Valentina Di Tomasso
The wind blew.
A wolf howled.
The storm presented a sudden crash as the waves in the distance rose.
“Are you sure you want to do this, Cyan?” Chandra questioned. “The god may not be there & that lake looks very drown-able.”
I paused with a state of worry while second-guessing what I’m about to do.
My life’s changed ever since my Grandma passed away… she was my last family member. My mum died when I was three, & I’ve never been able to meet my dad.
I’ve got to find the correct forest with the god; if they’re there.
“Look Cyan…” Odin began. “This is a risk taking movement, but I do see your life struggles. It’s up to you.”
I eyed Thuronto Lake ahead of us as its waves got larger & larger & the storm grew bigger & bigger.
I stood still. I want life…
I went for it, racing out of the forest & to the wooden canoe by the lake that was probably going to fall apart soon, but I didn’t care.
I pulled out my compass whilst Chandra & Odin sprinted towards me seeming more alarmed than ever.
“You made up your mind?” Chandra quickly asked.
I wanted to hesitate again, but released a definite “yes.”
In that canoe I got, eyeing the waves that were already submerging me.
I don’t have a choice…
I picked up the paddles & made a splash into the lake.
“Cyan!!” Odin screamed in panic. I refused to look back.
I gripped those paddles with every muscle I had, glaring at the waves while barely floating over them one by one. I repeated the same technique on the next one.
“The god must be there,” I thought.
I continued with the canoeing that was really testing my concentration; have to see if I can keep this going.
Wait a minute… my friends! I turned around. “Chandra!!! Odin!!!”
They began to fade away. I sighed.
I gloomily continued on this journey while suddenly noticing something extreme raging towards me… Oh my…
I gazed at that giant wave forging closer & closer to me. I crouched into a ball expecting this adventure to be vastly over.
I blinked again.
I slowly managed to unfold open my eyes as I carefully glanced around me.
Wait what… I’m on the other side! I got up off my feet & turned to face the bush ahead of me.
“That’s it!” I thought. This is the forest!
I gave a soft smile as I carefully strolled into the woodland, noticing a beautiful gleam of light reflecting off the tree beside me.
I could smell the freshness in the air of the delightful greenery.
This is the time... I thought. I know it is.