I knew I wasn't sleeping. I had been, but now I could tell that my eyes were only shut. I could hear the bugs and various forest creatures moving about in the darkness which surrounded me. I felt warm under the big blanket which draped over my body. I listened to the sound of my steady breathing.
But what else did I hear?
Someone's breathing was out of synch with my own. I opened my eyes. It did little to improve my vision. I could see the moon shining through the tent flap. I tried to bring my hand up scratch my head, but it wouldn't budge. Why?
I tugged harder until my hand was released from between two fleshy mounds. As I did, the mysterious breathing inhaled loudly, moving against my own body.
I ran my hand up and down the naked body. Aly.
"Aly." I whispered into her ear. No response.
"Aly." I repeated.
Aly's body fidgeted, trying to wake from her slumber. I shook her shoulder gently.
"Hmm?" She asked.
"Aly, I've gotta go. I've gotta get back to my camp." I said.
"What?" Aly asked, confused.
"I've gotta get back to my tent before everyone wakes up." I repeated.
Aly sat up a little.
"Where's Tiff?" She asked.
"I dunno. Probably asleep with Rudy." I said.
"Oh. What time is it?" Aly asked.
"No idea." I said. "But I don't wanna take the chance."
"Ok." Aly replied, stretching her arms out.
I reached out myself, hugging Aly, her bare chest pressing against my own. Aly turned her head and we kissed. Our kiss goodbye.
"I'll see you later." I told her.
"Mhmm. Love you." Aly replied.
I assumed Aly only said this because it was early, she wasn't fully awake and didn't have a total grasp on her vocabulary. But why ruin the moment?
"Love you, too." I said, kissing her again.
I reached around and found the spandex, slipping them on. I snuck out the back of her tent, and hiked through the woods toward where my campsite was.
I was so paranoid. Every twig snapping, every rustling in the woods was a camp counselor waiting to pounce. I walked slowly, avoiding any sound. I stayed close to the trees so I wouldn't cast a shadow.
I finally came to the fire lane, the home stretch. Using the moonlight illuminating my path, I found the entrance to our camp. I snuck to where I knew our tent to be and crawled inside.
The cots were still pushed together. Rudy on one, Tiff on the other, facing away from each other. I shook the person on my cot, Tiffany.
"Tiff!" I whispered. "Tiff! Wake up!"
Tiff's arm fell over the side of the cot. I bent down and grabbed her hand, kissing it.
"Tiff!" I repeated.
Tiffany's eyes opened.
"What is it?" She asked.
"You better get back to your tent before the sun comes up." I said.
"Why can't I just sleep here?" She asked.
"Too risky." I said.
"Oh, come on. Here, I'll scoot over and you can sleep with me. It'll be fine." She protested.
"Come on, Tiff. We can't do that. You better hurry." I insisted.
"Ugh." was all that came out of her mouth.
Rudy shifted in his sleep.
Tiff sat up, the blanket falling from her body. I took my spandex pants off, I'd neglected to retrieve my boxers from their tent. I felt around for my shorts, grabbing my cell phone. I opened it up and used the light to help Tiff find her clothes and sneak peeks at her naked body.
Tiff stood and found her pants. Facing away from me, she bent over and picked them up. The site of her bent over got me hard. Immediately.
Tiff turned around, pants in hand, and looked at me, my body also shining in the cell phone light. Tiff looked at my erection.
"Did you bring me a present?" She asked, referring to my boner.
"Yeah, I wish." I said, honestly. Had Rudy not been right there, I would have considered ravaging her.
Tiff's hand reached out and pumped up and down my shaft.
"C'mon, Tiff. There's no time." I lied.
"Shh..." She whispered.
I shut my phone and allowed her to keep pumping me, her body drawing closer to my own. I ran my hands down the sides of her body, stopping at her hips. I felt her tongue lick my lips. I opened my mouth and sucked her into me.
"Sit." She said into my ear.
I sat down on the edge of the cot, careful as to not wake Rudy. I gripped my thighs tightly as I felt Tiff's warm mouth cover my shaft.
I could feel the pressure building on the head of my cock as she sucked. I closed my eyes and allowed her to have her way with me however she intended.
I leaned back what little I could. Tiff had just the head in her mouth while her hand danced about my erection. Her tongue was gliding over the ridge of the helmet before taking me fully once more.
