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The next morning zoey and mike were feeling uneasy about the converstions they had with they're roommates the night before, especcialy zoey who was planning on how she was going to approach mike.
Mike on the other hand was planning to avoid zoey and just try to relax that day,because he knew that she was going to bring up the conversation they had last night and it would lead to things that he didn't want to deal with.
In the guys side of the mutant maggots cabin not alot was going on uaslly: camoren would be studying butterflys, mike would be hanging out zoey and scott would be looking for the chris head staue, but since it was raining outside: camoren was writing in his journal, mike was reading the hunger games and scott was whittiling with his shark tooth.
Scott: Well this is boring.
Camoren: What else are we supposed to do?
Scott: How about something that isn't boring and lame?
Camoren: We could play a game!
Scott: Great idea, exsept we aren't a bunch of twelve-year-old girls at a slumber party.
Camoren: What do you suppose we do then?
Scott: I don't know, maybe crazy guy has an idea, hey mike!
Mike:( not looking up from his book) What?
Scott: Bubble boy and I are trying to figure out what to do besides staying in here all day, you got any ideas?
Mike: I brought some paint stuff with me, maybe we could paint.
Camoren: Cool! I've never painted before!
Scott: Lame,I'm going out.
After scott leaves mike walks over to his bags and pulls out severel tubes of paint,a couple paint brushes,some old tupaware lids,a handful of rags, some paper and two little cups.
Camoren: Wow mike, you sure have alot of paint stuff.
Mike ignores him and starts spreading the paper out on the floor, he then goes outside to fill the little cups after which he hands some of the paints,paint brushes,paper and rags to camoren then they paint away.
Camoren: So mike, why did you bring alot of paint stuff with you?
Mike: Well, back home it's my favorite hobby and since I spent alot of time alone I did it alot.
Camoren: Ok, but why painting?
Mike: It's the one thing I do where I can be my trueself, it seems like whenever I'm painting my other personas know that it's the one thing that makes me truly happy.
As the boys were painting, zoey was still thinking hard about mike,she tried pretending dakota was mike, she tried reading magazines about these situations and everything in between, but none of it helped.
Dakota: Zoey stop trying so hard! just go over to his side of the cabin, tell him you need to talk and lay it down!
Zoey: I still don't know dakota, I mean what if I say something stupid?
Dakota: You've used that exscuse like five times, so just go over there!
Zoey: But he might be busy.
Dakota:(angry) Zoey! go over there! it's now or never!
Zoey: How is it now or never?
Dakota: Because you don't know what's going to happen in the challenge tomorrow! who knows? he might be eliminated.he might switch teams or he could even die! but you don't know if one or any of those things are going to happen, so put on a jacket, go to the other side of the cabin, grab mike and lay it down!
With new-found confidence zoey marches out of the cabin, turns to the guy's door and opens it to find mike and camoren painting on the floor.
Zoey: Hey mike!
Mike:(nervously) Oh, h-h-h-hey zoey.
Camoren: Do you wanna paint with us?
Zoey: Normally I'd say I would love to, but I really need to talk to mike outside.
Mike:(uneasy) S-s-s-sure just let me grab my jacket.
After mike grabs it he then follows zoey out of the cabins and into the woods.
Zoey: Mike, I want to confess something, I like you alot and since the day we met I've wanted to be more than friends.
Mike: I feel the same way.
Zoey: I figured you do, but there is something standing in the way of our relationship.
Mike:(gulps) What is it?
Zoey: Your seceret, it's tearing us apart so if we are ever going to patch it up you need to tell me what it is.
Mike: Zoey, I can't.
Zoey:I knew you would say that so let me ask you this: whats more important to you, your seceret or me?
Mike froze in fear he risked losing her if he did or didn't tell her his seceret, apparently he waited to long to answer because before he knew it he felt someone shovedhim in the cold,muddy grass.
He looked up to see zoey stare at him with a death glare.
Zoey: That's it mike! we are through! I thought you were different but now I see that you are nothing but a big jerk-of-a freak!
Zoey then ran off to the cabins, but mike just sat there in the mud only one thing going through his mind:
I am nothing.
To be continued............