"Um Cara? Sam's crying."
"What?" I said, hurrying over.
"Yeah, on Anna's shoulder. Guess they worked it out."
I knew it was stupid after all of this, but I felt that green eyed monster rising inside me when I saw them there, snuggled. I'd never thought about it before but they would look good together...
Gah, no. Bad brain. Bad images. Sam was mine.
"Nope, leave them to it!" Ali said. "They're working through it! It's what you wanted right?"
"Yeah, I guess."
"You guess? Seriously Cara, make up your mind."
"No I do. It's just I didn't expect it to be Sam that was crying. Or at least, not in front of Anna. Or with Anna."
"Jealous?" Megan teased.
I glared at the pair of them and went in to the kitchen to get another drink.
Yes. Yes I was jealous. But I wanted them to be friends. God, a love triangle... No. For god's sake. Stupid overactive imagination. My arm itched.
I pouted and broke the top off a bottle of beer, taking a sip. I was tired, itchy and jealous. Not how I'd wanted the evening to turn out at all.
"Cara?" I turned round and found Anna and Sam standing at the edge of the kitchen.
"Hey." I whispered, aware finally after all my imagination's gymnastics that this was all because of me. "So, have you really worked it out, or is this another half truce?"
"We really have." Anna said. Sam was silent, looking exhausted and rather cried out. Anna had obviously been crying too. They were shoulder to shoulder.
"Prove it." I muttered.
"How?" Sam said, her voice kind of faint.
"We could hug it out?" Anna suggested. I gave them no response, so Anna turned and opened her arms. Sam hugged her and smiled at her a little as they broke apart.
GREEN EYED MONSTER- IDIOT! What is wrong with you, you complete moron. Nothing is happening between them so stop being a complete idiot, and just go and hug them both. See? They're both staring at you, waiting for you to do something. Go and hug them damn it!
I hurried over to them and enveloped them in a hug.
"I love you guys."
"Thank god! Now we're all happy families can we get in to our sleeping bags and tell each other girly secrets and stuff?" Ali interrupted. I rolled my eyes and released Sam and Anna.
"Sure." Anna laughed.
She hurried over to join them and I grabbed Sam's hand before she could go.
"Are you ok?" I asked her tentatively.
"Yeah. Two break downs in one night. It's a record." She half joked.
"I want to thank you. I know it must be hard to do that... you know, get along with her. But thank you."
"I like her Cara. Anna's a nice girl. I've never really had a problem with her as a person. Just her feelings for you. Come on, enough of this now. It's behind us, let's get in to bed."
I nodded and followed her to the sleeping bag. The others were already in theirs.
"So, what shall we talk about?" Megan asked.
"Something light. I'm emotionally drained." Sam smiled, crawling in to the bag and opening her arm so I could crawl in easily next to her.
"Me too." Anna gave Sam a smile that I could see was genuine. I was glad. Something might have actually been solved between them now.
"Morning." Sam whispered against my forehead. I smiled and wrapped my arms around her.
"Good morning." I kept my eyes closed to treasure the moment.
"It's early." She said, kissing my head gently to bring me round as easily as possible.
"Good. That gives us time." I grinned, opening my eyes to look at her.
"For what?" She smiled. I winked cheekily. "No." She murmured, cautioning me with a smile. "Not with everyone here. And not after last night. At least give time for the dust to settle."
"Ok." The memory of last night poured in, along with the unpleasant sensation of a hangover and unclean teeth. "Ugh, gross."
"What? Do I look awful?" She half joked. She never cared what she looked like in the morning, or what I looked like.
"No you look... edible." I grinned as a blush sprang across her cheeks. "I can just taste the beer from last night. And my head hurts."
"Poor baby." She kissed my head again.
"And I need the toilet."
"Again? You went about three times last night."
"I drank a lot okay?" I nudged her until she let me out. "Be back soon." I blew her a kiss and headed off to the toilet.
When I returned, Sam was cooking breakfast. Megan and Anna were awake. Ali was still hidden beneath her sleeping bag.
"Smells good." I said appreciatively as I smelled bacon, eggs, toast and beans.
"An assortment of breakfasts. There's croissants in the fridge if you want to put them in the oven."
"Aye aye captain." I grinned and did so before joining Anna and Megan on the seats that surrounded the kitchen island. "Sleepy head still in fairy land?"
"I have an urge to wake her up evilly after the frozen bra." Anna smirked, looking at Ali's sleeping form.
"I can't allow that I'm afraid Anna." Sam said, flipping the bacon. She turned to face us with a grin. "Not without me helping anyway."
Anna and Megan laughed and I was overwhelmed by the love I felt for Sam at that point.
"What shall we do?" Megan asked.
"There are ice cubes in the top draw of the freezer?" Sam suggested.
"Brilliant!" Anna chuckled quietly and hurried over there. "Sorry, were these being saved for another sex-capade?"
"Hush Anna!" I pulled a face at her and blushed. She laughed and put several of the frozen cubes in a bowl. "What are you doing that for?"
"Makes it easier to carry quietly." She replied and began creeping towards Ali. I tried not to giggle, and Megan and I clutched each other in a fit of bottled down hilarity. Sam snuck passed us and motioned to Anna that she would hold open the sleeping bag.