I pumped my hips slowly up and down, still careful of breaking the silence as Rudy stirred. I felt phenomenal with my cock slipping through her lips.
I felt myself readying for fire. I leaned forward and whispered "Outside." Tiff took me by the hand and we slipped out the back into the moonlight, hidden from view.
Tiff clearly had a smile on her face as she turned from me. I ran my hand down her ass and pulled her cheeks apart, using my hand to rub whatever entries it found.
I grabbed my rigid cock and poked her pussy, slipping in. Feeling the awesome sensation that was Tiff sent me into a state of ecstacy. I ran my hands down her smooth back as I pumped my hips in and out.
I was already excited. Tiff had been sucking me and pumping me. It was no surprise when I clamped onto her hips and pumped with force, my body shaking.
I emptied a load into Tiff's pussy, trying my best not to scream for joy.
I pumped slowly, listening to our juices collide inside of her. I leaned down and kissed her back before pulling out.
Tiff turned to me, still smiling. I gripped my cock and ran it over the front of her crotch, leaving a glistening trail.
"S'pose I should get my clothes now?" She whispered.
I opened the tent flap and let her enter. I closed my eyes this time as she bent over to pick up her pants once more.
Hearing the sound of a zipper in use, I opened my eyes. Tiff pulled a shirt over her head as I found a new pair of boxers and slipped them on. I pulled my cot away from Rudy's and sat down.
Tiff bent down to me and gave me a hug and kiss on the cheek. I grabbed her ass as she turned and walked away.
What a night.
I drifted off to sleep...
It seemed that I'd only closed my eyes when I felt my body rocking back and forth. Earthquakes didn't happen here. What could be going on?
"Dude! Dude!" I heard from what seemed like far away.
"Dude! Wake up!" I heard, much closer this time.
I opened my eyes. The shaking and the voice were both coming from Rudy, who was waking me up.
"What?" I asked.
"You fuckin' slept right through "Reveille"." He said. "Get the fuck up."
I pushed the blanket from my body and sat up. I was on auto-pilot.I shuffled through my bag, picking out the last full day's attire. That's right. Friday.
I slipped into my clothes and joined the others outside.
"As you know, this is the last full day of camp. We're going home tomorrow, boys." Gary was saying. "I'd like to think you've all enjoyed yourselves, and I'd like to thank you all for coming out. Now, that brings us to today..."
Gary went down the days schedule. The headline was the camp dance later. My mind was still in a hazy fog as we went and had an uneventful breakfast and returned to camp.
"I'm gonna go lay down." I told Rudy.
"You sick?" He asked.
"Just tired, I guess." I replied.
In reality, I was somewhat depressed. Depressed that camp was almost over and I'd never see Aly again.
I laid on my cot but made no real attempt at sleep. Rudy came in and laid on his as well.
"I gotta say...I thought I fucked up and fucked you last night." He laughed.
"What?" I was confused.
"I knew I put a pounding on whoever was in here with me, and when I woke up, it was you." He explained.
I got it.
"Oh...yeah..." I said.
"When did you even come back?" He asked.
"I don't know what time it was. Tiff was still here and I sent her back to her tent." I said.
"Oh yeah? I can't believe she fell asleep over here." He chuckled.
"Dude, I woke up over there. That shit was scary." I informed him.
"But it was worth it, right?" He asked.
"Definitely." I said.
"Shit, Tiff and I went at it 3 fucking times last night." He felt prideful saying this.
"We didn't need to. We just did it once and made it real good." I said, attempting to 'one-up' him.
"Yeah, yeah." Rudy said. "I gotta admit...I blew it in her ass again. I didn't think I'd like that...but I'm startin' to feel ok with it."
"You ever do Aly like that?" He questioned.
"Nah. I like Aly's pussy just fine. I think I'll keep my dick there." I said.
"Whatever." Rudy yawned.
I reached for my phone. I wanted to talk to Aly if I couldn't be with her.
Me: What's up?
Aly: Nothing. What are you up to?
Me: Not a thing. Talkin' to Rudy.
Aly: Ha. What fun.
Me: You know it.
Aly: What are you wearing tonight?
Me: To the Dance?
Me: I dunno. Shorts and a t shirt?
Aly: That sounds good.
Me: What are you wearing?
Aly: Probably a shirt and a skirt.
Me: Anything else?
