Chapter 1

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Chapter 1: JULES

"Tess, I am not drinking that shit!"  I said as I shoved Tess's hand  that held some girly drink with UV Blue in it.

"Jules, It's delicious!"  

"Nope. Not drinking it."  I said as I handed the bartender money for my beer.

"Whatever, I like it."  Tess mumbled as we headed back to the table that housed the three other girls we were with.

We were getting day drunk and it was wonderful. We were on our yearly week long all girls camping trip and had decided to stay  a little closer to home this year and spend our week in Hayward at a cute little resort/campground on a beautiful lake. Addy, Kayla, Sam and Tess were discussing this new guy Sam was seeing and  I felt the need for something stronger.  I had just gotten out of what I thought was a serious relationship...but apparently he didn't think it was. I just wasn't feeling this current conversation taking place at our table. Whatever. I just wanted to have some fun and let loose where no one knew me.

I worked my way to the now crowded bar and squeezed myself into the first open stop I saw. I wasn't paying attention to any of the people around me, I just wanted a gin and tonic. I was standing there with my arm extended holding a 10 dollar bill, apparently zoning out as I was brought  back to reality by an elbow to the cheek. I was short. Apparently my shortness was the perfect height for this dick's elbow. I put my hand on my cheek and let out a "what the fuck" just as the dick turned around with the look of sympathy on his face.

"Oh shit! I am so sorry! Are you okay?!"

"Yeah....I'm fine....." I trailed off as I realized I recognized those brown eyes looking me over.

The dick reached out to touch my cheek gently as he breathed out another "I'm so sorry, I didn't mean...." He trailed off as his thumb brushed over my cheek and I stared at him like an idiot. I quickly looked down, breaking the awkward moment. "Let me buy you a drink. It's the least I can do for almost knocking you out. What are you drinking?"

"Gin and tonic?...with a lime please." I shyly responded. This was awkward.

A moment later the dick is handing me my drink, smiling at me.

"I'm Zac by the way." He says while extending his hand.

"Jules. " I respond with a crooked smile while accepting his hand in mine.

"It's nice to meet you Jules."

I didn't know what else to do but smile....like a total idiot. I was fangirling, but trying really hard to hold it together. He was drop dead gorgeous.  Even better looking in person than he was in pictures. He said my name. And it was hot.

"I was just about to step outside for a minute...care to join me?" Zac asked while standing and pushing in his bar stool.

"Sure." I managed to squeak as I scooted over, letting him lead the way.

As we made our way through the crowded bar, I glanced over to the table that housed my friends, catching the eye of Tess as she winked and smiled at me. I instantly blushed. God, I hoped the pink of my cheeks would disappear before Zac noticed...At least it was getting dark outside on the deck by now.

We made our way to a quiet little table in a corner, sitting down I pulled out my cigarette case from my purse and realized I left my lighter with Tess.

"Need a light?" Zac asked with an adorable grin while outstretching his arm that held a brown lighter, obviously sensing my panic in realizing I had no light.

"Yeah, thanks."  I reached out to grab the lighter and our fingers touched...causing me to blush again . God damnit. Why must I blush so easily!?

As I took a long drag off my cigarette, I realized I was a little drunk. Great. I'm probably going to make a fool of myself, I thought as I shook my head ever so slightly and let out a little snicker.

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