My cousin and I have been best friends since we were toddlers. When he moved out into the country, I was lost and I had wanted to go visit. I didn’t like driving very much, but when summer came around and I was on vacation from college, I decided to make the trip. I thought it would be great to get out of town for a couple of weeks. The trip was amazing, as I passed through the mountainside and saw all of the greenery and the trees. It suddenly hit me why he had wanted to move so far out of town. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I couldn’t wait to curl up on the sofa next to him and have a glass of wine. We had so much to talk about, and I had really missed him. We went hiking those first couple days. When we got back, he turned on the AC and we spent the nights sitting in front of the television and watching sports or out on the patio chatting and laughing. By midweek, the weather began to change. The humidity was soaring, and we were staying inside with the AC blasting on us. There was a weather alert about strong thunderstorms and we began to get a bit worried. As the thunder boomed and the lightning strikes got closer, the lights flickered and went out. It was hot and sticky without the AC, but our imaginations were running overtime. We heard noises and saw shadows, that we knew weren’t there, as the lightning lit up the room. The next morning, the lights came on and the AC started to run, and we began to feel better.