Author's Note: This will be a series of seven "kiss fics" one for each of the guys. However not all the kisses will be "romantic". The last two stories especially. This takes place the day after "Sins of the Past" where JD gets beaten up by the Nichols brothers.
"Hey, Casey," greeted Buck as the young woman walked up to him.
"Hi, Buck. Have you seen JD?"
"He rode out an hour ago. He didn't say, but I think he was headed to the river," Buck told her.
"Thanks Buck," she said with a smile then went to get the horse she'd ridden into town.
Buck had been right and Casey found JD sitting on the side of the river near where they'd once gone fishing.
He was so caught up in his thoughts that he didn't even hear her approach.
He turned his upper body slightly and winced in pain before looking up at her.
"Can I sit with you?" she asked uncertainly.
"Sure," JD replied then looked back over the water.
Neither said a word as Casey sat near him but not quite touching him.
"Are you OK?" She knew he wasn't, but couldn't, at the moment, think of any other way to start the conversation.
"I'm fine, Casey."
"No you aren't," she disagreed. "You were beaten yesterday. I saw how hurt you were."
"I'm fine now. Really."
Casey reached up and gently turned his face towards her. Her heart ached at the pain she saw in his eyes, even though he tried to hide it.
"It's not your fault," he quickly reassured her. He honestly didn't blame her.
"Maybe not them beating up. I was trying to make you jealous," she admitted in a gentle voice. "But I meant what I said when I told you that you didn't need to be jealous of them."
"That doesn't make much sense Casey."
"I know. I wanted you to be jealous, `cause that would mean you care. But I care about you, a lot, and that's why you didn't need to be jealous."
Instead of answering JD leaned over slightly and kissed her. He was amazed at the softness of her lips. He felt the warmth of her body as he leaned into him. Nothing in his life had ever felt so right.
Casey had never felt anything like the emotions she experienced as JD kissed her. Wanting more she leaned slightly into him. It was a feeling she didn't want to give up, ever. But after a moment JD pulled slightly away.
They shared a look of understanding then sat together quietly for a long time.