I watched her as she sleep. That sounded creepy but oh well. She looked so peaceful and innocent. Her breath was light and soft and her lips were slightly tilted up like she was having a good dream. I could live with this forever.
I was starting to like her more and more, and it's real. It's like I wanted to protect her, to let people know she's forever mine and not let anyone hurt her. She was unique to me and I never want to lose her. I never want her to leave me or be with someone else.
I can only hope I can stop feeling this way. I wasn't suppose to. I was suppose to... break her heart, but that would break my own. I sighed. I feel so confused, I don't know what to do.
Do I really have to? Do I have another choice?
I almost killed Cole when he barged into the tent and saw her like that. Only I was allowed to see her this way. Why do I feel so protective over her? Why do I hesitate? Why was I scared?
Then a word popped into my head. A word I thought would never be real coming out of my mouth. I realize... I love her.
When I woke up, Zach wasn't next to me and I quickly got onto my feel and started looking around the tent. He was no where in sight. I looked out of the tent and realized it was already night time. Dinner... Why didn't he wake me!
I sat back down and looked through my bag. After putting on some comfortable sweat pants, I went out and started wandering around. There was no one here. It was so quiet. I started walking, looking around the place.
The trees were really tall and I could actually here the owls hooting. There were some moonlight but it was really dim, most of them covered by the leaves.
There were some rocks around the place and suddenly, I started seeing fireflies.
They were so beautiful, light Christmas lights at night. They were flying around softly and as I continue walking, I was surrounded by a huge group of them.
I started hearing the sound of water and followed it. And after a few more minutes of walking, I saw a waterfall. Right in front of me. I opened my mouth amazed at the view in front of me.
The water was flowing down the rocks smoothly and softly, making a soft splash sound in the pool. I was so mesmerized by it when I snapped back to reality, shit, I don't know where I was.
I turned around and realized the fireflies were gone. I started walking to the path I came from using the waterfall as a direction.
I started to get scared and panic. I was lost. In the woods. In the middle of the night. With no one near me. I was all alone.
I started walking faster, eager to find my way back to the camp site but I just couldn't. Trees were surrounding me and I didn't know where I was. I started shouting for help but all that came were my own echoes.
I've been wandering around for half an hour. I sat down, hugging my legs to my chest and started crying in fear. I am going to die here. No one's going to come look for me. I had not food with me nor do I have clean water.
I was officially lost. On a school trip. When you think about it, isn't that funny?
Tears started streaming down my face and I started crying. I was really hungry, the last thing I had was a sandwich in the morning.
Suddenly, I heard someone call my name. " ASHLEY!! " I stopped crying and tried to focus again.
" ASHLEY!!!!!!!! " This time, it was closer and louder.
" I'M HERE!! " I shouted back and I heard footsteps on the soft green grass. After a few more minutes of calling, I saw Zach appear in front of me and trust me, I was never so happy to see him in my whole life.
" OH MY GOD! " he ran towards me and engulfed me in a hug.
" I thought I was going to die... " I said and started crying again.
" Shh... What were you doing wandering around the place? We were all looking for you. " he said.
" What do you mean 'we're'? " I asked.
" I got back with some food for you, I didn't want to wake you up and when I realize you were no where in sight, I told one of the teachers and they started looking for you, " he said and hugged me tighter. " You scared the shit out of me did you know that? "
" I'm sorry. I didn't know where you all were so I started looking. I saw some fireflies and started following them and got to a waterfall. Then the fireflies disappeared and I got lost. " I continued crying and he patted my back softly.
" It's okay. Stop crying baby doll, I thought I was going to loose you. " he said, sadness in his voice and he cracked at the end of the sentence.
" I'm sorry. " I apologized.
" It's okay. " he said softly.
" I'm sorry I scared you. "
" It's okay, as long as you're safe now. Don't you there wander off alone or go somewhere without me knowing ever again. " he said, concern in his voice.
I nodded and said, " Ok... " I'm thankful I'm alive ok?
" I love you. " he said so softly I could barely hear him. I pulled away.
" What? " I asked.
" I love you Ashley. Do you not know that? I thought I was going to lose you. We've been searching for hours. My hopes were fading. I didn't want to lose you and that's when I realize, I really love you Ashley. For real. " he said, pulling me back in for a hug. I opened my mouth in shock. Zach Clayton said he loved me.
It sounded so real. His voice was full of love and care. It sounded like the truth. And without knowing, I said back my feelings to him, " I love you too, Zach. "
I'm sorry it's a lame confession and if it's too fast. They spent quite some time together, so I thought it was time...
I'm sorry if it sucks, I'm so sorry.... :(
Anyways, please comment and vote.... please, the extreme plot twist is really close and it's going to get exciting, interesting, heartbreaking, confusing, loving.... and I promise that..
xoxo ~ Staying_Alive