Disclaimer: I do not own, nor am I in any way associated with, HSM.
AN: Yes, I'm finally doing my own drabble challenge (from the ryelsi group on LJ, link's in my profile). It somehow turned into an actual story in multi-drabble form though. I don't quite know how.
"I dare you," Kelsi said and Ryan's mouth went dry at her tone.
"Wh-what?" he asked, meeting her eyes over the piano.
She smiled and tilted her chin up defiantly. Her fingers danced over the keys as she played a jaunty tune. Ryan scowled at the insult, a plan quickly forming in his mind.
"Fine," he said, pretending to be angry before turning on his heel and walking out the door.
The playful notes were quickly replaced by light footsteps behind him.
"Making sure I do it?" he asked.
"Mm-hm," she said and he could hear the smile in her voice. He hid one of his own and kept his pace steady until they were inches from the water.
"Chicken?" she asked when he stopped.
"No, I just don't want to do it alone." He whirled suddenly and grabbed her around the waist, before jumping into the pool. Her screams died out as the water closed over their heads.
When they surfaced she was glaring at him and he couldn't help but laugh at her dripping cap. His own was floating towards the waterfall. She splashed him petulantly and he only laughed harder before swimming across the pool to retrieve his hat. He was surprised to see her still floating there when he turned.
"What?" he asked with a laugh, certain she was going to attempt some sort of payback.
She closed her eyes momentarily and ground out, "I need a towel."
"The entire point of dragging you in too was so that I didn't have to be soaking wet all by myself."
Her glare hardened and she said something he couldn't hear.
"What was that?" he teased.
"I'm wearing a white shirt!" she yelled and suddenly he wasn't laughing anymore.