THE BAD GAME
»Let's play a game,« he whispered huskily as he pinned me up against the wall, his chest pressed firmly against mine, "Let's sweet talk. Let's play fight. Let's talk all day. Let's walk together. Let's give each other nicknames. Let's hang with each others' friends. Let's go on dates. Let's talk on phone all night long. Let's hold each other. Let's kiss and hug. Let's tease each other." I shivered as he brought his lips closer to my lips. "And whoever falls in love first?" he asked and looked deeply in my eyes, his lips curled in a smirk. "Loses."
"Welcome to the sexy camp, ladies!"
The gate opened and revealed a young man, around his twenties, standing between them. He slowly started approaching us and I raised my eyebrows, pushing my shades down the bridge of my nose so I could have a better view. He sure was hot, with dark hair, shaped in a sexy hairstyle, ray-bans covering his eyes and pink lips, formed in a sexy smile which I'm sure many girls fell for.
My gaze dropped and I let my eyes travel down his body. He was wearing designed shorts and a tight white T-shirt. Underneath it, you could clearly see a well-defined torso.
"Not bad… Not bad at all," the girl on my left murmured underneath her breath and interrupted my thoughts. I looked at her, but her eyes were still glued on him, and if I knew anything, she was slowly undressing him with her eyes. Allison Moore, The player.
In our group, there are four girls, and every one of us is different. Alli is a typical player, with long blonde hair, big blue eyes and lots of make-up. Of course, all the guys absolutely adore her, but as she says, she's emotionally inaccessible.
"Damn, he sure is an eye candy." That was Naomi Williams, my older sister. With cheerful personality and a grin always plastered on her face, we call her the sweetheart. She is pretty, with her black hair and shiny green eyes, and because she is the head cheerleader of our school team, she has toned and well-built body.
"Hey girls, just follow me and I'll show you where to park, okay?" He shouted, looking slightly amused, turned around and started walking in the camp. He probably noticed our drooling, great.
Naomi slowly started driving behind him and I had a lot of time to look around the camp we will be staying the whole summer.
When we entered, I spotted the reception on the left. It was the biggest house in the camp and I spotted a few people in there. In front of us, in the middle of the place, there was a big fountain, with water spraying in every direction. It actually wasn't a fountain, it looked more like a big water playground. I saw some people – mainly guys – who were just sitting near the fountain and spraying the water around them.
"So many boys here, I don't even know where to start." Naomi smirked and I rolled my eyes. She is always like that, all flirty and girly, especially in front of the guys. She absolutely loves them and since she gets their attention everywhere she goes, it's not hard for her to get one.
"I hope one of them can teach me how to surf," said the last girl in our group, Ryan Anderson. Yes, Ryan is a girl, a sports girl actually. She is usually the one who's actually hanging out with guys, not drooling all over them. She has beautiful green eyes and always wears her beautiful red hair in a ponytail, like she's having them now.
"Shut up, Ryan," Alli said and rolled her eyes. "Who would like to do such a stupid thing as sports. It's summer, for god's sake! You do sports before summer so you can have a killer body, and in summer, you just enjoy and do something else, like … boys." She trailed off and I scoffed slightly, amused. Ryan rolled eyes and muttered something to herself, but didn't continue to have this conversation with Allison, she knew it was pointless.
We turned left and found ourselves on a big parking lot, and there were a lot of cars already parked there. Naomi parked and I quickly jumped out. "Oh, god, I'm so tired," I yawned loudly as I stretched myself.
"He is so hot," Naomi muttered, still ogling the guy from before.
"Hey girls, we were expecting you! One of you must be Allison Moore, right?" He finally approached us and raised his eyebrows, a grin plastered on his face.
"Yup, that's me," smiled Alli and stuck out her hand. He shook it and grinned at her.
"Nice to meet you, my name is Sky Evans. I am responsible for everything here, so if you need anything, or if there's any problem, don't hesitate to inform me."
"We won't, I can assure you that," Allison said at him and smiled flirtatiously. Oh my god, is she seriously flirting with him? I mentally slapped her. Stupid girl.
