Hey guys! I wrote this as a practice… Um, yea enjoy!
“Stop!” Ryker yelled at me. “You just need to listen!”
“No, I need to stop talking to you.” I say, raising my nose a little bit.
“Just listen! You can’t do this; you’ll get in trouble or something worse. I don’t want you to get hurt.” He grabs my hand, holding it tight. “Do not do it.”
“I’m going to. And afterwards you’re going to tell me how cool it is.” I pull my hand away, even though the touch is comforting. I get up, pushing my golden hair over my shoulder. “So stop trying to stop me.”
“But- But- But, your mom is so going to kill me…” He covers his face in his hands, he starts to run his hands through his brown hair. That’s when I know that he’s really nervous. He only messes with his hair unless he’s nervous. I almost feel bad. He’s been trying to keep me out of trouble since I was six. He’s mostly been successful too. Even my mom couldn’t keep me from trouble. I don’t go looking for trouble, I just accidentally become friends with it. “Then she’s going to kill you.”
“This is important to me; why don’t you understand that?” I sigh, “Look I need to go. You can come with though, if you want?”
“No. But I’m going to stop you.” Ryker looks at me with such seriousness that it almost hurts. He needs calm down a little.
“Um, you can try.” I walk out of his room. I really shouldn’t have told him anyway. I knew he was going to freak out, I just wanted him to act interested. I wanted him to join me. I wanted him to care about it. Instead he just cared about me. I almost smile, I’m such a drama queen.
“Lily!” I turn, my brown eyes grow wide with interest.
“Yes…?” I ask. I’m in hallway, Ryker’s barely poking his head out from behind his door.
“Please don’t go?” He gives me a pleading look.
“Look, I know you don’t want me to go but I want to do this. This is something I really, really want to do. And you won’t stop me. Now drop it.”
“Ok, be careful though?” He asks.
“Gosh, I swear you’re the most overprotective friend I have.” I roll my eyes.
“You mean the only friend you have?” He smirks then goes back in his room.
“Whatever.” I mutter but, he is right. I have no friends, he’s the only person who would tolerate me. Sort of sad, that I only have one friend. I walk out of the house then take a deep breath. This will be fun, I tell myself. It can’t end too badly right?
I pull out my phone, checking the time. Time to go. I sigh, it would be so boss if Ryker could come. He usually is game for this kind of thing. But maybe I’m going too far with this one… It is a little extreme… But it’ll be fun. Hopefully. I stop at my house and grab all the things I need. Swimsuit in case I get wet. Bungee cord I ordered online. Towel in case I get super wet. And other random necessary items. Then I drive my car to the waterfall. The waterfall is the only landmark in our small town. It’s beautiful. And big. So it’s obvious why I picked it. My car can only drive part way so I hike the rest of the way up. It’s an easy climb with informational signs all the way up. I practically run to the top of the trail until I’m at the bridge. The bridge is the perfect spot. It hangs directly over the river in which the waterfall falls into.
I begin to assemble my things. I tie the bungee cord to the bridge. I get on the swimsuit. I inhale deeply. I’m ready. I’m about to bungee cord over the bridge. The cord was easy to find online. I haven’t really tested anything so that’s the big risk. I tie the bungee cord to my foot and mentally prepare myself for it. I’m terrified. My breath is coming out in little gasps and I’m sweating. My heart pounds inside my head and my eyes are wide. I guess I’m what you call an adrenaline junkie. I love this feel. This kind of fear.
“Let’s go Lily.” I tell myself. I step over the railing of the bridge, my toes hanging off the edge. I let go of the railing with my arms and jump off. Adrenaline surges through me as I fall. My heart pumps louder and I yell with delight. I straighten out my body into a streamline and feel the wind whip through my hair. Droplets of water collect on my face from the falling water.
A sudden jerk pulls me up and soon I’m flying upward. I’m flying back towards the bridge. Now everything’s in reverse. My hair falls towards the water and the water rolls off my face. Then I start to fall again. I fall back toward the water. But instead of feeling the jerk of the rope I keep falling. I look up. The cord is falling toward me. It’s not connected to the bridge.
I’m going to die.
I suck in a breath. I curl into a ball as I hit the water. My skin grows goose bumps as the water swallows me. I don’t hit any rocks, praise the heavens. But the water is rough and pushes me down. I start to run out of air as the water pushes me around. For a second I rise to the surface, I try to suck in air but get water instead. I start to cough. My lungs burn and I close my eyes. I should’ve just listened to Ryker. I open my eyes one last time and take in the water. I’m so dead. My vision starts to fade and everything goes black. Goodbye world.
I snap open my eyes. Then I close them again. It’s way too bright in here. I slowly open one eye, wincing at the amount light that floods in.
“Holy crap.” I murmur. I open both of my eyes, waiting for them to adjust. A noise hits my ears and it’s almost painful to hear. It sounds like the scooting of a chair. The room I’m in is so white and it takes me a minute to realize I’m in a hospital. “Holy crap I’m alive.”
“Lily?” I hear a voice. I look in its direction. There’s a break in the otherwise white landscape. Two blue eyes, two eyes the color of robin eggs.
“Ryker.” I murmur.
“Oh my gosh. You’re awake.” His eyes are filled with relief as he grabs my hand. “You’re finally awake.”
“How am I alive?” I ask, my voice is hoarse and croaky.
“I followed you. I figured something like this would happen.” I start to sit up but it makes spots dance in front of my eyes. I sit back down and smile a little.
“What?” He asks.
“You were right. I should’ve listen to you.”