“Uhm, I don’t know.” Trace laughed awkwardly. He followed the boy up to the steering deck looking around as he walked. “This is a really nice boat. Seems like everything is going right for you lately.” He nodded in reply to Alex’s question. “Sure am!”
Alex shrugged, “Who else would I have invited if you were the best match” he half-joked. He adjusted the hat he was wearing and motioned for Trace to follow him up to the steering deck. “So I’ve got a map you up to helping me navigate?”
“Me too, thanks for kind of inviting me.” Trace laughed. “I’m so ready! This is exciting!” He said excitedly. The idea of searching for an island was so cool to him. “I’m good at the moment but I’ll probably be hungry soon so thanks.”
Alex hugged him back tightly before taking a step back. “I’m glad you could make it, ready for an adventure?” He felt a bit silly talking the way he was, like a bit of an over grown child. But for the most part he didn’t care “The fridge and cupboard are stuffed with snacks and drinks if you’re hungry”
It’s no problem, you’re a friend.
I will gladly make you some then.
They’re my favourite.
I can make those.