If anything, the three hundred dollars they had to pay to go on this trip was, in his opinion, totally and completely worth it. It was not often that Kian's mother could spare the time or money to take him out of the city so this was the first time he had ever came to this beach. It was cloudy, the ocean was freezing, the sand was a dingy grey, the rocks slick with moss, his rain boots was itchy and his raincoat felt a size too small. Even still, he was content. The group of students looked to be having a lot of fun on the West coast beach. Kian took a chomp out of his ham sandwich and stretched his legs out before casting his gaze around him. All his classmates were chattering happily amongst each other as they had their lunch. The teachers sat on top of one of the many flat rocks that overlooked the ocean. Kian moved a bit when somebody went tromping past him, rain boots kicking up some sand. "Sorry, Kian!" The boy apologized, a wide grin on his face.
Kian returned it with a smile, "No problem." He said though he was a bit annoyed at the little grains of sand that got onto his sandwich. Kian wasn't even sure if the boy heard his reply as, no sooner had he grinned his apology, he had turned and ran off towards his group of friends gathered ontop a fallen log. He sighed, deciding it wasn't worth it to mull over such pointless things and started to pick the sand from his sandwich.
"A bit of sand isn't that bad," A familiar voice piped before a plump Chinese boy plopped down beside him. He grinned and adjusted his glasses, "Pretend it's seasoning."
"Hey Bryan," Kian greeted as he peered at his sandwich, frowned and then went on to take a brave bite out of his sandwich. "Where'd you go?" He asked through a mouthful of food as he threw a sidelong glance at his friend.
His friend was digging into his backpack for his own lunch. "Potty." He replied simply and in that way how close friends were perfectly comfortable talking about their bodily functions with little discomfort. He fished out his own soggy ham sandwich and unwrapped it from the plastic wrap before taking a big bite. Bryan made a face, "This is gross." He said, mouth full.
"Shut up and just eat it." Kian said putting one hand out behind him and leaning his weight back on it. Yes, a one week trip to 'study' the Pacific ocean and the surrounding Redwoods was definitely worth three hundred dollars. He would make it up to his mother one day. Somehow.