I picked Jenny off the floor, she slept silently as I carried her the thirty metres or so to the girls dormitory. I lay her silently on her bed before walking out into the darkening sky. I thought about my earlier staement about the painting being lost at sea. I moved quickly down towards the beach.
I recalled Jenny mentioning the long black fireproof box the painting was stored in. If it was fireproof surely it's waterproof. I slipped of the expensive shirt and left it under a palm tree before wading out into the sea. I stood still for several moments, I lowered my hands into the water and clapped. I let a wave of air rush from my fingertips in one long wave, it acted like a radar. I waited for a few seconds then I felt the wave of air hit something far beneath the surface.
I dived pushing water behind me to act like a propultion sytem. I shot towards the object stopping short and swimming normally for the remaining few metres. I studied the the thing as well as I could with the salt water stinging my eyes. I traced the shape of the object with my hands. It was a retangular box, a feeling of joy ran through me. I'd found Jennys painting, but it was stuck between several peices of coral.
I grabbed the edges and pulled, it didn't budge. I took a depp breath from the private supply I kept stored in my lungs. I swam away from the box and concentrated. I pulled water from the surrounding area and placed it behind the box before using the water to force the box out of the coral. It shot like a bullet from its coral prison narrowly missing my head as it shot for the surface. I sped up after it, following the trail of bubbles up towards the beach.
I erupt from the water and collapse onto the sand. I pull my head out of the sand and spit grains onto the beach. I look around the box has landed a few metres away. I crawl towards it placing my hands onto it to make sure it was real. I begin to laugh.
"What's so funny?" Trixie stood above me, her blond hair shineing in the moonlight.
"I found the painting." I laughed hauling myself to my feet and Lifting the box before running off to the girls dormitory. Trixie stared after me before turning back to doze in her usual spot.