On To The Ocean - Chapter 1
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On To The Ocean - Chapter 1

Hello there, long time no see! This is my come back, finally finished my first year of my new school. It was such a nice experience but to be honest, I am glad it's over he he. Here is my new story called "On To The Ocean". No spoilers, no hints: just read!

Enjoy reading! ♥

On To The Ocean - Chapter 1

Hello there, long time no see! This is my come back, finally finished my first year of my new school. It was such a nice experience but to be honest, I am glad it's over he he. Here is my new story called "On To The Ocean". No spoilers, no hints: just read!

Enjoy reading! ♥
And so began another weary day. Another day at the office. Another day without any action, without any exciting activity. I looked over at my office and heaved a weary sigh as I padded towards the desk. I shoved the desk chair against the wall and took place behind my computer. I stretched my back slowly and blinked sleepily at the computer. I heaved another sigh before I opened some files I still had to work on. I heard some inaudible chuckling from across the room. I opened the files, tried to ignore it but the chuckling continued.

"I see preschool is closed," I snarled as I gritted my teeth.
"That's why you're here, isn't it," he answered back from across the room.

I couldn't really see him, I didn't even want to see him. His blond hair and his arrogant attitude were provoking my gagreflex. The chuckling continued as I defiantly scowled at him.
"Always in a good mood, I see," the guy named Joel Skaff said. He continued to type diligently as he was trying to get on my nerves. I knew this guy all too well. Joel couldn't handle strong, independent women. Too bad for him I was the strongest, independent woman around town. "Still being childish, I see. Are you sure you're in the right place here, Skaff? I can bring you to out-of-school care if you'd like." I shook my head and rubbed my eyes out of frustration. If this was the only action happening today I'd rather have stayed home for the day. "Guys, as much as I enjoy your company, I'd like to continue to work on my documents, thank you," the guy who remained silent the whole time said from behind his computer. He turned his head towards Joel who nodded in return.

"Right, I'm sorry, Ahren," Joel apologized to the guy and sighed despondently.
Suddenly the door swung open and loud footsteps were to be heard on the wooden floor. A gust of wind blew across my face as the door slowly closed. His presence made all of us shiver, it was either bad news or extra duties. I was hoping for the latter.

"I need two of you to patrol the pier. Stringer, Skaff, I want you two to go on patrol," his rough, low voice echoed. His gaze was frightening, you never knew if he was in a bad mood or if this was just his neutral expression.
"Oh man, you're really doing this to taunt me, aren't you chief," Joel whined as he lifted his head towards the chief. He chuckled in return and shook his head.

"You can count on me, chief. At least I won't whine about the fact I have to work with you even though I loathe being in your presence," I scowled at Joel harshly while I stood up and was ready to go on patrol.
"Thank you very much, Stringer, I knew I could count on you," the chief smiled broadly at me before he turned his head towards Joel. "Skaff, get off your lazy ass and do as I command."

"Right, right. I'll be there in a few minutes, I need to finish this document. Go ahead, Stringer. I'll catch you up in 5 minutes," Joel sighed and continued to work on his files.
"You can always count on me, chief," I replied to the chief and raised my hand to salute him. He nodded and opened the door for me. Anything was better than to be stuck in this horrible office for hours while the weather outside was so nice this time of the year. I thanked the chief in return and left the building to go on patrol. I always enjoyed being at the beach. I have lived my entire life at the shore, I never felt at home in the big city or at the country side. This is where I belong, this is my home. I would never trade the sound of the sea or the smell of the salty water for exhaust fumes or horse dung. I used to come here alot with my mom. I never knew my dad, he left us when he found out my mom was pregnant with me. God, I hate men. They're all the same. They exist for the hunt but never take responsibility for what they cause. That's probably the reason why I became such a strong and independent woman. I don't need a man to save me, I will save myself when it comes down to it. "Right, so here you are. We were supposed to patrol the pier not the beach, Stringer." I heard some panting from behind, it couldn't be anyone else than Joel. "You are pretty fast, you know that, Lorelei?" he coughed a few times and bent his head towarsd me.

I snorted in obvious displeasure and rolled my eyes. I blinked my eyes and kept staring at the waves that were coming and going.
"What is it, Stringer? Don't like the sound of me calling you by your first name?" he chuckled satisfied. He looked at me as if I were a child begging for the last piece of candy and he just snatched it right before my eyes.

