Over the next few days, the warm weather persisted (yes, even with all these clouds) and on one of those hot days, the group headed to the pool.
Or… maybe not…
Lison was really starting to get fed up with Elliott constantly insulting her and berating her ignorance. Maybe he didn’t mean it that way, but it certainly didn’t make her happy. She felt they’d be better of just being friends, and told him so.
***Note: I’m sorry Alex, I’m sorry Sandy, I didn’t mean to break them up. And certainly not this way! I figured maybe this would happen if Lison flirted with Silas a lot, but she didn’t. I don’t know if it’s Elliott’s social awkward trait, but each time I saw him with Lison he was “berating (her) ignorance”. I had set them to romantic interests when they arrived, but with all his insults, they were soon down to acquintances. By this point Lison already had the wish to “just be friends”, but didn’t even get the chance to tell him this, since he had already insulted her to the point of them losing their romantic interest status.***
Poor Elliott, he had so been looking forward to this camp. He had fallen out with most of his classmates at school, so he needed a break. And he would be with Lison again! He hadn’t expected this… What did he do wrong?
Jeffrey, always being the good guy, sat down with him in case he needed to talk.
The flirting back and forth between Holly and Khalid went on for most of the afternoon…
Holly and Jeffrey had washing up duty. He wasn’t pleased…
Meanwhile, Silas and Kyra (and Ben…) had gone up to the little island where Silas felt the need to tell Kyra she looked really beautiful. Yeah… Silas wasn’t Logan, but Kyra did feel a little tickle in the pit of her stomach when he said that…
Back in the common room, Holly took Molly apart to tell her all about how she and Khalid had been flirting all afternoon.
Speak of the devil…
“Psst, Hols, your boyfriend is coming over!’
Molly was right, Khalid was coming over. Since it had now gotten dark, he wanted to ask Holly if she wanted to watch the stars with him. She happily agreed.
First a gentle touch and then…
To be honest Khalid, I think you would have had success with Holly no matter how you kissed her!
The next morning, the first thing Holly did was inform Molly of the events of last night.
“He totally kissed me!’
“Really?! Was it good!? How did he do it!? Are you going out now?!”
Molly wanted to know everything!
They didn’t get a lot of time to chat though, since it was the warmest day yet, they were heading off to the beach!
Holly realised she hadn’t even told Kyra about her kiss yet, so she made sure she did.
They were interrupted by Molly though.
“Psst Hols, he’s soooo checking you out from over there! Maybe he wants some more kisses!”
Wait, what? Kyra thought. Molly already knew about Holly’s kiss? She didn’t say anything to Holly, but it sure hurt. They were supposed to be best friends! They had always shared everything! And now Holly had shared a big life changing experience with Molly first! Kyra tried not to let it get to her, but when Logan (of all people) asked her what was wrong, she couldn’t hold it in.
“She’s my BEST friend! And now it’s all Molly this, Molly that!”
“Aww, cheer up! You and Holly have been friends for ages, this girl is not going to change this. Besides, after camp, she’s going back to Bimlico! You know what, come with me to the ocean, it’ll get your mind off of it!”
Even though Kyra had been hoping for at least a hug, she did join Logan in the ocean.
Meanwhile Jeffrey and Lison were having a casual chat in the sand.
When the day progressed, Kylie rented paddle boats for the group, so they could go down the river.
They stopped at a field down the river to have a picnic.
(Look how tan these kids are getting!)
When Don played guitar, Silas again asked Kyra to dance with him. She in turn started to feel that tickly feeling in her stomach again.
When the others were already starting to paddle back to the beach, Silas held Kyra back for a while.
“You know Kyra… I really, sorta, like you. You’re cool…”
“Yeah… I think… I kinda like you too…”
“So umm…. I was thinking… Can I maybe kiss you…?”
“Hehe… Yes… you can…”
***Note: When Kyra and Silas met on the first day and started chatting, he immediately got the wish to kiss her for the first time. I know Silas has a crush on Ofelia back home, but she kissed his brother at camp last year. Which he may or may not know about. He made a real and unexpected connection with Kyra though and even though I was thinking this would be the summer Kyra and Logan would hook up, she was constantly near Silas and flirting back. She didn’t get the wish to kiss him until they were out on this field though, but when she did, I decided this was inevitable. It wasn’t like Logan was showing any kind of interest in her…***
Back at the beach, Ben, Elliott and Khalid were being athletic.
Once Silas and Kyra arrived back at the beach as well, they remained inseparable.
Since it was such a lovely day, Kylie and Don decided they would have dinner at the beach as well.
Lison even sat with Elliott, although she doesn’t look very happy about it… The kids sitting outside clearly received more sun this day…
It turned out it wasn’t the food nor the company which cause Lison to pull that face. Unfortunately, she was falling ill… Knowing her responsibility, Kylie took Lison to the doctors.
The doctor informed Kylie it looked like it was just flu and ordered bedrest for Lison for a few days. While this wasn’t how Lison had pictured camp, she felt so lousy she did like the idea of just being in bed. She got to borrow a book from Logan who had brought loads anyway and then off to bed it was. Get well soon, Lison!
The others were sad having to miss Lison for a few days, but for them, camp obviously still went on… Read about that in…