Alex had dreamed of this day for years. Well, maybe not quite that long, but months at least. Being the ‘ugly duckling’ to older and more beautiful sisters built a sort of expectation that love would prove elusive to her for a long time. But then everything changed. She began to grow from her five foot stature into the tallest sister.
Contacts and braces chased the duckling image into the shadows. With this change came a new confidence and bright smile. The smile. That is what caught Evan’s eye at freshman orientation. A few weeks later and they were an item, spending every free moment together.
She couldn’t believe how her life could’ve changed so much so quickly. Now here she was enjoying a breath-taking view of the clearest waters she had ever seen. With her fingers laced in Evan’s, she leaned against him as they sat in the sand and breathed in the salty air. Perfect.