Getting Along Just Swimmingly

The group met outside by the lake in their swimsuits and towels.

"Hey Jason, nice trunks," Cassidy laughed at the Mickey Mouse print on his red trunks

"You're one to talk, Miss I'm-Wearing-The-Same-Dorky-One-Piece-As-Last-Year."

"Aw, come on, you know one-pieces are hott," she joked, winking.

"Yeah, totally attractive...if you're an old granny," he replied sarcastically.

She scrunched her nose and threw her towel at him, stepping into the water next to Jen. "Ah, it's so nice!"

"I know!" Jen smiled. "It's not freezing like the pool back home."

"EEEEEEEEEEEEK! NATE, YOU JERK!" The snapped their attention over to Lily, whose green and blue string bikini had been untied. Nate snickered and ducked away, diving into the water.

"Nate, leave the pore girl alone," Jen criticized, splashing him as he passed.

"Jealous? Wear something more lake that instead of a sporty two piece next time and you won't have to be."

"Pervert," she scowled diving under as well.

Lily straightened out her towel on the shore and lay out to sunbathe while Tim, Aden, and Jason jumped in and started dunking each other. Erik sat at the edge of the water, splashing about a bit and making patterns in the sand. Cassidy smiled at the sight and then began strolling around the edge of the lake, weaving around trees and through shallow bits of water.

Lily lowered her shades a moment and glanced at Cassy's retreating back. "There she goes again...CASSY!"

"Hm?" Cassidy turned around.

"Don't get lost again, okay? And don't go too far. We don't want to have to fetch you like last time."

Cassidy rolled her eyes. "Yes, mom," she muttered flatly.

Lily grinned. "Good girl."

Cassidy waved her hand dismissively before ambling on her way. Once her friends were out of view, she veered away from the lake, wandering through the surrounding trees dreamily. She smiled slightly, deeply inhaling the fresh air.

After a few minutes, she heard voices. One of them was dauntingly familiar. "Shit," she muttered unhappily.

Just as Cassy turned to go back, the voice became clear. "Well, speak of the devil! Carla, this is the bitch I was talking about."

Cassidy plastered a stiff smile to her face as she turned back around to the blue-eyed brunette and a blond girl (Carla, apparently) beside her. "Hey, Rebeccah," Cassidy gritted out, taking in the girl's pink mini skirt and lacy white tank top. "Aren't you a little over-dressed for summer camp?"

"Shut up, bitch," she snarled.

"Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed," Cassidy muttered. Becky cast her a withering glare. "You've certainly changed for the worse. Or maybe you were just acting half-decent to get together with Jason? Somehow I'm not surprised."

Becky snorted. "Takes one to know one."


"Don't play innocent," she scoffed, "You and your whore friends stole my boyfriend."

"Excuse me?" Where the Hell did that come from?

"Tch! Whatever. I know your came. Come on , Carla." The two girls stalked off in a huff.

"'My game'? What game?" Cassy muttered to herself. She sighed, shaking her head, and walked back towards her friends.

When she reached them, they were sitting in the sand, talking. "Oh hey Cass, you made it back in one piece!" Aden joked.

Cassidy offered him a half smile and kept silent, plopping down between Lily and Tim. "Something wrong?" Jason asked, raising an eyebrow.

"Your ex is a real bitch, you know that?" she responded lightly with a crooked smile.

He sighed. "Yeah, I kind of noticed. That's why I dropped her."

"She seems to believe otherwise." Cassy replied, chuckling dryly. "Now that I think about it, it's funny. She's convinced that Lily, Jen, and I are the reason you broke up."

"What the Hell?" Jen exclaimed.

"I know," Cassy snorted, "that's exactly what I was wondering."

Lily laughed. "That's ridiculous. Especially since we all know Jen has a thing for Nate." She giggled elbowing Cassidy lightly and winking. Cassy laughed as Jen turned a hot shade of red and tried to deny it.

"Score! Jen's totally hott!" Nate exclaimed, grabbing Jen around the waist and pulling her into his lap.

"And of course that's all that matters, right?" Tim teased, joining in the laughter as Jen squirmed and blushed a deeper crimson.

"It'll start getting dark soon," Jason interrupted solemnly, standing up and brushing off sand. "We should unpack and head over to dinner."

Cassidy raised an eyebrow at Erik, who was sitting next to Jason, but he just shrugged. The group quieted and headed back to their cabins

A/N: And another chapter! Actually, I had already written all the chapters through this one...the next will be more of a challege, seeing as I have only written the first tiny bit...and thus updates shall be quite a bit slower as well. Sorry!

Yah, so I've got some extremely shallow, stereotypical, and predictable stuff in there. So sue me! (No, don't really-it's just an expression). I just couldn't resist. Hehe, too tempting to make lovely Becky a spoiled, preppy uber-bitch. No offense to anyone who is and/or takes pride in being a prep or a bitch-I actually have friends who are extreeeemely preppy...well, kinda friends...we're on friendly terms, anyhow, just not that close. Okay, so I'm not helping here. Just saying that I don't mean any offense and making a disclaimer that nobody should go around judging all preps and/or bitches by immediately deeming them bad people because of this story!

Okay, now that that's off my chest...

Tera McCaslin: Thank you so much for the review! - There, see? I updated just for you! Honestly, I wouldn't have put up the next chapter tonight if you hadn't commented, so thanks also for putting my lazy butt into gear.
oo YOU HAVE A BETTER THESAURUS THAN MEEE! No fair! Bother, I need a new freaking thesaurus...grr...Mine is a realatively small one made for carrying around (since I generally find microsoft word's built-in thesaurus to be just as affective).
Oh, and you're welcome for the Torn Apart thing, I guess. I reaaaallyyy like the story and can't wait for an update. (nudge nudge, wink wink)