I was so close. So fucking close to pulling myself out of this abyss. Words of encouragement had boosted my resolve. The strength shown to me by another had lifted my own confidence. I was so close.
I shouldn't have done what I did. I should have completed my climb as I'd started it. On my own. But I didn't. Instead, instead as I neared the top, I reached out my hand. She had been waiting for me for a long time. She seemed as excited as I was, maybe even more so. I was going to be free. We were going to be together.
That's what I thought, anyway.
I reached up with my hand, and she took it into her own. She smiled at me. I gave her more of my weight, and she held on all of her strength.
I gave her my full weight...
...and she let go.
And now I'm going back to where I belong.
Tumbling and bouncing off these walls that I'd so recently scaled. Climbing is hard work, but falling, falling is effortless. It's fucking fantastic, because I know that it cannot be stopped. It's such a free feeling.
I'm so excited. I can hardly wait to get back to the bottom.
Back to where I belong.