It was getting closer and closer to the end of their vacation, Valerie had a wonderful time. She had relaxed on the beach; gotten some color and the horseback riding on the beach had been amazing. She also went out on a boat, something which Melissa had managed to get not just her but Valerie and Adrian invited to. How her younger sister had made that happen, Valerie just didn’t question. Still, the people they went with were nice and Valerie had a good time.
The ten days at the beach didn’t seem like enough and the ten days here, in the mountains, also didn’t seem like enough but for a different reason. Valerie had met someone, Jeff was his name. He was here on vacation with a few of his friends and they had instantly been attracted to one another. He had told her about himself, he was in his last year in college, at Berkley. Majoring in pre-med as he wanted to be a pediatrician, he had lived in San Francisco his entire life. She told him enough, that she was pre-vet major, her love of animals, even that she and Melissa were adopted but didn’t go further than that, ten days wasn’t enough to get into all of it but Valerie was certain if she had longer she would have , probably, told him all of her story.
They had meant at one of the gatherings the place had, for this one the retreat had set up a bonfire, there were people singing, playing guitars and just getting to know each other. And he had approached her and they ended up talking all night, which was so unlike her, he was just so easy to talk to. He had picked her up for dinner or to go out to something several times, so, she had introduced him to whoever was in their cabin at the time though the introductions had been brief.
Tonight though they had agreed for him to spend time with his friends and Valerie would spend time with Adrian and Melissa. The time at the beach had been very much sibling time and while Valerie had made sure to spent time during the day with her brother and sister she felt like she hadn’t spent enough time with them, over all. Well, sort of, Melissa had been going out a lot to some place that she insisted her siblings would know about soon enough. Melissa had asked that both she and Adrian and Valerie come here, as she had a surprise for them. The here was a local bar, as Valerie walked into it, she searched around for her brother and noticed the stage with the band equipment.