I'm always okay.

I grin at her as I go at her pace. We're not gonna find the bus for ages going at this pace, but it's nice to be running around instead of sat on the bus getting fat and doing nothing productive.

Interesting question, actually. Can vampires even get fat?

"Still hyper?" I ask after a while. She giggles.

"Maybe," she says and I roll my eyes.

"That's a yes, then," I laugh, wishing she could run at my speed.

"Probably," she grins. Heh.

"Think fast!" I yell, leaping at her. I don't know what brought that on, either. Maybe the chocolate sauce got to me, too. She screams and ducks, but I catch her, dragging her to the ground with me anyways. I twist so that she lands on me and not the floor, grinning stupidly. I think I'm just gonna blame the sugar.

Gabby laughs and rolls off onto the floor beside me.

"You gave me a fright," she grins and I laugh.

"Where's the fun in life... or un-life... if you're not spontaneous sometimes?" I sit up, squinting in the light. Ow. Stupid bloody sun. She sits up as well and looks at me, shrugging.

"Shouldn't you get out of the sun?" she asks.

"I'll be alright for a bit longer," I mutter, turning to smile at her, pulling my hood back up - it fell down when I tackled Gabby to the floor.

"Good," she grins. My smile turns into a mask of shock for a moment, as she pushes me back down onto the ground, laughing and attacking me with kisses. I laugh, too, kissing her back warmly, putting my arms around her waist.

"Dude, that was awesome!" Gabby says in an attempt at an American and bursts into a fit of giggles, grinning like a loony.

"Totally," I agree in an equally atrocious American accent. She's laughing so hard she can't breathe now, and I can't really help her because I'm laughing so hard too. Finally I calm down long enough to yell at her to "breathe!" Only I burst out laughing again, remembering when I did mock CPR on her in that race track.

"I'm... trying... to!" she gasps; only she starts laughing again. I only stop laughing when I realise I'm beginning to burn, the uncomfortable tingling shivering over my skin like pins and needles. I get up and offer a hand to Gabby, looking around for some shade. She calms down and grabs my hand and I pull her to her feet.

"You okay?" she frowns as we walk over to the shade of some trees not too far off.

"Yeah, I'm fine," I smile, sitting down so I lean back on the trunk of the biggest tree. I tug my hood down and enjoy the cool of the shade. Gabby sits beside me, and touches my face gently with the tips of her fingers, still frowning.

"Maybe we should go inside somewhere," she suggests.

"Nah. This is alright. I like being outdoors anyways," I say, still smiling, though I close my eyes against the glare of the sunlight. It's been too long since I've been out in the sun. Or out in any light that was stronger than a forty watt bulb, to be honest. She rests her head on my shoulder.

"Just so long as you're okay," she mumbles and I can't help the wide smile those words bring to my lips. I put an arm around her and kiss the top of her head, hugging her close.

"I'm always okay," I mutter, "even when I'm reduced to looking at you through half closed eyes."

The End

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