I met Lucy over the summer. She’d come, flown thousands of miles across the globe, to the island that is my hometown for an internship. We find out that she goes to the same university in England as my sister.
Half a year later, I pack my bags and visit my sister at her campus. Lucy and I are ecstatic to meet again – it almost feels unreal. It’s a typically rainy day but still she drives both my sister and I to a nearby beach town. The pier remains statuesque in the gloom.
We wander for a bit, drink some tea in a cafe before heading back to town.