The camp out hadn’t even really begun, and all Eric wanted to do was go home. He wasn’t even sure why he’d agreed to do this. To mock others, he guessed. To have some fun making the lives of his fellow Rosewood residents hell. What was so wrong about that? As he waited for Caroline, he sat back in his chair and examined everyone. It was worse than he thought. The girls looked like they were going to be sick from the thought of having to sleep on the ground, and the guys were having far too much jabbing each other with sticks. His eyes fell on a certain curly-haired girl and his lips stretched into a small smile. He was just about to wave to Lyrik when Caroline appeared out of nowhere. He sighed and snapped his attention to the blond girl in front of him. I’ll be nice for a night, he decided. “Hey, Caroline.” He stood up and quickly shook her head, offering her a friendly smile. “It’s nice to see you.” Being nice was probably something that would kill him, metaphorically speaking. But whatever. He’d give it a shot.
She had to admit that she was slightly surprised by the friendly attitude but she’d go for it for now, in the name of giving people a fair chance to be good. Not that she didn’t notice his glances at Lyrik, it might be something that she’d have to bring up later on. “You too, Eric.” She nodded and pulled a blanket out of her bag, sitting down on it and looking around for a moment, spotting Lyrik again and then rolling her eyes. “Look, you seem like a nice enough guy but it’d be nice if you’d stop eyeing my best friend’s ex girlfriend.” She cared about Cody a lot and she wasn’t going to sit buy and watch some other guy try to make a move on his ex girlfriend, especially when it was said guy’s fault that they had broken up in the first place.
Camping. What the hell kind of town organized a camping event? Gathering a bunch of kids together and throwing them together in the woods was a recipe for disaster. The rich, Prada-purse-carrying girls and chain-smoking-guys were probably going to go through a technology withdrawal, seeing as how they probably wouldn’t be able to get any service in the woods. How would they ever update their Facebook statuses or alert their follows on Twitter about what they were doing? He could just see it now: Facebook Status - Caroline Forbes is now eating a S’more, yum! and more than likely - Paige Royals liked your status! God, it made him sick. It was pretty fucking sad, how pathetic the people in this town were. He hated them all so much. Well, most of them. There were few very people who had his respect, people whom he actually liked and didn’t mind being around them.
It was why he didn’t mind, seeing Kol was paired up with Lyrik, when he found out that Caroline was his camping partner. He didn’t mind too much, anyway. Lyrik had refused to talk to him since the night he’d kissed her. Jesus, didn’t she understand that she kissed him back? With no regards to her little animal boy, Cody. It was amusing, that he had slipped her mind, and then suddenly, she felt bad, as if she’d done something wrong. As if she’d regretted that she’d made no move to stop him. What was even more amusing, was the fact that he was paired up with one of Cody’s best friends and Toby’s wife. She had already made it clear to him that she wasn’t going to take any of his bullshit, but that sure as hell wouldn’t stop him from being his normal, cocky self. He had to have some fun on this godforsaken camping trip. Arriving at the campsite, he saw that it was fairly packed - kids sitting around a campfire, sleeping in tents or eating hot dogs cooked over the flame of the fire. Making his way over to a clearing, Eric set everything up: the large tent, his sleeping back, some snacks and beverages for himself and Caroline, and a lawn chair that he immediately plopped down in. His camping buddy would be here any second, and then the game would begin.
Caroline wasn’t too sure why she had even signed up to do the camp out, she knew how to camp from being in girl scouts as a child, what girl in Mystic wasn’t? But she hadn’t done it in a while, it just never seemed like a fun idea once you hit the teenage years, she would much rather be inside somewhere warm and comfortable, even if the temperature didn’t really effect her she was aware of it. It didn’t help that she really had no idea who her camping partner was, other than the fact that he was Lyrik’s ex and had aided her in cheating on her best friend. Naturally, she was a little weary of him but she’d give him a chance, he seemed to have the ability to be a nice guy so she’d give him the benefit of the doubt.
Pulling up with Toby in his car she kissed him goodnight, not looking forward to spending another night away from him and then went in search of Eric, quickly finding him in a small clearing, walking over with a smile and putting her bag down on the floor. “Hey.”