Chapter 8: I'll be fine

Sid's POV

I woke up the sound of the waves gently lapping the beach, the sun just peaking over the horizon.

'What the hell am I doing out here?' I asked myself, trying to remember what happened last night. Then it all came back to me.

I looked down to find her still asleep, her head pillowed on my shoulder and her delicate, but rough hand splayed across my chest. Her hair was spilt on the blanket in endless brown cascades and her eyes were closed with her long dark lashes fanned out on her cheeks. One of her legs was settled on top of mine and she was pressed close to my body, probably in an attempt to keep warm through the cool night.

'I should get up,' I say to myself, ' the guys will never let me hear the end of it if I don't get back before they wake up. Even if we didn't do anything' Yet, I just couldn't bring myself to wake the sleeping beauty. Slowly I drift back to sleep.

I awake again about an hour later. I look at my watch, it reads 7 o'clock. I need to get back to the house.

"Caitlin, Caitlin." I say gently nudging her awake.

"Hmm?" she groans quietly. She slowly opens her eyes and I find myself looking into those dark chocolate eyes. At first her eyes widen in surprise, but as soon as I see the surprise, it's gone in a flash.

"Good morning," I say softly kissing her cheek.

"morning, I didn't realize we fell asleep last night, what time is it?"

"a little after 7."

"Uh, I need to get home and let Bran out."

"Yeah, I want to get home before the guys get up, other wise I'll never hear the end of it."

"Oh, yeah. I didn't really think about that, we'd better go." She says getting up. She stands up and shakes her head from side to side, freeing her hair from its sleeping position. I stand behind her and put my arms around her waist. She leans back against me and lets out a content sigh. I sweep her hair off her neck and kiss the soft skin on her neck. I turn her around and gently kiss her mouth, feeling her hands come up to my neck and play with my hair. I deepen the kiss and a few moments later she brakes off smiling.

"We're never going to get back, if you keep that up," She says with a soft grin.

"Maybe that's what I want,"I say taking her mouth again.

She moans into my mouth as my hands begin to travel beneath her shirt.

"Sidney, we need to go," she says reluctantly braking away.

"Alright, I guess your right, lets go" I sigh, bending down to pick up the blanket.
After walking down the beach, we stop in front of the deck to her house.

"So will I see you today?" I ask hopefully.

"I think that's a definite possibility," she smiles before standing on her toes to kiss me, "See
you later Sidney."

"See ya." I watch her walk up the stairs and into the house. I walk back to the house and quietly go in, careful as not to wake anyone up.

"Sidney Patrick Crosby, where have you been?!" I hear Army say from behind me.

"Busted!" I mutter turning around to find all of the guys grinning at me.

"Don't you know that we were up all night worried sick about you!" Max says.

"Uh, huh, for some reason I don't believe that." I retaliate being as they are standing in boxers and T-shirts, with hair rumpled from sleep.

"So Sid, where were you last night," Flower grins.

"I fell asleep on the beach," I replied simply.

"You didn't happen to 'fall asleep' with a pretty brunette that you were spotted kissing at the beach a few days ago, did you?" Flower continues.

"So how was your night, guys. Anything exciting happen?"I say trying to change the subject.

"I think we should be the one asking you that question. We're not the ones that came in at 7:30 this morning."Geno says.

"Okay, fine. Look we went to dinner, then we came back here. I took her to the beach to look at the stars, and we fell asleep. Nothing happened!"I say putting the emphasis on 'nothing'.

"Uh, huh, Okay Crosby. So are you going to tell her your a famous hockey player," Staalzy asks as I walk to the steps to go upstairs change into my jogging stuff.

I turn around and look at him, he's frowning. Should I have asked him if it was okay for me to go out with Caitlin? He looks kinda pissed.

"I don't know." I told him simply, "But Jordan, nothing happened last night."

"Just don't hurt her okay, she's a good one," he says frowning.

"I have no intention of hurting her," I tell him honestly.

Caitlin's POV

I tip toe back into the house and I'm immediately greeted by Bran.

"He pal were you a good boy last night?"I say, bending over to pet him.

"I think the better question is were you good girl last night?" a voice asks.

I straighten to see Emma standing by the kitchen counter in her bathrobe with a cup of coffee in her hands.

"Hey how was dinner last night?" I say cheerfully hoping to get on a different subject.

"Nice try, so where were you last night," She asks concern evident in her voice.

"Sidney and I went to dinner and then we came back here. He took me up the beach and we looked at the stars together and then we fell asleep."

"So you didn't have sex with him?"

"No, we didn't. I swear we fell asleep last night and then he woke me up just a little while ago."

"Okay, good... I was afraid..."

"What?! You were afraid I did! Why would it be so bad if I did?"

"Caitlin come on."

"No, you're acting like my mother. I don't need that from you,"my temper flaring.

"Look, I just don't want to see you get hurt,"she says trying to cool me down.

"I won't get hurt,"I say with my jaw clenched.

"You just need to remember we are only here for a few more days. Then you go back to Maryland and have to finish college and start a career."

"I know,"I snap.

"Do you know? I mean Caitlin think about it, this isn't just a guy from the beach. It Sidney Crosby! The face of the NHL. Your going back to Maryland this summer and he's going back to Canada. It's not like he's going to wait for you to finish college for you to be together, there are millions of gorgeous girls throwing themselves at him daily,"she says starting to get mad at me.

"I know. You don't have to worry about me. I know what I'm getting into. It's just a summer fling,"I say finally starting to cool down.

"Just be careful, okay, I've seen the way you look at him. Its only a matter of time before you fall for him, if you haven't already. He could really hurt you."

I smile at her and give her a hug.

"I love that you're concerned for me, but I'll be fine. I'm tough, I don't brake easily," I say putting on my best smile.

"I know you're one of the toughest people I know. But just... I don't want to see you get hurt, I've seen the way you look at him and..."

"Stop worrying, I'll be fine." I smile and walk away to change into my jogging clothes.

"I sure hope so," I hear Emma sigh.

July 23, 2008 at Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1 Comment to "Chapter 8: I'll be fine"

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