Dawson, Pacey, and Joey made the short trip to Capeside Summer Camp site unscathed. Pacey and Joey had kept their banter down to a minimum and Dawson was thankful. He knew that he'd have to deal with their bickering most of the summer and was glad he had a few minutes of peace and quiet.

Dawson drove his jeep down an old dirt road, passing a sign that read Welcome to Capeside Summer Camp. A beautiful lake covered the vista and the jeep cleared a bridge that made passage over sparkling water. Pacey sighed to himself as they the made it closer to the main cabin. He was beginning to have regrets. He knew that kids were a handful and with Joey around him twenty four seven, Pacey was starting to think his summer had just gone down the crapper. Meanwhile, Joey took in the view and smiled. She actually appeared to be upbeat now that Pacey had shut up for a while. Dawson pulled into the main cabin driveway and put the jeep in park.

"Well we made it." sighed Dawson, clapping his hands on his thighs.

"Joy." replied Pacey, easing out of the jeep.

Joey got out as well and examined the area. Her eyes scanned the main cabin, the campers cabin, the water, and the trees. Joey looked passed the trees, then stopped. Something moved and caught her eye. She quickly returned her gaze to the movement and saw leaves rustling, but couldn't make out anything certain. Joey shrugged to herself and turned back to her friends. It was probably a deer. Suddenly, a familiar voice called out to them.

"What's up crew?" asked Jack, approaching the trio.

"Jackers! What's up hombre?" asked Pacey, clasping hands with his friend.

"Not much Pace. Jenn and I just got here ten minutes before you did."

"Where is Jenn?" asked Dawson, looking around.

"Oh, she's in her cabin with Grams, both wielding a can of bug spray." laughed Jack.

The others laughed as well. They all knew how Jenn was when dealing with bugs, especially spiders. Suddenly a feminine voice called out behind them and they turned around. Pacey's mouth dropped, as did Dawson's and even Jack seemed taken back a bit. An extremely attractive young woman stood before them. She had light brown hair, emerald green eyes, and had better curves than a roller coaster. She smiled brightly and extended her hand to Dawson.

"Hi, I'm Mallory Johansson. I'm one of the head counselors at Capeside Summer Camp. I assume you all are the new camp counselors."

"Excellent assumption, said Dawson, I'm Dawson Leery and this is..."

Dawson was cut short. Pacey quickly bumped him out of the way with his hip and took Mallory's hand.

"Pacey Witter, at your serves. Camp Counselor extrodinar." he informed.

Mallory was slightly taken back but nodded with a smile.

"It's a pleasure to meet you Pacey."

"The pleasure is all mine, I assure you." replied Pacey, kissing Mallory's hand.

Dawson took Pacey by the shoulders and shook him lightly.

"Hormones, put them in check please." ordered Dawson.

Pacey smiled sheepishly and backed away from Mallory. Meanwhile, Jack tried forcefully not to laugh and Joey just rolled her eyes as if annoyed. Mallory's cheeks stung red with embarrassment but she recovered quickly.

"Come on, I'll show you all around." she said.

Mallory motioned toward the cabins and the others followed her. She gave them a brief tour and told them important information as they made their trek across the camp.

Well, there will be eight camp counselors, four guys and four girls. I'm in charge of the girls and Dru Valentine will be in charge of the boys." informed Mallory.

Joey's face dropped. She couldn't believe her ears. Dru Valentine was actually going to be in charge of kids. Dru was a complete idiot and not to mention a total asshole. The temperature in hell must have dropped substantially, she thought. Dawson, Jack, and Pacey didn't seem none too pleased about the recent information either, Pacey especially. Mallory continued leading them on their tour and Pacey fell back next to Joey.

"Can you believe it? Dru Valentine in charge of me? God, I hate that jerk!"

"Yeah, the poor boys at this camp are going to have a terrible summer, due to the fact their camp counselors are pigs." informed Joey.

"What's that suppose to mean?" asked Pacey, defensively.

"Oh come on..."The pleasure is all mine, I assure you", mocked Joey, "You were practically drooling on Mallory."

Pacey smiled devilish.

"What's a matter Potter, jealous?" asked Pacey, raising an eyebrow.

"In your dreams, you sexist toad." retorted Joey, stepping up her pace so to move away from Pacey.

Finally they came to a stop and Mallory had finished talking. They had reached the main cabin again and Mallory turned to face the others.

"Any questions?" she asked.

"Yeah, you said there would be four guys and four girls. Who's the forth girl?" asked Joey.

"That would be me." stated Abbie Morgan, stepping out of the main cabin.

Joey's face cringed as did the others. Who the hell hired these counselors, she thought?

Dru Valentine also came out of the cabin, followed by Jenn and Grams. Both ladies appeared to be thoroughly annoyed. Dru saw the rest of the campers and laughed. He clapped his hands and rubbed them together.

"Isn't this great? I feel like the Brady Bunch." he laughed.

"Yeah, the Brady Bunch from hell." growled Abbie, who seemed dissatisfied with the other counselors.

Jenn had just spent ten minutes in the same room with Dru and Abbie, and she felt nauseous. She imagined an entire summer with those two around and her brain went hazy.

"I think I'm gonna be sick." mumbled Jenn.

The Cape crew were in for a wonderful summer indeed and none of them noticed the movement in the trees.

To Be Continued.....