Thursday 10:30 am
I woke up earlier than usual today, but no matter how I tried, I couldn't go back to sleep. The others were still asleep, so I went to the general area, not caring that I'd be severely punished if caught. It was the first recreational break of the day for the campers. I looked around and fortunately, no one was around. . .no one except Tails! I bolted to Tails and held him close.
"Sonic!" Tails exclaimed gleefully, "Where have you been? I've been worried sick about you!" That's when Tails realized I was crying. "Sonic, what's wrong?"
"I've been trapped in the old run-down cabin at the edge of the residential area, but I'm not even supposed to be here! I have no money, I'm denied everything here, and I'm starving!" Tails stroked my quills. I eventually calmed down enough to lead Tails to the cabin, since he had never heard of or seen it. I introduced him to Derek, Duke, Cameron, Cinos, Brick, Ash, Blaze, Ren, Mako, Scout, and Dan. We spent the ret of the day with Tails, eating marshmallows and playing games.
It was almost 4:50 when we had to let Tails go. We could hear the shouting of the campers, some calling his name. My stomach growled loudly.
"Aw, man," I had said to Tails, "I'm so hungry." We had been so busy hanging with Tails that we had forgot to search for food. Tails patted my head.
"Don't worry," Tails replied, "I think I have just enough snacks left to share with you." Tails gave us an unreasonable amount of candy that he somehow managed to fit in his jacket pockets. I hugged Tails tight and thanked him for spending the day with us and for the food. He hugged me back and said he'd be back tomorrow. The guys and I ate the candy Tails gave us and began talking about our childhoods again. I didn't want to say anything, so I tried as much as I could to keep my face stuffed with the candy Tails gave us, but soon enough, Tails' candy was gone. I looked at the guys as they waited for me.
"Look," I said, "I don't wanna talk about it. I already said everything I could. I won't go into any more detail about it. I don't want you guys to get scarred for life." My heart ached a little as I said that. The guys continued to stare at me, but then went on to tell silly stories, one of which I joined in and made the stupid comment, "That's gotta hurt." All of us laughed so hard, it began to hurt. We sat around the oil lantern and told stories until 5:30 am.
"Dang," I spoke out loud, checking the time on my phone. "W should get to sleep, it's already 5:30 in the morning." Derek, Blaze, Cameron, Scout, Brick, and I crawled into the bunks, but the guys wouldn't go to sleep. Not until I promised to sing them a song, like their moms did when they were children. That got me thinking about my mom and how much I missed her. I closed my eyes and began:
"You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy
When skies are gray.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine
Luckily, that put all the guys to sleep and I didn't have to humor them by listening to myself sing anymore. I tucked myself into my sleeping bag and silently cried myself to sleep.