The water lapped deliciously against the rocks as his head slowly turned toward me. He reached out and took my hand, and my body filled with fear that played on me like a violin. I stopped breathing. I still thought that maybe he was just being nice to his ex girlfriend’s kid sister, or maybe he thought this would help him get her back. Whether that was the initial reason for it or not, I exhaled and knew that this was my time, with my first love, on the edge of Long Lake breathing in the sweet Adirondack air.