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She had said he would meet him on the break wall at 3pm. He had been texting her continuously wondering where she had gotten to. As it was the tide was coming in and if he didn’t make a move shortly the tide would cover his exit and he would have to be rescued.
Being stood up was bad enough, having the rescue team come out to save his sorry hide was more than he could take right now.
Already there was a group at the edge of the break wall gesturing to him to come back. But with anger welling up inside him he thought of all the possible scenarios to keep her away.
She had fallen ill, she had fallen over and taken to the hospital, she was lost, she had received a better offer, she had discovered his dark secret.
Not wanting to contemplate the last thought he pocketed his phone and dashed to safety.