09 8 / 2010
They were crawling all over him. He didn’t realize it until they started biting.
Jareth had been napping next to a tree for a short while but was rudely awoken by the nibbling of little pincers. He quickly hopped up and started smacking at his arms and legs to try to get them off, but there were too many of them. So, he did the only thing he could do. He started pulling his clothes off as he bolted for the pond. By the time that he jumped in, he was down to his underwear.
There were, of course, a few semi-interested onlookers. This was a college campus, after all. Seeing Jareth’s enthusiasm in jumping in, a few others shrugged and ran to the pond, disrobing along the way. In no time at all, the pond was full of splashing collegiate youngsters.