Burn, Pine, Perish
Ever since their first meeting, he had paid attention to the little things. Unintentionally, his brown eyes followed her, noticing her little quirks, catching the nuances in her behaviors, and picking up on her preferences and dislikes.
Oh, he knew he was in deep trouble from the second that his eyes landed on her. He had desperately tried to stop looking from that moment onward, but for the life of him, he couldn’t. No matter what distractions he pursued, she kept drawing him in, like a siren luring in a sailor. Really, it wasn’t his fault that she was so astonishingly magnetic.
- Part 1 of Burn, Pine, Perish
The thing was, Casey had a meticulous plan to fall in love with a classically handsome and romantic man who would sweep her off her feet.
And then Derek, in his typical irritating, good-for-nothing, push-all-her-buttons way, managed to completely destroy it without even trying.
It took Casey a total of nine years, four relationships, countless sessions in therapy, several conversations with her college best friend, one outing with her father, and what seemed like a never-ending waterfall of tears to accept the unfortunate reality: she couldn’t control how she fell in love and with whom because love was unpredictable. It was illogical. It didn’t make sense.
Because if it did make sense…well, she wouldn’t have ended up here.
A prequel and sequel to The Little Things, capturing Casey’s thoughts before, during, and after Derek’s date with Silvia.
NOTE: As of 10/13/21, this story will be on hiatus until further notice. Quite frankly, I've lost the motivation and love to work on it. But, I hate loose ends, so I'd like to give it a proper conclusion someday. Thank you to everyone who has opened this up and read it. That means so much to me <3
- Part 2 of Burn, Pine, Perish