Chapter 22 The Trail

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It has been three weeks tracking the other students and they haven't found anything it's like they vanished. Tai isn't that happy about losing their trail he's the best tracker so losing them is frustrating.

They set up camp for the night by a river in the Krystal Forrest. Serilda stares at her fish that is roasting over the fire. Tai has been silent all night. Serilda has tried to help but he won't let her. All he does is shut her out whenever she tries to reach out to him. She has tried to be sensitive but enough is enough. Standing up she takes a breath.

"Alright that is it, Tai you have been ignoring me ever since we lost the trail in Versill. I am sick and tired of it. I have tried I really have but you won't let me help you. I just want to help but all you do is shut me out. Sitting here pouting and giving me the silent treatment isn't going to change the fact we lost the trail. Look at me Tai." He doesn't flinch, Serilda feels a little like his mother rather than girlfriend. Sensing his anger and pain she kneels beside him.

"Look at me." He hesitantly looks at her.

"We will find them okay and we will find what's her face." He chuckles at her comment.

"What is it Log Toga?" He bursts out laughing.

"Wait no I got it, Sting Banker." She's having way too much fun with this.

"Oh I remember Kin Tara." By the time she got it right Tai was lying by the fire on his back staring up at the stars.

"I'm sorry Serilda I shouldn't be taking this out on you. I have never lost a trail and once you lose something for the first time it stays with you." Tai sits up and stares not at the fire rather into it.

"I have trouble with loss." The seriousness of his tone set her straight. She didn't know what he meant by that, before she could ask he had already climbed into the tent. Sighing she picked up the cup of water and threw it onto the fire then climb into the tent. Laying on her side back to Tai she couldn't sleep.

"Serilda you awake?" His voice didn't have a hint of sleep in it. "Yes." She heard him roll over before wrapping his arm around her.

"What is it?" He asks knowing something was eating at her. "I have this feeling in my stomach that something is going to go wrong. Horribly wrong. It's making me edgy and well scared." His grip on her arm tightened and he made her lay on her back so she could look at him.

"I've been having it too." He said honestly in the dark his eyes seemed darker. His finger ran down her cheek. "I don't know what it is but it scares me Tai." Rolling back on her side he leaned forward and kissed the spot where her neck and shoulder met. She sucked in a breath at the heated sensation. His hand rested on her lower thigh slowly sliding up her side skillfully slipping under her shirt. The cool air slipped under the fabric while his warm fingers danced across her flat stomach.

Closing her eyes she fell into the sensation. His kisses moving from her neck up her jaw. Tormenting her in the best way possible. Unable to fight anymore she rolled onto her back and gripping the back of his neck she pulled him over her.

"You and me tonight lover boy." She traced the shadow under his lip before claiming him in a searing kiss. The night was quiet beside their breathing and rustling of movement. All thoughts and worries of their mission melted away as they drowned into each other. The cool night breeze dancing into their tent brushing against their naked skin should've been uncomfortable but they were too lost in each other to care.

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