Great… I’m right back where I was again. I thought this was a straight road. I’m trying to get back to the Bed and Breakfast, but I just keep walking in circles. I don’t know how I got so lost. I just can’t find my way back. I guess I’ll just have to call someone and have them come get me. They’re probably still hanging out with those girls in their room… I look through my pockets for my cell phone and wonder what Harry is up to. I go through all my pockets, but my phone is nowhere to be found. Great, I left it in my room. I’m in the middle of the woods, I’m not going to find a public phone. There are no buildings, either, so I can’t ask someone for theirs. Not only am I lost… I have no way to contact anyone! Nobody saw me leave either. H-how am I going to get out of this one?
I wanted to go to the lake, but now I’m totally lost in the middle of the woods. The insects that lent their voices to the refreshing feeling of nature, now just sound eerie. It’s no use. I’m completely lost. If I keep walking, I really won’t ever find my way back. I sat myself down on a big rock nearby to try and calm down. As part of my calming process, I try to think of what to do next. It’s gotten colder. I can’t just stay here and wait for the morning. I want to go back to the B&B, but I have no idea how to get there.
Why did I decide to go into the woods by myself so late at night? I’m so upset at myself for being so careless. If I really think about it, I ran away because I didn’t want to see Harry chatting up those other girls. I was just jealous, that’s all. What’s wrong with me, getting jealous when he’s not even my husband. But, I can’t help how I feel. I couldn’t keep my promise not to fall in love. How does Harry feel? Why did he kiss me under the fireworks?
Being alone in the dark is making me feel more and more pessimistic. Before I know it, tears are streaming down my face. In the end, all I have is a fake relationship with him. No matter how long we live together, I’ll never have his heart. I let out a horrible depressed sigh, when I hear something in the nearby bushes. I don’t know what kind of animal it is, but one thing’s for sure… it’s coming right for me. No way… Not here, not now. Should I run? But I don’t want to run and draw more attention to myself. I don’t know what to do, so I just freeze. The steps get closer. I hold my breath, then a bright lights shines on me, and I instinctively squeeze my eyes shut.
“What are you screaming at? It’s just a flashlight,” I slowly open my eyes and stare into Harry’s face. “You dummy, this isn’t the kind of place to space out.”
The animal coming toward me was only Harry. He had a flashlight in his hand, and he’s shining it on my face.
“What’s wrong with you, cat got your tongue? Geez, I thought you had vanished, and then I find you here. Are you crying?”
“I… I… got lost…”
“Crying when you get lost? What are you, some kind of sissy girl?” Harry softens his angry face. “Come on, hurry up. Let’s go.”
Harry holds his hand out to me. I reach out for him, shaking, and he pulls me towards him in a embrace. “You’re safe now, don’t worry. You’re freezing! How long have you been sitting there?”
“I was walking for a really long time.”
“That’s when you call me to get you! But I guess you can’t without your phone, huh.”
“How did you know?”
“I went to your room and saw your phone on the desk. I figured you forgot is and couldn’t call,” Harry reaches into his pocket and pulls out my phone.
“Well, you were right,” I answer as he hands me my phone.
“You’re pretty easy to figure out. What am I going to do with you?” He holds me tightly, as if to warm my freezing body. Embraced in the warmth of his arms, I feel it travel all the way to the depths of my heart. I wasn’t crying because I was lost. No matter how I try to stop it, I love Harry.
“Oh hell, don’t tell me you’re going to start crying again?” He says after hearing me make a hic-sound. “There. Now cry all you want!” Harry buries my face into his chest. I cling onto him as tears run down my face.
“Do you feel a little better?” Harry asks after a long while.
“Yeah.” After crying on his chest for a while, I gently pull myself away. Trails from my tears are left on his shirt.
“Look at this puddle. I’m going to freeze too now.”
“It’s fine, it was just a joke. Now…” Harry flashes a grin. “It’s your turn to warm me up.
“What? Seriously?” Harry looks earnestly at me.
“So all I need to do is just hold you tight?” I smile lightly. “I can do that.”
“You’re messing with me, aren’t you,” He stares at me.
“I am totally not.”
“Oh, man, you’re teasing me now?” He started it! Why does it bother him if I actually fight back for once? He can dish it, but he can’t take it. That’s kind of cute. “By the way, just what did you think you were doing talking a walk out here?”
“I wasn’t taking a walk, I was trying to get to the lake.”
“The Lake? You’re way off.”
“Oh… Am I?”
“Geez… you couldn’t even figure that out? Come on. I’ll take you.”