Clare:raced up the steps of the beach house trying not to lose her balance. The rail she was holding onto with one hand was already slick from the rain that had finally started to fall this afternoon after threatening to all morning as she made the drive. The closer she’d gotten to her destination the darker the sky had looked. They’d clearly picked the wrong weekend to start their month long vacation. But everyone had plans for later on in the summer so the beginning of June had seemed best. They definitely weren't going to be working on their tans, swimming, or having a barbecue until the weather cleared up though. Clare was out of breath by the time she’d made it up to the porch. Why hadn’t it occurred to her to bring an umbrella? They all had a key but by the time she dug it out of her suitcase she would be soaked to the bone. What really had her freaked out was the fact that this could turn into a real storm at any moment and she hated thunder and lightening. To be honest, Clare was afraid of storms and of the dark. What was she going to do if the electricity went out? She’d be trapped in a strange place! The sleeping arrangements had already been settled and she hoped Alli, who knew of her fears, had prepared herself for the fact that Clare was going to need cuddles. Finally, Clare had her key in hand and quickly moved to unlock the door when she heard her name being called. When she glanced over her shoulder, she saw Imogen making her way towards her. A smile formed on her lips. She hadn’t seen Imogen or most of their other friends since graduation.