A/N: Hey there, guys, so this kinda came to me after I rewatched season 1 of Blue Water High, and I realized how much I missed the characters, and I was reading some fanfiction, and I was inspired to write this one :) Also, it's gonna be from different peoples' perspectives, so I'll put the narrator's name at the start.
Disclaimer: Don't own Blue water High
Return to Solar Blue
PART 1: Goodbye is the hardest thing you ever have to say.
And then all seven of us, all of a sudden wide awake after our rude awakening from Bec, linked arms and stepped through the door to the academy, and out onto Blue Water Beach. I think each of us sort of assumed we'd stop after that step, that we'd just break off and head our separate ways, but we didn't. We kept walking, arms linked, all the way down to the harder sand by the water. We all shared a quick look, but didn't stop as we kept walking into the cold water, it felt great to have the water wash over my toes, and I heard Heath chuckle beside me as we kept walking; ankle deep, knee deep-my dress was puffing up around my waist, and I heard Perri shriek as her skimpy dress hem was soaked-but I didn't care; I kept walking, clinging to Heath's strong arm with all I had, until the water was almost shoulder height for the others, and I was almost treading water to keep my head up.
"I think Little Fly," Matt declared, releasing Perri and Anna and turning to face me, wading forwards threateningly "could use a little dunk."
"Oh no, Matt, don't!" Perri cried, "Her make up'll run!"
"Oh, Perri," Heath replied as Matt's arms snaked around my waist "I don't think she cares!"
"Matt!" I yelled as he lifted me above his head, and I looked down at the water swelling below me.
"No goin' back now, Little One!" Edge joked as Matt lifted me higher and higher, and then, before I could take a breath, he let go, and I plunged into the water, my dress weighing me down as I flailed around, trying to get to the surface again. I felt a strong arm under mine, and I was being suddenly yanked roughly to the surface, the cold air filling my lungs and I coughed as I fell back into a normal breathing pattern.
"Easy, Matt," Edge said, his big hand clenched around my forearm-was I really that small? "Don't drown 'er before she gets a chance at the pro circuit!"
"Alright," Heath chipped in, heading over to Edge "we'll drown you then, eh?" he laughed, jumping at Edge, with Matt in hot pursuit.
"Well, if Edge is going under, so are you!" I called, heading over to Anna, who was closest.
"Oh, come on, Fly!" Bec said, "Are we really that uncivilized?"
"Well, what do you suggest?" Perri called across the water.
"Oh, I dunno, maybe a water fight!" Bec dug her hand through the water, sending a jet of water straight at Perri, who shrieked as it hit her square in the face, and was quick to reply, sending water straight at Bec, who sent it to Anna, who splashed the nearest person she could see, with all the salt water in her eyes, who turned out to be Heath.
"Oi!" he called, turning around.
"Sorry, Heath!" Anna apologized "That was meant for-"
"Edge?" Heath interrupted as Anna shook her head furiously.
"No way!" Bec yelled, splashing Heath, and before we knew it, we were all sopping wet, and Simmo's loud bark was cutting across the air.
"Oi! You lot! Come on, inside, now!"
"Oh, come on!" Heath groaned as he trudged after Matt up the beach.
"It's the second last day!" Anna whined, wringing out her skirt as she walked.
"Simmo better not have a last minute training session for us," Edge said as we made our way onto the grass out the front and sat down.
"Alright, first of all, let me say that I cannot take you guys anywhere!" Simmo chuckled, gesturing to our dripping formalwear. "Only surfers would go straight into the ocean in dresses and shirts and ties." a small chuckle floated around the group; it was our second last day here, after all. "Second of all, I just want to say how proud I am of all of you, even though not all of you won the wild card, you all deserved it just as much as our winners did." Uh-oh. We could all feel it, the goodbye speech; it was coming, but I wasn't sure I was ready for it just yet. Heath must have sensed my nervousness, or maybe it was the way I was biting my lip, but I was grateful when he spoke up,
"Wait, Simmo, you're telling us this now? We've still got another day, we don't leave till tomorrow!"
"Yes, Heath, you do," Simmo said calmly, in complete contrast to the way my heart was fluttering and Heath's voice had been shaking. "but, some of you have got early morning flights, so I thought I'd get my bit out of the way now."
"How early?" Perri asked hesitantly; early for us was 5.00, and I was pretty sure Simmo wouldn't get us flights that early.
"The earliest is 9," Simmo smiled as we all breathed a sigh of relief. "I'm glad you all feel that way, because tomorrow will be just like any other Sunday, you'll be up at 5 for an early surf, and then you have the rest of the day to yourselves-"
"To pack," Anna said solemnly.
"Well, yes," Simmo relented. "Now, Bec, Heath, you're both on cooking duty, so you'd better get changed and then make a start on lunch."
"Lunch?" Edge repeated "what about breakfast?"
"We slept through it, you bozo!" Perri laughed as Matt slapped Edge's chest playfully.
"You and your food, Edgely," it was nice to see that the second-last-day blues hadn't copped anyone yet, except me and Anna, and I took in a deep breath as I followed her out onto the verandah.
