Chapter-25|Beach Bae

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The afternoon sun was glowing in the sky, making me squint my eyes to look at the waves crashing at the shore

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The afternoon sun was glowing in the sky, making me squint my eyes to look at the waves crashing at the shore.

Laying with my back on the table, I looked at the guys playing volleyball with a group of guys they befriended twenty minutes ago.

"I don't why I don't visit the beach as often as I should." Hanna commented from beside me.

Olivia, Riley, and Dani went swimming. I offered to stay back with Hanna because she doesn't know how to swim and this is not the ideal time to learn. Her words, not mine.

"We often take things easily accessible things for granted." I said, looking at Ethan, who was looking delicious in his swimming trunks. The sunlight accentuated his muscular body as the sweat dripping down his abs reflected the sunlight, making his skin shine.

"That was deep." She said, looking impressed when I turned my face to her.

"I know right." I said, chuckling.

"Is that why you and Ethan take each other for granted?" She asked, and I felt my soul leave my body. Aggressively coughing, I looked at her in shock.

"Oh geez. Calm down. It's not that of a shock that I noticed." She said, patting my back.

"I don't know what you're talking about." I excused, looking elsewhere.

"Of course, you don't. The only two people who don't know what I'm talking about are you and Ethan." She said, smirking at me.

"Hanna..." I said, not knowing how to answer her. I don't talk about this to my friends, let alone Ethan's brother's fiance. It's not that I am offended, it's just that I am as clueless about this as any other person on this beach. I do not know how to explain this to her, who might or might not tell this to his brother who might or might not tell this to his entire family. God, I hate close families.

"Look, Iris, I am not the one to gossip. I'll not tell Liam or any other family member if that's what you're worried about. You can talk to me." She said softly as if talking to a scared puppy. She is so sweet. I take back what I said earlier. I don't hate close families.

"We are friends... Good friends. I don't know what else to say?" I answer honestly.

'Oh, and we kiss occasionally' is not something she needs to know.

"You're not just friends. Even Liam knows that. All of us saw the way you look at each other and that's not how just friends look at each other." She told me and while I wanted to ask her how exactly do we look at each other, I didn't because I was afraid of the answer.

"I don't know..." I said, looking back at the ocean to see the girls coming our way, and internally sighed in relief.

"Look, I don't know much about it but if there's even a slight chance that you could like each other, then don't let it go because trust me, something like that is hard to come by." She advised just as Riley collapsed beside me.

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