'Jeannie wants to video call you'.
Brad huffed at the interruption as the video chat elbowed its way onto his screen. Brad sighed, practised a smile, and answered the call.
"Heyyyyy!" a bubbly voice replied. His screen blinked to the picture of his dimpled, red-headed girlfriend grinning before a spotless blue sky. Her pale skin glared under the sunlight as her skinny arm held the camera.
"Oh yeah. It's really nice." she turned the camera away from her freckled nose towards the beach. Crystal blue water lapped gently at the shore. Umbrellas and sun loungers dotted the length of endless white sand. She switched the camera back to herself. Brad looked over her bony shoulders while she pouted and cocked her head awkwardly.
Brad grunted less than enthusiastically. "I hope you brought sunscreen."
Jeannie giggled. She titled the phone down at her thin body. Almost paper-white legs stuck out of her flowery, rather loos