I'm sorry about the typo in the last chapter. When the counselor is talking about Capture the Flag, she should say, 'breakfast is over' not 'lunch is over'. Sorry about that.

I'm very sorry about the length of this chapter and the fact that there is no capture the flag in it. I just wanted to get this up. I'm working on the capture the flag scene. I'll try to get it up soon.


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Dark Mistress 27: I'm glad you like it. I'm sure you could write romance. All it takes is a little naivety about reality and fluffy goodness!

Day Dreamer: I hope you didn't die yet. I'm so sorry if you did. Maybe you can read this from heaven or wherever...

Rainkisser: Thanks so much for the idea! I may use it. Hmmmm...

Your Anti-Drug: I think it may be in a pervy way. He he. Well they are teenagers. What do you expect? More to the point, I'm a teenager so how can you expect anything else? I hope you like it.

unerasable words: Sorry about that. I'll try to change that soon.

Theee: He he. That is a good way. Maybe I'll weave that in somehow...

To All: Sorry I took so long to update. I'm so horrible about that aren't I? But I did just see a good movie: The Notebook. Yay! Lots of fluffy fun. Oh

Sorry. That is a bit off topic, isn't it? You're a ditz Oh shut up!

The suspense is over. Here is Chapter Nine!

Ch 9 Of Thoughts and Hesitations

The bell rang as Gina and Liz were walking from the path from the lake. "It must be capture the Flag soon!" Gina exclaimed, barely restraining herself from squealing.

"What do you think Sean meant by 'a fun way to play it.'?" Liz asked.

"You were listening?" Gina accused.

"Of course. Well you were right in front of us."

Gina answered only with a grunt, then came up with a bombshell of her own, "Well what's going on with you and Jack? Where were you two during lunch?"

Liz mumbled, "Ummm... Well we were back at the tents..." She was turning a little pink.

Gina laughed. Then Liz grinned and started laughing too. "We are so bad aren't we?" Gina smiled. "Yeah but in a good way." Then they started laughing again.

When they reached the flagpole they learned that it was only the bell to signal the little kids at the camp next to theirs that it was naptime.

"I think I might take naptime." Gina proposed.

"By yourself or...?" Liz teased.

Gina blushed a deep red and protested a little too forcefully, "By myself!"

Liz didn't seen to notice her discomfort, "Okay okay. I was only asking. You and Sean do seem to be getting a little friendly."

"Yes! We're only friends!" She said loudly and repeated, half to herself, "only friends."

"Okay, okay. But I think you do need to go lie down." Liz walked away, presumably to find Jack, Gina thought sourly, a frown forming on her face.

Why had Liz's teasing about Sean had such an impact? Well she and Sean were more than friends now, there was no denying it and she liked being around him. Why this sudden hesitation and angst? This was a camp romance. A camp romance?! How more cliché can that get? It can't last and I'll just get hurt. Is there any point? Am I even ready for this?

Thoughts like these ran through her head. Even yesterday she had been scornful of relationships, now...? She didn't know what to think. She liked being with Sean. Maybe that was all that mattered. She rolled over on her cot and picked up a Seventeen.