Living The Dream

Living The Dream

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Chapter1 (v.1) - First Party Ever

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Submitted: April 23, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: April 23, 2017



The moon rose above the horizon and I walked along the almost empty shore of Malibu Beach. Occasionally, a bonfire would be surrounded by drunken teenagers or a party would be going on in one of the houses. But other than that, it was peaceful.

Down the beach a little way, I heard the strumming of a guitar and someone singing. I walked towards the sound, mesmerized. A small bonfire was lit with about five or six people surrounding it, listening to the one guy sing. I walked past them, not wanting to disturb them. A little further away, there was a rock I used to sit on when I was little to watch the waves crash against the sand. I could still hear the music so I sat down to listen.

The cool night air felt good against my warm skin and I sighed. In two weeks, I would leave here, to go back to my “normal” life- like every year. The waves faded into a background noise as I focused on the soft music filling the air. The last not ended and I smiled to myself.

A few minutes later, a voice brought me out of my thoughts. “Hey.”

I turned to see a guy about my height standing there a little awkwardly. “Hi,” I quietly said.

“What are you doing over here all by yourself?” he asked, raising an eyebrow.

“I used to come to this very rock when I was younger to watch the waves. I guess it’s just something I’ve gotten into doing every year,” I explained.

“Oh, well if you want, you can join my friends and I,” he suggested.

“Thanks, but no.”

“By the way, I’m Ross.”

“Kylie,” I smiled.

“Are you sure you don’t want to come hang out with us?”

“I’m sure, thanks for the offer though. I better be getting home, it’s getting late,” I stood up.

“Well, maybe I’ll see you around,” he smiled and walked away.

I stood there and shook my head. I walked back down the beach and to our house. It was only ten, and my curfew wasn’t until midnight. I turned around and headed back to the water, past the few bonfires left and down the pier. Kicking my shoes off, I sat down on the warm wood and placed my feet into the water. I heard footsteps behind me, so I turned slightly. Roos stood behind me, and in the low light the lamps gave off, I could tell he had blonde hair.

“Hey, I thought you were going home?”

“Well, I was until I noticed the time. I still have a while until my curfew,” I shrugged.

“Now you can go to a party with us!,” he smiled.

“Sorry, I don’t do parties.”


“I went to a few school dances before but that was to hang out with friends. But no, no parties,” I blushed slightly.

“Wow, okay. You really need to get out more. It’s Malibu!”

“Still, no thanks.”

“Okay, I tired,” he sighed.

“Ross! Come on!,” a girl called from the end of the pier.

“I’m coming!,” he called back and looked at me. “Will you come, please?” He was begging.

“No, I’m sorry.”

“Will you at least walk back with me?”
I smiled and stood up, grabbing my shoes in the process. We raced back to the sand and I won. A girl with brown hair stood there, a slight smile on her face.

“I’m Laura.”

“Kylie,” I smiled.

“Nice to meet you,” she smiled back.

“You too.”

“Ross, we have to go. Raini and Calum are headed down to the party now. I said I would grab you,” Laura said.

“Are you positive you don’t want to come?,” he asked me.

“I’m sure,” I rolled my eyes playfully.

“Oh, come on! It will be fun!,” Laura tried to persuade me to go.

“Thanks, but no. As Ross already knows, I don’t go to parties.”


“That’s what I said,” Ross pointed out.

“Nope, I don’t see what’s so interesting about loud music and drunk people.”

“You should come! You need to meet Calum and Raini,” Laura shouted.

“I don’t know…,” I trailed off, looking at Ross. His eyes were pleading with me, his bottom lip tucked between his teeth. “Ugh! Fine! I guess I can go for a little while,” I caved.

“Yes!,” Ross shouted, fist pumping the air.

We headed down the beach to one of the houses. As we walked, Laura and Ross asked me questions about nearly everything. Like how old I was, where I was from since I had a slight southern accent and they knew I came to visit every year, if I liked coming here every year, and if I participated in any sports. Once we arrived and started up the wooden steps, they vibrated from the music pumping through the house. Ross held the door open and Laura gave me a quick hug.

“You’ll love your first party,” she said and went inside to find their other friends.

“You’ll be fine. I’ll stay with you the entire time,” Ross smiled.

I nodded and stepped inside the crowded house, trying to find a little quieter place. “Okay, I can do this,” I whispered to myself.

A guy with red hair came up to Ross and I. “Hey! Long time no see.”

“You saw me like ten minutes ago!,” Ross stated, a smile on his lips.

“Right. I’m Calum,” he told me.

“Kylie.” I have done a lot of introductions today.

“Ohh! You’re that girl that was on the rock earlier.”

“Yeah, that was me,” I blushed.

“That’s cool, I like to watch the waves, too. Well, I will see you around,” he said and bounced away.

My eyebrows furrowed as I watched the strange boy walk away. “Is he okay?,” I asked Ross.

“Not at all,” he replied seriously, then started laughing.

Laura walked up to us with a girl that had black curly hair. ‘Kylie, this is Raini,” she introduced us.

“It’s nice to meet you,” she smiled, giving me a hug.

“You as well,” I replied, hugging her back.

“Kylie, are you enjoying your first party?,” Laura asked.

“Kinda,” I shrugged.

“Well, at least you came, that has to count for something,” Raini smiled.

“Okay…. We’re gonna go get some drinks,” Ross spoke up, taking my hand in his and heading for the kitchen. “So, how do you like my friends?,” he asked as he grabbed two sodas.

“They seem…. great, I guess,” I said, “except Calum seems….,” I trailed off.

“Strange? Hyper?”


He looked at his phone, “It’s almost eleven thirty, do you maybe wanna go for a walk with me before you leave?”

“That would be nice,” I stated and we headed outside.

We walked along the water’s edge, and I looked at the moon. I breathed in the cool night air, smelling the salt. I would miss this place a lot when I left.

“So, when do you leave?,” Ross asked.

“Two weeks,” I sighed.

“That soon?”

“Yeah.” I put on my shoes that I kicked off when we started walking as we approached my house. I sighed, “Thank you.”

“Do you think I’ll see you around?”


“Okay,” he said, turning away.

I went inside and straight down the hall to my room. I flopped down on the soft bed and thought about the day I had- I met this really sweet guy and went to my first party. Ever!

Soon, sleep overtook my tired body.

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