13 September 2009 @ 10:53 am
Chuck Fic: Chuck vs the Broken Hearts  
Title: Chuck vs the Broken Hearts
Rating: PG
Words: 1285
Beta: ru_salki99
Disclaimer: All belongs to someone who isn't me
Summary: Unrequited love Casey and heartbroken over Sarah Chuck; Written for chonnyj for the whedonland fic-fest; I took your prompt and um... wandered off a bit. Hope this is okay.




Chuck sat in the courtyard. He was lost somewhere between his two worlds, Casey figured. The home front through the door that lead to Ellie and the spy life that was found on very his own doorstep. Casey normally would have left him to his thoughts. He really would have, had the boy not been sitting out there for the last two Goddamned hours and if he hadn’t known what had just happened. But as it was, he did know and he was sick of staring and wondering over the details, so he got up, left the window he had been situated at for the last three hours and went out into the courtyard to join Chuck.

Silently, he slid down into the spot next to him, though there was enough space between them that their backs were somewhat turned on each others. Casey was grateful for this. He just didn’t know if he could look him in the eye, see the pain and love plain on Chuck’s face and know it was for someone else. Even if he had seen it million on times, before this moment.

“I wondered when you’d join me,” Chuck muttered, “You’ve been at that window forever.”

Casey bit his tongue a little annoyed at the statement, “If you knew I was watching, why didn’t you just head over and knock on my door.”

“Don’t know,” He shrugged, “Was thinking.”

“I must be bothering you, then,” With a bitter disappointed feeling in his chest, he started to rise, “I’ll go.”

“No!”

Casey stopped mid action and looked back to see Chuck staring at him with his big old pleading eyes.

“You’re not,” he continued, “It was actually, sort of… it was really nice knowing that you were there.”

Casey sat back down, this time far more tense. The old theme was playing in his head. Solid Casey, always there, always protecting and always left out. Always.

“I thought she’d always be there for me… that you’d both always be there for me and now she’s left.”

Casey sighed and closed his eyes, “I’m not going anywhere, Chuck,” he admitted softly.

When nothing more was said, Casey glanced back again. The boy shaking his head, his lips moving slightly like some internal fight going on. He didn’t know what there was left to fight over though. Walker had made the choice for them.

Bryce’s death and Chuck’s choice to re-download the Intersect had been too much for Walker to handle. When Casey has been contacted through the official channels and learned that his partner had asked to be reassigned, he felt angry and betrayed. She hadn’t even told him herself. The General had done it for her.

But before all that he thought, what about Chuck? You drag him around for two years and then walk out on him the moment things become too complex for your taste. Nice. And typically Walker. The woman had a highway of abandoned past partners dating back to the stone age. Bryce had just been the latest, though he supposed Chuck now had that honor.

Casey felt a stab of pain that the boy has about to face that harsh reality, but behind it all there was something else. Something he had to kill quickly. The dim ray of hope that now that they were on their own that…

He shook his head trying to let go of that thought. It would never happen and even if it did, it shouldn’t happen.

Casey turned, catching a glimpse of Chuck from the corner of his eye, “Did you see her before she went?”

“No. I went to where she told me to go. All I found was a note, explaining,” He laughed a bitter, ‘not like Chuck, at all’ laugh, “She loved Bryce. And you know what is worse?”

“What?”

“That the appeal of me was that I wasn’t a real spy and never would be, or so she thought. Now that I’m stuck, she wants out.”

Casey clenched his fists. Leave it to Walker to not know what was being handed to her on a damn shiny silver platter with a big fucking arrow pointed straight at it. Only she could miss it. Spies always had to choose between love and the life. With Chuck, she had a chance at both.

He would have done anything to be in her place in every single way.

“They asked me if I wanted another partner,” Casey informed him, “I told them that I thought you were more then capable of taking care of yourself,” He laughed, “Hell you could beat the crap out of me.”

“And?” Chuck asked, not sharing in the humor of that.

“So, it will be just us… unless you want someone else,” Casey turned, waiting for his answer.

“No… just us.”

“You should go in,” Casey told him, getting up his self, “Ellie will be worried.”

Chuck nodded and got up. He stood there for a moment, brushing himself off before he turned his sad brown eyes back on him. Reaching out, he touched Casey arm. His hand was warm and Casey couldn’t help but like it and couldn’t help but stare at the point of contact, “Thanks,” Chuck said.

“Not a problem,” He shrugged him off. Walking to his door, he checked to see that Chuck was mirroring his actions. He was, so Casey went inside.

~*~


They had both taken a few days off after Sarah’s departure. Chuck had just laid in bed a few days. Ellie popped her head in now and then, left him some food. This wasn’t the first breakup Ellie had seen him go through, but with this one, she’d never know the full story. He was mourning something that never was.

But Casey did know and he came too. Sometimes they said nothing at all and sometimes, Casey sat there listening to him pour his heart out. Chuck was surprised at how Casey was willing to put up with it. There had been times that Chuck swore the man would explode with anger, but when Chuck confronted him on it, Casey said he wasn’t angry at Chuck and not to worry about it.

Then came the day that Casey came through the window and said, “Get your ass up. We got our first mission.”

Chuck got dressed and headed over to Casey’s. He was busy getting the details from the General, but when he saw him, he nodded at Chuck to join him.

As they stood there listening as the General explained all, Chuck felt a feeling of normalcy slip up on him. Arms dealers didn’t phase him much these days. And it would be a good distraction.

But after they were armed and ready and about to head out the door, something happened that changed the way Chuck looked at everything, the past, the present and even the future. Most of all what had been happening in their ‘not so happy’ little trio.

All it had taken was one glance. Chuck had been slipping his tux jacket on and walking towards the door as he did so, when Casey asked, “You ready?”

Chuck paused, “Yeah,” he said in wondered awe.

Casey gave him a half smile and headed out the door. Chuck followed, but all the while his heart was beating frantically.

That moment. The look in Casey eyes. Chuck could never describe it. The excitement, the happiness, the something else... The so much else. It was then he knew, John Casey was in love with him.
 
 
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Lauraprlrocks on September 16th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it. :D
Nev: nevcolleil: canon is in errornevcolleil on September 13th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Aww... I just want to squish Casey. I love him like this :) All quietly needy and resolved to just grin and bear it.
Lauraprlrocks on September 16th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I like Casey like that as well. It's one of my things. Thanks for commenting!
lelly90larky_bird on September 13th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
aww...I love it! Are you planning a sequel perhaps? :)
lelly90larky_bird on September 13th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
haha...you already wrote the sequel...score!
Lauraprlrocks on September 16th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks and yup. See you found it already!
lillyglillyg on September 14th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
That was great!
Lauraprlrocks on September 16th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Thanks!
lias9: nerd in lovelias9 on September 14th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Love this!
Heartbroken!Chuck just has a way of making me feel all mushy... Loved that he just sat there for 2 hours, wondering when Casey would come.

I've been thinking forever that it really seems patently obvious that Sarah is in love with the idea of Chuck. Amazing she hasn't been called on it, yet.

Lauraprlrocks on September 16th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. Glad you liked it.

I think Sarah is in loe with the idea of Chuck as well. That's why I tend to write her that way.
Emerald Amberemeraldamber on September 14th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
I am begging like crazy here: PLEASE continue it!!! For Casey!;)
Lauraprlrocks on September 16th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it. I think you found the sequel already. :D
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