August 12, 2016
Massie Block sat on the sandy shore of one of the West Coast’s most glamorous beaches. It was yet another hot summer day, due to the blazing sun beating down on the coastline. Massie ran some sand through her manicured fingers as she bobbed her head to the beat of the Chainsmokers newest single ft. Halsey that streamed from her rosegold iPhone 6s.
Summer had slowly drifted away, and with school starting in just a few more weeks, Massie couldn’t believe how fast her vacation had gone by. Pretty soon her thoughts would be filled with fall wardrobe choices and new study habits, instead of which bikini was cutest and which club to hit up Saturday night.
It felt like just yesterday she was celebrating graduation with her four closest friends. Sitting on the beach all the way in Malibu, it all seemed like a distant memory. Thinking of her friends, Massie unlocked her phone and swiped to the Pretty Committee group chat. The girls hadn’t talked much over the summer, but they made sure to send pictures of their travels and keep track of whose summer by far was the most fabulous.
The alpha scrolled through today’s received photos which included; Dylan Marvil kissing a dolphin on her cruise to the Bahamas, Alicia Rivera samba dancing at a night club in Barcelona, Kristen Gregory doing some last minute dorm shopping for move in day at Yale, and Claire Lyons snapping photos of Central Park.
Massie smiled as she exited out of the group chat and clicked to her photos. She scrolled down to a picture of five gorgeous girls in maroon caps and gowns smiling into the camera. Time never slows down Massie thought.
Even though Massie missed the familiarity of home, she would miss LA. Her cousin, Quinn, had been her partner in crime the entire summer, and even though she had never had a sister before she felt like Quinn was pretty close to that. Flying back to Westchester in a few weeks seemed like a lifetime away, and leaving California didn’t even feel right. It was as if going back was apart of the old Massie’s life, high school Massie, alpha Massie. Her old life felt so distant and Massie never wanted to have to say goodbye to the angel city.
A familiar laugh shook Massie from her thoughts as she looked up and saw her drop dead gorgeous cousin. Quinn carried a white and blue surfboard under her arm and sported an all black wet suit that clung to her toned body. She walked with two muscular and tanned surfer boys who smiled as Quinn waved goodbye and jogged away from the waves and over towards her cousin.
“How’s the water?” Massie asked, setting her phone down and pushing her Raybans a little farther up her ski sloped nose. “It’s rad, you totally should have joined!” Quinn said, as she shook the saltwater out of her blonde hair.
Even though Massie had spent the entire summer exploring the magical city of Los Angeles with Quinn, she still refused to set foot on a surfboard. “What are you scared of sharks?” Massie remembered her cousin asking her when she declined Quinn’s offer for a surfing lesson.
The truth was, Massie had never been bad at anything in her life. She was a natural at everything she tried; equestrian riding, student council, even the tennis lessons that Kendra insisted she take. However, surfing just scared Massie enough to even give it a chance. What if she fell? Or looked like a complete idiot in front of Quinn’s hot surfer friends? The point was, Massie would rather save herself the embarrassment and get a killer tan while doing so.
“So what do you want for dinner, M? Sushi or Chinese?” Quinn asked while drying off with a VS beach towel. “It’s up to you Q, but I’m driving!” Massie replied before quickly slipping her tote bag over her shoulder and snatching the keys to the convertible mini cooper out of Quinn’s bag. “Not fair!” Quinn, who was still gathering up her things, yelled. Massie laughed as she took off up the beach and hopped into the drivers seat.
She laughed even harder as she watched her cousin over dramatically pick a wedgie out of her wet suit and try and run up the beach to the car. Quinn opened the passenger door, out of breath and laughing as she buckled up.
“You know,” Quinn breathed, “I sure am gonna miss having you around when you leave back to New York, but I sure won’t miss you jacking my keys.”
Massie threw her head back and laughed as she reversed the Cooper and pulled out of the parking lot. The beach breeze blew the flyaways that had escaped her topknot around her face as she drove off.
“Don’t worry Q, I’ll miss you too.”
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