Fear was something that James wasn't accustomed to experiencing very often. It felt like he was in the midst of an intervention of some sort. The kind that involve the unwilling dragging of him towards the lake for as Sadie put it: convincing out asses that we can still enjoy this place. That was how he had ended up being led to the lake, feeling a little like someone being led to their trial or something. If it were anyone else, he would have probably cursed them but no, the concern in Shane's eyes and the fierce determination that they could do this coming from Sadie stopped him.
"I feel like I should be experiencing a more exciting feeling. The two of y'all leading me off. This should occur in a bedroom though." He mumbled more out of nervousness and the fact that they were heading to the place he had avoided since the night of the dance. His hands were growing sweaty, a fact that he was sure that they had noticed because Shane's hand was squeezing his a little tighter and Sadie's thumb was rubbing the back of his hand as they matched across the grounds.
His annoyance with this plan grew the closer they got. The night was rushing back but he didn't want to think about it. He wanted them to be right. He wanted to be happy again and obsessing over something that he couldn't change wasn't going to happen. He bit his lip once they arrive and pulled his hands from the both of them. He rubbed the palms on his pants and groaned. "Fine. You guys got me here. What's gonna make it fun?" His voice was snappy and he folded his arms.
Shane was trying his best to hold everything together. Sadie, James, himself; it was an incredibly difficult thing to do when it felt like things were going to fall apart at any moment. But he was still going to try anyway because what he had with Sadie and with James, it was worth it. They made him feel happy, complete in ways he'd never thought possible before. In ways that had never even come close with other people. And that was why all this was worth it. Going out to the lake, trying to overcome all the bad memories, as if they could make everything better in a single night.
He didn't think he could fix things in one day. Not by going to the lake and having one good memory. But he did think that maybe, just maybe they could have one memory that was good enough to outweigh all the bad ones. His gaze drifted from Sadie to James and he snickered. "Well you both know how kinky I can be. Lake sex is an entirely likely event in some instances." He squeezed their hands, in either of his and sighed. "But I don't think that's the memory I'm going for right now." No, he wanted something better than that for today. Something extraordinary.
Once they arrived at the lake, he pulled them both down on the ground until they were laying side by side. "Now that we're all here, I think we should all lay down and cuddle. Maybe find shapes in the clouds or something." He shrugged. "What we do isn't important it's the talking that's good. And talking... well that's something we haven't really done in a bit. So, let's start talking now about... everything we've been missing. So, who wants to go first?"