Chapter 19 ~ I Never Stopped

Sid’s POV

I ring the doorbell and immediately hear the sound of barking dogs. A few moments later, she opens the door her brown eyes connecting with mine as always, yet it still gives me that feeling.
“Hey, I’m almost ready. I just need my coat and some coffee,” she says in a rush.
“Alright, that’s fine. Take your time, you really don’t have to rush.” I say fallowing her into the house. Her hair in a loose braid, with a few wisps of hair rebelling from confinement, has a slight swing as she walks. She has on a dark green long sleeve t-shirt, paired with a pair of dark jeans and chocolate brown leather boots, with no heel. ‘God, she looks amazing.’ I think as I watch her hips slightly sway as she walks away from me and into the kitchen. ‘stop it Crosby, you can’t have feelings for her!’
“No, you don’t understand. I need to rush in the morning. I’m not a morning person and before I have my coffee I run on adrenaline.”
I open my mouth to tell her that she shouldn't do that but she beats me to it, looking back at me to say, “And before you say it, I know it’s bad for me.”
“Well as long as you know,” I say as I feel a wet nose push into my palm. A greyhound, who I remember is named Maggie, looks up at me, pleading me to pet her. I smile and with a quiet laugh bend down to stroke her head.
Caitlin wraps a scarf around her slender neck and puts on her coat, before walking back into the kitchen, only to come back moments later with a travel mug, which I assume is filled with coffee.
“Alright, I’m ready let’s go. Mags you can cuddle with Sid later,” she tells the dog.
“Gee, your no fun,” I smile getting up and fallowing her out the door, after giving Maggie a final pat on the head. Caitlin slides into the passenger side and closes the door behind her. Leaning back into the seat she takes a deep breath and shuts her eyes.
“are you okay?” I ask as we drive down the street.
Hmm? Oh, yeah, it’s just the adrenaline is starting to wear off, and I’m getting tired,” she says with a yawn.
“well you better drink that coffee, because your going to need all the energy you can get once Colby spots you.”
“I can’t wait, I missed you guys. “ she says softly.
I look over at her, her eyes are closed and she looks to be asleep. Her long dark lashes fanned out against her cheeks, masking her chocolaty eyes. Her lips full and with a natural pink flush, not weighed down by heavy makeup, making them perfectly kissable, making me wish I could press mine against them. Ah, stop thinking like that.
“Yeah, I missed you too,” I reply quietly and watch as a smile creeps to her face.

Caitlin’s POV

I swallow the last bit of my precious energy just as we pull into the parking lot.
“We’re here,” Sid says turning off the ignition. 'I am so excited to see the guys again, they were so easy going and fun to be around at the beach, they made the vacation fun… well them and one other,’ I think looking at Sidney walking beside me as we enter the arena.
He leads me to a lounge area with a leather couch, pop machines, and such.
“So this is basically where we just hang out,” he says explaining things to me when he is interrupted by the sound of the door opening. I turn around to see Colby Armstrong enter the room. On vacation, all the guys and I were pals, but Colby was like my big brother. He stops as he sees me, and looks from me to Sid. Then he finally asks,
“So are you two together?” he asks.
I feel my face turn red as I look down and Sid manages to cough out a “no” beside me, talk about awkward.
“But, you two are ok?”he asks cautiously.
“Yeah, were fine now,” Sid answers. I look back up in time to see a wide grin spread over Colby’s face, I smile back and then he starts to run toward me.
“No, Colby…” I caution, as he gets closer. When it is apparent that he’s coming after me, I dash the other way, but it’s too late. He grabs me by the waist and throws me onto the near by couch. He begins to tickle me, something he used to do at the beach.
“Colby, get off. Stop.” I say laughing hysterically, my abs hurting from laughing so hard. I catch a glimpse of Sidney who is doubled over laughing.
Finally after what seems like and eternity of torture, he lets me up. As I wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes, he gives me a strangling hug.
“Ah, I missed you, you were gone way too long!” he says.
“I missed you too, God Colby let me go I can’t breath!” I say dramatizing the sound of him cutting off my air supply.
As soon as he lets go of me, the door opens again and in pop Max and Flower. They look at me for a moment, I still have tears in my eyes from Colby’s torture and I have a huge grin on my face. ”She’s back?!” Max asks.

"I’m back.”
Max and Flower both give me hugs lifting me off the ground.
“So how have you been, eh?” Colby asks.
“Well… “ I begin when I’m interrupted by the door opening a third time. In pops Jarkko Ruutu, Ryan Malone, Ryan Whitney, and Jordan Staal.
“Who’s the chick?” Whitney asks.
“CAITLIN!!!!” Jordan yells and scoops me up in his arms. I laugh at him putting my arms around his neck.

"How have you been?" he asks.

"I've been good, you?"

"Fine, I was so surprised when I saw you at the hospital the other day."

"I could tell, your jaw almost hit the floor."I laugh.

Soon enough, the rest of the team comes in and I'm immediately introduced. Of course I get along with everyone, as usual.

"So now that you know everyone, I need to go talk to coach for a little bit, then I'll be back to show you where you sit,"Sidney says leaving the room.

"Mmmkay, take your time. I'm sure I will be entertained."

As soon as the door closes Colby speaks up,

"Have you met Victoria?"

"Yeah, she and Sid came over for dinner last night."

"Well, what did you think of her?" he pushes. I'm a little cautious to answer being that the whole team minus Sidney is waiting for my answer.

"Ummm... well... she's pretty and ... umm... she seems to like Sidney," I reply hesitantly.

"You mean his money,"Malone snorts.

"Just go ahead and say it Caitlin, you don't like her. It's okay none of us do," Kris Letang says.

"Well, I didn't really picture Sid going for a girl like her..." I begin.

"You pictured him with you," Geno says.

"No, not with me, just not with..."I begin again.

"A puck bunny. Yeah neither did we, and Caitlin we did picture him with you," Max says.

Suddenly the door opens and in walks Coach Therrien and Sid.

"Alright boys, let's get out on the ice." Everyone files out the door and I begin to fallow, when a hand closes around my arm, pulling me away from the crowd.

"Are you still in love with him?"Colby whispers.

"Colby..." I hesitate.

"Caitlin, are you still in love with him?" He insists making me look at him.

"I never stopped," I say, my voice barely audible and I can feel tears coming on again. Damn it I hate crying.

"Don't worry kid, he'll come around. I'll kill him before he marry's Victoria," he says giving me a hug.

"Colby, I just want him to be happy."
"He's not, he just thinks he is. He really wants you, I think that's why he is with Victoria now."

"What?"I asked extremely confused.

"Go plug your number into my phone on the table over there, we need to talk but not right now."

"Alright," I say as he walks away. I quickly go over to the small table and put my number in to Colby's phone like he asked. I begin to walk away, when I hear Sid call my name.

August 22, 2008 at Friday, August 22, 2008

2 Comments to "Chapter 19 ~ I Never Stopped"

oh my gosh oh my gosh!! i love this story!! ha ha Colby is so freakin' funny! lolz!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous ( January 27, 2011 at 6:14 AM )

haha omg i love this story!
i just cant stop reading it

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