All of the girls were in the tent changing into swim gear now that it was put up . The rest of the guys and I were huddled around talking and joking about what we would do when we got into the water . The girls finally emerged and we all went for a late swim . The water was clear and fresh , it was glistening in the moonlight . The water felt cool in the warm nights air . We all splashed around carelessly , throwing water on each other . We had contests to see who could stay underwater the longest , also walking on our hands under water and several others . We played in the water for what seemed like hours , a few of us had gotten tired and we were sitting on the bank wrapped in different colorful towels .
I hadn’t seen Mary get out of the water , but while we were lounging about she had come up behind me and sat down . She began with asking about what I had been doing this summer so far . While we were talking I noticed we both looked down as if we had fears of the meeting our eyes . We had been taking several minutes when the others made a suggestion about cooking on the fire , which Mike and I agreed too because we hadn’t eaten all day . Between all of us we had come up with a smorgasbord of food for all to enjoy . Most everything , had been quickly fixed and added to the spread . We all gathered around fixing plates and Mary had come up beside me , brushing up next to me smiling picking at what I was eating . A wash of red came over my face as my pulse was on the rise . While she fixed something to eat , she asked that after we ate something maybe we could get away by ourselves . I was instantly nervous and replied sure , that I would like that.
We soon finished eating , we even had all of the Ingredients to make smores for dessert . We had things cleaned up and put away while several were talking about finding some more wood and relaxing around a camp fire . Off we went into the woods with everything we had that gave light , searching for wood . I had bought back one arm full and was heading back in for more , when Mary came from nowhere grabbing my arm , pulling me towards the road away from the others .
TO BE CONTINUED…….