"It's hard to believe we'll be actually leaving this place," she sighed when she noticed me standing beside her.
"I know," I replied, I hadn't really thought about it until a few minutes ago, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. "and that we'll be leaving each other,"
"Oh, God, Fly!" Anna suddenly cried "you're right! Idiotin!" she cursed under her breath in German, hitting her hand to her forehead.
"Joe!" she cried, turning to face me "I'm going back to Germany, for who knows how long, how am I gonna keep up a relationship with him?" something in Anna's words triggered a part of me, somewhere in my gut, that knew I had the same problem, we all did; we were all heading off to different corners of the country, and Anna was going overseas. It was going to be a struggle to keep up our friendships, let alone a relationship. As much as it hurt to admit it, and it hurt like hell, I had to say goodbye.
Anna seemed to have read my thoughts, because she put her hand on my arm for a moment before walking away.
"Where are you going?" I called.
"To talk to Joe," she replied, wiping her eyes as she turned away from me and walked down the road.
"Hey there," I turned around to see Heath leaning against the door frame behind me, his dopey smirk on his face.
"Hey," I tried to keep my voice casual "I thought you were on kitchen duty."
"I traded with Perri," he replied, shrugging "she and Bec had something they needed to discuss, secret women's business," he stage whispered, his hand cupped beside his mouth, and I couldn't help but giggle, trying to ignore the ache in my heart. "I suppose that's what you and Anna were up to out here, too?" he guessed.
"Kinda," I took a deep breath, this was it; as much as it killed me to do so, I had to tell him "look, Heath, I have to tell you something." the smirk dropped slightly, but it was still there as he nodded his head, his eyes totally focused on what I was about to tell him, trouble was, I had no clue what I was going to say.
"Ok," he smiled, moving to lean on the railing beside me, looking out at the beach as I turned around and did the same "lay it on me,"
"Right," I took another breath and this time, I spoke "Heath," I hesitated, trying to pick the right words "we all knew that only two of us could win a spot on the pro circuit, and we always knew what we would do if we won, but we never really thought about what would happen if we didn't win, sort of a plan B, like Bec was talking about-" I was rambling, and I knew it, so I was glad when Heath cut me off.
"Well, you won the pro circuit, and I've got my photography," Heath explained "so we're good,"
"No, we're not, Heath," I insisted; he was being too happy about this, and as much as I hated to do it, I had to bring him back to earth. "We're," I gestured to us both "not good. I mean, I'm gonna be training for the pro circuit on the other side of the world, and who knows where you're photography's gonna take you!" I could feel my voice shaking and rising in pitch, but I couldn't help it.
"Are you breaking up with me?" Heath asked, his voice was calm, but it killed me to see the hurt in his eyes as he spoke.
"I'm sorry, Heath," I could feel tears welling up in my eyes, but I ignored them."But it's for the best," Heath's expression was deadpan for a moment, before the smirk returned to his face,
"Just don't hook up with Edge or any hot surfer guys while you're there, OK?" I couldn't help but smile as Heath chuckled and pulled me into a hug; we may not be a couple anymore, but we were still best friends.
"Oi, you two!" Perri called from the kitchen "Lunch is ready!" Lunch was much more quiet than usual, and I couldn't tell whether it was because of the sadness or in the air or the awkwardness. I watched Heath messing about with a piece of lettuce opposite me, and a received a concerned look from Perri and Bec, who were either side of me, but I shook my head.
"Do you remember," Anna said tentatively "when Edge went on that crazy diet?" Bec chuckled,
"Yeah! The kitchen smelled like rotten seaweed for a week!"
"Well," Edge searched for a retort "what-what about when you painted my face on that surfboard!"
"Yeah, Bec," Heath agreed, suddenly perking up at the chance to make fun of someone "I didn't know you did portraits!"
"It wasn't Edge!" Bec protested, all the fire from that day returning to her.
"Could've fooled me," Matt smirked as Perri giggled.
"We'll you're not exactly innocent, Matthew," Bec replied, and Matt looked mock affronted.
"I never did anything as stupid as you guys did!" he scoffed.
"What about when you stacked the bike?" Heath smirked as Edge went solemnly back to his lunch, no doubt remembering how he had left Matt to his own devices in order to win the triathlon.
"That one wasn't my fault," Matt said, swallowing the last bite of his sandwich. "I skidded."
"Yeah, and why?" Bec asked in her 'mother hen' voice "Because you were going too fast, because you and Heath were so wrapped up in beating Edge!"
"Alright, Bec," Heath said, his cheeky smirk in full bloom on his face "we were stupid, but that was a year ago, we've changed, we're mature now," he puffed out his chest for good measure, and even Bec let out a small laugh.
"Well," Heath said, once the laughter had died down "I say, we go get changed into proper bathers, we head down to Blue Water, and we have a surf!" there was an excited chatter of agreement, a scraping of plates and chairs, and a thundering of footsteps as we all headed upstairs, for what would be close to the last time.
A/N: So, guys, I hope you like this chapter, because I do :) also, Anna's curse word "idiotin" means idiot girl in German.
Please review, I'd love to know what you guys think if my first BWH story :)