(i suck at titles)
'Hey there', she heard a voice behind her say, when suddenly someone sat by her side. 'Want some fish?'
It was Trent. Taken by surprise, she drew her journal to her chest in order to hide what she had just written down on it, hoping Trent wouldn't feel offended by this.
'Oh, uh, sure', she replied, trying to regain stability after she was surprised by his sudden apparition as she grabbed the stick with a piece of fish in its end that Trent was handing to her. 'My stomach's eating itself.'
'Tell me about it', he said, taking a bite of his fish, 'it isn't exactly sushi, but...it will do for tonight.'
She just smiled and ate her fish in silence, eyes locked on the ground. It was still awkward to be around Trent after what had happened three nights ago. She still couldn't get over it and had been trying to hide from him ever since. It was embarassing just knowing he knew what she thought of him.
'Anyways', he continued, trying to make conversation, 'what were you up to?'
'Uh, nothing!', she answered, blushing, pressing the journal agains her chest. 'Just here, uh, killing time, you know. Until we can go back to camp...'
'Oh, yeah. It's going to, eh...be a long night.'
She didn't know what to answer, so she just decided to remain silent. She didn't want to keep screwing it up. She had never been particularly good at smalltalking, let alone talking to the guy who you have a huge crush on –and he totally knows it.
She wished she could say something, but it would not come out alright. That was just her luck.
Trent stared at the sky, trying to think of something to say to break that awkward silence. He spotted the Big Dipper above. Just a couple nights before, during the Awakethon, they were having such a good time; Gwen would talk to him normally about whatever stuff would go through her mind. Heather had screwed everything up for both of them. Now Gwen wouldn't say anything to him, because she's embarassed, he guessed...he just wished there was something he could say to make her just forget it had happened, so they could talk like they had been talking ever since they met.
"Fuck it", he thought.
'Look', he started, 'I know...shit has happened, okay? I, uh...feel bad for you. What Heather did was so not cool.'
"Great", Gwen thought as she sank her head between her shoulders "He brought it up..."
'But I feel like...we can move on from it, right? I mean, we were kinda getting along before and I'd like that to continue. You and I, we, uh, we understand each other, y'know what I mean?', he said, looking at her, expecting a reply.
After a few seconds, feeling Trent's stare on her skin, she dared to look into his eyes. She tried to avoid crying; it was such a stressful situation. She wanted to dig up a hole in the ground and bury her head on it.
His eyes seemed sympathetic and true. Her eyes locked into his as he spoke.
'And truth be told, I do miss talking to you. I've felt lonely ever since...it happened.'
His words made Gwen's heart miss a beat, and echoed in her head. He was missing her.
'And, if it helps...my song was kind of a reveal, too. So I guess we're even', he tried to joke, smiling at her. She looked so scared and nervous he just wanted to hold her until she relaxed and came back to be the sarcastic girl he knew and liked so much.
'Yeah, we are, I think', she replied after a while, smiling coyly at him. He beamed at her response.
'So...want some fish?'
I was bingewatching the first season from the start to pick some ideas –while waiting for Dragon Age Inquisition to install ALSDHGBAOADFHNDAFLHNDAFH I'M GONNA HAVE AN AMAZING SUMMER– and came up with this one while watching The Sucky Outdoors. idk I think I'm really into making Gwent pictures during the Island era.
Rewatching the series made me think of some questions like, what would've happened if Gwen had developed feelings for Duncan first in the Island, then broken up with him, then fallen in love with Trent? I might be using that for a picture or an oneshot later.
And idk, I kind of wanted to write a little oneshot for the picture. I've done that before and it's fucking entertaining.
So, uh, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I was going to make a Christmas-y picture but it felt forced and that's just not the way I like it, so...I don't know. I like this drawing! Think I did a good job. What do you think?
(trent's hand looks so weird. tried to change it. looked weird eitherway.)