My hands are rough,Today I get the pleasure of my favorite beach towel coming back to me, having spent the past five months in the linen closet next door because Daniel put things away and it looked like a regular turquoise towel when it's folded.
My fingers cold,
And your heart's so young and so naive,
To ever feel,
For a moment that I might dare to believe
When you unfold it, it's a mermaid wearing a narwhal mask. It's so obviously mine. So out to lunch and raucous and pretty too. Vivid greens, purples and turquoise make up the main colors. Ben brought it back for me from Rhode Island and it was instantly the only towel I would ever use again when at the beach or pool.
It went missing last winter and I resolved to go find a copy at all costs. Ben said we could go any time. But I don't lose things. Well, I lose my heart. My soul. My...mind. Stuff, then. I don't lose stuff.
And I'm right because it came back to me.
Daniel said he was going to put it on the shelf in the pool shed and I would wonder how it came back but Schuyler told him to bring it over right away instead so he did and I'm glad. I threw my arms around Daniel and thanked him and Ben walked in just then.
Oh, I see how it is.
Daniel laughs and said he found the towel.
Ben points out Towel Day was yesterday and Daniel nods, happy he remembered when he's perpetually preoccupied.
I love watching them together and want more of it so I jump back in. Swim tonight? You bring the house, I'll bring the house and all the outbuildings?
Deal. Daniel gives Ben a quick hug and heads off. Ben wraps the towel around me and then picks it up by both ends like a hammock only I'm in the middle.
Weeeeee, I laugh. It's a swing!
It could be. But you've touched my little brother and now you must be cleansed in fire, Ben says with a thick accent.
Gotcha covered, Lochlan says and he walks in, not at all surprised at the sight in front of him. I know a guy. He winks.
Found my towel!
Awesome. You want to leave it inside so it doesn't get burned?
You heard the man.