New story! Yippee, huh? I promise, this one will get updated more faster than the older ones I have, lol. They kinda sitting there collecting dust right now. Anyway, here it goes!

Lakeside Hotel

Chapter one: Lakeside Hotel

One full month with a bunch of your friends in a hotel, how much better could it get? Well, I guess Valerie wasn't my friend, I hated her, but she could keep Tucker busy so Sam and I had plenty of alone time.

Now that I was sixteen, things in life had gotten a lot better. I was now able to drive, and I was pretty much free. My parents allowed me to go out and do a lot more things, so I was no longer restricted from the world outside of Amity. I looked pretty much the same, my hair was a little longer and hung down in my face a little, but it wasn't to much of a change. I wore a little different clothes, a Hollister shirt that I know a lot of preps wear, but it looked good on me, and plain baggy jeans.

I had also lost my desire to become popular, and I had fallen more in love with Sam than ever. Over just two years I had learned so much from her, and I had learned that she was the only one for me, although we still weren't going out yet, but sometime in this month of staying at the hotel, I will make sure it happens…

"Hey Danny, wake up," Sam said shaking me slowly, and I lifted my head up and looked around seeing Tucker still driving with Valerie in the front seat, and we were on our way to a McDonalds.

"We're getting something to eat," she told me. I nodded and looked out the window to the darkened world around me. I sat up a little and bright lights from the drive in shone into my eyes, and I lifted my arm to block it off.

"You sleep good?" Sam asked me, and I smiled.

"Sure, was that meant to tease me?"

"No, not at all."

"All right."

"What do you want?" Tucker asked me, and I shrugged.

"Salad," Sam said, and I thought about it, and realized I wasn't really all that hungry, "Chocolate shake," I said, and Tucker didn't seem to care that I wasn't even really wanting dinner, but Sam noticed.

"Your not hungry? You need to eat something, we have been in the car all day!"

"I know…"

"OK, what ever you want," she said. Tucker handed back two pops, my shake and a salad, and Sam began to eat hers while I was still striping the wrapper off of the straw. Once it was in I leaned back and began to suck on the straw as lazy as I could get.

"Still tired?" Sam asked me setting hers down. She wines at me for not eating, yet all she could do was eat a few pieces of lettuce and she was done.

"Still waking up, yea."

She sighed and put her knees up on the back of Valerie's seat. Valerie was still one of my least favorite people in the world, but Tucker was going out with her, so I really had no choice but to allow him to bring her.

"How much longer?" I asked, it did get tiring after a long day in the car and a million bathroom breaks in between. Everyone who traveled would know that you always had the anchors, Valerie, who had to stop a million times for one reason or another, while the rest of the people could have lasted three times more than the one person did.

"About… 5 more hours if we go straight through," Tucker said, and I fell down onto the rest of the seat next to me in between Sam and I. She looked down at me, and laughed, "You bored?"

"Just a little."

She brushed some hair out of my face and looked down at me, and she smiled, "You are still tired, I can tell."

"No, not really."
"Oh, really? Then you wouldn't mind if I bugged you?"

"Nope." She reached over and tickled my stomach and it made me pop back up as I tried to squirm away from it, and we were both laughing.

"You two having fun back there?" Valerie asked and broke what we were doing, and we both blushed, "What's it to you?" I asked her, and she shrugged.

Sam and I sighed, and I leaned up against the side of the car, and Sam leaned up against me, her head resting on the side of my shoulder. Both of us had fallen asleep easily after we had gotten comfy.

"Wake up!" Tucker was shouting back at us, and I woke up, and saw Sam was still leaning up against me, and she was just now waking up as well.

"We're here guys!" Tucker said excitedly, and I looked out the window. It was still dark out, but the lights saying "Lakeside Hotel" lit up the whole parking lot in a blue glow. I flung my door open fast, I wanted to have a bed so badly, it was worth running all the way up to the door hand in hand with Sam.

"What's the rush?" She asked me, and I said sleepily, "I am tired, and want a bed."

