She felt his hand brush lightly against her wrist. It travelled up her arm causing the nearly invisible hairs there to stand on end. She turned to look at him siting there beside her. She felt warm and it wasn't from the sun-filled day on the beach which was now beginning it's descent. No, it was a warmth in the glow of their love.
They'd been inseparable since school broke for the summer and what started as a friendship, a close friendship, had grown into something much more. Their friends remarked they never saw one without the other and it was true. From morning till night, day-in, day-out, every waking moment they spent in each other's company, holding hands, gazing into each other's eyes and talking about everything... and nothing.
They had shared several classes in high school. He had sat behind her. She would hear his distinct breathing. He would gaze at her lengthy ponytail. And then he had screwed up his courage and asked her to the prom. And she had said yes. And their relationship had blossomed as they slow danced on the high school gymnasium floor.
They both came from well-off families. He wanted to study law. She was set on specializing in medicine. And they had both obtained scholarships to help them attain their dreams.
They had each done well in high school and he had excelled at football while she led the cheerleading squad. They were the perfect couple.
They were set for success. Their lives could not have been more idyllic. But they knew their lives would change.
"Summer will end" she thought "and so will our romance."
And as they watched the sun set slowly on the horizon a tear dripped down her cheek as they turned and kissed each other goodbye.