She was holding both hands together. Something sparkled inside. The water dripped through her fingers while she hurried up the dune along the crooked path of granite stones. This was a true treasure, an unexpected glimpse into a world completely strange to her. She grinned proud of her find.
He peaked into a small gap between her hands.
“What is it?”
“A shell! Look how it shines!”
He looked away, sighing into his murder mystery and adjusting his reading glasses.
“I thought it was something dead…”