"Oh, all right," She said, the two of us looked drunk pretty much, both of us half awake, both of us talked weird, and the two of us were about to pass out. Although I guess we got a lot more sleep than Tucker, who had managed to drive all the way here.

We opened the door and inside there were dim lights, and a person who was sitting lively at a front desk.

"Hello, may I help you?" she asked, so full of energy.

"Room reserved for Fenton?"

"Hold on a couple of minutes," she said and looked through the computer to find my name, then she opened a drawer and pulled out a key.

"There you go, have a nice time here," she said smiling at the two of us, and I gave her a dim smile, hardly able to even walk up the stairs.

"I'm not gonna make it," I teased Sam and fell backwards onto her and amazingly she had caught me and she shoved me ahead, "Yeah, you will."

We walked to room #66 and I opened the door. The room had two queen sized beds, and it was all in different shades of purple. The whole room was except for the big black flat screen TV and the wooden dresser and end tables. There was a Kitchen, and bathroom along with the main room.

"Big for just the two of us, huh?" Sam said, and I nodded and fell onto the closest bed. I pulled the blankets over the top of me in my last resort of energy and Sam laughed and went to her bed and through her bag on it, and pulled out some PJs.

"Don't look," she said, and I turned over for her to change, she just had to make me move, didn't she?

"OK," she said, and I turned back over and she was in black PJ bottoms, and a belly shirt.

"Night," I told her, and she responded, "Night."

The sun shone in the window the next morning as I opened my eyes. I stretched and sat up in bed just to look at the clock, 10:45. Lazy I was, lazy enough to the point where Sam was no longer even in the hotel room. I yawned and stretched before I finally pulled myself out of bed, and walked to the door. I walked out into the hallway, and went down to Tucker's room, everyone was there most likely. He was 5 rooms down from us though, since the place was packed and there weren't any rooms right next to each other really.

"Hey Danny," Sam said when I opened up the door to see Sam sitting on one bed, and Tucker/Valerie sitting on the other.

"Hey guys," I said, and took a seat next to Sam. She smiled at me and through an arm around my shoulder, "You get a good nights sleep?"

"Yea, you?"

"Of course," she said an took her arm off of me. Tucker and Valerie just stared at us, and then Valerie got up.

"I'm going to grab us something to eat for breakfast," she said and left the room. Tucker got up and followed after her without saying a word.

"What's up with him?"

"Nothing, he is just tired," Sam said, she must have noticed how dull he was acting today too. Sam took my hand and she stood up.

"Come on, I want you to come see the view of this place," she said, and we walked back down the hall to our room, and she took me out the back porch. It looked out onto a lake that was shimmering under the early sun, and there were all ready people swimming in the rising temperatures of the morning.

"Beautiful, isn't it?" She asked me, and I shook my head but kept on looking out upon the land below us. Trees were everywhere, tons of paths covered the land, most of them were probably hidden from view, but I could at least see where some of them started off, and there were a lot of them. Would that be the perfect place to ask her out at? Go on a nice walk together alone in the sun underneath the trees. It would be perfect.

"You wanna go for a walk later today?" She asked me happily. She loved nature so much, it was the perfect place, but maybe not today, I wasn't going to jump to conclusions on it. I was nervous enough as it was being here pretty much alone with her, let alone having that on my mind the whole time.

"Sure, that sounds cool. And then we can go for a swim as well?"
"Of course! After we wear ourselves out," she giggled and I just laughed shortly then turned around to notice Tucker and Valerie standing there.

"You guys even hungry?" Valerie asked, and I nodded. I could smell pancakes, and it made me all the hungrier. Although pancakes weren't vegetables in one little way, Sam learned to stretch her Vegetarian ways out a little, and she ate a little more things than she used to a couple of years ago. Not meat or anything, but she now ate anything with Milk in it with no problem, which was something that made it a lot more normal for me. She ate pretty much anything BUT meat now, or anything she thought MIGHT have anything to do with really harming animals.

"Of course," I said, and we both retreated back into our room, where the food was set on two end tables, one for Tucker/Valerie and the other for Sam and I to share. We all munched away on our pancakes and the whole room was silent until both Sam and I finished at around the same time, both of us could hold hardly anything in our stomachs and we had a lot of energy which explained why we were the skinniest kids in our school.

