The impact was rough, the water slamming into his back, but it was over quickly and Dennis swam to the surface. Another kid was about to come down the slide, so Dennis swam to the side to make sure he didn't get hit like he did in the 2nd grade. He watched as the kid came shooting down the slide, shooting out the end and making contact with the water, causing ripples to shift around the pool.
Other kids laughed and played, some tossing around a ball or younger ones clinging onto their parents. Dennis swam to the side of the pool and pulled himself up, going for another trip down the slide. He walked to the back of the small line, consisting of about 4 or 5 kids waiting anxiously for their turn.
Squinting, Dennis could barely make out the clock on the other side of the pool. It read 2:30, which meant Dennis' parents were going to be here anytime to take him and his sister to the 4:00 showing of Moana. He didn'