>>32165449>"I feel... much the same.">Maud rests a hand on your knee, but continues staring at the floorboards>"I hope there's something I can do to repay you."
"You don't gotta worry about that. You saved me dinner. Far as I'm concerned, we're even.">You smile at Maud, and she even gives you a tiny smile back>Then you sit up>The mattress groans under you as you do, and you groan along with it as you feel all eight hours you spent standing today
"I'm getting real sick of smelling like smoke. I'm gonna run and take a shower. I'll be right back, okay?">You head for the door, but Maud jumps to her feet before you can leave>"I should come with you."
"Uh... why?">"To make sure you're, um... safe."
"The counselor showers are right over there. I'll only be like forty feet away.">Maud grabs ahold of your arm>"I should still come with you. There could be, uh, bears. Or something."
"Oh, there's definitely bears. But we just assume they'll eat the obnoxious kids first.">Maud's eyelids flutter in worry
"Just a joke. Relax, I'll only be gone for a few--">"I'm still coming with.">She gets that steely tone in her voice that tells you that you won't be arguing with her
"Alright, alright. You can, uh... sit outside and wait, I guess. Holler if you see any bears.">And with that you head for the showers, with Maud following close behind
That's it for tonight. Just so I don't get anyone's hopes up, don't expect the shower antics to immediately turn into explicit sex. See you with more soon .