i remember the night we snuck off together. we held hands as we walked, barefoot across the sand, to the edge of the water. it was already raining. i asked you out. you said yes. my heart was on fire. we put our feet in the cold ocean water, the sand billowing around our naked feet. we side-hugged as the rain poured down. you grabbed my side tight at the first clap of thunder. we stayed there for half an hour, holding onto each other. the lightening over the ocean was beautiful. it lit your face so i could see.