Liquid Life

Jett Rivers

I felt alive when I was in the water. I guess that's why I took up swimming. I let my legs daggle into the water as I sat there. It felt right being close to water. I took a deep breath, enjoying the fresh air. I was at the lake, enjoying the summer holidays which we were a week into. "Jett!" I turned at the sound of my voice to seem my friends and some tag alongs, which included Beatrice and her girls.

It was my friend Alex who had called me, coming to perch next to me. "Dude, I know you love the water, but- come on, girls," he said, gesturing towards them. Alex was a year older than me, already seventeen while I was turning 16 tommorow. I shook my head.

"None of them are my taste, you know that."

"Yeah, yeah. You come along cause you're my friend blah, blah, blah" he said then shot me his cocky grin. "When you just gonna chillax, Jett?"

"Maybe when I don't have Bea stalking me."

Alex laughed and then... tackle. Harry, my second closest friend, tackled me and we went crashing into the water. All of us, including Beatrice and the girls, which at that point were Katie and Ash. Now Ash was beautiful.

I don't know why I felt a pull towards her. She was my exact opposite. Her fiery attitude was intoxicating and scary. Not rude though, just fiery. I don't know why but I felt like we matched, then there were times when we repelled. When that happened we barely spoke. I don't know. There was just something.

"Eww, I can't believe you got us wet!" Bea complained. Alex, Harry and me burst out laughing and Bea blushed before flicking her hair. "Haha, very funny. Dirty minded."

Her calling me that was hypocritical. Everyone knew she'd lost her virginity this year with Peter, the football jockey. Apparently I was next. Me and Harry climbed out of the water and I resumed my seat on the rocks sighing contently at the feel of water on my skin.

"Jett, can I borrow your towel? I forgot mine" Beatrice asked.

I nodded and pointed to the car. "Its in the passanger seat of Alex's car" She smiled and left to get it. Katie was giggling with Harry and I knew for sure they both liked each other. It was just the guts to actually get into a relationship Harry needed. Alex was messing with the stereo and arguing with Bea.

That left me with Ash but... it was one of those days. We looked at each other. She shrugged and didn't speak.


I tossed and turned in my bed, trying to sleep. I felt a pulsing, the feeling of water across my skin and I knew I was sweating. I felt like I was on a wave trying to conquer it but eventually falling with it back into the mass of the sea. Thats when the wooshing sound came a feeling of bonding.

Water..... was floating within my hand. But that was impossible, wasn't it?
The water vanished from my fingertips like it had never been there looking like a glove on my hand. Then I passed out into a sleep so deep.

The End

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