They were still staring at each other and it really annoyed me. "There are other people here too, so can you, I don't know, stop flirting right now?" I remarked and shoot her a dirty look. Sky dropped Allison's hand and scratched the back of his head, obviously embarrassed. Alli narrowed her eyes at me. If glares could kill …
Finally, she turned to him and smiled sweetly. "Excuse my friend, she is on her period right now, that's why she is cranky." Naomi and Ryan cracked and started laughing and my face went pale. I looked at her and she smiled sweetly at me. I shot her the dirtiest look possible, before looking away. I will deal with her later.
Sky smiled to me and offered me his hand. I looked at it and raised my eyebrows. "Meg," Naomi warned me so I rolled my eyes and shook his hand. "I'm Sky, nice to meet you." I just nodded and Naomi elbowed me. "Ouch!" I exclaimed. "That hurt."
"Meg, stop acting like a child," Allison hissed, obviously furious. "We came here to have fun and we dragged you with us because we want the best for you. But if you intend to be like this the whole summer, you can just pack your bags, because none of us wants to put up with your shit the whole summer, do you understand me?" Ouch. That hurt.
I stared at her wide eyed, before looking at Naomi and Ryan. They just stood there silently, their arms crossed over their chest. I looked at Naomi and she returned the gaze, looking guilty. She bit her lip as she shot me an apologetic look, and I realized Alli was right. I acted really snobby and childish, and none of them wants to put up with that the whole summer. I knew I wouldn't.
I started feeling guilty because I acted like a b*tch. I just can't help it. I've been playing this role for one year and it just kind of got to me, you know? Since that night I became more responsible and mature, sure, but I also became boring, quiet and depressed, things I never wanted to be. Honestly, I do miss my old lifestyle, but it's not like I can just snap with my fingers and everything will go back to normal, you know? Things happened, people changed, that's just how life goes.
"I'm sorry," I apologized to her. "Don't apologize to me, apologize to Sky," she replied and I turned around to face Sky. "I'm really sorry," I muttered and looked him in the eyes. "I acted like a complete snobby b*tch."
"Don't be," He said and smirked. "So you're the stubborn one, huh? I can tell Drew will have a lot of fun with you," he murmured underneath his breath and my head shot up.
"W-what do you mean?" I stuttered. "Who's Drew?"
"He's the guy you'll be staying with, didn't your friends tell you?" he replied, looking surprised. I inhaled slowly to calm myself, and then shot them a murderous look.
"No, they didn't, they probably forgot to mention it," I replied sarcastically as I eyed my amused-looking friends.
"Don't worry, I can assure you that you won't be disappointed," said Sky and winked at me. I looked at him, confused.
"What do you mean?"
"Well, let's just say he can have any girl he wants. And, since he picked you of all girls, you can take living with him as a compliment. He wouldn't choose you if you were ugly, believe me."
I frowned as I tried to get my thoughts together. So, apparently there's a hot guy I'll be living with the whole summer.
"Seriously?" I whined as I eyed my friends. "Probably he is like every other hot guy, a player. I know those too well. Cocky bastards with their oh-so-funny-witty-remarks think they are charming and think they can get every girl in bed. Do you want to torture me all summer?" I groaned as I buried my face in my hands. "You know I hate those kind of guys!"
"Yeah, like River, Jackson and all the other guys you usually hang out with? It seems like a real torture for you, yeah," replied Allison sarcastically as she opened the trunk and pulled out our luggage.
Naomi dragged my suitcase to me and put it down in front of me, panting slightly. She looked in my eyes and smirked. "There's no backing out now, Megan. Live a little!"
"Yeah, I agree," jumped in Allison. "Ever since that night you're not yourself anymore, and I know you miss your old, crazy, messed up life. This camp is just an opportunity to live it up again."
I looked at them. All of them were watching me closely, like they were afraid what I'll do. I thought about Alli's words, and I knew she was right. I do miss my old life, my old self. Cheerful, friendly, funny, but mostly, carefree. And maybe, just maybe, this camp could help me start living it again.
It won't kill me if I try, right?