"You will call me by my last name at work and that's it, Skaff."

"As you wish, Stringer. Let's get down to the pier, there's nothing here for us to patrol," Joel kept staring at me with this satisfied grin on his face. I rolled my eyes again and made way to the pier. Men...
We finally arrived at the pier, but at this time of the day the pier was pretty much vacant. The wind blew the salty sea air in my face, I inhaled it as if this was my first time at the beach. I felt a small smile appearing on my face while I walked slowly towards Joel. "Listen," Joel said as he turned around and faced his head towards me. "I don't see anyone around here. How about we drop this duty and just go home?" he rubbed his hands with delight and raised his eyebrow. I narrowed my eyes and heaved a sigh.

"I.. you know what, why not. I just need to pick something up from the office. You can go if you want," I admitted. I looked over at my watch and noticed it was already getting late. Joel nodded and walked down the pier to go home.
I went back to the office to pick up a few things so I could work on it at home. I entered the office and noticed Ahren was still working, even though he should be home right now.

"Still working this late, Birch?" I asked and headed towards my office. I looked through my desk for the stuff I needed, then walked slowly towards Ahrens desk. He slowly stood up from his chair he had been sitting on the whole day.
"Yeah, I really had to finish this. I got an important interrogation tomorrow, I can't walk in unprepared, you know," he chuckled. His eyes narrowed as a broad smile crept on his face.

"Listen, I know you and Joel aren't the best of friends. And I know how annoying Joel can be, just don't let him get to you, alright, Stringer? You're better than that," Ahren said as he briefly touched my shoulder. I flinched upon feeling his hand on my shoulder and quickly took a step back.
"I'm sorry, I forgot you..." Ahren apologized.

"It's alright. Don't mention it. I appreciate your concern, Birch. I really do. My aversion to men has nothing to do with you, I hope you do realize that." I raised my eyebrows and blinked my eyes rapidly. He nodded in return.
"I know, Stringer. I understand, I just want you to know I am not here to hurt you or anything like that. I just want to have a relaxed ambience at work, that's all," he smirked at me with a mischievous grin. I didn't know what he was up to but that grin certainly made me want to... vomit.

"Thanks, Birch. If you don't mind, I'll be heading home now. I'll see you tomorrow," I quickly said and swiftly turned 180 degrees.
Once arrived home I headed straight towards the bathroom and made myself a nice warm bath. Once the bathtub was filled with hot, bubbly water I let my undressed body sink into the tub. My feet dangled restlessly at the edge of the tub. I let myself slid lower into the water until I could barely breathe. After being almost a minute under water I suddenly startled, I tried to lift myself up from the heavy water I was submerged in. I let the bathtub run empty and stepped out of it quickly. While still naked, I stared blankly into the unknown for several minutes. I finally came back to senses and dried myself quickly before getting a cold. Still not knowing what happened a few minutes ago, I made myself some soup. And then I ate it, alone. Some people would say a life like this would get rather lonely... but I didn't really mind. While all of my friends were settled down with a man, I was settled down with work. And that's all I needed. I didn't need a man to come home to after a long, tiring day at work. I didn't need a man to comfort me when it would get lonely at night. The only thing I'll ever need is myself. After dinner I went straight to my backyard.. if you even can call it a backyard. The only things that were in my yard were a sunbed, a parasol and ... ... a long stretched beach with soft sand. The view at just after sundown was astonishing. Even though I had lived here for several years, the view still took my breath away. The waves slowly pulled themselves closer to the coast, but were abruptly pulled back right after. It was the perfect time, the perfect setting to overthink your whole life. And that is exactly what I did every single night. Thanks for reading!

I hope you enjoyed reading the first chapter of my new story. I hope I will stay here for abit longer and don't suddenly disappear like I always do, he he. Have a good day, all~♥

So on to the ocean and into the sea, so balanced and calm now, that's where I will be.

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#1PrettysgiJun 19, 2015

Lyenne! As soon as I saw this I knew I had to read it *3* Joel looks so good! And I love that she hates men hehe funny >\:\) I love it! Can't wait for more ♥

#2katwoman3Jun 19, 2015

Hmmm very interesting beginning! I am curious about our narrator's history, and why she hates men so much. It can't just be from knowing her father left before she was born...right? Anyway, I'm so curious to find out more!

#3MademoiselleTamiSep 8, 2015

Great story, would love to read more

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