It felt like kindergarten again. You meet someone, ask their name, tell them your's, and 5 minutes later, you're best friends. It wasn't exactly in 5 minutes, seeing as how I was the only girl among the 4 guys, but we were all playing as if we knew each other forever.
That game went on for a while until it was my turn to be it. First of all, I'm not the best swimmer, and second, I don't like to follow the whole 'keep your eyes closed' rule. I yelled out 'marco' a few times but just heard silence. I stretched my white goggles over my forehead and looked around while trying hard to tread water. "Guys? Helloooooo...?"
A hand suddenly wrapped around my ankle and pulled me into the water. My eyes were glued closed as I fought for air. Swimming hard, the hand let go and my head broke the surface, spitting out the water that I had sucked in. I wiped the water from my eyes, swimming to the shallow end. Once again, the laughter ensued. I emptied my goggles of the pool water and threw it onto the ledge. "That wasn't fair!"
"Its your fault for cheating!" The guys laughed and I splashed a wave of water at them, only to get splashed back 4 times as much. Unexpectedly, a splash fight started and I quickly ran as best I could in water, and stepped out via stairs. I picked up my goggles and wiped my face dry with my fishy beach towel. I could see the sky turning a gradient of purple, pink, and orange. "Man, anyone know what time it is?" A shiver went through my spine as a breeze passed. I threw the towel around myself and slipped into my sandals. With perfect timing, as usual, my mom yelled from our porch that faced the pool, like most of the other porches in the apartment, telling me to come home. I sighed and collected my pool toys. "See ya guys, same time tomorrow?"
"Of course." All the guys' voice echoed what Nick had said as they waved and got back to their swimming while I ran to my front door, leaving behind wet footprints.