I breath in the fresh Hawaiian air. Its good to finally be on vacation. I sigh as I skip down the steps. On the second last step I jump onto the ground and make a dramatic landing and bow.
“That was amazing!” A voice exclaims from behind me.
I jump and swivel around on my heels, almost falling face first. My cheeks go warm and my mouth drops open in awe.
There stands a boy who looks around my age. He has sandy blonde hair, lots of freckles, dimples and green eyes. He wears blue and white bathing suit bottoms and a lime green short sleeve shirt. “Hello!” He waves his arms.
That snaps me out of my trance. “Sorry, um..I’m Carmen, Carmen Creese,” I stutter.
“I’m Daniel,” he gestures.
“So, do you live here?” I ask.
“Nah…I’m just on vacation, how about you?” He replies.
“I’m here on vacation too, doing some diving practice, I have this huge diving competition when I get back to Vancouver,” I blurt.
He smiles, “I live in Vancouver, too. His white teeth glimmer in the sun.
“Really? Why haven’t I seen you around?” I question.
He opens his mouth to answer but stops. A voice calls his name from somewhere in the distance. He looks into the ocean and the looks at me. “Maybe I’ll See you later,” he says, winking.
“Yeah,” I answer dreamily.
He jogs off and disappears behind my beach house.
I turn to the ocean and start to walk along the shore. I dig my toes into the wet sand and then dip them into the ocean to get the sand out from under y toe nails. I face the sun and let it wash over my face. Waves of pain roll up my leg as I hit my toe on something hard. I curse and grab my toe. I look down to see my toe isn’t bleeding but I can tell it will probably bruise. I notice something else that makes my breath get caught in my throat; what I hit my toe on. A chipped off piece of a sign made of rock.
I bite my lip and pick up the object. I toss it from one hand to another inspecting it. I decide to take it home.
As if my mothers read my mind, I hear her calling my name.
TO BE CONTINUED....