The lake of Dresden Valley glittered with the crimson sun that was setting in the horizon. The setting sun turned the sky a fiery orange and the lack of clouds promised a clear and star filled night. The camp was bustling with activity as the employees and campers were putting away equipment from their respective camp activities. Bows and arrows were taken to a shed with straw targets, oars and kayak boats were taken to the shore, carving knives and other carpentering tools were left in the wood carving cabin and so on.
Some employees were then preparing the dinner for the rest, serving meatballs and mashed potatoes. Those with any allergies or were vegans were served tofu instead of meat. The seats and tables were outside since it was still warm with just a hint of a chilly breeze and would allow the kids to watch as the sun would set. One of the older camp employees got out a guitar and with both campers and co-workers sung some happy tune and generally having a good time.
Damien got his own plate and sat down at a table that gave him a good view of the lake. He had spent the day with the hiking group that had taken a trip through the forest and stayed on the road. The camp had some strict rules concerning going into the forest since it was really easy to get lost in it. The forest was beautiful however and very dense with many spots were not even sunlight was able to get through the thicket of leaves. Some people even see on occasion the wild life ranging from solitary wolves that kept their distance and jumpy deer. There were even rumors of more mystical inhabitants though they were only rumored and no one could ever prove their claim. Damien didn't see any little gnomes or unicorns but he liked to entertain the thought that somewhere were pixies watching the campers behind leaves.
Damien hadn't exactly made many friends yet but he knew a some names and associated with some during activities. Though not exactly a loner he had some difficulty starting a conversation but he got by once he did get started. He watched as the sun was setting, now hidden by the nearby mountain and the skies began to darken as night creep-ed over the camp.