Chapter 4

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"Utter madness is what we call a sugary mess" - Riley Monroe

The rest of my classes went by pretty well. I had two classes with Aaron and those are Cake Decoration and Food Visualization, and Cooking class. I found out I only had one class with James which is the one with Aaron, two with Tammy, and one with Cassidy and Raven which is Baking.

The bell rang signaling that it's time for lunch. After lunch, we can pretty much do anything we wanted. Such activities include canoeing at the lake, swimming, biking, attending extra workshops, testing recipes in the student kitchens, or hanging out on Main Street. I made my way to the cafeteria, and noticed that not everyone was sitting with their cabins. Funny. I thought we were always suppose to sit with our cabins.

I walked on over to the buffet table in the center of the dining hall and grabbed a toasted cranberry turkey sandwich, seasoned fries, an elaborate looking sugar glazed fruit cup, and a glass of pressed juice.

I searched the room for my friends and finally found them at the back table. I smiled in relief and made my way over.

"Hey, guys!" I said as I sat down next to Tammy.

"Hi Riley!" She smiles. "Now that everyone is here, I would like to tell you that our day to cook is on Thursday this week!"

She was literally buzzing with excitement, and so was everyone at the table.

"And get this. They decided to mix things up a bit, so now, we get to cook with one of the boy cabins! Isn't that exciting?"

I smiled. "As long as they can keep up with us."

Raven laughed and gave me a small high five.

"So how are your classes so far?" I asked.

"They're fantastic so far! I met this really nice guy in my decorations class, and he's so cute!" Cassidy went on.

The girls took turns telling me about their classes until it came to me.

"What happened in your classes, Riley? Anything exciting?" Tammy asked slyly. I had no idea what she was talking about.

She must have noticed my confused stare. "C'mon! The guy with the gray eyes! You guys are in the same CDFV (cake decorations and food visualization) class, and from what I saw, you two were having a pretty intense conversation!" Tammy said with excitement in her voice. This must have grabbed Raven's attention because she tuned in on our conversation.

Before I could reply, someone sat their tray down next to me.

"So, cupcake. Talking about me aren't you?" A familiar voice said from behind me. I let out an annoyed sigh.

"Cupcake?" I asked turning to see a smiling Aaron Grey sitting beside me.

"You don't like it? How about princess?"

"No"

"Sweetheart?"

"Nope"

"Honey bear?"

"No!"

"Smoochums?"

"I'm going to hit you"

"How about Cutie?"

I gave him a flat look.

"Fine. Cupcake it is," He said with a satisfied grin.

"No! You can call me Riley!" I said.

He sat there finishing up his chips while nodding his head like he's listening to me.

"Is she always this mad?" he not so quietly whispered to the girls who smiled in return.

After finishing his chips, he got up and shot me a wide grin. "Later, cupcake!" He said as he got up to join his friends.

"Don't call me that!" I shouted after him. I sat back down muttering a few curses only to find my friends with amused smiles on their faces.

"What? Is there something on my face?" I asked them suddenly self-conscious.

"Not at all. I just wonder..." Tammy said muttering to herself and the other girls. They nodded as if they completely understood her.

"What?" I asked again.

"Nothing," She said innocently.

We quickly threw away our trash after lunch and headed out to the lake.

"Hey, James!" Cassidy called out and waved him over.

He ran up to us and gave each of us a hug. When he hugged Raven, I saw her face tint with pink.

I wonder if she likes him? They would make a really cute couple.

"What's up?" He asked all of us after pulling away from Raven.

"James," Cassidy started. "What do you know about the new guy, Aaron?"

"Aaron Grey?" He asked. "He's one of my roommates. Why?"

"Oh nothing," Tammy giggled. "We just think he's taken an interest in Riley."

"Not even!" I said hitting her lightly on the arm. "We only talked because we sit next to each other in class."

James laughed. "Why don't you girls come to the student kitchens sometime? I'll introduce you to my other roommates."

Tammy nodded. "Sounds good, bro."

"Cool, I'll text you when I manage to grab an opening slot"

After he left, I looked over at Raven. "So James, huh?" I nudged her side. "You like him?"

She blushed and looked away. "Don't you dare say anything to Tammy," Then, she quietly added, "Besides, I don't think he likes me anyway. I'm probably like a sister to him."

This surprised me. Raven's great! Anyone would be lucky to have her. "Well, you never know," I said.

Her eyes flitted over to me, but she shook her head and changed the subject. "So, got any ideas for our next prank?"

A mischievous smile made its way onto my lips. "Yup," I leaned in her ear and told her my plan. A smile broke out on her face after. "This is good. A bit elementary but good," She said while rubbing her hands together.

I smiled and glanced over at Tammy and Cassidy who were playing volleyball with some campers on the sand, and one of them seemed to be Aaron. He really is dashing.

Wait. What am I saying? Jerk remember?

Pushing Aaron from my mind, I thought about the prank. Tammy and Cassidy, you're in for a surprise.

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(Old) Author's Note

So this was a pretty short chapter! What do you think the prank will be? And what do you think of James? Who do you think he likes? Also, I really hope you're liking the story so far! Sorry if it's a bit slow, but don't worry things will start to pick up soon. As always, please Vote/Comment/Follow. Thank you! <3

- Tiffany

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