(1) She is sitting by the pool, sipping on a martini. She bites in an olive, and her mouth fills with the taste of the hard liquor. It is late afternoon, and her skin is warmed by the heat, and wet from humidity. She is thinking of him, and her heart speeds at the memories of what happened. She tried to stay away, trying to convince herself that she was just chasing dreams, but even after all these days, months, and years, she could not forget.