We all got out of our tents and decided to walk on the warm sand at four in the morning. My feet couldn't stand the heat radiating from the beach. My body's immune system had always been very weak. But his health was totally different from mine. He was strong and in good shape. He had sandals on his feet. He pulled me over his back and carried me down the path, leaving footsteps in the sand that the tides would wash away soon after. We prayed the tides wouldn't erase our memories the same way it did with our footsteps. I held his body tightly in my arms. Surprisingly, it was hotter than the sand. I was burning up. But, it was a suffering I could endure. The heat, the warmth, the inhuman scent of sweet forbidden was all...intoxicating. Devouring every sense I ever had. It was just too good to be true. A dream.

Never could I have imagined myself in a more perfect and peaceful place.

Nor would I have wanted to be anywhere else but here.


I learned an important lesson that summer in 2009.

A lesson I would never forget.

Summer was ending soon. I realized that as his sweaty blonde hair became dry, his tanned skin became paler and his warm body became cold. He was slowly getting further and further away from me. But, I still remembered that day. It was a Monday, the last day of summer. At night, we escaped our camp counsellors and met down by the beach. We had to drag a tent there before hand to make a land mark. So we would be sure about where to meet up. I crawled in to it first and waited for him. It didn't take long for him to show up either. He came rushing inside the tent. I smiled as I saw him.

"Holy shit, I almost got caught." He let out, closing the tent. The camps where divided during the night. Us girls where on one side of the land and the boy on the other. So if I wanted to spend a night with him, I'd have to sneak out like this.

"Really? How?" I asked him as he crawled towards me, taking a seat beside me.

"This guy saw me." He then tossed his arm around my shoulder.

"Oh." I nervously let out. "Do you think he'd snitch on you?"

He then smirked and looked at me through the corner of his eye. He leaned in a little closer, I could feel his hot breath on my face.

"I couldn't care less if he did." He told me. "You were worth the trouble beautiful."

That was when I gave in to temptation.

I let him kiss me.

"Damn, I missed you." He whispered in my ear.

"You just saw me this morning, when our teams were playing tug of war."

"I know." He started. "But it's not enough."

His words warmed my heart. It was a warmth I had desired for a long time. I wanted him to comfort me for so long.

"Damn, it's cold." I let out, wanting him to come a little closer.

And he did. He gently pushed me down and pinned me down as he was on top of me. "Yah, summer's almost over that's why."

"It went by pretty fast."


We stared at each other for quite a while. I was wondering why he was going so slowly tonight. Normally, we'd get through the night quite quickly with all the passion we put in to our actions. We would do the deed maybe even more than once a night. But maybe...just maybe he had also realized that summer was ending...and this could be our last chance...

So he wanted to make this last.

"I love you, you know that?" He told me.

"I love you too." I followed.

We spent the entire night together. He made love to me. The night air was cool. His body kept me warm. His voice comforted me. My lips trembled every time he kissed them.

"I'm in love with you Michelle."

I woke up around three in the morning and he was gone. He had left me, in this tent, alone, under the cool summer breeze. I never saw him again.

A/N: I have decided to re-write this story because I feel that it needs revision and improvement. I wasn't very satisfied with the final product there fore I am starting over and making it a 100 times better XD kidding, not 100 times better, but still better. I'm sorry to those who liked the original copy but this is something I felt I had to do. Hope you guys like the new and imporved version or Then and There! New Chapters up very soon! Please review :)