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Elliot stood before Casey’s door, feeling a little silly in his tux. His hand was paused over her door but shied away at the last minute. He leaned forward and rested his ear lightly on the door.

It was few seconds before Elliot could discern any noise inside. When he did hear something, he frowned and squinted, redoubling his efforts to hear and understand the noise. After a few more seconds, his face changed and he knocked briefly before opening the door.

He stepped inside and made his way immediately to where Casey was sitting on her bed, head in hands. Her long light brown hair was wavy, set with silver pins adorned with pearls, and the fall of her hair obscured her face from Elliot’s view. He sat beside her and pulled her to lean on his shoulder and chest.

Her crying was very subdued now, and she hiccupped every now and then into Elliot’s tux. A few minutes later she sat up, watery-eyed, and looked at him.

“Elliot,” she said, brushing the last tears away from her eyes and sighing. “I’m sorry. This is supposed to be a happy day, right? And I’m crying when we’re supposed to be taking pictures and getting all excited for prom.”

“No,” Elliot said, simply.

“I just always thought,” Casey said, and her eyes starting tearing up again, along with her hiccups. “That my father would be the one to take my picture and remind me I’m not allowed to legally have sex until I’m eighteen.”

He pulled her back to his chest again and she cried for another few minutes.

“Casey, your mother will take our picture.” Elliot stroked her hair gently in order to not to muss it. “And I won’t let you have sex with me.”

Casey tried to laugh, but her laugh turned into a hiccup. “Maybe we should have sex,” she sniffled, looking up into his dark eyes.

Elliot smiled patronizingly. “You’re very hormonal tonight,” he said. “I’m still not having sex with you. At least, not tonight.”

She giggled and punched him on the shoulder lightly.

“Are you ready to go downstairs now?” Elliot asked. “Being happy about going to prom with me and having fun tonight doesn’t mean you are insulting your dad’s memory.”

“I know,” Casey said. She blew into a tissue from her bedside table and smiled, now dry-eyed, up at Elliot. “I just needed a little reminding, that’s all. Thank you.”

Elliot held out his hands to her and pulled her off the bed into a hug. Then he pushed her back again and held her shoulders.

“Let me look at you,” he said.

She looked beautiful. Her long hair was held away from her face by a few simple pearl-tipped silver pins, and the waves fell down her back. Her dark hazel eyes were framed by dark brown mascara-ed lashes and her face was pleasantly pink from her crying. Her eyes were bright in spite of her father’s death and everything in-between. Her dress was long and powder blue. It was simple and draped but the beading around her corset and straps was perfectly detailed.

“You’re gorgeous,” Elliot said. Overcome with passion, he crushed her to his chest again and rested his chin on top of her head. “I can’t believe I got you,” he wondered out loud.

“Hmm, I sometimes think that,” Casey said. She turned her chin up, and he knew what to do. “Gently,” she reminded him, laughing a little, as he pressed his lips to hers. “Don’t ruin my makeup. My mom will kill you.”

Elliot murmured his agreement and began kissing her bare shoulder, a make-up free zone.

When Beth called upstairs a few minutes later, Casey quickly rubbed the imprints of his lips off her shoulder with her hand and grinned.

“My lady?” he said, and offered her his arm. She accepted, and they descended the staircase like royalty.

“Aww,” Beth said. She was standing at the bottom of the stairs, camera in hand. “Casey, you’re beautiful. And Elliot, you’re a man after my own heart.”

Elliot smiled and kissed Beth on the cheek. Casey gave her one on the other one as well.

“Let’s take pictures outside,” Beth said, and dragged the two of them into the front yard. “Stand here.” She was still positioning the two of them by a maple tree when a car pulled into the driveway.

“Hey Iris,” Casey called out. Her friend stepped carefully out of the front seat, making a face.

“I’m really not used to dresses,” Iris complained, but the huge smile on her face spoke of her real feelings.

Then the other side of the car door opened, and out stepped Java. He was wearing a dark blue tux to match Iris’s cream-and-midnight-blue dress. The expression on his face could only be described as complete joy as he jogged around the car to slide his hand shyly into Iris’s.

Casey had to blink several times to keep from crying. She could feel Elliot’s warmth at her elbow, and the matching smiles on her two friends’ faces made everything right. Well, almost right, she thought with a touch of sorrow.

Elliot brought her back to the present with a soft kiss on her lips for the camera.

Beth snapped a few more shots, then called to Iris and Java to come in. The four of them posed until Casey made a grumpy noise in the back of her throat and sighed. “Mom,” she said, “I’m still your daughter. And I’m still here for the summer.”

Beth gave a little harrumph. “I know, I know,” she said. “Have a great night, sweetie.” She bestowed a kiss on her daughter’s forehead, then turned to Elliot. “You, too,” she continued, but narrowed her eyes just a little at Elliot. “Have a safe night!”

Laughing and waving, Casey slipped into the back of Iris’s car and Elliot sat down next to her. He gave her hand a quick squeeze.

It was quiet until Iris rounded the corner of the street, and then Java cranked the music up. “Let’s get this prom on!” he shouted.

Submitted: May 06, 2010

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love it!
update soon

Thu, May 6th, 2010 2:17am


Will do

Wed, May 5th, 2010 10:15pm



i just found this story.

and it is incredible.


keep me updated!!!

boy do i want an elliot of my own...... :)

Thu, May 6th, 2010 9:10am


Haha I agree with the last part!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:24am


I've just read the whole thing and it's amazing! I can't wait until you update again... and when you do? Let me know ;) Thanks!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 9:31am


Will do! Glad you like it

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:25am


i love your novel plz UPDATE ME!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 1:02pm


I will! Happy you enjoy it

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:25am

Starry Eyes

Can't wait for more!
Keep me posted!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 1:30pm


Will do!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:26am


I'm so glad this is featured.
I absolutely adore it!
Update me!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:06pm


Yay I'm glad Booksie picked it too! Haha I will

Thu, May 6th, 2010 2:24pm


awesome! keep me updated please! I love this story!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:12pm


Will do and I'm glad you like it!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 2:25pm


i just read this story todayy
and i love it
i really wanna see what happens
keep me updated :)

Thu, May 6th, 2010 7:26pm


Yay! I will

Thu, May 6th, 2010 2:29pm


Just found this today, and I really like it. Very well written and Casey and Elliot are amazing together. Keep me posted! :)

Thu, May 6th, 2010 8:42pm


Will do!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 2:32pm


i read this entire story last night and i'm hooked :) update soon, please!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 11:57pm


I will! And I'm happy I've got you hooked

Thu, May 6th, 2010 6:41pm


i read this entire story last night and i'm hooked :) update soon, please!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 11:58pm


Will do!

Thu, May 6th, 2010 6:42pm


update plzz so amazing! i love how your chapters are short but the whole story is really detailed!

Fri, May 7th, 2010 12:17am


Aww thanks! And I will update soon

Thu, May 6th, 2010 6:42pm


is sofie's story continued in the sunday sex series?? O_O
because in this story her mom was all like 'oh we will be sending her to uncle jon's for a while' and also in the second chapter of the sunday sex series 'Ace' was all joking that she was his neice! O_O

Fri, May 7th, 2010 1:32am


Wow you are really thorough reader! Although I'm so sorry to say that you are wrong ... I'm still working on Sofie's novel, which will be a romance after I'm finished with "The Truth About When It Rains." Thanks for paying such close attention :)

Thu, May 6th, 2010 6:45pm


:D cute and what mehj007 said thats what i thought too!

Sun, May 9th, 2010 4:27pm


Sorry! But good thinking

Sun, May 9th, 2010 10:15am

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