Aly: Maybe a bra.
Me: Anything else?
Aly: Probably not
Me: Sounds sexy.
Aly: Mhmm. )
Me: I can't believe camp is almost over.
Aly: I know
Me: I'm gonna miss you so freakin' much.
Me: Let's just get married lol
Aly: Ha. Yeah, ok.
Me: Well, I'll see you later, k?
Aly: Alrighty, ILY.
Me: Ha. Do not.
I closed my phone and slipped it back into my pocket. The rest of the day seemed to fly by.
Before I knew it, Gary was leading us back from our final camp meal to get ready for the dance. Rudy had stayed back from the last meal, feigning a stomach ache.
I walked over to our tent and stepped inside. I was sure surprised at what I saw.
Rudy was sitting on the edge his cot, leaning on his hands. His eyes were closed, mouth open, head tilted up.
I looked down Rudy's half-clothed body. His chest was the 'half-clothed' part. Rudy's firm cock was standing up straight, a string of saliva ran from it's tip to the lips of a rather shocked black girl.
"Pull that shit shut!" Rudy instructed. "Don't worry, babe. It's cool. This is my roomie. Ric, this is Suzie."
"Hey." slipped from my lips.
"Suzie enjoyed the show last night. Get it?" He asked.
Suzie was obviously one of the many girls that had come up to whisper in our ears, one of the many Rudy had made a deal with by promising 'later, later.'
"Hi." She replied.
"C'mon. Get back to work." Rudy instructed.
Suzie, slow and uncomfortable at first, continued doing her job.
"Ahhh, Jesus. That's right, bitch. Suck my cock!" He moaned.
I had laid down on my cot and tried to block it out. But how could I?
I watched as Rudy stood from his cot and grabbed the sides of Suzie's
head. With her head firmly set, Rudy set out fucking her face.
Rudy bit his lips as Suzie began gagging, his cock ramming the back of her throat.
"Ohhh...Ohhh..." Rudy let out.
His ass muscles contracted. His legs shook. Rudy's balls drained into Suzie's mouth.
Suzie gripped his cock tightly, milking him.
"Ah, shit. That was good." Rudy thanked her.
Suzie smiled as she stood. She'd swallowed his load.
Rudy's hands gripped her hips as she adjusted his shirt. His half-hard cock bobbed.
"Come on, rockstar. Get it hard and we'll have some more fun." She breathed into his ear.
"Let's see what we're working with." Rudy teased back, rubbing her crotch.
Suzie looked over at me.
"Hey...anything you show me, you can show him. It's cool." He said.
Suzie bit her lips and unbuttoned her bottoms, pulling them and her panties down to her thighs, exposing a lovely landing-stripped snatch.
"M-m-m." Rudy hummed. "You seein' this, Ric?"
"Yeah." I replied, unenthusiastically.
"Damn..." Rudy sighed, rubbing a finger over her slit. "Take 'em off."
Suzie slipped her lower garments the rest of the way off. Laying down on Rudy's cot, she spread her legs. Rudy crawled in between her legs and kissed her crotch. She was wet.
Rudy lined his cock up and pushed himself in. I rolled over, facing away, as Rudy began really going at it.
"Alright, boys, get on out here!" Gary's voice bellowed through the campsite.
I turned back over and watched the blood drain from Rudy's face. Rudy pulled himself out quickly, finding a pair of shorts to throw on. Suzie hurriedly pulled her own clothes back on and was promptly ushered out the back.
Rudy, erect as ever, exited the front of the tent beside me as I laughed hysterically.
"Alright, boys." Gary liked to start his speeches this way. "You've got about 10 more minutes to get ready before we head out. I just wanted to give you some basic rules."
Gary ran down a list of predictable rules of conduct. Everything you'd expect.
Rudy and I returned to the tent. I grabbed another pair of clean shorts and slipped them on. I found a nice t shirt and ripped the other one from my body. I even sprayed a little cologne on.
"I don't even care. That girls pussy was shit." Rudy said.
"Didn't seem to bother you." I laughed.
"Fuck it. Bitch was 16 and already a whore." He replied.
Rudy and I looked very similar as we exited and followed Gary back up to the mess hall. The inside had been converted into some weird dance hall. Balloons, streamers, lights, everything covered the walls.
"What the fuck is this shit?" Rudy complained.
