runningwild Posted March 12, 2006 Report Share Posted March 12, 2006 Another long day at work tired the body but not the mind. The mind recalled a time in her life that left her crushed, and this is the moment that made her. Before she could clearly see the face standing infront of her, a voice awakened her."Cassie?" The voice was accompanied by a gentle shake. "Wake up, Honey," she slowly opened her eyes."I'm up," she groaned, taking a look around. Once again, she had fallen asleep at work. Fortuantely for her, she owned the place. "What time is it?"Enos Strate checked his watch, "Five-thirty; I had a feeling I needed to stop by." He pasued with a smile, "I didn't want you to forget about dinner tonight."Cassie smiled sweetly parring her hair, "I wouldn't miss it for the world." Giving her back a good stretch, she got up to get her bag. "I should probably go home and fix myself up, before we leave."Almost instantly, Enos shook his head, "No, you look fine; we can leave straight from here." He knew she was beautiful and that she was the only thing he had. "Now, come on we ain't gonna miss our reservation.""I'm coming, I'm coming.." Cassied picked up her purse. Everyone had left the store, so she figured her manager had closed the front. Her office was her sanctuary and occassionally her bedroom. All and all, Amara Daylen was her home away from home. It's often mistakenly assumed as her identity.Holding out his hand, Enos waited to lead Cassie out of the back door to his unmarked police car. The force was still going well for him, and it got easier when Daisy Duke sent her usual letters.Absentmindedly, Cassie slid her hand into his as they made their eway to Enos's car. Exercising his manners, he opened the door for her."Thank you," she smiled.Enos circled the car and got into the driver's sear. Buckling up, just like the abiding officer he was, Enos started the engine. The low rumble didn't interrupt their conversation, "You know that Daisy said they might come out here soon."She nodded, "It'd be good to see them." There was a pause, "Do they know I moved out here?""Well Darlin' all they know is that your in Europe.""Oh, so you haven't mentioned my newfound success in Los Angeles?" Cassie nodded, "That's good I suppose.""Come on Cass what was I suppose to say? You're the only thing I've got all to myself out here, and if I'm not mistaken your a completely different girl than I knew ten years ago."This caught Cassie's attention as she looked at him intently."I"m the only one you let call you Cassie anymore. Don't get me wrong, I'm flattered by that, but sometimes its hard to say I know you.""Enos you know me; I'm Cassie. You know little Cassie Morgan that use to get into all the trouble in the world, before the age of five. You know all of my nicknames; Cass, Lo, Casserole, Mo." A smile touched her lips, "Plus, I like being mysterious.""Is that why you turned into some kind of..""Socialite? Media Whore?""I wasn't going to say that..""But, you were thinking it," Cassie grinned.Changing lanes, Enos pulled the car into a valet parking section. The valet went around to open the lady's."Thank you," Cassie gracefully got out of the vehicle. Enos, on the other hand, opened his own door and tossed his keys to the valet.Shaking her head, Cassie followed Enos inside the resuarant. "When you said soon, how soon are they coming exactly?"At first, he didn't want to tell her, but the stubborn look in her eye advised him to do otherwise. "Tomorrow," the answer was short and regretful."Oh, well bring them by," she paused before smiling. "It'd be good to see some familar faces.""Yeah it would..." Enos's lips held a warm smile."Are you planning to take Daisy out to dinner?" Cassie knew that answer already, but she figured it wouldn't hurt to ask."I had thought about it. Where would you recommend?" He stopped infront of the host. "Strate," he spoke clearly and without much of a southern accent. After a moment of scanning the reservation list, the man looked up and smiled."Right this way Mr. Strate and Ms. Daylen." If anyone who lived in Los Angeles didn't know Cassie or her fasion line, they didn't get out much."A waitor will be right with you."Enos was still a gentleman and pulled his date's chair out for her."You're such a gentleman," she chuckled softly as she sat down.The host walked away and Enos took a seat picking up the provided menu. "What are you going to get?"Cassie followed suit and began studying the menu. "I was thinking the crab salad.""When are you ever going to eat real food?" He laughed and continued, "Honey, you're getting skinnier and skinnier; you got to eat something."Rolling her eyes, Cassie set her menu down. "Do you remember me ten years ago? I was a bean pole; now, I'm well rounded.""Keep in mind you were on cocaine. Plus, now your curves are redefined and mighty nice, if I say so myself."Cassie nodded, "I now its the heroin era," she paused, "Which I am not taking part in.""You're clean I know," he smiled and quieted as the waitor approached them.Puling out his expensive pen and classy notepad, "What may I get the lady?""A crab salad.""And, you sir?""The lobster," Enos folded h is menu and took Cassie's. "And, a bottle of your finest red wine.""Enos!" Cassie exclaimed suprised at his request. "You don't drink.""I'm going to live a little," he laughed, "It's just wine; it ain't like its a beer at the Boarsnest." "Good point. Plus, I don't plan on letting you get sloppy drunk.""We'll see," Enos winked at her.Time had passed and finally the food had been served. The wine was opened and the bottle diminished quickly. Given about an hour and a half, Cassie and Enos stumbled out of the restuarant. They weren't exactly relying on each other to stand up, but they were on the first level of being drunk. Of course, this was a prime time for the paparazzi to show up, which they did. Bulb after bulb flashed and the pictures for the morning's tabloids were being taken.---------------------------------------Giving her manager the day off, Cassie was running the showroom and helping customers find the garments they needed. Just as he had promised the Dukes had arrived in Los Angeles as planned. Daisy and Bo had went sight seeing while Luke wanted to look for a new 'LA-type' suit to were to a premiere or show. So, being the friend he was, Enos decided to take Luke to Amara Daylen.The door to the store opened, but there being other customers in the store Cassie failed to look up. Enos looked nervous as his laugh showed it, "Well Luke this is the finest store in Los Angeles, if you go talk to that lady," he pointed towards Cassie who's back was to them, "I have a feeling she could help you." Luke looked around and glanced in the direction of Cassie; he didn't recognize her, which was a good thing. "Alright, Enos thanks I'll see what I can do. You don't have to stay if you don't want to.." Enos almost bolted for the door, "I'm going to get some coffee I'll be back in a minute." With that he exited the boutique.Luke shrugged and decided to ask for help, "Excuse me miss?.." It was as if he was searching for a name."Miss Daylen.." Cassie didn't carry her southern dialect as a business woman. Also, she failed to turn around figuring it was a simple question with a simple answer. "Well Miss Daylen I'm looking for a classy suit, and I'm sure I need some help getting fit for it."Cassie stopped what she was doing and turned around, "Well I..." Her eyes tripled in size as she couldn't believe that it was Luke Duke standing infront of her."Cassie?" His expression didn't hold any recognizable feeling. "Hi Luke," she tried to keep a calm smile on her lips.They stood there staring at each other as they both ironically remembered their last meeting. It was ten years ago when they were dating; Cassie had a drug problem and Luke wanted to help her. Of course, it ended in a big fight where they both said things they shouldn't have. Sadly, she left before an apology could be given, and that was the last time she had seen him. For all he knew she could have fell off of the face of the earth.[Tag: Anyone wanting to continue the drama by being Luke..or bringing in another character..go for it guys!] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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