaya, but as soon as I saw her again a smile stretched across my features. "I missed you so much Kaya, that military training is hell, but it kept my mind off things."

She smiled and hugged me again this time not lettting go and just staying there leaning against you. "I missed you to Casen, I'm glad your mind has been free of all that."

She looked up at me and I saw an amused expression cover her face. "What's so funny?" I questioned.

"Well I'm assumin that the grease means that Ole Delilah broke down on ya again," she said with a laugh.

I shrugged and couldn't help but laugh a little myself. "You know Delilah, she's gotta give me a challenge and it has been over a week so I reckon it was about time for another breakdown for the old gal."

She cracked up at this. "When are you gonna give up on Delilah and get ya a new, dependable vehicle?"

I feigned shock and hurt at this question and stepped away from her. "I will never give up on Delilah, she's my baby, and plus I don't have the money for a new vehicle. I'm just a broke down country boy doing all I can to survive."

She sighed knowing that it was true about money being tight. I stepped back up to her and hugged her tightly as I pressed my lips back against hers and let my tongue slide along hers and my hands slide down to her lower back. She ran her fingers through my hair as she returned the kiss eagerly.

"Kaya, Casen!" I suddenly heard a familiar voice shout out.

I decided to ignore it and instead stayed focused on the kiss but Kaya pulled away and turned to look at whoever had disturbed us. I groaned and followed Kaya's lead and turned to see who it was.

After a moment of thought I recognized it as Addison.

She ran up to us out of breath grabbing at her small waist trying to steady her breathing. Her dirty blonde hair was sticking out in all directions and her glasses sat crookedly on her nose.

"Addy what is it?" Kaya asked, concern filling her voice.

"I-I-It's Em-Emer-Emmerson," she gasped out.

I felt a small spark of hostility flare up like a fire waiting to rage out of control. What had the idiot done this time?


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