I sat near the circle of stones we put around the fire. I doodled randomly on my notepad. I heard a twig snap and knew that he'd got here. I looked up, he looked angry. Which was to be expected, he hated it when people did this to him. I stood up.

"Hey Max" I worked to keep my tone light. Max stormed up to me. I closed my eyes. Then I opened them again.

"Sara" all it took was one word for me to know that I was done for. I took a deep breath.

"Max, I-" I was cut off because Max grabbed the tops of my arms. It hurt.

"Don't you ever do that to me again, do you hear me?" he stormed.

"I wont, I promise" I promised. Max let me go. I rubbed my arms. There were red marks where he had held them. I hid them with my hands. I sat down. So did he.

"Why did you it?" he asked. He was still angry.

"I don't know. I'm sorry"

"You don't know. You don't KNOW?" Max yelled.

"I-I- I don't know! I'm sorry" I insisted nervously. Max was scary when he was angry.

"HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW? You KNOW that I hate it!"

"I'm sorry! I am! Can't you just accept it?"

"Can't I just accept it? CAN'T YOU JUST ACCEPT WHAT I DON'T LIKE?" he stood up.

"It was just a joke Max! I didn't mean to make you angry!"

"You must have!"

"WHAT?! I would never mean to make you angry! You can't take a joke!" I stood up

"That wasn't a joke!"

"Yes it was! Do you seriously think that I would just do it to annoy you!?"

"Yes, I do!"

"I would never!"

"You know what.? You purposely trick me into getting left in the forest, and then you lie to me about it! I don't think you love me!"

"I don't think you love me. Since you get so mad at me and hurt me and blame me just because of a silly joke!"

"Some joke! You know what, maybe you don't love me!"

"Maybe I don't!" I regretted that as soon as I said it. But I was so angry. I stormed into my side of the tent and zipped it up.

The End

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