“Wahoo!” Peter cried of joy after jumping off of the highest diving board and making a perfect sploosh.
“Told you it was awesome!” Derek said vigorously.
They gave a high five which only served to splash water in both of their eyes. They both shouted and desperately tried to rub the chlorine out.
“That’s why I wear goggles.” James said, floating next to them.
“James, you gotta try the highest diving board, it’s insane.” Peter said.
“I won’t even do the shortest diving board, what makes you think I’d do the highest?” James questioned.
“Come on Mr. Goggles. If you won’t go, we’ll take you there.” Derek said.
James protested non stop as his two older brothers took him by the arms and literally dragged him to the ladders and carried him up to the highest diving board.
They blocked the ladder so he was forced to jump if he wanted to get down.
“Only one way down, bro!” Peter laughed.
“I hate you guys.” James deadpanned.
“Love you too.” Derek said.
James gulped and peered down the edge of the diving board. He figured he shouldn’t be seeing three of the same pool.
“Do it before the sun burns you, we all know how sensitive your pale skin is!” Peter teased loudly.
“I hate you guys so much.” James repeated.
Standing with knobbly legs, James took a deep breath and loosened himself for a jump.
3, 2, 1…!
After only one jump, James lost his footing on the board and slid off, landing on the board below it which knocked the air out of him. He slid off that one and fell in the pool with a splash so small a sick chihuahua could’ve achieved greater than it.
The entire public pool erupted in laughter as James climbed out of the pool, wrapped a towel around his waist, and stormed toward his house.
Derek was still laughing even after Peter had settled.
“How long do you think it’ll take before he realizes he forgot something?” Derek asked Peter as he held up James’ sopping wet blue and white swim trunks.
“He’ll never swim again!” Peter laughed.