I run towards the ocean. I jump, landing with a splash in the water and a laugh explodes out of my mouth. Man does this feel good. I turn around, falling down on the sand. Standing up, I look at my feet squishing in the sand. Staring out at the ocean, I feel complete.
Blinking slowly, my eyes wake up. It was just a dream. It is always just. a. dream.
Stupid thing. I pick up my pillow and throw it at the alarm clock.
Finally. I turn over to try to go back to sleep.
"SKYE GET UP" says a voice from the floor below. Sighing I get up very s l o w l y.
Walking to the bathroom, I pass my calendar. I glance at the date with a HUGE red circle around it. Then, just like earlier when I hit the clock, the realization hits me. Today is THAT day. The day I have been waiting for all summer.
Today is the first day of Sophomore Year.