I shrugged my shoulders. We walked over and sat down at a table and waited for our 'dates' to arrive.
When they came in, our heart beats raced. Aly stood in a white shirt, her dark hair flowing down her shoulders over a black headband. Her bottom was trapped inside of a short khaki skirt. Her legs rested on two black sandals. Gorgeous.
Tiff was wearing a red polo shirt and jean skirt, her blonde locks pulled back tightly.
Rudy and I stood and walked over to them. Aly took my hands in hers.
"You look beautiful." I said, honestly.
"Thanks, handsome." She replied, her glossed lips parting, revealing an amazingly white smile.
I led Aly to the middle of the dance floor as "I Love You Love Me Love" by Gary Glitter boomed out of the speakers.
I held Aly so close, I couldn't belive a team of counselors didn't swarm us.
"You smell good." Aly smiled.
"You too." I replied. Did she? I don't know. I couldn't smell her. But what else would I say.
Aly and I continued to sway back and forth through all kinds of songs. Feeling her body against my own got me excited. As my cock grew, I pressed my crotch harder and harder against hers in the mild darkness.
As we swayed, I caught a glimpse of Rudy and Tiff. Rudy's hand was glued to Tiff's ass, bringing the back of her skirt up a bit. They were just a few notches below 'subtle'.
Aly and I decided to take a break and sit down. We picked out two of the cold steel chairs and scooted against a table which had a long, white table cloth draped over it.
Hidden by the cloth, I held Aly's hand in her lap.
"So this is it for us, huh?" I asked over the music.
"Ugh...don't talk like that." She said.
"I'm sorry." I replied. "It just sucks, ya know?"
Aly nodded. I let go of her hand and squeezed her thigh. I moved my head to hers and we kissed right there for anyone looking to see. I smiled and returned my body to a sitting position.
Aly gripped the side of my hand and slipped it up her thigh a little further. I felt around. She really wasn't wearing any panties.
"Better dance while we can." Aly said, standing up, pulling her skirt down.
I stood. She took me by the hand back out to the dance floor. 10-15 other couples danced around us. I leaned to Aly's ear.
"So tell me...which of these other girls are doin' the same thing?" I asked, referring to when Aly told me we weren't the only campers having sex.
Aly giggled and non-chalantly pointed out a few of the girls. Some of them were pretty obvious, others I couldn't believe.
"And that girl", Aly pointed, "is even doing one of the counselors. He comes into the camp at night and you can hear them. Ew."
I turned to see who she was pointing at; Suzie.
It made me laugh and I considered telling Aly what I'd seen of her. But I kept it to myself. Why tell her about naked girls coming into the tent that she didn't know about? Best to just let it be.
My teenage mind wandered away from the scenario. Aly told me that some of the 'active' girls were actually dancing with their regular partners, just as we were. I imagined what the two must look like together. Some were laughable. Others...well, you get the picture.
I kept my crotch pressed against Aly's body. I knew I'd definitely miss the feeling.
Aly laid her head against my chest as "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain finished.
"I want you." Aly whispered.
I pulled her more tightly against me, making me gasp. I searched for Rudy.
"Be right back." I said.
I walked through the crowd looking for the couple probably having dry sex by now. Found 'em. I pulled Rudy to the side.
"Hey, I'm gonna try and sneak out of here with Aly. We're going to the tent. I've got to." I said.
"Go ahead. I've got more favors to cash in first." He answered.
Apparently, Rudy was going to see how many of his 'groupies' would follow through with their promises.
"Alright." I walked back to Aly.
"Go to the bathroom, sneak out the window, meet me around back." I whispered.
Without hesitation, Aly took off. I walked to the mens bathroom, opened the window and crawled out.
I waited around back, the excitement filling my head. Finally, I saw a leg slip out the window, followed by another leg, hips, torso, head, bingo.
Aly grabbed my hand and we hurried back to my tent, giggling like children.
Aly and I hit the final trail to the campsite and took off at a sprint.
We practically dove into the tent, clothes flying off at rocket speed. Both naked, we pushed the cots together, got on and stood on our knees, facing one another.
I pulled Aly's naked body against my own, my hard cock poking her as we kissed. Aly's hand massaged the back of my head as I took her right nipple into my mouth.
I sat down, legs under me, and licked over Aly's nipple. Aly brought one leg up to a kneeling position. My hand rubbed under her leg, making it's way to her wet pussy. We both moaned loudly, no longer fearful of being caught.
