Going for the 20,000 word mark with this chapter hopefully! Okay so I think the traffic thingy is broken again, but whatever it doesn't matter.
The sight we saw when we arrived was unforgettable. Tawni was chasing her kite all around the deck and Port was trying not to get swept away by her kite. Tawni crashed into her and the got tangled up in the kite strings.
"This is too hard!" Tawni whined on the edge of tears.
I muffled my laugher as they tried to get up. "Do you guys need any help?" I called out to them.
"Sonny! Save me from the evil kites!" Tawni said dramatically.
Rolling my eyes I walked over to them, truth was they were really knotted up. "Hey Chad! Can you help me with this?" I called out to where he was standing.
"Yeah, sure, in a minute okay?" He said as he walked to a drink stand and got a smoothie. What was his problem all of a sudden?
"Whatever," I mumbled as I started to untie the knots freeing Tawni and Port.
"Thanks Sonny," Port said one I got the free.
"Yes, maybe we should try and do something else." Tawni suggested.
"You have any ideas?" Chad asked as he walked over to us with his smoothie.
I suppressed the urge to smack him, barely. He wasn't helping. Deep breaths Sonny, he'll explain later. It's probably something really obvious. I'm over-thinking everything way too much, making it into a big deal in my mind. Maybe he was really thirsty, or maybe he had heartburn or something.
"If we get the casts together we could play volleyball or basketball, maybe even baseball." I suggested looking at Tawni and Port, the seemed interested.
"Ok," he said. Again with the one word thing?
Huffing I pulled out my phone and texted both casts the idea, and asked them to tell us which one they would prefer to play. Nico and Grady wanted basketball, Tawni and Port voted for Volleyball, as did almost everyone else.
"Let's get to the volleyball court then," I said shutting my phone. Out of habit I reach for Chad's hand, but he pulled away. Looking over I could see an 'I'm sorry' sort of smile on his face. Ah so that was it! I had forgotten that we were still supposed to be a secret. Stupid Sonny!
Face-palming on the inside, I followed the other to the volleyball court.
"Finally what took you guys so long," Nico asked as he twirled the volleyball like it was a basketball.
"We had to walk all the way over here from the aft deck moron!" Tawni snapped. Jesus, it wasn't his fault she broke the heel off one of her favorite pairs of shoes.
I just rolled my eyes and took off my shoes before stepping onto the sandy court. Already I had a feeling that this was going to end badly. We ended up picking teams based on when we got there, which meant it was Chad, Tawni, Port, and I against Nico, Grady, Devon, and some other Falls kids whose names I couldn't really remember.
Port served the first ball and it didn't take long for the game to turn into an all out war, more than once I took a face plant to try, and failing, to save the ball. Sand was getting everywhere, this was going to suck later. Chad tried to spike the ball and missed specularly. I laughed and started choking on some of the sand.
"Come'on Cooper, is that the best you can do?" Grady called out from the other side of the net.
Chad sent him a glare and pick up the ball to serve it.
There's that feeling again. The 'maybe I should duck' feeling.
To bad I didn't listen to it, because Chad ended up serving the ball right into my head.
"Oh Shit! Sonny are you okay?" He swore running over to where I was.
"Hahaha. Yeah. Why are there two of you?" I said trying not to think to hard.
Chad rolled his eyes and helped me up, "I'm going to see if I can find some ice okay?" He said as he helped me sit down on the bench next to the court.
I watched him leave an then looked back to the others. Who were all staring open mouthed at me.
"What?" I asked confused.
Nico shook his head, Grady shrugged, Devon whistled, Port and Tawni shared a knowing smirk. Could they have figured out from just that? Well Tawni already suspected, and she probably shared her suspicions with Port. Grady was clueless, but I suppose if Nico had put it together he would tell him later. I didn't know Devon very well but he had shown to have a lot of insight on occasion.
"It was his fault!" I said randomly, hoping to throw them off. I wasn't ready to tell them yet, and I sure as heck wasn't going to do it alone without even talking to Chad first. Chad and I would both have to tell them. My outburst seemed to deter their attention, except for Tawni who had an evil looking grin on her face. Oh shi-
"Here," Chad said handing me one of those blue medical icepacks.
"Thanks, do you think we could go back to our cabin?" I asked quietly. I really needed to talk to him alone.
He nodded and said some excuse to the others but I was no longer listening.
AN: Hahaha I would normally end here but, I really want to continue and get to 20,000 words.
Back in our cabin I flopped on the bed, "We have to tell them. I hated it when you were acting all indifferent, I don't know how much more of it I can stand. We don't have to tell the media but at least our friends should know..."
"Yeah, it was really hard to act like a jerk again. Maybe we could tell them at dinner?" He said as he changed into different clothes and tried to get the sand out of his hair.
"Hmm, isn't it another fancy dinner or something?" I asked sitting up to retrieve my icepack from the side table.
"Something like that. How's your head?" He asked walking over and sticking his nose in my hair.
"It's better. You didn't throw very hard." I said poking him in the side.
Looking back at my clock I saw that it was only about 3 in the afternoon, "I'm kind tired. Let's just stay in and talk or something until dinner."
"Sure, I'll make popcorn." he said as he picked up the TV remote.
Being careful of my head I got some sweatpants and Chad's Mackenzie shirt. I went to the bathroom and put them on, trying to get the sand out of my hair. When I came back out Chad was sitting on the bed, watching Castle. It was a new episode.
"Turn it up!" I squeled, jumping on the bed next to him and talking some of the popcorn.
"You like this show too?" He asked once the commercial break came on.
"Yep, Castle and Beckett are totally perfect for each other! Have you every seen firefly?" I asked him, nerd Sonny escaping from her confines yet again.
"Isn't that that show that with cowboys and spaceships and stuff?" he asked.
"Ya," I nodded eagerly.
"Think I saw like one episode of it when I was at the gym or something." Chad said with a shrug.
"We'll have to watch it sometime. It's a cult favorite. Anyway what's your favorite movie?" I asked trying to get to know him better.
Chad turned pink and mumbled something.
"I don't think I quiet got that." I replied.
"Don't laugh. I don't really have one, but I think Lion King II if I had to choose." Chad said looking of into the distance. Which really meant that he was looking at the wall next to the TV.
"I love all of the classic Disney movies! My favorite movie when I was little was Anastasia, even though it wasn't Disney. I also liked Sinbad: Legends of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmeron, and well basically all of the animated movies from that time." I gushed remembering how I destroyed most of the tapes by watching them so much.
Chad smirked, "I knew I heard you singing "Colors of the Wind" that day!"
Rolling my eyes I snorted a laugh, "You can't prove that. Anyway, favorite color?"
Chad laughed at my accidental pun, "I don't have one. I like silver though. What about you?"
"Blue." I answered automatically.
He raised an eyebrow, but said nothing.
"What about your favorite place. Like oceans, rivers, and stuff?" I asked quickly before he could say anything embarrassing.
"I like beaches I guess. I never really thought about it before. You?"
"Well, I like beaches too. I've always wanted to see the Caribbean." I replied as I scooted closer to him.
"Hmmm," Chad said as he started playing with a strand of my hair.
Sighing I poked him in the ribs. "You aren't even listening anymore are you?"
"No, sorry." Chad said sheepishly.
I just rolled my eyes and paid attention to the TV.
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Next chapter is going to be the dinner where they tell everyone. *Muhahahahahaha :D*