The small group urged me on. Why were my friends doing this to me? This is peer pressure. Inari sat silent on his big kawasaki, watching the scene with amused eyes, “Come nuh?” He said with a hint of mischief. “Tonnerre is ready to leave,” I made …
The crowd scattered, adults, their children, and teens running in all different dictions, concealing the culprit. People jumped over the benches of the stadium refusing to stay in the standstill line to go down the stairs, every man for themselves in all thoughts, as the pushing and shoving continued, …
The sun shone as bright as it felt, warming my chocolate coloured skin, while the wind battled for dominance, the cool sea breeze tuning out the heat. We strolled off of the concrete, removing our shoes as we touched the sand. As if in sync we kept walking along the beach taking in the view, the deck now far behind us. I sat down cross legged and dug my feet into the sand, the pleasant warmth travelled upwards, settling all over. I looked up to see an amused Jiraiya, staring down at me with a small smile, his low afro eclipsed by the sun.
“You know I thought you would have ran straight to the waves.” He said giving me the same look.
“In my head I knew the sand would have felt nice if I took a seat, so I did, and I was right.” I said with a smile.
He responded with a chuckle, taking a seat next to me, legs outstretched, resting his bag by his side. This was perfect. The sun and wind were in sync, just as he and I. The sand held warmth that the butterflies in my tummy simply loved. We sat in silence as comfortable as my bed on a Sunday morning, just breathing. Enjoying the view of the playful waves rolling in and rushing back, teasing.
I turned towards him, only to see him staring at me. So focused and intently like he was watching TV. I was so lost in nature’s trance, I didn’t even realize. I looked into his eyes and what I saw caused my face to go warm, if it could be seen, my cheeks would be red. He noticed.
“I’m ready to dive in.” I said standing up hastily. I wonder if he knows, he makes me nervous.
“Okay.” He replied without moving.
This time I didn’t miss his strong gaze as I took off the dress covering my bikini clad body. I turned around and looked at him.
He stood up and took off his shirt, revealing a well defined chest, and abs, leaving him in just his swim trunks.
“Meet me there!” I shout as I take off.
“Tiye wait! Take out your earrings.”
“The sea loves gold.”