Star exited Shelley's tailor shop with a brown paper bag full of different colored ribbons. She embraced the defenseless bag to her chest tightly wrinkling up her aunt's scarf, whilst giggling with excitement. The young woman started to walk in the direction of her house when a gust of cold fall wind blew her wavy purple locks around her face, and also the fresh smell of the ocean.
Slowly she turned her head, then her body followed. Star could do nothing but stare, watch as the waves softly crashed up to the shore from the slightly strong breeze. She couldn't remember the last time she was on the beach. "Oh that's right...never." she spoke out loud without her knowing.
"Mother never let me..." she took a step closer but quickly took that step back. "What was I thinking? I can't just..." once again she talked to herself starting a slow stride towards Cream beach. "I won't stay long."
She reached the edge of the sidewalk quickly stopping in her tracks, then looked down at the sand that was only a step away from her. Her body shook, not from the cold but from just knowing that she only needed to take one more step and...she turned around, retreating back to the direction of her home. As the girl walked away from the beach she couldn't help but fight with herself out loud like a crazy person. "What are you doing?! Go back!"
Star shook her head, "No, I can't. I promised mama I would never take one step on the beach, besides, I need to get home to Peanut. Poor thing must be starving." was her excuse. "The tom cat can wait a few minutes, he is a big boy...literally. Also that was the beach in Forget Me Not. This is your town and your life. Live it."
Her feet stop on that, she once again faces the beach. Eyes emotionless, the argument still going on now in her head. The look quickly leaves her cameral face, drops her bag then sprints towards the beach with her light purple hair and striped scarf whipping behind her. Star's mind was buzzing with different kinds of emotions almost as fast as her heart was racing. This time she didn't stop at the sidewalk, instead she stopped right in the middle. Now all she could hear was her harsh breathing and the ocean waves.