My free hand caressed the breast that owned the nipple I had locked in my mouth.
Aly brought her leg back down. She gripped my stiff cock and pumped, pre-cum oozing out. I locked our lips and pushed her onto her back. I kissed from her chin down to her stomach. I parted her legs and buried my face into her crotch.
I pressed a finger between her special lips and moved it around. A pool of hot juice coated it. Pushing one lip to the side, I licked up and down what I could reach.
Aly's hips began bobbing up and down from excitement. I let one of my hands reach up and cup her breast.
Aly moaned and licked her lips as I pinched her nipple and continued licking everything I could. Her hips spun out of control. My free hand masaged the inside of her thigh as her pelvis began pumping up and down quickly. She was fucking my face.
I withdrew my tongue and stuck a finger into her, massaging her insides.
Aly pushed my shoulders and I turned to my back. Aly moved down my body and gripped me tightly in her hand. I felt her hot breath hovering over me. A tongue swirled over my head. My body shook. Aly gulped and gulped on me.
I grabbed her hair and pulled playfully.
"Oh, God..." I called out to whoever would listen.
Aly took me from her mouth and smiled as she crawled up my body, straddling my waist. I grabbed her hips as she jumped down onto me. My cock twitched as Aly rode me. My hands ventured up to her stomach and then onto her chest.
The heat radiating from our crotches was incredible. The juices flowing? Phenomenal.
I pumped up and down, shouting that this was the best sex I'd ever had.
I sat up and Aly quit riding. I pushed her back. Her legs hung over my arms while I pumped our sexes together.
Sweat formed and fell from our bodies. Aly moaned with pleasure as my cock penetrated her again and again.
Aly allowed her legs to fall to the cot. I wrapped my arms around her waist and pulled her lower body from the surface. My head planted itself into her stomach as I continued to pump.
I could feel the muscles contract around my cock. Aly moaned into the night. Hot juice plasterd my cock. I slowed my pumping through Aly's orgasm. I refused to let go just yet.
I pulled myself out slowly and moved my head down to where it wanted to be. My tongue caught any stray juices it could as they flowed from her hole.
Satisfied with my job, I brought myself back to Aly and kissed her hard as my slipperly lips touched hers.
I ground my still-hard cock against her. I slid my warm hand down to my shaft and pushed myself back in. Aly moaned with pleasure as my hips slammed against her own.
"Oh...Aly..." I said between breaths.
I pulled myself out again and kissed her lower stomach. Gripping my hands to her hips, Aly turned over, getting on all fours. I smacked her ass and rubbed tenderly. I ran my hands up her back as I pushed in once more.
I gripped her ass tightly as my balls slammed against her. Aly's arms collapsed. She fell to her chest, ass still in the air. I grabbed her breasts and helped her back to our position. Her head writhed with pleasure, moans still escaping her lips.
Aly's arms gave out again. I laid down on her, my face next to hers as I continued to pump. Aly smiled at me and we kissed in an almost wicked fashion.
Our tongues swirled together.
I raised my hips until I exited Aly. I rolled off to my side. Aly climbed on top of me. My cock rested in the crack of her ass as her tongue trailed down my neck over my nipple. I moaned.
Aly sucked my nipple into her mouth. I could feel her tongue running over it as she sucked.
Aly sat up and reached behind her, gripping my cock, sliding it into her.
Her hips wiggled slowly at first. Finding their motion, she proceeded to set my world on fire.
My hands tried to grip her thighs, but I could barely hold on to air at this point. Sweat poured from my body.
Sensing my predicament, Aly leaned down and began kissing me. My hips pumped violently, my hands running over her ass.
As our tongues danced, my cock exploded. The warm sensation jolted Aly's body as well, and we moaned loudly into each others mouths.
Aly and I kept our hips moving. We wanted this mutual orgasm to show us its full effects.
And show us it did.
Without a doubt, this had been the biggest orgasm of my life, the greatest pleasure of my life.
Exhausted, our bodies came to a hault. Aly giggled as my hands gripped her back. I kissed her. It was all I could physically do. My cock slipped from her and rested.
We laid like that, Aly on top of me, for almost an hour. The breeze slipping through the tent chilled our damp bodies.
"I love you." I whispered.
