For this one, you must convince a freaked out counselor to risk a shunning by contacting the authorities.
INTUITION (any gender mid teens to early twenties)
Shane thinks we can find the kid by ourselves. Like the kid's just hiding behind the trees or something. Shane doesn't want to have to write up a camper incident report. I don't know what the big deal is about that.
But this kid? Disappearing? That IS a big deal. I disagree with Shane. I don't think you're overreacting. I think that kid is in serious trouble out there, tonight. Or he could be, if we don't get Boss and the local authorities in on this.
Look Iris, I know you freak out sometimes. I've seen bits and pieces of it during the whole camp session. Behind your eyes. I... I watch you sometimes. Not like obsessed... Jesus, not that. But I... I find you... interesting? Interesting in the GOOD way. In the good way. Okay?
I've never met anyone like you. I think you probably have... a good intuition. And if YOU think a camper's in danger, if YOU think something is out there in those woods, or maybe there's just something strange in the air here at camp... I'm with YOU. Because I trust you. I think you're... I think you're amazing.
I wish I had told you, before. I know I barely talked to you, before. I know that Shane has been putting the moves on you, I know how it can seem important to be cool in the eyes of someone like Shane. But Iris... Shane doesn't know shit. I've been watching Shane too. You're so much better than that. You're worth so much more than that. Shane doesn't get you... doesn't get people like us. Shane doesn't understand how seriously messed up this disappearance is. How messed up it could get if we don't go tell Boss.
I'm sorry it took a crisis for me to tell you... to tell you how much... well, how I sorta feel about you.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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