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by Paul
Rated: E · Short Story · Contest Entry · #2196930
They discover something of each other.
“This way.”

“But, I want to get to that beautiful spot we saw from the pass.”

“True, But we didn’t come to see beautiful views. I’m as much into that as you are, but we came for another reason.”

Fish.”

“Yep! I’ve been here, you haven’t, if you want to fish go on up there, you can look all day without the bother of catching. If you want to ‘Catch’ you’ll be taking the other path with me down to where the fish are.”

“Why the lamp?”

The lantern is for after dark. The light attracts fish.”

“How late are we staying?”

“Until you get tired of catching, I‘d spend the night and catch breakfast. I did that years ago and discovered fresh rainbow makes a marvelous breakfast.”

Where haven’t you fished, grandpa?”

“A lot of places. You’re 28 now and you’ve got a long road ahead of you. Maybe you’ll get to some of those places.”

“Where? Where do you want to go and fish?

“Offshore from Malindi, on Kenya's central coast, some of the best Billfish catching in the world is there. I’ve been offshore once from Bodega Bay, but we didn’t find anything worth keeping.”

“Okay.”

“Okay?”

“Yeah, I’ll start making plans next week. When would you like to go?”

“What’re you talking about?”

“Taking you on the fishing adventure of your life. I’m paying.”

“But—.”

“No ‘buts,’ I’m taking you because you’ve never treated me like I was just a girl. Fishing, camping, rock climbing and then you taking me dress shopping for my prom. I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved how you treat me. I stand on my own 2 feet because of what you’ve taught me. I love you.”

“ I love you, Petra.”

“Let’s go, grandpa. Can we stay and catch breakfast?”
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