If there was
one thing you hated, it was when Matty was right. He always had the habit of
being a confident person mainly because he was always right in his sayings and
statements. And this wasn’t an exception at all.
survived one night in a tent and that was pure enough for you. It wasn’t like
you hated the nature or anything, but it was just too much for you to cope
with. The sound of the wind making the bushes and the trees move along with the
tents moving, animals far away making small noises talking to each other and
just the fact that you were resting on top of the ground where mud was crowding
the whole camp area.
had gone to bed at this point and the bonfire was almost out, only a few sparks
left to heat up the small area with the tree stumps around for people to sit
on. Violet was far away in her dream, a few dripples from her mouth slowly
creeping down her chin along with her eyes being half open. It wasn’t difficult
to see her and Matty being twins, they had the exact same face expression and
habits when sleeping.
wished at this point that you hadn’t gone on the trip at all. It wasn’t like
this wasn’t cozy and fun but the conditions were by far something’s you preferred.
You didn’t want to act like such a diva in front of the other students and you
never wore the diva attitude but to be honest. You were a diva in the forest
and this wasn’t your scene at all.
had stroked past 2am at this point but you were awake like a light. You had
tried and fought the chance to sleep but somehow your eyelids just couldn’t
stay closed. At this point you knew it wasn’t just the many noises around you,
and the bad sleeping conditions. So instead of just trying to sleep and stare
at Violet almost drooling herself and her snores, you stood up from your
mattress and opened the tent.
It was a
warm breeze that hit you when you stuck your head out of your tent and a small
smile creeped on your face. Even though you hated camping in the woods it
didn’t meant that you didn’t like the nature at all. The way the grass would
crunch beneath your feet and the stars gazing in the sky. In downtown Sydney it
was a big difficulty seeing the stars in the sky but this was far different and
shooting stars were much clearer on the dark night.
your cardigan tight around your body and put on your sneakers before slowly
and quietly walked away from the camps, trying to avoid not falling in one of
the many robes that was hammered to the ground to keep the tents up. You
probably weren’t even allowed to leave your tent now but when everyone was asleep,
nobody was there to catch you in the act.
was shining bright and white in the air, being larger than normal and with the
clear sight and no clouds clouding it, it was easier to see the darker grey mountains
on the Moon. A beautiful sight you were grateful to witness. You had considered
waking up Matty but you concluded that he was most probably snoring the life
out of himself in the tent with Ryan.
down the small hill that leaded up to your camp and ended down by the massive lake
that was crowding the whole forest, the water reflecting the moon and creating
an almost fantasy look, and a small smile creeped on your lips. You loved
walking at nights with Matty. It was something that always seemed to comfort
you when you couldn’t sleep. Insomnia was always a killer but it always seemed
to get defeated by the many walks you had taken throughout your life.
otherwise peaceful moment was ruined though when you heard the sound of feet
walking behind you and you turned around fast in panic, your breathing
quickening and your heart pacing faster than normal.
Didn’t mean to scare you.”
came up to feel your heart pounding and a small laugh escaped your lips when
Luke smiled softly at you and placed his hands in his pockets, the black
sweatshirt with his hoodie over his head almost making him look like A from
pretty little liars but when he walked closer and the shine from the moon hit
his face, he was more recognizable.
that has become a habit of yours.” You responded and crossed your arms, eyeing
him as he took his hands out of his pockets to express himself and apologize
and he stopped in track when he came up to your side and looked out at the lake
just like you had done moments ago.
sleep?” He asked without taking his eyes away from it and you looked up at him
with a puzzled look.
a smile by your question and looked down at you with soft eyes. ”I can see it
on your attitude. This isn’t your thing at all but you have done it anyways.
You must be proud of yourself. Surviving in the woods for two days straight.
Besides, you do the same when I can’t sleep. Though, I head for a run and I
assume you just go for a walk instead.”
assume you couldn’t sleep either?” You asked and looked up at him with
questioning eyes but he shook his head instead of nodding like you had expected
him to do.
all of you are my responsibility this weekend. If something happens to you, we as
teachers have to take responsibility. I woke up by the sound of your sneakers
walking in the grass so I took action and headed out instantly. You never know
what you kids can do these days, especially with drugs, smoking and drinking.”
made you roll your eyes at him and you guys started to walk down by the lake.
