10,000 Miles by Raine_Szmanda1 [Reviews - 2]
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I'm scared
So afraid to show I care
Will he think me weak
If I tremble when I speak
Oooh - what if
There's another one he's thinking of
Maybe he's in love
I'd feel like a fool
Life can be so cruel
I don't know what to do

I've been there
With my heart out in my hand
But what you must understand
You can't let the chance
To love him pass you by

Tell him
Tell him that the sun and moon
Rise in his eyes
Reach out to him
And whisper
Tender words so soft and sweet
I'll hold him close to feel his heart beat
Love will be the gift you give yourself

Touch him (ooohh)
With the gentleness you feel inside(I feel it)
Your love can't be denied
The truth will set you free
You'll have what's meant to be
All in time you'll see

Greg was the first to wake up the next morning and he was sweltering, his hair was stuck to his head and his arms were slick from sweat. Although his blankets had been long ago kicked off of him--Nick still had a arm slung protectively over him and Greg could see the shine of sweat on his forehead as well. Greg groaned and Nick’s eyes flew open and he pulled his arm away and looked down ashamed.

“I’m sorry”

“No, It’s just insanely hot in here, your heat was just adding to mine.”

Greg managed to stand up and he flung himself out of the tent and fumbled to put on his shoes.

“Where are you going already this morning?”

“For a swim”


“Yeah, you wanna come? Trust me--you’ll thank me later”

They walked the quiet peaceful walk towards the lake in silence taking in the nature around them and smiling shyly occasionally at each other, once they were in the water they felt 100 percent better and they weren’t sticky from sweat. When they got back Alyssa and Warrick were getting breakfast ready and they looked up at their dripping wet friends.

“It was boiling in the tent this morning, Alyssa and I were wondering where you two had disappeared to”

“It was more than boiling; it was gross all the sweat on me, felt like I had gone through 6 sessions of sex”

“Nice image there Greg.”

Warrick screwed up his face and shivered, Greg just grinned and winked.

“Anytime Rick”

Breakfast was eaten quickly and everything cleaned up, Alyssa and Greg took Colby down to the lake for a swim—Matt and Lynn went for a walk on the nature trail and Warrick and Nick were left behind to sit around the camp fire, Nick was staring off into space when Warrick poked him in the side with a stick.


“So what?”

“What do you think?”

“About what?”

“Stop playing dumb Nick, about Greg, what do you think you’re going to do about him?”

“I guess I need to sit and talk to him”

Warrick clapped him on the shoulder and they both looked up as Alyssa and Colby came through the clearing.

“Where’s Greg at?”

“Oh, he just said that he wanted to be alone for a while, he’ll be back”

Everyone tried to have fun without Greg, but he was usually the life of the party and without him they were lacking the enthusiasm, after about four hours without any sign of Greg they all began to get a little bit worried, Colby started to whine and she stuck her wet nose under Nick’s arm, he absentmindedly pat her on the head and she whined a bit more.

“You getting worried about your daddy Colby?”

Colby looked up and cocked her head to the side and her ears perked up as if she understood what he was saying, She barked slightly, and Nick smiled.

“Okay girl I’ll go look for him”

Colby licked his face, and Nick gave her one more reassuring pat and he stood up, Alyssa looked up worriedly.

“Guys it’s getting pretty dark out, maybe it’s time we go look for Greg.”

“I’ll do it, you guys relax and have fun, I’m sure he’s fine.”

At that very moment, Greg was standing on a pier watching the sun sink in the sky, and stared longingly at all the surfers below him-- he hung his head, God how he hurt at the moment-- he would never end his life over something so stupid, but the thought crossed his mind sometimes. The sun was almost gone from the sky by the time Nick found Greg, he was still standing at the pier with his hands in his pockets-- eyes intent and cold. Greg heard movement behind him, but didn't move or turn around, he knew who it was. The voice was soft and quiet when they spoke.

