“You know, I have a whole lot of Reel Big Fish on my IPod, do you want to hear it later?”
“Sure, I’d love to! When and where?”
“Well, it’s almost dead, so canteen is out. How about the Rock at 2?”
Shannon giggled. “Sounds good. I’ll make sure my counselor knows to stay asleep.”
“Alright, I’ll see you there, then.” Said Mark as the “end of swim” whistle blew.
When they got back to the cabin, Jack asked Mark, “So? What did she say?”
Mark proudly grinned and said, “It’s a go.”
The entire cabin erupted into cheers of “get it!” and “give it to her!”
Mark gave an embarrassed smile.
Beep beep beep. Mark’s watch alarm woke him up. He pulled it from under his pillow and checked the time. 1:45 AM. Perfect. He slipped out of bed, already dressed in a black sweatshirt and a pair of black sweats. He slipped past his still-sleeping counselors and out the door of his cabin. He made his way across the Upper Boys’ cabin path and out to the soccer fields. The Rock was a large, flat boulder near the fields, used by generations of Hawk Lakers for romantic moments. Shannon was already there lying on a blanket and staring up at the stars. Mark snuck up behind her and said in a dignified voice, ...