"Thanks for breakfast," I said to Valerie and Tucker, mainly to Tucker in my mind though. Valerie really did TRY to get along, but I was never going to be able to trust her, not in a million years.

"Yea, your welcome," Valerie said not looking up from her food. Sam and I threw our plates away and headed out the door.

"They are meant for each other, they both love to eat!" Sam joked and we both bursted out laughing.

"Yea, that is for sure."

"You wanna go for that walk?" Sam asked me, and I nodded and we both headed out the door. The sun hit us the second we went out, but we ignored it until we got under the shade of the trees that lead into the long roads of paths that we would probably never venture all the way across.

"It's so nice out today, huh? Perfect day after a long trip in the car!"

"That is for sure," I replied and stretched my arms out above my head while I let out a long yawn. Sam giggled and I just shook my head. I never understood why she always giggled, Jazz said it was because she was nervous around me. Jazz was probably right, she was right about nearly everything that came out of her mouth.

"Look," Sam said lowering her voice to a whisper as she pointed across the woods to a little field where a Deer was standing, it's ears up right and alert.

"He is so pretty," Sam said, but kept on walking without staring to much.

"Yea, pretty to hang on the wall," I teased since I knew she hated how much people hunted animals, although I knew deep inside her she knew it was done for a reason, and that it was actually a good thing.

"Thanks Danny, you make me fell a lot better. Maybe we should just go back there and grab him so no one can hurt him."

"You do that and see how much he likes trying to be caught."

She giggled again, and we just kept on walking, although it seemed like pretty much the same scenery over and over again, but that was just to me.

"Here, if we take this way, it will loop back around to the hotel," Sam said and we turned down another direction. I wanted to dive into that lake so bad, because by now the heat was really getting to me which explained why Sam had also made the suggestion to it.

"That was fun anyway, until we about fried our brains out," Sam laughed, exhausted once we had arrived back to the hotel, and we were shoveling through our bags to find our swim suits. Sam went into the bathroom to change into hers, and I just changed out in the main room. When she got back out I stared at her for a second, her two piece fit her perfectly and was enough to make my jaw drop. She was so pretty, I wanted to just grab her and squeeze her tightly, but in yet I couldn't even if I tried, I was to nervous to do so, but at least I thought about it.

"Come on," she said, and we walked back out into the heat again. The lake was so huge, it was impossible for it to get filled up, and since there were no boats allowed the whole thing was opened for people to swim on and there was a beach that extended all the way around it, although the end closest to the hotel was filled up pretty much.

"OK, let's go where no one else is," Sam said, and we walked around the edge to about halfway, and I can tell you right now, that was a LONG ways down, and it was enough to about make you pass out from a heat stroke. Sam took short steps gingerly into the water.

"Yes! I can't just jump in like you, yours nuts!" She said, watching me swim back and forth in a small area.

"You want me to help you get in?"

"Don't you dare…"

I swam back up to the shore and walked up to her, and placed my hands on her stomach and she quivered from the cold.

"You had better not," she threatened, although she knew I wasn't in the least bit scared about it at all.

I put one of my arms under her legs and the other on her back and tossed her into the water and she screamed, but it wasn't heard to anyone but us amongst all the commotion with the other people. I laughed and dive back into the water as Sam came back up, a half smile on her face, she couldn't help but laugh.

"You… you… jerk!" She teased, and I just swam up to her and looked at her.

"Well, you needed some help, at least from what I was seeing. Now you are in the water, right?"
"Yes… and freezing."

"It isn't that cold, once you get used to it!"

"Oh, thanks," she said and her teeth were chattering, and she just stood there in the water with her arms crossed. It was hot out, but the water was really cold for it being such a hot summer day.

I came up behind her and put my arms around her for a second, and she scooted in as close to me as possible.

"It is freezing! I think I would rather go bask out in the sun," she said shivering in my arms now. I guess when you huddle together in the water and you are both freezing it doesn't help out much, but it WAS a reason for us to think it was working and for me to have her in my arms…

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