The sun is shining, the birds are singing, it smells like grass and I'm nice and warm. Why can't I just be happy about that, and have fun like everyone else? We woke up really early this morning, to go for a walk, learning about different plants and stones, and we can do whatever we want until dinner. The others are taking a bath in the warm water, only Eliott and I am left. He's massaging sun block into my back while I'm lying on my stomach in the tall grass. It feels good, oh so good.
"We could just make him jealous, you know." He whispers into my ear, and I mentally roll my eyes. "You just want some." Eliott laughs. "Maybe, but seriously. You guys make me more sexually frustrated than I am on my own. Just watching the tension between you makes me feel lonely." I sigh. I get his point, though, I do feel lonely. And being close to Eliott like this feels kind of nice. But he is so much nicer. I groan a little. "It's gross really, isn't it? Having sex with your best friend since who knows how long?" I lift my head when Eliott doesn't answer. He looks like he's thinking really hard. "Nah..." He finally says. "I don't think so, I mean, you grow closer, right? And maybe it just isn't enough? Though the sex happened pretty much in a hurry. You didn't really have any time to object."
I think back. Yes, it did indeed happen very fast... But you wanted him so bad. My subconscious reminds me. I feel gross. Very gross. "Okay." I say. "What?" "We'll do it." He stops rubbing my back. "Do what?" "We'll make him jealous. But I don't want to have a relationship with you, okay? The second you start falling for me, I quit." I hear him chuckle under his breath. "And if you start falling for me?" I shrug. "Then I'm in the shit for sure, but I don't think that will happen."
He rises, and helps me up. Then he takes my hand. I frown, confused, as he pulls me to the shore and pushes me into the water. I scream, but giggles as he falls with me, and I start splashing around. He grins, and dives. A little hiss of shock escapes my lips as he licks my lower back, but I make sure I smile widely as he looks at me. We join the others, who are throwing a ball around. Nathan smiles at me. "Feeling better?" He asks, and I nod. "Figured I wouldn't want to miss the fun." He grins, and we all have fun before we decide that the water starts getting cold.
"We should all put our towels together in the grass!" Karen says, and so we do. Gabe and Karen starts cuddleing and kissing, and I feel a little sting in my chest. Of course I should just tell her that he's not straight at all and that he's slept with me... But I don't think that would be very smart. First of all, she might not believe me. She might think that I've been in love with him forever and that I'm desperate to get him back. Which is partly true, but not what I want her to know. She'd probably kill me. And Gabe would be pissed, and then he'd never kiss me again. As I'm deep in my own thoughts, that's when it happens. A pair of lips are pressed against mine, and in shock, I look straight into Eliott's eyes. He closes them, and keeps kissing me. My first thought is to slap him, but I remember that I'm supposed to play along. I slowly respond. I feel nothing.
Someone grips my arm and drags me away. Seth pushes me with my back against the nearest hut, still far enough away so that none of the others can hear us. "What the actual fuck do you think you're doing?" Darren asks me, furious. He and Seth glares at me, and Lily soon joins them. "I kissed him?" I say, looking at them. "We're not blind, you jerk." Lily scoffs at me. "Hey, calm down!" I say, looking at them. "He's okay with it! We're trying to make Gabe jealous." They all glare at me. "What? I'm doing this for their sake!" "No, you're not. If you were, you would never surprise-kiss him like that!" Lily spits the word at me, clearly angry.
Darren looks at me with a disappointed look. "You can't keep playing with people like this, Eliott. You have to understand the difference. You can have as many one-night stands as you want, but you can't mess with your friends' relationships." I calm down, closing my eyes. Then I nod. "You're right. I will stop now. I didn't think it through, and I'm going to apologize to Andy." Seth and Darren smiles at me, and Lily lifts an eyebrow. "Good boy." She says, then we walk back. Andrew is sitting exactly like I left him, looking partly shocked, partly like he's thinking about something really hard.