Okay. Lia, don't freak out! I've been telling myself this for the past 20 minutes. "Lia! Where did it go?" Natali asked, paralyzed in awestruck fear. "Natali, relax. Just paddle backwards slowlyyyyy," I called, already nearly a foot behind her. "Hey, slow down!" I smiled slyly. "Payback," I barreled over the sets, centimeters away from the sandy shores of the Malibu beach, when Natali let out another shrilling screech.
I swung my head around, to see her paddling ferociously away from the shark, chasing her to shore. I hopped out of the water, and grabbed her wrist, feeling an overwhelming sense of strength given off from (don't laugh) the water. Hey! I told you not to laugh!! It just felt that way, alright?
I can't explain it. I can't explain any of this..first it was me...now Natali. After Natali was successfully laying on her back next to my ankles, I peered out to the crystal blue oceans once more.
Swimming off, the creature left a trail of pearly sea foam behind its pectoral fins. Another minute passed, and I heard my dad call me up to the house. "Bye Natali!" I called, watching her wave back; getting smaller and smaller.
What a strange day, I thought to myself as I propped up my board in the garage. "Hey, hon. How was your surf? I thought I heard screaming," my dad asked, confusedly. "Oh, great. We were just um..having a lot of fun. The waves were huge this afternoon.." He nodded as he smiled.
I trotted up the stairs and cut the elastic band out of my hair with scissors from my desk. The matted, blonde mess expanded all the way down to my waist. I threw on a t-shirt and shorts from the footboard of my bed. I flopped down onto my pillows, eyes slamming shut. Sigh. Just can't wait for tomorrow....
TO BE CONTINUED! :p
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