The sun felt warm on my bare legs as I lay on my towel on the beach, my book in front of me. There was sand creeping into the spine of the book and I ran my finger down the spine to get it out, but only succeeding in pushing it further in.
I sighed, closing my book and rolling over onto my back so I was facing the blue sky. My big sunglasses hid most of the sun's rays, but I still had to squint because it was so bright. I love summer, I love the warm weather, the lazy days spent on the beach and watching cute boys. From a distance of course. I wouldn't want them to know I was looking, that would just be embarrassing.
I allowed myself to doze, not paying any attention to anything that was going on around me. Probably a bad idea, as the next thing I knew, someone had tripped over me and was sprawling in the sand next to me.
'I am so sorry!'
'That's fine,' I said, immediately hiding behind my hair so they couldn't see my face flushing. 'I'm alright honestly.'
'But I should have been looking where I was going,' the male voice said very apologetically.
'Please don't apologise,' I said, lifting my head to look at whoever it was that had tripped over me, 'it's...fine.'