"Where's Lorde?" Charity asked Vito, coming out from the thick trees.
"My guess is she's with James." He joked, and continued working on their tent.
"Same here." Charity replied.
"So I guess you've caught on to what's going on between them, huh?" Vito asked.
"Yeah, it's awesome." She said enthusiastically.
"Doesn't it scare you?"
"Why would it?" She questioned.
"I mean, it's great they like each other, they'd be a great couple. But what if they break up and not want to be friends anymore? Then what's going to happen, it'll just make things harder." Vito explained, putting down the knife he was using and looking up at Charity.
"I see your point." Charity replied, "but if they really like each other, they'll work hard to be friends even after they break up. Friendship can't be messed up unless you let it be messed up, and if you let it happen, then it wasn't true friendship in the first place. I say love who you want to love, relationships are based of friendships anyways, and the best partners are your closest friends."
"I guess I never thought of it that way." Vito sighed and Charity nodded her head. Vito thought about asking Charity out right then and there, she had made a great point, and he really liked her. But before he could say anything, the subject was dismissed when Lorde and James came laughing out of the trees.
"Hey guys, we have dinner!" Lorde said happily as James held up a plastic bag, through the bag you could see a dozen of little fish, no bigger than the palm of Vito's hand.
"Wow, how'd you get these?" Charity marveled.
"We walked along the creek, a little ways ahead there's a deeper part but it's blocked off by rocks so only a little water get's past, but the opening isn't big enough for the fish. So we stuck this bag that we found into the water and waited for the fish to swim into it." James shrugged like it was no big deal.
"That's awesome!" Vito replied. He then let out a yell so the clouds darkened, he swiped his hand so a lightning bolt struck the pile of leaves and wood they had previously made so it would start a fire. He looked down at his hand, impressed;
I'm getting pretty good at that.'' He boasted, James and Vito skinned the fish while the girls talked.
"So, what all happened last night?" Charity smirked at Lorde. "Don't think I didn't see that little cuddling session over there." She pointed to the big sycamore tree, Lorde blushed and smiled a little.
"We just talked." She shrugged, but turned a deeper shade of red.
"Suuuure." Charity drawled and rolled her eyes. "Judging that you're redder than Heinz ketchup a little something else happened." She wiggled her eyebrows, causing Lorde to laugh.
"Well fine," Lorde gave in. "He, might've, you know..." She stalled, not knowing how to say it.
"No I really don't know." Charity replied, oblivious to Lorde's point.
"Okay fine, he kissed me."
"WHAT!" Charity shouted, making the boys look over at them, she winked at James, which made him immediately catch on to what they were talking about. "And you didn't tell me?" She said a little more quieter.
'You never asked.''
"Oh hush." Charity rolled her eyes.
"What about you and Vito, something is eventually going to happen." This time Lorde was the one wiggling her eyebrows, Charity shook her head,
"Eventually," She quoted. "But until then we're just friends.''
"So you'd say yes if he asked you out?" Lorde implied, Charity thought for a moment but then nodded her head, Lorde's eyes lit up;
"That's all I need to hear! Oh Vito!" She sang his name and he turned around from cooking the fish. Lorde made hand motions toward Charity, then made a heart sign. His face turned bright red and he turned back around.
"Aw look, he blushed." She said, putting a hand over her heart. Charity laughed again but shook her head. She tried to hide the fact that she too, was blushing.