A California Summer This summer was sure to be the best summer ever for James Belle and his best friend Alice. Since their parents decided to go on a cruise together, James and Alice got granted the chance to go to California-- of all places-- and stay in a beach condo house. Sure, James was a little nervous for various reasons. One, the house they would be living in was right on the beach. All they had to do was step off their pack patio and they would be in the warm, beach sand. That was a great thing, but that meant that he had to keep an extra eye on his best friend. He knew her better than anyone and knew that she could be pretty clumsy sometimes. Another reason was that for the next three months, it was as just the two of them. Sure, they would get away from their families and get a break from life, but as long as James could remember, he had sort of had a small crush on Alice. It was impossible for him not to. All of the nights they spend talking, the days they spend laughing, and the times when she was the only thing that pulled him through his mother's death and his father's second marriage. She meant every thing to him. As James pulled into the driveway of the huge beach house, he smiled and turned the engine off, looking over at his best friend. They were finally in California, after several days of driving, and now had the entire summer ahead of them. The first thing James wanted to do was lay back and relax from the long drive, but if he knew his best friend, she would want to head straight to the beach. Which of course he wouldn't mind that. All the summer ladies in their cute bikinis swimming around, literally just a few feet away from his summer house. He smiled st the thought before jumping out of the car and grabbing both of their suitcases. They walked inside and looked around in awe as they saw the amazing art pieces, and fresh, new furniture. James carried their bags to their rooms, right down the hall from each other, and then plopped down on his own bed while they each gave the other fifteen minutes to relax and then they would decide what to do with their first day in California.