"Sorry Beth, I can't go - I've just got to get some more laps in tonight!" Jessica was insistant. As the only sophomore on the varsity team, and the big relays coming up the next weekend, she knew that she'd have some work to do to not get embarassed. "Oh come on, how often do sophomores get invited to senior parties? I betcha Ryan will be there..." Beth's voice trailed off, as they both fell into a daydream about Ryan Hunter. He was the senior captain of the baseball team, and his relationship with Karen Baker was on the rocks. Karen was the captain of the swimming team, and headed to college on full scholarship. She looked like a swimmer too - tall and lean. It's easy to see why any guy, especially a hunk like Ryan, would want her. "But he'd never have anything to do with us. He's too hot, and I'm...not." Jessica was being slightly modest. She was a little curvier than her swim team counterparts. She wasn't rail-thin, having a round, firm butt. She wasn't by any means fat though - she just looked like puberty was still molding her into a voluptous woman. Her breasts were still in progress, at a B-cup (or C-cup, depending on the maker). She would be a knock-out her senior year, that's for sure. "Fine, suit yourself. I'm going." Beth sighed as she turned away from her best friend. Jessica took a deep breath and went to her final class of the week. After school, she swung by her house to grab her iPod speakers (since she'd be the only person in the pool tonight) and some food. At about 7, she returned to the school's pool, with it dark and deserted as expected. Jess stripped out of her overclothes (she was wearing her suit under them), and dove into the pool. After about 20 minutes of swimming laps, Jess felt exhausted and pulled up for a break in the shallow end. As she lifted her goggles, she noticed a little boy running around on the pool deck, unattended. She'd never seen this little boy before, and honestly Jess had no idea how he got in the pool in the first place - she always locks the door behind her, because she's not even supposed to be there...Coach Anderson just "lent" her a key unofficially. "Uh, little boy, don't run. It's slippery around the deck. Where is your mom anyway?" Jess called out, still out of breath. The boy ignored her, running around like an airplane. "Please don't ru--" Jess said again, but the little boy slipped and fell into the pool. When he didn't immediately come back up, Jess knew what to do. She hopped out of the shallow end, ran down to the deck and dove in, pulling the unconsious lad out of the depths of the water. Dragging him out onto the deck, she started CPR, like she had learned in lifeguarding. No respose. She turned to grab her cell phone from her bag, but when she turned back, the little boy was gone. No wet footsteps anywhere to be seen, except hers. All that was left was a note, "Your courage shall be rewarded. Imagine your benefit, and it shall be." Confused, Jess tried to make sense of everything that had just happened. As it flashed through her mind, she could feel herself get faint, and she collapsed on the pool deck.