'...Oh? Are you doing all right, bud?' I turned my head and saw that a concerned lifeguard was staring down at me.
'Yeah, I'm all right, just kinda down in the dumps...', I responded.
'Maybe getting in the water instead of just sticking your feet in will help you out, bud. Keep in mind, open swim ends shortly, so you'll have to head back to the locker room, because the girl's swim team will then have their chance to practice. They don't need any distractions, after all. A big competition is coming up for them...but I'm sure you already know that.'
'...Yeah, I know. All righty.' The lifeguard left and returned to his post. I looked back downwards towards the pool water, lamenting my own misery. I just stared. I wanted something, but I didn't know what. But whatever it was had left me sitting crosslegged on the edge of the pool. I didn't even feel like dipping my feet in.
'Oh?', said someone