Of course Clarissa wasn't above sneaking out at night, most of her classmates did the same thing she was doing. She was taking a dip at midnight in the cold black lake. She was in a vintage swimsuit with a towel and a beach bag that hid a change of clothes, so she wouldn't get cold walking back to her room after the dip in the water.
Clary wasn't worried about being caught because she was always in trouble for something or another even if she didn't do anything wrong. The only thing she was remotely worried about was the Mermaids that lived in the lake, but they tended to leave you alone as long as you didn’t do anything to disturb them. Of course there was always the rumor about the giant squid that lived in it, but Clary wasn’t worried about it. She smiled as she neared the lake, with the moon shining down on her bathing her in white light.
Clarissa looked even paler than she normally did in the pale moon light, She placed her stuff on the dock and walked to the edge of it and tested the water with her foot. It was freezing cold, she shivered as she pulled her foot back out. Clary was already this far why not actually swim. The water would warm up once she got into it and swam for a moment or two.
Clary jumped in the water, the cold rushed up to meet her quickly, Clary laughed when she surfaced again. It was exhilarating when she went swimming in the cold. She heard a noise and her head snapped in the direction the noise came from. She wasn’t going to get out of the water and find out what made the noise, she didn’t care much either, it just startled her.