Disclaimer: I do not own any characters here!
Author's Note: Hey have you seen that episode in the Super S
episode where the girls were at the beach and Serena's little brother was
attacked by Tiger's Eye?
"I can't remember Darien couldn't make it!" Serena whined.
"Oh, quit whining, Serena," Ryo muttered, "and help me with this blanket!"
"He has finals this week," Ami said, "I'm sure he would come if he could."
"Wow," Mina gasped, "there are even more hot guys out here than the last time we were here!" She came prepared with binoculars.
"Of course they're hot," Lita said, "it's 100 degrees out here!"
"I'm going to go for a little dip," Ami declared
and took off her sandals, shirt and shorts.
"Ami, don't you think you over dressed just a little bit?" Lita asked.
The blue haired girl blushed slightly, "No."
"What are you," Mina teased, "afraid of showing a little skin?" Mina leaned back in her orange bikini.
She lowered her voice and head, "the beach is crawling with guys!"
"Isn't that why we came here?" Lita questioned,
applying suntan lotion on her shoulders, "Too bad I don't have a guy to
rub lotion on me, but my goal is to find someone here today that
"Well, I have a feeling that something nice is going to happen," Raye said with a grin.
"Wow!" Mina said, "Are we going to meet some guys?"
"Without a doubt!" Raye chuckled.
Ami sighed and headed for the water.
"Ooh," Kento said, "look at all the hot babes! And the hot food!"
"You can only have one at a time," Sai said, "you know."
"Just what ever happened to having your cake and eating it too?" Kento demanded, "Oh, wow, hot dogs!" he escaped over to the concession stand.
"You will remember to wait a half hour before going in the water, won't you?" Sai called after his friend with the bottomless stomach.
"Wow, Kento was right," Sage said, "there are
a lot of hot babes here."
"If Mia was here with us," Ryo began, "she'd be insulted."
"She has finals to study for," Rowen said, carrying a book.
"So why aren't you with her?" Sage teased, nodding to the book.
"Well, I," Rowen blushed slightly then cleared his
throat, "because I want to?" Sage made a funny face.
"You just don't want to meet any girls," Sage said.
"I didn't say that."
"I guess it's a good thing we didn't bring Yuli either," Sai said, blushing as he looked at the many girls laying on the beach, "This kind of stuff isn't what kids should see."
"I'm going to play some beach volley ball," Sage
declared, "Girls love volley ball!
"I'm going to work on my tan for a while," Ryo muttered, rubbing suntan oil on himself.
"Sorry, mate," Sai said, "but I can just hear the waves talking to me!" he picked up his surfboard and ran to the waves.
Kento was still at the concession stand stuffing his
Sage sighed and looked at Rowen.
"Sage!" Rowen yelled, "I was reading that!"
"You can always get a new one," Sage said,
"Now let's go play some volley ball so we can meet some girls and before
we know it, we'll be putting some suntan lotion on them!
"Oh, no," Raye groaned, "Now I'm having a bad feeling!"
"We're not going to meet any new guys?" Serena asked.
"I don't know, but---"
"Hey, Raye!" a male's voice shouted in the distance.
Raye's brown eyes widened, "I can't believe it, he followed me!"
"Hey, it's Chad!" Serena cried, "Hi Chad!" she started waving at the young man who was staying at Raye's temple.
"Don't wave at him!" Raye pulled her hand down.
"I thought you liked Chad," Lita said with a frown.
"Yeah," Mina added, "you keep saying how you want to be a singer and Chad is a singer."
"I do like him," Raye said, "as a
Chad jogged up to Raye, "Hey, your grandfather told me to keep you company."
"Wasn't that sweet?" Raye said with a fake smile, "but my friends are keeping me company."
Serena, Lita and Mina exchanged glances, wondering if they should give Raye some time alone.
"Hey, Serena, Mina," Lita said, "let's go play some volleyball."
"I don't know how to play volleyball," Serena
"Mina, want to come?" Lita asked.
"Sure, I love volleyball!" Mina said, "but
I'll join you in a minute. I'll just go and get a drink.
"Okay," Lita said.
"You can take my place after the fifth time the volleyball hits me in the head!" Serena laughed.
"You bet," Mina said and went to the concession stand to get a drink, where she met Kento. "One lemonade, please."
Kento paused from his lunch and looked up to see a beautiful
girl with blond hair.
"Thanks," Mina whispered, taken away from his
"No problem," he said and went back to his
"Sure," Mina sat down.
"So, do you have a name?" Kento asked teasingly, taking his sunglasses off for a sec.
