(Here is the final chapter.)

Copyright 2004

1:00 p.m. – Santa Monica Beach

The girls and I lay down on our towels on the beach soaking up some of that hot sun. Sam lay down next to me, I lay down next to Brittney, and Alex lay down next to Clover.

"It's really great to see Brittney hanging out with the 4 of us," Clover said.

"You said it, Clover." Sam stated.

"Hey, Sam, Brittney, can I tell you 2 something?" I said.

"Sure, what?" Brittney asked, looking a little clueless.

"This is probably gonna surprise you 2, but do you know what?" I said.

"What's that?" Sam asked.

"I kind of find it a coincidence, but I happen to have a couple of cousins back home that have the same first names as you 2." I said.

"Are you serious?" Brittney said looking surprised.

"Yep. I sort of find it a little weird, though," I said.

"That's interesting to hear, Mathew." Sam said.

After a couple of more minutes, Sam stood up on her feet. "I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm taking a dip in the ocean." She said.

"Hey wait for us, Sammy," I said as I stood up as well.

Sam had already reached the water as she ran in to swim. When the water reached to her knees, she dove head first into the water. "Come on in, guys. The water's just right and the weather is really perfect," she said as she came up to the surface.

Coming, Sam," Brittney said as she stood up on her feet. She started to run until her feet touched the water. She made her way until the water reached her legs, then dove into the sea like Sam.

As Brittney swam back up to the surface next to Sam, she called out to Alex, Clover and me, "Come on in, guys. The water's perfect."

"Coming, Brittney." We all said.

Clover, Alex and I stood up, and took a dip in the ocean. Before I went in, I took off my shirt, then caught up with the girls. And we all enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach.

We swam for about 45 minutes, then came out, dried off, and lay back down on our beach towels to soak up some more of that warm sun.

Sam stood up once again and stretched.

"Swimming again, Sammy?" I asked.

"Uh-uh. I was thinking about going back to my house and relax in my hot tub." Sam said. "You guys up for that?" she asked.

"You have a hot tub, Sam?" Brittney asked.

"Of course," Sam said to Brittney.

"That's a good relaxing idea, Sammy," I said.

The girls and I picked up our beach towels and headed for Sam's car, and Sam drove to her house and parked her car.

2:26 p.m. – Sam's house

Sam led us to her hot tub that was in the shape of a heart. We were still wearing our bathing suits as we walked to different parts of the pool. Finally, we stood up with our legs in the water, then bent down, immersing ourselves.

I sat next to Sam, Brittney sat next to Sam's other side, Alex sat next to Brittney's other side, and Clover sat next to Alex.

"This is really relaxing, Sam." Brittney complimented.

"Thanks, Brittney." Sam said back to her.

"It's even more relaxing when you're sitting with your best friends, don't ya think?" I said.

"Oh of course, Mathew." Brittney said.


(That's it. I hope I don't get a bad review for this chapter. If you'll review, tell me what I could've done to make this chapter more interesting or something. Please don't flame if this chapter is badly typed or something.)