Her body tenses immediately upon hearing the L-word and she loosens one of her hand’s grip on his shirt. Despite this, she replies normally. “Mmm, yeah. Our sandwiches are the best.”
"Definitely the best." He lets out a breath and closes his eyes. "If I fell asleep right now, would you be pissed?"
"Pretty good. I mean it’s weird here now. Everyone’s all uptight with everything going on, but I get it." he shrugged. "How’ve you been?"
"I’ve been pretty good. I know what you mean about every one, though. Can you imagine if everyone just smoked a bowl once a day? Camp would be a better place."
"What else do they put in juice boxes?" She drops the box and leans over to pick one up. "Look, still sealed."
He takes the juice box from her. “There are ways to get stuff into here without unsealing it.” He pulls the straw off, takes it out of the plastic wrapper, and pushes the straw into the hole.
Looks up at him from his bed. “Uh. Nope. Haven’t seen her. What’s up man?”
"Oh, nothing big. I just wanted to hang out with her. How’s it going, though?" he asks Rian.
"Okay, you’re totally right. You got me. Picnics are like, way more fun than those two combined.” She giggles against his chest and kicks at one of his legs lightly with her own.
"Wow, is picnic the new slang word?" He tucks her head under his chin. "Viv, I love going on picnics with you. Those sandwiches we make are delicious.”
Danny is sitting amongst the flowers. There is a lantern on the grass beside him, throwing its glow on the patch of white flowers just several feet nearby. When Julian approaches, Danny waits until he can make out his face before saying hi. “Hey.”
"Hey," he says as he sets the rolled up sleeping bags on the grass beside the flowers. "So where should I set mine up?"
"Not much." she says with a shrug. "How about you?"
"Just hanging out. I was just with Viv. We went swimming."
Half an hour after Lights Out, Julian returns to the flowers, carrying two sleeping bags with him.