Whatever! Weekend! One day off! I managed to write the next chapter "Wild & Untamed"! No need to be moody!
Here we go!
Title: Wild & Untamed (41/?)
Fandom: Casey / Zeke
Disclaimer: of course, not mine
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This story is written for romeny
"Maik," Zeke said.
Debbee pulled a face.
"He is back in Ohio? I've dared to hope that his ass would rot in any prison far away from here!"
Zeke grinned slightly.
"Maik? Maik is much too clever for this. They could never prove him anything!"
"Yeah! Because he uses stupid little boys for his dirty deals and he doesn't care what happen to them!"
The grin deepened.
"Oh, c'mon, Debs! I was sixteen. And he didn't use me. In a way I used him! I was so eager to do any job for him. I gave a damn about any trouble I could have gotten into. Everything just to piss off my so-called father."
He kept quiet for a moment and twisted his mouth askew.
"Y'know, probably you're right. I was such a hot temper guy... and I was fucking stupid. Stupid enough to hope that he would at least care enough to finally stop me. Today I know better!"
"Good! But what's this about Maik? What has he to do with this anonymous call?"
"It was a few weeks ago. I knew he was back in Herrington, but one day he was just standing there - right in the middle of my garage. Told me he has heard about my little business at school. How we could make it much bigger together. As partner, y'know, equal partner!"
Debbee shook the head slowly. She looked truly worried now.
"You don't even think about it, right? Have you forgotten what he did to you back then?"
"Don't worry, not even for a sec," he assured her.
"I won't go back to this shit, Debs. I know him much too good to trust him. When he left the garage without further ado I knew he would come up with something. Friday evening, when the police knocked at my door, I was actually not even surprised. "
"Geez," Debbee said.
"You mean this was all just because you said "no" to him? It was nothing more than a stupid revenge?"
"Like I said: call it a farewell gift! That's Maik, Debs! If he can't get what he wants he will try to destroy it. Actually, this wouldn't matter all that much to me, but this time it wasn't just about me."
He swallowed, when he thought about what could have happened.
"Casey! Stupid little shit, trying to help me! I don't know what I would do if he gets into trouble because of me. It was so close, Debs, so fucking close! If the cops had searched the house, they probably would have found the pills and..."
"What pills," Debbee cut him off sharply.
"I think, these are just coffeinpills?"
"Not the Scat! Maik again. He left nothing to chance. Hided a bit E. and speed under the steps to the garage. It struck me right away when I got home. Nothing big, just a few pills and stuff, y'know, but enough to make them believe the story, if they had found it first. And Casey ... It would have looked like the proof that he was lying just to cover me up, right?"
Debbee hold her breath.
"Oh shit," she murmured.
"Yeah! Do you understand now, Debs? Do you understand, why I had to leave Herrington ... and him? I never should have involved him into my life. I knew it was wrong ... I'm not a guy for a fucking serious relationship! My whole life is much too fucked up!"
She kept quiet for a moment, just eying him carefully. Zeke looked so angry, but she knew him well enough to recognize that it was just a cover. It hurt to see him like this. This was not fair. Casey had been so good for him. And he was good for Casey. Seeing them together ... they were different, of course, but they seemed to complement one another. Like Yin and Yang! Wonderful and strong each on their own, but only together nearly perfect. But she knew, if Zeke had made the decision she couldn't do much against it.
"You're much too hard on yourself, Zeke. No matter what you did - you managed to leave it behind and to move on. I'm sure, Casey isn't expecting you being an angel. He is a secret fighter, you know this? When he called me last monday to cancel, he asked for addresses of a good dojo in Herrington. He may be hurt, Zeke, but he's not giving up. He can deal with a lot!"
"Good! I want him to move on, Debs. There are now only a few months. After graduation he can leave Herrington and then ... College. New live. And one day he will meet someone else. He's better off without me, believe me!"
"You can be such a stubborn shit, Zeke!"
"Can you not talk to him at least? Tell him that all this is not his fault. That you're not mad on him!"
After a while Zeke shook the head.
"Nope! Do you know how much I miss him, Debs," he asked in a throaty but calm voice.
"If I see him again ... I'm gonna take him into my arms and I will never be able to let him go again!"
Debbie couldn't put up with it any longer. She stood up and walked over to the couch, just to pull him into her arms.
For a short moment Zeke allowed it, before he gently pushed her away.
"Debs! Hey, Debs, can we please stop this sentimental shit? I'm gonna be okay!"
And she let him go.
"I know. But if you will ever need a shoulder to cry on, you know where to find me!"
"Oh shut up!"
"Tell you what. This stuff here can wait till tomorrow!"
He pointed to the hood with the unfinished airbrush.
"I'm gonna take a quick shower now. Then we could go over to "Barley" for a beer ... or two. How does it sound?"
Debbee smiled back.
"Sounds like a plan!"
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