Kuto had never felt so alive. The sun was beating down on his bare skin and the salty ocean water lapped at his feet. He was in French Polynesia, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and he couldn’t help but feel grateful for every single moment.
But then, as he turned to take in the view one last time before heading back to his hotel, he saw something that completely shocked him. There was a man swimming towards him with a crew haircut and a shaved face. He was wearing a grey arabic shirt and looked like he belonged on a beach somewhere far away from here.
Kuto couldn’t believe his eyes. Had this man really just swim across an entire ocean just to get to him? It didn’t seem possible, but Kuto knew that stranger things had happened in this life.
The man reached Kuto and they both stood there for a moment, staring at each other in disbelief. Then, without saying a word, the man hugged Kuto tightly before turning and swimming back the way he came.