Take Me Home
are you taking me?”
“Just keep your
eyes closed, we're almost there.”
I shuffled my bare
feet across the ground, trying to make sure I didn’t trip
over anything. I could feel warm sand between my toes, and I
heard the distant sound of roaring waves.
your eyes,” I heard Drew's voice tell me.
I did as he said,
squinting against the bright sunlight. Drew was standing before
me, smiling with those perfect white teeth. His blue eyes
sparkled with glee, his dirty blonde hair hanging loosely in his
It took me a moment
to realize where I was.
“Oh my gosh,
Drew! You didn't!” I squealed with excitement. I was
standing in the middle of my dream date. A big red and white
checkered picnic blanket had been laid out on the sand, and a
picnic basket filled to the brim with my favorite foods lied in
the middle of it. A big umbrella was set up for shade, and I
spied surfboards sitting close by.
you like it,” Drew said, picking me up and holding me
laughed. “Put me down!”
first,” he replied, winking at me.
I smiled, before
pressing my lips to his. He was such an idiot, but I still loved
him. The kiss ended too soon, and he placed me gently on the
didn’t have to do this,” I told him, still in shock
from the surprise.
it’s the least I could do. After all, it is your 18th
birthday.” He smiled. “Come on,” he said,
nodding towards the ocean. “How about I kick your butt at
dreams!” I shouted, grabbing my plain light blue surfboard.
I sprinted towards the water, not daring to look behind me and
let Drew take the lead. I ran into the water and started to
paddle out, soon hearing Drew splash in behind me.
“Try to catch
me!” I yelled at him as I paddled towards the biggest wave
I could see. Right before I caught it, I glanced behind me to see
my boyfriend swimming towards me, only a few feet
sucker!” I laughed, before hopping on my board and letting
the wave take me away. I closed my eyes for a second and took in
a deep breath. This day couldn’t get any better. My
boyfriend was the best, he knew me so well. Surfing was one of my
favorite hobbies. Well, besides music. I opened my eyes and
looked around to see if Drew was riding the wave, too, but he was
nowhere in sight. I hopped off the board and let the water pull
me under, wondering where he could have gone. Was he playing some
sort of joke on me? I popped up, gasping for air, before
sputtered. I looked around me, searching for his fiery red surf
And then I saw
Lying on his
surfboard, unconscious, and missing his right arm.
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