Walking along the beach in black and purple trip pants and a purple
tank top, Aria noticed someone was skim boarding. She decided to
sit on the fallen tree nearby and watch him. As the moon light
twinkled over him she saw that he had thick black hair and very
good balance. That's all Aria could see of him from here. Visiting
her aunt in California had not been her idea. But if I knew there
would be guys like this, she thought, I might have not been so
resistant. As she watched him he fell. So much for balance she
thought and giggled, what she thought was quietly, but apparently
it was just loud enough to get his attention considering the waves
had brought him closer to the sand. She got up quickly and started
to walk away. "Hey!" he yelled. Aria stopped in her tracks and
turned around to face the boy she had been watching for a good few
minutes. "How long have you been sitting there?" he asked her. She
froze and hoped he wouldn't think that she was a stalker or
something. "Hello?" he said with a smile. "Anyone home?" She
snapped out of her stare, "Yea. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to watch
you for so long. I just... I..." she started to stutter. He laughed
light heartedly and put up a hand. "Don't worry 'bout it. Whatcha
name?" She placed her hands in her pockets in order to keep them
from shaking. She had never been good with anything around guys,
especially talking. Clearing her throat she said, "Aria." He
extended a hand and she took it as he said, "Nice to meet you,
Aria. Name's Dresden." His bright blue eyes bore into her light
gray ones. "So, um," she started and tried to keep her stuttering
to a minimum, "You skim board a lot? You're really good at it."
"Thank you, but no, I don't. Only when I don't have work." He
looked her over. "You're not from around here. Are you?" She smiled
slightly. "How could you tell?" she asked. "Well, for starters, all
the girls around here wear skimpy, even slutty things. But you.
Pants? Tank top? Not common 'round here." His eyes caught hers
after she looked herself over. "I'm going to guess... one of the
eastern states. Yes?" He raised an eyebrow. Aria nodded. "Yea.
Pennsylvania to be exact." He looked slightly past her, as if
scanning the area for someone. "That's cool." He picked up his
board, "Want to learn? It's fun." Just then her cell phone rang.
She closed her eyes, bad timing Auntie. She took her phone out of
her pocket an answered it. "Yes Auntie?" Aria was silent for a few
moments. Finally she hung up and rolled her eyes. "I have to go.
I'm really sorry. I hope I see you around again though." He grabbed
her hand for a moment before she could walk away and she turned
around. "Can I have your number? If you don't mind me having it."
She looked into his eyes yet again. A mistake she had to stop
making if she wanted to talk with him. "Yea sure." She gave him her
number then, saying bye, left him standing on the beach.
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