Aly turned her head toward me and smiled. She loved to smile.
"I love you, too." She said.
I felt like I could cry. I'm sure she felt the same way. Tomorrow was goodbye. Forever.
"Think we should get dressed?" She asked.
I shrugged my shoulders. Aly inhaled deeply and sat up.
"Come on." her voice was sweet and kind.
I stood and collected my clothes as Aly found hers. Once dressed, we hugged and exited the tent, heading back to the mess hall, hand in hand.
We noticed a few crowds of people standing outside. Tiff stood alone by the door. We walked to her.
"What's up, Tiff?" Aly asked.
Tiff rolled her eyes.
"Where's Rude?" I questioned.
"Probably off with one of his fuckin' groupies." She said, agitated.
"Aww...Tiff. I'm sorry." was Aly's response.
Tiffany shurgged and rolled her eyes again.
The doors to the mess hall swung open and the rest of the camp came out. Counselors ushered their young in their respective directions. Aly and I kissed goodnight and parted, promising to see each other in the morning before we left.
When I got back to camp, I acted like nothing had happened. If only these guys knew.
When I fell asleep that night, Rudy still hadn't returned. I slept soundly. I was still exhausted.
When my eyes opened, I could hear giggling. I looked over and saw an attractive redhead riding Rudy. I felt a tug on my unhard-but-coming-around cock. I looked down and saw long, dark hair on my chest, the girls body under the blanket with me. Must be Aly.
I kissed the top of the girls head and grabbed her breast. She was naked too. Glad to see Aly was giving me this 'going away' present.
As Aly lifted her head to kiss me I noticed something. Namely, it wasn't Aly. I didn't even recognize the girl.
"Who are you?" I asked.
"Ha. You're up!" Rudy said between humps. "You were alone when I came back. I got her for you."
The girl told me her name, but it didn't mean a thing to me.
"What time is it?" I asked.
"About 10 minutes until everyone wakes up. Better get on it." Rudy instructed.
"I can't." I said. "I've gotta go meet Aly before she leaves."
I stood, the blanket falling from my body and revealing the girl's chest. My cock, pointing due North.
"Relax. You've got plenty of time. Take it easy, get a little, you'll be fine." was Rudy's explanation.
I nodded and sat back down just to make him happy. The girl, to her credit, was attractive and all, but I just didn't really wanna do it.
Although I was apprehensive, I let her blow me. It was a pretty meaningless orgasm, nothing compared to the night before.
Soon, she complained about wanting more, so I laid her down, spread her legs and fucked her until she came. I didn't. I faked it, though.
I thanked her, said it was great, yada, yada, and ushered her from the tent.
Rudy finally came about the time my girl left and wanted some cuddle time. Time we didn't have. The girl finally left and we got dressed.
Once everyone else woke up, we started to tear down camp. We had about a half hour before people started getting picked up.
As we were finishing our campsite, Gary walked up to us.
"So, Ric, did I keep my promise?" He asked.
"What's that, Gary?" I asked.
"I told you that if you signed up with me, I'd make sure you had a good time this week." He said.
"Oh...that. Yeah. It's been awesome." I said. If only he knew.
"I bet it has, Ric. I bet it has." He winked as he said it. It made me wonder...
Rudy and I, our belongings strapped to our backs, walked up to the entrance and waited to say goodbye to our girls.
But they never came.
Minutes passed with no sign of either of them. Where had they gone?
Rudy stopped a counselor and asked where all the other campers are. The counselor told Rudy that some of the campsites left earlier than others. It cut down on all the traffic in and out of the camp.
I was crushed. Aly just left without saying anything. I had my phone. She never even text me to tell me about it. How could she do that to me?
I stood there, my world shattered, as my mom's car pulled up next to me and honked the horn.
I looked at Rudy. He smiled at me. What a week we'd had. Rudy shook my hand and turned it into a hug. We said goodbye as I packed my bag into the car.
Mom was full of questions about camp. I didn't want to answer. I didn't want anything.
I watched the sign I'd seen my first day which read "High Noon Campground" grow smaller and smaller in my mirror.
The rest of the Summer drug on. I had Aly's number, but never used it. I was too upset.
School started a few months later and I still felt hurt, but was recovering. I made my way into my first class of the first day of the new school year feeling like a new person entirely.
As I stared down at the class syllabus, a voice called out behind me.