The first man—tall and good looking—had rescued the woman. Now they were engaged.
The woman—dramatically pretty and lithe of limb, once destitute, and marooned in this land—knew that men were men here as everywhere, and showed scandalous skin at the community pool.
The second man—taller and better looking— approached the woman as she stretched in the sun. He jiggled her big toe. Watching from a distance, the first man saw his fiancée smile warmly at the man.
The first man dove into the pool and held his breath well under, forestalling his inevitable surrender to fate.