Author's Note: Hiiiii update ;)
Summary: My type is hot. My type of girl has a nice ass and sexy body. My type is not fat and goofy; I don't like girls who catch dragonflies. Well, that is, not until now.
Yeah I know what you're thinking. Hell, I just stood up for the girl and now I was already changing my mind and complaining? I swear, it's not that so much that I was assigned to work with Shine—it was more that Lyss and I were planning on working together and wanted to spend all summer making out. I guess it was good that at least she was working with Preston and not some guy I didn't know or else I'd have to fake some sort of contagious disease and call my parents to take me home. (Now that I look back at that, I should've done that anyways—not just if Lyssa got paired up with some guy).
But, this new assignment threw my plans all out of whack. I mean, it was bad enough I was at this camp, but now I had to be separated from my girlfriend and my best friend too?
Shoot me in the face.
Julie continued, and I almost didn't want to listen to her. Well I didn't want to listen to her, but the thing is she talked so loudly, I couldn't help but hear what she was babbling.
"I WANT YOU TO GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW PARTNERS!" Julie screamed. "NOW GO STAND NEXT TO YOUR PARTER, AND YOU HAVE THE NEXT HOUR AND A HALF TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HIM OR HER! YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE IF YOU WANT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY HERE! JUST BE BACK HERE IN AN HOUR AND A HALF! AND," she looked at Shine furiously, "I MEAN ON TIME!"
Lyssa punched Preston in the shoulder.
"Hey, partner," she grinned wolfishly.
"Why hey there, partner," Preston said, punching her back.
They walked off together, leaving me alone to go meet Shine.
They pretty much sucked.
I walked over to Shine and pretended a stain in the floor was incredibly interesting. "Hey, I'm Miles."
"I know," she replied. "Let's go outside."
"Okay?" I questioned, but I didn't really have a choice. Shine grabbed me by the arm—actually linked arms with me—and dragged me outside to the great, wild wilderness. (Note the sarcasm in my voice).
I don't remember how long we walked for, but it was like half an hour. It was ridiculous, and I was exhausted by the time we got to this field of wild flowers. I couldn't believe we walked all the way for this when there was a field right across the meeting cabin.
"Come on," Shine muttered persistently, not looking tired at all and pulling me towards the field. The field had incredibly long, tall grass with some nice flowers. They weren't the same flowers that she had in her hair though.
Unfortunately, my hay fever kicked in, and I started sneezing like crazy.
I don't think Shine noticed, because she kept twisting my arm and dragging me into the field. She proceeded to make a bracelet out of flowers, while I sneezed furiously, wiping my eyes like crazy (which were tearing. A lot). I also became insanely itchy and started scratching my body like some sort of gorilla.
Unfortunately, this inconsiderate girl next to me didn't catch on, and kept on looping flower stems together, leaving me to try to get out of this field myself.
About ten billion sneezes later, I'd managed to fight my way out of the grasses and sat on the dirt path, wheezing.
When I finally caught my breath, I looked over at Shine, who had finished her flower bracelet and was now intently making flower rings. I was supposed to get to know her, anyways, and we hadn't said anything because I'd been too busy sneezing and she'd been too busy making artsy stuff.
"So… uh…" I said, trying to clear the awkward silence, "this your first time here?"
"Yup," she answered in one word, finishing a ring, and starting on another.
Awkward silence again.
"Uh… do you like kids?" I asked.
"Yup," she answered again.
So at this point, I'm going to save myself a lot of trouble, and hopefully you can figure it out. Because I'm tired of the "I said" and "she said" stuff, so I'm just going to make it pretty simple.
"Do you like nature?"
"Ummmm do you have siblings?"
"How about a sister?"
"How many kids are in your family?"
"What grade are you in?"
"Do you like it?"
Okay, for someone who had been so eccentric… Shine was… boring. She wasn't giving me anything to work with! I had no idea what to say to this crazy girl, and usually when I talked to girls, they did all the talking. About their makeup or this other girl who was such a backstabber, or something like that.
Shine was as dull and flat as a cardboard cut-out.
I sighed to myself and tried to figure out what else I could ask this nutcase, when I heard her voice.
"Why don't you make yourself useful and help me?" She'd moved up to the dirt path, and she gestured to the pile of flower rings lying on the ground.
"I have allergies," I answered sullenly.
Not only was this crazy chick boring as hell, but now she wanted to use me for unpaid labor? I wasn't her slave.
Okay, you might think I'm overreacting and being a dramatic whiney bastard, and I admit, I was to an extent, but you'd be pretty miserable if you were trying really hard to breathe, there was flower pollen all in your face, and you were stuck with the craziest girl in the world while your best friend and girlfriend were probably off somewhere having the time of their lives making fun of you and complaining about how you had managed to get them to sign up for this shithole but it technically wasn't your fault because it was your parents.
Holy shit, I sound like a girl.
While I was musing about whether I should suck it up and be a good sport, or stand my ground against this crazy girl, Shine held my hand in hers, and slid a flower ring over my pinky finger.
"There," she said, "that looks nice."
And as ridiculous and insane as it sounds, it did look nice. The flower was purple and small and on my big-ass finger, it looked even smaller and more delicate. The green stem, though it was almost snapping, was trying very hard to cling onto my finger, and so far it was working.
My eyes caught Shine's Sharpie blue ones and then I looked away, a little embarrassed and glanced at my watch.
"Holy shit," I said. "We have 5 seconds to get back."
And even as we scrambled up and started running towards the meeting cabin, I knew we were half an hour away and we were obviously screwed.
I only wondered what Julie had in store for us.