Kayley stepped into the small lake, relishing the feel of the water against her skin.

She had asked Garrett for some time alone, and he had granted it to her, probably thinking it was something weird.

She washed her hair, sighing. It felt so good to get clean after running away from dragons and deranged madmen for the past few days.

She grabbed a non-poisonous leaf, using it to wash her skin.


Garrett hummed as he walked out of their makeshift camp. He was free of Kayley for a little while, and now he was going to take a bath.

He stepped into the clearing where he knew there was a small pond and was startled my a scream.

"Garrett! Go away!"

He sighed and rolled his eyes.

"I can't see you, so there's no point, now is there?"

He heard her intake of breath.

"Alright, i'm getting out"

He shook his head.

"No need, I can wait"

He heard her step out anyways and slip into her clothes, brushing past him and going to the campsite.

Suddenly, Garrett felt guilty. He had violated her privacy.

And that was not something a gentleman does.


Kayley got back to the campsite, then realized she had left the scabbard for excalibur back at the lake.

She figured she could just go back and grab it.

Well, when she got there, she gasped.

Garrett was standing about waist deep in the water, his muscular chest exposed.

She blushed bright red, then quickly grabbed the scabbard, running back to camp as fast as she could.

When Garrett got back, he noticed that Kayley was unusually quiet.

"Is something wrong?" He asked, then when she didn't reply, he realized she must be sleeping already.

He started a fire and started making dinner, roasting a small bird.

When is was ready, he went and shook Kayley, telling her it was time for dinner.

He noticed again, that even when she was awake, she was being unusually quiet. He suspected that she hadn't really been asleep.

"Did you ah- enjoy your bath?" he asked, trying to make polite conversation.

She mumbled something incoherent, then replied:

"Fine, thanks"

He figured she was still a little upset about the incident, but shook it off, figuring she would get over it.

How wrong he was.


Kayley mulled her confused thoughts over and over in her brain.

Should she tell him that she saw him in the lake?


It would be the right thing to do.


She cleared her throat.


He looked up from where he was tending the fire.

"I wanted to tell you that er-"

She paused.


"Well, I saw you at the pond"

Garrett's face turned to one of confusion.

"So did I, what's your point?"

She blushed again.

"I mean, I went back to get the scabbard, and I saw you"

He froze for a second, then continued what he was doing.

"So that was you"

She turned redder, if possible.

"Y-you mean it doesn't bother you?"

He shook his head.

"I don't really care"

Kayley was so surprised that she flopped off the back of the log, laying spread-eagled on the ground.

"Why does that surprise you?" He asked, peering over to her general direction.

"Never mind" she said.

Then, picking herself up, she lay down to sleep.

After a little while, Garrett came and joined her, laying across the fire from her.

Just as she was about to fall asleep, She heard Garret say:

"Did you see anything you liked?"

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