She blushed slightly, "Mina."
"It's not too late to start, is it?" Lita asked
the two boys who were about to play.
"Course not!" Sage cried, staring at Lita, "We were just waiting for some teammates; you can be on my team!"
"Good," Lita smiled and shook his hand, "I'm Lita."
"Sage," he nodded to his friend, "this is Rowen."
"Hi," Rowen said.
"And this is Serena," Lita nudged her friend.
Serena couldn't take her eyes off Rowen.
"Say something!" she shouted in a whisper.
"Well," Lita said, "now that we've all met each other let's play some ball!"
'Yes,' Sage thought, 'by all means!'
Ryo noticed the commotion at the spot where Raye was and thought he should go see.
"Hey, is there a problem here?" he asked.
"What's it to you?"
Raye stood between the two young men before there was a
fight, "it's okay, thanks." She said to Ryo and then turned to Chad,
"Chad, I appreciate you coming over to see me.
"What?" he asked.
Raye racked her brain for some excuse, "there's this
fabulous CD that just came out but I haven't had the time to buy it.
"It's the new CD of that band I listen to all the time," she informed.
"Oh, yeah, I think I know what you're talking about," Chad said, "I'll go and get it for you."
"Thanks, Chad and we also need a few things from the store too," she added, "And Grampa's out of his favorite tea."
"I think we're out every tea," Chad said.
"Then hurry before Grampa gets mad!" she urged.
"I'll see you when you get back," Chad said and left, but not before giving Ryo the 'don't touch her, she's mine' look.
Raye let out a sigh of relief, "I'd thought he'd never leave."
"You okay, miss?" Ryo asked.
"Yeah," she turned and smiled.
"Who was that guy anyway? Your boyfriend?"
"Oh, no," she blushed slightly, "he's just
someone staying at my grandfather's temple with us.
"Well, forgive me if I'm out of line with this, but," Ryo began, "I think he could just keep on running until he gets to Hollywood."
Raye laughed, "I know, he won't get his music very far
if he stays here.
"You do?" Ryo asked.
"Yeah, I like to sing sometimes," Raye said.
"Oh, sorry," Ryo said, "I'm Ryo."
Ami saw a boy with reddish-brown hair wearing a black and
blue wetsuit on a white surfboard.
Sai nearly fell off his surfboard when he saw Ami swimming
in the water.
She smiled and gushed, "You're good."
"Thanks," Sai said, trying not to blush but he did
"It looks pretty dangerous," she whispered.
"Only when you don't know what you're doing," Sai
"Well," she mumbled, looking down and up his eyes.
"Do you trust me?" he asked.
Ami could not look in his green eyes and say no.
"Great," he said, lying on the board to steady it, "hop on."
"Okay," she swam closer to the board and he sat up
as she got on.
Sage could not believe how hard Lita could spike the
"Lita not so hard!" Serena cried as it nearly hit
her in the head.
"Wow!" Rowen gasped.
"Yeah, ten points!" Lita shouted.
"Whew," Serena gasped as she fell down on the
sand, "I'm pooped!" she shouted at Mina who was still talking with
Kento over at the concession stand.
"Have you been hit five times in the head yet?" Mina asked.
"Yes!" she lied, though she was only hit
Rowen smiled, "I think you deserve a little
"Thanks," she said.
"Want to play volleyball with me?" Mina asked Kento, "You can be on my team."
"Sure," Kento replied, "you any good?"
"Yeah," she said, "I love volleyball!"
"I'm a pretty good player too," Kento said with a grin, "let's show Sage and his teammate no mercy!"
"Her name's Lita."
"Whatever," he smiled and took her hand.
"Thanks for taking over for me, Mina," Serena said
as she tapped her shoulder lightly, "you're the best.
Rowen helped the groaning Serena over to the concession stand for an ice cream sundae and they shared it.
"Thank you so much for getting this for me," Serena thanked.
"My pleasure, Serena," Rowen said.
"You're going down, Lita!" Mina threatened.
"Bring it on, Mina!" Lita shouted as she served the ball.
Ryo and Raye were building a sand castle.
"No," she answered, adding a bit of water to the
castle, "I'm here with my four girlfriends from school.
"I've come here with some buddies of mine," Ryo
said, "but I'm not so sure where they are either.
"Thanks again for coming to my rescue," Raye said.
"I think you handled it pretty well," Ryo said.
"I guess I did," Raye mumbled.
"Let's meet up in a few minutes," Ryo said.
"The castle is looking pretty good," Ryo noted.
