Summer Trip Away, a short story by mgibson55. Date added: 2012-07-21. Times viewed: 2920.
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- Intro: A little romance sotry, with some spice in it.
So just the thought of Summer Break couldn’t make me more excited, only because Carina, Samantha, and I were all going to the Caribbean. Sam and Cari already had boyfriends, who were strict in telling me that if I see them hanging on other guys to tell them. But what is the fun in that? Following my two best friends around watching what they were doing and who they were talking too, possibly flirting with. That does not sound like a very good summer.
I have been living in California all my life and all the guys out there are bleached blondes who love to surf, actors who are so into themselves, and other random people who are at Venice Beach trying to get rent money or make a living. I was none of those and when you are trying to find a decent guy to date and possibly bring back to the family, it’s hard to pick which one. Kidding. So maybe ill find the perfect guy on my trip.
We arrived there safely and it was late. Of course Carina and Sam wanted to go out partying to drink and take pictures of them acting drunk or actually being drunk for that matter but I declined and decided to take a shower instead because I felt gross from being on that air plane. It was about 8 when I got out and I decided to walk out and see little shops that had disposable cameras and what not in there. When I got home, Carina and Sam were still not in the room but I decided to go to bed anyways since we had scuba diving planned tomorrow.
I woke up this morning to breath in the fresh air of what was not California air. Carina, Sam and I were all going out scuba diving today and I was super pumped to see what kind of creatures I would see under water.
I got in one of m cute green and blue bikini bathing suits with a wrap and heading down to the beach to find the boat. Sam went to see if this big boat was ours and a dark brunette with swim trunks on and a trimmed body came out. Damn…
“Hello” he spoke.
Sam talked away. “HI, my name is Samantha, this is Carina, and that is Ali” she pointed to me when she said my name.
“Well my name is Liam. Are you guys ready to get some gear on and get out into the water?” he asked.
“Totally!” Sam responded.
We all got loaded on to the boat and when Liam helped me board he smiles at me. It gave me goose bumps. I didn’t want to be rude so I smiled back.
Sam and Carina were up by the wheel where Liam was just talking his ear off about what types of fish we were going to see and even he didn’t know because it is the ocean after all. I just layed back watched them act all flirty even though they both had boyfriends and were just hanging all over him. I could tell he didn’t really want them there doing that, maybe because he had a girlfriend back home in his apartment and I understood. But once he stopped the boat in the middle of practically nowhere and put the little anchor down I knew that that means I had to start to get ready, which meant peeling off what little clothes I did I have on to reveal my bathing suit.
“Okay, so put this on your shoulders” he said to me as I put the tank on my back. “Here I’ll help you, it is kind of tricky” he said as he buckled the sides.
“Thanks for helping me.” What else could I say? “Hey you are super hot and all I seem to be looking at is your eyes and your gorgeous body.” No I am not going to say that, only because it would be totally embarrassing.
“No problem, your friends seem to already know how to do this and it’s apart of my job to at least help one guest aboard this boat.” I started to laugh. “What’s so funny?”
“You weren’t being sarcastic? I’m sorry I totally thought that was supposed to be a joke.” He just stared at me and I looked at him and saw the ends of his mouth start to peak up.
“No I was being sarcastic.” He laughed.
“Don’t scare me like that! I thought I hurt your feelings or something.” I pushed his shoulder playfully. His biceps were pretty muscular.
“It would take a lot more to hurt my feelings.” He smiled. “So lets get in the water shall we?” He showed us how to work the tank each time we got lower and put his tank on himself. We were all sitting on the edge of the boat and I decided to do what they always show in movies and flipped off backwards.
I bounced in the water and I could hear carina say that I was a show off. Maybe I was just a little.
We saw different types of fish and sea creatures, it was really fun and to see Liam swimming just gave me more goose bumps.
I could see Ali staring at me in the corner of my eye, I was really tempted to look back but I didn’t unless I was showing them different fish and what not in the water. By them time we headed back I had my next appointment waiting for me on the island.
I asked if Ali wanted to come and sit up by the wheel with me to see the different view and she said yes. We had a blast talking about fish and I didn’t think a girl could be so interested in fish as much as Ali was but she was and I couldn’t believe it.
“So what are you guys doing here? Is it just like a vacation?” I asked her.
“Yeah our parents decided to fly us all out here since we just graduated school and what not.” She smiled.
So she just graduated high-school, which meant she was 18 and I was 24, how could something like that work. “So what high school did you graduate from?”
“HA HA! You’re so sweet I mean college graduation silly.” Boy did I now feel embarrassed but I tried to make a joke out of it.
“So does that mean you are of legal age to where I can take you out tonight?” She smiled and looked down.
“Yes, I am” she looked back up at me.
Now I just had to figure out where to take her.
“Are you allergic to anything food related?” I asked her.
“Well not that I know of but if I am I guess I’ll find out tonight.”
I smiled and turned to give her my number.
“You have a great smile” she told me. I couldn’t really think of what to say back to her only because usually the guys compliment the girls first so I was a bit caught off guard. “Sorry, that was probably too forward of me to say, but my older brother always told me that I should speak my mind to let people know what I am thinking.”
“Well thanks for saying I have a great smile.” I kind of did find it interesting since I have never been complimented on my smile, always my eyes or my abs. “I think it’s great that you speak your mind, only because I don’t like to pick girl’s brains apart to know what they’re thinking, it is really exhausting.”
“Would you pick mine apart?” she asked.
“Well you see since you speak openly of what you’re thinking I wouldn’t have to pick your mind.”
“I see. Liam?”
“I know you asked me out for tonight…”
“Are you canceling or something?”
“Or something, ha ha, I am still on for tonight and I was just curious if you had any opening for tomorrow?”
“For like another date?” I didn’t even know if tonight would be a great date and she already wants to make another date for tomorrow, this girl must be crazy.
“No, I mean to go scuba diving again, this was really fun.”
“Well I have tomorrow off, I could take you out without you having to pay and we could have a good time exploring the underworld waters.” What was I saying, The underworld waters?
“Sure, but lets see how tonight goes, I don’t know if I like you enough yet to be alone on a boat with you.” She laughed. I knew she was joking.
They got off the boat and she told me to pick her up at her hotel, gave me her number so that we could figure out a time a little later.
Ali was gorgeous, brown wavy hair and a medium body, freckles all over her face and arms. Usually I don’t really go for the bigger boned girls, but Ali wasn’t fat or over weight. She had a flat stomach and a little dolphin belly button ring but she was a beautiful full figured girl that I could just wrap my hands around and kiss, she was sweet and caring and cute and maybe even the kind to bring home to my parents.
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