Mark was the first person to reach the top. It was as if he had the entire area all for himself. And he liked that, even if it was only for a moment. He strode to a picnic table under the shade and sat down with a sigh.
Soon the others joined him. One by one, they plopped down around Mark, replenishing themselves with water and freshening up.
Andrew showed up at last. He sat down on the grass instead, away from the shade and the group.
Mark shook his head.