The sound of the waves crashing against the shore was overwhelming. The salty breeze carried the smell of seaweed and sand, filling the air with a distinct aroma that only those who lived by the beach could recognize. Emma sat on a wooden bench, her eyes fixed on the horizon, lost in thought. She had always loved coming to this spot at sunset; it was her escape from reality. As she watched as the sun slowly disappeared behind the water, she felt an uneasy feeling creeping up her spine.