I'm dead. As soon as my dad walks through that door, I'm dead. Those were the thoughts running through my head at the time, and my dad was NEVER one to play when it came to the blame game. (No rhyming or puns intended.) "Yes?" I squeaked out, turning off the computer desktop and jumping onto my bed like a spider monkey. "Lia, is there something wrong?" He asks, opening my door wide. "Huh?!" I tried not to let my shocked reaction to his tone of voice show, but it wasn't easy. "You seem a bit freaked out since yesterday. C'mon, summer just started! Get out there and ride some waves with Natali! You know she misses you." I nodded and got ready. Maybe, I thought, things won't get crazy today and I'll be fine. I texted Natali back after her 47th one, saying to meet me there. I wasn't about to let some weirdo shark kill my surfqueen rep without permission, now was I? • • •
At the beach, me and Natali sanded our boards together, listening to the roaring tides. But as we walked deeper and deeper into the water, I felt an icy chill roll down my spine, the same as it did like two days ago. Natali screaming at me, being rendered unconcious, and seeing blood in the water, as it swam away. Flashbacks had never happened to me before, until now. "Honey, you're gunna get through this.." Natali called, trying to sound like Oprah Winfrey. I slowly walked out, then saw a gray dorsal fin spiraling towards me. Knee-deep in waves, I just stood there, curious. Natali on the other hand, was NOT. "Lia!!" She shouted swimming back to shore alone. The shark, a female great white, was no small pup. It was like 21 inches long from snout to tail. It sat there, black doll eyes glancing up at me, then swam back out there. Later on, back at my place, Natali was still shocked at my lack of fear, considering that thing was right in front of me. "I didn't feel like it was there to hurt us," I said from the heart. "It felt like..she was trying to tell me something through her eyes." Natali looked at me like I was in kindergarten. "Lia; I find that illogical," I shook my head. "No..this goes deeper than logic.."
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