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FanFiction - Casey & Zeke - A miserable failure

Title: A miserable failure
Fandom: The Faculty
Character: Casey & Zeke
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 371
Disclaimer: of course, I don't own The Faculty nor the characters - just borrowing them for some fun

originally written for fffc - challenge 15.15 = Failure



“Hey, need a soda?”

Casey sobbed and still refused to look up. Zeke put the glass onto the table and dropped down onto the couch beside him. But when he tried to put his arm around the boy's shoulder he shook him off.

“Stop it, Zeke, I'm not the mood, okay!”

He huffed slightly. Slowly he reached his wits' end.
“Case, calm down, okay, a C in a science test is not a disaster.”

“Yes, it is! You know it is. How can I send an application letter to Harvard with a 'C' in the deciding test?”

“But you don't want to go to Harvard,” Zeke reminded him.

Casey sobbed even louder.
“My grandpa was in Harvard. My dad was in Harvard. It's tradition for us. I don't know how to tell my parents that I'm a miserable failure.”

Okay, enough was enough. Zeke grabbed him by his shoulders and forced him to turn around.

“Casey, stop with this bullshit,” he hissed.
“For sure you're not. You've learned so hard for this test and you failed anyway, but maybe there is a good reason for it. Maybe you didn't want to get an A. Maybe you just need a reason not to send the application letter to Harvard.”

Calmer now he pulled the boy into his arms and this time Casey let it happen.
“Sometimes I'm glad that my parents don't care what I do with my life. But your parents do. It's time to go home and put the cards on the table. Or maybe … better this.”

Zeke turned around and grabbed for a large envelope which was lying on the side-table. Casey stared at it, the tears had finally stopped and a faint smile sneaked on his face. The first try of a portfolio with his best photos. Zeke had convinced him to put it together, just in case he decided to send an application letter to art-school.

“They need to accept it that this is not about tradition but about your future. And ...”
He stopped to kiss him softly.
“... just in case they kick you out. I don't mind when you move in here.”

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Thanks, I'm glad that you like it. I'm so glad thd Naemi decided to re-open fffc and gives me all this great prompts. It's a new way of writing for me but I really enjoy it.

Yes, hopefully his parents will be understanding that he needs to go his own way. But at least Zeke will be by his side which is good to know.


Casey's subconscious knows him better than he does. His future is to be different and the good boy must fight it but maybe with Zeke's help he can stop fighting and just be himself. I love how Zeke understands how to unlock this conflict in him. Hope they move in soon! xxx

Well, Casey always was the 'good boy' following the rules and wishes of his parents. But he starts to grow up, he realizes that there is so much more he wants to do. It# s time for some important decisions. Good to know the Zeke is by his side, willing to support him ... though this might be not totally unselfish ;)

Oh, Zeke, you adorable, beautiful creature. Part of me hopes the Connors do kick Casey out. He's much better nurtured and loved at Zeke's anyway.

Well, of course it would be great when Casey moves in with Zeke ... but I'm afraid it would be hard for him when it happens because his parents kick him out of the house. Poor boy.

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