”Well I’m not really the type of person who takes drugs or smoke. I think it’s
quite nasty to be honest.”
Luke said and a smile creeped on his lips which made you smack his arm.
doesn’t love that.” You said casually and placed your hands in your pockets,
looking up at him with the same smirk as him. ”Well can’t deny that.” He
responded and laughed, the two of you becoming quiet as you walked further down
the lake, a cozy silence clouding over the two of you.
It was a
nice feeling. To have someone that you didn’t felt forced to say anything to.
Just walking around with each other and leaving the natural sounds as
background music. The grasshoppers in the rush making noises were enough for
you and with the stars shining above, this was the perfect moment.
Y/N… You’re not like the other students.” Luke announced all of the sudden
and placed his hands in the pockets of his black sweatshirt.
you mean?” You asked confused and lifted an eyebrow. He looked down at you
while he licked his bottom lip without saying anything. He leaned his head
downtown your height until your noses were lightly brushing each other’s tips.
met a student who hates math and mud, plus getting late for every single
morning class that is on your schedule, like you.”
widened by his words and you pushed him lightly away from you while laughing.
”You know Luke, I’ve never met a math teacher who is such a big boring loser
nice! Wouldn’t want you to fall into the lake by accident. I’ve heard that algae
aren’t really that good for your hair.” Before you got the chance to react,
Luke grabbed you by the waist and swung you around towards the lake. ”Luke you
must be fucking crazy!” You screamed in a mix between laughter and breathings,
trying to wiggle out of his tight grip.
crazy! I’m just trying to make you take back your rude words!” Luke argued with
laughter in between his words and he wrapped his arms right around tour waist
and started to lift you even though you were wiggling crazy. ”Never!” You
yelled and hit him in the arm, trying to pry his arms off you.
Luke stopped in track by the sound of a female voice, and Luke hurried to put
you down while the two of you were still giggling and breathing heavily. A
shadow moved from some of the trees and your otherwise happy face expression
changed to a frown when you saw it was Brittany coming towards you guys.
are you awake?” Luke asked with furrowed eyebrows and a smirk, and you looked
up at him with a disgusted look by the sudden use of nickname.
”Well I couldn’t sleep because Alana was
snoring so… I heard yelling from down here, so I thought I’d check it out.
What are you guys doing?” Brittany placed a hand to her hip and lifted an
eyebrow at you guys, and you looked up at Luke with confused eyes.
for a small walk. I noticed Y/N down by the lake so to make sure that she was
alright I came up to her.” Luke explained and it seemed like Brittany’s eyes
lightened up with Christmas lights and she clapped her hands together.
always wanted to go for a moonwalk stargazing trip. Can I join you? I think I’m
too far away from the camp anyways, I don’t think I’m brave enough to walk back
on my own.”
thing.” Luke responded with a smile and he clearly didn’t notice the death
glare you sent him and you rolled your eyes when Brittany squealed in excitement
and walked on Luke’s right, having two girls to both his sides now and you
clenched your jaw.
is so romantic.” She said while smiling up at the sky and she looked between
the lake and Luke, clearly blocking you out of her sight and ignoring your
this is totally an optional place for a date with the girlfriend.” Luke
responded casually and looked down at you with a small grin, but you didn’t
want to glance up and him and kept your eyes on the path in front of you.
of which.. Are you in a relationship?” Brittany asked and it made you roll your
eyes by her offensive words, clearly not thinking before she would speak up.
isn’t that a bit of a private question considering I’m your teacher?” She laughed
by Luke’s words like he was pathetic and looked up at him with a ridiculous
Luke. You’re still not a teacher officially yet.” She fought back and Luke
looked down at her trying to hold in the laugh that was ready to creep up from
his throat and out of his mouth.
okay, and to be honest I’m happy with that at the moment. All the school
related things like exams, finals, and stuff are filling my spare time
completely. It would be sad to have a girlfriend and then not have a time for
her at all. So Yeah, single as a pringle.” Luke responded and you felt a knot
form in your stomach even though you had no clue what it was.
that depend on how much in love you are with the girl? I mean, if you really
love the girl you would make time for her.”
