Prologue by: Ashley


Author’s Note: This story takes place after the series finale (If you don’t remember or haven’t yet seen the finale episode, it takes place 5 years in the future) Thanks to Kristine and Amy for helping me out with all my questions, and Brandi and Hannah for being my ‘editors’. Feedback is very much wanted! PLEASE send me feedback, this is my first Dawson’s Creek fanfic. You can send me feedback at

Spoilers: The Series Finale, and a few references of some episodes from the earlier seasons.


Joey Potter absently hummed to herself as she finished reading another script in the living room of her New York City apartment. She looked down at her watch. 7:55.

"Just in time," she said aloud, but to herself as she put the script down and reached for the remote. Turning the television on, she stretched out across the couch, making herself as comfortable as possible.

A huge smile crept across her face as the show began. She couldn’t explain it, but by watching The Creek, it made her feel closer to Dawson, who was back in L.A. She hadn’t seen Dawson since Jen’s death. None of the gang had really seen one another since then.

Pacey would normally be sitting beside her, watching the show as well, but since he had moved in with her in New York, he had gotten another job in a restaurant nearby in addition to managing the Ice House back in Capeside. He had been busy lately, going back and forth to Capeside every few weeks. Several other family members co-owned the Ice House, but they all had other things they were doing. That left it up to Pacey to keep it going, but he didn‘t mind so much.

She thought about the past eight months with Pacey. She had been happy, but she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing….

"Think about it, Sam; you and me; it’s perfect." Joey smiled as she thought back to that moment in time when the scene she was watching on the television actually happened between her and Dawson. That was a time back before the ’Love Triangle’ had existed.

By the time the hour was up, Joey had been sucked into what seemed like a thousand memories. She was so caught up with the past that when the phone rang beside her, she practically jumped off the couch.


"Hey." Joey smiled at the familiar voice on the other end.

"Hey, you. What’s going on?" she asked.

"Ah, you’re going to kill me for this," Pacey warned.

"What?" Joey asked. "What’s wrong?"

"I’ll be a little while longer." Joey sighed. She knew he’d come home late. He was in Capeside at the moment, tending to some things at the Ice House.

"How much longer?" she asked.

"I‘m not exactly sure. Seems things have been crazy here at the restaurant since I‘ve been gone. Why don‘t I just say I’ll see you tomorrow?" he asked. Joey sighed.

"All right, I’ll see you tomorrow."

"Okay. Goodnight," Pacey said. "I love you." Joey paused.

"Love you, too," she said finally then hung up. She had no idea why it was so weird saying that back to him. She had been saying it to him since they were going out back in high school. Joey sighed before getting off from the couch, yawning and stretching.

"Another night alone," she mumbled to herself as she turned out the lights and headed towards the bedroom.


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