"Yeah," she agreed, "I don't think I've ever built a sand castle before."
"I'll show you some tips here before we go out in the
water," Sai instructed.
"Like this?" Ami asked, lying the board down and standing on it. She wasn't sure if she was doing it right.
Sai stepped by her and steadied her by placing his hands on
Ami felt her face grow hot, but she sort of liked Sai's
He continued to show her a few pointers, how to guide the board left and right and whatnot. "Ready to hit the waves?" he asked.
"I guess so," she stepped off the board.
"Don't worry, Ami," Sai promised, "I'll be
there incase something happens."
They lied down on their stomachs and paddled into the
"This is fun!" Ami shouted.
"See, it's not so hard once you get the hang of it," Sai said.
"How long have you been doing this?"
"Since I was a little kid," he replied.
"No wonder you're so good."
Her compliment made him blush.
"Wow," Lita grunted, "I forgot how good you were!"
"When it comes to volleyball," Mina bragged,
"I am queen!"
"Dang," Lita fumed as she nearly ended up with a mouth full of dirt.
"It's all right Lita," Sage helped her up.
"Way to go, babe!" Kento praised and twirled her around.
"He called me babe!" Mina mouthed to Lita.
"Hey, look," Kento said, pointing to the ocean, "Sai's surfing with a girl! I'd thought I'd never see the day!"
"Ami's surfing with a guy!" Mina gasped.
"I didn't know Ami could surf," Lita said.
They all heard a cry for help and they all were about took a
private spot to transform, thinking it was a new enemy.
"Sai, look!" Ami cried, pointing at the child who
was bobbing up and down in the water.
"I got him," he dove into the water and retrieved the boy.
"Is he breathing?" Ami questioned when Sai came to the surface.
"I'm not sure," he said.
"Let's take him to the shore," she said, "I know CPR."
"It's a kid!" Kento shouted.
"Oh no!" Mina cried and everyone ran to shore to see if he was okay.
Sai laid down the child on the sand so Ami could start
Everyone watched in silence as Ami continued to perform CPR,
"Come on," Ami coached the young boy, "breathe."
"I think so," he gasped.
"Bradley," a woman said, "I told you not to go too far in the water!"
"Sorry, Mommy," he said.
"Thank you," she said to Ami as he took her son by the hand and walked away.
"It was no problem," Ami replied.
"How do you know CPR, Ami?" Sai asked.
"My mom's a doctor," she answered.
"On who?" Kento asked for Sai.
Sai blushed, "Kento…" He mumbled.
Kento's remark made Ami blush too and she couldn't answer him.
"Wow, Ami," Serena said, "last year you saved my little brother from drowning."
"But they were different circumstances," Mina reminded.
"Great job, Ami," Raye said.
"You should become a lifeguard, Ami," Lita complimented.
"Maybe," Ami said, "sounds like a nice summer job."
"Why don't you become one too, Sai?" Kento asked, placing his hand on his shy English friend's shoulder and winking, only making Sai's cheeks turn a brighter shade of red.
"Well, hey," Raye said, "I was waiting for you guys to come back. Look at this castle Ryo and I made together!"
"That's cool, Raye," Serena said.
"It is finished!" she snapped.
"Wow," Lita sighed, "after playing 2 games of
volleyball, I'm kinda tired.
"I can help you with that," Sage said with a
The others followed suit, one by one, Sai and Ami being last.
They were all in one suntan lotion-applying assembly line and the way the boys were applying lotion on the girls were different.
Sage had suntan smothered all over Lita's back until she
smelt like coconuts and honey from the sweet-smelling mixture. He moved her
ponytail off to the side. He was surprised at how tense her back was but she
was a pretty tough and tense girl, which he liked about her.
Kento was acting like a professional masseuse, chopping
Mina's back as if she were a tight wooden board. Mina's blond hair was pulled
off to the sides of her. Mina kept saying his name and how good it felt, her
voice going up and down as if she were on a bumpy ride.
Rowen put little squirts of lotion on Serena's back in the
shape of a heart.
Ryo combed Raye's dark hair with his fingers and pulled it
over to one side before applying the suntan lotion.
Both Sai and Ami felt pretty shy and nervous about the
suntan lotion thing but they were able to do it.
"Okay, switch!" Kento announced, "Now it's our turn!"
Mina raised her head, "hmm?
"It's only fair that we switch places, Mina," Lita said.
"Oh, okay," she moaned.
The guys lied down on their stomachs and the girls began to
apply lotion to their backs.
Lita squirted a spiral shape with the suntan lotion and
spread it around.
