H and S leave for the beach. They return less than two hours later.
Selena: You're back already?
S: I got scraped pretty bad.
S shows her the catty claw marks and pebble designs on her right hip and stomach.
Selena: How did you do that?
S: Body surfing.
Selena: You are so hard core.
It turns out Manhattan Beach is full of riptides and broken shells. Literally pouring salt into my wound.
Mother Ocean and I are tight like that.