Beside me, Aiden was walking back and forth frantically. I had my head in my hands, trying to think of an idea. We could take a hunch and go on any track, but what if it was the wrong one? Who knows where we would end up then. We could have asked other people if they knew the way, but there was no one in sight. It looked like the people of this show had rented out the hiking place as well. How is that even possible?
I knew that the most possible solution would be to wait here until everyone came back, and then blend in and make it seem as if we never left. But what if they noticed that we were gone? Pssht, yeah right, they'd notice 2 girls are missing when they already have 90 on their hands.
"This is all you fault, Aiden," I groaned, massaging my temple. "Sorry." Aiden mumbled, looking at me with puppy-dog eyes.
God dammit, Aiden.
"Okay so, here's the plan, we wait until everyone comes down and we join them as if we never left." I explained, causing Aiden to nod. She plopped down next to me on a rock, and started chewing on something.
She has something to eat and she didn't give any of it to me!?
"Ahem," I cleared my throat, looking at her pointedly. "What?" she asked, still chewing. I coughed to emphasize my point and she just looked at me blankly. Suddenly, I let out a huge strangled cough. "I'm sorry but I don't have a cough drop!" Aiden exclaimed, throwing her hands up in the air. "No! What are you eating?" I questioned, leaning closer to her. "Some fruit or nut thingy I found when I climbed up the tree to search for the path." she answered casually. "Are you telling me, that you ate something that you aren't sure is edible," I gagged, and Aiden merely shrugged.
'You're disgusting." I grimaced.
"Thanks," she grinned, "But really, these are quite tasty, here have some." Aiden ruffled through her jean pockets and pulled a nut shaped fruit out. I took it carefully and examined it, trying to figure out what it was. That's a good thing about having a doctor as a mother.
"Its a small kiwi," I said finally, and Aiden still looked at me blankly. "Never mind," I sighed, popping the fruit into my mouth, chewing slowly.
"I'm feeling hot." Aiden whined, tucking her damp flick behind her ear. "You practically have a boy cut, try the hot weather with this!" I argued, pointing at my wavy, shoulder-length hair. "Fine, let me rephrase that, I'm bored," Aiden corrected, pulling on her joggers, which she had kicked off a few minutes ago.
"Wait shh, do you hear that?" I shushed, hearing faint noises. Aiden strained her ear to listen and nodded, looking at me with a smile. "Oh my goodness, they're here!" I cheered. "C'mon!" Aiden urged, getting up and dusting the dirt off her bum. "I strained my foot, remember?" I grinned wickedly. "Fine, hop on." she sighed, and I climbed onto her back, holding her suspenders, while she tucked her hands under my legs.
Aiden trudged over to the path, listening to where the voices were coming from. Suddenly, Terry came into view, waving us over. Aiden and I shared a look, before she walked over to the lady solemnly.
"Don't think I didn't notice you two sneaking off." Terry hissed, pushing Aiden into the group of girls, "Both of you are in trouble when we reach home."
Aiden and I shared a look again, gulping.