Sixth Domain, Prompt 3
Character(s): Claudia Whitlock and Ecaterina Grigorescu
It had been several years since she had last been to Shallow Shoals. So long, in fact, that Dustin Winters’ beach painting on the boulder nearby was chipping and vanishing by the time she returned.
Claudia hated looking back on anything. Ask anyone and everyone, she was the girl who lived in the moment. Perhaps she looked to the future more than she should, and got tripped up a lot because she never seemed to focus too much on the present, but look back?
It was a new experience… and she wasn’t sure she liked it.
Cat kept her stable, kept her in the present when the beach and sea around her tried pulling her into the past. It was Cat who was doing the digging—Claudia didn’t think she could stand it.
When she was done, Cat withdrew her hand from the hole she had made under the painted boulder. Holding her hand out for Claudia to see, she uncoiled her fingers to reveal a tiny box.