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.