I was walking down the aisle of an outdoor supply store, hand in hand with Daz. He'd told me we needed to come for camping supplies, because we were going on a trip and wouldn't be spending the night in a hotel.
"Pick up some of those tent pegs." Daz instructed, I did as told, picking up a packet. "Not those tent pegs, the large ones." Daz corrected me, blushed and got the correct type.
"You know your stuff." I commented.
"I do." He agreed.
"You've done this before." I added on.
"Jealous, shadow?" He asked. giving me a judging (yet gorgeous) look.
"Actually, yes. Surprising at it may sound, I am a little jealous." I admitted, sounding as bewildered as I felt. I wanted Daz all to myself, like a selfish kitten, or persistent shadow. He pulled me closer to the trolley, his arms around my waist, breathing words down my neck as he kissed it.
"You have no reason to be." He assured me, sending butterflies into my mind. He broke his hold on me suddenly to say,
"Gas." I turned around and picked up a container of gas from the shelf. We wheeled the trolley over to the tills. I loaded the merchandise as Daz bagged it and payed.
"Camping trip?" The lady behind the till asked me.
"Yes." I blushed.
"That's nice." She murmured. Daz came up behind me, leading me over to the bags of equipment in the trolley, his arms concealing me as I smiled at him. "You two are as sweet as sugar." The attendant grinned.
"I'll go put the trolley back" Daz whispered in my ear. As I turned to leave the attendant said to me,
"you go have fun tonight, that boy, he's one of the good ones, trust me." She advised me, I nodded, as I left Daz payed her, I could of sworn I heard him say.
"It's good to see you again Delilah."
As me and Daz hiked up the hills my legs began to feel weak. I hoped we'd be there soon. He seemed perfectly intact after 5 hours of walking uphill and on flat ground, but I was beginning to feel exhausted. Eventually, we came to a clearing.
It was beautiful, a small grassy-area surrounded by tall bushes and tiny blossoming flowers. Daz put down the rucksack and began to get out the tent. I went to help him, but kept my eyes of the simplistic beauty that surrounded me. We finished putting the tent up just as starlight began to replace the sun.
Daz sat down on the grass, gazing up at the stars, I sat down beside him, beside myself with the perfection of this evening. The stars were like glitter in the night sky, coating the darkness in tiny dots of constellations and arrangements.
"Beautiful, isn't it?" Daz asked rhetorically.
"Stunning." I agreed. His arms encased me and I fell on his lap, not breaking my gaze with the sky.
"I brought you here tonight for a reason Nina." Daz told me. I got a little worried, afraid he was about to drop a huge bombshell of information on me.
"What reason would that be?" I inquired.
"To tell you of tomorrows events." He began, I sat up, intrigued, "I have the address, tomorrow I'm going to go to said address and find him. After three years of looking, I'll of finished. I'll ring the doorbell, he'll answer, and my family shall be whole again. And, I would very much like it, if you were by my side when this happened." I found myself begin to cry. I was crying in honour, Daz wanted me to be with him for this monumental event. I was crying in happiness for Daz, who'd of achieved his goal. I was crying in sadness, because I wouldn't have him all to myself after tomorrow, I'd have to share him with Desmond. Mostly, I was just emotional.
"I would love to be with you tomorrow Daz." I sobbed. He hugged me impulsively and passionately and I knew I'd made the right choice, Daz was happy, I was over-emotional and we were going to find Desmond tomorrow,