Kiwi: Part Four
A mini-series based in Jamaica during the writing/recording of Harry’s new album. Enjoy. x
“M’starting to think you’re just sending me in circles.”
Calliope and Harry took their time walking to the beach from their swim, eventually working their way back to their usual playful banter after their slightly awkward moment. She’d let Harry take the lead as they made their way out of the forest after insisting that he knew the way, occasionally teasing him when he started drifting in the wrong direction or began getting lost.
“You’re the one who wanted to guess his way back,” she grinned, reaching to gently pinch at his side.
“Didn’t realize that all forest looks alike,” he huffed, playfully swatting at your finger.
“It’s harder than it looks,” she smiled, tucking her thumbs into the pockets of her shorts as she started walking off in a slightly different direction. He followed, running his hands through his locks that were still damp from being in the water.
“How do yeh know your way around so well?” He asked once he’d caught up to her, watching to make sure he didn’t trip and fall.
“I have a lot of time to myself,” she replied, adding a shrug of her shoulder. The truth was, when she wasn’t working, she spent a lot of time going for hikes through these trees and had gotten lost multiple times herself. At this point it was almost a game that she played on purpose.
“Don’t yeh get lonely?”
“Not really,” Cal said, reassuring him with a small smile. “I work at the bar most nights so there’s plenty of people to keep me busy. And I don’t mind being alone. Besides, occasionally I get some good company…And then there’s you.”
“Ouch,” his voice raised an octave as he stopped walking, clutching onto his chest over his heart as he jutted his lower lip out in a pout. She turned around to look at him when she realized he’d stopped and couldn’t help but giggle at his expression, reaching to take the hand that was on his chest in her palm and tug him along with her again.
“Oh c’mon, you goon,” she laughed, and his features relaxed to reveal a cheeky grin. He continued to follow her, but neither of them brought up the tingle in the palms and the fact that both their hearts were beating just slightly faster than normal.
She didn’t let go of his hand.