“My sister told me to wake you up and tell you to get ready, were getting dragged to the lake” His husky voice waking me up I nodded and I got up I put my pink bikini on and my shorts and crop top on, I just throw my hair in a messy bun and washed my face. As I got down stairs Harry was sitting there waiting for me
“they’ve gone down to the lake, it’s just down the path. You coming?” he said as he gestured to a path through the large window
“yeah okay” I replied as I walked out the door.
Walking down to the lake was quite until
“so, how old are you?” I was quite surprised he asked
“16, but imp 17 soon. How old are you?” I replied
“17 but I’m 18 in February”
“if you’re nearly 18, why are you still being dragged her?” I asked hoping for a answer
“I'm not trusted to be left alone at home!” my mind was going wild I had to ask
“why?” “Gosh are these 21 questions?”
“No but I'm just curious”
“okay then I’ll tell you but I’ll have to tell you the whole story, you up for this long conversation?” was I? What if it makes me hate him? But I need to know otherwise it will be on my mind “okay?” I replied cautiously
“well my parents and sister went out of town, so as a normal 17 year old I had a party but my one friend was smoking in the bathroom and dropped the still burning cigarette on the carpet” he paused so I jumped in
“you burned down the house?” I asked
“yeah but the worst thing was a boy from my school got stuck in the house and got burnt. Badly” he said with his head down, I could see a tear
“oh...” he cut me off
“erm well let’s forget it now we’re almost there” he said while wiping his eyes and pushing his curls back. ...
I can’t believe I just told her all that, I haven’t it told past girlfriends. I don’t know why but I feel I can trust her and I’ve only known her a day.
“You coming in the water?” it was her sweet voice, I turned round to see Ariel in her bikini “yeah sure” I throw my top off and ran into the water.
“So what do all your tattoos mean” she asked
“just silly things I saw and wanted to get inked onto me. Do you have any tattoos?”
“Oh really? Where?”
“My lower back, back of my neck and my shoulder” pointing each one out they just made me like her more
“what do they mean?”
“the bottom of my back is my grandmas name, my neck is just a pretty dove and my shoulder flying birds to mean freedom, which I don’t have much of”
“wow shows how pointless mine are, so why don’t you have freedom?”
“I don’t want to say”
“come on I told you”
“okay well it was last summer, me and my two friends were in some woods, messing about when two men grabbed us” tears started to roll
“they kept us for almost 3 weeks and they...they” by this point she was fully crying I pulled her into a hug
“you don’t have to tell me” I whispered in her ear, not wanting to know what came next “they...they killed her, my best friend right in front of me” I hugged her tighter
“do you want to go back up to the lodge?” she nodded. We walked out the water and grabbed a towel I told everyone she wasn’t feeling well. When we got to the lodge we lay on the sofa “thank you for listening” I kissed her forehead, I don’t know what came over me
“anytime” I replied and she slowly nodded off into my arms, I want to stay here forever, I slowly closed my eyes.