If you can’t stand the heat


Michael Cox: Arbroath Swimming Pool

The calm before the storm, Grant thought as he looked out of his window at the empty pool. With the heat wave showing no sign of abating, he steeled himself for the inevitable influx of the weekend crowd.

He’d had this seasonal job at the holiday camp in his hometown since sixth form and enjoyed the freedom of coming back to see old friends without having to stay with his parents, even though sleeping in the chalet next to the pool sometimes made him feel like he had to be on call 24/7 in case some idiot decided it would be a good idea to take a dip on their way back from the bar. Thankfully, the families who stayed at the camp rarely caused any trouble and he’d never actually had to put his life-saving skills into practice outside of regular hours.

Title: If you can’t stand the heat

Author: solitaryjo

Characters: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant

Summary: The 1990 heat wave in the United Kingdom was a particularly severe heat event with temperatures hitting record highs of 37.1°C (98.8°F) on 3rd August.

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