Me and Aiden had been wandering in search for the treasures for quite some time, with no luck.
Just as Terry had announced the challenge, all the girls had started shrieking and immediately ran off in all directions, looking for the gift-wrapped goodies. It was supposed to be a solo challenge, but who cared? There was no way I was doing this without Aiden.
I was quite eager to get these presents, because all of them contained one direction merchandise. They were hidden in all sorts of places, as Terry had said.
I sighed. It was noon now and the blaring sun was causing the back of my neck to prickle up. My arms were itching from the heat, and all I wanted at the moment was a long, cold, shower. And maybe a nice book. And ice cream.
I saw Zayn combing through a bush for the treasures. Yes, even the One Direction boys were in on the hunt. Although I found it creepy that they would want their own merchandise with their faces grinning back at them.
"Found anything, yet, Tori?" Aiden's voice came from my right, where she was busy looking into a hollow tree.
I shook my head. "Nope. It's so weird that we can't find anything, though."
Aiden nodded. Suddenly, she pointed at something excitedly." Look, Tori! There's a path right there! There must be treasures hidden all around it! Let's go there!"
I looked uneasily behind us. The shrill voices of the other girls seemed rather far-off. "I don't know Aiden. We are already pretty far from everyone. I don't even think we're supposed to be here even."
But Aiden was unfazed. "C'mon Tori! What's the worst that can happen?" I looked at her sceptically. "Gee, I don't know, we can get lost, kidnapped, eaten by a carnivorous animal-"
"Haha. I'm serious! C'mon, who knows? Maybe we'll find some treasures finally!" Aiden said, jumping up and down.
I sighed, still unconvinced. Just then, Aiden decided to pull out her puppy dog eyes at me. I tried to avert my eyes but it was no use.
Aiden's puppy dog eyes could manipulate a criminal.
I gave in. I knew I was going to regret this.
"Which path do we take?" Aiden asked me, as we came across a junction.
"Uh, how about that one?" I said and pointed towards the right one. She nodded and we want down that trail.
It had been twenty minutes already and we had found nothing. I kept on telling Aiden tog o back, since hadn't found anything. But she insisted that the goodies must be further ahead.
Damn those puppy-dog eyes.
I couldn't even hear the rest of the girls now. And I was extremely worried that some wild animal with rabies would come and bite us.
Maybe I was getting just a little paranoid.
Aiden and I trudged ahead. Before I knew it, we had arrived at the foot of the hill, where the trail started.
I turned around to tell Aiden that we had to go back, but then I realized that there were atleast five tracks leading off in different directions. I had no idea which one we came down. I didn't even remember the way.
We were lost.
Leave it to us to get into trouble.