We were in Goa.
A bunch of 20-something South Asians of many nationalities, who all knew each other and happened to be there at the same time.
Me and a friend went in the water together. The water was warm, calm, gorgeous. The sand was soft. We swam out a bit, to where our toes couldn’t quite touch the bottom.
We looked over, and noticed 3 young men in the water, staring at us, hard. We ignored them. Then they started to swim towards us. Then they circled us.
I was afraid. I looked at my friend. She looked afraid. None of our friends were near us. We started to swim back to the beach.
I’m a terrible swimmer.