probably, right. Unfortunately I haven’t experienced that yet.” Luke responded
and shrugged his right shoulder, and it made both you and Brittany lower your
shoulders in a disappointing manor. But why were you doing it? It was clear
that Brittany was head over heels for Luke but you didn’t think of him in that
right, even if I’m not.” Brittany answered with a cocky smirk and Luke raised
an eyebrow at her. ”How does that make any logical sense?” His question made
Brittany go blank instantly and you had to hold in your laugh that was ready to
spill from your lips.
know…” She responded and looked rather awkward, wanting the conversation to
change subject and silence overwhelmed the three of you, an awkward tension
starting to create and Brittany seemed to make it a lot worse when she began to
”Is it just
me or is it starting to get cold?” She asked out loud and looked at you with
Luke and wide eyes. You looked up at Luke who bit his lip and he looked between
Brittany and the clothes he was wearing himself. It was Sydney for god sake,
even though it was past midnight it wasn’t getting near any cold temperature.
borrow a shirt?” Luke asked and you held your breath while you looked at the
scene in front of you. Brittany’s eyes widened by the words of Luke like she
hadn’t expected him to suggest that at all and she smiled widely when he took
of his black sweatshirt and gave it to her.
comfy.” She commented and sniffed into the fabric, and her eyes softened in
delight by the smell. ”You’ve got a nice cologne too. Abercrombie & Fitch?”
She added in question and Luke nodded his head with a small blush on his
Fuckboy.” You mumbled under your breath and crossed your arms, which made Luke
look down at you confused. ”Sorry?” You looked up at him wide eyes and felt
your cheeks blush just like his. ”Nothing.” You responded and looked back at
the lake, now wanting to get back to the camp and the terrible conditions of
continued like this for too long. Brittany kept on constantly flirting and
flirting with Luke, and he never seemed to deny or reject her in any way. It
was making your blood boil by every act she did and every time she would touch him
on the arm or by the hair, you would want to rip her hand off and throw it into
the water to get eaten by fish. When Brittany started to hug Luke lightly to
create more warmth that was when your line was crossed.
I’m just gonna head back to camp. I’m not afraid of the dark or any beech men
so it won’t be any problem.” Turning around fast on your heels you started to
hurry down the path where you had been walking before and getting as far away
honest, all the things you had just said was total lies. The dark scared you
more than anything when you were on your own and walking down by a lake alone
without knowing where the hell you were scared the crap out of you. Because of
this being in a forest, it meant that there wouldn’t be any street lamps and
because you had left your phone in your tent with Violet, the only source of
light you had was the moon. This wasn’t a smart idea at all but you’d rather
walk on your own than be with Brittany and Luke at the same time. It was just
too much for you to witness and you needed to cool of somehow.
wait.” You stopped in track by the sound of Luke calling, but you didn’t want
to turn around, just kept your eyes on the camp that was clear a little bit
further away on the hill.
said once again almost breathlessly, and he stopped right in front of you and
grabbed you by the shoulders to turn you around. ”You can’t just leave me like
that!” He exclaimed and looked down at you wide eyes and it made you cross your
arms and stare at him with a ridiculous look. ”And why’s that?”
like having you walk on your own. I’ve told you that before.” His breathing
calmed down while he looked at you with serious eyes and you furrowed your
eyebrows at him. ”What’s with you and all this protection thing? You know Luke,
I can take care of myself it’s not like you’re my guardian and have to take care
worry about the ones I care about okay?” He placed his warm hands on each of
your cheek while looking down at you with wide eyes, his breathing being the
only thing aloud between the two of you. You didn’t want to look at him but the
affection of his hands made you stare up at his tall frame, your breathing
becoming heavier as well.
you’re the fastest runner to date, Luke. Wait what’s going on here?” Brittany
came up from Luke’s behind and confusion spread on her face when she noticed
Luke’s and yours act and Luke dropped his hands from your cheeks instantly.
Luke responded casually but it made you start to sprint away from him again,
hurrying up towards the hill even though you definitely weren’t a shape of
this. Hurrying towards the tent you zipped it up fast and almost jumped into
the tent, just wanting to get away from Luke and Brittany as far as you could
‘In our station home, and on that bench, And on this road, you are not here Your favorite store, the old theater I returned to all the places Then I realized That it was the end You had passed everything that was ours.’