Chapter 2: The Beach... Deceptions in the Air


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Similar to what newspapers in the 19th Century did the will publish a chapter a day from the book Deceptions in the Air. This fictional book is a blend of reality and conspiracy with a mix of Biblical Prophecy. My hope is that you enjoy the story, while it puts a desire in your heart to seek Truth. 

Chapter 2: The Beach

It was the summer of both Bri and Alex’s 16th year and each was vacationing at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Brianna, who was not used to her new girlish figure and the fact the boys were noticing it too, had swum out a little further into the ocean than what she was comfortable with. Paying attention only to the things under the water, Bri had no idea that a surfboard was heading straight towards her... until it knocked her under.

“Oh my gosh, are you okay? I am really, really sorry,” said Alex in his southern Georgia accent. “I thought you saw me.”

“What?” Brianne asked as she hovered there, wiping her hair from her face and spitting the nasty salt water from her mouth.

“Are you okay?” Alex asked again noticing that the girl he had just run over was the girl… the girl who he had noticed earlier…. the girl in the hot pink bikini.

“Yeah,” she said spewing more salt water from her mouth and removing a piece of seaweed from her forehead that was hanging into her right eye. “I’m fine.”

As she rubbed her head trying to figure out what had just happened, Alex was doing everything he could to get her attention.

“Look I’m really sorry,” he repeated, hoping to get her to look up at him.

“Right,” she murmured. Remembering where she was, she did not pay any attention to the young man with the dark tan, blue eyes and blond hair. She was too worried about the sea objects that could be floating around her feet.

As Alex swam back out into the ocean on his board, he was determined to figure out a way to get her attention.

“Hey! Would you like to take a ride on my surfboard?” he shouted back to Bri over the ocean’s roar.

“What?” she answered back not understanding him due to his thick southern accent and the roar of the ocean.

“Would you like to take a...” he was hollering as her sister began screaming at her from shore.

“What?” Bri shouted back again, but this time actually looking at him when she answered. And once she got a better glance at the young man asking her a question, she knew she wanted to hear what he was saying more than what her sister was screaming.

“Would you like to ride my surf board?” he yelled, this time a little bit puzzled wondering what was wrong with this girl’s hearing.

Finally, Bri understood what he was saying but was unable to answer him like she wanted, for her sister continued shouting at her from the beach.

“What?” she yelled a third time, but this time directing the question to her sister while keeping her eyes on the extremely handsome surfer.

Alex, not knowing this, yelled back in a somewhat agitated tone. “Are you deaf or something?”

Brianne, now understanding what her sister was screaming, answered Alex with an alarming answer before diving into the water heading for shore faster than any Olympic swimmer… “She sees fins!”

With that announcement, everybody in the water made a mad-dash to the shoreline. 

Once back on the beach, Alex along with his two buddies began looking for Brianne. Bri, with her dark tan, hazel eyes and long blonde wet hair, was standing with her sister trying to see if she could find the cute guy who had literally knocked her off her feet out in the ocean. Within a few seconds, she spotted the young, muscular surfer and his friends heading her direction.

A tall brown haired boy approached Bri giving her a huge smile. “Hey! I’m Carson, and this is my little brother Dwayne.”

“And, I’m Alex,” smiled the shorter teen with the most beautiful blue eyes Bri had even seen.

Bri smiled back somewhat bashful to Alex. “I’m Brianne, but everybody calls me Bri, and this is my little sister Pam.”

For the next few weeks, Bri, Alex, Pam, Carson and Dwayne spent every minute together riding waves, laying in the sun, going to the boardwalk and talking about life. The five of them were inseparable, especially Bri and Alex.

Like all summer vacations, the goodbyes had to come. But when this one ended, Bri felt that horrible emptiness that would sometimes overtake her. A feeling that she had never shared with anyone, because she didn’t know how to explain it with words. It was too overwhelming and powerful. And, little did she know that this first meeting with Alex was going to affect her life forever. 

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