I think we were the first ones to set off and the last ones to get to camp after all the stopping we did. Firstly, I wanted frosties, then Emily had to tie her shoe, Becky fell over nothing as usual, and we had to waste our valueable time helping another person from a company team who had fallen and cut her knee. I'm all for being The Good Samaritan but when it affects us winning and she was perfectly fine, then I have a problem. I don't care that we may have gotten bonus points for it, I wanted to win and staying to make sure she got picked up and then having two little annoying people tag along was not helping at all.
When we got to camp, all I could think of was food, maybe because the guys camping oppposite were cooking sausages and bacon. What did we have? Soup. Granted it was heinz and, in the end, very nice but after the 6 mile walk, i needed protein. I collapsed right next to where a short, dark haired dude was cooking, just to inhale the delicious smell.
"Hi, I'm Sam, we're from 1st Market Weighton," said the stranger at the stove.
"Natalie," I replied, "We're 3rd Hull. Any chance you can spare a sausage?"
"Don't do it. He's only cooking for himself because he burns things," said a voice behind me.
"Yeah, Andy, remember last year when he burnt his beans for breakfast?" another voice said, "I'm Dan, that's Andy."
"Natalie, and I gathered, thanks."
"Hey, Nat! Look at my tan!" Emily strode purposefully towards me holding her wrist in the air where her watch had been.
"Do you know what a tan is?" said Andy suddenly, "It's a darker colour caused by UV rays from the sun and will increase the risk of skin cancer. If you were pale white like I am, you wouldn't have to worry about that."
"Jesus, he's boring them already! Cough up guys, I told you it would be the first night." This was an older tall guy, with dark hair and thick black glasses.
"Well thanks for that vote of confidence, Tom!"
"YAR, HAR, FIDDLE-DE-DEE, BEING A PIRATE IS ALRIGHT BY ME!" Sam sang, cooking again, when Andy joined in, "DO WHAT YOU WANT 'CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE, YOU ARE A PIRATE!"
We all just sat there and stared in shock, not realising this tune could have been deadly for two of us...