“I was looking for you G.”

Greg turned around and winced internally when he saw how red Greg’s eyes were and the remains of tears that had dried onto his cheeks.

“Why were you looking for me? Didn’t Alyssa tell you that I was going for a walk?”

“That was five and a half hours ago Greg”

Greg nodded and turned back towards the water wrapped his arms around himself to ward off the chill that suddenly crept up upon him. Nick stood behind him and gently wrapped his arms around Greg’s slim waist, Greg laid his head back on Nick’s chest and sighed deeply.

“So many surfers down there, they all look so happy and free.”

“You look like that too G. You look so untouchable, sometimes it makes me a little jealous that you have such passion for something.”

“It was always my escape from reality.”

Greg could feel Nick nodding, and then stiffened when Nick’s arms tightened a little.

“I need to explain something to you Greg.”

Greg could just simply nod.

“I love you Greg, I love you so much it hurts inside, but I’m also scared, Never in my entire life have I felt such passion and happiness when you’re around me, I feel like I’m floating and nothing could ever make me happier, but when you leave it’s like something happens and a sad switch is turned on and I don’t know how to deal with it sometimes because it’s scary, I’ve never been this attached before. All I could think about when you left was that you didn’t want to be with me anymore, and it was a pretty shitty way to say that to me, but after a while I realized that you leaving had not a damn thing to do with me, it was what you wanted and what you needed to give you the life that made you happy. I had no right to interfere with that, I should have accepted the fact that you were going to leave and eventually I’d see you again. I should have fought like hell to make you see that there is no one else in this life for me, and that a little bit of distance wasn’t going to change that. I see that I’ve hurt you deeply Greg, more than you could even dream of hurting me, I can see it in your eyes every time I look at you, and it kills me. I’d do anything to make that pain go away, anything. If you just give me a chance I will definitely make it up to you. I will give you anything you need, anything that’s a promise.

Greg’s eyes were swimming with tears and he let them leak down over his cheeks, he turned around in Nick’s arms and Nick took in his appearance closely, he had bags under his eyes and they weren’t as bright as he once remembered them, he had stress lines all around his mouth, and he looked much older than he really was.

“Do you mean that Nick?”

Greg’s face tore into a huge beautiful smile, once that Nick felt pulling at his own lips, but then Greg’s face grew serious again.

“Nick, so much has happened, that there is no way in hell that we can just go back to the way it was, I mean I know I love you and you love me, but love isn’t everything, it can’t fix all things that are broken.”

“I realize that Greg, and I’m willing to wait until we both decide that we are ready again, until then I’m your friend. I’ll be here for you for whatever you need.”

“Oh god Nick, you don’t know how unbelievably happy I’am to hear that from you, are you sure that you don’t mind waiting?”

“I got all the time in the world G, I’m not going anywhere, unless you want me to.”

Greg pulled Nick closer and put his head on his shoulder.

“I don’t want you to be anywhere except here right now”

Greg’s smile was innocent and Nick laughed and held him close. He stared up at the stars, and said thanks to god for allowing him to have such a wonderful and forgiving person in his life. He thought that he had screwed things up beyond repair, but maybe he was beginning to believe in second chances after all.

Tell him
Tell him that the sun and moon
Rise in his eyes
Reach out to him
And whisper
Tender words so soft and sweet
Hold him close to feel his heart beat
Love will be the gift you give yourself

Love is light that surely glows
In the hearts of those who know
It's a steady flame that grows (oh ooh oh oh)
Feed the fire with all the passion you can show
Tonight love will assume its place
This memory time cannot erase
Your faith will lead love where it has to go

Tell him
Tell him that the sun and moon
Rise in his eyes
Reach out to him
And whisper
Whisper words so soft and sweet
Hold him close to feel his heart beat
Love will be the gift you give yourself

ooh ooh ooh
Never let him go

**Song: Celine Dion: Tell him
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