S'mores and a Ghost Story
Kelsey, Mikaella, Jordanna, and Chavonne settle in around the fire as the sun finally goes down. Kelsey passes out big, white, fluffy marshmallows out to all of the girls. Mikaella pushes her marshmallow onto her stick and holds ii high over the fire, while Jordanna puts her's closer to the flame. "I like mine a little burnt." she says.
Chavonne shakes her head as she takes her marshmallow off her stick and puts it between her graham crackers and chocolate bar. "You are a little strange Jordanna." she jokes. Jordanna laughs, the others joining her, until they are all roaring with laughter.
"Hey." Jordanna gets out between laughter. "You guys want to hear a ghost story."
"Ahh...I don't know," responds Mikaella. "I get scared pretty easily."
"Oh this one is more funny than scary." Jordanna assures her.
"I want to hear a ghost story," Kelsey interrupts.
Jordanna looks at Mikaella, "Alright...but it can't be scary."
"I promise it's not scary." Jordanna reassures her. "Well not really scary." She says quietly before beginning her story. "One stormy night a man driving down a dark windy road in his old van stopped at a small hotel on the side of the road to get out of the rain and spend the night. The man shook his self off as he came in the door and asked the inn keeper for a room. "
"The inn keeper said 'The only room we have is haunted.'"
"The man replied, "Ah...I don't believe in that stuff.' So the inn keeper gave him the keys to the room. The man went upstairs, changed into his pajamas, and laid down on the bed, exhausted from a day of driving. He turned off the lights and began to doze off."
"Suddenly a voice came from the closet...'Bloooody fiiingers. Bloooody fingers' the voice moaned."
Mikaella interrupts Jordanna, "I thought you said it wasn't scary."
"Oh...it's not that scary Mikaella," Kelsey says. Mikaella groans a disapproval, but nods to Jordanna to continue.
"The man rolls over in his bed but ignores the voice. Suddenly the voice gets louder 'Bloooody fingers!' it moan again. The man puts the pillow over his head and ignores the voice. The voice come back again, almost shouting, 'BLOOOODY FIIIINGERS! BLOODY FIINGERS!' Finally having enough the man sits up in bed and yells towards the closet "Well get a band-aid then!" Jordanna laughs as she finishes the story.
Chavonne starts laughing, then Kelsey joins in. Finally Mikaella nervously joins in. The girls finish their s'mores as the campfire starts to die down.
"Aaargghhh," Jordanna yawns, stretching as she does. "I think it is time for bed." She declares.
"I agree!" says Chavonne, yawning also.
"I'm not sure I will be able to sleep after that story." Mikaella confesses.
Jordanna puts her arm around Mikaella's shoulders. "How about I tell you a nice story in the tent, before we fall asleep?" Mikaella nods. Everyone gets up, grabs their flashlights and lanterns, while Kelsey puts the fire out.
Jordanna and Mikaella head off to their tent, Jordanna holding the lantern in front of her to see. Mikaella follows behind her, cowering as she holds onto Jordanna's coat.
Once they are comfortably in their sleeping bags, Jordanna tell Mikaella a wonderful story about a princess and a far off world and a great adventure that happens there. It calms Mikaella down, and as Jordanna ends the story, Mikaella has fallen asleep.
Meanwhile, Kelsey and Chavonne are figuring out who is going to sleep on the bed and who is going to sleep on the floor.
"I'll seep on the floor." says Chavonne.
"Nonsense. You drove all the way up here. You take the bed," Kelsey assures her.
So the girls all snuggle into their sleeping bags and start to fall asleep. Kelsey looks through the window in the roof of the camper and is in awe of the vastness of the sky and the numerous stars dotting it. As she thinks of how beautiful it is, she slowly drifts off to sleep.
The girls sleep soundly through the night, even Mikaella. Getting well rested and ready for another adventure on another day!