3. “Easy Conversation” –Jill Scott
The ritual was this: early breakfast on the verandah, meditation time for Rey, swimming lessons, a break for Rey, lunch on the verandah, afternoons spent with the Force, and finally, dinner in the opulent dining room. Kylo suggested the day after their arrival that they watch the sunset and Rey was not pressed about it; she’d seen thousands of sunsets on Jakku.
“Have you ever seen a sunset over the ocean, though?”
“Humor me then. Just this once.”
So she joined him on the shoreline and watched with rapt attention as the sun sank below the horizon and the sky change from orange to peach to pink to violet while the water ran over her feet…it was exhilarating. Kylo watched her face as she watched the horizon.
After it was over, he asked, “What do you think?”
“It was nice. It’s not like a desert sunset. The water…I’ve never seen anything like that. Can we do it again tomorrow?”
“Of course.” And it became part of their ritual.