Cassie: Pull Me Out From Inside
Series: The Many Moods of …. (FfA Fanmix 4)
Title: Cassie: Pull Me Out From Inside
Disclaimer: Joss owns Cassie, Renny Harlin owns Caleb. Colorblind is owned by Counting Crows
FfA Pairing: Cassie Newton/Caleb Danvers (The Covenant)
Summary: 20 songs, 20 pairings, 20 more reasons for insanity. This fan mix will run a bit differently than the last three. I’m going to focus on six Buffyverse characters and have mini-serials for them all under the fanmix umbrella
Part Summary: …then she meets the Leader of the Pack…
A/N: Set a bit after the ‘discovery’. The Many Moods of … Cassie
Pull Me Out From Inside
Cassie stared out the window of her new home, well, it was kind of her new home. Spenser Academy was definitely not her ideal home, but it beat the museum of a house she’d been hidden in until Mrs. Danvers could enroll her in the Academy as a transfer student named Cassandra Simms, distant cousin to the youngest Son, Tyler. Cassandra Olivia Simms, aged sixteen born August 2nd, 1991.
Purple still streaked through the tips of her dirty blonde hair, and her fingernails were still chewed off, mainly due to the frustration of having to repeat the tenth grade. Books were piled high on the single desk of the private room the Simms and Danvers had managed to procure for her. It just wasn’t safe to room her with another unsuspecting innocent. Just in case.
There was a small tap on her bedroom door and Cassie pushed herself away from the view of the fog covered hills of the academy. Her bare feet smacked against the cold tile floor as she crossed the room to her door. She didn’t bother to ask who was there and simply threw it open, a knowing half-smile on her lips. Sure enough, all four Sons stood just outside her door, arriving like clockwork. Cassie’s eyes went straight to the Son in front of her.
Caleb Danvers was hot. There was no getting around that pull of girlish attraction to the man-boy in front of her, nor was it easy to pull away from the power rolling off of him. She really hated those little aftershocks of power she felt sometimes, remnants of Chase-the-ass’s corrupted soul that would forever taint her new life. Still, Caleb was taken, and she didn’t really dig the nobler-than-thou attitude that made so many girls go to jelly over him. Hell, it would make a normal girl go to jelly, and if it hadn’t been for Chase’s corruption of her, it would have made her go to jelly over him too. But she wasn’t, He had, and he
“Cassie?” Tyler looked her over about a hundred times before stepping inside the room. Pogue, the other dish of yummy glowered at her, and Reid just smirked at her. But Tyler had worry in his eyes, taking the role of protective older brother/cousin too seriously for his youth.
“Sorry, Ty, woolgathering there,” Cassie sighed, turning to face Caleb. “Can we just get this over with? I’ve got an exam I need to cram for, for a class I’ve already taken and passed.”
“It’s not that easy, Cass,” Caleb sighed, rubbing at his eyes.
“Is it draining you again?” All anger and hostility fled from her as she felt and saw the effect the power was having on him. “I told you how to release that tension, didn’t I?”
“Dude, do not leave me open for those lines,” Reid snorted.
“Ass-clown, seriously do not make me drop-kick you,” Cassie snapped, not up for Reid’s sexually charged banter. The blush creeping up her neck was not helping either. “I’ve seen you - all of you - beat this curse-slash-blessing deal you’ve been stuck with. My life kinda depends on it.”
A shiver raced up her spine as the vision hit her hard. Her body started to crumple beneath her as flashes of light blinded her to the four witches in front of her. Images of Sarah and Kate spun around her in lazy circles, of an accident and Pogue’s impending 18th birthday. The transition would be hard on him.
“Hard on him how, Cassie?” Caleb’s voice sounded far away and like he was talking through the pool to her.
“Not as hard as you - no big bad is gonna try and steal his powers, but he’s gonna have to own up to it if he wants to keep her.”
“Like you had to with Sarah,” Cassie’s voice shook. “It’s so important that you find that center - Chase-the-dick didn’t and look what the Powers did to his smug ass. It let you finish him and gave me a new life.”