Cara: PicnicMature

"I can go and get us some food?" Sam suggested, gesturing back to the car.

"Seriously?" Ali grinned.

"Yeah why not?"

"Are you sure?" I asked.

"Of course. Anyone coming?"

"I will." Ali said. "Unless Cara wants to..."

""Bet they wouldn't come back for a while." Megan giggled.

"Hey!" I gave her a nudge.

"True, they might buy some ice cubes." Anna added.

"Oh my god." I blushed again.

"I'll take Ali. You guys chill here for a bit." Sam grinned, kissing me on the forehead.

***

"They're back!" Anna cried. I sat up from the  grassy floor where we'd been sunbathing and saw Ali and Sam carrying bags towards us. Sam had a blanket thrown over her shoulder.

"We got some great stuff." Ali grinned. "Come on, we'd best make a start on the walking or else it'll be lunch time before we get to the meadow."

I stood and took one of the bags from Sam and we began our walk. The sun got hotter as it got higher in the sky, and soon we were sweating a little. We soon reached the trees on the other side of the park where several people were walking their dogs, and were relieved by the shade.

"Maybe we should get a dog." Sam said as we climbed over the fence that surrounded the park.

"Yeah? You like dogs?"

"Yeah. Some. Do you?"

"Depends what type. And besides, I already have someone to cuddle and go on walks with..." I jumped off the fence in to her outstretched arms. "...And to lick me." I whispered in to her ear.

"Of course." She grinned. "Whenever you ask."

"I'll hold you to that."

"Oh here we go, they're flirting again. Someone separate the love birds!" Ali cried. She squeezed between us and hooked her arms through ours. "Come on, not far now!"

We continued through the wooded area that stood between us and the meadow. Anna started singing a One Direction song and I booed her. I hate One Direction.

"Hey, not fair!"

"At least sing songs from a good band Anna!" I yelled.

"I like them!"

"BOOOOOOOO!"

"Oh shut up." She stuck her tongue out. "You sing then."

"Fine. What shall I sing?"

"What's that song you were working on last rehearsal?" Ali asked.

"Which one?"

"That one you did loads."

"Clarity?"

"Yeah, sounds about right."

"Ok." I grinned and escaped her grip to go round and hold Sam's hand. "But only if I get to stay here."

"Fine, fine. Just sing already."

"Ok ok." I cleared my throat.

"High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?"

Ali grinned and joined in singing the chorus, and Anna and Megan started dancing along as we walked. Sam squeezed my hand and spun me round.

"If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
If you pull then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?
Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?"



"Wooohooo!" They all laughed and clapped. "Nice one Cara!"

"Shush. You've heard it before."

"It's been a while." Sam said smiling.

"You hear me all the time. The shower, the living room..."

"In bed. Oh wait, we're talking about singing." She added.

"Ohhhhhhh!" Everyone yelled, laughing and high fiving Sam. I gave her a push and tried to hide my blush.

"Oh hey look, the meadow!" I yelled in an attempt to distract them.

"FOOD!" Ali yelled. She seemed hyper active today and it was nice to see. I guessed her and Jak were doing well.

"Shall we sit down here?" Sam asked after we'd run all the way to the open land.

"Definitely."

We laid the blanket out and sat down on it, and then put the food out. Sam had gone all out, and the blanket was covered with deliciousness. Nomnom nom.

"Thanks for this Sam." Anna grinned, dipping some bread in to homous.

"Hey don't take all the homous! I want some!" I cried.

"Mine!" She giggled.

"Got you some more." Sam said, passing me a tub from the bags.

"See, this is why I love you."

"Because I buy you homous?"

"Yeah of course. Why else?" I teased and she tickled me. "No! No get off!"

"Aha!" She pounced and I beat her off.

"Don't hurt my homous."

"Weirdo." She said, letting me up.

We ate our food, chuckling and joking to each other.

"This has been really nice. An evening and a day of just relaxing with my girls." Ali said, grinning. "Megan, that includes you. You're awesome, we should hang out more."

"Thanks Ali." She smiled before taking a bite from her bagel.

I lay back on the floor and smiled. All was good.

 

 

The End

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