Monday, August 29, 2011

September 26, 1998 • Part II • The Real Thing

Continued from Part I

Well here it is Saturday and I'm at the park with my brother and sister to work all day, from 9 to 5, with John and the team Ha Hoo! The morning part of the day I work with Kevin and his obnoxious crew but 1/2 way through John comes down and we have to help him mulch part of the path. Thank you God. But that only takes a little while and we are back to the obnoxious crew without John.

Lunchtime rolls around and the crew splits up with Kevin & Teddy and me and some other boy going the rest of the way down the trail and the rest of the group going the other way. We expect to find John and the others down there but see no one and go up the road towards camp when I hear a whistle. I stop for some reason and don't hear it for a few seconds and then hear it again. I think to myself, "I've never heard that kind of bird song before." but still look around and low and behold there is John, walking up the trail and asking us how we got ahead of him. We walk back in friendly camaraderie to the camp and John says, at least twice, that he needs to go get his truck and asks if anyone will come with him because he doesn't want to go alone. Kevin goes with him and I think I missed a BIG hint there. Oops! (( I forgot to say that right when John got to the site in the morning he like stared at me with this stare that you definitely don't want to break but don't know what to do with. He has beautiful hazel brown eyes. ))

"Oh, yess! He is in all my dreams and I want him so bad it hurts."

We eat lunch in camaraderie etc. and then have to split into groups again but this time we split and I get to be with John and Kevin etc. Yeah! But before we go we have to do a sweep of the grounds to pick up trash from lunch and I miss the obvious and John and I have to go get my sister and Teddy off the dirt pile and Teddy starts in as he does for the rest of the afternoon with the John and Ann stuff so I get to go with John, in his truck, with the other boys to get the mulch and rake it into the trail. The whole time Jeff is teasing us about what we want to do to each other etcetera and we just look at each other and smile and sometimes in the constant jabbing I answer with, "Oh, yess! He is in all my dreams and I want him so bad it hurts." Though I know I didn't use that last phrase, you get the idea.

We get all the mulching done and John and I have constant contact going on even if it isn't physical. The flirting is continuous. Eye contact on the side mirrors of his truck or bantering over the nature of a woman etc. John starts, because everyone else stood and watched, digging holes for the signs to mark the trail and it starts to rain so we have to get the poor little track star, who might melt, to the shelter, my sister included.

While in there, John and I are seated on opposite sides and he gives me that stare again. There is no smile with this stare so you have no idea what he is thinking. Shivered me a little.

We go back out and set in the post and move to the other end to put in the other post and John, we just watch, has to dig three holes because they all have rocks in them, even the third. He hands me his watch because now he has to get down to work and try to get the rock out but its a whole congregation of rocks and he has to get his lug wrench [crow bar] out and chip away meanwhile working up a nice sweat and ((the entire time working with the "John group" perverted things are being talked about, dildos and the like)) showering sparks. Not exactly showering. I only saw 2. Etc. Etc. Until the job is done and his mom, who I didn't know was his mom, comes and asks where the rest of the team is. We drive back to the end of the trail and walk down to find Ken, the coach, and the rest of the team. We find them and they are almost done. Just putting down a few steps of beach stone. So I say I'll become the typical woman and, John says "lazy" jokingly, and I sit down to watch. Aside - John and Kevin have this fiancee thing going that is really strange through the trek down and I tell them they make a cute couple and Kevin suggests a threesome and John supports the idea.

And when I catch him he just smiles his "I did it but you like it" smile.

John eventually sits down next to me while I watch my brother try to dig a dirt shelf for the last stone and I feel the slightest touch on my face. Its John with some wheat grass. He keeps this up along the edge of my jaw in my face on my arm. You don't know what that did to me. Ohhhhhhhh! I loved it! And when I catch him he just smiles his "I did it but you like it" smile.

The trail is finished and we have to go back to get John's truck and the 4-wheeler so my sister, Ken, me, and John go back to the mulch pile and the rest of the team go the other way towards the camp.

I get to ride with John in the truck and my sister rides in the back while Ken drives the 4-wheeler up because you have to be at least 18 to operate it and John and I are only 17. We ride back up and talk a little and get to the site before the others. John has to load up. The wheelbarrow and the trailer to the 4-wheeler and bring them to Ken's before he can load up the 4 wheeler itself and bring it home so he can fix it because it broke and he borrowed it from someone. So we wait for Ken and he loads the stuff up and mouths to me, I love it, "Want to go for a ride?!" I say sure of course!

We ride to Ken's house, which is just outside the park, and talk about what kind of drivers we don't like and stuff like that. We get to Ken's and unload. I told him he had to get the heavy stuff. And we get in and ride back and I am waiting for him to ask me to do something with him even though I know he doesn't have any free time with his job unless he doesn't want to sleep.

He doesn't ask but he asks me why I have two names, Ann & Alice, and when we see a car go the wrong way in directions to the work signs we laugh about that. We get back and he loads up his truck with the 4-wheeler and I gather up my brother and sister and he wanders around me and I'm still waiting for him to ask me but he doesn't. I get all our stuff together and my brother and sister and get ready to leave but can't because John parked right behind me. So we back out at the same time and I have to follow him out of the park and my brother keeps beeping my horn at him but John figured it out because I could see him smiling in his rear view mirror.

To be continued...

Grownup Ann says,

Did I mention I could be wordy?

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