Blake: Not Normally Like ThisMature

Bianca's face was a picture, but despite her obvious anger she managed to let it go, drop her fag, and leave.

As she walked away, leaving only the ashes and a little red patch on my foot, I shook my head. I wasn't normally like this; I didn't do confrontation unless it was for my friends. I wasn't this person. I put it down to my anger at being dumped here and the way the girl wound me up for no reason. But the burn on my foot ached for revenge.

"What a bitch." Kia muttered.

"We started this one." I replied, before turning to look out across the water. "And now I feel like a bitch."

Kia didn't reply; maybe she felt the same, or maybe she just didn't want to disagree.

"Hey girls." Holy shit! Was no one in bed?

"What are you doing here Cayden?" I hissed, more out of shock than anything. That bastard was a quiet mover.

"I came to admire the view." He was looking at us, so I figured this was another of his lines.

"Does that actually work on girls where you're from?"

"That depends. If I'm actually talking about them, yes. If I'm not, most of the time... no wait all of the time, yes. But I guess you two are the exception right? Besides, I meant the sunset." He grinned.

Damn smooth bastard.

"Whatever. Look I'm going inside. Kia, you coming?"

"You can stay if you want Kia." Cayden grinned.

Kia gave me this look that said 'I'd go with you, but I want to see how this goes.' Irolled my eyes.

"Ok, see you later Kia. Cayden." I added as an afterthought, then walked away.

***

Back in the cabin, I settled down to sleep. It was early here, but back at home I'd be asleep, so I needed to get used to this time zone. Might as well if I'm stuck here.

***

I was up at six, way before anyone else. I always got up early at home for a run, or a bike ride. Or sometimes I'd sit on the roof and play my guitar.

I headed for the water and started skimming smooth pebbles out across the surface.

"Morning." I jumped and looked up.

"Hi." I smiled. "Zac right?"

Zac smiled and nodded.

"Why are you awake so early?"

"I like the morning when no one else is awake. It's peaceful. What about you?"

"I used to get up early to swim and surf. It's less crowded because most people are on holiday and don't wake up."

"Sounds nice. I bet the waves aren't big enough here."

"They might be. We'll have to see. Do you surf?"

"No. I've always wanted to give it a try, but whenever I've gone to the ocean no one else wants to do it."

"Why don't you do it yourself?"

"If I tell you a secret, will you promise not to laugh?"

"Um, sure?"

"I'm scared of jellyfish. And there are loads where I would surf. If someone did it with me, I think I'd be alright, but no one has."

"Hmm. Well maybe I'll teach you, if the waves pick up here."

"Thanks." I grinned. Then I saw people moving about near the food cabin, or mess hall as I liked to call it, and stood up. "Hey, people are up. We'd better go."

"Sure. Come on." He smiled and we headed along the edge of the water to the cabin.

The End

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