On our way out Gabriel grabbed a few things. I finally got to use the restroom, and then we started to walk to the creek.
"So Miranda VanHoover, how did you survive?"
"All the VanHoovers were murdered. You don't remember anything?"
"All I remember is driving home and getting stuck." He let out a low chuckle.
"Miranda, you are so strange."
"No I'm not! I don't know why you won't believe me."
"They clearly hurt you, your memory is lost."
"Fine, don't believe me." We didn't talk the rest of the way there. Gabriel was such a gentlemen, he helped me across log bridges. We finally arrived to the crystal, blue creek. Gabriel handed me soap, a towel, and a dress. I hated wearing dresses, but my sweats have had it. At first Gabriel wouldn't leave. "Excuse you!"
"Oh sorry Miranda, I didn't mean to. I'll be over here when you're done." I waited until he was out of sight, and got in the creek and washed up. It's been a few days since I've been here. My family had to be so worried. As I was cleaning up I started to fear that I would never see them again. The setting sun reminded me that I had a Prince waiting for me. Him and Justin were the only nice ones, I owed it to them to be prompt. I walked over to Gabriel and got the pleasure of watching his face light up.
"You look really nice, that dress suits you well."
"Thank you, so now what? I get tied back up?"
"I have no intentions of keeping you as a prisoner. If that was the case Joshua would have already killed you."
"Okay, so what are your intentions?"
"I have to keep you safe until my father, the King, meets you."
"What does he have to do with any of this?"
"You'll find out soon enough." We walked all the way back. It was only a few miles, but my feet were hurting and I was exhausted. "There isn't any extra tents, you'll have to share with me." Oh great.
"Fine, but don't get any ideas." He flashed me a beautiful, white smile. I guess guys never do change they are the same in this time zone as they are in mine. We walked into the camp and all eyes were on me.
"If you want to go sit by the fire I'll have Justin bring you supper." I made myself comfortable and Justin did bring me dinner. I honestly had no idea what it was, but I was to hungry to care. Everyone seemed to be so busy. It was getting boring. No one would talk to me but Justin and Gabriel. I couldn't find them anywhere. So I continued to sit by the fire alone. A few minutes later I felt someone sit next to me. It was Gabriel.
"Are you ready for bed?"
"Yes, I'm so tired."
"Okay come one." He grabbed my hand and helped me up, I felt sparks when we touched, which is very unlikely. I followed him to his tent. There were a few blankets on the floor. This is what they call a bed? I was not going to get any sleep tonight.
"So, I will stay over here on this half."
"Okay." I tried really hard to get comfy.
"We leave really early in the morning."
"Just to another site. We've been here too long."
"Is it safe?"
"No, but we'll try our best to make it safe for you." I decided it was best if I didn't ask any more questions, he seemed to be getting very irritated with me.