"How does that feel, Sage?" Lita asked, chopping his back and using her elbow.
"Great," he muttered as he bit his lip.
Though she was massaging too hard and deep, Sage was pleased with the strength of the girl's hands.
Mina was surprised at how muscular Kento's back was.
"Mmm, that feels awesome, Mina," Kento sighed.
"Thanks," she replied, short of breath.
Serena applied lotion to Rowen thinking he was Darien.
Raye squirted the lotion in the shape of a circle on Ryo's
Ami first squeezed a quarter-sized amount of lotion into her
palm and warmed it up by rubbing her hands together.
After rubbing suntan lotion on each other, they went to grab
a few snacks together. Then they all built sandcastles and other sand
"Let's watch the sun go down," Mina suggested.
"Then they begin the fireworks," Lita added.
"Sounds like fun," Kento said.
"Yeah," Sai said, "we don't have to leave quite yet."
They all sat down on the beach and waited for the sun to
Lita knelt down behind Sage and wrapped her arms around his
neck and placed a hand over her wrist.
Raye sat next to Ryo and leaned back on her hands with her legs
crossed at the ankles.
"Wow," Serena breathed, "aren't the fireworks
"Totally," Mina agreed.
The night came and so did the time to leave.
"It's getting dark," Mina said with a frown.
"Yeah," Lita sighed.
"Hey, we can take you home," Sage said.
"We'd like that," Lita said.
They gathered their stuff and each guy walked one of the girls home, lost in conversation and in each other's eyes.
"I had a great time with you today, Kento," Mina said.
"Me too," Kento agreed, his arm was around her waist. "You're a pretty good volleyball player."
"I've been playing since I was a kid," she explained.
"Well, that explains it," Kento commented.
They reached her house, "Thanks for walking me home, Kento."
"Can I have your phone number?" Kento proposed.
"You can have more than just a phone number," Mina
smiled, wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him. Kento immediately wrapped
his arms around her slender waist, participating in the kiss.
"I still would like your phone number though," Kento whispered when the kiss was over.
"I was getting to that," she said and reached into her bag, "now where's that marker I had…ah, there it is!" she pulled out a black magic marker, "do you have any paper?"
"Just write it on my hand," Kento said, holding
out his hand.
"Okay," she smiled and wrote her phone number down on the back of his hand.
"I'll call you soon," Kento promised, "Maybe we can go out sometime."
"I'd like that."
Kento kissed her quickly on the lips, told her good night and walked off.
Mina stepped inside her home and sighed as she pressed her back into the door.
"This was the best day I had at the beach ever!" Lita declared as she was walking arm in arm with Sage.
"Mine too," Sage agreed.
"I look forward to seeing you again," Lita said.
Lita stopped when they reached her doorstep, "Sage, I
"Really?" he asked.
"Yeah, you're nicer than he is and a lot better looking too."
She shrugged, "I guess he didn't treat me like a
"It's okay, Lita," Sage said, taking her
"Oh, no," she answered, shaking her head.
"If he liked you, he wouldn't have kept you waiting."
"He didn't though," Lita said, "you see he
was, kind of a bad guy.
He nodded in understanding.
She brightened, "Really?
"Absolutely," he said, "how about tomorrow?"
"It's perfect!" she cried and threw her arms around him in a tight hug, "Thank you!"
Sage hugged her back and gave her a quick, sweet kiss on her lips.
"Would you like to come in?" she asked.
"If it's okay with your parents," he said and then noticed the frown on her face. "What is it?"
"My parents were killed in a car crash," she
"I'm sorry," he sympathized, "who takes care of you?"
"Me," she said and opened the door.
He followed her inside, "you live alone?"
"Must be pretty hard," he said.
"I get by," she said and turned the stove on, "Would you like some cookies with your tea?"
He didn't answer; instead, Sage walked up behind her and
wrapped his arms around her.
"My friends make it easy for me," she said, trying
not to get emotional. "I made some cookies yesterday. They're over their
in the cookie jar.
"Thanks," he opened the jar and began to munch on one, "hey, this is very good."
"I like to cook," she said simply.
"I know we've only just met," Sage said, "but how would you like to go steady with me?"
"I'd like that a lot," Lita replied.
Serena didn't talk to Rowen much as he walked her home.
"Serena," Rowen said when they reached her house, "is there something wrong?"
"What do you mean?" she questioned, a bit defensive.
"You're quiet," Rowen replied, "I have a
feeling something's on your mind.
Serena bit her lip and looked down, "it is kind of hard to explain."
