Kai sighed contentedly as she peered up to the night sky. It seemed ominous yet beautiful as streaks of navy blue and powerful black shimmered above her portraying blossoming stars that protruded outwards, towards her. They appeared so close, so touchable. She dug her feet more snugly into the sand and allowed her senses to take over. The bitty however soft sand wormed between her toes as she closed her eyes and blindly made her way to the coast.
The soothing roars and crashes of the waves relaxed her as breathed in deeply as her insides greeted with the familiar salty aroma that refreshed each of her senses. Kai continued walking, confident of her direction. She stopped as the cool water pooled around her ankles. Slowly her eyes opened and she couldn't help but smile. She looked towards the sea, upon the vast extending mystery that begged to be explored. She watched the waves ripple and crash their way over to the coast.
The water appeared black under the night sky. Once more she peered upwards expecting the moon to radiate its pearly colours downwards, but it was nowhere to be seen. It wasn't needed, what with the wonderful gleam of the stars. Looking towards the sea again she noticed a pearly reflection, just a few metres away, touchable, floating above the shallow water. Confused, Kai looked towards the sky again. The moon was not visible and not one of those stars appeared large or bright enough to cast a reflection so great she thought.
Enthralled, she moved closer towards it, the water gliding above her ankles as the sea slowly engulfed her. The water reached her knees. She reached out for it, transfixed. Kai stood for a moment within the swaying sea, pondering. When she could no longer resist the temptation, she drew her hand towards it, her touch rippling the water, disturbing the calm manner. She frowned as she had not expected it when she clasped her hand around something cold and metal. The chains of it grasped around her fingers as though it was alive. She quickly withdrew her hand from the water, eager to view her new found treasure. Her heart raced and blood pounded in her ears as she starede at the glistening locket. Its chain was thin and delicate, with a hook fastening. The pendent was a large oval shape, a pearly gen was encrusted in the middle as the silver around it hugged it tightly. It was larger than a usual pendent taking up the majority of her palm.
It was the most beautiful piece of jewellery she had ever seen. But as she inspected each angle of it, curving her fingers around its shape, Kai could not help think that it was familiar, she had seen it before, she was sure she had, she just didn't know where. Maybe she had viewed it in a shop window with longing and somebody had bought it and lost it, here on the beach.
"Hmm" was all she could verbally depict from it. Starting to make her way out of the water, Kai shuddered as the wind hit her, hard and bitter. She was almost knocked backwards into the sea as she gasped at the sudden change in weather. Goose bumps attacked her skin, as her teeth began to chatter. She was astonished at this abrupt change. Since when did the weather become so unpredictable?
Heavy droplets plunged from the moonless above smacking into her hard and plopping deeply into the water. She half ran the rest of the way to the sand as fear pricked at her skin. The sudden invasion intensified with an angry roaring thunder, startling her. Hastily shoving the locket in her back pocket of her rolled up jeans she retrieved her black ballet pumps and jackets before she sprinted to her beach house.