The first disaster

Day Three: "Well hello," I say, shocked.

Henry's face is an inch away from mine. His arm is wrapped around me and our legs are tangled.

"Oh, I swear I didn't plan this. But I sure am enjoying it. Are you?" He says with a big smile planted on his face.

"Ugh! No!" I separate myself from him and hide my blushing face.

"Do I really repel you that badly?"

"I don't like when a guy hits on me repeatedly. You're sweet and serious one minute, then the next, you're trying to make a move."

"Sorry, just trying to get some laughs in this tough situation we're in."

"I just want to be friends."

"Okay, got it. We're getting a divorce. That's expensive, you know."

I look back at him and smile. "Whatever it takes to get rid of you."

"Now that's hurtful."

"Let's go find my friends."

"That Merrick kid doesn’t like me."

"Don't give him a hard time, please. He's a good and caring person. He has a really hard time with his power."

"Okay, I will control myself for your sake. Now who’s first?"

"Jimalu. Born January first."

A second of a pause, then, "Got it."


"There's my girl! I've been worried about you!" Jimalu shouts.

"Hi," I say.

She stares at me then looks at Henry. Her gaze returns back to me then she looks back and forth between Henry and me, real quick. "Sorry, my friend is so rude. I'll introduce myself. I'm Jimalu, Julia's best friend. And you are?"

"I'm Henry," he answers.

"Hey, Henry! I'm single! I am loving and charming! I am attracted to handsome men such as yourself. If you're willing to go on a date, then so am I."

"I'll keep that in mind." He smiles beautifully.

"Have you seen Aspen, Cort, and Merrick?" I interrupt the gross scene.

"Yes. Merrick told me he saw you earlier. He didn't mention this hunk. And the funniest thing is, Aspen and Cort are hiding out in trees next to each other. They have been arguing nonstop," Jimalu says without taking her eyes off Henry.

"That's healthy for them, and oh boy, do I feel sorry for their parents."

"Um, so have you seen your parents since we've gotten here?"

This is when the screaming begins. The clouds get dark and thick. It gets extremely hot within seconds. I assume it's from the fire that suddenly surrounds us.

The End

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