"Try." He pleaded.
"I have a boyfriend," she said flatly.
"Oh," he mumbled, obviously surprised.
"I'm sorry," she apologized, "I should have told you but you were so nice and cute and…"
He stopped her until she got too far, "I understand."
"Darien doesn't take me out very often," she said,
"and he doesn't give me things.
"Why don't you just break up with him if you're not happy with him?" he demanded.
"It's not that easy," she replied with a small
"Serena," Rowen placed his hands on her shoulder, "you may think that but if he doesn't give you the respect you deserve, then you really shouldn't be together."
"He does give me respect," she said,
"He's in college?" he asked, "How old are you?"
"You're 15? And he's what, 18?"
"19." She corrected.
"My gosh," he groaned, "Serena, listen to me, your boyfriend was supposed to come with you today and spend some time with you. Instead, he has finals to study for and he let you go with your friends."
"How did you know he has finals?" she asked, amazed.
"I have a friend in college studying for finals," he replied.
"I see," she nodded.
"Serena, you deserve to be happy and have some
fun," Rowen told her, "This guy Darien is already in college.
"You're right," she said. "What should I do?"
"I think you know," he said simply.
"I need to think about it," she said.
"Thanks, Rowen," Serena said, "you're so
"Let me know what happens," he said.
"I will," she promised, "I'll need someone to comfort me."
"Not a problem."
Serena stepped forward and wrapped her arms around Rowen, "Goodnight, Rowen and thanks."
Serena pecked Rowen on the cheek and went inside the
"Why do they call this place Cherry Hill?" Ryo asked.
"Don't you see the cherry trees?" Raye said, answering his question with another question.
"Oh," his face turned slightly pink.
"I think we do," she said, "I never really noticed."
"Is it all right if we can meet up again?" he asked.
"Sure it is," Raye said.
"How about tomorrow? Right here."
"No, if Chad sees you he might get in a fight with you," she said, "There's a shop down town where my friends like to go all the time."
Raye gave him the name of the store and was surprised when Ryo kissed her on the lips before saying goodbye.
"Sounds great," she mumbled, smitten from the
He waved at her and left.
Sai walked with Ami in silence, still unsure what to
"Hey, what do you think about taking lifeguard courses together?" he asked.
Ami smiled, "I think it's a great idea. Summer has just started and my mom wants me to get a summer job. It was either a job or summer school."
"Summer school?" Sai mumbled, "A smart girl like you doesn't need to go to summer school!"
The comment made both of them blush.
"You can show me how to do CPR," Sai grinned and
then suddenly felt bad about what he said, "I'm sorry.
Ami giggled, "That's all right."
"I was only joking," he covered his face in shame.
"I think the lifeguard course starts tomorrow,"
He nodded, "Okay.
Sai walked off and then came back just before Ami went
inside her house.
Sai didn't say anything.
The kiss ended and Sai felt like apologizing again,
"oh, I'm sorry, love.
"Don't be," she told him.
"You're not mad?"
She shook her head, "I like you.
"Me neither," Sai agreed, "see you
Darien was in the public library sitting down and studying a
few books when he heard someone drop something.
"Here you go," he said, handing her the book she dropped.
"Oh, thanks," she mumbled.
"I know, crazy, isn't it?" he asked with a smile. "Hey, have we met somewhere?"
"I don't think so," she replied.
"You look familiar," Darien studied the girl's face, "hey, you were in my history class last semester!"
"Oh, yeah!" she cried, "You sat behind me!"
The librarian placed a finger at her lips and said, "Shh! This is a library!"
Mia lowered her voice, "I'm Mia. Darien, right?"
Darien nodded, "would you like me to help you study?"
"I'd like that," she said and followed him to his
Diana sat atop Rini's pink head as she walked down the
"Hi," Rini said pleasantly as she walked by.
"Hi," he said back.
Rini stopped and turned around, "hey, you're pretty good on that skateboard there."
"Thanks," he smiled and picked up his skateboard, "I'm Yuli, by the way."
"I am Rini," she declared and stretched out her hand.
Yuli shook her hand.
Diana meowed at Yuli, hopped off Rini's head and on his
shoulder and rubbed against his cheek.
"She likes you!" Rini cried.
Yuli remembered the time he was licked, or slobbered was
more like it, when Whiteblazed licked his face.
"Well, I think I'd better get going now," Rini said, "I hope I'll see you again soon."
"Me too, Rini," Yuli agreed, "have a nice day."
What a nice day it was, but it couldn't compare to tomorrow.