His towel was about five metres away and he stepped over to fetch it. Flicking the sand off – but, thoughtfully, not into Jason's face – he spread his towel next to Jason's and sat down on it facing the same way Jason faced, looking out across the scintillating blue of the bay. He produced a pair of Dolce and Gabbana dark glasses and put them on. Jason didn't have any dark glasses and found himself squinting into the glare.
“You're going to get a headache,” said the other man.
“I am,” replied Jason. “But I won't be staying too long, I have to meet someone at four and get showered and get changed for work. And it's midday now.”
“Here, borrow this hat. It'll shield your eyes.” The bloke handed over a baseball cap with NYC written on it. “Hey! I suppose we’d better get introduced. What would Miss Manners say?”
Jason grinned at him. He instinctively liked the other man.