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2 Scottish guys a year or so out of University one just about to get a job down in London so they decide to spend a few nights away from it all up in the wilderness of north west Scotland. Camping equipment all packed and all correct supplies taken, both of them have camped out before but just previously not this remote.
First night and day are great, fishing, drinking and chatting, both guys likeable and planning to try and catch up at Chrstmas. The following day as they are hiking they see down into a valley another person. This person is only just visible. They have binoculars with them and with these they can see the guy has army camoflage on, and is carryign a rifle. He is training the rifle on a deer which is a long way away. One shot is fired and the deer falls.
The two of them watch the army guy collect the deer, he puts it over his shoulder and walks away.
The next day they are hiking again, and they find a rabbit trap, complete with freshly caught rabbit. they take the rabbit and cook it that evening - they are fairly sure it must have been the army guy who laid the trap - but he has a whole deer so won’t need the rabbit…
That night they hear something in the woods near their camp, they are mildly freaked out by the noise but it turns out to be another deer. That night they hear more movements but don’t think anything much about it. They drink a fair bit of a very nice single malt that night and obviously get to sleep both nicely drunk.
Waking the next morning they find that a whole lot of their stuff is missing - phones, keys, knives. Their are cuts all over the tent canvas. Their camera is hanging from a branch of a tree nearby. Looking at the recent photos they find shots of them both sleeping with a kife pointing at them.
Totally freaked out they start getting whatever they can packed and leave their tents and aim to get the heel out of their. But when they head on the path back - the single path that their map told them was the safe way in or out - they see the army guy up ahead waiting for them… they both decide that they want nothing to do with him and that they better find another route out. As they are discussing this a shot is fired - few feet over their heads - the army guy lowers his rifle and waves at them.
they run back the way they had come and check the map and think that they can work out another route which should get them back to the road - they follow the river downstream for a few miles and walk in the stream too to try and mask their tracks.
They know they are being tracked as they see the army guy a mile or so away walking the same way as them - as if looking to head them off. They find an old abandoned croft building - no-one and nothing inside. It’s getting dark so they both decide to sleep near the building but not inside - a few hundred yards away. They wake in the middle of the night to see the army guy walking around the building, checking the place out - he walks inside and they both quietly and slowly creep away.
They then argue over whether to keep going or to double back and head back the way they came, hoping the army guy will assume that they head on. During the arguement one of them starts walking off back the way they came with the normal “fuck you” attitude. the other watches him walk off and then a shot rings out - head shot - and he falls straight to the ground.
He looks ups to see the army guy wave again and dissapear back into the cover of woods. He panics, and runs…
That’s about that - not sure how it ends…